Here’s historian John Coski of the American Civil War Museum giving a lecture on the confederate flag. This is a wonderful lecture.
The video’s description reads, “Father Abram Ryan’s 1865 poem, ‘The Conquered Banner,’ made the Confederate flag a metaphor for the defeat of the Confederacy: furl the banner, but revere the memory of the cause. But was the Confederate flag actually furled and retired to become an artifact of a nation that passed into history? American Civil War Museum Historian John Coski explores the history of the Confederate flag in the immediate postwar years and its emergence as a symbol of the ‘Lost Cause.’ This talk was given at Civil War and Emancipation Day in Richmond, Virginia.”