Does anyone know what the cross or the “x” signifies on the various flags of the Confederacy? I have read that it is the Cross of St. Andrew, signifying the Christian and Scottish heritage of the South. Another source indicated that it was an “x” – signifying the rejection of the Northern government. Another source indicated that it was meant to be a variation of the British Union Jack flag. Thanks!
I can’t answer your question, but to clarify for you: the diagonal saltire in the Union Jack is St. Andrew’s Cross.
The Union Flag of the United Kingdom is a combination of the Cross of St. George, representing England and Wales, and the Cross of St. Andrew, representing Scotland. Later, the red saltire was incorporated for the Cross of St. Patrick, representing Ireland.