William Porcher Miles was among the ardent States' Rights advocates, supporters of slavery, and Southern secessionists who came to be known as the "Fire-Eaters." He is notable for having designed the most popular variant of the Confederate flag, originally rejected as the national flag in 1861, but adopted as a battle flag by the Army of Northern Virginia under General Robert E. Lee. Wikipedia*

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