The day after South Carolina seceded a red flag, with two tails, a large white star and an upside down crescent moon at the top by the flag staff was raised over the Charleston Custom House. It then spread to other cities as a symbol of secession. Needless to say with the adoption of the South Carolina National Flag it had a brief life. The original flag was 68″ x 92″. It was subsequently flown on the C.S.S. Dixie.