STARS AND BARS
\stˈɑːz and bˈɑːz], \stˈɑːz and bˈɑːz], \s_t_ˈɑː_z a_n_d b_ˈɑː_z]\
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the flag of the Confederacy. March 5, 1861, the Flag Committee appointed in the Provisional Senate of the Southern States recommended that " the flag of the Confederate States shall consist of a red field with a white space extending horizontally through the centre, and equal in width to one-third the width of the flag." It was first displayed March 4, 1861, simultaneously with the inauguration of Lincoln, being unfurled over the State House at Montgomery, Ala. In 1863 the Confederate Senate adopted a white flag with one blue star in the centre, the Stars and Bars bearing too close a resemblance to the Stars and Stripes. Johnston and Beauregard also adopted a " battle flag," a red ground with a blue diagonal cross and white stars.
By John Franklin Jameson
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