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Confederate Flags

A Provisional Congress of the Confederate states decided on a proper flag. The Stars and Bars was raised over the Confederate Capitol Building Its seven white stars stood for the seven cotton states that formed the Confederacy.
The Second Confederate National Flag was adopted on May 1, 1863. It was designed by William T. Thompson and consisted of a white field with the Confederate battle flag as the canton.
The Third Confederate National Flag was adopted one month before General Robert E. Lee's surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant. This flag was created to solve the problem of the Second National flag being easily soiled and also confused with a surrender flag.
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