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 Posted: Wed Sep 17th, 2008 03:42 pm
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SS when you are looking into the history make sure you look into both the history of the Stars and Bars which was the first Confederate national flag but also look into the history of the battle flag.  They are two very different flags.  The flag that seems to offend people today is not the Stars and Bars which the average person on the street has no idea what it looks like.  The one that stirs the blood of so many is the battle flag made into a rectangle.  The one with the Cross of St. Andrews designed by PTG Beaureguard and William Cabell and made by The Cary sisters and their cousin Hettie Jenny and Connie often called the Cary Invincibles .  The orginal was a square . 

This flag was designed to use in battle so it could be reconized as different than the US flag .  The Stars and Bars and the US flag looked too much alike in the haze of battle

The battle flag or rather the Confederate Naval Jack is what was used by the Kan in the 20th century and now is seen by many as a flag of hate.  Sad to say considering the men that died fighting under that flag in the war. 

Many people called the battle flag the Stars and Bars but it isn't .

Susan

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