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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2010 04:43 pm
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  The battle flag did not  "replace" the Stars and Bars. The Stars and Bars was a national flag, the battle flag was not. The Stars and Bars was replaced as the national flag by the: "Stainless Banner" in 1863.

  The battle flag came into being because the Stars and Bars looked enough like the US flag to cause confusion on the battlefield. The battle flag was meant to be carried into battle. It was not meant to be a national flag.

  Because the: "Stainless Banner" also caused confusion,  it was modified in 1865 by adding a red stripe and that version was the last national flag of the Confederacy.

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