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Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 12, 2005

Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr.
Pages 1-26
DOI: 10.5840/raven2005121

The Genesis of the “Stars and Bars”

The competing claims of two designers of the first flag of Confederate States of America have never been resolved. This paper, explains the history of their dispute, weighs the evidence supporting their cases, and explores the possibility that the actual genesis of the Stars and Bars may have arisen from an altogether different source.