The Confederate battle flag, known as the “Stars and Bars,” was born of necessity at the Battle o
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/23/2010
The Confederate States of America’s first national flag was also known as the “Stars & Bars.” This flag flew from 1861 to 1863. Each of the eight stars represented a Confederate state in March 1861 when the flag was adopted.