The Confederate States of America’s first national flag was also known as the “Stars & Bars.”
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/30/2010
The Charleston Mercury’s “The Union Is Dissolved!” broadside was the first Confederate publication, as South Carolina was the first state to secede. It went to press fifteen minutes after the secession ordinance was passed.