what do the bars on the confederate flag stand for?

what do the bars on the confederate flag stand for?

my friends think it stands for something. does it?

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  • 10 years ago
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    The bars are called the "Southern Cross."

    The best-known of all Confederate flags—the battle flag—is often erroneously confused with the national flag of the Confederacy. The battle flag features the cross of St. Andrew (the apostle was martyred by being crucified on an X-shaped cross), and is commonly called the "Southern Cross." A large degree of the Southern population was of Scottish and Scotch-Irish ancestry, and thus familiar with St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. The stars represented the eleven states actually in the Confederacy, plus Kentucky and Missouri.

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  • 4 years ago

    When the south suceded from the north and became its own , the had there own flag and money.

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  • 10 years ago

    No, they don't stand for anything particular.

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