why are there 13 stars on a confederate flag?

i was looking at a confederate war flag and i noticed that it had thirteen stars. why is that? is it the states that formed it? what and why?

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  • Bug
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    Because 13 was the minimum number of slaves every person would have been required to own if the South had won the war.

  • 10 years ago

    One each for the 11 seceded states and one for Kentucky and one for Missouri.

    Order of Secession During the American Civil War

    State Date of Secession

    South Carolina December 20, 1860

    Mississippi January 9, 1861

    Florida January 10, 1861

    Alabama January 11, 1861

    Georgia January 19, 1861

    Louisiana January 26, 1861

    Texas February 1, 1861

    Virginia April 17, 1861

    Arkansas May 6, 1861

    North Carolina May 20, 1861

    Tennessee June 8, 1861

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  • 10 years ago

    13 Original Colonies

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  • 4 years ago

    When the Civil war started there were 15 slave states. Eleven of them seceded. Missouri and Kentucky legislatures voted to secede but the governors vetoed the secession bills and the legislators were unable to override the vetoes. The 2 extra stars are therefore for Missouri and Kentucky. Maryland and Delaware were the other 2 slave states that did not secede.

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  • 10 years ago

    13 confederate states, which also includes Missouri.

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  • V
    Lv 5
    10 years ago

    When the Civil War happened, the Confederacy had confidence that they would win the war, and the 13 stars represented the 13 colonies at the time, therefore meaning that if they won the war, they would unify the 13 colonies under Confederate rule.

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  • 10 years ago

    Each star represents one of the original 13 colonies.

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