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?
- BugLv 710 years agoFavorite Answer
Because 13 was the minimum number of slaves every person would have been required to own if the South had won the war.
- e pluribus unumLv 710 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
- 10 years ago
13 Original Colonies
- 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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- Bethany JLv 610 years ago
13 confederate states, which also includes Missouri.
- VLv 510 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.
- 10 years ago
Each star represents one of the original 13 colonies.