February 7th, 2016 – What Flag is flying over Castle Pinckney?

7 Star First National Flag

First National Flag with Seven Stars

The first official Confederate National Flag was based on the U.S. flag. It had a large red bar at the top and one at the bottom, with a broad white bar between. In an upper corner a blue box contained seven stars, for the seven states that constituted the whole of the Confederacy at the time it was designed.  The flag was first used officially at the inauguration of President Jefferson Davis on March 4, 1861.


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