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The first National flag of the Confederacy; the Stars and Bars banner:
The first official national flag for the Confederate States of America which was used by the Confederacy from 1861 to 1863, this came to be designed by an artist who was originally of Austrian decent who had recently immigrated from Europe to the United States before the Civil War had begun, William Thompson. The creation of the banner was quite simple really, he took his Austrian decent and the 13 stars of the original Revolutionary War banner that the American colonists had used to fight against the British Empire to preserve their newly found American independence and mixed the two designs together.