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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:20 PM

How many here do not know the 13 Stars in the Confederate Flag

Stand for the 13 Original Colonies?



In that Respect the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia is as much an American Flag as these






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Reply How many here do not know the 13 Stars in the Confederate Flag (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Saturday OP
def_con5 Saturday #1
Gunslinger201 Saturday #3
def_con5 Saturday #4
Da Mannn Saturday #2
USNRET1988 Saturday #5
Bubba Sunday #6
akaConcernedCanuk Sunday #7
USNRET1988 Sunday #8
Gunslinger201 Sunday #9
USNRET1988 Sunday #10
Gunslinger201 Sunday #11
Kelley Sunday #14
Gunslinger201 Sunday #15
Kelley Sunday #17
Isidore Sunday #12
USNRET1988 Sunday #13
Qukid Sunday #16

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:35 PM

1. Confederate flags

One of my favorite topics. There is no single Confederate flag (national ensign). There were 3 at different times. What most people refer to as the Confederate flag is actually a Confederate naval jack.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:53 PM

3. absolutely right





Raphael Semmes and the Alabama was a legendary commerce Raider, Admiral Donitz was aware of his exploits.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 07:44 PM

4. A sad ending

Built in England she never made landfall in the CSA. Sunk by the US frigate Kearsage off Cherbourg, France. She had been at sea too long and her shot and powder were Kaput. She actually hit the sternpost of the Kearsage, but inflicted no damage.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:43 PM

2. Lefty heads asploading in 3, 2, 1...

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Response to USNRET1988 (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:22 AM

6. I'm No Historian,

But this explanation makes more sense to me than the one given in the OP.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 07:35 AM

7. I think I knew that in grade 8 or 9 . . .

Oh yeah - I suspect many of us older Canucks studied more US history than most US citizens. We pay attention to our unofficial overlords to the south . . .



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Response to USNRET1988 (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 08:54 AM

9. I was taught that its the 13 Colonies

And the Article’s of Confederation was the interim Constitution until the present Constitution was passed

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Response to USNRET1988 (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 09:25 AM

11. Do we at least agree the Confederacy was leaving the Union

Not Overthrow the Government and taking over?

So those who call them Traitors are talking out their Ass?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:39 PM

14. According to the United States Constitution

"Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort."

Did the Confederacy engage in a war against the Untied States. If they did, that meets the Constitutional definition of treason.

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Response to Kelley (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 03:48 PM

15. Leaving the Union was not illegal at the time

And Technically the South did Fire the First Shot But I feel they were provoked

They were trying to fight a defensive war till the North got sick of it and let them secede

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 07:52 PM

17. Well & Good

That does not mitigate or extenuate the act of treason. They made war against the United States.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 10:44 AM

12. That doesn't make any sense.

Stars on a Confederate flag stand for territory that isn't represented by the Confederacy?

How many stars or stripes on the current U.S. flag stand for British territory?
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Flags from the link in the first reply to this thread:

First national flag with 7 stars
(March 4 – May 21, 1861)


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 23, 1861)


First national flag with 9 stars
(May 21 – July 2, 1861)


Arkansas (May 6, 1861)
North Carolina (May 20, 1861)


First national flag with 11 stars
(July 2 – November 28, 1861)


Virginia (May 23, 1861)
Tennessee (June 8, 1861)


First national flag with 13 stars
(December 10, 1861 – May 1, 1863)


Missouri (November 28, 1861)
Kentucky (December 10, 1861)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 07:02 PM

16. This thread is fucking hilarious.

Nadin has nothing on you guys.

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