An interesting note on the Confederate flag:
There were several versions of the “Stars and Bars,” but most were as already described, with the three horizontal stipes red-white-red, and the blue field on in the upper left corner, much like “Old Glory,” the U.S. flag. The difference was in the number of stars. The first version had 7 stars, for the original states that withdrew. There were eventually 11 confederate states, and some versions of the Stars and Bars had 11 stars. But i believe the official version of the flag (adopted by the Confederate Congress) had 13 stars, two extra for Missouri and Kentucky, two states the CSA felt should have cededed, and had strong minorities in them that supported secession.
“Its fiction, but all the facts are true!”