“STARS AND BARS” Images of 7 Star versions of the first Confederate national flag.

The original Fort Sumter garrison flag, 1861
by Wayne J. Lovett
from a sketch by Howard M. Madaus

A rare war-time photo of a Confederate flag, here you see the 7 star STARS AND BARS Confederate garrison flag illustrated on the left, flying over the newly liberated Fort Sumter, in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, April 1861.

Flag of Company K, 7th Alabama Infantry Regiment
Photo courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History,
Montgomery, Alabama