|Different Confederate flags being held by Civil War re-enactment actors taken on Georgia Capitol grounds in 2003|
The first "Stars and Bars" designed by a German-born artist, Nicola Marschall, was "three horizontal stripes of equal height, alternating red and white, with a blue quadrilateral in the canton, inside the canton are white five-pointed stars of equal size, arranged in a circle and pointing outward." Marschall is said to have sympathized with the "confederate cause." He also painted portraits and designed the Confederate uniform.
|License plates sold in Georgia, USA|
|Confederate battle flag|
Thompson described his flag as "The White Man's Flag" and made these comments in his newspaper, the Daily Morning News, in 1863:
"As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause. ... As a national emblem, it is significant of our higher cause, the cause of a superior race, and a higher civilization contending against ignorance, infidelity, and barbarism."
"We fly the American flag. Thats the original flag of the Klan."
---Association of Georgia Klans who claim that Presidents Truman, Coolidge, and Harding as well as Supreme Court Justices White and Black were members of the Klan.