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Encyclopedia > Flag of Mississippi
Flag of Mississippi from 1894-present
Flag of Mississippi from 1894-present
1861 flag
1861 flag

The flag of Mississippi echoes the Confederate "Stars and Bars" flag and the Confederate battle flag. It was adopted in 1894. Image File history File links Flag_of_Mississippi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mississippi. ... Image File history File links Mississippi_1861. ... Image File history File links Mississippi_1861. ... The tricolour flag of France A flag is a symbol, often displayed on a piece of cloth that can be flown from a pole or mast, and is generally used for signalling or identification. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) The Bonnie Blue Flag (popular) Capital Montgomery (until 29 May 1861) Richmond (29 May 1861–2 April 1865) Danville (from 3 April 1865) Language(s) English (de facto) Government Confederate Republic President Jefferson... The following flags were used by the Confederate States of America. ... The following flags were used by the Confederate States of America. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


It is the only U.S. state flag to incorporate the Confederate battle flag, included in the design as a memorial to Confederate dead (see External Links, below).

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Official description

The official description of the flag is found in Mississippi Code, Section 3-3-16, Design of state flag:

The official flag of the State of Mississippi shall have the following design: with width two-thirds (2/3) of its length; with the union (canton) to be square, in width two-thirds (2/3) of the width of the flag; the ground of the union to be red and a broad blue saltire thereon, bordered with white and emblazoned with thirteen (13) mullets or five-pointed stars, corresponding with the number of the original States of the Union; the field to be divided into three (3) bars of equal width, the upper one blue, the center one white, and the lower one, extending the whole length of the flag, red (the national colors); this being the flag adopted by the Mississippi Legislature in the 1894 Special Session.

Pledge to the Mississippi State Flag

The pledge to the state flag (from Miss. Code Ann., Section 37-13-7(1972)) is:

"I salute the flag of Mississippi and the sovereign state for which it stands with pride in her history and achievements and with confidence in her future under the guidance of Almighty God."

2001 flag referendum

2001 flag proposal
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2001 flag proposal

On April 17, 2001, a referendum to change the flag was put before Mississippi voters. The proposal would have replaced the Confederate battle flag with a blue canton with 20 stars. The outer ring of 13 stars would represent the original Thirteen Colonies, the ring of six stars would represent the six nations that have had sovereignty over Mississippi territory (Indian nations, France, Spain, Britain, the United States, and the Confederate States), and the inner and slightly larger star would represent Mississippi itself. The 20 stars would also represent Mississippi's status as the 20th member of the United States. The referendum was soundly defeated in a vote of 65% to 35%. [1] [2] Image File history File links Mississippi-2001-flag-proposal. ... Image File history File links Mississippi-2001-flag-proposal. ... April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... It has been suggested that Colonial America be merged into this article or section. ... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861–May 1...


See also

The following flags were used by the Confederate States of America. ...

External links

  • Flags Over Mississippi at Mississippi History Now

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