You're right. I left out one important word in my statement, but it was not worth flaming over, so I dropped out. I meant the Con flag was not "merely" a battle flag but the future flag of the new nation.<quoted text>
It was both--
The Stars & bars was indeed a battle flag along with representing the Confederate States of America. The unofficial flag of the CSA was the "Bonnie blue" flag....
The South lost, so it's moot anyway. Later.