Hat Tac The Bonnie Blue Flag - "Lone Star Flag"
The Bonnie Blue Flag was displayed at the Capital in Mississippi in January of 1861 when Mississippi seceded from the Union. The flags roots go back to the early 1800's when it was used by the Republic of West Florida when they rebelled against the control of the Spanish government. A variation of the Lone Star Flag was also used by the Republic of Texas beginning in the mid-1800s. A song by Harry Macarthy added to the historical popularity of the Bonnie Blue flag which along with "Dixie" were two of the South's most popular songs.