The twelve six-pointed stars first came to light on flags of the South: the 57th Georgia, 9th Mississippi and 1st Florida. These were Braxton Bragg's Battle Flags of 1862. They showed up again: a 1995 postage stamp…Another star can be found on the Army of the United States, Eighth Corps Battle Flag of 1862.
1862- Confederate states stamp with 4 Hexagrams
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