At the Battle of Manassas, Confederate troops are confused by their flag’s likeness to the U.S. flag.

At the First Battle of Manassas, Confederate troops have trouble distinguishing between their own men and Union troops. This is caused in part by the Confederate national flag’s resemblance to the U.S. flag, and provokes Confederate generals Joseph E. Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard to lobby for a new national flag.

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