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The New flag

for the Confederacy, if the present pattern before Congress is adopted, will be a decided improvement on the one now in use. The new, instead of an entire white field, has a red bar filling one-half of the field; and when hanging against the staff, does not present the pale "flag-of-truce" appearance that the old does. We understand that the new design is approved by General Lee as adding to the distinctness of our present flag, but is referred by him to naval gentlemen, as being better judges of such matters. Commodore Forrest, Captain S. S. Lee, and other officers of the navy, approve the new design; and it was reported on favorably yesterday by the Senate Committee on Naval Affairs, who recommed its adoption. The new design for the flag is by Major A. L. Rogers, Confederate States artillery.

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