Vexillological prank


San Antonio, TX, February 6, 1861, p. 3, c. 1

The Lone Star flag which was raised over Carolan’s Auction room on Tuesday and left up over night, was floating Wednesday morning bespangled with the complete “glorious constellation,” much to the annoyance of the enterprising gentlemen who put it up. Of course the culprit is not known. The stars were sewed on.

So some bold wag sewed six stars around the Texas star, after the 2/1/61 Texas secession. The other four states seceded after Texas.