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blockade, which put an effective end to smuggling, also largely ended the need for customs enforcement.

Nonetheless, the service did have its own ensign. It looked rather like the French flag, with stripes of (from the staff of the fly) blue, white, and red. The blue stripe was one and a half times wider than the other stripes and had a circle of white five-pointed stars, one for each state, where the canton would be.

Select Bibliography

Cannon, Devereaux D., Jr., The Flags of the Confederacy, An Illustrated History; Memphis, Tennessee,

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