The original title was the Baptist Battle Flag, but in 1880 the name was changed (to The American Baptist Flag). The Baptist Flag claims the largest circulation of any paper of its denomination West of the Mississippi. Its peculiar feature is polemic theology and church history.
(From the History of St. Louis City and County by John Thomas Scharf, 1883)
The Baptist Flag is a large eight-page weekly, religious, devotional, doctrinal, historical newspaper, established in 1875, and for its age has the largest circulation of any Baptist Paper in America..
Var.: American Baptist