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by Joseph McMillan
The so-called Sabinada Revolt was an 1837-38 insurgency against the regency government following the abdication of Emperor Pedro I. The revolt was led by Francisco Sabino Álvares da Rocha Vieira, whence its name. The insurgents declared the independence of Bahia on 7 November 1837 and were defeated on 15 March 1838. The flag was a blue-white-blue vertical triband, putting it in the tradition of other blue and white banners from the Bahian revolutions of 1798 and 1832.
Source: Klauss Erich Klein, "Bandeiras Históricas," at Agulhas Negras Military Academy website
Joseph McMillan, 3 September 2002