Flags of the Civil War Era
First National Flag: "Stars & Bars"
March 1861. There were a number of variations, in terms of the number of stars.
Second National Flag: "Stainless Banner"
Third National Flag
Battle Flag and Naval Jack.
There were many variations using this basic design with a St. Andrews Cross. Moreover, Confederate forces in the Western Theatre initially carried blue flags with white circles in the middle, among other variations.
Learn more about Confederate flags at: www.confederateflags.org
United States Flag: 33-Star
1859-1861. A 33rd star was added when Oregon was admitted to the Union in 1859.
United States Flag: 34-Star
1861-1863. A 34th star was added when Kansas was admitted to the Union in 1861.
United States Flag: 35-Star
1863-1865. A 35th star was added when West Virginia was admitted to the Union in 1863.
Learn more about Union flags at: www.usflag.org