Flags of the Civil War Era

Confederate:

North Carolina
North Carolina
1861.

Stars 'n Bars
First National Flag: "Stars & Bars"
March 1861. There were a number of variations, in terms of the number of stars.

Stainless Banner
Second National Flag: "Stainless Banner"
May 1863.

3rd National
Third National Flag
March 1865.

Confederate Battle Flag

Confederate Naval Jack
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


Union:

United States
United States Flag: 33-Star
1859-1861. A 33rd star was added when Oregon was admitted to the Union in 1859.

United States
United States Flag: 34-Star
1861-1863. A 34th star was added when Kansas was admitted to the Union in 1861.

United States
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