Civil War Era 3×5 American Flag with Sewn Stripes and 35 Embroidered Stars
Made of 2 ply polyester, which is the most durable and best option for those who fly their flag 24/7. This flag features 35 embroidered, five-pointed stars arranged in a linear pattern within the blue field. Celebrate our early American heritage with this beautifully sewn flag.
- Heavy-duty 600 denier fabric
- Sewn stripes and embroidered stars
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end to prevent premature fraying
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′
History of the 35-star flag
A 35th star was added to the American flag on July 4th, 1863, to recognize West Virginia as the 35th state as it was admitted to the Union on June 20th, 1863. The Civil War had broken out and the state of Virginia voted to secede from the Union in May of 1861. The majority of the residents of the 50 western counties of the state were not in favor of secession, so the state of West Virginia was born. The American flag would bear 35 stars for only two years until Nevada became the 36th state on October 31st, 1864, and the 36th star was officially added on July 4th, 1865. Prior to June 14th, 1923, when the US Flag Code was constructed, there were no official guidelines on displaying the American flag or any official specifications on the proportions of the length and width or the pattern in which the stars were to be arranged. As a result, American flags made prior to this could have been made in a number of different sizes shapes, and star pattern arrangements. The American flag with the linear pattern as seen on this particular design as well as circular patterned flags were carried into battle by Union troops during the American civil war.