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Union Flags

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This flag represented the time period between 1859-1861. The thirty-three stars represented the number of states in the Union, prior to the Civil War. This flag was flown at Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began.
This flag represented the time period between 1861-1863. An additional star was added when Kansas joined the Union on July 4, 1861.
This flag represented the time period between 1863-1865. Another star was added when West Virginia joined the Union on July 4, 1863.
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