[Source: Atlas Editions; Civil War Cards]
The Union flag of the Civil War period had thirty-five stars in the field of blue with West Virginia being the thirty-fifth state.
FIRST CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAG
The seven stars in the blue field represented the states then in the confederacy. This flag was known as the "Stars and Bars".(click on the flag to learn more about this flags history)
This flag known as the "Stainless Banner" was adopted on May 1, 1863. This flag had the disadvantage of being mistaken for the white flag of surrender.(click on the flag to learn more about this flags history)
This flag was adopted on March 4, 1865. The flag was simular to the second national flag, but a red bar was added to the fly end of the flag.(click on the flag to learn more about this flags history)
This flag was used after the first battle of Manassas (Bull Run). Designed by General Beauregard, the thirteen stars represented the states claimed by the confederacy. This flag is known as the "Southern Cross".(click on the flag to learn more about this flags history)