The Confederate States of America’s first national flag was also known as the “Stars & Bars.”
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Artifacts, Primary Sources
Date Posted: 12/31/2010
The United States National 34-Star flag was adopted with the admission of Kansas as the 34th state in January 1861. It was used until 1863 when West Virginia became a state. At no time did the national flag lose stars.