Civil war Flags For Sale – Antique 36 Star Civil war Flag
This is an authentic Antique 36 Star flag used during the civil war . Originally attached to a small stick. The flags stars are arranged so they look like they are spinning as a star in the night sky. Flag makers started producing 36 star flags in 1864 because everyone knew the 36th State was a reality. The actual period of the 36 star flag spans almost six months of the war, though the official period follows the end of open hostilities. Although generally a reconstruction era flag count, because of the date of Nevada’s introduction, flags are considered Civil War Era flags and it is known that 36 star flags were used by military units during the course of the war.Abraham Lincoln was President when this flag came out.
Lincoln pushed Nevada through to statehood on October 31st, 1864, during the Civil War, and just 8 days before the November election. The territory’s wealth in silver was attractive to a nation struggling with the debts of war and so increased support for the Republican ticket. While the 36th star wasn’t officially added until July 4th of the following year, the makers of printed flags are known to have begun adding the 36th star as early as July of 1864, several months before the addition of Nevada actually occurred. This was a common practice during the late 19th century and is reflective of both the nation’s desire for Westward Expansion and the hope of flag-makers to bring new star counts to market before their competitors. The 36 star flag was officially replaced by the 37 star flag in 1867, following the addition of Nebraska.
We use modern museum framing technology to frame our antique flags. Our in house professional framers use only conservation framing methods used by museums. We only use acid free and gas free materials along with safe ultra clear UV acrylic.
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