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34 Star U.S. Flag 1861
On 29 January 1861, the
state of Kansas was admitted to the union and a new flag became
official on 4 July 1861. The first two and last two rows contained
seven stars each. The middle row contained six. This was the first new
flag to be authorized following the secession of the southern states.
The United States Government authorized 34 stars believing the
southern states to be in rebellion. To remove stars representing the
southern states would be admitting they had the right to secede.
Therefore, all the stars were kept on the flag, even the ones
representing southern states.