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Lincoln Flag (34 Star Flag)

Dates in Use: July 4, 1861–July 3, 1863 (2 years)


Raised by President Lincoln on February 22, 1861, over Philadelphia's Independence Hall to send a message to Southern states, which were preparing to secede from the Union.This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1861. A star was added for the admission of Kansas (January 29th, 1861) and was to last for 2 years. The only President to serve under this flag was Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865).

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Taken on April 4, 2009