How many stripes were on the flag during the Civil War?

Answer During the Civil War (1861-1865), the American flag had 13 alternating red and white stripes. The flag's number of stripes was fixed by law in 1818 after it was realized that adding a new stripe fo... Read More »

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What do the stripes stand for on the Civil War Union flag?

The stripes on the Civil War Union flag symbolize the original 13 states who had joined together in 1776. The flag had 33 stars at the beginning of the Civil War and 35 stars when it ended, which s... Read More »

How many soldiers were in a division during the civil war?

The number of soldiers in a division in the Civil War could vary quite a bit. There was no set number. A division had at least two brigades in it, but some had as many as six. A brigade usually had... Read More »

What flag did the North use during the Civil War?

During the U.S. Civil War, the Union troops from the North marched under three different flags. The original flag at the start of the war included the standard 13 red and white stripes, with 33 sta... Read More »