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A short while ago, I asked and you answered whether the 36 star flag was used by the military during the Civil War. Again thank you for your answer.

Now I have a question about a specific 36 star flag. The stars on this flag are arranged 6x6 which is unlike the star arrangement that I've seen on other 36 star military flags. This flag is 4 and 1/2 feet by 8 feet. On the 4 and 1/2 ft strip of fabric from which the flag is hung are printed the words: Onondaga No. 6.

What is this flag?


My apologies.  My significant other is now away for a month and I have all 3 kids.  To say that I am swamped is an understatement.

What other 36 star military flags have you seen?   Among those made for ground forces, I have seen one, unused, which I bought and sold.  I can't think of any others off the top of my head.

6x6 was the most common configuration across all 36 star flags.

4.5 x 8 feet is not an unusual size, but it is not a land use flag for ground forces.  No. 6 would be a size designation.

Can you send some images to me at



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Jeff Bridgman


I am an expert in antique American flags, particularly in Stars & Stripes flag, both printed and sewn varieties. I also have expertise in antique Confederate flags. I am not an expert in flag etiquette and flag laws, so please don't ask me questions concerning where and how to fly modern American flags. My particular focus is on the 19th century, when there basically were no laws or rules of formal etiquette.


I am the world's largest buyer and seller of antique flags. I also have 25 years of experience selling other early American textiles.

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