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The 36-Star Flag

The 36-Star Flag was the official United States flag from July 4th,1865, to July 4th, 1867, following the admission of Nevada into the Union on October 31st, 1864.


The 36-Star Flag was the official flag when, on Friday the 13th of July 1866, the U.S. Army under regimental commander Colonel Henry B. Carrington began building Fort Phil Kearny. 

On October 31st, 1866, a ceremony at Fort Phil Kearny signaled the completion of the fort's construction.

President Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) was the only president to serve under this flag.


Three months before the flag became official, a 36-star flag was used to cushion President Lincoln's head on the night of his assassination at Ford's Theatre on

April 14th, 1865.


This is a replica of an original 36-Star Flag that was generously donated on behalf of the Ackerley Family to the Wyoming Room, Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library. 

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