Six flags over Fort Sumter

With Peregrinus anchored right in front of the garrison, the crew found the display of the six flags that flew over it quite interesting:

US flag with 33 stars (1860)

South Carolina state flag (1861)

Confederate States "Stars and Bars" (1861) with seven stars: SC, TX, FL, AL, GA, LA, MS.

Confederate States "Stainless Banner" (1863) with thirteen stars

US flag with 35 stars (1865)  -The Northern states never subtracted about a dozen stars from their colors, which sums up their stance regarding the possibility of secession

The tallest flagpole features the current US flag with 50 states

6 December 2014.  iPhone 4S.

6 December 2014.  iPhone 4S.