United States flag with 34 stars. Worsted, backed with sheer material for support.
Height: (48 in); Width: (82 in)
Flag used to cover Lincoln's body or coffin while it was being conveyed from the Petersen House, Washington D.C. to the White House.
This thirty-four star American flag reportedly covered Lincoln's body, or the temporary coffin, when it was transported from the Petersen house to the White House on the morning of April 15, 1865. During the war, some advisors had urged Lincoln to remove stars representing southern states from U.S. flags but Lincoln refused to do so, based on his belief that seccession was invalid and that the Union was perpetual.