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Flag 21: Guilford Flag

Flag 21: Guilford Flag

Only portions of this historic flag remain. As a result, there is much debate as to just what this flag represents, or when it was first flown.  The recorded history of the flag begins in 1909 when it was presented to the Grand Masonic Lodge of North Carolina. It was transferred to the State of North Carolina in 1914.

There is disagreement as to the age of the flag.  The use of cotton for the blue stripes, the canton and stars indicate that it dates to the early 19th century.  There is the strong possibility that two additional stars originally present on the cut off side of the canton which would have made a total of 15 stars.  These factors have led to the theory that the flag was originally a rare 15 stars and stripes flag, or an ever rarer 16 stars flag, dating to possibly 1795.  Other authorities point to a Revolutionary War-era drum at the Guilford Court House museum that bears a painting of a flag with 23 stripes.

Flag 22: Rhode Island Regiment

Flag 22: Rhode Island Regiment

Flag 23: Deux-Ponts Regiment

Flag 23: Deux-Ponts Regiment

The Deux-Ponts regiment was from Zweibrucken, or Deux-Ponts, in the Bavarian Palatinate.  It was the largest of the four infantry regiments in Rochambeau's army.  Commanded by Count Christian de Forbach de Deux-Ponts, the regiment landed at Newport on June 11, 1780 and in the summer of 1781 marched and sailed to Yorktown.  During the siege, a 400 man force made up of detatchments from the Deux-Ponts, Bourbonnais, Gatinai and Agenois regiments, led by Lt.-Col. Viscount Guilliame de Deux-Ponts, assaulted and captured one of two key British redoubts.

Flag 24: Maryland 3rd Regiment (Cowpens)

Flag 24: Maryland 3rd Regiment (Cowpens)

The Cowpens flag was first carried by the Third Maryland Regiment which was part of the Continental line of Maryland, Virginia and Georgia regiments. On 17 January 1781, General Daniel Morgan won a decisive victory against the British at Cowpens, SC. The original flag is stored in the state house in Annapolis, MD.

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Flag 31: Bedford Minutemen

Flag 31: Bedford Minutemen

The original of this flag is at the Bedford, MA Public Library.

The Library states that this flag was originally commissioned to Cornet Page in 1737 and that on April 19, 1775 it was carried at Concord by his son, Cornet Nathaniel Page but there are no records indicating this flag was associated with the Colonial-era militia.

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