2nd Canadian Regiment, Congress Own Flag

  • The American Revolution
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

One of the more unusual of flags and Units was The 2nd Canadian Regiment. The Regiment consisted of Canadian Volunteers from Quebec (who had rebelled against King George III and wished to support and fight for the young American Colonies). It was one of the few Continental Army Units almost completely subsidized by Congress. Because of this, they were often identified as “Congress' Own”. This was also the only Unit EVER officially sponsored or identified as such in US Military history. Their flag was a burnt orange color with the gold initials C.O.R. (Congress Own Regiment) emblazoned on it's center. The Unit participated in 5 major Upstate New York engagements. They were disbanded in 1783.