American Newburyport Militia Flag

  • The American Revolution
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Raised in Massachusetts in 1775, the Coastal Town of Newburyport Militia would be sent to The Continental Army under Washington, to support The American effort towards Independence from Great Britain. By 1777 however, they would be merged in with other Massachusetts Regiments and lose their identity and flag. The Town is noted for being where American Patriot Paul Revere (a Silversmith by Trade), cast the Old North Church Tower Bells. The Town also supplied a Congressional Member to Philadelphia (Matthew Thornton) – who signed The Declaration of Independence. The Flag of The Company (roughly 100 Men), was a Field of Green. The Upper Left Canton (in Blue) featured a circular pattern of Silver Mailed Hands with a Pine Tree in their Center.