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Bennington Flag

  • The American Revolution
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another well known and sometimes “iconic” American Flag, The Bennington Flag was designed in part off of the “newly” adopted flag of The United States. So named for the American Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington (New York, 1777), the flag carried the red and white stripes covering the majority of the flags field. The upper left blue quadrant featured a white numeral “76” surmounted by a semi-circle of 11 white 8 pointed stars. The remaining 2 stars are located in each upper corner of the quadrant field (for a total of 13). The flag was documented to have been carried in several other battles other than Bennington. The flag became a popular rallying point for Americans during The War of 1812 and again to symbolize the 100 Anniversary of The Declaration of Independence (1876). Many often confuse The Bennington as the official “first” flag of The United States (it was not, and is considered a “Battle Standard”). No actual examples (18th Century), have survived. Most actual exemplars are from the 19th Century.