American Bunker Hill Battle Flag

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By Crusader1307

First seen raised at The Battle of Bunker Hill (1775), this flag also incorporated British symbolism into it. The majority of the flag field was blue. The upper quadrant (Canton) was white and bisected with the red Cross of St. George. In the far upper corner of The Cross was a Pine Tree (symbol of Massachusetts resistance). A version of The Bunker Hill flag was known to exist (minus the tree image with a red field instead of blue), as late as 1690 – and used by Massachusetts Shipping as an identification Pennant. The flag was not known to be used extensively after The Battle of Bunker Hill.