Cowpens Flag

  • The American Revolution
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Another iconic flag of The American Revolution, The Cowpens Flag is often confused with The Ross Flag as being the first American Flag. Documented as having been used at The Battle of Cowpens (1781), the flag was sewn and donated to American Army Commander Daniel Morgan by a local family. This is the flag which is featured in the famous painting “Spirit of '76” by Archibald Willard. The flag featured the standard 13 red and white stripes with the upper left blue quadrant (Canton) having 12 white 5 pointed stars arranged in a circle. A single white star was placed in the center of the circle (completing the 13 States). The original flag still survives today.