Flag of The 1st Rhode Island Regiment

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Raised in 1781 in Rhode Island, the Regiment was also the first All Black-American regiment created for service against Great Britain by the newly formed United States. Nicknamed “The Black Regiment”, they served with honor during the final years of The Revolutionary War. The “Black Regiment” name was somewhat erroneous in that it was possibly the first integrated Unit in American History with both White and Black soldiers serving together. The Flag was White in color. The upper left Canton was a Light Blue Field with 13-White Stars. The Regiment's identifier in name and number were placed on a Banneroll in the far right.