Philadelphia Light Horse Troop Flag

  • The American Revolution
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

This Colonial mounted Cavalry Troop was raised in 1775 as a Guard to protect General George Washington, as he traveled from Philadelphia to Cambridge, Massachusetts (to take command of The Continental Army). Carried by the Unit in many famous Revolutionary battles, the flag was unique in that it was hand-painted (and not sewn). It was a yellow field with the (then) Colonial Crest for Pennsylvania. The entirety of the flag was bordered in green wreath. In the upper left quadrant, a green field with 6 white stripes.