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HISTORIC FLAGS SERIES...Flags carried by the colonists of the New United States in the pursuit of Liberty....

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The First Rhode Island regiment 1775 carried this flag in the battle at Trenton, Brandywine, and Yorktown.


Philadelphia Light Horse Flag 1775, carried by the Philadelphia Light Horse Troop who fought in the battles of Princeton, Trenton, Brandywine, and Germantown.


The Bunker Hill Flag 1775, The most important battle during the siege of Boston was for the possession of Bunker Hill.


Washington's Cruisers Flag 1775, The first Naval Battle in which the United States took part, was fought off long Island it involved the Cruisers "Alfred" & "Cabot".


The First Navy Jack 1775, Battle of the Bon Homme Richard and Serapis was the origin of the Famous John Paul Jones reply "I Have Not Yet Begun To Fight "...

Fort Moultrie Flag 1776, The flag was shot from its staff during the bombardment and is rescued by Sgt. Jasper and raised.

The Grand Union Flag 1776, was officially hoisted by Washington in 1776 as the standard of the Continental Army.


Bennington Militia Flag 1777, was carried in the battle of Bennington in which General Stark defeated General Burgoyne's Forces.



The FIRST STARS  &  STRIPES made by Betsy Ross authorized by the Continental congress on July 4th 1777.

Fort McHenry Flag 1795-1818 the Stars and Stripes flying over Ft.McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to Write the Immortal words of the "Star Spangled Banner".










American Flags at USA Flag Site.org


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The above covers all have CachetCraft cachets,all are FDC's all Postmarked in Pittsburgh PA. on July 4,1968.


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