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Historical Flags of The
United States Of America

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Betsy Ross Flag
Since there was no official Flag during the first year of the United States, there were a great number of homespun flag designs. Designed by Philadelphia seamstress Elizabeth "Betsy" Ross (1752-1836). This flag is the most well known of those flags used by a young America.

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Bennington Flag

Used in the Battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777, by Vermont militia. This flag is the first to lead American armed forces on land. The original is a museum at Bennington, Vermont.  The stripes are reversed on this flag, starting with white.


kff-grand-union-glag.gif (1376 bytes) Grand Union Flag 1775 Also known as the Continental flag, it is the first true U.S. Flag. It combined the British King's colours and the thirteen stripes signifying Colonial unity. George Washington liked this design so well that he chose it to be flown to celebrate the formation of the Continental Army on New Years Day, 1776.

Updated: 11/14/2003 01:36:04 PM