Colour Guard Flag Collection
The Society remains delighted to receive additional flags and
to enlarge its stand. As more research about the Revolution is done,
(old) flags are being found.
A brief description of each Society's flag is presented here,
a colour drawing. You can click on the thumbnail picture of each flag
to view a larger image.
Flags 31 to 40
||31. Light Horse Harry Lee's Light Dragoons Guidon -
First carried by Lee's Legion in the Southern Campaign in 1781 and
continued in use after Yorktown until 1782. This cavalry flag is much
smaller than the other Colours because it was carried by a man on
horseback. Presented by Harry H. Augustine, Jr.
||32. Standard of Pulaski's Legion - This banner was
made by Moravian nuns of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and presented to Colonel
Casimir Pulaski in 1778 when he organized an independent corps of 68
horse and 200 foot soldiers at Baltimore. Pulaski bore this banner
gallantly through many a campaigns until he was mortally wounded at
Savannah, on October 9, 1779. His adjutant, though wounded himself,
returned the banner to Baltimore where it is preserved at the museum of
the Maryland Historical Society. Presented by Mr. and Mrs. Frank M.
Galleher, Jr., and their three sons in memory of her father, Judge W.
Moscoe Huntley, a former president of the society.
||33. Pine Tree Flag - Also known as the New England
Pine Tree Ensign, this flag was generally used on ships in 1776 and is
believed to be one of the flags flown by Commodore Ezek Hopkins,
Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy. The original is preserved at
the United States Naval Academy. Presented by Nathaniel T. R. Burgwyn and
Dr. Collinson P. E. Burgwyn in memory of their sister, Emily Burgwyn
||34. The Rattlesnake Flag - Usually known as the
Ensign of the South Carolina Navy., This flag is believed to have been
designed by Colonel Gadsden of South Carolina, in 1776, for the
Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Navy. It was also used by various
units of the American Army during the Revolution. Captain Gustavus
Conyngham flew this flag on his vessels, the Surprise and the
Revenge in his successful attacks on British commerce in 1777. The
original flag did not survive. Presented by Robert Bolling Lancaster in
memory of his ancestor, Captain Robert Bolling.
||35. Flag of Second New Hampshire Regiment of 1777
(Bluff Field) - Under the command of Colonel Enoch Poor, the Second
New Hampshire Regiment, originally organized to reinforce John Stark's
Green Mountain Boys, accompanied General Washington across the Delaware on
Christmas night 1776 and was at Valley Forge. The original flag (along
with a sister flag with blue field) was captured by the British near Ft.
Anne, New York on July 8, 1777, and was shipped to England. It was
returned in 1912 and now is the collection of the New Hampshire Historical
Society. The emblem on the field is a radiating sun with the motto "WE ARE
ONE" surrounded by a circle of 13 chain links with States' names.
Presented by Randolph M. Allen, Douglas R. Allen and Thomas N. Allen in
memory of their father, William Trousdale Allen.
||36. Flag of Second New Hampshire Regiment of 1777 (Blue
Field) - One of two flags of this Regiment (See above flag
description). Here, the chain links is replaced by the 2nd Regiments
shield, with a scroll above it reading "The Glory Not The Prey". Presented
by H. Merrill Plaisted III, Frederick W. Plaisted II and Parker B.
Plaisted in honor of Harris M. Plaisted.
||37. Division Colours of the Seventh Pennsylvania
Regiment of 1776 - (Also known as the Brandywine Flag). The original
is at Independence National Historic Park, in Philadelphia. The Flag was
carried at the September 11, 1777 Battle of Brandywine, in a Company that
was part of the Seventh Pennsylvania. Presented in honor of Marvin K.
Heffner, by his wife Anita and children Suzanne Heffner Brown and John
||38. The Soissonais Regiment - This Regiment formed
in 1758 was one of four brought by Rochambeau to America in 1780 to help
the young nation gain its independence from England. The flag was
presented in memory of Frank M. Galleher, Jr., a former president of the
Virginia Society, by his wife, Katherine Huntley Galleher, and his three
sons, Frank M. III, Moscoe Huntley, and Wayne B. Galleher.
||39. The Union Flag - There are four flags in this
series of the John Paul Jones Coat of Arms. This comprised of red, blue
and white stripes and a canton in the upper left bearing a pine tree. It
was presented in honor of Frank M. Galleher, Jr., a past president of the
||40. The First Flag of North Carolina - It is
sometimes referred to as the "Beehive Flag" or "Hornet's Nest". It was
presented by Dr. William Sams Tunner and his sons, William Woodhul and
Jonathan Sams, in honor of Dr. Tunner's parents, Lieutenant General
William Henry Tunner, and Sarah Margaret Sams Tunner.
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