||41. The Brigantine Lexington John Paul Jones Flag -
This flag, another in the series the series of John Paul Jones Coat of
Arms flags, has the British ensign in the upper left corner. It was
presented by Madison and Norma McClintic in memory of William Wallace
McClintic, Jr., PFC, USMC, who died of wounds received on Iwo Jima, March
||42. Second Regiment, Continental Light Dragoons -
The 2nd Regiment was on of four Light Dragoon Regiments authorized by the
Continental Congress in December 1776. The Regiment saw action at
Saratoga, Brandywine, Germantown and other battle points. It was presented
by the Virginia Society and its members in honor of Dr. Benjamin B.
Weisiger III, long-time registrar of the Society.
||43. Flag of the Richmond Rifle Rangers - The
original flag, no lost, was white silk, "elegantly painted" with the 1776
device and the national motto of Scotland: "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit" (No
one attacks me with impunity). Presented in honor of Luther Ray Ashworth,
by his three children: Sallie Ashworth Medlin, George Munford Ashworth and
Anne Munford Ashworth.
||44. Flag of Bladen and Brunswick Counties, North
Carolina - The first flag of North Carolina (see #38) appeared in June
1775. Soon after, the people of Bladen and Brunswick Counties carried this
flag. Presented in honor of Harvey Seward Martin and Benjamin Franklin
Martin, a daughter and son of the Revolution. Given by Harvey S. Martin.
||45. Flag of Continental Army Regimental Standards of
1778, Gostelowe No. 13 - Presented in honor of The Rev. W. Ramsey
Richardson, by his wife Emily and sons David Kirk, James Smiley and Thomas
46. Flag of the De Dillon Regiment
– The Regiment was formed in 1690’s by Irish refugees who fled into
France with James II. Elements of the Regiment fought at Savannah in
1779 and were present at Yorktown in 1781. Generously given to the
Society by Carter Chinnis.
47. The Bourbonnais Flag
– This flag represents the 13th Bourbonnais, which was one of
four line regiments that landed at Newport in 1780 with the Count de
Rochambeau. The regiment, according to historical records, was present
at the Yorktown surrender. Generously given to the Society by Carter
48. The 3rd Virginia Regiment Flag
– This is an example the earliest surviving documented American flag
bearing 13 stars. The flag was carried by Lt. Col. Abraham Buford of the
3rd Virginia regiment and was captured on May 29, 1780, at
the Battle of Waxhaws in South Carolina by British cavalryman, Lt. Col.
Banastre Tarleton. The flag was presented to the Society by Lewis A.
Pitzer and Andrew C. Pitzer in honor of their ancestor, Gen. Andrew
49. The First Continental Regiment – First Pennsylvania Minutemen Rifle
– The Regiment fought at Bunker Hill, Trenton, Brandywine, Monmouth and
Yorktown and is believed to be the first south of the Hudson to arrive
in Massachusetts. The Regiment served during the war in each of the
thirteen colonies. Presented
to the Society in honor of Pvt. John Patton, by his descendants Steve
Atkinson and Prescott Atkinson.
50. The John Trumbull Yorktown Flag
– This flag was depicted in the painting “Surrender at Yorktown” by
American artist and one-time Washington aide-de-camp, John Trumbull. Presented
to the Society by Pat Leary and David Leary in honor of their father,
World War II veteran Richard Bierne Leary, Sr.