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Old 01-31-2008, 04:52 PM
 
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This is the earliest known flag that has 13 red and white stripes. It was captured by Banastre Tarleton of the British. It was handed down to his offspring and relatives for generations until being brought back to America and sold by Sothebys Auction. It was thought to bring about 4 million dollars but they were wrong. It ended up selling for 12.7 million dollars. It belonged to the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons also known as Sheldons Horse of Connecticut.
It also is one of the best preserved flags of the American Revolution.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Outstanding! Time to research http:Home to learn more about this 1776 group that was commissioned by G. Washington. Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Thank you for showing that flag, I have been researching for the first flag, and could not find anything. That is awesome
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Why would it have an upside down bird in it? That would represent death? I cant see it real close so I am missing the fine details. I know the Sons of Liberty Flag at the Stamp Act protest had only 9 bars. What else can you tell me about other first flags? I love history
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