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 Lewis.
The First Continental Regiment – First Pennsylvania Minutemen Rifle Regiment Flag
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. P
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. P