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.
Presented in honor of The Rev. W. Ramsey Richardson, by his wife Emily and sons David Kirk, James Smiley and Thomas R. Richardson.
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 Chinnis
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 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