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Historical Flags at Flag-Works

Did you know that Flag-Works not only has the Betsy Ross flag for sale on it’s website but also has flags like the Alamo, the Bennington and the British Red Ensign.  These true American historical flags are available here or visit Flag-Works.com for all of America’s historic flags.

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History of the Bennington Flag

Bennington Flag

The earliest known flag of 13 stars and 13 stripes is the one which flew over the Battle of Bennington in August of 1777, by the Vermont Militia,  fortunately, it is still preserved today The 76 Bennington Flagin the museum at Bennington, Vermont.  as in many other flags from that era, the Bennington flag has unexpected differences from the flag we love today.  The first flag law did not indicate exact details of colors, proportions, star arrangement, etc.  Since all flags were made by hand, each flag was more or less different from all others.  No one today knows why the figure 76 was added in the canton.  While the stars have have 7 points, other Revolutionary flag’ stars vary from 4 to 8 points. The first Stars and Stripes to lead American armed forces on land.

Our authentic historical reproductions of flags from American history are popular with collectors or as part of patriotic displays.  The historical flags are manufactured with the same high quality outdoor construction as our state and international flags.   All historical flags are 3×5′ or as marked.  Larger historical flag sizes and designs are available upon request as a custom flag.