Overall: 28 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. ( 72.4 x 85.1 cm )
painted: lower center: "III"
Silk painted flag of the Third Company, Third Connecticut Regiment, with a silver sword, green "III" and a green garland tied with a red ribbon painted in the lower left corner extending into the center on a white ground; tan linen sleeve for the flagstaff.
This company flag or "guidon" belonged to the Third Connecticut Regiment, commanded by Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807), grandfather of the donor. The flag, used from 1781 to 1783, is an extremely rare survival from the Revolutionary War.
Bequest of Francis Egerton Webb
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.