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Flag

Object Number: 
1942.473
Date: 
1781-1783
Medium: 
Silk, linen
Dimensions: 
Overall: 28 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. ( 72.4 x 85.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: lower center: "III"
Description: 
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.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Francis Egerton Webb
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group