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Flag

Object Number: 
INV.11426a
Date: 
1900-1950
Medium: 
Wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 3/8 x 62 in. ( 92.4 x 157.5 cm )
Description: 
Reproduction wool machine sewn Massachussetts Regimental flag of Bunker Hill with a blue field and a white canton bearing a St. Gregory's Cross (red) and a New England Pine Tree ensign in the upper left corner (green).
Gallery Label: 
This Massachussetts Regimental flag of Bunker Hill is based on the writting of B. J. Lossing of 1852 in the "Pictoral Field Book of the Revolution." His theory for the design came from a story told by a woman whose father served at Breed's Hill (Battle of Bunker Hill). This design is heavily debated, historians do not believe any flag was flown over Bunker Hill. This style of flag was used throughout the Colonial era, and could have been carried or flown in and around MA, during the War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group