The Battle of Kings Mountain was a decisive battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The actual battle took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in rural York County, South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia commanded by British Major Patrick Ferguson of the 71st Foot.
1777 Brandywine Flag. The Brandywine flag was a banner carried by Captain Robert Wilson's company of the 7th Pennsylvania Regiment. The company flag received the name after it was used in the Battle of Brandywine, 11 September 1777. The flag is red, with a red and white American flag image in the canton.
June 14, 1777: United States adopts its flag, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Thirteen Star American Flag, wool, cotton, 1830-1880; found in the Old Porter house, Nelsonville, Putnam County, New York. NYHS Object Number 1939.559.
(The Hopkinson Flag - Image from CRW Flags website). The design of the first Official "Stars and Stripes" is credited to Francis Hopkinson, a Congressman from New Jersey, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. His design had the thirteen stars arranged in a "staggered" pattern. Although there is no original example of this flag still left, we do have the bill he gave Congress for its design. Hopkins asked Congress for a keg of ale for his work!