Cowpens.jpg

Cowpens.jpg

The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British.

The Battle of Cowpens (January 17, 1781) was a decisive victory by Continental army forces under Brigadier General Daniel Morgan, in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It was a turning point in the reconquest of South Carolina from the British.

The Bennington Flag (1777)

The Bennington Flag (1777)

(The Cowpens Flag 1781 - Image by Rick Wyatt). The Cowpens Flag, according to legend, was carried at the Battle. In reality, the flag was the regimental flag of the Third Maryland Regiment, and this unit had been disbanded just prior to the battle. The original flag, complete with bullet holes, is still stored in the State House in Annapolis, Maryland. The famous "Spirit of '76 painting by Archibald MacNeal Willard features the cowpens flag, not the Betsey ross design, which is similar.

(The Cowpens Flag 1781 - Image by Rick Wyatt). The Cowpens Flag, according to legend, was carried at the Battle. In reality, the flag was the regimental flag of the Third Maryland Regiment, and this unit had been disbanded just prior to the battle. The original flag, complete with bullet holes, is still stored in the State House in Annapolis, Maryland. The famous "Spirit of '76 painting by Archibald MacNeal Willard features the cowpens flag, not the Betsey ross design, which is similar.

Flag Bennington Framed Art SC88926

Flag Bennington Framed Art SC88926

Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments & Fine Art Sale - Charles Miller Ltd

Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments & Fine Art Sale - Charles Miller Ltd

Ft Mercer Flag

Ft Mercer Flag

The Serapis or John Paul Jones flag (1779)

The Serapis or John Paul Jones flag (1779)

U.S.S. Ranger Flag - Image by Mark Sensen). On April 24, 1778, Captain John Paul Jones, in command of the U.S.S. Ranger and flying this flag, became the first American officer to have the American flag recognized by a foreign power.  Although very similar to the original Hopkin's flag, this flag replaced the six-pointed stars with the more traditional five-pointed "American" stars.

U.S.S. Ranger Flag - Image by Mark Sensen). On April 24, 1778, Captain John Paul Jones, in command of the U.S.S. Ranger and flying this flag, became the first American officer to have the American flag recognized by a foreign power. Although very similar to the original Hopkin's flag, this flag replaced the six-pointed stars with the more traditional five-pointed "American" stars.

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