Page Title: Defiant Flags              Other Historical Flags

I've noticed a common theme in American historic flags: Defiance!

 

The Hanover Associators   #H144 $49.00

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A militia formed 1774 "that in the event of Great Britain attempting to force unjust laws upon us by strength of arms, our cause we leave to Heaven and our rifles." These were Pennsylvania country boys with attitude. To them, the right to bear arms was decidedly not about duck hunting. Lest anyone miss their point, the rifle and their motto "Liberty or Death adorned their flag.

American Revolution

 

Don't Tread On Me

Gadsden Flag

American Revolution

First Continental Regiment Flag

"First Continental Regiment Flag"

Their motto: I refuse to be subjugated"

American Revolution

The White Plains Flag: Liberty or Death

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The message to the British was unmistakable. The blue cap hanging on the staff is a "liberty cap." It goes back to ancient Rome where it was called a "Phrygian cap." A master would give the cap to a freed slave as a symbol of his new found freedom. The Phrygian cap was a common symbol in colonial politics. The sword speaks for itself.

"These colors were captured by the Hessians either on August 27, 1776, at the Battle of Long Islands, or Oct. 28, 1776, at the Battle of White Plains. A German account, listing the earlier date, belittles the skill of the American troops who surrendered under this flag, but it was only a few weeks later that the same Hessians under Colonel Rall surrendered to General Washington at Trenton, Dec. 26, 1776. The design on the flag is taken from an undated engraving."

Source: "Flags to Color from the American Revolution."

American Revolution

 

Sons of Liberty

American Revolution

Join or Die Flag #H118P $23.95 3x5'

Light weight polyester with heading and grommets

 

The Constitution of the United States of America

You'd be amazed what is in it. This pocket book for also includes The Declaration of Independence

Fits in a shirt pocket

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Culpepper Minutemen Flag #H159  $47 3'x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

American Revolution

 

First Navy Jack Flag

 3'x5' Nylon #H58 $43.00

 heading and grommets

American Revolution

 

Fort Moultrie Flag #H157 $47.00 3'x5' Nylon with heading and grommets

Fort Moultrie June 28, 1776. South Carolinians with attitude hold up in the incomplete fort manage to defend it and save Charleston from occupation. The British fleet retires after a 9 hour battle

American Revolution

 

 
Star Spangled Banner

Americans sticking together under siege in the face of a superior force

This is the one that the song is about and thank goodness it is the last time that The Brits were our enemies.

War of 1812

 

 

 

The Gonzales Banner

#H28 $48 3x5' Nylon With Heading & Grommets

From Oct. 2,1835 in the history of The Great Lone Star State of Texas!

The Texas Revolution

Santa Anna had abolished the Mexican constitution of 1824 and made himself Dictator there. In 1835 he sends forces to reclaim a cannon in Gonzales. Can't have a cannon out among the people you are trying to control! On October 2, Texan volunteers unfurl this flag and fire the first shot in their war for independence from Mexico. Good old American defiance! At the time, Texas was a Mexican province. That December, Texans take over the nearby Alamo and allow the defeated Mexicans there to leave. But in February 1836 5,000 Mexican troops arrive led by Santa Anna himself against whom 182 Texans and Tejanos, Texans of Mexican descent, hold out for 10 days before drawing their famous "line in the dust" and perishing to the man. A handful of women and children are spared. The Gonzales Banner is an emotional and spontaneous expression of a handful of Texans standing up for their freedom and democracy.

 

 

Confederate Flags, Southern Flags I think I would be hard pressed to find a more intense example of defiant flags than those which represented the people who seceded from the Federal union in 1861; unless of course it was the people who abolished their government in 1776.

The War Between The States

 

Suffratette Flag; Flag of the National Woman's Party19th Amendment Ratification Banner; Suffragette Flag

Suffragette Flags Flags of the National Women's Party, 19th Amendment Ratification Banner

The defense of liberty exacts a price.

 

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