The Bennington, Betsy Ross, Commodore Perry, Fort Moultrie, and Rhode Island Regiment. We love flags at Best Made. Our selection of five historic USA flags are are made by Annin Flagmakers, the Best Made flagmaker of choice.
In the early months of the American Revolution colonial forces began to fortify Sullivan Island off the coast of Charlestown. Commander Sergeant William Jasper of the not-yet-completed fort upon seeing this flag fall during battle declared, “We cannot fight without a flag”, before raising it again and leading the troops to eventual victory over the British navy.
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry - evoking the final words of Captain James Lawrence as he fell in battle month prior- flew this legendary flag over his flagship USS Niagara in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The battle was one of the largest of the war and secured the Lake for the American forces and the strategic location for the remainder of the war.
Leading the Green Mountain Boys in opposition of British forces in upstate New York during the American Revolution, Colonel John Stark lead 2000 troops to head off British advances on American arms. The Battle of Bennington was a decisive victory that is partially credited for the subsequent success of colonial troops at the Battle of Saratoga.
This classic symbol of the American Revolution is credited as being one of the first to fly at the head of American forces. The distinct 13 stars and 13 bars design continued to be adapted as the country grew but this original design remains the symbol of the American Revolution.
This flag was flown by the Rhode Island regiment through the Revolution at the head of their forces. With borrowed elements of 13 stars, the flag also emblazoned by Hope and Anchor.
Once at pirate day
We didn’t have any flags so we just wrote DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP
On a towel and hung it from whatever boat we were on.
It was historic.