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The Pine Tree Flag

Hill to defy the British legions, they chose the red flag, and that meant war. The question regarding the flag used at Bunker Hill is unsettled, since contemporary writers are silent on the

Fig. 27. Fig. 28.

Pink Trkk Fkag (White Field) Ft. Moultrie; Flag (Blue)

subject. Some have claimed that the field was blue as in the New England flag. A flag unfurled by Putnam July 18, 1775, had on one side the words, “An Appeal to Heaven” and on the other “Qui transtulit, snstinet ”—“He who planted will sustain.”

Bearer of the Pine Tree Flag

III. The famous Pine Tree flag was in use during 1775 as an ensign. The flag was white, with a green pine tree in the middle, and the motto : “An Appeal to Heaven.” The pine tree was a fitting type of the sturdy people of New England. This was the first ensign shown by a regular American man-of- war, (Fig. 27), and was raised on board the Alfred , in the Del¬ aware, in December, 1775, by John Paul Jones, a lieutenant un¬ der Commodore Hopkins. In a letter written by Colonel Reed October 20, 1775, these words occur, “Please to fix some particu-

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Title
"Old glory" ... The flag of our country.
Contributor Names
Maltby, Albert Elias, 1850- [from old catalog]
Created / Published
Slippery Rock, Pa., The author, 1897.
Subject Headings
-  Flags--United States
Notes
-  Also available in digital form.
Medium
208 p. front., illus., plates (partly col.) ports., diagr. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
CR113 .M3
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/scd0001.00158883958
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Library of Congress Control Number
10002222
Language
English
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