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1775-1797 Philadelphia Light Horse Standard

1775-1797 Philadelphia Light Horse Standard

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Strive for fame and liberty with the yellow standard of the Philadelphia Light Horse! Copied from a surviving artifact, this standard was carried by the Philadelphia Light Horse, a volunteer cavalry company.  They participated in the battles of Trenton (1776), Princeton (1777), Brandywine, (1777) and Germantown (1777), as well as resisting the mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line (1781).  In addition, they were constantly escorting people, whether captured spies, French generals, or Continental treasurers.

The standard originally carried the British Union in the canton, as its captain Abraham Markoe commissioned.  About 1776, this was replaced by a canton of thirteen blue and silver stripes.  This standard was carried until 1797, when it was replaced by another.

Flag comes as 6 high-quality PNG images in a zip folder: obverse, reverse, and complete flag with Union canton, and obverse, reverse, and complete flag with striped canton.

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File Last Updated:
October 21, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on November 20, 2020.
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