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1778-1783 Gostelowe Flag #12

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Fight for liberty and justice under this flag! It is copied from a 1778 list compiled by Major Jonathan Gostelowe.  This flag is number 12 on the list and it is described as having the acanthus plant sprouting out on all sides being crushed by a weight.  The motto is Depressa Resurgit, roughly translated "Crushed, it rises again".  The acanthus plant and weight are taken from a 1697 edition of Camerarius' Symbolorum.

The design of the flag is based on a surviving artifact of Gostelowe flag number 7, which Colonel Banastre Tarleton captured at the 1780 Battle of Waxhaws.  This flag remained in his family for over 200 years until it was sold at auction.

Unfortunately, Major Gostelowe did not record the field's color.  The artist has provided it in red, yellow, green, and blue.  All four were used on other flags in the Gostelowe list.  Also, no grand division colours are listed either.  Did this flag not have grand division colours associated with it?

Flags come as 3 high-quality PNG images (obverse, reverse, complete flag), making printing them to your favorite scale easy!

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December 07, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on December 09, 2022.
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