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1778-1783 Gostelowe Flag #5 with 2 Grand Division Colours

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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 5 on the list and it is described as having a thorn bush and hand.  The motto is Sustine Vel Abstine, roughly translated "Either Help Me or Forbear".  The thorn bush and hand is taken from a 1697 edition of Camerarius's 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. 

This also includes two "grand division" colours, in yellow and green.  These too are based on some captured by Tarleton.

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

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January 20, 2023
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