Yes!...."associated with".....Hence, why I said "Nostalgic".Larry (Omaha) said:Bennington flag
The Bennington flag is a version of the American flag associated with the American Revolution Battle of Bennington, from which it derives its name.
Before we get too concerned about the design of the so-called "Bennington Flag" please note that the actual relic flag is on display at the museum in Bennington, Vermont. Grace Cooper, NAVA member and former curator of textiles at the Smithsonian Institution has observed this flag at close range and is of the opinion that its material was woven on a power loom in the early 19th Century. There is no record of this flag or its design prior to the late 19th Century when it was on display at the Chicago Public Library.
There is definitely no contemporary reference to a stars and stripes flag of any design carried at the Battle of Bennington. (The Bennington Museum does have the remnant of a green silk flag with a blue canton. The canton has 13 stars in an irregular pattern. It is known as the Green Mountain Boys flag, and there seems to be no dispute over its claimed use during the 1770's.)
As I pointed out, the flag is very post AWI, so the display could "work"..., plus there were plenty of Colonial Americans who carried variations of the Bess..., some were militia (Maryland had more than 1000 British muskets at the start of the AWI) not to mention the Colonial Americans who wore red or green coats and fought FOR His Royal Britannic Majesty, King George III.British Arms that came from Colonial Armories, or commercial examples made by the same gunmakers who made British Ordnance Approved Arms were used by Americans in the AWI.
There were Americans who used French Military Arms in the AWI that had been captured from Fort Louisbourg in 1745 and (more likely) from the second capture of Fort Louisbourg in 1758 while we were still British Subjects.
Larry (Omaha) said:Can I ask just why is it wrong? It is my house and my flag. I am not teaching history, just presenting flag and a Bess for my country. If you like GB, fine your choice, I like AmericaThe gun is ok but the flag is all wrong.....
Thanks for the input though
We were all British subjects until we declared that we weren't. British arms - or at least arms in the hands of British subjects - were all there were hereabouts until The Declaration of Independence. Any Bess would have been more than welcome in the hands of a Patriot.Colorado Clyde said:. . . but I'm confused. Brown Bess was the British arm in AWI, and as far as I know was never issued to Continental troops. Why is its display appropriate to celebrate our country?