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The Bennington flag is one of the oldest American flags in existence. On the deep blue canton (upper left section) of our Star Spangled Flags Bennington flag lies a large ‘76’, a reference to the year 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed and commemorates the country’s struggle for independence from Britain. There are also 13 stars embroidered on the canton, which represent the 13 original colonies. Eleven of the 13 stars form an arc over the ‘76’ with the other 2 stars lying on the upper left and right corners of the canton. The stars have 7 points each instead of the current standard 5 point stars. There are also 13 red and white stripes, the same as our current American Flag has, but the outermost stripes are white instead of red as in our current flag.
All of our Bennington flags are sewn on our 200 denier thick nylon flag fabric. This special fabric is sun-protected and water resistant. The flag also features two brass grommets, a bright, white header, two brass, anti-rust grommets, a deep blue canton with 13 embroidered white stars, lock stitches on the seams, and 4 rows of stitching on the fly end, plus reinforced corners to prevent fraying. And as with all our flags, both materials and labor are 100% made right here in the United States. Add it to your shopping cart today and show your patriotism!
Overview of the Bennington Flag
The Bennington flag is an alternative version of the American flag that’s designed to commemorate the Battle of Bennington. Like the modern-day American flag, it features 13 red-and-white horizontal stripes. The Bennington flag, however, only features 13 stars in the top-right corner rather than 50. The 13 stars are also arched over the number 76, referring to the year 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
One of the turning points of the American Revolution occurred during a battle between American militiamen and British soldiers in the Virginian town of Bennington. Known as the Battle of Bennington, it ultimately led to the defeat of British General Burgoyne. The Bennington flag is meant to commemorate this battle while honoring the American militiamen who gave their lives to defend the town and its residents from the British attack.
Other historians reject this theory. They believe that the Bennington flag wasn’t actually flown or carried during the Battle of Bennington. Rather, they believe the Bennington flag was designed after this famous American Revolution battle. An alternative theory is that the Bennington flag was designed for commemorative purposes two to three decades after the Battle of Bennington.
Regardless of its history, the Bennington flag is a sign of honor and respect for the American militiamen who defended against the British invasion during the Battle of Bennington. Occurring in the Virginian town of Bennington, the Battle of Bennington was a turning point. It gave the new colonies the upper-hand against the British soldiers, thus paving the way for indepence. You can commemorate the brave American militiamen who fought during the Battle of Bennington by displaying the Bennington flag in your home.
Legend also has it that the Bennington flag was carried by troops under General John Stark at the Battle of Bennington near Bennington, Vermont in August 1777. When the British showed up, the General led his troops to battle with the famous cry, “There are our enemies, the Red Coats and the Tories! They are ours, or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow!” The Bennington flag was said to be created by the general’s wife, Molly Stark herself.
It isn’t exactly known when the Bennington battle flag was first flown. Though first thought the flag was flown at the Battle of Bennington, August 1777, after analyzing the flag, it was suggested that the flag may not have been made until the 19th century, years after the famous battle. This evidence suggests that the Bennington flag may not have been present during the battle but could possibly been created to commemorate the American Revolution, then interwoven into the battle’s story through the years. Either way, it doesn’t lessen the importance of the flag. The Bennington flag has come to signify a turning point in the American Revolution and holds a special place in America’s history.
- Why does the Bennington flag have white stripes on the top and bottom of the flag instead of red stripes like our American flag?
- Is the Bennington flag an American flag?
- Where is the original Bennington flag?
- Where can I purchase a Bennington Flag?
Why does the Bennington flag have white stripes on the top and bottom of the flag instead of red stripes like our American flag?
The white stripes on the top and bottom of the Bennington flag was most likely used to keep with the traditional rules of heraldry, which was the art of flag making.
Is the Bennington flag an American flag?
The Bennington flag is a version of the American flag associated with the American Revolution Battle of Bennington.
Where is the original Bennington flag?
The original Bennington flag was donated to the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont.
Where can I purchase a Bennington Flag?
You can buy a Bennington Flag that is 100% made in the U.S.A. from Star Spangled Flags. The Bennington flag is made of a very strong nylon material that keeps it both tough and long lasting. It is treated to dry fast and resist sun and chemical deterioration, which keeps the colors strong against ultraviolet rays in the bright sunshine. It has superior lock stitching and uses 4 rows of lock stitching to the fly end of the flag to prevent unraveling & fraying making it incredibly durable. The flag has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and free shipping in the U.S.A.