Chester County, PA lies just west of Philadelphia and would have been a well settled county, easily within reach of ‘breaking’ news during colonial years. Just a few months before the Battle of Brandywine, on June 14, 1777 (what we celebrate today as Flag Day in the US), the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which set forth the establishment of thirteen stars and thirteen stripes for flags of the fledgling country; their exact arrangement was not specified however. That the flag originated with the Chester County PA Militia aligns with its proximity to Philadelphia and people’s emerging sense of union between the states in their struggle for independence. The Brandywine Flag is one the first known flags to have thirteen stars and thirteen stripes and have been flown in battle.
Our distinctive Brandywine Flag patch will add distinctive, historical context to the other flag patches your collection.
- Hook backing
- Re-release date: 6/30/2020