Dyed in brilliant colors on lustrous, silk-like rayon material, these flags are hemmed and mounted on black plastic staffs with gilt spear ornament. Base not included.
Many authorities believe the Bennington flag was the first Stars and Stripes used by American land troops. Flown over the military stores at Bennington on August 16, 1777 when General John Stark's militia led Americans to victory over British raiding force. Original flag is preserved in the Bennington, Vermont Museum.