Bedford Minutemen Historic Revolutionary War 3×5 Flag


This brand new3′ x 5′ (91 x 152 cm) flag is screen printed with full color images and lighter reverse image on back. It is made of 100% durable lightweight super polyester fabric weighing approximately 4 to 6 oz. thus enabling flying in the slightest breeze. It is suitable for indoor use or for flying in light to moderate wind areas as well as in wet weather conditions. There are two rust-free brass grommets in the canvas header on the left side for easy mounting on flag poles or hanging banner style from ceilings or walls. It is machine washable and dryer safe with run resistant colors. We carry flags from every World Country, US State, Canadian Province, all US Military Services and over 140 Historical flags.


The Bedford Flag may be the oldest complete flag known to exist in the United States. Physical and historical evidence dates it from early in the 1700s, and the Bedford Flag is similar to a flag described as having been used by a cavalry troop of the Massachusetts Bay Militia in the French and Indian Wars. It may well have been that flag. Further legend states that it was later carried by Bedford Minuteman, Nathaniel Page, to the Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775, at the beginning of the American Revolution. However, there is no proof, either from testimonies, depositions, diaries or memoirs written by any participants, mentioning any such flag flown that day. The Latin inscription Vince Aut Morire” means “conquer or die.” The arm emerging from the clouds represents the arm of God. The original is housed at the Bedford.

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Weight 0.375 lbs