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  • U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

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    Secretary of the Board of War Richard Peters expressed concern

    U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    The 1777 resolution was most probably meant to define a naval ensign. In the late 18th century, the notion of a national flag did not yet exist, or was only nascent. The flag resolution appears between other resolutions from the Marine Committee. On May 10, 1779, Secretary of the Board of War Richard Peters expressed concern "it is not yet settled what is the Standard of the United States." However, the term "Standard" referred to a national standard for the Army of the United States. Each regiment was to carry the national standard in addition to its regimental standard. The national standard was not a reference to the national or naval flag.




  • U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    Flag of the United States

    Letter from George Washington

    U.S.
    Monday May 10, 1779

    On 10 May 1779, a letter from the War Board to George Washington stated that there was still no design established for a national standard, on which to base regimental standards, but also referenced flag requirements given to the board by General von Steuben.




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