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Posted: 7/25/2013 2:32:41 PM EST
In this quite famous painting by John Trumbull depicting Lord Cornwallis surrendering to General Washington,
I found it interesting the arrangement of stars on the flag.
Twelve stars in a rectangle around the perimeter and one in the middle.

Considering Trumbull was about 27 years old at the time, I'm sure his depiction of the flag comes from a contemporary source.

I've never seen this design before. Does anyone else know anything about it? Thanks!



Nothing about it on this wiki page
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:50:28 PM EST
The Cowpens Flag. Carried by the 3rd Maryland Reg.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 3:00:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Roughneck43:
The Cowpens Flag. Carried by the 3rd Maryland Reg.
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Probably right. although that flag is circular and Trumbull definitely painted it rectangular.
The 3rd Maryland was at Yorktown after all and Trumbull could have painted it from a written description alone, accounting for the inaccuracy.

Thanks for the reply.
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