Liberty Flag

Date: 1775 (1765 - 1777).

Seven red and six blue stripes. Thirteen eight-pointed white stars in a blue canton. [R20]

Colonists just before the Revolution would hoist this flag and similar flags in defiance of the English taxation policy.

The North Carolina flag at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in March of 1781 is similar. It has red and navy stripes, but it has thirteen blue eight-pointed stars on a white canton in a 5 - 3 - 5 pattern.