New Jersey

Date: 1776 - 1777

Buff field with seal in center. [R28]

The buff color was used on the field of the regimental flag to correspond to the color of the uniform facing worn in the state of New Jersey. General Washington decided that the New Jersey uniform should be blue, faced with buff.

The horse's head in the crest appeared on the early coins of New Jersey. The three plows in the shield symbolize  agriculture. Ceres, the Goddess of Agriculture is one of the supports. The other supporter is a figure of Liberty.

Liberty bears a pole surmounted by a liberty cap. It derives from the ancient Phrygians, who gave such a cap to freed slave so that they may be readily identified.

The Earl's helmet beneath the crest is the symbol of sovereignty.