Connecticut Webbs Division

Date: 1776

Yellow field with green wreath and white sword. [R29]

Little is known about this flag. It is thought to be the flag of the 19th regiment commanded by Colonel Charles Webb of Connecticut. The 19th of Connecticut was one of the original regiments formed under the Continental Line during 1776 by the Continental Congress.

Charles Webb was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1724. He was a member of the Connecticut legislature in 1758, and was re-elected twenty-three times. He served in the French war, and attained the rank of captain in 1760. He was sent by Congress, in May, 1775. He became colonel of the 19th regiment in July, 1775. He participated in the battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Whitemarsh, in which his regiment suffered heavy casualties. He retired from the service in June, 1778 and died in 1794.

An alternative history associates the flag with to the First (I) Company of an additional Continental Regiment of Foot raised in 1777 by Col. S. B. Webb of Connecticut. See Randy Young, 1 February 2001, contributor to the Flags of the World web site.