TITLE

Williamsburg Exhibits Captured Battle Flags

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that four rare battle flags captured during the American Revolution are on display through January 9, 2008, at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. A U.S. citizen collector purchased the flags for $17.3 million in a Sotheby's auction on Flag Day 2006. The seller was a descendant of Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton, a British officer reviled by Patriot troops for his cruelty.
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28099913

 

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