Canton Series - Trumbull - 1776 United

Canton Series - Trumbull

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Of the many patterns of 13 Star flags that exist, this particular pattern of 12 stars in the shape of a square and a single-center star is among the rarest. Known as the Trumbull pattern after Revolutionary War patriot and artist John Trumbull, who painted this configuration of stars in at least three of his works: The Battle of Princeton (1777), The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga, New York (1777) and The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, (1781). Although it is unknown historically if this pattern of flag was actually present at these battles, Trumbull served as second personal aide to George Washington and deputy adjutant-general for General Horatio Gates, and had deep first-hand knowledge of the war and the flags that would have been flown. He also is known for meticulous attention to detail. Regardless of whether or not this pattern of flag was actually present on these battlefields, the pattern has become permanently associated with his name.

Our shirts run a little small and are athletic fit, so if you are in-between sizes or are unsure, please order up one size.

About 1776 United

We created 1776 United to evoke a sense of patriotism found in our forefathers. Most have forgotten to ask themselves not what their country can do for them, but what they can do for their country.

Our dream is to inspire a new wave of patriotism that might lead to the next Greatest Generation. We aim for the clothing we create to embody the many chapters of American history. Each shirt is a cotton reminder of who we are, where we live, and where we're going.

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