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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 1:09 p.m. PST

" Rereading Richardson's Standards and Colors of the American Revolution this morning. What happened to the Hessian colors captured at Trenton? They were displayed in the halls of Congress for a short time. On 31 December 1776 William Ellery writes the Governor of Rhode Island a description of the flags which are on display in the room where Congress meets in Baltimore.The six colors captured at Trenton are depicted in good detail in Charles Wilson Peale's painting of Washington victorious after Trenton and Princeton. Other colors captured have survived. There are four Anspach-Beyreuth colors captured at Yorktown still in existence and in good condition. Two are at West Point, one at the Smithsonian and the fourth one at Yorktown. Davis (Regimental colors in the War of the Revolution) said there were no know (to him) Colors in Germany when he did his research during the 1900's. The colors of the 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment are at West Point…"
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