Taunton Flag/1775 SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT - BLUE DUSK
100% pre-shrunk cotton. Colors may vary slightly from picture.
The British Red Ensign 1707
British Red Ensign, also called the "Colonial Red Ensign" and the "Meteor" Flag,was adopted by Queen Anne as the new flag for England and her colonies in 1707. This was the best known of the British Maritime flags, or Ensigns, which were formed by placing the Union flag in the canton of another flag having a field of white,blue, or red. This flag was only used on ships during the Colonial period. This was the first national flag of the English colonies and Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown under this flag.
Taunton Flag 1774
The Taunton Flag was one of the earliest of the colonial flags, first raised in 1774 at Taunton, Massachusetts. It was simply a Queen Anne Flag with the words, "LIBERTY" or "LIBERTY OR UNION" sewn onto the red field. The Boston Evening Post reported the incident and the idea caught on. Flags with identical or similar mottos began to appear throughout the colonies soon after. PhilipMarcSonsofLiberty.com