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Colonial flag

[Flag of Colonial Virginia] image by Randy Young, 29 January 2001

The flag for Virginia was a red field with the inscription in white : VIRGINIA FOR CONSTITUTIONAL LIBERTY.
source: Standards and Colors of the American Revolution [ric82]
Nick Artimovich, 2 May 1996

11th Virginia Regiment

[11th Virginia Regiment flag] image by Randy Young, 3 February 2001

Source: "Flags to Color from the American Revolution."

This flag belongs to the Eleventh Virginia Regiment, as carried by a post-Revolutionary company. The colors are listed as "Buff field, silver scrolls and vines, green wreath."
"Morgan's Rifle Corps began in July 1775, when 75 men marched to join the army at Cambridge. These men, with their new spiral-grooved rifles, were a terror to the British. In Nov. 1776, Morgan became colonel of the 11th Virginia Regiment, and his old corps was made part of the new unit."
Randy Young, 3 February 2001