Gadsden Flag, 3x5' nylon
Gadsden Flag, 3x5' nylon - Colorful 100% nylon reproductions of significance to the history of the United States. Suitable for outdoor or indoor display, with canvas heading & brass grommets..
During the early American Revolutionary period the Colonial forces lacked an official flag. Colonel Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina decided to create one - he had seen and liked a bright yellow banner with a hissing, coiled rattlesnake rising up in the center, and beneath the serpent the same words that appeared on the Striped Rattlesnake Flag - "Don't Tread On Me". Colonel Gadsden made a copy of this flag and submitted the design to the Provincial Congress in South Carolina. Commodore Esek Hopkins, commander of the new Continental fleet, carried a similar flag in February, 1776, when his ships put to sea for the first time. Hopkins captured large stores of British cannon & military supplies in the Bahamas. His cruise marked the salt-water baptism of the American Navy, and saw the first landing of the Corps of Continental Marines, on whose drums the Gadsden symbol was painted. More recently the First Navy Jack and the Gadsden Flag have been favored by supporters of The Second American Revolution movement, because of the "Don't Tread On Me" sentiment illustrated on these flags.
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