With the Bennington flag, once again there is some question about the history of an American flag...
The Revolutionary war flags known as the Bennington, the 13 star flag or the "76" Flag, are thought to have been used in the Battle of Bennington in 1777. However, as with other United States flags, there are some historians who believe that this 76 flag could have been made for the Centennial in 1876, instead of it being the 1776 flag used during the American Revolution.
The flag consists of 13 red and white stripes with a blue canton. There are a total of 13 white stars (11 in an arch and 2 near the upper corners of the blue canton) and a large "76" below the arch of stars.
What is thought to be the original 13 star flag with the number 76, that was used in the Battle of Bennington, is displayed at the museum in Bennington, Vermont.
The Bennington or "76" flag is sometimes
mistakenly referred to as the Bicentennial flag, due to its
popularity during the 1976 Bicentennial celebration.