Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 13, 2006

Peter Ansoff
Pages 77-100

The Flag on Prospect Hill

What flag did General Washington actually fly outside of Boston on 1 January 1776? This incisive and well-researched analysis demonstrates that the flag over Prospect Hill was more likely the British Union Flag, with the English and Scottish crosses overall, rather than the 13-striped Continental Colors as believed by historians for 150 years.