Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 15, 2008

Gustavo Tracchia
Pages 107-117

The Argentine Flag in Monterey

When the Argentine flag flew briefly over the California port town of Monterey in 1818, it represented not conquest but rather a call to join the Americas-wide revolt against Spanish rule. This article explains the full and complex story behind Captain Hippolyte de Bouchard’s actions.