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Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 22, 2015

Peter Ansoff
Pages 1-26
DOI: 10.5840/raven2015221

The Flag on Prospect Hill
A Response to Byron DeLear

This paper covers the ongoing debate between the author and Mr. Byron DeLear with respect to which flag flew on Prospect Hill, outside Boston, on 1 January 1776. The question of whether it was the “Continental Colors” or a pre-1801 Union Flag and DeLear’s views on the matter lead the author to examine both arguments and new or previously-research documentation to determine if any updates need to be made to his original conclusions.