A Gallery Of Patriot Flags

The White Plains Flag


  The White Plains Flag was believed to have been carried by a New York Militia unit when, on 28 October 1776, it was captured by a regiment of German Hessian troops during the Battle of White Plains.

  The White Plains Flag consists of a red field, in the center of which are displayed a Liberty Pole surmounted by a Liberty Cap crossed with a sword. Above the crossed pole and sword is the motto: "Liberty or Death". Admiral G.H. Preble, author or the book, History Of The Flag Of The United States Of America in 1880, included a drawing of this flag in his book, noting that the 'a' in the word, Death, was backward.