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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 29 August 2001
The flag was raised over the Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina on March 15, 1781.
There are very small remnants of what appear to be a 13th and a 14th stripe on the bottom hoist edge of this flag. The hoist edge is also not finished, and there is speculation that there many have been two more stars at the hoist matching the two stars at the fly edge of the canton.
As a result, some speculate that this was actually a 15 star/15 stripe flag dating from the War of 1812. Grace Cooper goes into some detail on this flag in her study of ancient American flags, my copy of which is in hiding at this moment.
Devereaux Cannon, 14 September 2002