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image by Randy Young, 9 September 2004
Pulaski's Legion was an American unit during the American Revolutionary War. This flag is found in "Flags to Color from the American Revolution" on page 21.
"Colors: Yellow letters and designs on red field, green fringe."
"'Unita virtus forcior' (should be 'fortior'), 'Union makes valor stronger,' surrounds U.S., and 'Non alius regit,' 'No other governs,' is around the all-seeing eye. This famous banner was made in 1778 for the brave count by the Moravian Sisters, as a guidon for his independent corps of light cavalry and infantry, raised in Baltimore. ... Pulaski bore the banner through many battles, and when he fell at Savannah in 1779, at [age] 31, the flag was saved by a wounded lieutenant. It can now be seen in the Maryland Historical Society, in Baltimore."
The flag is double-sided.
Randy Young, 9 September 2004