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image by Randy Young, 23 September 2004
This flag comes from the book "Flags to Color, Washington to Lincoln," and is found on page 2. It's listed as "The First Infantry Regiment Color, 1791."
"Colors: Field of flag, dark blue; stars, shield border, sunburst, and emblem in upper corner, gold; clouds, gray; eagle body and arrows, brown; eagle head and tail, white; eagle beak and claws, yellow; ribbon, white; shield top dark blue; six red and seven white stripes."
"After the Revolution the armed forces were disbanded but the country soon found it needed at least a small army. The blue flag with the coat of arms of the United States in the center and unit designation established a design pattern still followed today in army flags."
Randy Young, 23 September 2004