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image by Randy Young, 30 April 2001
Source: "Flags to Color from the American Revolution."
This one is listed as "Flag of the Commander in Chief's Guard." The colors are listed as "White field, horse, coat facings, waistcoat, breeches, sword and crossbelt. Green ribbon and ground. Liberty in light blue, also pennant. Blue coat. Brown American eagle with white head and yellow beak. Union shield: blue at top, red and white stripes, yellow fringe. Brown boots, black half-gaiters, blue and white feather in the cocked hat." The flag itself is described as:
"The Commander in Chief's Guard was a small corps of soldiers from each colony. The men were attached to Washington, but they fought in battle along with other troops. This flag was probably not designed until 1782, for it bears the American eagle, which was not official before then."Randy Young, 30 April 2001