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Our durable nylon Bennington flags are made in the USA by Eder Flag. They’re constructed of tough, long-wearing Dupont SolarMax nylon and designed for extended outdoor use.

  • Made in the USA. Not only are our Bennington flags assembled here, but all the materials that go into making them are domestic.

  • The colors are deep and rich.

  • Stripes & hems are sewn with a double row (4 rows on the fly end) of heavy, strong polyester thread tightly lock-stitched so they won’t unravel.

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<h2>Was The Bennington Flag Really at the Battle of Bennington?</h2>

<p>The Bennington flag takes its name from the Battle of Bennington, the famous and pivotal 1777 battle of the American Revolution that was actually fought in Walloomsac, New York, about 10 miles from Bennington, Vermont.</p>

<p>The most common legend surrounding the mysterious first appearance of the flag puts it atop “military stores” at Bennington, where it purportedly provided inspiration to troops lead by General John Stark to defeat the British forces, denying access to much needed supplies.</p>

<p>Another such legend actually places the flag at the battle itself, where it is said that Nathaniel Fillmore, a soldier in the Continental Army, rescued the flag from the field of battle. Fillmore kept it in his possession where it was passed down through various ancestors, including Fillmore’s grandson, President Millard Fillmore.</p>

<p>There’s just one small problem—none of these legends are true.</p>

<p>It is a fact that the Bennington Flag was in the possession of the Fillmore family for much of its history. According to family history, Nathaniel gave the flag to nephew Septa Fillmore who then passed it to Philetus P. Fillmore who displayed the flag at his Illinois home in 1876 for the United States Centennial celebration.</p>

<p>It was later carted out of storage by Franklin Bosworth Fillmore for the Grand Army of the Republic festivities in Minnesota in 1887 where it was vandalized. And finally, the flag wound up in the hands of Maude Fillmore Wilson who eventually donated it to the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont in 1926, where it remains until this day.</p>

<p>What we do know is that the earliest date the flag could have been made is about 1810. That’s because the fabric that was used is machine-made cotton, which did not exist at the time of the Revolution. The construction of the fabric as having been made on a mechanical loom has been verified both by the Museum of American Textile History in Lowell, Massachusetts, and by Grace Cooper of the Smithsonian Institution.</p>

<p>While the history of the Bennington Flag is not entwined with the Battle of Bennington, it is nonetheless intriguing. When was it made and for what purpose?</p>

<p>Some speculate that Nathaniel, who was a veteran of the Revolution, made it during the War of 1812 as a call-to-arms. Others suggest that it was made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1826. And some, including the Smithsonian have posited that it could have been made as late as 1876, to celebrate the Centennial.</p>

<p>In any case, the Bennington flag has become one of the most enduring flag designs of all time and is a credit to its maker, whomever that might be!</p>

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