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Georgia Flags Prior to 1879 (U.S.)

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Flags prior to 1879

[Flag of Georgia (prior to 1879)] by Dov Gutterman, 2 October 1998

[Flag of Georgia (prior to 1879)] by Rick Wyatt, 10 October 1998

Please note that these flags were never officially adopted by act of legislature. As such they appeared with the state coat of arms on fields of red, blue and even white! The first officially adopted flag for Georgia was well after the Civil War was over.
Greg Biggs, 5 October 1998

Colonial Flag

[Colonial Flag of Georgia] by Paige Herring, 30 August 1998

There is very little information regarding Georgia's Revolutionary era flags. The only reference to the existence of a uniquely Georgian flag is a hypothetical re-creation based upon information acquired in Standards and Colors of the American Revolution [ric82]. The writer there stated that there was a blue military color captured by the British when Savannah surrendered in December of 1778.

This color has subsequently been lost to history. However, as Georgia favored flags of the rattlesnake variety, the re-creation of the color is not wholly impossible. This color, based on the assumptions of the author of the book, places the snake and motto "Dont Tread On Me" on the flag with the unit citation of the First Georgia Regiment in the canton. The proportion of the color is based on the standard forms of the day.

by Paige Herring, 30 August 1998

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