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The North West Territory Alliance (NWTA) is an American Revolutionary War reenactment organization located in the Midwestern United States. We have over five hundred members from states as far west as Iowa, east to Ohio, North to the Canadian border, and south to Tennessee.
We are a non-profit educational organization that studies and recreates the culture, lifestyle, and arts of the time of the American Revolution, 1775-1783. We strive to duplicate the uniforms, weapons, battlefield tactics, and camp life of the era as accurately as possible.
It's Flag Day in the US--please enjoy a variety of flags from the NWTA!
Pictured are a range of regimental flags--flags representing not a nation or even a state, but military regiments. These were crafted in a broad spectrum of designs and colors, some with elaborate painted figures.
Flags during the American Revolution weren't just for decoration--regimental flags were central to morale, and their bright colors provided a visual marker on smoky, confused battlefields for troops. ... See MoreSee Less
On this day in history: June 14, 1777: During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The national flag, which became known as the “Stars and Stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the Stars and Stripes, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend. ... See MoreSee Less