Stonington battle flag


The fragile-looking relic held by the young men in this photographic postcard image is the Stonington battle flag of 1814, being carried on a wagon during the 1914 centennial celebration of the event. The boy standing and holding the flag is William K. Holmes Jr., the great-grandson of prominent Stonington defender Jeremiah Holmes. (Courtesy of Stonington Historical Society, 2002.0613.402)