The Flag

Connecticut’s most iconic artifact of the War of 1812 is the flag that few over the defenses during the four-day Battle of Stonington in August 1814. Unlike the Fort McHenry garrison flag raised after the battle, this banner survived nine direct hits and three nights of “the rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air.” The Stonington Historical Society preserves this priceless flag.

Stonington battle flag