The flag was used by the American Continental Army forces as both a naval ensign and garrison flag throughout 1776 and early 1777. It is not known for certain when or by whom the design of the Continental Colors was created, but the flag could easily be produced by sewing white stripes onto the British Red Ensigns.
The Continental is believed to have been carried at the June 17, 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill (Boston).
3 ft x 5 ft printed nylon flag with white canvas heading and two brass grommets. Made in the U.S.A.