Bri­tish war flag is pro­tected

The Herald - - INTERNATIONAL -


A rare Bri­tish flag from the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War will be con­served thanks to a grant re­ceived by Fort Ti­con­deroga, in north­ern New York.

Cu­ra­tors at the pri­vately owned museum and his­toric site in the eastern Adiron­dacks say the arte­fact is the Royal High­land Emi­grants flag. Only two are known to ex­ist, and the fort’s flag is the only one in the US.

The Royal High­land Emi­grants were a reg­i­ment of Bri­tish loy­al­ists who served in Canada dur­ing the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion.

The $5,000 grant for the flag’s con­ser­va­tion was re­cently awarded by the Cham­plain Val­ley Na­tional Her­itage Part­ner­ship, which in­volves en­ti­ties in parts of New York, Ver­mont and Que­bec.

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