British war flag is protected
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.