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[White Plains flag] image by Randy Young, 31 January 2001

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Source: "Flags to Color from the American Revolution."

On page 15 is the "White Plains Flag." The colors are listed as "Red field, yellow staff; light blue cap and sword blade; white hilt and brown handle." The description of the flag is:
"These colors were captured by the Hessians either on August 27, 1776, at the Battle of Long Islands, or Oct. 28, 1776, at the Battle of White Plains. A German account, listing the earlier date, belittles the skill of the American troops who surrendered under this flag, but it was only a few weeks later that the same Hessians under Colonel Rall surrendered to General Washington at Trenton, Dec. 26, 1776. The design on the flag is taken from an undated engraving."
Randy Young, 31 January 2001