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Grand Union (U.S.) The famed "Grand Union" flag hoisted near Washington's headquarters at Cambridge on 1 January 1776 turned out to be exactly the same as the flag that the East India Company had used ... on the other side of the world ... since 1701. The design is essentially a red ensign (minus, of course, the X of St. Patrick at that time) with the red field divided into 13 red-and-white stripes: the same pattern as the later U.S. flag, once the canton changed to "a new constellation."
(Grand Union, 1775). Combining the Meteor flag with the Sons of Liberty flag, this was first raised at sea on December 3, 1775 by John Paul Jones and on land on January 1, 1776, on Prospect Hill (then called Mount Pisgah) in Somerville, Massachusetts, when the Continental Army was mustered into formal existence. It received its name from a reference as the "Grand Union Flag" in one of George Washington's letters. Curiously, this flag was never officially sanctioned by the Continental…
This flag includes 13 stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner. When General George Washington was laying siege to British-controlled Boston, he ordered a flag be hoisted over Prospect Hill. This was it, the Grand Union flag.