As the legend goes, the Bedford flag was carried into battle by Bedford, Massachusetts, resident Nathaniel Page at the first battle of the American Revolution, the Battle of Lexington & Concord in 1775. This exquisite flag became a major political symbol of the early American Revolution, as tradition dictates it was the only militia flag carried into the American Revolution’s first battle. Celebrate that fateful day and America’s revolutionary past with this high-quality, American-made replica Bedford battle flag!
OUR BEDFORD FLAG
Our Bedford flags are made in America with 100% lightweight nylon and are designed for every-day use, even in rugged conditions. Ensure the longest life out of your Bedford flag by checking out our blog. The canvas heading and brass grommets make it easy for this 36" x 45" flag to securely attach to any of our outdoor flagpoles.
- Made in America
- 36" x 45"
- Authentic 1700s design
- 100% nylon
- Durable canvas heading
- Strong brass grommets
BEDFORD FLAG HISTORY
Historians debate whether the Bedford Battle flag was actually brought to the Battle of Lexington & Concord, but whether it was didn’t prevent the flag from becoming a lasting symbol of the militia’s resistance at Concord. Famous Massachusetts poet Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Concord Hymn, about that fateful skirmish, likely references the Page family’s tale in its opening lines.
The flag’s actual origins are unknown, and historians debate (as they always do) whether it was actually a flag for a mid-1600s Massachusetts militia, or if it was created in the 1700s. What we do know is that the first recorded reference to the Page family’s flag as the “Bedford flag” came in 1875, when it was displayed at the centennial of the Battle of Lexington & Concord. Cyrus Page, a family descendent, later donated it to the Bedford public library, where it remains on display to this day. It’s now the official flag of the town of Bedford, Massachusetts.