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From: "Rich Green" <>
Subject: Re: [WAROF1812] 9 Stars on the 1812 KY Battle Flag?
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 10:51:56 -0400
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Morris,

This seems very logical and it is the only explanation offered by anyone as
of yet.

Thank you for your thoughtful contribution.

Regards,

Rich Green
Historic Archaeological Research
4338 Hadley Court
West Lafayette, IN 47906
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Mobile: (765) 427-4082
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Subject: [WAROF1812] 9 Stars on the 1812 KY Battle Flag?


>I certainly am =not= the authority on this flag issue you raised below,
>Rich; but I would wager (a very small amount, that is) that those 9 stars
>represent the 9 counties originally in existence when KY became a state on
>1 Jun 1792. I believe they were:
> * 1780 -- Fayette, Jefferson, & Lincoln
> * 1785 -- Nelson
> * 1786 -- Bourbon, Madison, & Mercer
> * 1789 -- Mason & Woodford
> [ 1792 -- Washington, Scott, Shelby, & Logan formed ~after~ KY
> statehood ]
> [ 1812 -- some 56 total counties formed by then ]
>
> Regards....Morris Fletcher
> ggg-grs of "Old George" Fletcher (1796-1860), KY Militia in War of 1812
> ====================================================
> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:22:12 -0400
> From: "Rich Green" <>
> Subject: [WAROF1812] 9 stars on the 1812 Kentucky Battle Flag?
>
> Several folks have written in and requested more information regarding the
> origin of the motif of the 1812 Kentucky battle flag. All we know about it
> is explained here: http://www.1812kentuckybattleflag.com/
>
> Several folks have written more specifically asking about the significance
> of the 9 stars on the 1812 Kentucky militia flag?
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Rich Green
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