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FLAGS AND SYMBOLS FROM 1800 TO 1900 CENTURY

FILIPINO SMALL BUNTING GUIDON - 1901

This guidon was captured by General F.D. Grant in 1901 to the troops of General Torres.
The guidon is homemade and swallow tailed.

FLAG OF GENERAL GUEVARRA.
ARENAS, SAMAR - 1902


This flag was one of the last of the filipino insurgents who surrended to the american troops of General Frederick D. Grant at Arenas, Samar in 1902

FLAG OF THE KATIPUNEROS OF CEBU

Battle flag carried by katipuneros ( at Cebu, The notes on this flag are :
Wide red and light blue horizontal stripe. White triangle at left end with 3 light blue stars. 48 inches x 29 inches.

FLAG OF GENERAL VITO BELARMINO , COMMANDER OF THE FILIPINO FORCES OF SOUTHERN LUZON AND BICOL 1898

The drawing of this flag is based on the memoirs of Captain Arlington Betts referring to the captured war flag of Gen. Vito Belarmino taken during one of the battles in the Bicol region waged against the invading Americans. . Here the description of the flag by the words of Captain Betts:
"We captured the flag of Gen.Belarmino, a beautiful silk flag about 4x6 feet. gilt fringe around the border and the upper half of the field was hand painted showing the volcanoes of the provinces of Albay and Camarines, with an inscription " 1st Division, 1st zone, Army of Camarines."
The green mountains represents the three mountains or volcanos of Bicol:According to Dr. Paulix Robosa, one of the most important scholars of Bicol the 3 mountains on the flag of Gen Belarmino can be the 3 volcanos : Isarog, Asog ( both extincts ) and Mayon Volcano.

FLAG OF GENERAL LUCIANO "LUCIO " SAN MIGUEL- 1903

The flag of General Luciano San Miguel who fought and died with his men in 1903 shows three
stars four pointed, the other four points are just faded contamination or stain.
The sun has human face, it is painted while the rays are sewn like a patch.On the blue stripe there are the words: " Viva la Republica Filipina Viva !!! "painted and written in spanish.

The flag is on the collections of the N.H.I. - National Historical Institute of Manila.

FILIPINO REGIMENTAL FLAG - 1900

This regimental flag was captured in january 16, 1900 by the american troops, at present the flag is red and grey (blue ) , the " 3 " is in white .
At present the flag is in the Museum of West Point Academy.

REVOLUTIONARY FLAG CAPTURED BY AMERICAN SOLDIERS IN 1899 CIRCA.
Souvenir captured during 1901 by Charles Franklin of C Company of the 47TH Volunteer Infantry.
At present the flag is in U.S.A. in a private collection; the stars and the sun are sewn and painted in black. The flag is silk made. 16x24 inches circa . *





















FILIPINO FLAG SOUVENIR OF AN ILLINOIS OFFICIER *
























FLAG OF THE ABELLAS OF CAMARINES SUR

* Bill Combs Collection

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