Philadelphia Light Horse Flag 3 X 5 ft. Standard
This is the flag of the Philadelphia Light Horse Cavalry, and was the first flag to feature the thirteen stripes of the American Colonies. The Philadelphia City Cavalry was forged in November of 1774, when the city was establishing the means to resist the British and carry out the resolutions of the Continental Congress. This is definitely the oldest mounted military unit, and may very well be the oldest American military force of any kind in continuous service. The Philadelphia Cavalry fought throughout the Revolution, but has continued to serve ever since. It saw action in the War of 1812, and served with distinction in the War with Mexico. The unit was in action throughout the Civil War, and again in World War I, including in the Argonne Forrest. It was deployed to Europe in World War II, and in more recent times was in Bosnia during the brutal conflicts there, and supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Kuwait. In fact, since 9-11 it is one of the most deployed units of U.S. Army.