Samuel Chester Reid Photo

Samuel Chester Reid

Born: Aug 24, 1783

Death: Jan 28, 1861

Birthplace: Norwich

Nationality: United States

Samuel Chester Reid

Date of Birth : Aug 24, 1783
Date of Death : Jan 28, 1861
Birth Place : Norwich

Samuel Chester Reid was an officer in the United States Navy who commanded a privateer during the War of 1812. He is also noted for having helped design the 1818 version of the flag of the United States, which first established the rule of keeping thirteen stripes and adding one star for each U.S. state.

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