Mexican flag flown by privateer Luis Aury

Mexican flag flown by privateer Luis Aury

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
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  • Mexican flag flown by privateer Luis Aury

Image Number

  • PT00045


  • 1981

Series Title

    Biography Note

  • At least sixteen flags have flown over Florida or parts of Florida. There have been flags of five countries: Spain, Great Britain, the United States, and the Confederacy. There have been State flags, one as the symbol of Florida as a sovereign nation. And there have been flags of such acceptance as people were willing to accord them.

  • Biography Note

  • Luis Aury, a pirate and reputed general of the Mexican independence movement, raised what has been described as the Mexican flag over Amelia Island on October 4, 1817. Aury surrendered the island to American forces on December 23, 1817. What his flag was no one can say. It may have been green, white, and red. But it could not have been the official flag of the Republic of Mexico for that country did not gain its independence until 1821.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - color - 5 x 3 1/2 in.

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