This flag, commonly referred to as "The Betsy Ross Flag," was adopted June 14, 1777 (Flag Day). The Continental Congress on this day resolved "That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes alternating red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation." The designer of this flag is not known, although John Paul Jones has been suggested as a possibility. Congress did not specify an arrangement or number of points for the stars in the canton, and as a result, there are many variations in the flags that followed until 1912. A similar flag was present at the great American victory at Cowpens, South Carolina with the only difference being an arrangement of 12 five point stars in a circle with one star in the middle.