The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 89, July 1985 - April, 1986 Page: 20
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Cover: Flag of the Guerrero Battalion. Courtesy Archives Division,
Texas State Library, Austin.
This enormous silk flag, measuring 140 /2 inches by 52 inches, may have been
captured from the Mexican army's Guerrero Battalion in the Texas Revolution.
Dark bloodlike stains on the flag suggest that perhaps it was taken in battle.
The Guerrero Battalion fought at the battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. The
battalion's flag is simply a variant of the Mexican flag, which was the official
standard in Texas from 1821 until Texas independence in 1836.
To observe Texas's 15oth anniversary of independence, the next four issues
of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly will focus primarily on Texas during
the years 1821-1846. This cover is the first in a series of four that will feature
historic flags associated with Texas from the Mexican period through statehood.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 89, July 1985 - April, 1986, periodical, 1985/1986; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117151/m1/20/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.