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9 Saint Andrew's Cross battle flag of
unidentified unit. This flag is unusual in
that it displays a black cross superimposed
and affixed across the center.
Accompanying the flag is a small back bow
that was apparently attached to the reverse.
State Archives M-16.
10 Second National Pattern "Stainless
Banner" of unknown unit. Stenciled on
the flag is "Battle of Mobile Bay; no. 206;
Wm Lonais Phil Museum Sale." These
words give intriguing hints as to the history
and origin of this flag, but beyond this nothing
is known. Texas State Archives M-19.
11 Large unique bunting flag. This unusual
flag displays a circular disk in the center of
the field with red six-point star within.
Around the disk orbit six stars. Cryptically
inscribed on the heading is "captured by
Moonlight after a long chase." History and
identity of this flag are unknown. Texas
State Archives M-32.
12 11th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry. This is a
First National pattern "Stars and Bars"
Confederate flag. On the top bar of the
field is the battle honor "Belmont," commemorating
the regiment's first battle. On
the lower bar is inscribed "November 7th
1861," the date of the Battle of Belmont.
On the white middle bar is the name
"Major E. G. W. Butler," an officer who was
killed leading the attack at Belmont. In subsequent
battles the Eleventh Louisiana suffered
such heavy losses that the regiment
was disbanded in August 1862. Texas State
13 Blue bunting flag with white crescent
moon in center surrounded by eight
white stars. On the hoist edge is written
"Captured near Saint Johns River." Nothing
more is known about this flag. Texas State
14 First National Pattern (maritime?) "Stars
and Bars" long and narrow (80" by 26.5")
variant with single star in the canton. This
flag was reported to have been seized from
the British schooner William on October 21,
1863. Its origin is unknown, but it probably
was sent to the Texas State Archives
because it was assumed that the lone star
signified that it was a Texas flag. Texas State
15 Stars and Stripes with 28 stars. When
Texas entered the Union in 1845, it
became the 28th state. This flag was in
use for only one year until the next state
(and star) was added to the Union. Texas
State Archives M-75.
16 Masonic Flag. This is a flag displaying
some of the traditional Masonic symbols.
In the center of the field is a right angle
rule and a calipers, all surrounded by
seven stars. No history of this flag is available.
Texas State Archives M-8.
The state of Texas has been
preserving significant flags
since the Battle of San
Jacinto, but in recent years
the resulting collection, ravaged
by time and by wellmeaning
preservation attempts, had
been relegated to storage in
the basement of the state
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