Hoods Texas Civil War Flag 3x5 polyester 2 grommets for hanging and 4 rows of stitching where they count, the fly end.
Variations of the Flag of Texas and the Confederacy were understandably popular with the contingents of volunteers for the Lone Star State. Many were embellished with mottoes and often the names of important victories from various campaigns. More often than not, these flags were made by the families of members of the company or by the well-wishers from the community back home.
This flag was presented to the Texas Battalion in Richmond by President Jefferson Davis who inspired everyone on hand with the charge:
"Texans! The troops of other states have their reputations to gain, but the sons of the defenders of the Alamo have theirs to maintain!"
Hood's Texas Brigade won distinction on the battlefield as the most outstanding group of Texans and was considered as one of the finest fighting forces in Robert E. Lee's renowned Army of Northern Virginia. The unrivaled service record of the Brigade, in which almost 4,500 Texans served, added to the state's reputation for legendary courage, audacious battlefield heroism and self-sacrifice.
As recorded on one monument to the valor of the men of the Confederacy:
"Though adverse fortune denied final victory to their cause, History preserves their fame, made glorious forever."