Battle Flag of Texas - Hood's Brigade - First Texas Infantry
This is a 3' x 5' Super-polyester flag, with a canvas header and brass grommets, with 4 rows of sewing on the fly side and is known as the Hoods Brigade flag.
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!"
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 mottos 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.
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."