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The Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans has a Historic Flags Page at
http://members.tripod.com/~txscv/texas.htm. This says, "In 1812, a filibustering expedition led by a 24 year old U.S. Army officer named Augustus Magee liberated Texas from Spanish rule for one year. Under this green flag, they ruled Texas until they met defeat south of San Antonio at the Battle of the
Medina in 1813. Among the Spanish officers who crushed the "Green Flag Republic" was a young Spanish Lieutenant named Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. " This was mentioned last night on the History Channel's two-hour program, "The Legend of the Alamo." For anyone with an interest in the subject, Dumont Maps and Books of the West offers Julia Kathryn Garrett's _Green Flag Over Texas_ (Item #87 at www.dumontbooks.com/catalogue/0074/books/ ) for $135.
John Ayer, 17 December 2003
See also the Handbook of Texas Online www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/MM/qfm1.html, which notes:
"So disastrous was *la batalla del encinal de Medina* that its battlefield has become lost, its 'Green Flag' has remained largely unrecognized, and its participants have been generally unknown, unhonored, and unsung. [...] By 1992 neither the Medina battlefield nor the burial sites of the soldiers had been archeologically confirmed."
Andrew S. Rogers, 17 December 2003