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San Jacinto battle flag, 1836 (U.S.)


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[San Jacinto battle flag] image by Randy Young, 19 October 2004

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From the book "Flags to Color, Washington to Lincoln," page 16, and is titled "San Jacinto color, 1836."

Quoted from book -
"Colors: White flag; yellow fringe; red liberty cap on pole; brown-haired woman wearing white dress with red robe; light blue ribbon; light blue clouds."

"The great victory that led to Texas independence was fought under a flag that has been reconstructed as shown here; nineteenth-century flags were frequently made of silk with elaborate designs painted in oil colors. Most of these flags have since deteriorated because of the practice of adding lead to the silk to give it better drape and body. Moreover the oil dried out, cracked and fell off in many instances."

Randy Young, 19 October 2004