1. The Alamo Flag
This is the banner that flew over the Alamo for 13 days as less than
200 Texans held off a Mexican army of over 5,000 men. On March
6, 1836 the Alamo had fallen. It is estimated that 182 Texans lost
their lives while approximately 1500 Mexicans were killed and
another 1500 Mexicans were wounded.
2. The Gonzales Flag
The Mexicans loaned the Texans a cannon to keep the Indians
away, but then thought better of the idea and asked for the cannon
back. This flag was the Texan’s answer as the first shots of the war
for independence were fired on October 2, 1835.
3. Captain Scott’s Flag
A flag of one of the many independent groups who reported to
Stephen F. Austin at San Felipe to fight for a free and sovereign
4. The Dodson Flag
The first “Lone Star” flag that flew over the delegates at
Washington on the Brazos as Texas Independence was declared at
the first Constitutional Convention in March of 1836.
5. The Troutman Flag
One of the most inspirational symbols during the dark days
between the fall of the Alamo and the victory at San Jacinto.
6. Flag of the Texas Navy
In November of 1835 the General Council formed the Texas Navy,
purchasing the first ships: the Independence, Brutus, and
Invincible. If the Texas Navy had not been able to keep the crucial
supply lines to New Orleans and America open, the Texas
revolution would have failed. The ships flew both the Texas Navy
7. First Flag of the Republic
Selected by five signers of Texas’ Declaration of Independence,
this flag may have been inspired by Colonel Fannin’s request:
“Give us a flag to fight under as unlike theirs as possible… in time
to hoist it in defiance of Santa Anna.”
8. Second Flag of the Republic
On March 3, 1837, the Republic of Texas, under this flag, was
recognized by the United States of America as a sovereign and
independent nation. Later that year Texas applied for annexation
and statehood, but was declined.
9. Third Flag of the Republic
Texas’ flag during the last seven years as an independent country.
Under this banner, Texas was recognized by France and England.
In 1846, this last flag of the Republic became the official state flag.
"Gallery of The Republic : Austin, Texas." Gallery of
The Republic : Austin, Texas. Web. 04 Nov. 2013.
Asleep at the Wheel. "Deguello." Remembers the
Alamo. Shout Factory, 2004. MP3.