Georgia Battalion, 1835-1836
In 1835, Col. James Fannin left Georgia with a few hundred volunteer soldiers to go fight in the Texas Revolution. As they were passing through the town of Knoxville, Georgia, seventeen-year-old Joanna Troutman presented them with this white flag, which according to some accounts was sewn from one of her own dresses.
When Fannin heard news of the Texas Declaration of Independence, he raised the Troutman Flag as a national flag. The flag was destroyed by the wind during the Goliad campaign, shortly before the battalion was destroyed by Mexicans during the Goliad massacre.
(designer: Joanna Troutman)