Davy Crockett’s 1836 Texas Alamo Flag – Embroidered and Sewn Cotton
Cotton flags feature a very heavy, luxurious look and feel. They are commonly used indoors because of their old-world, hand-crafted appearance but can also be flown outside for parade and special events, although they are not very durable or fade resistant with prolonged exposure to the outdoor elements. Cotton flags are also suitable for tea staining and/or framing and hanging indoors.
- Heavy, soft cotton fabric
- Fully sewn construction
- Heavy canvas header with three brass grommets
- 4 rows of stitching on the fly end
- Flag size: 3’x5′
History of the 1836 Texas Alamo flag
This is a reproduction of the flag or one of the flags that many historians believe may have flown over the ramparts of the Alamo during the 13-day siege of the Mission fortress February 23 – March 6th, 1836. A book was published in Philadelphia in 1837, shortly after Texas won her independence from Mexico entitled “Colonel Crockett’s Exploits and Adventures in Texas as Written by Himself” that was based on Crockett’s own writings. The book, in part, describes Crockett’s account of the last days of the Alamo. It is reported that a man named Charles Beale visited San Antonio a few days after the fall of the Alamo and came into possession of one of Crockett’s diaries. One excerpt, in particular, dated February 23, 1836 reads, “We have had a large national flag made. It is composed of thirteen stripes, red and white, alternating on a blue ground, with a large white star, of five points, in the center, and between the points the letters TEXAS.” There are some historians that dispute the authenticity of the Crockett journal, but variants of the flag are noted in other revolutionary journals in the days leading up to the battle of the Alamo. No one will ever know for certain what the flag or flags that flew over the Alamo during the battle looked like, but there is a significant amount of evidence that a flag closely resembling this reproduction was present at the Alamo during the heroic yet hopeless stand taken by the small group of Texians.