Goliad Battle Flag 3×5 Sewn and Embroidered Heavy Cotton
Fully sewn Goliad Liberty or Death Battle flag or Troutman Flag. This is a reproduction of what the Goliad Battle flag from the war for Texas independence might have looked like. The flag was presented to the Georgia Batallion of Permanent Volunteers by a young teenage girl named Joanna Troutman as they were passing through Knoxville Georgia on the way to Texas where they became part of General James Fannin’s provisional regiment. Miss Troutman also made the flag, hence the name “Troutman Flag”. There is some controversy among historians as to the exact verbiage that appeared on the flag, as the original flag was destroyed after the Goliad Massacre in 1836, however, this is one possible rendition of how the flag may have looked. The artwork appears on both sides of the flag and lettering reads correctly on one side only.
Cotton flags feature a very heavy, luxurious look and feel. They are commonly used indoors because of their old-world, handcrafted appearance but can also be flown outside, 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. The lettering is embroidered and the star is appliqued and beautifully outlined with a heavy bead of embroidery on a solid white background.
- Heavy, soft cotton fabric
- Appliqued and embroidered artwork
- Heavy canvas header with brass grommets
- Flag size: 3′ x 5′