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Joanna Troutman made a flag of white silk bearing a blue, five-pointed star with the motto “Liberty or Death”. She gave it to the Georgia Battalion as they traveled to Texas to fight in the cause. It was first flown at Velasco, then taken to Goliad where James W. Fannin, Jr. raised it as the national flag when he learned of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Troutman is often referred to as the Betsy Ross of Texas and is buried in the Texas State Cemetery.
Artist: Marie Cronin (1867-1951)
Date: 1914
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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