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Rare Texas Confederate "Bonnie Blue" Flag of the 3rd Texas State Cavalry One of the rarest Confederate flags in existence, this "Bonnie Blue" Flag is one of only six known to exist in private hands as well as in museum collections. During the Civil War, patriotic songs were written about the "Bonnie Blue" flag of Texas that led Texans into battle. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest Confederate flags in existence.

History ascribed to the flag at that time stated that it was "picked up on one of the Texas battlefields during of the War of the 60's by Private 1st Class S.A. Buffum, Co. A. 3rd Regt. Cavalry Texas State Troops." The flag is 36" square with a dark blue field. It is made of a bunting or wool mix, and its method of attachment is missing. The white five-pointed star is 17½" inches across its point in the center of the field of cotton.

Authentication: Letters of authenticity and research from renowned Civil War flag expert and author Howard Madaus.

Exhibit History: This flag was part of the centerpiece display at the Texas Historical Exhibit in the Texas Building during the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition.

Provenance: Crow Art Partnership Collection (Dallas, Texas). Originally acquired by Mr. George W. Wray, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia in 1970s.

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Auction Dates
June, 2007
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