Texas often is called the Lone Star State because of its state flag with a single star. This was also the flag of the Republic of Texas. The information about historic Texas flags, the current flag and other Texas symbols may be supplemented by information available from the Texas State Library.
Flag of the 9th Texas Infantry - This regiment was mustered into service on Dec. 1, 1861, at Camp Rusk, Lamar County, TX. It consisted of men from the counties of Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hopkins,Lamar, Red River, and Titus. The first commander was Colonel Sam B. Maxey. The 9th Texas served initially in the Army of the Mississippi, and then in the Army of Tennessee. Major battles included Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, Allatoona, Nashville, and Spanish Fort.