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    Hi,
    Most of you have some idea what the 5th Texas flag looks like. Blue stripes, no border on the stripes, 13 stars with the center star being larger than the rest, battle honors painted on the four edges, white rectangle at the top with 5th Tex painted on. What I don't know is what was printed on the long blue banner flying above the flag on the staff. I presume it is a battle honor of some kind. I have seen it shown on several modern day paintings of 5th Tex battle action, but none of these actually show what it says! Any ideas? Curt?
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    On one side was "5 REG (star) VOL" and on the opposite was "VIVERE SAT VINCERE" ("to conquer is to live enough.")
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    Harry,

    I have some details of the streamer construction at home, that I'll post later. Much of the lettering is embroidered.

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    Hallo!

    Beat me to it.

    I would have to SEARCH for it... but we had a discussion here or on the AC with the details, measurements, and particulars of the flag a while back...

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    I don't know who did this drawing; I have it in a packet of information about the flags at Austin. One note it doesn't show is that while the streamer lettering is all embroidered, the star is white silk, and has a letter of the word TEXAS at each point (T at the top point, then continuing around clockwise with the other letters), in red chain stitches.

    This site has a photo of the original flag, with info about the lady who made it. http://gennotes.150m.com/batflag.html


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    Hallo!

    That is from "Tom Jones' Hood's Texas Brigade Sketch Book," Hill College Press, Hillsboro, YX, 1988.

    AKA "Hood's Texas Brigade Sketchbook."

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    Thanks, Curt, couldn't remember where I got all that stuff from many years ago!

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    Roll of Honor for Murfreesboro and Chickamauga

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    Harry,

    Didn't see this until now. You should have asked me. With all the electronic trivia I have, of course I have photos of the streamers! Will attach and send you an email with them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FranklinGuardsNYSM View Post
    On one side was "5 REG (star) VOL" and on the opposite was "VIVERE SAT VINCERE" ("to conquer is to live enough.")
    You have the translation reversed. Vivere=to live, sat= (it) is, vincere= to conquer. To live is to conquer. Survival, of the Confederacy, would be victory. In other words, they did not have to conquer the Union, just not be conquered by them.
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