The flag of the 7th Texas Infantry was captured during the battle of Franklin, TN on Nov. 30th, 1864. Organized in October of 1861 at Marshall, Texas, they were sent by train to Louisiana, marched to Memphis and found themselves in Kentucky by November. Arriving at Fort Donelson in February of 1862 they engaged in days of vicious fighting before the fort was surrendered to Union forces. A few men were able to escape, but the majority of the Confederate inside the fort - including most of the 7th Texas - were sent to a Union prison until exchanged in September of 1862. In May of 1863 the men were fighting in Raymond (RAMOND on the flag), Mississippi where half the men were lost. Later that year they were in Jackson, Chickamuaga and then Missionary Ridge. In 1864 they fought against Sherman's March to Atlanta and then at the Battle of Franklin where the men valiantly charged Union positions without any artillery cover. They went on to fight at the Battle of Nashville before being pushed back. The 7th Texas continued with the Army of Tennessee into the Carolina's until surrendering at the end of the war.
Besides being a beautiful flag with a long history and battle honors, it is also notable for being one of the few examples of Confederate flags with 15 stars. The extra stars being for Maryland, which sent more troops to fight for the Confederacy than Florida and Delaware, which remained neutral while being a slave state.