General Sam Bell Maxey’s Regiment Flag – Fort Fisher Flag – Cotton – 3 x 5 ft.

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General Sam Bell Maxey’s Regiment Cotton Flag

2nd National Confederate Garrison Flag

This is the lag flown by Samuel Maxey during the Civil War. After the South’s defeat, he later served as a senator for Texas, once more representing his people, not on the battlefield with guns but with words.

This flag was also found at the Elmira prison where captured soldiers from the Fort Fisher battle were imprisoned.

Samuel Bell Maxey
Samuel B. Maxey - Brady-Handy.jpg
United States Senator
from Texas
In office
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1887
Preceded by James W. Flanagan
Succeeded by John H. Reagan
Member of the Texas Senate from District 9
In office
1861
Preceded by Jesse H. Parsons
Succeeded by Rice Maxey
Personal details
Born March 30, 1825
Tompkinsville, Kentucky
Died August 16, 1895 (aged 70)
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Confederate States of America
Branch/service United States Army
Confederate States Army
Years of service 1846–1849 (USA)
1861–1865 (CSA)
Rank Union army 1st lt rank insignia.jpg Brevet First Lieutenant(USA)
Confederate States of America General.png Major General (CSA)
Battles/wars Mexican–American War
American Civil War

Samuel Bell Maxey (March 30, 1825 – August 16, 1895) was an American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas. He was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil Warand later represented Texas in the U.S. Senate.

 

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Weight 2 oz