6th Battalion, Cavalry (Gould's Battalion;
3d Battalion, Cavalry)

This flag is from the Sixth Texas Cavalry Battalion (Gould's Battalion). It is an unusual variant of the Stars and Bars, with only a single large star in the canton containing eleven smaller stars. in the white bar of the field is a large shield with a star and the word "TEXAS" inscribed.

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6th Cavalry Battalion was formed late in 1862 with about 400 officers and men. It was attached to the Trans-Mississippi Department and served in Texas and Louisiana until December, 1864. At that time the unit disbanded. Its commanders were Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Gould and Major William W. Veser.




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