Joanna Troutman, an 18-year-old from Crawford County, Georgia, created this flag for a group of volunteers from Macon, Georgia. It was made of white silk bearing a blue five pointed star with the words “Liberty or Death” on one side and “Where Liberty Dwells there is my country” in Latin on the other. When the Georgia volunteers arrived in Velasco on January 8, 1836, the flag was unfurled above the American Hotel. It was then carried to Goliad, where Fannin raised it as the national flag when he heard of the Texas Declaration of Independence being signed. The flag was torn to shreds and only its remnants flew above the battle.