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
|United States Senator
March 4, 1875 – March 4, 1887
|Preceded by||James W. Flanagan|
|Succeeded by||John H. Reagan|
|Member of the Texas Senate from District 9|
|Preceded by||Jesse H. Parsons|
|Succeeded by||Rice Maxey|
|Born||March 30, 1825
|Died||August 16, 1895 (aged 70)
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
|Allegiance||United States of America
Confederate States of America
|Branch/service||United States Army
Confederate States Army
|Years of service||1846–1849 (USA)
|Rank|| Brevet First Lieutenant(USA)
Major General (CSA)
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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