6th Texas Cavalry:
Mobile Depot flag - Dabney Laury, in OCt. 1863 mentions that the regiment desrved the "Hatchie" battle honor on its flag. The flag does not survive that we have found.
1862 presentation flag - given to the regimetn by the ladies of Lancaster, TX described in a November 8, 1862 letter to the Dallas Herald newspaper by Col. Ross. The flag was sent to Mobile to have battle honors placed uopn it and it was going to be sent to Austin for safe keeping after that. While in Jackson, MS on the way to texas, the flag, in the care of an officer, was left in a hotel that caught fire and burned, destroying the flag. This comes from the memoir of John A. Miller, who was color bearer for the 6th.
Next flag - Miller then describes a silk flag of "one solid color," a sky blue he calls it. It was made by the ladies of Richland, MS from silk.
Van Dorn pattern flag - AW Sparks' memoir states, "...but were soon reformed and marched at the double quick to Hatchie Bridge...and crossed the bridge under a hot fire...I saw the 6th Texas flag fall and captured, the only flag that was ever lost by our brigade."
Sparks was with the 6th Texas. Where this flag is today I do not know.
Co. A, 6th Texas Cavalry - Texas Hunters - presented a flag in April, 1861 - mentioned in the Marshall Texas Republican of April 27, 1861. Probably a First National.
CO. H, 6th Texas Cavalry - presented a flag in May, 1861 - Dallas Healrd, May 22, 1861.
9th Texas Cavalry - Van Dorn flag - Sparks mentions the use of this flag dating to March, 1862, but his recollections are incorrect as they did not get this flag until late August. It is picture in the Confederate Veteran of June, 1898 on Page 253.
9th Texas Cavalry - Mobile Depot flag - Sparks makes mention of this flag too. "On our return to the old camp near Spring Hill (TN), Gen. Jackson had new flags made for his division and theyw ere given to us near Spring Hill." Sparks states the flag was not surrendered.
The flag is in private hands today and was held afetr the war by a veteran of the regiment for a time.
I will do the 3rd Texas Cavalry next.