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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Edward Conrad
Edward Conrad was the 26 year old Refugio representative. Upon moving to Texas in December 1835, Conrad was made second lieutenant of the United States Independent Volunteer Cavalry. During the Convention, he represented the soldiers and was on the committee that drafted the constitution. However, he left the Convention early to join the Texas Army as a lieutenant in the regular infantry. Sam Houston later sent him to New Orleans in March of 1836 to recruit troops. He died while serving in Victoria in July of 1836. This flag is called the Conrad Independence Flag. It is named after him.