Many US Citizens volunteered to “go to Texas” to fight against Mexican tyranny. Many had other motives as well. A radical “faction” group known as “The Liberals” were formed by one William Scott in 1835. Determined to fight with the Texans (and possibly carve out their piece of the Republic for themselves!) - The Liberal Flag was seen as a light Blue Field, with a White single Star centered. Beneath this was the phrase “Independence”. The Flag was seen at several early Texas battles with Mexico.