Greg, it's splitting hairs, I know, but since the surrender of the forward elements of Bell's regiment was demanded and received personally by Capt. John G. Hudson, 33rd Missouri, his regiment properly should have received the credit and the colors.
However, it was very much a team effort, and I don't recall reading about any complaints from the regiments involved about the disposition of the colors. The Yankees put up a magnificent defense at Helena, and they all deserve credit for the victory.
I think the thing that sticks in the craw of many Southerners about this battle is that Confederate leadership deserves as much credit as Union leadership for the Northern victory.
Many of the junior officers and most of the men on the Southern side went into the fight feeling that it was a mistake, but they fought like tigers nonetheless. Had their generals been as aggressive as their men, the outcome might have been different. Just my opinion.