>>>>I have a copy of the booklet, "Confederate Battle Flags in the Collection of the Old State House- A Museum of Arkansas History" that was published in 1988. At that time the belief of the author was that the flag attributed to Dobbin's Regiment was questionable and that it probably belonged to Polk's Corps. It appears they thought the flag was so unique that it wouldn't have been used west of the Mississippi. I'm guessing they were unaware at that time of the duplicate flag belonging to Bell's Regiment up in Iowa. It appears the manufacture of the flags was definitely influenced by someone who had seen those used by Polk's Corps, and just added two additional stars>>>>
This flag and the one like it of the 37th Arkansas are perhaps inspired by the two styles of flags for Polk's Corps (silk, 13 star versions, Jan. 1862 and the smaller wool versions with 11 stars, Aug. 1862 and later) - in fact I think Dobbins himself served east of the river for a time and may have seen them.
We consider this a sub-pattern of blue based flags in the Trans-Miss with those of Walker's Texas Division being blue with red saltire's and 13 white stars while these have crosses of St. George on them. We do not consider them Polk pattern flags at all, just like those similar flags of Deas' Alabama Brigade.