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Flags lost at Longview Prairie/Mt Elba

Another flag mystery. In a published story in a New York newspaper, Powel Clayton provided details of the March 29-30 battle of Mt Elba. He was in overall command. In his story he reports two colors being captured but no details. They could have been taken at capture of the CS wagon train and 300 prisoners at Longview, or during the battle of Mt Elba, or Confederate retreat and pursuit. The units would have been from either Crawford's brigade (Crawford's, Monroe's, Wright's Regiments or Poe's Battalion) or Dockery's brigade (18, 19, 20, 21 ark mounted infantry regiments). Anyone have any info on flags held in Kansas that are unidentified.