"Howie and I were friends for over 40 years and shared many common interests and had many mutual friends. We often argued over details of firearms manufacture and other trivia. We also shared a like of decent beverages. One evening, while attending a Gettysburg CW show, we sat in the lounge at the Ramada drinking Drambuie on the rocks and discussing the 34th's flag, the Stuart presentation, etc. I don't remember whether Howie was still working at the Milwaukee Public Museum at that time or he was at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody. Howie agreed that the flag normally cited as having been captured from the 34th was in fact not the 34th's flag."