Howard Madaus made many mistakes regarding the id's and proper
flags for various units.
More recent research has corrected these mistakes. Howard was not
above admitting when he was wrong.
The 32nd Va Cav Btn was never far from Richmond, neither was the unit
it morphed into (42nd Va Cav Btn). Both of these units were formed
long after the 2nd bunting flags fell into disuse.
That may be so that He was not above admitting to when he was wrong, but he had never admitted that he was ever wrong when it comes to the adivse to Bill to make the 34th's VA Cav flag, Bill made the 2nd Buting & 3rd Buting flag. The Museums liked the 2nd Buting better. the 34th has won best authenticity at the NSSA and other events many times over.