On Page 195: "In the 50th Ohio Infantry, positioned just west of the Columbia pike, the Confederate were rushing past on the pike and pouring over the works on top of them. one of the regiment's lieutenants shouted, "Boys, we have to get out of here." A corporal glanced up and saw the regimental colors going back. He jumped up to run, only to come face-to-face with a "a big Johnnie Reb with a musket pointed at me that look [ed] as large to my eyes as a twelve-pounder cannon." "The corporal surrendered, and with his captor soon crouched in the ditch to avoid the incoming storm of lead that seemed to zip through the air from every direction. About Sixty of his regiment had been taken when their line was overrun, and they all lay prone to escape the deadly fire."
Notice no mentioning of the National Flag? We suspect that flag was captured and possibly re-captured back.
Here is the most accurate map on the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.
But the biggest question is how many captured Union Colors did the Confederates bring out of the battle? 98%-99% of Union regimental commanders never admitted to losing a color on all battlefields. Then when Confederate commanders never wrote what exact colors they captured, I call it the "Dead Zone." Certainly they brought out captured flags, but unknown.
Thank you all for the help, always feel free to correct me. I rather get the real truth out then rely on books and the Official Records and other sources.
Have a good morning!