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Wayne, can't help as to the flag's whereabouts but here's some info on the capture. The flag was captured on the night of July 2, 1863. From my book "Lee's Tigers Revisited": Charles S. Clancy carried the former regiment’s flag [1st La.] through what was described as “a perfect tornado of shell and bullets.” When he became separated from the regiment and realized that he was about to be captured, Clancy tore the flag from its staff and hid it under his shirt. Clancy kept the flag throughout his imprisonment at Forts McHenry and Delaware and faked an illness in order to be exchanged early. He was the regiment’s sixth color -bearer, the previous five having been killed or wounded, and he dutifully returned the flag to his regiment. Nearly two hundred bullets, one shell, and one shell fragment were said to have perforated the flag during the nighttime battle on Culp’s Hill.

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