>>>>Prior to serving as artillery the company was Co. H of the 28th Virginia Infantry. Would they have taken a southern cross battle flag as well as a Virginia state flag to Mississippi with them? >>>
No - because the ANV flags were not issued on a company by company basis - only to regiments. Lee Wallace's book on VA units has this company leaving the 28th VA and becoming Douthat's battery in December, 1861. This would be literally 2 weeks after the issue of ANV silk flags to all the units of the Army of the Potomac (as they ANV was called originally - the presentations began on Nov. 28th and ended Dec. 9th). They were then sent to the Army of the Northwest in what is now West VA and thus did not serve in the AOP and could not have had their flags issued to them. The Army of the NW got their own colors (square with 12 stars only) in May, 1862 but by this time the battery was long gone to the Dept. of East TN.
I would think all they got was a VA state flag in the artillery size.
>>>I have read that some of the later flags were made of cotton flannel. Would this be an appropriate material for our seamstress to use when she makes our flag for us or is another material indicated? >>>
None issued by depots were. They only used imported English wool bunting and ANV flags used a heavy grade double-ply weave too. Any cotton usd at all was for the stars and the fimbration and it was polished cotton. Even home made flags thatw ere not silk seemed to be made of wool bunting - which is still only made in the UK today.
>>>Another question. As to uniforms would the battery have gotten new uniform issue upon returning to Virginia? And what would the uniform issue have been in Mississippi? >>>
I am not a uniform guy but this makes sense. The Staunton Depot did make uniforms as I have seen the pay vouchers for some of the ladies that worked there making them.