Thanks, Ken. We probably need to talk off line. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org This is very exciting news and I definitely want to follow up.
I did some checking and Company C was chosen in the 7th Miss. due to seniority of the commander possibly, because the more senior officer was selected as Colonel. The designation remained however through most of the war and the Regimental Ensign, Sgt/Lt. William Nunnery, killed at Atlanta was the only officially designated Ensign in the spring of 1864. There were other color bearers after he was wounded at Murfreesboro, I believe, and after his death. There was a ceremonial Ensign early on in the 7th Miss. Vols. I'll look for his name.