Pvt. J. Arthur Taylor, of the 8th La. Inf, said this in a letter to his father dated July 9, 1863;
"We took the hill and the artillery, but having no support were obliged to fall back. Our Regiment lost its flag, but brought out a yankee flag in return, a piece of which I enclose in this letter."
The 8th Louisiana's flag lost is well known, but what flag did they capture?
The full letter can be found in the Richmond Whig of
July 24, 1863.