It is most interesting to read this thread. I am an avid student of the Civil War. My main interest is the individual soldier,weapons, units, uniforms and tactics. In that order. I know little of heraldry and flags, after all, it is the individual soldier that makes a unit what it is, not its colors. I must say that without the advice of Mr. Biggs and others I still would be in the dark about some things and am grateful for their expertise. I am not omnipotent and I dare say, nor is anyone else who posts on these boards. We were not there. All we have is our research to light the way. When it comes to flags I must defer to those more knowledgable. If I disagree with something pertaining to my area of knowledge, then I can feel I am justified in my contention. When it comes to flags, I have to bow to the knowledge of those such as Biggs, Legendre, and Madaeus, and to these gentlemen I say thank you.