Morning Gregg et al!
Excellent series of posts!
Another question - was the term "Southern Cross" used by the Confederate soldiers during the war to describe the flag, or is this primarily a Northern name given the ANV flag?
In another post somewhere recently, someone was quoting a Texas newspaper wartime report describing the presentation of a "battle flag" to a regiment in the Trans-Missisippi. The researcher's assumption was that this meant some TM variation of the Beauregard "Southern Cross" battle flag. Was the term "battle flag" a common Southern description of the Beauregard/Miles pattern? It seems hard to believe since there was such a large variation in battle flag (meaning regimental colors) designs adopted outside of the ANV throughout the war. By the way, for the benefit of other readers, Beauregard was a Roman Catholic.