I bought the book "The Confederacy's Last Hurrah", by Wiley Sword, 1992 book.
Sharp's night attack captured the 72nd Illinois flag. The 41st Mississippi seems to have captured "Several stands of colors". These flags were left behind after the entire color guard was either killed, wounded or captured. Only 1 color sergeant got away in the dark. The 72nd Illinois lost all of their flags in Chicago due to a fire after the war and none are left.
This regiment also carried two guidons. I dont know yet if they were captured at Franklin. I would like to know if anyone on this board knows what Union regiments would have been on the left and right of the 72nd Illinois during the night attack. Once that is found out, its just a process of elimination.
Johnson's divison lost 587 men in the night attack. Clayton's division did not fight in the night attack. It was the only reserve left. Clayton himself admitted his relief when not ordered to follow Johnson's division.
As many of you know the 104th Ohio captured 11 flags at Franklin. Many of these flags were found after the night attack. The 104th Ohio was sent on a recon patrol, they picked up many flags and tossed them over the breastworks to men that did not deserve medals for them.
During the day fighting the 72nd Illinois had the 50th Ohio on their left and the 111th Ohio on their right.
In Gist's Brigade, the 24th South Carolina captured a flag from the 97th Ohio.
I will continue the search,