I read an article from the Mobile Register and Advertiser that made me curious.
MOBILE REGISTER AND ADVERTISER, March 23, 1864, p. 2, c. 2
Gen. Forrest and his Men - A flag for the 7th Tennessee...
Aberdeen [Mississippi], March 17, 1864
"...The young ladies of Mrs. Wallace's school showed their patriotism by making and presenting a beautiful flag to the 7th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, in acknowledgement of their gallant defence of our homes and firesides. I think great credit is due them for the promptness and energy; for the idea was originated and carried into execution in one day. The regiment left yesterday morning, but a few of the their number were detailed to stay and receive the flag when it was finished. It was presented this morning, and before 10 o'clock its graceful folds had disappeared over the red hills of Aberdeen, and laden with the kisses of the fair donors, it has perhaps ere this reached the regiment. A lady's wedding dress furnished the material for the white portion of the flag...."
As a part of Forrest's Cavalry Corps, Franklin campaign, was Col. Edmund W. Rucker's Brigade, consisting of the 7th Alabama Cavalry, 5th Mississippi Cavalry, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, 12th Tennessee Cavalry, 14th Tennessee Cavalry, 15th Tennessee Cavalry, and Forrest's Regiment Tennessee Cavalry.
There is a flag in the Alabama collection, predominately white (wedding dress?), identified as the Flag of Rucker's Brigade and carried by the 7th Alabama Cavalry.
I'm curious if the above flag and this flag are one. It could be that the flag presented to the 7th Tennessee made its way back to the Brigade and was later carried by the 7th Alabama as Brigade Escort.
Might someone know more of this?