Mass capture of Yankee flags in Louisiana. I know the Confederate Memorial Hall has a CT. flag, but I can't remember offhand if it was the 22nd CT or the 23rd CT mentioned here.
THE RANCHERO [Corpus Christi, TX], July 16, 1863, p. 2, c. 2
From the Houston Telegraph.
The Glorious Victories in Louisiana—Full Particulars.
Alexandria, June 30.
. . . Gen. Taylor, with Walker's division, fought the enemy at Ashland, in North Louisiana, on the 7th inst. . . .After seeing Col. Majors well on his way, Gen. Taylor returned, via Washington, to Opelousas, and pushed on rapidly to Gens. Mouton and Green's headquarters, to superintend in person the attack on Brashear City and its forts. . . The result—captured eighteen hundred prisoners and three commissioned officers, three millions commissary stores, one million five hundred thousand quartermaster's stores, two hundred and fifty thousand ordnance stores, one hundred thousand medical stores, twenty three garrison and regimental flags, one thousand tents, two thousand horses and mules, between six and seven thousand negroes, sixteen guns, seven thousand stand of small arms, and a position of as much importance to this country as Port Hudson and Vicksburg—in fact the key to Louisiana and Texas. . .
The captured flags are in charge of Maj. Tom. Ochiltree, A. A. Gen. on Maj. Gen. Taylor's staff, captured and brought here by Maj. Tom. Ochiltree, are the following regimental colors: 17th New York, 23d Connecticut, 21st Indiana, and 42d Massachusetts. Among the captured articles at Brashear City, are the following items:
Three thousand bbls. flour, eight hundred sacks coffee, eighty-five New York planters, one hundred thousand pairs of shoes. . .