First... I would like to thank you for your input. I will be sure to follow up more with your advice. I do have one question though. I understand according to War Dept. records that the original 23rd flag was captured by William Westerhold of the 52nd New York Infantry May 01, 1864 in Spotsylvania, VA. What became of that flag? Is it preserved? With all said about the authenticity of this one, Is it possible this is the replacement flag? Does that possibility exist?