Nothing in my records indicates that O'Neal's brigade lost a flag at Gettysburg, but if it's true, it could have just as well been lost on Culp's Hill the morning of the third day (3 July), where the brigade (with the exception of the 5th Alabama), made a futile charge. In fact, the only indirect reference I can find to any flag of this brigade in the battle comes from Capt. W. H. May of the 3rd Alabama, who writes of the assault on Culp's Hill: "3rd day went around to the left and behind the hills and made an attempt to storm them, but to no effect except to lose many men in this hopeless undertaking. Capt. Bilbro, our color bearer, Hardy and myself went nearer the hills than any other of the regt. and got a position together where we could look back at our poor fellows and see them shot down one after another, and if we had stayed there would all have been killed or wounded. So at last we went back to where Col. Battle was and told him the utter impossibility of accomplishing anything."