I honestly just wish ALL of us could put our heads together and find these missing flags. Everyone here is eyes and ears. I could not do this without any of you. Everyone on here has been a huge help. Before I came on here, I would just write down a captured flag, I read in a book, magazine, the internet, LOC, National Archives etc. Most of my friends think this Civil War stuff is nuts. I said well its my hobby and when things are unknown, I want to find out the unknown.
I am willing to work with anyone on here to get this done!
If you live in the Washington Dc area, feel free to contact me. We can go to the LOC and National Archives only on Saturday as both are closed every Sunday.
Charles tell me what you need on a certain battle and I will give you all that I have on it. I will post everything on here, I don't want to hide anything from anyone on this outstanding site. If it was not for Gregg and Jim that started this, I would still be writing captured flags on little post its lol.
I don't care if you are white, black, pink, purple, male, female, for the North for the South, lets just get this together and solve these unknown flags.
I had a lot of family in the Civil War. At least 178 Prouty's served on both sides. On my mother's side, the last name was Pellerin, a handful served, mostly from Louisiana. My mother's side also had the Whitmer's from New York and Virginia. That we do know from the genealogy on all three of the families. There are many more Whitmer's and some actually served in the same regiments, same companies with the Prouty's. The Prouty genealogy is the best, it goes back to 1081 AD and ends in 1910. Ancestory.com was a huge help. Prouty-Pellerin-Whitmer families had at least 250-300 soldiers in the Civil War.
I have been told by many people that I had the most family in the Civil War. Personally that nice, but finding these flags means more to me.
Have a great night,