Thanks Greg. I should have also mentioned that a painting or woodcut entitled "mending the flag" was done showing the regiment manning the breastworks at Gettysburg, with Lilly splicing the flag pole a few feet to the rear. This scene appears in Collins' book and would make a nice complement in any display showing an actual fragment. The flag must have been set up over the works where it made a fine target for Confederate infantry, which included the 1st Maryland Battalion, 3rd and 1st North Carolina regiments, as well as Louisiana and Alabama troops that fought opposite the 149th at various times during the second and third days of the battle. I noted that Collins referred to the flag in the singular when describing its presence in action during the war, and judging from the pristine condition of the state colors, it might be reasonable to conclude that only the national colors saw actual battle action during the war.