>The 2nd National of the 32nd was made by the Ladies of Mobile.
You're referring to the one with the red lettering that looks just like the the ones attributed to Belknap and/or Cameron?
>Howard’s reference to “cotton letters”, from my experience with his data sheets, he was referring to a cotton linen or other homespun cotton cloth. Bunting / muslin, has a very lose weave and is not practical to use in sewing lettering.
This was my thinking but one reference I've seen specifically stated 'cotton bunting' for the lettering on the 32nd AL flag. There are some other questions I have about that same source as relates to size designations so it may not be totally reliable.
>The stars & fimbration on the 32nd’s 2nd National flag are made of cotton cloth,
This is a surprise to me since in Echoes of Glory this flag looks nearly identical to the one of Austin's Battalion, which Howard, in "...Battle Flags..." said had "silk edging and stars."
>The leading edge of the 32nd’s flag is folded over and it has what appears to be two holes for use with ties for attachment, the ties do not survive.
On confederareflags.org Howard stated that the Mobile 2nd National flags had a 2" white linen sleeve.
>On the 22nd Alabama flag, is that a 2nd National or their battle flag used at Shiloh or red silk battle flag with gold color stars?
The one I made and for which I have information is the blue flag with white St. George's cross and white embroidered regt. and honors.
Please understand that I'm not questioning or trying to contradict your info but just trying to make sense of the contradictory information from reputable sources. I am also aware that the 32nd AL flag is held in private hands so it's hard to confirm anything about it one way or the other.