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Re: Mobile 2nd National Regt. flags

>The 2nd National of the 32nd pictured on page 273 of Echoes was made and presented by the Ladies of Mobile, it is not a Mobile Depot issued flag like that Howard is referring to on our web site.

Ahh, I think I'm getting the picture. I think I recall reading somewhere that the 32nd AL was included in the units that got the Mobile flags. Thus I assumed that the flag I was seeing in EoG was that flag. What furthered my belief in this error was that the 32nd's flag appears to be identical in every detail, down to the way that the fimbration was applied over the edge of the quadrant and then apparently applied to the edge of the saltier, to Austin's Battalion flag pictured underneath it in the book. Was this flag made by the Ladies a copy of one issued to the unit?

>If Iím reading you right you are confusing 3 deferent flags and applying one standard.

I think my error was in assuming that the 32nd's flag in EoG was one of the Cameron/Belknap flags and then applying typical material of those flags to the 32nd's flag. I'm still not clear why Howard's web site description of the materials for the Gibson flags differs from his description of the same flags in his 1976 book.

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