My greatgrand father was Basil LLewellin Neal, 2nd Sargent, and color bearer at the request of Col. Capers. His unit was Company D, 12th Georgia Battalion, Evan's Brigade. He was color bearer until captured in the fall of 1864. He was released from Point Lookout Prison on March 17, 1865 for exchange. He was present at Appomattox and heard Lee's address to the troops.
He authored a small book, A Son of the American Revolution, being the reminiscences of Basil Llewellin Neal and published in 1914 by the Washington Reporter Print, Washington, Georgia.
There is picture in his book of him standing with his war relics. He is holding a flag. There is a white field with the St. Andrews Cross, is that the correct term, in the upper quadrant next to the flag pole.
He states in his book his colors were turned over to our Colonel, and I suppose were surrendered along with the other flags at Appomattox.
I also have a complete roster of his unit for the entire war up until his capture.
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