Mainly, I have been looking for the flags carried by the Confederate regiments that came in from Texas. Only the regimental silk, 11 star, First National of the 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers (Cavalry) have been identified. The regimental colors of the 2nd, 5th and 7th regiments, The HQ flag of Gen. Sibley and all of the company flags are still missing. No records of captured flags, destroyed or replaced colors have come to light.
My wife and I are about the last two people that do hand sewn flags of the period for the re-enactors. I am also the only source of hand embroidered nat'l color sgt chevrons for the union. I do US Inf, US Cav, USMC Color Sgt and Signal Corps Brassards and chevrons, as well as all five branches of Pioneers. Please visit our website to see our work at "www.riograndesutlery.com". I have been a collector of flags for many years. My friend Dennis and I have over 400 original chevrons from the 1840's thru 1902 when they were discontinued. We can use our original chevrons/brassards to make better specialty insignia for the reenactors. We have original flags (US) back thru 29 stars and I have original parts of three Confederate flags. Recently, on a trip back to New Jersey to visit family members, I found an original union upper pole section and eagle top for a union Infantry regiment. Most of the nails are still in the pole to hold the colors on. Some of the original gilding is still on the bronze eagle. With only 540+/- regiments in the Union army, I never thought that I would come across one. Nice addition to the collection.
Do please keep in touch. If there is anything I may do for you in return, just ask.