I first reported this way back in August, 2007 (page 26) on this site. "First flag in the east."
With that lucky site I found last year is gone or temporary down. Well at least we know what the flag was and who it belonged to. I'm leaning more on Colonel Vaughn's report that his two companies captured the flag.
OR 2, Series 1, Page, 131
"The bridge was then burned and Colonel Vaughn retired, bringing with him the two pieces of artillery and a stand of colors."
To Colonel Vaughn and his officers and men I am much indebted for the handsome manner in which my orders were carried out.
Inclosed you will find the report of Colonel Vaughn.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. P. HILL,
Colonel Thirteenth Regiment, Commanding Brigade.
OR 2, Series 1, Page 131-132
"The enemy's flag, which I forgot to mention, was captured, and other articles of little value."
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN C. VAUGHN,
Colonel, Commanding Third Tennessee Volunteers, C.S. Army.
I am going to keep on this and trying hundreds of different variations of words to use to find and prove this flag was indeed captured. But I do remember, that even with that old website nobody claimed who captured the 50th Maryland Militia Flag. I will look up both regiment's history at the LOC/NA this Saturday and see if I find anything on this subject.
Have a good morning, Gregg!
Sleepy Shawn lol