Franklin, has me very curious on this flag situation. I will only have access to the LOC/NA till late September (Heading back over to Afghanistan.)
But finally a map of where Sharp's Brigade hit the Union line and exact Union regimental alignment! I have seen a few online, but none showed what Union regiments were up against Sharp's men. That is all I need to see, what Union regiments were there and then I will see what I can find at the LOC/NA for information. After that it is just a process of elimination.
I will see if I can find any regimental, Brigade, Division and Hood's letters on the Union colors captured. It has got to be somewhere hiding for the last hundred and forty-four years. Now this has me curious to who captured the Seventy-Second Illinois colors. What happened to the Fiftieth Ohio's National Flag, is another big question I have.
Very rarely from the first battle to the last were flags turned in properly. I have found double then what Bragg reported at Chickamauga. I still feel there are many many more out there. The biggest problem was not many Union regimental commanders admitted in their OR report the loss of a color. Since they never did, the regimental historian either left it out or did not know himself.
Well, I will report back what I find this Saturday on the Union colors captured at the LOC.
Have a good evening, Sir