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Civil War Color more question

One more question that is very important to me because I want to carry th Colors correct.
I see from google photos the more modern Military version is to carry the Colors with your right hand on top.
For the last year, I have carried the pole with my right hand on the bottom, holding the flag to the pole with my left hand on top. I handle the flag with my left (folding, unfolding and releasing, etc) hand while my right hand holds the pole on the bottom. this correct for the Civil War period? It is very possible there were no rules of any kind like this in the 1800s.