While reading through the pages I read that the 5th Connecticut's Regimental flag was saved, the National was captured at Cedar Mountain. The 6th Connecticut captured an Artillery Flag on July 10th, 1863 at Morris Island, South Carolina. The flag had on it "Presented by the Ladies of Pocotaligo, October 22nd, 1862."
The 7th Connecticut captured Fort Pulaski's Garrison Flag when the fort surrendered. The 9th Connecticut captured a flag from the 4th Mississippi at "Pass Christian" in April, 1862. The 13th Connecticut, at the battle of "Irish Bend, Louisiana, on April 14th, 1863 captured a Artillery Flag. "Presented by the Ladies of Franklin to the "ST.Mary's Cannoneers."
The 14th Connecticut lost the most men in action then all Connecticut regiments. They claim to have never lost a flag. 15th Connecticut surrendered at Kingston, North Carolina. Flags were saved, not captured. 16th Connecticut surrendered at Plymouth, North Carolina on April 20th, 1864. They tore up their flags. They also found the 102nd Pennsylvania's flag. Was this flag destroyed as well?
18th Connecticut, 2nd Winchester, State Color saved, nothing on the National though. 20th Connecticut never captured a flag. 23rd Connecticut, State Flag destroyed, National saved. Was this in Louisiana? I do recall that regiment fighting in Louisiana.
I found this interesting, in 1867, flags from all New York regiments were deposited into a fire proof room. "Flag Room" had 804 total New York colors and "28 Rebel Flags."
The 30th NY had 10 Color Bearers killed at 2nd Manassas, the National Flag was not captured. The 28th NY, Guidon saved at Chancellorsville. "The other flags were lost in service." That's interesting, I do have the 28th New York losing a flag or two at Cedar Mountain. At Chancellorsville they had four officers and sixty-seven enlisted men captured. Then they lost 16 more enlisted men captured. They mustered out and this was their last battle.
104th New York, at Gettysburg their National Flag was "Color Bearer stomped on the flag." The flag was saved. This implies they lost their Regimental Flag "Wadsworth Guards" at Gettysburg.
Pennsylvania had 381 colors deposited in a room in the state capital of the state of Harrisonburg. They had in their collection: 196 State Flags, 92 US Flags, 38 Banners/Markers, 26 Cavalry and Artillery flags, 22 Camp Colors and 7 Presentation Flags.
This was interesting..15th Pennsylvania Cavalry lost a flag during the war. It was found "having been identified with Jeff Davis' petticoat masquerade." Curious where that flag was captured.
100th Pennsylvania at the Crater. An artillery shell hit an officer holding the flag, killing the officer and tore the flag all up. The pieces were saved, by the men in the regiment. I do have the 100th Pennsylvania losing 1 flag at the Crater. The 16th Virginia reported capturing a flag with "100th" on it. The 100th Pennsylvania was the only "100th" regiment in the battle.
The 150th Pennsylvania's flag was captured in the streets of Gettysburg. That flag was found in Jeff Davis' baggage when he was caught.
A ton of interesting flags. Here is the website: http://books.google.com/books?id=0HIUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA584&dq=United+States+War+Dept.+Captured+battle+flags&lr=&num=100&as_brr=0#PPA563,M1
If that does not work go to "Google Advance Books" and type in book name at the top of the post.
Have a good evening and enjoy,