I was not aware that one had to be a South Carolinian to discuss South Carolina flags. In the over 20 years of deep and very serious Confederate flags research, I must have missed that part of the "Flag Researchers Constitution" as written by Dr. Whitney Smith. I was born in Illinois and raised in Georgia - but my dad went to the University of South Carolina - so does that allow me to discuss them?
Ken Legendre and Tom Martin have forgotten more than you will ever know about SC flags. So have I for that matter. One of the world's leading SC Civil War historians is Ron Field - of Great Britain! He has written a number of books on SC troops of the war - but he will now be so sad when I inform him that he cannot continue to do so since he is not from South Carolina!
Your posts have offered nothing new with regards to the discussion of this flag, which I have been involved with on a different forum (which includes Ken and Tom and Ron) for some time other than your claim to have been the one to have found the flag in Iowa. I have known about it being there for years as have some others of this list and none of us are breaking our arms patting themselves on the back. The late Howard Madaus knew about it well before I did.
All of us who frequent this fine board have been more than helpful with other flag enthusiasts who are genuinely interested in Civil War flags. There are a number of people here whose research I respect and value as they are all interested in certain aspects of flags. But your posts, from the start, had a chip on their shoulder and that is what angered some of the board members. If you play nice then so will others. Pretty simple concept.