Edgar L Saunders
Enlistment Date: 28 May 1861
Distinguished Service: Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Service Record: Hospitalized at New York, NY
Enlisted as a Corporal on 28 May 1861 at the age of 21
Enlisted in Company E, 72nd Infantry Regiment New York on 20 June 1861.
POW on 03 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA
Paroled on 05 May 1863 (Estimated day)
Pensioned Nov 1864 (Footnote - November 22, 1864)
Edgar was born in Hamburg, Erie Co NY lived there 1860 son of Atwell Saunders and wife Rhoda Allen
In 1880 he is still in Hamburg with a family his brother Asaph C and his family all same house
From his pension card on Footnote, he died on January 1, 1929 in Mankato KS.
Concerning the flag, call the New York State Military Museum (http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/btlflags/electronindex.htm). If they have the flag it has not been conserved yet.