The newspaper account is in error.
William Miles of Co. A was the Colorbearer listed as "killed" in the
Richmond Dispatch; he was in fact "slightly" wounded. Promoted to
Ensign on April 30, 1864 he would be killed at Winchester on Sept. 19, 1864.
The Colorbearer captured with the flag at Gettysburg was Charles S. Clancey.
He was exchanged on Aug. 1, 1863 and became celebrated for his feat of
concealing the flag during his captivity. He was once again captured on
May 12, 1864 and escaped from Elmira Prison on Dec. 30, 1864 never to be
heard from again.
A Post of Honor and Place of Danger