>>>Not being an expert on flags, I cannot make a clear identification as to type of flag design. All I know is that she described it as a St. Andrews cross with a yellow border, twelve stars with none in the middle and tears not related to wear and aging. Since the flag from Shiloh was probably sent home after the battle [Now in the Old Capitol Museum, Jackson, MS] I believe that this may be the flag used by the regiment from Munfordville to Missionary Ridge.>>>
The Bragg pattern battle flag used at Shiloh was returned to Gov. Pettus in August, 1862. Jeff Giambrone found a letter pertaining to this in his papers.
I am not sure if the flag at the TN State Museum repalced the Bragg pattern flag or not - or if there was another one in between. I have always considered the second flag to be a variant of the Dept. of Alabama, Mississippi and East Lousiana pattern flags that started showing up in October, 1863, but cannot prove it.
The flag, of which I am very familiar since I will be doing the flag book for the TN State Museum, is embroirdered with the unit designation in the yellow border (and it is really yellow!!!) in the upper left corner.
The problem is, they were transferred from Bragg's Corps to Polk's Corps later in 1862 and may well have been issued the second version of the Polk Corps flags, like that of the 10th Mississippi Infantry. We have no proof of this, but they were part of Polk's command at Stones River.
But there is a possibility that this flag did replace the Bragg pattern - and until we get more proof of any other flags, all we can do is guess.