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Battle Flags Carried by Bragg's Corps

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Went back and looked again.  It was on pinterest.  Actually the only location I can find this flag is on pinterest.  One says it belonged to the 154th Tennessee, while another says it was a Mississippi flag RE-captured by the 154th Tennessee on the 2nd day of Shiloh.  Not sure where the original is located, would be interested to know.

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On page one, column 7 of the Richmond Daily Dispatch of 27 NOV 1861 is a report submitted by General Beauregard relating "the moment during the Battle of Manassas that he beheld a vast column advancing towards his position; but the lack of wind prevented positive determination of 'to whom this column belonged: us or them.' First reports indicated it was an enemy column; General Beauregard readied a special scout to ride forward and determine the allegiance for certain... when a puff of wind caught the flag of the advancing column, stiffened it straight out. And there was no mistake: it was the Confederate National Flag, the Stars and Bars. But, from that moment, General Beauregard determined that a more distinctive Flag must be used in battle."

https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84024738/1861-11-27/ed-1/seq-1/  Richmond Daily Dispatch of 27 NOV 1861.

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