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    Quote Originally Posted by Elderly View Post
    The Emerald Guard flag WAS ONLY CARRIED BY COMPANY E. The other companies did not carry that flag. The Emerald Guard also was not the color company of the 33rd Virginia. the 33rd carried a Virginia State Flag and the Army of Northern Virginia 2nd Bunting Battle Flag.

    On October 30, 1861 Capt. Charles Blackford wrote "All the Virginia Regiments in striking distance of this place were collected around one of the forts and the State flags were presented to them by Gov. Letcher. I suppose we had some ten thousand troops massed and all the Generals, colonels and staff officers making quite an imposing show. The flags are very handsome and all alike, so every Virginia regiment fights under the same flag" Scollins, Rick, and Gerry Embleton. Flags of the American Civil War 3: State & Volunteer, by Philip Katcher, Osprey, 1994, pp. 33–34.

    Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy. Time-Life Books, 1998, p 250.

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    Hotchkiss, Jed. Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade. By John O. Casler, Ex-Commander Oklahoma Division United Confederate Veterans, Private Company A, 33d Regiment Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee, Commanding ... Second Edition, Revised, Corrected and Improved by Maj. Jed Hotchkiss ... Girard, Kansas, Appeal Publishing Company, 1906, by John Overton Casler, Continental Book Co., 1951, p. 56.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    I found no evidence to overthrow the strong possibility that the 33rd Virginia and especially the 8th Alabama (whose depot-issued regimental colors had been captured a month or two prior) carried their Irish colors into battle.

    The appropriate battle flag for most of the Confederate regiments in this game is the Second Issue and the 33rd Virginia should also spawn with one of these (it doesn't, yet).
    The source is from October of 1861, so of course they'd would have their newly issued flag at that time. This game is set in September of 1862 about 11 months after they got their flag issued to them even though the flag you posted is from 1863. Bradley stated they're adding the second issue flag soon, so I personally don't understand what the issue is. :P
    Last edited by Tyler28256; 10-01-2020 at 05:08 PM.

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    The 8th Alabama colors were captured not the 33rd's. The issue is that a company flag is being passed off as a regimental flag when this is being touted as historically accurate. Yes the flag looks cool but this is not what the 33rd fought under and should not be passed off as such.

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