The hill before Shuri castle on Okinawa was covered with the blood and guts of these soldiers. They took the hill after 10 assaults. As far as I'm concerned they could have flown any flag they wanted. A major made them take the flag down after an hour. Many of the men in that company were non-southern. I do not think the US of A would be the same without people from the South. Southerners are the soul of the nation. I am glad the union was preserved and slavery should have been abolished from the get go.