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Catalog Number 00048
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
A flag of the 4th Iowa Cavalry, Co. K that is patterned after a U. S. National flag. 1 layer. Cloth (cotton). Hand sewn. Company flag. 34 stars and 13 stripes.

The division traveled to Atlanta where they were mustered out of service on August 10 and returned to Davenport on August 24. Of this division many recieved the Medal of Honor-Nicholas Fanning, James P. Miller, Charles Swam, Norman F. Bates, Edward J. Bebb, Henry County, Richard H. Cosgriff, John Hays, and Richard H. Morgan.This flag was made by the ladied of Mount Pleasant, Iowa for Private James B. Gregg of Henry Country. Gregg remained a Private through his entire term of enlistment, apparently never suffered wounds in battle and did not re-enlist. The flag was donated to the State Historical Department by Florence Gregg Foster of Des Moines in 1923.
Total enrollment-1,952
Died of wounds-11
Died of disease-199
Discharged for wounds-272
Buried in national cemeteries-97

Ingersoll, Lurton Denham. Iowa and the Rebellion. Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1866.
Logan, Guy E. Roster and Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion. State of Iowa, 1911.
Needham. The Battle Flags of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee Public Museum, 1976.
Rich, Joseph. A Descriptive List of the Confederate Flags in the Possession of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Iowa City, IA. The State Historical Society of Iowa, 1918.
Scott, William Forse. The Story of a Cavalry Regiment: The Career of the Fourth Iowa Veteran Volunteers. New York. G.P. Putnam's Son, 1893.
Swisher, Jacob A. The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic. Iowa City, IA. State Historical Society of Iowa, 1936.

History: Pg. 8, 977.7 H6 "Flags in Historical Department of Iowa", "Stars and Stripes. Made by Mt. Pleasant Ladies for J. B. Gregg. 34 star/Size: 7' 1" x 3' 10"/Condition: Faded and somewhat torn/Donor: Florence Gregg Foster, Des Moines"

Object No. 48, tagged only

Accessory information located in the Notes section.
Source Foster, Florence Gregg
Received Date 01/01/1923
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
4th Iowa Cavalry
Battle of Wilson's Creek
Battle of Fourteen Mile Creek
Battle of Brownsville
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Charlton Prairie