Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 00030
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
Flag of the 30th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Patterned after a U.S. national flag. Silk. Pigment. 1 layer. Non-governmental issue.

B. STAFF: Wooden pole that tapers to each end. Finished--stain. Finial.

HISTORY:
The 30th Iowa Infantry was mustered into service in the late summer of 1862, and was composed of men recruited from Davis, Des Moines, Jefferson, Lee, Van Buren, and Washington counties. The regiment would join General Sherman's forces as the Union army pushed further into the south by the Mississippi River on toward Vicksburg. A few of the 30th Iowa's major military accomplishments are the Vicksburg Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea. In early May, the 30th Iowa would participate in the Grand Review, afterwards to be mustered out of service in June.
Total enrollment- 1132
Killed-47
Wounded-222
Died of wounds-29
Died of disease-235
Discharged-173
Buried in national cemeteries- 125
Captured-19
Transferred- 47

SOURCES:
Fowler, James A. and Miles M. Miller. History of the Thirtieth Iowa Infantry Volunteers. Mediapolis, Iowa. T.A. Merrill, 1908.
Ingersoll, Lurton Denham. Iowa and the Rebellion. Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1866.
Logan, Guy E. Roster and Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion. Volume 3. Des Moines, Iowa. State of Iowa, 1910.
Stuart, Addison A. Iowa Colonels and their Regiments. Des Moines, Iowa. Mills & Company, 1865.

Object No: N-30, tagged only
Source Williamson, Maj. Gen. J.A.
Received Date / /
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
30th Iowa Infantry
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou
Battle of Arkansas Post
Vicksburg Campaign
Battle of Cherokee
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle Above the Clouds
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Ringgold
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Dallas
Battle of Kenesaw Mountain
Sherman's March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonsville