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Catalog Number 00015
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
15th Iowa Infantry Regiment flag patterned after a U.S. national. 1 layer. Pigment and cloth. Machine sewn. Hand-painted. . Object No: N-15, tagged only

Cord is 128.5"L when knotted. Main cord consists of two cotton, silk wrapped cords twisted onto each other. two tassel pendants comprised of three wooden forms wrapped with navy blue and white cording. Tassel strands are cotton wrapped with blue or white silk thread. The strands are looped and twisted on itself. Knotted cord end is coverd by brown cambric fabric and hidden by the tassels strands. Cord end secures the pendant. The main cord is knotted 9.25" up from tassel and 6.375" up from the other. Knot is 1.125"L x 1"H, Object No; N-15, tagged only

Pole staff is broken into two sections and was repaired using a rough, wooden brace and three screws [non-field repair]. The broken ends of the staff are rough, splintered and material is missing. One section of pole has the finial slipped into place over the cone-shaped end. Finail is not secured in any manner. Light oak stain with gloss finish. Wide point is at center and tapers to end. The other section of pole has same composition and materials. At end is a brass end cap. The end cap slips over the end of the staff and is secured by two, flat-head, slotted screws. Object No. N-15, tagged only

The 15th Iowa Infantry was organized during the winter of 1861. The companies comprising the 15th Iowa started mustering early in November, but the company was not mustered until February 22, 1862, and final organization was not completed until March 14.
Total enrollment-1926
Died of wounds-80
Died of disease-198
Buried in national cemeteries-168

Belknap, William Worth. History of the Fiftheenth Regiment, Iowa Veteran Colunteer Infantry, from October, 1861 to August, 1865. Keokuk, Iowa. R.B. Ogden & Son, 1887.
Boyd, Cyrus F. "The Civil War Diary of C.F. Boyd," Iowa Journal of History, 50, Number 1. January, 1952.
Gue, Benjamin F. History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the 20th Century. Chicago, Illinois. Century History, 1903.
Ingersoll, Lurton Dunham. Iowa and the Rebellion. Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1866.
Iowa Historical Record. Volume 4, Number 3. July, 1888.
Iowa Journal of History. December 26, 1902. Iowa City, Iowa. The State Historical Society of Iowa.
Logan, Guy E. Roster and Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion, Volume 1.

Staff information located in the Notes section.
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Received Date / /
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
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