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Catalog Number 00409
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
19th Infantry Regiment, Company C. Patterned after a U.S. National Hand made. Company flag. 1 layer. Civil War period. Object No: 409, tagged only

HISTORY:
On July 2, 1862, Lincoln issued a call for 300,000 additional men to volunteer for service. The 19th Iowa Infantry was quickly formed from the southeastern counties and mustered into service August 17-23, 1862, at Keokuk, Iowa.
Total enrollment-1132
Killed-58
Wounded-198
Died of wounds-140
Died of disease-93
Discharged-209
Buried in national cemeteries-85
Captured-216
Transferred-43

SOURCES:
Dungan, Irvine J. History of the Ninteenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Davenport, Iowa. Luse & Griggs, 1865
Ingersoll, Lurton Denham. Iowa and the Rebellion. Des Moines, Iowa. J.B. Lippincott and Company, 1866.
Logan, Guy E. Roster and Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion. Des Moines, Iowa. State Printer, 1910.
Historical Notes Associated with Donation: Carried by Co C of the 19th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. This is a handmade flag. It had been kept by its bearer, William R. Jeffrey, who never could bring himself to regard it as a thing apart from himself since he received his life-long crippling wound in its defense at the Battle of Prairie Grove. Conserved and framed by Textile Conservation Associates January 2002. Exhibited in Honor the Colors Feb 2002.

Flag and accessory information located in Notes section.
Source Finlay, Mrs. Katherine J.
Received Date 09/23/1944
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
19th Iowa Infantry
Battle of Prairie Grove
Battle of Spanish Fort