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Catalog Number 00049
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
Flag of the 24th Iowa Infantry that is patterned after a U.S. national flag. Hand sewn. Cloth/pigment. Object No. 49, tagged only

HISTORY:
The 24th Iowa Infantry, or Iowa Temperance Regiment, was formed to be free of immoral temptations usually associated with service life (alcohol and prostitutes). The regiment was heavily recruited from eastern Iowa, espicially Linn, Cedar, and Jackson counties. The 24th Iowa was mustered into service at Camp Strong near Muscatine on September 18, 1862. The regiment was mustered out of service there in July, 1865, and the members of the regiment returned to Davenport.
Total enrollment-1204
Killed-71
Wounded-260
Died of wounds-55
Died of disease-201
Buried in national cemetereies-117
Captured-76
Transferred-55

SOURCES:
"Battle Flag Day" August 10, 1894: Ceremonials Attending the Transfer of the Battle Flags of Iowa Regiments from the Arsenal to the Capitol. Des Moines, Iowa. F.R. Conaway, State Printer, 1896.
Corbit, R.M. History of Jones County, Iowa Past and Present. Volume 1. Chicago, Illinois. S.J.Clake Publishing Company, 1910.
Gue, Benjamin F. History of Iowa from the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. Chicago, Illinois. Century History, 1903.
Ingersoll, Lurton Denham. Iowa and the Rebellion. Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1866.
McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedon: The Civil War Era. New York. Oxford University Press, 1988.
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.
Accessory information located in the Notes section.


Source Camp, Frank S.
Received Date 01/01/1925
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
24th Iowa Infantry
Vicksburg Campaign
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Champion Hill
Assault on Vicksburg
Red River Expedition
Battle of Sabine Cross Roads
General Sheridan's Final Campaign
Shenandoah Valley
Battle of Winchester
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Battle of Cedar Creek