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Accession Number 2001.071
Catalog Number 2001.071.112
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
19th Iowa Infantry Modified U.S. flag constructed in a pattern of a U.S. National. 19th Infantry. Governmental Issue. Civil War period. 1 layer. Machine sewn. Hand painted honors and stars.

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.
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 Nineteenth 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.

19th Infantry National with staff, cord/tassel. Removed from SE Capitol case, September 22-25, 2004. end cap. Civil War
Staff and accessory information is located in the Notes section.
Source State of Iowa
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
19th Iowa Infantry
Abraham Lincoln
Battle of Prairie Grove
Battle of Spanish Fort