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Catalog Number 00004
Object Name Flag
Description A. FLAG:
Independence or Death, Confederate States of America. Turned over to Adj. General Baker by Col. J. B. Dorr of the 8th Iowa Infantry. Civil War.

The flag was captured by the 8th Iowa Cavalry before the regiment fought in any major battles. Old catalogue card reads "Captured by Capt. John Dance. Donor Col. J. B. Dorr, 8th Ia.Cav. By Sgt. Jos. Curt. Co. A, W. W. Willett, 8th Cav. Captured this. E.R.H." Accession/ Object No. 4, t agged only THIS FLAG IS VERY FRAGILE ALONG LENGTH OF BOTTOM STRIPE AND AT CENTER. January 25, 2012, in speaking with researcher Col. Don Drakler, I learned that Major J. J. Brown left Waverly, TN in pursuite of Col. Hawkin's Bushwackers. There was an engagement at Duck River, TN on January 4, 1863. THe flag was captured here by Maj. John Dance of the 8th Iowa Cav. Mr. Drakler will be sending his research to confirm these details.

Ingersoll, Lurton Denham. Iowa and the Rebellion. Philadelphia. Lippincott, 1866.
Logan, Guy E. Roster and Records of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion. Des Moines, Iowa. Emory H. English, State Printer, 1908.

Accessory information located in the Notes section.
Source Dorr, Col. J.B.
Received Date / /
Collection Iowa Battle Flag Project
Search Terms Civil War
Independence or Death