15th Iowa Regimental Flag
Brandon Jolly, Jefferson Saylor, Arch Campbell, Steven Jolly (Company C), and I made a trip over to the Iowa State Historical Museum in DES Moines today. We spent over a hour looking at the regimental and other national flags of the 15th. The first national flag of the 15 th is not there and they do not know where it is.We think we have a really good idea of what the regimental looked like. Most if the eagle is missing since the soldiers cut it up after the war. The regimental was sent back to Iowa at the end if April 1862 and was cut up after the war by the veterans. Also we found an image of a 15th Company C member. He had on sky blue trousers in his two images that were taken before the battle if Shiloh. It was a great day and I will post some pictures later.
AKA Harrison "Holler" Holloway
"It was the Union armies west of the Appalachians that struck the death knell of the Confederacy." Leslie Anders ,Preface, The Twenty-First Missouri