Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Flag of the Iowa Second

It will be remembered that the Regimental Flag of the Iowa Second, riddled with rebel balls at Fort Donelson, was presented to the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr. CLARK, as speaker, became its proper custodian. A few days since, in view of his departure, he made inquires about the Flag, designing to take it with him to Iowa City, and deposit it among the archives of the State Historical Society. But the flag was non est. Some one had captured it, and carried it off during the confusion of the adjournment. We trust that Mr. CLARK, so soon as his health will permit, will institute a vigorous search. It required a vast stretch of prerogative to carry of that Flag clandestinely, and the person who did it is entitled to considerable notoriety.

– Published in the Daily State Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, April 18, 1862

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