standard issue cavalry. Civil War, Regimental flag, dark blue silk
field with a painted Eagle in the center of the flag. The flag is
28"H x 28"W with gold silk fringe on three sides which does
not extend around the pole sleeve. The
pole sleeve is lined with white cotton fabric, folded over onto itself,
turned under .25" and machine sewn onto the field area with two
rows of machine straight stitching, 16 SPI. The rows are .125"
apart. The machine straight stitching also extends around the top
and bottom of the pole sleeve, .25" hi from the outer edge. The
"Screaming Eagle" design with the Eagle's head facing the
pole sleeve. The Eagle is standing on the shield with an olive branch
in the left talon and a cache of arrows in the right talon. Wing tip
to wing tip the Eagle is 15.25"W x 6.25"H. There is a red
ribbon flowing around the Eagle and through the Eagle's beak with
the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" painted in gold on the part
of the ribbon that spreads across in front of the Eagle. The red ribbon
has a gold painted edge .063"W. The block lettering is painted
gold .313"H x . 125" to .25 "W.
stars are placed hi two crescent shaped rows above the Eagle near
the top of the flag. The first row has 18 stars, the second row 17
stars. The stars are painted gold with red shadowing .063 "W
on the sides of the stars that face up and a slightly darker gold
shadowing .063 "W on the sides of the stars facing downward.
The stars measure 1.125"H x L125"W and are . 125" to
.675" apart. The honors "FARMINGTON" and "BOONVILLE"
appear above the two crescent shaped rows of stars above the Eagle
at the top of the flag. "FARMINGTON" in the upper left corner
of the flag and "BOONVILLE" in the upper right comer of
the flag. The
honors "CORINTH", "NASHVILLE". "IUKA",
appear under the Eagle in a half circle, "CORINTH" on the
left side of the Eagle. "NASHVILLE" under the Eagle and
"IUKA" on the right side of the Eagle. The honors are done
in block lettering, painted gold, shaded in black . 125"W on
the left side of the letters and shaded in a slightly darker gold
. 125"W on the right side of the letters.
block lettering measures 1.125"Wx 1.125"H. There is a large
red banner spreading across under the honors following the same half
circle line. The banner is painted red with gold edging . 125"H
with a darker shade of gold .063"H just inside the gold paint
on the bottom side of the banner. The top side of the banner has a
darker red shading . 125"H on the inside of the gold painted
border and a .063"H darker gold shading on the outside edge of
the brighter gold border. The "2d IOWA VET. VOL. CAV." wording
is painted on the banner. The block lettering is painted gold with
black shading. 125"H on the left side and a darker gold shading.
125"H on the right side. The letters in this area measure 1.125"
to 1.375"H x .313" to 1.675"W. The overall measurement
of the red banner is 24.375"W x 2.188"H. There is a white
silk label. 4.875"W x 1 "H, hand sewn onto the LRC, reverse,
with the lettering "2d. CAVALRY" stenciled on it in black
ink or paint. The "2" is .875"H x .675"W, "d
CAVALRY", letters measure ,5"H x ,938"W. This label
was added hi 1904 when the first stabilization was completed and the
flag was encased hi gauze The "Screaming Eagle" is standing
on the shield which is 4.5"W x 1.313"H.
shield is oval shaped with red and gray stripes .125"H, with
a bold border around the shield . 125"H, there is black shading
. 125"H on the outer left side of the shield and a darker gold
shading . 125"H on the inside of the gold border and on the outside
of the right side of the shield .063 "H. Finial is made of brass,
spade design, with a square central ridge. The central ridge tapers
as it approaches the point or tip of the spade. The finial attaches
to the finial connector with a threaded end. The surface of the spade
is flat with beveled edges.
finial connector is brass and shaped like a nozzle. There are two
screw holes on opposite sides of the connector to attach to the staff.
The finial connector is hollow on the inside and threaded at the top
end to accept the finial. Staff; is made of oak 104.5"L, tapering
at both ends. The finial connector is not attached to the staff. The
tip of the staff is unfinished the last 2.675" and is rough-cut
where the connector would have been attached. The diam. of the tip
is .438" increasing to .813". There is a hole at the top
of the tip that is .375" deep and two screw holes on opposite
sides .875" and 1.675" from the top. The connector was attached
to the staff with two screws. There are no screws with this connector.
first 30" of the finished wood of the staff is shiny and light
in color. At its widest point, the staffs dia. Is 1.25", this
point is .375" up from the end cap. At both ends, the diam. of
the staff tapers to .875". The brass end cap is 3.675"L
with a rounded end and a single lip. The lip starts .25" down
from the open end of the end cap and is .188"W. The bottom end
of the cap, .75" diam.. increasing to .875". There are two
screw holes on opposite sides, 1" and 2.675" from top of
the end cap where it attaches to the staff. There are two flat head,
single slotted, brass screws, .25"W attaching the cap end to