Flag: 30th Alabama Infantry
Catalogue No. 86.1877.1
(PN16337-16339)

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Provenance Reconstruction:

On September 21, 1957, Mary C. O'Hair, Curator of the Wabash County Historical Society Museum, Wabash, Indiana notified the Department of Archives and History that the flag of the 30th Alabama Infantry was held by their museum. Their documentation on the flag stated that it had been "captured by Lt. R. Torrence, 8th Regt., Indiana Infantry at the fall of Vicksburg, July 4, 1863." Lt. Torrence (Lt. Robert T. Torrence) had given the flag to his commanding officer Colonel Parrish who later presented it to the museum. Ms. O'Hair stated that the flag was very fragile and that she had "carefully tacked it to a muslin sheet so as to hold it together as nearly as possible." Ms. O'Hair wrote again on March 1, 1963 offering to transfer the flag. The offer was accepted and the flag transferred (date unknown). A tag which accompanied the flag stated that it had been made by the women of Talladega. The Wabash County Historical Museum catalogue number was 528.

Sources:
       Curator's Object Files, Civil War Flags, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
       U.S. War Department. War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

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