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"6th Iowa infantry standard(second try)" Topic

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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 5:05 a.m. PST

Does anyone make these in 28mm?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2018 2:56 p.m. PST

Gunfreak are you seeking the National Color or the State
Color ?

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 12:15 a.m. PST

Both standards used by the regiment at Shiloh.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 7:31 a.m. PST

Gunfreak, here is a URL listing descriptions of the
colors carried by Iowa troops during the ACW.
Items 16, 17 and 18 are of the 6th Iowa's colors,
both the National Color and the Regimental Color
(called 'Banner' in the listing).


The 'Banner' (or Regimental Color) is just the normal
Dark Blue issued to Union Infantry with a central device
of a pale background with the Federal Eagle imposed
as was issued to almost all volunteer units when they
mustered into service in 1861.

Below the central device would be a 'ribbon' outlined
in gold/yellow with '6th Regiment Iowa Volunteer
Infantry' inscribed thereon.

The National Color is the normal US Flag for the period
with about midway down the stripe pattern the words
'6th Iowa Volunteers' (without 'infantry' or 'regiment')

Neither Color had, according to the source, any battle
honors inscribed.

This doesn't get you a set of 28MM Colors, but you could
buy a normal set, copy them and then photoshop
the necessary information, creating your own correct

Here also is a URL giving you a short history of the
6th Iowa's participation in the ACW:


Probably told you more about aardvarks than you wished
to know…

Hope that helps.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 9:08 a.m. PST

Thanks, great info, but nobody makes them?

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 9:34 a.m. PST

I've not found any other than the normal one's.

You might try e-mailing The Flag Dude – his stuff is
really fantastic but sometimes he is a bit difficult
to get communication with

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