The Regimental Colors that were captured at the Battle of Corinth, MS.; October 04, 1862.
In researching the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, (Oct.04, 1862), the C.S. 40th MS.; (Prices Corps), Colors and Color Guard were captured while they were falling back from town, during a right flanking attack by the U.S. 17th Iowa Infantry; (Hamilton's Division). U.S. Cpl. John King is credited with this task, as he is shown to have taken the 40th MS.
Colors, with Color Guard, from the field to the U.S. rear line. As an early War Battle, this Flag capture must have been some prize for the 17th Iowa!, and most likely was taken back home in Pride and display of the 17th's
accomplishments! No one on the 17th Iowa's web site seems to know the current location of the captured 40th's MS. Colors. The 17th Iowa had also captured the 31st Alabama's Colors and Color Guard, during the Battle of Champion Hill; May 16, 1863. One would come to believe, that where one flag is located, so might be the other. The
17th Iowa web site can be accessed at:
The details of this Battle can be accessed at:
We have also requested this information from The Brigadier General; Mr. Gilbert R. Dardis, c/o The Adjutant General of Iowa, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa.
Pvt. John J. and Joyce (Henson) Zoch - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - Seaford, Delaware