Flag: 30th Alabama Infantry
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
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