Missouri Civil War Battleflag

(From Press Release)The Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites the public to view the 15th Missouri Infantry Volunteer Veterans (Union) flag. The flag is on display in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

The 15th Missouri Infantry was raised in St. Louis in the summer of 1861. The infantry participated in numerous campaigns, including operations against Confederate Gen. Sterling Price in Missouri and against Confederate generals John Bell Hood and Nathan Bedford Forest in Tennessee. They also participated in the battles of Pea Ridge, Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The unit mustered out on Dec. 25, 1865, and lost a total of 222 men killed during the course of the Civil War.