Version 17.3.2017

 

Iowa:

 

a. allgemeines:

 

Literatur:

- Iowa Adjutant General. Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa. January 11, 1864, to January 1, 1865. Des Moines: F. W. Palmer, State Printer, 1865

- Iowa Adjutant General. Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion Together with Historical Sketches of Volun­teer Organizations 1861-1866. 6 vols. Des Moines: Emory H. English, State Printer, 1908-1911

- Iowa Adjutant General. Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion Together with Historical Sketches of Volun­teer Organizations 1861-1866, vol IV: 1st - 9th Regiments Cavalry (Archiv Ref, PDF-Datei/Amerikanischer Bürgerkrieg/download/ IowaCavalry(vol IV)RosterRecord)

- McElroy, Edith Wasson (ed.): The Undying Procession: Iowa’s Civil War Regiments. Prepared for the Iowa Civil War Centennial Commission

- Meyer, Steve: Iowa Valor (Meyer Publishing); 528 pp; 55 chapters and 150 period photographs; covers every major episode of Iowa soldier's involvement in the war by using their first hand accounts from letters, diaries, battle reports and war correspondence to newspapers. A collection of over 250 Civil War combat experiences taken from primary reference material of Iowans who were dist­inguished as the "Most Patriotic of the Patriotic"

- Meyer, Steve: Iowans Called to Valor (Meyer Publishing), Actual period writings from Iowa soldiers, officers, and war correspon­dents describe events concerning Iowa proceeding the Civil War, and Iowa's entry into the Union effort. 130 pp; over 40 period pho­tos.

- Meyer, Steve: Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry (Meyer Publishing); 64 pp. Information about finding out what regiment your ancestor served with, and how to find more detailed information concerning battles and other significant events. Over 78000 Io­wans served in the Civil War, using this book , anyone can uncover the story of their ancestors service in the Civil War.

- Stuart, Addison A.: Iowa Colonels and Regiments: Being a History of Iowa Regiments in the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, 1865)

 

 

b. Infantry:

 

1st Regiment Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861):

s. Sergeant Major Charles E. *Compton (Co. A); Pvt Nicholas *Bouquet; Pvt George *Buehler (Co. H); Pvt Eugene Fitch *Ware,

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk for three months and mustered in May 14, 1861. Left State for Missouri June 13. Moved from Macon City to Renick and Booneville June 15-21. Lyons' advance on Springfield, Mo., June-July. Expedition to Forsyth July 20-25. Action at For­syth July 22. Dug Springs August 2. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. Retreat to Springfield, thence to Rolla. Mustered out August 20, 1861.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 8 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

 

Medal of Honor:

Pvt Nicholas *Bouquet

 

'Iowa Greyhound'; das Regiment bestand aus Einwanderern aus Schleswig-Holstein; in Mason City aufgestellt; das Regiment schloß sich befehlsgemäß im Juni 1861 *Lyon in Missouri an (vgl. Brooksher, Bloody Hill, a.a.O., S. 94, 109); Gefecht von Wilson's Creek 10.8.1861

 

Literatur:

- Ware, Eugene Fitch: The Lyon Campaign in Missouri, Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry (Topeca, Kansas, 1907; Reprint Iowa City: Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop, 1991); Eugene Fitch Ware war Private im 1st Iowa Infantry); one of the 3 month re­giments, the 1st Iowa fought in Missouri, distinguishing itself at Wilson's Creek. They were nicknamed the "Iowa Greyhounds" for their long marches. Ware went on to become a Sergeant Major and finally Captain in the 7th Iowa Cavalry

 

 

2nd Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Col James M. *Tuttle; LtCol James *Baker; Pvt John S. *Williams (Co. H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in May 27, 1861. Left State for Northern Missouri June 13. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to Oc­tober, 1861. 3rd Brigade, District of Cairo, October, 1861. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Di­vision, District of Corinth, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District Corinth, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Divi­sion, District Corinth, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Guarding railroad with headquarters at St. Joseph, Mo., till July 26, 1861. At Bird Point, Mo., till August 14. At Ironton, Pilot Knob, till August 27. At Jackson, Mo., till September 8. At Fort Jefferson, Ky., till September 23, and at Bird's Point till October 2. Expedi­tion to Charleston October 2-12. At St. Louis, Mo., till February 10, 1862. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 10-14. Invest­ment and capture of Fort Donelson February 14-16. Duty at Fort Donelson till March 5. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till September. March to Iuka September 18-22. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ruckerville October 5-12. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Skirmish at Little Brier Creek November 28, 1862. Expedition to intercept Forest December 9-14. Little Briar Creek December 12. Dodge's Expedition to intercept Forest December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Expedition to Hamburg January 26, 1863, and to Jacinto February 25-27. Dodge's Expedition into Northern Alabama April 15-May 2. Bear Creek April 16-17. Tuscumbia April 23-24. Town Creek April 27-28. Duty at Corinth till August, and at LaGrange till November 1. March to Pulaski, Tenn., November 1-11. Duty there and along Nashville & Decatur Railroad, and at Decatur till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Mo­vements on Resaca May 5-13. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Nickajack Creek July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 19. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Skirmish on picket line August 4. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Action Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Moved to Rome September 26, and duty there till November 10. Reconnoissance and skirmishes on Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Jenks' Station December 7. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Sister's Ferry, Savannah River, January 31-February 5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Davenport, Iowa, July 20, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 283.

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Tuttle 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319).

 

Literatur:

- Bell. John: Tramps and Triumphs of the Second Iowa Infantry (Des Moines, 1961)

 

 

3rd Iowa Infantry Regiment:

s. Col Nelson G. *Williams; Major William M. *Stone; Lt Seymour D. *Thompson; William R. *Stimpson; Saul *Sylvester

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in June 8, 1861. Left State for Hannibal, Mo., June 29. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., Dept. of Tennessee, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Dept. Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, to March, 1864. (1st Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Non-Veterans.) 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, Army Tennessee, to November, 1864.

 

Service:

March into Missouri July 1-12, 1861. Skirmish at Utica July 3. Hagar's Woods July 8 (3 Cos.). Monroe Station July 9 and 11 (Cos. "A," "F," "H" and "K"). At Chillicothe, Mo., and guarding Hannibal & St. Joseph R. R. till August 7. Moved to Brookfield August 7 (7 Cos.), and against Green's forces at Kirksville August 15-21. (3 Cos. on Expedition to Paris, August.) Operations against guerrillas in North Central Missouri August 30-September 7. Action at Shelbina September 4. Expedition to Fonda against Green's forces Sep­tember 8-9. Moved to Liberty September 12. Action at Blue Mills September 17. Operations in North Missouri till October 18. At Quincy, Ill., November. Regiment reunite. Moved to Benton Barracks and duty there till December 26. Guard duty at Mexico and on Northern Missouri R. R. till march, 1862. Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 2-July 21, and duty there till September 6. Moved to Bolivar Sep­tember 6. Skirmishes at Bolivar and Middleburg September 21. Duty at Bolivar till October 4. Battle of the Hatchie, Metamora, Oc­tober 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Worsham's Creek November 6. Guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad till March, 1863. Duty at Memphis till May. Expedition to the Coldwater April 18-24. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 17-20. Attack on Steamer Crescent City, near Island 82, Mississippi River, May 18. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Vicksburg till No­vember. Moved to Natchez, Miss., November 18. Return to Vicksburg December 16, and duty there till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Veterans on furlough March to May. Non-Veterans on Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Pleasant Hill April 9. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexandria April 30-May 13. Boyce's and Wells' Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Non-Veterans mustered out June, 1864. Veterans moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn. March to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 5-June 10. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 10-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoo­chie River July 6-12. Leggett's, Bald Hill, July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Ala­bama October 1-26. Shadow Church and Westbrooks, near Fairburn, October 1-3. Veterans consolidated to a Battalion of three Com­panies July, 1864. Transferred to 2nd Iowa Infantry as Companies "A," "F" and "I," November 4, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 122 Enlisted men by disease. Total 249.

 

Col Nelson G. *Williams war ab 26.6.1861 Regimentskommandeur 3rd Iowa Infantry; eingesetzt in Missouri; er wurde wegen an­geblicher Unfähigkeit und Trunkenheit im Dienst vor ein Court Martial gestellt, freigesprochen und erhielt sein Kommando Mitte Fe­bruar 1862 erneut (vgl. Lowry, Tarnished Eagles, a.a.O., S. 167-170).

 

Im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment unter Führung von Major William M. Stone zur 1st Brigade Col Nelson G. *Williams 4th Division BrigGen Stephen A. Hurlbutt in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537). Das Regiment war im Rahmen der Brigade am 6.4.1862 gegen 9:00 auf Sarah Bell’s Field eingesetzt (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 193).

 

Literatur:

- Stimpson, William R.: Letters (Library of Congress, Washington / DC)

- Sylvester, Saul: Journal (Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines / Iowa)

- Thompson, Seymour Dwight: Recollections of the Third Iowa Regiment (Cincinnati, 1864)

 

 

4th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Col Grenville M. *Dodge, LtCol John *Galligan; Captain Henry *Cummings; Sgt John A. *Miller (Co G), Corporal Amos W. *Ames (Co H)

 

Overview:

Organized at Council Bluffs and mustered in August 8, 1861. Moved to St, Louis, thence to Rolla, Mo., August 9-24. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1861. 1st Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. 2nd Division, Army Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Misso­uri, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District Eastern Arkansas, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Rolla, Mo., August 24, 1861, to January 22, 1862. Expedition to Houston and Salem against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. March from Rolla to Lebanon January 22-31, 1862. Advance on Springfield, Mo., February 10-13. Near Springfield February 12. Pursuit of Price to Cassville February 13-17. Cane Creek February 14. Sugar Creek February 17. Blackburn's Mills February 27. Battles of Pea Ridge March 6-8. March to Batesville April 5-May 3, thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Expedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16-21. Duty at Helena till December 22. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. (By command of Gen. Grant, Regiment authorized to ins­cribe upon its banners "1st at Chickasaw Bayou.") Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 5-14. Black Bayou April 10. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Snyder's Bluff April 30. March to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Jack­son May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Siege of Jack­son July 10-17. At Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22-November 22. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek Oc­tober 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Duty at Wood­ville and other points in Alabama till May, 1864. Claysville, Ala., March 14 (Non-Veterans). Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-Septem­ber 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jones­boro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap Octo­ber 15. Ships Gap October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Ogeechee River Decem­ber 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie Ri­ver, S. C., January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mo­ved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 24, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 109 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 285 Enlisted men by disease. Total 402.

 

Im August 1861 war Colonel Grenville M. *Dodge Regimentskommandeur (vgl. Dodge, Grenville M.: The Battle of Atlanta and other Campaigns, Adresses, Etc. Council Bluffs, Iowa 1911, Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik 52, S. 10); ++++

 

Während der Pea Ridge Campaign von Frühjahr 1862 war Regimentskommandeur LtCol John Galligan (verwundet in der Schlacht v. Pea Ridge); das Regiment gehörte zur 1st Brigade Col Grenville M. *Dodge in Col Eugene A. *Carr‘s 4th Division in Samuel R. *Curtis Army of the Southwest (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 333). Teilnahme am Battle of Pea Ridge.

 

Literatur:

- Cummings, Henry J. B.: Papers; in: State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

- Dodge, Grenville M.: Fifthieth Anniversary: Fourth Iowa Veteran Infantry, Dodge's Second Iowa Battery, Dodge's Band. Council Bluff, Iowa 1911

 

 

5th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Pvt / Major Samuel H. M. *Byers; Captain Charles C. *Nott, Pvt Anton *Baumer

 

Overview:

Organized at Burlington July 15, 1861. Moved to Keokuk, Iowa, August 2, thence to St. Louis, Mo., August 11. Attached to Fre­mont's Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Mississippi, April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Mississippi, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

 

Service:

Expedition to Northeastern Missouri August, 1861. Detachment moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 11, thence to Jefferson City, Mo., August 14. Expedition toward Columbia September 2. Moved to Booneville September 14, thence to Glasgow September 25. Return to Booneville October 2. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 4-November 8. Guard railroad and duty at Boone­ville and Syracuse till February, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 6, thence to Benton, Mo. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., February 28-March 15, and against Island No. 10, March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Lan­ding, Tenn., April 18-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. At Clear Creek till August 5. Expedition to Holly Springs June 27-July 10. Moved to Jacinto August 5. March to Iuka September 18-19. Battle of Iuka September 19. Moved to Corinth October 1. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., January to March, 1863. Expedition up Yazoo and operations about Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Fort Pemberton March 25. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. South Fork Bayou Pierrie May 2. Battles of Raymond May 12. Near Raymond May 13. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg till September 13. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 13-November 20. Ope­rations on Memphis & Charleston railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Tunnel Hill Novem­ber 24-25. Mission Ridge, November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-Decem­ber 17. Duty at Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala., till April, 1864. Veterans on furlough April-May. Non-Veterans guard railroad till June 15. Mustered out July 30. Moved to Huntsville, thence to Kingston, Ga., June 23. Guard duty there and at Etowah River till July 30. Consolidated with 5th Iowa Cavalry August 8, 1864.

 

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.

 

Eingesetzt in *Boomer's Brigade in Grant's Vicksburg Campaign: Battle of Jackson and Champion Hill, Belagerung von Vicksburg (vgl. Dunbar, History 93th Illinois Infantry, MilAmerik15 S. 8)

 

The 5th Iowa served in Missouri, New Madrid, Iuka, Corinth, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Vicksburg and Missionary Ridge. In July 1864 this unit was merged into the 5th Iowa Cavalry

 

Literatur:

- Byers, Samuel H. M. (Major, 5th Iowa): With Fire and Sword (Camp Pope Bookshop; Reprint of 1911 Neale title); 203 pp; Index

- Byers, Samuel H. M.: "How Men Feel in Battle, Recollections of a Private at Champion Hill." Annals of Iowa, 3rd Series, vol. II

- Nott, Charles C. (Captain 5th Iowa Infantry): Sketches of the War (New York 1865); 184 pp plus ads. Nevins says of this "Exceptio­nally good account of the first battles in the West by a captain in the 5th Iowa Cavalry; his prison life, which began in the summer of 1863, is vividly described in another volume, Sketches in Prison Camps."

 

 

6th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. LtCol Morkoe Cummings; Captain John *Williams; First Sergeant Henry H. *Wright (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Burlington and mustered in July 17, 1861. Moved to Keokuk August 3, thence to St. Louis, Mo., August 9, and duty there till September 19. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Tennessee, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862, and District of Memphis, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Corps, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Corps, to May, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., September 19, 1861. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 7-November 9. At Sedalia till December 9. Moved to Lamine Bridge November 9, thence to Tipton January 22, 1862, and duty there till March 7. Expedition to Crump's Landing, Tennessee River, and operations there March 7-14. Expedition from Savannah to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupa­tion of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via LaGrange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 2-July 21. Skirmish with Forest July 2. Provost duty at Memphis till November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Tallahatchie march No­vember 2-December 12. At Grand Junction and duty along Memphis & Charleston railroad till June, 1863. Regiment mounted. Expe­dition to Hernando, Miss., April 17-26, 1863. Holly Springs April 17. Scout from LaGrange into Northern Mississippi April 29-May 5. Salem May 20. Expedition to Senatobia, Miss., May 21-26. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 9-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-Ju­ly 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Birdsong Ferry, Big Black River, July 4-6. Jones' Ford and Messenger's Ferry July 6. Queen Hill July 7. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black till September 25. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Battles of Chattanoo­ga November 23-25. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to re­lief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. At Scottsboro, Ala., till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-Sep­tember 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 14. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro Au­gust 25-30. Battle of Jonesborough August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15. Ships Gap October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Ogeechee River December 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek Fe­bruary 15. Co­lumbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of John­ston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 144 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 126 Enlisted men by disease. Total 280.

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 und bis zum Beginn des Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment unter LtCol Morkoe Cummings (vgl. Daniel: Shi­loh, a.a.O., S. 172 a.A. The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537) zur 1st Brigade Col John A. McDowell 5th Division BrigGen William T. Sherman in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 320). Das Regiment bildete am Vor­abend der Schlacht von Shiloh die äußerste Rechte von Grant’s Army of the Tennessee; eine Abteilung sicherte die Owl Creek Bridge. Die 6th Iowa war mit Springfield Rifles ausgerüstet (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 132). Am 4.4.1862 gegen 3:00 PM wurde eine Company der 6th Iowa Infantry an der Owl Creek Bridge von CS Cavalry angegriffen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 135). Am 6.4.1862 gegen 10:00 eingesetzt im Rahmen der Brigade in Verteidigungslinie 400 yards nördlich der Purdy-Hamburg Road bei Cre­scent Field (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 172). LtCol war betrunken, wurde sofort abgelöst und durch Captain John Williams ersetzt (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 172).

 

Am späten Vormittag des 6.4.1862 war die US-Verteidigungslinie auf beiden Seiten der Pittsburg-Corinth Road, die von den Truppen aus der 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand und der 5th Division BrigGen William T. Sherman besetzt war, teilweise überrollt und mußte zurückgenommen werden. Von den vier Brigaden aus Sherman's 5th Division war McDowell's Brigade intakt geblieben. Die Truppen aus beiden Divisionen bezogen nördlich im Raum um Jones Field und Sowell Field neue Verteidigungslinien. McDo­well's Brigade zog sich befehlsgemäß zunächst nach Crescent Field zurück, wo die Regimenter Front nach West machten und sich Scharmützel mit der angreifenden 3rd Brigade Col Preston Pond lieferte. Befehlsgemäß ging die Brigade McDowell weiter in nord­östlicher Richtung zurück und bezog in Sowell's Field eine neue Verteidigungslinie mit Front nach Süden (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 185 mit Karte S. 181 uns S. 187).

 

Von Jones Field aus erfolgte gegen 11:30 der erste US-Gegenangriff im Battle of Shiloh (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 185 mit Karte S. 181 uns S. 187). Bei dem ersten US-Gegenangriff in Shiloh am 6.4.1862 während des Artilleriegefechts, überrannte gegen 12:00 die 11th Iowa Infantry aus 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. *Hare / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand zusammen mit der 11th Il­linois und 20th Illinois aus 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand die im nördlichen Woolf Field eingesetzte Cobb’s Kentucky Battery und die Sektion von Polk’s Tennessee Battery (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 188 mit Kar­te 187). Nachdem die am rechten US-Flügel eingesetzte 46th Ohio Infantry unter Col. Thomas *Worthington während des US-Ge­genangriffs in einen Flankierungsangriff der CS-Truppen geraten war und unter großen Schwierigkeiten zurückging, wurde die 40th Illinois zur Verstärkung der 46th Ohio Infantry eingesetzt. Die 40th Illinois Infantry geriet nun ebenfalls in den energisch geführten CS-Angriff der Brigade von Col Trabue und erlitt erhebliche Verluste. Der weitere Angriff der CS-Truppen richtete sich nun gegen McDowell's Brigade, die nun zerschlagen wurde. Die 6th Iowa Infantry erlitt hierbei 52 Gefallene (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 189 mit)..

 

Literatur:

- Wright, Henry H. (Sgt. 6th Iowa): A History of the Sixth Iowa Infantry (State Hist. Society, Iowa City 1923); Nevins says of this "Sgt. Wright began his narrative in 1898 and relied for the most part on the Official Records, which he quoted extensively; the study is far more factual than personal"

 

 

7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

s. LtCol James C. *Parrot; William *Richardson

 

Overview:

Organized at Burlington July 24 to August 4, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 6; thence to Pilot Knob, Mo. Attached to Dis­trict of Cairo to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee to Sep­tember, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to No­vember, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, Dis­trict of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Pilot Knob, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Norfolk, Fort Jefferson, Bird's Point, Mo., Fort Holt, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., till November, 1861. Affair at Elliott's Mills, Camp Crittenden, September 22. Expedition to Belmont November 6-7. Battle of Belmont November 7. Moved from Bird's Point to St. Louis, Mo., November 10, and duty there till January, 1862. Expedition to Fort Henry, Tenn., January 15-25. Operations against Fort Henry February 2-6. Investment of Fort Donelson February 12-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Expedition to Clarksburg, Tenn., February 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing March 5-18. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit May 31-June 6. Duty at Corinth till October. Expedition to Iuka, Miss., September 18-22. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit October 5-7. Moved to Rienzi October 7; thence to Boneyard and duty there till November. Little Bear Creek November 28 and December 12. Duty at Corinth till March, 1863. Expedition against Forest December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Moved to Bethel, Tenn., March 1863, and duty there till June 1. Moved to Corinth June 1; thence to Moscow and duty there till August At LaGrange till October. March to Pulaski Octo­ber 30-November 11 and duty there till March, 1864. Veterans on furlough January and February. At Prospect, Tenn., till April. At­lanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley May 9. Battle of Resaca May 13-14. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-Ju­ly 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-Sep­tember 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Reconnoissance and skirmishes on Cave Springs Road, near Rome, October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Eden Station and Jenks Bridge December 7. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek Fe­bruary 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Expedition to Florence, S. C., March 4-6. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 12, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 134 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 305.

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Tuttle 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319).

 

Literatur:

- Richardson, William: Letters (Iowa State Historical Department, Des Moines / Iowa)

- Smith, Henry I.: History of the Seventh Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry During the Civil War (Mason City, 1903)

 

 

8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

Col Frederick *Steele seit 23.9.1861 (vgl. Boatner, a.a.O., S. 794); Col James M *Geddes

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport August and September, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., September 25. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862, and District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Davenport., to January, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of the Missouri, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Unassigned, District of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. Dept. of Alabama to April, 1866.

 

Service:

Moved to Syracuse, Mo., October 15, 1861. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 21-November 8. Duty at Sedalia, Mo., till March, 1862. Expedition to Milford, Mo., December 15-19, 1861. Action at Shawnee Mound, Milford on the Blackwater, December 18. (Cos. "E" and "K" detached to guard train to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 21, 1861, and duty on Border till March, 1862. Rejoin Regiment at Sedalia.) Moved from Sedalia to St. Louis; thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 11-21. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Most of Regiment captured. Men confined at Macon, Ga.; Officers at Selma, Ala., and Madison, Ga. Pa­roled October 18, 1862. Exchanged November 10, 1862. Those not captured attached to Union Brigade and participated in advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth till August. Moved to Danville, Miss., August 15, and duty there till October. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Duty at Corinth till December 18. Ordered to rejoin Re­giment at Davenport, Iowa, December 18. While en route participated in the defence of Jackson, Tenn., December 20, 1862, to Janua­ry 4, 1863. Arrived at Davenport January 7, 1863. Regiment reorganizing at Davenport, Iowa, and St. Louis, Mo., and duty at Rolla, Mo., till April, 1863. Ordered to Young's Point, La., April 9. Duty there and at Duckport till May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Bear Creek till October. Expedition toward Canton, Miss., October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, thence to Pocohontas, Tenn. Duty there and guarding Memphis & Charleston railroad till January 31, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., February 1-6. Expedition to Canton February 25-March 4. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Henderson's Hill March 21. Campti March 26 and April 4. Grand Ecore April 5. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Retreat to Natchitoches April 22-23. Cane River Crossing April 23. Cloutiersville April 23-24. At Alexandria, La., April 27-May 13. Bayou La Mourie May 6-7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 5-6. Provost duty at Memphis till February, 1865. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21. Moved to New Orleans, La., February, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 7-A­pril 13. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Fort Blakely April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. March to Mont­gomery, Ala., April 13-22. Provost duty there till August and at Tuscaloosa and Selma till April, 1866. Mustered out April 20, 1866.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 98 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 276.

 

Das Regiment gehörte im Battle of Shiloh unter Col Geddes zur 3rd Brigade Col Thomas W. Sweeny 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319; Grant: The Opposing Forces at Shiloh, B & L, a.a.O., I, S. 537).

 

 

9th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. LtCol Francis J. *Herron, LtCol William H. *Coyl

 

Overview:

Organized at Dubuque and mustered in September 24, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo. Attached to Dept. of Missouri October, 1861, to January, 1862. Unattached, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Southwest Miss­ouri, to May, 1862. 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to No­vember, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Di­vision, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Ex­pedition, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Di­vision, 15th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Franklin, Mo., October 11, 1861, and duty there guarding railroad till January, 1862. Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., January 23-February 12, 1862. Pursuit of Price to Cassville, Ark., February 13-16. Sugar Creek February 17. Battles of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6, 7 and 8. March to Batesville April 5-May 3, and to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Duty at Helena till December. Ex­pedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16-21. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 5-14. Black Bayou April 10. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Snider's Bluff April 30. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Battle of Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon Station July 19. At Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22-November 20. Operation on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Che­rokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27; Look­out Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Taylor's Ridge, Ringgold Gap, November 27. March to relief of Knox­ville November 28-December 17. At Woodville, Ala., till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-Au­gust 25. Ezra Church, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September l. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15. Ship Gap October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Ogeechee River December 7-9. Siege of Sav­annah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April. 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 25, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Ad­vance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 18, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 142 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 230 Enlisted men by disease. Total 386.

 

Regimentskommandeur im Frühjahr 1862 war LtCol Francis J. Herron (verwundet und gefangengenommen in der Schlacht v. Pea Ridge): Teilnahme am Battle of Pea Ridge; 1st Brigade Dodge 4th Division Eugene Carr (vgl. Shea / Hess, S. 333)

 

Literatur:

- **First Reunion of the Ninth Iowa Infantry Regiment Volunteers Held at Independence on the Anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 6th, 7th and 8th, 1883. Independence, Iowa, 1883

 

 

10th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Pvt James *Wren (Co. I)

 

Overview:

Organized at Iowa City and Montezuma August and September, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., September 6; thence to Cape Girar­deau, Mo., October 1. Attached to District of Cairo October, 1861. 5th Brigade, Military District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 4th Bri­gade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennes­see, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Corps, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

At Cape Girardeau, Mo., till November, 1861. Expedition against Thompson's forces November 2-12. Action at Bloomfield Novem­ber 10. Moved to Bird's Point, Mo., November 12. Action at Charleston January 8, 1862. Moved to New Madrid, Mo., March 4. Ope­rations against New Madrid, Mo., March 6-15, and against Island No. 10 March 15-April 8. Pursuit and capture at Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Actions at Farmington May 9 and 26. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. At Clear Creek till July 29. Moved to Jacinto July 29. Expedition to Iuka September 18-19. Battle of Iuka September 19. Moved to Co­rinth October 1. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance to Holly Springs November 8-9, 1862. Duty near Memphis guarding Memphis & Charleston Railroad January to March, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. South Fork of Bayou Pierrie May 2. Battles of Raymond May 12. Near Raymond May 13. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4 and duty there till September 13. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 13-November 20. Operati­ons on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25; Tunnel Hill November 23-24: Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Duty at Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala., till April 30, 1864. Moved to Decatur, Ala., April 30. Veterans on furlough June 15-August 1. Duty at Kingston, Ga., till November. Non-Veterans mustered out September 28, 1864. Operations against Wheeler October. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie, February 6. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek Fe­bruary 25-26. Cox's Bridge, N. C., March 19-20. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Wa­shington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Duty there and at Litt­le Rock, Ark., till August. Mustered out August 15, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 134 Enlisted men by disease. Total 235.

 

Eingesetzt in *Boomer's Brigade in Grant's Vicksburg Campaign: Battle of Jackson and Champion Hill, Belagerung von Vicksburg (vgl. Dunbar, History 93th Illinois Infantry, a.a.O., S. 8)

 

 

11th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. LtCol William *Hall; Captain Charles E. *Compton (Co. I); Sgt Alexander *Downing (Co. E); Pvt Charles J. *Johnson (Co. E); C. A. *Smith

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport September 28 to October 18. 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., November 1. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862 and District of Corinth to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., November, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Expedition to Booneville December 8, 1861, and to Providence and Boonsboro December 14. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 10, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Ad­vance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth and Bolivar till November. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12, 1863; thence to Lake Providence, La., January 18. Expedition to Richmond, La., January 29-31. Richmond January 30. Duty at Lake Providence till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Re­serve). Battles of Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Crossing May 17. Siege of Vicks­burg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Surrender of Vicks­burg July 4. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Guard ammunition and subsistance trains at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Expedition to Mon­roe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 6. Veterans on furlough March and April. Non-Veterans garrison duty at Mound City, Ill. Moved to Clifton, Tenn.; thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 21-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pur­suit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15-16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14-16. Salkehatchie Swamps February 3-5. River's Bridge February 3. Edisto Railroad Bridge February 7. South Edisto River February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20- 21. Oc­cupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrend­er of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 15, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 259.

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Abraham *Hare 1st Division John McClernand in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319).

 

Bei dem ersten US-Gegenangriff in Shiloh am 6.4.1862 während des Artilleriegefechts, überrannte gegen 12:00 die 11th Iowa Infan­try aus 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. *Hare / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand zusammen mit der 11th Illinois und 20th Illi­nois aus 2nd Brigade Col C. Carroll Marsh / 1st Division MajGen John A McClernand die im nördlichen Woolf Field eingesetzte Cobb’s Kentucky Battery und die Sektion von Polk’s Tennessee Battery (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 188 mit Karte 187).

 

Literatur:

- Clark, Olythus B. (ed.): Downing's War Diary, by Sergeant Alexander Downing, Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade "Crocker's Brigade", Sixth Division of the Seventeenth Corps, Army of the Tennessee (Des Moines, 1916)

 

 

12th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Col Joseph J. *Woods; Major David *Reed; Pvt Andrew J. *Sloan (Co H); Pvt John H. *Williamson (Co F)

 

Overview:
Organized at Dubuque and mustered in November 25, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., November 28-30. Attached to Dept. of Miss­ouri till February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. (1st Union Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee and District of Corinth, to December, 1862, Detachment.) Da­venport, Iowa, to January, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to De­cember, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Di­vision (Detachment), Army of Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Corps, Milita­ry Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. District of Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1866.
Service:
Duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till January 27, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill.; thence to Smithland, Ky., January 27-31. Recon­noissance to Fort Henry, Tenn., January 15-25. Expedition up the Tennessee River February 5-6. Capture of Fort Henry Fe­bruary 6. Investment of Fort Donelson February 12-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Most of Regiment captured. Paroled October 26. Exchanged Novem­ber 10. Those not captured attached to Union Brigade and participated in the advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Duty at Corinth till August. At Danville, Miss., till October 1. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Duty at Corinth till December 12. Ordered to Davenport, Iowa, Decem­ber 12 to rejoin Regiment. While en route participated in the Defence of Jackson, Tenn., December 20, 1862, to January 4, 1863. Arrived at Davenport January 7. Reorganizing at Davenport and St. Louis, Mo., till April, 1863. Moved to Duckport, La., April 9-14. Duty there till May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Big Black till November. Expedition toward Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 7-12, and guard duty at Chewalla and along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till February, 1864. Moved to Vicks­burg, Miss., February 1-6. Expedition to Canton February 25-March 4. Return to Memphis, Tenn.; duty there and at mouth of White River, Ark., till June. Skirmish at White River Station June 23 (Detachment). Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Pontotoc July 11. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smit­h's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville and Oxford August 12. Abbeville Au­gust 23. Mower's Expedition up White River to Duvall's Bluff September 1-7. March in pursuit of Price through Arkansas and Missouri September 17-November 15. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-December 1. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton and Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to New Orleans, La., February 6-25, and to Dauphin Island, Ala., March 7-8. Cam­paign against Mobile and its defences March 8-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Fort Blakely April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-22, and duty there till May 11. At Selma till September 23, and in the District of Talladega till December 26. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December 26. Mustered out January 20, 1866.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 8 Officers and 260 Enlisted men by disease. Total 348.

 

Medal of Honor: Pvt Andrew J. *Sloan (Co H)

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Tuttle 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319).

 

Literatur:

- Clark, Charles B. and Roger B. Bowen: University Recruits. Company C, 12th Iowa Infantry Regiment. USA, 1861-1865 (Elver­son, Pa., 1991)

- Reed, David: Campaigns and Battles of the 12th Iowa Infantry (Evanston / Illinois, 1903)

 

 

13th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Col Marcellus M. *Crocker; Pvt Charles *Johnson (Co. E); Pvt Charles A. *Johnson (Co. D); Pvt John S. Williams (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport October 18 to November 2, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., November 20, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Miss­ouri to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862, and District of Corinth, Dept. of Tennessee, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., December 13, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo.; thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 8-23. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth and Bolivar till November. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Cam­paign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 12; thence to Lake Providence, La., January 18, and duty there till April. Expedition to Richmond, La., January 29-31. Richmond January 30. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battles of Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Messenger's Ferry June 29-30 (Cos. "A," "D," "F" and "H"). Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Guard Ammunition and Subsistance trains. Duty at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Stevenson's Expedition to Mon­roe, La., August 20-September 12, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 6, 1864. Veter­ans on furlough March and April. Non-Veterans' garrison at Mound City, Ill. Moved to Clifton, Tenn.; thence to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 21-June 8. Atlanta Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-21. Snake Creek Gap October 15-16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah De­cember 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14-16. Salkehatchie Swamps February 3-5. River's Bridge February 3. South Edisto River February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 21, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 114 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 205 Enlisted men by disease. Total 328.

 

Im Battle of Shiloh am 6./7.4.1862 gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Abraham C. *Hare 1st Division McClernand in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. B & L, a.a.O., vol I, S. 537). Am 6.4.1862 war die 13th Iowa im Rahmen von Hare’s Brigade am rechten Flügel der US-Front auf der linken Seite der Division eingesetzt an der Purdy-Hamburg Road. Beim Angriff der CS-Brigade Shaver (III. Army Corps MajGen William J. Hardee) erhielt die 13th Iowa Infantry einen Volley und brach zusammen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 180 mit Karte S. 181).

 

 

14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

s. Col William T. *Shaw

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport November and mustered in November 6, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., December, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. Union Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, and District of Corinth, Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. Davenport, Iowa, and St. Louis, Mo., to April, 1863. Cairo, Ill., District of Columbus, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Springfield, Ill., to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Cos. "A," "B" and "C" detached October, 1861, by order of General Fremont and sent to Fort Randall, Dakota Territory. Permanently detached September 18, 1862. (See 41th Iowa.) Reconnoissance to Fort Henry, Tenn., January 15-25. Operations against Fort Henry February 2-6. Investment of Fort Donelson February 12-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Expedition to Clarksville, Tenn., February 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 2-14. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Held center at "Hornet's Nest" and Regiment mostly captured. Paroled October 12, 1862. Exchanged November 19, 1862. Those not captured assigned to Union Brigade and participated in the advance on and sieze of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 13. Duty at Corinth till August, and at Danville, Miss., till October. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. At Co­rinth till December 18. Ordered to rejoin Regiment at Davenport, Iowa, December 18. While en route participated in the defence of Jackson, Tenn., December 20, 1862, to January 4, 1863. Arrived at Davenport January 7. Reorganizing Regiment at Davenport, Iowa, and at St. Louis, Mo., till April. Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 10, and duty there till January, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss. Meridian Campaign February 3 to March 5. Meridian February 14-15. Marion February 15-17. Canton February 28. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Cloutiersville and Cane River Crossing April 22-24. At Alexandria April 27-May 13. Moore's Plantation May 5-7. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Bayou LaMourie May 12. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo July 5-21. Pontotoc July 11. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville and Oxford August 12. Abbeville August 23. Mower's Expe­dition up White River to Duvall's Bluff September 1-7. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-Octo­ber 25. (4 Cos. sent to Pilot Knob, Mo., and participated in actions at Ironton, Shut in Gap and Arcadia September 26. Fort Davidson, Pilot Knob, September 26-27. Leesburg or Harrison September 28-29.) Regiment assembled at St. Louis, Mo., November 2 and mus­tered out November 16, 1864. Veterans and recruits consolidated to two Companies and assigned to duty at Springfield, Ill., till Au­gust, 1865. Mustered out August 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 138 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 203.

 

Im Frühling 1862 und im Battle of Shiloh gehörte das Regiment zur 1st Brigade Col Tuttle 2nd Division W.H.L. Wallace Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 319).

 

 

15th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Col Hugh T. *Reid (Reed; vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 175, 186; “Reid; vgl. Grant: Opposing Forces a.a.O., S. 538); LtCol Wil­liam Dewey; Sgt Cyrus F. *Boyd; Pvt Charles *Johnson (Co. C); Pvt Charles N. *Johnson; William W. *Belknap, Thomas Boyd

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk February 22, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 19; thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Attached to 3rd Bri­gade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Dept. of Tennessee, to Novem­ber, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Di­vision, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth and Bolivar till November. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 12, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Lake Providence, La., January 18, and duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battles of Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River Crossing May 17. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Messenger's Ferry, Big Black, July 3 (Co. "G"). Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Guarding Ammunition and Subsistance trains. Duty at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 6, 1864. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 21-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's, Bald Hill, July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15-16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas Janua­ry to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14-16. Salkehatchie Swamps February 3-5. Rivers' Bridge February 3. South Edisto Ri­ver February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Ben­nett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 24, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 118 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 260 Enlisted men by disease. Total 387.

 

Im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 gehörte das Regiment unter Col Hugh T. Reid zur 6th Division BrigGen Benjamin M. *Prentiss und war not brigaded. Das Regiment traf unmittelbar vor Beginn der Schlacht per Schiffstransport aus St. Louis ein. Grant setzte unmit­telbar bei seinem Eintreffen in Pittsburg Landing am 6.4.1862 gegen 9:00 das Regiment auf den Höhen bei Pittsburg Landing ein, um das Durchbrechen von Stragglers nach der Landing zu unterbinden (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 175). Das neu aufgestellte und völ­lig unerfahrene Regiment traf gegen 11:00 am rechten US-Flügel ein und lief in Marschformation bei Jones Field in einen Hinterhalt (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 186 mit Karte S. 187). Zusammen mit der 16th Iowa Infantry übernahm das Regiment gegen die an­greifende 1st Brigade Col Robert M. Russel I. 1st Division BrigGen Charles Clark Army Corps MajGen Leonidas Polk; beide Regi­menter mußten sich schließlich unter schweren Verlusten auf die Nordseite von Jones Field zurückziehen (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 186).

 

Literatur:

- Belknap, William W.: History of the Fifteenth Regiment Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, from October, 1861 to August, 1865; When disbanded at the End of the War (Keokuk / Iowa, 1887)

- Boyd, Cyrus F.: "The Civil War Diary of C. F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry." Edited by Mildred Thorne. Iowa Journal of History. Vol L (1952)

- Day, James G.: “The Fifteenth Iowa at Shiloh,” Iowa Mollus (Des Moines, 1898), S. 173-187

- Johnson, Charles N.: Papers, 1862-68, Private in the 15th Iowa Volunteer Regiment, Company C. Papers include eight letters (1862, n.d.) from St. Louis, Missouri, and Corinth, Tennessee, to his mother; his discharge papers (April 20, 1865); his marriage license (1868); and photographs of himself and his family. (Virginia Tech, Univ. Libraries, Special Collections: Civil War guide. Manuscript Sources for Civil War Research in the Special Collections Department of the Virginia Tech Libraries Ms 89-032).

 

 

16th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Col Alexander *Chambers, Pvt Absalom D. *Ames (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport December 10, 1861, to March, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 20, 1862; thence moved to Pitts­burg Landing, Tenn. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee and District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth and Bolivar till November. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 12, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Lake Providence, La., January 18, and duty there till April, 1863. Move­ment on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1 (Reserve). Battles of Raymond May 12; Jack­son May 14; Champion Hill May 16; Big Black River Crossing May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Jones' Ferry, Big Black, June 28. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Guarding Ammunition and Subsistance trains. Duty at Vicksburg till February, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-Sep­tember 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 5, 1864. Veterans on furlough March and April. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 21-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Lovejoy Sta­tion September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S. C., January 14-16. Salkehatchie Swamps Februa­ry 3-5. River's Bridge February 3. South Edisto River February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Wa­shington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 94 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 219 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 323.

 

Im Battle of Shiloh am 6.4.1862 gehörte das Regiment unter Col Alexander Chambers zur 6th Division BrigGen Benjamin M. *Pren­tiss und war not brigaded (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 320; nicht aufgeführt bei Grant: Opposing Forces a.a.O., S. 538). Das Re­giment traf am Abend des 4.4.1862 in Pittsburg Landing ein (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 106) und wartete seitdem in Pittsburg Lan­ding auf seinen Einsatz gewartet. Grant setzte unmittelbar bei seinem Eintreffen in Pittsburg Landing am 6.4.1862 gegen 9:00 das Regiment auf den Höhen bei Pittsburg Landing neben der 15th Iowa Infantry ein, um das Durchbrechen von Stragglers nach der Lan­ding zu unterbinden (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 175). Das neu aufgestellte und völlig unerfahrene Regiment wurde gegen 11:00 neben der 15th Iowa Infantry bei Jones Field gegen den CS-Durchbruch an rechten US-Flügel zur Unterstützung von McClernand’s Division eingesetzt (vgl. Daniel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 186 mit Karte S. 187). Zusammen mit der 15th Iowa Infantry übernahm das Re­giment gegen die angreifende 1st Brigade Col Robert M. Russel I. 1st Division BrigGen Charles Clark Army Corps MajGen Leoni­das Polk; beide Regimenter mußten sich schließlich unter schweren Verlusten auf die Nordseite von Jones Field zurückziehen (vgl. Da­niel: Shiloh, a.a.O., S. 186).

 

 

17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk March 21 to April 16, 1862, and mustered in April 16, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., April 19. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., till May 5, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 5-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 8-30. Action on Corinth Road May 29. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Camp at Clear Creek, near Corinth, till August 15. Expedition to Ripley, Miss., June 27-July 1. Moved to Jacinto August 15, and duty there till October 2. Expedition to Iuka, Miss., September 18-20. Battle of Iuka September 19. Moved to Corinth October 2. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-13. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Bray's Station guarding Memphis & Charleston Railroad till February 8. March to Memphis, thence moved to Helena, Ark., March 2-3. Yazoo Pass Expediti­on and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Richmond, La., April 17-20. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battles of Port Gibson May 1; Raymond May 12; Jackson May 14; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River Crossing May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Fort Hill Bastion June 25. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, and occupation of that city till September 9. Moved to Helena, Ark., September 9; thence to Memphis, Tenn., September 29, and march to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 10-November 19. Battles of Chattanooga No­vember 23-25; Tunnel Hill November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. Provost and guard duty at Huntsville, Ala., December 22, 1863, to June, 1864. (Veterans on furlough April and May.) At Tilton, Ga., July 2 to October 13. Attack on Tilton October 13. Regiment captured. Remnant joined Sherman at Savannah, Ga., January, 1865. Campaign of the Ca­rolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River Februa­ry 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Cox's Bridge, N.C., March 19-20. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 121 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 194.

 

 

18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Clinton and mustered in August 6, 1862. Moved to Sedalia, Mo., August 11. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. 2nd Briga­de, District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Ar­kansas, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Springfield, Mo., arriving September 13, 1862. Operations in Southwest Missouri September to November, 1862. Duty at Springfield, Mo., November 14, 1862, to September 22, 1863. Defence of Springfield January 7-8, 1863. Affair at Quincy September 4, 1863 (Detachment). Expedition from Springfield into Arkansas and Indian Territory September 7-19. Near Enterprise September 15. Operations against Shelby September 22-October 31. Arriving at Fort Smith October 31. Action at Cross Timbers October 15-16 (Cos. "D" and "F"). Garrison duty at Fort Smith, Ark., till March, 1864. Steele's Campaign against Camden March 22-May 15. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Moscow April 13. Poison Springs April 18. Jenkins Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Garrison duty at Fort Smith till July, 1865. (4 Cos. at Van Buren February 26 to July 6, 1865.) Ordered to Little Rock and mustered out July 20, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 33 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 131 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 167.

 

 

19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

s. William Henry Harrison *Clayton

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in August 25, 1862. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo. Attached to District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Her­ron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ten­nessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, United States Forces, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. District of West Florida, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District of Southern Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved to Rolla, Mo., September 11, 1862; thence to Springfield, Mo., September 16, and to Cassville October 11. Blunt's Campaign October 17-December 27. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-28. Capture of Van Buren December 28. Duty at Forsythe February 15 to April 22, 1863. March to Hartsville and Salem April 22-May 2, and to Rolla June 2. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 6-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Expedition from Vicksburg to Yazoo City July 12-21. Capture of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson July 23 and to Carrollton, La., August 12-13. Expediti­on to Morganza September 5-12. Atchafalaya River September 9-10. Battle of Sterling's Plantation September 29. At Morganza till October 10, then moved to Carrollton. Expedition to Brazos, Santiago, Texas, October 27-December 2. Advance to Brownsville No­vember 2-6 and duty there till July 24, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., July 24-August 7. Ordered to Pensacola, Fla., August 14, and duty at Barrancas, Fla., till December. Action at Milton, Fla., October 18. Expedition to Blackwater Bay October 25-28. Milton October 26. Moved to Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Ala., December 6, and duty there till March 17, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Fatigue duty dismantling Rebel De­fences till May 4. Duty at Mobile till July 10. Mustered out July 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 98 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 192.

 

Literatur:

- Clayton, William H.: A Damned Iowa Greyhound: The Civil War Letters of William Henry Harrison Clayton (Univ of Iowa Press); 236 pp; Photos

- Dungan, J. Irvine: History of the Ninteenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (Davenport, 1865)

 

 

20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Clinton and mustered in August 25, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 5; thence to Springfield, Mo., arriving September 24. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, United States Forces, Texas, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. United States Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Missis­sippi, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Schofield's Campaign in Southwest Missouri October, 1862, to January, 1863. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. March over Boston Mountains to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-31. March to Huntsville, Ark., January 2-18, 1863, to Elk Creek January 22-February 15, and to St. Louis, arriving April 24. Guard Arsenal till May 15. (Cos. "A" and "F" at Defence of Cape Girardeau.) At Pilot Knob till June 3. Moved to St. Genevieve June 3, and to Vicksburg, Miss., June 6-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-22. Capture of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson July 24 and to Carrollton, La., August 16. Expedition to Morganza September 5-12. Atchafalaya River September 9-10. Sterling's Plantation Sep­tember 29. At Morganza till October 10, then moved to Carrollton. Expedition to Rio Grande, Texas, October 27-December 2. Bra­zos, Santiago, November 4. Point Isabel November 6. Duty at Brownsville, Point Isabel and Mustang Island till June 24, 1864. Mo­ved to Brazos Santiago, thence to Brownsville, and duty there till August 2. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Mobile May August 2-7. Siege of Fort Morgan August 9-23. Capture of Fort Morgan September 23. Moved to Morganza September 7-12, thence to Du­vall's Bluff, Ark., October 12, and duty there and at Brownsville till January, 1865. Moved to New Orleans January 28, thence to Bar­rancas, Fla., February 17. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March and April. Steele's march from Pensacola, Fla., to Blake­ly, Ala., March 20-April 2. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blakely April 2-9. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Moved to Mobile April 14, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 157 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 173.

 

Literatur:

- Barney, Chester: Recollections of Field Service With the Twentieth Iowa Infantry Volunteers; or, What I Saw in the Army .. (Da­wenport, 1865)

 

 

21st Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

s. Musician Tobias C. *Miller (Co. F); George *Crooke

 

Overview:

Organized at Dubuque August, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 16. Attached to District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to Oc­tober, 1862. Warren's Brigade, District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Moved from St Louis to Rolla, Mo., September 22, 1862, and duty there till October 18. Moved to Salem October 18-20, and duty there till November. Moved to Houston and Hartsville. Action at Beaver Creek, Texas County, Mo., November 24 (Detachment). Mo­ved to Houston December, and duty there till January 27, 1863. March to relief of Springfield, Mo., January 9-17. Action at Harts­ville, Wood's Fork, January 11. Moved to West Plains January 27-February 2, thence to Iron Mountain February 9-25, and to St. Ge­nevieve March 9-11. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March 15-22, and duty there till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 17. Expedition to New Iberia October 3-6 and to Vermillion Bayou October 8-30. Moved to Brazos, Santiago, Texas, November 22-26. At Matagorda Island and Indianola till March, 1864, and at Matagorda Island till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., and provost duty at Algiers, Carrollton and Thibodeaux till July 26. Moved to Morganza July 26, and duty there till September 3. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., September 3. Duty there and at St. Charles and Duvall's Bluff till December. At Memphis, Tenn., till January, 1865. Ordered to New Orleans, La., January 1, thence to Kennersville Station, and duty there till February 5. Moved to Dauphin Island. Ala., February 5. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17 to April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely April 9, Occupation of Mobile April 12 to May 26. Moved to Shreveport, La., May 26-June 8, and duty there and in District of LaFourche till July. Mustered out July 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 168 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 250.

 

Literatur:

- Crooke, George: The Twenty-first Iowa Infantry: A Narrative of its Experience in Active Service ... (Milwauckee, 1891)

 

 

22nd Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Lt Samuel Calvin *Jones; Benjamin *Booth; Pvt Charles M. *Booth (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Iowa City and mustered in September 9, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 14-18, thence to Rolla, Mo., Sep­tember 22-23. Attached to District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 14th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Corps, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. Gulf and Army of tbe Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. South, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Garrison duty at Rolla, Mo., till January 27, 1863. Moved to West Plains January 27-February 2, 1863. March to Eminence, thence to Iron Mountain, Mo., February 9-26. Moved to St. Genevieve March 9-12, thence to Milliken's Bend, La., March 22-27, and duty the­re till April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Anderson's Hill April 30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and Berwick till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 17. Expedition to New Iberia October 3-7 and to Vermillion Bayou October 8-30. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, November 17-23. Fort Esperanza November 27-30. Duty at DeCrow's Point till January 3, 1864, and at Indianola till March 13. Affair at Lamar Fe­bruary 11 (Detachment). At Matagorda Island till April. Affair Corpus Christi March 24 (Detachment). Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till July. Moved to Fort Monroe, thence to City Point, Va., July 6-17. Duty at Bermuda Hundred and on north side of the James at Deep Bottom till July 30. Moved to Washington, D. C., July 30-August 1. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign Au­gust 7-November 28. Berryville September 3-4. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Wood­stock September 23. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown, Winchester and in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, 1865, and duty there till March. Moved to Newberne and Morehead City, N. C., thence to Augusta, Ga., April 11. Duty there and at Savannah, Ga., till July. Mustered out July 25, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.

 

Literatur:

- Booth, Benjamin (22nd Iowa Infantry): Dark Days of the Rebellion: Life in Southern Military Prisons (Meyer Publishing: Reprint of 1897 original); 288 pp; 30 b & w photos

- Griffith, Joseph E.: “The Twenty-second Iowa Infantry at Vicksburg.” Annals of Iowa, vol. VI (1868)

- Jones, Samuel Calvin (Lieutenant, Co. A 22nd Iowa): Reminiscenses of the 22nd Iowa Infantry (Iowa City, 1907; reprint Camp Pope Bookshop); added Index, Illustrations and Introduction by Jeffrey Burden; 171 pp; Mapped End Papers; Photos; Rosters. Ne­vins says of this "Among the best reminiscences of Iowa soldiers; Jones recounted in diary form his travels through the Gulf region and his experiences as a war prisoner."

 

 

24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Muscatine and mustered in September 18, 1862. Moved to Helena, Ark., October 20-28. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept, Missouri, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Tennessee, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to August, 1863. and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. Gulf, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to August, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenan­doah, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Dept. South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army Ohio, to April, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. South, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Arkansas Post, November 16-21, 1862. Expedition to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5. German's Expedition up White River January 13-19, 1863. Expedition up St. Francis and Little Rivers March 5-12. Skirmish at Ma­dison March 9. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Moved to Milli­ken's Bend April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Fourteen Mile Creek May 12-13. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 2. Duty at Carrollton and Brashear City till October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 20. Vermillionville, Carrion Crow Bayou, November 3. At New Iberia till January 17, 1864. Moved to New Orleans January 17, thence to Madisonville and duty there till March. Red River Campaign March 14-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 22-23. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-22. Mansura May 16. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya River May 30-June 6. Moved to Fort Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., July 2-13. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Baltimo­re, Md., January 6-7, thence to Savannah, Ga., January 14-20. To Hilton Head, S. C., March 4. To Wilmington, N. C., March 6. To Morehead City and Newberne March 8-10. To Morehead City March 12. To Goldsboro April 9 and to Savannah May 1-6. Moved to Hamburg, S. C., May 11, to Augusta May 31 and to Savannah June 20. Moved to Davenport, Iowa, July 20-August 2. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., July 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 212 Enlisted men by disease. Total 343.

 

1863 Regimentskommandeur Col E. C. Byam (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. II, a.a.O, S. 403). Teilnahme an Grant's Vicksburg Campaign 1863; in McClernand's XIII Army Corps, 12th Division BrigGen Alvin P. Hovey, 2. Brigade Col James S. Slack; Teilnahme an Grant's Vicksburg Campaign 1863; in McClernand's XIII Army Corps, 12th Division BrigGen Alvin P. Hovey; Marsch zur Umge­hung von *Grand Gulf auf der Westseite des Mississippi in Louisiana von Coffee's Point bis zum Ufer gegenüber *Bruinsburg im April 1863 (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. II, a.a.O, S. 317-18; Karte: Davis Nr. 155D6).

 

Literatur:

- Longley, Charles L.: "The Twenty-fourth Iowa Volunteers." Annals of Iowa. Series 3, Vol. I (1894)

- Ritter, Israel D.: Diary. Private in 24th Iowa Infantry, Company D, 10.9.1862-31.5.1863; files Vicksburg National Military Park

 

 

25th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

vgl. Pvt Charles O. *Johnson (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Mount Pleasant and mustered in September 27, 1862. Ordered to Helena, Ark., November. Attached to District of Eas­tern Arkansas, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Tennessee, Decem­ber, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition from Helena to mouth of White River, November 17-24, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to Janua­ry 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., Janua­ry 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Demonstration against Haines and Snyder's Bluff April 28-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Fourteen-Mile Creek May 12-13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Briar Creek near Canton July 17. Canton July 18. Duty at Big Black till Sep­tember 22. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 10-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27; Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Garrison duty in Alabama till May, 1864. At­lanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Clinton November 22. Griswoldsville November 23. Statesboro December 4. Siege of Savannah December December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 2 officers and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 207 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 274.

 

 

26th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Pvt John L. *Williams (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Clinton and mustered in September 30, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Helena, Ark., October, 1862. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Missouri, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army Tennes­see, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition from Helena, Ark., to mouth of White River November 16-21, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., Janua­ry 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Demonstration on Haines and Snyder's Bluffs April 28-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon Station May 19. At Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis; thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Missi­on Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Garri­son duty in Alabama till April, 1864. Harrison's Gap April 21 (Detachment). Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. De­monstration on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kene­saw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Church, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank mo­vement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Kingston October 12. Ship's Gap, Taylor's Ridge, October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville October 23. Siege of Sav­annah December 10-12. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 25, 1865. Hickory Hill February 1. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River, Co­lumbia, February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 513 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 293.

 

 

27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Dubuque and mustered in October 3, 1862. Moved to St. Paul, Minn., October 11, 1862, Companies "A," "B," "C," "E," "F" and "G." Moved to Mille Lac's, Minn., October 17, thence moved to Cairo, Ill., November 4. Companies "D," "I," "H" and "K" at Fort Snelling, Minn., till November 1. Moved to Cairo, Ill., November 1. Regiment moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 20. Atta­ched to District of Memphis, Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862, District of Jackson, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expedition to November, 1863. Gilbert's Brigade, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Briga­de, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Jackson, Tenn., and guard railroad from Corinth, Miss., to Memphis, Tenn., till June 2, 1863. Guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad at Moscow till August 20. Moved to Memphis, thence to Helena and Brownsville, Ark., August 20-24. Steele's Arkansas Ex­pedition August 24-September 10. Bayou LaFourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. At Little Rock till November 15. Mo­ved to Memphis Tenn., November 15, and duty there till January 28 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 28. Meridian Cam­paign February 3-March 5. Meridian February 14-15. Marion February 15-17. Union February 21-22. Canton February 28. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Cloutiersville and Cane River Crossing April 22-24. At Alexandria April 27-May 13. Moore's Plantation May 5-7. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Bayou LaMourie April 12. Retreat to, Morganza May 13-20. Mansure May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo July 5-21. Pontotoc July 11. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville and Oxford August 12. Abbeville August 13. Mower's Expedition up White River to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1-6. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 18. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 25-December 1. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Eastport, Miss., till February 9, 1865. Expedition from Eastport to Iuka January 9. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-22. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 8-April 12. Siege of Fort Blakely and Spanish Fort March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there till July. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 14; thence to Clinton, Iowa, July 15-August 3. Mustered out August 8, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 167 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 193.

 

 

28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Iowa City and mustered in October 10, 1862. Ordered to Helena, Ark., arriving there November 20, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 12th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. Dis­trict of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Di­vision, 19th Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to April, 1865. District of Savannah, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Hovey's Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5, 1862. Gorman's Expedition up White River Ja­nuary 13-19, 1863. Expedition from Helena to Yazoo Pass by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers Fe­bruary 14-April 5. Operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Expedition to St. Francis River April 5-11. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 11-13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Fourteen-Mile Creek May 12-13. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 2. At Carrollton and Brashear City till October. Western Louisiana Campaign Octo­ber 3-November 30. Vermillionville, Carrion Crow Bayou, November 3. At New Iberia till December 17. Moved to New Orleans De­cember 17, thence to Madisonville January 7, 1864, and duty there till March. Red River Campaign March 14-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Mansfield April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Monett's Ferry April 23-24. At Alexan­dria April 26-May 13. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganaza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Washington, D. C., July. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Cam­paign August 7-November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek Oc­tober 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till January, 1865. Moved to Baltimore, Md.; thence to Savannah, Ga., January 6-20. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., March 4; to Wilmington, N. C., March 6; to Morehead City and New Berne March 8-10; to Morehead City March 12; to Goldsboro April 9, and to Savannah, Ga., May 1-4. Duty in Georgia and South Carolina till July. Mustered out July 31, 1865.


Regiment lost while in service 6 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 186 Enlisted men by disease. Total 271.

 

Literatur:

- Blake, Ephraim: A Succinct History of the 28th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, from Date to Muster into Service, October 10, 1862, at Iowa City, Iowa, to its Final Muster out, August 13th, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa (Belle Plain, 1896)

 

 

29th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Captain John P. *Williams (Co. A); Pvt. Milton P. *Chambers; Charles O. *Musser

 

Overview:

Organized at Camp Dodge, Council Bluffs, and mustered in December 1, 1862. March to St. Joseph, Mo., December 5-9; thence to Benton Barracks, Mo., December 19-20. Attached to District of St Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Guard Prison at Benton Barracks, Mo., till December 25, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., en route to Helena, Ark., December 25-29. Duty there till January 8, 1863. Moved to Helena, Ark., January 8, and duty there till March. Gorman's Expedition up White River Ja­nuary 11-26. Yazoo Pass Expedition and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Duty at Helena till August. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 1-September 10. Bayou LaFourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23 to May 3. Antoine or Terre Noir Creek April 2. Elkin's Ferry, Little Missouri River, April 3-4. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Liberty Postoffice April 15-16. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock till July, and at Lewisburg till September. At Little Rock till Februa­ry, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-16. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spa­nish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Whistler's or Eight-Mile Bridge April 13. March to Mt. Vernon and duty at Mt. Vernon Arsenal till June. Moved to Brazos Santiago, Texas, and duty there till July. Moved to New Orleans, La.; thence home and mustered out August 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 266 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 310.

 

Literatur:

- Chambers, Milton P.: Papers, 1863-1864; 15 items. Personal correspondence from Private Milton P. Chambers, Company I, Twenty-ninth Iowa Infantry, to his brother Armory K. Chambers in Glenwood, Iowa. The first three letters were written from Helena (Phillips County), and the balance from Little Rock (Pulaski County). Chambers describes the routine of camp life at the two cities, the morale of the troops, and the activities of the enemy. One letter, dated May 7, 1864, vividly describes Milton's experiences during the Cam­den Expedition and includes mention of battles at Elkin's Ford (Nevada County), Prairie D'Ane (Nevada County), and Jenkins' Ferry (Grant County), and the participation of black Union troops (Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville: Manuscript Resources for the Civil War, Compiled by Kim Allen Scott, 1990).

- Musser, Charles O. (29th Iowa): Soldier Boy: The Civil War Letters of Charles O. Musser, 29th Iowa (Univ Iowa Press); 236 pp; Photos; Map. A farmer who wrote over 130 letters home during his service with the 29th Iowa. Details of the battle at Helena, Arkan­sas and the Trans-Mississippi theater.

 

 

30th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. LtCol William W. G. *Torrence; Pvt John W. *Williamson (Co. D)

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in September 20, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., October 25, 1862; thence to Helena, Ark. Atta­ched to District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept of Tennessee, December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to Decem­ber, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Arkansas Post November 16-21, 1862. Hovey's Expedition to Grenada, Miss., November 27-De­cember 5. Mitchell's Cross Roads December 1. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Demonstration on Haines and Snyder's Bluff April 28-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon Station July 17-19. Duty at Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., Septem­ber 22-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27; Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Garrison duty in Alabama till April, 1864. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Moun­tain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 23. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto Ri­ver February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-18. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 65 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 317.

 

Iowa Infantry (vgl. Bearss, Vicksburg Campaign, a.a.O., I 89); sein Regiment war Teil der US-Truppen, die während Grant's Vor­marsch vom November 1862 Richtung Holly Springs entlang der Mississippi Central Railroad, zeitgleich von Helena / Arkansas über den Mississippi vorstießen um die CS-Truppen in der Flanke anzugreifen (vgl. Bearss, a.a.O., S. 77 ff). Torrence Regiment nahm am 3. Dezember 1862 an einem Raid von Mitchell's Cross Road (vgl. Karte: Davis Nr. 154 E 9 F 10) nach Coffeeville / Mississippi teil, der von Cadwallader C. Washburn's Cavalry durchgeführt wurde (vgl. Bearss, a.a.O., S. 89).

 

Literatur:

- Fowler, James A.: History of the Thirtieth Iowa Infantry Volunteers. Giving a Complete Record of the Movements of the Regiment ... (Mediapolis / Iowa, 1908)

 

 

31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport and mustered in October 13, 1862. Moved to Helena, Ark., November 1-20, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Hovey's Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Coldwater, Miss., November 27-December 5, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition Decem­ber 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., Janua­ry 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Deer Creek April 7. Black Bayou April 10. Demonstration on Haines and Snyder's Bluff April 28-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Fourteen-Mile Creek May 12-13. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Briar Creek, near Canton, July 17. At Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 23-November 21. Ope­rations on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27; Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge No­vember 25; Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Garrison duty in Alabama till April, 1864. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on the line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Alla­toona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of At­lanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Ships Gap October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 23. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 27, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 27 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 272 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 303.

 

 

32nd Iowa Infantry Regiment:

s. Col John *Scott

 

Overview:

Organized at Dubuque and mustered in October 6, 1862. Moved to Davenport, Iowa, October 15-16; thence to St. Louis, Mo., No­vember 21-23. Attached to District of Columbus, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to January, 1863. District of Colum­bus, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army of Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Companies "B," "C," "E," "H", "I" and "K" moved from St. Louis, Mo., to New Madrid, Mo., November 25-28, 1862, and duty there till December 28. Expedition to Clarkston, Mo., December 17-21 (Cos. "C" and "I"). Evacuation of New Madrid December 28, and moved to Fort Pillow, Tenn., December 28-29. Duty there till June 20, 1863. (Co. "F" at Fulton April 1 to June.) Ordered to Colum­bus, Ky., June 20, and duty there till January 20, 1864. Expedition to Rickman, Ky., August 1, 1863 (Cos. "B" and "I"). (Co. "C" mounted July 1, 1863. and attached to 4th Missouri Cavalry till January 15, 1864, when rejoined Regiment.) Companies "H" and "I" ordered to Island No. 10 September 1, 1863. Action at Island No. 10 October 16 (Cos. "H" and "I"). Expedition to Tiptonville No­vember 21 (Co. "H"). All Companies moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 20-26, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Me­ridian February 16. Near Canton February 27-28. Canton February 28. (Cos. "A," "D," "F" and "G" detached from Regiment and mo­ved to Cape Girardeau, Mo., November 25-28, 1862. Attached to District of Southeast Missouri to July, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, to August, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas Expedition, to De­cember, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Dept. of Arkansas, to January, 1864.

 

Service:

Garrison duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till March 14, 1863. Moved to Bloomfield March 14 and return to Cape Girardeau April 21. Action at Cape Girardeau April 28. Pursuit of Marmaduke to Castor April 28-May 5. At Cape Girardeau till July. Moved to Bloo­mington July 10, thence march to Clarendon, Ark., July 19-August 8. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 8-September 10. Ex­pedition up White and Little Red Rivers August 13-16. West Point, White River, August 14. Harrison's Landing August 16. Reed's Bridge, Bayou Metoe, August 27. Shallow Ford, Bayou Metoe, August 30. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till January, 1864. Expedition to Mt. Ida November 10-18, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 31-February 5, 1864; thence to Vicksburg, Miss., February 7-9, and duty there till March, when rejoined Regiment. (Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Cane River Crossing April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Alexandria May 2-9. Retreat to Morganza April 13-20. Mansura May 15-16. Mellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Har­risburg July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville August 23. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 16; thence to Desota, Mo., September 25. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price September 25-November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Battles of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. At Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Expedition from East­port to Iuka January 9, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-22; thence to Dauphin Island, Ala. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 8-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 18. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there and in District of Alabama till August. Mustered out August 24, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 101 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 213 Enlisted men by disease. Total 322.

 

Am 26.12.1862 war das Regiment eingesetzt in New Madrid; Col Scott erhielt Befehl, New Madrid zu räumen (vgl. Bearss: Vicks­burg Campaign, a.a.O., vol. I 250)

 

Literatur:

- Scott, John: Story of the Thirty-second Iowa Infantry (Nevada, 1896)

 

 

33rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

s. Pvt John B. *Williams (Co. B); Andrew F. *Sperry

 

Overview:

Organized at Oskaloosa and mustered in October 4, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., November 20. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 16th Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Arkansas, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Corps, to July, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at St. Louis, Mo., till December 21, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., December 21-24; thence to Union City, Tenn., January 1-3, 1863, and to Helena, Ark., January 8. Duty there till August. Yazoo Pass Expedition by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Tallahatchie and Coldwater Rivers and operations against Ft. Pemberton and Greenwood February 14-April 8. Yazoo Pass April 16. Expedition from Helena May 6-13. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 11-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Expedition to Benton October 25-26, 1863. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3, 1864. Antoine or Terre Noir Creek April 2. Elkins' Ferry, Little Missouri River, April 3-4. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Jenkins Ferry and Camden April 15. Occupation of Camden April 15-23. Moro Bottom April 25-26. Jenkins Ferry, Saline River, April 30. At Little Rock till February, 1865. Expedition to Fort Smith October 30-December 8, 1864. Expedition to Mt. Elba January 22-February 4, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 14-18. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault on and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. Whistler's Station April 13. At McIntosh's Bluff April 19 to June 1. Moved to Mobile, thence to Brazos Santiago, Texas, June 1-7, and duty there till July 4. Ordered to New Orleans July 4. Mustered out July 17, 1865, and dischar­ged at Rock Island, Ill., August 7, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 65 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 215 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 284.

 

The 33rd Iowa fought in Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Arkansas

 

Literatur:

- Sperry, Andrew F.: History of the 33rd Iowa Infantry Volunteer Regiment, 1863-1866 (Univ Arkansas Press; Reprint of 1866 Origi­nal); 408 pp; Illustrated

 

 

34th Regiment Iowa Infantry:

s. Lt Cyrus F. *Boyd; Pvt Chauncey *Smith (Co. G); Pvt Mordechai *Smith (Co. F)

 

Overview:

Organized at Burlington and mustered in October 15, 1862. Moved to Helena, Ark., November 22-December 5, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to Ja­nuary, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Divi­sion West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, Janua­ry 10-11. Moved to Chicago, Ill., with prisoners January 17-February 5. At St. Louis, Mo., till April 1. Guard prisoners to City Point, Va., April 1-20. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., and duty there till June 3. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-10. Siege of Vicksburg June 10-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-21. Occupation of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson, thence to Carrollton, La., August 20-24. Expedition to Morganza through swamps of the Atchafalaya September 9-10. Sterling's Plantation September 29. Mo­ved to Carrollton October 10. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 24-November 8. Brazos Santiago, November 2-3. Ad­vance on Brownsville November 3-6. Expedition to Arkansas November 14-21. Mustang Island November 17. Fort Esperanza No­vember 27-30. Duty on Matagorda Island till April. Moved to Alexandria, La., April 20-27. Red River Campaign April 27-May 22. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansure May 15-16. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Moved to Baton Rouge and duty there till July. Operations against Fort Gaines, Mobile Bay, August 2-8, and against Fort Morgan August 9-23. Capture of Fort Morgan August 23. Moved to Morganza August 7-11. Duty there and at mouth of White River, Ark., till January 25, 1865. Expedition to Morgan's Ferry December 13-14, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., January 25, 1865; thence to Barrancas, Fla., January 26-28, and to Pensacola, Fla., March 11. March to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 2. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blakely April 2-9. Capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Duty at Mobile and Selma, Ala., till May. Ordered to Texas May 12. Duty at Galveston and Houston, Texas, till August. Mustered out August 15, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 244 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 258.

 

Literatur:

- Boyd, Cyrus F. (15th and 34th Iowa): The Civil War Diary of Cyrus F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, 1861-1863 (LSU Press); edi­ted by Mildred Throne, with a New Introduction by Earl J. Hess. Revealing and realistic views of soldier life.

 

 

35th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Muscatine and mustered in September 18, 1862. Duty at Camp Strong till November 22. Moved to Cairo, Ill., Novem­ber 22. Attached to District of Columbus, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to January, 1863. District of Columbus, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army of Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Cairo and Mound City, Ill., till December 19, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., and duty there till January 3, 1863. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 3-5, and provost duty there till March 14. Ordered to Young's Point, La., March 14; thence to Duckport and duty there till May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jack­son July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Bear Creek till October 14. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Camp near Vicksburg till November 7. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 7-12; thence to LaGrange Novem­ber 19, and duty there and along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January, 1864. Middletown January 14. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., February 1-6. Expedition to Canton February 25-March 4. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Henderson's Hill March 21. Campti March 26 and April 4. Grand Ecore April 5. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville and Cane River Crossing April 22-23. At Alexandria April 27-May 13. Bayou LaMourie May 6-7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansure May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10. Action at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 5-6. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Mower's Expedition up White River to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1-6. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 7-Novem­ber 15. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., and Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-22. Duty there and at Selma till August. Mustered out Au­gust 10, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 44 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 185 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 237.

 

 

36th Iowa Infantry Regiment:

s. Captain Samuel A. *Swiggett (Co. B); Lt Benjamin F. *Pearson; Pvt Minos *Miller (Co D);

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in October 4, 1862. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., December, 1862; thence to Helena, Ark. Atta­ched to 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 13th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February. 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Helena, Ark., till February 24, 1863. Yazoo Pass Expedition by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass and Coldwater and Tallahatchie Ri­vers, and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood February 24-April 5. Fort Pemberton April 4. Post duty at Helena till August 10. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. (A detachment on expedition to Napoleonville May 23-26, and engaged near Island No. 65 May 25.) Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 10-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock Sep­tember 10. Duty at Little Rock till October 26. Pursuit of Marmaduke's forces October 26-November 1. Duty at Pine Bluff and Little Rock till March 23, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Elkin's Ford, Little Missouri River, April 4-6. Prairie D'Ann April 10-13. Jenkins Ferry and Camden April 15. Occupation of Camden April 15-23. Battle of Marks Mills April 25; most of Regiment captured. Confined at Camp Tyler, Texas, till March, 1865. Rejoined Regiment at St. Charles on White River, Ark., April, 1865. Action at Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30, 1864. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1865; at St. Charles till May, and at Du­vall's Bluff till August, 1865. Mustered out August 24, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 64 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 232 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 303.

 

The Thirty-sixth Infantry began its journey south to Helena (Phillips County), stopping first at St. Louis, Missouri, and Columbus, Kentucky, where it participated in guarding Southern prisoners of war and in performing picket duties.

 

Literatur:

- Scott, Newton and Hannah: Letters from a Iowa Soldier in the Civil War, Bibliothek Ref MilAmerik24

- Pearson, Benjamin F.: "War Diary." Annals of Iowa. 3rd Series, vol. XV (1925-26).

- Swiggett, Samuel A. (36th Iowa Infantry): The Bright Side of Personal Experiences in Prison and Out Of Involuntary Sojourner in Rebeldom (Baltimore, 1897)

 

 

37th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Muscatine and mustered in December 15, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., January 1, 1863. Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to May, 1863. Alton, Ill., to January, 1864. Rock Island, Ill., to June, 1864. Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to August, 1864. Indianapolis, Ind., Cincinnati, Columbus and Gallipolis, Ohio, to May, 1865. Provost guard duty at St. Louis, Mo., and guarding Military Prisons till May 1, 1863. Guard Pacific Railroad from St. Louis to Jefferson City, Mo. Head­quarters at Franklin till July 29. Moved to Alton, Ill., and guard Military Prison till January 16, 1864, and at Rock Island, Ill., till June 5. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., June 5, and duty there till August 27. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind., August 27-31. Guard prisoners at Camp Morton (5 Cos.) and Military Prisons at Cincinnati, Ohio (5 Cos.), till May, 1865. Detachments also at Columbus, Ohio, and at Gallipolis, Ohio. Mustered out May 24, 1865.

 

 

38th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Dubuque and mustered in December 4, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., December 15; thence to Columbus, Ky., De­cember 28-30. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Herron's Di­vision, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to Au­gust, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to June, 1864. United States Forces, Texas, to August, 1864. United States Forces, Mobile Bay, to October, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to December, 1864.

 

Service:

Expedition to Union City, Tenn., December 31, 1862-January 1, 1863. Moved to New Madrid, Mo., January 1, 1863, and duty there till June. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 6-15. Siege of Vicksburg June 15-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-21. Occupation of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson, La., July 24-27; thence to Carrollton, La., August 15. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 23-November 4. Advance on Brownsville November 6. Duty at Brownsville till July 31, 1864. Moved to New Or­leans, La., July 31-August 5; thence to Mobile Bay August 7-9. Siege of Fort Morgan August 9-23. Capture of Fort Morgan August 23. Moved to New Orleans, La., September 8-11. Duty at Donaldsonville till December. Consolidated with 34th Iowa Infantry De­cember 12, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 311 Enlisted men by disease. Total 317.

 

 

39th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

Organized at Des Moines and Davenport and mustered in November 24, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., December 12-14; thence to Co­lumbus, Ky., December 16. Attached to 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Defence of Jackson, Tenn., and pursuit of Forest December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Parker's Cross Roads December 30-31, 1862. Moved to Corinth, Miss., January 6, 1863, and duty there till November, 1863. Dodge's Expedition into Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Great Bear Creek and Cherokee Station April 17. Tuscumbia April 22-23. Town Creek April 28. March to Pulaski, Tenn., November 2-12. Guard duty at Reynolds Station and along railroad till January 21, 1864, and at Pulaski till March 12. Moved to Athens, Ala., March 12, and to Chattanooga, Tenn., April 30. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Snake Creek Gap and Sugar Valley May 9-10. Battle of Resaca May 13-14. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Kingston May 19. Moved to Rome May 22 and duty there till August 15. Expedition after Whee­ler August 15-September 16. Moved to Allatoona October 4. Battle of Allatoona October 5. Moved to Rome October 9. Recon­noissance and skirmishes on Cave Springs Road October 12-13. Etowah River October 13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ogeechee Canal December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Wa­shington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out August 2, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 134 Enlisted men by di­sease. Total 200.

 

 

40th Regiment, Iowa Infantry:

Col John A. Garrett (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg Campaign, III 1148).

 

Overview:

Organized at Iowa City and mustered in November 15, 1862. Moved to Columbus, Ky., December 17. Attached to District of Colum­bus, Ky., 16th Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to June, 1863. Kimball's Provisional Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Kim­ball's Provisional Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to Janua­ry, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, Fe­bruary, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

 

Service:

Duty at Columbus, Ky., till March 3, 1863. Moved to Paducah, Ky., and duty there till May 31. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 31-June 3. Siege of Vicksburg June 3-July 4. Moved to Helena, Ark., July 23. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 1-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till March, 1864. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3. Okolona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Camden April 16-18. Moro Bottom April 25. Near Princeton April 28. Jen­kins Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock till August 24. At Brownsville Station August 24-September 4. At Little Rock till February, 1865. Expedition to Mt. Elba January 22-February 4. At Fort Smith and Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, till June. Muste­red out June 5, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 205.

 

Literatur:

- Campbell, Angus K.: "Col. John A. Garrett." Annals of Iowa. Vols. VIII-IX (1870-71

 

 

41st Regiment Iowa Infantry:

 

Overview:

41st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Failed to complete organization and was not mustered into service

 

 

41st Battalion Iowa Infantry:

s. Pvt Isaak *Smith

 

Overview:

Originally organized at Companies "A," "B," "C," 14th Iowa Infantry, October, 1861. Detached by order of General Frémont, and march from Davenport, via Des Moines, Council Bluffs and Sioux City, to Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, arriving December 5, 1861, and on special duty at that point till April, 1863. Permanently detached from 14th Iowa Infantry September 18, 1862, and desi­gnated 41st Iowa Battalion Infantry. Transferred to 7th Iowa Cavalry as Companies "K," "L" and "M."

 

 

42nd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry:

 

Overview:

Failed to complete organization and was not mustered into service

 

 

43rd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry:

 

Overview:

Failed to complete organization and was not mustered into service

 

 

44th Regiment Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864):

s. Pvt Jacob *Smith (Co. B); Pvt Scott *Smith (Co. G); Pvt John P. *Williams (Co. B)

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport June 1, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and assigned to guard duty in that district till September, 1864. Mustered out September 15, 1864.

 

 

45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864):

 

Overview:

Organized at Keokuk May 25, 1864. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Memphis and Moscow, Tenn., and assigned to duty guarding Memphis & Charleston Railroad till September, 1864. Mustered out September 16, 1864.


Lost 21 Enlisted men by disease.

 

 

46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864):

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport June 10, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., June 20. and to Colliersville, Tenn., June 27. Assigned to guard duty on Memphis & Charleston Railroad till September, 1864. Action near Colliersville, Tenn., July 24 (Detachment of Company "I"). Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21 (Detachment). Mustered out September 23, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

 

 

47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864):

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport July 13, 1864. Ordered to Helena, Ark., and duty there and in District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September. Ordered to Davenport, Iowa, September 1. Mustered out September 28, 1864.


Regiment lost during service 57 Enlisted men by disease.

 

 

48th Regiment Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864):

s. Pvt Charles *Johnson (Co. D)

 

Overview:

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.

 

 

 

 

 

c. Cavalry:

 

Literatur:

- Iowa Adjutant General. Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion Together with Historical Sketches of Volun­teer Organizations 1861-1866, vol IV: 1st - 9th Regiments Cavalry (Archiv Ref, PDF-Datei/Amerikanischer Bürgerkrieg/download/ IowaCavalry(vol IV)RosterRecord)

 

 

1st Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

s. Pvt Georg W. *Barr

 

Literatur:

- Lothrop, Charles H.: A History of the First Regiment Iowa Cavalry Veteran Volunteers. Lyons, Iowa, 1890

 

 

2nd Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

 

Das Regiment gehörte ab Juli 1862 zu Sheridan’s Cavalry Brigade in Grant’s Army of the Tennessee (Mississippi) (vgl. Starr: Jennis­on’s Jayhawkers, a.a.O., S. 193).

 

Literatur:

- Pierce, Lyman G.: History of the Second Iowa Cavalry (Burlington, Iowa, 1865)

 

 

3rd Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

s. Col. Cyrus *Bussey; LtCol Henry H. *Trimble, Major J. W. *Noble, Major Carlton H. *Perry, James *Boyle, Pvt William B. *Mil­ler, Pvt Alfred *Powers; Henry *Dysart, William H. H. *Rogers

 

Medal of Honor: Pvt Alfred Powers

 

Teilnahme an der Pea Ridge Campaign im Frühjahr 1862; gehörte dort zu den Headquarters Units (vgl. Shea / Hess, Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 334). Am 22.2.1862 Teilnahme an einer Aufklärungsoperation unter BrigGen *Asboth nach Fayetteville / Arkansas (vgl. Shea / Hess, a.a.O., S. 53). Battle von Pea Ridge (vgl. Shea / Hess, a.a.O., S. 90); Col. Osterhaus 1st Division unterstellt, zur bewaff­neten Aufklärung über Leetown nach Twelf Corner Church (Shea / Hess, S. 90; Karte bei Shea / Hess S. 92).

 

1863 während Grant's Vicksburg Campaign waren 6 Companies der 3rd Iowa Cavalry unter Major J. W. *Noble in Col. Cyrus Bus­sey's Cavalry Brigade, Corps Sherman eingesetzt (vgl. Bearss: Vicksburg III S. 1145).

 

Literatur:

- Bussey, Cyrus: "The Pea Ridge Campaign Considered"; in: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the District of Columbia, Washington D. C., 1905

- Cook, Theodore M.: Boots and Sattles: Third Iowa Cavalry, 1861-1865. N.p., 1974

- Dysart, Henry M.: Diary, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arkansas

- Gilpin, Thomas C.: History of the 3rd Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, From August 1861, to September, 1865 (Winterset / Iowa, 1908)

- Rogers, William H. H.: Journal, State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines / Iowa

 

 

4th Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

s. Adjutant William Force *Scott

 

Literatur:

- Gantz, Jacob (4th Iowa Cavalry): Such are the Trials: The Civil War Diaries of Jacob Gantz (Iowa State Univ, 1991); 122 pp, Index, Biblio, Photos, Maps. This unit fought at Vicksburg and throughout Mississippi, as well as in Arkansas at Pea Ridge and other battles of the West

- Scott, William Force (Adjutant, 4th Iowa Vols): The Story of a Cavalry Regiment: The Career of the Forth Veteran Volunteers from Kansas to Georgia, 1861-1865 (New York, 1893; Reprint Camp Pope Bookshop); 602 pp; Index; Fold Out Maps. The 4th Iowa fought at Vicksburg, Memphis, Columbus, and at Brice's Crossroads against Forrest's Cavalry. Nevins calls this "The best history of a Hawkeye cavalry unit; a detailed narrative, maps, and full index recount the regiment's campaigns in the Western theater.

 

 

5th Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

aus Kompanien von Nebraska, Missouri und Iowa zusammengesetzt, aufgestellt im Februar 1862; most of the men had reenlisted as veteran volunteers in December 1863, turned in their arms and equipment, and gone home on furlough. Since returning to duty, they had encountered difficulty in getting remounted and reequipped. Major Harlon Baird, commanding Companies A, B, C, H, L, and M, stationed sixty-five miles south of Nashville near Pulaski, Tennessee, had procured enough Sharps carbines and .44 caliber Colt re­volvers to arm his men, but no horses. Conversely, Lieutenant Colonel Matthewson T. Patrick, posted at Nashville with Companies D, E, F, G, I, and K, had 360 horses and enough saddles and bridles for the whole regiment, but only a few carbines. Teilnahme an Rousseau's Raid nach Alabama im Juli 1864 (vgl. Evans, Sherman's Horsemen, a.a.O., S. 34). Perhaps because they were armed, Ma­jor Baird's troopers were the first to be summoned. On July 4, Rousseau telegraphed Brigadier General John C. Starkweather at Pula­ski and directed him to "relieve the detachment of the 5th Iowa Cavalry under your command, ordering it to Decatur at once."

 

 

6th Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

s. Captain Aaron S. *Ames (Co. L); Sergeant Charles E. *Smith (Co. K)

 

Organized at Davenport January 31 to March 5, 1863. Moved to Sioux City, Dakota, March 16-April 26, 1863. Operations against hostile Indians about Fort Randall May and June. Moved to Fort Pierre, and duty there till July. Sully's Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians August 13-September 11. Actions at White Stone Hill September 3 and 5. Duty at Fort Sully, Fort Randall and Sioux City till June, 1864. Sully's Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians June 26-October 8. Engagement at Killdeer Mountain July 28. Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8. Expedition from Fort Rice to relief of Fisk's Emigrant train September 11-30. Fort Rice September 27. Duty by Detachments at Fort Randall, Sioux City, Fort Berthold, Yankton and the Sioux and Winnebago In­dian Agencies till October, 1865. Mustered out October 17, 1865.


Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 21 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 74 Enlisted men by disea­se. Total 97.

 

 

7th Regiment Iowa Cavalry:

s. Major Eugene Fitch *Ware; Pvt George W. *Downing (Co. E)

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport April 27 to July 13, 1863, Companies "A" to "H." Company "I" organized as Sioux City Cavalry November 14, 1861, and three Companies organized for 41st Iowa Battalion assigned as Companies "K," "L" and "M." Regiment moved to Omaha, Neb., June, 1863, and assigned to duty at various points in Nebraska and Dakota, as garrison, guarding lines of telegraph and travel, escorting trains and protecting Emigrants, having frequent combats with Indians in the Departments of Missouri, Kansas and the Northwest. Sully's Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians August 13-September 11, 1863. Actions at Whitestone Hill September 3 and 5. Niobrara December 4, 1863 (1 Co.). Sully's Expedition against hostile Sioux Indians July 25-October 8, 1864. Actions at Tah kah a kuty July 25. (Cos. "K" and "M"). Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River, August 8 (Cos. "K" and "M"). Scout on Smoky Hill Fork, Kansas, August 1-5 (Co. "H"). Smoky Hill Crossing August 16 (Co. "H"). Operations against Indians in Nebraska August 11-November 24, 1864. Fort Cottonwood August 28 and September 18 (Co. "B"). Near Fort Cottonwood September 20. Detachment of Company "C." Operations against Indians in Nebraska and Colorado Territories September 29-November 30 (1st Battalion). Cow Creek near Fort Zarah December 4 (Detachment). Julesburg, Indian Territory, January 7, 1865 (Co. "F"). Rush Creek February 8 (Co. "D"). Mud Springs February 8-9. Rush Creek February 9. Boyd's Station June 3 (Co. "E"). Cow Creek Station, Kansas, June 12 (Co. "G"). Horse Creek, Dakota Ter., June 14 (Cos. "B" and "D"). Tongue River August 29 (Co. "F"). Duty on the plains till June, 1866. Mustered out June 22, 1866.


Killed and mortally wounded 1 Officer 29 Enlisted men; by disease 1 Officer 93 Enlisted men. Total 124.

 

Literatur:

- Ware, Eugene Fitch: The Lyon Campaign in Missouri, Being a History of the First Iowa Infantry (Topeca, Kansas, 1907; Reprint Iowa City: Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop, 1991); Eugene Fitch Ware war Private im 1st Iowa Infantry); one of the 3 month re­giments, the 1st Iowa fought in Missouri, distinguishing itself at Wilson's Creek. They were nicknamed the "Iowa Greyhounds" for their long marches. Ware went on to become a Sergeant Major and finally Captain in the 7th Iowa Cavalry

 

 

8th Iowa Cavalry Regiment:

s. Captain George M. *Detwiler; Sergeant Charles *Smith (Co. A)

 

Overview:

Organized at Davenport September 30, 1863. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 17-22, thence to Nashville, Tenn., November 14-16. Attached to Defences of Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Divi­sion, Cavalry Corps, Army Cumberland, and to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Missis­sippi, to June, 1865. Dept. of Georgia to August, 1865.

 

Service:

Guard and garrison duty and operating against guerrillas at Waverly and points west of Nashville till March, 1864. Moved to Nash­ville, Tenn., March 13-17, thence to Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tenn., April 1-15. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Var­nell's Station May 7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Tilton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Stilesborough May 23. Burnt Hickory May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dal­las, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Near Burned Church May 26. Ackworth June 3-4. Operations about Mari­etta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 9-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. McCook's Raid on Atlanta & West Point Railroad July 27-31. Lovejoy Station July 29. Clear Creek and near Newnan July 30. At Kingston, Ga., till Sept. 17. Pursuit of Wheeler Sept. 1-8. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, thence to Franklin, Tenn. Pursuit of Forest September 25-October 10. Pulaski September 27. Florence, Ala., October 6-7. Muscle Shoals near Florence October 30. Near Shoal Creek October 31. Nashville Campaign November-December. Shoal Creek near Florence No­vember 5-6 and 9. On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20. Fouche Springs November 23. Campbellsville November 24. Front of Columbia November 24-27. Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Lynnville December 24-25. Pulaski De­cember 25-26. Expedition into Mississippi January 5-21, 1865. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-May 1. Northport near Tus­caloosa April 3. Occupation of Tuscaloosa April 4. Occupation of Talladeega April 22. Munford's Station April 23. Rejoined Wilson at Macon May 1. Duty at Macon and in Georgia till August. Mustered out August 13, 1865.

 

Regiment lost during service 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 176 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. Artillery:

 

1st Iowa Battery:

 

Die Battery war Teil der US-Truppen, die während Grant's Vormarsch vom November 1862 Richtung Holly Springs entlang der Missi­ssippi Central Railroad, zeitgleich von Helena / Arkansas über den Mississippi vorstießen um die CS-Truppen in der Flanke an­zugreifen (vgl. Bearss, a.a.O., S. 77 ff). Torrence Regiment nahm am 3. Dezember 1862 an einem Raid von Mitchell's Cross Road (vgl. Karte: Davis Nr. 154 E 9 F 10) nach Coffeeville / Mississippi teil, der von Cadwallader C. Washburn's Cavalry durchgeführt wurde (vgl. Bearss, a.a.O., S. 89).

 

Literatur:

- Black, Samuel: A Soldier's Recollection of the Civil War, by S. Black, Member of the 1st Iowa Battery .... (Minco, Oklahoma, 1912)

- Dilts, William G.: Record of the First Iowa Battery with the Autobiographie of Captain W. H. Gay and Letters and Documents, 1861-1865. N.p. (1905)

 

 

3rd Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery (Dubuque Battery):

s. Captain Mortimer M. *Hayden

 

Im Frühjahr 1862 Teilnahme an der Pea Ridge Campaign in William *Vandever's Brigade, Col Eugene A. *Carr's 4th Division in Sa­muel R. *Curtis Army of the Southwest. Die Battery umfaßte 1862 vier 6-pounder Guns und zwei 12-pounder Howitzers (vgl. Shea / Hess: Pea Ridge, a.a.O., S. 334).

 

 

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