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1914 Delaware Co., IA History Vol. 1 pgs. 95-146

 

IOWA TROOPS REENLISTED

            “In the veteran reenlistments that distinguished the closing months of 1863 above all other periods of reenlistments for the national armies, the Iowa three years' men who were relatively more numerous than those of any other state, were prompt to set the example of volunteering for another of equal length, thereby adding many thousands to the great army of those who gave this renewed and practical assurance that the cause of the Union should not be left without defenders. In all the important movements of 1864 and 1865 by which the Confederacy was penetrated in every quarter and its military power finally overthrown, the Iowa troops took part. Their drumbeat was heard on the banks of every great river of the South, from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, and everywhere they rendered the same faithful and devoted service, maintain­ing on all occasions their wonted reputation for valor in the field and endurance on the march.

 

IOWA PAID NO BOUNTY

'' Iowa paid no bounty on account of the men she placed in the field. In some instances toward the close of the war, bounty to a comparatively small amount was paid by cities and towns. On only one occasion, that of the call of July 18, 1864, was a draft made in Iowa. This did not occur on account of her proper liability, as established by previous ruling of the war department to supply men under that call, but grew out of the great necessity that there existed for raising men. The Government insisted on temporarily setting aside in part the former rule of settlements and enforcing a draft in all cases where subdistricts in any of the states should be found deficient in their supply of men. In no instance was Iowa, as a whole, found to be indebted to the general government for men on a settlement of her quota account."

 

DELAWARE COUNTY IS LOYAL

When they fully realized that war was on, the people of Delaware were not slow to manifest their loyalty to the Union. A calm, but determined people they were! In groups on the streets, at their homes and business places, in mass meetings assembled and even in the churches the topic of universal discussion was the insult to the flag and proposed secession of the states south of Mason and Dixon's line. Men were ready and eager to enlist for the war, which many thought would be a short one. Money was offered by men of large heart and patriotism to assist in recruiting troops. The plow, the scoop and the pen were dropped to take up the accoutrements of war, and such patriots as Cols. John C. Peters, Salue G. Van Anda, Capt. John F. Merry, and others, gave their time, energies and influence toward the enlistment of men, all of whom went to the front and gave, by their services, an honorable place to Delaware County in the military history of this country. All fought bravely. Some were killed in battle and their bodies lie in unknown graves where they fell. Others lost their health and strength in camp, or in the field, or southern prisons, some of whom died there, while others found their way back home, either maimed or broken in health. The returning veterans, however, were greeted with open arms by friend and neighbor and the community in which they lived tendered them public demonstrations of appreciation of the patriotic duties performed in fighting for their country's welfare. A list of the men who went to the front from Delaware County follows, as furnished by the adjutant general's reports of the State of Iowa:

 

FIRST INFANTRY

The First Regiment Iowa Volunteers was composed of independent military companies organized before the war began, and enlisted for three months. It is said that Captain Herron and his company tendered their services to the secretary of war three months before the commencement of hostilities. This regiment was engaged at Wilson's Creek under General Lyon and lost ten killed and nearly fifty wounded.

Collins, James, enlisted April 23, 1861.

Collins, Joseph, enlisted April 23, 1861: reenlisted Twelfth Infantry, Sep­tember 10, 1861, now sergeant.

Wall, F. M., enlisted April 23, 1861, as private in Company H, Sixteenth Infantry.

 

THIRD INFANTRY

The Third Regiment was raised, drilled and sent to the front about August 1, 1861. Its first engagement was at Blue Mills, Missouri, September 18, 1861. It fought gallantly at Shiloh two days, the second day under command of Lieutenant Cusley, the regimental officers being off duty or wounded. At Matamora, October 5, 1862, the regiment suffered heavily. On its way to join General Grant before Vicksburg, the Third was attacked by guerrillas and had fourteen men wounded: participated in the operations at Vicksburg; July 12, 1863 went into battle at Johnson, Mississippi, with 241 men and lost 114 killed, wounded and missing; participated in the Meridian expedition, arriving there February 3, 1864. and the next day tore up fifteen miles of railroad; near Atlanta did good service July 28. Greatly reduced in numbers, the survivors reenlisted, forming three companies, and consolidated with the Second Infantry.

The non-veterans of this regiment were mustered out in January and July, 1864.

 

COMPANY C

First lieutenant. Abel A. Franklin, enlisted as musician May 18, 1861: promoted first sergeant, then second lieutenant, July 18, 1862.

Sergeant, John H. Karl, enlisted May 18, 1861.

Sergeant. Stephen Cousins, enlisted May 18, 1861; wounded April 6, 1861.

 

PRIVATES

Baldwin, C., enlisted May 18, 1861; discharged June 16, 1862.

Babcock, Charles, enlisted May 18, 1861; taken prisoner at Shiloh, April 6, 1862.

Blue, Ennis, enlisted February 5, 1864: discharged August 27, 1864.

Gibbs, William, enlisted May 18, 1861.

Gostling. George G., enlisted May 18, 1861.

Griffith. Robert P., enlisted May 18 1861: promoted second corporal: wounded at Shiloh, April 6, 1862.

Holmes, D. W., enlisted May 18, 1861; discharged for disability November 26, 1861.

Hopson. A. E., enlisted May 18, 1861; discharged for disability November 26, 1861.

Libby, E., Jr., enlisted May 18, 1861; died August 24, 1863 at Natchez.

Michael, George, enlisted May 18, 1861; transferred to Invalid Corps, Febru­ary 15, 1864.

Noble, James L., enlisted May 18, 1861; discharged for disability.

Richmond, Walter, enlisted May 18, 1861.

Sanford, George, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Sanford, George, enlisted May 18, 1861.

 

THIRD VETERAN INFANTRY

COMPANY A

Captain, Robert P. Griffith, commissioned July 8, 1864; killed in battle (while corporal) at siege of Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

 

FIFTH INFANTRY

The Fifth Regiment Infantry saw its first active service in front of New Madrid, when Companies A and B occupied the skirmish line; did brilliant service in the operations against Island No. 10, and after its surrender was directed to inscribe '"New Madrid and Island No. 10" upon its flag. At Iuka, September 19, 1862, the regiment lost heavily. During April and May, 1863, heavy skirmishing in Louisiana and Mississippi and participated in the operations before Vicksburg. At Chattanooga one-third of the regiment was captured. At Mission Ridge it was again on the skirmish line; mustered out at Kingston, Alabama. This regiment was disbanded in August, 1864.

 

COMPANY K

Captain, Daniel S. Malvin, commissioned second lieutenant; promoted first lieutenant, February 1, 1862; promoted captain, March 1, 1862; reduced to first lieutenant.

Second lieutenant, Jerome Darling, enlisted as corporal, July 1, 1861; pro­moted first sergeant, then second lieutenant, September 20, 1862; died May 17, 1863, of wounds received at battle of Champion Hills.

Sergeant, O. H. Smith, captured November 25, 1862, at Chattanooga.

Corporal, William T. Crozier, enlisted July 1, 1861.

Corporal, William Setchfield, enlisted July 1, 1861; wounded at Iuka, September 19, 1862.

 

PRIVATES

Burrington, C. L., enlisted July 1, 1861; missing after battle of Iuka.

Borrett, William, enlisted July 1, 1861; committed suicide on Steamer War Eagle, September 19, 1861.

Carlton, George, enlisted July 1, 1861.

Doolittle, A. K., enlisted December 22, 1863.

Doolittle, William A., enlisted July 1, 1861.

Field, Job M., enlisted July 1, 1861; captured at Chattanooga, November 25, 1863.

Field. S. W. F., enlisted July 1, 1861: killed in battle of Iuka, September 10, 1862.

Griffin, Asel, enlisted July 1, 1861.

Gilbert, N., enlisted July 1, 1861; discharged for disability February 13, 1862.

Hallenbeck. J., enlisted July 1, 1861; captured at Chattanooga, November 25, 1863.

Healey, John, enlisted July 1, 1861; died September 27, 1862, of wounds received at Iuka.

Luckinbill, E., enlisted July 1, 1861.

Moshier, Tunis, enlisted July 1, 1861.

Noble. A. F., enlisted July 1, 1861.

Shryock, S., enlisted July 1, 1861; wounded in battle of Iuka, September 19,1862.

Truby, R. B., enlisted July 1, 1861; died March 27, 1862, at St. Louis.

Wattson. George F., enlisted July 1, 1861.

Webb, James, enlisted July 1, 1861; captured at Chattanooga, November 25, 1863.

 

NINTH INFANTRY

The Ninth Infantry was sent to the front in 1861. Hon. William Vandever resigned his seat in Congress to take command of the Fifth. The regiment was first under fire at Pea Ridge, where it behaved gallantly; was in the Yazoo expedition in 1863. The Third Iowa Battery was recruited as a component part of the Ninth. The regiment participated in the movements against Atlanta and in the famous march through the Carolinas under an Iowa officer and with three other Iowa regiments captured Columbia. This regiment was mustered out, July 18, 1865, at Louisville. Officers not otherwise accounted for were mustered out with regiment.

 

COMPANY  D

Sergeant. James E. Kirkwood, enlisted September 5, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1861; wounded at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, March 7, 1862.

Corporal, John B. Miller, enlisted September 5, 1861; promoted from private February 1, 1862; wounded at Atlanta: July 22, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Boyer, I. C., enlisted August 29, 1861; died March 14, 1862, of wounds received at Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

Edgington, Thomas J., enlisted August 16, 1861; discharged for disability January 18, 1861.

Gilbert, F. D., enlisted August 29, 1861; promoted to fourth corporal, March 17, 1862.

Gale, William L., enlisted August 29, 1861: discharged for disability, January 18, 1862.

King, William H., enlisted August 26, 1861: reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

Matthew, Lewis, enlisted August 23. 1861; discharged July 16, 1862: reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

Mersellus, John, enlisted September 12, 1861: reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

Phillips, Alexander, enlisted August 23, 1861: discharged for disability January 11, 1862.

Smith, John Isaac, enlisted August 16, 1861.

Smith, E. A., enlisted September 17, 1861; killed March 7, 1862 in action at Pea Ridge.

McCullough, William, enlisted August 30, 1861: reenlisted as veteran Janu­ary 23, 1864.

Blasdell B. A., enlisted February 25, 1864.

Colyer, Charles O., enlisted February 27, 1864.

Dickey, Charles H., enlisted February 26, 1864.

Dickey, F. N., enlisted February 20, 1864.

Havens, Romango, enlisted February 26, 1864.

Owens. James, Jr., enlisted February 26, 1864.

 

COMPANY E

Corporal, Alberd D. Strunk, enlisted September 23, 1861, as private: promoted corporal March 10, 1862.

 

COMPANY F

Private, Seaton. Asa M., enlisted September 13, 1861; died at Young's Point, Louisiana, March 20, 1863.

 

COMPANY G

Second lieutenant, Jacob Platt, enlisted as sergeant July 28, 1861; promoted first sergeant, then second lieutenant, August 4, 1863; reenlisted as veteran, January 1, 1864; discharged as first sergeant, for disability, July 25, 1864.

Sergeant, Milton F. Fowler, enlisted July 28, 1861: reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864: wounded July 22, 1864, at Atlanta.

 

PRIVATES

Costello, Thomas, enlisted September 3, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

Cuppet, David L., enlisted September 10, 1861; wounded at Pea Ridge, reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

McGuigan, William H., enlisted September 10, 1861; killed in action at Vicksburg, May 22, 1863.

Michaels, Aaron, enlisted September 18, 1861; died March 15, 1862, of wounds received at Pea Ridge.

Shrunk, Joseph, enlisted September 24, 1861.

Waters, John H., reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

Wells, T. P., enlisted September 18, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864; discharged for disability.

 

COMPANY K

Sergeant. Thomas A. Farrington, reenlisted as veteran January 26, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Clark, William, enlisted February 29, 1864, unassigned.

Gilham, Jordan, enlisted February 20, 1864, unassigned.

Kirk, William H., enlisted February 2, 1864, unassigned.

Menes, James, enlisted February 29, 1864, unassigned.

 

TWELFTH INFANTRY

The Twelfth Regiment was recruited late in the summer of 1861, and organ­ized at Camp Union, Dubuque, Iowa, and mustered into the service of the United States, November 25, 1861, by Captain Washington, Thirteenth United States Infantry.

A large portion of Companies F, H, and K were Delaware County men. Company F was recruited at Manchester, H at Colesburg and Dubuque, and K at Hopkinton, which almost compelled the college at that place to suspend for want of students. The first active service in which the regiment was engaged was at Fort, Donelson, where it was assigned to Cook's Brigade of Smith's Division, and was engaged in the battles of the 13th, 14th and 15th of February, which resulted in the capture of the fort and its garrison on the 16th, the enemy surrendering themselves prisoners of war. During most of the time, the boys were exposed to a cold rain and sleet and not being permitted to have any fire, suffered very much from cold.

At Shiloh, the Twelfth was brigaded with the Second, Seventh and Four­teenth Iowa regiments, called the Iowa Brigade, commanded by General Tuttle, Second Iowa Infantry, Gen. W. H. Wallace commanding the division, and were in position near a field beyond General Hurlbut's headquarters. Here it remained in line of battle from 6 o'clock A. M. until about 4 P. M., during which time the enemy made several bold charges and was repulsed with great loss in killed and wounded. The Twelfth and Fourteenth being in support of a battery and having no orders to fall back, and not having notice that the left had given way, were allowed to be surrounded and after several hours' des­perate fighting, in which three or four regiments contended against the whole rebel force, the Twelfth having its commanding officer, Colonel Woods, severely wounded, with all hopes of retreat or succor cut off, was obliged to surrender at 6 o'clock P. M. Number of men captured from regiment, about four hundred.

The men of the Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth Iowa Regiments, who were not captured, were organized into a regiment called the "Union Brigade," of which regiment the Twelfth formed Companies E and K. The Union Brigade was engaged and took a very prominent part in the battle of Corinth, October 3d and 4th, the Twelfth losing three killed and twenty-five wounded out of eighty men engaged. After pursuing the enemy as far as Ripley, Mississippi, the regi­ment returned to Corinth, where it was engaged in building fortifications until December 18, 1862, when orders were received from the war department, discon­tinuing the organization known as the Union Brigade and ordering men of the Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth Iowa to proceed to Davenport, Iowa, to re­organize their regiments, prisoners having been paroled October 18, 1862, and exchanged November 10, 1862. The detachment of the Twelfth Iowa arrived at Jackson, Tennessee, where it was found that Forrest had destroyed the rail­road from Uniontown and was threatening Jackson. The detachment was at once ordered to the defence of the place, and remained four days, when it was ordered to open the railroad to Columbus, Kentucky, which delayed the detach­ment until the 4th of January. It arrived at Columbus on that day and was ordered once more to Davenport, where it arrived on the 7th of January, 1863, and from there it was ordered on the 27th of March to proceed to St. Louis. Missouri, there to rejoin the regiment, and soon as organized was ordered to report to General Grant in the field near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and served during the entire siege, participating in all the principal engagements until the 22d of June, when it was sent to Black River to guard the rear from an attack by Johnson. Vicksburg surrendered July 4th.

The Twelfth was engaged in the battle near Tupelo, Mississippi, on the 13th, 14th and 15th of July, 1864, losing nine men killed, fifty-four wounded and one missing out of 200 engaged.

In June 1864, Companies A and F, numbering fifty-five men, under com­mand of Capt. J. R. C. Hunter, Company A, while stationed at the mouth of White River, Arkansas, were attacked by 600 rebels of Marmaduke's command, about daylight, on the 22d of June, but taking refuge behind a slight stockade they repulsed the enemy, he leaving twenty killed and mortally wounded on the field. The loss of Companies A and F was one killed and four wounded.

The regiment fought bravely in the battle of Nashville, and received special mention by brigade and division commanders for good service. Corp. Luther P. Kaltenbach, of Company F, and Private A. J. Sloan, of Company H, each cap­tured a rebel flag, for which they were rewarded with medals by the secretary of war.

The regiment marched in pursuit of Hood with the army to Clinton, on the Tennessee River, thence by steamer to Eastport, Mississippi, arriving there on the 7th of January, 1865.  Here Lieut. Col. John H. Stibbs got a leave of absence for thirty days to visit Iowa, for the purpose of recruiting up the regiment. He remained in Iowa but a short time, when he went to Washington, and through the influence of friends secured a position on a military commission, where he remained until after the war closed. Maj. Samuel G. Knee assumed command of the regiment and retained it during the remaining period of its service. From Eastport the regiment was ordered to New Orleans, then embarked with the forces under General Canby on the expedition against Mobile; was in the front line during the siege of Spanish Fort, which was the last service rendered by the regiment. During its service the gallant Twelfth was in twenty-three battles, was under fire 112 days and had ninety-five men killed in battle. S. G. Knee, who entered service and went to the front as first sergeant of Company H, returned as lieutenant colonel, and breveted colonel.

This regiment was mustered out at Memphis, Tennessee, January 20, 1866. Officers not otherwise accounted for were mustered out as with the regiment.

Lieut. Col. Samuel G. Knee, enlisted as first sergeant of Company H, September 19, 1861; taken prisoner at Shiloh; promoted second lieutenant November 9, 1862; promoted captain September 3, 1863; reenlisted as veteran; promoted major December 2, 1864; promoted lieutenant colonel November 22. 1865.

Q. M. S. S. M. French, enlisted as private September 18, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863.

Asst. Surgeon W. H. Finley, commissioned October 30, 1861.

Sergt. Maj. G. H. Morrisy, enlisted September 26, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; captured at Jackson, Mississippi, July 11, 1861; commissioned quarter master May 29, 1863; mustered out February 12, 1865.

Drum Maj. Truman McKee, enlisted November 25, 1861, as musician in Company F; discharged April 28, 1862.

 

COMPANY F

Captain, James E. Ainsworth, commissioned November 12, 1861; resigned April 19, 1862; commissioned again, declined and revoked.

Captain, J. Wilson Gift, commissioned first lieutenant November 12, 1861; promoted captain November 29, 1862; resigned August 8, 1863.

Captain, William A. Morse, commissioned second lieutenant November 12, 1861; taken prisoner at Shiloh; promoted first lieutenant November 29, 1862; promoted captain August 9, 1863; mustered out December 1, 1864.

Captain, John Brenner, enlisted as private October 15, 1861; promoted corporal March 22, 1862 for bravery at Fort Donelson; promoted captain April 20, 1865.

First lieutenant. Abner Dunham, enlisted as corporal September 24, 1861; promoted first lieutenant April 20, 1865.

Sergeant, Hiram Cronk, enlisted October 10, 1861; died at St. Louis, March 2, 1862.

Corporal, H. M. Preston, enlisted September 16, 1861; reenlisted as veteran February 20, 1864.

Corporal, Isaac Johnson, enlisted September 24, 1861, as private; missing in battle of Shiloh.

Corporal, A. D. Campbell, enlisted September 26, 1861, as private; killed April 6, 1862, at Shiloh.

 

PRIVATES

Annis, George W., enlisted September 5, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863.

Balch, Samuel, enlisted November 1, 1861; died at St. Louis, January 3, 1862.

Barney, William H., enlisted September 24, 1861: captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died June 26, 1862, at Nashville.

Clapp, Seamons, enlisted September 10, 1861: died of wounds at Memphis, June 26, 1864.

Clark, A. B., enlisted September 21, 1861; died at St. Louis February 27, 1862.

Church, A., enlisted October 23, 1861.

Coolidge, Charles L., enlisted March 26, 1864.

Coolidge, F. W., enlisted October 23, 1861: reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863, and promoted corporal.

Coolidge, O. E., enlisted November 25, 1861; died at St. Louis January 26, 1862.

Corell, Edwin, enlisted November 1, 1861; transferred to Invalid Corps.

Douglass, Edward, enlisted October 14, 1861; captured at Shiloh  April 6, 1862; died January 15, 1863.

Eaton, John J., enlisted October 25, 1861: captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died January 15, 1863.

Eldridge, Joseph E., enlisted October 15, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 25, 1863; promoted corporal: wounded at Nashville December 15, 1864.

Heller, M. B., enlisted January 1, 1863; died at Memphis, July 14, 1863.

Hempsted, M., enlisted September 30, 1861; discharged April 4, 1862, disability.

Herrig, Lewis G., enlisted November 25, 1861; died at Savannah, March 30, 1862.

Judson, O. W., enlisted October 21, 1861; died at St. Louis February 7, 1862.

Kaster, Hiram, enlisted September 5, 1861; discharged June 25, 1862.

Kenney, P. C., enlisted September 30. 1861: wounded at Corinth October 3, 1862; died October 30, 1862, at Keokuk.

Kaltenbach, L., enlisted September 27, 1861: reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863; promoted corporal.

Kaltenbach, Samuel, enlisted September 28, 1861; transferred to Invalid Corps January 5, 1864.

Kaltenbach, William, enlisted September 23, 1861: died June 29, 1862, at Nashville.

Lilibridge, D. N., enlisted September 21,1861: captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died while prisoner at Macon, October 12, 1862.

Loring, James T., enlisted September 10, 1864; killed in battle at Nashville December 16, 1864.

Lyon, L. D., enlisted October 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863; wounded April 28, 1864; discharged August 21, 1865.

Manly, L. E., enlisted January 4, 1864: discharged November 20, 1865, disability.

Manning, A. L., enlisted October 11, 1861; discharged August 17, 1863, disability.

Mason, William H., enlisted September 16, 1861; captured April 6, 1862, at Shiloh; died of starvation while prisoner at Macon, Georgia, July 23, 1862.

Nelson. C. L., enlisted November 22, 1861: deserted December 7, 1861.

Nelson, M. E., enlisted October 15, 1861; died at St. Louis February 18, 1862.

Otis, John, Sr., enlisted November 20, 1861; transferred to Invalid Corps December 1, 1863.

Otis, John, Jr., enlisted October 14, 1861; discharged June 9, 1862.

Otis, Thomas, enlisted October 11, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Montgomery, Alabama, June 6, 1862.

Overocker, E. M., enlisted September 16, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; died while prisoner at Montgomery, Alabama, May 20, 1863.

Overocker, James H., enlisted September 19, 1861; discharged.

Pate, G. W., enlisted December 25, 1862.

Peasley, Russell H., enlisted September 28, 1861; reenlisted as veteran February 15, 1864: wounded at Nashville December 16, 1864.

Peron, Henry, enlisted September 24, 1861.

Plattenburg, Samuel, enlisted September 16, 1861; wounded at Fort Donelson and Shiloh; discharged August 24, 1862.

Robbing, Charles L., enlisted September 10, 1864; died at Vicksburg February 20, 1865.

Roberts, I. W., enlisted November 11, 1861: captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, August 25, 1862.

Roe, A. J., enlisted October 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863.

Rosa, George R., enlisted September 24, 1861; died at St. Louis January 27, 1862.

Ross, R. H., enlisted September 23, 1861; discharged April 28, 1862.

Schneider, Justus, enlisted November 22, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863.

Steers, C., enlisted October 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran February 15, 1864.

Steers, William, enlisted October 23, 1861: reenlisted as veteran February 29, 1864.

Taylor, James M., enlisted November 11, 1861; wounded at Fort Donelson. February 15, 1862; discharged October 16, 1862.

Timmons, S., enlisted September 24, 1861; discharged April 11, 1862.

Toney, C. B., enlisted September 24, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; died of starvation while prisoner at Macon, Georgia, July 24, 1862.

Wigger, Joshua, enlisted October 11, 1861: reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863.

 

COMPANY   H

First lieutenant, Robert Fishel, commissioned November 5, 1861; reenlisted as veteran; mustered out December 9, 1864; term expired.

First lieutenant, David Moreland, enlisted as private September 19, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; reenlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; promoted first lieutenant April 20, 1865.

Sergeant, Ralph M. Grimes, enlisted October 4, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; reenlisted as veteran, December 25, 1863: wounded at Tupelo, July 14, 1864.

Corporal, Benjamin A. Clark, enlisted September 23, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

 

PRIVATES

Barrett, Lockhart, enlisted October 8, 1861; discharged July 11, 1862.

Byrns, J. H., enlisted September 24, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, October 1, 1862.

Clendenen, Thomas, enlisted October 23, 1861; captured at Shiloh; died October 2, 1862, Annapolis, Maryland.

Collins, William H., enlisted October 8, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, August 3, 1862.

Crisman, William, enlisted October 24, 1861; captured at Shiloh; reenlisted as veteran December 25, 1863.

Currie, John G., enlisted October 21, 1861; captured at Shiloh; reenlisted as veteran, December 25, 1863; wounded July 17, 1864, at Tupelo.

DeWolf, D. D., enlisted September 19, 1861; discharged April 26, 1862.

Fishel, S. C., enlisted October 5, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 4, 1864.

Hamblin, P., enlisted October 8, 1861.

Haught, D. L., enlisted September 26, 1861.

Henry, Philip, enlisted April 7, 1864; wounded and captured July 14, 1864, at Tupelo, Mississippi.

Hitsman, John G., enlisted September 25, 1861; discharged February 27, 1862.

Huffsmith, A., enlisted September 19, 1862; died January 11, 1862, at St. Louis.

Light, R. W., enlisted September 28, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Malvin, N., enlisted September 19, 1861; discharged June 22, 1862.

McConnell, A. S., enlisted September 19, 1862; reenlisted as veteran, Decem­ber 25, 1863.

McKinnis, George M., enlisted October 8, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Nicholas, James E., enlisted September 23, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, July 9, 1862.

Noggles, Joseph, enlisted October 8, 1861; died January 11, 1862, at St. Louis.

Patrick, Lester, enlisted September 27, 1861.

Patrick, N. E., enlisted September 28, 1861; died at Millville, January 19, 1862.

Phillips, H., enlisted April 7, 1864.

Richardson, C. E., enlisted September 27, 1861: captured at Shiloh April 6, 1.862; died at Griffin, Georgia, June 13, 1862.

Richardson, H. L., enlisted September 26, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, September 16, 1862.

Riphoff, Henry, enlisted September 8, 1862; died at Vicksburg May 27, 1863.

Slack, William J., enlisted October 4, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, October 2, 1862.

Sloan, A. J., enlisted October 5, 1861: reenlisted as veteran February 29, 1864.

Sloan, Samuel B., enlisted October 5, 1861.

Tolbert, Smith, enlisted October 9, 1861; discharged April 26, 1862.

Ward, E. A., enlisted October 7, 1861; wounded at Shiloh, died at St. Louis May 8, 1862.

Ward, Julius, enlisted September 19, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; died in Montgomery, Alabama, April 30, 1862.

Wisegarver, William S., enlisted September 19, 1861.

 

COMPANY  I

 

PRIVATES

Locke, Charles W. R., enlisted March 24, 1864.

Wilson, Thomas H., enlisted October 14, 1861; wounded at Fort Donelson. February 15, 1862; killed at battle of Shiloh April 6, 1862.

 

COMPANY   K

Captain, John G. Fowler, commissioned November 25, 1861; honorably dis­missed October 11, 1864.

Captain, Orson T. Fuller, enlisted as corporal September 23, 1861; promoted to second lieutenant March 18, 1862; taken prisoner at Shiloh; promoted to first lieutenant June 13, 1863; promoted to captain January 23, 1865.

First lieutenant, Lawrence Webb, commissioned November 25, 1861; resigned March 21, 1862.

First lieutenant, James B. Morgan, enlisted as private of Company I, First Infantry, April 23, 1861; enlisted as first lieutenant this company September 10, 1861; promoted to first lieutenant January 23, 1865.

Sergeant, S. P. Collins, enlisted September 10, 1861; missing in battle of Shiloh.

Second lieutenant, Henry C. Merriam, enlisted as corporal September 8, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; promoted to second lieutenant June 13, 1863; mustered out December 1, 1864, term expired.

Sergeant, Richard Freeman, enlisted September 6, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Sergeant, Robert Fowler, enlisted September 10, 1861; killed in action July 14, 1864, at Tupelo.

Corporal, W. H. H. Blanchard, enlisted September 23, 1861; captured at Shiloh; wounded at Tupelo, July 14, 1864; discharged January 26, 1865.

Corporal, Benjamin Nash, enlisted September 12, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, September 24, 1862.

Musician, John D. Blanchard, discharged May 6, 1862.

Musician, Ira D. Blanchard, discharged May 6, 1862.

Wagoner, Samuel Horn, enlisted November 20, 1861.

 

PRIVATES

Baldwin. N. H., enlisted September 11, 1861; captured April 6, 1862, at Shiloh; discharged December 2, 1862, disability.

Barden, H. A., enlisted September 20, 1861; discharged March 13, 1862.

Billings, A., enlisted September 8, 1861.

Billings, Charles D., enlisted January 27, 1864.

Blanchard, T. E., enlisted September 23, 1861; captured April 6, 1862, at Shiloh.

Blood, George W., enlisted September 21, 1861; discharged June 25, 1862.

Bugbee, Stephen, enlisted December 20, 1862; wounded at Tupelo, July 14, 1864.

Coleman, A. D.

Dolley, G., enlisted September 23, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862.

Downer, Daniel, enlisted September 12, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; died at Macon, August 15, 1862.

Ellison, H., enlisted November 20, 1861; discharged March 17, 1868, disability.

Ellison, William H., enlisted January 27, 1864.

Farmer, Newton, enlisted September 23, 1861.

Franks, Joseph.

Gallagher, Patrick, enlisted October 18. 1861; captured at Shiloh; discharged February 13, 1863.

Green, Samuel, enlisted September 20, 1861: captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; discharged April 25, 1862.

Hickethur, August, enlisted October 20, 1861.

Hickethur, Charles, enlisted October 20. 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Hill, Granville S., enlisted December 20, 1862; died at Memphis June 24, 1863.

Humphrey, Thomas, enlisted September 14, 1861; discharged August 8, 1862.

Johnson, William T., enlisted September 28, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, August 29, 1862.

Keith, George, enlisted September 23, 1861.

Keith, William B., enlisted September 14, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; wounded at Tupelo July 14, 1864.

Keller, M. B.

Loomis, William, enlisted December 20, 1862: discharged for disability at St. Louis, March 11, 1863.

Lyons, Charles, enlisted November 20, 1861; died March 6, 1862, at Fort Donelson.

Mann, Edward, enlisted September 10, 1861; died at Hopkinton, Iowa.

Miers, Joseph A., enlisted February 11, 1864: discharged for disability Octo­ber 8, 1864.

Maine, Isaac, enlisted September 15, 1861: captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; discharged March 12, 1863, disability.

Maine, Job, enlisted November 23, 1861; died December 31, 1861, at St. Louis.

Morgan, William B., enlisted September 13, 1861; died at home.

Merriam, Charles E., enlisted September 9,1861; captured at Shiloh; wounded at Vicksburg, Hay 22, 1863; wounded at Tupelo, July 14, 1864.

Morehouse, P., enlisted September 18. 1861: captured at Shiloh: discharged December, 1862, disability.

Moulton, John, enlisted September 15, 1861; died of wounds received at Shiloh April 20, 1862, at St. Louis.

Myers, J., enlisted September 18, 1861; captured at Shiloh.

Olmstead, George W., enlisted September 18, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Orr, John B., enlisted September 23, 1861.

Phillips, Charles E., enlisted September 18, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6,1862.

Reardon, P. A., enlisted February 11, 1864; discharged for disability October 8, 1864.

Reiphoff, H.

Robinson, Alonzo, enlisted September 30, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; discharged January 8, 1863.

Waldorf, Henry E., enlisted September 18, 1861; captured at Shiloh April 6, 1862; discharged April 12, 1863.

Walker, Charles, enlisted September 16, 1861; died at St. Louis, February 13, 1862.

Willard, Porter, enlisted September 17, 1861; discharged November 17, 1863.

Willis, Willard, enlisted September 17, 1861; died at Cairo, March 3, 1862.

Wilson, P. O., enlisted September 12, 1861; captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; died at Macon, Georgia, September 12, 1862.

Winch, Robert C., enlisted September 26, 1861; discharged February 21. 1862.

Winch, William H., enlisted September 26, 1861.

 

TWENTY-FIRST INFANTRY

This regiment was recruited and organized in 1862, 201 men being furnished from Delaware County. It went into service under Capt. Samuel Merrill (since governor), Lieut. Col. C. Dunlap and Maj. S. G. Van Anda, of Delaware. Its first engagement was at Hartsville, Missouri, January 11, 1863, where it was under a heavy artillery fire and met, without flinching, the vigorous charges of both rebel infantry and cavalry. At this battle the Union forces were commanded by Colonel Merrill, and the Twenty-first was under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Dunlap. The supporting regiments were withdrawn without the knowledge of Colonel Dunlap who, upon learning the fact, extended his lines and drove the enemy into and through the town. His position was unsafe, however, and after nightfall the troops were withdrawn.

In this battle Colonel Dunlap was wounded, having one of his fingers shot off, and the rebel, Colonel Porter, of St. Louis, was killed.

Soon after, the regiment was transferred to General Grant's command and drew the first fire of the enemy at Port Gibson about 1 o'clock A. M., May 1, 1863, and had sixteen men wounded in the engagement. In his report of this affair, Colonel Merrill made honorable mention of Captain Watson, of Company F. as a brave, cool and efficient officer.

The regiment was again engaged at Black River Bridge, May 17th. Here Colonel Merrill was suddenly taken very sick, and Maj. S. G. Van Anda assumed command and led the gallant but bloody charge. The regiment suffered severely in this terrible charge, losing eighty-three men in three minutes, but captured a large number of the enemy. After the charge, Colonel Merrill was slightly wounded by a stray shot from the prisoners the boys had taken while coming up in the rear.

Captain Watson and Captain Voorhees were both complimented for their coolness and bravery in Major Van Anda's official report of the engagement.

On the 22d of May, Van Anda again gallantly led the regiment in its bloody charge on Fort Beauregard, in the rear of Vicksburg, and captured it but was driven out in turn. The regiment was formed to support the Twenty-second but the enemy had position on its flank and the Twenty-first was exposed to a galling fire. The enemy was protected by the walls of the fort and the regiment lost heavily. About an hour after the charge, Lieutenant-Colonel Dunlap came up and exposing himself needlessly over the entrenchments in front of the rebel works was shot in the forehead and instantly killed.

For his skill and bravery in this action. Major Van Anda was promptly promoted to be lieutenant colonel, dating from that day.

After the capture of Vicksburg, the regiment was ordered to New Orleans, thence to Texas, where it passed the winter. In the spring of 1864, it was ordered to White River, and during the remainder of that year was stationed successively at St. Charles, Duvall's Bluff, mouth of White River, Memphis, Wolf River and New Orleans.

March 5, 1865, the regiment left for Dauphin Island, and passing up Mobile Bay, landed on the Peninsula of Alabama and were attached to the Division of the Gulf, commanded by General Canby. Twenty-one days were occupied in a march of sixty miles up the peninsula. More than thirty miles of corduroy road were constructed over the quicksands. The pine trees were felled, cut into logs and piled three deep. Not more than four or five miles a day could be made by the entire army.

On the morning of March 26th, the Twenty-first, having had the advance for twenty-four hours, was relieved by the Ninety-ninth Illinois and took its place in the line of march, the third from the front. Soon the picket firing of the enemy opened upon the advance. Major-General Granger immediately dis­patched an adjutant to the commander of the Twenty-first, Colonel Van Anda with orders to advance his regiment to the front at once. This was a great compliment to the gallant regiment from a brave general. When the regiments in front received the order to open ranks for the passage of the Twenty-first, the remark ran along the line, "There is to be fighting in front, there goes the old Twenty-first." About 8 o'clock A. M. four companies were thrown out as skirmishers, who kept up a continuous fire upon the retreating enemy, often aided by the other companies of the regiment, for ten miles, when the rebels made a bold stand; and at 9 o'clock P. M. the advance of the regiment drew the fire of the enemy from their earthworks, having driven a large army since 8 o'clock that morning.

On account of the woody nature of the country here, the regiment lost but three men killed and five wounded during the entire day. At 2 o'clock A. M. of the 27th, after having thrown up triangular earthworks for protection the next morning, the regiment was relieved by the Forty-seventh Indiana, and Colonel Van Anda received permission to withdraw to a piece of pine timber about forty rods distant to make coffee, but the men were too sleepy and exhausted to eat or drink, and lay down on their arms. During the night, the One Hundredth and Sixty-fifth New York were formed in the line occupied by the Twenty-first the day before, and just at daybreak 800 cavalry dashed upon them with their rebel yells. The New York regiment was panic stricken, threw away their guns and broke for the gunboats. The Twenty-first heard the yell and the first rebel gun and in less time than it takes to tell the story, were in line and drove the rebel cavalry back to their fort like a whirlwind. The One Hundredth and Sixty-fifth New York was disgraced and put on fatigue duty unloading boats. The enemy being driven into their works, preparation for a siege commenced. Pits were dug by every man who could get a spade or shovel. On the night of the 28th, Capt. J. L. Noble, of Company H, was near the rebel forts with a working party, having stacked half their arms, when the entire front was attacked by a large body of the enemy. With admirable bravery and presence of mind, Captain Noble rallied his men to their guns and drove the rebels back in great disorder.

The regiment took active part in the siege until the 30th, when it was with­drawn to escort n supply train to General Steele. April 2d the regiment was ordered to Fort Blakely, marched five miles and encamped near the Biminet, and at daylight on the 3d took position in the rear of the fort. During the operations against Fort Blakely the men entered the rifle pits at dark on the evening of the 7th and were under the most terrific fire of shells for two hours. After fighting in this position for thirty-six hours without rest or food, they were ordered to the support of General Smith in a contemplated assault upon Spanish Fort, seven miles away. On the march, three men out of the rank of four would go to sleep and be kept moving by the fourth in turns. The fort, the strongest on the bay, surrendered, however, before the regiment could reach it and when that well known shout of victory went up from around its walls these 600 weary men gave one loud and long cheer, sank down in their tracks and slept until morning. The proud City of Mobile had fallen and the victorious army of the union were invited by its rebel citizens to come and occupy it. The transportation boats had arrived and the regiment embarked for the city. The bay was full of torpedoes, but a rebel pilot who knew where they were was placed at the wheel. The Twenty-first was landed on the shell road seven miles below, and with the Twenty-ninth Wisconsin ordered to occupy and guard the city. They led the advance of the victorious army. No grander sight was ever witnessed by a soldier, union men and women who had long and patiently waited for the auspicious hour decorated the heads of the soldiers with beautiful wreaths, and old Stars and Stripes that had not seen the light for years were proudly flung to the breeze. Sergt-Maj. John Dubois received special mention in Colonel Van Anda's report of the operations before Fort Blakely. Soon after the fall of Mobile, the Twenty-first was sent up the Red River for the purpose of paroling rebel prisoners. Having performed this duty, it was ordered to Baton Rouge, where it was mustered out July 15, 1865.

This regiment was mustered out of service at Baton Rouge. July 15, 1865. Officers not otherwise accounted for were mustered out as with the regiment.

 

REGISTER OF FIELD AND STAFF

Colonel, Samuel Merrill, resigned on account of wounds June 21, 1864.

Lieutenant colonel, Cornelius W. Dunlap, killed in the assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863.

Lieutenant colonel, Salue G. Van Anda, appointed May 23, 1863, from major; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Major, Salue G. Van Anda, appointed May 2, 1862; promoted to lieutenant colonel.

Major, William D. Crooke, appointed May 26, 1863, from captain of Com­pany B; resigned January 27, 1865.

Adjutant, Horace Poole, appointed September 2, 1862: promoted to captain and assistant adjutant general May 17, 1864.

Adjutant, George Crooke, appointed May 4, 1864; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Quartermaster, Charles R. Morse, appointed August 16, 1862; resigned September 23, 1863.

Quartermaster, John S. Platt, appointed October 11, 1863, from private of Company E; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Surgeon, William A. Hyde, appointed August 20, 1862: resigned November 20, 1862.

Surgeon, William L. Orr, appointed December 2, 1862, from assistant surgeon Third Iowa Cavalry; resigned October 29, 1864.

Surgeon, Dwight W. Chase, appointed November 16, 1864; resigned May 30, 1865.

First assistant surgeon, Lucius Benham, appointed August 26, 1862; resigned July 26, 1863.

First assistant surgeon, Hiram H. Hunt, appointed May 4, 1863, from hospital steward Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Second assistant surgeon, Richard A. Barnes, appointed August 27, 1862: resigned March 17, 1863.

Chaplain, Samuel P. Sloan. appointed September 1, 1862; resigned January 5, 1863.

Chaplain, Lorenzo Bolles, appointed January 6, 1863, from private of Com­pany K; resigned July 16, 1863.

Chaplain, James Hill, appointed August 4, 1863; served as first lieutenant Company I; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Sergeant major, William P. Dickinson, appointed September 9, 1862, from private of Company H; discharged on account of wounds November 10, 1863.

Sergeant major, John Dubois, appointed June 1, 1863, from sergeant Com­pany H; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Quartermaster sergeant, Judson G. Hamilton, appointed September 9, 1862, from private of Company A; reduced to ranks at his own request August 31, 1864.

Quartermaster sergeant, Linus P. McKinney, appointed September 1, 1864, from private of Company G; reduced to ranks at his own request February 4, 1865.

Quartermaster sergeant, Austin K. Cook, appointed February 4, 1865, from first sergeant of Company K; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Commissary sergeant. E. H. Townsend, appointed September 0, 1862, from private of Company F; reduced to ranks November 1, 1862.

Commissary sergeant, Jeffrey A. Parker, appointed November 1, 1862, from private of Company I; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Hospital steward, Rufus L. Grosvenor, appointed November 6, 1862, from private of Company A; mustered out June 10, 1865.

Musician, William Matson, appointed September 9, 1862, from musician Company A; mustered out June 10, 1865.

Musician, Isaac S. Large, appointed September 9, 1862, from Company A; mustered out June 26, 1865.

 

COMPANY C

Sergeant John Cousins, enlisted August 15, 1862.

 

PRIVATE

Lambert, William H., enlisted December 12, 1863.

 

COMPANY H

Captain. Joseph M. Watson, appointed August 23, 1862; resigned January 18, 1864.

Captain, James L. Noble, appointed January 19, 1864, from first lieutenant: mustered out July 15, 1865.

First lieutenant. James B. Jordan, appointed August 23, 1862; resigned March 11, 1863.

First lieutenant, James L. Noble, appointed March 11, 1863, from second lieutenant; promoted to captain.

First lieutenant, Willie E. Brown, promoted to first lieutenant.

Sergeant, John Dubois, promoted to sergeant major.

Sergeant, Ora H. Melendy, discharged March 19, 1863.

Sergeant, James Heath, discharged January 24, 1863.

Sergeant. David D. Griffith, discharged February 22, 1864.

Corporal. John Van Kuren, promoted to sergeant; died of wounds June 18, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee.

Corporal. Walter Moon, promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal. William W. Wirtz, promoted to sergeant; died September 5, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee.

Corporal. Elijah P. Gillespie, transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, August 11, 1864.

Corporal. Daniel H. Hinkle, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Jason D. Gilbert, promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Newman S. Preston, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Horace B. Duel, mortally wounded as color bearer May 17, 1863; died of wounds May 20, 1863, at Black River Bridge, Mississippi.

Musician, Alvin E. Richmond, died June 6, 1864, on Matagorda Island, Texas.

Teamster, Joseph Allen, discharged January 26, 1863.

 

PRIVATES

Angell, Alfred, discharged July 20, 1863.

Ackley, Martin A., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Abbott, George W., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Allen, William G., discharged December 20, 1864.

Anderson, Charles C., mortally wounded May 22, 1863; died of wounds June 14, 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee.

Barnes, Leonard B., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Blood, Myron D., promoted to first sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Bly, Joseph, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Bohannon, Samuel, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Carlton, Charles, killed January 11, 1863.

Cassell, Henry, killed in the assault on Vicksburg May 22, 1863.

Cassell, William, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Collins, William, detailed in Pioneer Corps, October 3, 1863; supposed to have died.

Coolidge, Melville, died September 17, 1864, at Memphis, Tennessee.

Crosby, Philus S., discharged January 24, 1863.

Davis, Ira, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Dickinson, William P., promoted to sergeant major September 9, 1862.

Dodd, Thomas C., discharged April 19, 1863.

First, James, discharged August 18, 1863.

Fox, Sylvanus B., promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Gage, Marion, accidentally wounded; discharged January 24, 1863.

Gilbert, Ebenezer B., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Goldsmith, Alfred, mustered out May 22, 1865.

Gregory, Ezra, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Haigh, William, mustered out June 15, 1865.

Hart, William O., promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Johnson, John B., died February 20, 1865, in general hospital at Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Jordan, Wade H., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Kephart, Alfred B., promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Kephart, Caleb E., died July 28, 1864, at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Keller, Albert N., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Kelley, Daniel, died May 5, 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee.

Kenyon, William, killed May 17, 1863.

King, Matthew F., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Lett, Andrew J., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Lukenbill, Jeremiah, died October 8, 1864, at Memphis, Tennessee.

McCormick, Duncan, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Mabb, Albert, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Marshall, W. N., wounded at Vicksburg: discharged January 24, 1864.

Matsell, Robert E., mustered out May 8, 1865.

Melendy, Charles, promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Miller, Henry T., transferred to Mississippi Marine Brigade February 19, 1864.

Moore, Charles C., mortally wounded May 17, 1863; died of wounds June 14. 1863, on hospital boat, D. A. January, near Memphis, Tennessee.

Moore, Elisha B., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Moore, George, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Moore, George W., discharged August 2, 1863; died in hospital at Memphis, Tennessee.

Myers, DeWitt.

Nichols, Arthur H., wounded at Vicksburg; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Nicholson, William, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Olds, Osmar, transferred to Invalid Corps March 15, 1864.

O'Rourke, Michael, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Parker, George, M., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Paul, Henry R., promoted to corporal and sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Pedro, George V., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Penney, Lewis O., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Potter, Gideon, died March 31, 1863, at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana.

Putman, John W., transferred to Mississippi Marine Brigade February 19, 1863.

Quitmeyer, Louis, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Ragan, William H., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Ridler, John W., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Scott, Allen, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Scott, Aristides R., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Scott, Cornelius, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Shilling, John, transferred to signal corps October 7, 1863.

Simpson, Nelson, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Snodgrass, William H., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Shultz, George, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Vesy, Samuel D., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Vosburg, Martin J., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Walters, Iliad, promoted to corporal; discharged January 24, 1864.

Watts, John, promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Watts, David, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Weatherby, Theodore G., promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Williams, Isaac, discharged April 14, 1865.

 

Companies H and K were mustered into the service, the first on August 25, and the latter on August 23, 1862, at Dubuque.

 

RECRUITS

Annis, Myron T.; Cole, Victor T.; Connor, John D.; Gilbert, Leroy A.; Lanning, Nathan; Osborn, Henry; Scott, Demosthenes; Williams, Harvey A.; all transferred to Thirty-fourth Iowa July 12, 1865; Gilbert, John A., mustered out July 15, 1865.

 

COMPANY   I

Second lieutenant, Hiram Buel, enlisted as private March 15, 1862; promoted sergeant, then second lieutenant March 7, 1864; resigned October 24, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Fuller, Daniel E., enlisted August 22, 1862; wounded at Black River Bridge May 17, 1863; transferred to Invalid Corps February 15, 1864.

Fuller, P. D., enlisted August 22, 1862.

 

COMPANY   K

Captain, Alexander Voorhees, appointed August 20, 1862; mustered out July 15, 1865.

First lieutenant, William A. Roberts, appointed August 20, 1862; died of wounds June 15, 1863, at St. Louis, Missouri.

First lieutenant, Henry Harger, appointed June 15, 1863, from second lieu­tenant; resigned January 7, 1864.

First lieutenant, Loyed E. Spear, appointed January 8, 1864, from second lieutenant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Second lieutenant. Henry Harger appointed August 20, 1862; promoted to first lieutenant.

Second lieutenant, Loyed E. Spear, appointed June 15, 1863, from first ser­geant; promoted to first lieutenant.

First sergeant, Loyed E. Spear, promoted to second lieutenant.

Sergeant, Austin E. Cook, promoted to first sergeant, and to quartermaster sergeant February 4, 1865.

Sergeant, Gorham K. Nash, promoted to first sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Sergeant, Addison E. Hopson, mortally wounded May 17, 1863; died of wounds May 23, 1863, at Black River Bridge, Mississippi.

Sergeant, Oliver B. Miller, discharged January 21, 1863.

Corporal, William H. Jackson, promoted to sergeant; died July 4, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Corporal, Benjamin F. Metzler, promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Alexander Phillips, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Leonard W. Archer, transferred to Invalid Corps, September 30, 1863.

Corporal, Jacob B. Miller, wounded in the battle at Hartville and at the siege of Vicksburg; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Douglass F. Slawson, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Duncan G. Livingston, promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Corporal, Erastus Smith, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Musician, James Slawson, discharged June 12, 1863.

Musician, Jerome V. Topliffe, died December 28, 1862, at Houston, Missouri.

Wagoner, Leverette S. Stone, captured at Beaver Creek, November 24. 1862; transferred to invalid corps.

 

PRIVATES

Abbey, Griffin C., promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865, Bolles, Lorenzo, Jr., promoted to chaplain January 6, 1863.

Blue, Ennis, discharged January 21, 1863.

Bryan, Thomas, mustered out May 9, 1865.

Blood, George W., discharged January 21, 1863.

Blood, Wallace W., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Bacon, Clinton D., died August 8, 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee.

Becks, James, injured by a falling tree; discharged January 1, 1863.

Cameron, Charles, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Carpenter, Nathan G., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Dalrymple, John A., promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Dennis, Jeremiah T., discharged January 21, 1863.

Dunlap, Preston H., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Dunlap, Thomas B., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Dunton, Clemens P., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Enfield, William, discharged July 21, 1863.

Fear, Freeman, wounded at battle of Hartville; died July 16, 1863, at Mem­phis, Tennessee.

Field, Hiram, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Gosting, Edward, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Goldsworthy, Samuel, promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Gildersleeve, Francis J., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Gale, William L., discharged June 12, 1863.

Grapes, Samuel, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Green, John A., wounded in Wolf River expedition December 28, 1864; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Guiles, Henry, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Guthrie, Thomas H., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Guthrie, T. Lusk, discharged March 12, 1863.

Harbach, Calvin B., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Harmon, Merritt W., promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Haslem, William, killed May 17, 1863.

Hefner, Francis M., killed .May 22, 1863.

Hefner, Harrison, killed January 11, 1863.

Himmel, Christopher M., died June 2, 1865, at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hiner, David, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Hiner, Henry, severely wounded May 17, 1863; discharged for wounds January 19, 1864.

Hiner, William, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Horton, Arnold F., mortally wounded May 22, 1863; died of wounds May 31, 1863, near Vicksburg.

Jackson, James, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Kahmar, Rheinard, discharged June 28, 1864.

Lees, John, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Lovelace, David, transferred to Invalid Corps February 29, 1864.

Lovelace, Lucius A., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Luchinger, Adam, wounded at Hartville January 11, 1863; discharged March 16, 1863.

McCartney, James, wounded at the siege of Vicksburg; mustered out July 15, 1865.

McCutcheon, William A., promoted to corporal; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Merrick, Reese, mortally wounded May 17, 1863; died of wounds May 22, 1863, at Black River Bridge, Mississippi.

Merry, John F., discharged March 23, 1863; reenlisted June 10, 1864, in Company F, Forty-sixth Infantry.

Meyers, Edwin, mortally wounded .May 17, 1863; died of wounds May 20, 1863, at Black River Bridge, Mississippi.

Nolan, John, mustered out July 15, 1865.

O'Brian, Walter M., missing May 15, 1863.

Olmstead, William W., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Paul, Henry, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Pitcher, Reuben, died July 16, 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee.

Poor, Joseph, mustered out June 16, 1865.

Preston, William, transferred to Invalid Corps November 16, 1863.

Reid, John H., mustered out June 16, 1865.

Robbins, Amos, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Robinson, Isaac, died March 25, 1863, at St. Louis, Missouri.

Ricker, John, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Risher, Robert, died April 15, 1865, at New Orleans.

Rutter, Alonzo J., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Simons, George, wounded at Hartville; transferred to Invalid Corps February 29, 1864.

Simons, Thomas, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Smith, John, died June 19, 1864, at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Stone, Henry B., wounded at Hartville; discharged June 18, 1863.

Southern, Leonard W., mustered out July 15, 1865.

Sullivan, John, mustered out July 15, 1865.

Talmadge, Edgar L., died June 4, 1863, at Memphis, Tennessee.

Van Antwerp, Jacob, captured at Beaver Creek, November 24, 1862; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Voorhees, Charles C., promoted to sergeant; mustered out July 15, 1865.

Williams, John W., died July 16, 1863, at St. Louis, Missouri.

Wilson, Allen L., mustered out July 15, 1865.

White, Ward, discharged April 21, 1863.

 

RECRUITS

The following were transferred to the Thirty-fourth Iowa, July 12, 1865: Albinger, Joseph; Alford, Cornelius E.; Blood, George W.; Crosier, Cassias M.; Dalrymple, Isaiah; Davenport, Leonard; Dunlap, Ephraim; Edgington, Marion S.; Green, Newton; Green, William; Hamblin, Philander; Houston, Joseph N.; Karch, Michael; Kerle, Robert Jones; McCutcheon, James H.; Midkiff, Preston; Porter, Henry G.; Robinson, Henry; Smith, Merritt A.; Srack, Robert B.; Tompkins, William; Webb, Lawrence; Nimms, Charles, died March 12, 1865, at Dauphin Island, Alabama; Decker, Clark, deserted from One Hundred Seventy-seventh Ohio; returned May 10, 1865.

 

TWENTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY

Company F, Twenty-seventh Regiment, was formed at Greeley in 1862, from men enlisted in Coffin's Grove, Manchester and Greeley. The people of Greeley gave the men a bountiful dinner and presented the company with a flag on the day they met and chose their officers. The regiment went into camp for drill at Dubuque but was sent to Minnesota in October of that year to act as escort to the officers paying the friendly Indians in that state. The command was then ordered to Cairo and thence to Memphis. The regiment was moved under Sherman, in the demonstration against the rebels at the Tallahatchie. December 21st, six companies of the regiment moved into Holly Springs, just vacated by Van Dorn. In January, 1863, the regiment took part in the engagement at Lexington, Ten­nessee, where Forrest was badly trounced. In August, the regiment was sent to Arkansas and assisted in the capture of Little Rock. It remained at that place till November, when it returned to Memphis.

The following extract from a letter published in the Delaware County Union of April 1, 1864, from Lieut. W. N. Boynton, of the Twenty-  seventh Iowa Infantry, dated Vicksburg, March 10, will give some idea of the services performed by that regiment:

"We have just returned from one of the biggest marches ever made by in­fantry during this war, having marched entirely across the State of Mississippi and back again, a distance of 475 miles; and this, too, without finding any force of the enemy worth mentioning. We left Vicksburg on the 3d of February and returned on the 5th of March, having had some of the prettiest weather ever known at this time of the year. It only rained a part of two days during the entire time. We destroyed fifty-five miles of railroad, burned nine towns, viz.: Jackson (the remnant), Morton, Brandon, Hillsboro, Decatur, Meridian, Enter­prise (by the Seventh Army Corps), Marion, Marion Station and a little town called Union. All of these were most effectually cleaned out. We also burned eighteen railroad bridges, twenty-two water tanks and seven railroad depots, cotton and cotton gins too numerous to mention. Dwelling houses also caught a foretaste of the future. In fact, complete devastation and desolation followed us everywhere. Never had I had better reasons for thanking my 'lucky star' that war was not in the land of my home,' than on this occasion. Well may the people of the North thank God, or 'Grant's big guns, with fighting boys to man them’ that war is not at their doors."

March 10, 1864, the regiment started from Vicksburg on the Red River expedi­tion and four days after assisted in the capture of Fort DeRussey. Colonel Woods says the regiment moved too rapidly for a long charge, but all the time under good control. The boys mounted the parapet and fired on the rebels, who immediately raised the white flag and surrendered. The regiment reached Grand Ecore, Louisiana, April 4th and on the 9th was in the engagement at Pleasant Hill. Cavalry charged upon the position occupied by the Twenty-seventh, resulting in the annihilation of the attacking force. Later in the day the regiment was under a heavy fire for two hours and came near being cap­tured, owing to the other forces nearby having withdrawn. When the order came to retreat, the regiment was being pressed hard on the flanks, but after a sharp struggle, marched off in line, and in good order. Captain Holbrook, of Company F, received special mention for his bravery in this action. After being severely wounded he continued at the head of his company until a second wound compelled him to seek a surgeon's care. The next day General Banks ordered a retreat and up to May 19th, the Twenty-seventh heard the roar of artillery almost daily. May 18th the regiment took part in the battle of Yel­low Bayou, in which it lost three men killed and fourteen wounded. The regi­ment marched to Memphis, and oh the 6th of June assisted in driving the enemy off the field at Ditch Bayou, Arkansas. July 14th and 15th the command took an honorable part in the battles of Tupelo and Old Town Creek. The regiment was in the heavy fighting near Nashville, December 15th, and on the follow­ing day the command made a brilliant charge on the works at Mountain Heights, driving the rebels out of their intrenchments into the woods.

April 9, 1865, the Twenty-seventh was in the charging forces that captured Fort Blakely, Alabama. Thence the regiment marched to Montgomery and was present at its surrender. July 15th the regiment was ordered to Memphis and thence to Clinton, where it was mustered out. During its term of serv­ice this regiment inarched over three thousand miles and traveled by rail and steamboat over ten thousand miles. As can be seen above, its record is a proud one, and it is a matter of congratulation that the men of Company F who escaped the perils of the battles they were engaged in are in our midst, useful and honored citizens.

This regiment was mustered out of service at Clinton, August 8, 1865. Offi­cers not otherwise accounted for were mustered out as with the regiment.

 

Assistant surgeon, Albert Boomer, commissioned September 16, 1862: re­signed August 22, 1864.

 

PRIVATE

Marsh. Ed L., enlisted January 23, 1864.

 

COMPANY E

Captain, F. W. Coolridge, enlisted February 25, 1863.

Captain, Joseph F. Eldridge, enlisted February 25, 1863.

Captain, Luther Kaltenbach, enlisted February 25, 1863.

Captain, Henry M. Preston, enlisted February 29, 1864.

 

PRIVATE

Hanna. H. D., enlisted February 26, 1864.

 

COMPANY F

Captain, William W. Bickford, commissioned October 3, 1862; resigned April 9,1863.

Captain, Joseph M. Holbrook, commissioned first lieutenant October 3, 1862; promoted captain April 27, 1863; wounded at battle of Pleasant Hill.

First lieutenant, William N. Boynton, commissioned second lieutenant October 3, 1862; promoted first lieutenant April 27, 1863.

Second lieutenant, Jacob S. Eisenhart, enlisted as sergeant, August 8, 1862; commissioned second lieutenant April 27, 1863.

Sergeant, William Williams, enlisted August 11, 1862.

Sergeant, Charles S. Taylor, enlisted August 14, 1862.

Sergeant, Charles D. Skinner, enlisted August 11, 1862; discharged Novem­ber 24, 1862.

Sergeant, F. M. Gray, enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged April 6, 1863.

Corporal, Howard Lathrop, enlisted August 15, 1862.

Corporal John R. Minkler, enlisted August 11, 1862; transferred to Invalid Corps, September 30, 1863.

Corporal, William J. Millett, enlisted August 15, 1862.

Corporal, A. D. Hubbell, enlisted August 15, 1862.

Corporal, C. O. Torrey, enlisted August 15, 1862; wounded April 19, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

Corporal, George W. Cromwell, enlisted August 11, 1862; captured; died August 2, 1864, at Andersonville.

Corporal, James W. Kingery, enlisted August 12, 1862.

Musician, John McKinnis, enlisted August 14, 1862.

Musician, William G. McLaine, enlisted August 12, 1862.

Musician, E. Martindale, enlisted August 12, 1862.

Wagoner. R. B. Wilson, enlisted August 14, 1862.

 

PRIVATES

Abby, G., enlisted August 13, 1862.

Arnold,. George P., enlisted August 11, 1862; died at Little Rock, September 23, 1863.

Barnes, Seymour, enlisted August 13, 1862; discharged March 14, 1865.

Barr, Charles, enlisted August 14, 1862; died November 10, 1863, at St. Louis.

Barren, Joseph L., enlisted December 22, 1863 discharged April 14, 1865.

Bernard. H. K., enlisted August 15, 1862.

Bower, B. F., enlisted August 11, 1862; discharged February 19, 1863.

Brown, A. J., enlisted August 11, 1862; discharged May 13, 1863.

Burhus, H. C., enlisted August 11, 1862; died at Dubuque, Iowa, November 1, 1862.

Calvin, Harmon, enlisted August 11, 1862; captured April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

Clark, C. E., enlisted August 12, 1862; discharged June 20, 1865, disability.

Clark, Judson, enlisted January 15, 1864.

Clark, William H., enlisted August 14, 1862; wounded July 15, 1864.

Coats, Joseph, enlisted August 12, 1862; discharged April 2, 1863.

Cole, Edwin, enlisted August 14, 1862.

Colson, D. G., enlisted August 12, 1862; died March 23, 1863, at Jackson, Tennessee.

Combz, A. J., enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged.

Correll, H. A., enlisted August 15, 1862.

Crozier, George, enlisted August 11, 1862.

Crocker, Benjamin P., enlisted January 28, 1864.

Dood, N. H., enlisted, August 15, 1862.

Duglas, H. R., enlisted August 15, 1862; died December 22, 1862, at Tallahatchie, Mississippi.

Duncan, Harvey, enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged January 10, 1863.

Freeman, E. J., enlisted January 15, 1864.

German, H. R., enlisted August 14, 1864.

Grice, A. J., enlisted December 23, 1863.

Henry, James W., enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged April 23, 1863.

Hill, Francis, enlisted August 15, 1862.

Hoag, Ezra, enlisted January 6, 1864; died June 5, 1864, on steamer Diadem.

Hobart, N. L., enlisted August 15, 1862.

Horn, William M., enlisted August 14, 1862; wounded and captured April 9, 1864; discharged June 20, 1865.

Jones, Charles, enlisted August 14, 1862; discharged April 7, 1863.

Jones, William D., enlisted August 15, 1862; died March 22, 1864.

King, Lewis, enlisted August 15, 1862.

Kinyon, Bradford, enlisted August 12, 1862; discharged May 13, 1863.

Knee, James, enlisted August 14, 1862.

Lathrop, George B., enlisted August 12, 1862.

Lewis, Rollin, enlisted August 14, 1862; wounded April 9, 1864; discharged March 23, 1865.

LeLacheur, John H., enlisted August 15, 1862; wounded April 9, 1864; drowned September 10, 1864, at Cairo.

Lukens, Joseph, enlisted December 22, 1863.

Malugin, A. W., enlisted August 14, 1862; discharged January 20, 1865.

Mansfield, John G., enlisted August 13, 1862; discharged November 7, 1862.

Minkler, C. V., enlisted August 14, 1862; discharged June 20, 1865.

Minkler, Edward A., enlisted. August 11, 1862; wounded and captured April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill; died November 20, 1864, at Cairo.

Minkler, George, enlisted August 12, 1862; discharged April 4, 1863.

Montgomery, William, enlisted August 14, 1862; died January 26, 1864 at Centralia, Illinois.

Moore, H. H., enlisted August 14, 1862; discharged January 6, 1863.

Moore, John B., enlisted August 11, 1862.

Morris, A., enlisted August 12, 1862.

Morris, P., enlisted August 11, 1862.

Morse, Alpheus, enlisted August 12, 1862; wounded May 18, 1864, at Yellow Bayou, Louisiana; discharged May 16, 1865.

Mullvany, William J., enlisted August 15, 1862; wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill.

Nelson, Charles, enlisted August 12, 1862.

Nute, John, enlisted August 12, 1862; died March 9, 1863, at Jackson.

Paxton, S. A., enlisted August 15, 1862; died November 1, 1862.

Peers, Curtis C., enlisted August 13, 1862; wounded and captured April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill.

Perry, H. W., enlisted August 14, 1862; wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill.

Putnam, O., enlisted August 14, 1862; captured February 22, 1864, at Union, Mississippi; died at Andersonville, September 20, 1864.

Rardin, Samuel, enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged June 21, 1865.

Robertson, M. H., enlisted August 14, 1862; died January 29, 1863, at Jack­son.

Rolf, Edward, enlisted August 15, 1862.

Roe, D. E., enlisted August 11, 1862; transferred to Invalid Corps, June 1, 1864.

Rulon, H., enlisted August 14, 1862; discharged February 19, 1863.

Scarborough. M. H., enlisted August 14, 1862; wounded at Pleasant Hill and Tupelo; died February 27, 1865, in Mississippi.

Sherman, D., enlisted August 13, 1862; discharged March 18, 1863.

Sherman, E., enlisted August 11, 1863.

Sargeant, Van B. W., enlisted August 15, 1862; wounded May 15, 1864, at Yellow Bayou.

Shilling, F., unlisted August 15, 1862.

Smith, George W., enlisted August 14, 1862.

Smith, John K., enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged June 10, 1863.

Smith. T. J., enlisted February 1, 1863.

Stevens, D. D., enlisted August 14, 1862; drowned June 16, 1863 at St. Louis.

Talcott, L. C., enlisted August 14, 1862.

Thompson, F. A., enlisted February 1, 1864; died June 23, 1864, at Memphis.

Tripp, A. W., enlisted August 14, 1862; discharged June 6, 1863.

Tripp, C. P., enlisted August 13, 1862: wounded at Tupelo and Nashville.

Utley, Charles L., enlisted August 13, 1862; wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleas­ant Hill.

Walker, Daniel, enlisted August 15, 1862; wounded July 14, 1864, at Tupelo.

Waters, Thomas, enlisted August 15, 1862; discharged June 24, 1865.

Welsh, James, enlisted August 15, 1862; wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill.

Whitson, William, enlisted August 13, 1862.

Wilcox. F. N., enlisted August 14,1862; died June 8,1863.

 

COMPANY   H

Hammond, Newton, enlisted August 22, 1862; discharged July 15, 1863.

 

FI FTY- FOURTH  INFANTRY       (100 days)

This regiment was recruited as a one hundred day regiment and went into camp at Davenport early in the spring of 1864. It did guard and garrison duty at Memphis and La Grange, Tennessee, during the summer and on expiration of the term of service, returned to Davenport, where the men were mustered out. The history of the regiment is uneventful. This regiment was mustered out at Davenport. September 15, 1864.

 

COMPANY A

Bunn, Jacob, enlisted May 12, 1864.

 

COMPANY C

Second lieutenant, James Spence, enlisted as sergeant; promoted to second lieutenant July 10, 1864.

Sergeant, William B. Morgan, enlisted as corporal April 30, 1864; promoted to sergeant.

Corporal, Edmond P. Weatherby, enlisted April 30, 1864.

Corporal, Thomas J. Edgington, enlisted April 30, 1864.

Corporal, Robert B. Marshall, enlisted April 30, 1864.

Musician. John E. Davis, enlisted May 1, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Dunn, Jerome, enlisted May 14, 1864.

Laughlin, James C., enlisted April 30, 1864.

McCutcheon, James H., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Smith, Ed M., enlisted April 30, 1864.

Smith, James A., enlisted April 30, 1864.

Streeper, William T., enlisted May 14, 1864.

Whitaker, William K., enlisted April 30, 1864.

Woods, Renwick, enlisted May 7, 1864.

 

COM PANY E

Sergeant. C. T. Peet, enlisted as private May 1, 1864; promoted to sergeant.

 

PRIVATES

Baldwin, Frank, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Lynes, A. J., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Myers, James H., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Peet, Robert, enlisted May 6, 1864.

 

FORTY-SIXTH INFANTRY

This was also a one hundred day regiment. It went into service at Daven­port, June 10, 1864, and was forwarded to Cairo and thence to Memphis, arriv­ing at the latter place June 20th. June 27th the regiment was ordered to Camp Lookout, near Colliersville, Tennessee, where the men did heavy duty, being on picket alternate days for about two months. The only brush with the enemy occurred at that place in August. A squad of guerrillas captured two pickets and a detachment was sent out to rescue them, if possible. In the skirmish that followed four of the men of the Forty-sixth were wounded. Sep­tember 1, the Forty-sixth returned to Memphis and on the 10th of the same month started homeward, reaching Davenport on the 16th. The regiment was mustered out and paid off on the 23d. This regiment was mustered out at Davenport, September 23, 1864.

Principal musician, Buel G. Dunham, enlisted May 19, 1864, from Com­pany F.

 

COMPANY   A

 

PRIVATES

Carter, James E., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Shafer, Oliver, enlisted May 9, 1864.

Chaffer, Ensign, enlisted May 20, 1864.

 

COMPANY   F

Captain, James Hawkins, commissioned June 10, 1864.

Second lieutenant, John F. Merry, commissioned June 10, 1864.

Sergeant, Cyrus Craig, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Sergeant, Henry Stroud, enlisted May 20, 1864.

Corporal, David Witter, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Corporal, James W. Wright, enlisted May 17, 1864.

Corporal, John W. Cattron, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Musician, M. P. Towslee, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Wagoner, Clark Towslee, enlisted May 16, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Babcook, W. G., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Besst, Solomon, enlisted May 30, 1864.

Blatt, John, enlisted May 20, 1864.

Box, M. Van Buren, enlisted May 30, 1864.

Boylan, Thomas J., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Conner, Thomas J., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Craig, William, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Cummings, Charles W., enlisted May 30, 1864.

Davis, A. B., enlisted May 18, 1864; died in September, 1864.

Dunham. B. G., enlisted May 18, 1864; promoted to principal musician.

Fairchild, Caleb, enlisted May 20, 1864.

Feller, John W., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Flanders, O. B., enlisted May 18, 1864; died at Jefferson Barracks, Mis­souri, September 20, 1864.

Fowler, Edward, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Fox, Henry C., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Gilbert, Charles H., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Goodman, Henry, enlisted May 30, 1864.

Guinn, John S., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Hyde, Samuel, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Knee, David, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Livingstine, Eli, enlisted May 20, 1864.

Maxwell, Henry, enlisted May 30, 1864.

Odell, Gabriel, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Rea, George W., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Robinson, James M., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Redabaugh, Jonathan, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Sims, Thomas L., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Slattery, Michael, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Smith, Albert, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Smith, Robert, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Tompkins, William, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Trowbridge, Marvin, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Veasy, Albert, enlisted May 7, 1864.

Wheeler, James A., enlisted May 18, 1864.

 

MISCELLANEOUS INFANTRY

 

SECOND VETERAN INFANTRY

First sergeant, John H. Earl, enlisted June 8, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; mustered out July 12, 1865.

Sergeant, Nelson R. Winn, enlisted June 8, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Janu­ary 4, 1864; mustered out July 12, 1865.

 

PRIVATES

Keidle, Frederick, enlisted June 8, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; mustered out July 12, 1865.

Messer, G., enlisted June 8, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; mustered out July 12, 1865.

Sanford, George, enlisted June 8, 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 4, 1864; mustered out July 12, 1865.

 

FOURTEENTH  INFANTRY BATTALION

Sergeant, Myron L. Roberts, enlisted November 3, 1862; mustered out No­vember 16, 1864.

Corporal, Marcellus Whitcomb, enlisted April 15, 1863; mustered out Novem­ber 16, 1864.

 

PRIVATE

Murray, James L., enlisted December 9, 1863; transferred from Company H; mustered out November 16, 1864.

 

SIXTEENTH INFANTRY

Corporal, James M. Lee, enlisted January 2, 1862; reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864; mustered out July 19, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Calhoun, H., enlisted January 12, 1862; died March 1, 1862.

Carter, John, enlisted February 28, 1862; mustered out July 19, 1864.

Kaltenbach, M., enlisted January 1, 1862; reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864; wounded October 3, 1862; mustered out July 19, 1864.

Custar, Columbus, enlisted April 25, 1864; wounded at Atlanta, Georgia, July 21; discharged April 3, 1865.

Kane, John A., enlisted January 3, 1862; mustered out July 19, 1864.

Kaster, R., enlisted March 6, 1862; wounded April 6, 1862, at Shiloh; dis­charged September, 1862.

Lanning, R., enlisted March 6, 1862; reenlisted as veteran March 6, 1864; wounded July 21, 1864; captured July 22, 1864, at Atlanta; mustered out July 19, 1864.

Mesher, J., enlisted January 6, 1864.

Wilson, Thomas, enlisted March 5, 1862; mustered out July 19, 1864.

 

SEVENTEENTH INFANTRY

Davis, Leander, enlisted March 15, 1862; reenlisted as veteran March 20, 1864; captured October 13 at Tilton, Georgia; mustered out July 25, 1865.

 

THIRTY-FIRST INFANTRY

Cane, Thomas, enlisted August 20, 1862; mustered out June 27, 1865.

Kortright, R, F., enlisted August 21, 1862; transferred to Invalid Corps May 1, 1864; mustered out June 27, 1865.

Mathew, John H., enlisted August 14, 1862; wounded; mustered out June 27, 1865.

 

THIRTY-SECOND INFANTRY

Surgeon, Philander Byam, commissioned assistant surgeon April 3, 1863; commissioned surgeon January 15, 1865; mustered out August 24, 1865.

 

THIRTY-SIXTH INFANTRY  (GRAY BEARDS)

Assistant surgeon, George S. Dewitt, commissioned January 2, 1863; re­signed February 17, 1863.

 

THIRTY-SEVENTH INFANTRY

Pinney, J. L., enlisted December 26, 1862; died February 18, 1864, at Rock Island.

 

FORTY-EIGHTH INFANTRY

Corporal, Thomas L. Guthrie, enlisted as private May 10, 1864; promoted to corporal; mustered out October 21, 1864.

 

PRIVATE

Blanche, Charles H., enlisted May 14, 1864; mustered out October 21, 1864.

 

FIRST INFANTRY A. D.  (60th U. S. Vols. A. D.)

First lieutenant, William H. Williams, commissioned second lieutenant Company A, October 11, 1863; promoted to first lieutenant this company. September 19, 1864; mustered out October 15, 1865.

 

FIRST IOWA INFANTRY (AFRICAN DESCENT)

Second lieutenant, William H. Williams, commissioned March 1, 1862.

 

ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIXTH ILLINOIS INFANTRY

Risher, Oliver, enlisted December 15, 1863.

 

FIRST CAVALRY

The First Cavalry was recruited during the summer of 1861. Its services began during the following winter. Its first action was at Silver Creek, Mis­souri, where the rebel camp was attacked and routed. In February, 1862, a detachment from the First helped surprise and capture General Price at War­saw. Another detachment had a brush with guerrillas near Montevallo in the following April. During the next few months the regiment had skirmishes with the rebels near Clinton, Big Creek, Clear Creek and Newtonia. December 7th the First and Third Battalions participated in the battle at Prairie Grove. That month the command assisted at the capture of Van Buren, where a num­ber of steamboats, several hundred prisoners and a large amount of stores fell into the hands of our forces. April 26, 1863, the most of the regiment was con­cerned in a night attack upon a portion of Marmaduke's forces, breaking up the camp and inflicting heavy loss. August 26th and 27th the regiment did gallant service at White River. From September 10th until the following Jan­uary the First was stationed at Little Rock. April 24, 1864, the command repulsed a charge of the enemy at Mono River, and had a share in the battle, at Jenkins' Ferry, on the 30th. The regiment continued doing scout service until January, 1865, when they were sent to Dardanelle and had a brush with Colonel Cooper, driving him off the field. They went thence to Pine Bluff and to Memphis. From this place they made two incursions into Mississippi. After the war closed, much to the disappointment of the men, the regiment was ordered to Texas under Custer. On the route two or three of the regiment committed some depredations on the inhabitants, contrary to specific orders from General Custer, who was in command. A few of the men were detected and ordered to be flogged. This order created much bitterness of feeling toward Custer, which had hardly disappeared when he met tragic death on the plains. This regiment was mustered out at Austin, Texas, February 15, 1866.

 

COMPANY C

LaCosta, N., veteranized December 24, 1863.

Lee, Callender, enlisted December 17, 1863.

 

COMPANY  G

Second lieutenant, Eli Waring, enlisted as private; promoted to corporal, then sergeant,; reenlisted as veteran January 5, 1864; promoted second lieu­tenant January 3, 1865.

Bugler, Hiram J. Dunwell.

 

PRIVATES

Foukes, Allen.

Dubois, George H., reenlisted as veteran February 29, 1864.

Kintz, Augustus J., committed suicide May 31, 1863, at Luke Springs, Missouri.

Monroe, Jack, deserted November 16th; killed at Jefferson City, Missouri, December 15, 1861, in attempting to rob a store.

Morgan, Ari, enlisted 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 5, 1864.

Rudolph, A. F.

Skinner, B. F., enlisted August 15, 1861.

Skinner, E. J., enlisted June 13, 1861; discharged July 15, 1862, for dis­ability.

Stone, James L., discharged for disability June 3, 1862.

Timmins, W. W., enlisted 1861; reenlisted as veteran January 5, 1864.

 

COMPANY L

Quartermaster-sergeant, Hiram A. Park, enlisted August 15, 1861.

 

PRIVATES

Dodd, Garrett.

Guthrie, William S.

McClavey, James, enlisted December 13, 1863.

Miller, Andrew, reenlisted as veteran January 5, 1864.

Somers, Joab, reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864.

 

SECOND CAVALRY

The Second Cavalry contained thirty-seven men from this county and was also raised in 1861. It began active service under General Grant in the opera­tions against New Madrid and Island No.10, giving Jeff Thompson a rattling chase and capturing many of his men and horses. During the spring of 1862 the Second had skirmishes with the enemy at Monterey, Farmington, Jacinto, Boonville and Corinth, being invariably successful. The regiment continued having frequent brushes with the enemy until October 28th, seizing ammunition, capturing prisoners and guarding the lines, in April, 1863, the Second en­countered General Chalmers' force, vastly outnumbering that command, but retreated leisurely back to camp without serious loss. During this raid the men obtained a remount of horses captured from the enemy. D. E. Coon

commanded the regiment during its raid around Jackson, in which it ran against Forrest, but coming off in good shape. In August, the Second fought its way to Grenada, where an immense amount of railway property was seized and destroyed. In June, 1864, the regiment marched under General Smith in pursuit of Forrest, in which Lieut. B. K. Watson obtained special mention from his commanding officer. In August, General Smith gave the Second boys a little more exercise. During the succeeding autumn, the regiment had skirmishes at Shoal Creek, Aberdeen, Butler Creek, Lawrenceburg, Campbellville, Linnville, Mount Carmel and New Franklin. The last heavy duty of the regiment was in the battle in front of Nashville in the closing days of 1864, in which the regiment did valuable service and joined in the chase of Hood's demoralized forces. In the marching which followed, the Second picked up 200 prisoners and one battle flag. The regiment was mustered out in Alabama, September 3, 1865.

 

B. C. S. George M. Scripture, enlisted August 4, 1861; deserted August 3, 1862.

 

COMPANY   B

Teamster, N. M. Ives, enlisted July 30, 1861.

 

COMPANY   I

Captain, Benjamin K. Watson, enlisted as sergeant August 31, 1861; pro­moted first sergeant December 19, 1861; promoted second lieutenant October 16, 1862; promoted captain January 21, 1865.

First lieutenant, John W. Wright, commissioned second lieutenant August 31, 1861; promoted first lieutenant December 1, 1861; resigned September 5, 1865.

Quartermaster-sergeant, William S. Babcock, enlisted August 4, 1861; wounded at Prairie Station, Mississippi, February 21, 1864.

Quartermaster-sergeant, Henry Trenchard, enlisted August 4, 1861; reenlisted March 1, 1864; discharged August 20, 1865.

Sergeant, John McMartin, reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864.

Corporal. Garrett L. Thorp, enlisted August 14, 1861.

Corporal, Thomas Conner, enlisted August 14, 1861.

Bugler, George W. Barden, enlisted August 4, 1861; discharged for dis­ability April 11, 1862.

Bugler, Joseph G. Thompson, enlisted August 4, 1861.

Farrier, Edmond Rich, enlisted August 14, 1861.

Saddler, E. C. Albrook, enlisted September 26, 1861.

Wagoner, Isaac Wilson, enlisted August 14, 1861; died December 16, 1864, of wounds received at battle of Nashville.

Wagoner, Van Rensselaer Kelly, enlisted August 4, 1861.

 

PRIVATES

Albrook, J. B., enlisted October 3, 1864.

Barden, Silas, enlisted August 4, 1861; reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864.

Belden, D., enlisted August 14, 1861.

Bradfield, Joshua, enlisted August 4, 1861; killed at Little Harpeth, Tennessee, December 17, 1864.

Bremmer, William, enlisted August 4, 1801; wounded in Tennessee, April 27, 1862.

Brown. C. P., enlisted August 14, 1861; killed in battle November 3, 1868.

Bryan, C., enlisted August 14, 1861; died October 27, 1861.

Clark, A., enlisted August 4, 1861.

Cromwell, George W., enlisted September 25; 1861; discharged for dis­ability April 7, 1862.

Dodd, James G., enlisted August 4, 1861; reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864.

Houser, D. M., enlisted August 4, 1861; discharged for disability October 29, 1862.

Hulbert, Charles, enlisted August 4, 1861; reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864.

Ireland, James, enlisted August 14, 1861.

McConnell, James, enlisted August 14, 1861; reenlisted March 1, 1864.

McMartin, John, enlisted August 4, 1861.

Rich, Edmond, enlisted August 14, 1861; reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864.

Butter, H. E., reenlisted March 1, 1864.

Butter, J. A., enlisted February 26, 1864.

Wood, John, enlisted August 14, 1861; wounded at Prairie Station, Missis­sippi, February 2, 1864.

Wragg, Peter, enlisted August 14, 1861.

 

COMPANY   M

Abbott, A. J., enlisted December 15, 1862.

Hathaway, Lewis H., enlisted in 1861; reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864; died of wounds received at battle of Nashville, December 23, 1864.

Rice, E. P., enlisted in 1861; reenlisted as veteran March 1, 1864.

 

UNASSIGNED

Roberts, F. S., enlisted February 29, 1864.

Shultz, Charles, enlisted February 29, 1864.

 

FOURTH CAVALRY

Company B of the Fourth Cavalry was mainly recruited at Delhi, this county, having seventy-nine in the regiment. The serious business of the regi­ment began January 14, 1863, and continued for over three months, the com­mand being stationed near Helena, Arkansas. The regiment occupied the advance in Sherman’s corps while moving from Milliken's Bend to Vicksburg.

The Federal lines were thrown around the rear of Vicksburg on the 18th day of May, 1863, under command of Gen. U. S. Grant, who found himself in command of about sixty thousand men — cut off from supplies and his rations nearly exhausted — for fortifications of Haines' and Snyder's bluffs on the

Yazoo River effectually cut off all communication between the right flank and the supply boats on the Mississippi, while General Price rendered land trans­portation impracticable.

On the evening of the 18th of May, General Grant determined to send the cavalry to reconnoiter in the direction of Haines' and Snyder's bluffs, and if possible, open communication with gunboats on the Yazoo River.  The Fourth Iowa was ordered on this expedition and started early on the morning of the 19th but moved very slowly, as they were constantly picking up the foot-sore and disabled soldiers of the rebel army that had escaped from the battlefields of Champion's Hill and Black River Bridge; and by 2 o'clock P. M. they had only made about twelve miles, reaching a point where the Brownsville road crossed the one on which the column was marching the reports received from captured soldiers and negroes placed a command of some four thousand rebels a short distance up the Brownsville road and estimated the garrison at Snyder's Bluff at four thousand more, which would make it extremely hazardous for a small command to cross the Brownsville road.  At this juncture Colonel Swan, commanding the regiment, determined to return.  Seeing the regiment reversed and marching back was the first intimation Captain Peters had of the move­ment, as he was at the rear.  He immediately hastened to Colonel Swan and endeavored to dissuade him, justly arguing that they could not return and make a satisfactory report, without at least attempting to execute the instructions. Unable to change the colonel's determination, he urged to be allowed to take his old company and make an attempt to look into the rebel fortifications.  His offer was at first refused, and the proposition looked upon as wildly desperate and reckless; but, after moving back for a mile or two, the colonel finally con­sented, agreeing to throw his regiment, into line, await his return, and render what assistance the occasion might require.  Captain Peters then rode to Com­pany B and called for volunteers, when the whole company, to a man, turned out.  He selected only such horses as in his judgment would carry their riders ten miles at a fast gait and found but twenty-three men, his two lieutenants and Lieut. S. P. Kelly, of Company A, who volunteered to take his place in the ranks and accompany the expedition.  They started at the gallop and in twenty minutes came upon a convalescent camp containing some two or three hundred rebel soldiers.  They next surprised and captured an Irishman, in citizen's dress and well mounted.  The captain charged him with being a rebel soldier and belonging to the fortifications and offered him his liberty and a free pass to St. Louis if he would, conduct him into the fortifications by a route that would avoid the rebel pickets.  This proposition was accepted and as the column had all the time been riding at a fast gallop, they were soon at the foot of Snyder's Bluff.  The guide here pointed out a by-path, through the brush and timber, capable of the passage of troops in single file.  Entering this path, the party soon arrived at the top of the bluff and came out upon a broad military road leading into the fortifications and formed in a column of fours, and at a sharp gallop turned the corner leading into the fortifications, sloping from their feet gradually down to the Yazoo River.  The guard left by the evacuating rebels endeavored hastily to form a line across the road, but the column of cavalry charged down upon them so suddenly that not a shot was fired, and in an instant they threw down their arms and surrendered.  The cavalrymen were immediately dismounted and dispersed in every direction in squads of threes and fours, so that in less than twenty minutes the whole rear guard of evacuating rebel forces were moving, disarmed, toward the landing on the Yazoo River. An unsuccessful attempt was then made to signal the gunboat DeKalb, lying some four miles down the river. After a few moments, Captain Peters ordered Lieutenant Clark and two men to go down the river and communicate with the gunboat, and directing Lieutenant Parsons to look after the prisoners, he took three men and started for Haines' Bluff, situated some three miles up the river. Here he found no troops, and after counting the guns and making ob­servations until dark, he returned to the landing at Snyder's Bluff. The gun­boat DeKalb had arrived, the prisoners were received on board, the cavalrymen were eating their supper, the first "square meal" for fourteen days, and Captain Peters was taken from the saddle and carried to the officers' deck, where a sumptuous repast was waiting. After eating supper—in regular gun­boat style—and directing an orderly boat to communicate the capture to the transports on the Mississippi, he and his men remounted and started back to join their command, but found it gone. Continuing their march they arrived at 2 o'clock A. M. at the camp they had left the previous morning. Here Captain Peters learned that Colonel Swan had reported to General Grant the failure of his expedition and that Captain Peters and his small command had been either killed or captured. He immediately mounted a fresh horse, rode to General Grant's headquarters and reported the true state of things and by daylight in the morning the mule teams were bringing army stores from the Chickasaw Bayou to feed the sixty thousand hungry soldiers.

The Fourth (under command of Lieutenant Colonel Peters) accompanied General Sherman on his expedition to Meridian in February, 1864, in which it had a daily skirmish for twelve successive days, and performed many daring exploits near Memphis and at Tupelo in the following months. The regiment was transferred to Arkansas in September, whence the command marched into Missouri under General Mower, and had a severe engagement with Price's forces near Independence. In October, General Pleasanton, by general orders, au­thorized the regiment to place on its colors ''Big Blue," and "Osage," the Fourth having, done especial service in both engagements. In a subsequent order, General Pleasanton said: "Winslow's brigade of cavalry being about to leave for another department, the major general commanding takes this occasion not only to express his regrets in separating from such glorious troops, but also to recall the splendid manner in which this regiment fought at Osage, capturing five pieces of artillery from the enemy, with a large number of pris­oners, and carrying, by a daring charge, the most important and conspicuous position on that brilliant field." The regiment returned to St. Louis Novem­ber 29th. In March, 1865, the regiment was again at the front, Colonel Peters having rejoined and taken command. March 31st, the regiment repulsed an attack by two regiments of the enemy, driving them two miles. April 2d, the regiment captured the defenses of Selma and the city itself, including 1,500 prisoners, besides an immense amount of war material. The regiment was present at the taking of Columbus, Georgia, April 16th, capturing one of the strongest defenses of that city. The command then marched toward Forsyth, destroying railroad property until the 21st, where the armistice concluded its

labors and the regiment returned to Macon, thence to Atlanta, where it was mustered out August 8, 1865.

As a brilliant, dashing and successful cavalry officer, Colonel Peters had few if any superiors in the western army, and successfully led many a perilous expedition which, though necessary, required an officer possessing cool judg­ment, bravery and indomitable pluck to execute. A universal favorite among his associates and companions in arms, he was nevertheless often considered reckless and foolhardy, although he never failed to prove, by his oft-repeated successes, that he was led by judgment rather than impulse. Such was his popularity with the soldiers of the command there he could always secure more volunteers than he wished to accompany him on any extra hazardous expedi­tion, no matter how dangerous or hopeless it might seem. This regiment was mustered out at Atlanta, Georgia, August 8, 1865.

Lieutenant colonel, John H. Peters, commissioned captain Company B; wounded November 8, 1862; promoted major June 20, 1863; promoted to lieu­tenant colonel September 2, 1863.

Assistant surgeon, Stephen Cummings, commissioned July 2, 1863.

Third B. C. S., George W. Reid, enlisted September 23, 1861; died May 14, 1862, disability.

Third B. C. S., C. A. Crawford, enlisted September 23, 1861.

 

COMPANY   B

Captain, Alonzo Clark, commissioned second lieutenant, August 16, 1861; promoted to first lieutenant December 7, 1863; promoted to captain September 27, 1864.

Captain. George B. Parsons, commissioned second lieutenant November 23, 1861; wounded at Helena, Arkansas, May, 1862; promoted to captain, Septem­ber 2, 1863; resigned September 1, 1864.

First lieutenant, Thomas Bowman, enlisted as private October 9, 1861; promoted to corporal; promoted to sergeant; promoted to second lieutenant March 1, 1864; promoted to first lieutenant September 28, 1864.

Sergeant, Joseph Gamble, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863; killed December 1, 1864, in battle near Memphis.

Sergeant, Joseph Vesy, enlisted September 26, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Sergeant, John W. Corbin, enlisted September 23, 1861; wounded near Helena, Arkansas, May, 1862; and at Mechanicsburg, Mississippi, June 29. 1863.

Sergeant. Cyrus Stoner, enlisted September 23, 1861.

Corporal, Thomas Henry, enlisted September 23, 1861.

Corporal. William W. Peak, enlisted September 23, 1861; discharged May 15, 1862; disability.

Corporal, I. Saunders, enlisted September 23, 1861; discharged July 23, 1862.

Corporal, William T. Smithers, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1863.

Corporal, William Graham, enlisted September 25, 1861; reenlisted as vet­eran December 14, 1863.

Corporal, David Behan, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1863.

Corporal, O. H. Marvin, enlisted September 25, 1861; reduced to ranks August 1, 1862.

Corporal, William Lees, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Corporal, James Reeder, enlisted September 23, 1861; reduced to ranks August 1, 1862.

Corporal, C. Eldridge, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Corporal, Levi Washburn, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1863; captured near Memphis, December 14, 1864.

Corporal, Peter McElmeel, enlisted November 7, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863; wounded at Pilot Knob, September, 1864.

Bugler, J. McNulty, enlisted November 7, 1861; reenlisted as veteran De­cember 21, 1863; captured June 11, 1864; died at Milan, Georgia, November 18, 1864.

Bugler, Charles W. Tuffs, enlisted November 2, 1861.

Farrier, James Barker, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1862.

Farrier, Peter Ward, enlisted November 7, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1862.

Teamster. James A. Walker, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Teamster. I. Watkins, enlisted October 9, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 14, 1863.

 

PRIVATES

Akers, John W., enlisted February 29, 1864; captured December 14, 1864, near Memphis.

Allen, J. W., enlisted September 23, 1861; promoted to musician; dis­charged April 9, 1862, disability.

Barnes, George F., enlisted October 8, 1863.

Blackburn, A. H., enlisted October 10, 1863.

Bowman, Josiah, enlisted November 21, 1863; captured December 14, 1864, near Memphis.

Brayton, H., enlisted September 23, 1861; promoted to musician.

Clapp, George W., enlisted February 25, 1864; captured December 14, 1864 near Memphis.

Coates, Charles, enlisted September 23, 1861; died November 15, 1863.

Cole, Thomas J., enlisted October 11, 1863; killed in battle at Little Blue River, Kansas, October 23, 1861

Council, Edward, enlisted September 28, 1863; wounded near Memphis, December 14, 1864.

Cronan, Timothy, enlisted March 24, 1864.

Delancey, William F., enlisted October 8, 1863.

Dennis, Daniel, enlisted March 12, 1864; died August 29, 1864.

Dillen, Edward, enlisted September 18, 1863.

Douglas, J. N., enlisted October 8, 1863.

Dufo, Watson O., enlisted October 8, 1863.

Dutton, H., enlisted September 30, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Dutton, P., enlisted September 30, 1861; discharged July 14, 1862, disability.

Ellis, Levi, enlisted September 23, 1861.

Evens, James H., enlisted September 28, 1863.

Fierstine, Joseph, enlisted February 15, 1864.

Fitch, James, enlisted September 18, 1863.

Flinn, John H., enlisted November 22, 1863.

Gaffney, Thomas, enlisted September 18, 1863.

Gaffney, Patrick, enlisted September 30, 1861; died June 7, 1862, at Batesville, Arkansas.

Gibbs, John F., enlisted December 18, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 18, 1863.

Gray, James A., enlisted October 28, 1861; wounded October 11, 1862.

Griffin, G. G., enlisted December 19, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 19, 1863.

Griffin, William H., enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran De­cember 14, 1863.

Guthrie, A. A., enlisted December 19, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 18, 1863.

Guthrie, Joseph, enlisted December 19, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Febru­ary 29, 1864.

Halsted, John I., enlisted September 23, 1861; discharged for disability January 15, 1863.

Hampton, James A., enlisted December 19, 1861; discharged December 23, 1862.

Healey, Chester, enlisted December 19, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 19, 1862.

Ireland, John, killed near Jackson, Mississippi, September, 1864.

Johnson, Thomas, enlisted November 3, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 12, 1863.

La Grand, George, enlisted December 21, 1863.

La Grand, Melvin, enlisted December 21, 1863.

Lawrence, H. J., enlisted December 13, 1861.

Linkin, Jonathan, enlisted November 4, 1863.

Littlejohn, L. J., enlisted February 26, 1864; taken prisoner June 11, 1864, at Ripley, Mississippi; died at Andersonville prison.

McBride, Benjamin, enlisted October 8, 1863.

McCallum, John, enlisted December 19, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 19, 1863; wounded at Black River Bridge, February 3, 1864.

McCormack, Marshall, enlisted December 1, 1863; died at Paducah, Ken­tucky, February 12, 1865.

McKee, Miller, enlisted October 6, 1863.

McNulty, F., enlisted November 3, 1861.

McNulty, Thomas, wounded at Battle of Tupelo, July, 1864.

Marvin, Oscar, enlisted 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 21, 1863.

Millard, Thomas, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran Decem­ber 19, 1863.

O'Brian, John L., enlisted December 28, 1863; transferred to Company A, March 18, 1864.

Phillips, H. C., enlisted December 1, 1863.

Pierce, L., enlisted December 19, 1861.

Price, Henry, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1863.

Ramsey, C. D., enlisted September 30, 1861; deserted December 31, 1862; reenlisted as veteran December 19, 1863.

Reid, D., enlisted September 30, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1862.

Rust, John B., enlisted October 24, 1863; killed in battle near Memphis, December 14, 1864.

Shreck, J. P., enlisted December 18, 1861.

Smith, George D., enlisted February 10, 1864.

Spears, Robert, enlisted October 8, 1863; captured December 14, 1864, near Memphis.

Taylor, M. B., enlisted January 11, 1862.

True, George, reenlisted as veteran December 14, 1863.

Turner, E., enlisted September 23, 1861; discharged June 30, 1862.

Van Clear, James H., enlisted October 1, 1863.

Walker, Mely, enlisted September 23, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863; wounded in action December 14, 1864.

Washburn, Cyrus, enlisted October 9, 1861; captured June 22, 1863, rear of Vicksburg; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Washburn, Lewis W., enlisted February 24, 1864.

Wellman, L. D., enlisted September 25, 1861.

Williams, O. J., enlisted October 30, 1861; reenlisted as veteran December 12, 1863.

Young, William W., enlisted February 24, 1864.

 

COMPANY C

Hartman, John C., enlisted February 12, 1864; died of wounds at Memphis, June 25, 1864.

 

COMPANY H

Taylor, S. C., enlisted September 23, 1861.

 

COMPANY K

Fox, Daniel K., enlisted March 14, 1864.

 

COMPANY  UNKNOWN

McCarty, John, enlisted September 10, 1864.

Morgan, Henry, enlisted September 10, 1864.

 

SIXTH CALVARY

The Sixth Cavalry was recruited in 1862, and was sent to Minnesota imme­diately, after being mounted and drilled where it marched under General Sully against the Indians.  During August, 1863, three companies of the Sixth, under command of Major House, while on detached service, undertook to hold a camp of 1,500 Indians until word could be sent to the main force, but this proved to be almost too large a job for the men, for the Indians were break­ing away just as General Sully came up with Col. D. S. Wilson at the head of the Sixth and Colonel Furnas in command of the Second Nebraska. The battle began instantly, two companies of the Sixth going through the camp, and Colonel Furnas joining Major House. The engagement lasted till after dark, when the bugles sounded the recall. The Indians fled during the night, leaving everything but their ponies and arms behind. The next day (5th), the command destroyed half a million pounds of dried meat, three hundred lodges, and other valuable property. Over a hundred dead Indians were found on the field. July 28, 1864, the Sixth had a hand in the engagement with the Indians at Tahkahokutah, where the Indians occupied a secure position on some steep and rocky bluffs partly covered with timber. The Indians threw out mounted skirmishing parties eight or ten miles in advance of this position, which were driven back to the bluffs. The Indians were then shelled out of their position in the rocks and forced to retreat with considerable loss. August 8th, the regiment, which had camped the previous night on the Little Missouri, had a skirmish with a heavy force of Indians, and on the following day got a chance to charge them a distance of over two miles, killing a considerable num­ber. The regiment remained in Dakota until winter, bivouacked at Sioux City until spring and was mustered out October 17, 1865.

 

Major, Albert K. House, commissioned October 21, 1862.

 

COMPANY B

Miller, Andrew, enlisted October 17, 1862.

 

COMPANY G

Captain, Abraham B. Moreland, commissioned January 31, 1863.

First lieutenant, Wesley A. Heath, commissioned January 31, 1863; adju­tant, June 1, 1864.

Second lieutenant, Charles P. Hobbs, commissioned quartermaster-sergeant; promoted second lieutenant August 27, 1865.

First sergeant, E. M. Jones, enlisted September 17, 1862; died April 19, 1865, at Webster City, of wounds received in a shooting affray.

Commissary sergeant, T. B. Hobbs, enlisted September 17, 1862.

Sergeant, H. S. Sang, enlisted September 18, 1862.

Sergeant, William Cuppett, enlisted September 22, 1862.

Sergeant, Roland Aubrey, enlisted September 26, 1862.

Corporal, Samuel Levenstine, enlisted September 19, 1861.

Corporal, George T. Rea, enlisted September 22, 1862.

Corporal, James T. Haught, enlisted September 22, 1862.

Corporal, E. Kaster, enlisted September 22, 1862.

Corporal, Peter W. Keith, enlisted September 21, 1862.

Corporal, James H. McMahon, enlisted September 18, 1862.

Corporal, R. Reynolds, enlisted December 25, 1862.

Corporal, William Aubrey, enlisted September 26, 1862.

Teamster, T. J. Radabach, enlisted October 21, 1862.

Teamster, George W. Ashburn, enlisted September 26, 1862.

Farrier, James Lee, enlisted September 22, 1862.

Wagoner, James Ashburn, enlisted September 26, 1862.

 

PRIVATES

Bangle, J. W., enlisted September 22, 1862; discharged May 9, 1864.

Barnhart, G. T., enlisted September 19, 1862; wounded at White Stone Hills, September 3, 1863.

Blacmer, Austin, enlisted December 31, 1862; died at Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, February 23, 1864.

Blair, J. L., enlisted November 21, 1862.

Bosteder, O. D., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Boyles, D. M., enlisted October 15, 1862; died August 8, 1864.

Bradley, C. J., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Bullis, S., enlisted November 22, 1862.

Butler, A., enlisted September 19, 1862; discharged March 23, 1863.

Butler, R., enlisted September 19, 1862.

Carlington, Thomas, enlisted December 5, 1862.

Clendenen, John, enlisted September 25, 1861; died September 8, 1864.

Crosby, E., enlisted September 21, 1862; discharged April 7, 1863.

Crosier, B., enlisted November 22, 1862.

Dunham, George, enlisted January 5, 1863.

Durfey, A. B., enlisted December 28, 1862.

Karl, Mark, enlisted December 15, 1862.

Faust, William, enlisted October 21, 1862.

Gafney, T., enlisted September 14, 1862.

Groce, William, enlisted September 26, 1862.

Haas, Andrew, enlisted September 18, 1862.

Haukins, J. H., enlisted October 21, 1862.

Hewitt, J. W., enlisted September 19, 1862.

Hulbert, J. W., enlisted September 23, 1862.

Hulbert, P., enlisted September 23, 1862; discharged October 22, 1863, disability.

Hussey, C. L, enlisted September 18, 1862; discharged June 17, 1864, for promotion to second lieutenant, Company C.

Impson, Reuben, enlisted January 5, 1862.

Kearney, F., enlisted September 14, 1862.

Kinnear, James, enlisted September 23, 1862.

Loveless, Perry, enlisted December 29, 1862.

McFarlan. Peter, enlisted September 22, 1862.

Mann, Z., enlisted January 9, 1862; discharged January 7, 1864.

Miller, Jacob, enlisted September 20, 1862.

Nutting, S. M., enlisted December 24, 1862.

Osborn, J. M., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Ransdell, C. C., enlisted September 14, 1862.

Reardon, John, enlisted September 18, 1862; died at Sioux City, March 28, 1865.

Robinson, T. W., enlisted September 13, 1862.

Seaton, M. D., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Shear, C. B., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Shepardson, Van R., enlisted December 15, 1862.

Smith, E., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Stephens, C., enlisted October 20, 1862; died September 6, 1863, of wounds received at the Battle of White Stone Hills.

Townsend, E. W., enlisted September 13, 1862.

Vosburg, O. A., enlisted October 7, 1862.

Walter, J. J., enlisted September 22, 1862; wounded September 3, 1863, and died November 17, 1863, at Sioux City.

Walter, J. S., enlisted September 22, 1862.

Wilson, E. C., enlisted October 11, 1862.

Wood, John, enlisted December 15, 1862.

 

COMPANY H

Henkel, Frank, enlisted October 29, 1862; discharged January 25, 1864, disability.

Henkel, William, enlisted October 29, 1862.

 

COMPANY K

Corporal, A. C. Cruikshank, enlisted September 12, 1862.

 

PRIVATE

 Cruikshank, J., enlisted September 12, 1862.

 

COMPANY  M

Sergeant, William Lutes, enlisted February 27, 1863.

 

PRIVATE

Kennedy, John, enlisted January 5, 1863.

 

UNASSIGNED

Acers, Wilson, enlisted September 10, 1864.

Bailey, Clement, enlisted September 10, 1864.

Foley, Dennis, enlisted September 15, 1861.

Stockwell, James H., enlisted September 10, 1864.

Turner, Salem, enlisted September 10, 1864.

 

SEVENTH CAVALRY

This regiment was mustered out at Leavenworth, Kansas, May 17, 1866.

 

Quartermaster-sergeant, Nathan B. Gleason, enlisted as private March 19, 1863, promoted to quartermaster-sergeant July 27, 1863; discharged January 26, 1866, disability.

 

COMPANY B

Clark, Alexander, enlisted February 9, 1863; discharged May 26, 1865, disability.

McQuirk, Ed J., enlisted February 10, 1863.

 

COMPANY E

Twombly, Frederick, enlisted May 18, 1863.

 

COMPANY F

Dodd, Thomas C., enlisted March 21, 1864; discharged March 22, 1866, disability.

King, J. H., enlisted February 23, 1863.

Murphy, John, enlisted May 21, 1863; died August 4, 1865, at Julesburg, Colorado.

 

COMPANY H

Wagoner, Enos B. Wright, enlisted June 25, 1863; discharged August 23, 1865.

 

PRIVATES

Chambers, Henry, enlisted October 17, 1864.

Hutton, William, enlisted October 17, 1864.

Malvin, John, enlisted October 17, 1864.

Malvin, Joseph, enlisted October 17, 1864.

Malvin, Nicholas, enlisted October 17, 1864.

Mann, Robert, enlisted October 17, 1864.

Merton, John, enlisted October 17, 1864.

 

UNASSIGNED

Livingston, D. J., enlisted March 28, 1864.

 

EIGHTH CAVALRY

This regiment was mustered out at Macon, Georgia, August 13, 1865.

 

Major, John Jay Brown, commissioned second lieutenant Company K, Twelfth Infantry, November 25, 1861; promoted first lieutenant March 18, 1862; promoted major, Eighth Cavalry May 28, 1863; resigned April 14, 1864.

Sergeant, William H. Finley, commissioned assistant surgeon Twelfth In­fantry October 30, 1861; promoted surgeon Eighth Cavalry July 23, 1863; resigned April 14, 1864.

 

COMPANY L

First lieutenant, Charles A. Crawford, commissioned second lieutenant Sep­tember 30, 1863; promoted first lieutenant February 6, 1865.

Sergeant, Robert G. Crawford, enlisted August 3, 1863.

Trumpeter, George W. Borden, enlisted June 8, 1863; captured July 30, 1864, at Newman, Georgia; died November 30, 1864, while a prisoner of war at Florence, South Carolina.

 

PRIVATES

Cavanaugh, Michael, enlisted July 30, 1863; transferred to Veteran Relief Corps.

Crouch, F. J., enlisted August 27, 1863; died May 17, 1864, at Nashville.

Kaho, Patrick, enlisted July 26, 1863.

Keith, James E., enlisted July 26, 1863.

 

COMPANY   UNKNOWN

Mahoney, John, enlisted November 28, 1864.

 

MISCELLANEOUS CAVALRY FIFTH CAVALRY

Assistant surgeon, George S. Dewitt, commissioned February 19, 1863; resigned March 18, 1864.

 

FIFTH VETERAN CAVALRY

Cousins, William A., reenlisted as veteran January 1, 1864; died October 9, 1864, of wounds at Atlanta, Georgia.

Doolittle, A. H., enlisted December 6, 1863; reenlisted as veteran January 5, 1864; transferred from Company K, Fifth Infantry; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Griffin, Asel, reenlisted as veteran January 5, 1864; transferred from Com­pany K, Fifth Infantry; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Knee, James, enlisted February 26, 1864; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Lockridge, George C., enlisted February 26, 1864; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Melugin, A. W., enlisted February 28, 1864; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Melvin, William P., enlisted February 27, 1864; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Mosheir, T., reenlisted as veteran February 29, 1864; transferred from Company K, Fifth Infantry; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Pratt, L. A., enlisted February 18, 1864; mustered out August 11, 1865.

Sackett, Lewis, enlisted February 29, 1864; mustered out August 11, 1865.

 

SECOND MISSOURI CAVALRY

Pierce, S. W., enlisted September 11, 1861, from Company G, Fremont Hussars; discharged for disability October 1, 1862.

 

THIRD BATTERY LIGHT ARTILLERY

Captain, Melville C. Wright, commissioned first lieutenant, Jr., September 16, 1861; promoted to first lieutenant, Sr., September 4, 1862; promoted to captain, October 4, 1864; discharged January 5, 1865.

Second lieutenant, Leroy S. House, enlisted as sergeant, promoted to second lieutenant. Jr., December 13, 1863; promoted second lieutenant, Sr., October 4. 1864; resigned November 14, 1864.

 

PRIVATES

Miller, John, enlisted February 26, 1864; mustered out October 3, 1865.

Perry, Amos, reenlisted as veteran December 22, 1863; mustered out October 3, 1865.

Phelps, A., reenlisted as veteran December 22, 1863; mustered out October 3, 1865.

Wasson, William, enlisted February 6, 1864; mustered out October 3, 1865.

Webb, Thomas J., enlisted February 25, 1864; mustered out October 3, 1865.

 

ENGINEER REGIMENT OF THE WEST

COMPANY   F

Artificer. John D. McIntyre, enlisted September 9, 1861.

Artificer, Dean Talcott, enlisted September 9, 1861.

 

PRIVATES

Jones, George, enlisted September 9, 1861; missed in action at Tuscumbia River, Mississippi, May 30, 1862.

Smith, D., enlisted September 9, 1861.

Talcott, D., enlisted September 9, 1861.

 

COMPANY D, FIFTY-THIRD INFANTRY, IOWA NATIONAL GUARDS

Stationed at this point is Company D, Fifty-third Regiment Iowa National Guards, which was mustered into the state militia service April 25, 1905. Officers were elected at the time and at the expiration of their commissions in 1910, a new roster was made up, both of officers and men. The lists follow:

 

ROSTER FOR 1905

Captain, Harry G. Utley; first lieutenant, Jesse O. Young; second lieutenant, Jesse G. Lewis; first sergeant, Charles L. Leigh; quartermaster-sergeant, Wil­liam W. Matthews.

 

PRIVATES

Adams, Geo, W., Ackley, Norman G., Allyn, Howard S., Atkinson, Ray L., Atkinson, Roy L., Atwater, Nelson J., Bishop, Calvin S., Bishop, Guy W., Bishop, Lawrence B., Boucher, Henry W., Broadie, James A., Burrington, Chauncey V., Cloud, Albert M., Copeland, Edward R., Cunningham, Willis C., Dobbins, Frank S., Eldridge, Jay, Eldridge, Wm., Fiestine, Ross D., Glew, Lee O., Gorham, Edward N., Gorman, Jas. C., Harrison, Earle H., Hollister, Edw. H., Hutson, Earle, Johnston, Geo. W., Joseph, Frank D., Kling, Floyd S., Livingston, Chas W., Malven, David H., Malven, John W., Matthews, L., Jr., Newcomb, Chas. G., Pride, Levi D., Richardson, Mellie A., Rieger, Frank J., Rizer, Jas. W., Seeley, John A., Smith, Howard T., Smith, Oscar O., Southall, Purnell, Thorpe, Garry T., Wagner, Howard T., Walker, Thos. E., Wilson, Geo. W., Young, Lewis F., Young, Samuel R., Hamblin, Arlie L., Shelden, Alex M., Simon, Arle H.

 

ROSTER OF 1910

Captain, Don A. Preussner; second lieutenant, Frederick W. Miller; first sergeant, William W. Matthews; quartermaster-sergeant, Lewis A. Frank; sergeants, Jay C. Barr, Ray B. Miller, Arthur W. West, Samuel H. Townsend; corporals, Roy J. Todd, Clinton O. Burch, Dale W. Munger, Edwin R. Hensley, Robert S. Risher; cook, Albert C. Meyers; musicians, Clarence H. Atkinson, John L. Anderson.

 

PRIVATES

Andrews, Harry R., Anderson, Earl G., Atwater, Nelson J., Anderson, Wil­liam H., Anderson, Arthur R., Breyfogle, Lyle E., Barger, Earl E., Boone, John E., Champlin, Leo C., Carl, Cecil C., Erickson, Harry, Fox, Lee E., Fuller, Orlie E., Fuller, William S., Harrington, Harry O., Harrington, Guy O., Hosier, Floris G., Hammel, Henry J., Johnston, George S., Jewell, Earl W., King, Allen P., Miskimen, Glen E., Minkler, Don D., Mellinger, Lewis F., McGee, William H., May, John W., Miller, Lyle G., Pilgrim, Lester H., Pettlon, Allen

F., Purkey, Millard E., Power, McKinley H., Power, Tony B., Preston, Walter E., Risher, Waldo O., Ross, Churchill W., Ryan, Ernest M., Smith, Harry E., Schmidt, Frank, Satterlee, Jerome E., Sheppard, Arthur R., Seymour, Charles R., Traver, Clair M., Utley, Miles A., Utley, Carl P., Witheral, Arthur L.,Wilkins, Harold F., Zirtzman, Ray F.

 

GRAND  ARMY  OF  THE  REPUBLIC

W. A. Morse Post, No. 190, Grand Army of the Republic, was organized May 23, 1883, in memory of Capt. W. A. Morse, who assisted in raising the first company from Manchester for the Civil war. On the evening of the day mentioned, G. L. Yount of Fred Steele Post, No. 4, Anamosa, mustered in the following comrades: G. A. Day, J. B. Satterlee, G. O. Vincent, W. S. Jones, J. B. Thompson, A. G. Thompson, H. C. Fox, B. W. Jewell, B. P. Skinner, W. S. Martin, H. Harger, L. Rich, A. J. Collinge, James Shade, R. B. Lynn, Andrew Miller and James McFarland.

Officers were then voted for, with the following result: P. C., Col. George A. Day; S. V. C., J. B. Satterlee; J. V. V., G. O. Vincent; Adjt,, B. W. Jewell; Q. M., W. S. Jones; Surg., C. C. Bradley; Chap., H. C. Fox; O. D., J. B. Thompson; O. G., A. G. Thompson; Serg.-Maj., B. F. Skinner; Q. M.-Sergt., W. S. Martin.

The second meeting was held May 26th following, and another squad was mustered in, namely: A. Work, J. P. Wilson, A. Lightfoot, J. M. Garrison, G. G. Merrill, T. Scudder, D. K. Fox, S. W. Trenchard, A. J. Abbott, A. O. Moore, and A. C. Carter.

At the third meeting another list was added to the muster rolls: Joseph Mitch, C. B. Gaton, A. Dunham, H. M. Day, A. H. Blake, George H. Morrisey, S. E. Meserve, A. A. Morse, J. Van Antwerp, C. L. Bradley, C. W. Hamblin and A. A. Hamblin.

At one time W. A. Morse Post had over one hundred members and on the annual memorial day upon parade made a goodly showing, but as the years have gone by their ranks have become thinner and thinner until they can hardly muster a corporal's guard. The names of those who have served as post com­manders are here given: J. B. Satterlee, George H. Morrisey, George A. Day, George H. Morrisey, A. G. Thompson, B. F. Skinner, A. Lightfoot, C. O. Torrey. R. M. Marvin, A. J. Collinge, J. F. Merry, J. B. Satterlee, A. Dunham, C. B. Eaton, George Commerford, Peter Boardway, E. E. Newcomb, Abner Dunham, — Fleming, C. Bailey, A. B. Tirrill, G. M. Heacock, A. C. Carter, C. H. Johnson and A. C. Carter.

 

SOLDIERS     MONUMENT

The Soldiers' Monument in Oakland Cemetery was erected by the county in 1912, under the direction of a Soldiers' Monument Commission, selected by the Soldiers' Relief Commission and the board of supervisors. The monument commission consisted of Capt. J. F. Merry, chairman; R. M. Marvin, secretary; Frank Mead and R. W. Tirrill.

The monument was constructed and erected by the Capitol Hill Granite and Marble Works, of Des Moines, at a cost of $1,725. It is of Barre granite, height 20 feet, 6 inches; weight, about twenty-four tons. The designs on the second die represent the four branches of the service—infantry, cavalry, artil­lery and the navy. It is conceded by those who have seen it to be the most beautiful soldiers' monument in the state; and it might be added, that it is the first of this design to be erected in Iowa. The same design for a soldiers' monument has since been followed for one erected at Strawberry Point, Clayton County, and also for one erected at Edgewood in this county, September 23, 1914. Capt. John F. Merry was also master of ceremonies at the unveiling of this last mentioned handsome memorial to the soldier dead, making the presen­tation address, while R. M. Marvin directed the unveiling.

 

Submitted by Becky Teubner on November 16, 2004

 

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