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PROCEEDINGS 


FIRST REUNION 


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First 


Iowa Cavalry. 



Davenport, September 19, 20, and 21 1883 



HISTORICAL SKETCH 



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IJA\ liNl'ORT: 

I . L'llM.AK, S, CHAMHKK 
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IRS I REUNION 



FIRST IOWA CAVALRY. 

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In February, 1883, I). A. Kerr commenced correspond in £ 
with members of the First Iowa Cavalry, having in view tin 
holding of a reunion of the regiment the following autumn: 
and, at the reunion of the Iowa Veteran*' Association, held in 
Dcs Moines on the fifth day of April, all the members of tin 
regiment there present were invited to meet in the A born House 
for consultation in regard to the mailer. 

The result of that meeting will he seen in the following cir- 
cular, which was issued and sent to every member of the regi- 
ment whose address could he obtained : 



" FIRST IOWA CAVALRY UKUNION. 

" To Cu, uncles oj the Fir.st Iowa Cuoalry Volunteers: 

"At a called meeting of as many of the members of the First 
Iowa Cavalry- as could be reached, held at Des .Moines, Lowu, 
April 5th, 18S3, David A. Kerr was elected Chairman, ami (ho. 
M. Walker chosen Secretary. After a full discussion of the 
question under consideration, which showed a most favorable 
feeling toward holding a reunion, on the motion of Geo. M. 
Walker,, the following preamble and resolutions were unani- 
mously adopted : 

" Whereas, Letters have been received from a very large num- 
ber of the ex-members of the First Iowa ('avails, all cxpressitm 



an earnest enthusiasm ami anxious desire that the surviving 
members of the First Iowa Cavalry should hold a reunion, ami 
promising to attend wherever located ; 

" J . Resolved, Tliat it is the earnest wish and desire of tin.-, rep- 
resentative body of the ex-memljers of the First Lowa Cavalry, 
that a regimental reunion should lie held during i In (all of 
lcSS.I. 

" 2. That the location of -aid reunion and time of holding the 
same he referred to an executive committee with power to act 
accordingly. 

"3. That the following comrades are hereby appointed said 
executive committee : 

"David A. Kebu, Keokuk, Iowa. 
"James Hill, Keokuk, lowa. 
" VVm. GrOODiN, Farinington, Iowa. 
"M, li. Cochkan, Davenport, lowa, 
" I']. .1. Baihxx;k, Davenport, Iowa. 
" L. !•:. Dean. Lyons. Iowa. 



" Now, therefore, in compliance with the- spirit of the above 
resolutions, and regarding the preferences expressed by a ma- 
jority of the members heard from, the Executive Committee have 
decided to locale the reunion at Davenport, Iowa, September 
19th, 20th, and 21st, 1883, (same date as the Eastern Iowa 
Veteran Association Reunion), and we most cordially invite all 
who were ever members of the Firsl Iowa Cavalry to meet in 
a grand reunion for fraternal greeting, and to unite in the break- 
ing of 'hard lack.' 

" Arrangements have been made with the railroads and steam- 
boat lines for transportation on the most favorable terms, and 
with the hotels for accommodations at reduced rates. 

" All ex-members of the First lowa Cavalry are most urgently 
requested to aid the Executive Committee by corresponding 
with and urging each other to attend the reunion, and in secur- 
ing the names, ( eomjuny), ami present post-office address of .til 
who were members of the regiment, ami forward the names U> 
David A. Kerr, Keokuk, lowa. 

•• For any further information desired in regard to the reunion 



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please address either of the following parties: E.J. Baboock, 
Secretary, Davenport, Iowa; M. B. Coehram, Davenport, Iowa, 
or L. 10. Dean, Lyons, Iowa. 

" Fraternally Yours, 

" DaVIU A. KERR, Chairman, 
" K. ■). BARCOCK, Secretary, 
" L. lv DEAN, Treasurer, 
" M. B. ( JOOHRAN, 
" Jamks II ILL, 
" Wm. (J(ioj)in, 

" Executive ( 'ommittee." 
Early in August, Circular No. '2 was issued and scut to every 
member (about 7(H)) whom the committee could locate, and, in 
a large num.bei' of cases, personal letters were sent by some 
member of the committee, urging the comrades to attend the 
reunion. 

" Eirst Iowa Cavalry Reunion, i 

1 >avenport, Iowa, \ 

September 19th, 20th, and 21st, 1883. J 

" To Comrades of First Iowa Cavalry Volunteers: 

• l Arrangements have been made for reduced rates of transpor- 
tation for comrades and their wives who attend the reunion at 



Davenport, lows 



il.er 19th, 20th, and 21sL L883, with 



the tollowing railways : 

" Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific 

" Chicago, Milwaukee cv St. Paul. 

"Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. 

"Chicago & Northwestern. 

" Central Iowa Railway. 

" Burlington, Cedar Rapids Ai Northern. 

" [)^ Moines & Fort Dodge. 

" .Sioux City ev Pacific. 

"St. Louis, Keokuk & Northern. 

" Chicago, Burlington & Kansas City. 

" Rock Island & Peoria. 
" Reduced rates over the Chicago A Nort h western are via CI ii 
ton, De Witt, and Wheatland; the Central of Iowa, vki Grii 
nell. The other roads from any station on their lines. 



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" Kates of fare over the above-named roads arc one full fare 
coming arid one-third fare returning. Orders for return tickets 
will be furnished by the Secretary to all members ami their 
wives who attend the reunion. The Illinois Central Railway 
declines to make any reduction in their rates. 

"Arrangements have been made wit li the different hotels to 
accommodate all who conn.', at from $1,25 t<» $2.00 per daw 

" From the numerous letters received from comrades, by the 
Executive Committee, it is a settled fact that this will be the 
largest reunion of any regiment ever held in the State of Iowa. 

"The Eastern Iowa Veteran Association hold their reunion 
here at the same time. That includes the old soldiers of the 
Second Congressional District. They number over 2,000, and 
will go into camp for the three days, in regular army style. 
Drills, parades, and sham battles, with artillery, infantry, and 
cavalry, will be the order of the day. We are cordially invited 
to participate in their reunion. Any of our regiment who wish 
to go into camp with them, are invited to do so. Tents and 
rations will be furnished. 

" This joint reunion will be the largest ever held in the State, 
except the one at Des Moines, in bS70. A committee, wearing 
First Iowa Cavalry badge, will he at the depot-, on arrival of 
trains, to direct comrades to Armory Hall and hotels. Every- 
thing that it is possible to do is being done by the Executive 
Committee to make this fust reunion of the regiment a perfect 
success. Every member of the regiment is earnestly requested 
to answer to roll-call September 19-th to 21st. Let every one 
decide at once that he will fall info line, and exert himself to 
see that every member that he has any knowledge of, reports 
promptly for duty. Everyone that can do so, Ls requested to 
notify the Secretary, not later than September 1st, of the fact 
that they will unite with us in the breaking of ' hard tack.' 
" Fraternally Yours, 

" K.J. BAMCOCK, 
"Secretary fciWVwMv Comuiiftve. 



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" Davenport, Iowa, June 29, 1883. 
" E. J. Baboock, Esq., 

"Secretary Committer on 11, union First Iurna Cavalry: 
"Dear Sir: — We, the undersigned Committee of Arrange- 
ments for the reunion of the Eastern Iowa Veteran Association, 
respectfully invite the Eirsl [own Cavalry to participate with us 
in a reunion, to be held at Davenport, Se|rtember 19th, 20th, 
and 21st, 1883. 

" II. EGBERT, ( 'ha/rinan, 

"J. B. Morgan, Searek&y." 

The Eastern Iowa Veteran Association arranged to hold their 
reunion, which had been located in Davenport the year previous, 
on the .-aim- days in September, and invited the First Cavalry 
to unite with them in all joint exercises ; which invitation was 
thankfully accepted by the Executive Committee. 

On the morning of September I9th the Executive Committee 
met in the parlors of the Ivimhall House and arranged the pro- 
gramme lor tin: public exercises of the reunion as follows: 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER lit. 

7:30 p. m., Reception at Burtis Opera House. 

THURSDAY. 

Eon-noon, Meeting of Regiment at Armory Hall. Afternoon, 
Street Parade with Eastern Iowa Veteran Association. 

FRIDAY. 

Forenoon, Excursion to Rock Island Arsenal. Afternoon, Sham 
Battle at the Fair Grounds, by Eastern Iowa Veteran 

Association and Co. B, 1. X. O. 



At 7 p. m. the Opera House was tilled by members of the 
regiment and Veteran Association, and ladies and gentlemen of 
Davenport, Rock Island, and vicinity. 

Col. Henry Egbert, Chairman of the Executive Committee of 
August Went/. Post, G. A. R., presided. 

On the stage wen- Ex-Gov. Kirkwood, No... II. R. Claussen, 
J. P. Van Patten, E. S. Carl, Maj. Ceo. P. McClelland, Sur- 
geon C. H. Lathrop, Capt. Aug. Reimers, Gen. Add. II. Sand- 



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ers, Map (.'. l\. Toll, Capt. K. M. Reynolds, Chaplain Rand, 
Prof. Kramer and the Harmonic Chorus, and the members of 
the Executive Committee of the First [owa Cavalry. 

In the audience were Col. D. \V. Flagler, of Ruck Island 
Arsenal,, Gens. W. W. Iklknap, Win. Vandevecr, and other 
distinguished veterans. After a splendid overture by Strasser's 
orchestra, Chaplain Rand, of the First Lowa Cavalry, offered 
prayer, after which the orchestra rendered a number i'»f inspir- 
ing martial airs which called forth hearty applause. 

This was followed by an address of welcome by Hon. 11. IL 
Claussen, Mayor of Davenport, and as he stepped forward and 
the veterans caught sigh! of the G. A. |{. badge upon hi- breast 
tliey gave him a most enthusiastic greeting. He said that on 
behalf of the city of Davenport, a- its present Mayor, ii was his 
pleasant duty to welcome the First Iowa Cavalry to our midst 
and to extend to them the freedom of the city ; " not thai words 
should 1m- at all necessary to assure yon of the n-ost affectionate 
welcome ol'oih- patriotic citizens. Thesoldier's badge yon wear 
is the surest ami best pa-.-port to the gratitude and to the esteem 
of our people." The Mayor then alluded to the opening of the 
war, and -aid the proud name the) hear, the l> First" of Iowa 
Cavalry is well calculated tOStJr lipoid recollection-, lie alluded 
to (he call- of "oui-oreai and glorious War Governor, Samuel 
J. Kirk wood," and at the mention of ihe name, the audience 
broke into tumultuous and prolonged applause. lie then de- 
picted the responses to these calls, and so -poke of the condition 
of the State, with no sujMjrrluou.s population to .-pare, and of her 
contributions to the armies of the Kcpiihlic. lie then spoke of 
the distinctive features of the First Cavalry's serviw — of the 
manner in which they made their services known and felt in the 
tield, and of their maintenance of the honor of the State ami the 
cause of the Nation.- He alluded to the visit of tin; Yillard 
party of capitalists to the Northern Pacific Railway they have 
built, and of the honors accorded them, ami said " lli:tl alio all, 
the thought comes home to ii-, that to tlieoitiHew-soldien of \ rucr 
ica the very possibility of t hoc accomplishments is due, fof a 
united country only could, and a united country only would, 
build these gnat works of civilization." Alter refering to the 



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lesson America gave the world, in tlie result of the war, the 
Mayor concluded with again welcoming the regiment to the city. 

The Harmon ie male chorus then sang "Tenting on the 
OKI Camp Ground," accompanied by Prof. Cramer at the 
piano. The selection, which was rendered with unusual effect 
and was received warmly, was followed by the introduction of 
LI. M, Reynolds, of Washington, D. C, Captain Company A, 
First Iowa Cavalry, who spoke at some length, ('apt. Reynolds 
confessed that n<> words' of his could even begin to convey the 
grateful pleasure it gave him to see his old comrades received in 
Davenport by such a magnificent assembly. Capt. Reynolds 
then extended hearty thanks to Mayor Claussen and the popu- 
lace of Davenport, for their hearty reception. He spoke of the 
First Cavalry, and this, the first gathering of the regiment since 
the time, now twenty-two years ago, when the First Cavalry 
gained its immortal reputation, gained by being the " first in and 
the last out ; " when they were summoned and responded to the 
second call by President Lincoln, for forty thousand volunteers; 
when, too, the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, andSeveuth 
Iowa — and the other Iowa regiments, until the list becomes too 
long for enumeration — responded at the first appeal for men. 
Capt. Reynolds referred to the changes and surprises of the past 
twenty-live years, and staled that the hearty reception thus given 
by Davenport to the First Iowa Cavalry, and the many other 
veterans present at the great reunion, was to him not the least 
pleasant surprise, and made evident the fact that there are none 
but loyal hearts in Davenport. lie then again thanked the 
Mayor and citizens for the magnificent reception. When Capt. 
Reynolds closed his remarks, which were received with storms 
of applause, the male chorus sang in the best of form, the in- 
spiriting strains of the patriotic " Rally 'Round the Flag." 

Dr. M. 1>. Cochran was next introduced, and read his " His- 
torical Sketch of the First Cavalry." 

HISTORY OF THE FIRST IOWA CAVALRY. 

Under a proclamation issued May 3d, 1861, the President of 

the United States called into service of the government 42,034 
volunteers to serve .for three years, unless sooner discharged, to 



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be mustered into .service as infantry and cavalry, and by Gen- 
eral Order No. 15 (1861), the proportion designated by the war 
department was thirty-nine regiments of infantry and one of 
cavalry. 

Prior to that time the nucleus of several, cavalry companies 
had been funned in different parts of Iowa. A company 
was organized in Iowa City early in April, which developed 
into Company F, and another at Clinton that grew into Com- 
pany B. These several companies, ten in all, were tendered to 
the President by Governor Kirk wood as an independent regi- 
ment of cavalry, and it was one of the first, if nut the first, cav- 
alry regiments offered to, or accepted by the President. 

On the 13th of June, 1801, the captains .»f these several 
companies received notice from the Governor to hold their com- 
panies in readiness for further orders, ami on July 18th ten 
companies received orders to proceed to Burlington for muster 
into United States service. This order embraced the companies 
from A to K. At that time ten companies was the requisite 
number for a regiment of cavalry. Within a few days, how- 
ever, the number of companies for a cavalry regiment was in- 
creased to twelve;, ami Companies L and M were subsequently 
added to the regiment. 

COMPANY A 
Was organized in Keokuk, and most of the men were residents 
of Lee county. The company had had a temporary organiza- 
tion for some time prior to the receipt of the Governor's order 
of July 18th, and on the evening of the 21th they met at the 
court-house for permanent organization. \V. M. (J. Torrenee 
was chosen captain, A. G. McQueen fust lieutenant, and R. M. 
Reynolds second lieutenant. The company mustered ninety-five 
men, rank and file, most of them between the ages of' twenty- 
four and thirty years. 

On Saturday, the 27th, the citizens of Keokuk turned out to 
bid the company good-bye. The City Rifles, under (.'apt. 

W. W. 'Belknap, and the Keokuk Cavalry. 1,-r I !apt. Sample, 

as escort, marched up to the corner <<l' Main ami I'oiuih streets, 
where Company A was in line. On behalf of the ladies of 
Keokuk, lion. Samuel F. Miller presented a Hag to the com- 



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pany, on receiving which Capt. Torrence replied : " We thank 
the ladies for this beautiful Hag', and we will defend it to the 
la~t, and when it shall be trailed in the dust ray wife will be a 
widow and mv children orphans." 

Comrades ef Company A, behold your old Hag, borne gal- 
lantly for live long years of war, its stars nndiniincd, its stripes 
still bright ; and though he in whose hands it was placed, and 
many of the brave buys who stood beside him that July morn- 
ing, gave their lives for. the cause they loved so well, and sleep 
the soldier's last sleep, that emblem of liberty was never lowered 
in the presence of an enemy. Its guardians kept it well. 

As we look back over twenty-two years, the forms of that 
gallant band stand before us as they appeared that day. We 
see the quivering lips, and mark the struggle to keep back the 
tears that tell of feelings too deep for utterance, and as the good- 
byes are whispered by lips that do not dare to trust the open 
voire, and hands are pressed, perhaps ibr the last time on earth 
we again realize- the price that was paid for the liberty, peace, 
and prosperity which we now enjoy. 

Escorted by the City Rifles and Sample's Cavalry, the line of 
march was down Main street to Second, and then out on the 
Montrose road, to Burlington. They camped that night at Den- 
mark, where they remained over Sunday, and on Monday 
morning reached Burlington. 

COMPANY 15 

Was a development of the " Itawkeye Rangers," organized in 
Clinton, some time before the war. The company was raised 
mostly in Clinton county. Its lirst captain was \V. lv Lefling- 
well, than whom a braver or more gallant officer never 
wore the uniform of the service. S. S. Bnrdett was lirst and 
William De freest second lieutenant. Many of the men of 
Company 1> were inured to camp life, from their occupation as 
lumbermen, and for physical strength, lirmne-s, and endurance, 
they excelled any 'company in the regiment. Not one was re- 
jected b\ the muatcriug olliccr, ami throughout their term of 
service they were- always ready for business. 



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COMPANY ( 

Was enlisted in Burlington ami it- vicinity. Major \V. E. 
Chamberlain was largely interested in raising the company, and 
he was indefatigable in his efforts to get the regiment into quar- 
ters. It was largely made up of men of from eighteen to twen- 
ty-five years old — .^ome of thcra of very boyish appearance, but 
plucky and true as stud. 

On the final organization of the company, Levi Chase was 
chosen captain, and Benjamin liauney and A. F. Dean first 
and second lieutenants. 

COMPANY 1) 

Was recruited in the counties pf Warren and Madison. P. Gad. 
Bryan was chosen captain, and .1. I). Jeuksand William Shriver 

were first ami second lieutenants. The men were all young and 
of splendid physique, always ready lor duty, full of plui:k and 
good nature, and were never out of ration-. 

('apt. Bryan was successively promoted to major and. lieuten- 
ant-colonel of the regiment, the latter of which he resigned 
in I86& Lieutenant Jenks was an elder in the Presbyterian 
church, and was cross-eyed, two conditions, when combined in 
the same man, will ensure the best material for an officer. lie- 
was afterwards promoted to major, and brevetted lieutenant- 
colonel of volunteers for gallantry at Dardanelles, Arkansas. 

COMPANY K 

Was recruited in Henry county. William Thompson was cho- 
sen captain, and W. P. McClureand T. A. Bereman were first 
and second lieutenants. Captain Thompson was afterwards 
promoted to major, and then colonel, of the regiment. 

Lieutenant MeClure was compelled to resign, in 1862, on 
account of severe disease of the eyes. Lieutenant Bereman re- 
signed in September, 1862, but was called hack to ilie captaincy 
of the company on promotion of Captain ThompsoU. I! 
promoted to major in 1865, and served to the final mustef-mtl 
Of the regiment. 

Such officers could not fail to enlist an excellent class of re- 
cruits, and such were the men of Company E. 



COMPANY F. 

On the 28th of March, 1861, a meeting was held in Menden- 
hall's hall, [owa City, to take measures to organize a com pany 
of cavalry. The meeting adjourned to the 15th of April, when 
another meeting was held in Market hall. Thirty-five names 
were enrolled, and an organization was completed. J. (). 
Gower was chosen captain, J. W. Porter first lieutenant, John 
Borland second lieutenant, and J. K. Elliott orderly sergeant. 

The company mcl lor drill regularly from that time until it 
was ordered into quarters by the Governor. Some of the orig- 
inal members left the company, and many other, names were 
added to the roll, and a reorganization was effected before final 
muster into the United States service. J. It. Elliott was chosen 
first lieutenant, P. E. Shave)' second lieutenant, and C. E. Dus- 
tin orderly sergeant. 

The company reached Burlington on the 29th of July, 1861. 

COMPANY G 

Was raised in Hardin, Dubuque, Blackhawk, Jones, and Dela- 
ware counties. In A pril, 1 «S ( > 1 , a company was raised in Hardin 
county fur the Sixth Iowa Infantry, of which J. I >. Thompson 
and E. S. EoSter were members. After the fall of Fort Sumter 
these 'gentlemen withdrew from the Sixth, and began recruiting 
a company of cavalry. A meeting was held at Eldora, and it 
was there decided to raise and mount a company of cavalry, to 
be known as the Hardin Hangers, and tender their service- to 
the government.- J. 1). Thompson was elected captain, J. 
Edgington and L. E. Campbell Brat and second lieutenants, and 
E. S. Fo.-tcr orderly sergeant. There was no trouble in securing 
men, bill it was not so easy to procure horses. Kadi man 
had to furnish his own horse, and, as many of the men were not 
able to do this, a large number recruited for the Rangers, left 
the company and joined the infantry. 

The nucleus of a company had been formed in DubuqW by 
II. 11. Heath, and Captain Thompson proceeded to thai place to 
arrange for a consolidation, wliieh resulted in the organization of 
Company G, with J. 1 >. Thompson as captain, II. II. Heath as 
lir-t lieutenant, L. E. Campbell as second lieutenant, and J. M. 



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Simeral orderly sergeant. About ili.it time ;t call was made for 
a regimen! of cavalry from Iowa. Information was received 
from Washington that the government would furnish horses to 
all who could not supplv themselves, ainl the company was 
rapidly filled. They moved to Turlington via Ottumwa, and at 
Eddyville, joined Company II. 

Lieutenant Campbell did not respond when the order came to 
move, and E. S. Foster, was chosen second lieutenant, on arriv- 
ing at Burlington. 

COMPANY II 

Was largely recruited in Monroe county, by Captain Dan. 
Anderson and Win. Whisenaud, who brought a detachment 
from Lucas county. On the organization of the company Dan. 
Anderson was chosen captain, ami Lliley Westcotl and William 
Whisenand first and second lieutenants, and A. U. McCormack 
orderly sergeant. As tin- was the first company raised in that 
part of the state, it was composed of choice men. Allthe pro- 
fessions, and nearly every industry in the state, was represented 
in it. and it is sufficient to say that every man, in hi.- military 
history, not only honored his profession, hut his regiment, his 
state, and hi- country. 

Captain Anderson was successively promoted to the rank of 
major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel, and Lieutenant Whise- 
nand was promoted to the rank of major, and Lieiitnenanl West- 
cott and .Sergeant McCormack succeeded to the captaincy of 
the company. 

COMPANY I 
Was enrolled in the counties of Wapello and Keokuk, and re- 
cruited by Captain J. W. Caldwell and Lieutenant- 1 >. I '. Lin- 
more and W. II. Kitterman. On the third of May, 1861, 
Captain Caldwell began recruiting a company, to in." in readiness 
when the call should come for more troops, lie was a Virginian 
by birth, and had an appreciation of the magnitude of the 
rebellion and the determination ,,\' the foe we had lo meet. lb- 
had a heart, every pulsation of whieh heat with loyalty to llli' 
Union — as brave as a lion, and as tender a.- :i woman 
sold of honor and patriotic manhood. lie was a man of splen- 
did physique, a line horseman, and exceedingly fond of sorghum. 



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Company I was a body of men lit for such a leader to com- 
mand, ami they never tailed t<> (nine to time, when needed. 

COMPANY K 
Was enrolled in the county of ( Jlayton, and recruited by ( aptain 
II. L. Freeman, Dr. Thos. II Barnes, and Lieutenant A. L. 
Freeman. Captain Freeman was a soldier in the .Mexican war, 
and in those days a military record of any kind was worth a 
commission arid a company of men, to the possessor ol it. ( Jap- 
tain Freeman was an excellent officer, and brought into the regi- 
ment some of it- best material, ami hi.- men were never ashamed 
to have it known that they belonged to Company K. Their 
efforts to relieve the monotony of camp life were untiring and 
eminently successful. If was a couple of men from Company K 
who surroimded a house one night near Osceola, captured 
eleven of the enemy, disarmed them, and look them into camp 
next morning. 

By an act of congress approved -July 29th, 1861, regiments 
of cavalry were increased to twelve companies instead of ten, 
and as soon as this information reached Burlington steps were 
taken to add two additional companies to the First Cavalry. 

Lieutenant II. 11. Heath and Sere-cant J. .M. Simeral of Com- 
pany (J, and Sergeant 1). ( '. Melntyre of Company B, were 
authorized to recruit Company L. A- fast as recruits were sent 
in they were mustered into service, and about the last of Sep- 
tember Lieutenant Heath brought in the main body of the 
company, which was duly organized hv the choice of II. II. 
Heath, captain, and D. C. Melntyre and .lame- M. Simeral first 
and .second lieutenants, 'the men were mostly enrolled in the 
counties of Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones, and mustered ninety- 
lour, rank and file. 

Company L contained the only man of the First Iowa who 
ever confessed to running from the enemy in a fair tight, and in 
his case he claimed " mitigating circumstances." He had keen 
a member of Company 1 of the First Infantry, which fact alone 
will condone any reasonable military dereliction. It was at the 

battle of Wilson's Creek, and (VlHO behind the cover of a 
friendly log, he was doing his be-l to pill an end to the war, 
when a man with a sword came up and ordered him to " gel out 



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of that — that's an officer's lug." II., said he didn't exactly 
run, but hurried back to lake a new posh it ion. 

COMPANY M 
Was composed, in part, of the men who con Id not get into Com- 
pany l>. Many of them claimed that the)' were enlisted tor the 
First Cavalry, Imt as tli< complement often companies had 
already been assigned to the Firs! Cavalry, when tho were 
ready to go into camp they were ordered to rendezvous at Dav- 
enport with the Sen. iid Cavalry. A- soon, however, aS the 
order was received increasing tin- nnmher of companies lor a 
cavalry regiment to twelve, measures were, taken which resulted 
in taking Company M from Davenport to Burlington, com- 
pleting the organization of the First, with twelve full companies, 
numbering 1,052 men, rank and lile. 

Fit/. Henry Warren was appointed colonel; Chas. E. Moms, of 
Keokuk, lieutenant colonel; I:. W. Chiimlierlaiii, of Burling- 
ton, and Captain J. (). Gower, of Company F, major- M. B. 
Cocln-an, Company F, surgeon ; 1). B. Allen, [ridianola, ussis- 
tiint surgeon ; M. L. Morris, of Company F, quartermaster ; II. 
L. Dashiel, Company II. commissary ; 1 >. A Kerr, Company 
A, J. M. Bryan, Company D, T. S. Edsall, Coni|Kiiiy B, adju- 
tants; John A Landis, Company I, < '. A. Case, Company M, 
W. II. Muzzy, Company K, battalion quartermasters ; Jas. W. 
Latham, eha|>lain. 

Col. Warren, at the time of hi- ap|M>intmeut, was the army 
correspondent of the New York Tribune, lie was in Washing- 
ton at the lime Lhc first Bull Itiiu battle occurred. He wrote a 
.-cries of articles for the Tribune, under the caption "Onto 
Richmond," in which he sharply criticised the early prosecution 
of the war. Ilia letters did not -nit those in authority, and he 
received instructions from the managers of the Tribune to 
modify their tone, and some of them were changed by the editor 
hefore publication. This iwused him to sever hi- connection 
with the Tribune, and determined him to enter the military 
service. Lie was a man of Keen intellect, vers impulsive, warm 

in his friendships, and hitter in his enmitii " independent in 

all things, and neutral in nothing," and one who, if he did not 



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harmonize vvitli his superiors, was an exceedingly uncomfortable 
man to have around. He was proud of his regiment, and his 
assignment to the command of the Fiist Cavalry was hailed by 
officers an<l men with unbounded joy. 

Lieuteua'nt-Colonel Mo- had btoi a soldier in the Mexican 

war, an. I thai fact gave him prestige thill few in the regiment 

^ possessed. He was a man of great k indue.-.- of heart, brave 

almost to recklessness, aiid zealous in the discharge of every 

duty. 

We had been but a few days in camp when an order was re- 
ceived (o proceed to Keokuk, in anticipation of a rebel raid 
from (lie Missouri bonier. Although we had no arms or mili- 
tary equipment of any kind, the enemy was not aware of tha 
fact, and the presence of a thousand mounted cavalry without 
arms, at that time had a formidable appearance, and our pres- 
ence was all that was necessary. We remained in Keokuk four 
or five days, and then returned to ramp in Burlington. 

Earl) in October, Fstil, the regiment was ordered to St. 
[<ouis, and as soon as transportation could he procured we pro- 
ceeded by boat to thai point and went into quarters at Benton 
Barracks. Before the entire regimen! reached St. Louis, Com- 
panies A, 1), F, and ij were ordered to .Jefferson City, to report 
to General Pope. They went by boat up the Missouri river, 
joined l'ope, and accompanied him to Spring field, where they 
remained until Fremont was relieved by General Hunter. 

Concerning that march to Springfield and return, 1 have these 
notes from a member of Company B: "] remember that while 
in Benton Barracks, in the fall of 1861, we were told that Fre- 
mont was fitting out an expedition to go after Price, Shelby, 
and Marmadnke, and other rebs, and that shortly after Company 
B, and, I think, F, were detailed to act as body-guard to 
General Pope on the expedition. Our march to Springfield 
was slow and tedious, w il h many stops. We were surrounded 
constantly by bushwhackers, and it was dangerous to gel oiu of 
sight of the command, and yet 1 remember that chickens, 
etc., wire plentiful with Company B, and that we had some to 
spare always for General dope's mess. Of course he knew 
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nothing about it, and would not eat chicken, as (here was an or- 
der forbidding foraging oft' the country. 

"As we neared Springfield, the command was threatened on 
all sides, as the enemy had massed their forces there and showed 
fight. We did not unsaddle our horses for three days, and 
finally went into the city on a run, as the enenn left it at the 
same pace. Price marched his command about thirty miles 
south, into the < Jross Timbers. 

" Fremont had an army of western men — eager, compact, eool, 
and determined, and he was their beau ideal of a soldier. They 
urged him to let them go and ' lick l'riee out oi" his boots/ 
He" promised them they should do it in a few days. Then an 
order came removing Fremont and putting Hunter in hi- place. 
The whole army cried and swore. Hunter came — the army 
that Fremont and his noble wile had almost created by the lav- 
ish use of their energy and money was disbanded and scattered 
in the face of the enemy, and we returned to the Missouri river. 
Price followed us and held the south part of the state for sev- 
eral months." Such were the impressions made oh the mind <>l 
a young soldier al that time, and they have not been erased. 

Companies C and 11 were soon after ordered to Jefferson City, 
and remained there under Major (lower, scout.ing and on garri- 
son duty during the winter of 1861-2, 

About the 1st of November Companies Dand I were ordered 
to Tipton, Missouri, and joined the First Battalion on their re- 
turn from Springfield, and in the meantime Captain Torrence 
was promoted to major. 

In December, Companies A, I), I), F, (J, ami 1 accompanied 
General Pope on an expedition to western Missouri, and on the 
return, the First Iowa, First Missouri, and two companies of the 
Fourth llegular Cavalry, under command of General Jell. C. 
Davis, captured about 1,300 recruits for the Confederate 
army, under command of ex-Governor MeGoftin. About one 
thousand stand of arms, with all (he camp equipage of the com- 
mand, were taken. This was the lir-t capture of any magni- 
tude, made in Missouri, and the lir-t victory of General Pope. 
It was almost bloodless, for the enemy were surprised just after 
they had gone into camp. We made a double-quick march of 



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nearly twelve miles, ran in their picket-, and had them corralled 
in the bend of Black river before they suspected any danger. 

( )u (lie return of the command, the First Iowa went into 
camp at Georgetown, and remained there until near the close of 
1881. 

On the 8th of January, 1862, Companies A, F, G, and 1, 
with a detachment of the First Missouri Cavalry, attacked and 
completely routed a rebel camp of recruits under Colonel Poin- 
dexter ai Silver Creek, Missouri, marching over two hundred 
miles between the 3d and 8th, In that engagement we lo.-t our 

lir-t man in battl< fames Convey, of Company F — a< brave 

a boy as ever lived. Jle was but a hoy in years, but every inch 
a hero. I found him on the field a few- minutes alter he was 
shot, and saw that, in all probability, the wound would prove 
fatal in a few hours, lie was also conscious that lie had an- 
swered to roll-call for the last time, and said to me: " Well, 
some lives must be sacrificed in this eause', and it had far better 
be mine than one with Wife and children dependent upon him." 
Brave words, bravely tittered, and worthy to be written in let- 
ters of living light. 

Alter this engagement the detachment returned to camp at 
Georgetown and remained there until February. In the mean- 
time, Companies Band l> were sent to Lexington, and were 
kept busy scouting the country in that neighborhood. While 
stationed at this point, word was brought lo camp one day that 
a .-lave who had escaped from his master l>oforc Mulligan's sur- 
render of Lexington, entered the Federal lines, and had lieun of 
marked service to Mulligan, and was recaptured by the C (.it- 
erates and sent hack lo his master, was a ehaim (I prisoner in his 
master's house, near Lexington. Lieutenant Jenks, with a party 
of men of Company I), went out to the plantation to learn the 
facts. The master of the -lave denied there being such a man 
on tin' plantation, hut while the conversation was going on 
Lieutenant Jenks heard the clanking of chains. He insisted on 
searching the house, and found in one of the chambers a stal- 
wart negro with a chain riveted upon him. the length of which 
was about twelve feet, and the link- made of iron nearly three- 
quarters of an inch in diameter. The\ took him to a black- 



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smith shop ami had the rivets cut ami the man set free. The 
chain is now in the rooms of the State Historical Society in 
Iowa City. The slave; went to Kansas ami enlisted in the first 
of the negro regiments raised in that state. 

During the month of February Companies A, F, G, and I, 
with two companies of the Eighth Iowa 1 nfantrv, all inuler com- 
mand of Colonel Geddis, made a successful raid to Warsaw, 
Missouri, a distance of fifty miles, capturing several ollieers of 
the confederate army, among whom was General Tom Price. 
'I'll.- march of fifty miles and back was made within thirty-six 
hours. 

The remainder of the winter of 1801—2 the four companies, 
A, F, (J, and I, were scouting along the Missouri Pacific rail- 
road ; Companies Hand Dal Lexington, ami Companies C and 
II at Jefferson City on similar duty, while Companies E, K, L, 
and M remained at St. Louis under command of < olonel Warren. 

In March, LKG2, Colonel Warren was ordered to establish his 
headquarters at some point in western Missouri, southwest of 
Scdalia, so as i<< guard the western part of the state ami cut off 
supplies that were constantly being sen) to Price's- army in the 
south; and during the latter part of that month all the com- 
panies of the regiment wen- brought to Scdalia, ami on the Sth 
ol' April, headquarters were fixed at Butler, Hates county, and 
detachments stationed at Osceola and Clinton. On the Uith, a 
scouting party, composed of Companies I) and K, under com- 
mand of Lientenant-Colonol Moss, were attacked by a party of 
guerrillas at Montevallo, and after a fierce engiigement, the 
enemy was repulsed with a loss of two killed ami several 
wounded, ami a number of prisoners and horses-captured. Our 
loss was: Oscar Crumb and James Whitford, -.1' Company K, 
killed, and three wounded. 

On the 2d of May Colonel Warren, with tw<> hundred men 
and Section F, First Missouri Artillery, inarched to the Marie 
des Cygnes and captured thirty prisoners and a quantity oi 
powder and lead found buried. 

On the 15th of Ma) the forage train from Butler was attacked 
by bushwhackers, and. J. II. Bird and Andrew Foust, Company 
J), ami Martin Mcrideth, ConijKUiy E, were killed, and one man 



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wounded; ami an the 26th, Dexter Stephens, of Company I, was 
killed by guerrillas. On the 27th u forage train from Osceola 
was fired upon, and \Y . G. Uarbach killed, and Josiah Cameron 
and Michael Higgius mortally wounded — all of Company C. 

( hi the 8th of June n detachment of one hundred men under 
command of Lieutenant Reynolds, of Company A, went from 
(Million to Cass county, and discovered a liand of ahout two 
hundred guerrillas, under command of Qiinntreli, on the Lots- 
peach farm, binding them ton strongly posted in (In- timber^ 
after a loss of one killed and two wounded, Ik- withdrew. On 
the 9th all the serviceable men of Companies A, G, 11, and M, 
witli a small body of the First Missouri Cavalry, all under 
command of Major J. O. Gower, struck the trail of Quantreirs 
hand four miles west of feasant Hill, in Cass county, ami soon 
found them well posted in the timber dills of Big Creek. 
Major Gower attacked them with great energy, and after a spir- 
ited contest, completely routed them, killing and wounding a 
large number. In this action the Fir.-t Iowa had three men 
killed: Suell Dodge and James Bceeroft, of Company G, andG. 
\V. Collins, of A, ami ten wounded, among whom were Lieu- 
tenant- Reynolds and Foster, and Adjutant Kerr, the latter 
severely. 

On the 3d of May Major Torronee resigned to accept the 
Lieutenant-Colonelcy of the Thirtieth Infantry, and ill-health 
compelled the resignation of Lieutenant-Colonel Moss. Captain 
Bryan was promoted to major, and on I he 10th of July to lieu- 
tenant-colonel. 

It was about this time that an incident occurred which showed 
quite clearly the odor in which the Union soldiers were held by 
the women of the sOutll. A lieutenant, of line personal appear- 
ance and gracious manners, and possessed of the gallantry that 
particularly distinguished the olKcers of the First Cavalry, be- 
ing out one dav oil a foraging expedition, stopped a! a farm- 
house, and was met at the door by (lie proprietor, who invited 
him inside and entertained him most hospitably, introducing 
him to his wife and two daughters. The owner was courteous, 
the ladies were gracious, and after partaking of an excellent 
dinner, and spending an hour or more in delightful conversation 



carried on largely liriuim the young ladies ami himself, he 
took his departure, promising himself to return again some other 
day when forage team- went out that way, which resolution was 
strengthened by the cordial invitation of the proprietor to call 
whenever lie passed in thai direction. 

lie had not been long in camp when an oh I dark ie came in, 
ami recognizing Lhe lieutenant, he made himself known as the 
slave of the gentleman with whom he had dined. In the con- 
versation which followed, the lieutenant spoke of hi- master's 
daughters in a complimentary manner, when the "1<1 contraband 
replied: " Yes, mas'r, deys's line ladies, but dey's mighty had 
secesh, du ; and dey had- de Yankees powerful." "Why," 
said he, "they were very pleasant to us, and treated us very 
kindly." " Yes, but you doan know what dey did arter you'ns 
wus gone." "Why, what did they do?" " Why, dey burnt 
rags over de house." 

On the 2d of August a detachment from Companies K, L, 
and M, under Captain Caldwell, encountered a hand of three or 
hair hundred guerrillas in the timber on Clear Creek, in St. 
Clair count}'. The outlaws were well armed, and under com- 
mand of the notorious CloWers. Alter a brief but desperate 
struggle, in which the enemy lost eleven killed, our troops, 
being greatly outnumbered, withdrew to the prairie to await 
reinforcements. In the meantime the enemy retreated out of 
reach, and no further action took place. Our loss was four 
killed ami twelve wounded, among whom was Captain Heath. 

The posts at Butler and Osceola were now broken up, and the 
Regiment returned to Clinton, and for the first time after 
leaving Burlington, all the companies wire united again. 
Soon after Colonel Warren received an order to take a huge part 
of his force and join General Blunt, at Lone Jack, in pursuit of 
the rebel, Coflee, who had recruited a force in northwestern Mis- 
souri, and was crossing our line to go south. The united force 
gave chase, hut did not succeed in overtaking them, til id re- 
turned to camp after a march of over three hundred nnl<-. 
The enemy Wits in sight neaH) all tire time. Our nun suffered 
greatly on this march for want of provisions, and for three days 
had nothing to eat hut green corn and fresh heel. It was while 



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returning from this march that some of the men found a patch 
of watermelons, ami securing a lew nice ones brought them into 
camp, Colonel Warren, completely worn out with (he fatigue of 
the march, spread his blanket- in an ambulance after -upper, and 
was soon asleep. Winn it liecaine dark enough tor ,l foraging" 
some of the men, who did not get ,mv watermelon, stalled out 
"to see what tlrey could see." Among them was Hospital 
Steward, E<1. Winter--, a man of an inquiring mind and great 
perseverance when looking for commissary store-, hut a con-tant 
martyr to Lis own mistake.-. 

lie came to the rear of the ambulance, not knowing that it 
was occupied, and quietly letting down the tail-hoard, saw some- 
thing round and white, and sure that he was right this time, 
he seized the colonel's bald head. Now, the colonel wa- not 
the most amiable man in the world when he w aa tired, still less 
so when wakened from a sound Bleep, and much less so when 
awakened in that particular manner. The explosion that fol- 
lowed brought out the guard, win. thought the mules were all 
loose. Winters had no idea that anything in war was so fright- 
ful. A- -nun a- lie could catch hi.- breath he told the Colonel 
ii wa- all a mistake on his part, and that he wa- very sorry. He 
thought his head w a- a watermelon. That was as far as he ever 
not with his apology ; the lire wa- too heavy for him, and he 
" lit out " for the ho-piial. 

Early in September Colonel Warren resigned to accept a com- 
mission a.- brigadier-general. Lieutenant-Colonel Gower was 
promoted to colonel, Major Bryan to lieutenant-colonel, and 
Captain Caldwell to major, and on the 20th the regiment broke 
camp at Clinton and took up the line of march to Springfield, 
Missouri, and for the first time wa- assigned to a brigade. 

The service of the regiment, up to this time, had been of the 
most distasteful character — hunting guerillas and bushwhack- 
ers. To be wounded or killed where contending forces meet in 
a fair field and with lair w arning, amid tin- roar of artillery, I he 
rattle of musketry, and clashing of sabreN, may be gferitiwl | lV 
a vivid imagination, into something grand and heroic, but to be 
maimed or shot to death by a cowardly build from the brush, 
can neither be painted nor sung so as to possess one element of 



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either grandeur or lieroism, and ii was a matter i»f rejoicing 
when it was known in our regiment that we were; to l>ecome a 
part of the " Army of tlie Frontier." Colonel Dye, of the 
Twentieth Iowa, was our brigade commander, and we were 
assigned to the third division. From Springfield we marehed 
through Jollification to Newtonia, and from Newtonia through 
Gadfly to Cassville, and on the 18th of Oetober crossed th ■ IVa 
Ridge battle-ground at Elk Horn Tavern, and camped on Sugar 
creek, near Bentonsville, Arkansas. 

On the 20th, at five P. if., we broke camp and marched all 
night, and next day "stood to horse" on White river. 

On the 22d we marched all night to near HuutsvUle, then 
back to eanij) ; next da) to Mud Town and buck ; from thence 
to Cross Hollows, 10 camp at Valley Springs 

On the 27th ten companies left camp at nine p. if., marched 
all night and surprised a camp of the enemy ;it Magruder's 
crossing, captured their breakfast, cauip equipage, and a few 
prisoner, and drove them into the Boston mountains. 

That day our quartermaster, S. 0. Dickenson, one of the most 
faithful officers of the regiment, was killed by guerillas while 
out with a foraging party near Cross Hollow.-. 

The ne\t day the ten companies returned to camp, where' the 
regiment remained until the 1th of November, when an order 
came to return to Missouri. We returned over the same road 
by which we entered Arkansas, as tar as Cassville, and then, l>) 
way of Ozark, marched to the old battle-ground of Wilson's 
Creek, where we went into camp on the 22d. On the 25th, all 
of the available force of the First Iowa went on a scout to Vell- 
ville, Arkansas, returning on the 30th, has'ing marched over 
two hundred mile.-. 

The foregoing is a description of the kind and amount of 
work performed !»v the regiment during the summer and fall of 
1862. 

The " Army of the Frontier " was eoni|K»sed of three ilivin- 
ions — the lir-t under command of (Jcnend Blunt, i hi ■ -■ mm\ 
under ( icncral Totten, and the third, to which the kii-t wsi< at- 
tached, under (icncral 1 lerrou. ( ieiieral Tol ten, having obtained 
leave of absence as soon as the second and third divisions 



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reached Wilson's ('reck, the command of both divisions devolved 
upon ( reueral Herron. 

On iho morning of the 3d of December a dispatch was re- 
ceived from General Blunt, who was al Cave Hill, Arkansas, say- 
ing that he was threatened by ;i large force of the enemy under 
General riindinan. Within three hours the third division was 
on the march, and readied Llkhorn tavern on the evening of 
the 5th f There another dispatch was received from Blunt, 
requesting all the cavalry to be sent forward at once. The First 
Iowa, Tenth Illinois, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Missouri, 
and the second battalion of the Second Wisconsin Cavalry, 
were sent forward at once, all under command of Colonel Wick- 
ersham, of the Tenth Illinois, and reached (Jeneral Blunt on the 
6th at midnight, having keen eighteen consecutive hours in the 
saddle. 

The next day was fought the battle of Prairie Grove, in 
which the First Iowa participated. During the fight a few of 
the First town recaptured a howitzer lest by the Tenth Illinois. 
On the -27th, all of the available men of the regiment accom- 
panied the expedition to Van Buren, Arkansas, and look part 
iu the capture of that place and of live large steamboats loaded 
with quartermaster's and commissary stores for the enemy, and 
on the 31st returned to camp at Prairie Grove. 

This closed the year 1862. The year 1)S63 opened with an 
order for the Third division to countermarch to Missouri again; 
taking a circuitous route in the direction of St. Louis, and on 
the "2d of January the First Iowa, under command of Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel Anderson, took the advance to scour the country 
along the Hanks of the line of inarch, passing through Fayelle- 
ville, lluutsville, Carrollton, and Forsyth. 

On the lOfh, Major Caldwell, with about four hundred men, 
surprised and captured seventy-five guards in charge of exten- 
sive saltpetre works on Buffalo river. The works, with several 
tons of saltpetre, were destroyed^ On the return Captain Mc- 
Queen destroyed works of a similar character about tofi miles 
from the former, and captured a drove ..I' horses and mule- des- 
tined tor the Confederate service. 

The campaign being now ended, anil no immediate prospect 



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of further active service, Liouluiism I -CTitlpiiul Hryan, Major 
Chamberlain, Chaplain Latham, Captain Westoott, Lieutenants 
Bishop and Freeman, and Adjutant Kerr (the latter beinjr per- 
manently disabled by a wound in the right arm received at 
Pleasant Hill, Missouri), tendered their resignations and were 
honorably discharged from service — thus depriving the regi- 
ment of many of its best officers. Captain-; Chase and Thomp- 
son were promoted to majors. Assistant-Surgeon Allen, one of 
the most accomplished medical officers, and a genial gentleman, 
resigned to accept a commission us surgeon of the Thirtieth In- 
fantry. Sergeant C. S. A lber, of Company A, was commissioned 
quartermaster, John A. Ladd, assistant surgeon, and other pro- 
motions were made in the line. 

The Third division moved froin Forsyth to Lake Springs, 
near Liolla, and here, for Lhe first time, the First Iowa was fully 
armed. Up to this time the men had been armed with every con- 
ceivable weapon, " from a Springfield musket to a pocket pistol," 
and though urgent requisitions had been made for arms, the gov- 
ernment had been unable, until then, to supply them. They now- 
received revolvers, sabres, and Sharp's carbines, and procured" a 
fresh supply of horses. 

On the 20th of April about six hundred of the regiment, un- 
der Major Caldwell, were sent out to meet General Marmaduke's 
raid into southeastern Missouri. A night attack was planned, 
and the First Iowa designated to execute it.' The enemy was 
completely surprised and routed. Our loss was live men 
wounded. 

The regiment returned (he 15th of May, having marched 
over five hundred miles, and having suffered greatly from want 
of provisions and clothing. 

About this time the "Army of the Frontier" was broken up, 
General Herron taking all the infantry and artillery to join the 
investing forces of Yicksburg. A division of cavalry WHO 
formed under command of Brigadier-General Davidson, hi 
which the First Iowa was) assigned. 

General Steele was at this time organizing a force to penetrate 
the heart of Arkansas, making Little Itoek the objective point, 



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ami General Davidson was ordered to join him with liis cavalry 
on White river, above 1 [elcna. 

Then commenced that terrible march through the swamps of 
southeastern Missouri and Arkansas, from which more men were 
permanently disabled by sickness than by any other exposure 
during the war. Miles of corduroy bridges had to be built, and 
the baggage was reduced to the smallest amount possible — and 
here the men lirst learned the use of "do- tGllts 4 " 

A junction was formed with Steele's forces at Clarendon, 
where they crossed White river, and they soon alter engaged in 
the battle of Iiayou Metaiiv, in which the First Cavalry took 
the leading part. This engagement resulted in the capture of 
Little Rock, which became the base of operations for the Union 
force- from that time. 

In all the engagements which resulted in the capture of Little 
Rock the first Cavalry was in the advance continually. General 
Steele reported his entire loss of killed, wounded, and missing 
at less than one hundred, and of this number the Io,s of the 
first Cavalry was thirty-seven. 

The remainder of the year lSii-l was spent in tin; vicinity of 
Little Rock, and no event transpired worthy of special note. 
The men were badly used up by the march and. exposure in 
reaching that place, and from the resulting sickness there were 
thirty-live deaths during the Call ami early winter months. 

Early in January, 1864, re-enlisting of the regiment, under 
the act of congress for enlisting '* veteran " soldier.-, was com- 
menced, and before the end of the mouth more than one-hall' of 
the first Cavalry had re-enlisted for three years or during the 
war. They were then entitled to a furlough of thirty flays, but 
as General Steele was fitting out an expedition to unite with 
General Banks on Red river, the veterans waived their right to 
return home at that lime, and joined the (Seventh corps in the 
( 'amden campaign. 

Owing to a great scarcity of forage, many of the horses had 
died during the winter, and as a remount could not be' obtained 
in that country, nearly four hundred of the men had to inarch 
on loot. 

They left Little Rock on the 22d of .March, Lieutenant- 



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Colonel Caldwell commanding a brigade, and Captain Crosby 
commanding the regiment. They were much of the time in the 
advance, and on the 30th had an engagement at Spoonville. 
On the 2d of April they met twenty-^seveii I in nd red of the enemy 
at Antqine, and had a running light for five miles. On the 4th 
they encountered the forces of General Price at the Little Mis- 
souri river, and completely runted them. In this engagement 
the regiment lost thirty-nine men killed and wounded. 

From this point to Prairie de Anne the First Cavalry had the 
advance, and were the first to enter the works at that place, 
holding the enemy in cheek on the right until General Steele 
passed with his main force on towards Camden. 

( >n the loth the mounted men of the regiment were again 
ordered to the front, aud engaged the enemy at 7 a. m. After 
an engagement of six hours the dismounted men were brought 
up and deployed as skirmishers, pushing the enemy on through 
Camden. 

The army going into camp at Camden, the veterans of the 
First Iowa, live hundred and twentv strong, were relieved from 
further duty and ordered to Iowa on thirty days furlough, and 
having sold their horses to the government, stalled on foot for 
Little Rock. 

The day before they left Camden, a train of two hundred and 
forty wagons, under escort of the Second brigade, Third divis- 
ion, of the Seventh corps, left Camden for Pine liluils to pro- 
cure supplies, and on the third day afterwards they were attacked 
by General Fagan with a force of eight thousand cavalry and 
two batteries of artillery, near .Mark'- Mill-, on Saline river — 
and although Colonel Drake (commanding the brigade) stated 
in his report that they were " not whipped," a large number 
were killed or wounded, and the remainder captured. 

The First Iowa veterans, in light marching order, reached a 
bridge aor«>ss Moro <:reek a few liours after Colonel Drake's com- 
mand had crossed it. This creek was narrow and deep, HMil 
could only be crossed on the bridge. The veterans could beaf 
the noise of the engagement in front of them, and were pushing 
on rapidly to take a hand in it when it suddenly ceased. Only 
Lieutenant Kugcn, of Company 10, hail crossed the bridge, and 



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he was at once taken in by Confederate flankers, who undertook 
to cross the bridge to the west side?. They wen- fired on by the 
veterans, ami made a rapid retreat, taking Lieutenant Nugen 
with them. The veterans laid the bridge until dark, and then 
fell back to join the forces of General Steele, which had evacu- 
ated Camden and were falling hark on Little Uock on the .Jen- 
kins' Ferry road. They reached the- command of (general 
Steele, and participated with it in the battle of Jenkins' Ferry 
on the 30th, and with the Seventh corps returned to Little 
Rock, where the non-veterans and new recruits remained, while 
the veterans left on the 3d of May for Iowa, reaching- Davenport 
on the 17lh. They stopped, on the way up the river, at St. 
Louis, and presented to their old division commander, Brigadier- 
Genera] Davidson, a most elegant cavalry sabre, which they had 
ordered made especially for him some months before. 

At the expiration yf their furlough, the regiment again as- 
sembled in Davenport, and on the 2()th started for Little Kock. 
Before leaving Davenport, Colonel Anderson, Major Chase, 
Adjutant Donnell, Quartermaster AJbers, and Commissary 
Dashiell resigned, and Major Thompson was commissioned 
colonel; Captains MeDermott and Jenks, majors; Sergeant 
Morrell, of Company A, adjutant ; VV. YV. Fluke, of Company 
E, quartermaster ; K. 1\ Newell, of Company I, commissary; 
Assistant-Surgeon C. II. Lathrop, surgeon, vice M. 15. Cochran, 
appointed assistant-surgeon U.S. Volunteers; Hospital-Steward 
James Ilervey, assistant-surgeon. 

When the veterans arrived at Cairo they were ordered back 
to St. Louis to be remounted and equipped for the held. As 
soon as horses could be procured they were sent on a scout wot 
of St. Louis, and afterwards stationed at points along the North- 
ern Missouri railroad, where they were kept on patrol duty 
until the 1st of October. 

On the 27th of September six men of the regiment, acting as 
guard tor a number of prisoners on a railroad train, were 
stopped bv the notorious outlaw, Bill Anderson, at Centralia. 
They wen- ordered out of the car and disarmed, ami, prisoners 
and guard, about thirty in all, formed in line, and all shot to 
death. It was one of the most cowardly and brutal acts of the 



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war. Major McDormott got on the trail of Anderson and fol- 
lowed it about two weeks, but could not overtake him. It is a 
satisfaction to know, however, thai lie was killed, with most of 
his hand, not long after. 



About thai time 1 J 



seil his last raid into Missouri. 



The veterans were ordered to Jefferson City and assigned to 
duty at General Llosccrans' headquarters; and participated in all 
tin' marches in pursuit of Price. 

After the Missouri campaign was ended they procured fresh 
horses and equipments, and proceeded to join the other portion 
of the regiment at Little Liock. The original members of the 
regiment who did not re-enlist had been discharged, and the 
veterans and recruits of 1864, numbering in all nearly six hun- 
dred, mounted, harmonious and jubilant, entered upon the year 
18o5 ready, for any duty or emergency which they might be 
called upon, to meet. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Caldwell having served the full time for 
which he originally entered the service, was mustered out in 
September. Major McQueen was promoted to lieutenant- 
colonel, and Colonel Thompson having been assigned to the 
command of a brigade, Colonel McQueen was left in command 
of the regiment. 

On .January 1 1th a detachment was sent, under Major Jcnks, 
to Dardanelles to attack the Confederate ( lolonol ( !ooper with a 
force of sixteen hundred men. The enemy was routed, with a 
loss of ninety killed and wounded. For his gallantry in this, 
affair Major Jenks was brevetted lieutenant-colonel of volun- 
teers. 

On the 22d of January the regiment, under Major McDer- 



uott, tormeil a part 



the f« 



( ;, 






marched to Camden, captured many prisoners and drove the 
enemy from that place. Company F, under Captain Dow, led 
the advance on this march, and particularly distinguished them- 
selves for gallantry. 

Returning to Pine lilull's, the regimen! received order- In 
proceed to Memphis, Tennessee, to 'Operate against Lhe rebel 
Genera] Forrest, who with his band of guerrillas was committing 
depredations in thai vicinity. They reached Memphis on the 



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2d of February, and on March lth were a partof the command 
under ( reneral Shanks on his expedition to Grenada, Miss iss ippi, 
and while : it 1 ii jiU\ Colonel McQueen had an encounter with 
a part of Forrest's command on the Tallahatchie, defeating them 
after a brisk engagement. 

The regiment returned d Memphis, and on the 3d of April, 
with all the available cavalry, they started on a tour through 
West Tennessee, and encamped atColliersvillo, where they con- 
structed comfortable cantonments, and made thai point their 
base of operations until the final surrender of the confederate 
armies. 

The wai was now over, and the men were joyful in anticipa- 
tion of soon being mustered out of service and joining their 
loved ones at home. 

While hopefully indulging these anticipations, an order was 
received from Lieutenant-General Grant directing them to pro- 
ceed to Texas. The disappointment was great, but on the 15th 
of June, with the Fifth and Twelfth Illinois, Second Wisconsin, 
and Seventh Indiana regiments of cavalry, they embarked on 
transports for Alexandria, Louisiana, reporting to ( reneral < lustar 
on the 23d. Before the regiment was fairly in camp, special 
order No. :! was issued, which will never he fbrgoren by any 
man of that command. August 7th general order No. 15 was 
issued. 

I do not wish to uncover the grave of the dead to recount the 
events that occurred between the periods of the arrival of troops 
at Alexandria, and their arrival at Austin on the 1th of Novem- 
ber, hut justice to one of the most gallant regiments that was in 
the service compels me to say that no greater indignity was 
offered to any body of men during the war, than the issuing and 
attempting to enforce orders \o. 2 and 15, and no greater proof 
of thorough military discipline and subordination was shown 
during the war than tin submission to those order-, simply he- 
cause they were issued by the chief officer of the command. 

Let us exercise the greatest charity, and simply call it a mi- 
take. If it wa.s the first one of Ik- who issued them, we should 
not judge him too harshly, and if he felt it and did not confess 



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it, we must remember that it often requires more courage to 
confess a mistake than to face an enemy on the field of battle. 

The regiment left Alexandria on the 8th of August, and 
readied Hempstead, Texas, on the 29th. Their rations were 
exhausted, many of the soldiers were barefoot, destitute of 
clothing and blankets, and their sufferings were infinitely worse 
than at any time during the war. 

The regiment remained at Hempstead until October 29th, 
when they were ordered to Austin, at which point they arrived 
on the 4th of November, and where they remained until the 
loth day of February, when an order was received to muster 
the men out of service. They left Austin on the 19th, and 
arrived in Davenport on the 13th of March, and on the Kith 
were discharged, paid off, ami left lor their home-, after an 
absence of nearly live years. 

The total number of men enlisting in the First Iowa ( Rivalry, 
rank and file, was "2,187 ; of this number there were killed, 43; 
died during the war, 215 ; discharged for disability, 2(>i ; trans- 
ferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 14; transferred for promo- 
tion, 25; dismissed, 3 ; missing,2; captured* 23 ; leaving 1,047 
who were either mustered out at expiration of three veal's, or at 
the close of the war. Of the former officers and men of the 
regiment we have the address of 749. They arc scattered over 
the country, in twenty-nine states and territories. 

Of the original field officers of the regimenl all have .lied, 
except Lieutenant-* olouel Moss. Lieutenant-Colonel Caldwell 
is also dead. .Major Torreiiee, as colonel of the Thirtieth In- 
fantry, was killed in battle at Cherokee Station, Alabama, Octo- 
ber 21st, I8G3. 

Since the close of the war the only effort to get the regiment 
together was at Des Moines at the grand state reunion in 1870. 
So far as I can harn no effort was made to effect a regimental 
organization at that time. At the reunion of the Eastern Iowa 
Veteran Association, held al Clinton in 1879, the tnt'inlicr* of 
the First Iowa had a room set apart to their ,,un use, and .piile 
a number of the regimenl met there, and ii i- said thai an 
association was formed, but 1 have been unable to find any 
record of it. 



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Of the one thousand six hundred and forty-seven men honor- 
ably mustered out of service, we liave been able to find I. — than 
one-half, .iii.I from this time on our roll-call will rapidly grow 
smaller itncl smaller. One by one our rank. ure lessoned by 
transfer to the "invalid corps" and final 1 "muster-< ait." We 
enlist no new recruits. " We know no conn teiai nee on vvhieli is 
the sunshine of youth ; we heat" no voices fresh with the morn- 
ing's melody ; our noon-time is past ; we are in the midst of (he 
afternoon. The upturned faces on the battle-field were those 
dewy with youth; we remember them, as on them shone the 
early light — ours is tin.' lengthening shadow." 

" 'flic mimic eanjp-lires that we build have in them no sugges- 
tion that our country's day will ever again be dark by the smoke 
of battle, where her sons shall contend with each other in mortal 
strife They rather serve to light the pipe of everlasting peace, 
Ivy kindling afresh in the mind the ever glorious fact that Ihe 
people love liberty better than ease, and their country better 
than life." 

" We have seen tin- generation that would stand where we 

stood twenty years ago, should tin: call to arm,-, he sounded ; we 
may safely trust their valor, and confide in their patriotism. 
Let lis deliver to them the castle keys — we may sleep without 
fear." 

However remotely, we may he separated, soon final "taps" 
will icach the ear of all. May it he hut the prelude of a rev- 
eille that shall waken us to a glorious immortality, where peace 
shall reign forever. 

At the end of the Historical Sketch, in which Dr. Cochran 
was frequently interrupted by applause and outspoken words 
from the audience, Col. Egbert introduced (Jos'. Kirk wood. 



THE OLD WAR GOVERNOR, 

the very mention of whose name brought forth such a thunder 
of applause that it was nearly five initiates before (he hoUSO 
could again he quieted sufficiently for him to he heard. Tin 
< Jovernor .-poke as follows : 

"Gentlemen ok the First Iowa Cavalry: — This is 
your meeting. You want to shake hands with each other, and 

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recall the scenes and memories of the days when von were com- 
rades, side by side, not listen to me. I have hoard with great 
interest the reading of many of the reminiscences of vour career 
and the great war, by your historian. We have histories of the 
war and labored chronicles of the stormy times, written bv am- 
bitious' Macau leys, but have no account of actual affairs in camp 
and in the lie-Id. What we want to know is what you were do- 
ing in camp. [Applau.-e and buighter.j Take large sheets of 
paper — the 'legal cap' of the lawyer ami write these lul- 
us from your own personal, reminiscences. Write them out, 
so that we can know what hind of men voii were, on duty and 
oil' duty. We know how you fought, but what we waul to 
know is what else you did." [Applause.] 

At the close of Governor Kirk wood's brief, but peculiarly 
effective, remarks, Col. Egbert introduced 

EX-SECRETARY OF WAR, BELKNAP, 

who was also welcomed with uproarious applause. He spoke at 
considerable length, referring glowingly to t fee achievements of the 
First Cavalry, the pleasant occasion of this reunion, and urging 
as many as possible of those present to attend the reunion of the 
Fifteenth Iowa, shortly to be held at Cedar Rapids. After ex- 
Scciviary IJel k nap's speech, Stra.sser'.s orchestra rendered a must 
beautiful and sympathetic selection, which was loudly applauded. 

1). A. Kerr, who was Second Adjutant of the First Cavalry, 
was introduced, and spoke briefly, closing by urging the mem- 
bers of the brigade to meet at 8 a. m., sharp, to-morrow, at 
Armory Hall. 

The Harmonic male chorus, lead by Professor Kramer, then 
sang, in incomparable voice and style, Kinkel's beautiful "Sol- 
dier's Farewell," and the meeting adjourned to 8 a. m., Thurs- 
day morning. 



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Headquarters First Iowa Cavalry, ) 

Armory Hall, > 

Davenport, September 20th, 1883. j 

The rcgii»ent was Killed to order by 1 >a\i< I A. Kerr. On 
motion of E. -I. Babcock, E. S. Foster was elected Chairman, 
and P. II. Francis was elected Secretary. 

On motion, a committee of one from each company was ap- 
pointed to present articles lor a permanent organization of the 
regiment. Nominations were made' by companies, and resulted 
in the choice of the following named comrades: I). A. Kerr, A; 
E. J. Smith, 15; C. AI. Turner, C ; Geo. M. Walker, D ; E. T. 
Patterson, K; P. E. Shal'er, F; John McDermott, G; W. S. 
VVhisenond, H; E. C Dinsmore. 1; John Fitzsimrnons, K; 
L. B. Manwaring, L; W. II. Rigby, M. iS8'?? ; '24 

After consultation, the committee presented the following ar- 
ticles as a plan for permanent organization : 

Fird. The name of the organization shall be, "The First 
fowa Cavalry Association." 

Second. The objects of this association shall he to perpetuate 
the memory and achievements of the members of the First Iowa 
Cavalry, to preserve that unanimity of loyal sentiment, and that 
kind and cordial feeling which has been an eminent character- 
istic of this regiment. Tin' history and glory of the officers and 
soldiers belonging to this regiment, who have fallen, either on 
the held of battle or otherwise in the line of their duty, shall be 
a permanent and sacred trust to this association, and every effort 
shall he made to collect and preserve the proper memorials of 
their services, and also to complete a roster of the surviving 
members of this regiment, with a record of their present place 
of residence. 

Third. The officers of this association shall consist of a Pres- 
dent, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, 
and Treasurer, who shall be chosen by ballot, and hold their 
offices for three year-, or until their successors are elected. 

Fourth. There shall be an Executive Committee of twelve, 
composed of one member chosen Irj and from each company, 
and who shall hold their offices for three years, or until their 
successors are chosen from said companies. The officers of this 



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association shall bo ex-ojficio members of the Executive Com- 
mittee, an. I the President of this association shall be chairman 
of said committee. Any nine members thereof shall constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Fifth. VII who were ever members of the First Iowa ('av- 
ail's, and who were honorably discharged from the (service, shall 
l>c eligible to membership in this association, l)) r complying with 
the requirements thereof. 

Sixth. All persons eligible to membership in this association 
shall be admitted therein by giving their name.-, rank, company, 
and post-ofliee address, and paying an admission fee of one 
dollar, and tri-annnal dues of one dollar. 

DUTIES OF uKin Ki;s. 

First. The President shall have power to «il I a meeting of 
the Incentive Committee whenever he may choose to do so 3 and 
he shall call a meeting of the Executive Committee on the 
written request of a majority of all the members of said com- 
mittee; he .-hall preside at all uaeetiugs of the Executive Com- 
mittee, and of the assoeiatioii, and he shall issue all orders made 
on the Treasurer. 

NpsmuL The Vice-Presidents shall perform all duties devolv- 
ing on the President, in his absence. 

Third. The Secretary shall revive all moneys due the asso- 
ciation, giving his receipt therefor, and pay them over to the 
Treasurer, taking his receipt for the same; he shall countersign 
all orders drawn by the President on the Treasurer, and keep a 
correct record of all the proceedings of the association, and of the 
Executive Committee, and turn over all papers and hook-, of 
hi- ol'licc io his successor, when duly elected. 

Fourth. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys from the Sec- 
retary, giving his receipt therefor, keep a correct account of the 
same, and pay them out on the order of the President, counter- 
signed by the Secretary. 

Fifth. It shall be the duty of cad, membei «( ih< Executive 
Committee to hunt up and keep a record of d! I lie mcmhi r- •>( 
the company which he repivscnl and ascertain tlicir post-nlhYc 
addresses, and ail facts pertaining to their personal history, so 
far as their military record is concerned, or anything pertaining 



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thereto. The Second Vice-President shall perform the same 
duties for the members oi' the commissioned and non-com mis- 
sioned field and staff, and forward all such information to the 
Secretary. The Executive Committee, when called together, 
shall have power to transact any business, in the interest of the 
association, which may Ik: brought before it, ami they shall have 
power in call a reunion of the association every three years, at 
such time ami place as a majority of them may agree upon. 
They shall also have power to (ill any vacancy in their own 
bodv that may occur by reason <>i death or resignation of any 
member, such vacancy being filled by a member oi" the same 
company as that to which the member so dying or resigning 
belonged. 

Sixth. These articles may be altered or amended at any 
meeting of the association, by a majority vote, notice of the 
same being given one day previous to the vote -on such alteration 
or amendment being taken. 

The articles were amended, so as to make the bond of the 
Treasurer $1,000, to be approved by the Executive Committee, 
and, as amended, were unanimously adopted. 

The following named contraries were then elected officers of 
the association for three; year-: 

David A. Kekr, President. 

II. S. Heberling, First Vice-President. 

M. li. CoCH KAN, Second Vice-President. 

E. -J. Babcock,' Secretary. 

P. E. StiAFKU, Treasurer. 



The following named comrades were selected as Executive 
Committee : 

William Goodin, X; E. T. Hopkins, B; C. M, Turner, C; 
George M.Walker, 1>; E. T. Patterson, E; Can R.Smith, F; 
E. S. Foster, G; A. U. MeCoruuek, H; J. A. Donnell, 1; 
John Fitzsimmons, K; A. G. Essen, L; A. II. Darwin, M. 

Upon motion of Captain Reynolds, a vote of thanks was ten- 
dered the Executive Committee of this, our first reunion, for 
their work in making it a success. 



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Major Whisenand ct>ml ucted the President-elect, I>. A. Kerr, 
to the chair, who then addressed the association. 

It was moved, and carried, that the proceedings ol this reunion, 
and the regimental history, as presented by M*. U. Cochran, be 
published. 

On motion, Major John McDcrmott, Captains I-:. S. Foster, 
J. II. lVrry, 11. S. Ueberling, and Major \\ . II. Whisenand, 
were appointed a committee on resolutions. 

* > 1 1 motion, adjourned to meet at the parlors of the Kimball 
House at 8 o'clock, P. m. 

E. S. Foster, President 
['. II. Francis, Secretary. 

The regiment was invited In the Veterans' Associtiou to 
take dinner with them in camp, at the fair grounds, and, imme- 
diately after adjournment, they formed in columns of twos and 
man-lied to the grounds, escorted by Company LJ, J. N. <J. 
and the Great Western Land. 

TahKs had been provided, and an abundant supply of pork, 
bean.-,, hard-tack, and eottee, with a plenty of sundries ; and they 
thoroughly enjoyed a regular camp-dinner. 

After dinner tin- regiment united with the Veterans' Associ- 
ation in a grand parade through the streets of Davenport, re- 
turning to the lair grounds at '•> p. W., and listened to speeches 
iron. Colonel Benson, Hon. -I. \V. Green, ami General John A. 
Logan. 

THURSDAY EVENING.. 



The regiment met at the Kimball House. 

The- committee appointed at the morning session reported the 
following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted: 

Whereas, The people of Davenport have, by their loyal 
devotion to the cause pf the soldier, which is our common cause 
— the cause of liberty.- — -re-endeared themselves to us by their 
open demonstration of joy in welcoming n- to their midst in this, 
our first reunion, be it 

lit'jtofoetl, I'tiai we express to them, as we do to oui beloved 
country, true soldierly devotion io the defense of right; and we 
hereby desire and express to them our most hearty thank- and 



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assurance of our grateful appreciation of all the kindness shown 
us on this occasion. 

Resolved, Thai the fraternal feeling expressed by the cordial 
invitation of August Wentz Posl lo participate with them in the 
reunion of the Eastern Iowa Veteran Association, meets with 
most hearty response of fraternal relationship in our own hearts. 

Resolved, Thai Company 15, of the Second llegiment, IowaNa- 
tianal Guards, shall he held in honor by us for their deep [pater- 
nal greeting in giving us the free use of their commodious and 
pleasant hall, ami their devoted attention at the reception at the 
opera house. 

Resolved, That Professor Theodore Cramer and his male chorus 
have placed us under a willing contribution for their well-ren- 
dered and appropriate songs at the reception. 

Resolved, That to all the railroads of Iowa (with the excep- 
tion of the Illinois ( lentral ), we are under obligations for reduced 
rates of fare, and to the Chicago, liock Island. <v Pacific and 
the (Chicago, Milwaukee,* St. Paul we tender our special thanks 
for free trains, to visit Rock Island arsenal and the Orphan's 
Home. 

Resolved, That we return sincere thank- to Colonel I >. \V. 
Flagler, commanding Rock r'sliirirl arsenal, and to the Trustees 
and Superintendent of the Orphan's Home, for theft* invitation 
to visit the arsenal and the home, and lor cither courtesies shown. 

Resolved, That the Press of ihestale, in general, and esjuviallg 
the Press of Davenport, deserve more than common mention lor 
proclaiming the news so freely and generously over the land, 
that the old soldiers of the First Iowa Cavalry were to 
meet in the goodly city of Davenport; and to them, in a very 
large measure, should be accorded the great success of this 
meeting. 

Resolved, That comrades David A. Kerr, E. .1. Babcoek, E. L. 
Dean, M. 15. Cochran, James Hill, and William Goodwin, all 
members of the Executive Committee, have shown their unself- 
ish and undying devotion to their old comrade- l.\ ihc mosl 
arduous and continued labor Cor months, witlioiif hope of fee oj 
reward, in bringing about tin- grand reunion, which has pro veil 
such a blessing to us all, in doubly-cementing our old fraternal 
ties. 



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Resolved, That we do most sincerely regret that we have not 
been permitted to meet, on this occasion, all our old comrades, 
who an.' living ill various part- of this united eountry ; but we 
cherish the fond hope that at our next minion, three Mar- from 
now, at some favored locality, we may all be permitted to meet, 
to greet, ami to revivp dear old memories. 

E. S. Foster, 
T. -I. It. Perky, 
John .\I< Dermott, 
11. lli:i;i;i;i.t.N(i, 
W. II. VVhisenand. 

The report was received and adopted, and tlie committee dis- 
charged. 

It was moved by \)\\ Cochran that the Secretary be author- 
ized to have blank applications for membership and notice- of 
organization printed, and forwarded to all members of the regi- 
ment whose address could be obtained. Adopted. 

On motion of Captain E. S. Foster, Messrs. Babcock, Coch- 
ran, and Hopkins were appointed a Committee on Publication, 
and empowered to have the full proceedings of this, our firs! 
reunion, with the regimental history, published a- soon a- prac- 
ticable, and to forward one copy to each member of this associ- 
ation, and- that the Secretary be authorized to draw a warrant 
on the Treasurer Cor payment of same. 

A resolution was adopted requesting any person or member 
of the regiment having Hags, guidons, or other articles of inter- 
est to the regiment' to donate the same to the association. 

Letter- were read from main' former officers and ineiuher- of 
the regiment, regretting their inability to he present at this, our 
lir.-t reunion, and promising attendance at the next one. 

Anions the letter.-, was one from \i. B. Fulton, enclosing the 
following resolutions : 



" ( 'AMI' SlIERlDAN, | 

" Hastings, \ki:., September 6th, 188 I. | 

•• We, the ex-iiiemh. i ,,f the |< M \-i [own Voluuteer Cavalry, 
assembled, have hereby entered into a temporary organization, 
with Captain VV. A. C( miter as Chairman, and It. 15. Fulton a- 



Secretary, for tlte purpose <>i' extending our congratulations and 
fraternal greetings to pur old comrades-in-arms assembled al the 
reunion at 1 >avenpprt, Iowa. 

" Resolved, That we sincerely regret that circumstances prevent 
us from participating in the reunion ceremonies and festivities, 
and once more grasping the friendly hands of our old comrades. 

" Resolved, That we but feebly express our heart-felt emotions 
through tin.- medium, when we 1ml our dear old comrades God 
speed and a united and harmonious reunion. 

" Resolved, That we .entertain for our old comrades-in-arms that 
deep-seated' and undying affection and fraternal feeling that time 
alone can efface; which grows stronger and stronger as the years 
roll around, each succeeding year intensifying those memories of 
hardships ami blood-cemented friendship, engendered by trials 
which tried men's souls; investing their honored memories with 
a halo of patriotic glory — with a brilliancy that will never fade 
while 'reason sits enthroned', or memory holds, its sway.' 

" Resolved, That we mosi earnestly desire the unlimited suc- 
cess, not only of the reunion, but the personal prosperity of its 
several members, and express the hope that their deliberations, 
their camp-fires, their social intercourse, their greetings, and 
their partings maj l>e characterized by earnestness, sobriety, and 
patriotic zeal, as behooves the defenders of our common country 

" Resolved, That the proud distinction of having been a soldier 
for the preservation of the union, is the grandest heritage we 
can bequeath to posterity, and the consciousness of duty per- 
formed, and the discharge of important trusts committed to our 
care, as an integral part of the army of the south-west is a 
Sufficient reward for the true soldier. 

"Resolved, That we contemplate with sadness, the destitute con- 
dition of many of our old comrades, while the treasury of the 
United States — their country! — is literally overflowing with 
wealth, earned by their privations and blood; withholding from 
them the common comforts of life, while their wants could he 
relieved without any additional burden to the country. 

" Resolved, That we hold in profound reverence the memories 
of the honored dead, and will cherish their remembrance and 
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protect their widows and orphans, as a sacred and holy duty 
devolving upon us. 

" 1. R. B. Fulton, Company B, Red Cloud, Nebraska. 

"2. George Rouse, " B, Kearney, Nebraska. 

•':<. O.T. Johnson, " B, Belvideer, Thayer Co., Nebraska. 

••4. ('I. Kincii.l, " 10, Hastings. Nebraska. 

•T). \V. Klingaman, " K, Ayer, Nebraska. 

'•i;. lv H. Bartlett, " E, Hastings, Nebraska. 

"7. Win. Van Hoosen, " I, Beaver City, Nebraska. 

"8. W. Hawk, " [, Beaver City, Nebraska. 

"9. Jo. Springer, " f, Carroltyn, Thayer Co., Nebraska. 

- in. J. 1). Dodge, " I. Prairie View, Kansas. 

- 11. 1). U. Ferman, " II, Wilbur, Nebraska 

•' 12. J. II. Ferman, " II. Red < ilond, Nebraska. 

'• 13. .1. C. Allen, " II, Superior, Nebraska. 

" 11. R. Wesvott, " H, Juniata, Nebraska. 

■' 15. John Lyon, " A, Davenport, Nebraska. 

'•Hi. M. D. Copp, " A, Wahoo, Saunders Co., Nebraska. 

"17. L. S. Drinkwater, " G, Prairie Star, Kansas. 

"IS. W. 'Kurtz, " F, Crete, Nebraska. 

" id. C. M. Slade, '• L, Lincoln, Nebraska. 

"20. J. C. Delbridge, " D, Cambridge, Funas Co., Nebraska. 

" 21. W. A. Coulter, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

" W. A. Coulter, Ghai'i-man. 
"R. B. FULTON, Secretary." 



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FRIDAY. 

Friday morning, on the invitation of Colonel I). \V. Flagler, 
the regiment visited Rock Island arsenal, and were shown the 
works and buildings in process of construction there. II. II. 
Hills, Esq., agent of the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Rail- 
way, kindly tendered an engine and cars to take the members to 
the island. 

In the afternoon the " bays" witnessed the sham-battle of the 
Veterans' Association, which came as near the genuine article as 
it is hoped they will ever be held, and which showed con- 
clusively that those who participated in it " had been there," and 
knew " how to do it." 

The best of feeling prevailed throughout the entire reunion, 
and all felt amply repaid for the sacrifice they had made in at- 
tending. 

On motion adjourned, to meet in three years, on call of the 
Executive Committee. 

1). A. KERR, President. 
E. J. BABCOCK, Secretary, 



Note. — I wish to make due acknowledgement to Col. I). Anderson 
Capts. J. R. Ellis, S. S. Burdett, and E. 8. Foster*, Lieut. I. M. Siiueral, 
Adjt. D. A. Kerr, and E. T. Hopkins, for valuable information regarding 
the organization of their respective companies, and to the very full Ids 
tory of the regiment by Col. A. G. McQueen, contained in th« Adjutant- 
General's report 

Fur full correspondence relating to orders Nos. 2 and 15, see report of 
Adjutant-General of Iowa, page 514, Vol. 2, 1867. 

M. B. Cochran. 

Davenport, Sept. 25th, 1883. 

Nom— It is earnestly desired that all who were ever members of the 
First Iowa Cavalry, and who were honorably discharged from service, 
shall become members of the association; and any member of the regi- 
ment whose name ami address is uol recorded in ibis publication will 
plea.se inform the Secretary, or anj member of the Executive Com- 
mittee. 



Members of the First Iowa Cavalry Association, 



FIELD AND STAFF. 



Albers, C. H St. Louis, Mo. 

Cochran, ALB Davenport, Iowa. 

Chase, Levi San Diego, Cal. 

Donnell, J. A Sigourney, Iowa. 

Kerr, David A Keokuk, Iowa. 

King, Jas. I Springfield, HI- 

Lothrop, < has. II Lyons, Iowa. 

Ladd, J. A Traer, Iowa. 

McDermott, John t Dubuque, Iowa. 

Marshall, .1. L Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Morrill, Henry I Saratoga Springs, low; 

Rand, J. S Council Bluffe, Iowa. 

Whisenand, W. S Ottawa, Iowa. 

COMPANY A. 

Babcock, E. J Davenport, Iowa. 

Carter, Chas. A Bentonsport, Iowa. 

Carter, Win. H Bentonsport, Iowa. 

Conn, 0. L Keokuk, Iowa. 

Cheesman, Michael Montrose, Iowa. 

Dwigans, Joseph Stuart, Iowa. 

Ferrell, Isaac Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Ford, Jonathan Wilton, Iowa. 

< foodin, Win Farmington, Iowa. 

Cray, W. S Keokuk, Iowa. 

Gabriel, Hiram Keokuk, Iowa. 

Hill, James Keokuk, Iowa. 

llenkle, John ACton, Iowa. 

Jones, Frank II Keokuk, LoWa. 

Johnston, Jas. E Musselshell, M. T 

Lyon, John C Daveni)ort, Neb. 

MeKey, Geo. W Howard, Kansas. 

McCandlass, Jos. C Sonora, 111. 



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Moss, C. E Kansas, Mo. 

Miller, George R Albia, Iowa. 

Nelson, N. P Keokuk, Iowa. 

Osborn, A. 11 New Liberty, Iowa. 

Obleimess, L. L Keokuk, Iowa. 

Reynolds, R. M Washington, D, C. 

Reynolds, Thomas Confidence, Iowa. 

Russell, J. L Prairie City, Iowa. 

Reibold, Daniel Terre Haute, Ind. 

Reed, El more Montrose, Iowa. 

Rosecrans, Lewis Braddyville, Iowa. 

Rosecrans, L. W Williamstown, Mo. 

Rhodes, Leonard W North Granville, N. Y. 

Sala, Orland P Blooniington, Wis. 

Sweet, E. L Greely, Iowa. 

Sala, A. F Keokuk, Iowa. 

Shook, Jacob M Seuttsville, Kansas. 

Smith John W Washta, Iowa. 

Scheyli, Wm Gabriel Mills, Tex. 

Thomas, Z. E Washington, I). C. 

Torrence, F. G Birmingham, Iowa. 

Thatcher, Aaron II Mt. Sterling, Iowa. 

Thorndike, Wm. F Salem, Mass. 

Walker, Add Washington, D. C. 

Wyatt, Wm. II Keokuk, Iowa. 

Wright, John, No. 1 Keokuk, Iowa. 

Wilson, A. J Austin, Neb. 

Wilson, .1. S Golden, Col. 

COMPANY B. 

Adams, Nicholas Elkader, Iowa. 

Bullock, D. S Lost Nation, Iowa. 

Bnrdett, S. S Washington, I). 0. 

Chatfield, M. M Lock Rapids, Iowa. 

Elliott, R. M Kansas City, Mo. 

Francis, Phil. 11 Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Forbes, Daniel M De Witt, Iowa. 

Foster, J. T Lyons, Iowa. 

Gulie, Isaac State Center, Iowa. 

Hopkins, FT Davenport, Iowa. 

Heberliin^, II. S Marion, Iowa. 

McMillan, I), s Oxford Junction, Iowa. 

Rhodes, Isaac DeWitt, Iowa. 

Smith, F. J Sedalia, Mo. 

Smith, F. 11 Dnbuque, Iowa. 

Tate, W. G Chicago, Ills. 



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Williams, I). W Kansas City, Mo. 

West, W. II. II De\Vitt,Iowa. 

Woodward, B. S Lyons, Iowa. 

COMPANY C. 

Bolt/., Joseph Morning Sun, [owa. 

Copp.C. M Wuhoo, Neb. 

Klein, Max ■ Pittsburgh, Penn. 

Mellinger, John Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Patterson, (i. W Mediapolis, Iowa. 

Perry, T. J. R Riverton, Iowa. 

Payne, Horace Geneva, Ohio. 

Steele, W. S Butler, M,. 

Seyb, Michael Kahoka, Mo. 

Swan, R. M...; Burlington, Iowa. 

Stutsman, A. II Burlington, Iowa. 

Turner, G. M Burlington, Iowa. 

Vanfleet, James Flaglers, Iowa. 

COMPANY 1). 

Oreswell,.J. M Grand view, Iowa. 

Cory, Johnathan Augusta, Iowa. 

Cory, John Augusta, Iowa. 

Delbridge, J. C Arapahoe, Neb. 

Grant, W. K Danville, Iowa. 

Graham, John W Winterset, Iowa. 

Hornby, \V. I Denmark, Iowa. 

James, Elias Marshalltown, Iowa. 

McClelland, J. I Winterset, Iowa. 

Pitger, J. W Ravenswood, Pla. 

Palmer, S. B Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Stewart, W. 11 Danville, Iowa. 

Strodley, G. P Swan, Iowa. 

Walker, Geo. M Des Moines, Iowa. 

COMPANY E. 

Campbell, J. A Severance, Kansas. 

Howe, S. II Columbus City Iowa 

Hall, I. W Columbus, Kansas. 

Limboeker, Orlando C Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Patterson, T. E Ananmsa, Iowa. 

COMPANY F. 

Allen, J. S \.r^onia, Kansas. 

Bunker, Jesse Gihnore, Mich. 



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Boyd, Daniel South Amana, Iowa. 

Corlett, John Vnita, [owa. 

Clark, W. II Volga City. 

Foster, E. N Welhnan, Iowa. 

Hart, George Denmark, [owa. 

Hart, T. II Denmark, Iowa. 

Hart, k. S Denmark, Iowa. 

Hise.J.G Washington, Iowa. 

Hoxie, R. S Washington, 1). C. 

Hurlburt, M. W Sylvan Grove, Kans. 

Huskins, J. C Brighton, Iowa. 

McCormiek, J. W Wellman, Iowa. 

Morgan, 1). I". Tower Hill, 111. 

Matthews, J. L Welhnan. Iowa. 

My.rs, Chas Welhnan, Iowa. 

Morrow, John A Watei ville, Kans. 

Powers, Albert Welhnan, Iowa. 

Roso, S. W Fairbank, Iowa. 

Shaver, 1'. K Amish, Iowa. 

Smith, Carey R Iowa City, Iowa. 

Sumner, J. K Oakland, Cal. 

Sniclscer, C Richmond, Iowa. 

Woodruff, ( 'ha lmer I* Columbus City, la. 

COMPANY G. 

Arniitage, .1. P OlioMen, Iowa. 

Alline, A. A l.e Mars, Iowa. 

Buswell, Geo. 11 Lovelock, Neb. 

Brown, I'M. .1 - Quincy, 111. 

Foster, K. S luclubon, Iowa. 

Fish, Wm. i; knamosa, Iowa. 

I Iregory, Henry lack sou. Iowa. 

Krapfel, J. W Waterloo, Iowa. 

Lonnsberry, Joel Union-, Iowa. 

Morgan, A Greely, Iowa. 

Stone, Jas. L Delhi, Iowa. 

Scott, D. W Maquoketa, Iowa. 

Skinner, Benj. F Manchester, Iowa. 

Schoonover, L Anamosa, Iowa. 

Trenchard, S. W Manchester, Iowa. 

Thompson, John S. B Grundy ( tenter, low; 

Welles, E. L Wallace, Kansas. 

COMPANY 11. 

Cowans, Win. H FlagleiS, Iowa. 

Carrol, Nathan A Melrose, Iowa. 

Hodge, D Ottumwa, Iowa. 



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COMPANY I. 

Crocker, 15. E Martinsburg, Iowa. 

Daly, Prank Pontoosi«:, III. 

Dinsinore, l><: Kirkville, Iowa. 

Donnell, <>. II Ile.lri.k, Iowa. 

Donnell, S. II Martinsburg, Iowa. 

Donnell, It. I Sigourm -y, Iowa. 

Hawk, K/ra Martinsburg, Iowa. 

.IoImim.ii. A.J Martinsburg, Iowa. 

McAuley, William Pontoosu-, III. 

My.-rs, T. .1 Burlington, Iowa. 

Phelps, A. li Compelinc, Iowa. 

Sylvester. Geo. VV Comr.etine, Iowa. 

Thompson, E.C Ygeney <'ily, Iowa. 

Walker, S. C Batavia, Iowa. 

COMPANY K. 

AlwoOd, C P Aiiamosa. Iowa. 

Barnes, Thos. II YVaukon, Iowa. 

Casey, M Durham, low a. 

Fitzsimmohs, John Montk-ello, Iowa. 

Herriman, VV. B Wadena, Iowa. 

Jor.es, Allen Buflalo, Iowa. 

Keel.r, ('has Chicago, 111. 

Phelan, James \namosa, Iowa. 

Russell, .1. M Mill Kunn, Penu. 

Swingle, N. M Muscatine, Iowa. 

COMPANY L 

Bntiin, Caleb Ilalestine, Iowa. 

Chase, C. A Itoclusler, N. Y. 

Essen, 0. G Dubuque, Iowa. 

Font,., W. M Preston, Minn. 

Guthrie, W. I Golden, Iowa. 

Jordan, M. V Lettsville, Iowa. 

Jones, K. II YVaukon, Iowa. 

Lafranee, 1 Dubuque, Iowa. 

Lewis, Geo Grenola, Kansas. 

Miller. Chas. K Severance, Kans. 

Mead, II. II Dubuque, Iowa. 

Miller, Andrew Manchester, Iowa. 

Mauri, e, X Montitrello, loua. 

Man warm-, L B Wheal Ian. I Iowa. 

Stoneman, Lewis Denison, Texas. 

Thomas, A. B Vmes, rowa. 

Wise, John Belles ne, Iowa. 



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COMPANY M. 

oyd, Joseph Davenport, lo 

arwin, A. II Lyons, Iowa. 

ierks, Hans Lyons, Iowa. 

eane, L. E Lyons, Iowa. 

randy, John Now Springs, 

aston, A. D \uii's, Iowa. 

alhaway, W. W Ruvpnport, [o 

ills, \V. VV Mmli* i,, Dak 

igby, W. 11 Mi • hanusvill 

iihr, John liock Island, 

'irth, Joseph Angus, Iowa 

'ilk.s. F. l; M<( ook. Neb. 

eltles, Geo. T iv'iry, Iowa. 



NAMES AND ADDRESS 



Surviving Meters of flic First Iowa Cavalry, 



A.S FAK AS KNOWN. 



FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS. 



Anderson, Daniel Colonel 

Thompson, Wm., Colonel 

Moss, Chas. E, Lieutenant-Colonel .. 
Bryan, P. Gad, Lieutenant-Colonel.... 
McQueen, A. (i , Lieutenant-Colonel. 

Jinks, ,1. D., Major 

Chase, Levi, Major 

■■Whiseiiaud, VV. S., Major 

*McDermott, John, Major 

Bereman, Major 

Murhrau, M. B., Surgeon 

'Lathrop, C. II., Surgeon 

A Urn. D. 15 , Assistant Surgeon 



.Albia, Iowa. 
.Bismark, Dak. T. 
. Finporia, Ka'ns. 
.IK'S Moines, Iowa. 
.Flora, Ills. 

Butte City, M. T. 
.Los Vngdes, Cal. 
.Ottawa. Kan.-. 
.Dubuque, Iowa. 
.Mi. Pleasant. Iowa. 
.Davenport, Iowa. 

Lyons, Iowa. 
.Wesl Liberty, Obi. 
..Cedar Bayou, Tex. 



Hervey, J. L., Assistant Surgeon Dubuque, Iowa. 

*Ladd, J. A., Assistant Surgeon Traer, Iowa. 

Stone, .1. C, Adjutant Burlington, Iowa. 

Kerr, David A , Adjutant Keokuk, Iowa. 

Donnell, .1. A., Adjutant Sigonrney, rowa. 

Morr.ll. II. L., Adjutant Hoosii: Tunnell, Mass. 

Bryan, J. M.. Adjutant Audubon, Iowa. 

MiClure, VV. P., Quarter-Master Topeka, Kansas; 

*Albers, C. Henri, Quarter-Master St. Louis, Mo. 

Fluke- VV. VV., (^nuter-Master Lawrence, Kansas. 

Dashiel, 11 L., Commissary-Sergeant \lbia. Kansas. 

Newel. Kobt., Commissary-Sergeant Chetopa, Kansas. 

Hand, .). s., chaplain Council Blulls. Iowa. 

Klder,Thos. 11., 1 lospital Steward Albia, Iowa. 

Belfulder, Ceo., Hospital Steward Ti|iton, Mo. 

Edwards, Baron, Hospital Stewanl du-tnpfi, Kans. 

■■King. Jas. L., B. S. M Springlteld, 111 



resent at the ivuiimii. 



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Easley, Dan, Quarter-Master's-Sergeant Confidence, Iowa. 

Cheesman, M., l'>. V. S Montrose, Iowa. 

Cunningham, A. G., Bugler Little Bock, Arks. 

Hall, W. B., Bugler CoIiiuiIhi.- ( 'ily, Iowa. 

Marsliall, J. L, Band Morninj. Sun, [own. 

FIRST IOWA CAVALRY ROSTER. 

COMPANY A. 

^Reynolds, R. M., Captain Washington, D.'C. 

Oblenness, T. J., Captain Ikxandria, Mo. 

Boyee, A. I'., Lieutenant Sterling, Kansas. 

"Russell, J. 1.., Lieutenant I'rairieCity, Iowa. 

Turner, Jas. 1'., Lieutenant Keokuk, Iowa. 

Andrews, Win. C Montrose, Iowa. 

*Babcook, E. J Davenport, low a. 

Blair, Benjamin Sterling, Kansas. 

Blair, Win. W Menomonee, Wis. 

Bridges, Braiuard, Corporal Shelby, Ohio 

Carter, Alex. Beutouspurt, Iowa. 

"Carter, Win Bentonsport, Iowa. 

Clapp, M. U Wahoo, Keh. 

*Copp, M. D Wahoo, N «'l>- 

Davis, Frank Andover, Mo. 

"Dwigans, Joseph Stiiart, Iowa. 

*l'ord, Jonathan Wilton, Iowa. 

1 on, John B Bodie, L'ol. 

'Fen ill, Isaac Morning Sun, Iowa. 

day, Walter S., Sergeant Keokuk, Iowa. 

*< loodin, Win., Corporal b'urininglon, Iowa. 

Gabriel, Hiram Keokuk, Iowa. 

Hill, .lames Keokuk, Iowa. 

lluiskaiup, II. J li. Madison. Iowa. 

Horton, Win Montrose, Iowa. 

Green, Geo. W Conway, Iowa. 

Jones, Frank II Keokuk, Iowa. 

Johnston, Jas. K Mussellshell, M. T. 

Kennedy, Alex Gregory's Landing, Mo 

Lyons, (has. 11 Dexter, Iowa. 

Lyon, John C Davenport, Neb. 

Merrill, 11. S Sarati N Y 

*Moss,Chas. K.,Jr Kausas < ily, Mo. 

McCandless, Jos. t '., ( nr| oral Sonora, hi . 

McKilben, Chaa Keokuk. Iowa. 

Miller, Geo. li Belinda Iowa. 

*McKey, Geo. W Howard, Kansas. 



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Nelson, Peter Keokuk, Iowa. 

Newell, Samuel II Eddyville, Iowa. 

Oiler, Eli R Keokuk, Iowa. 

Oblenness, L. L., Corporal Keokuk, Iowa. 

Oblenness, Andrew Topeka, Kansas. 

*Osborn; Alex New Liberty, Iowa. 

*Reibold, Daniel Terre Haute, In.l. 

*Reed, Klmore Montrose, Iowa. 

Russell, John Montrose) Iowa. 

Rosecran/., L W Wayland, .Mo. 

Rhodes, I. W North (irinville N. Y. 

^Reynolds, Thomas, Corporal Confidence, Iowa. 

Reufiin, George ; Chicago, Ills. 

*Sala, Anglos F Keokuk, Iowa. 

Seabolt, Elihu Si. Joseph) Mo. 

Seabolt, Edward St. Josesh, Mo. 

*Sala, Orlando P Bloomington, Wis. 

Short, Lewis E .Shell City, Mo. 

Seott, James Great Bend, Kansas. 

Scheyli, Wm. South Gabriel, Tex. 

*Sweet, E. I Greeley, Iowa. 

Smith, John, Bngler VVashta, Iowa. 

*Shook, Jacob M Seottsville, Kansas. 

*Torrence, F. O Birmingham, Iowa. 

•Thomas, Z. E Washington, I). C. 

•Thatcher, Aaron A., Farrier ML Sterling Iowa. 

Turner, David C Keokuk, Iowa. 

Tuttle, Prentice, K Hamilton, Ills. 

Thorndik'e, Wm. F Salem, Mass. 

Vanaerman, A., Corp Hamilton, Ills. 

Vansant, J. S Washington, D. C. 

"Walker, Adison Washington, IXC. 

Wright, John, (2) Corp Springfield, Mo. 

*Wright, John (1) Corp Keokuk, Iowa. 

Welchynier, George Montrose; Iowa. 

Wilson, Walker Montrose, Iowa. 

Wilson, II. T Le Claire, Iowa. 

*Wyatt, Wm. II Keokuk, Iowa. 

Walker, F. J Montrose, Iowa. 

Wilson, A. J Austin, Texas. 

Wright, A. J Diana, Kansas. 

"Wilson, Harrison Montrose, Iowa. 

Wilson, lshmall T Golden, Col. 

Wisby, I.. B ". Omaha, Neb. 

Wingrove, B. F West line, Knnsas. 

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COMPANY B. 

Burdett, s. s., Captain Washington, D. C. 

Leffingwell, Wm. E., Captain Chicago, Ills. 

*Foster, J. T. Captain Lyons, Iowa. 

Shiil'er, Henry 1'., Lieutenant , Little Rock, Ark. 

^Heberling, Hiram 8., Lieutenant Cedar Lai. ids, Iowa. 

K Defriesl, Win. II. Lieutenant Lyons, Iowa. 

*Adams, Nicholas .' Elkader, Iowa. 

Buell, Strong, Sergeant Arkansas City, Ark. 

♦Bullock, D. S Lost Nation, Iowa. 

Bias, Francis Hajrrisburg, Mo. 

Bodell, R. M Waterloo, Iowa. 

Coe, John A Milledgeville, III. 

Crawford, T. M Monona, Iowa. 

Carney, Geo. R Monroe, Iowa. 

Crandall, Henry C Strawberry Point, la. 

Chatfield, M. M Rock Rapids, Iowa. 

Cunningham, M Volga ( it y, Iowa. 

Darling, Lemuel St. Louis, Mo. 

♦Downing, John Andrew, Iowa. 

Burling, Win St. Louis, Mo. 

Evans, L. JI Denver, Col. 

Emery, Silas 11 Thompson, Iowa. 

Ely, T Elkader, Iowa. 

*Elliott, R. M Kansas City, Mo. 

Fulton, R. B., Sergeant Led Cloud, Neb. 

•Forbes, Daniel W DeWitt, Iowa. 

•Francis, 1'. II Cedar Kapids, Iowa. 

Hiates, John M., Sergeant (irand Mound, Iowa. 

Gardner, W. W., Corporal Lost Nation, Iowa. 

*Gulic, Isaac, Corporal State Center, Iowa. 

♦Hopkins, E. T., Bugler ". Davenport, Iowa. 

*Huribnrt, Augustus Lyons, Iowa. 

Johnson, Otis T Belvidere, Neb. 

Keller, John Richmond Neb. 

Lister, James, ( lorporal Morrison, Ills. 

Leonard, 11. J Beloit, Wis. 

♦McMillan. D S Oxford Junction, low, 

Mi Keen, John Green Springs, Ohio. 

Moore, Lichard Rock Creek, Kansas. 

Miller, John A., Corporal Ft. Bayard, N. M. 

Pierson, Luke Rising, Neb. 

*Rhodes, Isaac DeWitt, Iowa. 

Bull, Freeman Lyons, Iowa. 

Robinson, Frank II Morrison Ills. 

Bouse, John Kearney, Neb. 

Smith, F. II Dubuque, Iowa. 



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Stanley, Charles St. Louis, Mo, 

Stanley, E. (i -.Dubuque, Iowa. 

Stockwell, II. B Clinton, fowa, 

Smith, lv.]., Corporal Sedalia, Mo. 

Soper, W. L.; Corporal Hot Springs, Ark. 

Saxlon, James DeWitt, L.wa. 

•Tyler, George B:, blacksmith Grand Mound, lows 

*Tate, William G Chicago, Ills. 

Truman, S Strawberry Point, 1; 

Tietjens, J. II Indian Grove, Mo. 

*\Vest, W.H. 11 DeWitt, Iowa. 

•Williams, Warren Chetopa, Kansas. 

Walker, John Greenville, Ills. 

•Woodward, B. S., Sergeant Lyons, Iowa. 

COMPANY C. 

*Perry, T. J. P., Captain Hamburg, Iowa. 

"Turner, Clinton M., Lieutenant Burlington, Iowa. 

Clark, Win. A., Lieutenant Burlington, Iowa. 

Vanbeek, George, Lieutenant New London, Iowa. 

Ponal.lson, M.,' Lieutenant Pierre, Dakota. 

Atberton, S Denver, Col. 

Barr, George Salt Lake City, Utal 

Bra mli, John Augusta, Iowa. 

Bom an, A. W Leon, Iowa. 

Boyer, Michael Wapello, Iowa. 

"Boltz, Joseph Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Price, Albert C Lenox, Iowa. 

Craig, Walter Kansas, City, Mo. 

*Copp, C. M Wahoo, Neb. 

Chapman, S. P Wapello, Iowa. 

Castle, B. S., Sergeant., Johnstown, Ohio. 

Carter, J. J) Chariton, Iowa. 

Carter, Jackson, Sergeant St. Louis, Mo. 

*Dellfelder, George Tipton, Mo. 

Horner, Lloyd Little Rock, Ark. 

Hawkins, Geo. C Creston, lovsa. 

Hendricks, Paul, Corporal Bustes, Mo. 

Hutchinson, Thomas Burlington, Iowa. 

Hook, George Memphis, Tenn. 

Hammond J Augusta, Kansas. 

Ingersoll, James Huron, Iowa. 

Johnston, L, B Burlington, Iowa. 

Jefferson, H West Point, Iowa. 

Kitchen, Jerry Burlington, Iowa. 

Keaver, W. (). P Orsburg, Mo. 

Morris, Martin C Arcolia, Mo. 



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Moore, Martin, Corporal Topeka, Kansas. 

*Mellinger, John Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Majors, 10. W (Jirai.l Kansas. 

*Payne, Horace Mechanicsville, Obi 

Parkinson, S. D Trenton, Mo. 

♦Patterson, George VV Mediapolis, Iowa. 

Ritcbey, Joe Dea Moines, Iowa.. 

Smith, Win. B Burlington, Iowa. 

'Swan, Mark Burlington, Iowa. 

Shelton, VVm. P Desoto, Missouri. 

'Stutsman, A. II Burlington, Iowa. 

*8eyb, Michael Kahoka, Missouri. 

Storey, Nick Burlington, Iowa. 

Slo.um, Wm. II Quincy, III. 

*Steele, Win. S Butler, Mo. 

Stoddard, Allen West Point, Iowa. 

Shaak, Jacob Scot tsvi lie, Kansas. 

Turner, C. M., Corporal Burlington, Iowa. 

* Van licet, James Flaglers, Iowa. 

VV'elsch, Samuel B Middtetown, Iowa. 

Wilson, Samuel F Mediapolis, Iowa. 

Wilson, T. D Lacona, Iowa. 

COMPANY 1). 

* Walker, George M., Captain Des Moines, Iowa. 

Shriver, Wm. R., Lieutenant Winterset, Iowa. 

Ilainmon, John C, Lieutenant Spring Hill, Iowa. 

Butler, J. G., Lieutenant Boulder, Col. 

Barlow; John Chariton, Iowa. 

Bird, Butler Bennington, Iowa. 

Brown, A. Z Fredonia, Kansas. 

Carpenter, Willet Indianola, Iowa. 

Carter, Milton, sadler Alton, Iowa. 

Conrad, Samuel M Milo, Iowa. 

Crosthwait, Perry, Sergeant Des Moines, Iowa. 

Carter, W. C Atlantic, Iowa. 

Delbridge, J. C Cambridge, Neb. 

Franchcs, Jack Ohio, Iowa. 

Grant, W. K Danville, Iowa. 

Griffith, B. F Warrensburg, Mo. 

Hornby, Win. L Denmark, Iowa. 

Hill, Peter Scuyler, Neb. 

Ilainmon, Levi tndianola, Iowa. 

Harsh, Jacob New Virginia Iowa. 

Hammond, Henry D topeka, Kansas 

lines, W Patterson Iowa. 

Judkins, Milton Indianola. Iowa. 



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Judkins, Van 15 Indiauola, Iowa. 

Judkins, J Indianola, Iowa. 

Kelley, I). C Omaha, Neb. 

Kelly, I;. W Fayette, Iowa. 

Lewis, Charles V Derby, Iowa. 

Lowry, James Shenandoah, Iowa. 

Ledington, G. W Mi:Pherson, Kansas. 

May, Tobias Cofleyvillfc, Kansas. 

•McClelland, J. L Peru, Iowa. 

Roberts, David Plumb Creek, Neb. 

Reed, S Winterset, towa. 

Shannon, Samuel E., Corporal Atlantic, Iowa. 

Sydebothatn, Jabez Derby, Iowa. 

Stewart, W. II Danville, Iowa. 

Slough, Jesse North Jackson, Ohio. 

Smith, Jackson C Cora, Kansas. 

Sampson, Carlos, Corporal Patterson, Iowa. 

Shannon, Enoch, Corporal Atlantic, Iowa. 

Shoemaker, I). C Battle Creek, Kansas 

Turk, William, Corporal Bennington, Iowa. 

Trunible, Knoch Indiauola, Iowa. 

Wilson, William Osceola, Iowa. 

•Wilson, C. S Dos Moines, Iowa. 

Williams, John II Cedar Liapids, Iowa. 

COMPANY E. 

Coulter, William A., Captain Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Ives George K., Lieutenant Ml. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Kauilman, C. C, Lieutenant Mobile, Alabama. 

Baxter, Robert, Lieutenant K noxville, Iowa. 

Buffington, J. J Salem, Iowa. 

Bean, Thomas M Eagle Kock, Idaho. 

Brown, Alexander Cherokee, Iowa. 

Bigler, Theodore Mt. Pleasant', Iowa. 

Bereman, T. II La llayb, towa. 

Bumgardner, I). C, Wagoner Pueblo, Colorado. 

Bird, C. M., Corporal Alton, Iowa. 

Blazer, J. 1L, Sergeant Ft. Station, N. M. 

Bartlett, E. II Hastings, Neb. 

Coates, C F Phoenix, Arizona T. 

Cromwell, Arthur New London, Iowa. 

Cant el airy, C New London, Iowa. 

"Colville, U. P Monmouth, UK 

Campbell, James A Severance, Kansas. 

('ratty, William Burlington, Iowa. 

Craig, W. P Trenton, Mo. 

Gray, William Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

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Hephrey, Daniel Anthony, Kansas. 

*Howe, Samuel Columbus City, Iowa. 

Helphrey, F. P .' Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Howard, 0. M New London, Iowa. 

Hessj II. II Salem, Iowa. 

Haggett, Isaac II Salem, Iowa. 

Ives, Nathaniel, Bugler Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Jobes, Charles Seward, Neb. 

Klin-man, W Aver, Neb. 

Kempton, G. VV Lowland, Col. 

Kincaid, Orlando 1) Abilene, Texas. 

Kitchen, Jeremiah Burlington, Iowa. 

Kelley, James 1 Springfield, Ills. 

Kincaid, C. L liastings, Neb. 

*Limboeker, 0. C Morning Sun, Iowa. 

Lynch, Clarke .Mi. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Lyman, Gad New London, Iowa. 

McCormick, John Wichita, Kansas. 

Mathews, J. R Salem, Iowa. 

North, John T., Sergeant Winlield, Iowa. 

Pricket, Elias New London, Iowa. 

^Patterson, T. E Laaniosa, Iowa. 

l'iekard, Edward Salem, Iowa. 

Potter, J Gunnison, Colorado. 

l'iekard, II nam Salem, Iowa. 

Ramsey, Ceo. W New London, Iowa. 

Roberts, Berry man Keokuk, low a. 

Stapleton, 10. M Kinsley, Kansas. 

Snyder, C. M Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 

Shampnoi, Thomas - Salem, Iowa. 

Thompson, Samuel Seotts\ ille, Kansas. 

*\ anOrsdol, George W., Corporal Silver Lake, Iowa. 

Williams, O. M Columbus, Kansas. 

Worley, George W Hopkins, Mo. 

WiggailS, L. 1) Way Ian. 1, Iowa. 

Welweth, 1. L Salem, Iowa. 

Weller, Cbarles, Corporal New London, Iowa. 

Walker, R Utica, Iowa. 

COMPANY F. 

*Shaver, Philip E., Captain Iowa City, Iowa. 

*Elliott J J. K., Captain Grand Jim, lion, < ul. 

Low, Charles W. W .. Captain Rusbmoru, Minn. 

*Huskins, James C, Lieutenant Brighton, Iowa. 

Allen, A. B Hath ton, Iowa. 

Austin, L. W Bazien, Kansas. 

Bolton, John Iowa City, Iowa. 



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Browner, X. II., Corporal Cedar Bluffs, Kansas. 

•Bunker, Je^se Gilmore, Mich. 

Bolding, W Dorehester, Neb. 

*Corlett, John Iowa City, Iowa. 

•Clark, W. II Volga City, Iowa. 

Craig, L. R Dennison City, Texas. 

Doran, James li Bedford, Iowa. 

•Foster, E. N Wellmaii Iowa. 

Fuller, Victor Brush Creek, Iowa. 

Hoxsie, R. I *, Sergeant Washington, D. C. 

•Hart, Thomas. II Denmark, Iowa* 

•Hart, Ray S Denmark, Iowa. 

•Hart, George... Denmark, Iowa. 

Hunter, J. C Newton, Iowa. 

Hamlin, Henry C Colfax, N. M. 

•Hise, Joseph G Washington, Iowa. 

Hiatt, Lewis Columbus City, Jowa. 

Helmick, William Cairo, Iowa. 

liana, David Peoria, Ills. 

Hayes, M Hazelton, Iowa. 

Hamilton, William F., Sergeant Palmer, Colorado. 

Klein, Max Pittsburgh, Penn. 

Kortz, William R Crete, Neb. 

MeCord, .lames 11., Sergeant Des Moines, Iowa. 

McCord, D. M Newton, Iowa. 

-Mayer, Charles Wellman, Iowa. 

■ Met lormick, J. W Wellman, Iowa. 

•Mathews. I. L Wellman, Iowa. 

Met line, William, Corporal Richmond, Iowa. 

McCoy, Charles A St. Joseph, Mo. 

•Morgan, I). E., Quarter-Master's Sergeant .Tower Hill, Ills. 

MeClure, George Alexandria, Nebraska. 

Morrow, J. A Waters i lie Kansas. 

O'Couner, 15 Klkader, Iowa. 

•Powers, Alliert Wellman, Iowa. 

Perry, 11. 15 Dell Norte, < :ulo. 

Park Russell Denmark, Iowa. 

Piatt, .1 Oelweiu, Iowa. 

Ross, S. W Fairbanks, Iowa. 

•Roberts, J. 1j Fairbanks, Iowa. 

Sayles, W. Mill, Iowa. 

Smith, Carey li., Corporal Iowa City, Iowa. 

Straten, E. T Iowa City, Iowa. 

•Smelseer, E. T Iowa City, Iowa. 

•Sumner, J. I : Denver, Colo. 

Stebbins, M Waverly, Iowa. 

Wyley. J. I Greenville, Ohio. 



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*Woodruff, Chalmer P Columbus City, Iowa. 

Wildman, Ira II Central City, Neb. 

Wilson, I. P Newton, Iowa. 

Wilson, J. E., Corporal Chamberlain, D. T. 

"Young, R. J Oelwein, Iowa. 

COMPANY G. 

Hosford, A. VV\, Captain Rockdale, Iowa. 

*Foster, E. S., Lieutenant kmhibon, Iowa. 

Klingeberg, E. A., Lieutenant Milwaukee, Wis. 

*Amutage, John Glidden, l'-wa. 

Allen, George Castalia, Iowa. 

Alline, A. A., Sergeant Le .Mars, Iowa. 

*Brown, Edward, .1 Quiney, III-. 

Byreley, Purdy M., Farrier Farley, Iowa. 

Buswell, George It., Corporal Loveloi:k, Nev. 

Bivins, Jeremiah Orient, Iowa. 

*Barto, C M Center Junction, Iowa. 

Bradfield, H. A Hubbard, Iowa. 

Burk, Stephen Eldora, Iowa. 

Brownson, S. II Raymond, Iowa. 

Babcock, W. VV , Sergeant Eldora, Iowa. 

Clinkenheanl, E. 1 Eldora. Iowa. 

Druekathe, L. S Prairie Shu, Neb. 

Dory, F. A Idaho Springs, Colo. 

Del ri.h, George Brush Creek, Iowa. 

I'.rwiii, Joseph C, Bugler Minneapolis, Minn. 

Eggleston, C. i; Louisville, Colo. 

Eggleston, W. K Bonanza City, Colo. 

*l<ish, William 1! Anamosa. Iowa. 

Fowkes, Allen Monticullo, Iowa. 

Fiirman, John M Eldora, Iowa. 

Farmingtoii, Stanton Dubuque, Iowa. 

Foulker, Allen Mouticello, Iowa. 

Gaut, Matthew Wooster, Ohio. 

Gorham, James Douglass, Iowa. 

'Gregory, Henry lackson, Mich. 

Hanna, John Q Goldfield, Iowa. 

Hoover, Harris, Sergeant Clearfield, Pa. 

Hull; Samuel It., Sergeant Waterloo, Iowa. 

*Kraplel, J. W Walorli n, Iowa. 

*Lounsberry, J G., Corporal Union, towa. 

•Morgan, Arm Greeley, Iowa. 

McCartney, Charles 1' Topeka, Kansas. 

Owens, A Casta! ia, low a. 

Palmer, Silas X., Commissary Vermillion, l» T. 



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Pocock, (' Lake City, Iowa. 

Rudolph, Arthur F Canton, I). T. 

Ranslow, George P '.Minneapolis, Minn. 

*Schoonover, 1,., ( lorporal Anamosa, Iowa. 

*Scott, J). W Wheatland, Iowa. 

Scott, Wiley Tipton, Iowa. 

Srhener, Louis .Minneapolis, Minn. 

Skinner, K. J Manchester, 'Iowa. 

'Skinner, Benjamin F Manchester, Iowa. 

Shaver, Joseph Eldora, Iowa. 

Severance, F. II Grundy Center, Iowa. 

Soule, J Wahoo, Neb. 

*Stone. James I Delhi, Iowa. 

Trenc, S. W Manchester, Iowa. 

Thompson, S. H Grundy Center, Iowa. 

*Trenchard, S. \V Manchester, Iowa. 

Wells, E. 1 Wallace, Kansas. 

Walker, George W Grundy 'Center, Iowa. 

Young, John M Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

COMPANY II. 

WestCOtt, Riley, Captain Juniata, Neb. 

McCoruiick, A. U., Captain Chariton, Iowa. 

Craig, Samuel T., Lieutenant Albia, Iowa. 

Mark, George, M., Lieutenant Desoto, Iowa. 

Allen, J C Superior, Neb. 

Bates, Joseph I Bethlehem, Iowa. 

Bernard, Washington Melrose, Iowa. 

Crause, Stephen Leon, Iowa. 

Craig, James Marysville, Iowa. 

*Cowan, William II Flaglers, Iowa. 

Carlton, L. B Albia, Iowa. 

•Carroll, N. A Melrose, luwa. 

Calahan, C. W Chariton, Iowa. 

Dull, Th., mas II Albia, Iowa. 

Elder, D. M Ugusta, Kansas. 

Ferman, James II Red Cloud, Neb. 

Ferrnan, D. II Wilber, Neb. 

French, A. II Superior, Neb. 

Fodey, L. M I lampion, Neb. 

Fantz, Thomas F Albia, Iowa. 

Gilbert, Nathan Russell, Iowa. 

Gilbert, John Melro>e. Iowa 

Grey, Thomas New London, Iowa. 

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Gray, T. C Smith Center, Kansas. 

^Hodges, David Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Harrington, Ozra Elk City, Kansas. 

Hall, Joseph L Chariton, Iowa. 

Hampton, John Sttteon, Neb. 

Hampton, John Fairmont, Neb. 

Jones, Isaac S Albia, Iowa. 

Jefferson, M. M Linnville, Iowa. 

Ken worthy, D. C Georgetown, Iowa. 

Kester, S. i\l Albia, Iowa. 

Kessdall, Thomas Galveston, Texas. 

Lynch, J. F Marina, Iowa. 

Lafollette, Adam Kussell, Iowa. 

Miller, Henry M..... Chariton, Iowa. 

Mark, James M ftesoto, Iowa. 

Mank, John M Chariton, Iowa. 

Matson, John B Austin, Texas. 

Maxwell, W. T Creaton, Iowa. 

McDowell, John Kllenwood, Kansas. 

McCoy, Moses S Melrose, Iowa. 

Neill, Dyas Clio, Iowa. 

Neil, Henry Clio, Iowa. 

Newell, G. W Muscatah, Kansas. 

Parmenter, W. O Chariton, Iowa. 

Rhoades, J. B Chariton, Iowa. 

Keitzell, Blair Hopeville, Iowa. 

Snook, J. N Chariton, Iowa. 

Snook, William Weldon, Iowa. 

Sinclair, Robert Clio, Iowa. 

fapurgin, William, U Panora, Iowa. 

Smith, A. J Alexandria, Neb. 

Staggers, Joseph, L Cresfon, Iowa. 

Sullivan, M. W Melrose, Iowa. 

Shepherd, J. 11 Soldier City, Kansas. 

Teas, Joseph 15 Chariton, Iowa. 

Thompson, George C Clio, iowa. 

Wells, Sidney Chariton, Iowa. 

*Webster, D. K Kern Prairie, W. T. 

Wilson, C. C Chariton, Iowa. 



COMPANY 1. 

*l)insmore, D. C, Captain Kirkville, Iowa. 

Dilley, Amos, Captain Vdel, Lowa. 

Springer, J. II., Lieutenant Carlton, Neb. 



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Kitterman, William A., Lieutenant Kirkville, Iowa. 

Bishop, William Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Bickley, Tliomaa Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Briles, Noali W Neosho, Kansas. 

Bottorll, W Richland, Iowa. 

Braden, John 1 lolca, luwa. 

Bollin, G Nauvoo, Ills. 

Caldwell, Robert 1' Ottumwa, luwa. 

*Crocker, B. F Marti nsburg, Iowa. 

Chapman, A. J Tuskeega, Iowa. 

Dodge, J. E Long Island, Kansas. 

Dickens, G. W Competine, Kansas. 

*Donnell, Samuel II Martinsburg, luwa. 

*I)onnell, Oliver II Martinsburg, Iowa. 

*Donnell, Robert L Sigourney, Iowa. 

*Daly, Frank Pontuosic, 111.-,. 

Dudge, J. D Prairie View, Kansas; 

Earle, William U Decatur, luwa. 

England, James R. P Bloomheld, Iowa. 

Godfrey, Harrison Ottumwa, luwa. 

Horton, Tyrus Martinsburg, Iowa. 

*Hawk, Ezra Martinsburg, Iowa. 

Hoyne, Samuel R Martinsburg, Iowa. 

Hollingsworth, A Abington, Iowa. 

Hollingsworth, B Nevada, Iowa. 

Harlan, Henry C Nauvoo, Ills. 

Hampton, James I Piketon, Mo. 

Hawk, Washington Beaver City, Neb. 

J usher, Andrew Lucas, luwa. 

*Juhnson, A. J Martinsburg, Iowa, 

Jacobs, James W Sigourney, Iowa. 

Kempton, Seth T Hopkins, Mo. 

Kenyen, G. W Loveland, Colo. 

Lynn, 11 C Martinsburg, Iowa. 

Leach, J. J Pittsburgh, Kansas. 

*MeAuley, William Pontoosic, 111. 

Meyers, T. J Burlington, luwa. 

Malionee, U. A Ottumwa, Iowa. 

Mallunee, William I) Martinsburg, Iowa. 

Patterson, T E Anamosa, Iowa. 

Parish, A Schuyler, Neb. 

*Phelps, A. B Competine, Kansas. 

Plielps, James 11 Vbingdoi!, luwa. 

Parish, Alouzo Kidgly, Neb. 

Priest, George W Eldou, luwa. 

Baser, .Martin Eagle Pass, Texas. 

Reily, William 11 Oskaloosa, luwa. 



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SI i reeve, John Ottumwa, Iowa. 

•Sylvester, George W Highland < !enter, .Kas. 

Streete, William C Marti nshurg, Iowa. 

Smith, Thomas T Eagle Pass, Texas. 

"Thompson, F. C Agency City. 

Van Eioosen, William Beaver City, Neb. 

* Walker, Samuel C Hat a via. Kansas. 

Williams, Conrad Competine, Kansas. 



COMPANY K. 

Freeman, K. L-, Captain San Francisco, Cat 

Russell, John M., Captain Mill Run, Pa. 

Barnes, Thomas 11, Captain Waukon, Iowa. 

Keeler, Charles F, Lieutenant Chicago, Ills. 

Carpenter, W. W, Lieutenant Fairfax. Vermont. 

Sowles, H. II, Lieutenant Keota, Iowa. 

Adams, Nick Elkader, I..wa. 

•Atwood, C. 1' Anamosa, Iowa. 

Laker, John T Decorali, L.wa. 

Baldwin, Moses Castalia, Iowa. 

Border, John McGregor, Iowa 

•Bowman, T. B Green, [uwa. 

*Bricker, F Wilton, Iowa. 

Don-las, John II Sibley, Iowa 

Ksty, VVilber Tama, Iowa. 

•Fit/simons, John, Corporal Mont hell,,, Iowa. 

Farris, lioyal P Downs, Kansas, 

Fairehild, A. B Meridan, Conn. 

Green, Melvin Casta Ha, Iowa. 

Harmon, I'M wan! Des Moines, low a. 

Howouth, John 1 Monona, Iowa. 

Heman, Henry L 

Ihrriman, W. B Wadena, L.wa. 

Kinsley, Jason W North McGregor, Iowa. 

Kelley, John B West Point, [lis. 

•Jones Allen Buffalo, Iowa. 

•Lyons, J. A Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

McClosky, Alex Decorah, Iowa. 

Oswald, I). C Denver, Col. 

Oathout, George I. nana. Iowa. 

Cmiitt, Vincent Hot Spring* Ark. 

Pease, Frank Silver City. Ark. 

Phillip., 0. A Volga « it) Iowa 

*Pheiou, James, Farrier Anamosa, Iowa 

Reid, Lewis Waukon, Iowa. 



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Reynolds, Edward St. Olaf, Iowa. 

Robey, Colinfl Robs vi He, Iowa. 

Scott, George S Little Rock, Ark. 

Sherp, Allen ( laslalia, Iowa. 

Stillians, Samuel Hardin, Iowa. 

•Swingle, N. M Muscatine, Iowa. 

Shelhamer, Jesse Elkader, Iowa. 

Tupper, '1 homas Luana, Iowa. 

Virden, Lewis Mt Pleasant, Iowa. 

COMPANY L. 

Mclntyre, D. ('., Captain Arkansas City, Ark. 

Simeral, James M , Captain Omaha, Neb. 

Anderson, J. L Schuyler, Neb. 

Aranlt, James P Quasqueton, Iowa. 

Brown, J. \' Georgetown, Colo. 

•Bunn Caleb Cherokee, Iowa. 

Barnes, Alexander Salem, Kansas. 

Blair, T. F Quasqueton. Iowa. 

Brunson, Andrew Quasqueton, Iowa. 

Brnlot, August Dubuque, low a. 

•Chase, C. A Rochester, N. Y. 

•Esson, C. G Dubuque, Iowa. 

•Foote, W. W Dubuque, Iowa. 

Grinder, Peter Dubuque, Iowa. 

"Guthrie, William Golden, Iowa. 

Hardin, S. W Falls City, Iowa. 

Hitchens. John Hazleton, Iowa. 

Hughes, 1) II Waterloo, Iowa. 

•Jordan, M \' Leltsville, Iowa. 

•La Franc, Louis Dubuque, Iowa. 

Leonard, II. J Beloit, Wis. 

Lillie, M. B Losl Nation, Iowa. 

.Maurice, Nicholas Monticello, Iowa. 

•Miller, Andrew Manchester, Iowa. 

Miller, William Winthrop, Iowa. 

Mallory, Warren Winthrop, Iowa. 

Merrill, R Hazelton, Iowa. 

•Miller, C. 10 , Sergeant Severance, Kansas. 

•Marnwaring, L. B Wheatland, Iowa. 

Mead, H. II Dulmque Iowa. 

MeKillop, I) C Seward, Neb. 

New ,11, Charles Quasqueton, [ova. 

Rice, J. E Deadwood, I). T. 

Swartzel, Davis Quasqueton, Iowa. 

Soiners, Joab Portland, Ind. 

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Seward, Joshua St. Joseph, Mo. 

Slade, C. M Lincoln, Neb. 

Slade, William Nauvoo, 111.-,. 

Stenger, .Joseph Seapo, Kansas. 

Turner, George P Quasqueton, Iowa. 

"Thomas, A. !'» Ames, Iowa. 

Welliver, \. \V McGregor, Iowa. 

Wallon, A. K Grenola, Kansas. 

Wallace, William Quasqueton, Iowa. 

:< Wise, Julm Bellevue, loua. 

COMPANY M. 

Tow use ml. Sol., Captain Pleasant on, Kansas. 

Crosby, James, B., Captain Black R Falls, Wis 

Allen, George Castalia, Iowa. 

Bronson, 1). VV.C Camanche, Iowa. 

Boone, Noah Clinton, Iowa. 

Burke, P. II Victor, Iowa. 

Bennington, George Decorah, Iowa. 

Dates, Joseph J Bethlehem, Iowa. 

Hair, Peter Clinton, Iowa. 

*Boyd, Joseph Davenport, Iowa. 

Ballard, N. \V Ml. Vernon, Iowa. 

Ballard, M Fulton, Neb. 

Covey, Samuel C, Lyons, Iowa. 

Cummiugs, W. M Independence, Iowa 

Clappen, II Dysart, Iowa. 

Dean, L. L Lyons, Iowa. 

•Darwin, A. A Lyons, Iowa. 

Dean Daniel Lyons, Lowa. 

* Direst, Hans Lyons. Iowa. 

Deerham, I'M Hampton, Iowa. 

Davidson, \V. II Quincy, Ills. 

Decker, James Edgingtou, Ills. 

Dean, Miram Castalia, lowa. 

Dutcher, C. L Decatur, Texas. 

Davy, F. A Morrison, Col,,. 

Lmin, Rid Tomison, Ills. 

Elco, Thomas C Darker, Dak. 

*Grandy, .John Nora Springs, Iowa. 

Miaston, A. Ik, Quarter Master's Sergeairt Unes, lowa. 

Gordon, Nathan Burlingl Iowa. 

Green, Melville Castalia, h>wa. 

Hunting, W. II Clinton, loua. 

Hoffman, Rudolph Lyons, luwa. 

Harrad, Hans South Warsaw, Chi. 

Hathaway, VV. W Davenport, lowa. 



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Hoops, John M Dallas, Iowa. 

Harris, Silas W Lime Springs, Iowa. 

Hills, W. \\\, Corporal Valley City, Iowa. 

Holt/, Nicholas Charlotte, Iowa. 

Jon Ion, Marl in Lyons, Iowa. 

♦Kilmer, J Camanche, Iowa. 

I.illis, M. D Clinton, Iowa. 

Le wis, ( teorge Grenola, Kansas. 

*Maekinson, John W Calhoun, Mo. 

McDowell, West Morrison, Iowa. 

Mathews, W. II New Providence, Tenn, 

Miner, R. E Thompson, Ills. 

Miller, William Independence, Iowa. 

M c.Marti n, Peter Castalia, Iowa. 

Mullen, E. J Hayes City, Kansas. 

Nettle, George T Perry, Iowa. 

Osgood, Charles J Valley Falls, Kansas. 

Qui n n, Peter Traer, Iowa. 

"Rigby, W. II Stan wood, Iowa. 

Rice, George \V Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 

Hull, S.,1 Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

Stamper, Joseph Moberly, Mo. 

Slosburg, John Lincoln, Iowa. 

siuhr, John Rock Island, Ills. 

Sprague, J. W Laporte, Iowa. 

Sears, George Onslow, Iowa. 

Stonman, Louis Denison City, Texas. 

Stoops, Henry J Independence, Iowa. 

Stoops, George W Iudejjendence, low a. 

*Tierray, John, II < Jlinton, Iowa. 

Tietzgens, J. 11 Chariton, Mo. 

Thompson, George Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 

Varley, Martin Oskaloosa, Iowa. 

*Wirlh, Joseph Angus, Iowa. 

*Wilkes, T. K Cedar Binds, Kansas, 

Williams, David Kansas City, Mo. 

Wise, James 11 Clinton, Iowa. 

Walling, W. J Leigh, Neb. 

While, John Moline, Ills. 

Walker, George W Grundy Center, Iowa # 

Wilson," John Traer, Iowa. 

Wall, Edward Clinton, Iowa. 



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