The beginning of america's bloody civil war is generally remembered as the opening shot on fort sumter in charleston harbor on april 12, 1861 and rep steve king, r-iowa, fears another fort. Iowa in the civil war 1,307 likes 1 talking about this dedicated to the commemoration of iowa units, iowa soldiers, and the iowa homefront, in the. Civil war facts: 1861-1865 the union included the states of maine, new york, new hampshire, vermont, massachusetts, connecticut, rhode island, pennsylvania, new. “the sacred cause of union is a long, overdue detailed examination of the motivations and experiences of iowans in civil life and military service during the civil war era it is a valuable contribution to understanding how these people shaped the state for generations”—leo landis, state curator, state historical museum of iowa. One of the more unusual regiments of the acw was the 37th iowa volunteer infantry regiment it was purposely and mostly comprised of old men the regiment was nicknamed the greybeards in 1862 the us war dept authorized the formation of the 37th to show that men beyond the draft age were willing.
James a williamson (february 8, 1829-september 7, 1902) was a politician, and lawyer who served in the union army during the american civil war, rising to the rank of brigadier general. Roster and records of iowa soldiers, war of the rebellion historical sketches of volunteer organizations originally compiled and contributed by norma jennings updated and reformatted by lynn mccleary and maryalice schwanke, with additional information contributed by beverly gerdts & sharon elijah, 2018. Unit 4 - iowa civil war medal of honor recipients and the civil war in modern memory visitor feedback - your thoughts are appreciated the purpose of this website is to provide teachers with engaging, high interest, primary source based lessons to teach iowa civil war history. Far better are the adjutant general's reports organized by state and this title roster and record of iowa soldiers is the best possible source of information about civil war soldiers from iowa, including those who served in units organized by other states.
In 2007, the local suvcw camp initiated a project to inventory civil war veteran gravesites at 18 cemeteries within cass county, iowa, and to repair, replace, or set stones and markers at those where needed. The state of iowa played a role during the american civil war in providing food, supplies, and troops for the union army, though its contributions were overshadowed by larger and more populated eastern states. Letters from an iowa soldier in the civil war newton and hannah scott t hese letters are part of a collection written by newton robert scott, private, company a, of the 36th infantry, iowa volunteers.
This database contains information on iowa regiments in the civil war included in this are biographical notices of iowa officers, history of iowa regiments and other iowa troops, and a statement of military operations in the departments wherein they served (p 5. Serving during the civil war, the iowa regiment engagements include the r ed river campaign, battle of pleasant hill, battle of nashville, and the battle of fort blakely which is considered the last major battle of the civil war the unit originally mustered into service at dubuque, iowa on october 3, 1862 for three years of federal service. Emerging civil war welcomes guest author david connon amid mounting union army death counts in summer 1864, iowa had its first draft three men didn’t report for duty on october 1, so the provost marshal in grinnell sent two deputy marshals to southern poweshiek county to round up the draft deserters.
Iowa regiments in the civil war ancestry iowa soldiers, sailors, and marines, 1885 ancestry iowa colonels and regiments : being a history of iowa regiments in the war of the rebellion and containing a description of the battles in which they have fought family history library. Introduction scope of the list this is a list of all the photographs found in the prints and photographs division's civil war negatives and related prints and feinberg-whitman collections that depict named civil war soldiers with the rank of private, corporal, or sergeant. Civil war, 1861–1865 jane and samuel kirkwood, 1852 iowa supported the union during the civil war, voting heavily for abraham lincoln, though there was a strong antiwar copperhead movement among settlers of southern origins and among catholics.
Iowa civil war misc any links to professional sources, researchers, for fee, or other for pay services are provided as a courtesy and in no way are for benefit of usgenweb. Iowa deaths in civil war between 1861-1865 the civil war left many soldiers wounded or dead many who died were victims of disease or poor sanitary conditions in hospitals. Iowa civil war monuments sons of union veterans of the civil war iowa has a proud history in the civil war iowa regiments fought at fort donelson, shiloh, vicksburg, chattanooga, and atlanta many were on the march to the sea and the march through the carolinas others served west of the mississippi in missouri, arkansas and louisiana.