14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Davenport November and mustered in November 6, 1861. They mustered out August 8, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see;
- The Civil War Archive section, 14th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 14th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment, (accessed 21 June 2012).
- 14th Regiment Details, National Park Service (accessed 19 May 2013).
- Historical Sketch, Fourteenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry on Iowa GenWeb. Includes roster. (Accessed 19 May 2013.)
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - enrolled in Scott County
Company D - enrolled in Henry County, Lee County, Van Buren County &c.
Company E - enrolled in Jasper County &c.
Company F - enrolled in Henry County
Company G - enrolled in Tama County
Company H - enrolled in Jones County
Company I - enrolled in Henry County
Company K - enrolled in Des Moines County
Information about the companies and their counties comes from Iowa. Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, (Des Moines [Iowa]: F.W. Palmer, 1863), pages 507-536. FHL book 977.7 M25ag.
Rosters are also listed in this book.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Iowa in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Iowa in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Iowa, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Kiner, F. F. One year's soldiering: embracing the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, and the capture of two hundred officers and men of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, and their confinement six months and a half in rebel prisons; historical commentary by Lt. Col. John Duquette. United States Army. (Prior Lake, Minnesota: Morgan Avenue Press, c2000), FHL book 977.7 M2k digitized
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).