2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry
This Unit was organized in Iowa at large and mustered in at Council Bluffs, Ia., August 18, 1861. They mustered out August 7, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section,2nd Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 2nd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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 - Muscatine County
Company C - Scott County
Company D - Polk County
Company E - Scott County
Company G - Muscatine County with Scott County
Company H - Johnson County with some Scott County
Company I - Cerro Gordo, Delaware and other counties with Scott County
Company K - Des Moines County with Scott County
Company L - Jackson County with Scott County
Company M - Jackson County with Scott County
Information about the companies and their counties from Iowa Military Records Rosters are also listed.
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Nettie Sanford, ed., History of Marshall County, Iowa, (Clinton, Iowa : Leslie, McAllaster, 1867), page 14. FHL Book 977.755 H2
- J.W. Lee, History of Hamilton County, (S.J. Pub., 1912),v.1 page 116. Internet Archive