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*[[1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|1st Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Davenport August and September, 1861. <br>Mustered out February 15, 1866. Moved to Iowa February 19-March 12, and discharged March 16, 1866. <br>
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*[[1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)|1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)]]<br>Organized at Keokuk for three months and mustered in May 14, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 20, 1861. <br>
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=== Introduction  ===
  
*[[1st Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery|1st Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Burlington August 17, 1861, and duty there till December. <br>Mustered out July 5, 1865. <br>
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Iowa provided over 76,000 troops to the Civil War, of which 13,000 died. Iowa troops included 48 infantry regiments, 8 cavalry regiments, 4 artillery regiments, and one unassigned volunteer regiment. For additional information, see the Wikipedia article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_in_the_American_Civil_War Iowa in the American Civil War].  
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized in Iowa at large and mustered in at Council Bluffs, Ia., August 18, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 7, 1865. <br>
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=== Iowa Military Units  ===
  
*[[2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk and mustered in May 27, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Davenport, Iowa, July 20, 1865.
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Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units. <br>  
  
*[[2nd Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery|2nd Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Davenport August and September, 1861. <br>Mustered out September 19, 1865. <br>
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The information in the lists of Iowa Military Units comes from the [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.  
  
*[[3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry ]]<br>Organized at Keokuk August 30 to September 14, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 9, 1865. <br>
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<center>'''Iowa Units by Number or by Name'''</center><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; color: black; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Units 1st through 9th|1st-9th]]</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Units 10th through 30th|10th-30th]]</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Units 31st through 48th|31st-48th]] </div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Units A to Z|A to Z]]</div>
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<center>'''Iowa Units by Type of Unit'''</center><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; color: black; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">'''''Union Units'''''</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Infantry Units|Infantry]]</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Cavalry Units|Cavalry]]</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Artillery Units|Artillery]]</div><div style="margin: 4px; padding: 5px; float: left; width: 60px; height: 40px; background-color: rgb(204, 255, 255); text-align: center;">[[Iowa Civil War Union Other Units|Other]]</div>
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*[[3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|3rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk and mustered in June 8, 1861. Veterans consolidated to a Battalion of three Companies July, 1864. <br>Transferred to 2nd Iowa Infantry as Companies "A," "F" and "I," November 4, 1864. <br>
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=== Records and Resources  ===
  
*[[3rd Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery|3rd Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in September 24, 1861. <br>Mustered out Oct. 23, 1865. <br>
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==== Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers  ====
  
*[[4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|4th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Camp Harlan, Mount Pleasant, September to November, 1861. Companies muster in "A," "E" and "F" November 23, "B," "C," "D," "I," "K" and "M" November 25, "G" November 27, "L" December 24, and "H" January 1, 1862. <br>Mustered out at Atlanta August 10, 1865, and discharged at Davenport, Ia., August 24, 1865. <br>
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For lists of the soldiers by regiment, see:
  
*[[4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|4th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Council Bluffs and mustered in August 8, 1861.
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*''Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861–1866'' <ref>Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office. ''Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861–1866''. 6 vols. Des Moines, Iowa: E. H. English, 1908–1911. (Family History Library {{FHL|27|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2i; films 987646–50)}} </ref> is available online. See [[Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion - 6 Volumes|Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers]].  
  
*[[4th Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery|4th Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery]]<br>Organized at Davenport November 23, 1863. <br>Mustered out July 14, 1865. <br>
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:This book provides each soldier’s name, rank, and often the date and place he was mustered out. The soldiers are listed by company but not alphabetically. Volume 6 has names of Iowans that served in organizations of other states and other miscellaneous organizations.  
  
*[[5th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|5th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized as Curtis Horse by order of General Fremont. Cos. "A," "B," "C" and "D" organized at Omaha, Neb., September 14 to November 13, 1861; "E" at Dubuque, Ia.; "F" in Missouri, as Fremont Hussars, October 25, 1861; "H" at Benton Barracks, Mo., December 28, 1861; "G," "I" and "K" as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Independent Companies, Minnesota Cavalry, at Fort Snelling, Minn., October 29 to December 20, 1861; "L" as Naughton's Irish Dragoons at Jefferson City, Mo., and "M" as Osage Rifles at St. Louis, Mo., November 1, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 11, 1865. <br>
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Contents:
  
*[[5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|5th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Burlington July 15, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 30. Consolidated with 5th Iowa Cavalry August 8, 1864. <br>
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:*Volume 1 - 1st through 8th Regiments, Infantry
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:*Volume 2 - 9th through 16th Regiments, Infantry
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:*Volume 3 - 17th through 31st Regiments, Infantry
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:*Volume 4 - 1st through 9th Regiments, Cavalry and Two Independent Companies, Cavalry
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:*Volume 5 - 32d through 48th Regiments, Infantry, 1st Regiment African Infantry, and 1st through 4th Batteries Light Artillery
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:*Volume 6 - Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations of the Mexican War, Indian Campaigns, War of the Rebellion, and the Spanish American and Philippine Wars Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organization.
  
*[[6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|6th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Davenport January 31 to March 5, 1863. <br>Mustered out October 17, 1865 <br>
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*Smith, Elijah Parsons. ''The diary of Elijah P. Smith'' (Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974), {{FHL|342510|item|disp=FHL film 965938 Item 3}}.
  
*[[6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Burlington and mustered in July 17, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 21, 1865. <br>
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==== Service Records  ====
  
*[[7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|7th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Davenport April 27 to July 13, 1863, Companies "A" to "H." Company "I" organized as Sioux City Cavalry November 14, 1861, and three Companies organized for 41st Iowa Battalion assigned as Companies "K," "L" and "M." <br>Mustered out June 22, 1866. <br>
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An index to the compiled military service records is:
  
*[[7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Burlington July 24 to August 4, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 12, 1865. <br>
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*''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Iowa'' <ref>United States. Adjutant General’s Office. ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Iowa''. National Archives Microfilm Publications; M0541. Washington, DC: The National Archives, 1964. (Family History Library {{FHL|315985|title-id|disp=films 881808–36}}) </ref>This index lists each soldier’s name, company, unit, rank in, and rank out. There are also references to service in other units. The actual service records have not been filmed and are available only at the National Archives.
  
*[[8th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|8th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Davenport September 30, 1863. <br>Mustered out August 13, 1865. <br>
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For more information on service records see [[Union Service Records|Union Service Records]].  
  
*[[8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|8th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Davenport August and September, 1861. <br>Mustered out April 20, 1866. <br>
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==== Pension Records  ====
  
*[[9th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry|9th Regiment, Iowa Cavalry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in September 24, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 18, 1865. <br>
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'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].  
  
*[[9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|9th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in September 24, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 18, 1865. <br>
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==== Society Records  ====
  
*[[10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|10th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Iowa City and Montezuma August and September, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 15, 1865. <br>
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After the Civil War, veterans formed the [http://www.suvcw.org/research.htm Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)]. At its peak in the 1890s, the GAR had posts and members throughout Iowa. Post records give the name, birth date, birthplace (town and state), war record (regiment, enlistment date, date mustered out), wife’s name and sometimes, the names and residences of children and parents. For the index and post records, see:
  
*[[11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Davenport September 28 to October 18. 1861. <br>Mustered out July 15, 1865. <br>
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*''Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Army of the Republic Records, ca. 1800–1962'' <ref>Iowa. ''Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Army of the Republic Records, ca. 1800–1962''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978, 1987. (On 69 Family History Library {{FHL|155392|title-id|disp=films beginning with 1487370}}) </ref>The index cards generally provide the name of the person, his company and regiment, the state from which he served in the Civil War, and the number and city of the GAR post where he was listed. Often the cards also give the exact birth date, county of birth, exact death date and place, name and location of cemetery, and parents’ names. The forms are on microfilm, are listed by county, and often name the parents, spouse, and children. The original records are at the [https://iowaculture.gov/history State Historical Society] in Des Moines, which has a good [https://iowaculture.gov/search/node/civil%20war Civil War section].
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*Grand Army of the Republic Records Iowa Posts: Indexes to veterans; post membership records. 69 films FHL first film 1,487,370.
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*Grand Army of the Republic, Jefferson County Post # 227, Glasgow, Iowa FHL film 1,695,920 item 6.
  
*[[12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|12th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in November 25, 1861. <br>Mustered out January 20, 1866. <br>
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==== Additional Sources  ====
  
*[[13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|13th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Davenport October 18 to November 2, 1861. <br>Mustered out July 21, 1865. <br>
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*For a list of the Civil War soldiers living in Iowa in 1886, see the book, ''List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa,'' <ref>''List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa''. Des Moines, Iowa: G. E. Roberts, State Printer, 1886. (Family History Library {{FHL|322671|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M22ig; film 982150}}) </ref>mentioned previously. The Civil War soldiers are listed by the state from which they served, then by their regiment and then alphabetically.
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*A [http://www.iowahistory.org/museum/battleflags/info/assets/county_enlistments.pdf PDF file from the State Historical Society of Iowa] lists where and when each regiment was mustered into service and the counties that provided the most recruits for each one. <br>
  
*[[14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|14th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Davenport November and mustered in November 6, 1861. <br>Mustered out August 8, 1865. <br>
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Three guidebooks to Iowa Civil War information are:
  
*[[15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk February 22, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 24, 1865. <br>
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*''Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry'' <ref>Meyer, Steve. ''Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry''. Garrison, Iowa: Meyer Pub., 1993. (Family History Library {{FHL|677391|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2ms}})</ref>  
 
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*''Iowa in the Civil War: A Reference Guide'' <ref>Robertson , James J. Jr. ''Iowa in the Civil War: A Reference Guide''. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, 197-. (Family History Library {{FHL|188275|title-id|disp=book 977.7A1 no. 40; fiche 6049713}}) </ref>This book mentions articles, reports, histories, letters, and diaries that have been published about the different regiments that were in the Civil War.  
*[[16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Davenport December 10, 1861, to March, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 19, 1865. <br>
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*''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 Fought' <ref>Stuart, Addison A. ''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 Fought''. Des Moines, Iowa: Mills, 1865. (Family History Library {{FHL|169064|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2s; film 1036165}}) </ref>''
 
 
*[[17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk March 21 to April 16, 1862, and mustered in April 16, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 25, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|18th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Clinton and mustered in August 6, 1862. Ordered to Little Rock. <br>Mustered out July 20, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk and mustered in August 25, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 10, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|20th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Clinton and mustered in August 25, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 8, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[21st Regiment, Iowa Infantry|21st Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque August, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 25, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|22nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Iowa City and mustered in September 9, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 25, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|23rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Des Moines and mustered in September 19, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 26, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|24th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Muscatine and mustered in September 18, 1862. <br>Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., July 17, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|25th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Mount Pleasant and mustered in September 27, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 6, 1865. <br>
 
 
 
*[[26th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|26th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Clinton and mustered in September 30, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 6, 1865. <br>
 
  
*[[27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|27th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in October 3, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 8, 1865. <br>
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[[28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|28th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Iowa City and mustered in October 10, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 31, 1865. <br>
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*[http://www.iowahistory.org/museum/civil-war-150/index.html Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial] (accessed 19 September 2011) has a list of events and programs, timeline, county enlistments by regiment, etc. <br>
  
*[[29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|29th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Camp Dodge, Council Bluffs, and mustered in December 1, 1862. Moved to New Orleans, La.; thence home. <br>Mustered out August 10, 1865. <br>
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*Iowa's Civil War Battle Flags, State Historical Society of Iowa, (accessed 19 September 2011) has photos of the battle flags for:
  
*[[30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|30th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk and mustered in September 20, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 5, 1865. <br>
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:[http://www.iowaflags.org/gallery/infantry.htm Infantry]
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:[http://www.iowaflags.org/gallery/cavalry.htm Cavalry]
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:[http://www.iowaflags.org/gallery/artillery.htm Artillery]  
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:[http://www.iowaflags.org/gallery/confederate.htm Various Confederate]  
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:[http://www.iowaflags.org/gallery/misc.htm Misc]
  
*[[31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry|31st Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Davenport and mustered in October 13, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 27, 1865. <br>
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*Stuart, Addison A. ''Iowa colonels and regiments&nbsp;: being a history of Iowa regiments in the War of the Rebellion and containing a description of the battles in which they have fought.'' (Des Moines [Iowa]&nbsp;: Mills, 1865), {{FHL|169064|item|disp=FHL book 977.7 M2s}} and (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1993), {{FHL|671117|item|disp=FHL book US IA M25sa}}.
  
*[[32nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|32nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in October 6, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 24, 1865. <br>
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*Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). ''Iowa soldiers residing in Kansas.'' (Des Moines [Iowa] : Iowa Genealogical Society, c1996), {{FHL|777635|item|disp=FHL book 977.7 M2io}}.
  
*[[33rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|33rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Oskaloosa and mustered in October 4, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 17, 1865, and discharged at Rock Island, Ill., August 7, 1865. <br>
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==== Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)  ====
  
*[[34th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|34th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Burlington and mustered in October 15, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 15, 1865. <br>
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Grand Army of the Republic founded in 1866 - 1956, was the largest veteran’s organization in the country after the Civil War. It was a fraternal organization members were veterans of the Union Army, US Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutler Service who served in the American Civil War. The group supported voting rights for black veterans, and lobbied the U.S. Congress to establish veterans' pensions. In 1890 the membership was 490,000.  
  
*[[35th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|35th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Muscatine and mustered in September 18, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 10, 1865. <br>
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In 1888 there were 364 posts and 1,796 members in the state of Iowa  
  
*[[36th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|36th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Keokuk and mustered in October 4, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 24, 1865. <br>
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[http://suvcw.org/garposts/ia.pdf GAR Posts in the State of Iowa]  
  
*[[37th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|37th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Muscatine and mustered in December 15, 1862. <br>Mustered out May 24, 1865. <br>
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The FamilySearch Catalog list the records of the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&keyword=Iowa++Grand+Army+of+the+Republic&prekeyword=Iowa++Grand+Army+of+the+Republic Iowa Grand Army of the Republic]  
  
*[[38th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|38th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Dubuque and mustered in December 4, 1862. <br>Consolidated with 34th Iowa Infantry December 12, 1864. <br>
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==== Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War  ====
  
*[[39th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|39th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Des Moines and Davenport and mustered in November 24, 1862. <br>Mustered out August 2, 1865. <br>
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With the death of the last member of the Grand Army of the Republic the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War was formed.
  
*[[40th Regiment, Iowa Infantry|40th Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Organized at Iowa City and mustered in November 15, 1862. <br>Mustered out June 5, 1865. <br>
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=== References  ===
  
*[[41st Battalion, Iowa Infantry|41st Battalion, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Originally organized at Companies "A," "B," "C," 14th Iowa Infantry, October, 1861. Detached by order of General Fremont, and march from Davenport, via Des Moines, Council Bluffs and Sioux City, to Fort Randall, Dakota Territory, arriving December 5, 1861, and on special duty at that point till April, 1863. Permanently detached from 14th Iowa Infantry September 18, 1862, and designated 41st Iowa Battalion Infantry. <br>Transferred to 7th Iowa Cavalry as Companies "K," "L" and "M." <br>
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*[[42nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|42nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Failed to complete organization. <br>
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*[[43rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry|43rd Regiment, Iowa Infantry]]<br>Failed to complete organization. <br>
 
 
 
*[[44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|44th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]]<br>Organized at Davenport June 1, 1864. <br>Mustered out September 15, 1864. <br>
 
 
 
*[[45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|45th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]]<br>Organized at Keokuk May 25, 1864. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Memphis and Moscow, Tenn., and assigned to duty guarding Memphis &amp; Charleston Railroad till September, 1864. <br>Mustered out September 16, 1864. <br>
 
 
 
*[[46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|46th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]]<br>Organized at Davenport June 10, 1864. <br>Mustered out September 23, 1864. <br>
 
 
 
*[[47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]]<br>Organized at Davenport July 13, 1864. Ordered to Helena, Ark., and duty there and in District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September. Ordered to Davenport, Iowa, September 1. <br>Mustered out September 28, 1864. <br>
 
 
 
*[[48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)|48th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[Sioux City Iowa Cavalry|Sioux City Iowa Cavalry]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
 
 
*[[Unassigned Iowa Volunteers|Unassigned Iowa Volunteers]]<br>"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit. <br>
 
=== Civil War, 1861–65  ===
 
 
 
Iowa provided over 76,000 troops to the Civil War, of which 13,000 died. An index to the compiled military service records is:
 
 
 
*''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Iowa'' <ref>United States. Adjutant General’s Office. ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Iowa''. National Archives Microfilm Publications; M0541. Washington, DC: The National Archives, 1964. (Family History Library {{FHL|315985|title-id|disp=films 881808–36}}) </ref>This index lists each soldier’s name, company, unit, rank in, and rank out. There are also references to service in other units. The actual service records have not been filmed and are available only at the National Archives.
 
 
 
For lists of the soldiers by regiment, see volumes 1–5 of the following:
 
 
 
*''Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861–1866'' <ref>Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office. ''Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861–1866''. 6 vols. Des Moines, Iowa: E. H. English, 1908–1911. (Family History Library {{FHL|27|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2i; films 987646–50)}} </ref>This book provides each soldier’s name, rank, and often the date and place he was mustered out. The soldiers are listed by company but not alphabetically. Volume 6 has names of soldiers from later wars, as well. An index to the six volumes is found in:
 
*''Index to Iowa Soldiers'' <ref>''Index to Iowa Soldiers''. 7 vols. N.p.: Idaho State Historical Society Genealogical Library, 1979. (Family History Library {{FHL|27|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2i index; film 1033761 items 3–9; fiche 6051153}}) </ref>
 
*For a list of the Civil War soldiers living in Iowa in 1886, see the book, ''List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa,'' <ref>''List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa''. Des Moines, Iowa: G. E. Roberts, State Printer, 1886. (Family History Library {{FHL|322671|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M22ig; film 982150}}) </ref>mentioned previously. The Civil War soldiers are listed by the state from which they served, then by their regiment and then alphabetically.
 
 
 
*'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - A free Internet index to pension applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1471019 FamilySearch Record Search]. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. Other wars, of that time period, may be included.
 
 
 
After the Civil War, veterans formed the [http://www.suvcw.org/research.htm Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)]. At its peak in the 1890s, the GAR had posts and members throughout Iowa. Post records give the name, birth date, birthplace (town and state), war record (regiment, enlistment date, date mustered out), wife’s name and sometimes, the names and residences of children and parents. For the index and post records, see:
 
 
 
*''Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Army of the Republic Records, ca. 1800–1962'' <ref>Iowa. ''Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Army of the Republic Records, ca. 1800–1962''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978, 1987. (On 69 Family History Library {{FHL|155392|title-id|disp=films beginning with 1487370}}) </ref>The index cards generally provide the name of the person, his company and regiment, the state from which he served in the Civil War, and the number and city of the GAR post where he was listed. Often the cards also give the exact birth date, county of birth, exact death date and place, name and location of cemetery, and parents’ names. The forms are on microfilm, are listed by county, and often name the parents, spouse, and children. The original records are at the [http://www.iowahistory.org/library/index.html State Historical Society] in Des Moines.
 
 
 
'''Regimental Lists.''' See a [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Category:Iowa_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865 list of regiments] and links to their histories.&nbsp;
 
 
 
Three guidebooks to Iowa Civil War information are:
 
 
 
*''Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry'' <ref>Meyer, Steve. ''Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry''. Garrison, Iowa: Meyer Pub., 1993. (Family History Library {{FHL|677391|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2ms&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1224177729634_766"&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/span&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;}}) </ref>
 
*''Iowa in the Civil War: A Reference Guide'' <ref>Robertson , James J. Jr. ''Iowa in the Civil War: A Reference Guide''. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, 197-. (Family History Library {{FHL|188275|title-id|disp=book 977.7A1 no. 40; fiche 6049713}}) </ref>This book mentions articles, reports, histories, letters, and diaries that have been published about the different regiments that were in the Civil War.
 
*''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 Fought' <ref>Stuart, Addison A. ''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 Fought''. Des Moines, Iowa: Mills, 1865. (Family History Library {{FHL|169064|title-id|disp=book 977.7 M2s; film 1036165}}) </ref>''
 
  
 
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General Samuel Curtis, ca. 1862

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Iowa provided over 76,000 troops to the Civil War, of which 13,000 died. Iowa troops included 48 infantry regiments, 8 cavalry regiments, 4 artillery regiments, and one unassigned volunteer regiment. For additional information, see the Wikipedia article, Iowa in the American Civil War.

Iowa Military Units[edit | edit source]

Most units were numbered, however, some were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.

The information in the lists of Iowa Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.


Iowa Units by Number or by Name
Union Units





Iowa Units by Type of Unit
Union Units





Records and Resources[edit | edit source]

Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers[edit | edit source]

For lists of the soldiers by regiment, see:

  • Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861–1866 [1] is available online. See Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers.
This book provides each soldier’s name, rank, and often the date and place he was mustered out. The soldiers are listed by company but not alphabetically. Volume 6 has names of Iowans that served in organizations of other states and other miscellaneous organizations.

Contents:

  • Volume 1 - 1st through 8th Regiments, Infantry
  • Volume 2 - 9th through 16th Regiments, Infantry
  • Volume 3 - 17th through 31st Regiments, Infantry
  • Volume 4 - 1st through 9th Regiments, Cavalry and Two Independent Companies, Cavalry
  • Volume 5 - 32d through 48th Regiments, Infantry, 1st Regiment African Infantry, and 1st through 4th Batteries Light Artillery
  • Volume 6 - Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations of the Mexican War, Indian Campaigns, War of the Rebellion, and the Spanish American and Philippine Wars Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organization.
  • Smith, Elijah Parsons. The diary of Elijah P. Smith (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1974), FHL film 965938 Item 3.

Service Records[edit | edit source]

An index to the compiled military service records is:

  • Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Iowa [2]This index lists each soldier’s name, company, unit, rank in, and rank out. There are also references to service in other units. The actual service records have not been filmed and are available only at the National Archives.

For more information on service records see Union Service Records.

Pension Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see Union Pension Records.

Society Records[edit | edit source]

After the Civil War, veterans formed the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). At its peak in the 1890s, the GAR had posts and members throughout Iowa. Post records give the name, birth date, birthplace (town and state), war record (regiment, enlistment date, date mustered out), wife’s name and sometimes, the names and residences of children and parents. For the index and post records, see:

  • Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Army of the Republic Records, ca. 1800–1962 [3]The index cards generally provide the name of the person, his company and regiment, the state from which he served in the Civil War, and the number and city of the GAR post where he was listed. Often the cards also give the exact birth date, county of birth, exact death date and place, name and location of cemetery, and parents’ names. The forms are on microfilm, are listed by county, and often name the parents, spouse, and children. The original records are at the State Historical Society in Des Moines, which has a good Civil War section.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Records Iowa Posts: Indexes to veterans; post membership records. 69 films FHL first film 1,487,370.
  • Grand Army of the Republic, Jefferson County Post # 227, Glasgow, Iowa FHL film 1,695,920 item 6.

Additional Sources[edit | edit source]

  • For a list of the Civil War soldiers living in Iowa in 1886, see the book, List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa, [4]mentioned previously. The Civil War soldiers are listed by the state from which they served, then by their regiment and then alphabetically.
  • A PDF file from the State Historical Society of Iowa lists where and when each regiment was mustered into service and the counties that provided the most recruits for each one.

Three guidebooks to Iowa Civil War information are:

  • Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry [5]
  • Iowa in the Civil War: A Reference Guide [6]This book mentions articles, reports, histories, letters, and diaries that have been published about the different regiments that were in the Civil War.
  • 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 Fought' [7]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Iowa's Civil War Battle Flags, State Historical Society of Iowa, (accessed 19 September 2011) has photos of the battle flags for:
Infantry
Cavalry
Artillery
Various Confederate
Misc
  • Stuart, Addison A. 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. (Des Moines [Iowa] : Mills, 1865), FHL book 977.7 M2s and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL book US IA M25sa.
  • Iowa Genealogical Society (Des Moines, Iowa). Iowa soldiers residing in Kansas. (Des Moines [Iowa] : Iowa Genealogical Society, c1996), FHL book 977.7 M2io.

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)[edit | edit source]

Grand Army of the Republic founded in 1866 - 1956, was the largest veteran’s organization in the country after the Civil War. It was a fraternal organization members were veterans of the Union Army, US Navy, Marines and Revenue Cutler Service who served in the American Civil War. The group supported voting rights for black veterans, and lobbied the U.S. Congress to establish veterans' pensions. In 1890 the membership was 490,000.

In 1888 there were 364 posts and 1,796 members in the state of Iowa

GAR Posts in the State of Iowa

The FamilySearch Catalog list the records of the Iowa Grand Army of the Republic

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War[edit | edit source]

With the death of the last member of the Grand Army of the Republic the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War was formed.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Iowa. Adjutant General’s Office. Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861–1866. 6 vols. Des Moines, Iowa: E. H. English, 1908–1911. (Family History Library book 977.7 M2i; films 987646–50)
  2. United States. Adjutant General’s Office. Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Iowa. National Archives Microfilm Publications; M0541. Washington, DC: The National Archives, 1964. (Family History Library films 881808–36)
  3. Iowa. Grand Army of the Republic. Grand Army of the Republic Records, ca. 1800–1962. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978, 1987. (On 69 Family History Library films beginning with 1487370)
  4. List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, Living in Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa: G. E. Roberts, State Printer, 1886. (Family History Library book 977.7 M22ig; film 982150)
  5. Meyer, Steve. Discovering Your Iowa Civil War Ancestry. Garrison, Iowa: Meyer Pub., 1993. (Family History Library book 977.7 M2ms)
  6. Robertson , James J. Jr. Iowa in the Civil War: A Reference Guide. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, 197-. (Family History Library book 977.7A1 no. 40; fiche 6049713)
  7. Stuart, Addison A. 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 Fought. Des Moines, Iowa: Mills, 1865. (Family History Library book 977.7 M2s; film 1036165)