Franklin co. Military Records
They Served from Iowa
From the History of Franklin & Cerro Gordo County, Iowa; Springfield, Illinois, Union Publishing Co.; 1883
Chapter XV - The War For The Union, pgs 290-305 ~transcription by S. Ferrall
Franklin county was behind no county in the State in the exhibition of sublime patriotism. Being without railroad or telegraph facilities, the news did not reach the people of the county in time to be numbered in the first call of the President for 75,000 men, but in the second and every succeeding call, it responded with its noblest and best men, some of whom went forth never to return. The record of the county at home or in the field is a noble one. By referring to the chapter containing the action of the board of supervisors, it will be seen what was done in an official way. In an unofficial way the people took hold of the work, aided enlistments, and furnished a large amount of sanitary supplies.
In this connection has been compiled from the adjutant-general's report, the name of every soldier from Franklin county. If any are omitted it is not intentional, for great care has been exercised in the compilation, and none have more veneration for the brave soldier than the author of this volume. So far as it could be done mistakes in spelling names have been corrected.
FIFTH IOWA INFANTRY
TWELFTH IOWA INFANTRY
(100 day men)
THIRD BATTERY IOWA LIGHT ARTILLERY
NORTHERN BORDER BRIGADE
SECOND IOWA CAVALRY
FOURTH IOWA CAVALRY
SIXTH IOWA CAVALRY
EIGHTH IOWA CAVALRY
NINTH IOWA CAVALRY
They Gave Their Lives
The following comprises a list of those gallant soldiers who left their homes, and took up the musket for the defense of their country's honor, never to return, who laid down their lives in defense of the Union. "It is sweet and honorable to die for one's country," should be engraved over the grave of each, in characters that will remain throughout all coming time and proclaiming to all the future generations their noble sacrifice.
|John D. Baker
was killed by guerrillas at Island No. 10, Oct. 22, 1863.
William Ball, died of disease, at Columbus, Ky., Feb. 2, 1863
Cyrus Boyler, died April 1, 1863, at Fort Pillow, Tenn., of typhoid fever.
Corporal Daniel J. Boyles, died Oct. 9, 1863, at Memphis Tenn., of wounds.
Hiram A. Brotherton died at Dubuque, Nov. 4, 1862, of pneumonia.
John W. Brown, died at Griswoldville, Ga. ? Nov. 22, 1864, of wounds.
Seth K. Capron, died March 4, 1865, at Memphis, Tenn., of disease.
Oliver Clinesmith, died of disease, at Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 29, 1863.
Daniel W. Cole was killed in battle April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Loren Collins, died May 4, 1864, at Mound City, 111., of disease.
Henry Creighton, died at Memphis, Tenn., May 17, 1864.
Elemuel W. Crosby was killed in battle at Pleasant Hill, La., on April 9. 1874.
George W. Fry, killed in battle at Pleasant Hill. La., April 9, 1864.
Charles Gillett, died at Clear Creek, Miss., June 21, 1863, of congestive chills.
David L. Hartgrave, died of disease, July 29, 1864, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.
Thomas J. Herman, died May 28, 1864, in Franklin Co., Iowa.
Jesse Horner killed April 9, 1864, in the battle of Pleasant Hill, La.
Martin, V. Johnson died Sept. 12, 1864, at De Vall's Bluff, Ark., of chronic diarrhoea
Warren Kittel, died of disease July 17, 1864, at Memphis, Tenn.
Sergeant Russell T. Knight, died Dec. 22, 1862, at Yackona Creek, Miss., of inflamation of the bowels.
Ralph A. Lord, died Feb. 15, 1865, at Memphis, Tenn.
Ira McCord, killed in action at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864
Manifold, died of measles, March 13,
1863, at Memphis, Tenn.
Arba A. Merris, killed in battle at Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6, 1864.
Corporal John G. Mitchell, died April 2, 1863, at St. Louis, Mo., of diarrhea.
W. R. C. Mitchell, died April 30, 1865, at Ft. Gaines, Ala., of wounds.
Elias Moon, died June 14, 1862, at Atlanta, Ga., of starvation, while a prisoner of war.
Isaac C. Mulkins, died April 9, 1864, at Ft. De Russey, La., of typhoid fever.
Willard Mulkins, died of disease, at Memphis, Tenn., July 24, 1864.
William Murphy, died of disease, Aug. 14, 1863, at Memphis, Tenn.
Corporal James M. Paige, died May 17, 1863, at Champion Hills, Miss., of wounds.
Richard Penney,died at Memphis, Tenn . March 16, 1864, of disease.
David Perry, died of disease, July 26, 1864, at Memphis, Tenn.
Sergeant Benjamin H. Pound, died at Fish River, Ala., March 23, 1865, of dropsy of the heart.
Fernando T. Reeve, died at Andersonville, Ga., Sept., 21, 1864, of debilitas.
Captain James B. Reeve, died of congestive fever, at Fort Pillow, Tenn., Jan. 24, 1863.
James H. Riddle, died of wounds, at Vicksburg, Miss , June 3, 1863.
George W. Ross was killed in the battle at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
George F. Scott was killed in action, May 27, 1864, at Resaca, Ga.
William W. Scott, died of phthisis pulmonalis, at Tipton Mo., Feb. 8, 1862.
Henry W. Smith, died at Pleasant Hill, La., April 23, 1864, of wounds.
Sergeant Edwin H. Sporling, died of fever, at Bathville, Ark., June 2, 1862.
Joseph Ward was killed in action at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
John B. Woodward, died of wounds, April 12, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
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