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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.

THIRD IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY G
Private Orlando A. Lesh

 

FIFTH IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY K
William E. Conway

SIXTH IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY C
Lieutenant Hezekiah C. Clock

Sergeants:
Russell T. Knight
Curtis R. Boyles

Corporals:
James Cairn
Daniel J. Boyles

Privates:
J. W. Brown
W. W. Scott
Charles F. Roberts
G. F. Scott
M. H. Ross
C. C. Shobe
John K. Addes

NINTH IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY I
Sergeant E. H. Sporling

Corporal John G. Mitchell

Privates:
Amos H. Halstead
Theodore Reeve
E.A.Miller
James Riddle
?. H. Mead
M. B. Jones
Silas G. W. Peters
Herman C. Leggett
Fernando T. Reeve

TENTH IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY D
Corporal James M. Paige

 

TWELFTH IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY E
Privates:
David Creighton
John C. Jones
P. N. Hart
Elias Moon,
Hiram F. Coon

SIXTEENTH IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY I
Private George W. Soules

FORTY-FOURTH IOWA INFANTRY
(100 day men)

COMPANY G
Second Lieutenant Daniel W. Dow

Privates :
J. C. Button
Matthew McCord
Jesse R. Dodd
L. S. Sayer
D. C. Knapp
J. W. Yost
Harrison McCord

THIRTY-SECOND IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY H
Captains:
James B. Reeve
Rufus S. Benson

First Lieutenant Orlando A. Lesh
Second Lieutenant Rufus S. Benson. (Captain after January 24, 1868)

Sergeants:
J. B. Nelson
William Wood
Bailley Median
John S. Love
B.? Pound
John Nichols
Cyrus Wyatt
Alpheus Jones
G. S. Merriss
Joseph Ward

Corporals:
E. B. Criley
John B. Woodward
L. P. Berry
H. A. Clock
George W. Ross
W.S. Hausberry

Musicians:
Miles Birkett
L. M. Stoddard
Elijah Jones

Wagoner Daniel E. Greeley

Privates:
Allen, D.C .
May, William
Avery, John C.
McVey, Reuben
Armstrong, C. M.
McCord, Harrison
Baker, John D.
McCord, Ira
Ballou, Washington
Merriss, Arba A.
Ball, William
Mitchell, W.R.C.
Boyles, Cyrus
Morris, Thomas
Bradshaw, John J.
Murphy, John
Bridgeman, A. H.
Neff, J. G.
Brooks, Jacob
North, Daniel M.
Brotherton, H. A.
North, Daniel M.
Brotherton, H. A.
North, J. W.
Bullis, Charles
Penney, Newton
Caldwell, E.
Phinney, A. E.
Cole Daniel W.

THIRTY-SECOND IOWA INFANTRY

COMPANY H (continued)
Privates:
Roberts, C. F.,
Clinesmith, Oliver
Robinson, Solomon
Collins, Loren
Ross, Geo. W.
Creighton, Henry
Shobe, Clark
Crosby, E. W.
Shobe, Morgan
Culver, Levi
Silence, Edmund
Fry, George W.
Smith, H. W.
Grandon, Isaac
Smith, Charles
Hartwell, S. W.
Tilghman, O. H.
Herman, T. J.
Walker, James
Horner, B. F.
Woodward, J. B.
Horner, W. C.
Whiteseil, John
Hubbert, Mechan
Ilurd, John
Hurd, J. S.
Justus, Isaac
Jones, Alpheus
Lord, R. A.
Brotherton, Hiram
Bullis, German
Bushyager, J. G.
Creighton, S.
Haitgrave, D. L.
Jones, Alex.
Horner, Jesse
Manifold, William
Ingraham, W. N.
Mulkins, J. O.
Penney, Richard
Mulkins, Willard
Baker, Samuel
Capron, S. K.
Hunt, G. L.
Kitiell, Warren
Shobe, Charles W.

 

THIRD BATTERY IOWA LIGHT ARTILLERY

Privates:
William Murphy
G. W. Soper
John H. Scott
John Swanagan

 

NORTHERN BORDER BRIGADE

COMPANY C
Privates:
Samuel N. Guilliams
Franklin Osborn

FIRST IOWA CAVALRY

COMPANY C
Private Michael Seyb

COMPANY D
Private George F. Wass

COMPANY M
First Lieutenant E. A. Dunham

 

SECOND IOWA CAVALRY

COMPANY A
A. J. Dalrymple

COMPANY F
Private Lorenzo Cobb

 

FOURTH IOWA CAVALRY

COMPANY L
Quarter-Master Sergeant George W. Thompson
Sergeant Thomas H. Davis
Corporal Thomas G. Weston

Privates :
James H. Beed
C. A. Bald
Thomas H. Davis
Charles Gillett
A. Gillett
A. I. Peabody
Euille Myers
John Shill
Orin A. Thatcher
D. O. Waters
Richard Miller
Richard Davenport
James Staley

 

SIXTH IOWA CAVALRY

Privates:
Jesse R.Dodd
L. R. Foby

EIGHTH IOWA CAVALRY

COMPANY G
Second Sergeant John W. Miller

Private Riley Miller

NINTH IOWA CAVALRY

COMPANY G
Fourth Sergeants:
William B. Johnson
Hiram F. Coon
M. V. Johnson

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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
William C. 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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