EXCERPT FROM JOE H. SMITH'S
HISTORY OF HARRISON COUNTY IOWA
WAR OF THE REBELLION
When the seeds of discord were
planted, or, I should rather say, consciously and helplessly left in
our Federal Constitution by its framers, had, before the lapse of a
single century of national existence, under the forcing heat of the
slavery struggle, burst into
the blood-red flower of Civil War, no county in all of the ninety and
nine in the State of Iowa more promptly responded to the call, than did
At first, the magnitude of the Secession monster was not realized, nor
was the extent to which preparations had been made in the south half
understood by our people. Many of our men then supposed that three, or
at furthest, six months, would subdue the fractious natures of the
Rebel hot-heads, yet, when six, aye, twelve and twenty-four months had
elapsed, the suppression of this Rebel sentiment was scarcely nearer
completion than when the first man enlisted from this county.
There were three elements in the county which appeared, so far as
taking part in the dangers of the tented field, march or battles were
concerned, personally conscious, that at the posts last named, there
were many dangers to be met, and if possible, hard to overcome, viz.:
The rebel sympathizer, the windy abolitionist, and the man of wealth.
When the first news came that war was inaugurated, the rebel
sympathizer boldly told us we could never subdue the South, that there
was no power in the Constitution of the United States to coerce a
Sovereign State; and what was the most aggravating, was the satanic
smile which illuminated their countenances on the reception of the news
of a Federal defeat. True, the number of these men in our midst was not
great, but more than enough to establish the doctrine of National
depravity and party bigotry. On the other hand, the Abolitionist took
exceptions as to the manner of prosecuting the war, saying that the
object of negro emancipation was not sufficiently prominent at the
beginning, and unless this was made the objective point, the Union was
not worth the saving; that it would be infinitely more preferable that
the South should succeed in the establishment of their Confederacy than
have a Union such as that of the past, blurred, disgraced, and cursed
with human slavery. The men of wealth had worshiped the almighty
dollar; the mammon of wealth was the shrine at which they bowed, and
the deity that received all their sacrifices; the thought of
shouldering a musket and lowering their cast to that of the common
soldiery, and partaking of the fatigue of the march, the dangers of the
battle, as well as being exposed to the killing malaria of the swamp or
marsh, kept these at home slumbering in beds of down, and toasting
their toes at the pleasant surroundings of a comfortable home.
I call to mind an individual, who, though holding an office, and
anticipating a better one in the near future, when the news came that
Sumter was fired upon, said " Good; now we of the North have an
opportunity to whale them rascally Southerners into line,
and we'll do it." Of all who made such boasts at the beginning of the
war, not one of them ever did more than encourage others to enlist, so
that they would be exempt from draft by reason of the locality filling
Sixteen months had passed and gone before any individual company was
organized in the county, notwithstanding more than one hundred and
fifty men had enlisted from the county prior to that time.
The men of the county were ripe for enlistment and were anxious for the
opportunity, but unfortunately for the cause, some of those who had the
ear of the Governor of the State at this time were anxious that some
favored one who had made himself or
themselves notorious by reason of the quantum of political mud they had
carried for the party, were sought to be thrust upon the persons
enlisting as officers, men in whom the real patriot had no confidence
as to integrity, bravery or patriotism.
From the 1st of May, 1861, until May, 1864, on each Saturday, in more
than a dozen of places in the county, men were on drill preparatory to
entering the field either as cavalry, infantry or in battery. The
outbursts of patriotism far excelled the hopes of the most sanguine.
For country first, then party, was the unalloyed expression of
nine-tenths of the entire arms bearing citizens. A few at the outset
correctly measured the volume, intensity, duration and proportions of
the mighty struggle being inaugurated; and to these a divided country
presented a panorama of lost National greatness, and these without
respect of party or party
love, at once gave full and unqualified allegiance to the Nation's
cause. In 1861 very many deserted the Democratic party because of the
want of loyalty of this party, and joined their
fortunes with those of the party in power, which was straining every
nerve for the maintenance of the Union. Meetings were called and the
citizens of the entire county promptly convened and
exchanged thoughts as to what should be done. Among those most foremost
in this was Captain W. W. Fuller, then an attorney at law, George S.
Bacon and Joe H. Smith. Captain
Fuller had methods by which he reached the heart of the people
spontaneously, subtilely and effectively. He never appeared without
evoking the most rapturous applause, and never
disappointed the expectation of his auditors. His progress in discourse
was an ovation, and carried about him an atmosphere that attracted and
cemented men to him. No man so low but felt he was a
brother and none so high but felt he was his peer. While many other
Democrats halted in the formation of an opinion as to what side they
would give their allegiance, Captain
George S. Bacon, as well as Joe H. Smith yielded absolute and complete
allegiance to the Old Flag, and never, during all the time of the
entire struggle, thought otherwise, than at the end the
cause of the Federals would win. These last named divorced themselves
from the party of their early choice, and in common with very many
others enlisted at a seasonable moment for the
purpose of maintaining the supremacy of the Government. To these last
named, it was sometimes quite humiliating to hear those who remained at
safety distance during the war, to
question the sincerity and patriotism of those of the Democratic party
who had forsaken home, friends, lucrative practice, left the plow in
the furrow, and the wife and children in the home, and shouldered the
musket in defense of the right. None but cowards and political
tricksters, men who would sacrifice principle, would be guilty of such
contemptible depravity; yet of these there was a sufficiency amounting
to a surplus, at this time.
In 1861 Hon. B. F. Roberts, of the strictest sect of Democracy, as well
as many others in his neighborhood, came to the reasonable and loyal
conclusion that the better plan would be to restore order and good
government in the South, and then when this was accomplished return to
the home and family and vote the Democratic ticket as of old. This was
practiced by him on one occasion while in the army, but he in common
with many others soon learned to vote as they were shooting. The
infernal yells of skulkers and copperheads at the rear were prolonging
the war, and while not participating in the struggle at the front, were
rendering valuable assistance at the rear. This, together with many
other acts and circumstances, soon drilled out of the Democratic
soldier all love for the stay-at-home Rebel sympathizer.
Some of the influential Republicans of this age, men in this county who
have been elected to represent it in the halls of the State
Legislature, never were converted and convinced of the fact that
secession was forever wrong and the maintenance of the Federal Union
forever right until the close of the war - not until that which they
had predicted could never be performed was accomplished, then they soon
began to yell as lustily as any who had been to the front and returned
all covered with scars, or had sacrificed a limb or health for the
perpetuation of the Union. In attending the campfires of those who have
experienced the toils of marches, smelt the smoke of battle, heard the
terrible roar of an hundred guns making the very earth quake and man as
ferocious as the animal at bay, and had charged to the very cannon's
mouth - I have witnessed those who remained at home during those dark
and bloody days, who could not find sufficient words in the English
vocabulary to sufficiently portray the detestation they then held for
the " Lincoln hirelings," to strain every nerve to have a place at the
head of the table in these feasts of "pork and beans" commemorative of
the days of war and bloodshed. Oh, shame, for such unblushing hypocrisy!
During the first half of the winter of 1861-62 the county began to be
tremendously aroused, for previous to that time 80 men had actually run
off to Council Bluffs and Omaha and enlisted, from the fact that no
company organizations had been made at home. Company B, of the glorious
old Fourth Iowa, had sixteen Harrison county boys defending the flag.
The Second Iowa battery had twelve, the First Nebraska cavalry eight or
ten, and twenty-five in the Fifth Iowa cavalry, as well as twenty-seven
in other organizations. These writing home fired the hearts of those at
home, when in one short week 51 of this county enlisted in Company H,
of the Fifteenth Iowa, under the leadership of Captain John A.
Danielson and Captain Logan Crawford, of Calhoun.
This feeling of patriotism increased until the 12th of August, 1862,
when Captain George S. Bacon, Fuller and Joe H. Smith determined that
they would take a hand in the fun, and no sooner was this matter
determined than a company of 101 men was raised in one week thereafter.
This was the first time that local bounties were offered to persons
enlisting, for the Board of Supervisors at that time pledged themselves
to give to each soldier enlisting and being accepted by the examining
surgeon, 80 acres of swamp or overflowed lands not
already entered, in the county, or in lieu thereof, $100 in swamp land
scrip, the same assignable. For further information see the acts of the
Board herein set forth.
This bonus was not very highly prized by the parties enlisting, from
the fact that many enlisting sold their rights under this resolution
for from $25 to $40; and these were gobbled up by the domestic land
sharks, and in fact, scarcely benefited the soldier to any considerable
extent. This, then, was by the Board extended to all persons who, prior
to this time, had enlisted from this county and were accredited
thereto. Some have questioned the
disinterestedness of the Board in the passage of this resolution from
the fact that they charge that it was done so as to have the county
furnish her quota and then the draft would not be resorted
to, and they be spared paying out their money in the way of procuring
substitutes. This opinion is certainly far fetched, and shows that
those who urge this, have sought to find cause against
those who were acting from the purest and most patriotic motives.
Scarcely had the company last named designated her officers or rather
before the persons forming the company had departed for their homes,
when, at the hour of midnight, a courier from Sioux City entered the
town with the news of an Indian massacre near
Sioux City, and that the few settlers left were on a full rush for the
settlements on to the south. When this news was heard arms were sent to
the company at once from Council Bluffs, and in
a day and a half the company were en route for the country north of
Sioux City. Company C (as it was afterwards called) was the first
company of infantry to arrive at the place last
named, and it was truly astonishing to see the terrible fright that the
settlers had experienced in and about Sioux City, and also to the north
and east. In many places they had, in their fright and haste, abandoned
every particle of property, and at many of the farms and farm houses
the stock was left in the corral, the unbaked bread in the ovens of the
stoves, and in some places the dinner was left on the table untouched.
Some fled with their families on horses, some on mules, others having
no other means of conveyance, loaded the wife and children in ox carts
and ox wagons and thus slowly plodded their way to supposed safety.
Quite a number of the residents of Harrison county at once abandoned
their homes and either moved to Council Bluffs or to the East. This was
wholly unnecessary, from the fact that there had not been any Indians
within one hundred and fifty miles of Sioux City at the time of the
stampede. While the company last named were leaving Magnolia as all
supposed, for glory or the grave, many were the ludicrous parting of
husband and wife, mother and son, and last, but not least, "sweet-heart
with sweet-heart." This expedition only proved to be a sort of "picnic"
and in three weeks they were at home awaiting orders for going into
camp for drill.
Oh, the wild excitement of those days! the flaunting flag, the sound of
preparation, the music of the boisterous drums, the silver voices of
heroic bugles. Here are assemblages of earnest, excited people,
dwelling on the words and thoughts of the speaker, and
ever and anon voice his sentiments by the heroic shouts. The call is
made for volunteers, and men with flushed faces rush forward to be the
first to head the lists, but yonder is the pale cheek of the wife
keenly feeling the inspiration of the moment, but sadly contemplating
the separation and possible widowhood of herself, and orphanage of
their little ones.
The final parting hour arrives; some are whispering the vows of eternal
love to the maidens they adore and lingeringly part forever; others are
bending over the cradle and kissing the sleeping babes; some are
receiving the blessings of the old men; some are
parting with mothers who hold them to their bosoms as in infancy and
press them to their hearts and kiss and kiss them again; are speechless
for the agony of the moment, and some are talking with wives,
endeavoring by brave words, spoken in the old tone, to drive away the
awful fear. They part. The wife is standing in the door with the babe
in her arms, bathed in beautiful sunlight and in tears. At the turn of
the street or lane the husband waves his hand and the wife answers by
holding aloft in her loving arms their child. He is gone, and forever.
Who are those stealthily following yonder by path which skirts the
grove? Why do they select the "hour of night's dark arch the
key-stone?" What business calls for midnight meeting in the deserted
cabin iu the center of that grove, far from human habitation
and beyond the reach of etching ears? They are the "Knights of the
Golden Circle," meeting in secret conclave to plot against the
Grovernment and plan the assassination of innocent and unsuspecting
men. I would not attempt to limit the power of the Almighty, and while
1 have the greatest reverence for the Deity, nevertheless I am firm in
the conviction that it is beyond his power to raise these midnight
murderers and assassins to a status of respectable degradation in hell.
These were as surely and effectually marked as was Cain after the
murder of his brother, for upon the receipt of the news of a Federal
victory their countenances were as dark and frowning as Erebus, and
sought seclusion in the jungles; but if the reports were to the effect
that the "Feds" had been whipped out of their boots, then there would
be a smile on their countenances broad as the depth of the depravity of
The following are the names of all who enlisted from this county, and
the different commands to which they belonged:
MEN FROM HARRISON COUNTY WHO ENLISTED IN CO. B, FOURTH IOWA INFANTRY
First Lieut., Jasper W. Bonney, Little Sioux.
Leonidas D. Chandler, wounded at Chickasaw Bayou.
Frank O. Danielson, residence not known.
William H. Ennes, died in Andersonville prison, March 21, 1864.
Frank J. Strite.
Thomas R. Brooks, wounded at Chickasaw Bayou.
John L. Holdskom, died Noyember 30, 1863, at Memphis.
James W. Murphy.
Bruce R. Purcell, killed near Dallas, Georgia.
James Rablin, Dakota.
John H. Reel, died in Andersonville prison, August 26, 1864.
Jacob Stout, wounded at Chickasaw.
Alfred W. Walcott, residence not known.
Luther Young, wounded, and died at Louisville, Kentucky, February 24,
SECOND IOWA BATTERY
Solomon J. Blakesly, not known.
Julius S. Kreamer, died at St. Louis, November 18, 1861.
Benjamin B. Loss, Logan, Iowa,
Calvin C. Little, Logan, Iowa.
Martin F. Little.
Asa E. Noyes, Leadville, Colorado.
Joel Phillips, not known.
Jasper Reeder, Morrillville, Nebraska.
James Reeder, Kansas.
Wm. F. Schaffer.
Wm. Tucker, Morrillville, Nebraska.
FIFTH CAVALRY, IOWA, COMPANY A
Charles G. Scofield, (blind) Logan, Iowa.
Wm. A. Scofield, not known.
Moses Scofield, not known.
W. L. Davis, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Hugo Holdoegel, Woodbine, Iowa.
Isaac J. Lewis, died in 1883, at Woodbine, Iowa.
Joseph Musgrave, died at Paducah, Kentucky, June 27, 1862.
James Richardson, not known.
William Richardson, not known.
Marshall Sherman, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
James T. Bucher, Boyer township.
First Lieut. James W. Landon, Co. B Fifth Cavalry, Mo.
Chester McEvers, not known.
Alma Patterson, wounded, not known.
Augustine Williamson, Nebraska.
Bruce Purcell, died December 5, 1861, St Louis.
Christopher C. Landon, died February 28, 1864, Nashville, Tenn.
Richard Good, captured in Andersonville, 1862, Logan, Iowa.
Thomas Wallace, captured and died in Andersonville.
FIRST NEBRASKA CAVALRY
Rufus P. Cady.
Isaac N. Gilman.
Wm. H. H. La Flesh.
H. C. Harshbarger, (Q. M. S.) Woodbine, Iowa.
Isaac J. Lewis, dead.
COMPANY H, FIFTEENTH IOWA INFANTRY
Captain John A. Danielson, wounded in the hip at the battle of Shiloh.
Captain Logan W. Crawford, wounded at the battle of Corinth.
Charles H. Crombie, died at Chattanooga.
Warren W. Rose, Salt Lake.
Geo. S. Perkins, died in hospital at Keokuk.
James E. Rice, died o� wounds, at Vicksburg, Sept. 26, 1863.
O. M. Bedsaul, died at home.
Alex. B. Rodgers, residence not known.
Nelson G. Boynton, wounded at Shiloh, Missouri Valley.
Isaac H. Brooks, died at Athens, January 7, 1864.
William Dunfree, residence not known.
James Tull, died at Jefferson Barracks, September 17, 1864.
Alfred C. Barnes, died a prisoner of war at Andersonville August 1,
Richard D. Boyd, wounded at Corinth, Modale.
James Clark, wounded at Shiloh and died in 1880.
Solomon V. Catlin.
Peter E. Cromer, Missouri Valley.
John Esley, residence not known.
Benjamin Esley, wounded at Atlanta.
William Evans, Woodbine.
John W. Ellis, died of wounds received at Shiloh, April 23, 1862.
John H. Forgues, wounded at Atlanta.
William H. Gerbrick, residence not known.
Josiah S. Gordon, killed at Corinth, October 4, 1862.
Philip P. Hippart, (nothing known.)
James H. House, died at his home.
Andrew J. Heageny, Missouri Valley.
David Knauss, Logan.
Elijah McClannahan, Nebraska.
Aaron McCoid, Reeder's Mills.
James N. McMananie, California Junction.
Patrick Murphy, wounded and died at Andersonville.
Chester Noyes, residence not known.
Sylvester Noyes, residence not known.
Benjamin Ross, dead.
Austin G. Reves, dead.
Levi J. Streeter, wounded at Shiloh, taken prisoner and never returned.
Alfred L. Stone, killed before Atlanta, August 19, 1864.
Sabin C. Stanwood, died after peace was declared.
Hiram G. Vincent, right leg given at Shiloh, now in Nebraska.
Jonathan Vincent, wounded at Atlanta, in Nebraska.
Samuel Van Arsdale, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain.
Stephen Foreman, wounded at Ezra Church, Georgia.
William Alloway, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Pacific Junction.
Wiley D. Lawes, residence not known.
William W. Wills, wounded, Mondamin.
COMPANY C, TWENTY-NINTH IOWA INFANTRY
Capt. W. W. Fuller, died at Greenwood, Mississippi, March 14, 1863.
First Lieutenant Geo. S. Bacon, wounded at Jenkins' Ferry and taken
prisoner April 30, 1864.
Second Lieutenant J. H. Smith, Logan.
Geo. W. Hedge, (residence not known.)
John G. Downs, Pender, Nebraska.
Benj. H. Denice, Missouri Valley.
George Main, Magnolia.
John W. Stocker, promoted to First Lieutenant, Logan.
John R. Ennes, Missouri Valley.
Charles Wills, Missouri Valley.
Albert Wakefield, Utah Territory.
John A. Benjamin, wounded in leg at Jenkins' Ferry, and taken prisoner,
carried to Tyler, Texas. Dunlap.
William H. Bourn, wounded at Jenkins' Ferry taken to Tyler Texas,
Eugene R. Scofield, Chadron, Nebraska.
Benj. F. Roberts, elected to legislature, 1887, Dunlap.
John M. Perkins, not known.
John M. Rogers, died at Kansas City, 1886.
Wm. Agens, Ute, Iowa.
James L. Armstrong, Logan.
Jacob Antibus, died at Little Rock, March 24, 1864.
Thomas Anderson, Trinity Mills, Texas.
James H. Brace, blind, Dunlap.
James Bird, Missouri Valley.
Joe. H. Baxter, not known.
Henry O. Beebe, Modale.
William P. Boyd, died of cancer, 1884.
Anson F. Belden, died of wounds received in battle, July 4, 1863.
Harrison Billiter, died at Jefferson Barracks, February 4, 1863.
Isaac F. Bedsaul, Magnolia.
Alexander Barr, Panama.
Amsey Beedle, Logan.
E. P. Brown, Dunlap.
James H. Christian, died on steamer Henry Clay, February 4, 1863.
Wickliffe B. Copeland, Logan.
Wm. H. Cornine, died February 5, 1863, at Helena, Arkansas.
O. H.P. Cook, ____, Kansas.
John H. Darting, Missouri Valley.
Michael Doyle, Magnolia.
Lewis Detsall, wounded at Jenkins' Ferry, died 1880.
James Davis, died at Columbus, Kentucky, January 4, 1863.
L. M. Evans, Logan.
A. B. M. Ellis, Missouri Valley.
John H. Ellis, Little Sioux.
Clark Ellis, Little Sioux.
Peleg D. Evans, wounded July 4, and died at Helena, July 13, 1863.
Wm. W. Frazier, Nebraska.
Jas. C. Frazer, died March 1, 1863, at Memphis.
Geo. H. Fonts, died February 13, 1863, at Helena, Arkansas.
Milton H. Greenfield, Logan.
C. M. Hendrickson, died June 14, 1863, at Helena, Arkansas.
Francis T. Hill, Logan.
James W. Hester, Nebraska.
Theodore Helmer, Soldiers' Home, Leavenworth.
Wm. M. Hale, discharged and died on his way home.
Wm. H. H. Hobbs, died at Helena, Ark., June 1, 1863.
Wm. H. Jones, Missouri.
Abraham M. Kine, died at Helena, Ark., Feb. 11, 1863.
John M. Kinnis, died at Little Rock, July 13, 1864.
Lyman A. Lewis, wounded in Government sawmill and died August 8, 1863,
at Helena, Ark.
Jacob S. Lightel, Modale, Iowa.
W. Mecham (right front finger mysteriously shot off before leaving camp
at Council Bluffs; sent to Invalid Corps. In Utah Territory.
Wm. J. Martin, died Feb. 25, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
Richard Morgareidge, Buffalo Gap, Dak. Territory.
William Mahoney, died June 10, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
Leon H. McWilliams, Little Sioux, Iowa.
Jack McCauley, died April 25, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
Col. John H. Noyes, Mondamin, Iowa.
Rudolph Neitzsch, died April 7, 1863, at Memphis.
Hugh Neeley, Mapleton, Iowa.
First Lieut. Charles W. Oden, (Acting Q. M.) Little Sioux, Iowa.
James Owens, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Martin Potter, died at Helena, Ark., April 30, 1863.
Wm. P. Porter, died at Helena, Ark., April 18, 1863.
Leander P. Patch, died at Memphis, March 17, 1863.
David Romigs, died in Nebraska in 1878.
Henry B. Reel, died at Helena, Ark., Feb. 17, 1863.
Henry R. Riffle, resides near Little Rock, Ark.
James Ritchison, died April 4, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
(Gen'l) Walter Ritchison, Mondamin, Iowa.
Marion F. Richardson, died Feb. 17, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
Milton Richardson, died Feb. 8, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
Geo. A. Ross, Nebraska.
John W. Reed, Ute, Iowa.
Wm. H. Rinehart, Macedonia, Iowa.
Albert F. Roberts, (dead.)
Martin L. Spire, wounded July 4, 1863, at Helena; lives in Kansas.
John R. Sullins, Missouri.
Calvary S. Stowell, Kingsley, Iowa.
S. M. Tarkington, ____.
Wm. B. Tarkington, died March 5, 1863, at Helena, Ark.
John Thompson, Calhoun, Iowa.
John Van Arsdall, Nebraska.
Benjamin Whorton, died March, 1888.
Lowry Wilson, Logan, Iowa.
Erastus Wills, ____.
Warren White, died June 17, 1888.
David W. Work.
Charles Young, Nebraska.
David D. Young, died Nov. 25, 1863, at St. Joe, Mo.
Daniel Yaple, died March 5, 1863, at Memphis, Tenn.
Jas. Tom. Barnett, Kansas.
Thomas W. Chatburn, Nebraska.
James. T. De Field, (deserted at Louisburg, Ark.)
Wm. H. Eaton, died at Logan, Iowa, May 5, 1878.
Henry George, wounded at Terra Noir Creek, April 4, 1864, and
transferred to V. R. C, and died on his way home.
Emmet Haryey, Dakota.
Lloyd Jenkins, Nebraska.
Charles Kreps, California.
John Kreps, wounded at Jenkins' Ferry, and died of wounds, August 8,
1864, at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Joseph Kesler, moved to Kansas, and died in 1885.
John B. King, deserted, April 13, 1864.
Theodore P. Kellogg, Woodbine, Iowa.
Henry C. Morrill.
James A. Smith, died in Tyler, Texas, March 5, 1865, of wounds received
while in battle at Jenkins' Ferry.
John M. Wills, near Onawa, Iowa.
William T. Wilds.
COMPANY A, TWENTY-NINTH INFANTRY
Jacob Fulton, Second Lieutenant, Pawnee, Nebraska.
Isaac T. Lucas, died at Helena, Arkansas, June 27, 1863.
Jacob Case, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
W. H. Cox, died September 7, 1863, Memphis.
William H. Berry, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
James I. Brookhouser, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Samuel Cofflet, died April 22, 1863, at Memphis.
Thomas H. Cook, Salt Lake.
Eli F. Deal, died February 25, 1863, at Helena, Arkansas.
Peter R. Deal, (dead.)
Evan T. Hardin.
John Martin, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Andrew Mcintosh, killed at Spanish Fort, April 2, 1865.
William G. McElroy, captured March 24, 1865.
Welcome R. McElroy.
Elias S. M. Mace, died November 7, 1863, at St. Louis.
Elias Owens, Woodbine, Iowa.
Eleazer L. Cole, died at Helena, Arkansas, July 27, 1863.
COMPANY K, TWENTY-NINTH INFANTRY
Stephen H. Mathews, not known.
James Clark, died in 1882.
Samuel Mager, not known.
General Francis Marion, captured at Terre Noir, and died in prison.
Christopher Snell, (this was a recruit, taking the place of Lewis Coon,
who had enlisted and tired of the service.)
SIXTH IOWA CAVALRY
Edward D. Mundy, not known.
Wm. Moore, Woodbine.
Thomas J. Perrin, Morehead.
Charles C. Perrin, Morehead.
Joseph U. Rilly, Little Sioux.
Wm. H. Whitinger, Wahoo, Nebraska.
Isaac Sweet, not known.
Samuel Cokeley, Company E, not known.
Anson Smith, Logan.
Wm. Barkoph, Logan.
Norman L. Cole, Woodbine.
Wm. W. Chew, (dead), April 23, 1863.
James J. Chew, Logan.
Francis Dungan, Logan.
Charles H. Hushaw, Woodbine.
David Kippen, not known.
COMPANY M, SEVENTH IOWA CAVALRY
Michael Shally, not known.
George A. Langley, died at Memphis, June 8, 1864.
NINTH IOWA CAYALRY
Wm. C. Wilson.
COMPANY D, NOETHERN BORDER BEIGADE
John L. Grossman, not known.
Henry B. Lyman, (banker), Dunlap.
Mathew M. Conyers, Little Sioux.
Charles S. Brown, (merchant), Modale.
O. O. McHenry, Woodbine.
Parker S. Condit, Little Sioux.
John J. Conyers.
George W. Conyers.
Willis A. Flowers.
Solomon J. Imlay, Dakota Territory.
Wm. J. Livingston.
Squire T. Lewis.
Henry G. Myers.
Chris. C. Landon, died at Nashville, February 28, 1864.
Elias M. Stowe.
DRAFTED MEN OP THE COUNTY
The following is a list of the men drafted from Harrison county at
the principal and supplementary draft had at Council Bluffs, on the 2d
and 3d days of November, 1864, viz.:
Boyer Township - Wm. H. Burkholder, and Charles J. Miracle. This
man last named was a substitute for some one, at this time not known.
Cincinnati Township - John H. Boyd and Hiram Blackburn.
Calhoun Township - James Shaw. This subject never reached the regiment
to which he was assigned.
Clay Township - P. M. Caywood, Aaron Davis, Julius Miller and
William H. Good. Mr. Good was a substitute for James Callion, the
latter giving Good $1,000 to take his place.
Jefferson Township - Jacob Holton, O. P. Reel and W. F.
Nelson. The last named person was a substitute for Ad. Adams, who gave
Nelson $500 to stop rebel bullets for him.
Jackson Township - Lewis E. Toll and Lorenzo D. Driggs.
La Grange Township - Frank Ervin, Samuel Jack and John LaPray. Mr.
LaPray was a substitute for Mr. William Orr, who, being drafted, gave
to the said LaPray $1,100 to be shot in his place.
Little Sioux Township - Joshua Lane and Gilbert Garnet. This last named
person gave Dan Murphy $700 to act as his substitute.
Raglan Township - Eli. J. Hagerman, Samuel Morgareidge, Henry Shaw and
Taylor Township - Jesse Arbaugh, Thomas F. Stewart, Charles Wilson
and B. F. Martin. This man Wilson was a substitute for Mr. James W.
Mcintosh, now of Kansas.
St. John Township - Thomas J. Faith, Thomas J. Frazier, William N.
Fouts, James Seaton and Oliver Wolcott. Mr. Wolcott procured Mr. Cyrus
Cole to take his place as a substitute, they being brothers-in-law.
Union Township - William Reeder was drafted from this township and
secured the services of Nelson Rider as a substitute at the cost of
$900, and William H. Butler was substitute for some one in this
township, principal not known.
There were many curious as well as peculiar actions at and about the
time of this draft, and immediately following the same.
One Joshua Lane was drafted from Little Sioux, who, upon learning
that he had been chosen to wield a musket or kock a cannon, immediately
repaired to the office of a physician, who gave certain doses of
emetics and purgatives by which sickness could be produced at will,
when as soon as he was notified by the Deputy Provost Marshal, he
swallowed these decoctions and suddenly became nigh unto death; this
then caused his substitute to be called upon to fill his place, which
did not fit the fancy of Dan Shearer, who held this unenviable
position. As soon as Shearer learned this, he had business relations in
Nebraska and fled immediately to transact the same, and the Deputy
Provost, not catching onto the fraud being perpetrated on him and
Shearer by Lane, followed Shearer to Nebraska and brought him back to
Harrison county, and when about to ship him to W. J. Brownell, to whom
all drafted men were assigned, at Des Moines, Shearer then told that
Lane was playing " 'possum,'' which brought about the arrest of Lane;
however Shearer did not become relieved until he made a trip to Des
Moines and Lane was forwarded and accepted.
Mr. B. C. Adams, who was at this time Deputy Provost Marshal, dealt
honorably with all these men, but woe to the man who attempted to skulk
and hide in the Willows or Nebraska, for they might succeed for a
little time, but they were soon ferreted out and brought up standing.
Those who had deserted and dropped down in this county supposing that
they were so far from their commands that they would never be
recognized or apprehended, were always surprised by the presence of
this omniscient Deputy Provost, when being tapped on the shoulder and
informed that their services were needed at such a place and in such
and such regiments. Our people had never experienced much of the war
spirit prior to this, but there was in the manner,
anxiety and gait of every deserter, such a tell-tale appearance, that
with a reasonable description, recognition was readily made.
At the time of this drafting much uneasiness was felt by many of those
who had no desire to be shot, or at least to forego the comforts of a
good warm fire and feather bed, and to that end, at the time the
drawing was to be done at Council Bluffs, were either
at hand or had some one present so that they could have an "early"
report, among whom was Mr. Wm. S. Meeeh, an old timer in the county.
Some of the ripest Democrats were fearful that the drawing would not be
done with fairness, and that the Republicans would escape, and the
quota be filled with the honest Democracy, the portable expounders of
the Federal Constitution; and to alleviate this
fear Mr. Wm. S. Meech was called into the room where the drafting was
done, and blindfolded, and then by his own Democratic hand drew out of
the box the fatal names of those who should
doff the blue and shoulder the musket. This was a master piece of
policy, for when completed, there was no room for the howl of political
persecution and violation of the constitutional right of the oppressed
Mr. Meech had a son (Harrison Meech) then just arrived at arms-bearing
age, whom he was fearful would be selected, and it is said that old
Uncle William, while the names were being read after having been handed
by him to the party who could read, was
so exercised that the traditional sweat in the far off garden in the
east was but little superior to that experienced by our friend on this
occasion. However this fear was not wholly confined
to the Democracy, from the fact that there were Republicans who held
the exterior of their persons in as much adoration as the others.
Many of those who were for the Union in the early days of the '60s were
so because of the fact that the attack on the Government by the
Confederates was an attack on their party, and while the sequence of
the decision was correct, yet the reasons by
which the opinion was reached were scarcely tenable. This kind of War
Republicans were of the "Artemus Ward school," willing to sacrifice all
their relations rather than see the
Confederate cause win the day, and when called upon to fill the gap
made in the ranks in tbe front, either by bullet or disease, would
rather find an Isaac than be the Isaac sacrificed.
About the 1st of August, 1864, Dr. J. H. Rice, of Magnolia, was
appointed as the Special Examining Surgeon for this county, and in the
discharge of his duties called to his assistance Dr. George H.
McGavren, and part of the time two other well posted physicians - Dr.
Robert McGavren and Dr. Cole, who in the discharge of their duties as
such examining board, had occasion to hear the most exaggerated stories
of personal deformity and
inability that ever came to the ears of men of their profession. These
men now all reside in the county except Dr. Cole, who has passed to
that place from which no traveler returns.
One person who resided at Cincinnati who wanted to be excused for the
reason that he was unable to march, walked all the way from that little
town to Magnolia, a distance of 18 miles, before breakfast, to convince
the examining board that he was unable to
endure the fatigue of the march. Another, who still lives on the same
farm on which he then resided, suddenly became so deaf that he could
not hear it thunder, and could not hear
words uttered in the very loudest tones, but when caught in the act of
turning his own and his neighbors' cows into the corn field of the Hon.
Phineas Cadwell, at midnight, and when realizing
that Mr. Cadwell would prosecute him for his dastardly, cowardly act,
he was immediately anxious to make settlement therefor, and could hear
the most commonplace whisper - as to terms of
settlement. This man may have been all right, but the fact is stated
that he got away from his maker before he was finished. Another
presented himself and claimed exemption on account of hernia, and was
excused. After examination he boldly boasted that he could whip any man
in the county. Another man, now a resident of Magnolia, claimed
exemption for the same cause, but when he was examined there was not
the least appearance of the disability claimed, and the examining
board, either to torment him, or give him all the chance possible to
show his ills, kept him standing naked all day, in order that the
deformity might blossom into something other than the appearance then
present, but to the disgust of the applicant, and the infinite
amusement of the doctors, nature would not assist the coward in the
perpetration of such apparent fraud. There is also another who does not
now reside a thousand miles fromWoodbine, who put in the
excuse that he was wholly unable to do militaryduty, from the fact that
he was unable to work, though for ten years prior to that time and for
twenty years since he has labored on
his farm each day, from before the rising'of the sun until far into the
Never was mankind so sorely aflicted with all the ills that flesh is
heir to, as at this special time. Broken limbs came to the surface then
which never prior to that time or since have been heard from; chronic
cases of alleged long standing were dwelt upon with an eloquence
bordering upon despair, but the most general disease at that time was
weakness of the lungs, and they who were so afflicted acted as their
own physicians, and prescribed for themselves the freshness and purity
of the western mountain air. This general disease was not confined to
any one class, either political or religious. Many went to the
mountains at or about this time, but, the most singular features of
this wide spread "lung complaint" was that the women were wholly free
from the ravages thereof, and as soon as the declaration of peace was
made, there was a wave of such speedy recovery as far surpassed the
miracles at the time of the troubling of the waters by the angel of
eighteen centuries past.
At this time nearly four hundred men, the bone and sinew of the county,
had enlisted, many of whom were then resting in unknown graves in the
"sunny south," or maimed and crippled for life, or broken in health;
and that which at first had seemed only
a sunny day's picnic, had fastened itself upon us as an egregious
reality. War, with all its consequent results, was upon us, and the day
of the outbursts of patriotism had become a thing of the past, made so
by former unprecedented enlistments.
Then again, the opportunity to accumulate fortunes, made so by war
prices and the great abundance of money, could scarcely be yielded to
the unadulterated demands of pure patriotism, in which the life of the
person and the poorness of the pay, were the
considerations for ease, comfort and security of life and property.
Some stated that they could not enlist from the fact that their
families required them at home to provide for their wants, when
the real status of the case was that the wives had for a long time in
the past as well as from that date to the present, supported them. The
causes for not going were as diversified as the
human countenance, but when the time came that the requisite quota must
be furnished, then the greater proportion of those drawn, without the
least hesitation, obeyed the "onward to the
front" with as much alacrity and with the same patriotism as in the
early days of enlistinents. However, the end came, and with this the
universal rejoicings of all. The soldier returning
all covered over with glory, and the stay-at-home man happy in the
thought that the ordeal was past, the Government was saved, and he was
LIST OF SOLDIERS NOW LIVING IN THE COUNTY
With their Postoffice Address, and the Company and Regiment to which
they formerly belonged.
J. A. Boies, First Colorado Cavalry, Woodbine, Iowa.
P. C. DuVal, Co. A, Magnolia.
.J. P. Button, Third Col., Co. F, Missouri Valley.
W. L. Reeves, Third Col. Cavalry, Co. E, Little Sioux.
Hugh P. Morrow, Twelfth Col. Cavalry, Co. M, Magnolia.
Maj. Dwight Saterlee, Eleventh Conn. Infantry, Dunlap, Iowa.
Capt. .J. D. Brown, Co. D, Eighteenth Conn. Infantry, Missouri Valley,
Peter Campbell, Co. D, Eighteenth Conn. Infantry, Woodbine, Iowa.
John S. Hall, Co. B, First Dak. Cavalry, Woodbine, Iowa.
Miles Cowan, Co. B, First Dak. Cavalry, Woodbine, Iowa.
Lewis R. Yates, Co. B, First Dak. Cavalry, Woodbine, Iowa.
Edward Marshall, (drummer) Second Regiment, Dist. Columbia, Woodbine.
Samuel Baird, Co. B, Eighth Ill. Infantry, Dunlap, Iowa.
Geo. Weed (Sergeant) Co. B, Eighth Ill. Infantry, Dunlap, Iowa.
First Surgeon, George B. Christy, Dunlap, Iowa.
A. I. Cuttler, Co. M. Sixteenth Ill. Cavalry, Logan, Iowa.
W. H. Squires, (Corporal) Co. K, Seventeenth Ill. Cavalry, Dunlap, Iowa.
J. L. Leach, Co. H, Seventh Ill. Infantry, Little Sioux, Iowa.
L. H. Pratt, (Corporal) Co. C, Eighth Ill. Infantry, Dunlap, Iowa.
Lieut. W. H. Campbell, Co. H. Eleventh Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley,
J. B. Baker, Co. I, Thirteenth Ill. Infantry, Logan, Iowa.
Aaron C. Perry, Co. D, Fifteenth Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
J. W. Shultz, Co. G, Eighteenth Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Capt. Robert B. Hillas, Co. A, Nineteenth Ill. Infantry, Dunlap, Iowa.
A. N. Ovaitt, Co. F, Twentieth Ill. Infantry, Magnolia, Iowa.
W. C. Harrah, Co. H, Twenty-second Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
J. N. Young, (Brigham) Co. G, Twenty-seventh Ill. Infantry, Logan, Iowa.
John B. Conyers, Co. B, Twenty-ninth Ill. Infantry, Little Sioux, Iowa.
Wm. Newfind, Co. K, Thirty-second Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Joshua E. Lahman, Co. C, Thirty-fourth Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley.
D. C. Clark, Co. H, Thirty-sixth Ill. Infantry, Magnolia, Iowa.
Anderson Adams, Co. H, Forty-sixth Ill. Infantry, Dunlap, Iowa.
James Beecham, (Corporal) Co. A, Fifty-second Ill. Infantry, Little
J. T. Headley, Co. D, Fifty-second Ill. Infantry, Persia.
F. A. Jennings, Co. A, Fifty-third Ill. Infantry, Dunlap.
Henry Jennings, Co. I, Fifty-third Ill. Infantry, Dunlap.
John C. Wood, Co. A, Fifty-third Ill. Infantry, Dunlap.
Wm. G. Baldwin, Co. G, Fifty-fourth Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley.
John F. Davis, Co. E, Fifty-fourth Ill. Infantry, Missouri Valley.
J. G. Redenbaugh (Corporal) Co. K, Fifty-eighth Ill. Infantry, Eeeder's
W. A. Phillips, Co. A, Sixty-second Ill. Infantry, Persia.
Lewis G. Neff, Co. I, Sixty-fourth Ill. Infantry, Persia.
Joseph Cue, Co. C, Sixty-fifth Ill. Infantry, Dunlap.
H. D. Lovelace, Co. A, Sixty-fifth Ill. infantry, Woodbine.
E. G. Henry, Co. H, Sixty-sixth Ill. infantry, Missouri Valley.
Charles Manchester, Co. H, Seventy-fourth Ill. infantry, Dunlap.
Willard Seaton, Co. D, Seventy-fourth Ill. infantry, Missouri Valley.
This soldier is the present mayor of Missouri Valley.
S. C. Patrick, Co. G, Seventy-fourth Ill. infantry, Dunlap.
G. W. Chamberlain, Co. G, Seventy-fourth Ill. infantry, Dunlap.
O. L. French, Adjutant, Co. G, Seventy-fifth Ill. infantry, Logan.
Joseph Williams, Captain Co. G, Seventy-fifth Ill. infantry, Dunlap.
Geo. W. Spry, Co. H, Eighty-fourth Ill. infantry, River Sioux.
Alfred J. Norman, Co. A, Eighty-sixth III. infantry, Logan.
H. B. Kinnie, Co. A. Eighty-eighth Ill. infantry, Logan.
John Hope, Go. A, Ninetieth Ill. infantry, Little Sioux.
Edward Gilpin, Co. A, Ninety-third Ill. infantry, Persia.
W. M. Morris, Captain Co. A, Ninety-third Ill. infantry, Woodbine.
Dr. Josiah Giddings, Assistant Surgeon, Ninety-fifth Ill. infantry,
John Laird, Co. D, One-hundred-and-Twelfth Ill. infantry, Magnolia.
B. L. Jones, Co. A, One-hundred-and-Eighteenth Ill. infantry, Little
Frank Goodenough, Corporal Co. A, One-hundred-and-Twenty-fourth Ill.
infantry, Missouri Valley.
G. F. Brayton, Co. B, One-hundred-and-Twenty-sixth Ill. infantry,
Wm. Brayton, Co. B, One-hundred-and-Twenty-sixth Ill. infantry, Logan.
John Williams, Co. D, One-hundred-and-Fortieth Ill. infantry, Missouri
John W. Widdows, Co. K, One-hundred-and-Forty-fifth Ill. infantry,
Fred. D. Palmer, Co. A, One-hundred-and-Forty-sixth Ill. infantry,
Luther D. Brown, Co. I, One-hundred-and-Fifty-third Ill. infantry,
Richard Marshbury, Co. F., Sixth Ind. cavalry, Missouri Valley.
T. C. Young, Co. G, Sixth Ind. cavalry, Missouri Valley.
L. F. Mills, Co. E, Ninth Ind. cavalry, Logan.
Cal. Beaman, Co. D, First Ind. heavy artillery, Missouri Valley.
J. R. McCullaugh, Co. I, First Ind. heavy artillery, Missouri Valley.
C. D. Johnson, Fifth Ind. battery, Woodbine.
John V. Walker, Co. E. Twelfth Ind. battery. Little Sioux.
James H. Crowder, Musician, Eighteenth Ind. infantry, Missouri Valley.
John Huntly, Co. G, Twenty-ninth Ind. infantry, Logan.
Amos Kellogg, Co. H, Thirty-third Ind. infantry, Logan.
W. B. Keith, Sergeant, Co. B, Thirty-fifth Ind. infantry, Mondamin.
Henry Wasson, Co. B, Thirty-fifth Ind. infantry, River Sioux.
Elijah Ashcraft, Corporal, Co. C, Forty-second Ind. infantry, Modale.
H. A. Shacklett, Sergeant, Co. C, Forty-second infantry, Modale.
Wm. Comstock, Co. K, Forty-eighth Ind. infantry, Dunlap.
John Bridgeman, Co. B, Fifty-first Ind. infantry, Missouri Valley.
John Hodson, Co. F, Fifty-third Ind. infantry, Modale.
Joseph Alexander, Co. E, Fifty-seventh Ind. infantry, Dunlap.
Harvey M. Babb, Corporal, Co. C, Sixty-third Ind. infantry, Logan.
John Hooks, Co. D, Sixty-third Ind. infantry, Dunlap.
Albert Nicely, Corporal, Co. A, Sixty-third Ind. infantry, Woodbine.
Albert Harrold, Co. E, Seventy-fifth Ind. infantry, Reeder's Mills.
Samuel C. Bartholomew, Musician, Eighty-third Ind. infantry, Little
Wililiam E. Ross, Co. G, Ninety-seventh Ind. infantry, Modale.
John M. Suthers, Co. D, One-hundred-and-Fifteenth Ind. infantry,
Nathan Myers, Corporal, Co. B, One-hundred-and-Thirty-third Ind.
Joseph Montgomery, Co. G, One-hundred-and-Forty-seventh Ind. infantry,
John G. Williams, Co. B, One-hundred-and-Forty-eighth Ind. infantry,
John P. Creager, Corporal, Company I, One-hundred-and Fifty-second Iowa
John Bell, Missouri Valley.
C. H. Hushaw, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Dunlap.
William Barkoph, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
Anson Smith, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
Norman L. Cole, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Woodbine.
James J. Chew, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
Charles H. Hushaw, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry.
Wm. H. Moore, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry.
Charles J. Perin, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Morehead.
Thomas J. Perin, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Morehead.
Joseph H. Rilley, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Little Sioux.
Frank J. Porter, First Lieutenant, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry,
L. H. Pepper, Private, Company B, Second Iowa Cavalry, Dunlap.
James Scales, Private, Company C, Second Iowa Cavalry, Magnolia.
J. L. Donelson, Private Company I, Third Iowa Cavalry, Magnolia.
Wm. Davis, Private, Company M, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, Dunlap.
W. B. George, Private, Company L, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, Little Sioux.
J. W. Rickman, Private, Company K, Fourth Iowa Cavalry.
W. H. Rickman, Private, Company L, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
Hugo Holdoegel, Private, Company A, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, Woodbine.
Alma Ratterson, Private, Company B, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, Modale.
Charles G. Scofield, Sergeant, Company A, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
Charles Wheelock, Sergeant, Company B, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
James J. Chew, Private, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
Norman Cole, Private, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Woodbine.
Wm. M. Mathis, Private, Company C, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, died 1886, at
W. H. Moore, Private, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Woodbine.
G. W. Ralph, Private, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, River Sioux.
Joseph W. Rilley, Private, Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Little Sioux.
J. M. Smith, Sergeant, Company F, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
Anson Smith, ____ Company E, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Logan.
D. D. Jacobs, Private, Co. F, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, Magnolia.
James Ratigan, Private, Co. M, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, Reader's Mills.
T. J. Kopson, Private, Co. K, Eighth Iowa Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
John D. Dewell, Sergeant, Co. M, Ninth Iowa Cavalry, Magnolia.
B. J. Peasley, Private, Co. M, Ninth Iowa Cavalry, Little Sioux.
Albert Stuart, Private, Co. I, Ninth Iowa Cavalry, Persia.
SECOND IOWA BATTERY
Benj. B. Loss, Second Iowa Battery, Logan.
Jasper Reeder, Second Iowa Battery, Knox Co., Neb.
Martin Little, Second Iowa Battery, Logan.
F. M. Irvin, Third Iowa Battery, Reeder's Mills.
Isaac Mason, Fourth Iowa Battery, Modale.
Wm. Dapee, Fourth Iowa Battery, Persia.
Michael South, Co. K, Second Iowa Infantry, Little Sioux.
Levi Crouch, (Farrier) Co. A, Fourth Iowa Infantry, Modale.
N. M. Purcy or Purey, Co. D, Fourth Iowa Infantry, Persia.
First-Lieut. Jas. W. Bonney, Co. B, Fourth Iowa Infantry, Little Sioux.
William Barkoff, Co. E, Fifth Iowa Infantry, Logan.
G. W. Johnson, Co. F, Fifth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
C. R. Anderson, Co. E, Eighth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
U. Bitterlie, Co. B, Eighth Iowa Infantry, Magnolia.
Sylvester MacKenzie, Co. E, Eighth Iowa Infantry, Dunlap.
Major Charles MacKenzie, Ninth Iowa Infantry, Dunlap.
Thomas J. Powell, (Corporal) Co. I, Ninth Iowa Infantry, Modale.
Capt. J. E. Ainsworth, Co. F, Twelfth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
A. L. Manning, Co. F, Twelfth Iowa Infantry, Dunlap.
W. H. Burkholder, Co. E, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Woodbine.
Joseph Duer, Co. B, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Wm. N. Fouts, (D) Co. C, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Thos. J. Frasier, (D) Co. C, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
E. J. Hagerman, (D) Co. F, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Mondamin.
Major Jacob S. Holeten, (D) Co. F, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Woodbine.
Watson Humphrey, Co. A, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Logan.
S. H. Morgan, Co. C, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Henry Shaw, Co. B, Thirteenth Iowa Infantry, Mondamin.
James Shaw, (D) (never reached Regiment) Thirteenth Iowa Infantry,
Capt. Logan Crawford, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Pete E. Cromer, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Andrew M. Ellis, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Little Sioux.
Wm. Evans, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Woodbine.
David Kanauss, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Logan.
Aaron McCoid, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Logan.
Thos. Marshall, Co. H, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Wm. F. Wills, Co. H, Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, Mondamin.
Ethan Cole, Co. H, Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
John S. Goss, Co. H, Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
James C. Lytle, Co. H, Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, Little Sioux,
Samuel Marksbury, Co. A, Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
H. N. Welch, Co. I, Seventeenth Iowa Infantry, Logan.
Amsley Clinkenhard, Co. E, Eighteenth Iowa Infantry, Mondamin.
R. G. Boyd, Co. H, Eighteenth Iowa Infantry, Modale.
Emerson Parmenter, Co. H, Eighteenth Iowa Infantry, Dunlap.
D. W. Bechtel, Co. F, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, Dunlap.
Henry Bishop, (Corporal) Co. I, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, Little
David Henderson, (Sergt.) Co. E, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry Missouri
J. D. Hull, (Corporal) Co. E, Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Dunlap.
Thomas Hughes, Co. A, Twenty-fifth Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
William Raineer, Co. C, Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry, Reeder's Mills.
Capt. Wm. M. Magden, Co. D, Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry, Woodbine.
Henry Weed, (Corporal) Co. K, Twenty-sixth Iowa Infantry, Magnolia.
A. C. McYonagil, Co. H, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Alex. Lewis, Co E, Twenty-eighth Iowa Infantry, Reeder's Mills.
COMPANY C, TWENTY-NINTH INFANTRY
Wm. Agens, Ute.
Jas. L. Armstrong, Reeder's Mills.
Capt. Geo. S. Bacon, Des Moines.
Alex. Barr, Earling.
Amsey Beadle, Logan.
I. F. Bedsaul, Magnolia.
John A. Benjamin, Dunlap.
James Bird, Modale.
Wm. Bourn, (Sergeant) Modale.
J. H. Brace, (blind at this date) Dunlap.
E. P. Brown, Dunlap.
John H . Darting, Missouri Valley.
B. H. Dennice, (blind at this date) Missouri Valley.
John G. Downs, Pender, Neb.
John H. Ellis, Little Sioux.
Clark Ellis, Little Sioux.
A. B. M. Ellis, Missouri Valley.
M. H. Greenfield, Logan.
Alex. M. Huff, Hancock.
T. P. Kellogg, Woodbine.
J. S. Lightell, Modale.
Wm. Lyman, Oakland.
Geo. Main, Magnolia.
L. H. McWilliams, Little Sioux.
R. Morgareidge, Buffalo Gap, Dakota.
John H. Noyes, Mondamin.
Chas. W. Oden, First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, Little Sioux.
James Owens, Missouri Valley.
W. H. Rinehart, Macedonia.
J. H. Rice, Assistant Surgeon, Magnolia.
Walter Ritchison, Modale.
E. R. Scofield, Chadron, Nebraska.
Joe H. Smith, Second Lieutenant, Logan.
C. S. Stowell, Kingsley.
J. W. Stocker, First Lieutenant, Logan.
John Thompson, Calhoun.
Chas. Wills, Missouri Valley.
John Wills, Monona County.
Warren White, Logan.
Lowry Wilson, Logan.
CO. A, TWENTY-NINTH, IOWA.
E. Alexander, Missouri Valley.
Wm. H. Berry, Missouri Valley.
James Brookhouser, Missouri Valley.
Jacob Case, Missouri Valley.
Thos. H. Cook, Salt Lake.
Domininie Hagney, Missouri Valley.
John Martin, Missouri Valley.
Addison McIntosh, Woodbine.
Elias Owens, Woodbine.
James Robertson, Modale.
James M. Latta, Co. B, Twenth-ninth Infantry, Logan.
John W. Landreth, Co. D, Thirty-second Infantry, Missouri Valley.
J. M. Hough, Sergeant Co. C, Thirty-third Iowa Infantry, Woodbine.
John D. Garrison, Corporal Co. G, Thirty-eighth Iowa Infafitry,
P. P. Rainwater, Corporal Co. B, Forty-fourth Iowa Infantry, Logan.
John D. Hornby, Private Co. I, Forty-fifth, (100 day man) Logan.
J. J. Hancock, Co. A, Forty-sixth, (100 day man) Missouri Valley.
Franklin W. Hart, Co. I, Forty-sixth, (100 day man) Logan.
Augustus Koehn, Co. D, Forty-seventh, (100 day man) Magnolia.
Alex. Johnson, (D) Co. F, Forty-eighth, Mondamin.
Jacob Ernsdorf, (no record) Logan.
John Appleman, (no record) Little Sioux.
Josiah Russell, Co. H, Second Infantry, Dunlap.
Wm. Radlke, Co. K, Fourth Infantry, Magnolia.
James Emerson, Co. C, Sixth Infantry, Magnolia.
J. A. Duncanson, Co. I, Eleventh Infantry, Woodbine.
Austin W. Yeager, Co. M, ____, Missouri Valley.
Wm. E. Yeager, Sergeant, Co. M, Missouri Valley.
Geo. Sweany, Sergeant, Co. G, Twenty-sixth Infantry, Little Sioux.
Solomon ____, Deputy Sergeant, Co. M, Sixth Cavalry, Woodbine.
A. S. Jewell, Co. I, Seventh Cavalry, Logan.
W. A. Donahoo, Co. B, Second Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Henry Krieder, Co. E, Ninth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
John Jewell, Second Lieutenant, Co. I, Eleventh Infantry, Reeder's
John L. Scott, Co. G, Twenty-seventh Infantry, Little Sioux.
D. G. Herron, Co. A, Thirty-third Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Daniel C. Shiley, Corporal, Co. A, Thirty-fifth Infantry, Missouri
D. P. McDonald, Sergeant, Co. B, Sixth Cavalry, Magnolia.
Sidney J. Allen, Private, Co. K, Ninth Cavalry, Logan.
Thos. Erlewine, Corporal, Co. I, Eighth Infantry, Mondamin.
C. C. Davis, Co. D, Eleventh Infantry, Dunlap.
S. S. Coates, Co. C, Twelfth Infantry, Little Sioux.
Wm. K. Fry, Co. H, Seventeenth Infantry, Dunlap.
S. A. Frost, Third Mass. Battery, Little Sioux.
G. A. Froat, Sergeant, Co. F, Mass. Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Frank P. Eaton, Co. I, Fourth Cavalry, Dunlap.
Chas. Rusher, Co. B, Seventeenth Cavalry, Dunlap.
M. A. Parmenter, Co. A, Second Infantry, Dunlap.
M. G. Cooley, Second Lieutenant, Co. A, Tenth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
R. C. West, Corporal, Co. B, Eleventh Infantry, Little Sioux.
J. E. Hunt, Co. F, Twelfth Infantry, Little Sioux.
Noble Thomas, Co. A, Twelfth Infantry, Dunlap.
T. V. Lunderin, Corporal, Co. A, Thirteenth Infantry, Little Sioux.
C. H. Safford, Co. I, Twenty-fourth Infantry, Logan.
H. C. Harshbarger, Sergeant, Co. I, First Cavalry, Woodbine.
Geo. Morton, Co. D, First Cavalry, Woodbine.
Harvey Ritchardson, Co. K, Second Cavalry, Woodbine.
Geo. Ritchardson, Co. K, Second Cavalry, Modale.
Jacob Smith, Co. B, Second Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
Zach Smith, Indian Scout, Modale.
Geo. W. Chase, Captain, Co. F, Tenth New Hampshire Infantry, River
J. A. Pettis, Co. H, Fifth New York Infantry, Woodbine.
S. W. Crane, Co. K, Ninth New York Infantry, Little Sioux.
R. J. Barwell, Co. K, First New Mexico Infantry, Dunlap.
K. C. Morehouse, Co. B, Third Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
F. L. Davis, Co. E, Fifth Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
Sidney Palm, Co. A, Twelfth Cavalry, Modale.
M. H. Goodenough, Co. A, Twentieth Cavalry, Logan.
Harry J. Conover, Co. A, Twenty-third Cavalry, Dunlap.
William Gledhill, Co. M, Second Light Artillery, known as "Court House
Jolm Brady, Co. A, Third Light Artillery, Dunlap.
A. H. Livingstone, Co. F, Light Artillery, Missouri Valley, reported as
Hospital Steward, Ninth Heavy Artillery.
E. W. Milliman, Corporal, Co. D, Fourth Heavy Artillery, Logan.
J. B. Holt, Co. D, Thirteenth Heavy Artillery, Missouri Valley.
G. P. Shiley, Co. L, Sixteenth Heavy Artillery, Missouri Valley.
C. K. Shoemaker, Corporal, Seventh Battery, River Sioux.
John Clark, Co. D, Twenty-eighth Infantry, Magnolia.
James C. Milliman, Co. E, Forty-sixth Infantry, Logan.
Albert F. Buckley, Sergeant, Co. G, Forty-eighth Infantry, Dunlap.
James K. Deyo, Co. C, Sixty-first Infantry, Logan.
M. H. P. Kidder, Co. E, Sixty-ninth Infantry, Mondamin.
W. W. Milliman, Co. D, Seventy-seventh Infantry, Logan.
A. B. Milliman, Orderly Sergeant, Co. D, Seventy-seventh Infantry, died
at Logan, 1886.
A. M. Silsbey, Co. H, Eighty-third Infantry, Little Sioux.
Peter Kirbey, Co. D, Eighty-ninth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Alex. McNeal, Co. G, Ninety-fourth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Henry Morse, Sergeant, Co. I, Ninety-fifth Infantry, Woodbine.
J. D. Graves, Co. 1, One-hundred-and-twelfth Infantry, Modale.
Wm. LaSear or LaSearl, Co. I, One-hundred-and-fourteenth Infantry,
Fred. Ehlert, Co. C, One-hundred-and-sixteenth Infantry, Magnolia.
W. H. Van Slyke, Co. F, One-hundred-and-sixteenth Infantry, Dunlap.
Daniel Stewart, Co. H, One-hundred-and-twenty-first Infantry, Logan.
N. F. Willard, Sergeant, Co. C, One-hundred-and-twenty-third Itifantry,
James Mitchell, Corporal, Co. K, One-hundred-and-forty-first Infantry,
William Tuttle, Co. D, One-hundred-and-forty-fourth Infantry, Woodbine.
Richard Kerr, Corporal, Co. A, One-hundred-and-eightyeighth Infantry,
Albert Van Dusen, Co. F, One-hundred-and-eighty-eighth Infantry, Logan,
E. L. Poston, second musician Co. K, Seventh Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
H. H. Bonney, Captain, Second Battery, Little Sioux.
Jacob Bengal, Co. K, First Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Fletcher Armstrong, Co. I, Third Infantry, Logan.
Chas. Taylor, Corporal, Co. F, Eighth Infantry, Dunlap.
J. B. Huddleson, Co. D, Twelfth Infantry, Modale.
Cyrus Smith, Co. K, Sixteenth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
CJias. Peyton, Co. D, Eighteenth Infantry, Little Sioux.
Lewis Ruffcorn, Sergeant, Co. D, Eighteenth Infantry, Mondamin.
John W. Stowell, Corporal, Co. B, Eighteenth Infantry, Mondamin.
G. W. Withem, Co. C, Eighteenth Infantry, Mondamin.
M. Bronson, Co. I, Twenty-third Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Michael W. Eshman, Co. K, Twenty-third Infantry, Dunlap.
John Howard, Co. C, Twenty-third Infantry, Missouri Valley.
J. C. Caley, Co. I, Twenty-seventh Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Z. Buckingham, Co. E, Thirty-first Infantry, Missouri Valley.
James N. Yost, Co. D, Thirty-first Infantry, Little Sioux.
Amos A. Williamson, Private, musician, Co. C, Thirty-fifth Infantry,
G. J. Bumgartner, Co. G, Thirty-sixth Infantry, Logan.
Barttell Johnson, Co. G, Fifty-third Infantry, Mondamin.
John V. Hoon, Co. H, Fifty-fourth Infantry, Mondamin.
Alex. Carpenter, Co. E, Sixty-third Infantry, Mondamin.
L. N. Goodrich, Co. F, Sixty-fifth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Dr. W. C. Sampson, Co. B, Seventy-sixth Infantry, Woodbine.
J. M. Rogers, Co. G, Eightieth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
M. L. Newland, Co. F, Eighty-first Infantry, Reeder's Mills.
John W. Widdoes, Co. A, Eighty-fifth Infantry, Magnolia.
W. A. Keller, Co. D, Eighty-eighth Infantry, River Sioux.
Edward Pace, Co. A, Ninetieth Infantry, Woodbine.
Charles Todd, wagon master, Ninety-sixth Infantry, Dunlap.
Wm. Noyes, Co. C, Ninety-seventh Infantry, Mondamin.
N. P. Underhill, corporal, Co. E, One-hundred-and-fourteenth Infantry,
Lafe H. Noyes, Co. A, One-hundred-and-twenty-ninth Infantry, Mondamin.
Daniel Bryan, Co. D, One-hundred-and-thirty-third Infantry, Modale.
I. D. Morris, Co. I, One-hundred-and-forty-eighth Infantry, Magnolia.
W. H. Phelps, Co. G, One-hundred-and-flftieth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Frank McFarren, Co. G, One-hundred-and-fifty-fourth Infantry, Little
David Johnson, Co. K, One-hundred-and-seventy-eighth Infantry, Woodbine.
James Bowie, Co. G, One-hundred-and-eighty-second Infantry, River Sioux.
John Pritchard, Co. A, One-hundred-and-eighty-eighth Infantry, Modale.
Titus Bowie, Co. G, One-hundred-and-eighty-second Infantry, River Sioux.
C. Bellvelle, Co. F, One-hundred-and-ninety-sixth Infantry, Mondamin.
I. N. White, Co. A, One-hundred-and-ninety-eighth Infantry, Dunlap.
John W. Read, Confederate Cavalry, Logan.
Archibald Cook, Co. L, Second Cavalry, Dunlap.
Walter Marshall, Co. D, Third Cavalry, Mondamin.
Geo. Christian, Corporal, Co. A, Twenty-first Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
James C. Brown, Co. B, Twenty-first Cavalry, Magnolia.
David Herring, Co. B, Twenty-first Cavalry, River Sioux.
Milton Bassett, Co. E, First Artillery, Little Sioux.
B. F. Crosdale, Corporal, Co. E, Third Infantry, Little Sioux.
E. H. Treasure, Co. I, Fourteenth Infantry, Dunlap.
D. N. Bendon, Co. A, Fifty-fifth Infantry, Persia.
John A. Moore, Co. I, Fifty-fifth Infantry, Dunlap.
George Smith, Co. H, One-hundred-and-seventh Infantry, River Sioux.
George W. Ickes, Sergeant, Co. D, One-hundred-and-thirty-eighth
O. W. Roders, Co. K, One-hundred-and-forty-first Infantry, Dunlap.
Dr. F. M. Hill, Hospital Sergeant, One-hundred-and-forty-first
Andrew Walker, Corporal, Co. D, One-hundred-and-eightyfourth Infantry,
G. C. Walker, Co. H, One-hundred-and-sixty-sixth Infantry, Missouri
James Harmon, Co. C, Two-hundred-and-second Infantry River Sioux.
James McCaustland, Co. K, Third Tennessee Infantry, Persia.
Albert Topping, Co. A, First U.S. Eng. Corps, Logan.
J. J. Sullivan, Bugler, Sixth U. S. Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
W. H. Martin, Assistant Sergeant, Third U. S. Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Keenan R. Kusack, Co. D, Seventh U. S. Infantry, Dunlap.
Alfred Jennings, Co. H, Sixteenth U. S. Infantry, Woodbine.
Nicholas Yocum, Co. C, Sixteenth U. S. Infantry, Persia.
J. D. Brown, Captain, Co. B, Fortieth U. S. Infantry, Missouri Valley.
David Leyshom, Co. D, Second U. S. Cavalry, Logan.
J. A. Champlin, Private, Co. H, First Virginia Infantry, Modale.
Wm. Collins, Co. C, Second Virginia Cavalry, Woodbine.
Geo. Ruber, Co. D, Second Virginia Cavalry, Dunlap.
H. G. Myres, Co. F, Second Cavalry, Missouri Valley.
W. Morrill, Co. I, First Infantry, Mondamin,
Oeorge Yockey, Co. D, First Infantry, Little Sioux.
T. McFarlane, Co. A, Second Infantry, Mondamin.
E. F. James, Co. E, Third Infantry, Missouri Valley.
C. D. Moore, Captain, Co. B, Fifth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
Alvin D. Brady, Co. C, Sixth Infantry, Dunlap.
A. Blakeman, Co. A, Tenth Infantry, Woodbine.
Ed. Sheu, Co. E, Eleventh Infantry, River Sioux.
W. A. Curry, Co. K, Twelfth Infantry, Persia.
Colonel, John R. Wheeler, ____, Sixteenth Infantry, Dunlap.
Daniei Leonard, Sergeant, Co. I, Nineteenth Infantry, Magnolia.
A. W. Garrison, Co. H, Twenty-first Infantry, Mondamin.
J. M. Jeffers, Co. G, Twenty-first Infantry, Magnolia.
George Penney, Co. G, Twenty-second Infantry, Logan.
Wm. Rees, Co. A, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Dunlap.
John S. Edwards, Co. I, Twenty-seventh Infantry, Dunlap.
L. D. Smith, Co. K, Thirty-third Infantry, River Sioux.
Thomas Hughes, Co. A, Thirty-fifth Infantry, Missouri Valley.
C. L. Hyde, Sergeant, Co. B, Forty-first Infantry, Logan.
E. A. Boise, Co. B, Forty-third Infantry, Missouri Yalley.
C. P. Miller, Co. K, Forty-fifth lafantry, Missouri Valley.
R. B. Ely, Lieutenant, Co. B, Missouri Infantry, Reeder's Mills.
J. H. Graham, Missouri Yalley.
Adam Graser, Dunlap.
U. S. NAVY
Wm. G. Fisher, seaman, vessel "Fear Not," Little Sioux.
David Leyshon, fireman, vessel "Kewanee," Logan.