in which 110 men of the Fourth Iowa--under command of Captain Beckwith-participated,
left Memphis early in December and was conveyed by transports to a point
on the river near which, it was reported, a large quantity of arms and
medical stores, belonging to the rebel arm, were stored, awaiting transportation,
and guarded by but a small force of rebels, who were visiting the arrival
of a larger force with wagons to remove the arms and stores to the interior.
The camp of the guard was surrounded just at daybreak and after a brief
resistance, they surrendered. On thousand rifles, ammunition for same,
besides a large quantity of revolvers, quinine and other medical stores,
were captured and, with the prisoners, taken to Memphis. Such captures
were of great importance, as the rebels were merely in need of such supplies,
which, on account of the destruction of so many of their factories and
the maintenance of a strict blockade along the coasts, they found it very
difficult to procure,. It is one of the marvels of history, that the soldiers
of the rebel army, lacking as they did. In the latter days of the war,
so many of the supplies necessary for their maintenance, should have been
able and willing to prolong the hopeless struggle. They were brave American
soldiers fighting for a cause they thought was just, and the brave men
who finally conquered them, can well afford to pay tribute to their valor
On the 21st of December 1864, a force of 3,500 cavalry, under command of General Grierson, left Memphis on an expedition through Mississippi to Vicksburg. No artillery and no transportation train accompanied the expedition. All the available men and officers of the Fourth Iowa Cavalry, who had not gone upon the campaign against Price, took part in this expedition, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Peters, with Major Woods second in command. Colonel Winslow, who had gone back to Memphis after being wounded at the battle of the "Big Blue", in October, had now sufficiently recovered from his wound as to be able to resume command of the brigade of which this portion of his regiment formed a part. His report of the operations of the "troops under his command shows in detail the great damage inflicted upon the enemy, in the destruction of property, capture of prisoners, arms and ammunition." The entire casualties in General Grierson's command were 120 killed and wounded, 600 prisoners and 5,000 sand of arms, 4,100 of which were new English carbines intended for the use of General Forrest's army of cavalry. About 800 horses and mules and 1,000 negroes were taken into Vicksburg. The property destroyed was many miles of railroad and telegraph lines, many bridges and railway trestles, 14 locomotives, 95 cars, 300 Army wagons, 30 warehouses filled with army stores, cloth and shoe factories employing 500 hands, 500 bales of cotton, tanneries, machine shops and a large quantity of corn and hogs. Of the wagons captured; about 200 had been taken by Forrest when he defeated the army of Sturgis at the battle of Brice's Cross Roads. The expedition ended at Vicksburg on January 5, 1865, the troops having marched 450 miles gathering subsistence for themselves and horses in the country through which they passed. The fighting was mainly done by detachments, General Grierson, having had his usual 'good fortune' when conducting a raid through the enemy's country, to evade or mislead the enemy and to avoid coming into conflict with any large force; but the minor engagements were numerous, and, in some of them, the fighting was severe, as demonstrated by the aggregate losses on both sides. The entire command returned from Vicksburg by transports, those conveying the troops of Colonel Winslow's Brigade going directly to Louisville, Ky, the camp equipage and men, which had been left at Memphis having previously been sent to St. Louis and from there on to Louisville with that part of the regiment which had returned from the campaign against Price.
On the 16th of January, 1865, the twelve companies of the Fourth Iowa Cavalry were all in camp together at Louisville. The regiment was under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John H. Peters, and a formed a part of the same brigade with which it had served so long, the other regiments being the Third Iowa, and Tenth Missouri Cavalry, all under command of Colonel E. F. Winslow of the Fourth Iowa. A strong cavalry corps was now being organized for the purpose of sweeping over that portion of the South in which the remaining rebel forces were being concentrated for the final great struggle of the war. The cavalry corps was under the command of Brevet Major General James H. Wilson(1), one of the most capable officers in the army, in whom General Grant had great confidence. It comprised all the mounted troops of the Departments of the Ohio, Cumberland and Tennessee, and had an aggregate number of about 10,000 but, for the purpose of this campaign, only the best armed and mounted men were chosen, consisting of about 20,000 men and officers, who had seen much service, and who could be depended upon to fully comply with every order given them and to carry to successful completion the plans of their commander. Winslow's Brigade was one of the best mounted, armed and equipped of any brigade in this great cavalry organization. Just before starting upon this last campaign, the brevet rank of Brigadier General U. S.V., was bestowed upon Colonel Winslow, "for gallantry in the field." The officers and men of the Fourth Iowa Cavalry were highly gratified at this mark of appreciation of the merits of their Colonel and, as a practical evidence of their regard, presented him with an elegant sword and a fine watch.
Before the end of January, the Fourth Division, commanded by Brevet Major General Emory Upton, and to which Winslow's Brigade had been assigned, was ordered to move, by transports, up the Tennessee to Eastport, Miss. Landing there, the troops marched to Chickasaw, Ala from which place they took up their line of March on the 21st day of March 1865. From that day to the close of hostilities and the end of the war, the Fourth Iowa Cavalry was engaged in active operations against the enemy, as shown by the official reports of Lieutenant Colonel Peters, Colonel and Brigadier General Winslow, and Generals Upton and Wilson."(2)
The regiment fought in the following engagements: Montevello, March 30th; Montevello, March 31st; Six Mile Creek, March 31st; Ebenezer Church, April 1st; Selma, April 2nd; Pike's Ferry, April 8th; Columbus, April 16th, plus numerous other small skirmishes of small detachments. The movements of the brigade from the time it left Chickasaw, Ala to its arrival at Mason, Ga. Are described in detail in Brevet Brigadier General Winslow's report, while those of the Fourth Iowa are described by Lieutenant Colonel Peters, and from the latter, the following brief summary is mainly compiled:
"On the 21st March 1865, the regiment marched from Chickasaw with 31 officers and 687 enlisted men in the ranks, and 10 officers and 134 enlisted men belonging to the regiment on detached service, making and aggregate 862." The line of march led over the pine-clad hills of North Alabama. On the 30th of March, the advance guard, under command of Major Woods, skirmished with the enemy for several miles before reaching Montevello, losing one man wounded. On March 31st, on the South of Montevallo and near Six Mile Creek, seven companies of the regiment had an encounter with two regiments of the enemy, the remaining companies being at that time the rear guard of the column. The Third Battalion, Major Dee Commanding, moved into line and dismounted to meet the attack, and orders were sent to Captain Abraham, commanding First Battalion, to follow mounted in column of companies. The attack was repulsed and the enemy driven from the field, leaving five men killed and two captured. The loss of the Fourth Iowa was five men wounded. On the 1st of April, the regiment preceded by the Third Iowa Cavalry, arrived on the battleground of Ebenezer Church, just as the enemy was being driven from the field and joined in the pursuit, but suffered no loss. On April 21, Companies I, F, and L under command of Major Woods, led the advance of Selma, and charged the enemy at his outer works and drove him into his inner line of works, which they also charged and captured, together with a large number of prisoners and five pieces of artillery. In this charge, Captain Eugene R. Jones of Company I was killed. The other companies, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Peters, followed charging through the works and into the city with a loss of one man killed and eight wounded. Int eh pursuit which followed, Captain Abraham and his battalion captured four pieces of artillery, three battle flags and two hundred prisoners. The flags were captured by Nicholas Fanning, Company B, Charles Swan, Company K, and James P. Miller, Company D, The Third battalion, under command of Major Lee, was placed on duty in the city as provost guard, while the First and Second Battalions under command of Colonel Peters, was sent upon a reconnoitering expedition between the Alabama and Cahawba Rivers, occupying four days, and marching ninety miles. On April 7th, a detachment of sixty men of the regiment, under command of Lieutenant J. T. Reynolds, had a skirmish with the enemy at Fike's Ferry for which J. T. Mendenhall, of Company L. was severely wounded in the face from the effect of which he died a few days later. On the 9thof April, the regiment marched with the army to Montgomery. After a brief engagement outside, the works, on April 13th, in which the regiment; was not called upon to participate, the city was surrendered. On April 14th a detachment, under Captain F. S. Whiting, while reconnoitering along the banks of the Cocoa River, captured three steamboats, laden with cotton and provisions. They were taken to Montgomery and turned over to the Post Commander. On the 16th of April, the regiment, with its brigade and division, arrived opposite Columbus, Ga. After reaching a point on the extreme left of the enemy's works and just beyond the range of his artillery, the brigade moved, by a circuitous route, to the front of the enemy's works on the right, and took a position of entrenchments on the double-quick and charged and captured the principal fort with its garrison of 250 men and 4 guns. A few men were left to hold the fort and the line pushed forward to the bridge. Sharp fighting took place between the fort and the river, but the enemy was driven across the bridge in great confusion. Our men mingling in the darkness with the flying enemy, rushed over it and captured two guns, commanding the passage from the east end. The Third Battalion now came up, mounted, and moved over the bridge, charged through the city after the retreating enemy, capturing a large number of prisoners. First Lieutenant S. N. Miller was the first officer over the bridge, followed closely by Lieutenants S.O. Black and L. H. Dillon, Sergeant Joseph Jones was mortally wounded, while gallantly fighting for the guns commanding the passage of the bridge. The guns and the gunners were captured and the bridge cleared for the unobstructed passage of the troops. Sergeants Henry C. White; Harry Bodkin, Charles H. Smith, Corporal William Mc Cully, and Privates R. Cosgriff, John Kisney, Martin L. Tucker, John Andrew, Henry Trimble and Joseph Winemiller, were among the first to cross the bridge and to engage in the desperate fight for the possession of the guns. Each one of the following named men captured a battle flag in the engagement at Columbus: Corporal Richard Morgan, Company A; Private Edward J. Bebb, Company D: Sergeant Norman F. Bates, Company E; Private John Hayes, Company F: Private Eli Sherman, Company I; Private R. Cosgriff, Company L; Private John Kinsey, Company L. Private Robert C. Wood of Company A. while acting as orderly was captured early in the engagement and confined in a house near the bridge. He escaped when the charge was being made and assisted his comrades in capturing the rebels who had, for a short time, held him as a prisoner, Lieutenant Colonel Peters, near the close of his official report says:
In thus mentioning the names of officers and men who have taken an active part in the late battles, I fear a wrong impression may be made in regard to all not mentioned; and in this connection, I desire to say that no single officer, non-commissioned officer or private, so far as I have been able to learn, has failed to do his whole duty and to do it well. If any one has been more prominent than another, it has been on account of his good fortune in having been int eh right place at the right time. We have lost no man by struggling from the command during the campaign. The men have taken excellent care of their horses and have uncomplainingly marched on foot a considerable portion of each day's march, in order to save their horses. They have always exhibited the best of spirits and have been always eager to meet the enemy. I cannot therefore speak of individual instances of gallantry without feeling that, by implication at least, I am doing injustice to the remainder. In closing his report, he says:
We marched from Columbus April 18th and on the 20th, was directed to leave the main column at Thomaston by General Winslow and proceed to Barnesville and destroy all bridges, culverts, depots, tanks, etc. between Barnesville and Macon. I cut this road at Hamesville and destroyed some distance of track on the evening of the 20th. On the 21st, I reached Forsyth, where I became satisfied that the reported armistice had been actually declared. I thereupon ceased all further destruction of the railroad and marched towards Macon, reaching my present camp about noon of the 22nd. Direct line of march of campaign 494 miles. Total number of miles marched 619 In his recapitulation, Lieutenant Colonel Peters gives the names of all the killed and wounded of his regiment during this last campaign of the war: The losses were 3 men killed and 24 wounded. There were 10 horses killed in action and 136 abandoned on the march, and 738 were captured from the enemy. The regiment captured 2,426 prisoners during this campaign, also 21 pieces of artillery and 10 battle flags.
In his official report, General Winslow highly commends the conduct of the officers and men of his old regiment and makes special recommendation that the brevet rank of Major be conferred upon Captains Lot Abraham and A. B. Fitch, and that of First Lieutenant Loyd H. Dillon, for conspicuous gallantry on the battlefield.
Towards the last of April, the regiment, with its brigade, was ordered to move to Atlanta and, on the 9th of May, went into camp at that place. The war was over; but the condition of affairs in almost every portion of the South was such as to render the presence of the federal troops a necessity for a considerable length of time. While the headquarters of the regiment were in Atlanta, and Lieutenant Colonel Peters was assigned to the command of the post, many companies and detachments were kept on duty at out-lying points, where they were mainly occupied in preserving order, protecting property and paroling rebel soldiers. Early in August, these companies and detachments were all ordered to return to the regimental camp at Atlanta, and there, on the 8th day of August 1865, the companies and company officers of the Fourth Regiment of Iowa Veteran Volunteer Cavalry were mustered out of the service of the United States; the Field and the Staff were mustered out August 10, 1965. A few days previous to that last important event to its history, the regiment was assembled on parade, with every officer and man present for duty, in the ranks and, with Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Winslow in command the following farewell order was read:
HEADQUARTERS, FIRST BRIGADE FOURTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, M. D. M. Atlanta, Ga,
August 7, 1865
General Orders No 9
The war is ended. The last order you obey directs your return to your homes. Let your future be as commendable as your past has been glorious. Your career as soldiers is over. You go some as citizens, to reap the reward of your campaigns. Your country will always cherish the memory of her brave defenders.
Seven States have been traversed by your columns. Their soil has been consecrated by the blood of your companions. Your victories will impress their localities on your minds. Though the battles of war are over, let us recollect that those of our lives continue to the end, that our orders are from Him whose plans are always successful, and that justice is no less a divine attribute than mercy. I shall hear of your behavior in civil life, and believe that you will daily evidence the fact that good disciplined soldiers can become equally good citizens. During the long period in which I have been associated with you, I have had many occasions to be proud of your conduct and have often rejoiced that I commanded such brave men.
While I regret to separate from such gallant officers and men, I rejoice with you that our country is intact and united, our government stronger than ever and that the necessity for our armed service no longer exists, confident that when again required you will again be as ready to take the carbine and saber as you now are to abandon them. I part from you with many and sincere wishes for your future prosperity and happiness. E. F. Winslow Brevet Brigadier General Official W. W. Beckwith, Captain and A. A. A. G.'
While the regiment had ceased to be a part of the Army of the United States, it was not allowed to disband until it reached Davenport, Iowa to which place it was ordered to proceed by rail. Owing to the large number of troops which were being transported to their respective States at this time, and to the limited railroad facilities, a full week was occupied, on the journey. The regiment reached Davenport August 19th, but it was on the 24th day of August that the last pay roll was signed, the lat man received his honorable discharge, the regiment disbanded, and the survivors departed for their homes.
The Commonwealth of Iowa has honored itself in making provision for the perpetuation of the memory of its brave sons who went forth at the call of their country and fought, suffered, and alas, how many died, that the blessings of a free government might be transmitted to their posterity. Among all the records of faithful, loyal and efficient service, contained in the military archives of the State, none are more full and complete, or reflect greater honor upon its history, than that of the Fourth Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Cavalry.
Summary of Casualties.
Died of Wounds...........................................................11
Died of disease..........................................................199
Discharged for wounds, disease or other causes......272
Buried in National Cemeteries......................................97 Captured.......................................................................94 Transferred...................................................................35
Baily, Benjamin F. Rejected November 20, 1861 by Mustering Officer
Baker, Samuel F., Age 40. Residence: Mount Pleasant. Nativity - New York, Enlisted October 21, 1861, Mustered November 25,1 861 Promoted Fifth Sergeant - January 1, 1862; Fourth Sergeant - January 15, 1862. Discharged for disability - September 14, 1862 Cairo, Illinois.
Barker, David H., age 23. Residence Henry County, nativity, Ohio. Enlisted October 12, 1861. Mustered November 25, 1861. Died of disease June 13, 1864, Keokuk, Iowa
Bayles, Richard W., Age 21. Residence Mount Pleasant; nativity Ohio. Enlisted: September 1, 1862, Mustered September 1, 1862. Promoted Eighth Corporal May 20, 1863; Seventh Corporal June 22, 1863; Sixth Corporal September 1, 1863. Taken prisoner June 22, 1863, Bear Creek., Miss. Exchanged and returned to Company November 6, 1863. Promoted Fourth Corporal January 1, 1864; third Corporal, December 5, 1864; Second Corporal Jan. 1, 1865; First Corporal May 1, 1865. Mustered out June 17, 1865. Nashville, Tenn., expiration of term of service
Bedsworth, Bartamous(Veteran) Age 28, Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted October 9, 1861 Mustered Nov. 25, 1861 Re-enlisted and re-mustered Dec. 31, 1862. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865
Beerman, Samuel O. (Veteran), age 19. Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Indiana, Enlisted Oct. 25, 1861. Mustered Nov 25, 1861.Re-enlisted and re-mustered Dec. 31,1863. Promoted Sixth Sergeant Nov. 1, 1862. First Sergeant May 20, 1863, Wounded May 29, 1862, near Mechanicsburg, Miss. Transferred to invalid Corps Jan 15, 1864. Memphis, Tenn., expiration of term of service.
Black, John, age 23. Residence Henry County, nativity, Illinois. Enlisted Oct. 9, 1861. Mustered Nov. 25, 1861. Mustered out Dec. 4, 1864. Memphis, Tenn. Expiration of service.
Blisard, Columbus, Age 22, Residence Henry County, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Oct. 9, 1861. Mustered Nov. 25, 1861. Discharged for disability Dec. 9, 1862, St. Louis. Mo.
Bogue, Samuel (Veteran) Age 27. Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Michigan. Enlisted Jan. 1, 1862. Mustered Jan 1, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Jan 20, 1864. Mustered out Aug 2,1865. Atlanta Ga. See Company H.
Bogue, Silas (Veteran) Age 31. Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Oct 5, 1861. Mustered Nov 25, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Dec. 31, 1863 Promoted Eighth Corporal Jan 1 1864. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865. Atlanta, Ga.
Bond, Henry L. Age 18, Residence Allamakee County, nativity, New York, Enlisted March 14, 1864, Mustered out August 8, 1865, Atlanta, Ga.
Bowers, Charles A., age 30, Residence Henry County, nativity Ohio. Enlisted February 13, 1864, Mustered out August 8, 1865, Atlanta, Ga.
Bowers, William H., age 22, Residence Henry County, nativity Ohio Enlisted January 5, 1864,. Died of disease September 4, 1864, Memphis, Tenn. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Section 2, Grave 324.
Brady, Hugh, age 30, residence, Mount Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Oct. 9, 1861, Mustered Nov. 25,
Added March 19, 2002
Erwin, William. Age 22. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Indiana.
Enlisted Aug. 4, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded Severely Dec.7,
1862, Prairie Grove. Ark. Discharged for wounds March 18, 1863, Discharged
for wounds March 18, 1863, Spring Field, Mo.
Eslinger, John O., Age 18. Residence Mt. Pleasant nativity, Iowa. Enlisted Aug. 5, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
Evans, Samuel. Age 18. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Iowa. Enlisted Aug. 5, 1862 Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Taken prisoner Sept. 29, 1863, Atchafalaya, La. Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
Jay, James C., Age 19, Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Iowa. Enlisted July 18, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Died of wounds Jan. 11, 1863. Buried in National Cemetery, Brownsville, Texas
Jay, Mills, Age 18. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity, Iowa. Enlisted July 12, 1863. Mustered July 12, 1863. Died of disease Nov. 22, 1863, Brownsville, Texas.
Jay, Wiley J., Age 18. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity, Iowa. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Discharged for wounds March 12, 1863, Springfield, Mo. See Company K, Sixth Infantry.
Jemison, Robert E., Age 21, Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity, Pennsylvania Enlisted Aug. 5, 1862, Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely; leg amputated, Dec. 7,1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Discharged for wounds Dec. 12, 1864, Keokuk, Ia.
Johnson, Robert G, Age 23 Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted July 29, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Discharged for disability Feb. 9, 1863 Springfield, Mo.
Langdon, Orrel J. Age 39, Residence, Mt. Pleasant, nativity, Iowa. Enlisted Aug. 2, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
Leedham, Eli W. Rejected Aug. 22, 1862, by Mustering Officer..
Loyd Brant. Age 25. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted Aug. 2, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Discharged for disability March 13,1863 Springfield, Mo.
Luce, Solomon. Age 21. Residence Rolla., Mo., nativity Ohio. Enlisted Sept. 15, 1862. Mustered Sept. 15, 1862. Wounded slightly Dec.7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Discharged for disability May 11, 1865. New Orleans, La.
Moore, Addison M. Rejected Aug. 22, 1862, by Mustering Officer.
Moore, Madison M. Age 21. Residence Henry County, nativity Iowa. Enlisted Aug. 2, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Killed in action Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark.
Morris, Jonah B. Age 21. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Indiana. Enlisted July 16, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Died of disease Nov. 21, 1862, Springfield, Mo.
Murphy, Jesse B. Age 18. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Maw 27, 1863. Mustered June 15, 1863. Promoted Musician. Transferred to Company C, Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 4, 1865.
Murphy, William I`. Age 32. Residence Mt. Pleasant. nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 16, 1862, as Third Sergeant. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Promoted First Sergeant Dec. 18, 1862; First Lieutenant Oct. 12, 1863. Resigned May 25, 1865. See Company F. First Infantry.
Murry, Edward H. Age 21. Residence Mt. Pleasant, no tivity Ohio. Enlisted July 19, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile,. Ala.
Sharp, Davis. Age 19. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Iowa. Enlisted July 26, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Promoted Eighth Corporal Aug. 16, 1863. Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
Simpson, Alexander. Age 42. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 6, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Died of disease Oct.19, 1862, Springfield, Mo. Buried in National Cemetery, Springfield, Mo. Section 16, grave 12.
Smith, Andrew J. Age 20. Residence New London, nativity Iowa. Enlisted Jan. 29, 1863. Mustered Feb. 29, 1863. Transferred to Company C; Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 4, 1865.
Smith, James G. M. Age 18. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted July 11, 1863. Mustered July 25, 1863. Transferred to Company C, Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 4, 1865.
Smith, Thomas J. Age 23. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity North Carolina. Enlisted July 29, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Killed in action Sept. 29, 1863, Atchafalaya, La.
Smith, William L. Age 22. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity North Caroline. Enlisted July 11, 1863. Mustered July 25, 1863. Transferred to Company C, Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 4, 1865.
Spring, William J. Age 21. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted July 29, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Died of wounds Dec. 30, 1862, Fayetteville, Ark.
Starkey, Jesse. Age 21. Residence Forsyth, Mo., nativity Tennessee. Enlisted March 26, 1863. Mustered May 30, 1863. Taken prisoner Sept.29, 1863, Atchafalaya, La. Transferred to Company C, Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 4, 1865.
Starkey, Joel W. Age 27.Residence Forsyth, Mo., nativity Tennessee. Enlisted March 26, 1863. Mustered May 12, 1863. Wounded Sept. 29, 1863, Atchafalaya, La. Died of wounds March 31, 1864, Little Rock, Ark. Buried in National Cemetery, Little Rock, Ark. Section 1, grave 377.
Stewart, Eli. Age 21. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 6, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded Sept. 29, 1863, Atchafalaya, La. Died of' Wounds Oct. 28, 1863, New Orleans, La.
Stewart, James M. Age 30. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 6, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Deserted Nov. 16, 1862 White Oak Springs, Mo.
Stover, Samuel F. Age 44. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted July 16, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
Stratton, George L. Rejected Aug. 22, 1862, by Mustering Officer.
Straw, Orrel H. Age 23. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Illinois. Enlisted July 2, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec.7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Discharged Or disability March 3, 1863. Springfield, Mo.
Sutton, Rolla. Rejected Aug. 22, 1862, by Mustering Officer
Terrell, John. Age 23. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity Ohio. Enlisted July 22, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Promoted Fifth Corporal Dec. 18, 1862; Third Corporal Aug. 16, 1863. Taken prisoner Sept.29, 1863, Atchafalaya, La. Promoted Second Corporal Dec. 31, 1863.
Mustered out July 10, 1866, Mobile, Ala.
Trowbridge, John D. Age 26. Residence Mt. Pleasant, nativity New York. Enlisted July 20, 1862, as Sixth Corporal. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Wounded severely Dec. 7, 1862, Prairie Grove, Ark. Promoted Fourth Corporal Dec.18, 1862. Mustered out May 16, 1865, Davenport, Iowa
1. Report of Adjutant General of Iowa, 1866, pages 132, 242, 455; Vol. 2, 1867 pages 138 to 545.
2. The men and officers on detached service, as stated consisted mainly of the members of Company "G", them present for duty, and then detailed to act as escort for Brevet Major General Upton, then commander of the division in which the regiment belonged. It should here be remarked that the duty of the Commanding General's escort is not merely to ride near him for his personal protect. They are required to act as orderlies in carrying orders to the commanders of the brigades and regiments while in camp, on the march and in battle, and also to act as scouts, and often the officers comprise a portion of the General's Staff. These duties were performed with great credit by Company "G" of the Fourth Iowa Cavalry during the closing campaign of the war. It rejoined the regiment at Atlanta only a short time before it was mustered out.
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