Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
14 Feb 1863
List of deceased Iowa Soldiers
who have died in Hospitals at St. Louis, Mo., from Jan'y 28th to Feb'y 5th,
1868, furnished by Thos. W.J. Long, of Iowa, office No. 2, Laclede Block, Olive
Street, St. Louis, Missouri.
Jan 28, Wm Springer, Co G, 34, Gastritis
Jan 28, W H Myers, Co H, 16, Variola confluens
Jan 29, H L Liland, Co A, 34, Variola confluens
Jan 29, Jacob Easter, Co C, 34, Variola confluens
Jan 29, B Leroy, Co E, 28, Typhoid fev
Jan 29, Elijah Summers, co G, 34, Pneumonia
Jan 30, Dan'l Underwood, Co K, 4, Phthisis pneumonia
Jan 30, H G Sarver, Co F, 34, Chro, Diar.
Jan 31, J W Rhodes, Co E, 39, Pneumonia
Jan 31, C Heethorn, Co C, 24, Dysentery
Jan 31, W M Painter, Co E, 30, Chro. Diar.
Jan 31, Abraham Kinter, Co E, 31, Chro. Diar.
Jan 31, Sam'l Moore, Co E, 30, Chro. Diar.
Jan 31, John L Allen, Co I, 4, Consump'n
Jan 31, C W Warren, Co H, 23, Pneumonia
Jan 31, Amos Tompkins, Co D, 9, Chron. Rheu
Feb 1, A A Carpenter, Co H, 30, Typhoid Fev
Feb 1, Rich'd Abbott, S'gt, Co A, 31, Pneumonia
Feb 1, C C Reed, Corp, Co B, 27, Chro. Diar.
Feb 1, T L Bune, Co B, 9, Typhoid Fev
Feb 2, W W Satchel, Co E, 28, Typhoid Fev
Feb 3, Rees M Faris, Co F, 36, Typhoid Fev
Feb 3, John H Davis, Co H, 29, Chro. Diar.
Feb 3, Peter Agler, Co G, 29, Erysipelas
Feb 3, Allen D Hall, Co A, 34, Infl. of lungs
Feb 3, Robt B Wilcox, Co H, 25, Typhoid fev
Feb 3, Jas Barnes, Co H, 26, gunshot wound
Feb 4, W H Moorhead, Co I, 25, Chron. Diar.
Feb 4, Harrison Billeter, co C, 29, Typhoid fev
Feb 4, R S Wells, Co C, 4, gunshot wound
The 30th Iowa at Arkansas Post-Report of Col. Abbott
HEADQUARTERS 30TH IOWA INFANTRY
3D BRIG. 1ST DIV'N ARMY CORPS,
ARKANSAS POST, Ark, Jan 12, 1863
GENERAL: In compliance with your order
of this date I herewith respectfully submit a detailed account of the action of
my regiment in the engagement of the 11th inst. Not being immediately present
with my Regiment during the engagement in consequence of my serious illness at
the time, I take the liberty of copying from the report of Lieut. Col. Wm. M.G.
Torrence, commanding in my absence, which I trust you will find quite
"Agreeable to order I have the honor to report to
you the part the regiment, while acting under my command, took in the late
battle of Jan. 11th, 1863. After disengaging my troops of everything in the way
of luggage which might be disposed of, by order of Gen. Thayer, I gave direction
to follow close up by the right flank of the 4th Iowa Infantry, and to form line
of battle on its left at a designated point, if practicable, and if not, to form
line of battle in its rear and advance as it advanced and halt as it halted and
in every move to act in conjunction with it. But after striking the double
quick, I very soon found it impossible to form either on its left or rear, and I
halted my command and allowed the 4th infantry to file by this being done I
instantly formed line of battle and moved forward through the timber, over logs
and brush, as best I could, until within one hundred and fifty or seventy-five
yards of the enemy's breastworks, forming his extreme left, when I came to an
open space of ground. Here I halted, giving instruction to fire, lie down and
load and fire lying down, which they did for the space of about three hours,
during which time they did but little more than silence and keep silent some
small artillery pieces planted by the enemy at that part of the breastworks,
together with the musketry in the hand of the enemy in the rifle pits. During
said time no change of position was made, save one, when by a flank movement I
shifted further to the right. This secured me a more strong hold of the enemy's
left. Here we remained until the order was given all along the line to cease
firing, as the enemy had hoisted a white flag. After firing ceased on the
right the enemy rose up in great number from their rifle pits in full view. I
was about moving my command forward, when to my great surprise and
mortification, two of my best line officers were wounded by teh enemy, viz:
Capt. Wiley Burk, Co I, in hand, and Lieut. Alexander, of same Co., in the arm,
neither of which is considered dangerous, and was thus engaged when Gen. Thayer,
in person, directed my color guard to advance and plant our colors upon the
enemy's works, which was promptly done. At the same time General Thayer gave
orders for the regiment to come inside the breastworks and prevent straggling
parties from retreating by his left rear. Soon after the entire regiment was
detailed to conduct the prisoners up to and inside of the fortifications, where
General Sherman had then taken up his headquarters. This latter duty proved more
arduous than it should have been, but for the tardiness of the regiment detailed
by command of General McClernand, to be placed under charge of Col. Vance, of
the 77th Illinois volunteers, who had orders to take charge of the prisoners for
the night. It was after midnight before the regiment was relieved. There is
nothing further which I deem my duty to mention, save that both officers and men
generally acted well for new troops."
I might mention with great propriety to you a few
striking instances of cool and commendable courage displayed by some of the men,
they having fallen under my immediate notice during the action; but I forbear
mentioning any save one, and that is the case of James M. Smith a private of
company C, a single young men not yet arrived at his majority, who has been
doing the duties of Adjutant for some time past owing to the indisposition of
the Adjutant's health. I have been familiarly conversant with him for the past
two months and fine him to be a young man of irreproachable character, and one
altogether deserving of public confidence; his conduct on the battle field in
the late engagement was such as to secure implicit confidence in his courage and
ability and to justify the belief that he is entirely capable of filling a more
important position than he now does.
Annexed fine a list of the killed and wounded. Hoping
this will meet with your approval I remain General your most obedient servant.
CHARLES H. ABBOTT,
Col. 30th Iowa Vol. Inf.
To Brig. Gen JOHN M. THAYER, Com'dg 3d Brigade 1s Army Corps,
Army of the Miss.
List of the killed and wounded of the 30th Iowa
infantry in the battle of Arkansas Post, Arkansas, January 11th, 1863.
J H Clendenning, Sergt Major, bruised in shoulder by ball.
COMPANY A- James Jenkins, mort wounded; leg shot off by shell; James P Dodson,
COMPANY B- Lafayette Edwards, killed; H M York, Sergt severely, thigh; Pilont
Andrews, flesh wound, leg; Thos L Jones, hand
COMPANY C- Hugh L Creighton 2d Lieut slightly, side by shell; Wm Henderson Corp
killed; Oliver H Davis, slightly hand; Benj F Hedges, head severe; John W Howe,
shoulder slight; Webster M King, ankle severe; Cameron Smith, foot slight.
COMPANY D- J W Detwiler, Sergt thigh mortal; C W Hamilton, Corp side and hand
slight; Charles E Archer, head; John Carnaham side, since died.
COMPANY E-James McCoy, shoulder severe.
COMPANY F- A Bigley, foot slight; W B Wayland, severe; A Fox, slight, B W Conway
leg shot off; E Alwalt, hand slight; Jas Phelps arm; John S Ballinger, hand; F
Worthington, thigh; G Tharp, hip; C H Hill, hand.
COMPANY G- Capt R D Creamer, hand severe; Ed E Chapman, neck slight, Wm Peck,
COMPANY H- H Gregg, Sergt shoulder severely.
COMPANY I- Capt Uley Burk, hand; Wm L Alexander, 1st Lieut left arm; James
Mullen, killed; Samuel Harness, shoulder severe; Alvin McNeil, wrist; Corporal
Ash, hand slight.
COMPANY K- Thomas J Foster, killed; Sam'l C Loomis, killed; Elias McMullen
breast slight; S G Maple, thigh severe; Isaac S Edward, hand slightly.