Montgomery County Iowa

 Military Directory

 

 

Civil War

~ source: History of Montgomery County, Iowa, 1881

 

 

    In the years before and during the war for the Union, Montgomery County had no newspaper, and therefore no record has been found of the meetings which were held at different times in different parts of the county, to encourage enlistments in the National Union army. It may be that somebody in the county may have some such records still in existence among his old papers, but we did not succeed in getting hold of any. Many persons remember that some such public meetings were held, but no one could particularize with a sufficient exactness to make their recollections available for this printed history....

      June 24, 1861, a general order was issued to the officers and companies of the Iowa volunteer militia, in the counties of Page, Taylor, Adams and Montgomery, to meet at Clarinda, in Page county, July 3, for the purpose of forming a regiment and holding a two day's encampment. This order was by the authority of Samuel J. Kirkwood, then governor of Iowa. They were to bring with them their arms and equipments that had been furnished by the state; and those who had not received arms were requested to bring their own rifles. In response to this call, ten companies of infantry, numbering 490 men, and five companies of mounted riflemen, numbering 244 men, reported for duty. Among these were Company H, Montgomery County Tigers, Capt. Brown; number of roll, 45. Also, Company E, Montgomery Rangers, (mounted) Capt. Smith; number of roll, 45. The encampment elected the following officers of the regiment: Colonel, John R. Morledge, of Clarinda, Page County; Lieutenant Colonel, L. T. McCoun, of Taylor County; Major, David Ellison, of Frankfort, Montgomery County. [Major Ellison now resides at Kansas City.]

     July 5th, at midnight, this regiment was called on for help by Colonel Davis, or Maryville, Missouri. Col. Morledge reported to Gov. Kirkwood that from midnight till daylight he got together 250 men and marched immediately to Maryville, thirty-three miles, and remained there three days, when Col. Tuttle arrived with part of the 2d Iowa infantry, and took charge of the town and the rebel prisoners, who had been captured; and then Col. Morledge returned home with his men. He also reports three other times during that year - July 10, August 28, and September 3 - that he was called upon for help by the union men of Missouri, and he marched with such militia as he could hastily collect, to their relief in Nodaway, Gentry, Worth and Andrew counties, in Missouri - once marching even into the city of St. Joseph. Col. Morledge's report does not indicate that any Montgomery County men took part in these border warfare expeditions, but it is known from other sources that a few did. These operations were merely local matters, under authority of the state, as a temporary necessity to prevent its own territory from rebel invasion, but were no part of the movements of troops under United States authority. However, there can scarcely be a doubt that if it had not been for the prompt and resolute marching of the state militia of Taylor, Page and Fremont counties, at the call of the union men in the border counties of Missouri, that the Missouri rebels would have overpowered the unionists and made some destructive raids into Iowa. It is true these first border march3es were rude and undisciplined affairs, and did some wrong things, but at the time they were the "ounce of prevention that is better than a pound of cure." Let them have fair credit for what good they did do.

     It is believed that the following list embraces the military record of every man in the union army who was a bona fide citizen of Montgomery County, at the time of his enlistment. The entire records of the Adjutant General's office, at Des Moines, have been carefully searched through, and every other discovered source of information dug into, for the record as here now given. (The date here given is the date of enlistment.)

Montgomery County, Iowa Enlistments in the Civil War

 Southern Border Brigade, Fourth Battalion, Company C

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Conner Walder Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Dunn James Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Dunn Robert Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Goble Grembury B Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Gourley John Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Gourley Henry Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Noble Benj. F Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Patterson Jonathan T. Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Sager Chauncy Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Sager Absalom M. Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Stewart Andrew J. Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Taylor Andrew C. Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Thomason Wm. H. Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Whitney Hiram Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Whitney James Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862
Yerger John Sciola Private 15 Oct 1862

Fourth Iowa Infantry Volunteers - Company H

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Archer John Montgomery Co.  Private 25 Aug 1861  
Archer Patrick Montgomery Co.  Private 25 July 1861 Killed at Vicksburg
Brewer Jasper N. Ross Grove Private 15 Aug 1861 died 8 Dec 1861, of fever at Rolla, Missouri
Coon Wm. J. Montgomery Co.  Private 25 Aug 1861  
Darwin Joseph Z. Ross Grove Private 15 Aug 1861  
Ellis Jesse W. Ross Grove Private 15 Aug 1861  
Fraks Abisha Frankfort Private 15 Aug 1861 discharged 16 Oct 1862, by reason of wounds received at Pea Ridge
Forsyth Nelson M. Ross Grove Private 15 Aug 1861 discharged 22 Nov 1862
Lewis  Bailey Red Oak Assistant-surgeon   Fourth Iowa Infantry, resigned 15 Mar 1863
McMillen h. g. Ross Grove Private 15 Aug 1861  
Ross George Montgomery Co.  Private 25 July 1861  
Smith George W. Montgomery Co.  Private 25 Jun  1861  
Wilson  David Montgomery Co.  Private 25 July 1861 died of consumption 4 Dec 1862

 Fourth Iowa Infantry Volunteers - Company K

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Chenoweth Richard Red Oak Private 27 Aug 1861
Chenoweth Wm. Red Oak Private 27 Aug 1861
Cook H. W. Frankfort Private 15 Aug 1861

Fourth Iowa Infantry Volunteers - Company Unknown

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Lane Thomas D. Red Oak Private 18 Apr 1864
McMillen Thomas A. Frankfort Private 11 Apr 1864
Powell Daniel Frankfort Private 11 Apr 1864
Wilson William Frankfort Private 11 Apr 1864

Fifth Iowa Infantry Volunteers

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Flood J. H. Red Oak Private 22 Feb 1864 Company not known
Gilmore Geo. W. Red Oak Private 26 Mar 1864 Company not known

Ninth Infantry Volunteers - Drafted

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Maloney Wm. H. Red Oak Private 05 Nov 1864 for one year; company not known

Thirteenth Infantry Volunteer

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Shore James Jackson Twp. Private 05 Nov 1864 for one year; company not known

Fifteenth Iowa Infantry - Company D

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Redmon William Douglas Twp. n/a 16 Feb 1864 Mustered out for reenlistment

Fifteenth Iowa Infantry Volunteers - Company F

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Hovey George A. Frankfort Private 18 Nov 1861 Transferred to Seventeenth Regiment 1 Mar 1862
Morris Neal Frankfort Private 19 Jan 1862 died of diarrhea at St. Louis, 17 May 1862
Morris Thomas J. Frankfort Private 19 Jan 1862  
Sieford Wm. Frankfort Private 19 Jan 1862 wounded in the head at Shiloh
Stennett Charles Frankfort Private 18 Nov 1861 discharged for disability, 1 Mar 1862

Twenty-Third Iowa Infantry - Company F

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Beasley Isham Sciola Private 19 Aug 1862  
Benson Milton Ross Grove Private 02 Aug 1862  
Brown Albert Ross Grove Private 19 Aug 1862  
Davis Elihu Ross Grove Fourth Sergeant 29 Aug 1862  
Davis Job Jackson Twp. Private 27 Feb 1864  
Franks  Wm. Red Oak Private 29 Aug 1862  
George  Chas G. Ross Grove Captain 19 Sep 1861  
Harding  Thomas A. Red Oak Private 29 Aug 1862  
Jack  William H. Red Oak Private 06 Oct 1862 from Private to Corpaoral 6 Oct 1862
Lane  James R. Red Oak Private 29 Aug 1862  
Lott  Leonard Sciola Private 29 Aug 1862  
Martin  Preston Red Oak Private 29 Aug 1862  
Meyerhoff  John H. Ross Grove Private 29 Aug 1862  
Moritz  Peter M. Sciola Private 29 Aug 1862  
Morris  John M. Ross Grove Private 29 Aug 1862  
Patterson John L. Sciola Private 29 Aug 1862  
Patterson Milton W.   Private 29 Aug 1862  
Proutz  Austin Red Oak Private 29 Aug 1862  
Russell  Thomas A. Sciola Private 29 Aug 1862  
Thayer  William F. Ross Grove   06 Oct 1862 promoted to 4th corporal
Thomason  Geo. W. Sciola Private 29 Aug 1862  
Thompson  Levi  Frankfort Private 26 Feb 1864  

Twenty-Third Infantry - Company I

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Bond  James W. Frankfort Private 28 Aug 1862
Hindman  Stephen B, Red Oak Private 12 Nov 1862
James  Saint Claire Montgomery Co. Private 12 Aug 1862
Miller  Hugh T. Red Oak Private 12 Nov 1862
Ross  Joseph M. Red Oak Private 12 Aug 1862
Terry  Wm. R. Frankfort Private 27 Jul 1862

Twenty-Ninth Iowa Infantry - Company D

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Bond Ellis Frankfort Private 25 Feb 1864  
Burris  Henry H. Red Oak Private 09 Feb 1864 died of rubeala 10 May 1864 at Little Rock
Sayer Absalom M. Washington Twp. Private 08 Feb 1864  
Sayer James H. Washington Twp. Private 08 Feb 1864  
Wickhom  Marion Washington Twp. Private 03 Feb 1864  
Wilson  Jasper Washington Twp. Private 03 Feb 1864  

Fifth Iowa Veteran Cavalry - Company B

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Bellows Henry H. West Twp. Private 10 May 1864
Dunbaugh Edward West Twp. Private 10 May 1864

Fifth Iowa Veteran Cavalry - Company C

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Crandall Theran W. Red Oak Private 01 Feb 1864

 

Sixth Iowa Cavalry - Company E

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Binogar  John Frankfort Private 14 Nov 1862
Coon  H. M.   Frankfort Private   rejected because of weak lungs
Dodd  John Frankfort Private 14 Nov 1862  
Ellison  David Frankfort 2nd Lieutenant 31 Jan 1863  
Evans  John Frankfort Private 14 Nov 1862  
Hobson  John T. Frankfort Private 14 Nov 1862  
McKeever  Solomon Frankfort Private 14 Nov 1862  
Prather  Manliff C. Frankfort Private 14 Nov 1862  
Rogers  James N. Frankfort Quarter Master Sergeant 14 Nov 1862 killed by Indians
Stanton  John M. Frankfort Private 17 Dec 1862  
Strait  Henry J. Frankfort Private   rejected because of weak lungs
Terry James W. Frankfort Private 05 Jan 1863  
White  James L. Frankfort Private 18 Oct 1862  

 

Eighth Iowa Cavalry - Company A

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Chenoweth Peter S. Red Oak Private 31 Jul 1863
Weidman Daniel W. Red Oak Private 31 Jul 1863

Montgomery Light Horse

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment

Patterson

Jonathan T. Red Oak Captain 20 Mar 1863

First Nebraska Cavalry - Company F

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Bolt Ira W. Frankfort Private 24 Jan 1861 re-enlisted 18 Nov 1863
Campbell Samuel Frankfort 24 Jan 1861 discharged 20 Jun 1863
Sharr George Red Oak Private   third corporal, promoted to second sergeant, veteranized 01 Jan 1864

 

[First Nebraska Cavalry?] Company F [sic]

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Frank William H. Red Oak Private 01 July 1864  
Lyons William H. Red Oak Private 24 Jun 1861 transferred  to Company I, 8th Infantry, 14 Oct 1861
Mooney W. H. Red Oak Private 24 Jun 1861 veteranized 01 Jan 1864
Porter Luther D. Red Oak Private 25 Oct 1864  
Robins John C. Red Oak Private 24 Jun 1861 deserted 04 Aug 1862
Slutts Joshua Red Oak Private 24 Jun 1861 veteranized 01 Jan 1864
Watson Cyrus H. Red Oak Private 01 Aug 1864  

Twenty-Fifth Missouri Infantry - Company K

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Overman Joseph Montgomery Co. Private 20 Feb 1862 discharged at Keokuk, 28 Jan 1863

Seventy-Third Illinois Infantry

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of Enlistment
Juber Jasper J. Red Oak Private 21 Aug 1862

 

One Hundred and Sixth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry - Company F

 

Last Name First Name Residence Rank Date of  Enlistment Additional Information
Focht Jacob Pilot Grove Twp. Private 12 Sep 1861 mustered out 10 Sep 1864 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (for list of engagements see his biography)

 

 

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