Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
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RINGGOLD COUNTY MILITARY LINKS

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Veterans' Grave Project
The War Years and Ringgold County
From the Civil War to World War II Soldiers Index
Index to individual soldier pages, photographs, and items Veteran Interments, from Redding Centennial Book, Ringgold County, Iowa

Honey War

Luke SHAY, Veteran

War of 1812

War of 1812 Widow's Pension, Mary, widow of Daniel WILLIAMS
    Courtesy of Friends of Old Redding

Black Hawk War, 1831 - 1832

Judge James Conrad HAGANS, 1832 Veteran Jesse DALE, 1832 Veteran

Mexican War, 1846 - 1848

Ringgold County and The Mexican War
includes soldier roster

The Civil War, 1861 - 1865

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers.

Henry Cummings

Ringgold County During the Civil War
Letter to Gov. KIRKWOOD by Lt-Col. John EDWARDS
      John EDWARDS Biography
Regimental Rosters & Histories:

    Brief Overview of the 4th, 39th, & 46th IA Infantries & 8th IA Cavalry

    Roster of the 4th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

    Roster of the 5th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

    Roster of the 18th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

    History of the 29th Iowa Infantry

    Roster of the 29th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

    Roster of the 39th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

    Roster of the 46th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

    Roster of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

    Roster of the 8th Iowa Cavalry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

    Roster of the 9th Iowa Cavalry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

    Rosters of Decatur, Clarke, and Ringgold County Soliders serving in other states

    Roster of Southern Iowa Border Brigade

    Ringgold County Enlistments, Company I of 23rd Missouri Infantry, Civil War

The Battle of Shiloh, April 19, 1862:

    Iowa Wounded from Battle of Shiloh, April 19, 1862

    2nd IA Infantry wounded from Battle of Shiloh

"Sultana" Tragedy:

    Abraham RHODES, of Kellerton
    George HASS, survivor

Andersonville Prison and Cemetery:

    Ringgold County Soldiers

Sherman's March to the Sea:

    Newspaper accounts of the day
    Ringgold County Soliders

Civil War Pensioners:

    Roll of Pensioners, January 1, 1883

    Western Iowa Pensions, 1894

Interments, Ringgold County Civil War Veterans
    NOTE: A work in progress which will be periodically updated Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.):

    G.A.R. Brief History
    G.A.R. Posts in Ringgold County Vicinity, Last Civil War Veteran in Iowa

    Thomas Huston Post No. 51, G.A.R., Redding, Iowa

    Ben W. Talbot Post No. 286, G.A.R., Tingley, Iowa

    29th G.A.R. Reunion, Malvern, Iowa, August of 1890

    G.A.R. Reunion, 1940

    Ringgold County's Civil War Monument

Col. Hon. Henry Johnson CUMMINGS photograph (above right) courtesy of the Library of Congress

The Spanish-American War, 1898

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

Spanish-American War Veterans, Ringgold County

World War I - The Great War, 1914 - 1919

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

World War I Draft Registration Cards, Ringgold County, Iowa  1917 - 1918
A Surnames    B Surnames    C Surnames  D Surnames    E Surnames   
F Surnames    G Surnames    H Surnames   I Surnames     J Surnames   
K Surnames    L Surnames    M Surnames   N Surnames   O Surnames   
P Surnames    Q Surnames    R Surnames   S Surnames   T Surnames   
U - V Surnames                         W Surnames                             X - Y - Z Surnames   

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Ringgold County Call to Duty, April of 1918 "Human Torch", Camp Dodge, 1918 The 88th Division, World War I 55th Engineers, WWI Medical Corps, WWI WWI Casualty List, December 16, 1918 War Loans, Ringgold County WWI Casualties, Soldiers from Ringgold County

World War II, 1939 - 1945

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

Ringgold Co. Registrants, October, 1940 Mount Ayr High School Honor Roll WWII Casualties
    Army and Air Force Soldiers from Ringgold County
World War II Honor Roll

Submission by Mike Avitt
Courtesy of Mount Ayr Depot Museum

Click on thumbnail photograph above to see an enlargement.
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World War II Program, Redding Call for WAVES and SPARS Enlistment, 1943

Ringgold County Honor Roll Boards, WWII:
   Kellerton       Mount Ayr

 

Central Iowa Honor Flights, 2009:
     Calvin ADAMS, Jake DAILEY, Marvin SOBOTKA
     Amon HUNT, John MAY, Robert Hap RICHARDS, LBanks WILSON
     George DILLEY, Jim OVERHOLTZER, Bill RUSK
Spirit of '45

Korean War, 1950 - 1953

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

Korean War Casualties, Soldiers from Ringgold County Korean War Honor Flight, 2014
    Surnames: CLINE, COOPER, HAVER, HULLINGER, NOBLE Korean War Exhibit, Waterloo IA
     Surnames: Kenneth E. DAVENPORT, Jack E. MARSHALL, Franklin H. WILKEY

Vietnam War, U.S. Involvement 1959 - 1975

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

Feb. 1967 Draft
     Surnames: ADAMS, BAKER, HANKS, HUDSON, LYNCH, MAY, McNUTT, PALMER, SON, WEBB

March 1967 Draft
     Surnames: ADAMS, ALLEN, GOINS, HAILEY, OXLEY, WOODS Vietnam War Casualties, Soldiers from Ringgold County Vietnam Commemorative Ceremony, 2017

Desert Storm, Gulf War, War on Terrorism, 1990 -

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

Desert Storm Casualties, Soldier from Ringgold County Gulf War Conflict
    Tom KINTON, Afghanistan

Ringgold County American Legion & VFW Posts

    Diagonal American Legion
    Ellston American Legion, Emmett Liles Unit 541
    Ellston American Legion Auxilliary, Emmett Liles Unit 541
   

Kellerton American Legion, Post 676
          Maple Row Cemetery Memorial
     Mount Ayr American Legion, Post 172
         Legion News, Fall of 2014
         Mount Ayr American Legion Auxiliary

      Redding American Legion
     Tingley American Legion, Dewey Post 516
        Tingley American Legion Auxiliary

     John Clement "Clem" SHAY
        charter member of Mount Ayr American Legion
     VFW Post, Mount Ayr
     Bill RUSK & Gary SMITH, Veterans Affairs Officers, 2007

Miscellaneous Files

See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

Veteran's Day:
     Mount Ayr Community School, 2007

    Tingley, 2007,

Surnames: ANDERSON, CASE, CREVELING, DRIFMEIER, HULSEBUS, POOR, REASONER      2012, Surnames: CAMPBELL, DAILEY, FROST, HARTMAN, HAWKINS, HOLDEN, HOUGE, HUNT, KING, MITCHELL, RICHARDS, SCHAD, SCHWANDT, SHARP, SMITH, SWANSON, WURSTER

    

2015, CAMPBELL, CARAWAY, CREVELING, CURRY, GROFF, POWELL, SCHUSTER, SOBOTKA

     

2016, Surnames: ALLEN, BOUNDS, BROWNE, BURDETTE, CARAWAY, CHOWN, CREVELING, CROSS, GOLD, GOODALE, HAWKINS, HOGUE, LINDSEY, NEAS, POWELL, SANDERSON, SCHEIBLE, SCHUSTER, THORPE, WATERS, WELCH

Sea to Shining Sea T.E.A.M. Sports Riders visit Ringgold County Freedom Rock, 2013 Veterans Mural, Ringgold County Courthouse

Ringgold County's Wall of Honor

RINGGOLD COUNTY ARMED SERVICES MEMORIAL PLAQUE
First Floor, Ringgold County Courthouse, Mount Ayr, Iowa
Bicentennial Project of Ringgold County American Legion Post
In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives
in the Civil War, World War I, Korean War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.

Click on image above and then the magnifying glass icon to view full-page as it
appeared for Veterans Day 2014 in the Mount Ayr Record-News;
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Veteran memorabilia now in courthouse lobby
This new display on the first floor of the Ringgold County courthouse is sponsored by the county Veterans Commission. The contents honor past and current members in all branches of the U.S. Military.
~ Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 19, 2017, Page 10
IAGenWeb Special Projects

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Iowa in the Civil War
An Iowa GenWeb Special Project, this site promotes the people, events, and genealogy of Iowa Regiments in the Civil War. This project includes a searchable database.

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Iowa in the Great War (WWI)
An Iowa GenWeb Special Project, this site promotes the people, events, and genealogy of Iowans in World War I (1914-1919). To access the home page of Iowa in the Great War, complete with a searchable database.

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Iowa in WWII
An Iowa GenWeb Special Project, this site gives tribute to Iowans who served on the global battle fronts and on the home front during World War II as told through biographies, military records, histories and newspaper accounts. (1939-1945).

Off- Site Resources

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Web site hosted by the National Park Service includes a searchable database by soldier and/or by regiment. Includes regimental histories.
World War II Memorial Website
Web site hosted by the National World War II Memorial, Washington, D. C.

Photograph by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2005
Korean War and Vietnam War Casualties Database
Web site sponsored by GISearch. Link below is direct link to search page which may be done by the soldier's name.

Photograph by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2005
Vietnam Virtual Wall
Web site is maintained by the U. S. National Park Service. The link below is to the home page which includes a searchable database by soldier's name, by wall panel, by state and city, by military unit, and by height of valor.

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, Camp Dodge

 

 

 


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