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THE 29th IOWA INFANTRY

The ten companies of the 29th Iowa Infantry were commissioned to rendezvous at Camp Dodge located at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Governor KIRKWOOD issued the order on August 15, 1862 and Lieutenant Horace BROWN mustered the troops into service.

At Helena, Arkansas, over 400 men of the 29th were on the sick list. A great number of these men died and many others were discharged because of their illnesses.

ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Battle of Helena, Arkansas, was fought on July 4, 1863. A Union victory, the result was securing eastern Arkansas firmly into Union control.

  • Battle of Fourche Bayou, Arkansas, was fught on September 10, 1863. A Union victory, the result sealed the fate of Little Rock, Arkansas falling into Union control. The Union also gained control of the Mississippi River, isolating it from the rest of the South.

  • The Skirmish at Terre Noir Creek, Arkansas, also known as the Skirmish at Atoine Creek, was fought on April 2nd of 1864, a part of the Camden Campaign.

  • The Engagement at Elkin's Ford, Arkansas was fought on the Little Missouri River on April 3 & 4th of 1864.

  • The skirmishes at Camden Road, Arkansas, were fought on April 15 to April 20th, 1864.

  • The engagement at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas, was found on April 30, 1864, a part of the Camden Campain.

  • The Battle of Mobile Bay, Alabama, was fought on August 5, 1864. A Union victory, sealing off the entire Gulf Coast east of Texas to southern shipment of supplies. This victory also assured President LINCOLN's successful second election into office in the fall of 1864.

    The 29th Iowa Infantry suffered the loss of 1 officer and 42 enlisted men who were either killed in action or died of their wounds; the loss of 1 officer and 266 enlisted men who died of disease; for a total of 310 fatalities.

    The 29th Iowa Infantry at Winter Quarters, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1864
    George Simons, artist

    ROSTER of the 29th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY G - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

    HUGGINS, Alexander B., Captain. Enlisted as Captain at the age of 28 on August 9, 1862 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Commissioned in Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry on December 1, 1862. Discharged from service on December 3, 1863.

    JOHNSTON, Andrew, Lieutenant. Enlisted as 1st Lieutenant at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Commissioned in Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry on December 1, 1862. Promoted to Full Captain December 3, 1863. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    McFARLAND, John, Lieutenant. Enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant at the age of 40 on August 9, 1862 at Mount Ayr, Iowa. Commissioned in Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry on December 1, 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on December 3, 1863. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    AIKEN or EAKINS, David F. of Mills County, Iowa, assistant surgeon. Resigned February 25, 1864
    NOTE: Not listed under either name in the American Civil War Soldiers database.

    ADAMSON, Samuel, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - North Carolina. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 41 as Private on February 27, 1864. Mustered into service April 11, 1864. Died of disease at Little Rock, Arkansas on June 24, 1864; interment at National Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas, section 1, grave 622.

    ADDINGTON, Noah, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Wagoner at the age of 44 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri on February 12, 1863.

    ADDINGTON, Sylvester H., Redding, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas on February 27, 1863.

    AMARINE, Davidson, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Natvitiy - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Wounded at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 23, 1865.

    ANDERSON, Hezekiah R., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 28 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas Army Post Hospital on February 16, 1863.

    ANGLER, Peter, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 31 as a Private, on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri on February 3, 1863.

    ARMSTRONG, James H. , Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Columbus, Kentucky on January 11, 1863.

    ARMSTRONG, Robert M., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 22 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 4rd Corporal on July 16, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    BAKER, Jonathan, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on December 13, 1862; mustered into service December 24, 1862. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 16, 1865.

    BARKER, Daniel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - North Carolina. Enlisted at the age of 30 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 16, 1865.

    BARTON, Charles, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at St. Louis, Missouri on April 21, 1863. Interment at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri, section 2, grave 68.

    BEAR, Adam, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 26 on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Was wounded and captured on April 2, 1864 at Terre Noir Creek, Arkansas. Died of wounds while held as a prisoner of war at Camden, Arkansas on June 19, 1864.

    BENNETT, Jesse T., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 5th Sergeant February 8, 1863; promoted to Full 3rd Sergeant July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 2nd Sergeant July 16, 1865; promoted to Full 1st Sergeant August 9, 1865. Slightly wounded at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865. Died December 20, 1906, Marion County, Oregon.

    BENNETT, John M., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Musician on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    BENNETT, William E., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a 4th Corporal at the age of 28 on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Keokuk, Iowa on December 18, 1864. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa.

    BENTON, Thomas Jr., Council Bluffs, Iowa. Enlisted as a Colonel at the age of 46 on August 10, 1862. Commissioned to Company S of the 29th Iowa Infantry on December 1, 1862. Commanded the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition from August 4 to October 8, 1863. Commanded the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, VII Corps of the Department of Arkansas from November 16 - November 26, 1864. Promoted to Brevet Brigadier-General on December 15, 1864. From January 5 to January 15, 1865 commanded the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division of the VII Corps, Department of Arkansas. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    BRADLEY, William, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 33 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    BRITTAIN, Parks, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 36 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    BROWN, Demsey, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 30 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas on May 21, 1863. Interment at National Cemetery, Helena, Arkansas.

    BROWN, Isaac C., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Died of disease at Little Rock, Arkansas hospital on October 2, 1864. Interment at National Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas, Section 2, grave 92.

    BUTTRY, Joseph, Ringgold County, Iowa. Enlisted as a Private. Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa on October 15, 1862. [Roster states he was discharged at Council Bluffs.] No other records found on company rolls.

    CAMPBELL, Elijah, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indian. Enlisted at the age of 22 as a Private on March 9, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CARLILE, William, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 33 as a 7th Corporal on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 4th Corporal on May 1, 1864; promoted to Full 2nd Corporal on July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 5th Sergeant on July 16, 1865; promoted to Full 3rd Sergeant on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CARMAN, Thomas J., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a 5th Sergenat at the age of 21 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died at Columbus, Kentucky on February 6, 1863.

    CARTER, John D., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 37 as a 5th Corporal on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full Sergeant Major on February 15, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CASNER, William, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Disability discharge at Keokuk, Iowa on March 21, 1865.

    CASTEEL, John, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 28 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CHANCE, William H., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 23 on December 21, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Died of disease at Little Rock, Arkansas on December 8, 1864. Interment at National Cemetery, Little Rock, Section 1, grave 255.

    COMBS, Samuel P., Ringgold County, Iowa. Natvity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 23 as a Priate on March 22, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CONLEY, Ezra, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 19 on February 29, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CONLEY, James, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 22 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Killed in action at Helena, Arkansas on July 4, 1863. The Diagonal G.A.R. Post was named in Pvt. CONLEY's honor.

    CONLEY, Rienzi, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at a Private at the age of 20 on February 29, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    CONLEY, Sylvester, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on March 21, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on April 10, 1865.

    CONRAD, John M., Magnolia, Iowa. Enlisted as a Chaplin at the age of 36 on November 17, 1862; commissioned on December 1, 1862 to Company S of the 29th Iowa Infantry. Resigned on June 2, 1863.

    COONS, William, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at a Private at the age of 37 on December 26, 1863; mustered into service on December 26, 1863. Disability discharge at Little Rock, Arkansas on March 10, 1865.

    COOPER, David, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 21 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas on April 14, 1863. Interment at National Cemetery, Helena, Arkansas.

    , Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 45 on August 15, 1861 with Company M of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry; mustered into service on September 12, 1861, and discharged on November 30, 1861. Enlisted as a Private on August 9, 1862 with Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Disability discharge at St. Louis, Missouri on May 13, 1863.

    DAKE, Charles W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 33 as a 2nd Sergeant on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Sergeant on July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on May 31, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    DANIEL, Asa R., Union County, Iowa. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 20 on November 11, 1863; mustered into service on November 11, 1863. Died of disease at Little Rock, Arkansas hospital on October 4, 1864.

    DAVIS, Jacob, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Enlisted at the age of 24 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Discharged on August 11, 1863.

    DAY, Benjamin, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 31 as a Private August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 6th Corporal on May 1, 1864; promoted to Full 4th Corporal on July 1, 1864. Mustered out of service at Little Rock, Arkanss on June 10, 1865.

    DODGE, Daniel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 21 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Transferred into U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on September 18, 1863.

    DUNNING, Walter, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Michigan. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    EATON, Samuel, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Kentucky. Enlisted at the age of 34 as a Private on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 16, 1865. Died at the age of 54 years, 10 months on August 10, 1884, with interment at Blockton Cemetery, Blockton, Taylor County, Iowa.

    EDINGER, Henry, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Germany. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 30 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Corporal May 4, 1863. Fatally wounded at Helena, Arkansas on July 4, 1964; died from wounds at Helena, Arkansas on July 5, 1863.

    FISHBACK, John B., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 18 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full Fifer. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas post hospital on February 9, 1863.

    FRAZIER, Henry formerly of Dan Webster, Henry County, Indiana. Enlisted at Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa at the age of 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

    FRAZIER, James formerly of Dan Webster, Henry County, Indiana; residence Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa. Enlisted at Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa, age 19 as a Private on August 13, 1862; mustered into service on November 9, 1862. The History of Henry County, Indiana states Private James FRAZIER was captured at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas. April 30, 1864, and held in Confederate prison at Tyler, Texas; released from February 26, 1865. Mustered out May 23, 1865. Whereas the American Civil War Soldiers database states that Private James FRAZIER died of disease at Memphis, Tennessee on March 1, 1863. James' brother William W. FRAZIER of Harrison County, Iowa, enlisted at Mount Ayr on August 13, 1862 at the age of 20 as a Private, serving with Company C of the 29th Iowa Infantry, and received a disability discharge after being wounded by a bursting shell at Memphis, Tennessee on May 13, 1862. Another brother Thomas FRAZIER enlisted at Harrison County at the age of 28 on November 5, 1864; mustered into service with Company C of the 13th Iowa Infantry; mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on June 12, 1865. Samuel H. FRAZIER, another brother, enlisted as a Private at the age of 23 on August 26, 1862; was wounded at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864; and mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    FRAIZER, Nathan, formerly of Dan Webster, Henry County, Indiana; residence at Ringgold County, Iowa and brother of James, William W., Thomas, and Samuel FRAZIER. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on February 5, 1864; mustered into service on February 5, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    GLEASON, Areal or Ariel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 30 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Received a disability discharge at Keokuk, Iowa on April 23, 1863.

    GRAY, Heman C., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full Corporal on July 13, 1863; promoted to Full 4th Sergeant on July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 3rd Sergent on July 16, 1865; promoted to Full 2nd Sergeant on August 9, 1865. Slightly wounded at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas April 30, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    GRIM, Henry C., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a 4th Sergeant on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. On April 30, 1864 was wounded and captured at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas. Died as a P.O.W. of wounds while held at Princeton, Arkansas on May 14, 1864.

    GUSTIN, Bennager, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 10, 1862. Died of disease at Columbus, Kentucky on January 28, 1863.

    HAGANS, Bird, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Missouri. Enlisted at the age of 18 years as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    HIMES, Andrew, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 27 as a Private on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    HUFF, JamesW. , Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10 1865.

    HUFF, John W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 19 on August 9, 1862 as a Private; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas post hospital on February 2, 1863.

    IMUS, Andrew J., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 22 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 23, 1865.

    IMUS, Elow I., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at the age of 38 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    JENKINS, Abraham, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Virginia. Enlisted at the age of 25 as a Private on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Mustered out of service at St. Louis, Missouri on August 4, 1865.

    JOHNSTON, Andrew, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; commissioned on December 1, 1862 to Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry. Promoted to Full Captain on December 3, 1863. Wounded at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865

    JONES, Aaron S., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 28 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on June 30, 1862.

    JONES, Chancey L., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 28 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Wounded in the left thigh; disability discharge from Keokuk, Iowa on July 10, 1865.

    JORDAN, Andrew R., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Missouri. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 21 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Killed in action at Helena, Arkansas on July 4, 1863.

    KELLER, Isaac W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 34 as a 1st Sergeant on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on December 3, 1864. Resigned at Mobile, Alabama on May 30, 1865.

    KENT, Alma, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 25 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    KLING, Samuel H., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to 4th Corporal on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

    LESAN, John A., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Maine. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. See Company K of the 29th Iowa Infantry.

    LESAN, Joseph E., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Maine. Enlisted at age 30 as a Private on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Mustered out of service on June 15, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. See Company K of the 29th Iowa Infantry.

    LESAN, Solomon B., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 27 as a 3rd Corporal on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 2nd Corporal May 1, 1864; promoted to Full 5th Sergeant July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 5th Sergeant July 16, 1865. Discharged for disability at Clarksville, Texas on July 23, 1865. Died on August 21, 1865 at Jefferson Barracks, interred at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri, Section 36, grave 424.

    LONG, Amos R., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 22 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Discharged for disability at Helena, Arkansas post hospital on February 20, 1863.

    MARSHALL, Isaac, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. On February 27, 1864 wounded in the foot and captured at Camden, Arkansas. Discharged at Keokuk, Iowa on August 21, 1865.

    MARTIN, Elihu, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 29 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    MATHEWS, George, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Massachusetts. Enlisted as 6th Corporal at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Accidentally killed by a discharge of a gun at Helena, Arkansas on July 6, 1863. Interment at Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section 3, grave 578.

    McFARLAND, John, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 40 as a 2nd Lieutenant on August 9, 1862; commissioned to Company G or the 29th Iowa Infantry on December 1, 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on December 1, 1863. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    McGAUGHEY, John, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 39 on August 9, 1862 as a 3rd Sergeant; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 2nd Sergeant on July 1, 1864. Received a disability discharge at Little Rock, Arkansas on May 6, 1865.

    MILLER, John A., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 28 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Killed in action at Terre Noir Creek, Arkansas on April 2, 1864.

    MILLER, John A., Ringgold County, Iowa. Enlisted at the age of 32 as a Sergeant on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoved to Full 1st Sergeant on September 5, 1861. Killed in action at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi on December 29, 1862.

    MILLSAP, William A., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 35 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    MOLER, William R., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Wounded on July 4, 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana August 10, 1865.

    MONEY, James, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 42 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Memphis, Tennessee on April 3, 1863.

    MONEY, MilesD. , Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 21 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. No further records.

    MOORE, General, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 33 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at Memphis, Tennessee on June 4, 1865.

    MORTON, Robert P., Ringgold County, Iowa. Enlisted as a Private. Died at Mount Ayr, Iowa on September 22, 1862. No other records found.

    NASH, Freeman, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Wisconsin. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on December 16, 1862; mustered into service on December 24, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    NASH, Samuel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 7th Corporal on July 1, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    NICKLES, Thomas J., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    NICKLES, William, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Memphis, Tennessee on April 7, 1863.

    NULPH, George J., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 21 as 1st Corporal on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Reduced to ranks on May 4, 1863; promoted to 6th Corporal on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    NULPH, John E., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    OLIVER, Samuel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 7th Corporal on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    OPDYKE, Samuel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 42 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Helena, Arkansas on January 23, 1863.

    PARKER, John M., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 7th Corporal on May 1, 1864; promoted to Full 5th Corporal on July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 2nd Corporal on July 16, 1865; promoted to Full 5th Sergeant on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    PARKER, William S., Ringgold County, Iowa. Enlisted as a Private. Died of disease at Jefferson Barrack, Missouri on February 6, 1863.

    PARSONS, Henry H., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Natvity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Wounded and captured at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 23, 1865.

    PEALER, Russell, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 27 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 2nd Corporal May 4, 1863. Received disability discharge September 1, 1864.

    POOR, Daniel W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 24 as a Corporal on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Received a disability discharge on March 11, 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri.

    POOR, John M., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 26 as 8th Corporal on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 5th Corporal May 1, 1864; promoted to Full 3rd Corporal July 1, 1864; promoted to Full Corporal July 16, 1865; promoted to Full 4th Sergeant August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    POOR, Thomas B., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana/ Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Drummer on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died od disease at Memphis, Tennessee on March 16, 1863.

    POORE, Alvan M. , Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 20 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 8th Corporal on May 1, 1864; promoted to Full 6th Corporal on July 1, 1864; promoted to Full 4th Corporal on July 16, 1865; promoted to Full Corporal on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    POWERS, Aquilla D., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 37 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    QUINN, James H., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 24 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. After wounded in right arm, disability discharge from service at Keokuk, Iowa on August 23, 1865.

    RODGERS, J. W., Ringgold County, Iowa. Private. Wounded at Helena, Arkansas July 4, 1863

    ROSS, Thomas Jr., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Iowa. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    RUSSELL, Charles, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - England. Enlisted at the age of 32 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    SHAFER, Robert W. M., Redding, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 34 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service on May 23, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa.

    SHELDON, Charles B., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 26 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease December 4, 1862 [at Camp Dodge, Iowa on American Civil War Soldier database; or at Council Bluffs, Iowa on regiment roster.]

    SHEPARD, David D., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 38 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    SHOEMAKER, Charles D., Clarinda, Iowa. Enlisted as a Major at the age of 31 on September 16, 1862; commissioned to Company S of the 29th Iowa Infantry on December 2, 1862. Resigned on January 7, 1865.

    SIDNEY, George, Fount by a Union scouting force at Princeton, Arkansas hospital in October of 1864, suffering from a compound hip fracture and not expected to recover; left in the care of CSA doctor.

    SMITH, George W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 36 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Wounded at Helena, Arkansas on July 4, 1863. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    SMITH, John Wesley, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Kentucky. Enlisted at the age of 30 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Wounded July 4, 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    SMITH, Thomas W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 21 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 8th Corporal on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    SMITH, William, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 22 on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15, 1861. Mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky July 24, 1861.

    SMITH, William, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 20 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Memphis, Tennessee on April 5, 1863. Interred at Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tenn. Section 1, grave 146.

    STOOPS, John, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 30 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    THOMPSON, George C., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Killed in action at Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas on April 30, 1864.

    THOMPSON, John B., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Promoted to Full 7th Corporal on August 14, 1864; promoted to Full 6th Corporal on July 16, 1865; promoted to Full 2nd Corporal on August 9, 1865. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    THRIFT, William D., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - North Carolina. Enlisted at the age of 37 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Received a disability discharge on July 13, 1864.

    TURNER, Daniel, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Received a disability discharge at Memphis, Tennessee on May 8, 1863.

    VANDIVERE or VANDIVEER, James W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at the age of 20 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Little Rock, Arkansas on November 7, 1863. Interment at National Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas, Section 1, grave 155.

    WALDEN, James, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 33 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    WALKER, James H., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Iowa. Enlisted at the age of 19 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Columbus, Kentucky post hospital on January 11, 1863.

    WHITE, William, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 18, 1862. Received a disability discharge at Keokuk, Iowa on July 15, 1865.

    WILSON, Vance I., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Kentucky. Enlisted at the age of 24 as a Private on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service at New Orleans, Louisiana on August 10, 1865.

    WISDOM, Pierce J., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Iowa. Enlisted at age 21 as a Private on January 4, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

    WRIGHT, Nathaniel P., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 23 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service November 18, 1862. Died of disease at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas on August 28, 1863.

     

    ROSTER of the 29th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY H - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

    HAFER, James L., Captain. Age 45 from Afton, Union County, Iowa; nativity - Ohio. Appointed Captain on August 9; 1862; mustered into service on December 1, 1862. Died of disease March 6, 1863 at Helena, Ark. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, Section 3, grave 365.

    MYERS, Lewis K., 1st Lieutenant. Age 30 from Afton, Union County, Iowa; nativity - Ohio. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on December 1, 1862. Promoted to Captain on March 7, 1863. Mustered out of service on July 6, 1865.

    COOPER, Amos, C., 2nd Lieutenant Age 39 from Afton, Union County, Iowa; nativity - Ohio. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on December 1, 1862. Resigned April 24, 1863.

    LUDWIG, Ephraim C., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 28 on February 29, 1864; mustered into service April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

    MILLER, Joel, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Iowa. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on February 29, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisana.

     

    ROSTER of the 29th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY K - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

    WRIGHT, Appler R., Captain. Age 33 from Glenwood, Iowa; nativity - Indiana. Appointed Captain on August 13, 1862; mustered into service on December 1, 1862. Mustered out of service on August 15, 1862.

    DALE, Bonaparte, 1st Lieutenant. Age 28 from Bedford, Iowa; nativity - Indiana. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on August 9, 1862; mustered into service December 1, 1862. Promoted to Captain August 6, 1863. Resigned June 15, 1865, transfer to Company E, Third Iowa Infantry.

    CHANTRY, Allen I., 2nd Lieutenant Age 21 from Panora, Iowa; nativity - Iowa. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant on August 13, 1862; mustered out of service on December 1, 1862. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 6, 1863. Wounded in action at Terre Noir Creek, Arkanss on April 2, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 on New Orleans, Louisiana.

    BRITTAIN, James, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylviania. Enlisted as a 5th Sergeant at the age of 31 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 10, 1862. Promoted to Full 4th Sergeant on May 1, 1863; promoted to Full 3rd Sergeant on June 1, 1864. Received a disability discharge at Little Rock, Arkansas on May 29, 1865.

    GUSTIN, Amos W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 18 on August 9, 1862; mustered into service on November 10, 1862. Died of disease at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri on April 21, 1863. Interment at National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri, Section 1, grave 34.

    LESAN, John A., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Maine. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Transferred to Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry on May 23, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana. See Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry.

    LESAN, Joseph E., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Maine. Enlisted at age 30 as a Private on December 25, 1863; mustered into service on January 23, 1864. Transferred to Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry on May 23, 1864. Mustered out of service on June 15, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. See Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry.

    SOURCES:
    HAZZARD, George. HAZZARD'S History of Henry County, Indiana: 1822 - 1906, Military Edition p. 568. New Castle, IN. 1906.

    American Civil War Soldiers Database, ancestry.com
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    Compiled and transcribed by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2009

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