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THE 4th IOWA INFANTRY

The Fourth Iowa Infantry was organzied under the proclamation of President Abraham LINCOLN, dated May 3, 1861. The 4th's companies were mustered into service of the United States at Camp Kirkwood, located near Council Bluffs, and at Jefferson Barracks, located near St. Louis, Missouri, during the period between August 8, 1861 to August 31, 1861.

The 4th Iowa Infantry at Camp Kirkwood, July 1861
George Simons, artist

During the Civil War, Jefferson Barracks also served as a military hospital for both the Union and Confederate troops and a recruitment depot for the Union Army. As a hospital complex, Jefferson Barracks could hold up to 3,000 patients. By the end of the Civil War, well over 18,000 had been treated at the hospital. In 2002 the Missouri Civil War Museum was founded and restored the site. To learn more about Jefferson Barracks, visit their website which may be found at http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc/jeffbarracks1.htm which includes photographs.

The first offical orders of the 4th was to employ the companies in an expedition to the southern Iowa border to repel a threatened Rebel invasion from Missouri. Major General Grenville Mellen DODGE (1831-1916), pictured at right, reported that the Rebel force disbanded and scattered upon the approach of the Iowa troops. As other companies arrived at Camp Kirkwood, they were ordered to proceed to Jefferson Barracks located near St. Louis, Missouri. By the 15th of August all of the companies with the exception of Companies "I" and "K" had reached Benton Barracks. Companies "I" and "K" were sent to Rolla, Missouri, where the full ten companies of the 4th Iowa Infantry were encamped together for the first time.

ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, also known at Battle of Elkhorn Taven, fought on March 7th and 8th, 1862 at Pea Ridge located near Bentonville in northwestern Arkansas. This was one of the few battles in which the Confederate forces outnumbered the Union Army. The battle was a Union victory which gave Union forces control of the State of Missouri.

  • Battle of Fort Hindman, also known as the Battle of Arkansas Post, located approximately 8 miles southeast of Gillett, Arkansas, was fought from January 9 to January 11, 1863. This was a part of the Vicksburg Campaign. Confederate surrender.

  • Siege of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, was the final military action in the Vicksburg Campaign. Afer two major assaults on May 19th and May 22nd, the seige began on May 25th of 1863. With no re-enforcement and supplies nearly exhausted, the garrison ultimately surrendered after a 40-day siege on July 4th. This, along with the capture of Port Hudson on July 9th, gave Union forces command of the Mississippi River, which was held throughout the remainder of the Civil War. As a result of this action, the city of Vicksburg refused to celebrate the 4th of July for the next 80 years.

  • Siege of Jackson, a part of the Vicksburg Campaign, in which the city of Jackson was captured on May 14, 1863. This cut off the supply lines to Confederate troops and opened the way for a Union victory at Vicksburg.

  • Battle of Chattanooga which was the cumulation of the Chattanooga Campaign, a series of maneuvers and battles fought in October and November of 1863. At the end of the battle, a chaplain asked if the dead should be sorted and buried by state alliegance. General THOMAS replied, "Mix 'em up. I'm tired of States' rights." As a result of the Battle of Chattanooga, Union forces gained an undisputed control of the State of Tennessee and Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the Lower South." Chattanooga became the supply and logistics bas for General SHERMAN during his 1864 Atlanta Campaign and for the Army of the Cumberland.

  • Battle of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, a part of the Chattanooga Campaign, was fought on November 24, 1863. A Union victory, the action was important in assuring Union control of the Tennessee River and the railroad to Chattanooga.

  • Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, a part of the Chattanooga Campaign, was fought on November 25, 1863. The Union Army suceeded in routing General BRAGG's forces into a retreat to Dalton, Georgia, thus ending the Chattanooga Campaign.

  • Battle of Atlanta, Georgia, also known at the Battle of Decatur, was fought on July 22, 1864, which was in the middle of the Atlanta Campaign. Atlanta did not fall until six weeks later. The fall of Atlanta had far-reaching political and military effects during the remainder course of the Civil War.

  • Battle of Jonesboro, Clayton County, Georgia, was fought between August 31 to September 1, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign. This was the final battle in the Atlanta Campaign. General SHERMAN occupied the city the following day, September 2nd. This opened the way for SHERMAN's March to the Sea and the destruction of the Army of Tennessee. Historians have argued as to whether SHERMAN's failure to take Atlanta would have led to Abraham LINCOLN losing the Presidential election to General George B. McCLELLAN. The fire scenes in 1939's film Gone With The Wind depict the result of General HOOD's order of the destruction of military supplies as he and his troops evacuated Atlanta.

  • Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, was found between March 19th and 21st, 1865 near the present-day town of Four Oaks, a part of the Carolinas Campaign. This was the last major battle fought between the armies of General William T. SHERMAN and General Joseph E. JOHNSTON. General JOHNSTON surrendered at Bennett Place, located near Durham Station. Coupled with General Robert E. LEE's surrender in April, the Civil War came to an end.

    During the Civil War, the 4th Iowa Infantry suffered the loss of 6 officers and 109 enlisted men who either were killed in action or died from wounds. 2 officers and 285 enlisted men died of disease, making a total of 402 fatalities.

     

    ROSTER of the 4th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY A - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

      ENGLISH, William R., Captain. Age 42 from Glenwood, Iowa; nativity - Pennsylvania. Mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Appointed Major on July 20, 1861. Resigned from Service on March 17, 1863.

    HEAD, Thomas H., 1st Lieutenant. Age 36 from Glenwood, Iowa; nativity - Kentucky. Mustered into service as 1st Lieutenant on August 15, 1861. Promoted Captain on September 14, 1861. Resigned from service on March 5, 1862.

    SHIELDS, Lemuel, 2nd Lieutenant. Age 26 from Glenwood, Iowa; nativity - Illinois. Enlisted July 1, 1861; appointed 2nd Lieutenant on August 15, 1861. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on Spetmeber 14, 1861; adjutant on April 8, 1855. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

      VOORHIES, Cornelius, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 22 years on March 1, 1862; mustered into service on March 1, 1862. Died of smallpox at Memphis, Tennessee on February 7, 1864. NOTE: Some records list Pvt. VOORHIES as serving with Company K of the 4th Iowa Infantry.

    TOURENCE, Barnum S., Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at age 25 as a Private on March 28, 1864; mustered into service on April 21, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    TOURANCE, George A., (Veteran.) Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at age 22 on August 30, 1862; Mustered into service September 9, 1862. Promoted Sixth Corporal on January 1, 1864. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Wounded mortally May 19, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia; interment at National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Section K, grave 52.

    WRIGHT, William C., (Veteran) Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - North Carolina. Enlisted at age 22 on August 15, 1861; mustered into service on October 17, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

     

     

    ROSTER of the 4th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY B - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

      CRAIG, Seth H., Captain. Age 36 from Council Bluffs, Iowa; nativity - Ohio. Enlisted on July 10, 1861; aappointed Captain August 8, 1861; mustered into service August 8, 1861. Resigned on September 23, 1861 to accept a promotion as Lieutenant Colonel In STEWART's Missouri Regiment.

    WHEELER, Phineas A., 1st Lieutenant. Age 34 from Council Bluffs, Iowa; nativity - New York. Appointed as Quartermaster on July 20; promoted Assisten Quartermaster of U.S. Volunteers May 28, 1864.

    KINSMAN, Wm. H., 2nd Lieutenant. Age 27 from Council Bluffs, Iowa; nativity - Nova Scotia. Enlisted on July 10, 1861; appointed 2nd Lieutenant on August 8, 1861; mustered into service on August 8, 1861. Promoted to Captain on October 10, 1861. Resigned on September 17, 1862 to accept a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel of the 23rd Infantry. During the Battle of Pea Ridge, Lt. KINSMAN with Company B and two companies of the 24th Missouri were deployed as skirmishers on the extreme left of the Division and efficiently held the left flank against a massively superior Confederate force.

     

     

    ROSTER of the 4th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY F - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

      CUMMINGS, Henry J. B., Captain. Age 30 from Winterset, Madison County, Iowa; nativity - New Jersy. Enlisted on July 1, 1861; appointed Captin on August 15, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Discharged on September 4, 1862 to accpet position at Colonel with the 39th Iowa Infantry.


    STITT, Robert A., 1st Lieutenant. Age 27 from Winterset, Madison County, Iowa; nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted on February 27, 1864; mustered into service on Febuary 27, 1864. Mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 24, 1865.

    GOSHOM, John S., 2nd Lieutenant

      VOGLE, William B., (Veteran.) Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Germany. Enlisted at age 33 as a Private on August 2, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 8th Corporal on September 24 1864; promoted to 7th Corporal on October 28, 1864; promoted to 5th Corporal on December 19, 1864; promoted to 3rd Corporal on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

     

     

    ROSTER of the 4th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY G - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

      RICE, Edmund W., Captain. Age 39 from Redding, Ringgold County. Enlisted on July 4, 1861; appointed Captain August 15, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Resigned on September 5, 1861.

    HOPKINS, Lovene, 1st Lieutenant. Age 36 from Ringgold County, Iowa; nativity - North Carolina. Appointed as 1st Lieutenant on August 15, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to Captain on September 5, 1861. Resigned March 6, 1862. See Company D, 8th Iowa Cavalry.

    SRY, Randolph, 2nd Lieutenant. Age 30 from Ringgold County, Iowa; nativity - Ohio. Appointed as 2nd Lieutenant on July 4, 1861. Promoted to Captain on March 5, 1862; promoted to Major onJune 10, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865.

      ADDINGTON, Branson Lee, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 23 as 6th Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15, 1861. Mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on August 30, 1864, expiration of term of service. Died December 26, 1900, McLouth, Jefferson County, Kansas.

    ADDINGTON, Joseph C., (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 21 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15, 1861. Accidentally killed on Marshall Street of Louisville, Kentucky on July 22. 1865. Interment Cave Hill National Cemetery, Louisville, KY, Section D, Grave 6.

    ALBEE, James P.. Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 22 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Mustered out of service at Jonesboro, Georgia September 4, 1864.

    ARMSTRONG, WILSON T. Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Virginia. Enlisted at the age of 23 as a Private November 24, 1861. Discharged for disability November 26, 1862, Keokuk, Iowa.

    ARNETT, William C., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 18 as a Private on August 15, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Mortally wounded on December 28, 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi and died on January 1, 1863 at Vicksburg.

    ARNOLD, Edward E. of Henry County, Ill., nativity - New York. Enlisted July 4, 1861 at age 25 as a Fourth Sergeant; mustered into service August 16, 1861. Promoted to Third Sergeant September 5, 1861. Deserted April 6, 1862.

    ATKINSON, Robert G., transferred to U.S. Reserve "Invalid" Corps on September 1, 1863. Discharged on May 16, 1865 at the expiration of his term of service.

    BAILER, Russell, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 25 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Died of pneumonia at Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 4, 1863.

    BAKER, Lorenzo D., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at the age of 26 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded severely on December 29, 1862 at Vicksburg, Mississippi; died of wounds on January 24, 1863, Paducah, Kentucky, with interment in National Cemetery, Milan City, Illinois, Section D, grave 4185.

    BARTON, Leander H., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at the age of 35 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded in abdomen slightly March 7, 1862 at Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Mustered out of service on September 4, 1864.

    BARTON, Marion, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at the age of 20 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Transferred to U.S. Veteran Reserve "Invalid Corps" on May 15, 1864. Mustered out of service on August 15, 1864.

    BENNETT, Francis, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Maine. Enlisted at the age of 29 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to Full Sergeant September 5, 1861; promosted to Full 1st Lieutenant February 11, 1863; promoted to Full Captain July 21, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865, Louisville, Kentucky.

    CALVIN, Joshua, rejected by mustering officer on August 15, 1861.

    CASTELL, Samuel, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Iowa. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 19 on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15 1861. Died of disease at Cross Hollow, Arkansas on February 25, 1862.

    CASTELL, William, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Iowa. Enlisted as a Private at the age of 17 on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15 1861. Died at Memphis, Tennessee on November 9, 1863.

    COSSAIRT, Francis, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 44 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15, 1861. Discharged on May 16, 1862 at Batesville, Arkansas.

    COSSAIRT, George W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at the age of 16 on December 4, 1861. Discharged for disability Oct. 14, 1862. See Company C, 9th Iowa Cavalry. George was born on September 5, 1846, and died April 2, 1865 with interment at Middle Fork Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

    COSSAIRT, Henry, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at the age of 29 on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Died of consumption on April 2, 1863, aboard the steamer USS Louisiana *.

    CRAWFORD, Charles H., Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 18 on April 7, 1864; mustered into service April 13, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865, Louisville, Kentucky.

    DANELLY, Michael, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ireland. Enlisted at age 26 as a Musician on July 4, 1861; mustered into service August 15, 1861, Mustered out of service at expiration of term of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 24, 1865.

    DENHART, Casper (Veteran), Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Germany. Enlisted at age 23 on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Died April 15, 1916 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.

    DRAKE, Eli, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 28 as Fifth Sergeant on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted Fourth Sergeant on March 20, 1863. Died on February 14, 1864, Louisville, Kentucky, with interent at Cave Hill National Cemetery a.k.a. Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, Section 4, grave 44.

    DUGAN, Joseph L. (Veteran), Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 20 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered in service on August 15, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted Full Fourth Corporal on January 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    FRESHWATER, William, Ringgold County, Iowa. Navitity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 27 as 1st Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 28, 1862. Reduced in ranks at his own request. Tranferred to U.S. Reserve "Invalid" Corps on September 1, 1863.

    GARRISON, Greenwood W., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 46 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded in ankle; died at Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 22, 1863.

    GARRISON, John F., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 21 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Died of diarrhea at Rolla, Missouri on January 1, 1862.

    GARRISON, Lawson W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Rejected by mustering officer on July 4, 1861

    GILLILAND, Joseph C., (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 29 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 24, 1864. Mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 24, 1865.

    GLENDENNING, James W., Rejected by mustering officer on July 4, 1861.

    GLENDENNING, William W., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 24 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Died at Rolla, Missouri on January 1, 1862.

    HAGANS, Charles, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at age 19 as 8th Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Taken prisoner at Claysville, Alabama on March 14, 1864; paroled on November 20, 1864. Prisoner exchange, then mustered out of service at Davenport, Iowa on May 8, 1865.

    HAGANS, Jasper N., (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at age 25 as a 8th Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Promoted to 2nd Corporal on March 20, 1863. Re-enlisted and re-mustered on January 24, 1864. Promoted to 4th Sergeant on July 4, 1864. Musterd out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Jasper was born on December 11, 1835, and died February 16, 1892, with interment at Oakdale Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

    HENSLEY, Isaac, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Kentucky. Enlisted at age 37 as a Private on March 26, 1864; mustered into service on April 30, 1864. Died at Memphis, Tennessee on May 17, 1864, with interment at National Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee, section H, grave 766.

    HUSTON, Thomas V., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 25 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Discharged for disability on November 3, 1863.

    IWINS, William H., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity 0 Illinois. Enlisted at age 18 as a Privte on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Discharged on April 27, 1862 at Batesville, Arkansas.

    JACOBS, Samuel R., (Veteran) Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at age 37 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Promoted to 5th Corporal on August 19, 1862. Reduced to ranks at his own request on October 2, 1862. Mustered out July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    JAMES, Peter O., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 28 as 3rd Sergeant on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Promoted to 2nd Sergeant on September 5, 1861. Wounded slightly in the back at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Promoted to 1st Sergeant on January 1, 1863. Mustered out of service on August 13, 1864 at St. Louis, Missouri.

    JOHNSON, John W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Virginia. Enlisted at age 27 as a Corporal on March 1, 1862. Promoted to 4th Corporal on August 6, 1862. Discharged for disability on March 9, 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri.

    KINDBLADE, Gustavas A., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Sweden. Enlisted at age 19 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December. 29, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865, Louisville, Kentucky.

    KINDBLADE, John J. Enlisted on March 6, 1862; mustered into service on March 6, 1862. Discharged from service on September 8, 1863.

    KINDBLADE, Swain C., (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Sweden. Enlisted at age 25 as a Private on March 1, 1862; mustered into service on March 1, 1862. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 6th Corporal on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    MANDLIN, Nathan B., (Veteran) Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 30 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to 3rd Sergeant on July 3, 1862; promoted to 1st Sergeant on January 1, 1864. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on August 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    MARSHALL, David B., (Veteran) Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 22 on July 4, 1861 as a Musician; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to Principal Musician on September 4, 1863. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    MARSHALL, John, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Taken prisoner at Claysville, Alabama on March 14, 1864. Mustered out of service on September 4, 1864.

    MARSHALL, Nathaniel, (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 19 as 4th Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to 2nd Corporal on August 6, 1862; promoted to 5th Sergeant on March 20, 1863; promoted to 3rd Sergeant on January 1, 1864. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    MILLER, Ellis C., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 25 as 1st Sergeant on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted as 1st Lieutenant on September 5, 1861, and commanded the company at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7, 1862. Killed in battle at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. The G.A.R. Post at Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa was named in honor of Lt. MILLER.

    MILLER, John A., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Virginia. Enlisted at age 32 as 2nd Sergeant on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted First Sergeant Sept. 5, 1861. Killed in action at the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862.

    MILLSAPS, James M., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 24 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded in arm severely on March 7, 1862 during the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas. Died of wounds March 29, 1862 at Cassville, Missouri with interment at National Cemetery, Cassville, Missouri.

    NOBLES, William H., (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 23 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Promoted to 7th Corporal on March 20, 1863. Wounded in finger at Vicksburg, Mississippi in May of 1863. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 3rd Corporal on January 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    PAGE, Edwin D., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 26 as a Private on November 26, 1861. Died of pneumonia on March 27, 1862 at Cassville, Missour.

    PARKER, John H. B., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 19 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Taken prisoner at Claysville, Missouri on March 14, 1864. Mustered out of service on September 4, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa.

    PLATTNER, Henry, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at age 17 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Died on January 13, 1862 at Rolla, Missouri.

    POOR, Daniel W., rejected by mustering officer on July 4, 1861. See Company G of the 29th Iowa Infantry.

    POOR, Thomas B., rejected by mustering officer on July 4, 1861.

    POWERS, Charles W., (Veteran) Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at age 24 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly in shoulder slightly during Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Gunshot wound received on August 18, 1864 at Atlanta, Georgia. Disability discharged on April 17, 1865 at Keokuk, Iowa.

    PRESTON, Bernard, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 19 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 16, 1861. Discharged on February 2, 1863 at St. Louis, Missouri.

    RAINS, Allen, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Virginia. Enlisted at age 44 as a Private on March 14, 1864; mustered into service on April 30, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    RILEY, William, (Veteran) Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 29 as a Private on December 2, 1861; Re-enlisted and re-mustered on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    ROBINSON, Joseph F., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted at age 24 as 3rd Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Disability discharge on July 15, 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana.

    ROBINSON, William W., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 22 as 2nd Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly in foot during Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7, 1862. Discharged on June 6, 1862 at Keokuk, Iowa.

    ROGER, Alexander, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 29 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Taken prisoner at Claysville, Alabama on March 14, 1864 and held as a P.O.W. at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Georgia. Died September 29, 1864 at Andersonville Prison and interred in Andersonville National Cemetery, grave 10,017.

    RUNYAN, Preston, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - East Tennessee. Enlisted at age 36 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Mustered out of service on September 4, 1864.

    RUSH, Job, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 28 as a Private on March 29, 1864; mustered into service on April 30, 1864. Promoted to 8th Corporal on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    RUSSELL, Elias W., Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - Kentucky. Enlisted at age 24 as a Private on July 4, 1861; . mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Taken prisoner at Claysville, Alabama on March 14, 1864 and held as a P.O.W. at Andersonville Prison. Died on December 12, 1864 at Andersonville Prison, Georgia. Buried in Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia, grave 12,264.

    SENS, Lewis, (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 28 as a Private on March 21, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 1st Corporal on July 4, 1864; promoted to 5th Sergeant on September 6, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    SHIELDS, Robert, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at age 20 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to 7th Corporal on August 6, 1862. Wounded severely at Vicksburg, Mississippi on December 29, 1862. Promoted to 1st Corporal on March 20, 1863. Wounded at Ringgold, Georgia on November 27, 1863 in the leg resulting in amputation. Died at Chattanooga, Tennessee on January 14, 1863, with interment at National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Section D, grave 50.

    SMITH, Daniel B., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Illinois. Enlisted at age 21 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Wounded slightly in mouth slightly at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7, 1862; Wounded severely in shoulder at Walnut Hills on June 18, 1863, Walnut Hills. Mustered out of service on August 30, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa due to expiration of his term of service.

    SMITH, William, (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 22 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865, Louisville, Kentucky.

    SNYDER, John, rejected by mustering officer on July 4, 1861.

    SOLES, Esuc L., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Rhode Island. Enlisted at age 45 as a Private on November 12, 1861. Discharged from service in April of 1862 at Cassville, Missouri.

    SOLES, Ferdinand B., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 15 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to 7th Corporal on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Died on August 22, 1933 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa.

    SOLES, Joseph W. S., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on February 18, 1864; mustered into service on April 11, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    TALBOT, Benjamin W., (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 19 as a 7th Corporal on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Promoted to 3rd Corporal on August 6, 1862; promoted to 2nd Sergeant on January 1, 1863. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on August 3, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    THOMPSON, Helary M., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Kentucky. Enlisted at age 16 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Discharged for disability on February 10, 1864 at Woodville, Alabama.

    TRASK, George, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at age 19 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Died at Camp Stephens Arkansas on March 13, 1862.

    TRASK, Theodore Perry, Mount Ayr, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on November 4, 1861; Discharged from service on May 16, 1862 at Batesville, Arkansas.

    WALDEN, Elijah, (Veteran) Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 24 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted as 5th Corporal January 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    WARFORD, Charles H., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - New York. Enlisted at age 21 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Mustered out of service on August 30, 1864 at Davenport, Iowa due to expiration of his term of service.

    WRIGHT, Stanberry, Jr., Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 20 as a Private on July 4, 1861; mustered into service on August 15, 1861. Mustered out of service on September 4, 1864 at St. Louis, Missouri.

     

    ROSTER of the 4th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY I - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

      TAYLOR, William E., Captain. Age 27 from Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa; nativity - Pennsylvania. Appointed on August 2, 1861 as a Captain and mustered into service on August 2, 1861. Resigned from service on August 8, 1863.

    GLASGOW, Samuel L., 1st Lieutenant. Age 23 from Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa; nativity - Ohio. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on August 31, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Resigned on January 4, 1862.

    McCUNE, Gideon L., 2nd Lieutenant. From Corydon, Wayne County, Iowa. Appointed as 2nd Lieutenant on August 31, 1861: mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Resigned on January 4, 1862.

      MILLER, John H., (Veteran) Benton, Ringgold County. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 25 as a Private on August 18, 1862; mustered into service on September 18, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 7th Corporal on December 19, 1864; promoted to 5th Corporal on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    O'BRYAN, Charles, (Veteran) Benton, Ringgold County. Nativity - Ohio. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on August 2, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Promoted to 7th Corporal on January 17, 1864. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 4th Corporal on September 4, 1864; promoted to 3rd Corporal on October 28, 1864; promoted to 5th Sergeant on December 19, 1864; promoted to 4th Sergeant on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    POPLIN, James, (Veteran) Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Indiana. Enlisted at age 18 as a Private on August 2, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Promoted to 7th Corporal on September 4, 1864; promoted to 6th Corporal on October 28, 1864; promoted to 4th Corporal on December 19, 1864; promoted to 2nd Corporal on July 1, 1865. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 on Louisville, Kentucky.

     

    ROSTER of the 4th IOWA INFANTRY

    COMPANY K - RINGGOLD COUNTY SOLDIERS

      CRAMER, Joseph, Captain. Age 46 from Page County, Iowa; nativity - Pennsylvania. Enlisted on August 10, 1861; appointed as Captain on August 31, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Promoted to Major on March 18, 1863. Resigned from service on August 23, 1863.

    FRIEDLY, Geo. W., 1st Lieutenant. Age 24 from Bedford, Taylor County, Iowa; nativity - Indiana. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on August 3, 1861; mustered into service on August 3, 1861. Resigned from service on May 11, 1862.

    CHITTENDEN, James. T., 2nd Lieutenant. Age 27 from Clarinda, Iowa; nativity - Indiana. Enlisted on August 10, 1861; appointed 2nd Lieutenant on August 31, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Wounded in breast at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7, 1862. Died of wounds on April 27, 1862 at Cassville, Missouri, with interment at National Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri, section 9, grave 59.

      VERGES, Ferdinand, (Veteran) Benton, Ringgold County, Iowa. Nativity - Prussia. Enlisted at age 23 as a Private on August 18, 1861; mustered into service on August 31, 1861. Wounded in right arm during Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas on March 7, 1862. Reenlisted and re-mustered into service on January 25, 1864. Mustered out of service on July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

    * The steamer USS Louisiana was built by the Harlan & Hollingsworth Iron Shipbuilding Company of wilmington, Delaware in 1860, first owned by S & JM FLANAGAN of Philadelphia. The US Navy purchased the steamer on July 10, 1861 and commissioned it in August of 1861 with Lieutenant Alexander MURRAY in command. Untill January of 1862, the Louisiana operated along the Virginia coast, blocking the passage of Confederat blockade runners, attacking them at their bases. Then, the Louisiana was ordered to Hatteras Inlet where she patrolled, supported the Union Army troops, and me raids along the intricate water system. In December of 1864 an attempt to blast her failed until the resulting fire ignited her stores of powder. In 1994 a survey of the area off Fort Fisher mapped many Civil War era wrecks but none of the remains could be associated with that of the Louisiana.

    SOURCES:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Barracks
    American Civil War Soldiers Database, ancestry.com
    WPA Graves Survey
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Louisiana_(1861)
    ../../../civilwar/books/logan/mil306.htm

    Compiled and transcribed by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2009

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