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Civil War Companies and Names of Men
From Chapter XI
1880 Boone County History

Fort Sumter and Lincoln's Proclamation -  Recruiting - Account of Companies Recruited
with Full and Accurate Lists of Names - Soldiers' Record

Return to 1880 History of Boone County Index

The census of 1860 shows that Boone county at that time had a population of 4,232. During the war of the rebellion the county sent nearly 500 to the field of her bravest and strongest sons.

At the outbreak of this war Boone county was in the full tide of activity and prosperity. Her material resources were being rapidly developed and all the various branches of business and the learned professions were keeping pace in the front ranks of progress. The people were just recovering from the financial crisis of 1857, and those who had toiled in the land during those times which tried men's souls had begun to see the dawning of better days. Immediately surrounded by the noise of industry and the continuous hum of business they heard little and believed less of the rumored plots and plans of those who lived to grow rich from the toil and sweat of others, and whose leading branch of trade was the traffic in souls and bodies of men. But still the war was upon them, and the thundering of cannon at the very gates of the national capitol soon broke the spell of busy peace, and they soon passed from a serious contemplation of the possibility of war to the realization of its actual presence and the duties which the issues of the day made incumbent npon them as loyal citizens of the Union.

Fort Sumpter was fired npon April 12, 1861, and on the 15th of the same month the president issued the following proclamation:
"Whereas, The laws of the United States have been and are now opposed in several States by combinations too powerful to be suppressed in an ordinary way, I therefore call upon the militia of the several States of the Union, to the aggregate number of 75,000, to suppress the said combination and execute the laws. I appeal to all loyal citizens for State aid in this effort to maintain the laws, integrity, National Union, perpetuity of popular government, and redress wrongs long enough endured.

"The first service assigned forces will probably be to repossess forts, places, and property which have been seized from the Union. The utmost care should be taken, consistent with our object, to avoid devastation, destruction and interference with property of peaceable citizens in any part of the country, and I hereby command persons commanding the aforesaid combinations to disperse within twenty days from date.

"I hereby convene both Houses of Congress for the 4th day of July next, to determine upon measures for the public safety as its interests may demand.
''By W. H. Seward
Secretary of State.
Abraham Lincoln,
President of the United States."

Of this call for volunteers, only one regiment was required to fill the quota of Iowa. The proclamation of Governor Kirkwood calling for this regiment was issued at Iowa City, April 17th. Tiie men of Iowa sprang to arms as one man, and hundreds of volunteers were offered whom the State did not need.

We have frequently had occasion to refer to S. B. McCall, first brought into prominence by being appointed organizing sheriff of the county, then by election to the oflSce of county judge, and then to the general assembly. We have also seen that at the time of the Spirit Lake massacre he headed a company which left Boonesboro for the scene of the atrocity. When in conformity with the proclamation of Lincoln, Governor Kirkwood issued his call for Iowa's contingent, Mr. McCall again appears prominent in the history of Boone county by being first to engage in recruiting a company for the United States service. The company was raised promptly in this and an adjoining county, but not soon enough to be received under the first call. The second call, however, came immediately after the first reverses, and Captain McCall's company was accepted by the governor, and was ordered to rendezvous at Keokuk May 21, 1861, where it was mustered into service on June 8, 1861, and became company of the Third Iowa infantry.

Among the first subdivisions of the county into civil townships was organized one called Berry township, in honor of W. P. Berry, one of the leading farmers and citizens of the west side. This gentleman, assisted by W. J. Wheeler, S. G. Moffatt and Wm. D. Templin, recruited the second company raised in Boone county. This company was ordered into service August 12th, 1861, and was mustered into service at Iowa City in the following September, and became company D of the Tenth Iowa infantry.

The third company raised in Boone county was recruited by C. W. Wilson and I. J. Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell's health being very poor at this time, it was not thought advisable for him to enter the active service, and it was well that he remained at home as the government found a much more important service for him soon after as draft commissioner for this district. Mr. Wilson became ciaptain of this company, and was ordered with his men into service October 19, 1861. The company was mustered into the service at Davenport January, 1862, and became company D of the Sixteenth Iowa infantry.

Thus far Boone county had recruited and sent to the front three companies, which wholly, or in part, were recruited in the bounds of the county. The favorite company of Boone county, however, was recruited by Dr. DeTarr, R. J. Shannon and W. L. Defore, during the summer of 1862. These gentlemen visited the various sections of the county, held war meetings and made speeches. Great excitement prevailed everywhere, and when the company was ordered into the service, August 11, 1862, a large concourse of people from all parts of the county assembled at Boonesboro. Public exercises appropriate to the occasion were conducted at the court-house square, and a flag was presented to the company by the ladies of Boonesboro. The leading citizens of the county conveyed the soldiers in wagons to Iowa City, where they took the cars for the place of rendezvous at Dubuque. This company was mustered into the service in October, 1862, and became company D of the Thirty-second Iowa infantry. Recruits from Boone county were represented in various other companies and regiments. Considering the sparsely-settled condition of the county at that time, there were few, if any, counties in the State which responded more promptly to the repeated calls for volunteers than did Boone county. The resources of the county, however, finally became exhausted, and it was necessary to order a draft. A draft was ordered in all the townships of the county. Extraordinary efforts were then made by the local committees of the various townships, whereby the quotas were raised in all tlie townships except Cass and Pilot Mound. In these two townships it was necessary to draft men in order to fill the contingent. As far as is known there was but the one draft and that only in those two townships. The following record of regiments in which Boone county soldiers served, together with a full and accurate list of names, is compiled from the adjutant-general's report:


The Third infantry was made up from nearly every part of the State. It was emphatically a Hawkeye regiment. It rendezvoused at Keokuk, and was mustered into the United States service June 10, 1861. When it embarked on board the train for the field, July 1, it was magnificently equipped with burnished old Springfield rifles of "1848." Not a cartridge, not a ration of food, not a round of ammunition, not even a field ofiicer above the rank of captain. This was but the prelude to what subsequently proved the saddest history of all the regiments which Iowa sent to the war. It moved to Northern Missouri, and its first night in th* Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.e field was near Utica, where, supperless and tired, they threw themselves on the damp ground, without even establishing a picket post, trusting alone in Pruvidence. Near midnight of the 3d they were first introduced to the "Gray-backs." It's first engagement was at Hagar's Woods, where, under the command of Col. Smith, of the 16th Illinois, they met the enemy. The force consisted of about 450 men, supported by a six-pounder swivel gun, manned by Sergeant Fishbeem. Moving out from Monroe, on the line of the railroad, they came on the enemy's scouts, who at once opened fire upon them. Mr. Fishbeem hurried his artillery to the front, and quickly sent the enemy flying in all directions, when Col. Smith, under cover of night, retired. The next movement was from Macon City to Kirksville, to rout the enemy, who, under Green, were in camp on Salt river, which was successfully accomplished, under command of Lieutenant-colonel Scott.

At Blue Mills Landing, Sept. 17, 1861, the regiraent fought its first hard fight, which though unsuccessful, was unequaled for bravery and promptness  to action, in the whole history of the war in Missouri. It remained in Northern Missouri until October 18, 1861, when it went to Quincy, Illinois, whence after a few weeks it moved to St. Louis; thence out along the North Missouri railroad, where it remained until March, 1862, when it sailed for Savannah, on the Tennessee river. March 17, it disembarked at Pittsburg Landing with the Fourth division under General Hurlbut. It was assigned to the First Brigade, commanded by Colonel Williams. In April following, the regiment took part in the ever memorable battle of Shiloh, making for itself an imperishable record. The divisions of Hurlbut and Smith were in camp in front of the landing. Prentiss, McClernad and Sherman with their divisons held the front, from right to left. While the Third were eating breakfast on the morning of the 16th, they were startled by firing at the front, which was soon followed by the call "to arnis." Leaving their breakfast unfinished, the Third was quickly in line, and marching to the front, under command of its major, its colonel being in command of a brigade, and its Lieutenant-colonel sick, and absent. It moved at quick-step to the front, at the right of its brigade, but the left of the entire army. To its right were the first and second brigades, and Wallace's division in which were the Twenty-seventii, Twelfth and Fourteenth Iowa regiments. This position the Third held until four o'clock in the afteroon, until the troops on their right and left had been utterly routed. The Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth Iowa were captured. It was at this position the enemy hurled its forces for five hours in unsuccessful attempt to break it, but which was finally accomplished by flank movements. It has always been a marvel how the Third got through the circling lines of the enemy. Of the 450 officers and men of the regiment engaged in this battle, more than two hundred were killed and wounded.

The correct historian attributes to stubborn valor of Iowa troops the saving of Grant's army from capture at Shiloh. During the siege of Corinth the Third was present, but took no active part, After the fall of Corinth, the regiment went with Sherman to Memphis, and led the van into the city July 21. September 6, the regiment moved back toward Memphis, and October 5 took part in the battle of the Hatchie, with two killed and sixty wounded. Little of importance transpired with the regiment for several months subsequent. May 18, 1864, it left Memphis for Yicksburg, and its days of rest were ended. It shared in the capture of that stronghold, and then set out with Sherman against Johnson, who had planted himself at Jackson, where an unsuccessful attempt was made to dislodge him July 12. The regiment returned to Yicksburg, thence sailed to Natchez and joined Sherman in his march to Meridian. Soon after its term expired, when it re-enlisted as "vets," came North on a furlough, in the spring of 1864. It returned to the front, and joined Sherman in his march to the sea, and at Atlanta, July 22, was put in the front and lost heavily. Its color-sergeant was killed and the colors captured. Subsequently, some of the regiment who had been taken prisoners at Atlanta, saw their colors borne through the streets by a squad of cavalry. They rushed upon them, re-captured the colors and tore it in shreds. The regiment became decimated to 318 men and July 8 consolidated with the Second, and on the 12th was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky. It literally fought itself out of existence. Boone county was represented in this regiment in company E.

COMPANY E. - Enlisted May 21, 1861.
Samuel B. McCall, first lieutenant; wounded at Shiloh, April 6, 1862; promoted captain June 26, 1861; mustered out June 18, 1864; appointed captain and C. S. U. S. V. March 11, 1865, and brevet major U. S. V. July 25, 1865.
John H. Smith, second surgeon; killed at Shiloh April 6, 1862.
Thomas Mulvana, fifth surgeon; wounded at Blue Mills, Mo., September 17, 1861; killed at Shiloh
April 6, 1862.
Henry M. Groves, fifth corporal; promoted to third corporal September 1, 1862; reduced to ranks
June 16, 1862.
William H. Cummings, musician

Atkisson, William K.
Atkisson, James, promoted to wagoner.
Barrett, George W., wounded July 12, 1863, at Jackson, Miss.
Bennett, Jesse, discharged December 15, 1862.
Chambers, William C, promoted to eighth corporal May 27, 1862; wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862.
Castine John, wounded at Shiloh; transferred February 16, 1864, to invalid corps.
Gilmore, David B., promoted to third corporal November 1, 1861; killed July 12, 1863, at Jackson, Miss.
Hope, John H.
Harris Lewis, captured February 27, 1864, near Pearl River, Miss.
Harlan, Michael T., discharged December 18, 1861.
Kirkendall, John W., discharged July 10, 1862.
Mullen, Guilfprd, promoted to fourth corporal April 6, 1862.
Mitchell, James H., discharged May 3, 1862.
Mitchell, James, died at Quincy, Ill., November 17, 1861.
Martin, Nathan G.
Marsh, Samuel, wounded at Metamora, Tenn., October 5, 1862; discharged December 20, 1862, for wounds.
Paynes, James R.
Pardee, Bartley N., wounded at Blue Mills, Mo., September 17, 1861; wounded May 18, 1863, on
steamer near Island No. 82. Veteranized in company A, second consolidated veteran infantry, January 1, 1864.
Paxton, William K., promoted to sixth corporal October 16, 1862.
Ross, Albert C.
Ramsey, M. Kennedy.
Ramsey, George, Jr.
Spurrier, William A., promoted to sixth corporal June 26, 1861; died at Saylorville November 23, 1861.
Spurrier, Joseph J., promoted to sixth corporal November 16, 1861; wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862;
promoted to fourth sergeant April 6, 1862.
Walker, Martin V., died at Macon City, Mo., September 18, 1861.
Ward, Obed. R. Veteranized in company A, second consolidated veteran infantry, January 1, 1864.
Zenor, Samuel P., wounded and captured at Shiloh, April 6, 1862.


This regiment was organized at Camp Fremont, Iowa City, in August, 1861. It was mustered into service September 6,1861, embarked September 24th for St. Louis, arriving on the 27th, where it was armed, clothed and equipped. October 1st it moved to Cape Girardeau, to aid iu protecting that point from the menaced attack of Pillow and Hardee. November 12 it moved to Bird's Point, where it did scoutiug, general and picket duty until March 4, 1862, when it moved to New Madrid. While at Bird's Point the loss from exposure and measles was ninety-six. It took active part in the capture of New Madrid, on March 13th and 14th, which, with a brilliant movement on Tiptonville, April 7th and 8th, resulted in capturing the force of Island No. 10, of about six thousand prisoners. April 10th it moved with the army of the Mississippi to Pittsburg Lauding, disembarking at Hamburg, April 21st, where it served in Pope's command during the siege of Corinth, on the left of the army. After the surrender of Corinth, it pursued the enemy to Boonville, when it returned and remained in camp, at Corinth and Jacinto, until September 18th, when it was ordered to eagage General Price, then supposed to be near luka, which was a disastrous blunder for the regiment and brigade. The pursuit of the enemy on the 20th, the bloody battle of Corinth, October 3d and 4th, and the pursuit of the rebels to and beyond the Hatchie, form the next chapter in their history. November 22d it moved to Moscow, Tennessee, where it joined Grant's march down the Mobile and Ohio railroad; December 22d it marched with its division from Lumpkin's Mill, Mississippi, to Memphis, as guard of a provision train, which completed, the regiment went to White Station, where it passed the winter guarding the railroad. March 4th it joined the Yazoo Pass expedition, which was abandoned after an unsuccessful effort of several weeks to get in the rear of Vicksburg by a flank movement. It was a tedious and perilous expedition. It next joined in the Vicksburg campaign, commencing at Milliken's Bend, and terminating in the fall of Vicksburg. It was in reserve at the battle of Port Gibson; at the battle of Raymond, May 15, it was in the second line; on the 14th fought at Jackson, driving the enemy. On the 16th, at Champion's Hill, the enemy was met in force, the Tenth being on the left of the brigade, exposed to heavy flank movement and murderous fire of the enemy. Out of 1,300 engaged of the brigade, 500 were killed; the Tenth lost thirty-four killed and 124 wounded, which attests the obstinacy with which the brigade held its grounds and turned the tide of battle. On the 19th of May the regiment took its position in the line, in front of Vicksburg, where it remained until June 22d, when it was moved to Black river, where it remained till the fall of Vicksburg, when it was sent to Jackson, Mississippi, in pursuit of Johnson; returned to Vicksburg, July 19th. September 29th the division was ordered to Memphis to join Sherman's march to Chattanooga, leaving Memphis October 10th, and arriving at Chattanooga November 19th, after a march of thirty-two days. On the 25th the Tenth was a part of the heroic force who stormed Mission Ridge, and earned a noble record. This, and the battle at Champion's Hill, are regarded as the hardest battles fought by this regiment. December 4th the regiment moved to Larkinsville, Alabama, thence to Huntsville, arriving January 9th, 1864. February 1st the regiment re-enlisted as veterans, and remained at Huntsville, making sorties with Roddy's cavalry until June 15th, when it started north on a veteran furlough. In July it returned to the front, arriving at Kingston, Georgia, August 1st. While here it was transferred to the second brigade. September 28th, the non-veterans were mustered out, the regiment was filled up, and then joined Sherman's march to Savannah. January 19th, the regiment was moved from Savannah into South Carolina, and joined the expedition on Columbia, thence to Goldsboro, entering the latter city August 22d, after severe fighting, having marched five hundred miles from Savannah in an inclement season of the year. Many of the soldiers were nearly naked and without shoes, but all were contented and joyous, satisfied in the consciousness of duty done. The regiment traveled eigiit thousand, one hundred and seventy-five miles, served in ten States of the Confederacy, and fought in eighteen pitched battles besides numerous skirmishes. Up to the battle of Mission Ridge, not a man had been taken prisoner on a battle-field. The regiment was mustered out as veterans at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 15, 1865, having served months beyond their term of enlistment, and for which they received high commendation from the department.

COMPANY D. - This company enlisted in 1861, unless otherwise stated.
William P. Berry, captain, enlisted July 11, 1861; resigned March 1, 1862.
William J. Wheeler, first lieutenant; enlisted July 11, 1861; resigned March 29, 1862.
William Rankin, second lieutenant; reported but not commissioned; enlisted July 11, 1861; discharged
December 20, 1861.
John (Josiah) Fritz, first sergeant; enlisted August 1, 1861; died at Mound City, Ill. November 11,1862.
Stephen G. Moffatt, second sergeant; enlisted August 3, 1861; promoted to first lieutenant March 30,
1862; mustered out December 26, 1864.
Isaac Stover, third sergeant; enlisted August 1, 1861; promoted to first lieutenant March 30, 1865,
but not mustered; was mustered out as first sergeant; wounded at Mission Ridge November 25, 1863.
George Meyers, fourth sergeant; enlisted August 3, 1861.
Alanson C. Eberhart, fifth sergeant; enlisted August 19, 1861; promoted to second sergeant February
1, 1864; to captain March 30, 1865, but mustered out as first sergeant. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Paschal D. Robertson, first corporal; discharged January 21, 1862.
Reuben Parcell, third corporal; died March 8, 1863, at Memphis, Tenn.
Jerome B. White, fourth corporal; promoted to sergeant; wounded May 16, 1863, at Champion's Hill,
Miss.; died June 18, 1863, of wounds at Champion's Hill; enlisted August 17, 1861.
Alexander Draper, fifth corporal enlisted August 24, 1861; discharged November 10, 1862.
Oliver Lewis, seventh corporal; enlisted August 3, 1861; discharged November 11, 1862.

Blunk, Moses, enlisted August 24; discharged October 13, 1862.
Coe, Samuel, enlisted August 20. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Doren, John V., enlisted August 18; died December 24, 1861, at Bird's Point, Mo.
Eads, James R., enlisted August 15. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Goodman, Jacob, enlisted August 12. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Hornbuckle, George W., enlisted August 26; promoted to second sergeant; wounded at Champion's Hill, Mississippi, May 16, 1863;
killed at Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 25, 1865.
Hurst, Andrew, enlisted August 13; discharged December 11, 1862. [Reported also Anderson Hurst.]
Hull, James, enlisted August 24. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Holcomb, Charles L,, enlisted September 2. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Hagan, John B., enlisted August 12; discharged June 26, 1862.
Joice, Peter, enlisted August 12; wounded September 19, 1862, at luka, Miss. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Jesse, Samuel, enlisted August 12.
Miller, Robert G., enlisted August 12; discharged January 26, 1862.
Madden, Malen M., enlisted August 16; died at Mound City, Ill., December 7, 1861.
Myers, Delany, enlisted August 26; discharged May 6, 1862.
Marks, David, enlisted August 12.
Needham, Melvin, enlisted August 12; discharged January 26, 1862.
Noland, Nathaniel, enlisted August 29; promoted to corporal February 1, 1864. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Price, Israel, enlisted August 13; promoted to second sergeant January 1, 1864.
Robertson, Robert, enlisted August 12; promoted to second sergeant January 1, 1864.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Starr, Edgar, enlisted August 20; transferred to invalid corps February 15, 1864.
Shockey, Henry, enlisted August 13.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Stone, Henry J., enlisted August 26; wounded May 16, 1863, at Champion's Hill. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Stine, Isaac, enlisted August 12; promoted to corporal January 1, 1864. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Sanford, John H,, enlisted August 29. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Templin, William, enlisted August 24; promoted October 21, 1861; resigned March 29, 1862.
Upton, Jonas H., enlisted August 12; discharged April 6, 1862.
Wilson, Edward, enlisted August 18.
Wheeler, William J., enlisted August 19.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.

Blunk, Moses, enlisted August 24; discharged October 13, 1862.
Kirby, George W.; enlisted September 30.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Gaston, Larne, enlisted October 28; wounded (date and place unknown); also reported, Gaston
Lame and Lame Gaston.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
McCall, John, enlisted September 29; wounded at Mission Ridge, Tenn., November 25, 1863.
McAanullj, James L., enlisted October 28.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Noland, Albert C, enlisted February 23, 1864; died April 16,1864, at Huhtsville, Ala.
Needh am, Sylvester, enlisted February 23, 1864.
Phipp, William D., enlisted September 30; promoted to corporal January 1, 1864.
Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Radclitf, William, enlisted September 30. Re-enlisted in the Tenth veteran regiment, January 1, 1864.
Sprague, William D., enlisted February, 29, 1864.
Sanford, Alonzo L., enlisted February 23, 1864.
Smith, Oliver, enlisted July 21, 1864.


This is one of [the] noblest regiments of the State, and to have been a member of it is honor enough for any soldier. Its history is long and eventful - beyond the limits prescribed in this book. It was organized in February, 1862, mustered in March 14, and joined Grant's army at Pittsburg Landing in April, where it went through its "bloody baptism," losing in two days over one- fourth its number. Briefly, its history may be summed, up in nine divisions:

I. Pittsburg Landing - Battle of Shiloh.
II. Siege of Corinth - Summer and fall of 1862 - Bolivar - luka - Battle of Corinth, October 3d and 4th - Pursuit of Rebels to Ripley - Return to Corinth October 13.
III. Winter Campaign, 1862 - Grand Junction - Holly Springs - Oxford - Abbeville - Yockena Station - Return to Lafayette - Memphis - Front of Vicksburg - Milliken's Bend - Providence - Canal digging, to
connect the Mississippi with bayous Macon and Tensas.
lV. Vicksburg Campaign - Milliken's Bend - Holmes' Plantation - Grand Gulf - Haine's Blutf - Warrenton - Mechanicsville Expedition - Rear of Vicksburg - Black River Expedition - Messenger's Ferry - Jackson - Return to Vicksburg.
V. Fall and Winter, 1863-4 - Expedition to Monroe, La., in August; to Jackson in October; to Redbone in December; Meridian in February, 1864; Veteran furlough in March and April; thence to Huntsville, Alabama.
 VI. Summer Campaign of 1864 - Huntsville- Decatur - Rome - Ackworth - Sherman's March - Battles of Big Shanty, Noonday Creek, Brushy Mountain, Kenesaw, Nick-a-jack Creek, Atlanta, July 20 to 28 - Jonesboro - Lovejoy - Atlanta.
VII. Fall Campaign of 1864 - Reconnoisance to Powder Springs - Pursuit of Hood to Reseca - Gaylesville - Marietta, March to the Sea - Savannah, November and December, 1864. VIII. Winter Campaign through the Carolinas - Beaufort - Battles of Garden Corner and Poctaligo, Jan. 14; Salkahatchie, Feb. 3; Orangeburg, Feb. 12; Columbus, Feb. 13; Fayetteville, March 11; Bentonsville, March 20; on to Goldsboro. This was one of the most arduous campaigns in the history of the regiment. It marches by night through swamps for hours, waist deep, amongst dense forests and snags, will never be forgotten. For its promptness and heroism it received the special commendation of commanding officers.
IX. Closing Campaign - Northward to "finish the job" - Raleigh - Review by Gen. Grant April 23, Jones' Station - Surrender of Johnson - March to Petersburg - Richmond - Washington - Louisville - Muster out July 24, 1865 - Home again at Davenport July 29. Out of 1,763 men who were members of the regiment during its organization, 1,051 were absent, killed, died, or crippled for life; proof of valor, patriotism, and love of country. It suffered more casualties than any regiment sent from the State. It carried its battle-flag 7,898 miles, and it now hangs in the State arsenal, torn in shreds by leaden hail, a cherished relic of heroic deeds. Boone county was represented in Co. B.

Bondinot, Lucius, enlisted October 10; promoted hospital steward February 22, 1862; discharged
June 4, 1862.
Bondinot, Wm. A., enlisted November 1; captured near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864.
Barnes, Martin V. B., enlisted November 5; wounded and missing at Shiloh April 6, 1862.
Benbow, Barclay, enlisted October 10; appointed wagoner April 15, 1862.
Bushnell, Drayton, enlisted January 24, 1862.
Dyer, William, enlisted January 27, 1862; discharged June 17, 1862.
Hurst, John H., enlisted October 22.
Hamilton, Joseph H., enlisted October 30; discharged December 27, 1862.
Hamilton, William S., enlisted October 30; died at Keokuk January 9, 1862.
Hughes, George T., enlisted November 1; wounded July 22, near Atlanta, Ga.
Torr, Wilford H., enlisted November 6; wounded May 1, 1862; died June 12, 1863, at St Louis.
Waldo, Joseph A., enlisted October 12; promoted to sixth corporal September 8, 1862; to first corporal November 1, 1862.
Waldo, William W., enlisted October 12; discharged February 8, 1862.


The Sixteenth rendezvoused at Camp McClelland, Davenport, which place it left for the field March 20, 1862. Its first battle was at Shiloh, April 6, being stationed at the right of the Fifteenth Iowa. At this battle the horses of all field and staff officers were killed, showing the enemy struck tor high prizes. Immediately after the battle of Shiloh, the Iowa brigade was organized which continued to the close of the war, and won no little renown. The Sixteenth was the junior regiment, but it was a plucky one. It has one chapter in its history distinct from that of the brigade. On the 13th of September it was detached and sent to reinforce Col. Murphy of the Eighth Wisconsin, who was protecting stores left at luka, and on the 16th it joined Rosecranz and was in the fierce engagement at luka on the 16th. This was the second battle of the regiment, and its prowess won the highest praise from Gen. Rosecranz, and they went back to their brigade the heroes of the day. It lost its commanding oflBcer at luka. Its next battle was at Corinth, Oct. 4, where it again lost its commanding officer, and suffered greater disaster than any other regiment of the brigade. The succeeding history of the regiment is made up of the pursuit of the rebel army to the Hatchie, and return to Corinth; the trip down the Mississippi to Young's Point and the operations around Vicksburg; the march to Mechanicsville, up the Yazoo; the expedition to Jackson, and the escape of Johnson; the raid to Monroe, Louisiana and to Meridian, Mississippi; the long and tedious march from Clifton on the Tennessee to northwestern Georgia in the spring of 1864; and the memorable Atlanta campaign, all of which, with the Iowa brigade, the Sixteenth helped to make.

It is probable that in all of Sherman's grand army of 98,997 men, none were more conspicuous for bravery and efficiency than the Sixteenth on the memorable 22d of July. Sherman had swung his army across the Chattahoochie, and around Atlanta by a grand right wheel. The Iowa brigade formed the left of the fourth division, which was the left wing of the army. The Sixteenth was at the extreme left of the line, with the Fifteenth and Eleventh at the left and in front. They received orders to hold the position, as on that would depend the safety of the entire division. Scarcely had they received the order when the enemy came upon them like a whirlwind, with bayonets fixed and pieces at charge. The Iowa boys waited until they had got within a few rods when they poured into them volley after volley of musketry, until their guns became so hot they could not handle them, and the cartridges would flash as they were dropped in place. The enemy went to the earth like grain before the reaper. The Eleventh and Fifteenth were overpowered and retired, leaving the enemy between them and the Sixteenth, and there was nothing left but to surrender, and thus was added the Sixth Iowa regiment to be captured entire. The privates were kept prisoners until September, 1864, when they were exchanged. The officers were held until the following spring. At Atlanta the regiment was under fire from June 14 to July 22. November 15 it started for Savannah, arriving December 10, where it took part in the siege of that city. January 6th, 1865, it moved to Beaufort, S. C, and was engaged in the campaign in the Carolinas, arriving at Raleigh April 16, where it remained until May 2, when it joined the triumphal march to Washington, and the grand review May 24, 1865; whence it went to Louisville, Ky., where it was mustered out July 19. Boone county was represented in companies D, F and K.

Crandall W. Williams, captain; enlisted October 9; captured at Corinth October 3, 1862. Re-enlisted as veteran.
George H. Holcomb, second lientenant; enlisted September 25; wounded at Shiloli; killed in battle
at Nick-a-jack Creek, Ga., July 21, 1864. Re-enlisted as veteran.
William C. Crooks, second sergeant; enlisted November 11; wounded at Shiloli; died ot wounds April
9, 1862.
Amos S. Collins, third sergeant; enlisted October 19; wounded at Shiloh; promoted to second sergeant April 17, 1862; discharged July 7, 1862.
David C. Hull, first corporal; enlisted January 7, 1862; promoted fifth sergeant April 17, 1862; reduced
to ranks.
Caleb Greene, eighth corporal; enlisted January 7, 1862; promoted to seventh corporal March 7, 1862; reduced to ranks April 17, 1862.
John Mitchell, wagoner; enlisted October 16; died at Monterey, Tenn., May 22, 1862.

Boone, Harrison, enlisted January 4,1862; killed at Shiloh.
Bromley, Joseph, enlisted January 27, 1862.
Bustram, Charles, enlisted January 24, 1862; discharged October 4, 1862.
Cunningham, Maximilian, enlisted December 26; supposed to have died in a northern hospital in
Cromwell, Thomas J., enlisted December 25; transferred May 1, 1864, to invalid corps.
Cromwell, Newton, enlisted January 7, 1862; wounded and captured at Nick-a-jack Creek July 21, 1864.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Cunningham, Sol. C., enlisted January 5, 1862; died near Corinth May 17, 1862.
Francis, John, enlisted November 27.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Gildea, Oliver, enlisted November 9; died at Corinth June 25, 1862.
Gildea, Jefferson, enlisted December 23; discharged August 18, 1862.
Howard, George B., enlisted November 11.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Higbee, James W., enlisted December 2 ; wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 24, 1864.
Hull, George, enlisted December 23; died at Monterey June 8, 1862.
Hull, Martin, enlisted December 23.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Hull, Jackson, enlisted December 23; promoted to corporal January 5, 1864; captured at Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Huffman, John, enlisted January 7, 1862; died in hospital at Davenport February 17, 1862.
Long, Madison, enlisted January 24, 1862; died at Corinth August 10, 1862.
Long, Jacob, enlisted January 24, 1862; died at Davenport February 17, 1862.
Lair, Abraham, enlisted January 23, 1862; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Milligan, William P., enlisted October 20; discharged September 4, 1862.
Myers, Thomas, enlisted January 7, 1862; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Needham, Captain O., enlisted October 20; died at Davenport January 14, 1862.
Peck, Charles W., enlisted October 9; discharged July 4, 1862.
Parr, Thomas J., enlisted October 9; promoted to seventh corporal April 17, 1862; wounded at Iuka
September 19, 1862; promoted to fifth corporal July 4, 1862; to third corporal September 1, 1862.
Rozell, Joshua J., enlisted January 24, 1862; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Summer, Clark W., enlisted December 1; fourth corporal; reduced to ranks; discharged August 25,
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Stark, George S., enlisted October 18; wounded at Big Shanty, Ga., July 14, 1864.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Scramlin, Charles H., enlisted October 10; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Shaw, William, enlisted November 9; died at Davenport January 12, 1862.
Thrift, Josiah M., enlisted December 2; captured at Shiloh; discharged March 7, 1863.
Thrift, Wm. H., enlisted December 21; discharged November 21, 1862.
Zenor, Spear S., enlisted November 28; wounded at Shiloh; discharged July 24, 1862.

Stark, Ancel, enlisted February 22, 1864; wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., June 25, 1864; killed
July 21, 1864, at Nick a-jack Creek, Ga.

David F. Hamilton, first corporal; from private March 27, 1862; enlisted February 15, 1862; died
August 1, 1862, place unknown.
Carpenter, John, enlisted March 7, 1862; wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862, and luka August 19, 1862.
Barnes, James M., enlisted January 29, 1862; wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862, and at luka August 19,
1862; missing after September 19, 1862; supposed to be dead.

Buchanan, John, enlisted February 13, 1862; died March 20, 1862.
Carpenter, Hezekiah, enlisted February 15, 1862; wounded at Shiloh; discharged November 5, 1862.
Carpenter, William, enlisted February 15, 1862; discharged June 22, 1862.
Hamilton, Wesley B., enlisted February 13, 1862; died June 20, 1862, on a steamboat.
Smith, Fillman, enlisted February 15, 1862; discharged May 27, 1862.

J. F. Alexander, first lieutenant; enlisted February 24, 1862; resigned June 7, 1862.
N. N. Stringer, second lieutenant, enlisted February 14, 1862; resigned May 4, 1862.
William S. Defere, enlisted February 28, 1862; wounded at luka September 19, 1862; died of
wounds September 23.
William D. Kinkade, fifth corporal enlisted ; captured at luka September 19, 1862, and at Atlanta
July 22, 1863.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
H. P. Coe, enlisted February 8, 1862; wounded June 12, 1864, at Big Shanty, Ga., and July 21, 1864, at Nick-a-jack Creek; transferred to veteran reserve corps April 28, 1865. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Huxford, George, eighth corporal; enlisted February 28, 1862; promoted to first sergeant February 28, 1865, to second lieutenant July 1, 1865, but not mustered; was mustered out as first sergeant. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Bass. D. M., enlisted February 8, 1262; wounded at Nick-a-jack Creek July 21, 1804. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Corbin, Americus V., enlisted November 30; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1862; transferred to veteran
reserve corps.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Diel, James, enlisted February 26, 1802; wounded at luka; discharged February 3, 1803.
Dollason, Austin, enlisted February 29, 1802; captured March 10, 1805, at Goldsboro, N. C. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Dollason, John, enlisted February 9, 1862; died July 4, 1802, at Fort Dodge.
Fisher, Jesse, enlisted February 20, 1802; died September 9, 1802, at Bolivar, Tenn.
Hamilton, Jacob, enlisted February 24.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Harlan, Joshua, enlisted February 13, 1862; died August 20,1862, at Corinth, Miss.
Harris, John M., enlisted February 20, 1862; wounded June 27, 1864, at Kenesaw Mountain, Ga.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Hoffman, George, enlisted February 7, 1862; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1804. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Parks, Samuel S., enlisted February 13, 1802; wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1802; captured August 27, 1804.
Parks, Levi, enlisted February 20, 1862; died August 24, 1804, at Nick-a-jack Creek, Ga.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Remington, Samuel, enlisted February 13, 1802; discharged May 10, 1802.
Shaffer, Amaziah, enlisted February 28, 1802.
Re-enlisted as veteran.
Vontress, William, enlisted March 8, 1802; wounded June 7, 1803, at Vicksburg; died of wounds June 9.
Ward, Allen, enlisted February 10, 1802; captured at Atlanta. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Wilson, Albert, enlisted February 24, 1802; killed June 24, 1804, at Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. Re-enlisted as veteran.
Wilson, H. R., enlisted February 6, 1862.
Zimbleman, Philip, enlisted February 12, 1862; died April 29, 1862, at St. Louis.

Cox, Jonathan, enlisted January 29, 1864. Company unknown.
Roister, Robert, enlisted April 21, 1864; captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.
Tomlinson , enlisted November 18, 1864.
Company unknown.
Ward, William, enlisted February 24, 1864. Company unknown.
Williams, Alfred E., enlisted October 27,1864. Company unknown.


The Thirty-second rendezvoused at Camp Franklin, Dubuque. It was organized in August, 1862, and originally consisted of 92.5 men. It was mustered into the United States service in October, and until March, 1864, was stationed in detachments at Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, Fort Pillow, Columbus and other points along the Mississippi. In February, 1864, a portion of the regiment joined Gen. Sherman in his Meridian expedition, and also that of Gen. Banks in his successful failure up Red river. It was on this expedition, at Fort DeRussey, March 14, 1864, the regiment first met the enemy in battle, and it did nobly; again, at Pleasant Hill, April 9, it distinguished itself by fighting for two hours alone, surrounded on all sides by the enemy, captured, emphatically, but did not know it. The Union forces finally rallied and beat back the enemy to their original line, when they were surprised to find the Thirty-second still occupying the position it had been ordered to hold at all hazards. So completely engrossed was it with the work in hand it was totally ignorant of the real situation until relieved from their position, and the boys were surprised to know that they had for two hours been considered as captured, and removed from the field. In this engagement more than two-thirds of the regiment was put out of battle; the loss of the Fourteenth, Twenty-seventh and Thirty-second on that day was more than half that of the whole of Banks' army; and it is probably true these regiments, by their indomitable pluck, saved the entire army from demoralization and capture, for they were the only troops who held their position. Imagine the surprise of these regiments on the morning of the 10th of April when Banks began his retreat; these regiments were ordered into line to bring up the rear, the main body having been gone several hours, thus paying the heroic Hawkeye boys, who had saved the army, lost more men than the whole army - the only troops who held their position - the very peculiar compliment of covering the retreat. It was, perhaps, well; the Iowa boys having started in at Pleasant Hill at the front, and the army having been driven around them so they came to the rear, they beat back the enemy which followed and harrassed them until they reached Simsport.

On the 14th of July the Thirty-second had a brush with the enemy at Tupelo and repulsed them; again at Old Town creek, July 15th, it was attacked by the enemy, who were repulsed. July 22d it arrived at LaGrange; Memphis, July 24th, thence went to Holly Springs, Waterford, Abbeville, Oxford, then back to Holly Springs; thence to Memphis, arriving August 30th. September and October it was constantly tramping over Missouri, and October 25th it started from St. Louis to Nashville; up to that date it had  traveled 5,594 miles, of which 2,332 were on foot. The number of men present for duty was 359. The regiment took part in the battles around Nashville, thence went to New Orleans, and was engaged in the seige and capture of Mobile. The regiment was mustered out at Clinton, August 24th, 1865.

It should be stated here that from the 30th of November, 1862, the regiment was divided, one detachment going to New Madrid under Colonel Scott, the other to Cape Girardeau under Major Eberhart - the latter comprising companies A, D, F and G. From thence to March 4th the history of these detachments was as distinct as that of two regiments. Major Eberhart was sent to Arkansas and thence, August 12, 1863, on the White Kiver expedition. A side shute was made up _____ Little Red, where two prize steamers were captured and a pontoon bridge destroyed, severing Marmaduke's army, one-half being on either side. One of the prizes (the Kaskaskia) was in charge of company D, and at West Point the enemy attempted to recapture the steamer, but were driven back. The next move was to Duval's Bluff and Bayou Metaire, where the boys entered the enemy's works with a rush, drove them out across the bayou, and burned their bridge. They next moved to Brownsville; thence to Little Rock, December 19. January 29, 1864, the detachment was ordered to Memphis, arriving February 5; thence to Vicksburg, arriving February 9, where - March 4th - they were reunited to the other detachment, an event which was the occasion of a complimentary congratulatory order from Colonel Scott, and the boys were happy.

Boone county was represented on the staff, to-wit: Allen T. Birchard, quartermaster sergeant; enlisted August 22, 1862, from company I; promoted to chaplain October 30, 1S62.

Theodore DeTarr, captain; wounded December 16, 1864, at Nashville; discharged May 16, 1865.
William D. Templin, first lieutenant; wounded May 18, 1864, at Yellow Bayou, La.; discharged March 30, 1865, for wounds.
Robert J. Shannon, second lieutenant; promoted first lieutenant March 10, 1865; commanding
captain August 23, 1865, but mustered out as first lieutenant.
Joseph G. Miller, first sergeant; captured April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.; died in rebel prison at  Tyler, Texas, July 28, 1864.
Joseph M. Harvey, second sergeant; promoted to first lieutenant August 23, 1865; but not mustered.
Willis L. Defore, third sergeant; detailed as regimental wagonmaster December l6, 1862.
Francis M. Spurrier, fourth sergeant; wounded at Pleasant Hill, la,, April 9, 1864; discharged November 24, 1864.
Isaac C. Nutt, fifth sergeant; died November 8, 1863.
Jasper W. Holmes, first corporal.
Austin C. Worrick, second corporal; discharged January 20, 1865.
Martin Summers, third corporal; reduced to ranks at own request.
Malbern Pettibone, fourth corporal; killed at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 18b4.
Daniel W. Robbins, fifth corporal; captured at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
William M. Petty, sixth corporal.
John Weston, seventh corporal; wounded at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864; died of wounds May 18, 1864, at Memphis, Tenn.
William Stover, eighth corporal; reduced to ranks at own request; wounded at Little Red river, Ark.,
August 14, 1863.
Joseph Bone, musician; discharged May 12, 1863, for promotion.
Samuel Bone, musician.
Norman P. Rogers, wagoner; discharged March 4, 1863.

Enlisted August 11, 1862, unless otherwise stated.
Atkinson, Robert, killed August 27, 1863, at Bayou Metoe, Ark.
Atkinson, James.
Atkinson, John A., killed July 14, at Tupelo, Miss.
Abercrombie, Harrison, wounded August 14, 1863, at Little Red river, Ark.; discharged December 16, 1864.
Arasmith, Abner, died June 16, 1863, at Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Annis, Francis.
Andrews, Samuel.
Boone, Edward M.
Berry, William S.
Battin, Peter, killed April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Blunk, Samuel C., wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.; discharged September 4, 1864, for
Blunk, Amos I., wounded at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864; discharged November 1, 1864, for
Bufiington, Jacob M., captured at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
Burkley, Alonzo J., wounded and
captured at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
Carpenter, William D.
Cline, Joseph I. W., discharged March 13, 1863.
Cline, Edward M., discharged March 13, 1863.
Cree, Stephen W.
Cummings, Isaac B., Jr.
Dalender, Andrew J.
Dooley, Thomas E.
Dooley, John B.
Davis, Cyrus M.
Davis, James A., wounded and captured at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864; died May 4, 1864, while
in hands of rebels.
Ebersole, Cyrus A., wounded at Little Red river, August 14, 1863; transferred to invalid corps.
Eckley, Edward, discharged November 16, 1863.
Fox, George H., killed August 14, 1863, at Little Red river, Ark.
Gilliland, John W.
Grayson, William G.
Gwinn, Eobert M., transferred before muster to company L
Goodrich, W. W., wounded August 14, 1863, at Little Red river, Ark. discharged January 16, 1864.
Gaskill, James.
Hurlburt, Jehiel B.
Hickman, Benjamin N., wounded and captured at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
Hickman, Lewis S.
Hickman, William C.
Harter, Nicholas, killed at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
Hunter. George D., discharged March 7, 1863.
Higbee, Tyler.
Herron, John, discharged March 24, 1864.
Hull, Fenolon W., promoted to eighth corporal December 26, 1862; wounded July 14, 1864, at
Tupelo, Miss.
Irwin, William H.
Joice, John F., died July 23, 1863, at Cape Girardeau.
Jewett, David S., promoted to third sergeant December 26, 1862; captured April 9, 1864, at Pleasant
Hill, La.
Jones, Levi, discharged November 16, 1863.
Joice, Garrett L., captured April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Kelly, Thomas, died April 26, 1863, at Bloomiield, Mo.
Kirkendall, Henry C, died September 1, 1863, at Duval's Bluffs, Ark.
Karby, John W., wounded August 27, 1863, at Bayou Metoe, Ark.; discharged August 13, 1864, for
Kinkead, Joseph H.
Lefferts, Charles.
Lawton, William B., killed April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Lee, Abbott.
McCall, Zachariah S., died October 5, 1863, at Little Rock, Ark.
Mahaffey, Isaac N. W.
Merrick, John H., wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.; died April 20, 1864, of wounds.
Nutt, Edward 0., discharged March 15, 1863.
Nelson, Jones W.
Overman, John W., died January 10, 1863, at Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Peoples, William M. [O.], killed April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill,
Peterson, Peter.
Peterson, Yonse, discharged October 4, 1863.
Payne, Thomas.
Patterson, Josiah B.
Paxton, Sharon A., died September 14, 1863, at Brownsville, Ark.
Shaffing, James, died September 25, 1863, at Little Rock, Ark.
Starr, Jedediah L., killed April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Segrin, John.
Spicklemire, Thomas H., wounded April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.; died July 1, 1864, at Memphis,
Tenn., of wounds.
Strunk, Elias D., transferred March 12, 1863, for promotion to captain fifth regiment, U. S. V. A. D.
Thompson, Thomas B., killed April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Tappin, Martin, died July 16, 1864, at Mound City, Ill.
Williams, Samuel B., wounded August 27, 1863, at Bayou Metoe, Ark.
Williams, Spencer K., died September 5, 1863, at Brownsville, Ark.
Williams, James P., promoted to third coporal September 26, 1862.
Williams, Isaac, promoted to corporal; died January 24, 1864, at Mound City, Ill.
Williams, Richard S., wounded August 14, 1863, at Little Eock, Ark.
Wright, John E. R., killed April 9, 1864, at Pleasant Hill, La.
Walker, Calvin M. J.

Ainsworth, Willard C, enlisted January 20, 1864.
Carpenter, Hezekiah, enlisted April 11, 1864.

Dyer, William R, enlisted Nov. 8, 1862.
Hughes, Isaac W., enlisted January 5, 1864.
Kirkendall, John W., enlisted January 5, 1864.
Landers, John W., enlisted January 5, 1864.
Linn, Gustus, enlisted January 5, 1864; missing at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864.
Leonard, Wm. P., enlisted January 5, 1864.
Manchester, William, enlisted January 5, 1864.
McFarlin, John W., enlisted January 5, 1864.
Moriarty, John J., missing at Pleasant Hill, April 9, 1864; enlisted January, 28, 1864.
Petty, Robert C, enlisted January 5, 1864.
Parker, David TJ., enlisted January 2, 1864.
Webster, James W., enlisted February 29, 1864.

Anderson, Charles J., enlisted February 24, 1864.
Berry, Levi, enlisted February 20, 1864.
Blunk, Moses, enlisted February 20, 1864.
Haggan, James A., enlisted February 20, 1864.
Staley, Joseph, enlisted March 20, 1864.
Thompson, Adam, enlisted February 20, 1864.

Gwinn, Robert M., musician; enlisted in company D August 11, 1862.
Birchard, Abner T., enlisted August 22, 1862; promoted to quartermaster-sergeant November 8,1862.
Huxford, Morton Y., enlisted August 1862.

(one hundred days)

This regiment was organized under proclamation of the president, April 21, 1864, calling for one hundred thousand men to serve for one hundred days, in fortifications or wherever their services might be required. This was for the purpose of relieving the veteran troops from such duty, that they might be sent forward for more effective service. Under proclamation of the governor, four days later the valiant people of the State responded promptly to fill the quota of ten thousand demanded of them, although far ahead of all requisitions made by the government.

Boone county, although having furnished men in excess of her quota, responded promptly, and was represented in the Forty-fourth. Although they were engaged in no battles they did effective service in closing up the war. The Forty-fourth was mustered in June, 1864, and mustered out at Davenport, September 15, 1864. Boone county was represented in company H and was enlisted May 10th to 13th, 1864.

Jolm J. Adams, first lieutenant; promoted to captain June 1, 1864.
Wm. F. Boggs, first sergeant; promoted to first lieutenant June 1, 1864.
Randolph Scohnover, second sergeant.
Madison J. Williams, fifth sergeant; from private.
Adam Messmore, first corporal; returned to ranks June 10, 1864.
Thos. J. Gilden, fourth corporal; promoted to third corporal June 10, 1864.
Thomas Johnson, fifth corporal; promoted to fourth corporal June 10, 1864.
John A. Kees, seventh corporal; promoted to sixth corporal June 10, 1864.

Berhow, Oliver.
Bromily, Arthur.
Caldwell, Eon W.
Contwright, James.
Decker, Wm. H.
Gooden, Henry.
Hetrick, John W.
Hoffman, Jefferson.
Hoffman, Pleasant B.
Jay, Eli.
Kintzley, Winfield S.
Kintzley, William Worth.
Mclntire, William K.
Nutt, Francis M.
Nutt, John.
Parks, David M.
Parker, Kobert S.
Pierce, Jasper.
Sanders, William N., promoted to seventh corporal June 10, 1864.
Thomas, James S.
Thrift, William H.
Webster, Bird.
Williams, J. Madison.


(one hundred days.)
Ricket, Jonathan N., company E; enlisted July 15,1861.

Fagan, Benj., company K; enlisted December 2, 1861; transferred to veteran reserve corps June 11,

(Unassignd and company unknown.)
Allen, Wm., enlisted October 27,
Broom, Tyler, enlisted October 27, 1864.
Browhard, Martin, enlisted October 27,1864.
Cartright, Robert E., enlisted October 27, 1864.
Dawkins, Thomas, enlisted October 27, 1864.
Elsbury, John, enlisted October 27, 1864.
Fruit, Jonathan W., enlisted October 27, 1864.
Glidden, Jefferson D., enlisted October 27, 1864.
Hall, Henry W., enlisted November 4, 1864.
Hunt, Charles, enlisted October 29, 1864.
Holloway, Oliver, enlisted October 27, 1864.

Noland. William, enlisted October 27, 1864.
Starke, Nelson, enlisted November 7, 1864.
Silver, Alien T., enlisted October 27, 1864.
Starke, Jesse B., enlisted October
27, 1864.
Shaw, Levi, enlisted October 27, 1864,

Vernan, Job B., enlisted October 27, 1864.
Vest, John, enlisted October 27, 1864.
Williams, James S., enlisted October 27, 1864.
Wilson, William, enlisted October . 27,1864.

Clayton, William T., musician, company A; enlisted August 1, 1862.

Broyhill, George C, company A.; enlisted July 20, 1862; transferred to invalid corps April 1, 1864; died August 13, 1864.
Buckhart. David L., company A; enlisted July 25, 1862; promoted to corporal; discharged July 21, 1863.
Buckhart. William H., company A, enlisted July 25, 1862; died July 18, 1863, at Milliken's Bend, La.

Errickson, Augustus, fourth sergeant,
company I; enlisted Angust 22, 1862; wounded and captured
October 5, 1864, at Alatoona, Ga.
Hanson, John A., company I; enlisted August 22. 1862; discharged February 9, 1864.
Johnson, John A., enlisted August 22, 1862; company L
Sodlund, Aleck, enlisted August 22, 1862; company I.

Johnson, Gabriel, company C; enlisted May 23, 1864.
Johnson, Larkin, company C; enlisted
May 23, 1864.
Johnson, Enos, company C; enlisted May 23, 1864.

Herring, William B., company F; enlisted May 17, 1864; died at Helena, Ark., June 26, 1864.
Underville, William H., enlisted May 16, 1864; company F.

Richardson, Franklin, company C; enlisted September 26, 1862 as first sergeant.
Landon, Joseph, first corporal, company C; enlisted September 26, 1862.
Nickerson, Francis M,, company C; enlisted September 26, 1862.
Pavne, Samuel S., company C; enlisted September 26, 1862.
Richardson, Columbus, company C; enlisted September 26, 1862.
Wilson, William, company C; enlisted September 26, 1862.


Bennett, L. C, seventh corporal, company E; enlisted March 18th, 1863; died August 26th, 1865, at
Fort Kearney, Nebraska.
Oliver, Thomas R, company E; enlisted April 18th, 1863.
Hull, William, company L; enlisted November 10th, 1861.

Averill, Wm. C, company H; enlisted October 10th, 1863; died August 4th, 1865, at Little Rock,
Kelly, Henry C, company H; enlisted October 12th, 1863.
Slish, Benjamin F., company H; enlisted October 4th, 1863; died February 6th, 1864, at St. Louis,


Miller, Benjamin E., 2d battery; enlisted September 22d, 1862; died February 15th, 1864, at Memphis,
Treuster, Cyrus J., 2d battery; enlisted October 2d, 1862; transferred March Ist, 1863, to Mississippi
marine brigade.


Boone county responded nobly to the Nation's call for help in her hour of trouble; she was represented in eighteen different regimental organizations, and furnished 725 men, or 184 more than her quota. The list of commissioned oflBcers is as follows:


Samuel B. McCall, brevet major, U. S. V., July 25, 1865, from company E, third infantry.
Lucius Boudinot, hospital steward, fifteenth infantry.
Allen T. Birchard, quartermaster-sergeant, thirty-second infantry.
Lucius Boudinot, hospital steward, forty-fourth infantry.

Strunk, D., fifth infantry, U. S. A. D.
McCall, Samuel B., company E, third infantry.
Perry, Wm. B., company D, tenth infantry.
Eberhart, A. C, company D, tenth infantry.
Williams, Crandall W., company D, sixteenth infantry.
DeTarr, Theo., company D, thirty-second infantry.
Shannon, Robert, company D, thirty-second infantry.
Adams, John J., company H, forty-fourth infantry.

Wheeler, William J., company D, tenth infantry.
Moffatt, Sephen G., company D, tenth infantry.
Eberhart, A. C, company D, tenth infantry.
Stover, Isaac, company D, tenth infantry.
Alexander, Joseph S., company K, sixteenth infantry.
Templin, William, company D, thirty-second infantry.
Shannon, Robt. J., company D, thirty-second infantry.
Harvey, Joseph M., company D, thirty-second infantry.
Adams, John J., company H, forty-fourth infantry.

Templin, William, company D, tenth infantry.
Stine, Isaac, company D, tenth infantry.
Holcomb, George fl., company D, sixteenth infantry.
Stringer, A. N., company K, sixteenth infantry.
Hnxford, George, company K, sixteenth infantry.
Shannon, Robert J., company D, thirty-second infantry.
Boggs, William F., company H, forty-fourth infantry.

Source: The History of Boone County, Iowa, 1880, Union Historical Company
Transcribed by Lynn Diemer-Mathews and uploaded December 7, 2022.

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