15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Organized at Keokuk February 22, 1862. <br>Mustered out July 24, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-style: italic;" /></span>  
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This Unit was organized at Keokuk February 22, 1862. They mustered out July 24, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>  
  
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf2.htm#15thinfhttp://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf2.htm#15thinf 15th Regiment Infantry], (accessed 21 June 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia article, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/15th_Iowa_Volunteer_Infantry_Regiment 15th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment], (accessed 21 June 2012).<br>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,606 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UIA0015RI Roster].
  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
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<br> Company A - enrolled in Clinton County &amp;c.
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Company B - enrolled in Polk County
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Company C - enrolled in Mahaska County
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Company D - enrolled in Wapello County
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Company E - enrolled in Lee County
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Company F - enrolled in Mills County and Fremont County
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Company G - enrolled in Marion County and Warren County
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Company H - enrolled in Pottawattamie County, Harrison County, &amp;c.
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Company I - enrolled in Lee County, Clarke County &amp;c.
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Company K - enrolled in Marion County, Wapello County and Van Buren County <br>
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Information about the companies and their counties comes from Iowa. Adjutant General's Office, ''Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa'', (Des Moines [Iowa]: F.W. Palmer, 1863), pages 537-582. {{FHL|322680|item|disp=FHL book 977.7 M25ag}}. <br>
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Rosters are also listed in this book. <br>
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=== Other Sources  ===
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*Rose, A. Patrick. "''Sergeant Rose and the 15th Iowa in the War of the Rebellion''". [S.l.]&nbsp;: A.P. Rose, c2006] {{FSbook|66566}}. {{FHL|1377001|item|FHL Book 977.7 M2ra}}
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Iowa in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information. <br>
  
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*[[Iowa in the Civil War|Iowa in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Iowa, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
  
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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Contents

Brief History

This Unit was organized at Keokuk February 22, 1862. They mustered out July 24, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,606 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Company A - enrolled in Clinton County &c.

Company B - enrolled in Polk County

Company C - enrolled in Mahaska County

Company D - enrolled in Wapello County

Company E - enrolled in Lee County

Company F - enrolled in Mills County and Fremont County

Company G - enrolled in Marion County and Warren County

Company H - enrolled in Pottawattamie County, Harrison County, &c.

Company I - enrolled in Lee County, Clarke County &c.

Company K - enrolled in Marion County, Wapello County and Van Buren County

Information about the companies and their counties comes from Iowa. Adjutant General's Office, Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, (Des Moines [Iowa]: F.W. Palmer, 1863), pages 537-582. FHL book 977.7 M25ag.

Rosters are also listed in this book.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Iowa in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Iowa in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Iowa, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).