15th Regiment, Iowa InfantryEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   Iowa   Gotoarrow.png   Iowa Military   Gotoarrow.png   Iowa in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png   15th Regiment, Iowa Infantry


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. This Unit is listed as 'UIA0014RI'.

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 

Company B - enrolled in Polk County

Company C - enrolled in Mahaska County

Company D - enrolled in Wapello County.[2]Roster.

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[3], Harrison County,

Company I - enrolled in Lee County, Clarke County

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.
  • McArthur, H. C. (Henry Clay). The capture and destruction of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865 : personal experiences and recollections of Major H. C. McArthur, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry Volunteers, a.d.c. to General W.W. Belknap, commanding Crocker's Iowa Brigade, Seventeenth Army Corps. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6084522


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Harrison L. Waterman, ed., History of Wapello County Iowa. (Chicago: S.J. Pub., 1914) v.1 page 355. Internet Archive
  3. Homer H. Field and Joseph R. Reed, ed., The History of Pottawattamie County, (S.J. Clarke, 1907), Page 48, Internet Archive


Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.

Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 6 February 2015, at 03:22.
  • This page has been accessed 3,011 times.