1st Regiment, Iowa Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Keokuk for three months and mustered in May 14, 1861. They mustered out August 20, 1861.[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 1,086 men on its roster for this unit. Roster. This unit is listed as 'UIA0001RI'

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 Muscatine County

Company B - enrolled in Johnson County

Company C - enrolled in Muscatine County

Company D - enrolled in Des Moines County

Company E - enrolled in Des Moines County

Company F - enrolled in Henry County

Company G - enrolled in Scott County

Company H - enrolled in Dubuque County

Company I - enrolled in Dubuque County

Company K - enrolled in Linn 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 1-34. 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.
  • Wilkie, Franc Bangs; Banasik, Michael E. Missouri in 1861 : the Civil War letters of Franc B. Wilkie, newspaper correspondent. (Iowa City, Iowa : Camp Pope Bookshop, c2001) FHL Book 921.73 W653w


References

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