47th Regiment, Iowa Infantry (100 days, 1864)

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Brief History

This Unit was orrganized at Davenport July 13, 1864. Ordered to Helena, Ark., and duty there and in District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September. Ordered to Davenport, Iowa, September 1. They mustered out September 28, 1864.[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 992 men on its roster for this unit. Roster. This Unit is listed as 'UIA0047RI'.

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 Marion County and Clayton County

Company B - enrolled in Appanoose County[2] Roster

Company C - enrolled in Benton County and Wapello County

Company D - enrolled in Buchanan County

Company E - enrolled in Madison County

Company F - enrolled in Polk County

Company G - enrolled in Johnson County

Company H - enrolled in Keokuk County

Company I - enrolled in Mahaska County

Company K - enrolled in Wapello 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, 1865), pages 152-182. FHL book 977.7 M25ag pt. 1 FHL book 977.7 M25ag pt. 1


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).
  2. L. L. Taylor, ed., Past and Present of Appanoose County, (SJ Clark Pub.,1913), pg 197-199. Internet Archive