Union Regimental Histories

 

Iowa

 

1st Regiment Infantry

Organized at Keokuk for three months and mustered in May 14, 1861. Left State for Missouri June 13. Moved from Macon City to Renick and Booneville June 15-21. Lyons' advance on Springfield, Mo., June-July. Expedition to Forsyth July 20-25. Action at Forsyth July 22. Dug Springs August 2. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. Retreat to Springfield, thence to Rolla. Mustered out August 20, 1861.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 8 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

1st Regiment Infantry (African Descent)

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F," October 11, 1863. Company "G" organized at St. Louis and mustered in October 15, 1863. Company "H" organized at St. Louis and mustered in November 21, 1863. Company "I" mustered in November 27, 1863, and Company "K" December 4, 1863. Moved to Helena, Ark., December 19-22, 1863. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas. On post and garrison duty at Helena until March, 1864. Designation changed to 60th U.S. Colored Troops March 11, 1864.

2nd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in May 27, 1861. Left State for Northern Missouri June 13. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to October, 1861. 3rd Brigade, District of Cairo, October, 1861. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District Corinth, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District Corinth, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.---Guarding railroad with headquarters at St. Joseph, Mo., until July 26, 1861. At Bird Point, Mo., until August 14. At Ironton, Pilot Knob, until August 27. At Jackson, Mo., until September 8. At Fort Jefferson, Ky., until September 23, and at Bird's Point until October 2. Expedition to Charleston October 2-12. At St. Louis, Mo., until February 10, 1862. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 10-14. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson February 14-16. Duty at Fort Donelson until March 5. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 5-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth until September. March to Iuka September 18-22. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ruckerville October 5-12. Duty at Corinth until April, 1863. Skirmish at Little Brier Creek November 28, 1862. Expedition to intercept Forest December 9-14. Little Briar Creek December 12. Dodge's Expedition to intercept Forest December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Expedition to Hamburg January 26, 1863, and to Jacinto February 25-27. Dodge's Expedition into Northern Alabama April 15-May 2. Bear Creek April 16-17. Tuscumbia April 23-24. Town Creek April 27-28. Duty at Corinth until August, and at LaGrange until November 1. March to Pulaski, Tenn., November 1-11. Duty there and along Nashville & Decatur Railroad, and at Decatur until May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Movements on Resaca May 5-13. Snake Creek Gap May 10-12. Battle Resaca May 14-15. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Nickajack Creek July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 19. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Skirmish on picket line August 4. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Action Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Moved to Rome September 26, and duty there until November 10. Reconnaissance and skirmishes on Cave Springs Road October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Jenks' Station December 7. Siege of Savannah December 10-11. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865, Sister's Ferry, Savannah River, January 31-February 5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.. April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 12 and discharged at Davenport, Iowa, July 20, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 283.

3rd Regiment Infantry

Organized at Keokuk and mustered in June 8, 1861. Left State for Hannibal, Mo., June 29. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn,, Dept. of Tennessee, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Dept. Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, to March, 1864. (1st Brigade, Provisional Division, 17th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Non-Veterans.) 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, Army Tennessee, to November, 1864.

SERVICE.--March into Missouri July 1-12, 1861. Skirmish at Utica July 3. Hagar's Woods July 8 (3 Cos.). Monroe Station July 9 and 11 (Cos. "A," "F," "H" and "K"). At Chillicothe, Mo., and guarding Hannibal & St. Joseph R. R. until August 7. Moved to Brookfield August 7 (7 Cos.), and against Green's forces at Kirksville August 15-21. (3 Cos. on Expedition to Paris, August.) Operations against guerrillas in North Central Missouri August 30-September 7. Action at Shelbina September 4. Expedition to Fonda against Green's forces September 8-9. Moved to Liberty September 12. Action at Blue Mills September 17. Operations in North Missouri until October 18. At Quincy, Ill., November. Regiment reunite. Moved to Benton Barracks and duty there until December 26. Guard duty at Mexico and on Northern Missouri R. R. until march, 1862. Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 2-July 21, and duty there until September 6. Moved to Bolivar September 6. Skirmishes at Bolivar and Middleburg September 21. Duty at Bolivar until October 4. Battle of the Hatchie, Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Worsham's Creek November 6. Guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad until March, 1863. Duty at Memphis until May. Expedition to the Coldwater April 18-24. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 17-20. Attack on Steamer Crescent City, near Island 82, Mississippi River, May 18. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Duty at Vicksburg until November. Moved to Natchez, Miss., November 18. Return to Vicksburg December 16, and duty there until February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Veterans on furlough March to May. Non-Veterans on Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort De-Russy March 14. Pleasant Hill April 9. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12-13. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. At Alexandria April 30-May 13. Boyce's and WeBs' Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Non-Veterans mustered out June, 1864. Veterans moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn. March to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., May 5-June 10. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 10-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-12. Leggett's, Bald Hill, July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Shadow Church and Westbrooks, near Fairburn, October 1-3. Veterans consolidated to a Battalion of three Companies July, 1864. Transferred to 2nd Iowa Infantry as Companies "A," "F," and "I," November 4, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 122 Enlisted men by disease. Total 249.

 

4th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Council Bluffs and mustered in August 8, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, thence to Rolla, Mo., August 9-24. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1861. 1st Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. 2nd Division, Army Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. Missouri, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District Eastern Arkansas, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Rolla, Mo., August 24, 1861, to January 22, 1862. Expedition to Houston and Salem against Freeman's forces November 1-9, 1861. March from Rolla to Lebanon January 22-31, 1862. Advance on Springfield, Mo., February 10-13. Near Springfield February 12. Pursuit of Price to Cassville February 13-17. Cane Creek February 14. Sugar Creek February 17. Blackburn's Mills February 27. Battles of Pea Ridge March 6-8. March to Batesville April 5-May 3, thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Expedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16-21. Duty at Helena until December 22. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. (By command of Gen. Grant, Regiment authorized to inscribe upon its banners "1st at Chickasaw Bayou.") Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there until April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 5-14. Black Bayou April 10. Demonstration on Haines and Droumgould's Bluffs April 25-May 2. Snyder's Bluff April 30. March to Join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black until September 22. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22-November 22. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Duty at Woodville and other points in Alabama until May, 1864. Claysville, Ala., March 14 (Non-Veterans). Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15. Ships Gap October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Ogeechee River December 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnaissance to Salkehatchie River, S.C., January 25. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there until July. Mustered out July 24, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 109 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 285 Enlisted men by disease. Total 402.

5th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Burlington July 15, 1861. Moved to Keokuk, Iowa, August 2, thence to St. Louis, Mo., August 11. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Mississippi, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Mississippi, April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Mississippi, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Northeastern Missouri August, 1861. Detachment moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 11, thence to Jefferson City, Mo., August 14. Expedition toward Columbia September 2. Moved to Booneville September 14, thence to Glasgow September 25. Return to Booneville October 2. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 4-November 8. Guard railroad and duty at Booneville and Syracuse until February, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 6, thence to Benton, Mo. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., February 28-March 15, and against Island No. 10. March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. At Clear Creek until August 5. Expedition to Holly Springs June 27-July 10. Moved to Jacinto August 5. March to Iuka September 18-19. Battle of Iuka September 19. Moved to Corinth October 1. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnaissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., January to March, 1863. Expedition up Yazoo and operations about Fort Pemberton and Greenwood March 13-April 5. Fort Pemberton March 25. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 13. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. South Fork Bayou Pierrie May 2. Battles of Raymond May 12. Near Raymond May 13. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg until September 13. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 13-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge, November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty at Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala., until April, 1864. Veterans on furlough April-May. Non-Veterans guard railroad until June 15. Mustered out July 30. Moved to Huntsville, thence to Kingston, Ga., June 23. Guard duty there and at Etowah River until July 30. Consolidated with 5th Iowa Cavalry August 8, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 250.

6th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Burlington and mustered in July 17, 1861. Moved to Keokuk August 3, thence to St. Louis, Mo., August 9, and duty there until September 19. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army Tennessee, to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862, and District of Memphis, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Corps, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Corps, to May, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., September 19, 1861. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 7-November 9. At Sedalia until December 9. Moved to Lamine Bridge November 9, thence to Tipton January 22, 1862, and duty there until March 7, Expedition to Crump's Landing, Tennessee River, and operations there March 7-14. Expedition from Savannah to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via La-Grange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 2-July 21. Skirmish with Forest July 2. Provost duty at Memphis until November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Tallahatchie march November 2-December 12. At Grand Junction and duty along Memphis & Charleston railroad until June, 1863. Regiment mounted. Expedition to Hernando, Miss., April 17-26, 1863. Holly Springs April 17. Scout from LaGrange into Northern Mississippi April 29-May 5. Salem May 20. Expedition to Senatobia, Miss., May 21-26. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 9-14. Siege of Vicksburg June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Birdsong Ferry, Big Black River, July 4-6. Jones' Ford and Messenger's Ferry July 6. Queen Hill July 7. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black until September 25. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. At Scottsboro, Ala., until April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 14. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel. Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Snake Creek Gap October 15. Ships Gap October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Ogeechee River December 7-9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 21, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 144 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 126 Enlisted men by disease. Total 280.

 

7th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Burlington July 24 to August 4, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 6; thence to Pilot Knob, Mo. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee to September, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Pilot Knob, Jackson, Cape Girardeau County, Norfolk, Fort Jefferson, Bird's Point, Mo., Fort Holt, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., until November, 1861. Affair at Elliott's Mills, Camp Crittenden, September 22. Expedition to Belmont November 6-7. Battle of Belmont November 7. Moved from Bird's Point to St. Louis, Mo., November 10, and duty there until January, 1862. Expedition to Fort Henry, Tenn., January 15-25. Operations against Fort Henry February 2-6. Investment of Fort Donelson February 12-16. Capture of Fort Donelson February 16. Expedition to Clarksburg, Tenn., February 19-21. Moved to Pittsburg Landing March 5-18. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit May 31-June 6. Duty at Corinth until October. Expedition to Iuka, Miss., September 18-22. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit October 5-7. Moved to Rienzi October 7; thence to Boneyard and duty there until November. Little Bear Creek November 28 and December 12. Duty at Corinth until March, 1863. Expedition against Forest December 18, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Moved to Bethel, Tenn., March 1863, and duty there until June 1. Moved to Corinth June 1; thence to Moscow and duty there until August. At LaGrange until October. March to Pulaski October 30-November 11 and duty there until March, 1864. Veterans on furlough January and February. At Prospect, Tenn., until April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley May 9. Battle of Resaca May 13-14. Ley's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 15. Rome Cross Roads May 16. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10, July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Mill July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Reconnaissance and skirmishes on Cave Springs Road, near Rome, October 12-13. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Little Ogeechee River December 4. Eden Station and Jenks Bridge December 7, Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Lynch's Creek February 25-26. Expedition to Florence, S.C., March 4-6. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 12, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 134 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 305.

8th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Davenport August and September, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., September 25. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862, and District of Corinth, Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, District of Corinth, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Davenport, Ia., to January, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of the Missouri, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Unassigned, District of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. Dept. of Alabama to April, 1866.

SERVICE.--Moved to Syracuse, Mo., October 15, 1861. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 21-November 8. Duty at Sedalia, Mo., until March, 1862. Expedition to Milford, Mo., December 15-19, 1861. Action at Shawnee Mound, Milford on the Blackwater, December 18. (Cos. "E" and "K" detached to guard train to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, November 21, 1861, and duty on Border until March, 1862. Rejoin Regiment at Sedalia.) Moved from Sedalia to,St. Louis; thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 11-21. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Most of Regiment captured. Men confined at Macon, Ga.; Officers at Selma, Ala., and Madison, Ga. Paroled October 18, 1862. Exchanged November 10, 1862, Those not captured attached to Union Brigade and participated in advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth until August. Moved to Danville, Miss., August 15, and duty there until October. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Duty at Corinth until December 18. Ordered to rejoin Regiment at Davenport, Iowa, December 18. While en route participated in the defense of Jackson, Tenn., December 20, 1862, to January 4, 1863. Arrived at Davenport January 7, 1863. Regiment reorganizing at Davenport, Iowa, and St. Louis, Mo., and duty at Rolla, Mo., until April, 1863. Ordered to Young's Point, La., April 9. Duty there and at Duckport until May 2. Moved to Join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Bear Creek until October. Expedition toward Canton, Miss., October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, thence to Pocohontas, Tenn. Duty there and guarding Memphis & Charleston railroad until January 31, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., February 1-6. Expedition to Canton February 25-March 4. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Henderson's Hill March 21. Campti March 26 and April 4. Grand Ecore April 5. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. Retreat to Natchitoches April 22-23. Cane River Crossing April 23. Cloutiersville April 23-24. At Alexandria, La., April 27-May 13. Bayou La Mourie May 6-7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss.; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 5-6. Provost duty at Memphis until February, 1865. Repulse of Forest's attack on Memphis August 21. Moved to New Orleans, La., February, 1865. Campaign against Mobile and its Defenses March 7-April 13. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Fort Blakely April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery, Ala., April 13-22. Provost duty there until August and at Tuscaloosa and Selma until April, 1866. Mustered out April 20, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 98 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 276.

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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