Hi Dawn, Sue,,,,and others.
As a Volunteer here at Andersonville POW site,,,Im here to help for the
asking. I thought I would mention that there are 48 POWS on record from the
Iowa 32nd all companies,,,,and 5 are crom Company K.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
The sound of FREEDOM is something you will never hear.......until its gone.
( UNKNOWN )
Please visit my website dedicated to those Americans who were imprisoned
and died in captivity while in the service to our country
Local Andersonville Historian / National Park Service Volunteer
AOL USERS go to http://hometown.aol.com/andersonvillecw/
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: .......32nd Iowa Company F......Re: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] Thank you,
> I'm really happy to hear you've enjoyed the postings on the Iowa soldiers
> the Vicksburg campaign! I really feel that the soldiers, relating in
> own words what was going on in their lives day to day, give the clearest
> picture of what they endured. It's one thing to state that the men were
> depressed, etc., and quite another to read their letters as they detail
> life was like on dusty marches for long hours, what emotions they
> as they faced battle or the continuing boredom of camp life. Most of my
> newspaper articles have been copied from microfilm. Most libraries have
> microfilm reels on hand, usually for newspapers in their areas, or can
> from other repositories for use at their facilities, for a nominal fee
> $6). The State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City and in Des Moines
> also have letters stored in their archives that were written by Iowa
> and I'm aware of least one written by a member of the 32nd Iowa Infantry,
> George Child of Co. K.
> I'm glad you've taken such an interest in Iowa's Civil War soldiers and
> I checked the roster of the 32nd Iowa Infantry and found this on Davis
> Davis Sellers, born in Ohio, was 34 and residing in Hardin County when he
> enlisted Aug. 15, 1862. He mustered two weeks later on Aug. 30th, and
> Co. F, 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He mustered out Aug. 24, 1865, at
> Clinton, Iowa.
> So far as anything specifically on the 32nd Iowa Infantry, I'm afraid I
> seem to have anything in my files but will continue to look and will also
> some checking in other newspapers as I do research.
> > hi sue........i've certainly enjoyed reading all your posts.....no
> > what the
> > subject or who.........have you got anything in your magic box of tricks
> > my
> > guy below ? this is from the "soldiers and sailors" list online.....my
> > g-grandfather
> > died of "sick lungs" and "sick eyes" in 1901 and i believe he is buried
> > the
> > Shibboleth Cemetery near Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas. a VERY
> > bunch.......i've followed them thru 9 states and would be very
> > knowing
> > what you have on him and/or his buddies from Company F of the 32nd IOWA.
> > i'll take anything you have. where do you get your information ? i have
> > g-grandfather's original Civil War discharge and the family has one of
> > weapons
> > from 1872 and would love to have more information, especially a photo.
> > PLEASE keep up the great work online.......i keep every single post and
> > them
> > all filed by unit or subject......great stuff.
> > dawn Marie Sellers
> > washington state
> > dawngurl(a)aol.com
> > Davis Sellers (First_Last)
> > Regiment Name 32 Iowa Infantry.
> > Side Union
> > Company F
> > Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
> > Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
> > Alternate Name
> > Notes
> > Film Number M541 roll 23
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Western College Reporter
Western College, Linn Co., Iowa
June 1, 1863
Part 2 -- continued:
While here in camp we drew supplies and clothing and were in fine spirits;
but one morning about daylight the bugle sounded to "strike tents," and we
were soon on the road again. We passed through Eminence on the Current river,
and to our surprise found that there was only one house in it, although it is
the county seat of Shannon Co., Mo. But here was one thing worth mentioning,
which is a spring that turns a mill, and forms quite a large creek. This spring
has been sounded 400 feet and no bottom found. Just below the spring there is a
natural bridge over which we passed. We crossed the Current river in safety
and after five day's hard marching went into camp again on the slope of the
Iron Mountain. I had often heard of the richness of this mountain, but had little
conception of the vast and inexhaustable supply of iron ore here, which is of
the very best quality. There is not only one mountain but a number, and they
are almost solid iron. One company owns six miles square of it, and have
refused $30,000,000 for Pilot Knob, one of the mountains. There is one furnace
running which turns out twenty tons of pig iron daily.--After remaining here about
two weeks we received orders to report to Gen. Grant, at Memphis, and to
march across the country to St. Genevieve--distance 42 miles--which we
accomplished in 2 1/2 days. On this march we passed over some of the best country in
Missouri. This country is mostly settled by German and French, and we found fine
orchards and vineyards and well cultivated farms. St. Genevieve is an old
French town about as old as Philadelphia and "twice as small." It is a very quiet
place, but we noticed there was some very nice native "catawba" there, and it
was hinted when we left, that it was growing beautifully less--"my boy"--but
which was certainly a mental hallucination. While at Genevieve we had a very
pleasant time. Our camp was situated on a beautiful eminence just above town,
which overlooks the Mississippi for several miles. We could sit in our tents and
see the steamers pass and repass, loaded with troops, Quartermaster's and
Commissary stores for the army which had gone "down the river."
While waiting for transportation one day, Col. Stone ordered one of the
drivers of our teams to go down in town and hitch on to an omnibus that was
there, that we might have a ride. So he brought it up to camp with six fine mules
attached to it, and a lot of us got in and had a jolly time you may be sure.
Our bugler had a seat on the top, and we had him blow the signals for changes
of direction or for halting, and then the advance when we wished to start. It
seemed to surprise the natives very much. [as one can well imagine!]
But finally, one night seven companies of our regiment embarked on the
steamer Blackhawk, for the sunny south. On our way down we passed the battle
field of Belmont and the strongly fortified town of Columbus. Then came Island No.
10 and New Madrid near by; places which the rebels thought were impregnable,
but which the indomitable courage and ingenuity of the Federal army caused to
fall before them. Then came Forts Pillow, Randolph and Wright, very strong
places which were compelled to yield to our forces. We stopped at Memphis a few
hours, and though the rain was pouring down in torrents, some of us went out to
view this southern city. Here in a beautiful part of the city is the grave of
Gen. Jackson, with these words engraved on the tomb: "The Federal Union must
and shall be preserved." Some fellow has tried to erase the word Federal. Were
Gen. Jackson alive at the present day he would rejoice at an opportunity of
smiting the dastardly coward to the earth.
We next called at Helena [Arkansas], and there we had the pleasure of
meeting a number of old friends in the 24th and 28th Iowa, and some in the 4th
cavalry. This is a very sickly place, and in one respect reminds one of the city
of Venice. The people get to and from their houses in boats. The lower
Mississippi is very high and the levee having given way in several places, the
water is running over the country at large. Six miles below Helena is the head of
the famous Yazoo Pass. At the mouth of the White river lay the famous gunboat
Conestoga guarding the river. There we were compelled to "round to" and give
an account of ourselves. From there to this point we passed some very large
cotton plantations; but there was no sign of any of them being cultivated this
spring, and in some, the last year's cotton had not yet all been gathered. When
passing the beautiful plantation, a gray haired old man came out on the bank
and waved his hat to us, the first and only demonstration of the kind we have
seen in "dixie."
We arrived here on the morning of the 27th of March  without
accident, and immediately disembarked, proceeded to our present camp in a cornfield
about a mile from the river, pitched our tents and soon all was bustle and life
in camp again. The next night there came up a furious storm of rain and wind.
The rain came in torrents, the lightning flashed, the thunder rolled and all
nature seemed to be in commotion. I saw my tent beginning to reel and hastily
donning my over coat went out to "tighten stakes." After hunting round in
darkness and rain with mud half boot-leg deep, I succeeded in finding an ax, but
by that time my tent was down in the mud and Lieut. [James L.] Perry was
holding on to the ropes of his, with might and main. I went to his assistance and we
succeeded in keeping it up. The scene in camp was ludicrous enough; at least
3/4 of the tents were down, and men in undress uniform were running in every
direction. This sail is very porous and when it is wet it becomes very pliable
We are in the 2d Brigade of the 14th Division of the 15th Army Corps,
commanded by Maj. Gen. [John Alexander] McClernand. There is a large army here
and at Young's Point. How many, I do not know, and should not dare to tell if I
did. I have visited Young's Point, and had a very good view of Vicksburg. It
is situated on a high bluff, and is very strongly fortified, which I could very
plainly see by the use of an ordinary field glass. I saw the secesh drilling
near town and their guns planted on the fortifications. I see by some of the
papers that the canal has proved a failure; well that will do to tell very well
The forces are moving from here mysteriously--disappearing like the dews
of a summer morning, their tents left standing and only a camp guard left to
protect the property. Whole Regiments, Brigades and Divisions are gone in the
still hours of the night, unnoticed and unnumbered by observers. That something
is brewing, we do not doubt, but where or when, we cannot tell--all is silent
To-day there was a grand review of the 13th Army Corps, and a full display
of "red tape." All passed off pleasantly and in fine order. The commanding
Generals galloped down our lines and were saluted as they passed. There is a
great deal of "pomp and circumstance" about war. The health of the army is pretty
good now--much better than it was during the months of February and March.
The army is in fine spirits and all are anxious to be in at the downfall
of Vicksburg. That it will be taken, we have no doubt, but how soon I cannot
Yours truly, J. C. S.
The only reference I could find to "catawba" was one describing a wild fox
grape, often used in making wine.
An omnibus was a large conveyance which could be used for many purposes,
including transporting passengers.
J. C. S.'s reference to Gen. Jackson at Memphis might be Pres. Andrew
Jackson, who actually is buried near his home, the Hermitage, near Nashville.]
Sue Trout Reisdorph
This letter was doubtless written by a member of the 22nd Iowa Infantry,
possibly Co. H member, Captain John C. Shrader, who was promoted to Surgeon on May
Western College Reporter
Western College, Linn Co., Iowa
June 1, 1863
Milliken's Bend, La.
April 4, 1863.
My Dear Friend Weaver:
After a long and toilsome march through Missouri, we have at length turned
up at this place, about sixteen miles, by the river, from Vicksburg.
You are perhaps aware that we made very little delay after leaving Camp
Pope, until we reached Rolla, the county-seat of Phelps Co., Mo., and the
present terminus of the South Pacific R.R. We remained there some two and a half
months, doing guard duty and escorting trains loaded with supplies for the Army
of the Frontier, as far as Waynesville, some thirty-five miles from Rolla, on
the Springville road. Rolla is situated in the spurs of the Ozark mountains,
and is a place of considerable importance to the Government, as the Army of the
S. W. receives all its supplies from this point. After remaining at Rolla
until the 11th of December, my company was ordered to join Gen. [Fitz Henry]
Warren's forces at Houston, the county seat of Texas Co. Our company was soon
followed by Companies A and I; and there remained near two months, when the whole
army was ordered to join Brig. Gen. [John Wynn] Davidson's army of S. E.
Missouri. We left one cold blustering morning in the direction of Batesville, Ark.,
supposing that to be our destination. We traveled over the Ozark mountains
and down the southern declivities until we reached West Plains, the county-seat
of Howell Co., and about 30 miles from the Arkansas line, when to our
surprise, as we marched in at one end of town Gen. Davidson's army marched in at the
other. Here we encamped about a week, and in a few days were joined by the rest
of our Regt. Here we were brigaded for the first time: the 21st, 22nd, and
23d Iowa regiments formed the 1st Brigade of the 2nd Division of the A. S. E.
Mo. [Army of S. E. Missouri]. Our brigade was commanded by Col. [William M.]
Stone (our colonel). Gen. Davidson had seventeen regiments in all of infantry
and cavalry and a very good supply of artillery. We heard that [Gen. Thomas C.]
Hindman was then at Batesville, and Gen. Davidson sent a part of his cavalry
and one brigade of infantry to drive him across White river which they
accomplished; completely routing his forces on this side of the river, killing and
wounding some, when they succeeded in making their escape across the river,
taking all the means of transportation with them. Subsistence being scarce, our
troops returned to West Plains. The road, by this time had almost become
impassable and all our supplies had to be brought from Rolla, a distance of 120 miles
from here. It was then found to be necessary to move the army nearer its base
of supplies, and we were ordered to Eminence, the county seat of Shannon Co.
[Missouri], a distance of 80 miles by the most direct route. But as subsistence
was scarce, the brigade moved on different routes, and we went by the way of
Thompsonville. It is 25 miles from West Plains, and it took us two days to
make the trip, such was the almost impassable condition of the road, and then our
transportation did not get up until the next day, late in the afternoon. Here
we found an old gristmill of the secech persuasion, but Lieut. Col. [Harvey]
Graham soon had it cracking corn for the troops, for we were almost out of
provisions and were no nearer Eminence than when we left West Plains. The teams
were sent out in every direction in search of corn, which was ground into very
coarse meal, and was made into bread or mush without salt or sifting. Our
rations were daily growing beautifully less, and about 80 miles from supplies,
and the roads in an impassable condition. Our road lay through a heavy pine
forest, and sometimes we would not pass a house for a whole day and in this
country there is no place for farms. The country is mountainous and the valleys
rocky and barren. But on, on we traveled, part of the time living on parched corn
and the coarse meal of which I spoke, until finally, one evening just before
we reached Eminence, an orderly came riding back and told us that it was "only
one mile to rations." You ought to have heard the shout that went up from that
brigade, and to have seen the countenances of those weary men brighten up. We
moved off at a quick pace and in a short time came up with the supply train,
and encamped for the night. We drew some rations and waited for our teams to
come up with our tents, but about dusk a man came riding into camp and stated
that our teams had "stuck." We had to lie out without tents that bitter cold
night, but there was a farm near by, and the way we made the rails skeddadle
would have melted the heart of an Iowa farmer. We built up some big fires and
those of us that had blankets lay down. Mine were in a wagon some five miles
back, in a swamp, but some of the boys invited me to crawl in with them and I
slept some, and got up and warmed more, and so put in the time until morning.
About 9 o'clock A.M. our teams came into camp, and immediately the bugle sounded
the advance and we "fell in" and marched off again, to the sound of merry
music. About noon we went into camp near Eminence and pitched our tents. Soon all
was busy in camp--some getting dinner, some writing to their friends, and
others gayly chatting over the events of the march and wondering whither we would
march next. What few inhabitants there were in this county were notoriously
secesh. As an illustration I will relate a circumstance which happened while on
our march to-day. Gen. Benton [I believe this is Brig. Gen. William P. Benton]
sent an orderly on to inform Gen. Davidson of our coming, and when he had
proceeded but a short distance the sharp crack of a rifle was heard, and
immediately some of the General's body guard riding forward found that the courier's
horse had been shot, and a little way off in the bushes discovered a guerrilla,
and fired on him and "fetched him." It was ascertained that he had been in the
battles of Wilson's Creek and Pea Ridge, but finally found a resting-place
near home and among his friends.
-- continued --
Sue Trout Reisdorph
O. J. Fargo spent 7 or 8 years collecting hundreds upon hundreds of documents
on Iowa in the Civil War and included these on a CD-ROM titled "Civil War and
Iowa: Greyhounds and Hawkeyes." This is Volume 3 in a "Treasures from the
Archives" set of CDs on Iowa history, and can be ordered from the Camp Pope
Bookshop. This particular CD also contains the complete Roster and Record. Some
resources you'll find are letters, diary and journal entries written by Iowa
soldiers; general information on Iowa's part in the war, such as counties of
enlistment and recruitment, what leaders Iowa contributed to the Union Army.
Other sections describe the common soldier, the Border Brigades; the politics
involved. Also included are reports from the Official Records and excerpts from
such publications as the Annals of Iowa and the Palimpsest. Articles detail
the weapons the soldiers used, the uniforms they wore, what it was like to be
a prisoner of war, etc. Too numerous to detail all the different types of
information included in a large number of categories, and I'm still investigating
what's there! I do highly recommend it as a resource.
O. J. himself is involved in reenacting and doing living history
presentations, often giving talks at Iowa Civil War events.
I'm really happy to hear you've enjoyed the postings on the Iowa soldiers and
the Vicksburg campaign! I really feel that the soldiers, relating in their
own words what was going on in their lives day to day, give the clearest
picture of what they endured. It's one thing to state that the men were hot, tired,
depressed, etc., and quite another to read their letters as they detail what
life was like on dusty marches for long hours, what emotions they experienced
as they faced battle or the continuing boredom of camp life. Most of my
newspaper articles have been copied from microfilm. Most libraries have some
microfilm reels on hand, usually for newspapers in their areas, or can order them
from other repositories for use at their facilities, for a nominal fee (such as
$6). The State Historical Society of Iowa in Iowa City and in Des Moines
also have letters stored in their archives that were written by Iowa soldiers,
and I'm aware of least one written by a member of the 32nd Iowa Infantry, a
George Child of Co. K.
I'm glad you've taken such an interest in Iowa's Civil War soldiers and their
I checked the roster of the 32nd Iowa Infantry and found this on Davis
Davis Sellers, born in Ohio, was 34 and residing in Hardin County when he
enlisted Aug. 15, 1862. He mustered two weeks later on Aug. 30th, and served in
Co. F, 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He mustered out Aug. 24, 1865, at
So far as anything specifically on the 32nd Iowa Infantry, I'm afraid I don't
seem to have anything in my files but will continue to look and will also do
some checking in other newspapers as I do research.
> hi sue........i've certainly enjoyed reading all your posts.....no matter
> what the
> subject or who.........have you got anything in your magic box of tricks on
> guy below ? this is from the "soldiers and sailors" list online.....my
> died of "sick lungs" and "sick eyes" in 1901 and i believe he is buried in
> Shibboleth Cemetery near Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas. a VERY itinerant
> bunch.......i've followed them thru 9 states and would be very interested on
> what you have on him and/or his buddies from Company F of the 32nd IOWA.
> i'll take anything you have. where do you get your information ? i have my
> g-grandfather's original Civil War discharge and the family has one of his
> from 1872 and would love to have more information, especially a photo.
> PLEASE keep up the great work online.......i keep every single post and have
> all filed by unit or subject......great stuff.
> dawn Marie Sellers
> washington state
> Davis Sellers (First_Last)
> Regiment Name 32 Iowa Infantry.
> Side Union
> Company F
> Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
> Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
> Alternate Name
> Film Number M541 roll 23
In a message dated 06/16/2003 6:28:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Is there any particular
> regiment you're interested in? I seem to have a little something on most
hi sue........i've certainly enjoyed reading all your posts.....no matter
subject or who.........have you got anything in your magic box of tricks on my
guy below ? this is from the "soldiers and sailors" list online.....my
died of "sick lungs" and "sick eyes" in 1901 and i believe he is buried in the
Shibboleth Cemetery near Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas. a VERY itinerant
bunch.......i've followed them thru 9 states and would be very interested on
what you have on him and/or his buddies from Company F of the 32nd IOWA.
i'll take anything you have. where do you get your information ? i have my
g-grandfather's original Civil War discharge and the family has one of his
from 1872 and would love to have more information, especially a photo.
PLEASE keep up the great work online.......i keep every single post and have
all filed by unit or subject......great stuff.
dawn Marie Sellers
Davis Sellers (First_Last)
Regiment Name 32 Iowa Infantry.
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Film Number M541 roll 23
Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
Feb. 21, 1863
List of Deceased Iowa Soldiers who have died in Hospitals at St. Louis, Mo.
from Feb'y 6th to Feb'y 10th, 1863, furnished by Thos. W.J. Long, of Iowa,
office No. 2, Laclede Block, Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri.
Feb. 6, W.S. Parke, Co. G 29, Typhoid Fever
Do., Noah Blosser, Co H 34, Typhoid Fever
do. C.P. Wells, Co A 31, Chron. Diar.
do. C.F. Davis, Co K 28, Chron, Diar.
do. C.F. Scott, Co H 29, Chron Diar.
do. Eli D. Helmick, Co K 4, Consumption
do. Strayer, Co F 34, Phthisis Pul.
Feb. 7, Dan'l M Stiles, Co A 34, Bronchitis
do. H. Bannister, Co L 25, Typhoid fev.
do. J.P. Doughlas, Co K 26, gunshot wo.
Feb. 9, Geo. Barner, Co E 37, Pneu. Typh.
do. John J. Mercer, Co I 34, Chron. Diar.
Feb. 10, C F Ferguson, Co H 30, Chron. Diar.
Weekly report of J.C. Todd, State Agent, of Iowa soldiers, who have died in,
or been discharged from the United States General Hospital, at Keokuk, Iowa,
Feb. 2, 1863.
Priv. Gardner Elias, 16th Inf Co F, discharged Feb 2, Chronic Hepatitis
Priv. Ballinger Jas m, 15th Inf Co C, discharged Feb. 4, Chronic Diarrheoa.
Priv. Miller Geo W, 36th Inf Co F, discharged Feb. 6, Chronic Rheumatism
Priv. Butler Geo, 36th Inf Co E, discharged Feb. 11, Chronic Bronchitis
Priv. Dundy, Geo. W, 17th Inf Co B, discharged Feb 11, Gun shot wound, Corinth,
Priv. Duckevith John S, 36th Inf Co F, discharged Feb 12, Chronic Bronchitis
Serg. Maj. Broson Alexander, 15th Inf Co-discharged Feb 12, Gun shot wound
Corinth, Oct 4
Priv. Wilkens William, 8th Inf Co E, discharged Feb 12, Chronic Diarrhoea.
Priv. Morris Wm. K, 36th Inf Co K, died Feb. 6, Chronic Bronchitis.
Here's the rest of the list........ (Oops - I just realized I have 1962 and 1964 recorded instead of 1862 and 1864. I'm sure it probably did seem like 100 years in prison to most of these men.) - Steve
Haight J. T. Lieutenant 8 Iowa C. 1964
Hartman Joseph 4th Corp. 14th Iowa 1962
Hayes T. W. Lieutenant 5 Iowa 1964
Hoffman Jno. Lieutenant 5 Iowa 1964
Hoffman M. W. Lieutenant 5 Iowa 1964
Holt Edward Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Hoyt W. H. Lieutenant 16 Iowa 1964
Hummell Dennis Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Irvin S. Captain 3 Iowa 1964
Jones Hampton H. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Kiner Frederick F. 1st Sgt. 14th Iowa 1962
King C. P. 2nd Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Laird M. Lieutenant 16 Iowa 1964
Logan George H. Lieutenant 14th Iowa 1962
Marshall W. S. Major 5 Iowa 1964
Matson Daniel Major 14th Iowa 1962
McClaury Edmund Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
McConnelee W. J. Lieutenant 4 Iowa 1964
McKune J.E. 14th Iowa 1962
McNeeley Uriah 1st Corp. 14th Iowa 1962 *
Meltmate Henry Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Mitchell Ira 3rd Corp. 14th Iowa 1962
Mitchell John E. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Mitten G. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Morisey G. H. Lieutenant 12 Iowa Q. M. 1964
Nutton George Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Page J. E. Captain 5 Iowa 1964
Parker J. T. Lieutenant 13 Iowa 1964
Pickerill W. F. Captain 5 Iowa 1964
Ping T. Captain 17 Iowa 1964
Purcell T. Lieutenant 16 Iowa 1964
Rainey David Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Rhodes Issac N. 2nd Sgt. 14th Iowa 1962
Rhodes Milton 3rd Sgt. 14th Iowa 1962
Robinson W. A. Captain 77 Iowa 1964
Roland Richard Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Saint Henry Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Sanders A. H. Lieut. Colonel 16 Iowa 1964
Saum Augustus Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Saum John Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Savage Joel Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Schreiner Theodore Sgt. 6th Iowa 1962 *
Schurtz E. Captain 8 Iowa C. 1964
Septon A. F. Lieutenant 8 Iowa C. 1964
Smith George M. 2nd Corp. 14th Iowa 1962
Smith Daniel Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Smith J. H. Captain 16 Iowa 1964
Sutton Lewis W. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Sutton Jacob Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Swinney Griffith Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Thomas B.F. 14th Iowa 1962
Thompson Smith 2nd Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Timm A. Lieutenant 16 Iowa 1964
Tipton A. F. Lieutenant 8 Iowa C. 1964
Tomson F. Lieutenant 17 Iowa 1964
Tower D. W. Lieutenant 17 Iowa 1964
Turner Hiram Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962 *
Turner J. H. Captain 15 Iowa 1964
Waidmann F. Lieutenant 16 Iowa 1964
White C.C. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Whitmire Jacob Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962 *
Williams J.D. 14th Iowa 1962
Woodrow C. W. Lieutenant 19 Iowa 1964
Wright J. W. Lieutenant 10 Iowa 1964
Zimm A. Lieutenant 15 Iowa 1964
Here's is a partial list of Iowa soldiers imprisoned at Camp Oglethorpe in Macon Georgia during the Civil War. This prison is often confused in families histories with Andersonville as both were located in Macon Georgia. Andersonville was not built until 1864. Camp Ogelthorpe was used as a Confederate prison in 1862 and also in 1864 when it was reopened as a prison for Union officers.
This list is by no means a complete list of Iowans at Camp Oglethorpe. I believe it to all be correct, but I suppose there could be errors based on my interpretations from some of the sources. The list comes from four basic sources.
1. "One Years Soldiering" by F. F. Kiner - 1863. This book details the soldiers of the 14th Iowa Infantry who were at Camp Oglethorpe and other southern prisons in 1862 after their capture at Shiloh's battle of the Hornet's Nest. Most were from Company I.
2. "In and out of Rebel Prisons" by Alonzo Cooper of the 12th NY Calvary - 1888 who was at Camp Ogelthorpe in 1864 and recorded a list at the end of his book of other officers imprisoned there.
3. Writings of other soldiers of the 14th Iowa.
4. My correspondence with others who have ancestors who were in prison at Camp Oglethorpe.
Hopefully this will come through OK as I tried converting it from an Excel spreadsheet. I don't know how big a file I can send to the list so I will split it in two parts. Soldiers with an asterisk after the year, died at Camp Oglethorpe. If anyone has any corrections or additions, let me know. Thanks.
Agey John S. Lieutenant 14th Iowa 1962
Anderson C. L. Lieutenant 3 Iowa 1964
Archer S. M. Lieut. Colonel 17 Iowa 1964
Austin J. W. Lieutenant 5 Iowa 1964
Bartholemew Robert Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Barton Thomas Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Bascon E. B. Captain 5 Iowa 1964
Beaber David C. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Bennett W. F. Captain 39 Iowa 1964
Berry George W. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Bitner William 12th Iowa 1962
Boyer Henry C. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Brittenham Noah Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Brooks William H. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Byers S. H. Lieutenant 5 Iowa 1964
Calkins W.H. 1st Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Campbell John Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Campbell W. J. Capt. 14th Iowa 1962
Chandler Burton Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Charters A. M. Lieutenant 17 Iowa 1964
Clark M. W. Captain 11 Iowa C. 1964
Cloonan Patrick Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Codington J. P. Lieutenant 8 Iowa C. 1964
Comer John Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Comer Jonathon Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Conrad W. F. Captain 25 Iowa 1964
Cook J. D. Lieutenant 6 Iowa 1964
Coyner Archibald R. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Crane L. A. 2nd Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Crane George M. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Davidson W.B. 2nd Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Davis Benjamin F. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
De Lay R. Lieutenant 3 Iowa C. 1964
Dillard C. D. Lieutenant 7 Iowa 1964
Doane E. B. Captain 8 Iowa C. 1964
Dodds W.H. 2nd Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Eccles Simon F. 2nd Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Foot Meriad Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Gallagher William 1st Lieut 14th Iowa 1962
Gard B.M. 14th Iowa 1962
Gossett Eli H. Pvt. 14th Iowa 1962
Grant George W. 8th Corp. 14th Iowa 1962
Burlington Weekly Hawkeye
Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa
Feb. 21, 1863
St. Louis Hospital Report
List of sick and wounded Iowa soldiers arrived at St. Louis, Mo., per
steamer Ida May and in hospital there, February, 1863.
Furnished by Thomas W.J. Long, of Iowa, State Sanitary Agent at St.Louis
34th Regiment-E W Felpha, A, L T King, K, B F Welmer, E, John Smith, A,
Baily Styhn, A, A Edgerton, A, John Googh, F.
31st Regiment-M A White, C, A W Curant, D, A McCullo, C, Ruel Andrews, E,
John D Dees, C, Levi Hollinshead, C, Joel Gardner, C, E Carey, K, John
McPherson, F, John M Clappland, F, Wm Overaker, E, John Giles, E, A E Putman, E.
36th Iowa- Wm Wright, A, Wesley Jones, C, H H Phelps, A, Stacy Seinder, D,
T Tucker, F
29th Regiment-S T Scott, H, N Eddinton, G, J Fastien, A, Wm Cathinger,
Corporal, C, J J Woods, F, W S Parker, G, E O Robinson, A, Henry Glass, H, G L
Cole, Orderly Sergeant, E R A Rice, E, C M Riggs, H, Lepter Storme, A, Daniel W
Poor, G, A J Coner, H.
2d Regiment-J R Eldrige, Sergeant, H
33d Regiment- M Hall, G, G R Davis, C, S H Binker, Sergeant, K, M R Hamend,
A, J B Stuart, C, Jas W Baker, C, E L Spires, F, Jas M Ogden, E, H F Heart,
Corporal, K, J McClarey, A.
28th Regiment- John Fonts, I, M F Slang, E, A Lewis, Corp E, J C Hopkins,
F, Henry Hook, K, A K Hansdan, I, G W Hansdan Corp I, F M Coner, F, Dan'l E
Finch, F, Jas Morgan, I, Chas F Davis K; G W Karnes, C.
24th Regiment- Joseph McCarme, K; P O Barkely, H; James Albertson, H.
25th Regiment- O S Seamens, D; John Edger, K; J Todd, G; T Crammer, D; H H
Johnson, A; John McCune, G; F Stour, Serg't E; Nesby Wood, C; Dan'l Wood, G;
Hiram Poucher, B; J G Banks, B; Noble Cramper, D; J B Lain, A; Alex Scott, A;
John Black, A; J A Ournys, F; F Fowett, A; Thos McDonal, A; Wm T Neal, I; T M
35th Regiment-Wm O Dennis, G
9th Regiment- E Craine, G
30th Regiment- J D Mash, D; M O Martin, Sergt D.
List of Deceased Iowa Soldiers who have died in Hospitals at St. Louis, Mo.,
from Feb. 9th to Feb. 18, 1863.
Feb. 10- Levi Hollinshead, C, 30th Iowa, Diarrhea; T F Crane, H, 4th,
Diarrhea; Jas Melton, H, 25th, Psithisis Pulmonnalia.
Feb. 11- C L Weston, G, 34th, Pneumonia; Moses Bower, E, 36th, Congestion
of Brain; Lewis Burkholder, B, 30th, Typhoid Fever; Noah Hadington, G, 28th,
Erysipelas; J C Farmer, D, 1st Cavalry, Chronic Diarrhea.
Feb. 12- W H H Rathburn, C, 6th, Typhoid Fever
Feb. 13- J Miller, D, 28th, Erysipelas; Jos S Brownell, I, 34th, Chronic
Charles H. Dickey was born in New York, and was living in Hazel Green. I'm
assuming this is Hazel Green, Wisconsin, which is close to the Iowa border,
being about 12 miles from Dubuque. He enlisted at age 19 on Feb. 26, 1864, and
mustered in March 17, 1864. He mustered out July 18, 1865, at Louisville, KY.
In Feb. 1864, the men of the 9th Iowa Infantry who had re-enlisted were
granted a 30-day furlough. They returned to Dubuque, arriving Feb. 14th, and
dispersed to their respective homes for the period of their leave. The Historical
Sketch of the regiment states that at the time the furlough was over in
mid-March, 125 new men had been recruited. It's probable Charles Dickey enlisted at
that time, before the regiment left Dubuque for Alabama.
Source: Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion. Vol.
II. Des Moines: 1908.
> Am seeking info on the above subject. Was born l844, died l925. Was
> member of Co. D. 9. IA. INF. Civil War.
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On July 3rd in 1863, CSA General John C. Pemberton and Union General Ulysses
S. Grant, in company with Gen. James B. McPherson, met between the lines to
discuss terms of surrender of the city of Vicksburg and the garrison there. The
leaders met near the Third Louisiana Redan, a Confederate earthen structure
positioned to guard the Jackson Road. Reports state the two generals conferred
beneath a stunted oak tree, out of the hot Mississippi sun. With the 4th of
July looming, Gen. Pemberton hoped to play upon Northern sentiment and thus
secure more favorable surrender terms from his Federal counterpart. However,
Gen. Grant called for unconditional surrender, as he'd done at Fort Donelson the
previous year. Disappointed and angry, Pemberton could not agree to those
terms. They both then agreed to allow subordinates to work out terms agreeable
to both sides, with Grant promising to have final terms sent to Pemberton by
10:00 p.m. that night. The final terms called not for an unconditional
surrender as Grant had demanded previously, but for parole for those defending the
city. Recognizing that he had few options, Pemberton agreed, and mid-morning on
July 4th, white flags flew over the Confederate works as over 30,000 besieged,
hungry Confederate troops marched out of the city as prisoners, and were
paroled. That day Union troops marched into the city and planted their flags on
the Vicksburg courthouse and other structures. As Lincoln delightedly commented
upon hearing the news, "The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the Sea."
We should also remember that on July 3rd in 1863, Union forces under Gen.
George G. Meade won at Gettysburg, PA, after a horrific three day battle.
Although no Iowa regiments fought at Gettysburg, Iowans serving in other states'
regiments did fight there, or settled in Iowa after the war and became Iowa
residents, thus adding to our state's history. This is the 140th anniversary of
the Gettysburg battle also.
These two Union successes are often cited as the turning points of the war
for both sides.
> We get so busy remembering 1776 on the 4th of July that we forget yet
> another incident in our American History that happened on the the 4th of
> July in 1863 !
> On that date the splendid Union Army under the leadership of the hero
> U.S. Grant, defeated the criminal forces at Vicksburg, Miss..
> My great, great grand daddy, Milton P. Black (10th Iowa) was there
> and he helped !
> Huzzah for the Union !
We get so busy remembering 1776 on the 4th of July that we forget yet another incident in our American History that happened on the the 4th of July in 1863 !
On that date the splendid Union Army under the leadership of the hero U.S. Grant, defeated the criminal forces at Vicksburg, Miss..
My great, great grand daddy, Milton P. Black (10th Iowa) was there and he helped !
Huzzah for the Union !
Definitely one of the more interesting general officers of the war. The
fact that he was a Yankee by birth (though he had married a Virginian and
lived in the South for some years before the war) made him suspect to
citizens and fellow soldiers alike, and his less-than-stellar performance
in the Vicksburg campaign (where he was trapped and eventually surrendered)
didn't help his P.R. Of his dedication there is little doubt. In fact,
after resigning his general's commission in the wake of Vicksburg, he
accepted a commission as a lieutenant colonel, inspecting artillery around
Richmond, where he finished the war.
From: Jeanne Surber surberj(a)earthlink.net
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 14:28:21 -0700
Subject: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] CSA General Pemberton
I couldn't find anything about General Pemberton's family, but in looking
for him by a Google search, I did learn that he was certainly an interesting
and complex person. And much maligned, apparently undeservedly. He was from
the North and seems to have had brothers serving in the Union Army. The only
mention I found of a wife was that at one point, he had received
correspondence from his "wife in Virginia." After being discharged from the
Army, he was said to have retired in Virginia, and then went to
Any Civil War enthusiast would probably enjoy reading about General
Pemberton. Fascinating man with a long and most interesting military career.
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I don't have any idea on why the two different locations. I just
received the pension records on a shirt-tail relative of my from the
National Archives yesterday. I had submitted in March for both the pension
records and Civil War records on this individual. The request for the
pension records came back within a couple of weeks saying they couldn't be
found. But I received nothing regarding his Civil War records.
As a result, I called the National Archives and Records Administration
last week and talked to Tina Robinson at (202)201-5385. She was upset
regarding the Civil War records request, because they should provide a
response within 60-90 days. When I gave her the Master Numbers (which is
what they provide back to you on a postcard within a few days of the receipt
of your request), she said she would check into it and give me a call back.
I advised her to be careful of the spelling, because the death record in
Pottawattamie County for the individual on whom I was seeking information
had his last name wrong, and probably the Civil War records were wrong, too.
You can imagine my surprise when, about 90 minutes later, she gave me a call
back and said they had found them.
I was really surprise yesterday when I received the records via Priority
Mail with instructions stamps on the envelope five times to "Mail
You might want to give her a fast call and see what she or someone else
at the National Archives can tell you about why the records might be at the
Department of Veterans Affairs rather than in the National Archives.
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Subject: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] Location of Pension papers
> I ordered pension papers for my g-grandfather from the Ntl Archives in
Washington DC and did receive them. I ordered pension papers for my other
g-grandfather from the same place and just received my papers back saying
they didn't have them. However, there was a file for him but I needed to
order it from the Dept of Veterans Affairs . Why the 2 different locations?
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I ordered pension papers for my g-grandfather from the Ntl Archives in Washington DC and did receive them. I ordered pension papers for my other g-grandfather from the same place and just received my papers back saying they didn't have them. However, there was a file for him but I needed to order it from the Dept of Veterans Affairs . Why the 2 different locations?