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I found listings for 3 Hummells in the Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in
the War of the Rebellion:
Company I, 14th Iowa Volunteer Infantry:
Hummell, Dennis. Age 21. Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Iowa. Enlisted
Oct. 11, 1861. Mustered Nov. 5, 1861. Missing in action April 6, 1862, Shiloh,
Tenn. Paroled May 4, 1862, Macon Ga. Promoted Fifth Corporal May 1, 1863;
Fourth Corporal Jan. 1, 1864. Mustered out Nov. 16, 1864, Davenport, Iowa.
Hummell, Thomas. (Veteran.) Age 18. Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Iowa.
Enlisted Oct. 20, 1861. Mustered Nov. 5, 1861. Re-enlisted and re-mustered
Dec. 1, 1863. See company A, Residuary Battalion Fourteenth Infantry.
Thomas Hummell's service with in Co. A, Residuary Battalion Fourteenth
Hummell, Thomas. (Veteran.) Age 20. Residence Mount Pleasant, nativity Iowa.
Enlisted Oct. 20, 1861. Mustered Nov. 5, 1861. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865,
Davenport, Iowa. See company I, Fourteenth Infantry.
As you'll note, Dennis Hummell was reported missing in action on April 6,
1862, in the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee; it's also reported he was paroled in
There are also 4 listings for Iowa soldiers with the surname spelling Hummel
but none apparently were taken prisoner; one of them, George Hummel, however,
was wounded July 22, 1864, and died of his wounds near Atlanta, GA, that Sept.
A William Hunmel [with an 'n'] was taken prisoner July 22, 1864, near
Atanta, GA, on that same date, and was with the same company and regiment as George
Hummel, and it's possible William's surname was actually Hummel but his name
was entered incorrectly in the original roster (his name, though, appears as
Hunmel in the original Roster and Record as well as on Fargo's CD-ROM).
These are the only Iowa Hummells/Hummels I found who were captured, according
to roster sources.
Surnames: Hummell, Pepple, Mossholder
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I would very much like to know if you have anything in the Prisoner's of
war-Statments about anyone with the last name Hummell. I was told by someone else
that their gr.grandfather had written a journal and in this journal it was
mentioned a pair of Hummell boys from Iowa that had just walked away from the
prison. It seems that this prison was by a river and it was only guarded on 3
sides and so they simply walked to the river and escaped. I would like
information on any Hummell. Thanks.
A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and New York
JAMES CLARK DUNCAN had a place among the citizens of Davenport with a rich
portion of esteem due not only to his work, but to his personal character and
his interesting social qualities. He was for many years proprietor of the
Duncan Davenport Business College, and the splendid reputation of the capability
of James Clark Duncan as an educator.
He was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, December 14, 1840, and was
about fifteen years of age when his parents, James and Jane (Wilson) Duncan,
moved out to Iowa and settled on a farm in Scott County. His grandfather James
Duncan, came from Scotland.
James Clark Duncan was the oldest son of a large family of eleven children,
and from early youth he realized a sense of responsibility and shared in the
heavy work of developing an Iowa homestead. He attended country schools, at
the age of nineteen went out to Kansas, and spent two years in that territory
just before the outbreak of the Civil war. Not long after his return to
Iowa he enlisted for the stern duties of a soldier, becoming a private in
Company G of the Twentieth Iowa Infantry on August 15, 1862. He saw service in the
border states of Missouri, Arkansas and Indian Territory, was at the siege
of Vicksburg and finally at Fort Morgan, Alabama, toward the end of the war.
After the war he engaged in farming, left the farm to attend Bryant and
Stratton Business College at Davenport, and after graduating was kept in the
institution as a teacher. In 1883 he became a part owner and in 1883 he became a
part owner and in 1886 bought the school, changing the name to the Duncan
Davenport Business College. He was the actual head of that institution forty ye
ars, until his death on May 13, 1923. Many of the prominent business men and
bankers of Davenport and throughout Iowa gave a high degree of credit to
this institution and the personal instruction of James C. Duncan. He was
unexcelled as a lightning calculator. He trained his students thoroughly in an art
which was valuable to every accountant in the days before adding machines.
He had practically retired from the active management of the school in 1911.
He was a resident of Davenport from 1876.
James Clark Duncan was associated with the late John B. Fidlar in the
organization of the Register Life Insurance Company in 1888, and he became the
first secretary of the company. He was a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite
Mason and Shriner, member of the Modern Woodmen of America, and the Grand Army of
James Clark Duncan married, May 28, 1862, Miss Nancy J. McConnell, who was
also born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. She died February 24, 1913. Of
their eight children a daughter, Mabel died in childhood. The living children
are: E. H. Duncan, of Eldorado, Kansas; J. D. Duncan, of Davenport;
Charles; Mrs. Edward H. Hartz, of Port Byron, Illinois; Mrs. Philip Freytag, of
Reynolds, Illinois; Miss Ella and Miss Violet, both of Davenport.
Charles Duncan has had a notable business career and for many years has been
closely associated with the widespread activities of Herman J. Zeuch.
Mr. Duncan grew up in Davenport, attended high school and business college
there, and as a young man entered the employ of the Van Patten & Marks
Wholesale Grocery Company, one of the pioneer firms of that city. When this
partnership was dissolved, in 1903, he became the first secretary of the Morton L.
Marks Company, and treasurer of this outstanding wholesale grocery house. The
president of the company is Mr. Herman J. Zeuch.
Mr. Duncan is an official in several of the companies representing the far
flung enterprises of Mr. Zeuch, extending from Florida to Northwestern Canada.
He and Mr. Zeuch in 1912 acquired a large acreage in Florida, and after an
enormous expenditure of labor and capital in draining and development laid
out the town of Vero Beach. They were pioneers in putting down driven wells
and bringing in a supply of pure water, which insured the community against the
repeated visitations of typhoid fever. Mr. Duncan is a director of the
Indian River Farms Company, and is also a director of the Register Life Insurance
Company, the Davenport Morris Plan Bank, the Crossett Western Company and
Gales Creek Logging Company, the last two being located in the State of Oregon,
is a director of the Northern Warehouse Corporation of Davenport, of the
Northwestern Loan & Insurance Company, and is secretary of the Indian River
Farms in Florida. mr. Duncan is unmarried. He is a popular member of several
social and business organizations, including the Chamber of Commerce, Outing
Club, Davenport Country Club, Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club, and is a Methodist.
Debbie Clough Gerischer
Iowa History Site
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Surnames: Hummell, Pepple, Mossholder
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I would very much like to know if you have anything in the Prisoner's of war-Statments about anyone with the last name Hummell. I was told by someone else that their gr.grandfather had written a journal and in this journal it was mentioned a pair of Hummell boys from Iowa that had just walked away from the prison. It seems that this prison was by a river and it was only guarded on 3 sides and so they simply walked to the river and escaped. I would like information on any Hummell. Thanks.
There are 9 from the Iowa 32nd Company B on record here at Andersonville.
Let me know if you want more details . Here are the names.
Charles R. Belanskie
Lweis B. Boombower
Samuel L. Griffin
Arthur Mc Convill
Martin B. Parker
Amazing that all survived their imprisonment here after arriving here at the
worst time possiable.
Andersonville Historic Site Historian / NPS Volunteer
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Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 12:15 AM
Subject: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] 32nd IA Inf. Co. B
>I am looking for information about the 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry Company
>B. Does anyone have info, photos, letters to share.
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UNION IOWA VOLUNTEERS
32nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry
Organized at Dubuque and mustered in October 6, 1862. Moved to Davenport,
Iowa, October 15-16; thence to St. Louis, Mo., November 21-23. Attached to
District of Columbus, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to January,
1863. District of Columbus, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of
Tennessee, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Corps, to
March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to
June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to
December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army of Tennessee,
Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th
Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.
SERVICE,-Companies "B," "C," "E," "H", "I" and "K" moved from St. Louis,
Mo., to New Madrid, Mo., November 25-28, 1862, and duty there till December
28. Expedition to Clarkston, Mo., December 17-21 (Cos. "C" and "I").
Evacuation of New Madrid December 28, and moved to Fort Pillow, Tenn.,
December 28-29. Duty there till June 20, 1863. (Co. "F" at Fulton April 1 to
June.) Ordered to Columbus, Ky., June 20, and duty there till January 20,
1864. Expedition to Rickman, Ky., August 1, 1863 (Cos. "B" and "I"). (Co.
"C" mounted July 1, 1863. and attached to 4th Missouri Cavalry till January
15, 1864, when rejoined Regiment.) Companies "H" and "I" ordered to Island
No. 10 September 1, 1863. Action at Island No. 10 October 16 (Cos. "H" and
"I"). Expedition to Tiptonville November 21 (Co. "H"). All Companies moved
to Vicksburg, Miss., January 20-26, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March
2. Meridian February 16. Near Canton February 27-28. Canton February 28.
(Cos. "A," "D," "F" and "G" detached from Regiment and moved to Cape
Girardeau, Mo., November 25-28, 1862. Attached to District of Southeast
Missouri to July, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of
Southeast Missouri, to August, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,
Arkansas Expedition, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,
Dept. of Arkansas, to January, 1864.
SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., till March 14, 1863. Moved to
Bloomfleld March 14 and return to Cape Girardeau April 21. Action at Cape
Girardeau April 28. Pursuit of Marmaduke to Castor April 28-May 5. At Cape
Girardeau till July. Moved to Bloomington July 10, thence march to
Clarendon, Ark., July 19-August 8. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August
8-September 10. Expedition up White and Little Red Rivers August 13-16. West
Point, White River, August 14. Harrison's Landing August 16. Reed's Bridge,
Bayou Metoe, August 27. Shallow Ford, Bayou Metoe, August 30. Bayou Fourche
and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till January,
1864. Expedition to Mt. Ida November 10-18, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn.,
January 31-February 5, 1864; thence to Vicksburg, Miss., February 7-9, and
duty there till March, when rejoined Regiment. (Red River Campaign March
10-May 22, 1864. Fort DeRussy March 14. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9.
Cane River Crossing April 22-24. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Alexandria
May 2-9. Retreat to Morganza April 13-20. Mansura May 15-16. Mellow Bayou
May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 10.
Lake Chicot , Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July
5-21. Harrisburg July 13. Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's
Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9.
Abbeville August 23. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 16; thence to
Desota, Mo., September 25. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price
September 25-November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1.
Battles of Nashville , Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December
17-28. At Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Expedition from Eastport to
Iuka January 9, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-22; thence to
Dauphin Island, Ala. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 8-April
12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 18. Assault and
capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to
Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there and in District of Alabama till
August. Mustered out August 24, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 101 Enlisted men killed and
mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 213 Enlisted men by disease. Total 322.
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From: "Mark Bergo" <odette(a)fbx.com>
Subject: [IA-CIVIL-WAR] 32nd IA Inf. Co. B
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 23:15:34 -0500
I am looking for information about the 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry Company
B. Does anyone have info, photos, letters to share.
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Hello everyone. I'm on a committee planning "Forget-Me-Not: Victorian Day at
Oakdale Cemetery" in Davenport, Iowa. This will be a living history event,
with actors performing "living epitaphs" of some of the historically
important figures buried at Oakdale. I will portray John McDowell Burrows, a
Davenport pioneer who helped establish Oakdale Cemetery in 1857. We'll have
a horse-drawn hearse, as well as a modern hearse, on display, along with
other funerary artifacts. We'll also have a hayride tour of the grounds. A
small admission fee will be charged, with proceeds going to pave the roads
in the cemetery. If anyone happens to be in the Davenport, Iowa area on
September 24, stop by. It should be an interesting event. We still need
volunteers to be tour guides. Also, if anyone knows any Civil War reenactors
(groups or individuals) who would like to participate, let me know. Oakdale
is the final resting place for Civil War CMOH recipient John Vale, three
Brevet Brigadier Generals (Joseph Bloomfield Leake, Addison Hiatt Sanders,
and George Henry Cram), children from the Iowa Soldiers' Orphans Home, and
many other Civil War vets, some of whom are buried in Oakdale's
VA-Recognized Soldier's Lot. Many thanks to anyone who can help. For more
info, check out TheCemeteryClub.com.
Amateur Genealogist / Taphophile