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
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
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