This is what the Roster and Record..., Vol. 4, has on Charles H. McFarling:
Charles H. McFarling was born in Iowa and enlisted in Co. I, 1st Iowa
Cavalry, at the age of 27. He was living in Wapello Co., Iowa, and enlisted
on June 13, 1861, and mustered in August 3, 1861. He re-enlisted and
re-mustered on Decembery 10, 1863, but died of disease at Little Rock,
Arkansas, on September 29, 1864.
The Roster and Record, Vol. 1, lists this for Harward:
Henry Harward was born in Illinois and was 24 when he enlisted in Co. G, 2nd
Iowa Infantry, at Salt Creek, Iowa, in August of 1862. He mustered August
He also served in Co. G, Second Infantry Consolidated Battalion as a
transfer, and served until mustering out May 30, 1865, at the expiration of
his term of service.
My sources for the above were two of O. J. Fargo's CD-ROMs:
"Iowa History: Treasures from the Archives." CD-ROM. Creston, IA: O. J.
Fargo, 1999; and "Roster and Records of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion, Vols. 1
and 4." Civil War and Iowa: Greyhounds and Hawkeyes. CD-ROM. Creston, IA: O.
J. Fargo, 2000.
Actually, the Shiloh battlefield is one I've yet to visit but hope to soon,
and will be taking with me the great-grandson of Colonel James L. Geddes, the
officer in command of the 8th Iowa Infantry at the Hornets' Nest during the
battle on the first day. It sounds like you had a wonderful experience when
you visited there, and I'm hoping we do also. It will certainly be an
experience for me to cover that same ground in the company of someone whose
ancestor had a big part in the events that unfolded there.
There is a book, out of print now and mine is kind of crumbling, on Iowa's
battlefield monuments called "Dedication of Monuments Erected by the State of
Iowa." In explanation it says: "Commemorating the death, suffering and
valor of Her Soldiers on the Battlefields of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain,
Missionary Ridge, Shiloh, and in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville."
There is a section on "Exercises at Eighth Iowa Regimental Monument, November
22, 1906," which details the ceremony surrounding the dedication of that
monument on the battlefield. Other Iowa regiments had similar monument
dedication ceremonies and these also are described. I've seen photos of the
Iowa monument and you're right, it is dramatic. I may have some articles on
it and will forward the text, if I can find them.
If I can help you further, please let me know.