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38th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry



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Alphabetical Rosters

Thirty-eighth Infantry
Company A | Company C | Company D | Company E | Company F |
Company G | Company H | Company I | Company K |


Thirty-fourth and Thirty-eighth Consolidated
Company A | Company B | Company C | Company D | Company E | Company F | Company G | Company H |
Company I | Company K

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Term of service three years.
Mustered in at Dubuque, Iowa, Nov. 4, 1862, by Captain George S. Pierce, United States Army.
Transferred to the Thirty-fourth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (34th and 38th Consolidated), Jan. 1, 1865, unless otherwise noted.


Company B


bugler.gif Ashby, William Age 20, nativity Missouri, enlisted June 9, 1864, as Under Cook; mustered June 9, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Avery, Orrin F. Age 31, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, appointed Second Lieutenant July 16, 1862; promoted First Lieutenant April 7, 1863; Captain Jan. 8, 1864; transferred to Company I.


Bacher, James A. Age 18, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, transferred to Company I.

Barrick, Isaac Age 27, residence Janesville, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Third Corporal Jan. 1, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Barrick, William N. Age 24, residence Janesville, nativity Ohio, enlisted Nov. 5, 1862, mustered Jan. 6, 1863; transferred to Company I.

Bartlett, William H.H. Age 22, residence Janesville, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 14, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Baskins, David W. Age 23, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted July 25 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 19, 1863 on steamer "City of Memphis".

Baskins, Francis M. Age 22, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug.14, 1863, Port Hudson, LA.

Baskins, George W., Jr. Age 31, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Fourth Corporal, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 20, 1863, Memphis, TN; buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN; Section 2, grave 504.

sadnews.gif Baskins, George W., Sr. residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 10, 1862, as Wagoner, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability July 23, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Baskins, William Age 18, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1863; died of disease Nov. 25, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Baum, Zeager Age 32, residence Janesville, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease July 24, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Beebe, Charles Age 24, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 3, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Oct. 27, 1863, Janesville, Iowa.

Beebe, Hinckley F. Age 30, residence Waverly, nativity New York, appointed Captain July 5, 1862,promoted Major Jan. 8, 1864; transferred to Field and Staff 34th and 38th Consolidated.

Beebe, Jerrod J. Age 27, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, transferred to Company I.

Beebe, Sherman F. Age 44, residence Waverly, nativity Connecticut, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability July 23, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Bell, Elisha Age 22, residence Janesville, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Sept. 3, 1863, Dubuque, Iowa.

Benjamin, William S. Age 26, residence Waverly, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died Sept. 27, 1863, Dubuque, Iowa.

Bloker, George Age 18, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Feb. 10, 1864, Janesville, Iowa.

Bogart, Nelson, Age 34, residence Bremer County, nativity New York, enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, mustered Jan. 4, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Brooks, John H. Age 28, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted July 21, 1862, as Second Sergeant; mustered Sept. 11, 1862; promoted First Sergeant May 1, 1863; discharged Jan. 1, 1865, Morganza, LA.

Brower, Erastus L. Age 37, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Brown, George A. Age 31, residence Waverly, nativity New Brunswick, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; promoted fifth Corporal June 24, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Burke, David C. Age 28, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Burlingame, Seymour Age 41, residence Bremer County, nativity New York, enlisted Jan. 14, 1864; mustered Jan. 14, 1864; transferred to Company I.
Butler, William O. Age 39, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted July 18, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Sept. 4, 1863, Vicksburg,MS.

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usfort.gif Chesley, John H. Age 20, residence Cedar Falls, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Crail, Abel M. Age 32, residence Janesville, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as third Sergeant; promoted Second Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865; transferred to Company I.

Curtis, Lorin L. Age 33, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 6, 1862, as Eighth Corporal, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability June 16, 1864, Brownsville, TX.


Davis, Amasa W. Age 43, residence Bremer County, nativity Maine, enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, mustered Jan. 4, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Denny, John Rejected Nov. 4, 1862 by Mustering Officer.

Dingman, Jacob Age 44, residence Bremer, nativity Canada, enlisted Feb. 12, 1864, mustered Feb. 12, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Dodge, Levi Age 44, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Dodge, Norman E. Age 14 (?), residence Janesville, nativity Michigan, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, as Fifer, mustered Sept. 4, 1862; died Aug. 25, 1863, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 6, grave 113.

Dougherty, Edward C. Age 27, residence Janesville, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, as First Sergeant, promoted Second Lieutenant April 7, 1863; First Lieutenant Jan. 9, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Dougherty, Martin Age 30, residence Janesville, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Fourth Sergeant Jan. 1, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Downs, Samuel Age 21, residence Waverly, nativity Iowa, enlisted July 22, 1862; mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 26, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Dudgeon, Hugh Age 27, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862; promoted Second Corporal Jan. 1, 1864; transferred to Company I.


Edwards, JacksonAge 18, residence Brownsville, Texas, nativity Mississippi, enlisted March 5, 1864, as Under Cook; mustered March 5, 1864; transferred to Company H.

Engleson, Hans Age 26, residence Winneshiek County, nativity Norway, enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, mustered Sept. 27, 1862; died of disease Nov. 17, 1863, New Orleans, LA.


Fanver, John Age 30, residence Allamakee County, Nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Dec. 8, 1864, mustered Dec. 8, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Farris, James M. Age 26, residence Janesville, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Farris, Joseph B. Age 29, residence Waverly, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability June 16, 1864, Brownsville, TX.

Fleisher, Adam Age 21, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, promoted Eighth Corporal June 24, 18864; transferred to Company I.

Freeman, Alzathan S. Age 23, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died Aug. 25, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

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Gardner, George N. Age 31, residence Waverly, nativity Connecticut, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Fourth Sergeant Feb. 3, 1863; Third Sergeant Jan. 1, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Garner, James Age 27, residence Janesville, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; promoted Sixth Corporal June 24, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Garrison, John D. Age 24, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, as Fourth Sergeant, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 14, 18863, Carrollton, LA.

Gilbert, Joseph F. Age 26, residence Bremer County, nativity Michigan, enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, mustered Jan. 4, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Grant, George Age 32, residence New Madrid, MO, nativity Tennessee, enlisted Feb. 17, 1863, mustered Feb. 17, 1863; transferred to Company I.

Griffin, James S. Age 41, residence Janesville, nativity Virginia, enlisted Jan. 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 30, 1863, Memphis, TN; buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN; section 2, grave 456.


Hallsted, James Age 44, residence Dubuque, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Sept. 10, 1862, mustered Dec. 13, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Hinton, Shadrick Age 25, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted July 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Houghton, John C. Age 42, residence Bremer County, nativity New York, enlisted Feb. 24, 1864, mustered Feb. 24, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Hursh, John A. Age 21, residence Jamesville, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Dec. 31, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Huston, Francis Age 42, residence Waverly, nativity Ireland, enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; promoted First Corporal Feb. 3, 1863; died of disease Aug. 20, 1863 on steamer "R. C. Wood".


Inman, Cassius P. Age 16, residence Butler County, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Drummer, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Sept. 13, 1863, New Orleans, LA; see Company E, Thirty-second Infantry.


Jeffers, James G. Age 18, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Jeffers, Thomas C. Age 24, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Jones, John G. Age 38, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 28, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Jones, John O. Age 32, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted July 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; transferred to Company K Nov. 3, 1862.


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limber.gif Keller, Henry Age 36, residence Waverly, nativity Nassau, enlisted July 26, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability Feb. 28, 1864, New Orleans, LA.

Kern, Samuel Age 20, residence Janesville, nativity Indiana, enlisted July 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Nov. 8, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Kerr, Francis Age 35, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, transferred to Company I.

Kinyon, Sanford Age 18, residence Janesville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability Dec. 27, 1863, Davenport, Iowa.


Langley, Joseph Rejected Nov. 4, 1862 by Mustering Officer.

Leslie, Thomas H. Age 28, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease July 18, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Leverich, Asbury Age 39, nativity Ohio, appointed First Lieutenant July 15, 1862; died of disease April 6, 1863, New Madrid, MO; see Company G, Ninth Infantry.

Lewis, Isaac M. Age 25, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Nov. 10, 1863, Iowa.

Lowe, Lewis H. Age 26, nativity Maine, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps; returned to Company; transferred to Company I.


McHenry, James Age 18, residence Decorah, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, mustered Sept. 24, 1862; died of disease Dec. 14, 1863, Milton, Wisconsin.

Mallery, John N. Age 28, residence, nativity Canada, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, mustered Jan. 4, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Mattix, Jacob Age 23, residence Waverly, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 10, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Michael, George A. Age 31, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, as Fifth Corporal, promoted First Corporal Jan. 1, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Michael, Jacob B. Age 23, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 1, 1862; deserted May 13, 1864, Madrid, MO.

Miller, Nathan R. Age 30, nativity Ohio, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, mustered Jan. 2, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Moore, Aaron Jr. Age 24, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 28, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Moore, Samuel S. Age 19, nativity Illinois, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, mustered Jan. 2, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Moulton, Ezra C. Age 35, residence Benton County, nativity Canada, enlisted Oct. 29, 1864, mustered Oct. 29, 1864; transferred to Company I.


Newell, Marion Age 22, nativity Iowa, enlisted Aug. 18, 1862, promoted Seventh Corporal Feb. 3, 1863,Fifth Sergeant Jan. 1, 1864, transferred to Company I.

Nichols, Joseph A. J. Age 30, residence Waverly, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Fifth Sergeant, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for promotion as Second Lieutenant in Sixteenth Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, Dec. 30, 1863, Brownsville, TX.

Norris, Edward F. Age 20, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted July 22, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability May 23, 1864, New Orleans, LA.


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sadnews.gif Ogden, William H. Age 24, residence Waverly, nativity Kentucky, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease November 13, 1863, Waverly, Iowa.

Orthman, Thomas Age 32, residence Waverly, nativity Prussia, enlisted July 24, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 24, 1863, Port Hudson, LA.


Peebles, John M. Age 39, residence, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864, mustered Jan. 2, 1864, promoted Hospital Steward May 23, 1764; Assistant Surgeon Dec. 8, 1864; not mustered. Transferred to Field and Staff.


Randolph, Jeptha F. Age 38, residence Dubuque, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Renn, Jacob T. Age 23, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Reynolds, Leander Age 30, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, as Third corporal, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Oct. 30, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Robbins, Cyrus Age 42, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, as Sixth Corporal, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease Dec. 27, 1863, on steamer "Crescent."

Rose, William E. Age 23, residence Waverly, nativity Delaware, enlisted Aug. 1 ,1862; promoted Fourth Corporal Jan. 1, 1864; transferred to Company I.


Sewell, Samuel Age 26, residence, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Sewell, Thomas Age 21, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 10, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability June 16, 1864, Brownsville, TX.

Shaeffer, Henry Age 30, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, as First corporal, mustered Sept. 11, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Shane, Ellis Age 29, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Sharp, Casville Age 25, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Seventh corporal June 24, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Sharp, M. Age 28, nativity Ohio, enlisted Jan. 1, 1864, mustered Jan. 2, 1864; transferred to Company I.

shaw, Enos F. Age 35, nativity Vermont, enlisted Jan. 2, 1864; mustered Jan. 2, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Shepard, Lambert P. Age 18, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease July 14, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Shores, William Age 36, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Sleeper, Edgar N. Age 18, residence Bremer County, nativity New York, enlisted Feb. 19, 1864, mustered Feb. 19, 1864; transferred to Company I.

Smith, Charles E. Age 18, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted July 15, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Smith, Herbey D. Age 18, nativity Michigan, enlisted July 20, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Smith, Philander H. Age 42, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, as Seventh Corporal; mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died Jan. 23, 1863, Hospital, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 38, grave 40.

Stearns, Thomas A. Age 34, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted July 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability March 12, 1863, St. Louis, MO.

St. John, David J. Age 18, nativity New York, enlisted Nov. 16, 1862, mustered Dec. 1, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Sturdevant, William Age 44, residence Waverly, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 2, 1862, transferred to Company K.


Taylor, Arthur S. Age 18, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted July 25, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease March 6, 1863, Horton, Iowa.

Taylor, William Age 20, residence Waverly, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted July 26, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; died of disease July 26, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.


West, David F. Age 32, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company I.

Wilson, Charles A. Age 23, nativity Illinois, enlisted Jan. 22, 1864, mustered Jan. 22, 1864, transferred to Company I.

Wilson, Samuel Age 34, residence Waverly, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 1, 1862, transferred to Company I.

Wilson, William Age 27, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 11, 1862; discharged for disability May 4, 1863, New Madrid, MO.

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Alphabetical Rosters

Thirty-eighth Infantry
Field and Staff | Company A | Company C | Company D | Company E | Company F | Company G | Company H | Company I | Company K |


Thirty-fourth and Thirty-eighth Consolidated
Company A | Company B | Company C | Company D | Company E | Company F | Company G | Company H |
Company I | Company K

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