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38th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry



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Alphabetical Rosters

Thirty-eighth Infantry
Company A | Company B | Company C | Company D | Company E |
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 F

charge2.gif Abbott, John W. Age 19, residence Fairbank, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862; discharged Jan. 9, 1864, New Orleans, LA.

Abbott, William S. Age 18, residence West Union, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; discharged for disability Feb. 15, 1863, St. Louis, MO.


Babcock, Amos, Jr. Age 18, residence Fairbank, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; wounded; discharged for wounds Sept. 17, 1863, Keokuk, Iowa.

Barber, Alexander W. Age 28, residence West Union, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; died of disease Aug. 2, 1863, on steamer "Ohio Belle".

Booth, Andrew J. Age 28, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, died of disease Sept. 11, 1862, St. Louis, MO.

Broadbent, John J. Age 23, residence Fayette County, nativity England, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Third Sergeant; promoted Second Sergeant Dec. 1, 1863, First Sergeant April 16, 1864; discharged Dec. 31, 1864.

Brown, Rensford E. Age 34, residence Hazelton, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 18, 1862; died of disease Aug. 25, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Burget, George Age 29, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.


Campbell, David P. Age 26, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, appointed Second Lieutenant Aug. 11, 1862; resigned Aug. 13, 1863.

Campbell, Thomas C. Age 18, residence Dubuque, nativity Ohio, enlisted Nov. 28, 1863, mustered Dec. 9, 1863; transferred to Company K.

Cavin, William E. Age 24, residence Dubuque, nativity Ohio, enlsited Nov. 28, 1863, mustered Dec. 9, 1863; transferred to Company K.

Chapel, J. Brunson Age 23, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, as Fifth Sergeant; reduced to ranks at his own request Jan. 26, 1863; died of disease Aug. 14, 1863, Port Hudson, LA; buried in National Cemetery, Port Hudson, LA.

Chappel, Alfred Age 23, residence West Union, nativity Canada, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; died of disease July 9, 1863, on steamer "City of Memphis".

Clark, Samuel Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 17, 1862; died of disease Nov. 12, 1863. Dubuque, Iowa.

Clements, Henderson Age 36, residence West Union, nativity Ireland, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; promoted Fourth Corporal April 16, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Collins, Cephas H. Age 18, residence Eldorado, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Cook, John Age 19, residence West Union, nativity Wisconsin, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Cooper, Benjamin Age 36, residence Hanover, IL; nativity Delaware, enlisted Aug. 17, 1862, as Fourth Corporal; transferred to Company B.

Cordray, Lewis M. Age 25, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; promoted Eighth Corporal April 28, 1863; died of disease Aug. 29, 1863, Carrollton, LA.


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limber.gif Dayhuff, Peter Age 27, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; discharged for disability June 5, 1863, New Madrid, MO.

Deppe, Charles C. Age 21, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; died of disease Nov. 21, 1862, Windsor, Iowa.

Doolittle, Egbert D. Age 39, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; died of disease Nov. 16, 1863, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 32, grave 55.


Foster, Orrin Age 33, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; died of disease Sept. 11, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Fuson, Joseph B. Age 33, residence Eldorado, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; died Sept. 4, 1863, Keokuk, Iowa.


Hennings, Thomas Age 25, residence West Union, nativity England, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Higby, Milo L. Age 32, residence Fairbank, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.

House, Alexander Age 37, residence West Union, nativity New York, Aug. 13, 1862; transferred to Company K.

House, Jeremiah Age 38, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.


Ives, Asahel Age 27, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; promoted Third Corporal Dec. 1, 1863, Fourth Sergeant April 16, 1864; transferred to Company K.


Jones, Jasper N. Age 29, residence Richfield, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; discharged for disability July 1, 1864, New Orleans, LA.


Keasey, Christian A. Age 26, residence Brush Creek, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Kelsey, Russel D. Age 37, residence Brush Creek, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 17, 1862; died Nov. 2, 1863; buried in National Cemetery, Mound City, IL; section A. grave 355.

Kidder, Reuben H. Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; died of disease July 21, 1863, on steamer "Anglo Saxon," Yazoo City, MS.

King, Henry W. Age 18, residence Fremont, nativity Wisconsin, enlisted Nov. 24, 1862, mustered Dec. 13, 1862; transferred to Company B.

Kirkpatrick, John N. Age 32, residence El Dorado, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.


Lee, Leander N. Residence Eden, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; discharged for disability Oct. 30, 186?, Central District, MO.

Leonhart, Martin Age 20, residence Taylorsville, nativity Germany, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; promoted Second Corporal April 16, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Linderman, Erastus S. Age 41, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, as Second Corporal; died of disease Aug. 2, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Linn, John R. Age 28, residence Fayette County, nativity Maine, enlsited Aug. 14, 1862; died of disease Aug. 3, 1863, on steamer "City of Memphis."

Luce, Elijah W. Age 37, residence West Union, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; died of disease Jan. 17, 1864, Brownsville, Texas; buried in National Cemetery, Brownsville, TX.

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usfort.gif McNutt, George E. Age 18, residence Bremer County, nativity Illinois, enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, mustered Feb. 26, 1864; transferred to Company K.

McQuilkin, Robert W. Age 18, residence Bremer County, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, mustered Feb. 26, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Mansfield, Frederick W. Age 18, residence Searsmont, Maine, nativity Maine, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; discharged for disability Aug. 23, 1862, Vicksburg, MS.

Matthews, John Age 32, residence Douglass, nativity Kentucky, enlisted Aug. 25, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Miller, Hiiram Age 18, residence Frederica, nativity New York, enlisted Feb. 22, 1864; mustered Feb. 2, 1864; discharged for disability June 16, 1864, Brownsville, Texas.

Miller, Jacob Age 19, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 14, 1863; promoted Second Corporal Dec. 1, 1863; Third Sergeant April 16, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Moe, Albert B. Age 20, residence Brush Creek, nativity Michigan, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Murray, George M. Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity Scotland, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862; promoted Fifer April 30, 1864; transferred to Company B.


Nichols, Dennis Age 19, residence Winneshiek County, nativity Canada, enlisted Dec. 7, 1863; mustered Dec. 7, 1863; transferred to Company H.


Obenchain, Philip B. Age 44, residence Bremer County, nativity Virginia, enlisted Feb. 26, 1864; mustered March 16, 1864; died April 19, 1864, Hospital, New Orleans, LA.

Obenchain, William F. Age 18, residence Bremer County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, mustered March 16, 1864; died April 19, 1864, Hospital, New Orleans, LA.


Parker, Miles Age 28, residence Eden, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; discharged for disability June 18, 1864, New Orleans, LA.

Parker, Samuel Age 18, residence Eden, nativity Wisconsin, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Parkhurst, Warner Age 21, residence Fairbank, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Drummer, transferred to Company K.

Perkins, William F. Age 23, residence Richland, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, as Seventh Corporal; died of disease Nov. 18, 1863, Memphis, TN; buried in Mississippi River Ntional Cemetery, Memphis, TN; section 1, grave 250.

Peterman, John Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862; died of disease Jan. 21, 1863, Dubuque, Iowa.

Phillips, Salathiel M. Age 29, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, as First Sergeant; died of disease Aug. 18, 1863, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 33, grave 35.

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Rawson, George L. Age 40, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Fourth Sergeant Jan. 28, 1863, Third Sergeant Dec. 1, 1863; Second Sergeant April 16, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Rawson, James D. Age 20, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Reber, Henry G. Age 18, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Sept. 4, 1862; discharged for disability April 16, 1863, New Madrid, MO. See Company H, Eighteenth Infantry. See also Company D, Forty-sixth Infantry.

Richards, John A. Age 24, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; died of disease Aug. 3, 1863, Vicksburg, MS; buried in National Cemetery, Vicksburg, MS.

Riser, Gustave Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity Prussia, enlisted Aug. 23, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Robbins, Mortimer C.F. Age 26, residence Fayette County, nativity Michigan, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Roberts, Jesse J. Age 43, residence Fairbank, nativity Kentucky, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862, as third Corporal; promoted Fifth Sergeant Jan. 28, 1863; transferred to Company K.

Robinson, Amasa J. Age 20, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 23, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Robinson, Jacob F. Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 23, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Robison, John H. Age 18, residence Fairbank, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; died of disease Oct. 18, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Rogers, Jacob W. Age 42, residence West Union, nativity New Hampshire, appointed Captain Aug. 11, 1862; mustered out Dec. 31, 1864.

Rogers, Joseph C. Age 22, residence Eden, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 11, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Ronco, John Age 44, residence Bremer County, nativity New York, enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, mustered Feb. 26, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Ronco, Joseph J. Age 18, residence Frederica, nativity New York, enlisted Feb. 26, 1864, mustered Feb. 26, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Rush, Jacob, Jr. Age 33, residence Fredericksburgh, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, as First Corporal; mustered Nov. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Russett, Joseph Age 18, residence Frederica, nativity New York, enlisted Feb. 22, 1864; mustered March 16, 1864; died of disease June 7, 1864, Jefferson Barracks, MO. Buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 8, grave 95.

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horseback2.gif Saltsgiver, Henry C. Age 24, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; promoted Wagoner April 30, 1863; died of disease Sept. 12, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Severson, Barnard Age 28, residence Conklin Centre, NY; nativity New York; enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Fourth Corporal, June 5, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Sharp, Ira W. Age 27, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; died of disease Nov. 5, 1862, Dubuque, Iowa, before muster.

Shoemaker, Henry M. Age 23, residence West Union, nativity Indiana, appointed First Lieutenant Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Simpson, Daniel Age 36, residence Fairbank, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Sliter, Graham D. Age 25, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania; enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; died of disease Aug. 10, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Smith, Eugene Age 18, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Smith, Josiah C. Age 39, residence Illyria, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Soward, George S. Age 32, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; mustered Nov. 4, 1862; promoted Sixth Corporal April 16, 1864; transferred to Company K.

Soward, Stewart C. Age 26, residence Richfield, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Spaulding, James Age 39, residence Taylorsville, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Spears, Charles G. Age 23, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Fifth Corporal; transferred to Company K.

Stadts, Alexander Y. Age 24, residence Richfield, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; promoted Fifer Jan. 1, 1863; died of disease Sept. 11, 1863, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO.

Stahl, Harmon Age 35, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; died of disease Sept. 2, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Sutherland, Dorr Age 20, residence Waucoma, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Sixth Corporal; died of disease July 28, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Sutherland, Sherman Age 24, residence Waucoma, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 19, 1863, New Orleans, LA.


Taylor, Charles Age 26, residence Littleton, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 19, 1862; died of disease Sept. 28, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Thorp, Ellsworth M. Age 18, residence Lima, nativity Illinois, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Tracy, Albert Age 25, residence Douglass, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; died of disease July 14, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.


Umbarger, David P. Age 32, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; died of disease Aug. 24, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Umbarger, John P. Age 24, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company K.


Vargason, Albert Age 32, residence Fayette County, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 23, 1862; transferred to Company K.


Walrath, Jacob H. Age 21, residence Brush Creek, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, as Second Sergeant; promoted Second Lieutenant Aug. 9, 1863; not mustered. Discharged for promotion in United States Colored Infantry, March 18, 1864.

Wells, Joseph T. Age 28, residence West Union, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; promoted Third Corporal Feb. 12, 1863; died of disease Sept. 11, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Welsh, David B. Age 35, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, as Wagoner; reduced to ranks at his own request April 3, 1863; transferred to Company K.

Welsh, Leander Age 22, residence Lima, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, as Eighth Corporal; reduced to ranks at his own request April 30, 1863; transferred to Company K.

Wilcox, Charles A. Age 21, residence Fayette County, nativity Michigan, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Fourth Sergeant; reduced to ranks at his own request Jan. 28, 1863; discharged for disability May 1, 1863, New Madrid, MO.

Williams, Merit L. Age 18, residence West Union, nativity Wales, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Wilson, Marshal Age 27, residence Fayette, nativity Canada, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; died of disease Aug. 17, 1863, St. Louis MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO.


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Alphabetical Rosters

Thirty-eighth Infantry
Field and Staff | Company A | Company B | Company C | Company D | Company E | 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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