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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 F | 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 G


2yanks.gif Allyn, Augustus Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio; enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability June 16, 1864, Brownsville, TX.

Anderson, Henry Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity Wisconsin; enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, transferred to Company G.

Audress, Noah Age 24, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio; enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company G.


Bacon, Charles C. Age 28, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Barton, John C. Age 26, residence Fayette County, nativity New York; enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Boswell, James F. Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity Wisconsin; enlisted Aug. 14, 1865; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 14, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Boswell, Willis Age 18, residence West Union, nativity Wisconsin; enlisted Feb. 26, 1864; mustered Feb. 26, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Brown, William O. Age 18, residence Windsor, nativity New York; enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Aug. 5, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Bunton, Leander M. Age 25, residence West Union, nativity Kentucky. Appointed Second Lieutenant Aug. 11, 1862; promoted First Lieutenant June 3, 1863; transferred to Company G.


Chandler, Esquire E. Age 30, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Aug. 30, 1863, Jefferson Barracks, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 5, grave 122.

Converse, Willard E. Age 21, residence West Union, nativity New Hampshire, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 20, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Cummings, Thomas J. Age 26, residence Windsor, nativity Canada, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Aug. 13, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.


Easton, Edward Age 25, residence West Union, nativity England, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Fifth Sergeant; promoted Fourth Sergeant Nov. 11, 1862; First Sergeant June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Easton, George W. Age 18, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlsited Nov., 17, 1862; mustered Jan. 6, 1863; transferred to Company G.

Elwell, Edward Age 29, residence Fayette County, nativity Vermont; enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as First Sergeant; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted First Lieutenant Nov. 11, 1862; resigned June 2, 1863.


Finch, Aurelius Age 24, residence Eden, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Aug. 10, 1863, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO.

Finch, Benoni W. Age 31, residence Fayette County, nativity Michigan, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Fish, Lorezo B. Age 30, residence West Union, nativity Ohio; enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Second Sergeant; transferred to Company G.

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horseback1.gif Gersbaaher, Amandus Age 42, residence Fayette County, nativity Germany; enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; mustered Sept. 24, 1862; died Aug. 6, 1863, St. Louis, MO; buried in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 6, grave 89.


Hart, Frank H. Age 18, residence Dubuque, nativity Illinois; enlisted Oct. 4, 1864; mustered Oct. 4, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Heald, Artemus Age 28, residence West Union, nativity Maine, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Third Corporal June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Heald, Seth Age 25, residence West Union, nativity Maine, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Hendershott, Thomas H. Age 18, residence Clermont, nativity Iowa, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Hensly, Daniel P. Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity Iowa, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Dec. 14, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Hensly, Richard N. Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity Wisconsin, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease July 8, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Holder, Robert Age 28, residence West Union, nativity New YOrk, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as First corporal; promoted Fifth Sergeant Nov. 11, 1862; Third Sergeant June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Houpt, Conrad Age 32, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Oct. 2, 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Houpt, Elias Age 21, residence Fayette County, nativity Pennsylvania; enlisted aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease July 15, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

How, Hiram T. Age 31, residence Fayette County, nativity Michigan, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted Eighth Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; Sixth Corporal. Died Sept. 14, 1863, Vicksburg, MS; buried in National Cemetery, Vicksburg, MS; section 1, grave 370.

Hughes, Robert C. Age 20, residence Windsor, nativity Ireland, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; promoted Fourth Corporal June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.


Jaques, Earl Age 18, residence Illyria, nativity New York, enlisted Nov. 17, 1862; mustered Jan. 6, 1863; died of disease Aug. 22, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Jaques, Francis Age 23, residence Illyria, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 11, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Johnson, George W. Age 20, residence Illyria, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company G.


King, Edwin H. Age 18, residence McGregor, nativity Iowa, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; transferred to Company K.

Kramer, Andrew G. Age 18, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Nov. 28, 1863; mustered Dec. 9, 1863; transferred to Company K.


Learn, Jacob Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 31, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Long, David Age 23, residence Clermont, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 16, 1862; transferred to Company G.

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bugler.gif McMullen, Robert Age 27, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Sixth Corporal; promoted Fifth Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; reduced to ranks; transferred to Company G.


Mathias, Abraham J. Age 19, residence West Union, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted Commissary Sergeant Sept. 26, 1863, Quartermaster Sergeant Sept. 24, 1864; transferred to Field and Staff.

Meikle, John Age 28, residence Fayette County,nativity Scotland, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Millar, Charles H. Age 23, residence West Union,nativity New YOrk, appointed Captain Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Moulton, Horace A. Age 22, residence Fayette County, nativity North Carolina; enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Mullinex, Nelson Age 18, residence Illyria, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Musician; transferred to Company G.


Nicholas, Daniel F. Age 22, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; promoted Seventh Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; Fourth Corporal 1863; Second Corporal June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Nicholas, David W. Age 24, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Wagoner; transferred to Company G.

Niles, Ransom S. Age 28, residence Fayette County, nativity Vermont; enlisted Aug. 12, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Oct. 8, 1864, Davenport, IA.

Norcross, Josiah C. Age 30, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 17, 1863, Carrollton, IA.

Northrop, George E. Age 20, residence Eden, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Aug. 15, 1863, Jefferson Barracks, MO; buried National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks (St. Louis), MO; section 33, grave 23.

Nutting, Oscar Age 26, residence Clermont, nativity Vermont, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; transferred to Company G.


Osgood, Lemuel K. Age 20, residence West Union, nativity Illinois, enlisted Nov. 27, 1863; mustered Dec. 9, 1863; discharged June 15, 1864, Brownsville, TX.

Osgood, Warren Age 44, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died Jan. 22, 1864, New Orleans, LA.


Perry, William T. Age 36, residence West Union, nativity England, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 15 1863, New Orleans, LA.

Poorman, Israel B. Age 22, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Sept. 1, 1863, Carrolton, LA.

Potter, Lorenzo Age 22, residence Windsor, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Fourth Sergeant; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted First Sergeant Nov. 11, 1862; died of disease March 3, 1864, New Orleans, LA.

Potter, Robert C. Age 40, residence Richland, nativity New york, enlisted Aug. 12, 1862, as Drummer, mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Sept. 1, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Proctor, Nathan R. Age 42, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Sept. 2, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

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horseback2.gif Reeves, ? Age 25, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered sept. 9, 1862; War Department reports "No record found".

Reynolds, William H. Age 22, residence Eden,nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Sept. 13, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Richards, Aaron Age 29, residence Illyria, nativity Connecticut, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, as Fifer, mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted Principal Musician Sept. 1, 1863, see Field and Staff.

Roberts, David G. Age 40, residence McGregor, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 27, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Rowell, Richard C. Age 32, residence West Union, nativity Vermnt, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, as Third Sergeant; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted First Sergeant; discharged for disability June 16, 1864, Brownsville, TX.


Scott, William H. Age 18, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Aug. 12, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Seely, Samuel S. Age 39, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted Commissary Sergeant Sept. 30, 1864; mustered out Jan. 6, 1865.

Seward, Daniel E. Age 28, residence Strawberry Point, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Nov. 8, 1863, Benton Barracks (St. Louis), MO.

Shaffer, David Age 20, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; promoted Fifth Corporal June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Shaffer, Joseph Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability May 5, 1863, New Madrid, MO.

Shook, Jacob Age 19, residence Eden, nativity Indiana, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged for disability Feb. 7, 1863, Benton Barracks (St. Louis), MO.

Shriner, William Rejected Nov. 4, 1862, by Mustering Officer.

Smith, Chauncey Age 36, residence West Union, nativity Vermont, enlisted March 30, 1864, mustered April 26, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Smith, Willard Age 43, residence Clermont, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged June 15, 1864, Brownsville, TX.

Spurr, Charles C. Age 20, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Stone, Warren P. Age 18, residence Eden, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 11, 1863, Port Hudson, LA.

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flags.gif Thompson, Francis E. Age 25, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted July 7, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; discharged Feb. 24, 1864, Memphis, TN.

Thorp, Elbridge W. Age 21, residence West Union, nativity Illinois, enlisted Nov. 25, 1863, mustered Dec. 9, 1863; transferred to Company G.

Thurston, Jesse Age 25, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Sept. 1, 1863, Carrollton, LA.

Tyrrell, Lewis W. Rejected Nov. 4, 1862, by Mustering Officer.

Taylor, Edward J. Age 24, residence Elgin, nativity Pennsylvania; enlisted Aug. 9, 1862; transferred to Company H.

Thompson, Andrew P. Age 26, residence Elgin, nativity Canada, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, as Fifth Corporal; mustered Sept. 17, 1862; discharged for disability Sept. 21, 1863, Carrollton, LA.


VanBuskirk, John Age 18, residence Windsor, nativity New York, enlisted Nov. 17, 1862; mustered Jan. 6, 1863; discharged Aug. 11, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

VanBuskirk, Smith Age 44, residence Windsor, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862; mustered Nov. 1, 1862; transferred to Company G.


Watrous, Moses Age 19, residence Westfield, nativity Wisconsin, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; transferred to Company G.

Watrous, Reuben T. Age 28, residence Westfield, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862, as Third Corporal; promoted Second Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; First Corporal, 1863; Fourth Sergeant June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Weaver, John Age 38, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Fourth Corporal; promoted Third Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; Second Corporal; Fifth Sergeant June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Webber, Clarence Age 19, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 11, 1862, as Eighth Corporal; promoted Sixth Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; Third Corporal; First Corporal June 17, 1864; transferred to Company G.

Webster, Lucius A. Residence Sumner, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; died of disease Aug. 2, 1863, on steamer "City of Memphis," Mississippi River.

White, Albert P. Age 32, residence West Union, nativity Massachusetts, enlisted Aug. 20, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted Hospital Steward Nov. 4, 1862; see Field and Staff.

Wilbur, Perry R. Age 25, residence West Union, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 13, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died on Hospital steamer "R.C. Wood", July 31, 1863; buried in National Cemetery.

Williams, Joseph L. Age 22, residence Illyria, nativity Ohio, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Second Corporal; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted First Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 13, 1863, Port Hudson, LA.

Wilson, Charles A. Age 23, residence West Union, nativity Pennsylvania, enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, as Fifth Corporal; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; promoted Fourth Corporal Nov. 11, 1862; died of disease Aug. 11, 1863, Port Hudson, LA.

Wing, Elihu Age 19, residence Fayette County, nativity New York, enlisted Aug. 14, 1862; mustered Sept. 9, 1862; died of disease Aug. 16, 1863, Vicksburg, MS.

Witherell, Loren Age 20, residence West Union, nativity Vermont, enlisted Feb. 29, 1864; mustered Feb. 29, 1864; died of disease July 12, 1864, Brownsville, TX; buried in National Cemetery, Brownsville, TX.

Wood, Francis Age 18, residence Clermont, nativity New York, enlsited Aug. 20, 1862, mustered Sept. 9, 1862; deserted Oct. 23, 1862, Dubuque, IA.


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Alphabetical Rosters

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