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1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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Country  United States
Branch  Infantry
Allegiance  Union
1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Active  May 14, 1861, to August 20, 1861
Engagements  Battle of Wilson's Creek

The 1st Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Service

The 1st Iowa Infantry was organized at Keokuk, Iowa and mustered into Federal forces on May 14, 1861, for ninety days' service under Abraham Lincoln's first call for volunteers.

The regiment was mustered out on August 20, 1861.

Total strength and casualties

Unit strength was 959. The regiment suffered 1 officer and 19 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 8 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 28 fatalities.

Wilson's Creek

The loss of the regiment at Wilson's Creek was 13 killed, 141 wounded and 4 missing.

Commanders

  • Colonel John F. Bates
  • Lieutenant Colonel William H. Merritt
  • References

    1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment Wikipedia


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