IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 11/17/2017


Clayton co. Civil War Soldiers

Surnames A-B

This alphabetical listing of Civil War soldiers who were born in, lived in, or died in Clayton co. has been compiled by the Clayton co. coordinator from many sources. It will be updated whenever another soldier is found.

If you'd like a name added, or have additional information, a photo, obituary, etc. for any of the men, please email the Clayton co. coordinator. Should you find an error, corrections are also appreciated.

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Soldier Name Rank Regiment Residence Notes & Links to more info.
Abernethy, Samuel Private Co. D, 21st IA Inf Elkader Enlisted 08/11/1862, mustered 08/22/1862, mustered out 07/15/1865 ~"Roster & Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion", by Guy E. Logan; buried Fremont township cemetery, Bremer co. IA
Adams, Asher 1st Sgt Co. L, 4th IA Cav. Luana 1842-1919. Mustered in 11/17/1861 at Camp Mount Pleasant, IA, & was discharged at Davenport, IA, by reason of expiration term of service, on 12/05/1864. Pension cert #1132649 filed 4/29/1892 & 02/18/1907. Died 3/14/1919 in Osage co. KS, buried in the Osage City cemetery. Biography & obit
Adams, James Kimble Corporal Co. B, 21st IA Inf Hardin 03/24/1839-01/31/1922. Invalid pension cert #739467 filed 08/19/1896 & 3/27/1907. Died in Osage co. KS, buried in the Osage City cemetery. Additional information
Adams, Jeremiah   Co. A, 47th IA Inf Volga 1827-1911; buried in Hillcrest cemetery; obituary
Adams, M.H. Private Co. A, 3rd WI Cav Clayton  
Adams, Samuel Nicholas 'Nic' Private Co. B, 1st IA Cav
Co. K, 1st IA Cav
Elkader 1832-1924. He may have served in both Co. B & Co K; buried Eastside cemetery; Obituary
Adams, Willard 2nd Corporal Co. B, 21st IA Inf Luana 1835-1906; Invalid pension cert #211217 filed 01/03/1880. Buried Luana cem.; obituary. Additional information
Aldrich, Ruel JR 2nd Corporal Co. D, 21st IA Inf Strawberry Point Enlisted 08/11/1862, mustered 08/22/1862, mustered out 07/15/1865 ~ "Roster & Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion", by Guy E. Logan. Born 02/27/1832 in MA, died 2/4/1907. Buried Oak Grove cem. Mitchell co. IA
Acord, Hugh Private Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Wood 06/1845-07/20/1930; buried Oakland cemetery, Manchester, Delaware co. IA
Adney, Johan Private Co. K, 31st WI Inf McGregor  
Adrian, Michael Private Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Guttenberg 11/16/1841-01/29/1923; buried Estella Union cemetery, Chippewa co. WI
Adrian, Peter   Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Jefferson twp. Rejected by mustering officer for being underage
Ahrend, John   Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Guttenberg 08/03/1842-06/16/1870; Buried in St. John's Lutheran cemetery, Benton co. IA
Alexander, J. Private 4th IN Battery Millville  
Alexander, Martin L. Private Co. G, 9th IA Inf. Clayton county Record & Profile. Buried in Union cemetery, Humboldt co. IA
Allard, Thomas   Co. C, 24th KS Cav McGregor  
Allen, Abel Private Co. D, 21st IA Inf Millville Invalid pension cert #198433 filed 10/17/1876. Died 1899 in S. Dak. Buried in Greenhill cemetery. Obituary
Allen, Enoch Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf National 1832-02/17/1911; buried Leavenworth Nat'l cemetery, Leavenworth, KS
Allen, Joseph N. Private Co. D, 21st IA Inf and
unassigned 34th IA Inf.
Millville Enlisted 2/12/1864, transferred to the 34th IA Inf. July 1865, dischg 08/15/1865. Invalid pension cert #803000 filed 6/18/1891.
Allen, Thomas Private Co. K, 21st WI Inf North McGregor May have also served in US Vet Reserve Corps, Co A
Alloway, William H. Private Co. B, 21st IA Inf Strawberry Point Born in IL. Enlisted 08/06/1862, mustered 08/18/1862. Right arm amputated after being wounded at Black River Bridge, MS 05/17/1863. Died 06/08/1863 on a hospital boat. ~"Roster & Record of Iowa Troops in the Rebellion", by Guy E. Logan. Biography
Allurt, Harmon
Allert, Herman
Private Co. G, 21st IA Inf North Buena Vista Buried in Giard cemetery; Additional information
Allyn, William M. Sergeant Co. E, 27th IA Inf. Garnavillo 12/28/1828-07/09/1917; buried Eddy cemetery, Kendallville, Winneshiek co. IA
Amling, Jacob Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf. Elkport  
Anderegg, John 1st. Lieut Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Guttenberg 0612/1823-05/22/1910; buried Guttenberg City cemetery; Photo
Anderson, Columbus Dighton Wagoner Co. A, 83rd IL Inf. Giard/National 1837-1911; Removed from WI to Clayton co. in 1890; buried in the National cemetery; Obituary
Angier, Silas Wright 6th Corp Co. E, 27th IA Inf National 06/16/1844-09/11/1935; buried Glendale cemetery, Polk co. IA
Ankney, Samuel   Co. B, 7th WI Inf McGregor  
Ano, John   Co. G, 21st IA Inf. McGregor Biography
Antrim, John M.
Anthrom, John M.
Private Co. E, 21st IA Inf Strawberry Point Residence Dubuque, nativity Ohio. Enlisted, age 21, Aug. 14, 1862. Mustered Aug. 22. 1862. Discharged for disability May 21, 1863, St. Louis, Mo. buried Strawberry Point cem. ~info. contributed by Steve Hanken; Discharge papers; Additional information
Apfeld, Hugo   Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Guttenberg 02/14/1842-01/09/1901; Buried in E. Dubuque cemetery, Jo Daviess co. IL
Appleton, William H. 8th Corporal Co. B, 21st IA Inf Wood Buried in Brown cemetery; Discharge papers; Additional information
Arble, Richard P. Private Co. E, 29th IA Vol National died 11/25/1862 of typhoid fever; buried National cem
Ashline, Edward Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf. National buried National cem
Ashline, George Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf. Wood 1844-03/14/1927; buried Edgewood cemetery, Delaware co. IA
Ashline, Hiram Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf. National 1841-06/06/1873; buried Asbury cem.
Ashline, William Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf. Wood 04/15/1840-06/13/1919; buried Edgewood cemetery, Delaware co. IA
Ashmead, C. Private Co. E, 13th IA Inf Brookville * *unknown if this is Adams co. Iowa or Clayton co. Iowa?
Baade, John George Private Co. B, 21st IA Inf Giard / National 1843-1929, buried in Monona City cemetery; Additional information
Bachtell, Thomas D.   Co. C, 12th IA Inf. Volga 1840-1910; buried in Hillcrest cemetery
Bagby, Davis   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Elkport 01/11/1841-10/26/1863; buried Brown cemetery, Mallory twp.
Bagby, Thomas Hardy   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Elkport 03/31/1831-03/13/1911; buried Brown cemetery, Mallory twp.
Baker, Sylvester Private Co. I & Co. C, Engineer Regiment of the West McGregor More info.
Baldwin, James Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf Clayton co. 1821-06/28/1864; buried Mississippi River National cemetery, Memphis, TN
Balsinger, J. Private Co. E, 140th PA Inf Millville  
Ball, Artemus E. Private Co. C, 3rd IA Inf. Veterans    
Balluff, Victor A. Private Co. H, 16th IA Inf Strawberry Point 1843 - 1896; buried County Corners cemetery
Bank, James Private Co. I & Co. C, Engineer Regiment of the West McGregor More info.
Barber, William C. Private Co. G, 21st IA Inf Gem / Millville 08/31/1843-12/09/1916; buried Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA; Additional information
Barnes, A.S. Sergeant Co. C, 6th IA Cav McGregor  
Barnes, Eugene T. Private Co. C, 13th U.S. Infantry Garnavillo Filed for invalid pension 3/26/1875; cert. #356000; died 2/28/1879, buried in the Garnavillo City cemetery
Barnes, J.C. Captain Co. I, 27th WI Inf Strawberry Point  
Barnes, James H. Private Co. B, Brackett's Indep. MN Batt Monona 1840-1918; buried Monona City cem.; Obit
Barnett, James Private Co. I, 1st MN Inf McGregor  
Barnhart, G.L. Private Co. G, 6th IA Cav Osterdock  
Barnhart, Henry Private Co. L, 6th IA Cav McGregor  
Bartholomew, Andrew J. Private Co. B, 14th VT Inf   b. 02/03/1843 d. in the Civil War on 02/29/1864; buried Ross cemetery
Bartholomew, William Private Co. E, 9th IA Inf Volga City Enlisted at age 42, died in Volga City 06/04/1862; father of Andrew (above); buried Ross cemetery
Bartke, Daniel A. Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf National 08/08/1832-03/18/1892; buried Glenwood Lutheran cemetery, Pope co. MN
Basquin, Francis S.
Basquin, Frank
Private Co. F, 7th OH Inf Edgewood Buried Edgewood cem., Delaware co. IA
Bates, Wm Corporal Co. C, 3rd IA Inf McGregor  
Batterson, O.G. Private Co. C, 102nd NY Inf Clayton  
Baur, John P.
Burr, John P.
  Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg KIA 04/09/1864 Pleasant Hill, LA
Baurette, Augustus   Co. E, 27th IA Inf Clayton co.  
Baxter, Cornelius W. Private Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg died of disease 08/02/1863 Moscow, TN; buried Mt. Harmony cemetery, Elkport
Bay, Humphrey Private Co. C, 2nd NE Inf Honey Creek  
Bayless, Frank Davis Private 2nd MN Inf
Co. D, 3rd MN Inf
Elkader died in Los Angeles, buried in Eastside cemetery, Elkader; Obituary
Baylis, Joseph Vet sergeant & Vet surgeon Co. L, 6th IA Cav McGregor wounded when he accidentally shot off two of his own fingers (per Carl Ingwaldson). Buried in Baylis cemetery, Mendon twp.
Beardsley, George E.   Co. E, 27th IA Inf Garnavillo Buried Boscobel cemetery, Boscobel, WI
Bechtel, Anton 1st Corp Co. D, 27th IA Inf McGregor prior service was in the French artillary
Beck, Johann Frederic Musician Co. K, 17th MO Inf Elkport / Guttenberg 1837-1893. Came to the US with his parents & 4 siblings in 1852 into the port of New Orleans then up the Mississippi to Guttenberg. In 1854 they moved to a farm by Garnavillo. After the war Fred moved his own family (1878) to Waseca co. MN where he later died of various complications from the war. Buried in Minnesota Lake, MN cem.

~Info. & gravestone photo from David Beck
Discharge papers; Obituary; Beck family album

Beck, George

George Beck

  Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Garnavillo Died 02/08/1863, buried Memphis Nat'l cemetery, Memphis, TN. Additional info. can be found on "The 27th Iowa" website.

~Photo contributed by David Beck. A larger version is in his Beck family album on this website.

Beckler, Al   Co. G, 21st IA Inf. North Buena Vista 1826-1887; buried in Buena Vista twp. cemetery
Beckman, Frank H. Private Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Elkport / Guttenberg 05/17/1838-05/22/1889; buried Union cemetery
Behrens, Christian   Co. E, 27th IA Inf. Clayton co. 01/22/1846-02/10/1925; buried Musfeldt cemetery
Beilharz, John   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg Buried in the Iowa Veterans Home cemetery, Marshalltown, IA. Obituary
Bell, James T. Private Co. C, 3rd IA Inf. Garnavillo  
Bender, Henry Adelbert   Co. E, 27th IA Inf Monona 12/19/1837-07/14/1929; buried Grandview cemetery, Fayette, IA
Benjamin, Samuel D. Lieut Co. E, 27th IA Inf National d. 01/17/1910; buried Riverview cemetery, Algona, Kossuth co. IA
Benjegerdes, John F. 7th Corp Co. D, 27th IA Inf Garnavillo  
Bente, Harman Private Co. E, 16th IA Inf Elkader  
Benson, John Thompson 5th Serg Co. E, 27th IA Inf Farmersburg 05/25/1833-04/02/1914; buried Silver Lake cemetery, Dickinson co. IA
Bente, Wm. Private Co. F, 16th US Inf Elkader  
Benton, Willard A. Captain Co. G, 21st IA Inf McGregor d. 09/09/1905; buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery, McGregor; Death notice; Additional information
Bergan, Ole Olson   Co. G, 8th IA Inf Gunder b. Rollag, Nummedal, Norway. Enlisted 11/15/1864. Wounded at Spanish Fort, Alabama. Died 04/24/1866 of the war wounds. Buried Norway Lutheran cemetery
Bergmann, Frederick   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg  
Berst, Michael   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg  
Bertsinger, J.   Co. A, 41st WI Inf McGregor  
Bethard, James Private Co. B, 21st IA Inf. Grand Meadow 1837-1912. Buried Garrett cemetery, Keokuk co. IA. Additional information
Bettys, Mason D.
Bettis, Mason D.
  Co. B, 21st IA Inf Grand Meadow buried Grand Meadow cem.; Additional information
Bettys, Phillip C.   Co. L, 8th IL Cav Grand Meadow buried in Culpeper National cemetery, Virginia, and has a marker in Grand Meadow cem.; Additional information
Beyer, Jabez D. 4th Corp Co. D, 27th IA Inf Clayton co. Discharge; buried Brown cemetery, Mallory twp.
Biedenbach, Henry Private Co. H, 13th IA Inf Guttenberg  
Bigelow, Otis   Co. D, 136th NY Inf   1819-1877; buried in County Corners cemetery
Billings, Montgomery Fisher Private Co. I, 11th WI Inf McGregor 1843-1903; buried in Pleasant Grove cemetery; Obituary
Birch, John Private Co. G, 21st IA Inf. McGregor Biography
Bishop, H.J. Private Co. K, 7th IA Cav Edgewood  
Bissell, James Edward Saddler Co. C, 6th IA Cav Volga 1830-1925; buried in Hillcrest cemetery; obituary
Bitter, Jacob Private Co. D, 27th IA Inf (rejected)
Co. B, 6th or 8th IA Cavalry
Jefferson twp. His name appears on the Consolidated List of persons subject to do military duty, residence Garnavillo, June 1862 or 1863 (hard to read), he was a single man, a laborer, b. Germany. Records of Co. D, 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry indicate that he was rejected in Oct 1862 due to having consumption. August 1863 he enlisted in the 8th Iowa Cavalry from Elkader. His gravestone in the old Garnavillo cemetery reads: Pvt. Co B, Regt 6th Iowa Cav. Researchers should verify his service records.
Bliedung, Alexander 1st Lieut Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg 03/06/1843-01/25/1879; buried Guttenberg City cemetery; Obituary
Block, Joseph   Co. E, 144th WI Inf. Guttenberg d. 1879; buried Guttenberg City cemetery
Bloodworth, Meady   Co. B, 16th IA Inf Elk twp. 1836-1915; buried Mt. Harmony cemetery
Blucker, George Private Co. B, 16th IA Inf Wood  
Boardman, Elisha Captain Co. D, 21st IA Inf. Elkader Buried Eastside cemetery
Bohan, Peter Private Co. A, 12th OH Inf McGregor  
Bolloff, John P. 3rd Corp Co. H, 16th IA Inf Strawberry Point Buried County Corners cemetery
Booth, Hiram Private Co. F, 6th IA Cav Monona  
Boots, James   Union Army Elkader 1845-1920; obit
Boots, Thomas L.   Union Navy Elkader 1840-1932; obit
Border, John Bugler Co. K, 1st IA Cav. McGregor ca1842-12/13/1892. Residence McGregor, nativity Ohio. Enlisted at age 19, June 13, 1861.  Mustered Aug. 17, 1861. Promoted Bugler. Re-enlisted and re-mustered Feb. 24, 1864. Mustered  out Feb. 15, 1866, Austin, Texas. Buried Soldier's Home cemetery, Marshalltown, Iowa ~info. contributed by Steve Hanken
Borrett, George R.F.   Co. B, 16th IA Inf Elk twp. 1841-1930. Buried Mt. Harmony cemetery; obit
Boss, John 5th Corp Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg 1824-1892; POW Pleasant Hill, LA; Discharge; Buried Guttenburg City cemetery
Bothell, John Private Co. A, 78th PA Inf Monona  
Boulden, J.R. Sergeant Co. E, 127th OH Inf Honey Creek  
Bowers, Barzilla Pierson Private Co. B, 1st H'vy Art'y 11th VT Inf. McGregor Obit states: "...enlisted at Brattleburo, VT in Battery B, 2nd Heavy Artillery, 11th Vermont Volunteers. The regiment was always attached to the 6th Army Corps, known as the 'Fighting Six.'" Also served in the 4th Vermont. Buried Pleasant Grove cemetery
Bowers, Solomon Private Co. H, 27th IA Inf Strawberry Point / Wood 07/06/1820-04/01/1905; enlisted from Linn co. IA on 1/4/1865, dischged for disability 6/22/1865; filed for invalid pension 2/25/1879, cert. #273020; buried in Strawberry Point cemetery; Obituary
Boyce, Robert   Co. H, 16th U.S. Inf. Monona 1841-1925. Buried Monona City cemetery. Obituary
Boyle, Martin   Co. C, 6th IA Cav McGregor  
Boyle, Miles   83rd PA Inf McGregor  
Boynton, William C.   Co. B, 21st IA Inf
34th IA Inf. unassigned
Strawberry Point 1843-1908. Filed for pension #807872 on 02/01/1892;Buried Strawberry Point cemetery. Additional information
Bracken, David Private Co. B, 2nd MO Cav Honey Creek  
Bradley, Alonzo W. Private Co. E, 27th IA Inf Garnavillo 04/20/1836-04/18/1920; buried Exira cemetery, Audubon co. IA
Bradley, Andrew J.       1837-1918; buried in Bethel cemetery (close-up of inscription)
Bradshaw, Joseph   Co. E, 9th IA Inf Volga 1825-1893; buried in Hillcrest cemetery
Braman, Elnathan Warren
Braman, E. Warren.
Private Co. B, 21st IA Inf   died Dec. 1885; Additional information
Branderbery, Elias   Co. C, 128th OH Inf McGregor  
Breene, Patrick   Co. E, 27th IA Inf Giard buried Calvary Cemetery, Vernon Springs twp., Howard Co., IA
Bremer, Henry   Co. D, 27th IA Inf. Garnavillo 01/29/1838-04/10/1910; Buried Weckworth cemetery, Sibley co. MN
Broder, B. Private Co. F, 4th MO Cav Guttenberg  
Bromley, Martin Private Co. K, 16th NY Inf McGregor  
Brookhouser, James J. Private Co. A, 29th IA Inf Honey Creek 11/22/1838-12/9/1932; buried Oak Grove cem. Harrison co. IA
Brooks, Henry P.   Co. K, 1st IA Cav McGregor Age 36, nativity New York. Enlisted Jan. 5, 1864. Mustered Jan. 20, 1864. Mustered out Feb. 15, 1866. Austin, Texas. Buried Pleasant Grove cemetery. Obituary
Brookshier, John P.
Brookshire, John P.
Private Co. E, 41st IL Inf. Elk twp. 1836-1910. According to his 1882 bio., he was wounded at Ft. Donelson. Filed for invalid pension 08/22/1894, certificate #483050. Buried Elk Valley cemetery. Obituary
Brown, George Private Co. L, 1st MI Cav McGregor  
Brown, J.C. Sergeant Co. G, 6th IA Cav Osterdock  
Brown, Robert P.   Co. I, 12th IA Inf McGregor Age 39, nativity England. Enlisted Sept. 30,1861. Mustered Oct. 29, 1861. Missing in battle April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864. Died March 30, 1864 at McGregor. Buried Pleasant Grove cemetery ~info. contributed by Steve Hanken
Brown, William Slocomb Private Co. D, 21st IA Volga City 1821-1864. Buried in the Goverment Asylum for the Insane Hospital cemetery (now Saint Elizabeth's Hospital West cemetery), Washington, D.C.) Plot 218. Additional information
Buchholz, Diedrich   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg  
Buck, Orville M. Corporal Co. F, 7th IA Cav McGregor Age 25, nativity New York, Enlisted March 15, 1864. Mustered April 4, 1864. Promoted Eighth Corporal Jan. 8, 1865. Trans to Company F. Seventh Cavalry Reorganized. Buried Pleasant Grove cemetery ~info. contributed by Steve Hanken
His Civil War Pension gives death place as Sioux Falls, SD ~from Linda Linn
Buck, Wilhelm   Co. D, 27th IA Inf Guttenberg Buried Elmwood cemetery, Wayne co. NE
Buggy, Thos Private Co. F, 16th US Inf Elkader  
Burgin, Alva Private Co. C, 13th US Inf Edgewood Buried Edgewood cem., Delaware co. IA
Burgin, John Calvin Private Co. I, 12th MI Inf Edgewood 09/17/1847-9/23/1907. He & wife Josephine are on the 1885 Iowa State census, Clayton co. Elk twp. Buried Milford cem., Dickinson co. IA
Burlock, Samuel Private Co. F, 8th WI Inf McGregor  
Burnham, James F.   Co. K, 15th IA Reg Vol Farmersburg buried Farmersburg-Wagner cem.
Burns, Patrick H.   Co. G, 21st IA Inf. McGregor After the war he removed to the Chicago area. Died 1900, buried Cavalry cemetery, Evanston, Cook co., Ill. Biography
Burns, Thomas   Co. I, 27th IA Inf Giard buried Council Hill cemetery
Butler, Homer 2nd Lieut Co. D, 21st IA Inf Sperry twp. Enlisted 8/12/1862, resigned 12/29/1862. Pension cert. #492902, filed 5/27/1884; removed to Kansas in 1884, died in Seattle, Nov. 1889; buried Lake View cemetery, Seattle. Biography. Obituary
Butts, Conrad M.   Co. B, 4th IA Inf Giard Age 27, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Oct. 5, 1864. Mustered Oct. 5, 1864. Mustered out July 24, 1865, Louisville, Ky. Buried Giard cemetery ~info. contributed by Steve Hanken
Butts, LeRoy A.
Butts, L.A.
Private Co. K, 7th IA Cav Luana / Monona / Linton twp Allamakee co 1836-1916. Enlisted 2/23/1864; joined Co. K 3/10/1864 (Roster & Record) Filed for invalid pension 10/08/1880, cert. #388624. (Fold3 record) Buried Monona City cemetery
Byers, John Paul 7th Corp Co. D, 27th IA Inf Clayton co. 01/30/1843-09/13/1925; buried Franklin Grove cemetery, Wright co. IA
Bywater, George Private Co. E, 3rd WI Inf Monona 1847-1921; Enlisted 08/05/1864, mustered out 07/18/1865. Filed for invalid pension 4/8/1890, cert. #1033246; widow pension 5/28/1921, #911996. Buried Monona City cemetery

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