Iowa. Adjutant General's Office.  Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861-1866. 6 vols. Des Moines, Iowa: E. H. English, 1908-1911. (FHL book 977.7 M2i; films 987646-50; computer number 100011.) This book provides each soldier's name, rank, and often the date and place he was mustered out.  The soldiers are listed by company but not alphabetically.  Volume 6 has names of soldiers from later wars, as well.  An index to the six volumes is found in:

Index to Iowa Soldiers. 7 vols. N.p.: Idaho State Historical Society Genealogical Library, 1979. (FHL book 977.7 M2i index; film 1033761 items 3-9; fiche 6051153; computer number 5766.)

You know when you to to the library and there are those big thick civil war books?  Each time you see them, you tell yourself, "I will have to read through those some day and see what it says about my ancestors regiment."  Well, here you go -- we have Vols. 1&2 done and will be working on Vol. 3.  Fran has typed up all the historical sketches for each volunteer infantry unit.  Afterwards, are listed those men from Clinton County who served in that particular unit.  We hope we got them all.  If we missed any, please let us know.

We found these books at the Historical Museum's gene library and they have been generous enough to let us use them.  They originally belonged to the Gen'l N. B. Baker Post No. 88 of the GAR.  There is an interesting note on the inside cover that says copies can be purchased for $1.25 - the cost of publication. 

Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion Together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations 1861-1866: Vol. 1 1st -8th Regiments-Infantry. Published by authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen. Wm. H. Thrift, Adjutant General. Des Moines; Emory H. English, State Printer, E. D. Chassell, State Binder; 1908


Vol. I

Vol. II

Vol. III

Vol. IV

NOTE: Footnotes and end notes were omitted.



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Clinton County History Books

Many books have been written that include information about Clinton County; indeed, they are still being published today.  Below are some that we have info from online:

1879 L. P. Allen History

1886 Portrait and Biographical Album

1891 Album of Clinton and Lyons

1901 Biographical Record

1886 Newspapers

1901 Newspapers

1911 Wolfe's History of Clinton County

History of Clinton Co., 1976

When Rafters Ruled



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