The following was found in the Dubuque
library concerning Company K, 21st
Iowa Volunteer Infantry:
"Organized at Dubuque August, 1862.
Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 16.
Attached to District of Rolla, Dept. of
Missouri, to October, 1862. Warren's
Brigade, District of Southeast Missouri,
Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1863. 2nd
Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southeast
Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March,
1863. 2nd Brigade, 14th Division, 13th
Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to July,
1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th
Army Corps, Dept. of Tennessee, to
August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to
March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division,
13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to
June, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept.
of the Gulf, to August, 1864. 2nd
Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps,
Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864.
1st Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military
Division West Mississippi, to February,
1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve
Corps, Military Division West
Mississippi, to February, 1865. 1st
Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps,
Military Division West Mississippi, to
SERVICE.--Moved from St. Louis to Rolla,
Mo., September 22, 1862, and duty there
until October 18. Moved to Salem October
18-20, and duty there until November.
Moved to Houston and Hartsville. Action
at Beaver Creek, Texas County, Mo.,
November 24 (Detachment). Moved to
Houston December, and duty there until
January 27, 1863. March to relief of
Springfield, Mo., January 9-17. Action
at Hartsville, Wood's Fork, January 11.
Moved to West Plains January 27-February
2, thence to Iron Mountain February
9-25, and to St. Genevieve March 9-11.
Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., March
15-22, and duty there until April 25.
Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand
Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson
May 1. Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Battle of
Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River
May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May
18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19
and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July
5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf August 13.
Duty at Carrollton, Brashear City and
Berwick until October 3. Western
Louisiana Campaign October 3-November
17. Expedition to New Iberia October 3-6
and to Vermillion Bayou October 8-30.
Moved to Brazos, Santiago, Texas,
November 22-26. At Matagorda Island and
Indianola until March, 1864, and at
Matagorda Island until June. Moved to
New Orleans, La., and provost duty at
Algiers, Carrollton and Thibodeaux until
July 26. Moved to Morganza July 26, and
duty there until September 3. Moved to
mouth of White River, Ark., September 3.
Duty there and at St. Charles and
Duvall's Bluff until December. At
Memphis, Tenn., until January, 1865.
Ordered to New Orleans, La., January 1,
thence to Kennersville Station, and duty
there until February 5. Moved to Dauphin
Island. Ala., February 5. Campaign
against Mobile and its defenses March 17
to April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and
Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault
on and capture of Fort Blakely April 9.
Occupation of Mobile April 12 to May 26.
Moved to Shreveport, La., May 26--June
8, and duty there and in District of
LaFourche until July. Mustered out July
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers
and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally
wounded and 1 Officer and 168 Enlisted
men by disease. Total 250.
"Recruiting.--This city is all ablaze
with recruiting. There are some fifteen
recruiting offices already and more are
in contemplation. General Harrison has
some sixty names on his roll. The
general takes the right way to secure
recruits. He is not like most of those
who address war meetings and who make
--Herald, August 12, 1862