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IOWA SOLDIERS BURIED AT FLORENCE NATIONAL CEMETERY


       "Florence Stockade" was another notorious Confederate prison camp, hastily constructed in the late summer of 1864 so that prisoners at Andersonville could be transferred there as Sherman's army threatened.  Soldiers were starved to death in that place and then shoveled into a mass, unmarked grave.  It is now a national cemetery.

       Adams, Martin (born in Canada)
       Resident of Charles City, Iowa.
       Enlisted on 11-1-1861 as a Private at age 23.
       Mustered into "K" Co. Iowa 3rd Infantry.
       Re-enlisted on 12-16-63.
       * Wounded Camden, SC (date not stated) (Wounded on skirmish line)
       * Wounded 7/12/1863 Jackson, MS (Wounded slightly in reght side)
       Date of death unknown
       (Buried at National Cemetery, Florence, SC.  Section 3, Grave 2966)

       Beasley, Jonathan R., born in Indiana
       Residence Yatton IA; 20 years old at enlistment.
       Enlisted on 10/10/1861 as a Private.
       On 11/2/1861 he mustered into "K" Co. IA 13th Infantry
       He Re-enlisted on 1/1/1864
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA
       He died a POW on 10/15/1864 at Florence, SC

       Borden, George W., born in New York
       Residence Hopkinton IA; 18 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 6/8/1863 as a Bugler.
       On 8/3/1863 he mustered into "L" Co. IA 8th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/30/1864 Newnan, GA
        He died of disease as POW on 11/30/1864 at Florence, SC

       Brown, Richard W., born in New York
       Residence Elkader IA; 30 years old.
       Enlisted on 8/1/1863 as a 4th Sergt.
       On 8/1/1863 he mustered into "I" Co. IA 8th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * Wounded 1/3/1864 Waverly, TN
       * POW 7/30/1864 Newnan, GA
       He died a POW on 11/8/1864 at Florence, SC

       Davis, Jonathan W. born in Pennsylvania
       Residence Bellevue IA; 18 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 2/7/1864 as a Private.
       On 2/7/1864 he mustered into "B" Co. IA 5th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/31/1864 Chattahoochee River, GA
       He died a POW on 11/26/1864 at Florence, SC

       Dawson, Robert A. born in Pennsylvania
       Residence Andrew IA; 43 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 8/13/1863 as a Qtr Master Serg.
       On 8/15/1863 he mustered into "G" Co. IA 8th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/30/1864 Newnan, GA
       He died a POW on 10/31/1864 at Florence, SC

       Ferrier, John C. born in Missouri
       Residence Linn MO; 27 years old at enlistment.
       Enlisted on 2/28/1864 as a Private.
       On 3/31/1864 he mustered into "M" Co. IA 5th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/30/1864 Chehaw, AL
       He died a POW on 10/25/1864 at Florence, SC

       Griffith, Benjamin F. born in Ohio
       Residence Montezuma IA; 22 years old.
       Enlisted on 9/27/1861 as a Private.
       On 11/23/1861 he mustered into "E" Co. IA 4th Cavalry
       He Re-enlisted on 12/14/1863
       He was listed as:
       * POW 2/18/1864 Marion, MS
       He died a POW on 2/25/1865 at Florence, SC

       Harper, William F. born in Pennsylvania
       Residence Mount Vernon IA; 28 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 3/31/1864 as a Private.
       On 4/13/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. IA 13th Infantry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA
       Died at Florence 10-8-64

       Holbrook, John R. born in Iowa
       Residence Appanoose County IA; 18 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 3/10/1864 as a Private.
       On 3/16/1864 he mustered into "I" Co. IA 3rd Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 6/11/1864 Ripley, MS
       He died a POW on 11/29/1864 at Florence, South Carolina

       Jacobs, Josiah Cpl. Co. H, 11th Infantry. d. 1-18-65

       Kersey, Benjamin V. born in Indiana
       Residence New Providence IA; 31 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 9/12/1861 as a Private.
       On 10/1/1861 he mustered into "B" Co. IA 11th Infantry
       He Re-enlisted on 1/4/1864
       Promotions:
       * Sergt 7/15/1862
       He was listed as:
       * Wounded 4/6/1862 Shiloh, TN (Finger shot off)
       * POW 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA
       Died 2-6-65 at Florence, South Carolina

       Marshall, William Pvt in Company C, 29th Infantry
       died 1-13-65 at Florence, South Carolina

       McGuire, Patrick Morgan born in Rhode Island
       Residence Omaha NE; 23 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted as a Qtr Master Serg (date unknown).
       He also had service in:
       "H" Co. IA 5th Cavalry
       Died 11-8-64 at Florence, South Carolina

       McIntosh, James M. born in New York
       Residence Oskaloosa IA; 33 years old at enlistment.
       Enlisted on 10/10/1861 as a Private.
       On 10/21/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. IA 13th Infantry
       Promotions:
       * Corpl 6/3/1862
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA
       He died a POW on 11/13/1864 at Florence, SC

       Moon, Jeremiah G. born in Indiana
       Residence Mount Pleasant IA; 19 years old.
       Enlisted on 7/4/1863 as a Private.
       On 7/4/1863 he mustered into "E" Co. IA 8th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/30/1864 Newnan, GA
       He died a POW on 1/15/1865 at Florence, South Carolina

       Saylor, J. Pvt in D company, 13th Iowa Cavalry died 9-30-64 at
       Florence, South Carolina

       Smith, Henry C. born in Pennsylvania
       Residence Linn County IA; 19 years old.
       Enlisted on 2/10/1864 as a Private.
       On 3/3/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. IA 13th Infantry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA
       He died a POW on 9/6/1864 at Florence, SC

       Spink, Edwin R. Pvt in Company L 5th Iowa Cavalry. 
       Died 12-30-64 at Florence, South Carolina.

       Sterret, Finley Pvt in Company F 8th Iowa Cavalry. 
       Died 2-1-65 at Florence, South Carolina

       Swift, James S.
       Residence Iconium IA; 19 years old.
       Enlisted on 8/20/1861 as a Private.
       On 9/6/1861 he mustered into "I" Co. IA 3rd Cavalry
       He Re-enlisted on 2/2/1864
       Promotions:
       * 8th Corpl 11/14/1863
       * 3rd Corpl 1/1/1864
       He was listed as:
       * POW 6/11/1864 Ripley, MS
       He died a POW on 2/5/1865 at Florence, South Carolina

       Thomas Joseph A. born in North Carolina
       Residence Unionville IA; 25 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 6/24/1863 as a 6th Corpl.
       On 8/21/1863 he mustered into "F" Co. IA 8th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/30/1864 Newnan, GA
       He died a POW on 10/15/1864 at Florence, SC

       Thompson, Andrew Pvt in Company C 3rd Iowa Infantry.
       Died in early 1865 at Florence, South Carolina

       Thompson, Robert M.
       Residence Mount Vernon IA; 18 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 3/31/1864 as a Private.
       On 4/13/1864 he mustered into "A" Co. IA 13th Infantry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/22/1864 Atlanta, GA
       He died a POW on 11/21/1864 at Florence, SC

       Vail, William C. born in Illinois
       Residence Muscatine IA; 18 years old at enlistment
       Enlisted on 10/14/1863 as a Private.
       On 11/27/1863 he mustered into "K" Co. IA 8th Cavalry
       He was listed as:
       * POW 7/30/1864 Newnan, GA
       He died a POW on 1-5-1865 at Florence, SC

Source:
The Union Dead of the Florence Stockade. Compiled by Rev. Albert H. Ledoux
Contributed By Sharon Workman

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