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THE SIOUX CITY CAVALRY

1861 - 1864

Surnames - McElhaney to Nevins

McElhaney, Thomas S. Age 23. Residence Sioux City, nativity Virginia. Enlisted September 25, 1861, as Seventh Corporal. Mustered November 14, 1861. Promoted Fifth Corporal January 17, 1863; Fourth Corporal May 22, 1863. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. By reason of expiration of service; discharged November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. Died November 10, 1914 at Hot Springs, South Dakota, buried Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa.
His Discharge Paper.
Gravestone Photo
Another Gravestone Photo.

McElhaney, William J. Age 27. Residence Sioux City, nativity Virginia. Enlisted as a Private September 25, 1861. Mustered November 14, 1861 in Sioux City Cavalary. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. Receiving pension in Iowa in 1891. In 1909 there are entries in the National Homes for Disabled Veterans which indicate he was a farmer in Topeka, Kansas. In the 1910 census he is residing in the Iowa Soldiers Home, Linn, Marshall County, Iowa.

Marshall, Abram Age 33. Residence Sioux City, nativity Ohio. Enlisted September 25, 1861, as Fourth Sergeant. Mustered November 14, 1861 into Sioux City Cavalry. Promoted to Full Third Sergeant January 17, 1863. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1964 at Sioux City, Iowa.

Mathison [Matheson], Gunder Age 22. Residence Spirit Lake, nativity Norway. Enlisted September 24, 1861. Mustered November 14, 1861. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. Died May 10, 1926 at Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa and is buried in Little Sioux Cemetery, Dickinson County, Iowa.
Bio With Picture
Obituary
Bio In 1917 History
Dickinson County Resident

Maxwell, David B. Age 28. Residence Spirit Lake, nativity New York. Enlisted September 25, 1861. Mustered November 18, 1861. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. He was born about June 5, 1832 (probably Iowa) and died June 13, 1904 in Pine Valley, Clark County, Wisconsin. He is buried at Neillsville Cemetery, Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin.
Dickinson County Resident

Mead, Frank H. Age 18. Residence Peterson, nativity Illinois. Enlisted October 11, 1861. Mustered November 14, 1861. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. Died February 13, 1914 at Onawa, Monona County, Iowa and is buried in Onawa City Cemetery.
Obituary
Dickinson County Resident

Millard, Andrew J. Age 29. Residence Sioux City, nativity New York. Appointed Captain September 25, 1861. Mustered November 14, 1861. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Died October 4, 1894 at Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa. He is buried at Logan Park Cemetery, Woodbury County, Iowa.
Bio, Picture
Obituary
Dickinson County Resident

Miller, George W. Residence O'Brien County. Enlisted October 11, 1861 at the age of 25. Enlisted in Sioux City Regiment on November 14, 1861. Transferred into Company I, 7th Cavalry Regiment on July 14, 1863. Mustered out on November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. He was born in Tippicanoe, Indiana on September 16, 1835 and died February 9, 1906 at Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado. He is buried at Fort Collins Grandview Cemetery along with his wife Cordelia. The following is a story provided by his grand-nephew Chuck Tutt: "An interesting story George told was that when the Indian's were beaten they were moved west with a group of Cavalry, including George, trailing behind them. The small group of cavalry was to track the Indian movements and were not there to push, fight or confront the indians. One day, near nightfall the Cavalry troopers were coming to a river that they thought the Indian's had already crossed. They were tired and whipped their horses the last little way over a hill to the river bank and found themselves right in the middle of the Indians. The Indians had not crossed the river. The troopers turned their horses around spured and whipped them riding at a dead run until well after dark. Then they sat their horses in the dark under some trees, peering out to see if any Indians were following. They were scared to death that they would all be killed."
Burial, Gravestone Photo

Miller, Moses. One record has him mustering out on September 24, 1861 and another as being rejected by the Mustering Officer. Quite possibly due to age. There is another Moses Miller who enlisted in December 1862 at age 18 into Company D, 20th Iowa Infantry.

Moffatt, Richard. Age 27. Residence Sioux City, nativity Canada. Enlisted April 24, 1863. Mustered April 24, 1863 Sioux City Regiment Iowa. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Received a disability discharge on August 3, 1865 at Sioux City, Iowa. Richard Moffatt received a pension from a filing in Texas but the date of filing is not legible. He died on 1 January 1910. In January 1910, Jennie Moffatt started receiving a pension in Richard Moffatt's name from a filing in Oklahoma. "The Long Blue Line, Civil War Union Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma" publication records his burial at Gethsemane Cemetery, Caddo, Bryon, Oklahoma.
Gravestone Photo

Morf, John Henry Sr. Residence Sioux City, nativity Switzerland. Enlisted as a 2nd Corporal on September 25, 1861 at the age of 29. Enlisted in Sioux City Regiment Iowa on November 14, 1861. Promoted to Full 5th Sergeant on January 17, 1863. Promoted to Full 4th Sergeant on May 22, 1863. Transferred into Company I, 7th Cavalry Regiment Iowa on July 14, 1863. Mustered out on November 23, 1864 at Sioux City. Was Plymouth County, Iowa Treasurer in 1871. Filed for pension in Washington on August 20, 1890. His widow Bridget filed for widower's pension on March 26, 1897.
Gravestone, More Information

Morton, James F. Rejected or mustered out on September 30, 1861, by the Mustering Officer.

Muck, Joseph. Age 45. Residence Springfield, Minnesota, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted as a Private on September 24, 1861. Enlisted in Sioux City Regiment on November 18, 1861. Transferred to Company I, Seventh Cavalry, July 14, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. Died July 21, 1897 at Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Plattsmouth.
Burial

Murray, Archibald. Age 30. Residence O'Brien County, Iowa, Sioux City, nativity New York. Enlisted as 6th Corporal November 10, 1861. Mustered Sioux City Cavalry November 14, 1861. Promoted to Full Fourth Corporal January 17, 1863. Transferred to Company I, Iowa 7th Cavalry Regiment July 14, 1863. Promoted to Full Third Corporal December 4, 1863. Mustered out November 23, 1864 at Sioux City, Iowa. Died January 5, 1873 and is buried in Clay County, Iowa.
Gravestone Photo

Myers, John. Age 24. Residence Sioux City, nativity Ireland. Enlisted September 25, 1861. Mustered Sioux City Cavalry November 14, 1861 No further record found.

Nevins, John W. Age 23. Residence Keithsburg, Illinois, nativity Illinois. Enlisted September 25, 1861 as Fifth Sergeant. Mustered Sioux City Cavalry November 14, 1861. Discharged for disability January 16, 1863, Sioux City, Iowa. There is a pension record for him but the document date and recipient and location are not legible.

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