Franklin co. IAGenWeb Franklin co. Military Records

Civil War Soldiers who lived in, died in or are buried in Franklin co. Iowa

Surnames A - C

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~Compiled by S. Ferrall & other Franklin co. researchers (credited in the individual entries) from various Iowa CW records, CW records from other states, obituaries, newspapers, US census, Iowa State census & cemetery records.

Help make this a complete listing of Franklin co. Civil War soldiers - email the county coordinator if you have corrections, additional names, photos or records. If the soldier has a biography, gravestone photo or obituary, follow the link to view the information. All links will open a new window. Also, use the main site search engine to see if there is even more information about these men on this website.

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Contributors, other than the Franklin co. Coordinator:

(S.H.) Steve Hankin - has photographed many of the gravestones that are posted on the Iowa in the Civil War website
(L.L.) Linda Linn - has contributed many of the individual service records information
(GPP) Gravestone Photo Project - IAGenWeb Special Project, photos contributed by users
(FAG) Find-A-Grave - user contributed online cemetery website

 

Name Birth & Death Notes Burial place / Gravestone photo / Obituary / Other links
Adams, John H. c1839-10/29/1906 Fifer, Co C, l40th Illinois Infantry for 6 months and then Private, 7th Illinois Cavalry until the end of the war. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 30, bio. pg 530 Hampton cemetery
Adams, William T. 08/31/1838-11/05/1910 1862 - enlisted in Co E, 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, promoted to orderly; served in the army of the Cumberland with his regiment; April, 1864, honorably discharged for disability received in the line of service. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 31, bio. pg 554

Enlisted 08/10/1862 from Monticello, WI, mustered 09/1862; Sergeant; Co E, 96th IL Inf.; discharged for disability March 1863. ~Illinois: Roster of Officers & Enlisted Men; National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records (from L.L.)
Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Allen, George 02/04/1842-11/14/1919 Enlisted 04/24/1861, Co B, 17th OH Inf., mustered out 08/15/1861 at Camp Goddard, Zanesville, OH; re-enlisted 12/31/1861, Co E, 64th IL Sharpshooters 'Yates Sharpshooters'; taken prisoner at Glendale, Mississippi in 1863, and sent to Libby prison, transferred to Pemberton, then Danville and then to Andersonville. Later moved to Florence, S.C., and then to Annapolis, Maryland; mustered out 02/11/1865. ~Illinois Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men and Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio; and National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records (from L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Allen, James W. 07/08/1835-? Enlisted 1864, Co. H, 15th IA Inf.; discharged 08/06/1865 at Davenport, IA ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 23, bio pg 433-434  
Allen, Norman c1824-05/31/1901 7th Corporal, enlisted Co E, 43rd WI Infantry 09/02/1864, mustered out 06/24/1865 at Nashville, TN ~Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion & National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records (from L.L.) Hampton cemetery
Althen, Anton   Enlisted in Company D, WI 48th Infantry Regiment 02/15/1865. Mustered out 02/19/1866. ~Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion and Research by Kent Salomon (from L.L.) Meservey - Gravestone (S.H.)
Argent, Thomas F. c1845-03/11/1912 Enlisted Jan 1863; in McLean's Independent battery, serving until September 1865, nearly two years of which time he spent on the plains and one year against Gen. Price in Missouri. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 19, bio pg 359
Enlisted in the Colorado McLain's Light Artillery Battery 12/15/1862. Mustered out 08/31/1865 at Denver, CO. ~Index to Compiled Military Service Records, National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Records, Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force 1861-1865 (from L.L.)
Filed for invalid pension 8/25/1887, Cert. #439074 (Fold3 record)
Hampton cemetery
Askew, James F. 1841-07/12/1927 Enlisted 09/01/1863 as a 7th Corporal; Co I, 9th IA Cavalry; promoted to 5th Corporal 12/08/1863, promoted 2nd Corporal 04/29/1864, to 3rd Corporal 02/07/1864 and to 4th Corporal 01/08/1864; Mustered out 03/15/1866 at Little Rock, AR. ~Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion and National Archives: Index to Federal Pension Record (from L.L.) Hillside, Sheffield - Gravestone (S.H.)
Autry, George 1844-May 1935 Private, enlisted 12/03/1863, Co. H, Iowa 32nd Infantry Regiment; mustered out 07/28/1865 & transferred to Co H, 8th IA Inf. same date. ~Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion (from L.L.) Filed for invalid pension 10/30/1882, certificate #300,338 (Fold-3 record) Hampton cemetery
Biography & photo


Name Birth & Death Notes Burial place / Gravestone photo / Obituary / Other links
Bailey, Asa M. 11/22/1839-07/23/1914 Corporal, Enlisted 09/26/1862, Co G, 31st WI Inf., mustered out 07/08/1865 at Louisville, KY ~Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion (from L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone (GPP)
Bailey, John Wesley 12/15/1846-09/09/1918 Enlisted in Co. G, 31st WI Inf. 2/8/1864; Mustered out 07/08/1865 at Louisville, KY. ~Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion (L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone (GPP)
Photo & obit (FAG)
Bailey, Samuel 09/26/1842-09/28/1921 Enlisted 04/05/1862, Co B, 18th WI Inf., Capt. Jackson; discharged 04/05/1865 at Goldsboro, N.C. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 23, bio. pg 442 Hampton cemetery
Baker, Samuel E. 1834-04/18/1911 Enlisted, Co H., 32nd IA Inf. in 1864 ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 31, bio. pg 541
Corporal. Age 30. Residence Franklin County, nativity New York. Enlisted Feb. 22, 1864. Promoted 7th Corporal May 1, 1865; Sixth Corporal June 26, 1865. Transferred to Company D, Eighth Infantry July 28, 1865 (S.H.)
Hampton - Gravestone (GPP)
Barney, James S. 08/30/1825-04/18/1902 Enlisted 10/06/1864, Co C., 18th WI Inf.; mustered out 07/18/1865 at Louisville, KY ~Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion (from L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone (FAG)
Beach, Clark c1840-? Sergeant, Enlisted as a Private11/01/1861, Co I, 29th OH Inf.; promoted to Corporal 01/01/1863, promoted to Sergeant 11/14/1864, promoted to 1st Sergeant 07/21/1865; mustered out 07/13/1865 ~U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 (from L.L.) Oakwood, Ackley - Gravestone (S.H.)
Beach, Frank   Enlisted in Co. K, 86th Illinois; after serving several months, was taken sick and discharged with a pension ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 19, bio. pg 359  
Beed, James Hugh 11/02/1835-12/15/1921 Enlisted as Private, 11/21/1861, Co. L, 4th IA Cav; Quartermaster Sergeant, 01/01/1865, mustered out 08/08/1865 at Atlanta, GA ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 22, bio. pg 395 Hampton - Gravestone (FAG)
Behrns / Behrens, Henry d. 02/11/1909 Enlisted 09/28/1864 in Co F, 9th IL Cavalry; mustered out 07/17/1865 ~ Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men (from L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Bender, Johnathan 09/10/1838-10/12/1915 Enlisted as a Private, 1861, Co. C., 31st OH Inf., served 3 yrs. then re-enlisted, same company, discharged 07/1865 as Corporal ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 18, bio. pg 321 Hampton cemetery
Benson, Rufus S. 06/03/1842-? Enlisted 1861, Co. F, 1st WI Inf. for 3 mo.; helped organize Co. H, 32nd IA Inf. as 2nd Lt.; promoted to Captain; discharged 08/1865 ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 22, bio. pg 419-20  
Bingham, Lucian D. 07/15/1836-04/17/1920 Enlisted 11/25/1863 in Co H, 11th MI Cav., mustered out 05/22/1865 Note! It is unclear when or if he lived in Franklin co. - researchers should verify residence Harlington cemetery, Washington twp. Bremer co. IA - Gravestone (GPP)
Bird, Easton R. 03/03/1840-06/30/1895 Enlisted 10/19/1861 in Co E, 12th IA Inf., promoted to Corporal 06/01/1865, mustered out 01/20/1866 at Memphis, TN ~Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion (from L.L.) Maynes Grove - Gravestone (GPP)
Bird, Robert L.   Enlisted 10/01/1861, Co. E, 12th IA Inf., discharged 01/1865 ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 30, bio. pg 523  
Blanchard, John 07/18/1834-07/27/1911 11/16/1863, Co B, 21st WI Inf., mustered out 06/08/1865 ~Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion (from L.L.)

POW Libby prison ~obit, Franklin County Recorder, 08/02/1911
Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Gravestone & obit (FAG)
Blankenship / Blankinship, John d. ca1899 Enlisted 02/05/1865 as a Private in Co D, 151st IN Infantry; mustered out 09/19/1865 at Nashville, TN ~Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (from L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Blatt, John 1839-1906 Enlisted 06/10/1864 in Co F, 46th Iowa Infantry, mustered out 09/23/1864 at Davenport, IA ~Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion (from L.L.) Oakwood, Ackley
Blondin, Van Ransalaer / Venselar 10/15/1843-06/19/1912 Enlisted 12/21/1863 in Co K, 14th NY Heavy Artillery, mustered out 06/17/1865 at Washington, D.C. ~New York: Report of the Adjutant-General (from L.L.) Oakwood, Ackley - Gravestone (S.H.)
Boals, Albert Clifford 04/03/1838-11/03/1920 Enlisted 08/28/1862, Co A, 108th IL Inf., promoted to 1st Lt 03/13/1863, mustered out 08/05/1865 at Vicksburg, MS ~Illinois: Roster of Officers & Enlisted Men (from L.L.) Hampton - Gravestone, bio & photo (FAG)
Boddy, William 02/15/1843-? Sergeant, Co. A, 92nd IL Vol. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 20, bio. pg 370  
Bolender, Daniel 03/22/1847-06/22/1906 Enlisted 02/08/1865 in Co E, 147th IL Infantry, mustered out 01/20/1866 at Savannah, GA ~Illinois: Roster of Officers & Enlisted Men (from L.L.) Oakwood, Ackley - Gravestone (S.H.)
Bolender, John Philip 12/14/1845-06/20/1917 Enlisted 03/01/1864 in Co B, 46th IL Inf., mustered out 01/20/1866 at Baton Rouge, LA ~Illinois: Roster of Officers & Enlisted Men (from L.L.) Oakwood, Ackley - Gravestone (S.H.)
Booth, John Thomas 01/22/1843-04/12/1919 Private, Co. I, 142nd IL Inf.; Filed for invalid pension 05/04/1888, cert. #690122 (Fold3 records) Way Side - Gravestone (GPP)
Bourne, Nathaniel R. died 09/13/1920 Private, Co. G, 3rd MO Cav. & Co A, Fremont Rangers, IL Cav. Filed for invalid pension 02/24/1886, cert. #1118002. (Fold3 records) Hampton cemetery - Obituary
Boutin, Charles W. 11/08/1839-01/05/1912 Enlisted Co. C, 1st VT Vol. for 3 mo.; re-enlisted Co. K, 4th VT Inf. as 1st Lt., promoted 12/14/1862 to Capt., then commissioned Major 06/04/1865; discharged 08/1865 ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 22, bio. pg 407 Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Photo & gravestone (FAG)
Bridgeman, A.H.   Co. H, 32nd IA Inf. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 7, bio. pg 179  
Brown, Henry D. 06/04/1842-03/07/1915 Corporal, Co D, 12th IL Cavalry Hampton - Gravestone (S.H.)
Brown, Nicholas J. 1829-11/07/1876 Enlisted 08/20/1862 in Co C, 21st Iowa Inf., as a 3rd Corporal, promoted to full Private 10/25/1862, mustered out 07/15/1865 at Baton Rouge, LA ~Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion (from L.L.) Hillside, Sheffield - Gravestone (S.H.)
Bryan, William B. 07/10/1837-02/10/1919 Enlisted 08/15/1862, Co H, 96th IL Infantry ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 19, bio. pg 356 Hampton - Gravestone (GPP)
Bullard, Lockhardt S. 03/1834-06/16/1902 Co G, 27th Iowa Infantry Hillside, Sheffield - Gravestone (S.H.)
Additional info. (scroll down to his entry on the 27th IA website)
Bullis, William T. 08/22/1839-? Enlisted 1862 in 104th IL Inf. Discharged 07/1865 ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 20, bio. pg 369  
Burnham, Edward 02/14/1819-? Enlisted from DuPage co., IL in 1861, Co A, 52nd IL. Served 1 yr., discharged for disability ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 23, bio. pg 439  
Burres, William L. 12/30/1846-01/31/1922 Enlisted in 04/1861, Co. A, 8th IN Inf. for 3 mo.; reorganized as the 27th IN, served in Co. F for 1 yr.; after discharge he re-enlisted in Co A, 147th IN Inf., promoted to Sergeant; 11/1865 was discharged with a commission of 2nd Lt. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 22, bio. pg 409 Hampton - Gravestone (GPP)
Bush, Rhulof 08/1842-03/21/1909 Co F, 20th IL Infantry. Corporal. Oakwood, Ackley - Gravestone (S.H.)
Bushyager, Joseph G.   Enlisted in 12/1863, Co H., 32nd IA Inf.; discharged 1865 ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 34, bio. pg 575  


Name Birth & Death Notes Burial place / Gravestone photo / Obituary / Other links
Caldwell, E. 02/14/1820-? Enlisted 08/14/1862 in Co. H, 32nd IA. Discharged at Columbus, KY due to injuries, 07/22/1863. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 30, bio. pg 519  
Campbell, James 1827-1905 Private, Co. H, 27th IA Inf.; Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862. Mustered Oct. 3, 1862. Mustered out Aug. 8, 1865, Clinton, Iowa. Residence – Independence, Buchanan co. IA Nativity – Ireland (according to the 1900 U.S. census he immigrated in 1850)   Pension: James Campbell, Hampton, chronic diarrhea, original allowance Mar. 1880, cert #165173 Hampton - Gravestone photo (S.H.)
Churchouse, R.J. 1845-? Enlisted, 1861 in Co. D, 8th WI Inf. Served throughout the war. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 18, bio. pg 333  
Clark, Charles V. 1829-06/28/1902 Musician in Brigade Band in U.S. Volunteers (L.L.) Hampton cemetery
Clark, Clack 1848-11/01/1885 Enlisted in Company F, Illinois 17th Cavalry Regiment 12/25/1863. Mustered out on 12/18/1865 (L.L.) Lindenwood, Geneva twp. - Photo & gravestone (FAG)
Claypool, Newton B., Sr. 05/14/1836-1917 Served 11 months in Co. K, 96th IL Inf. Discharged at San Antonio, TX. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 23, bio. pg 445.

Enlisted 02/08/1865 as a Private in Co K, 21st IL Inf. Mustered out 11/13/1865. ~Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men (L.L.)

Research Alert - Conflicting records: Researchers should confirm his service record.
Hampton - Gravestone photo (S.H.)
His gravestone is engraved 21st Regt. IL Inf.
Clock, Charles Livingston   Enlisted in May, 1861, in Company E, 15th Illinois Infantry, and served some time, when his health being poor, he was discharged for disability, but was soon appointed as forage master of the 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, and afterwards at General Frank P. Blair’s headquarters, 17th Army Corps, and continued there until the close of the war. ~Ingersoll's century annals of San Bernadino County, 1769 to 1904; by L.A. Ingersoll; pg 735 Hillside Memorial Park cemetery, Redlands, San Bernadino Co., CA
Clock, H.A. 1844-? Co. H, 32nd IA Inf.  
Clock, Hezekiah Cole 07/24/1839-09/03/1919 Mustered into Co. C, 6th IA Inf. 07/17/1861, as a 1st Sergeant. Promoted to 2d Lieut., then 1st Lieut., and in 1864 to Captain. Discharged 02/25/1865. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 19, bio. pg 366 Lindenwood cemetery, Geneva twp.
Conner, Levi L.
Connor, Levi L.
09/03/1846-09/27/1937 Enlisted at age 17, on 04/27/1864, in Co. C, 172nd OH Inf. at Gallipolis, OH when Lincoln gave his last "100 days" call. Did not see active service. Stationed at Camp Gallipolis. Listed as a drummer, but "mostly played the fife". Mustered out 09/03/1864 (source: biography) He filed for invalid pension on Aug 23, 1890, certificate #763106.

Gravestone is engraved: "Last Civil War Vet of Franklin Co."
Hampton cemetery - Gravestone (Research Alert! The military info. given on his Find-A-Grave page is not correct unless it has been corrected after 3/20/2016!)

Biography & photo
Coon, S.S. 12/23/1827-? Enlisted in Co. F, 144th NY Vol. in 1862. Promoted to Sergeant. Discharged at Elmira, N.Y. July 1865. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 22, bio. pg 402  
Correll, Frederick ca1837-ca1898 Enlisted as a Private, 02/20/1865 in Co. F, 185th OH Inf. Mustered out 09/26/1865 at Lexington, KY ~ Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio (L.L.) Sheffield
Craighton, David 05/05/1842-05/22/1919 Co. E, 12th IA Inf.; Enlisted age 19. Residence Maysville, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Oct. 28,1861. Mustered Nov. 5, 1861. Re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864. Promoted 6th Corp June 1, 1865; 5th Corp July 11, 1865; MO 20 Jan. 1866 (S.H.) Hampton - Gravestone photo (GPP)
Crawford, J.E. 04/30/1839-? Enlisted in Co. L, 2nd IA Cav. at Dubuque in 1861, serving over 4 yrs. POW for 13 days in 1862. Wounded in Colleyville. Re-enlisted in 1864 and mustered out 08/05/1865. Private, 1861; Sergeant, 1862; 1st Lieut., 1864 and Captain, 1864. ~History of Franklin co., 1883, Chapter 31, bio. pg 548  
Cromwell, Francis Charles 'Frank' 01/20/1836-04/22/1910 Enlisted 09/15/1861. Mustered in Co. A, 12th IA Inf., 10/17/1861. Mustered out 12/02/1864 at Vicksburg, MS ~Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion (L.L.) Mott twp., Oak Hill/Oakland Valley - Gravestone (FAG)
Culver, Levi 09/03/1828-? July 1862 enlisted in Co. H, 32nd IA Inf. POW a year & 10 months. At Andersonville prison for a year of that time. Discharged in 1865.  

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