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Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa


Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa
For the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918
Published by the State of Iowa
Des Moines

      The office of the Adjutant General has been a very busy place during the past two years. The United States has been involved in two wars during this period. At the beginning of the year 1917 the Iowa National Guard, with the exception of the Field Artillery, which was mustered out in December, was in Federal service and was on duty on the Mexican Border guarding the border states from invasion. The organizations were returned to their homes early in the year and by March 23, 1917 were all out of active service.
      On March 25, 1917 the President again issued a proclamation calling into active service a part of the National Guard from each state, preparatory to entering the World War. In Iowa the First Regiment of Infantry was called into service and placed on duty guarding bridges and munitions plants. By July 15, 1917 all other organizations of National Guard had been called into service.
     On August 5, 1917 all men who had been mustered into National Guard service were drafted into U. S. service. This took the Guard entirely from under the control of the state. By the latter part of August all Iowa units had left the state.
     Iowa Guard units sent into the service were all efficient, but it so happened that only one of them, the Third Iowa Infantry (168th U.S. Infantry) experienced any battle field service. This regiment was a part of the 42nd or Rainbow, division, and was a composite organization, composed of the third and parts of the First and Second Infantry regiments. Three-fifths of the enlisted men of the Third, when it left Iowa, had been for some time in the ranks of this regiment. Two-fifths were Guardsmen, transferred from the First and Second Regiments. As a result it was truly a representative Iowa National Guard unit, and its brilliant achievements on the battle fields reflects credit upon the National Guard as a whole.


First Regiment, First Field Artillery

Major Jacob E. Brandt, commanding. Headquarters, Eagle Grove

Headquarters Company, Clinton, Iowa

Commissioned Officers

Last Name First Name Age Residence Born Rank
Hinrichs Frank H. 34 Davenport Iowa Captain
Luth Frank G. 26 Clinton Iowa Captain
Roberts Orin T. 28 Clinton Iowa 1st Lieutenant


Non-Commissioned Officers


Last Name First Name Age Residence Born Rank
Sundeen Roy H. 27 Clinton Illinois Reg. Sgt. Major
Garceau Frank Joseph 27 Clinton Michigan Bn. Sgt. Major
Seaman Dwight S. 27 Clinton Iowa Bn. Sgt. Major
Valentine John Fred 20 Clinton Iowa 1st Sgt.
Wilkins Jacob R. 23 Clinton Illinois Color Sgt.
Hansen Martin L. 19 Clinton Iowa Color Sgt.
Monahan Joseph L. 19 Clinton Iowa Mess Sgt.
Ankerson Arthur H. 26 Clinton Illinois Sup. Sgt.
Gisel Emil O. 26 Maquoketa Iowa Stable Sgt.
Clappe Carl F. 19 Clinton Iowa Sgt.
Evans Harold S. 21 Clinton Iowa Sgt.
Griswold Harry E. 20 Clinton Illinois Sgt.
Stowell Henry W. 22 Clinton Illinois Sgt.
Baumeister Francis D. 18 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Bell Clifford 19 Clinton Missouri Cpl.
Boekeloo Frank V. 27 Clinton Michigan Cpl.
Cinada James L. 27 Davenport Iowa Cpl.
Friedericksen Paul 20 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Hale Harry T. 25 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Hollinshead Bayard H. 21 Clinton Illinois Cpl.
Hurlbut James E. 33 Clinton Illinois Cpl.
Kilmer Clarence M. 21 Belle Plaine Iowa Cpl.
Lyall Charles R. 27 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Magee Clyde 26 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Schoenhut Leroy R. 21 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Sheen Charles F. 20 Clinton Iowa Cpl.
Tiedemann John A. 22 Muscatine Iowa Cpl.
Wilbur Frederick B. 22 Clinton Iowa Cpl.


Privates First Class


Last Name

First Name Age Residence State Born
Bohnson Roland D. 21 Clinton Iowa



Last Name

First Name Age Residence State Born
Austin Clarence L. 20 Clinton Iowa
Bailey Frank W. 22 Clinton Iowa
Bielema John - - -
Broadrick Martin P. 23 Clinton Iowa
Bruhn Arthur H. 21 Clinton Iowa
Burnett Michael R. 22 Lost Nation Iowa
Carroll William C. 21 Clinton Iowa
Emmons Karl S. 24 Clinton Iowa
Feddersen Herbert A. 20 Clinton Iowa
Feser George E. 35 Clinton Iowa
Foged Emil C. 23 Clinton Iowa
Hoosack William J. 22 Clinton Iowa
Ingwersen Horace J. 23 Clinton Iowa
Jacobsen John 26 Clinton Iowa
Keefe Edward J. 18 Clinton Iowa
Kidd George L. 18 Clinton Tennessee
Klemme William P. 22 Preston Nebraska
Long Rex M. 25 Sabula Iowa
McDonald Roy W. 21 Clinton Iowa
McLaughlin DeRoy 18 Clinton Iowa
Nutley Harold P. - Lyons Iowa
O'Connell Frank M. 29 Sterling, Illinois Illinois
Osborn Harvey Wayne 19 Clinton Illinois
Paddock Darwin M. 21 Clinton Iowa
Pattison Richard L. 29 Washington Iowa
Petersen Harry D. 22 Miles Iowa
Porter Paul E. 22 Clinton Kansas
Reid Norman O. 18 Clinton Illinois
Reinke Walter H. 23 Clinton Iowa
Rowland Raymond F. 29 Cedar Rapids Iowa
Satnat Alfred J. 20 Belle Plaine Minnesota
Shenn Timothy Robert 22 Clinton Iowa
Snyder Edward 19 Clinton Illinois
Spangler Leland A. 20 Ames Iowa
Spaulding Edward K. 18 Clinton Iowa
Stewart Loyd L. 19 Miles Iowa
Swanson Andrew C. 18 Clinton Illinois
Thielen John J. 21 Riceville Iowa
Tufford Will I. 21 Clinton Iowa
Voged Theodore 29 Clinton Iowa
Walker John J. 21 Clinton Iowa
Watson Oscar W. 22 Davenport Indiana
Weaver Robert H. 19 Clinton Illinois
Westphal Clarence 18 Clinton Iowa
Wriedt William 25 Clinton Iowa
Wuestefeld Carl B. 18 Clinton Illinois


Band Section

Last Name First Name Age Residence Born Rank
Flindt Emil H. 29 Clinton Iowa Band Leader
Lind Garry M. 32 Clinton Iowa Asst. Band Leader
Broders August 20 Clinton Iowa Sgt. Bugler
Boies Edward A. 39 Clinton Iowa Band Cpl.
Goodwin Charles O. - Clinton Illinois Band Cpl.
Hansen Victor 24 Clinton Iowa Band Cpl.
Baker Henry E. 22 Osage Iowa Pvt.
Cooper William H. 25 Maquoketa Iowa -
Donahue Edward Vincent 21 Clinton Iowa -
Edgington Horace D. 19 Urbana Iowa -
Eisleben Harold J. 19 Clinton Iowa -
Fadden Harold C. 19 Morrison, Illinois Illinois -
Gustafsson Otto R. 22 Cedar Rapids Iowa -
Hamilton Arthur Chas 20 Muscatine Iowa -
Luthans Louis M. 19 Clinton Iowa -
Marcellus Harold W. 20 Clinton Iowa -
Mitchell Earl P. 28 Clinton Iowa -


~reference: State of Iowa 1918, Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa, for the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918. Louis G. Lasher, Adjutant General. Published by the State of Iowa, Des Moines

~ contributed by Cay Merriman for Iowa in the Great War Special Project

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