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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

Supply Company, Davenport, Scott County

Commissioned Officers

Last Name First Name Age Residence Born Rank
Hinrichs Frank H. 34 Davenport Iowa Rgtl. Adjutant
Schneider Frank J. 32 Clinton Iowa Captain
Cosgrove John A. 25 Davenport Iowa Captain


Non-Commissioned Officers


Last Name First Name Age Residence Born Rank
Feeney John A., Jr. 20 Davenport Iowa Reg. Supply Sgt.
Halligan Bert L. 28 Davenport Iowa Reg. Supply Sgt.
Wunschel Louis H. 24 Davenport Germany Mess Sgt.
Burlingame Claude E. 28 Davenport Iowa 1st Sgt.
McCarthy Luke J. 22 Davenport Iowa Private
Koenigsaecker Leo W. 22 Davenport Iowa Corporal
Kopf George E. 27 Davenport Iowa Corporal


Cooks, Buglers, Etc.


Last Name

First Name Age Residence Born Rank
Pruden Lester I. 21 Davenport Iowa Cook
Kremheller Walter D. 21 Davenport Iowa Cook
Drake Ira A. 27 Davenport Iowa Saddler
Emerson Elmer K. 29 Davenport Minnesota Saddler
Kolarik Albert 29 Oxford Junction Austria Horseshoer
Wroblewski John 21 Anamosa Iowa Horseshoer
Kopf Harold C. 24 Durant Iowa Mechanic
Sjoblom Magnus E. 24 Davenport Finland Mechanic



Last Name

First Name Age Residence State Born
Baldridge John H. 28 Davenport Kansas
Case Louis B. 20 Davenport Iowa
Conkity Frank 21 Davenport Austria
Epping Leonard J. 25 Davenport Iowa
Groenbeck Edwin 20 Davenport Iowa
Lorenzen William H. 21 Davenport Iowa
Martinelli John A. 26 Davenport Iowa
Mathias Walter 18 Davenport Iowa
Morrison Theodore, Jr. 28 Chicago Illinois
Neihaus Nelson A. 23 Davenport Missouri
Pearson Leo J. 24 Anamosa Iowa
Petersen Leroy W. 21 Davenport Iowa
Ristan Carl H. 26 Davenport Iowa
Stoltenberg Helmuth 21 Davenport Iowa
Streeter William 23 Davenport South Dakota
Swindler Chester 22 Davenport Iowa
Tebo Raymond L. 21 Onslow Iowa
Trent Spencer S. 20 Rock Island Illinois
Van Sant Wilmer 21 Davenport Iowa




Last Name First Name Age Residence Born
Barnes Morton M. - - -
Ohland Alfred W. 23 Davenport Iowa
Woods Pete 28 Davenport 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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