Forty-Seventh Iowa Infantry

This information has been transcribed and graciously provided by volunteer John Davis from
the "1880 History of Keokuk County Iowa."

The forty-seventh was enlisted for one hundred days. Mustered in June 4, 1864 and went to Helena, Arkansas. Keokuk County was represented in the field and staff to wit.

-Sanford Harned quartermaster promoted to captain and assistant quartermaster of volunteers Jun 30, 1864
-Emanuel Gaffer quartermaster sergeant; promoted quartermaster Aug 23, 1864

Company H

-Harrison E. Havena captain, enlisted May 14
-Thereon A. Morgan first lieutenant, enlisted May 14
-Wm. J. Gaston second lieutenant, enlisted May 9
-Daniel P. Havens first sergeant, enlisted May 14
-Richard B. Jackson second sergeant, enlisted May 14
-James L Hampton third sergeant, enlisted may 14
-George Prouty fourth sergeant, enlisted May 14
-Francis M. Godfrey fifth sergeant, enlisted May 14
-William Tooper first corporal, enlisted May 14
-Ezra P. Brokaw second corporal, enlisted May 14
-Amos Flucky third corporal, enlisted May 14
-Anderson J. Bailey fourth corporal, enlisted May 14
-David Welch fifth corporal, enlisted May 14
-Michael H. McLean seventh corporal enlisted May 14
-Justin H. Irwin musician, enlisted May 14
-Silas Farrett wagoner, enlisted May 14

Privates

-Andrew, Thomas F. enlisted May 14, died at Helena Arkansas, Aug 4, 1864
-Alkire, Joseph enlisted May 14
-Ardery, Lorimer W. enlisted May 14
-Bennett, Charles H. enlisted May 14
-Clark, Robert W. enlisted May 14
-Clark, Thomas J. enlisted May 14
-Crocker, Thomas H. enlisted May 14
-Fulton, John W. enlisted May 14
-Fosdick, Oscar enlisted May 14
-Gray, Thomas P. enlisted May 14
-Goeldner, William J. enlisted May 14
-Graves, Jesse P. enlisted May 9
-Hicks, William enlisted May 14; died in hospital in Davenport Sep 23, 1864
-Heider, Augustus enlisted May 14
-Harbison, John H. enlisted May 14
-Hopper, John H. enlisted May 9
-Heninger, John Wesley enlisted May 9
-Kennedy, James enlisted May 14
-Layton, Hiram enlisted May 14
-Laffer, Emanuel enlisted May 14; promoted quartermaster sergeant Jun 17, 1864
-McCampbell, Thomas D ensiled May 14
-McKenzie, William enlisted May 12
-Mackey, James W. enlisted May 14
-Merryfield, William J. enlisted May 9
-Martin, William A. enlisted May 9
-Nelson, Jonathan M. enlisted May 14
-Orndorff, William A. enlisted May 9
-Proctor, George enlisted May 14; died at Keokuk Oct 1, 1864
-Pringle, Thomas J. enlisted May 12
-Reagan, John I. Enlisted May 14
-Ronels, Charles enlisted May 14
-Reilley, Owen enlisted May 14
-Robertson, Ebenezer P. enlisted May 14 promoted commissary sergeant June 17, 1864
-Storms, Perry enlisted May 14
-Stokesberry, Isaac enlisted May 14, died in hospital at Helena Arkansas Aug 18, 1864
-Smith, John enlisted May 14
-Spencer, Charles L. enlisted May 14
-Sanderland, John W. enlisted May 9
-Lisnley, Jacob enlisted May 14
-Wright, Beeny H. enlisted May 14
-Wymer, Solomon enlisted May 14
-Wright, George D. enlisted May 14
-Way, Cyrus enlisted May 14
-Yearick, Albert S. enlisted May 14

These pages were designed and are maintained by IAGenWeb solely for the  use and benefit of the  IAGenWeb Project, a part of the USGenWeb Project.
Copyright © 1997 by IAGenWeb & Other Contributors        
Please read the IAGenWeb Terms, Conditions, & Disclaimer  --all of which apply to Keokuk Co.

Back to top of page                             Return to Keokuk Co. IAGenWeb                             Back to top of page

Photo background collage is made from penny postcards of Keokuk County, donated to the USGenWeb Archives