Department of Iowa
Dorr Post #62, G.A.R. Altoona, Iowa

Miscellaneous Data and History:

Chartered: October 8, 1881
Members: Charter 18 Total 30
Disbanded: January 1, 1925 by request of D.C. Bishard

Received April 27, 1942 from Herbert Bishard, 4210 Pleasant St., Des Moines, Iowa:
Post #62 Minutes, October 1880 - May 15, 1915, Souvenirs G.A.R. Encampments.
See complete statement in file.
In 1890 had only 13 members. Sus at suggestion of Daniel C. Bishard to take effect January 1925,
only 4 members at time. Pearl Stutsman, 800 University Ave., Des Moines, reported books, etc. given to
Herbert Bishard, Register & Tribune letter April 20, 1942.

Named for:
Dorr, Joseph B
Born: Aug 6, 1825, Erie Co., N.Y.
Died: May 28, 1865, Macon, Ga Buried Linwood Cemetery, Dubuque, Iowa
Quartermaster 12th Iowa Inf
Colonel 8th Iowa Cav
Residence Dubuque, nativity New York. Appointed Quartermaster Nov. 5, 1861. Mustered Nov. 5, 1861. Missing in battle
April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Must. Out for promotion as Col. 8th Cav. May 18, 1863. App. Col. Apr. 13, 1863. Must. Sept. 30, 1863.
Wounded Mar. 6, 1864, Waverly, Tenn. Wnd. And taken prisoner July 29, 1864, Lovejoy's Station, Ga. Returned to command
Nov. 7, 1864. Died of disease May 28, 1865, Macon, Ga.

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Transcribed and contributed by Conni McDaniel Hall, February, 2021.

ComradesBornWhere BornDiedWhere DiedBurialWar Record
Adkins, Jesse L17 Feb 1839Mill Springs, Ky16 Oct 1921Glendale Cem, Des Moines, IaCORP Co B 6th IA Inf
Arrowood, George Washington31 Jan 1842N.C.11 Jul 1919Bondurant, IaOld Altoona Cem, Altoona, IaPVT Co A 6th IN Cav
Barkhurst, Melville WNat. IndPVT Co B 34th IA Vol Inf
Barton, Joseph02 Feb 183330 Dec 1911Rising Sun Cem, Four Mile T, Polk CoPVT Co I 12th IL Inf
Bishard, Daniel16 Aug 1839Grundy Co, Ohio29 Oct 1927Canfield Cem, 10 mi east Des MoinesSGT Co M 8th IA Cav
Canfield, Gilford P08 Apr 1843Susquehanna Co, Pa1928Canfield Cem, Clay Twp, Polk Co, IaCORP Co D 2nd IA Cav
Corey, JohnNat. NYCo F 16th IA Inf
Corey,Nat. Ill4th SGT Co F 16th IA Inf
Cory, Willard08 Jul 1837Vt22 Nov 1914Altoona, IaOld Altoona Cem, Altoona, IaPVT 6th OH Batt
Crews, Noah JPVT Co F 77th IL Inf
Donolson, Joseph N1838IndPVT Co E 22nd IA Inf
Ellerman, Henry09 Oct 183904 Oct 1920Altoona, IaOld Altoona Cem, Altoona, IaPVT Co D 114th IL Inf
Gifford, Owen1839Ohio1925Altoona, IaCanfield Cem, Clay Twp, Polk Co, IaPVT Co D 24th IA Inf
Hall, John S1832PVT Co I 27th IL Inf
Hemstreet, Herman S C1842PVT Co D 1st WI H Art
Hughes, William Robert24 Nov 1832Anglisey Bowdewyden WalesApr 1901Colfax, IaAltoona, IaPVT Co C 2nd IA Cav
Ingle, William T25 Jan 1827Henry Co., KyOld Altoona Cem, Blk D, row 4, Grave 5 Altoona, IaPVT Co E 14th IA Inf
Jeffers, Jacob C27 Jan 183823 Nov 1921Old Altoona Cem, New Add Row 2, Gr 21, Polk Co IaMUSC Co A 100 OH Inf
London, William18 May 183610 Oct 1914Old Altoona Cem, Old Add, Blk A, Row 8, Gr 8, Altoona, IaPVT Co F 1st MI Art
Landfield, Clark Douglas08 Dec 1839New York02 Sep 1912Des Moines, IaLaurel Hill Cem, Des Moines, IaPVT Co F 144th NY Inf
McGovern, Thomas H1839 SGT Co K 7th IL Cav
McWhorter, Arno L1844PVT Co G 124th IL Inf
Manbeck, Henry10 J 1830Ohio06 Nov 1911Des Moines, IaBerwick Cem, Delaware Twp, Polk Co IaPVT Co B 39th IA Inf
Moffett, Francis Garner25 Dec 1844Carroll Co, Ill01 Aug 1921Berkeley, CalifFairview Cem, Grundy Centery IaSGT Co D & I 34th IA Inf
Mosteller, Edward C1840Ill1913Wicker Cem, Camp Twp, Polk Co, IaBUGLER Co A 10th IL Cav
Osborn, Thomas B1840NY10 Jun 1855Altoona, IaAltoona, IaCORP Co A 43rd WI Inf
Owens, Joseph23 Feb 1843Ebensburg, Cambria Co, Pa08 Oct 1900Altoona, IaOld Aloona Cem, Govt StonePVT Co A 11th PA Inf
Owens, Robert Jr16 Apr 1839/42Dayton, Pa04 Jul 1922Des Moines, Ia"aveland (sic) Cem, Prairie City, IaPVT Co C 105th PA Inf
Perstin, Friedrich L13 Nov 182801 Dec 1906Altoona, IaAltoona, Old Add. Blk C, Row 10 Gr 6PVT Co C 46th IL Inf
Rieman, Franklin1840Ind09 Dec 1921Old Add, Blk B, Row 3, Gr 9, Altoona, IaPVT Co B 13th IA Inf
Shaffer, B H1839PVT Co H US Signal Corps
Versaw, Levi15 Jun 1834Canada07 Dec 1907New Add, Altoona, IaCORP Co C 22nd IA Inf
Walter, Isaac17 Jan 1840Penn1926Altoona, IaAltoona Cem, Altoona, IaPVT Co E 14th IA Inf
Wheeler, Nelson1836PVT Co H 38th WI Inf
Williams, Jeremiah Dawson25 Jul 1841near Edinburg, Ind04 May 1925Lake Williams, NDLake Williams, N.Dak.CORP Co C 23rd IA Inf

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