Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
Ringgold County Courthouse built in 1884
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RINGGOLD COUNTY MILITARY LINKS

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  • Veterans' Grave Project

  • The War Years and Ringgold County
    From the Civil War to World War II

  • Soldiers Index
    Index to individual soldier pages, photographs, and items

  • Veteran Interments, from Redding Centennial Book, Ringgold County, Iowa

    Honey War

  • Luke SHAY, Veteran

    War of 1812

  • War of 1812 Widow's Pension, Mary, widow of Daniel WILLIAMS
        Courtesy of Friends of Old Redding

    Black Hawk War, 1831 - 1832

  • Judge James Conrad HAGANS, 1832 Veteran

  • Jesse DALE, 1832 Veteran

    Mexican War, 1846 - 1848

  • Ringgold County and The Mexican War
    includes soldier roster

    The Civil War, 1861 - 1865

  • See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers.

  • Ringgold County During the Civil War
    Letter to Gov. KIRKWOOD by Lt-Col. John EDWARDS
          John EDWARDS Biography

  • Regimental Rosters & Histories:

        Brief Overview of the 4th, 39th, & 46th IA Infantries & 8th IA Cavalry

        Roster of the 4th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

        Roster of the 5th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

        Roster of the 18th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

        History of the 29th Iowa Infantry

        Roster of the 29th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold County Soldiers

        Roster of the 39th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

        Roster of the 46th Iowa Infantry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

        Roster of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

        Roster of the 8th Iowa Cavalry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

        Roster of the 9th Iowa Cavalry, Ringgold Co. Soldiers

        Rosters of Decatur, Clarke, and Ringgold County Soliders serving in other states

        Roster of Southern Iowa Border Brigade

        Ringgold County Enlistments, Company I of 23rd Missouri Infantry, Civil War

  • The Battle of Shiloh, April 19, 1862:

        Iowa Wounded from Battle of Shiloh, April 19, 1862

        2nd IA Infantry wounded from Battle of Shiloh

  • "Sultana" Tragedy:

        Abraham RHODES, of Kellerton
        George HASS, survivor

  • Andersonville Prison and Cemetery:

        Ringgold County Soldiers

  • Sherman's March to the Sea:

        Newspaper accounts of the day
        Ringgold County Soliders

  • Civil War Pensioners:

        Roll of Pensioners, January 1, 1883

        Western Iowa Pensions, 1894

  • Interments, Ringgold County Civil War Veterans
        NOTE: A work in progress which will be periodically updated

  • Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.):

        G.A.R. Brief History
        G.A.R. Posts in Ringgold County Vicinity, Last Civil War Veteran in Iowa

        Thomas Huston Post No. 51, G.A.R., Redding, Iowa

        Ben W. Talbot Post No. 286, G.A.R., Tingley, Iowa

        29th G.A.R. Reunion, Malvern, Iowa, August of 1890

        G.A.R. Reunion, 1940

        Ringgold County's Civil War Monument

    Col. Hon. Henry Johnson CUMMINGS photograph (above right) courtesy of the Library of Congress

    The Spanish-American War, 1898

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • Spanish-American War Veterans, Ringgold County

    World War I - The Great War, 1914 - 1919

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • World War I Draft Registration Cards, Ringgold County, Iowa  1917 - 1918
    A Surnames    B Surnames    C Surnames  D Surnames    E Surnames   
    F Surnames    G Surnames    H Surnames   I Surnames     J Surnames   
    K Surnames    L Surnames    M Surnames   N Surnames   O Surnames   
    P Surnames    Q Surnames    R Surnames   S Surnames   T Surnames   
    U - V Surnames                         W Surnames                             X - Y - Z Surnames   

     

  • Ringgold County Call to Duty, April of 1918

  • "Human Torch", Camp Dodge, 1918

  • The 88th Division, World War I

  • 55th Engineers, WWI

  • Medical Corps, WWI

  • WWI Casualty List, December 16, 1918

  • War Loans, Ringgold County

  • WWI Casualties, Soldiers from Ringgold County

    World War II, 1939 - 1945

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • Ringgold Co. Registrants, October, 1940

  • Mount Ayr High School Honor Roll

  • WWII Casualties
        Army and Air Force Soldiers from Ringgold County


    World War II Honor Roll

    Submission by Mike Avitt
    Courtesy of Mount Ayr Depot Museum

    Click on thumbnail photograph above to see an enlargement.
    Click on 'back' button to return to this page.

  • World War II Program, Redding

  • Call for WAVES and SPARS Enlistment, 1943

  • Ringgold County Honor Roll Boards, WWII:
       Kellerton       Mount Ayr

     

  • Central Iowa Honor Flights, 2009:
         Calvin ADAMS, Jake DAILEY, Marvin SOBOTKA
         Amon HUNT, John MAY, Robert Hap RICHARDS, LBanks WILSON
         George DILLEY, Jim OVERHOLTZER, Bill RUSK

  • Spirit of '45

    Korean War, 1950 - 1953

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • Korean War Casualties, Soldiers from Ringgold County

  • Korean War Honor Flight, 2014
        Surnames: CLINE, COOPER, HAVER, HULLINGER, NOBLE

  • Korean War Exhibit, Waterloo IA
         Surnames: Kenneth E. DAVENPORT, Jack E. MARSHALL, Franklin H. WILKEY

    Vietnam War, U.S. Involvement 1959 - 1975

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • Feb. 1967 Draft
         Surnames: ADAMS, BAKER, HANKS, HUDSON, LYNCH, MAY, McNUTT, PALMER, SON, WEBB

  • March 1967 Draft
         Surnames: ADAMS, ALLEN, GOINS, HAILEY, OXLEY, WOODS

  • Vietnam War Casualties, Soldiers from Ringgold County

  • Vietnam Commemorative Ceremony, 2017

    Desert Storm, Gulf War, War on Terrorism, 1990 -

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • Desert Storm Casualties, Soldier from Ringgold County

  • Gulf War Conflict
        Tom KINTON, Afghanistan

    Ringgold County American Legion & VFW Posts

        Diagonal American Legion
        Ellston American Legion, Emmett Liles Unit 541
        Ellston American Legion Auxilliary, Emmett Liles Unit 541
        Kellerton American Legion, Post 676
              Maple Row Cemetery Memorial
         Mount Ayr American Legion, Post 172
             Legion News, Fall of 2014
             Mount Ayr American Legion Auxiliary

          Redding American Legion
         Tingley American Legion, Dewey Post 516
            Tingley American Legion Auxiliary

         John Clement "Clem" SHAY
            charter member of Mount Ayr American Legion
         VFW Post, Mount Ayr
         Bill RUSK & Gary SMITH, Veterans Affairs Officers, 2007

    Miscellaneous Files

    See Soldiers Index Page regarding individual Ringgold County soldiers

  • Veteran's Day:
         Mount Ayr Community School, 2007

        Tingley, 2007, Surnames: ANDERSON, CASE, CREVELING, DRIFMEIER, HULSEBUS, POOR, REASONER

         2012, Surnames: CAMPBELL, DAILEY, FROST, HARTMAN, HAWKINS, HOLDEN, HOUGE, HUNT, KING, MITCHELL, RICHARDS, SCHAD, SCHWANDT, SHARP, SMITH, SWANSON, WURSTER

         2015, CAMPBELL, CARAWAY, CREVELING, CURRY, GROFF, POWELL, SCHUSTER, SOBOTKA

         2016, Surnames: ALLEN, BOUNDS, BROWNE, BURDETTE, CARAWAY, CHOWN, CREVELING, CROSS, GOLD, GOODALE, HAWKINS, HOGUE, LINDSEY, NEAS, POWELL, SANDERSON, SCHEIBLE, SCHUSTER, THORPE, WATERS, WELCH

  • Sea to Shining Sea T.E.A.M. Sports Riders visit Ringgold County

  • Freedom Rock, 2013

  • Veterans Mural, Ringgold County Courthouse

    Ringgold County's Wall of Honor

    RINGGOLD COUNTY ARMED SERVICES MEMORIAL PLAQUE
    First Floor, Ringgold County Courthouse, Mount Ayr, Iowa
    Bicentennial Project of Ringgold County American Legion Post
    In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives
    in the Civil War, World War I, Korean War, World War II, Vietnam War, and Desert Storm.

    Click on image above and then the magnifying glass icon to view full-page as it
    appeared for Veterans Day 2014 in the Mount Ayr Record-News;
    click on your browser's "back" button to return to this webpage.

    Veteran memorabilia now in courthouse lobby

    This new display on the first floor of the Ringgold County courthouse is sponsored by the county Veterans Commission. The contents honor past and current members in all branches of the U.S. Military.
    ~ Mount Ayr Record-News, Thursday, January 19, 2017, Page 10

    IAGenWeb Special Projects

      IaGenWeb CW logo

  • Iowa in the Civil War
    An Iowa GenWeb Special Project, this site promotes the people, events, and genealogy of Iowa Regiments in the Civil War. This project includes a searchable database.

     IaGenWeb WWI logo

  • Iowa in the Great War (WWI)
    An Iowa GenWeb Special Project, this site promotes the people, events, and genealogy of Iowans in World War I (1914-1919). To access the home page of Iowa in the Great War, complete with a searchable database.

     IaGenWeb WWII logo

  • Iowa in WWII
    An Iowa GenWeb Special Project, this site gives tribute to Iowans who served on the global battle fronts and on the home front during World War II as told through biographies, military records, histories and newspaper accounts. (1939-1945).

    Off- Site Resources

  •  Ringgold County Civil War Soldiers
    Web site at CensusDiggins.com listing Ringgold County Civil War soldiers, the units they served, and other information about the soldier.

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
    Web site hosted by the National Park Service includes a searchable database by soldier and/or by regiment. Includes regimental histories.

  • World War II Memorial Website
    Web site hosted by the National World War II Memorial, Washington, D. C.

    Photograph by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2005

  • Korean War Project
    This website has a wealth of information with regard to the Korean War, U.S. military regiments, Veterans, maps, and much more. The site has a search engine which is of great assistance for anyone researching this site.

  • Korean War and Vietnam War Casualties Database
    Web site sponsored by GISearch. Link below is direct link to search page which may be done by the soldier's name.

    Photograph by Sharon R. Becker, April of 2005

  • Vietnam Virtual Wall
    Web site is maintained by the U. S. National Park Service. The link below is to the home page which includes a searchable database by soldier's name, by wall panel, by state and city, by military unit, and by height of valor.

  • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum, Camp Dodge

     

     

     


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