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Shelby County
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Shelby County
Civil War Veterans

Extracted from the Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa by Edward S. White, B.A., LL.B

1915, B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc.; Indianapolis, Indiana


Contributed by Mona Sarratt Knight (e-mail:  MonaNAriz@AOL.com)



In less than ten years after the organization of Shelby County as a civil unit, the great Civil War broke fiercely upon the country.  Shelby county had scarcely passed the log-cabin stage of development, when men were traveling to mill and market over the winding trails, along the ridges and plateaus, and skirting the heads of streams, then unbridged, and when the prairies and sloughs of the county were yet furnishing sustenance and refuse for wild animals.  Under these circumstances it was that the young men of Shelby County were called upon to assume the stern responsibilities of their citizenship in common with the other people of Iowa.  Shelby County went to the defense of the colors right loyally, sending, it is estimated, one man out of every six then resident within her newly created boundaries.  These volunteers came from Cuppy's Grove, Bowman's Grove, Manteno, Hacktown, and Harlan.  There are the names of these men constituting Shelby County's Roll of Honor.


Dis. Disch. = disability discharge

Wnded. = wounded

NAMEUNITCOMPANYOTHER
Babb, William A.29th Iowa InfantryAEnlisted Aug 14, 1862, age 27; dis. disch. May 20, 1865
Barr, Alexander 29th Iowa Infantry CEnlisted Aug 16, 1862, age 29; mustered out Aug 10, 1865
Baughman, Hezekiah N. 23rd Iowa Infantry IEnlisted Aug 12, 1862, age 22; mustered out Jul 26, 1865
Bowman, Daniel S. 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 33; mustered out Feb 2, 1866
Buckholder, William H.13th Iowa Infantry EEnlisted Nov 5, 1864, age 23; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Bunnell, Joseph A. 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 27; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Butterworth, Charles E. 13th Iowa Infantry BEnlisted Nov 16, 1864, age 28; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Campbell, Samuel 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 18; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Carlton, Merriman 23rd Iowa Infantry IDied of disease May 27, 1863, Vicksburg
Casteel, Jesse 23rd Iowa Infantry IEnlisted Aug 13, 1862, age 29; deserted Apr 13, 1863
Crandall, Albert 13th Iowa Infantry DEnlisted Nov 5, 1864, age 31; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Cuppy, William4th Iowa Infantry BDied of disease, Dec 27, 1861, Rolla, MO
Custer, Henry 29th Iowa Infantry AEnlisted Aug 14, 1862, age 18; dis. Disch. June 16, 1863
Custer, Jonathan 29th Iowa Infantry ADied of disease Feb 21, 1863, Helena, AR
Dewell, John 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 25; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Duckett, David23rd Iowa Infantry IDied of disease Jul 25, 1863, Milliken's Bend, LA
Frantz, Henry 15th Iowa Infantry HWounded at Shiloh, Apr 6, 1862; re-enlisted
Frantz, William13th Iowa Infantry BEnlisted Oct 7, 1861, age 23; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Fritz, John 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 35; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Hack, Christian29th Iowa Infantry AEnlisted Aug 14, 1862, age 28; mustered out Aug 10, 1865
Hack, Perry 29th Iowa Infantry AEnlisted Aug 14, 1862; wounded; mustered out Jun 7, 1865
Howell, James 4th Iowa Infantry BDied in action Nov 27, 1863, Taylor's Ridge, GA
Ingalsbe, Harvey 23rd Iowa Infantry IEnlisted Jul 23, 1862, age 21; Dis. Disch. Feb 28, 1863
Ingalsbe, Luther 9th Iowa Cavalry MDied of disease Aug 27, 1864, Duvall's Bluff, AR
Jackson, Alfred 13th Iowa Infantry FEnlisted Nov 5, 1864, age 22; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Johnston, Brafford 5th Iowa Cavalry CFiled for pension Dec 4, 1899
Keairnes, Robertson 9th Iowa Cavalry Mno record found
Kemp, James G. 9th Iowa Cavalry MDied of disease Mar 4, 1864, St. Louis, MO
Kemp, Samuel W. 13th Iowa Infantry HEnlisted Nov 15, 1864, age 28; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Knott, James E. 4th Iowa Infantry Bno record found
Larkin, Benjamin T. 4th Iowa Infantry BWounded in eye at Vicksburg, Dec 29, 1862
Long, Jeremiah Law 4th Iowa Cavalry LDied of disease May 13, 1862, West Plains, MO
Longcor, Peter H. (father) 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 45; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Longcor, William M. (son) 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted May 26, 1864, age 18; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Lynch, (Linch) Milton13th Iowa Infantry DEnlisted Nov 5, 1865, age 36; mustered out Jul 21, 1865
Monroe, (Munroe) Elias 4th Iowa Infantry BEnlisted Jul 10, 1861, age 28; discharged Dec 30, 1861
Obrecht, Martin 23rd Iowa Infantry IEnlisted Aug 13, 1862; wnded; mustered out Jul 26, 1865
Oden, Charles W. 29th Iowa Infantry CEnlisted Aug 15, 1862, age 29; mustered out Aug 10, 1865
Reed, Jonas H. 4th Iowa Infantry BDied of wound Mar 14, 1862, Springfield, MO
Rhodes, James 9th Iowa Cavalry Mno record found
Rigg, William A. 23rd Iowa Infantry IAge 30; killed in action Jun 7, 1863, Milliken's Bend, LA
Romigs, David29th Iowa Infantry CEnlisted Aug 13, 1862, age 24; Dis. Disch. May 26, 1863
Simmons, Hiram 4th Iowa Infantry BEnlisted Jul 2, 1861, age 16; mustered out Jul 24, 1865
Stanton, Milton H. 23rd Iowa Infantry IEnlisted Aug 9, 1862, age 36; mustered out Jul 26, 1865
Sweeney, Ed A. 23rd Iowa Infantry IRefused by mustering officer
Tarkington, William B.29th Iowa Infantry CDied of disease Mar 1, 1863, Helena, AR
Trenor, James L. 29th Iowa Infantry ABecame 1st Lt., 113th US Colored Inf., Jan 20, 1864
Waterbury, Daniel 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 21; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Watson, Jonathan 9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 20; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
White, Daniel 4th Iowa Infantry BDied of disease Mar 4, 1862, Lebanon, MO
White, Michael9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 24; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
White, Nicholas 4th Iowa Cavalry LEnlisted Oct 3, 1861, age 21; mustered out Dec 5, 1864
Wicks, Warren9th Iowa Cavalry MEnlisted Oct 14, 1863, age 20; mustered out Feb 3, 1866
Wyland, Jasper N. 9th Iowa Cavalry MAge 19; died of disease Jul 9, 1864, Duvall's Bluff, AR


Transcribed and Contributed by Mona Sarratt Knight

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