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Iowa 2nd Volunteer Cavalry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on August 1st, 1861. Regiment mustered out of service on September 19th, 1865.

Notable Battles:

  • Corinth fought on October 3rd, 1862 - October 4th, 1862
  • Island Number Ten fought on February 28th, 1862 - April 8th, 1862 near New Madrid, Missouri; Lake County, Tennessee
  • Skirmish at Monterey, Tennessee fought on April 29th, 1862
  • Siege of Corinth fought on April 29th, 1862 - May 30th, 1862
  • Skirmish at Blackland, Mississippi fought on June 4th, 1862
  • Iuka fought on September 19th, 1862 near Tishomingo County, Mississippi
  • Battle of Corinth fought on October 3rd, 1862 - October 4th, 1862 near Corinth, Mississippi
  • Grierson's Raid fought on April 17th, 1863 - May 2nd, 1863
  • Skirmish at Colliersville, Tennessee fought on November 3rd, 1863
  • Skirmish at Colliersville, Tennessee fought on December 27th, 1863
  • Skirmish at West Point, Mississippi fought on February 20th, 1864
  • Skirmish at West Point, Mississippi fought on February 21st, 1864
  • Okolona fought on February 22nd, 1864 near Chickasaw County, Mississippi
  • Tupelo fought on July 14th, 1864 - July 15th, 1864 near Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Skirmish at Oxford, Mississippi fought on August 11th, 1864
  • Skirmish at Hurricane Creek, Mississippi fought on August 19th, 1864
  • Skirmish at Lawrenceburg, Tennessee fought on November 22nd, 1864
  • Skirmish at Campbellsville, Tennessee fought on November 24th, 1864
  • Franklin (1864) fought on November 30th, 1864 near Franklin, Tennessee
  • Nashville fought on December 15th, 1864 - December 16th, 1864 near Nashville, Tennessee
  • Skirmish at Franklin, Tennessee fought on December 17th, 1864

Regiment was made up of:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H
  • Company I
  • Company K
  • Company L
  • Company M
  • Company F&S (Field and Staff)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • Apt, Michael F (Musician, November 1861 - August 1862)
  • Beaham, Thomas G. (Comm Sergeant, October 1861 - December 1861; Second Lieutenant, December 1861 - January 1862; First Lieutenant, January 1862 - November 1863)
  • Blaney, William B. (%First Lieutenant/First Lieutenant/quartermaster, September 1861 - February 1862)
  • Brenner, Clement (Band Leader, October 1861 - August 1862)
  • Burgess, Jesse R. (Second Assistant Surgeon, ? - October 1861; Hospital Steward, March 1862 - April 1862; Assistant Surgeon, January 1863 - September 1865)
  • Cady, T Jasper (Farrier, ? - July 1861; Farrier, October 1862 - April 1865; Veterinary Surgeon/Wagoner, April 1865 - September 1865)
  • Carlton, Richard A (Hospl Steward, December 1861 - October 1862; Hospital Steward, October 1862 - September 1865)
  • Chapman, Gardner S (Hospital Steward, October 1861 - October 1864)
  • Cleveland, William T. (Saddler, First Battn, January 1862 - October 1864)
  • Comerer, Daniel A (Musician, November 1861 - August 1862)
  • Coon, Datus Ensing (Major, September 1861 - May 1864; Colonel, May 1864 - March 1865; Brevet Brig-gen/Brigadier General/Full Captain/Full Colonel/Full Major/Colonel, March 1865 - September 1865)
  • Dewey, Charles H. (Musician, October 1861 - March 1862)
  • Diffenbacher, Benjamin F (Battn Qm Sergeant, October 1861 - June 1862; Second Lieutenant, June 1862 - October 1862; Regimental Quatermaster, October 1862 - February 1864)
  • Dunn, Joseph P. (Regtl Saddler Sergeant/Sergeant/saddler, October 1862 - September 1865)
  • Durand, Walter H. (%Veterinary Surgeon, December 1861 - June 1862)
  • Elliott, Washington Lafayette (Colonel, September 1861 - April 1862; Lieutenant Colonel, April 1862 - May 1862; Colonel/Full Captain, May 1862 - June 1862; Brigadier General/Full Colonel, June 1862 - March 1865; Brevet Brig-gen/Brevet Colonel/Brevet Lieutenant Colonel/Brevet Major-gen/Brigadier General/Full Brig-gen/Full Major/Major General/Colonel, March 1865 - March 1866)
  • Eystra, Joseph W. (Second Battn Adjutant, June 1862 - June 1862; Captain, June 1862 - October 1864)
  • Foster, Samuel (Major, November 1864 - September 1865)
  • Freeman, Joseph H. (Second Battn Adjutant, December 1861 - August 1862)
  • Funk, George A. (Musician, August 1861 - August 1862)
  • Gilbert, Samuel (Battn Qm, December 1861 - April 1862)
  • Hannan, James M. (First Lieutenant/Second Lieutenant, December 1861 - April 1862)
  • Harris, Fredrick (Comm Sergeant, March 1862 - October 1862; Farrier/Veterinary Surgeon, October 1862 - October 1864)
  • Hatch, Edward (^Lieutenant Colonel, September 1861 - June 1862; Colonel, June 1862 - April 1864; Brevet Brig-gen/Brevet Major-gen/Full Brig-gen/Full Captain/Full Colonel/Full Lieutenant Colonel/Full Major/Major General, March 1867 - ?)
  • Hepburn, William P (Major, September 1861 - July 1862; Full Lieutenant Colonel/Lieutenant Colonel, July 1862 - October 1864)
  • Horton, Charles C. (^Major, September 1863 - September 1864; Lieutenant Colonel, September 1864 - September 1865)
  • Jacobs, Thomas H. D. (Battn Vet. Sergeant, December 1861 - October 1864)
  • Kirtland, Richard McC. (Regimental Commissary, October 1862 - October 1864)
  • Koch, John G. (Musician, November 1861 - August 1862)
  • Loomis, Lyman C. (#%Sergeant Major, December 1861 - November 1862)
  • Love, Hiram W. (Major, September 1861 - August 1863)
  • Marden, Charles F. (First Lieutenant, September 1861 - September 1865)
  • Maynard, Henry H. (Surgeon/Assistant Surgeon, March 1864 - August 1865)
  • McDuffie, John V. (Battn Sergeant Major, December 1861 - October 1862; Sixth Sergeant, October 1862 - November 1862; Fifth Sergeant, November 1862 - May 1863; Third Sergeant, May 1863 - June 1864; Second Sergeant/Sergeant, June 1864 - October 1864)
  • McGregor, Duncan (First Lieutenant, February 1862 - June 1863)
  • Metcalf, James P. (Sergeant Major, October 1861 - December 1861; Second Lieutenant, December 1861 - March 1863; First Lieutenant, March 1863 - May 1864; Captain, May 1864 - September 1865)
  • Michael, George W.S. (Third Battn Vet Sergeant, May 1862 - November 1862)
  • Miller, William W. C. (#Fifth Corporal, May 1862 - September 1862; Fourth Corporal, September 1862 - October 1862; Comm Sergeant, October 1862 - November 1862; Third Corporal, November 1862 - December 1862; Second Corporal, December 1862 - October 1864)
  • Mills, William W. (Adjutant/First Lieutenant, December 1861 - January 1862)
  • Moore, Charles P. (Major, May 1864 - September 1865)
  • Needham, Arthur H (Hospital Steward, August 1861 - August 1861; Second Corporal, August 1861 - September 1861; Hospital Steward, June 1862 - October 1862; Regimental Hospital Steward, October 1862 - February 1864; Corporal/Hospital Steward, February 1864 - September 1865)
  • Noyes, George Henry (^Assistant Surgeon, September 1861 - September 1861; Surgeon, June 1862 - October 1862)
  • Reeder, George (Surgeon, September 1861 - June 1862)
  • Schnitger, Gustavus (First Lieutenant, December 1861 - August 1862)
  • True, Melville B C (Quatermaster Sergeant, December 1861 - September 1863; Comm Sergeant/Commissary Sergeant, September 1863 - October 1864)
  • Williamson, John E. (Bugler, September 1861 - March 1862; Chief Bugler, March 1862 - August 1865)
  • Wilson, John C (%Quatermaster Sergeant, December 1861 - May 1862)
  • Witham, Samuel T. (Farrier, August 1861 - October 1864)
  • Yule, Erastus D (Assistant Surgeon, June 1862 - June 1864)