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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Forty-Sixth Infantry.

(100 days.)

On the 21st of April, 1864, the Governors of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin voluntarily tendered to the President of the United States an enlistment of 85,000 volunteers to serve for the period of one hundred days.  Ten thousand of these were to be enlisted in the State of Iowa.

Company I of the Forty-sixth Regiment Iowa Infantry Volunteers (100-day men) was enlisted in Cedar County, all the men excepting three being residents of the county, about fifteen or twenty men enlisting for this service in other regiments.

The Forty-sixth Regiment was ordered into quarters on the 30th day of May, 1864, and mustered into service by Capt. Chambers, U. S. A., at Davenport, Iowa, June 10, 1864.  June 14, left Davenport en route for Cairo, Illinois, and on the 18th of June started for Memphis, Tennessee, by boat.  The regiment arrived at Memphis on the 19th of June, and remained there until the 27th of June, when it was ordered to guard duty on Memphis & Charleston Railroad at Collierville, Tennessee, and on 29th of same month Companies A and I were stationed three miles west of Collierville, where they remained until the time Forrest's dash into Memphis, when they were ordered back to Collierville, where they remained a few days.  Afterward, the same two companies were sent to their former position west of Collierville, where they remained until ordered to Memphis to be sent home.  The regiment was mustered out at Davenport on the 23d day of September, 1864.

The only men of this regiment who were under fire during the service were eighteen men under Capt. W. P. Wolf, who were ambuscaded by about forty guerrillas July 24, 1864, Leonidas Brown receiving a wound which afterward proved fatal, W. P. Wolf severely, and John Diltz slightly wounded.  J. W. Thompson, John Duncan, Wm. D. Hall and F. M. Brown were taken prisoners.

(Note: This regiment was mustered out at Davenport, Iowa, September 23, 1864.)

Lieutenant Colonel Lorenzo D. Durbin, commissioned June 10, 1864.

Company I.

Captain Wm. P. Wolf, commissioned June 10, 1864, wounded July 24, 1864.

First Lieutenant Joseph W. Bull, commissioned June 10, 1864.

Second Lieutenant Thos. Golden, commissioned June 10, 1864.

Sergeant Joshua T. Taylor, enlisted May 2, 1864.

Sergeant Chas. B. Harris, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Sergeant John Burns, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Sergeant Jas. W. Thomspon, enlisted May 12, 1864, captured July 24, 1864, near Colliersville, Tennessee, died March 25, 1865, at Vicksburg.

Sergeant Saml. P. Foy, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Sergeant Danl. Mourer, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Corporal Wm. L. Curry, enlisted May 2, 1864.

Corporal Danl. Fleagle, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Corporal T. J. Speakman, enlisted June 1, 1864.

Corporal Geo. Pinneo, enlisted May 2, 1864.

Corporal David R. Clark, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Corporal Thos. F. Bobo, enlisted May 18, 1864.

Corporal E. W. McCracken, enlisted May 2, 1864.

Musician Jacob Onstatt, enlisted May 4, 1864.

Bailey, John I., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Bagley, Jas. W., enlisted May 14, 1864, died at Davenport September 20, 1864.

Brogan, Caleb, enlisted May 12, 1864.

Brown, Leonidas, enlisted May 18, 1864, wounded July 24, 1864, afterward died.

Brown, F. H., enlisted May 12, 1864, captured July 24, 1864, near Colliersville, Tennessee.

Beatty, Geo. E., enlisted May 2, 1864.

Byers, Wm., enlisted May 21, 1864.

Brogan, John T., enlisted June 5, 1864.

Burnett, Geo. V., enlisted June 7, 1864.

Brigle, John, enlisted June 7, 1864.

Cornwell, Geo. F., enlisted May 2, 1864.

Daniels, Samuel L., enlisted May 2, 1864.

Dilts, Levi, enlisted May 4, 1864.

Dilts, John, enlisted May 4, 1864, wounded July 24, 1864, captured and escaped July 24, 1864.

Duncan, John P., enlisted May 25, 1864.

Embree, Wm. H., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Edge, Wm. H., enlisted May 19, 1864.

Eiseffer, Chas., enlisted May 28, 1864.

Foy, David, enlisted May 16, 1864.

Frank, John W., enlisted May 19, 1864.

Gordon, John S., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Gary, John B., enlisted May 28, 1864.

Harden, A., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Hall, W. D., enlisted May 14, 1864, taken prisoner July 24, Tennessee.

Hammond, Lewis, enlisted May 2, 1864.

Johnson, Jas. H., enlisted May 23, 1864.

Kester, Wm. E., enlisted May 21, 1864.

Kester, Benj. H., enlisted May 20, 1864.

Knott, Jos. E., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Klise, Chas. F., May 30, 1864.

Layton, Saml., enlisted May 20, 1864.

Linsley, Ed. A., enlisted May 2, 1864.

Launtz, Jas. F., enlisted May 28, 1864.

Lightfoot, Wm., enlisted June 7, 1864.

Mulford, L. M., enlisted May 16, 1864.

Mason, Don Alonzo, enlisted May 16, 1864.

Miller, Jos. H., enlisted May 4, 1864.

McLain, John D., enlisted May 6, 1864.

McCoy, H. M., enlisted May 23, 1864.

Odell, Wm. H., enlisted May 24, 1864.

Parsons, Marsh, enlisted May 2, 1864.

Pittman, Wm., enlisted May 14, 1864.

Perry, Chas. H., enlisted May 19, 1864.

Porter, B. S., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Reigart, C. K., enlisted May 2, 1864.

Sprague, Jas., enlisted May 6, 1864.

Speakman, G., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Sterrett, Wm. H., enlisted May 24, 1864.

Scott, Daniel B., enlisted May 25, 1864.

Sanderson, Jos. F., enlisted May 28, 1864.

Smith, David K., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Thompson, John A., enlisted May 18, 1864.

Teter, Jas., enlisted May 20, 1864.

Valentine, Jacob, enlisted May 20, 1864.

Willey, C. M., enlisted May 20, 1864.

Wheeler, John M., enlisted May 16, 1864.

Ward, E. B., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Whitson, John T., enlisted May 12, 1864.

Willcutt, H. R., enlisted May 5, 1864.

Wiggins, C. D., enlisted May 3, 1864.

Wright, Nelson, enlisted May 11, 1864.

Wooley, Newton, enlisted May 23, 1864.

Wertz, W. C., enlisted May 23, 1864.

Whitson, R. C., enlisted May 28, 1864.

Woodard, C. S., enlisted May 30, 1864.

 

 
 

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