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History of Cedar
County, Iowa, 1878.

  
 

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Sixteenth Infantry

 

The Sixteenth Regiment, Iowa Volunteers, left Davenport March 20, 1862, and was at the battles of Shiloh, April 6th and 7th, when it met with heavy loss; took part in the siege of Corinth, also was in the battle of Iuka, September 19, 1862.

After this, the regiment was engaged in two days fight at Corinth, October 3d and 4th, and was variously employed in marching from point to point, as their services were required in their department, and at all times were found ready to do their duty.

They were engaged in many sharp conflicts until March 17, 1864, when they started for Davenport, Iowa, on veteran furlough.

On May 3d, they again resumed their knapsacks and arrived at Clifton, Tennessee, about the middle of the month and on the 27th of June, a part of the regiment were engaged in the attack on Kenesaw Mountain, meeting with heavy loss.  The regiment was under fire from June 14 to July 2; was in the battles at Atlanta, July 20th, 21st and 22d, meeting with heavy losses, which reduced the regiment to less than 100 men present for duty.

Afterward, the regiment being increased to 450 men, by exchange of prisoners and drafted men, they started from Atlanta, November 15th, for Savannah, where they arrived December 10th, where they were engaged in the siege of the city until its evacuation.

On January 6, 1865, they started for Beaufort, South Carolina, and were actively engaged in the campaign in the Carolinas and finally camped at Raleigh on the 16th of April, where they remained till May 2d.  The war being closed, they marched for Washington, where they took part in the grand review May 24, 1865.

(Note: -- This regiment was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky July 19, 1865.)

Company E.

First Lieutenant John A. Hines, commissioned 2d lieutenant February 20, 1862, promoted to 1st lieutenant October 17, 1862, died in Cedar County August 20, 1863.

Sergeant Joshua M. Craig, enlisted October 18, 1861, wounded at Shiloh, died August 19, 1863, at Iowa City.

Corporal James S. Gillespie, enlisted October 18, 1861, wounded at Corinth October 3, 1862.

Craig James B., enlisted October 18, 1861, re-enlisted as veteran January 5, 1864.

Cortland, John, enlisted October 29, 1861, captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.

Embrie, John P., enlisted October 24, 1861, died January 29, 1863.

Fryberger, James H, enlisted October 21, 1861, died at Monterey, May 11, 1862.

Gillispie, George Y., enlisted October 18, 1861, wounded at Iuka September 19, 1862, re-enlisted as veteran January 5, 1864.

Linn, John W., enlisted October 21, 1861, died January 9, 1862.

Roberts, Jesse, enlisted October 21, 1861, died August 31, 1862, at Jackson, Tennessee.

Richie, John N., enlisted October 18, 1861, captured July 22, 1864, near Atlanta.

Toney, Charles G., enlisted October 25, 1861.

Wyant, Jno. G., enlisted January 30, 1862, discharged June 30, 1862, disability.

Company F.

Sergeant L. W. Corey, enlisted as corporal December 21, 1862, promoted to sergeant, re-enlisted as veteran December 22, 1863, captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.

Corporal John C. Hemming, enlisted February 4, 1862, captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864, died at Millen, Georgia, October 22, 1864.

Green, John, enlisted December 15, 1861, re-enlisted as veteran December 16, 1863, captured at Atlanta, July 22, 1864.

Green, Norman, enlisted February 4, 1862, re-enlisted as veteran February 5, 1864, captured at Atlanta July 22, 1864.

Haghion, Edward, enlisted December 19, 1861, died November 10, 1862, at Corinth.

Page, Scott, enlisted January 1, 1862, wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862, discharged October 24, 1862.

Page, Kimball L., enlisted February 22, 1862, wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862.

Company G.

Lehman, J., enlisted December 14, 1861, re-enlisted as veteran January 3, 1864, wounded at Shiloh April 6, 1862, and Big Shanty June 15, 1864.

Nelson, Wm. R., enlisted May 2, 1864.

Company I.

Kelley, Isaac, enlisted February 26, 1862, re-enlisted as veteran February 26, 1864.

Company K.

Schneider, August, enlisted December 7, 1861.

UNASSIGNED.

Riley, Geo., enlisted October 3, 1864.

Roew, John, enlisted October 3, 1864.

Reed, John, enlisted October 3, 1864.

UNKNOWN RECRUITS.

Dairy, John J., enlisted January 4, 1864.

Goodrich, Ezra, enlisted January 5, 1864.

Kettell, Henry, enlisted January 4, 1864.

 

 
 

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