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1st Iowa Independent Battery Light Artillery
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Iowa state flag
Active August 17, 1861 to July 5, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Pea Ridge
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Nashville

The 1st Iowa Independent Battery Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 1st Iowa Light Artillery was mustered into Federal service at Burlington, Iowa for a three year enlistment on August 17, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on July 5, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

A total of 266 men served in the 1st Iowa Battery at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 10 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 50 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 184 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[]

  • Captain Charles H. Fletcher.[3]

See also[]

  • List of Iowa Civil War Units
  • Iowa in the American Civil War

Notes[]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil719.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
  2. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniaart.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  3. Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1

References[]


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