20th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
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Iowa state flag
Active August 25, 1862 to July 8, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Equipment .577 cal. Enfield Rifles
Engagements Battle of Prairie Grove
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Sterling's Plantation
Siege of Fort Morgan

The 20th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 20th Iowa Infantry was organized at Clinton, Iowa and mustered in for three years of Federal service on August 25, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on July 8, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The 20th Iowa mustered 1026 men at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 1 officer and 13 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 157 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 173 fatalities.[2]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil504.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/uniainf3.htm#20thinf 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

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