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2nd Iowa Independent Battery Light Artillery
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Iowa state flag
Active August 18, 1861 to August 7, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Iuka
Battle of Corinth
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Nashville

The 2nd Iowa Independent Battery Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 2nd Iowa Light Artillery was mustered into Federal service at Council Bluffs, Iowa for a three year enlistment on August 18, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on August 7, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

A total of 193 men served in the 2nd Iowa Battery at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 3 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 29 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 32 fatalities..[2]

Commanders[]

  • Captain Nelson T. Spoor.[3]

See also[]

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

Notes[]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil720.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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