37th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
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Active December 15, 1862 to May 24, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 37th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, nicknamed the "Graybeard Regiment," was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 37th Iowa Infantry was organized at Muscatine, Iowa and mustered in for three years of Federal service on December 15, 1862. The regiment was unique in that it was composed entirely of men not liable for military service. All men enlisted had to be at least 45 years old.[1] It spent most of its service guarding prinsoner of war camps and supply trains.

The regiment was mustered out on May 24, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

A total of 1041 men served in the 37th Iowa at one time or another during its existence.[2] It suffered 3 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 145 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 148 fatalities.[2]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil705.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. 2.0 2.1 Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
  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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