|37th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry|
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|Active||December 15, 1862 to May 24, 1865|
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. 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
A total of 1041 men served in the 37th Iowa at one time or another during its existence. 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.
- Colonel George W. Kincaid
- List of Iowa Civil War Units
- Iowa in the American Civil War
- 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
- Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
- 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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