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5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
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Iowa state flag
Active December 20, 1861 to August 11, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Murfreesboro, Chattanooga Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville Selma

The 5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 5th Iowa Cavalry was originally raised as the Curtis Horse in Omaha, Nebraska on 5 Sept 1861 and later absorbed cavalry companies from Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota and then transferred to Iowa state service per an order of December 20, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on August 11, 1865 at Nashville, Tenn.

Total strength and casualties[]

A total of 1625 men served in the 5th Iowa at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 7 officers and 58 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 179 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 246 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel William W. Lowe[3]

See also[]

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

Notes[]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil605.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/uniacav.htm#5thcav 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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