Civil War Wiki
Advertisement
6th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
100px
Iowa state flag
Active January 31, 1863 to October 17, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 6th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 6th Iowa Cavalry was mustered into Federal service at Davenport, Iowa for a three year enlistment between January 31 to March 5, 1863.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on October 17, 1865.

Full details can be found at http://american_reflections.home.mchsi.com/sixthiowa.html

Total strength and casualties[]

A total of 1420 men served in the 6th Iowa at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 1 officer and 21 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 74 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 97 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel David S. Wilson
  • Colonel Samuel M. Pollock[3]

See also[]

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

Notes[]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil606.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#6thcav 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[]


Advertisement