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7th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
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Active April 27, 1863 to June 22, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 7th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 7th Iowa Cavalry was mustered into Federal service at Davenport, Iowa for a three year enlistment between April 27 to July 13, 1863.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on June 22, 1866.

Total strength and casualties[]

A total of 1420 men served in the 7th 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 Samuel W. Summers
  • Colonel Herman H. Heath[3]

See also[]

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

Notes[]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil607.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#7thcav 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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