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8th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
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Iowa state flag
Active September 30, 1863 to August 13, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 8th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry was an cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 8th Iowa Cavalry was mustered into Federal service at Davenport, Iowa for a three year enlistment on September 30, 1863.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on August 13, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

A total of 1442 men served in the 8th Iowa at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 15 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 3 officers and 176 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 194 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel Joseph B. Dorr
  • Colonel Horatio G. Barner.[3]

See also[]

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

Notes[]

  1. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil608.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#8thcav 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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