11th Iowa Infantry Regiment

The 11th Iowa Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

11th Iowa Infantry Regiment
ActiveSeptember 28, 1861 – July 15, 1865
DisbandedJuly 15, 1865
Country United States
AllegianceUnion
BranchInfantry
SizeRegiment
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
Commanders
ColonelAbraham M. Hare
ColonelColonel William Hall
ColonelJohn C. Abercrombie[1]

ServiceEdit

The 11th Iowa Infantry was organized at Davenport, Iowa and mustered into Federal service between September 28 and October 18, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on July 15, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

Total enrollment was 1297. The regiment lost 5 officers and 86 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 166 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 259 fatalities.[2] 234 were wounded.

Iowa BrigadeEdit

After the Battle of Shiloh, the Thirteenth Iowa was assigned to the Third Brigade of the Sixth Division. The Brigade was composed of the Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth regiments of Iowa Infantry, and was under command of Colonel Crocker. This organization remained intact until the close of the war. Except when upon detached duty, the operations of each of the regiments were identified very largely with those of the brigade, and, therefore, the history of each of these four Iowa regiments is almost inseparably interwoven with that of the brigade.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil403.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/uniainf2.htm#11th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
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