16th Iowa Infantry Regiment

The 16th Iowa Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

16th Iowa Infantry Regiment
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Iowa state flag
ActiveDecember 10, 1861, to July 19, 1865
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnion
BranchInfantry
EngagementsBattle of Shiloh
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Raymond
Battle of Champion's Hill
Battle of Big Black River
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
March to the Sea

ServiceEdit

The 16th Iowa Infantry was organized at Davenport, Iowa, and mustered in for three years of Federal service by companies between December 10, 1861, and March 12, 1862.

The regiment was mustered out on July 19, 1865.

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]

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

The 16th Iowa mustered a total of 1,441 men over the span of its existence.[2] Seven officers and 94 enlisted men were killed in action or died of their wounds, while three officers and 219 enlisted men died of disease, for a total of 323 fatalities.[3]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil408.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
  3. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf2.htm#16th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  4. ^ 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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