1st Iowa Independent Battery Light Artillery

The 1st Iowa Light Artillery Battery was a light artillery battery from Iowa that served in the Union Army between August 17, 1861, and July 5, 1865, during the American Civil War.

1st Iowa Light Artillery Battery
ActiveAugust 17, 1861 – July 5, 1865
DisbandedJuly 5, 1865
Country United States
EngagementsAmerican Civil War
CaptainCharles H. Fletcher
Junius A. Jones
Henry H. Griffiths
William H. Gay
1st LieutenantVirgil J. David
Orrin W. Gambell
Thomas A. Ijams
James W. Williams


The 1st Iowa Light Artillery was mustered into Federal service at Burlington, Iowa for a three-year enlistment on August 17, 1861. The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on July 5, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

A total of 266 men served in the 1st Iowa Battery at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 10 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 1 officer and 50 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 61 fatalities#[2]


  1. ^ http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil719.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 Archived March 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine#com/Unreghst/uniaart#htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry# A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion# 3 vols# New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959#