1st Iowa Infantry Regiment

The 1st Iowa Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

1st Iowa Infantry Regiment
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ActiveMay 14, 1861, to August 20, 1861
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Wilson's Creek
The charge of the First Iowa Regiment, with General Lyon at its head at the Battle of Wilson's Creek


The 1st Iowa Infantry was organized at Keokuk, Iowa and mustered into Federal forces on May 14, 1861, for ninety days' service under Abraham Lincoln's first call for volunteers.

The regiment was mustered out on August 20, 1861.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

Unit strength was 959. The regiment suffered 1 officer and 19 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 8 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 28 fatalities.[1]

Wilson's CreekEdit

The loss of the regiment at Wilson's Creek was 13 killed, 141 wounded and 4 missing.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf1.htm#2ndinf The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil301.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1