2nd Iowa Cavalry Regiment

The 2nd Iowa Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

2nd Iowa Cavalry Regiment
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Iowa state flag
ActiveAugust 30, 1861, to September 19, 1865
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnion
BranchCavalry
Engagementssiege of Corinth
Battle of Corinth
Grierson's Raid
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

ServiceEdit

The 2nd Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport, Iowa and mustered in at Camp Joe Holt for three years of Federal service between August 30 and September 28, 1861. Among other engagements, the Regiment took part in Grierson's Raid through Mississippi in April 1863, being detached from the main column (6th and 7th Illinois Cavalry) after a few days to decoy the Confederate pursuit. They engaged the 2nd/22nd Tennessee Cavalry (Barteau's) at Palo Alto, Mississippi on April 21 and 22, 1863 and reported six missing after the skirmish.[1] The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on September 19, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

A total of 2053 men served in the 2nd Iowa at one time or another during its existence.[2] It suffered a total of 269 (275?) fatalities: 1 officer and 59 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds; 8 officers and 207 enlisted men who died of disease.[3]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Edwin L. Drake (1879). Chronological Summary of Battles and Engagements of the Western Armies of the Confederate States: Including Summary of Lt. Gen. Joseph Wheeler's Cavalry Engagements. Tavel, Eastman & Howell. p. 25.
  2. ^ http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil602.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/uniacav.htm#2ndcav 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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