3rd Iowa Cavalry Regiment

The 3rd Iowa Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

3rd Iowa Cavalry Regiment
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ActiveAugust 30, 1861, to August 9, 1865
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnion
BranchCavalry
EngagementsBattle of Pea Ridge
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Brice's Crossroads
Battle of Mine Creek
Battle of Egypt Station
Battle of Columbus

ServiceEdit

The 3rd Iowa Cavalry was organized at Keokuk, Iowa and mustered in for three years of Federal service between August 30, 1861, and September 14, 1864.

The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on August 9, 1865.

Total strength and casualtiesEdit

A total of 2,165 men served in the 3rd Iowa at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 5 officers and 79 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 4 officers and 230 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 318 fatalities.[2]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil603.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/uniacav.htm#3rdcav The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  3. ^ 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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