Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Battles Of Our Regiments

Every organized Regiment of Iowa Infantry has now participated in one or more of the great battles of the war. The First was at Springfield. The Second was at Donelson and Pittsburgh Landing. The Third was at Blue Mills and Pittsburgh Landing. The Fourth and Ninth were at Pea Ridge. The Fifth and Tenth were at the surrender of New Madrid and Island No. 10. The Sixth, Eighth, Thirteenth, Fifteenth and and [sic] Sixteenth at Pittsburgh Landing. The Seventh at Belmont, Donelson and Pittsburg. The Twelfth and Fourteenth at Donelson and Pittsburgh.

The Third Cavalry – at least a portion of it – was at Pea Ridge. Whether any Cavalry Regiment from this State was at Pittsburgh, we do not know.

– Published in the Daily State Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Friday, April 18, 1862

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