46431Re: [civilwarwest] 13th Iowa Infantry
- May 3, 2009
>Does anyone know of a good reference for the 13th Iowa Infantry?According to Dornbusch's "Military Bibliography of the Civil War,"
The most specific to the 13th Iowa would be:
"History of Company A, Thirteenth Iowa Vetran Infantry," written
by Henry H. Rood. It might be hard to find, printed in 1889.
A Cedar Rapids library or historical society might have a copy.
The is a family history written by John Wesley Eyestone, published
in 1910, that includes Eyestone's Civil War experiences with the
13th Iowa Infantry. (106 Pages)
MOLLUS has several "Sketches of the Thirteenth Iowa."
"An Iowa Doctor in Blue," the letters of Seneca Thrall, edited by
Mildred Throne in 1960 shows some references to the 13th Iowa.
My suggestion would be to contact the historical society or library
at Davenport, Iowa, since that is where that particular regiment was
formed. If the local newspaper there was in operation at that time
they may also have stories on microfilm to share. Many local papers
followed "their boys" pretty closely and kept the public informed.
Another place to look would be -
The State Historical Society of Iowa and Iowa State Archives at
the Capitol Complex, 600 East Locust, Des Moines Iowa, 50319-0290
(515) 281-5111 - www.culturalaffairs.org
They might have the regimental books, rosters, hospital logs and other
correspondence specific to the 13th Iowa.
Hope this helps some. Good Luck.
Regards, Dave Gorski
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