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46433Re: [civilwarwest] 13th Iowa Infantry

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  • NPeters102@aol.com
    May 3, 2009
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      Dave,

      Much obliged sir!

      Mike Peters

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry


      From: Dave Gorski
      Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 14:39:17 -0500
      To: <civilwarwest@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] 13th Iowa Infantry

      >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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