46435Re: [civilwarwest] 13th Iowa Infantry
- May 3, 2009Good idea on Dornbusch Dave. I checked that earlier in hopes that I might
be able to help. Didn't find too much on the Internet after searching on
Henry H. Rood and John Wesley Eyestone. However, they did make me think of
something. I have a lot of regiments listed on the old LSU site that I now
maintain. When I looked up the 13th Iowa I found that most of what was
there was from the Official Records. However, there is a link to some
letters by Seneca Thrall, also mentioned in Dornbusch. Since Mike mentioned
letters in his original request these might be helpful.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Dick (a.k.a. Shotgun)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Gorski" <amhistoryguy@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 03, 2009 3:39 PM
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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