Cornelius Inglefield was the son of James Inglefield & Elizabeth Dove.

Cornelius Inglefield Jane Banks Inglefield


  1. Cornelius Inglefield, b. 10/19/1818 Winchester, Hampshire, Eng. [IGI] [CENSUS: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880] m. 9/5/1841 Meigs Co., OH to Jane BANKS, b. 1817 Ireland (dau. of James/Wm.? BANKS & Mary Ann SCOTT (1789-1873)).
    1. Emily INGLEFIELD, b. 4/16/1843 OH; d. 11/1/1897 Knoxville, IA; m. William JONES (1835-1915) [Ancestry.com OneWorldTree] [CENSUS: 1850, 1860, ____, ____].
    2. Cornelia A. INGLEFIELD, b. 9/1844 OH; d. 1932 Osceola, IA; m. Wallace G. AGNEW (1839-1923) [Ancestry.com OneWorldTree] [CENSUS: 1850, 1860, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____, ____].
    3. Charles INGLEFIELD, b. 1845.
    4. Samuel INGLEFIELD, b. 1847.
    5. Mary Elizabeth INGLEFIELD m. Samuel Parker AYRES.
    6. Sarah INGLEFIELD, b. 1853.
    7. Martha INGLEFIELD, b. 1857.

IMMIGRATION: Cornelius Inglefield, 1839, Ohio, Muskingum County, declaration of intention for naturalization [Ancestry.com].

PART 3: I-M  


Civil War:

Iowa Civil War Soldier Burial Records, Ancestry.com:
Name: Cornelius Inglefield
Rank: Hospital Steward
Unit: Iowa 15th Infantry Co. K
Birth: 1817 England
Death: 4/8/1890
Cemetery: Graceland, Knoxville, Marion Co., IA
Comments: enl 21 Jan 1862 age 39 res Knoxville; pmtd Hosp Steward 
  02 Sep 1862 disch 27 Mar 1865 Goldsboro NC; wife   
  Jane Banks (b 1816 Ireland d 1896 Knoxville IA)

American Civil War Soldiers, Ancestry.com:
Name: Cornelius Inglefield
Residence: Knoxville, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 21 January 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Unit Numbers: 187
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 January 1862 at the age of 39
  Enlisted in Co. K 15th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 13 February 1862.
  Promoted to Full Hospital Steward on 02 September 1862
  Discharged Company K 15th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 27 March 1865 Goldsboro, NC



State: County: Free Inhabitants in Page No. Supervisor's Dist. No. Enumeration Dist. No. Enumerator: Date:
OH Montgomery Randolph Tp. District No. 41 . . . C. R. Wilson, Ass't Marshal 10th Day October, 1850
Line # House Visit # Family # NAME on 6/1/1850 AGE at
Last Bday
SEX COLOR PROFESSION Value Real PLACE OF BIRTH Mo. if mar. within yr Attend School yr # Over 20 illiterate Condition
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
28 169 1690 Cornelius Inglefield 31 M   Shoe Maker 2500 England        
29     Jane '' 33 F       NY [IRE]        
30     Emily '' 7 F       OH        
31     Cornelia '' 6 F       OH        
32     Charles '' 5 M       OH        
33     Samuel '' 3 F       OH        


State: County: Free Inhabitants in Post office: Page No. Supervisor's Dist. No. Enumeration Dist. No. Enumerator: Date:
IA Marion City of Knoxville, township of Knoxville Knoxville 15 . . H. D. Gibson, Ass't Marshal June 5, 1860
        Description   Value of Real Estate          
Line # House Visit # Family # NAME on 6/1/1860 AGE at
Last Bday
SEX COLOR PROFESSION Value Real Value Personal PLACE OF BIRTH Mo. if mar. within yr Attend School yr # Over 20 illiterate Condition
. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
06 116 110 C. Inglefield 41 M   Shoemaker 500 100 England        
07     Jane '' 43 F   Wife     Ireland        
08     E. " 17 F         OH   /    
09     C.H. " 14 M         OH   /    
10     C. " 15 M         OH   /    
11     Sam'l " 12 M         OH   /    
12     Mary " 9 F         OH   /    
13     Sarah " 7 F         OH   /    
14     Martha " 3 F         IA        


State: County: Inhabitants in Page No. Supervisor's Dist. No. Enumeration Dist. No. Enumerator: Date:
IA Marion Knoxville City . . . C. B. Boydton, Ass't Marshal 14 day of June, 1870
        Description   Value of Real Estate Owned   Parentage       Education   Constitutional
Line # House Visit # Family # NAME on 6/1/1870 AGE at
Last Bday
SEX COLOR PROFESSION Value Real Value Personal PLACE OF BIRTH Father of Foreign Born Mother of Foreign Born Mo. if born within yr Mo. if mar. within yr Attend School yr Cannot Read Cannot Write Condition Male citizen 21+ Male age 21+
deny vote
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
25 90 89 Inglefield, C 52 M W Builds Shoe 2100 600 NY [Eng] / /             /  
26     -- Jane 53 F W Keeping house     Ireland / /                
27     -- Mary 19 F W Keeping house     Ohio 0 /                
28     -- Sarah 17 F W Keeping house     Illinois 0 /                
29     -- Mattie 13 F W At home     Iowa 0 /                


State: County: Inhabitants in Page No. Supervisor's Dist. No. Enumeration Dist. No. Enumerator: Date:
. . . . . . ______ _____ June, 1880
  In Cities       Personal Description     Civil Condition   Occupation Health Education Nativity
Line # Street House # House Visit # Family # NAME on 6/1/1880 COLOR SEX AGE at
Last Bday
Born Mo. RELATIONSHIP S M W D Married in
Census Yr
OCCUPATION Mo. Unemp. No work
sick, disabled
Blind Deaf
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
45     172 194 Inglefield, Char. W M 61       /     Shoemaker v                   NY ENG ENG
46         " Jane W F 63 / Wife   /     Keeps house                     Ireland Ireland Ireland


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US Civil War

The organization of 15th Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry began prior to
5 September 1861.  The precise date is unknown. The entire ten companies of
which the regiment was composed, were ordered to Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa
where they were mustered into the service of the United States Army, on
dates ranging from 1 November to 22 February 1862. The regiment was
mustered out at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky on 24 July 1865. The
Chicago Tribune in writing about the 15th Iowa Infantry noted that:

 In every fight Iowa bears a distinguished part... Brave, willing and with
 rare power of endurance, they have made a record for that young State that
 will never fade...  At Pittsburg, the Iowa regiments engaged did nobly...
 In the encomiums that are heaped upon Indiana and Illinois, for they too
 have done nobly, let Iowa not less heroic and patriotic be remembered.
 (Chicago Tribune, Wednesday, 16 April 1862).

 The 15th Regiment Infantry was ordered to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, St.
 Louis County, Missouri on 19 March 1862.  The Regiment then joined the
 Army of the Tennessee at Pittsburg Landing, Hardin County, Tennessee. They
 joined the Department of the Tennessee July 1862 and served in this
 command until December 1862. The Regiment returned to the Army of the
 Tennessee and served in that army for the duration of the war. The
 Infantry Regiment was ordered to march to Washington, D.C. on the 29 April
 1865 and took part in the Grand Review of Western Armies staged on 24 May
 1865.  The Regiment did gallant service on many hard fought fields.  The
 15th Iowa Infantry participated in the battle at Shiloh (Pittsburg
 Landing); the siege of Vicksburg; stood with Sherman on Lookout Mountain
 and accompanied him on his March to the Sea; participated in the capture
 of Atlanta, Savannah, Goldsboro and Raleigh until the war finally came to
 an end.


 Mar-July 1862 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee
 July-Nov 1862 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corith, Department of
 the Tennessee
 Nov-Dec 1862  3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing, XIII Corps (old),
 Department of the Tennessee
 Dec 1862-Jan 1863  3rd Brigade, 6th Division, XVI Corps, Army of the
 Jan-Sep 1863 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, XVII Corps, Army of the Tennessee
 Sep-April 1864 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XVII Corps, Army of the
 April 1864-July 1865 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, XVII Corps, Army of the


September 5, 1861- February 13, 1862 -- Ordered into quarters at Keokuk,
November 1, 1861- February 22, 1862 -- Mustered into the service of the
United States
March 19, 1862  -- Left Keokuk and was conveyed by steamboat to St. Louis,
Missouri, then marched to Benton Barracks
April 1, 1862 -- Marched to St. Louis, Missouri where they embarked on the
steamer, Minnehaha, with orders to report to General Grant at Savannah,
Tennessee April 6-27, 1862 -- Stationed at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
April 6-7, 1862 -- Arrived at Pittsburg Landing at six o'clock on Sunday
morning, the first day of the battle; Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee
April - May, 1862 -- March from Shiloh, Tennesse to Corinth,
Mississippi.(See: Major W. Belknap's Description of the March)
May 5-9, 1862 -- Stationed at Monterey, Tennessee
April 29 - May 30, 1862 -- Siege of Corinth, Mississippi
May 30 - June 27, 1862 -- Stationed South of Corinth, Mississippi
June 27 - July 27, 1862 -- Stationed at Corinth, Mississippi
September 14-17, 1862 -- Stationed East of Corinth, Mississippi
September 10 - October 1, 1862 -- Stationed at Iuka, Mississippi
October 2-3, 1862 -- Stationed West of Corinth, Mississippi
October 3-4, 1862 -- Corinth, Mississippi (battle)
October 9-11, 1862 -- Riply, Mississippi (pursuit)
October 13 - November 2, 1862 -- Stationed South-west of Corinth,
October 31, 1862 - January 10, 1863 -- Operation on the Mississippi Central
R.R. from Bolivar, Tennessee to Coffeeville, Mississippi. (Grant's Central
Mississippi Campaign)
November 7-27, 1862 -- Stationed at Grand Junction, Tennessee
December 1-4, 1862 -- Stationed at Tallahatchie River
December 4 - December 18, 1862 -- Stationed at Abbeville, Mississippi
December 19-20, 1862 -- Stationed at Yekena Station, Mississippi
December 22-30, 1862 -- Stationed at Holly Springs, Mississippi
December 31, 1862 - January 11, 1863 -- Stationed at Lafayette, Tennessee
January 13-18, 1863 -- Stationed at Memphis, Tennessee
January 24 - February 8, 1863 -- Stationed at Duckport, Louisiana
February 9 - March 21, 1863 -- Stationed at Lake Providence, Louisiana
March 21-26, 1863 -- Stationed North of Lake Providence, Louisiana
March 26 - April 21, 1863 -- Stationed South of Lake Providence, Louisiana
April 21-26, 1863 -- Stationed at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana
April 28 - May 11, 1863 -- Stationed at Holmes' Plantation, Louisiana
May 12, 1863 -- Raymond, Mississippi (engagement)
May 13-20, 1863 -- Stationed at Grand Gulf, Mississippi
May 14, 1863 -- Jackson, Mississippi (engagement)
May 16, 1863 -- Champion's Hill, Baker's Creek, Edward's Depot (Midway
Hill), Mississippi (battle)
May 17, 1863 -- Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi (engagement)
May 18 - July 4, 1863 -- Vicksburg, Mississippi (siege)
May 19, 1863 -- Vicksburg, Mississippi (assault)
May 21, 1863 -- Vicksburg, Mississippi (assault)
May 26 - June 4, 1863 -- Expedition from Haines' Bluff to Mechanicsburg,
May 24-25, 1863 -- Stationed at Mechanicsburg, Mississippi
May 27-28, 1863 -- Stationed at Haines' Bluff
June 1-23, 1863 -- Stationed at rear of Vicksburg, Mississippi
June 27 - July 13, 1863 -- Stationed at Fox Plantation, Mississippi
July 3, 1863 [Co. G] -- Messenger's Ferry, Big Black River, Mississippi
July 4, 1863 -- Vicksburg, Mississippi (surrender)
July 5-10, 1863 -- Jackson, Mississippi (advance)
July 18-20, 1863 -- Stationed at Clinton, Mississippi
July 20-22, 1863 -- Stationed at Bolton's Cross Roads, Mississippi
July 23-25, 1863 -- Stationed at Bovina, Missippissi
July 25-27, 1863 -- Stationed at Black River railroad bridge
July 28 - August 20, 1863 -- Stationed Northeast of Vicksburg, Mississippi
August 20 - September 2, 1863 -- Expedition from Vicksburg, Mississippi to
Monroe, Louisiana.
August 21-23, 1863 -- Stationed at Goodrich's Landing
August 27-29, 1863 -- Stationed at Monroe, Louisiana
September 4-11, 1863 -- Stationed Northeast of Vicksburg, Mississippi
September 11 - October 11, 1863 -- Stationed South of Vicksburg,
October 14-20, 1863 -- Expedition from Messinger's Ferry, Big Black River,
toward Canton, Mississippi
October 12-21, 1863 -- Stationed at Black River railroad bridge
October 22 - February 2, 1863 -- Stationed South of Vicksburg, Mississippi
December 24-25, 1863 -- Stationed at Redbone, Mississippi
February 3 - March 2, 1864 -- Expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian,
Mississippi (Sherman's Meridian Campaign
February 18-20, 1864 -- Stationed at Meridian, Mississippi
February 26 - March 1, 1864 -- Stationed at Canton, Mississippi
March 4-13, 1864 -- Stationed South of Vicksburg, Mississippi
March 23 - April 27, 1864 -- Stationed at Keokuk, Iowa (Veterans on
May 1-2, 1864 -- Stationed at Bird's Point Landing, Missouri
May 2-4, 1864 -- Stationed at Paducah, Kentucky
May 6-16, 1864 -- Stationed at Clifton, Tennessee
May 19-21, 1864 -- Stationed at Pulaski, Tennessee
May 23-25, 1864 -- Stationed at Huntsville, Alabama
May 26-27, 1864 -- Stationed at Decatur, Alabama
June 5-6, 1864 -- Stationed at Rome, Georgia
June 6-7, 1864 -- Stationed at Kingston, Georgia
June 8 - September 8, 1864 -- Atlanta Campaign
June 8-10, 1864 -- Stationed at Acworth, Georgia
June 10 - July 2, 1864 -- Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw
Mountain, Georgia
June 10-19, 1864 -- Stationed at Big Shanty, Georgia
June 19 - July 2, 1864 -- Stationed at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia
June 27, 1864  -- Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia (assault)
July 2-5, 1864 -- Operations on the line of Nickajack Creek, Georgia
July 5-16, 1864 -- Stationed at Nick-a-jack Creek, Georgia
June 15-17, 1864 -- Combats about Lost Mountain (Bushy Mountain), Georgia
July 5-17, 1864 -- Operations on the line of the Chattahoochee River,
July 20-21, 1864 -- Bald Hill (Leggett's Hill), Georgia (engagement)
July 22, 1864 -- Atlanta, Georgia (battle)   (See:  Map )
July 23 - August 25, 1864 -- Atlanta, Georgia (siege)
July 28, 1864  -- Ezra Church, Fulton County, Georgia (battle)
August 25-30, 1864 -- Flank movement on Jonesborough, Georgia
August 31 - September 1, 1864 -- Jonesborough, Georgia (battle)
September 2-5, 1864-- Lovejoy Station, Georgia (engagement)
September 29 - November 3, 1864 -- Operations against Hood in Northern
Georgia and Northern Alabama
October 15-16, 1864 -- Snake Creek Gap, Georgia (skirmish)
November 15 - December 10, 1864 -- Campaign against Savannah, Georgia
(Sherman's March to the Sea)
December 10-21, 1864 -- Savannah, Georgia (siege)
January 14 - April 26, 1865 -- Campaign of the Carolinas
January 14-15, 1865 -- Pocataligo, South Carolina (skirmish)
February 3-5, 1865 -- Salkahatchie Swamps, South Carolina (skirmish)
February 8, 1865 -- Rivers's Bridge, Salkahatchie River, South Carolina
February 9, 1865 -- Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, SC (skirmish)
February 11-12, 1865 -- Orangeville (Orangeburg), South Carolina (skirmish)
February 15-16, 1865 -- Columbia, South Carolina (skirmish)
March 3, 1865 -- Thompson's Creek near Cheraw, South Carolina (skirmish)
March 11, 1865 -- Fayetteville, North Carolina (skirmish)
March 19-21, 1865 -- Bentonville, North Carolina (battle)
March 24, 1865 -- Goldsborough, North Carolina (occupation)
April 10-14, 1865 -- Raleigh, North Carolina (advance)
April 14, 1865 -- Raliegh, North Carolina (occupation)
April 26, 1865 -- Bennett's House, Durham Station, North Carolina
April 29 - May 20, 1865 -- March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond,
May 24, 1865  -- Passed in review before the President at Washington, D.C.
June 1, 1865 -- Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky.  The troops were conveyed
by rail to Parkersburg, on the Ohio river, and thence by steamboat to
Louisville, where they arrived June 12th and remained in camp. July 24,
1865  -- Mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky
July 29, 1865 -- Reached Davenport, Iowa  by rail, then marched to Camp
Kinsman for final discharge.


March 1862:
The 15th Regiment Iowa Vol. Infantry was organized in Keokuk, Iowa on the
19 March 1862; left for St. Louis, Mo., by order from Department
head-quarters.  Was furnished with guns, etc., on the 26th March, and is
now under marching orders to join Maj.-Gen. Grant's army in Tennessee.

April 1862:
The regiment changed its former station at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo.,
on the 1st day of April 1862, by order from Department head-quarters.  It
arrived at Pittsburg Landing on the morning of April 6th and immediately
went into the battle-field at that place, with the results of a loss of 22
killed, 156 wounded, some of whom have died since, and 8 wounded and
missing.  Total loss 186.

May 1862:
The regiment was assigned to the 3rd brigade of the 6th division of the
Army of West Tennessee and has changed its station with said division, from
camp near Pittsburg to camp No. 8, near Corinth, Miss.

July 1862:
During the month of July, the regiment was stationed at Corinth, Miss., on
Provost- Guard duty, by order of Maj.-Gen. Ord, commander of that post,
Major Wm. W. Belknap, 15th Iowa, acting as Provost-Marshal. On July 27th,
the regiment received orders to join its brigade (3rd brigade of 6th
division, army West Tennessee), Col. Crocker of the 13th Iowa commanding,
and to march under command of Brig. Gen. Tuttle, commanding 2nd and 3rd
brigades of said division, to Bolivar, Tenn., to re-enforce Brig.-Gen.
Ross's forces at that place.  Arrived in this camp at Bolivar, July 31st

September 1862:
The 15th Iowa being at Bolivar, Tenn., was assigned to garrison  and defend
Fort Engleman and its environs from 2nd to 11th Sept. On the 12th it
received marching orders with the 11th, 13th and 16th Iowa Vols., Col.
Crocker commanding brigade.

Arrived at Corinth Sept. 14th. Formed part of the forces under Maj.-Gen.
Ord on the 17th, marching to Iuka; after the battle it was ordered to
resume its march to Corinth.

October 1862:
The regiment arrived in Corinth the 2nd day of October and was ordered to
camp two miles west of the town, near Fort F, next to the railroad towards
Chawalla. October 3rd, early in the morning, it was formed in line of
battle to meet the approaching attack of the combined forces of Van Dorn
and Villipigue.  In the engagement of that date the 15th Iowa lost 12 in
killed, of whom 3 were commissioned officers; 65 wounded and 6 missing in
action. Total 83. The next day, in supporting Battery Phillips, it lost 2
more in wounded. On the 5th and subsequent days, formed part of the forces
chasing the enemy beyond Ripley. On the 13th it returned to the camp in
front of Battery Phillips.

November 1862:
The regiment left Corinth on the 2nd day of November, with same brigade,
and same division, (Brig.-Gen. John McArthur commanding division), forming
a part of the expedition under Brig.-Gen. Hamilton, commanding Army Corps,
to Grand Junction, La Grange, Holly Springs, etc., in the direction of
Jackson, Miss.

December 1862:
The regiment marched with the same brigade and same division across the
Tallahatchie river on the 4th of December, to Abbeville; camped near that
place till December 18th, on which day it marched to Oxford, Miss., and to
Yokena Station, arriving at the latter place December 19th. On the 21st of
December it was marched back to Abbeville, on the 22nd to Holly Springs,
where it camped to the 30th of December; on which day it was moved towards
Moscow, arriving at Lafayette on 31st.

February 1863:
General Order No. 210, War Department Adjutant-General's Office,
Washington, D.C. December 18th, 1862 having placed Maj.-Gen. J. B.
McPherson in command of the 17th Army Corps, the sixth division, Brig.-Gen.
McArthur commanding and seventh division, Brig.-Gen. J. F. Quimby
commanding, both heretofore under command of Gen. Hamilton, were assigned
to constitute part of the said 17th Army Corps, by General Orders No. 6
from head-quarters Department of Tennessee, dated Memphis, Tenn., Jan.
20th, 1863. February 8th, the 2nd and 3rd brigades of the 6th division
having received orders to embark at once, the 15th and 16th Iowa Infantry
were placed on board the steamer Maria Denning, Feb. 9th.  The fleet with
the said two brigades started and arrived at night of the same day at
Providence, on the Louisiana shore, about seventy-five miles above
Vicksburg. February 10th both brigades disembarked and found the 1st
brigade of same division in camp at that place.  The 3rd brigade,
consisting of the 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th Iowa Infantry, went into camp
on the north side of the lake called Lake Providence, 1 miles west of the
town, on the plantation known as that of Gen. Sparrow, who is a member of
the rebel congress at Richmond, Va. February 23rd, Gen. Logan's division,
as part of the 17th Army Corps, also Maj.-Gen. McPherson commanding said
army corps, arrived from Memphis, Tenn. The work of connecting the
Mississippi river by a canal, with the lake, which owing to incessant rains
was suspended for several days, is again progressing rapidly towards its
completion. The health of the regiment, as well as of the division,
generally, is greatly improved.

March 1863:
The regiment kept its former station in camp on the north bank of Lake
Providence, La., till the 21st day of March, when  owing to widespread and
increasing inundation caused by the opening on the evening of March 16th of
the levee, at the mouth of the canal, which gradually overflowed the
country north of the lake, and close around the camp, the regiment and the
whole brigade were compelled to move camp four miles north of Providence.
This camp, however, being on a low cotton field, had to be abandoned on the
26th of March on account of its wet, muddy and unhealthy situation, and the
brigade was brought on board transport-vessels five miles south of town and
encamped behind the levee guarding the high waters of the Mississippi.

May 1863:
Remained in former camp at Holme's plantation until the 11th inst., when
the regiment and brigade took up the line of march, which continued until
near noon on the 13th, when they arrived at Hard-Times landing, Mississippi
river.  After some delay, we boarded the steamer Moderator and crossed the
river to Grand Gulf, where the regiment went into camp on the river-bank.
Remained here until the night of the 19th, when orders were received to
embark on transports at once.  Obeyed orders and were under way for Young's
Point at daybreak on the 20th and reached there about 12 p.m. After some
delay the troops were landed, marched across the point and immediately
embarked on the steamer Crescent City, which shoved off towards Haines's
Bluff at dawn on the 21st. Landed at Haines's Bluff and remained until 3
p.m. when orders were received to return immediately to Young's Point on
same steamer, which point was reached about 5 p.m. Here the troops debarked
and as soon as two days' rations could be issued to them, marched across
the point-route to same place as the evening previous.  Here embarking on
transports the troops were quickly landed at Warrenton, Miss. and
immediately took up the line of march for a position near the rebel lines.
Marched three miles and bivouacked for the night, resuming the march at
early dawn on the morning of the 22nd, arriving in position about 10 a.m.
near the left of Gen. McClernand's corps.  The 16th and 11th Iowa were
thrown forward as skirmishers, but were withdrawn at nightfall and the
brigade proceeded toward Gen. McPherson's head-quarters, which was reached
about 10 a.m. on the 23rd.  Remained here until 3 p.m. when the brigade was
ordered to resume the position vacated the evening previous. Arrived about
5 p.m., when the 11th Iowa was thrown out as pickets and the 13th, 15th and
16th Iowa were put into camp a mile distant. At 3 p.m. on the 24th, the
15th relieved the 11th on picket and was relieved at 5 p.m. of the 25th by
the 41st Illinois, of Gen. Lauman's division. On the 26th, the division,
being replaced by Gen. Lauman's division, was marched to Gen. McPherson 's
headquarters, where it was attached to the expedition being fitted out by
Gen. Blair to scour the country toward Yazoo City. Early on the morning of
the 27th, the troops were on the march and reached Mechanicsville about 12
p. m. of the 29th.  Here the enemy opposed our march. The troops were
deployed in line of battle, and skirmishers thrown forward to engage the
enemy.  The enemy gave way, and night found us 1 miles beyond the town.
Bivouacked for the night at 7 p.m. On the 30th, our mission having been
performed, the troops were marched toward Vicksburg and arrived in the
vicinity of Haines's Bluff late in the evening of the 31st of May, tired,
sore and hungry.

June 1863:
Remained in camp near Snyder's Bluff until June 4th.  Marching orders were
received and the regiment and brigade marched to the rear of Vicksburg,
near Gen. McPherson's head-quarters, and encamped on a high hill covered
with cane-brake.  On the 11th of June the camp was again moved 1 miles, to
a more healthy and convenient location.  On the 20th, an artillery fight
was had along the whole line, lasting from 4 a.m.  Infantry all in line of
battle and marched to front.  On the 23rd, the regiment and brigade moved
12 miles to the rear, near Bear creek.  On the 27th, moved 4 miles and
encamped near Fox's plantation. The 15th Iowa was sent immediately on  a
scout to Messenger's ferry, 4 miles distant.  Returned at 8 p.m.  The
present is a good and healthy camp, well provided with shade.  Weather very
warm, heat oppressive.

July 1863:
Remained in camp at Fox's plantation until the 13th of July, when the
brigade moved by Messenger's ford on Big Black river to Baker's creek,
where a camp was made and occupied until the 16th, when it was order to
Clinton to guard a wagon train of ammunition going to Jackson.  Remained in
camp at Clinton  until the 20th, when the 15th and 16th regiments moved to
Bolton's Cross Roads.  Camped here until the 22nd, when the whole division
was ordered to return to Big Black river bridge. Reached Baker's creek on
the 22nd. Moved to Bovina station, two miles west of Black river. Moved to
the railroad bridge on Black river on the 25th, where Col. Chambers
commanded the post.  On the 27th, moved six miles toward Vicksburg, being
relieved from duty at the bridge by Gen. Thayer's brigade.  On the 28th,
reached camp near Vicksburg and now occupy the valley lying between
Sherman's and the rebel position, three quarters of a mile from the

September 1863:
Sept. 1st -- In camp today at Bayou Macon, La., being part of an expedition
under Brig.-Gen. John D. Stevenson, returning from Monroe, La. 2nd -- Moved
this morning at 1 a.m., marching 22 miles to Goodrich's Landing. Arrived at
8 p.m. 3rd -- Embarked at 10 a.m. on steamer David Tatum and arrived at old
camp north of Vicksburg this day at 4 p.m. In camp here until the 11th,
when the regiment and brigade moved south of the city. 20th -- Colonel
Belknap having returned, took command. Nothing of importance has transpired
since.  Weather quite cool; health of command improving.

October 1863:
Remained in camp below Vicksburg until 11th Oct., when the regiment and
brigade marched to Big Black bridge, distance fifteen miles, leaving camp
and garrison equipage in camp below the city.  Garrisoned the post of Big
Black bridge while the expedition toward Jackson, under Major-Gen.
McPherson, was being made.  On the 21st, the expedition having returned,
the regiment and brigade returned to the camp below Vicksburg, which they
still occupy.  Nothing of importance has since transpired. The weather is
pleasant and the health of the command improving.

November 1863:
No change of location of camp; no marches performed; health much improved;
weather fine; troops in good condition; plenty of duty to perform.

December 1863:
Remained in camp 1 miles below Vicksburg until the night of the 24th of
December, when the 11th and 15th Iowa were ordered to re-enforce the
garrison at Red Bone Church, twelve miles to the south-west. The march was
performed from 11 p.m. on the 24th, to 3 a.m. on the 25th. Remained at Red
Bone until 2:30 p.m. of the 26th, when the line of march was again resumed
and the troops arrived in the old camp at 5 p.m. same day. No enemy was
discovered and there were no casualties. Col. William W. Belknap, 15th
Iowa, commanded the expedition.  Companies F and K being on guard at
Ordnance Depot, did not accompany the expedition.

February 1864:
The regiment formed a part of the expedition under General Sherman to
Meridian, leaving camp at Vicksburg, Miss. at 8 a.m., Feb. 3rd, 1864 and
marched with the column to Meridian, and back to Canton, arriving Feb.
26th, 1864 where it was immediately assigned to duty as Provost-Guard of
Canton, with Wm. W. Belknap as Provost-Marshal. The regiment was guard for
the Pioneers Corps in building the pontoon bridge over Pearl river at
Jackson, Miss. Feb. 5th, on the way to Meridian and also protected the
working party in building the bridge across the Pearl at Radcliffe's Ferry,
on the return trip, Feb. 25th.  The regiment was not actively engaged in
any of the skirmishes during the march, though frequently in close
proximity thereto.  The distance marched is about 256 miles.  There were no

May 1864:
Having arrived at Cairo from veteran  furlough, the 15th was temporarily
brigaded with the 11th Iowa and 53rd Indiana Veteran  Volunteers,
constituting 2nd brigade forces's detachment 17th Army Corps and went into
camp at Bird's Point, Mo.  On May 2nd, the regiment was ordered to Paducah,
Ky., and remained there until May 4th, on which day the whole of Force's
detachment left for Clifton, Tenn., landing at that place on May 6th. Per
special Field Order No. 3, Head-quarters Detachment 17th Army Corps, May
14th, the 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th Iowa regiments were organized into a
brigade and designated the 1st brigade, 4th division, 17th A. C.  On May
16th, the detachment of the 17th Corps, commanded by Brig.-Gen. Legget,
took up the line of march for Huntsville, Ala. via Pulaski, Tenn., arriving
at Huntsville May 24th. Special Order No. 57, Head-quarters 4th division
17th A.C., May 23, changed the appellation of 1st brigade 4th division, to
that of 3rd brigade 4th division.  On May 25th, the 15th Iowa, and all
other troops belonging to the 17th Corps, at Huntsville, left there for the
seat of active operations, prosecuted by Major-Gen. Sherman, in Georgia via
Decatur, Ala. and Rome Ga.  Number of days marched in May was 14.  Distance
marched 209 miles.

August 1864:
The position of the regiment, on the first of August, was in the reserve
line of works, 250 yards in the rear of the first line, that of the brigade
being on the left of the division; the corps being in the center of the
Army of the Tennessee, to-wit: between the 16th corps on its left,  and the
15th corps on its right.  The army of the Cumberland being the left wing,
and that of the Ohio being the right wing, of the Army of the Military
Division. On the 3rd, the regiment was ordered to take a new position and
build its line in front and 400 yards in advance of the former foremost
line of our works, in an open wide field, and some 100 or 150 yards in rear
of our picket line.  By this advance the direction of the line of brigade
was changed from a west-south-west, to a due south-easterly direction. The
work assigned to the regiment was completed on the morning of August 4th
and occupied by the regiment. From that date to August 23rd, the regiment
was kept in the front line; it changed positions, however, to the front and
advance five times, until on the 16th its position was 300 yards from the
rebel pickets, 600 yards from the rebel first line of breastworks and 3
quarters of a mile from the main rebel fortification and deserted forts
running in a S.S. westerly direction from Atlanta along the railroad to
East Point. On the 26th, at 8 p.m., the regiment, with same brigade, and
4th division 17th Army Corps, which has was followed by the 16th and 15th
Army Corps, was marched in the rear of the Army of the Ohio, turned S.S.
westerly direction on the Sand Town road, to within 5 miles of the
Chattahoochee river, when it changed direction to due south. Halted at 4
a.m. on the 27th.  Resumed march at 8 a.m. in same direction. After the
building of several bridges and cutting new roads through the timber,
struck the Montgomery railroad at noon on the 28th near Fairburn, where a
rebel cavalry brigade under Ross, was met, and fought and driven eastward.
After fortifying the position then taken east of said railroad, a general
railroad destruction was ordered; this was duly executed and completed that
night and next day for 8 miles. On the 30th, the three Armies were ordered
to move in three columns east towards the Macon railroad.  The Army of the
Tennessee marched on the extreme right, to-wit: the 16th and 17th corps on
one road and the 15th on a parallel road and near by. Met the enemy 5 miles
west of Jonesboro and drove them, after some resistance, toward the
railroad.  On the 31st, the lines advanced and fortified their positions;
the 16th corps became the extreme right, the 15th the centre and the 17th
the extreme left of the Army of the Tennessee.  The 15th Iowa with same
brigade, having been in rear of the train, arrived at the front at 3 p.m.,
while fighting on the right was going on. Was ordered into position at
once, which was changed four times that evening. The last position assigned
to it at 1 a.m. on the morning of Sept. 1st, was on the extreme left of the
Army of the Tennessee, where it fortified and finished its line by daylight
on the right of Battery F, 2nd Illinois Artillery. Distance marched since
the 16th of August, 52 miles. Casualties in August, 3 killed, 16 wounded, 1
missing. Total 20.

September 1864:
The regiment with same brigade, and division of the 17th corps, being the
extreme left of the Army of the Tennessee, then in front, and west of the
railroad near Jonesboro, was kept in the same position during the brisk
artillery skirmish fire, towards noon, when the Army of the Cumberland was
as coming into line and joining the left of the brigade, and the 23d corps
advancing on the east-side of the railroad from Rough and Ready towards
Jonesboro; during the severe engagement all along the line, the enemy's
forces were gradually pushed towards Jonesboro. The regiment, with same
brigade and division was taken from its position and marched around to the
extreme right of the whole line, to re-enforce and relieve the cavalry
posted there; the whole line constantly pushing southward to and past
Jonesboro. At night, after crossing Flint river, the regiment was S. W. and
within about one mile of said town, where it took and maintained position
in front of the extreme left of rebel forces under their brisk fire up to
10 o'clock. On the 2d, under the same formation, the whole line advanced,
and the enemy was pushed to Lovejoy's Station, six miles south, when the
circular of Gen. Sherman announced to our troops that during the previous
night enemy had evacuated Atlanta, and that the 20th corps, under Gen.
Slocum, had taken actual possession of the same. The regiment re-enforced
the skirmish line on the extreme right, and the brigade and division
gradually formed on its right. In the evening it took up position on the
right of the 3d division 17th corps, on the crest of a chain of somewhat
elevated ground in a wide open prairie, where the command was constantly
exposed to a cross fire from the enemy's skirmishers.

On the 5th, the whole army being ordered to return to Atlanta, the regiment
with its brigade and division resumed march at 8 o'clock p. m. the 17th
corps forming the extreme left column, 15th corps left center column, Army
of the Cumberland right center column, and the Army of the Ohio, the
extreme right column. On the 9th, the Army of the Ohio made its camp at
Decatur, the Army of the Cumberland at and around Atlanta, while the Army
of the Tennessee was ordered into camp at and around East Point; the
regiment, with its brigade, division and corps, being on the east side of
the railroad, where the position was fortified by a new line of works which
were completed by the 12th. The several  corps, divisions, brigades and
regiments, then went to clothing, arming and re-equipping their commands.
The men now enjoyed their first rest, since the commencement of the
campaign in the spring.  Distance marched by the regiment in the month,
thirty-five miles. Ordered on Sept. 30th to be in readiness to move at a
moment's notice.

October 1864:
On the 1st, the regiment received marching orders at noon; moved at 2
o'clock p.m. on reconnoitering expedition with same third brigade, Lt. Col.
Abercrombie and fourth division, Brig.-Gen. Belknap commanding, which was
followed by Gen. Fuller's first division, the whole under command of Gen.
Ransom commanding 17th Army Corps. Direction, S. S. W. along the Montgomery
railroad toward Fairburn. Object of reconnaissance, to find out the
whereabouts and strength of Hood's army on the left bank of the
Chattahoochee. On the 2d, started from bivouac 5 o'clock a. m., the
regiment in front of the whole corps. Met the enemy at 7 o'clock. The
regiment deployed a heavy line of skirmishers, who drove the rebels till 10
o'clock, when it was relieved by troops of the first brigade, same
division. At the same time, the 1st Minnesota Battery, of  three-inch
rifled guns, opened at long range, which threw the enemy into flight. On
the 3d, command returned to its former camp near East Point, after
marching twenty-four miles, and same day received orders to send all
surplus baggage to Atlanta, and be ready to move on short notice. On the
4th, the regiment moved at 5 o'clock a. m., with the whole corps. The 1st
Division, 16th Corps, having been permanently attached to the corps,
crossed the Chattahoochee at Vining station  on pontoon bridge, to four
miles south of Marietta, having marched eighteen miles. Next day changed
camp to three miles south-west of Marietta. On the 7th, the regiment moved,
with same brigade and division on a reconnoitering; expedition in
south-west direction, with one brigade of Kilpatrick's cavalry and four
pieces of light artillery. Passed Powder Springs, the 15th Iowa being in
the lead of the column, and arrived at the outer rebel works south of
Dallas at 7 o'clock in the evening. From appearances and information
received, it having been ascertained that the enemy left on the same day
early in the morning for the north, the regiment, with the whole division,
returned next day. Distance marched, thirty-six miles. On the 9th, the
regiment, with its brigade, division, and corps, followed  by the 15th
Corps, moved through Marietta to Big Shanty, ten miles, while others troops
reconnoitered on the flanks.

On the 10th, the regiment was detailed to escort the corps supply-train,
two hundred and forty-seven wagons, all in charge of Lieut.-Colonel Joel,
Chief Quartermaster of the 17th Corps.

On the 12th,  arrived, through Allatoona, near Kingston, thirty-four miles.

On the 13th, overtook the rest of the corps west of Kingston, after a march
of thirteen miles, and after one hour's rest the 17th and 15th Corps of the
Tennessee Army being ordered to move at once, the regiment marched in front
of the entire column fourteen miles, to Adairsville, where it was put on
the cars with same brigade and division, and arrived at 2 o'clock in the
morning at Resaca, sixteen miles. Distance made by the regiment on this
day, forty three miles.

On the 14th, at 4 o'clock  a. m., took and kept position in the north-west
fort at Resaca, while the other two divisions arrived in the afternoon of
the same day, followed by the 15th and 14th Corps.

On the 15th, the regiment moved at 5 a. m., with same brigade and division,
followed by the rest of the corps, to Snake Creek Gap, where the rear of
the enemy's army was met at 10 o'clock a. m., showing a stubborn resistance
to our progress. After considerable skirmish and artillery fighting, done
principally by the first division, an energetic charge dispersed the enemy
and the gap was gained at 1 o'clock p. m. After considerable time lost in
removing the obstructions, which heavily blocked up the passes sometimes
for miles and on the roads and bridges intervening, the command pushed on
the heels of the fast-retreating enemy to south of Gaylesville, sixty-eight
miles, where it arrived on the 21st of October, and went into camp. Here
the surplus impedimenta were sent north, and the march resumed, on the
29th, southward, the command arriving at Cave Springs next day, twenty-nine
miles. Distance marched by the regiment during October, two hundred and
sixty-two miles. During the last two weeks the troops foraged liberally on
the country, and, notwithstanding the rapid marching, the men were in
vigorous health and in the best of spirits, equal to all emergencies.

November 1864:
Major George Pomutz was relieved from command of  3d brigade by  Gen. W. W.
Belknap, formerly in command of the 4th division, the latter by Gen. Giles
A. Smith, just returned from leave of absence. The regiment marched from
its former camp at Cave Springs, to Dallas, eighteen miles, next day to New
Hope Church, twelve miles, next day to five miles south of Marietta,
marching thirteen miles. On the 5th, marched to north of Marietta, marching
six miles and went into camp. Regiment received official communication from
the War Department  Office dated October 17th and Oct. 22d 1864, with
information that Lieut.-Colonel Grier, Superintendent of Draft Rendezvous,
at Davenport, Iowa, has been directed to assign and forward 500 white
drafted men to the 15th Iowa. Notice also received of their being on the
way to join the regiment.

Presidential election was attended to by the regiment, Mr. Joseph Clark, of
Marion county, Iowa, State agent, being present. 9th: the regiment was paid
up to, and including 31st  of August, 1864, by William Penn Clark,
Paymaster U. S. A. 11th: Capt. James S.  Porter, 15th Iowa, rejoined
regiment with 249 recruits from Davenport, Iowa, besides 30, left en route
in  hospital. 12th: Regiment with brigade ordered to proceed to Big Shanty,
and to thoroughly destroy the railroad from that point to Marietta, which
was done with a will. Distance twelve miles. 13th: Regiment with brigade
and division resumed march at 9  a.m., through Marietta to Proctor's Creek,
west of Atlanta. Distance eighteen miles. 14th: marched through Atlanta to
south-east of said place, twelve miles. Here the regiment was joined by 189
recruits from Davenport, who arrived at late evening from Atlanta, with no
officer in charge of them, and no descriptive or muster-rolls with them.
They were armed during march. Total distance marched till 15th, is 91
miles. On the 15th, at 6 o'clock, a.m., the regiment in same brigade and
division, started on the great expedition of Gen. Sherman towards Savannah;
the Tennessee Army, 15th and 17th corps, forming the right; the Ohio army,
14th and 20th corps the left. The 17th corps was generally in the right
center column, and the 1st, 3d, and 4th divisions thereof alternately
taking the lead of the corps each successive day; the same was done by
brigades in the division, and by the five regiments in the brigade, (the
82d Illinois Infantry having been added to the 3d brigade), known
heretofore as the Iowa brigade of the division. The 17th corps marched on
the McDonough road in a S. E. direction from Atlanta, between thc Augusta
railroad and the Macon railroad; the divisions of the corps generally  in
one continuous column, sometimes, however, separated by several miles on
parallel roads. The regiment being with its brigade and division, passed
Monticello on the 20th November, Gordonsville on 21st, Toombsborough on the
28th, and Oconco river on the 26th. Here we met the enemy, who, after some
skirmishing and artillery fire was driven away. Oct. 30th the regiment
arrived on the very swampy south bank of the Ogechee. The distance from
Atlanta, through the windings of the several roads marched on, is two
hundred and fifty eight miles. The country marched through, was at first
rocky, gradually changing to sandy. The streams, clear at first, were
latterly  found yellowish, and turbid, the banks low, and from the Oconee
to the Ogechee the streams invariably swampy, muddy, and in some places
nearly impassable, though there were but few rainy spells during the march.
The temperature warmer than in October last. Veterans and recruits in good
health. Men were supplied principally by liberally foraging upon the
country, and mules and horses exchanged for better ones. Total distance
marched by the regiment in November from Cave Springs is 349 miles.

December 1864:
One the 1st, the regiment crossed the Ogechee river, marched up to
Sebastopol Station, on the Georgia Central railroad (five miles), and
destroyed the same; arrived on the 2d at Millen; on 5th, crossed Little
Ogechee, where the first rebel fortifications were found, emptied by the
advance cavalry. Arrived on the 7th at Oliver Station, where rebel works
were also emptied by our advance cavalry.

On the 8th, passed Eden Station and on the 9th, arrived at Pooler's
station, known as station No. 1. Here the 1st division of the 17th Corps,
Gen. Mower commanding, being in the lead, he was met with lively skirmish
and artillery fire, the latter coming from a car on the railroad track,
which, however, after killing and wounding thirty-one of our army, were
driven back by our advancing lines.

On the 10th, the 4th division being in the advance, its Ohio brigade, Col.
Potts, and Iowa brigade, Gen. Belknap, met the enemy five miles from
Savannah, on the Millen and Savannah big road, close on the right of the
Georgia Central railroad. The roads were crossed, and line of battle formed
on the left of the railroad. Moved forward, and arrived at the junction of
the Charleston railroad, three miles from Savannah, under a heavy artillery
fire, coming from their forts, and two guns moving on the track towards our
line, and retreating several times. Here the enemy had the advantage of the
ground, it being swampy on both sides of the road, the latter being a
straight line formed on both sides of the railroad, and heavy skirmish line
sent forward, who, by well aimed shots, silenced their guns before evening;
meanwhile the 3d and 1st division formed on our right.

On Dec. 11th, the regiment, with same brigade, and division, was relieved
at noon by the 20th corps, and was moved by a circuitous route around the
Ogechee Canal to the S. S. E. of Savannah; arrived on the 18th, and formed
on the right and rear of the 8th division, and kept up the heaviest
cannonading in front, till evening, when news of Fort McAllister being
taken electrified the whole lines.

Dec. 16th, regiment, with brigade moved to King's Bridge on the Ogechee
river, where, in the course of the afternoon, the first boats of Admiral
Dahlgren's fleet arrived through the Ossibaw Sound with a load of much
needed subsistence, heavy guns, and the first mail for six weeks. On the
19th, the regiment with brigade moved at 2 a.m. to the left of the two
other divisions of the 17th army corps, to fill gap on the road connecting
the 17th corps and the 14th corps in front of a rebel fort that kept up a
sweeping fire on said road. The command arrived under cover of the thick
fog at 5 ½ a.m. in front of the rebel fort, formed in line of battle,
and sent a heavy line of skirmishers to the front. At 8, the skirmishers
were advanced; they drove the enemy's skirmishers to the other side of the
pond encircling the fort, and established their line to within three
hundred yards of the fort, while an almost constant fire of the enemy's
artillery, with grape, canister, round and rifled shot were pouring down
upon the line. Next day the line was fortified, and orders for a general
assault next morning. Received notice on the 21st, however, that the enemy
was discovered evacuating the fortifications. The skirmishers with the
brigade moved forward, and found the tort, with its cannon and piles of
ammunition, deserted. Arrived at Savannah at 11 a.m. and was ordered into
camp in the precincts of the city. On the review of the corps by Gen.
Sherman, on the 29th, the regiment was praised for its appearance,
cleanliness. and regularity of movements. Total distance marched from Dec.
1st, to 21st, is 160 miles.

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