3rd Regiment, Iowa Cavalry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This Unit was organized at Keokuk August 30 to September 14, 1861. They mustered out August 9, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 3rd Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
- The Wikipedia article, 3rd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry, (accessed 27 June 2012).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - from Davis County
Company B - from Van Buren County and Lee County
Company C - from Lee County and Keokuk County
Company D - from Davis County and Van Buren County
Company E - from Davis County and some from Scott County
Company F - from Jefferson County
Company G - from Van Buren County
Company H - from Van Buren County and Jefferson County
Information about the companies and their counties from Iowa Military Records (accessed on 1 March 2013) Rosters are also listed there.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Iowa in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Iowa in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Iowa, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.