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50th Iowa Infantry      
Company A
Allen Dunn - 2nd Corporal   
Allen Dunn was wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was captured along with his company at Tilton, Georgia on October 13, 1864. He was imprisoned at the infamous Andersonville Prison in Georgia for several months until his release and discharge near the end of the war. He received a pension for his wartime service.
Contact Name:  Jim Marshall
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Date Added:  6/22/2009
Company A
David D. Odell - Private   
Please contact me if you have any information on David D. Odell or Company A of the Iowa Infantry.
Contact Name:  Thurman J. Odell
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Date Added:  12/17/2007
Company A
John Franklin Switzer - Private   
Age 19. Residence Leon, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Feb. 28, 1862.
Mustered March 21, 1862. Wounded severely, taken prisoner and paroled May 14, 1863, Jackson, Miss. Re-enlisted and re-mustered April 22, 1864. Taken prisoner Oct. 13, 1864, Tilton,
Ga. Mustered out May 26, 1865, Davenport, Iowa. Died 24 Nov 1890; Buried Central City, NE.
Contact Name:  Martha Menzel
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Date Added:  6/26/2008
Company A
Greenville W Turley - Private   
Died 7 Apr 1862 at Keokuk, Iowa (disease)
Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  12/27/2008
Company A
Jacob Turley - 1st Sergeant   
KIA 25 Nov 1863 at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, TN
Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  12/27/2008
Company B
Samuel H Vogt - Private   

My Great Great Grandfather
born Nov. 9, 1835
died Dec. 5, 1899
Buried Beebee Cemetery, Lee County, IA
Married to Elizabeth McGregor, 31 Dec., 1857

Contact Name:  Larry Sweeney
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Date Added:  4/12/2016
Company B
Samuel Wolkitt - Private   
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Contact Name:  William Ritter
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Date Added:  12/6/2012
Company C
Lewis R Bissell - Private   
BISSELL, Lewis R.
Co. C, 17th Iowa Infantry

Residence Keokuk, Iowa; 45 years old.
Enlisted on 25 Feb 1862 as a Private.
On 25 Mar 1862 he mustered into Co. C, 17th Iowa Infantry.
He was mustered out on 15 Apr 1865 at Davenport, Iowa.
Other information: Born in Connecticut
No Dates

Contact Name:  Julian Wall
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Date Added:  5/31/2010
Company C
Andrew Leffler - Private   
Andrew Leffler, (Veteran.) Residence Keokuk, born Baden, Germany Aug 26 1834. Enlisted Feb. 8, 1862, Age 27. Mustered March 25, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 12, 1864. Taken prisoner Oct. 13, 1864, Tilton, Ga. Prisoner at Andersonville. Mustered out May 26, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.
Contact Name:  Robert Leffler
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Date Added:  4/4/2008
Company F
Daniel W Barrett - Private   
wounded at Pea Ridge
Contact Name:  Linda Sheridan
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Date Added:  7/12/2004
Company F
John Whtley Davis - Unknown   
Enlisted in Company F, 17th Iowa Infantry, Civil War, on April 7, 1862. Prisoner of war. Mustered out April 15, 1865.
July 13, 1824-
Contact Name:  P Grant
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Date Added:  2/23/2008
Company F
Reece Wolfe - Private   
When Reece Wolfe was twenty-one years of age he enlisted in Company F, Seventeenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and served for three years, after which he again enlisted and was in service until the close of the war. He took part in many important engagements and skirmishes, among them being the Battle of Jacksonville and the Siege of Vicksburg. At one time he was taken prisoner and sent to Andersonville but was later transferred to Libby Prison, from which place he was exchanged just as the war drew to a close. During his service he was wounded only once but had many narrow escapes, in one engagement his hat being pierced by bullets five times although he received no injury. He survived the war, but died June 10, 1871 and is buried in the Blue Point Cemetery, Jefferson City, Iowa.
Contact Name:  Bob Wolfe
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Date Added:  1/27/2011
Company G
Abraham Penland - Sergeant   
Born: 20 Dec 1845
Residence: Knoxville, Iowa
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlisted in Company G, Iowa 17th Infantry Regiment on 10 Apr 1862.

1 Apr 1862 - Mustered
16 May 1863 - Wounded slightly at Champions Hill, Mississippi
1 Jul 1863 - Promoted to Fifth Corporal
1 Nov 1863 - Promoted to Fifth Sergeant
25 Nov 1863 - Killed in action at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee

Sources: Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of Rebellion
Contact Name:  Richard W. Penland
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Contact Homepage:  http://www.MostlyFun.Com
Date Added:  12/27/2010
Company H
Henry N Andrus - Private   
I am searching for any muster or paymaster rolls. Also any photos that might of been taken. Most especially of company H.
Contact Name:  Greg Rogers
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Date Added:  9/4/2004
Company I
John Bartow - Private   
John Bartow mustered in at Keokuk,Iowa on March 27,1862. Had the rank of private.Died at Jackson,Miss.May 1863. John is listed along with his brother Cyrus Bartow on a monument dedicated to all of the soldiers killed that were from Van Buren Co. Iowa.
Contact Name:  Allan McKenney
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Date Added:  12/30/2008
Company I
Lendert Verhoeff - Unknown   
Born Feb. 20, 1820 - Westmass, Holland
Immigrated to USA April, 1847 - settled in Pella, IA
Enlisted Feb. 1, 1862 - 17th Iowa Infantry
Taken prisoner Oct. 13, 1864 - captured at Tilton RR bridge, sent to Andersonville, GA
Mustered out April 16, 1865 - Davenport, IA
1878 - Homesteaded in western KS
Contact Name:  George Gauss
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Date Added:  4/26/2015
Company K
William E Mercer - Private   
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Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  8/15/2010
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