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Principal Counties of Enlistment

Listed by County, by Regiment, and how the

Counties were Named

Adair —Infantry—29th ----- Cavalry—2nd, 4th

Adams —Infantry—4th, 29th ----- Cavalry—4th

Allamakee—Infantry—9th, 12th, 27th -----Cavalry—1st, 6th, 9th

Appanoose —Infantry—18th, 36th, 46th, 47th -----Cavalry—3rd , 8th

Benton —Infantry—2nd, 8th, 13th, 19th, 47th -----Cavalry—2nd, 3rd, 6th

Black Hawk —Infantry—9th, 31st, 47th -----Cavalry—1st, 4th, 7th, ---- Artillery—3rd

Boone —Infantry—3rd, 9th, 10th, 13th, 16th, 44th

Bremer --Infantry—14th, 38th, 44th

Buchanan —Infantry—9th, 27th, 47th -----Cavalry—1st, 4th

Butler —Infantry—14th, 32nd, 33rd, 44th -----Artillery—3rd

Cass —Infantry—4th

Cedar —Infantry—1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 24th, 31st, 35th, 37th, 46th

         ---- Cavalry—2nd, 6th, 9th --- Artillery—3rd

Cerro Gordo —Infantry—32nd -----Cavalry—2nd, 22nd

Chickasaw —Infantry—7th, 13th, 38th -----Cavalry—4th

Clarke —Infantry—6th, 18th, 34th, 46th -----Cavalry—3rd

Clayton —Infantry—4th, 9th, 21st, 27th, 47th -----Cavalry—1st, 4th, 6th, 7th

Clinton —Infantry—2nd, 8th, 16th, 18th, 24th, 26th, 44th -----Cavalry—1st, 2nd

Dallas —Infantry—4th, 15th, 23rd, 39th, 44th, 46th --- Artillery—2nd

Davis —Infantry—2nd, 7th, 30th -----Cavalry—3rd

Decatur —Infantry—3rd, 4th, 34th, 39th, 48th -----Cavalry—3rd, 9th

Delaware —Infantry—3rd, 6th, 12th, 21st, 27th, 46th -----Cavalry—2nd, 4th, 6th

Des Moines —Infantry—7th, 14th, 25th, 30th, 39th

Dubuque —Infantry—1st, 3rd, 9th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 27th, 37th, 44th, 46th -----Cavalry—1st,  2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th -----Artillery—3rd

Fayette —Infantry—3rd, 9th, 12th, 18th, 21st, 38th -----Cavalry—1st, 6th

Floyd —Infantry—27th -----Cavalry—9th -----Artillery—3rd

Franklin —Infantry—6th, 14th, 32nd

Fremont —Infantry—13th, 29th, 33rd, 36th -----Cavalry—4th

Greene —Infantry—10th, 39th

Grundy —Infantry—32nd -----Cavalry—1st

Guthrie —Infantry—4th, 29th , 46th

Hamilton —Infantry—32nd , 36th -----Cavalry—1st, 2nd

Hancock —Infantry—32nd -----Cavalry—1st, 2nd

Hardin—Infantry—32nd, 44th -----Cavalry—1st, 2nd, 6th

Harrison —Infantry—4th, 13th, 29th -----Cavalry—6th

Henry —Infantry—14th, 19th, 25th, 45th -----Cavalry—4th

Howard —Infantry—7th, 38th -----Cavalry—6th -----Artillery—3rd

Humboldt —Infantry—32nd -----Cavalry—4th

Iowa —Infantry—1st, 6th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 32nd, 37th,47th ----Cavalry—1st,2nd,6th

Jackson —Infantry—5th, 9th, 24th, 26th, 31st, 44th -----Cavalry—2nd , 5th, 6th

Jasper —Infantry—5th, 10th, 13th, 48th

Jefferson —Infantry—2nd, 7th, 13th, 14th, 22nd, 45th -----Cavalry—3rd , 4th

Johnson —Infantry—22nd, 24th -----Cavalry—2nd , 5th

Jones —Infantry—9th, 14th, 24th, 31st -----Cavalry—1st

Keokuk — Infantry—5th, 8th, 13th, 33rd, 47th

Kossuth —Cavalry—2nd

Lee —Infantry—7th, 9th, 13th, 17th, 45th -----Cavalry—1st, 3rd, 4th

Linn —Infantry—9th, 14th, 24th, 31st -----Cavalry—9th

Louisa —Infantry—5th, 8th, 11th, 19th, 35th, 45th -----Cavalry—1st, 2nd

Lucas —Infantry—13th, 34th, 36th, 46th -----Cavalry—1st

Madison —Infantry—4th, 23rd, 34th, 39th, 47th -----Cavalry—1st

Mahaska —Infantry—3rd, 7th, 15th, 33rd, 40th, 47th -----Cavalry—4th

Marion —Infantry—3rd, 8th, 15th, 17th, 33rd, 36th, 40th, 47th -----Cavalry—3rd , 7th, 9th

Marshall —Infantry—5th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 23rd, 25th, 44th -----Cavalry—2nd, 6th, 8th

Mills —Infantry—15th, 29th

Mitchell —Infantry—27th -----Cavalry—2nd , 4th

Monroe —Infantry—18th, 36th, 46th -----Cavalry—1st, 3rd

Montgomery —Infantry—4th, 23rd, 29th -----Cavalry—6th

Muscatine — Infantry—1st, 7th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 35th, 37th, 44th -----Cavalry—2nd , 9th

Page —Infantry—4th, 23rd -----Cavalry—4th , 5th

Polk —Infantry—2nd 4th, 10th, 23rd, 44th, 47th -----Cavalry—2nd -----Artillery—1st, 2nd

Pottawattamie —Infantry—4th, 9th, 13th, 29th -----Cavalry—5th -----Artillery—3rd

Poweshiek —Infantry—10th, 28th, 46th -----Cavalry—4th

Ringgold —Infantry—4th, 29th , 46th -----Cavalry—3rd

Scott —Infantry—8th, 13th, 20th, 44th -----Cavalry—2nd

Shelby —Infantry—4th , 13th

Story —Infantry—3rd, 13th, 23rd, 32nd -----Cavalry—2nd

Tama —Infantry—10th, 14th, 24th, 28th, 47th -----Cavalry—2nd , 6th

Taylor —Infantry—4th, 29th , 46th

Union —Infantry—4th, 29th

Van Buren —Infantry—2nd, 13th, 15th, 19th, 24th, 30th, 36th, 45th -----Cavalry—3rd , 7th

Wapello —Infantry—2nd, 7th, 15th, 36th, 37th, 47th -----Cavalry—1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th

Warren —Infantry—4th, 10th, 15th, 18th 34th, 48th -----Cavalry—1st

Washington —Infantry—2nd, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 30th, 45th --- Cavalry—1st, 9th

Wayne —Infantry—4th, 46th -----Cavalry—3rd

Webster —Infantry—32nd

Winnebago —Cavalry—5th

Winneshiek —Infantry—3rd, 12th, 13th, 38th -----Cavalry—1st

Worth —Infantry—21st , 32nd

Wright — Infantry—32nd -----Cavalry—2nd

 

Infantry

1st-- Recruited from the state at large.

2nd-- Lee, Polk, Jefferson, Van Buren, Davis, Washington, Clinton, Wapello, Scott

3rd-- Dubuque, Marion, Clayton, Winneshiek, Story, Fayette, Warren, Mahaska, Black Hawk

4th-- Mills, Pottawattamie, Harrison, Cass, Shelby, Guthrie, Dallas, Decatur, Clarke, Polk,  Warren, Madison,Ringgold, Adams, Union, Wayne, Taylor, Page

5th-- Cedar, Jasper, Louisa, Keokuk, Buchanan, Marshall, Benton, Jackson, Linn, Hardin, Franklin

6th-- Linn, Hardin, Franklin, Monroe, Clarke, Johnson, Lee, Henry

7th-- Muscatine, Washington, Chickasaw, Floyd, Cerro Gordo, Mahaska, Lee, Wapello, Henry, Iowa, Des Moines, Jefferson

8th-- Scott, Clinton, Louisa, Washington, Benton, Linn, Marion, Keokuk, Iowa, Mahaska, Monroe

9th-- Jackson, Jones, Buchanan, Clayton, Fayette, Black Hawk, Winneshiek, Howard, Bremer, Linn

10th-- Polk, Boone, Warren, Tama, Madison, Greene, Jasper, Poweshiek, Washington

11th-- Muscatine, Louisa, Cedar, Henry, Washington, Keokuk, Van Buren, Linn, Marshall

12th-- Dubuque, Jackson, Delaware, Black Hawk, Hardin, Fayette, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Linn

13th-- Linn, Jasper, Marion, Lucas, Keokuk, Scott, Polk, Benton, Marshall, Washington

14th-- Henry, Lee, Van Buren, Des Moines, Dubuque, Johnson, Jones, Linn, Iowa, Jasper

15th-- Clinton, Linn, Polk, Mahaska, Wapello, Van Buren, Fremont, Mills, Marion, Warren, Harrison, Pottawattamie

16th-- Boone, Muscatine, various other parts of the state.

17th-- Decatur, Lee, Van Buren, Polk, Wapello, Appanoose, Washington, Marion, Louisa, Dallas

18th-- Linn, Clinton, Jones, Dubuque, Winneshiek, Clarke, Lucas, Monroe, Iowa, Keokuk, Mahaska, Muscatine, Louisa, Linn, Wapello, Appanoose, Marion, Warren, Polk, Fayette, Benton,

Washington

19th-- Lee, Van Buren, Jefferson, Henry, Louisa, Washington

20th-- Scott, Linn

21st-- Mitchell, Worth, Black Hawk, Clayton, Dubuque, Delaware

22nd-- Johnson, Monroe, Jasper, Wapello

23rd-- Polk, Dallas, Story, Wayne, Page, Montgomery, Jasper, Madison, Cass, Marshall, Pottawattamie

24th-- Linn, Cedar, Jackson, Johnson, Tama, Jones

25th-- Henry, Des Moines, Washington, Louisa

26th-- Clinton, Jackson, Jones

27th-- Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Floyd, Buchanan, Mitchell, Chickasaw

28th-- Benton, Iowa, Tama, Poweshiek, Johnson, Jasper

29th-- Pottawattamie, Mills, Harrison, Adams, Adair, Fremont, Taylor, Ringgold, Union, Guthrie

30th-- Lee, Davis, Jefferson, Washington, Des Moines, Van Buren

31st-- Linn, Black Hawk, Jackson, Cedar, Jones

32nd-- Hamilton, Wright, Hardin, Kossuth, Cerro Gordo, Winnebago, Hancock, Black Hawk, Boone, Butler, Grundy, Floyd, Franklin, Webster, Humboldt, Marshall, Story

33rd-- Marion, Keokuk, Mahaska

34th-- Decatur, Warren, Lucas, Clarke, Marion, Wayne

35th-- Muscatine, Cedar

36th-- Monroe, Wapello, Appanoose, Marion, Lucas, Van Buren

37th-- Recruited from the state at large.

38th-- Fayette, Winneshiek, Bremer, Chickasaw, Howard

39th-- Madison, Polk, Dallas, Clarke, Greene, Des Moines, Decatur

40th-- Marion, Jasper, Poweshiek, Mahaska, Keokuk, Benton

41st - 43rd-- never mustered.

44th - 47th-- at large.

Cavalry

1st-- Eastern half of state.

2nd-- Muscatine, Scott, Jackson, Harrison, Cerro Gordo, Mitchell, Winnebago, Johnson, Polk, Hardin,Tama, Story

3rd-- Lee, Van Buren, Davis, Jefferson, Marion, Appanoose, Wapello, Wayne

4th-- Fremont, Page, Mills

5th-- Midwest region

6th-- At large

7th-- Western half of state and at large.

8th-- at large.

9th-- at large.

Artillery

1st-- at large.

2nd-- Polk, Dallas, Harrison, Fremont, Pottawattamie

3rd-- Dubuque

4th-- at large.

 

 

ADAIR

John Adair….General, War of 1812

ADAMS

John Adams….2nd President of U.S.

ALLAMAKEE

Alan Makee…..Indian Trader

APPANOOSE

Sac Indian Chief

AUDUBON

John James Audubon….Artist and Naturalist

BENTON

Thomas Hart Benton…. Missouri Senator

BLACK HAWK

Black Hawk…. Sac Indian Chief

BOONE

Nathan Boone…..Army Officer, son of Daniel Boone

BREMER

Fredricka Bremer…. Swedish traveler and author

BUCHANAN

James Buchanan….15th President of U.S.

BUENA VISTA

Battle of the Mexican War

BUTLER

William O. Butler…. General, Mexican War

CALHOUN

John Calhoun….. Vice President of U.S.

CARROLL

Charles Carroll…Declaration of Independence

CASS

Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan

CEDAR

Red Cedar River

CERRO GORDO

Battle of the Mexican War

CHEROKEE

Southern Indian Tribe

CHICKASAW

Southern Indian Tribe

CLARK

Territorial Governor of Iowa

CLAY

Lt. Col. Henry Clay, Jr….killed in the Mexican War

CLAYTON

Senator John Middleton Clayton of Delaware

CLINTON

DeWitt Clinton.....5th Governor of New York

CRAWFORD

William H. Crawford....Secretary of the U.S. Treasury

DALLAS

George Mifflin Dallas....Vice President of U.S

DAVIS

Garret Davis....Representative from Kentucky

DECATUR

Stephen Decatur....American Naval Officer

DELAWARE

State of Delaware

DES MOINES

Des Moines River

DICKINSON

Senator Daniel S. Dickinson of New York

DUBUQUE

Julien Du Buque…. 1st white settler in Iowa

EMMET

Robert Emmet…. Irish nationalist

FAYETTE

Marquies de Lafayette....French General, Revolutionary War

FLOYD

Sgt. Charles Floyd of Lewis and Clarke's Expedition

FRANKLIN

Benjamin Franklin

FREMONT

Lt. Col. John Charles Fremont, Mexican War

GREENE

Nathaniel Greene.....General Revolutionary War

GRUNDY

Felix Grundy....Chief Justice Kentucky Supreme Court

GUTHRIE

Edwin Guthrie....Captain, Mexican War

HAMILTON

William W. Hamilton, president of the Iowa Senate

HANCOCK

John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress

HARDIN

John J. Hardin, Illinois Colonel killed in the Mexican War

HARRISON

William Henry Harrison....9th President of U.S.

HENRY

General Henry Dodge.....Governor of Wisconsin Territory

HOWARD

Tighlman A. Howard...General, Mexican War

HUMBOLDT

Baron Friedrich Alexander von Humboldt.....German Scientist

IDA

Ida Smith.....first white child born in what is now Ida Grove

IOWA

Iowa River

JACKSON

Andrew Jackson….7th President of U.S

JASPER

William Jasper…Sergeant in the Revolutionary War

JEFFERSON

Thomas Jefferson….3rd President of U.S

JOHNSON

Richard Mentor Johnson…. Vice President of U.S.

JONES

George Jones…. 1st delegate, Wisconsin Territory

KEOKUK

Sac Indian Chief

KOSSUTH

Lajos Kossuth….Hungarian Patriot

LEE

New York land company

LINN

Senator Lewis Field Linn of Missouri

LOUISA

Louisa Massey....area folk heroine who avenged her brother's murder by slaying his assassin.

LUCAS

Robert Lucas…1st Governor of Iowa Territory

LYON

Nathaniel Lyon…Army Officer in Seminole and Mexican Wars

MADISON

James Madison.... 4th President of U.S..

MAHASKA

Chief of the Ioway Tribe

MARION

Francis Marion....Revolutionary War Hero

MARSHALL

John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of U.S.

MILLS

Major Frederick Mills.....Iowa Officer, Mexican War

MITCHELL

John Mitchell….. Irish refugee

MONONA

An Indian girl who, believing her white lover was killed by her people, jumped from a high rock into the Mississippi River

MONROE

James Monroe, 5th President of U.S.

MONTGOMERY

Richard Montgomery….General, Revolutionary War

MUSCATINE

Indian word thought to mean "prairie"

O’BRIEN

William Smith O'Brien, Irish Independence

OSCEOLA

Seminole Indian Chief

PAGE

Captain John Page...killed Mexan War

PALO ALTO

First battlefield victory in the Mexican War

PLYMOUTH

Landing place of the Mayflower Pilgrims

POCAHONTAS

Virginia Indian Princess

POLK

James Knox Polk….11th President of the U.S.

POTTAWATTAMIE

Indian Tribe and former possessor of Iowa Territory

POWESHEIK

Fox-Mesquaki Indian Chief

RINGGOLD

Major Samuel Ringgold, killed in Mexican War

SAC

Iowa Indian Tribe, name means "red bank."

SCOTT

Major General Winfield Scott

SHELBY

General Isaac Shelby.....Revolutionary War and War of 1812

SIOUX

Indian Tribe Iowa and Minnesota.

STORY

Joseph Story, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

TAMA

A Fox Indian Chief

TAYLOR

General Zachary Taylor….Mexican War and 12th President of U.S.

UNION

Union of the States

VAN BUREN

Martin Van Buren…. 8th President of U.S.

WAPELLO

Fox Indian Tribes Chief

WARREN

General Joseph Warren, Revolutionary War

WASHINGTON

George Washington….1st President of U.S.

WAYNE

General Anthony Wayne, Revolutionary War

WEBSTER

Daniel Webster…..American Statesman and Orator

WINNEBAGO

Iowa Indian Tribe

WINNESHIEK

Winnebago Indian Chief

WOODBURY

Levi Woodbury….New Hampshire and U.S. Statesman

WORTH

William J. Worth…. Major General, Mexican War

WRIGHT

Joseph A. Wright….Governor of Indiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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