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Guide to the Iowa Cavalry 1st Regiment Records

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1861-1862
Creator: Iowa Cavalry 1st Regiment
Extent: 25.00 items.
Collection Number: MSC0014
Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Summary: These records consist of copies of orders and invoices reflecting military issues such as posting guards, court marshals, and patrolling guerrillas. Most of the orders were issued from Headquarters of the District of Central Missouri.

Access: This collection is open for research.

Use: Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Acquisition: These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by the Keokuk Public Library.

Preferred Citation: Iowa Cavalry 1st Regiment Records, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.

Repository: University of Iowa Special Collections
Address: Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5921
Curator: Greg Prickman
Email: lib-spec@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc

The 1st Iowa Cavalry was mustered into service in September 1861 and Colonel Fitz Henry Warren was its first commander. The 1st Cavalry was ordered to Benton Barracks in Saint Louis, Missouri. From there they were sent into the field. They were engaged in patrolling much of Missouri against rebel guerrillas and jayhawkers.

The records of the 1st Iowa Cavalry are made up of holograph and printed copies of general orders, special orders, and invoices. Most of these orders were issued from Headquarters of the District of Central Missouri. They reflect military issues such as posting guards, court marshals, patrolling guerrillas, and discharges. Some of the orders are signed by Fitz Henry Warren. Archival copies are available for use.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: GENERAL

  • Series 1: GENERAL
  • Box 1:
  • Manuscript and printed copies of general orders, mostly issued from Headquarters of the District of Central Missouri, November 30, December 7 - 1861-1862
  • Photocopies of originals, November 30, December 7 - 1861-1862