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1st Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
Iowa flag
Active May 14, 1861 to August 20, 1861
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Wilson's Creek

The 1st Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st Iowa Infantry was organized at Keokuk, Iowa and mustered into Federal forces on May 14, 1861 for ninety days' service under Abraham Lincoln's first call for volunteers.

The regiment was mustered out on August 20, 1861.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 1 officer and 19 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 8 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 28 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel John F. Bates
  • Lieutenant Colonel William H. Merritt[2]

See also[]

  • List of Iowa Civil War Units
  • Iowa in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1