|1st Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry|
|Active||May 14, 1861 to August 20, 1861|
|Engagements||Battle of Wilson's Creek|
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.
- Colonel John F. Bates
- Lieutenant Colonel William H. Merritt
- List of Iowa Civil War Units
- Iowa in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf1.htm#2ndinf The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil301.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
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