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9th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
Iowa state flag
Active September 24, 1861 to July 18, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Pea Ridge
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Atlanta
March to the Sea

The 9th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 9th Iowa Infantry was organized at Dubuque, Iowa and mustered into Federal service on September 24, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on July 18, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment lost 12 officers and 142 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 230 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 386 fatalities.[1]


Medal of Honor Awardee[]

Sergeant James M. Elson (later Lieutenant)[3] received the Medal of Honor for his action during the Siege of Vicksburg. His citation notes that Elson, "Carried the colors in advance of his regiment and was shot down while attempting to plant them on the enemy's works." [4]

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
  3. Home of Heroes Iowa Grave page
  4. Medal of Honor Citation for James M. Elson