Thursday, March 1, 2012

Iowa 15th. Veteran Volunteers Infantry & Kansas.

Here is a list of men that fought in the 15th., Iowa, who either were from Kansas or came to Kansas after the war.

First Sergeant, Samuel B. Davis, of Atchison, Kansas, commissioned February 22, 1862.  Detched as Medical Director 3rd., Brig. 6th., Division Army of Teen., June 18, 1862, as Med. Director 6th., Division Army Teen., October 21, 1862; appointed Surgeon United States Volunteers February 19, 1863.  Resigned from regiment March 1, 1863, mustered out October 17, 1865.

William T. Cunningham, Second Major, of Knoxville, was Captain of Company G., was promoted Major, August 1, 1862.  He was wounded in the left arm at the baattle of Corinth Mississippi, where he behaved with gallantry.  He resigned on January 16, 1863, because of his wounds.  Died on May 28, 1889, at Pittsburg Kansas.

Amos D. Thatcher, was Third Sergeant Major.  In the battle of Corinth, he acted in the presence of this writer with real bravery.  Colonel Crocker, Brigade Commander, was near him, when a private of the regiment took to his heels, and Thatcher went after him and brought him back.  He may not remember this, but others do, and it will not be forgotten.  He was promoted Frist Lieutenant, 8th., Louisiana Volunteers, ( Colored ), JUne 5, 1863, and now lives in Topeka, Kansas.

Here is more men of the 15th., now in Kansas. 

Campany A.

Lieutenant, William C. Hershberger, Independence, Ka.
Private, Cyrus E. Ferquson, Red Cloud, Ka.
Private, Benjamin F. Gephart, Yates Center, Ka.
Private, Benjamin H. Seriven, Perth, Ka.

Company B.

Private, John Hanan, Galena, Ka.
Private, Newton Strode, Belleplain, Ka.
Private, Loren S. Thompson, Burroak, Ka.

Company C.

First Sergeant, Noah H. Griffis, Belleville, Ka.
Private, William Ainsworth, Marion, Ka.
Private, Edmond Lundy, Battle Creek, Ka.

Company D.

Sergeant, Thomas G. Palmer, Paola, Ka.
Private, Hope Hodge, Minncapolis, Ka.

Company E.

Private, George H. Moore, Leavenworth, Ka.
Private, Robert Orm, Chetopa, Ka.
Private, John F. Romine, Jewell City, Ka.
Private, William Ascott, Ellsworth, Ka.

Company F.

Sergeant, John W. Brown, Cliftord, Ka.
Private, Hiram J. Brown, Concordia, Ka.
Private, William J. Daily, Twin Mound, Ka.
Private, Frederick Ederhardt, Ellinwood, Ka.
Private, Charles C. King, Jewell City, Ka.

Company G.

Private, David H. Elliott, Arlington, Ka.
Private Alexander McGilvery, Harlan, Ka.
Private, John Welch, Burrton, Ka.

Company H.

Private, Benjamin F. Crites, Athens, Ka.
Private, Henry C. Palmer, Burrton, Ka.
Private, Francis M. Thornton, Radical, Ka.

Company I.

Private, Benjamin F. Keck, Leon, Ka.
Private, Theodore Could, Galena, Ka.
Private, Edward Oldenburg, Elmdale, Ka.
Private, Samuel C. Thomas, Burroak, Ka.
Private, Samuel F. Zornes, Neodesha, Ka.

Company K.

Sergeant, William A. Gebhardt, Ellsworth, Ka.
Sergeant, William McArthur, Iuka, Ka.
Corporal, John St. John, Great Bend, Ka.
Private, Jesse Axtelle, Axtelle, Ka.
Private, Elisha Miller, Cedarvale, Ka.
Private, James L. Richey, Burroak, Ka.
Private, Ebenezer G. Stowe, Manola, Ka.
Private, Peter Welch, Haebine, Ka.

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