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Roster and Record
of
Iowa Soldiers
Vol. 6 - Miscellaneous
(1911)

  
 

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Captain James M. Morgan's
Independent Company of
Iowa Infantry Volunteers


This company was the premier of the regiment which Iowa was called upon to furnish for service in the War with Mexico.  It was mustered unto service of the United States at Fort Atkinson, Iowa Territory, on July 15, 1846, by First Lieutenant Philip R. Thompson, of the First Dragoons, United States Army.  The following roster is transcribed from both the muster-in and muster-out rolls of the company.  The term of service was twelve months, and the company was mustered out promptly at the expiration of that period, at Fort Atkinson, July 15, 1847.  Except when otherwise stated in the roster, each officer and enlisted man was mustered out with the company.


Roster

James McGowan Morgan.  Captain.  Age 42.  Nativity Ohio.  Date of commission July 8, 1846.  Studied law in office of Senator Thomas H. Benton, at St. Louis, Mo., and came to Burlington, Iowa, in 1837.  Was Quartermaster General of Iowa Territorial Militia, 1839-41;  Representative, Iowa Territorial Assembly, 1841, 1842, 1844, 1845;  Speaker, 1842 and 1845.  Established Burlington Telegraph 1850, which was merged into Burlington Hawkeye in 1854.  Died Oct. 6, 1892, at Burlington, Iowa.

John Harrison McKenny.  First Lieutenant.  Age 32.  Nativity Pennsylvania.  Date of commission July 8, 1846.  Came to Burlington, Iowa, in 1837.  Assisted in getting out the first number of the Iowa Territorial Gazette, of which paper he afterwards became part owner.  In October, 1842, he was elected Sheriff of Des Moines County;  was re-elected in 1844, resigning that office when he entered the service in Captain Morgan's Company.  In the summer of 1847 he was on detached service, enlisting recruits for the mounted company into which Morgan's Infantry Company---or the greater portion of it---was subsequently merger.  He died at Chatfield, Minn., May 23, 1878.

David Stokely Wilson.  Second Lieutenant.  Age 23.  Nativity Ohio.  Date of commission July 8, 1846.  Came to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1839.  Editor of Miners' Express, Dubuque, Iowa.  Member of House of Representatives, 1844-45.  Elected State Senator 1857-1861.  Appointed Colonel Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Sept. 9, 1862.  Served with distinction on the northern frontier in war with Indians.  Elected District Judge, in 1872, and served six years.  Died April 1, 1881, at Dubuque, Iowa.

Sylvester Greenough.  Age 35.  Residence Burlington.  Enrolled as First Sergeant by Captain Morgan, July 8, 1846.  Mustered out with company July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Sergeant in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Absalom J. Beeson.  Age 25.  Residence Iowa City.  Enrolled as Second Sergeant July 9, 1846.  Mustered out with company July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Sergeant in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Walter Pollard Rowell.  Age 31.  Residence Burlington, nativity New Hampshire.  Enrolled as Third Sergeant July 8, 1846.  Mustered out with company July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

James F. Stephens.  Age 21.  Residence Burlington.  Enrolled as Fourth Sergeant July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.

John Montgomery.  Age 20.  Residence Nauvoo, Ill.  Enrolled as First Corporal July 8, 1846, at Burlington.  Died Nov. 6, 1846, at Fort Atkinson, from injuries received from being thrown from horse.

William Anderson.  Age 36.  Residence Burlington.  Enrolled as Second Corporal July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.

W. S. Dollarhide.  Age 20.  Residence Burlington.  Enrolled as Third Corporal July 8, 1846.  Mustered out as Fourth Sergeant July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Sergeant in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Grove A. Warner.  Age 21.  Residence Burlington.  Enrolled as Fourth Corporal July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.

Andrew J. Timmons.  Age 43.  Enrolled as Musician July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Charles Elder.  Age 18.  Enrolled as Musician July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15,1847.


John J. Adams.  Age 36.  Residence Burlington.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Captain Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Edward Barr.  Age 18.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out as Second Corporal July 15, 1847.

Oliver Beard.  Age 36.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847, at Fort Atkinson.

Antonie Brainerd.  Age 43.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847, at Fort Atkinson.

John Brinkman.  Age 25.  Enlisted as Private at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Captain Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

James I. Broome.  Age not given.  Enlisted as Private at Dubuque July 11, 1846.  Discharged for disability, at Fort Atkinson, October 15, 1846.

Francis W. Buck.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private July 9, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

James R. Burke.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Josiah M. Clemmons.  Age 27.  Enlisted as Private July 9, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847, as Third Corporal.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

David Daily.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson, July 15, 1847.

William R. Dwyer.  Age 25.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington, July 8, 1846.  Deserted at Fort Atkinson, Sept. 1, 1846.

Hiram P. Fleetwood.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

William Galyean.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private at Dubuque July 11, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, (as William A. Galyean) in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

William Hoffman.  Age 36.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

John Hughes.  Age 24.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson, July 15, 1847.

Edwin Hukill.  Age 24.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

John H. Hume.  Age 23.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out as Private July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted July 15, 1847, as Corporal in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Joseph Curtis Ives.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Hurlbut Jagger.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

John W. Kynett.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Charles Leahr.  Age 23.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Jesse Lines.  Age 20.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Daniel Loper.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

John Lumley.  Age 19.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Ellis C. McCormick.  Age 27.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Joseph Madden.  Age 19.  Enlisted at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Killed July 5, 1847, at Fort Atkinson, by the accidental blowing up of a small magazine.

John C. Martin.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Lewis Melosky.  Age 50.  Enlisted as Private at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Samuel Mitchell.  Age 19.  Enlisted as Private July 9, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Bugler in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Richard Murray.  Age 33.  Enlisted as Private at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1846.  Discharged Oct. 2, 1846.

Christian Myers.  Age 27.  Enlisted as Private July 15, 1846.  Mustered out July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Isaac Oliver.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Titus Owens.  Age 21.  Enlisted at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Joseph Patterson.  Age 42.  Enlisted as Private July 11, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Nicholas Patterson.  Age 34.  Enlisted as Private July 11, 1846.  Dishonorably discharged at Fort Atkinson Jan. 13, 1847.

Alfred E. Purcell.  Age 21.  Enlisted at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson as Fourth Corporal July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Elisha Ricord.  Age 27.  Enlisted as Private July 9, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted (as Elisha Rickard), same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Gilbert Robbins.  Age 29.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Daniel Rorer.  Age 18.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

John H. Ryan.  Age 37.  Enlisted as Private July 11, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Jesse Samos.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Ebenezer Sangster.  Age 23.  Enlisted as Private July 9, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Corporal in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Curtis Sheffield.  Age 34.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Discharged for disability at Fort Atkinson Oct. 15, 1846.

Morello W. Sleeth.  Age 22.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

James H. Smith.  Age 19.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

John W. Smith.  Age 23.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

William P. Smith.  Age 22.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

William Topp.  Age not given.  Enlisted as Private at Burlington July 8, 1846.  Drowned July 10, 1846, in Mississippi River, by falling from Steamer "Belmont," while enroute to Fort Atkinson.

William M. Traer.  Age 23.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

William Vincent.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Hugh Walker.  Age 44.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Conrad Wareham.  Age 25.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

John C. Webb.  Age 29.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out as First Corporal at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Martin C. Wells.  Age 22.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Henry P. Wightman.  Age 19.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Deserted at Fort Atkinson Oct. 16, 1846.

Calvin P. Williams.  Age 28.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Francis E. Williams.  Age 21.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Isaiah Williams (1st).  Age 44.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.

Isaiah William (2nd).  Age 18.  Enlisted as Private July 8, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, (under name of Isaiah H. Williams) as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Thomas Wright.  Age 22.  Enlisted as Private at Dubuque July 11, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, as Private in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

James Young.  Age 26.  Enlisted as Private at Dubuque July 11, 1846.  Mustered out at Fort Atkinson July 15, 1847.  Re-enlisted, same date, in Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.


The company had present for duty, at the time of its muster, three commissioned officers, four Sergeants, four Corporals, one Drummer, one Fifer, and fifty-two Privates, making as aggregate of sixty-five, rank and file.  The alterations and casualties since muster into the service were as follows:  Two died, two deserted, two discharged for disability, two  dishonorably discharged.  One man had died before the company was mustered in.

 

 

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