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

  
 

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Captain John Parker's Company of
Iowa Dragoons Volunteers


Captain John Parker's Company of Iowa Dragoons Volunteers was mustered into the service of the United States at Fort Atkinson, Iowa, by Brevet Major Alexander Hooe, of the Regular Army, September 9, 1846.  Its term of service was for twelve months, unless sooner discharged.  The company at once became part of the garrison at Fort Atkinson, of which it became an important adjunct, furnishing mounted men for scouting purposes, watching the movements of the Winnebago Indians, and endeavoring to keep them within the limits of their reservation.  It was subsequently determined by the War Department, however, that the services of the company could be dispensed with, and an order was issued to muster out, by Brevet Major Hooe, at Fort Atkinson, Nov. 5, 1846.  The following roster was transcribed from the muster-out roll of the company, with additional data from Mr. Reid's early history:


Roster

John Parker.  Captain.  Age 45.  Residence Dubuque, nativity Kentucky.  Was a soldier in the Black Hawk War.  Was Captain in the Iowa Territorial Militia, organized in 1839.  Died at Dubuque, Iowa, in April, 1885.

David Olmsted.  First Lieutenant.  Age 24.  Residence Monona, Clayton County, Iowa, nativity Vermont.  After his discharge he removed to Minnesota.  He was the first Mayor of the City of St. Paul (1854), and held other important offices.  Olmsted County, Minn., was named in his honor, in 1855.  He returned to Vermont in 1857, and died at Fairfax---his native place---Feb. 2, 1861.

Thomas B. Twiford.  Second Lieutenant.  Age 36.  Was Clerk of the Courts in Allamakee County, Iowa, in 1850.  Founded the town of Chatfield, Minn., in 1853.

Elias H. Williams.  First Sergeant.  Age 27.  Nativity Vermont.  Graduate of Yale College.  Removed to Clayton County, Iowa, in 1846.  He was County Judge of Clayton County, and, in 1858, was elected Judge of the Tenth Judicial District, serving in that position until 1866.  In January, 1890, he was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Iowa, but resigned in September of the same year.  He died Aug. 20, 1891.

Alexander D. Anderson.  Second Sergeant.  Age 31.  No personal record obtained.

William C. Linton.  Third Sergeant.  Age 30.  No personal record obtained.

Josiah Howard.  Fourth Sergeant.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

Loren Jones.  First Corporal.  Age 29.  No personal record obtained.

Jacob Springer.  Second Corporal.  Age 31.  No personal record obtained.

Albert W. Kimball.  Third Corporal.  Age 24.  Born in Michigan, and came to Iowa in 1845.  No further record obtained.

John S. Lewis.  Fourth Corporal.  Age 28.  No personal record obtained.

Morrison Wheeler.  Bugler.  Age 31.  No personal record obtained.

Edward C. Forbes.  Bugler.  Age 30.  No personal record obtained.

John A. Tully.  Farrier.  Age 34.  No personal record obtained.


David B. Anderson.  Private.  Age 25.  No personal record obtained.  The muster-out roll of the company shows that all the privates were enrolled at Garnavillo, Iowa Territory, by First Lieutenant Olmsted.

Thomas Armstrong.  Private.  Age 23.  No personal record obtained.

William P. Arole.  Private.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

Benjamin Blasdell.  Private.  Age 43.  No personal record obtained.

Kintzing Burkhead.  Private.  Age 26.  No personal record obtained.

Daniel Burman.  Private.  Age 19.  No personal record obtained.

Jack Monteville Cain.  Private.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

Patrick Cain.  Private.  Age 24.  No personal record obtained.

Daniel Carlin.  Private.  Age 24.  No personal record obtained.

James Carlin.  Private.  Age 23.  No personal record obtained.

Henry Case.  Private.  Age 40.  No personal record obtained.

Andrew J. Cooley.  Private.  Age 19.  No personal record obtained.

Samuel Cox.  Private.  Age 38.  No personal record obtained.

James Daniels.  Private.  Age 18.  No personal record obtained.

Alexander Falconer.  Private.  Age 38.  Re-enlisted July 15, 1847, in Captain J. M. Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

John J. Ficklin.  Private.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

William Franklin.  Private.  Age 22.  No personal record obtained.

Constantine Gallager.  Private.  Age 33.  No personal record obtained.

John Gardner.  Private.  Age 31.  No personal record obtained.

Harvey Green.  Private.  Age 32.  No personal record obtained.

George T. Griffith.  Private.  Age 39.  No personal record obtained.

Marshall Hatfield.  Private.  Age 26.  Born in Clinton, N. Y., in 1820.  Residence, at date of enlistment, McGregor, Iowa.  Served in War of the Rebellion in Company E, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, in which he enlisted Feb. 14, 1864, and from which he was honorably discharged Aug. 11, 1865.  Died at Iowa State Soldiers' Home, Marshalltown, Iowa, in the fall of 1907.

George Humpheries.  Private.  Age 35.  Re-enlisted July 15, 1847, at Fort Atkinson, in Captain J. M. Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Ezra Hurd.  Private.  Age 28.  Nativity New York.  Removed to Galena, Ill., and from there, in 1846, to Clayton County, Iowa.  Died at Storm Lake, Iowa, April 22, 1909.

William Irvin.  Private.  Age 36.  No personal record obtained.

Lemuel Johnson.  Private.  Age 28.  No personal record obtained.

Ezekiel Jones.  Private.  Age 27.  No personal record obtained.

Moses K. Kellogg.  Private.  Age 28.  No personal record obtained.

Elias J. Kennedy.  Private.  Age 26.  Re-enlisted Jan. 1, 1848, in Captain J. M. Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers, Fort Atkinson, Iowa.

Jesse Lowe.  Private.  Age 20.  Re-enlisted July 15, 1847, in Captain Morgan's Company of Mounted Volunteers.

Peter M. Lown.  Age 28.  Nativity New York.  Residence, at time of enlistment, National, Clayton County, Iowa.  Subsequently became an extensive farmer.  Removed to Vermillion, South Dakota, in 1890, and died there May 31, 1898.

Abraham Maracle.  Private.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

William H. Montgomery.  Private.  Age 28.  No personal record obtained.

William Murphy.   Private.  Age 27.  No person record obtained.

Edward E. Oliver.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

John Overrand.  Private.  Age 28.  No personal record obtained.

William H. Pearson.  Private.  Age 19.  No personal record obtained.

John Putnam.  Private.  Age 30.  No personal record obtained.

John Ransdall.  Private.  Age 26.  No personal record obtained.

Robert Reed.  Private.  Age 23.  No personal record obtained.

Patrick Reilly.  Private.  Age 30.  No personal record obtained.

Valorous B. Rexford.  Age 32.  No personal record obtained.

Robert Ross.  Private.  Age 27.  No personal record obtained.

John Row.  Private.  Age 26.  No personal record obtained.

James G. Royse.  Private.  Age 18.  No personal record obtained.

Solomon Royse.  Private.  Age 43.  No personal record obtained.

Anson Rudsdell.  Private.  Age 31.  No personal record obtained.

William S. Scott.  Private.  Age 21.  Residence, at enlistment, Farmersburg, Clayton County, Iowa.  Nativity Vermont.  Died at Willoughby, Ohio, April 3, 1895.

Henry Smith.  Private.  Age 26.  No person record obtained.

John Smith.  Private.  Age 24.  No personal record obtained.

Leason Smith.  Private.  Age 28.  No personal record obtained.

Samuel Smith.  Private.  Age 25.  No personal record obtained.

Albert Springer.  Private.  Age 26.  No personal record obtained.

Samuel W. Stewart.  Private Age 24.  No personal record obtained.

John Thornton.  Private.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

Robert Torrance.  Age 21.  No personal record obtained.

Horatio Walker.  Private.  Age 24.  No personal record obtained.

John William Walker.  Private 21.  No personal record obtained.

Thomas B. Walker.  Private.  Age 31.  Nativity Illinois.  Residence, at enlistment, Hardin, Clayton County, Iowa.  He enlisted in Company L, Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Sept. 15, 1862;  was discharged for disability Aug. 9, 1864, at Fort Randall, Dakota.  He had two sons in the War of the Rebellion, one of whom died in rebel prison, and the other died after exchange before reaching home.

Anderson G. Weeks.  Private.  Age 18.  No personal record obtained.

Dudley R. W. Williams.  Private.  Age 21.  Nativity Vermont.  He subsequently became largely engaged in promoting railroad enterprises.  He was living in London, England, in 1909, and was probably the last survivor of the company.

Charles Wiltsie.  Private.  Age 20.  No personal record obtained.

Leonard Wiltsie.  Private.  Age 25.  No personal record obtained.

Uriah Wiltsie.  Private.  Age 23.  No personal record obtained.

Appended to the foregoing roster is the certificate of the Mustering Officer, which reads as follows:

"I certify on honor, that I have, at Fort Atkinson, on this Fifth day of November, 1846, carefully examined this Roll, and, as far as practicable, caused the allowances, stoppages, and remarks to be justly and properly stated;  and mustered the company for discharge;  and it is hereby honorably discharged from the service of the United States.

(Signed)    A. S. Hooe,
Brevet Major, U. S. A.,
Mustering Officer."

 

 

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