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Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial Endorsements

Iowa Civil War 150

The Iowa Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee has a mission of connecting the public to events, places, programs and people observing the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War in Iowa. The following activities have been endorsed by the committee.

Events

Civil War Veterans’ Tribute

May 24, 2014
10 am
Winterset Cemetery

We will visit the graves of 6 Union and 1 Confederate veterans, read their biographies, and finish with Taps and a 3-volley salute. Learn more.

Covered Bridge Festival

October 12-13
9 am – 5 pm
Madison County Historical Complex Train Depot

Historians and re-enactors are on hand to engage and educate visitors with a glimpse into the lives of soldiers, including a hospital tent, as well as the lives back on the home front. Learn more.

Exhibits

"Iowa and the Civil War: Nothing but Victory"
Discover the stories of Iowa and those who served in America's bloodiest conflict in "Iowa and the Civil War: Nothing But Victory" at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. Click here to read more about the exhibit and upcoming events.

Programs

The Governor’s Own Iowa Rifles; Company “A” 49th Regiment Veteran Volunteer Infantry/SVR Honor Guard for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Contact:
David Lamb
1305 Locust #7, Des Moines, IA  50309
515-282-5900 (daytime)
www.iowavalor.com

Henry County Iowa Civil War 150th Committee
Various county events, tours, exhibits, Facebook and publications

Contact:
Pat White
Henry County Iowa Civil War 150th
PO Box 333
Mt. Pleasant, IA  52641
319-385-4983
Pwhite6024@aol.com

Madison County Civil War 150 Committee
Cemetery walks, preservation activities, speakers, displays
Contact:
Beth Gray
Madison County Civil War 150 Committee
316 S. John Wayne Drive
Winterset, IA 50273
(515) 710-9209
bagray42@yahoo.com

Websites

Army of the Southwest Re-enactors
A large active group of re-enactors from Iowa.

Cedar Valley Civil War Round Table
The Cedar Valley Round Table is from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. They have regular monthly meetings.

Civil War Diary of Eugene Goodwin
Eugene Goodwin kept a diary while serving in the New York 99th Infantry Regiment. After the war, he was a teacher and later became a doctor in Baxter, Iowa. His granddaughter, Louise McKlveen, formerly of Prairie City, transcribed the diary.

Iowa 22nd Infantry Regiment
Information about the Iowa 22nd which is noted for leading the assault at Vicksburg on May 22, 1864 and for being one of few Iowa regiments that fought in the east. There is information about an excellent book that has just been published, "Vanishing Footprints", written by the Adjutant of the Iowa 22nd, Samuel Pryce.

Iowa Heroes
A number of links to memorials and information about Iowa veterans from the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs.

Iowa in the Civil War Project
Many links to Iowa Civil War Web sites. Included is the "Roster and Records of the Iowa Troops in the Rebellion", in which all Iowa soldiers are listed in alphabetical order by regiment.

Iowa Sons of Confederate Veterans
Confederates in Iowa? Yep! Read more about Confederate Veterans buried in Iowa.

Lamoni Iowa Civil War Days
One of Iowa's largest Civil War re-enactments.

Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War
Wonderful letters written by Private Newton Scott of the Iowa 36th Infantry Regiment to Hannah Cone. Both were from Albia, Iowa. They married after the war and raised 9 children.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Civil War Sesquicentennial site
Online exhibitions, slideshows, exclusive articles, and podcasts.

Iowa Civil War Monuments
A guide to Iowa Civil War monuments statewide provided by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

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