Restored Burlington Northern Depot & WWII Memorial
Military related issues, on the War and Home Fronts – 1861 to 1880
The year 2020 marks the 160th year in the lineage of the 168th Infantry Regiment;
Citizen-soldiers from Red Oak, Montgomery County, and Southwest Iowa.
“…personal sacrifice for the good of mankind, the
triumph of right and the integrity of the Nation.”
Read more from History of Montgomery County, Iowa, 1881 (1 p)
Military Enlistments during the American War Between the States,
During the American War between the States, Iowa furnished 48 infantry regiments,
9 cavalry regiments, 4 artillery batteries, for a total of 76,000 soldiers.
Iowa soldiers fought at Wilson’s Creek, Monroe, and Dug Springs, Springfield, &
Blue Mills, all in MO, Pea Ridge, Little Rock, & Helena, all in AR, Fort Henry,
Fort Donelson, & Shiloh, all in TN, Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Cornith, & Boonville,
all in MS, Cedar Creek and the Shenandoah Valley campaign in VA, to list some.
Of the 76,534 Iowans who served in the War between the States,
13,169 did not live to return to their families.
Source: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Department of Iowa
Veterans from the American War between the States,
buried in Montgomery County, Iowa
Struggle, a poem written by an American War between the State Veteran
The Restored Burlington Northern Depot
& WWII Memorial Museum