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1890 Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Story County, Iowa

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coincidence was the first one it defeated in its first action at Port Gibson. After some time in Texas, where Maj. Houston was in command, the regiment was discharged on July 26, with the following officers: Col. S. L. Glasgow, brevet brigadier-general; lieutenant-colonel, C. J. Clark; major, L. B. Houston; surgeon, O. Peabody; assistant surgeon, T. J. Caldwell; adjutant, E. B. Nelson; quartermaster, P. E. Grier; Company A-captain, D. P. Ballard; first lieutenant, J. W. Mattox; Company B-captain, J. M. Walker; first lieutenant, M. C. Brown; second lieutenant, F. Weitman; Company C-captain, Benjamin Jennings; first lieutenant, L. A. Garrett; Company D-captain, W. M. Littell; first lieutenant, F. Crathorne; Company E-captain, W. E. Houston; Company F-captain I. H. Walker; first lieutenant, N. C. Ridenour ; second lieutenant, A. Van Eaton; Company G-captain, T. H. Miller ; Company H-captain, R. W. Cross; first lieutenant, J. L. Shipley; Company I-captain, J. J. Van Houten; first lieutenant, E. P. Mills; Company K-captain, J. McGowen, and first lieutenant, H. C. Wilson. They reached Davenport early on August 8 and disbanded, a regiment of noble veterans. Among those who slept in soldiers' graves over the South were Harvey J. Heistand, Charles P. Miller, G. W. Smiley, James Bevington, Pierson Brown, Henry Barber, D. V. Foster, J. R. Foster, J. A. Grove, Thomas J. Harrison, Toor Hegland, J. P. Jenkins, A. Kintzly, D. M. McCoy, Christ. Ness, L. J. Stratton, O. Scott, O. Week and C. Snyder, of Company A; A. B. Illingsworth, E. Ersland, D. A. Breezley and W. Sunday, of Company E; John Ballard and W. Mencer, of Company B; John Yocum, of Company C; and John See, I. N. Shenkee and C. E. Culver, of Company K, while C. P. McCord and R. May each lost a limb at Black River Bridge.

The Thirty-second Infantry, Iowa Volunteers, received from Story County its colonel, quartermaster, and a fine company of men under Capt. Cadwalader. It was recruited from the Sixth Congressional District, and rendezvoused at Camp Franklin, near Dubuque in the early fall of 1862, and was sworn into service on October 6, for three years or during the war. Lieut.-Col. Scott had given up his position in the Third to take the colonelcy of this regiment, the other officers being Lieut.-Col. E. H. Mix, of Butler; Maj. G. A. Eberhart, of Black Hawk, and Adjt. Charles Aldrich, of Hamilton County. T. C. McCall, of Story, was made quartermaster. By November 18 they were ordered to St. Louis, whence Col. Scott, with six companies, and Maj. Eberhart, with the remaining four, were detached to Southeast Missouri, under Gen. Curtis. This separation continued until the spring of 1864, and was a cause of great annoyance. As the Story men were in the main body, no account of the detachment under Maj. Eberhart will be necessary. Col. Scott made his headquarters at New Madrid, where he commanded the post, and, in the peculiar duties of a border post, displayed firmness and ability. On December 28, Col. Scott received orders to " immediately proceed to New Madrid, burn the gun-carriages and wooden platforms, spike the guns and destroy the ammunition totally." He obeyed, against his own judgment, and the public, disapproving of the act which followed, caused the case to be tried before a military commission. The blame was rightly attached to Brig.-Gen. T. A. Davies, who gave the order, and the commission said that Col. Scott " not only did his duty, but is honorably acquitted of all blame." After being on garrison duty at Fort Pillow, they embarked for Columbus, Ky., on June 18, 1863, where Col. Scott was in command of the post. The regiment was on detached duty of an im-

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