MsC 14


Manuscript Register




Collection Dates: 1861 -- 1862

25 items
Shares a box with MsC collections 9 --18


This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900


Posted to Internet: July 2002



Acquisition Note: These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by the Keokuk Public Library.


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


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The 1st Iowa Cavalry was mustered into service in September 1861 and Colonel Fitz Henry Warren was its first commander. The 1st Cavalry was ordered to Benton Barracks in Saint Louis, Missouri. From there they were sent into the field. They were engaged in patrolling much of Missouri against rebel guerrillas and jayhawkers.

Scope and Contents


The records of the 1st Iowa Cavalry are made up of holograph and printed copies of general orders, special orders, and invoices. Most of these orders were issued from Headquarters of the District of Central Missouri. They reflect military issues such as posting guards, court marshals, patrolling guerrillas, and discharges. Some of the orders are signed by Fitz Henry Warren. Archival copies are available for use.


Item Inventory


Manuscript and printed copies of general orders from November 30, 1861, to December 7, 1862, mostly issued from Headquarters of the District of Central Missouri.