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Battle of Pleasant Hill


Note 1st source is the report of casualties at Pleasant Hill by Colonel James I. Gilbert. Other source is the Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, January 1, 1865 to January 1, 1866:

I also used the roster to determine whether the soldier survived the wounds, was discharged due to the wound, or remained with the company.

8/8/65 is when the rest of the company was mustered out and indicates to me that they were with the company at discharge.

Personnel from the 27th Iowa Infantry

Who were killed at Pleasant Hill, LA

April 9, 1864


Name Company Notes
Baur, P. John D initially reported missing by Col. James I. Gilbert (as Burr)
Craig, Samuel I initially reported missing by Col. James I. Gilbert
Pardee, William J. I Shot in head
Seeman, Gottfried D
Tavis, John D Shot in chest

Personnel from the 27th Iowa Infantry

Who were missing at Pleasant Hill, LA

April 9, 1864


Name Company Notes
Burr, John P. D Baur, P. John, initially reported as missing as Burr. Killed in action.

Personnel from the 27th Iowa Infantry

who were wounded at Pleasant Hill, LA

April 9, 1864


Name Company Notes
Allyn, William M. E left foot, slight / discharged for disability 10/4/64 at
Davenport, Iowa
Angier, Silas W. E back, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Backman, Frank D see prisoner
Beck, Robert G left side head, severe, left on the field / discharged for wounds
5/12/65 at St. Louis
Bement, Sylvester G left knee, severe / died of chronic diarrhea 6/9/64 at Memphis, Tenn.
Benson, John T. E right hand, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Bishop, Caleb J. A scalp, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Booth, John H. H left hand, severe (other source says right hand) / discharged 6/10/65
at Montgomery AL
Brush, Frank A. K left leg, severe, left in hospital on field / died 4/20/64 at the
Hospital at Pleasant Hill, LA
Budd, Charles W. E back, slight (also wounded in the hand at Yellow Bayou) /
discharged 8/8/65
Coffman, James H. I head slight / discharged 8/8/65
Coop, Francis C. K left leg, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Coppenoll, William G. B left arm, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Cordell, Alfred H neck, slight / Lost right eye by rebel prisoner trying
to escape. Discharged May 26, 1865, Davenport, Iowa
Crain, Edmond F. E right cheek, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Crisper, Peter K see prisoner
Davis, Carolus H. K right hand, slight / Transferred to Company K,
Twelfth Infantry, July 15, 1865
Decker, William C. G head, severe, left on the field / Died of wounds 4/9/64
Dickens, Lucius B right hip, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Dodd, Calvin R. B left thigh, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Duwe, Fritz D head, slight /discharged 8/8/65
Fisher, Adam E see prisoner
James I. Gilbert Staff left hand, slight
Goble, George B. B left wrist, severe / discharged 8/8/65
Gordon, Thomas D left thigh, severe / Transferred to Company D, Twelfth Infantry,
July 14, 1865
Granger, Jedediah W. A left shoulder, slight, and right hip, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Griffin, Richard B right shoulder, severe / discharged 8/8/65
Griswold, George W. B right chest and right shoulder, severe (other source says right
cheek and right shoulder / Died 1/11/65, Keokuk, of small pox.
Harrigan, Michael H left hand, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Haskins, James C. H left hand, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Hawthorn, James T. A head severe / discharged 8/8/65
Heine, William D reported missing/died of wounds
Helwertz, John B. D see prisoner
Hennrich, Charles D right arm, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Holbrook, Joseph M. F right hip, slight, and left arm, severe / discharged 8/8/65
Horn, William M. F see prisoner
Johnson, Hans I see prisoner
Kicherer, Charles D. E left thigh, severe / discharged 6/12/65 at Fort Gaines, AL
Kuhlmann, Henry D see prisoner
LeLacheur J. H. F left shoulder, severe / Drowned 9/10/64, Cairo, Ill.
Lewis, Rollin F wounded/discharged for wounds 3/23/65
Love, Harrison H. H severe, left on the field / discharged 8/8/65
Martle, Matthias B left knee, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Miller, Milton D. A right shoulder, severe / Died 5/27/64 Memphis Tenn, of small pox.
Miller, William J. A head slight / Discharged for disability 7/6/65 at Montgomery, Ala
Minkler, Edward A. F see prisoner
Mulick, Edward E. H see prisoner
Mulvany, William J. F left thigh and elbow, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Noble, James H. G left arm, severe / discharged 6/7/65 Baton Rouge, LA
Olmstead, March G see prisoner
Osborn, James A neck, slight / Wounded severely July 14, 1864, Tupelo, Miss.
Died of wounds Aug. 4, 1864, Memphis, Tenn.
Patterson, Andrew J. A left leg severe / Wounded slightly Dec. 16, 1864, Nashville, Tenn.
/ discharged 8/8/65
Perry, Harrison W. F right foot, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Pratt, Lemuel A head slight / Transferred to Company K, Twelfth Infantry, July 13, 1865
Purdy, Stacy J. G see prisoner
Roese, Emil B right heel, severe (other source says left arm, severe and right heel)
/ discharged 8/8/65
Roese Richard B left hip, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Sass, Frederick D see prisoner
Scarbrough, Malon H. F right arm and thigh, slight / Wounded July 14, 1864, Tupelo, Miss,
in left thigh. Died Feb 27, 1865, Eastport, Miss., of small pox.
Schimeck John D right foot, severe, left on the field / Discharged 5/27/65 Davenport,
for disability.
Schroeder, John H. E right shoulder, slight / discharged 6/12/65 Fort Gaines, Ala.
Schuerman, Frederick D left hip, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Sires, John B right hand, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Smith, Samuel O. B left lung, mortal, left in hospital on field / discharged 8/8/65
Stevenson, Lorenzo W. E right chest, dangerous (other source says in the cheek) Transferred to
company E, Twelfth Infantry, June 26, 1865.
Storck, George E left shoulder, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Thornton, Alonzo A see prisoner
Tieman, Oscar K left shoulder, severe, left on the field / discharged 5/25/65,
St. Louis, Mo
Torry, Charles O. F right hip, severe / discharged 8/8/65
Utley, Charles L. F right foot, slight (other source says left foot) / discharged 8/8/65
Welsh, James F right thigh, slight / discharged 8/8/65
Winch, Frederick D shoulder, severe, left on the field / discharged 5/19/65 at St. Louis
Wood, George C. I left leg, severe / discharged 8/8/65
Wright, John G right leg, severe / discharged 8/8/65

Personnel from the 27th Iowa Infantry

who were taken as POWS at Pleasant Hill, LA

April 9, 1864


I used a combination of the report of Casualties at Pleasant Hill by Col. James I. Gilbert, the Report of the Adjutant General and Acting Quartermaster General of the State of Iowa, January 1, 1865 to January 1, 1866 and the rosters to compile the information regarding soldiers that were taken prisoner.

I added the designation of Andersonville to the soldiers that I know were in that prison. I do not know for sure what prison the other men went to. But Camp Ford, Tyler Texas would be a good guess.

Name Company Notes
Andrews, Hugo W. D taken prisoner/ died while prisoner at Camp Ford, TX, 8/3/64
Backman, Frank D abdomen, severe, left on the field/taken prisoner/exchanged
10/22/64 -- discharged 8/8/65 (Andersonville)
Barnes, Seymour F taken prisoner/ discharged 3/14/65 at Jefferson Barracks,
St. Louis, MO (Andersonville)
Boss, John D taken prisoner/returned 3/65 -- discharged 8/8/65
Colvin, Harmon F taken prisoner/ exchanged and returned to company 11/24/64
Crisper, Peter K head and neck, severe, left on field/taken prisoner/paroled
6/16/64/discharged 8/8/65
Fisher, Adam E wounded/taken prisoner/ discharged 5/18/65 at St. Louis
Heiller, Henry D taken prisoner/exchanged 10/22/64 -- discharged 8/8/65 (Andersonville)
Helwertz, John B. D left jaw, severe, right shoulder, slight/ taken prisoner/
arm amputated/ exchanged/ discharged for wounds 4/1/65 at Memphis.
Horn, William M. F right hip (other report said left thigh severely) / taken prisoner/
Exchanged and returned to Company 5/24/65. Discharged for wounds
6/20/65 Montgomery, Ala. (Andersonville)
Johnson, Hans I right leg, severe, left on the field/taken prisoner/exchanged/
discharged for wounds 6/15/65 at Montgomery, AL
Kulhmann, Henry D arm and foot, severe/taken prisoner/exchanged/discharged 1/5/65
at Davenport for wounds (Andersonville)
Love, Harrison H. H wounded severely/taken prisoner/exchanged and returned to Company
12/24/64/discharged 8/8/65
Minkler, Edward A. F right side and hip, severe, left on field/taken prisoner/Died
of accidental gunshot wound Nov. 20, 1864, Cairo, Ill
Mulick, Edward E. H left hip, severe, left on the field/taken prisoner/paroled and
exchanged 1/7/65/discharged 8/8/65 (Andersonville)
Olmstead, March G lower jaw shot off/taken prisoner/Died of wounds 5/27/64
Peers, Curtis C. F shot in head/taken prisoner and paroled/discharged 8/8/65
(initially reported as killed in Action by Col. Gilbert) (Andersonville)
Purdy, Stacy J. G abdomen, severe, dangerous/taken prisoner/Died of wounds 5/11/64
Randall, John E. A Taken prisoner/exchanged 10/23/64 -- discharged 8/8/65
Sass, Frederick D back, severe, dangerous/taken prisoner and exchanged 4/9/64/
discharged for wounds 6/15/65 at Montgomery, AL
Seimer, John F. D wounded severely/taken prisoner/died 5/5/64 while prisoner
Thornton, Alonzo A neck and jaw/taken prisoner/exchanged 6/65/discharged 8/8/65
(Initially reported as killed in action by Col. Gilbert)

Personnel from the 27th Iowa Infantry

who were wounded at Pleasant Hill, LA

April 11, 1864



Name Company Notes
Romig, Henry H. C Wounded, April 11, 1864, near Pleasant Hill, LA, by accidental
discharge of his gun. Died May 22, 1864, Memphis, Tenn., of wounds.