First Regiment African Infantry

Roster
(Surnames)

A-B
C-E
F-H
I-L
M-O
P-R
S-V
W-Z

Field & Staff/NCO Staff ---Unassigned

(Subsequently transferred to Sixtieth Regiment U. S. Colored Troops.) In the official reports of the office of the Adjutant General of Iowa, this organization is referred to under the designation given in the title to this sketch, and also as the "First Infantry (Sixtieth U. S.) A. D.—First Infantry (African Descent)"—the somewhat ambiguous title to the original roster of the regiment." The regiment was organized under special orders from the War Department, bearing date July 27, 1863. At that time there were probably less than fifteen hundred persons of African descent living within the boundaries of the State of Iowa. There was an ardent desire, however, on the part of the Iowa men of negro blood, to assist in accomplishing the defeat of those who were engaged in an attempt which, if successful, meant the perpetuation of human slavery in the Southern States. They therefore gladly embraced the opportunity to enlist as soldiers in the Union army.

SUMMARY OF CASUALTIES.
Total Enrollment ................................................................................1153
Killed..................................................................................................…11
Wounded............................................................................................…..2
Died of wounds ..................................................................................…..1
Died of disease .....................................................................................332
Discharged for wounds, disease or other causes................................…54
Buried in National Cemeteries ...........................................................…36
Captured .............................................................................................…..0
Transferred .........................................................................................…..1

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Reference:  Roster & Record of Iowa Soldiers of the War of the Rebellion.  Together with historical sketches of volunteer organizations 1861-1866.

Vol. V---32d--48th Regiments--Infantry.  1st Regiment African Infantry and 1st--4th Batteries Light Artillery.  Published by authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen. Guy E. Logan, Adjutant General.
Des Moines-Emory H. English, State Printer.  E. D. Chassell, State Binder. 1910