What is left behind...

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Pvt. Patrick Monoghan of Co. K, who enlisted from Hinkletown, Foote P.O., Iowa County.  More than thirty young men from that area volunteered in the 22nd.  Details on a documentary video about the pioneer  settlement of Hinkletown can be found at   
http://www.hinkletown.com/
documentary.html


(Courtesy: Hinkletown Comm. History Project)

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Post-war calling cards, showing Grand Army of the Republic membership, for Pvt. Thomas Allum of Co. C, and QM-Sgt. John Walter Lee.


(Photo: Todd Pederson)

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Ferdinand Goffart (1836-1898) was a native of Belgium who came to the U.S. in 1856.  He enlisted in Co. G of the 22nd in August 1862 while living in Iowa City, and served for the regiment's entire term.  He eventually settled in Brown Co., Wisconsin, where he became a justice of the peace.


(Photo: Todd Krewal, descendant)

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Mess tin of Sgt. Milton Lingo, Co. G., measuring 3" tall and 4 1/4" in diameter.  His name and unit are etched in the metal, as is a federal eagle and on the reverse, a tableau of the siege of Vicksburg. 

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Milton Lingo, circa 1895. Before and after the War, he farmed in Washington County, near Iowa City. He enlisted in 1862 with two of his brothers, Cawsey and Henry, who both died of disease in early 1863.

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The memorial marker for Henry and Cawsey Lingo, Riverside Protestant Cemetery, Riverside, Iowa. It is believed they remain buried near Rolla, Missouri, where they died.

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Lewis Goben of Company F, shown with his youngest son, in Rock Island, Illinois about 1900.  Goben was captured at Cedar Creek in October 1864 and paroled four months later.

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The ceramic cigar-and-match holder that family tradition says Goben returned home with from his Army duty. 


(Goben photos: Alan Lambert, descendant)

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John Shalla (1848-1904) was a drummer boy in Company D.  He's shown here on the left with post-war bandmates, about 1873.


(Photo: Shalla Wilson Ashworth, descendant)

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The grave in Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery of 1st Lt. Samuel C. Jones, who rose from the enlisted ranks to receive an officer's commission. He served in Company A, and was captured at Winchester in September 1864.  At his death in 1932, he was the last surviving officer of the regiment.

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Far away in Los Angeles is the grave of Harvey Graham, who succeeded Col. Stone in command of the Regiment. He was a popular and effective leader who earned the respect and affection of his men.

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Lt. Daniel Webster Henderson of Company H  was wounded by a bullet in the shoulder at the Battle of Port Gibson on 1 May 1863. Though he resumed farming later, he never fully recovered from the wound. His grave is in Greene County, Iowa.

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Capt. Alfred B. Cree commanded Company "F". Letters between him and his wife, preserved at the University of Iowa, offer great insight into the life of the Regiment.

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Reunions, like the 1906 regimental gathering in Iowa City for which this ribbon was made, were a highlight of many veterans' lives. The 22nd had an active regimental association. 

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Nicholas Messenger of Company I, who as a Sergeant helped spearhead the assault on the Railroad Redoubt at Vicksburg.  Badly injured, Messenger received an officer's commission from Gen. Grant as a reward for his bravery.

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Colonel Stone waited to take the field with his new regiment until he had been formally exchanged after his capture, and release on parole, in early 1862. He has not been forgotten, as this recent product from Peace Tree Brewing shows.

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The first of two "National Flags" of the 22nd is preserved at the State Historical Society of Iowa in Des Moines. It was replaced when it became too fragile for service in the field.

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As can be seen, the flag is in a deteriorated state. Though it will be maintained as a beloved heirloom for the State, it is unlikely ever to be actively conserved.


(Photo: State Historical Society of Iowa)