G.A.R. Post: Oliver Morton Post #10 Snohomish, WA
29th IOWA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
Organized: 12/1/1862 Council Bluffs, IA
Mustered Out: 9/10/1865 New Orleans, LA
Following its organization the 29th served prison guard duty in Missouri before moving to Arkansas and Kentucky. It returned from the 1863 White River expedition with 400 sick. Nearly 300 of those were lost by death and disability.
Next came the Yazoo Pass expedition, garrison duty, scouting and the battle of Helena, AR. In the spring of 1864 combat sites included Camden, Terre Noir Creek and Jenkins Ferry. The regiment lost 142 killed, wounded and missing that spring. In early 1865 the unit moved into Alabama.
In June of the same year it sailed to Texas, but was retuned to Mobile where it ceased to exist on 9/10/1865.
Residence: Guthrie Co., IA Age: 27 yrs.
Enlisted on: 8/15/1862 Rank: Private.
Mustered in: 8/20/1862
Listed as: Wounded 8/30/1864 Jenkins Ferry, AR
Isaac Henry Morris was born 7/22/1835 in Noble Co., Oh and remained on his father’s farm until the age of 21 when he moved to Panora, Iowa where, in 1856 he married Matilda Reynolds.
In 1862 the 6’1” Morris enlisted in the Union Army. During his three-year enlistment Isaac was severely wounded in the chest and suffered from an attack of the measles. The latter affected him the remainder of his life.
By 1889 Isaac had moved to Snohomish, WA where he “homesteaded.” At the time of his death on 7/14/1912, he was survived by his wife and four children Amanda 1857, Eliz 1859, Isaac 1860, Hannah 1862, and Henry 1866. Matilda is buried beside her husband.
Buried at Snohomish G.A.R.
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