Killed in Action on Independence Day 1863 by Joy Neal Kidney

History ShortStories War Era Information

Company H, 39th Iowa Infantry Regiment

After the call for volunteers came from the White House, James Redfield of Wiscotta, Iowa, became lieutenant colonel of Company H, 39th Iowa Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War. (I’ve read that only single men were accepted as volunteers, but Redfield was a family man, as were others in this unit.)

Redfield was born in New York in 1824. Iowa still wasn’t a state […]

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