Civil War Record for Charlie Trotter


Keokuk County War Record
Eleventh Infantry

The Eleventh Infantry Regiment was organized in September and October, 1861: Company D, in which Keokuk County was represented, was organized in September. It, with the Thirteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Iowa Regiments, formed the Third Brigade of the Sixth Division, Seventeenth Army Corps. Shiloh was its introduction to the art of war, where the Iowa Brigade proved to be of good mettle on a terrible field of battle. The brigade had not yet learned to fire by battalion and company, and could only answer the fire of the enemy thus made with fire by file.  The heaps of fallen enemies in front of them showed they were good marksmen. Its second battle was at Corinth. The winter of 1862 was spent in the operations in front of Vicksburg, Milliken’s Bend, Providence, Bayou Tensas and Macon, to the close of the Vicksburg Campaign in July, 1863. It then, in August, went with the brigade on the expedition to Monroe, Louisiana: In October, to Jackson: In December, to Redbone: In February, 1864, on the Meridan Expedition: At the close of which it, in March, came home on veteran furlough, having re-enlisted in January. It returned to the front and joined General Sherman’s army at Neworth, Georgia, and first met the enemy at Kenesaw, June 15, and lost its first man, and in the skirmishes which daily followed it met its heaviest losses, like the remainder of the Iowa Brigade were under fire of the enemy nearly eighty-one days, sixteen of which were in battle. After driving Hood’s army from the country, the army cut loose from its base: In October, joined in the memorable “March to the Sea,” the Seventeenth Corps being assigned to the right wing, the army of the Cumberland to the left, starting on the 6th of November, thence to Richmond, Washington, the Grand Review, and Louisville, where it was mustered out July 15, 1865 having traveled over eight thousand miles, over half of which was on foot, and having a record of 386 men, and 40 officers, lost.

History of Keokuk County, Iowa 1880

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