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1st Iowa Infantry (USA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Edwin L. SchreinerRank: Private Company: F

Ed enlisted at Mt. Pleasant, IA on April 04, 1861 into the Mt. Pleasant Grays. He was mustered into Company F, First Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment on May 14, 1861 in Keokuk, IA. The First was Iowa''s contribution to President Lincoln''s call for 75,000 volunteers to serve three months. The First Iowa served past their mustering out date to take part in the Battle at Wilson''s Creek (Oak Hills). Ed was mustered out of service on August 21, 1861 at the St. Louis Arsenal, Missouri. Ed returned to Iowa, but did not reenlist in another Iowa regiment. Instead he served the Union in the Christian Commission by supplying ''''sanitary'''' to the soldiers in the field. Ed became a Methodist minister in 1865 and served eighteen Iowa communities as a minister until his death on May 11, 1911.

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