3rd Iowa Independent Battery Light Artillery

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3rd Iowa Light Artillery Battery
Active September 24, 1861 – October 23, 1865
Disbanded October 23, 1865
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Size Battery
Nickname(s) Dubuque Battery
Engagements American Civil War
Captain Mortimer M. Hayden
Melvil C. Wright
Orlo H. Lyon
Lieutenant W.H. McClure
H.H. Weaver
O.G. Day
J.J. Dengl
W.H. Gilford
W.H. Crozier
Jervine Bradley
Leroy S. House
Charles S. Martin
D.U. Lee
R. McFate

The 3rd Iowa Light Artillery Battery was a light artillery battery from Iowa that served in the Union Army between September 24, 1861, and October 23, 1865, during the American Civil War.


The 3rd Iowa Light Artillery was mustered into Federal service at Dubuque, Iowa for a three-year enlistment on September 24, 1861. The regiment was mustered out of Federal service on October 23, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

A total of 290 men served in the 3rd Iowa Battery at one time or another during its existence.[1] It suffered 3 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 34 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 37 fatalities#[2]


  1. ^ http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil721.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1
  2. ^ http://www#civilwararchive Archived March 26, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.#com/Unreghst/uniaart#htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry# A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion# 3 vols# New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959#