34th Iowa Infantry Regimental History
Organized at Burlington and mustered in October 15, 1862. Moved to Helena, Ark., November 22-December 5, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Herron's Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Texas to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Chicago, Ill., with prisoners January 17-February 5. At St. Louis, Mo., till April 1. Guard prisoners to City Point, Va., April 1-20. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., and duty there till June 3. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-10. Siege of Vicksburg June 10-July 4. Expedition to Yazoo City July 12-21. Occupation of Yazoo City July 14. Moved to Port Hudson, thence to Carrollton, La., August 20-24. Expedition to Morganza through swamps of the Atchafalaya September 9-10. Sterling's Plantation September 29. Moved to Carrollton October 10. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, October 24-November 8. Brazos Santiago, November 2-3. Advance on Brownsville November 3-6. Expedition to Arkansas November 14-21. Mustang Island November 17. Fort Esperanza November 27-30. Duty on Matagorda Island till April. Moved to Alexandria, La., April 20-27. Red River Campaign April 27-May 22. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansure May 15-16. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Moved to Baton Rouge and duty there till July. Operations against Fort Gaines, Mobile Bay, August 2-8, and against Fort Morgan August 9-23. Capture of Fort Morgan August 23. Moved to Morganza August 7-11. Duty there and at mouth of White River, Ark., till January 25, 1865. Expedition to Morgan's Ferry December 13-14, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, La., January 25, 1865; thence to Barrancas, Fla., January 26-28, and to Pensacola, Fla., March 11, March to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 2. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Fort Blakely April 2-9. Capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Duty at Mobile and Selma, Ala., till May. Ordered to Texas May 12. Duty at Galveston and Houston, Texas, till August. Mustered out August 15, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 244 Enlisted men by disease. Total 258.