A very impressive day of service at Lineville Methodist Church! I want to thank all the Riflemen who made the trip to save the beautiful G.A.R. stained glass window from demolition. A fantastic job, ‘Boys’…Well Done, Brothers! You make me proud to be part of this honorable group!
In Admiration, Cpl Stahr
1Sgt Lamb 08 Apr : 10:50
The regiment extends it's most hearty congratulations to Patrick Palmersheim, former Director of Veterans Affairs for the State of Iowa on the receipt of the "Medal of Honor" of the Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
An accolade, well earned and deeply deserved.
Well done, Patrick!
1/Lt. D. Lamb For the Regiment
1Sgt Lamb 08 Apr : 10:49
The regiment extends it's most hearty best wishes to long-time Fayette County, Iowa Historian Frances Graham on her induction into the Loyal Legion of Abraham Lincoln. With her acceptance of this award, mrs Graham joins a very small and select of people who have made monumental contributions to the history of this state and our nation.
1/Lt. D, Lamb For the Regiment
1Sgt Lamb 08 Apr : 09:41
The Regiment Owes an incredible debt of thanks to 2nd Lt. Krock and 1/Sgt Thompson for their attendance at the 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Shiloh; and, for showing the Colors of the 49th Iowa upon those "Fields of Glory" on behalf of us all. Your selfless dedication to remembering the sacrifices made upon those fields by our own ancestors brings credit upon them, this Regiment and yourselves and your service to our causes is truly appreciated!
Well done Gentlemen!
1/Lt. D. M. Lamb commanding
Cpl Stahr 06 Apr : 10:22
150 Years Ago Today… Remembering my nineteen year old Great Granduncle 5th Sgt. Theo Schreiner, Co. K, 6th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded and captured this morning by Wharton’s Texas Rangers at Owl Creek Bridge: The Battle of Shiloh
Submitted in Remembrance,
1/Cpl Cpl Stahr
Cpl Stahr 22 Mar : 07:55
Congratulation RCS & Brother Michael Rowley for a well deserved, earned award and recognition. Well Done, Sir.
When: Saturday 11 May 2013 at 11:00 AM Ends: Saturday 11 May 2013 at 12:00 PM
Location: Highland Cemetery, Colfax, IA
Color Sergeant Rowley and Iowa Monuments Officer (and honorary 49'er) Tom Gaard are busily setting about righting a long overdue wrong at the grave of Jacob Binkerd (Corporal, Company "B" 13th Iowa) who lay at rest in the municipal cemetery in Colfax Iowa (just East of Des Moines about 10 miles) and whose final post was mistakenly marked with a CONFEDERATE gravestone! A sort of "Re-Dedication" of the new stone take place at 1100 hrs on Saturday, May 11th. If you can find the time to attend, please do so and think of how proud you would have made Jacob's mother to right this ancient wrong! Please contact Color-Sergeant Rowley directly to volunteer for this worthy endeavor.
Wednesday 22 May 2013 - Honor 1/Sgt Leonidas Godley
Depart for Vicksburg, Mississippi. Wreath-laying en route in Ottumwa, IA at the grave of 1/Sgt. Leonidas Godley (MOH recipient from the 22st Iowa at Vicksburg). In honor of the sesquicentennial his leading of the “forlorn hope” up the ramparts at Vicksburg, for which he received this nation’s highest military honor.
Friday 24 May 2013 at 04:30 PM - Iowa Reception at Vicksburg, MS
When: Saturday 25 May 2013 at 10:00 AM Ends: Saturday 25 May 2013 at 11:00 AM
Location: Vicksburg National Military Park
0800 hrs: Memorial Day events at Iowa Monument, Vicksburg National Battlefield Vicksburg, Mississippi with Governor Branstad 1100hrs: Wreath Laying at Mississipi Memorial with Gov Branstad and Formal MS Gov Barbour. 1130 hrs: Wreath Laying at National Military Cemetery on behalf of the people of Iowa Noon Meal 1400hrs: USS Cairo Military Museum.
1930hrs: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra/Trace Adkins Concert at Vicksburg National Park Visitors Center.
Saturday 25 May 2013 at 07:00 PM - Outdoor Concert