September 20, 2017

Pages 1054-1057
Whole Number 57

MEN NAMED SPARKS WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR FROM IOWA
Contributed

by Mrs. John Peterka



(The following records have been copied by Mrs. Peterka from a six-volume work entitled Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion together with Historical Sketches of Volunteer Organizations, 1861-1866, published by authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen. Wm. H. Thrift, Adjutant General. Des Moines, Iowa, 1908-1911.)

Second Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Keokuk, Iowa, May 28, 1861, by Lieutenant Alexander Chambers, U.S.A. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 12, 1865.

J. P. SPARKS. Rejected May 28, 1861, by Mustering Officer. Company C.

Third Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Keokuk, Iowa, June 10, 1861, by Lieutenant Alexander Chambers, United States Army.

ALLEN SPARKS. Age 39. Residence National, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted May Corporal August 20, 1861; Third Corporal November 7, 1861; Second Corporal November 26, 1861; First Corporal December 1, 1861; Fifth Sergeant February 14, 1862. Wounded slightly by spent ball April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Promoted Fourth Sergeant May 17, 1862; Third Sergeant September 4, 1862; Second Sergeant November 25, 1862. Wounded. Lost right index finger July 12, 1863, Jackson, Miss. Discharged September 19, 1863, for disability. Company C.

HENRY SPARKS. Age 24. Residence National, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted May 22, 1861. Mustered June 8, 1861. Discharged April 27, 1863, for disability. Company C.

WILLIAM H. (or WHEEDON) SPARKS. Age 23. Residence Lynnville, Nativity Indiana. Enlisted May 22, 1861. Mustered June 8, 1861. Deserted January 28, 1863, near Moscow, Tenn. Company C.

Fifth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Burlington, Iowa, July 15, 1861, by Lieutenant Alexander Chambers. Mustered out July 30, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn.

JOHN H. SPARKS. Age 24. Residence Jasper County, nativity Indiana. Enlisted June 24, 1861. Mustered July 15, 1861. Mustered out July 30, 1864, Chattanooga, Term., expiration of term of service. Company B.

WILLIAM H. SPARKS. Age 21. Residence Lynn Grove, nativity Iowa. Enlisted June 24, 1861. Mustered July 15, 1861. Wounded in head slightly September 19, 1862, luka, Miss. Taken prisoner November 25, 1863, at Missionary Ridge, Tenn. Returned from capture December 25, 1863. Mustered out August 1864, expiration of term of service. Company B.

MATTHEW T. SPARKS. Age 28. Residence Lybrand, nativity Illinois. Mustered July 15, 1861. Taken prisoner November 25, 1863, at Chattanooga, Tenn. Died Andersonville Prison July 9, 1864. Buried Andersonville National Cemetery,

Tenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Iowa City August 21, 1861, by Captain Alexander Chambers, United States Army. Mustered out at Little Rock, Ark., August 15, 1865.

GEORGE W. SPARKS. Age 17. Residence Jasper County, nativity Iowa. Enlisted October 3, 1864. Mustered October 3, 1864. Mustered out August 15, 1865, Little Rock, Ark. Substitute. Company C.

Eleventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States at Davenport, Iowa, October 19, 1861, by Captain Alexander Chambers, United States Army. Mustered out July 15, 1865, Louisville, Ky.

ELLEBY S. SPARKS (Veteran) Age 19. Residence Sweetland, nativity Iowa. Enlisted September 25, 1862. Mustered October 14, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered& January 1, 1864. Wounded in left arm severely July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Died of wounds July 27, 1864. Buried in National Cemetery, Marietta, Ga. Section J, grave 248. Company A.

JASON C. SPARKS. Age 21. Residence Le Grand, nativity Indiana. Enlisted March 31, 1864. Mustered March 31, 1864. Mustered out July 15, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Company E.

WILLIAM P. SPARKS. Age 20. Residence Musoatine, nativity Indiana. Enlisted October 3, 1861. Mustered October 18,1861. Promoted Fourth Corporal June 6, 1863. Missing in action July 22, 1864, near Atlanta, Ga. Mustered out June 2, 1865, Washington, D.C. Company H.

GEORGE W. SPARKS. Age 18. Residence Springville, nativity Indiana. Enlisted September 9, 1861. Mustered October 18, 1861. Died February 27, 1862, California, Missouri. Company K.

Twelfth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States at Dubuque, Iowa, October 17, 1861, by Captain E. C. Washington, United States Army. Mustered out January 20, 1866, Memphis, Tenn.

THOMAS H. SPARKS. Age 21. Residence Hazelton, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Shiloh, Term. Discharged for disability January 16, 1863, St. Louis, Missouri. Company F.

Twentieth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Clinton, Iowa, August 22, 1862, by Captain H. B. Hendershott, Second Artillery, United States Army. Mustered out at Mobile, Ala., July 8, 1865.

CHARLES SPARKS. Age 26. Residence Davenport, nativity Ohio. Enlisted January 9, 1865. Mustered January 10, 1865. Transfered to Company E, Twenty-ninth Infantry, July 13, 1865. Company D.

Twenty-first Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Dubuque, Iowa, June 4 to August 25, 1862, by Captain George S. Pierce, U.S.A. Mustered out of service July 15, 1865, at Baton Rouge, La.

EDWIN SPARKS. Age 32. Residence Peosta, nativity Ohio. Enlisted August 19, 1862, as Fourth Sergeant. Mustered August 20, 1862. Accidentally wounded January 21, 1862, Iron Mountain, Missouri. Discharged for disability April 9, 1863, at Houston, Missouri. Company C.

Twenty-ninth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into service of the United States at Council Bluffs, Iowa, December 1, 1862, by Lieutenant Horace Brown, United States Army. Mustered out August 10, 1865, at New Orleans, La.

CHARLES SPARKS. Age 26. Residence Davenport, nativity Ohio. Enlisted January 9, 1865. Mustered January 10, 1865. Mustered out August 10, 1865, at New Orleans, La. See Company D, Twentieth Infantry. Company E.

Fourth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Term of service three years • Mustered into the service of the United States, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, January 1, 1862, by Captain Alexander Chambers, United States Army. Mustered out of service August 10, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga.

JEREMIAH J. SPARKS. Age 22. Residence Grinnell, nativity Illinois. Enlisted October 22, 1861. Mustered November 23, 1861. Transferred to Invalid Corps on June 28, 863. Mustered out December 4, 1864, at Memphis, Term., expiration of term of service.
Company B.

HENRY M. SPARKS (Veteran) August 18. Residence Eddyville, nativity Indiana. Enlisted September 4, 1862. Mustered September 4, 1862. Re-enlisted and re-mustered February 29, 1864. Promoted Bugler May 1, 1864. Mustered out August 8, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga. Company F.

Seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States, at Davenport, Iowa, on dates ranging from April 27 to July 13, 1863, by Lieutenant Colonel William N. Grier, First United States Cavalry. The Seventh Regiment of Iowa Cavalry, excepting the Lieutenant Colonel, and Companies K, L, M, were mustered out of service at Leavenworth, Kan., May 17, 1866; Companies K, L, M, were mustered out at Sioux City, Iowa, June 22, 1866.

TRUELOVE SPARKS. Age 32. Residence Wapello, Illinois, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted April 19, 1863. Mustered June 3, 1863. Transferred to Company B, Seventh Cavalry Reorganized. Company S.

Seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Reorganized. Term of service three years.

TRUELOVE SPARKS. Age 32. Residence Wapello, Illinois, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted April 19, 1863. Mustered June 3, 1863. Discharged for disability on July 29, 1865, at Springfield, IL. See Company B, Seventh Cavalry. Company B.

Thirty-eighth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States at Dubuque, Iowa, on November 4, 1862, by Captain George S. Pierce, United States Army. Transferred to Thirty—fourth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry (Thirty-fourth and Thirty—eighth Consolidated) January 1, 1865, at Morganza, La.

JOHN C. SPARKS. Age 31. Residence Elgin, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted August 12, 1862. Mustered November 4, 1862. Died of disease October 25, 1863, at Memphis, Tenn. Buried in Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, Term. Section 19 grave 249. Company H.

Fortieth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service three years. Mustered into the service of the United States at Iowa City, Iowa, November 15, 1862, by Captain H. B. Hendershott, United States Army. Mustered out of service August 2, 1865, at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation (Indian Territory).

BENJAMIN C. SPARKS. Age 18. Residence Lynnville, nativity Indiana. Enlistid August 22, 1862. Mustered September 13, 1862. Mustered out August 2, 1865, at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation. Company D.

JOHN R. SPARKS. Rejected September 13, 1862, by Mustering Officer. Company D.

STEPHEN J. SPARKS. Age 28. Residence Lynnville, nativity Illinois. Enlisted August 22, 1862. Mustered September 13, 1862. Discharged f or disability April 20, 1863, at Paducah, Ky. Company D.

Forty-seventh Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Term of service one hundred days. Mustered intothe service of the United States at Davenport, Iowa, June 4, 1864, by Lieutenant A. A. Harbach, United States Army. Mustered out of service September 28, 1864, at Davenport, Iowa.

20.1.1.10.10 JESSE SPARKS. Rejected June 4, 1864, by Mustering Officer. Company I.

20.1.1.10.9 NOBLE SPARKS. Rejected June 4, 1864, by Mustering Officer. Company I.

Forty-eighth Iowa Infantry Battalion. Term of service one hundred days. Mustered into the service of the United States at Davenport, Iowa, July 13, 1864, by Captain AlexanderChambers, United States Army. Mustered out of service October 21, 1864, at Rock Island, IL.

SAMUEL T. SPARKS. Age 18. Residence Jasper County, nativity Ohio. Enlisted May 14, 1864. Mustered July 13, 1864. Mustered out October 21, 1864, at Rock Island, IL., expiration of term of service. Company B.

Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in Miscellaneous Organizations of the Mexican War, Indian Campaigns, War of the RebelIion and the Spanish-American and Philippine Wars, together with histtorical sketches of volunteer organizations. Published by authority of the General Assembly, under the direction of Brig. Gen. Guy B, Logan, Adjutant General, 1911.

Captain Guthrie's Company K, Fifteenth U.S. Infantry.

THEODORE B. SPARKS. Private. Enrolled April 10, 1847, at Fort Madison, Iowa by Captain Guthrie. Died September 25, 1847, at Puebla, Mexico.

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