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2nd Iowa Cavalry

Iowa State Memorial

Iowa State Memorial

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This unit was attached to Col. Edward Hatch's 2nd Brigade of Col. John K. Mizner's Cavalry Division of Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge's 2nd Division, Maj. Gen. Richard J. Oglesby's Left Wing, XVI Army Corps, District of Corinth headquartered at LaGrange, TN and was commanded by Col. Edward Hatch & Maj. D.E. Coon. The regiment participated in the first part of Grierson's Raid from LaGrange, TN in April 1863.

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USS Cairo ca. 1862

The USS Cairo was only in service for 11 months before making history as the first U.S. marine vessel to be sunk by an electronically detonated mine.