Iowa Deaths in Civil War

Between 1861-1865 the Civil War left many soldiers wounded or dead. Many who died were victims of disease or poor sanitary conditions in hospitals.



More than 11,000 Iowans were wounded, 3,000 of them died. And 28 Iowans received the Medal of Honor. More than ¾ of the Iowans who died in the Civil War died from sickness and disease. Hospitals were dirty and unsanitary. Many men died from lead poisoning or lack of adequate food.

“The Civil War,” The Iowa Heritage: Program # 5, Iowa PBS, 1977.