Ancestry.com. Iowa Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines, 1885 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: Alexander, William L. List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, Living in Iowa. Des Moines, IA, USA: G.E. Rorerts, state printer, 1886.
This database contains a list of ex-soldiers, sailors, and marines who were living in Iowa in 1885. These individuals were supposed to have served in the War of 1812, the Mexican War, or the Civil War. Information found in this list includes name of soldier, sailor, or marine; rank; company; regiment; battery or vessel in which they served, and present residence (in 1885). This database can be very valuable for researchers with ancestors living in Iowa in 1885.