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Union Camp Song Reveals Soldiers’ Feelings

  The men of Iowa’s 23rd Volunteer Infantry Regiment endured much privation for little pay.     In response to a call from the Lincoln administration for 300,000 enlistees from across the Union in 1862, Iowa’s governor Samuel J. Kirkwood ordered 10 companies into quarters at Camp Burnside near Des Moines on August 4th.  On September 19th, […]