Ink signed cdv of 4th Iowa Cavalry/1st Mississippi Cavalry officer Captain George J. Tann (or Tanne). No photographers b/m. Wear & condition shown in the photos. Image has thinned, not affecting anything.
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1ST MISSISSIPPI CAVALRY:
Organized at Memphis, Tenn., March, 1864. Attached to District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, District West Tennessee, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District West Tennessee, to June, 1865. SERVICE.-Duty in the. Defences of Memphis, Tenn., till August, 1864. Expedition from Memphis to Grand Gulf, Miss., July 7-24. Near Bolivar July 6. Port Gibson July 14. Grand Gulf July 16. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-31. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek August 9. Oxford August 9 and 11. Hurricane Creek August 13-14 and 19. At Memphis and in District of West Tennessee, till December. Grierson's Expedition from Memphis against Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 21, 1864, to January 5, 1865. Verona December 25, 1864. Okolona December 27. Egypt Station December 28. Franklin and Lexington January 2, 1865. Mechanicsburg January 3. The Ponds January 4. Moved from Vicksburg to Memphis and duty there till June, 1865. Expedition from Memphis into Southeast Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana January 26-February 11. Mustered out June 26, 1865. Frederick A. Dyer "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" vol. 3
Fourth Cavalry IOWA
Fourth Cavalry. Cols., Asbury Porter, Edward F. Winslow
Lieut.-Cols., T. Drummond, Simeon D. Swan, John H. Peters;
Majs. Simeon D. Swan, John E. Jewett, George A. Stone,
Benjamin Rector, Alonzo B. Parkell Edward F. Winslow,
Cornelius F. Spearman John H. Peters, Abiai R. Pierce, William
W. Woods, Edward W. Dee. The 4th Iowa was one of the
distinguished cavalry regiments of the West. It was mustered
in at its rendezvous of Camp Harlan, Mt. Pleasant, in Nov.
1861, and spent the winter there learning the art of war.
It went to the front with the army of Curtis in Missouri in
March, 1862. The following summer it made the extraordinarily
hard march from southwestern Missouri through Arkansas against
Little Rock, nearly to that capital, and thence to Helena on
the Mississippi River. It remained at the latter place during
the winter with no chance for war's excitements. But the
early May days of 1863 saw the 4th IA cavalry taking a
conspicuous part in Grant's great campaign against Vicksburg.
From Port Gibson to Jackson it was the advance guard, holding
a post of honor in the front of Sherman's corps, while from
Jackson to Vicksburg it was the rear-guard of the whole army,
keeping back its pursuers. It was, until long after Vicksburg
was invested, the only regiment of cavalry in that army, and
was in a state of incessant activity under the daily urgent
calls for cavalry service.
The regiment took part in the second Jackson campaign, and
until the close of the year 1863, engaged in numerous
important expeditions and raids in Mississippi, notably the
one from Vicksburg to Memphis in August, in which great loss
of property and army transportation was inflicted on the
enemy. February of 1864 saw the regiment on the Meridian
campaign with Gen. Sherman, being at that time a veteran
command, having been the first from Iowa to reenlist.
Enormous damage was done to railroads and property on this
raid and the cavalry skirmished with the enemy daily for 150
miles. Immediately after the Meridian raid the veterans of
the regiment started home on furlough.
In May Lieut.-Col. Peters led the regiment on a raid from
Memphis in search of Forrest, followed by the disastrous
expedition under Gen. Sturgis to Guntown. In the brilliant
Federal victory at Tupelo the regiment did its full measure of
duty and shared in the honors of that successful expedition of
Gen. A. J. Smith. On Oct. 21, 1864, the regiment joined Gen.
Pleasonton, near Independence, Mo., and the following day
fought the battle of the Big Blue River, driving the
Confederates out on an open prairie and routing them
completely. Two days later the cavalry overtook the
Confederates at the Marais des Cygnes river, when another
victory was won, the 4th and 3rd IA cavalry charging a force
having 5,000 men in the front line, and capturing 1,000
prisoners, including Gens. Marmaduke and Cabell. Five cannon
and several battleflags were among the trophies of victory.
The pursuit was continued on through Missouri, Arkansas and
the Indian territory, the campaign being one of extraordinary
marches and extreme hardships. The following March found the
regiment concentrated with other roops at Eastport, Miss., for
Wilson's great raid to Selma, Columbus and Macon.
After some garrison duty near Atlanta, and some chasing over
Georgia in search of the flying head of the Confederacy, the
4th IA cavalry was mustered out, Aug. 10, at Atlanta, GA, and
carried home with it a name and a fame of which not only its
members, but all Iowa was proud.
Its record of losses during its term of service was as
follows: deaths from battle, 55; deaths from disease, 196;
wounded, 119; discharged, 239
Source: The Union Army, vol. 4