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Cdv of 4th Iowa Cavalry/1st Mississippi Cavalry officer
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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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 (3 YEARS)

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