Photographs & Artifacts

Pvt. Patrick Monoghan of Co. K, who enlisted from Hinkletown, Foote P.O., Iowa County.  More than thirty young men from that area volunteered in the 22nd.  Details on a documentary video about the pioneer  settlement of Hinkletown can be found at

(Photo: Hinkletown Community History Project, Hinkletown, IA)

The Oakland Cemetery grave of 1st Lt. Samuel C. Jones, who like Pryce rose from enlisted ranks to receive an officer's commission.  He served in Co. A, and was captured at Winchester in September 1864.  At his death in 1932, he was the last surviving officer of the regiment.

Not far away in Oakland Cemetery is the grave of Iowa's beloved "War Governor," Samuel J. Kirkwood, who led an ill-prepared but determined state into war in 1861.

The steps of the old Capitol Building in Iowa City, where members of the 22nd gathered as part of reunion festivities in later years.  The first regimental reunion was organized in 1886, and the 22nd's aging veterans met regularly thereafter.

Lt. Nicholas Messenger of Co. I, who as a Sergeant helped spearhead the assault on the Railroad Redoubt at Vicksburg.  Badly injured, Messenger received an officer's commission from Gen. Grant as a reward for his bravery.

Also leading the charge at Vicksburg was Sgt. Joseph Griffith of Co. I, who was rewarded with an appointment to West Point.


Griffith's cadet photo, c. 1864.

(Griffith photos: State Hist. Soc. of Iowa)

Ferdinand Goffart (1836-1898) was a native of Belgium who came to the U.S. in 1856.  He enlisted in Co. G of the 22nd in August 1862 while living in Iowa City, and served for the regiment's entire term.  He eventually settled in Brown Co., Wisconsin, where he became a justice of the peace.

(photo: Todd Krewal, descendant)

John Shalla (1848-1904) was a drummer boy in Co. D.  He's shown here on the left with a post-war bandmate, about 1873.

(Photo: Shalla Wilson Ashworth, descendant)

Post-war calling cards, showing Grand Army of the Republic membership, for Pvt. Thomas Allum of Co. C, and QM-Sgt. John Walter Lee.

(Todd Pederson Collection)   

The grave, in Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery, of Pvt. Jasper Templeman of Co. G, another proud G.A.R. member.  He was fifteen when he enlisted in 1864.

"A little snip of a fellow....At the request of the writer he was...made a drummer....At the close of the war he was as tough as dried beef and the picture of health."  (Vanishing Footprints, p. 160)


Mess tin of Sgt. Milton Lingo, Co. G., measuring 3" tall and 4 1/4" in diameter.  His name and unit are etched in the metal, as is a federal eagle (partially seen to the right) and on the reverse, a tableau of the siege of Vicksburg.

Milton Lingo, about 1895. 

Post-war badge, with an image of Gen Ulysses S. Grant, identifying members of the 22nd.
(Todd Pederson Collection)

Lewis Goben of Co. F, shown with his youngest son, in Rock Island, Illinois about 1900.  Goben was captured at Cedar Creek in October 1864 and paroled four months later.  

The ceramic cigar-and-match holder that family tradition says Goben returned home with from his Army duty. 

(Goben photos: Alan Lambert, descendant)

Frank Placek (shown here in 1909) was a native of Bohemia.  He served in the 47th Iowa, a 100-day unit, in 1864 before joining Co. K of the 22nd Iowa in January 1865.  Ironically, he had fled Austria as a 16-year-old to avoid conscription in Emperor Franz Josef's army.

Placek's discharge from the 22nd, dated July 25, 1865.

(Placek photos: Tim Watson, descendant)

John Dohrer of Co. A (1824-1910), second from right, with family members in front of their home near Iowa City around 1895.

(photo: Bard Humble, descendant) 

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