Allamakee County Historical Society
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Submitted by
Judge John Bauercamper
Allamakee County Courthouse
P.O. Box 248
Waukon, Iowa 52172-0248

The Museum operated by the Allamakee County Historical Society in Waukon, Iowa has some interesting records from Co. B in its collection of Civil War items.  The museum is located in the "old" county courthouse across the street from the current courthouse. The museum is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial day to Labor Day, and by appointment.

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Mail: P.O. Box 95, Waukon, Iowa 52172

Included in its collection is a complete set of the original Morning Reports for Co. B,

The Allamakee County Historical Society Museum in Waukon, Iowa also has the Co. B "Company Descriptive Book", which was recently located in a storage area of the museum.

The museum has an exhibit that includes a letter dated April 13, 1864 from Lt. Samuel O. Smith to Capt. Samuel W. Hemenway of Co. B, reporting on the condition of himself and Sgt. George W. Griswold, who were both wounded and taken prisoner at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana on April 9, 1964.  The letter also mentions Lt. Frank A. Brush of Co. K, 27th Iowa Infantry, who was also wounded and taken prisoner.

Another Exhibit is General Order No. 25 issued by Col. James I. Gilbert of the 27th Iowa Infantry dated May 25th, 1863 regarding his concern for gambling within the ranks.

I will enclose the text of these items and all related information that I have.

The museum may have other civil war records or personal papers in its collection. I will try to find out what is available and report on anything that might be of general interest.

Judge John Bauercamper

Dated: July 22, 2000.