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The History of Company G, 49th Iowa Volunteer Infantry

and Biographies of its Officers

Contributed by Judy Landauer
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The following is the printed history of the 49th Iowa, Company G and biographies of its officers.

The History:

"Company G was organized as a part of the old First Regiment, Iowa National Guard, and was mustered into the Volunteer Service at Des Moines, Iowa, June 2d, 1898.  The Company is well officered and will successfully cope with any emergency which may arise in the line of duty, and are as fine a body of men as can be found in any Company in the volunteer service.  Like many others they left their homes and positions to defend the honor of their country, and are well up in military tactics.

Captain Charles F. YOUNG was born at Blairstown, Benton County, Iowa, October 5th, 1864, but has lived in Vinton for twenty-nine years. He was educated in the public schools of Vinton and the Burlington Business College.  Joined Company G November 27th, 1887, and has served in every capacity, being elected Captain November 27th, 1887,making a most popular officer.  In civil life Captain YOUNG is a farmer.

First Lieutenant  Guy KELLOGG died in Camp at Jacksonville, Fla.  Hewas born in Vinton, Iowa, in 1874.  Graduated from Tilford Academy; studied law, and was soon admitted to the bar.  Married Miss Cora WHIPPLE, December 6, 1869.  With a bright future in store, a fine military record, and an exemplary character, Lieutenant KELLOGG departed this life on August 21, 1898--another victim of the typhoid fever monster. 

Second Lieutenant Herbert E. CRAWFORD was born in Vinton, Iowa,December 15th, 1876, and finished his education at Tilford Academy,at Vinton, and The Iowa College, at Grinnell.  Was made SecondLieutenant May 12th, 1898.  He was not through college when heresponded to the call for volunteers, and has faithfully filled his position with credit."


"Historical and Biographical Souvenir of the 49th Iowa U.S. Volnteer Infantry.  Illustrated with scenes of camp life." (Jacksonville, FL 1898).

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