RG 101 Adjutant General

    The office of Adjutant General was created on January 4, 1839 and is responsible for the administration, organization, equipping, and training of Iowa military forces. Records of the Adjutants in the State Archives begin in the territorial period and go through 1950, and include military records of Iowa regiments mustered into U.S. service during the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish-American War. Records document Iowa's involvement in these wars and provide limited information on the military service of individual soldiers. The following is a partial list of the records of the Adjutant General in our holdings. A complete list of record series is available in the Research Center in Des Moines.

    MilitiaDate Span
    Correspondence, Spirit Lake Massacre 1857-1865
    Letter Books, Militia, Copies 1863-1865
    Letter Books, Militia and Quartermaster General, Copies 1864-1865
    Oaths of Office, Militia 1861-1865
    Militia Reports 1855-1876
    Register of Militia Captains c. 1865
    Registers of Militia Commissions 1863-1872
    Registers of Militia Companies and Officers 1847-c.1866
    Roster Books of Militia 1862-1864
    Roster Books of Militia Officers 1871-1879
    Mexican WarDate Span
    General Correspondence, Mexican War 1883-1916
    Muster Rolls, Mexican War 1847-1848
    Civil WarDate Span
    Brigade Reports, Civil War Battles and Campaigns 1862-1865
    Civil War Soldiers Buried in Iowa 1862-1868
    Clothing Books 1861-1866
    Consolidated Morning Reports, Civil War 1861-1866
    Correspondence, Civil War 1861-1917
    Correspondence, Disloyal Sentiment 1861-1866
    General Correspondence, Civil War 1861-1917
    General Orders 1861-1867
    Hospital Reports, Civil War 1861-1865
    Letter Books, Copies 1861-1872
    Iowa Soldiers Buried in National Cemeteries (Civil War Survey) c. 1865
    Medical Exemptions from Military Duty 1862-1865
    Military Reports, Civil War 1861-1867
    Oaths of Office, Civil War 1861-1865
    Personal Effects and Final Statement Inventories 1861-1865
    Recruiting Reports 1862-1864
    Roster Books, Civil War 1861-1865
    Sanitary Agents Reports, Civil War 1861-1865
    Soldiers Furnished by County and/or Congressional District, Civil War 1861-1865
    Special Orders 1861-1889
    Volunteer Enlistments 1862-1865
    Spanish-American WarDate Span
    Claims, Spanish-American War 1898-1899
    Correspondence, Spanish-American War 1897-1900
    General Correspondence, Spanish-American War 1898-1917
    General Orders, Spanish-American War 1898-1899
    Hospital Reports, Spanish-American War 1899
    Military Reports, Spanish-American War 1898-1901
    Muster Rolls, Spanish-American War 1898-1899
    Roster Books, Spanish-American War 1898-1899
    Special Orders, Spanish-American War 1898-1899
    Iowa National GuardDate Span
    Inventories, Iowa National Guard 1878-1911
    Military Personnel Files, Iowa National Guard c. 1876 - c.1951
    Military Reports, Iowa National Guard c. 1876-1917
    Miscellaneous, Iowa National Guard 1876-1916, 1921
    Miscellaneous Correspondence, Iowa National Guard 1876-1910
    Miscellaneous Reports, Iowa National Guard c.1900-1921
    Oaths of Office, Iowa National Guard 1878-1911
    Register of Company Captains, Iowa National Guard 1878-1879
    Register of Iowa National Guard Commissions 1881-1897
    Requisitions, Iowa National Guard 1874-1917
    Roster Books, Iowa National Guard 1882-1905
    Roster of Officers, Civil War 1861-1862
    Special Orders Record Book, Iowa National Guard 1892-1900
    Other RecordsDate Span
    County Auditors Returns of Ex-Servicemen 1885
    Disaster Relief in Northwest Iowa 1872-1876
    Flags, Military 1861-1907
    Iowa Soldiers Buried in National Cemeteries, 1908 Survey 1908
    Persons Subject to Military Duty 1862-1915
    Records of Military Commissions Issued 1861-1868, 1898-1899