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PVT John W. <I>Dwiggans</I> Dwigans

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PVT John W. Dwiggans Dwigans

  • Birth 11 Jan 1842 Iowa, USA
  • Death 7 May 1862 Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, USA
  • Plot Lot 92
  • Memorial ID 52110369

WPA Record - DWIGANS John W. 11 Jan 1842 07 May 1862
Cemetery - Sand Hill
Location - Center Twp.
County - Cedar
Comments -
s/o R.J. & M.
A Member of Co. E 11th Regt. IA vol.
Was wounded April 6 at the Battle of Shiloh,
And Died May 7, 1862
Aged 20 yrs, 3 ms, 27 ds.


Death Notice- Tipton Advertiser, 1862.

In the hospital at Paducah, Ky., of a wound received at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, May 7th, JOHN W. DWIGANS; 20 years. Mr. DWIGANS was a son of ROBT. DWIGANS, who resides about three miles west of town. He was a member of Capt. McLoney's Company.

From- Daisy Wingert


11th Regiment, Iowa Infantry

Organized at Davenport September 28 to October 18. 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., November 1. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Tennessee, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of Tennessee, to July, 1862 and District of Corinth to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Corps, to July, 1865.

Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., November, 1861, and duty there till March, 1862. Expedition to Booneville December 8, 1861, and to Providence and Booneboro December 14. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 10, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 166 Enlisted men by disease. Total 259.



A new military head stone has recently been erected with the surname spelled "Dwiggans". Which spelling I will add as a maiden name as a variant spelling.


Also please note the new gravestone we just got from Veteran’s Affairs!!

Daisy Wingert
2 April 2017

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  • Maintained by: Kent Gebhard
  • Originally Created by: Jacie
  • Added: 7 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52110369
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT John W. Dwiggans Dwigans (11 Jan 1842–7 May 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52110369, citing Sand Hill Cemetery, Tipton, Cedar County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Kent Gebhard (contributor 47001358) .