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Jacob ZUFALL 2

  • Born: 1844, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Carrie Alta MILLSLAGLE
  • Marriage (2): Sarah STIENBERGER on 13 Aug 1867 in Hardin Co, IA 1
  • Died: 1929, probably Iowa Veterans Home, Marshall Co, IA at age 85 3
  • Buried: Hauser Cem, Union Twp, Hardin Co, IA 3

bullet  General Notes:

Name: Jacob Zufell
Residence: Marshall County, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 27 Oct 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 27 October 1864 at the age of 20.
Enlisted in Company I, 13th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 27 Oct 1864.
Mustered Out Company I, 13th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 21 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.

REGIMENT: 6th Infantry Regiment Iowa
Date of Organization: 17 Jul 1861
Muster Date: 21 Jul 1865
Regiment State: Iowa
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 6th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 8
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 144
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 126
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
Sixth Infantry IOWA (3 years)

Sixth Infantry.--- Cols., John A. McDowell, John M. Corse, Alexander J. Miller, Lieut.-Cols., Markoe Cummins, John M. Corse, Alexander J. Miller, William H. Clune; Majs., John M. Corse, John Williams, Alexander J. Miller, Thomas J. Ennis, David J. McCoy.

This regiment was organized at Burlington, and was mustered in July 15, 1861. It moved to Keokuk soon after and a detachment of the regiment was sent to the assistance of Col. Moore at Athens, Mo., but reached there too late to take part in the fight and returned to Keokuk. It then moved to Tipton, Mo., joined Fremont's. forces and marched to Springfield with the army late in October. It was placed on railroad guard duty at Lamine bridge, but later was ordered to Tipton, where six companies were placed on garrison duty the others being sent to Syracuse for similar service. Col. McDowell was in command of the brigade in the meantime, leaving Lieut.-Col. Cummins in command of the regiment.

It took part in the battle of Shiloh, where it held an advanced position with tenacity until all support had been driven back, and retired under a terrible fire. Lieut.-Col. Cummins was retired from command during the battle and Capt. John Williams led the regiment through the most desperate part of the fight until wounded, when Capt. Walden took command. Out of 650 in action, 64 were killed, 100 wounded, and 47 missing, most of them captured. Maj. Corse was at the time on the staff of Gen Pope, but was soon afterward made Lieutenant-Colonel and took command of the regiment, Capt. John Williams being promoted to major.

It was in the siege of Corinth, was present at the evacuation of that place, accompanied a detachment of the army to the interior of Mississippi, marched from Holly Springs to Memphis, where it remained during the summer and most of the fall. It accompanied Grant's army in the campaign against Vicksburg but retraced its steps and went into winter camp at Grand Junction, Tenn. Col. McDowell resigned and Lieut.-Col. Corse succeeded to the command, being succeeded by Maj. A. J. Miller, and the latter in turn by Adjt. Ennis. During the winter the regiment was mounted and made several raids into the enemy's territory.

In the early summer it took part in the investment of Vicksburg, was in position at Haynes' bluff; was engaged in the siege of Jackson, where it made a gallant charge through the timber, across an open field, up a slope over the crest, driving the men from the guns of opposing field batteries and into two supporting regiments, but was compelled to lie down to escape the fearful fire, until retreat was ordered and it was made in an orderly manner The entire move was made so bravely and with so much coolness that the general commanding the division wrote Col. Corse a congratulatory note in which he said, "I cannot too highly commend the gallantry you have displayed in two successful charges. The valor of your noble regiment has been conspicuous."

The operations here resulted in the appointment of Col. Corse to the position of brigadier-general of the 4th brigade, in which the regiment was then serving. This brigade was afterwards broken up, the 6th being assigned to the 2nd brigade, 4th division, 15th corps. Maj. Miller and Adjt. Ennis were made lieutenant-colonel and major respectively. Going into camp near the Big Black river, it remained until the general movement toward Chattanooga.

It participated in the battle of Missionary ridge, losing 69 in killed and wounded. It then joined the memorable move for Knoxville to relieve Gen. Burnside, with two days' rations, without change of clothing, and with but a coat or blanket each. On its return it went to Chattanooga and early in 1864 proceeded to Scottsboro, AL, where it went into camp. Most of the men reenlisted as veterans and passed the month of April at home on furlough.

The regiment reached Chattanooga on May 5 and immediately joined Sherman's army in the Atlanta campaign. It was in action at Resaca, New Hope Church, Big Shanty, Kennesaw mountain, about Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. At Dallas, Col. Miller was wounded. Maj. Ennis was mortally wounded at Atlanta, and Capt. W. Clune took command. The regiment lost 159 in killed and wounded from Resaca to Lovejoy's Station, nearly one half of the command that left Chattanooga, and went into camp near Atlanta with but 120 fit for duty.

It joined in the pursuit of Hood, but return in time to take part in the march for Savannah, and was engaged at the battle of Griswoldville. At Savannah, Robert Barr, a member of the 6th on the skirmish line, was the first to discover the evacuation by the enemy and was the first man of the Union army to enter the city, going in alone early the following morning.

In the march through the Carolinas, the regiment took part in the battles at Columbia and Bentonville, went into camp at Goldsboro but soon moved to Raleigh, proceeded then to Washington via Richmond and participated in the grand review. It was greeted with a shout as its handful of men swung into view, its colors torn into shreds, and the applause grew into deafening cheers as remarkable history was whispered about. It was then ordered to Louisville, where it remained until the latter part of July, when was ordered home. Its original strength was 883; gain by recruits 130, total 1,013.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

Shiloh after battle report:
Report of Capt. John Williams, Sixth Iowa Infantry.

Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 10, 1862.

COL.: Having assumed command of the regiment by your order, I have the honor to make the following official report of the Sixth Iowa Infantry during the recent engagement:

On Sunday morning, when the attack was made on Gen. Grant's center, the regiment was immediately brought into line of battle, and was then moved about 50 yards to the front along the edge of the woods. Company I was thrown out as skirmishers, and Companies E and G were moved to the left and front of our line to support a battery just placed there. We were in this position for more than two hours, when we were ordered to fall back to the rear of our camp on the Purdy road.

The battle at this time was raging fiercely in the center and extending gradually to the right. The line was slowly yielding to a vastly superior force, and it now became evident that we must change our position or be entirely cut off from the rest of the army. The regiment then marched by the left flank about 600 yards; crossed an open field about 150 yards; took a position in the edge of the woods, and formed a new line of battle, which was again succeeded by another line nearly perpendicular to the former, the right resting close to the Purdy road. It was here Lieut.'s Halliday and Grimes were wounded and carried from the field, thus preventing them from distinguished themselves, as they undoubtedly would have done had they been spared to take part in the desperate and severe struggle that soon ensued. It was here that Companies D and K, on picket duty at Owl Creek, joined the regiment by a circuitous route, the enemy having already got between them and the regiment.

The regiment did not remain here long, however, but moved by the left flank in an easterly direction about half a mile, over a broken and open field, and again entered the woods. A new line was formed, and the regiment moved forward to meet the advancing foe. The line of battle - at this time diagonal to the enemy's - was immediately changed to front them, and it was here that the regiment withstood a shower of leaden hail and bullets which now was pouring in upon it with deadly effect. Notwithstanding a vastly superior force and with no support, the regiment gallantly maintained this position for more than two hours, and when it became apparent that no succor was coming to it, and after the enemy had already turned our right flank and began pouring a galling cross-fire upon it, the regiment was ordered to retire. It fell back in good order and was assigned to the support of batteries near the river. At this stage of the battle I was wounded and carried from the field. From authentic sources I learn, however, that the regiment, under Capt. Walden, remained at the batteries all night.

The next day the regiment was not formed as a regiment, but a detachment, under Lieut.'s Minton and Allison, was connected to an Illinois regiment, and the major portion, under Capt. Walden, voluntarily joined Col. Garfield's command, and participated in the engagement throughout the day until the enemy fled in great confusion.

In regard to the bravery, coolness, and intrepidity of both officers and men too much cannot be said. Where all did so well to particularize would seem invidious; suffice it to say the officers, with one or two exceptions, are deserving the highest praise. The men were at all times cool and as free from fear or confusion as if they were on dress-parade.

The list of casualties, which I appended below, fully attests the severity of the contest. The following is the number of killed, wounded, and missing in the two days' engagement:*
Killed ................................................... 64
Wounded ..................................................100
Missing .................................................. 47
Total ................................................. 211

Total number engaged less than 650.

I have the honor to be, yours, respectfully,
Capt., Cmdg. Regt.

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 10. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 10

Battles Fought by 6th Iowa Infantry:
Fought on 6 Apr 1862 at Shiloh, TN.
Fought on 14 Oct 1862 at Hopefield, AR.
Fought on 14 Oct 1862.
Fought on 8 Jan 1863 at Davis Mills, MS.
Fought on 16 Apr 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 13 May 1863 at Luxahomy, MS.
Fought on 14 May 1863.
Fought on 6 Jun 1863 at Jones' Ford, MS.
Fought on 1 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863 at Black River, MS.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863.
Fought on 6 Jul 1863 at Jones' Ford, MS.
Fought on 6 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 6 Jul 1863 at Black River Bridge, MS.
Fought on 11 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 12 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 15 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 16 Jul 1863 at Jackson, MS.
Fought on 28 Oct 1863 at Gravelly Springs, AL.
Fought on 25 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN.
Fought on 25 Nov 1863 at Chattanooga, TN.
Fought on 13 Dec 1863 at Larkin's Creek, AL.
Fought on 24 Dec 1863 at Fayetteville, TN.
Fought on 13 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 13 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 14 May 1864 at Dalton, GA.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 16 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 27 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 28 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Hope Church, GA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Big Shanty, GA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864.
Fought on 22 Jun 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 2 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 3 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 4 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 10 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 14 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 18 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 22 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 25 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 26 Aug 1864.
Fought on 30 Aug 1864.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
Fought on 2 Sep 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
Fought on 5 Sep 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
Fought on 24 Oct 1864.
Fought on 26 Oct 1864.
Fought on 31 Oct 1864 at Cedar Town, GA.
Fought on 22 Nov 1864 at Macon, GA.
Fought on 22 Nov 1864 at Griswoldville, GA.
Fought on 20 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
Fought on 23 Mar 1865.
Fought on 24 Mar 1865 at La Hunt Depot, NC.
Fought on 24 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, NC.
Fought on 25 Mar 1865 at Goldsboro, NC.
Fought on 26 Mar 1865.

MARRIAGES: HARDIN CO, IA, 1855-1869: Jacob M. Zufall, 23, married Sarah Stienberger, 21, on Aug. 13, 1867.

1870 IA CENSUS, Hardin Co, Union Twp, Eldora P. O.: Z. M. Zufall, 26, common laborer, b. PA; Sarah, 28, b. IN; Eva, 2, b. IA; John W., 6/12, b. IA in Dec.

invalid pension filed in IA (date difficult to read)

1920 IA CENSUS, Franklin Co, Grant Twp: Jake M. Zufall, 75, wd. b. PA, father b. PA, mother b. US, no occupation. Jake was living with his son, John W. Zufall, and John's family.

1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Marshall Co, Iowa Soldiers Home: Jake Zufall, 80, wd, attended rural school, able to read and write, b. PA, father: Henry Zufall who was b. PA, mother: Susan Miller who was b. PA and married PA, veteran of Civil War, Army, enlisted from IA, engaged in trade/transportation, United Brethren.


Jacob married Carrie Alta MILLSLAGLE, daughter of Samuel MILLSLAGLE and Hannah WICKHAM. (Carrie Alta MILLSLAGLE was born in May 1867 in IA,4 died before 1920 and was buried in Union Cemetery, Iowa Falls, Hardin Co, IA 5.)


Jacob next married Sarah STIENBERGER on 13 Aug 1867 in Hardin Co, IA.1 (Sarah STIENBERGER was born in 1847 in IN,3 died in 1893 in probably Hardin Co, IA 3 and was buried in Hauser Cem, Union Twp, Hardin Co, IA 3.)



1 Hardin Co, IA Marriage Book.

2 Letter from Stella Millslagle.

3 Cemetery Records of Hauser Cemetery, Hardin Co, IA.

4 1870 IN Census.

5 Union Cemetery Records, Iowa Falls, Hardin Co, IA.

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