Andrew Jack HADDEN
(Abt 1837-1865)


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1. Rachel WICKHAM

Andrew Jack HADDEN 1

  • Born: Abt 1837
  • Marriage (1): Rachel WICKHAM on 15 Sep 1862 in Hardin Co, IA 1
  • Died: 1865 about age 28

bullet  General Notes:

PHOTO: submitted by Suzanne Krogh

MEXICAN War: served, perhaps, with Asahel Marvin Wickham.

Name: Andrew J Hadden
Residence: Hardin County, Iowa
Enlistment Date: 21 August 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Iowa
Unit Numbers: 207 207
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal 2nd Class on 21 August 1862 at the age of 25
Enlisted in Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment Iowa on 30 August 1862.
Promoted to Full Corporal on 11 July 1863
Promoted to Full Sergeant 1st Class on 01 July 1864
Promoted to Full Sergeant 3rd Class on 02 December 1864
Promoted to Full Sergeant 2nd Class on 13 July 1865
Mustered out Company F, 32nd Infantry Regiment Iowa on 24 August 1865 in Clinton, IA
(Note: Timothy Wickham & W. O. Wickham also served in the 32nd Iowa, Comp. F.)

REGIMENT: 32nd Infantry Regiment Iowa
Date of Organization: 6 Oct 1862
Muster Date: 24 Aug 1865
Regiment State: Iowa
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 32nd
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 6
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 101
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 213
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
Thirty-second Infantry IOWA (3 years)

Thirty-second Infantry. Cols., John Scott, Gustavus A. Eberhart, Lieut.- Cols., Edward H. Mix, Gustavus A. Eberhart, Jonathan Hutchinson, Majs., Gustavus A. Eberhart, Jonathan Hutchinson, John R. Jones.

This regiment was mustered into the service at Dubuque, Oct. 6, 1862 and was sent to St. Louis. On Dec. 17 Cos. C and I started on an expedition west of New Madrid, during which they captured from the enemy 5 commissioned officers, 3 enlisted men, 35 horses and 50 head of cattle. Col. Scott, with 20 men, examined the various points on the river between New Madrid and Cape Girardeau, where trade or smuggling was practicable. On his return he brought a scouting party, 50 strong, from Cape Girardeau to Lane's landing, from which place it returned to Cape Girardeau through the interior, making a successful reconnaissance.

Co. C was attached to the 4th MO cavalry as mounted infantry and engaged in arduous duties. Co. E wea placed on duty at Fort Quinby, near Columbus, Ky., and H and K were sent to Island No. 10. The duties at this place were largely in protecting the contraband colony and in guarding public stores though there were expeditions to either shore and some fighting. In one of these affairs, Oct. 22, 1863, Private John D. Baker of Co H was killed by guerrillas.

A detachment of six companies of the 32nd, B. C, E, H. I and K, participated with the 2nd brigade, 3rd division, 16th army corps, in the famous and successful Meridian raid of Gen. Sherman, in which the railroads were torn up and destroyed. On Feb. 28, 1864, near Canton, Miss., a forage train of _2 teams, guarded by 25 men of Co. C, was attacked by 300 mounted Confederates. A gallant resistance was made, the fight lasting over half an hour. Private Edward Flood was killed. The Confederates admitted a loss of 25 killed and wounded. The train escaped with a loss of eight teams captured -- due to a panic among the teamsters.

A detachment of the 32nd, Cos. A, D, F and G. was attached to a cavalry division under Gen. Davidson and remained with it until ordered to Vicksburg in Jan. 1864, to rejoin the regiment. Gen. Davidson expressed his appreciation of the courage and fidelity of the detachment in a special order.

On March 4 the regiment was reunited, and on the 10th it entered on the Red River expedition. In Gen. Smith's division and Col. Shaw's brigade, it bore a gallant part in the marches and the battles of the campaign. At the storming of Fort De Russy the brigade played a brilliant role. In the battle of Pleasant Hill, Smith's division was ordered to the front, and Shaw's brigade, in the advance, did the hardest fighting of the day. It seems almost incredible that the 32nd, cut off from its brigade and entirely surrounded, with nearly one-half of its numbers killed or wounded, not only held its own, but near dark fought its way through, joined the advanced troops, and in less than 30 minutes was ready to meet the enemy again.

At the battle of Bayou de Glaize during the retreat the 32nd was actively engaged, its casualties being 5 wounded. At Lake Chicot, in a sharp engagement of only a few minutes, the regiment lost 4 killed and 4 wounded. The 32nd also participated in the Tupelo campaign, and was in the battle of Nashville with Col. Gilbert's brigade, Smith's division. In the final charge on the afternoon of Dec. 16, the regiment captured a battery of 5 guns with 50 prisoners, losing 1 man killed and 25 wounded.

The regiment was present at the siege and capture of Spanish Fort, and after the storming of Fort Blakely and the fall of Mobile it remained in Alabama until sent to Clinton, IA, where it was mustered out on Aug. 24, 1865. During its term of service the regiment lost, in killed or died from wounds, 95; died from disease, 206; wounded, 142; discharged, 173.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

Battles Fought by 32nd IA Infantry:
Fought on 23 Apr 1863 at Bloomfield, MO.
Fought on 26 Apr 1863 at Cape Girardeau, MO.
Fought on 27 Jun 1863.
Fought on 14 Aug 1863 at Little Red River, AR.
Fought on 27 Aug 1863 at Bayou Metoe, AR.
Fought on 22 Oct 1863 at Island No. 10, MS River.
Fought on 11 Nov 1863.
Fought on 4 Feb 1864 at Big Black River, MS.
Fought on 18 Feb 1864.
Fought on 28 Feb 1864 at Canton, MS.
Fought on 14 Mar 1864 at Fort DeRussey, LA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA.
Fought on 9 Apr 1864 at Pleasant Hill, LA.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Yellow Bayou, LA.
Fought on 18 May 1864 at Bayou De Glaize, LA.
Fought on 6 Jun 1864 at Lake Chicot, AR.
Fought on 14 Jul 1864 at Tupelo, MS.
Fought on 24 Aug 1864 at Oxford Raid.
Fought on 10 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 16 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 13 Feb 1865 at MS River.
Fought on 3 Apr 1865 at Fort Blakely, AL.

CIVIL WAR PENSION: Rachel Hadden applied for widows pension on Oct 17, 1866

STEAMBOAT ROCK CEMETERY: A. J. Hadden (no dates) - GAR Vet 1863-65


Andrew married Rachel WICKHAM, daughter of Asahel Marvin "Acel" WICKHAM and Catherine Rebecca MILLSLAGLE, on 15 Sep 1862 in Hardin Co, IA.1 (Rachel WICKHAM was born on 11 Apr 1839 in Monroe Co, OH,2 died on 21 Jun 1912 in Hampton, Franklin Co, IA 2 and was buried in Hampton Cem, Hampton, Franklin Co, IA 3.)



1 Hardin Co, IA Marriages.

2 Obituary of Rachel Wickham Burres.

3 Grave Records of Franklin Co, IA.

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