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Solomon P. Key
Captain Solomon P. Key; Company F 19th IOWA Infantry

Solomon P. Key enlisted as a Corporal on 19 July 1862, at 24 years of age; his residence was given as Wapello,Iowa.
He was mustered into Company 'F' of the Iowa 19th Infantry regiment on 30 Aug 1862.
He served more than 34 month in the 19th Iowa Infantry regiment; 30 Aug 1862 to 10 July 1865

While Solomon P. Key was in service, the the 19th Iowa Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Prairie Grove , Ark., 07 Dec 1862
  • siege of Vicksburg, Miss., 18 May - 04 July 1863
  • Siege, assault, capture of Spanish Fort, Ala., 26 March - 08 April 1865
  • Assault / capture of Fort Blakely, Ala., 09 April 1865

    Solomon P. Key was listed as:
  • reduced in rank to Private on 04 Oct 1862; at his own request
  • wounded [slightly] on 07 Dec 1862 at Prairie Grove, Ark.
  • promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 26 Jan 1863
  • promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 07 Jun 1863
  • POW on 29 Sept 1863 at Atchafalaya, Louis.
  • promoted to Captain on 06 July 1865

    Solomon P. Key was mustered out on 10 July 1865 at Mobile, Ala.

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  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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