Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry Fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry


Other Names: None

Location: Wartrace, Tennessee

Campaign: Wheeler and Roddey's Raid

Date: 6 October 1863

Principal Commanders: Co. William W. Lowe [US]

Forces Engaged: 1st and 3rd Brigades, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland [US]

Estimated Casualties: unknown

Description: Col. Lowe, commanding the two brigades of cavalry, telegraphed the following to Gen. Rosecrans on the 6th: "After a march of 35 miles today, succeeded in coming up with the enemy at Wartrace. Fight lasted about one hour, enemy at last retreating in the direction of Shelbyville. Followed some 3 miles."

Result(s): Union Victory

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