Private Conrad Goepfert
Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
Conrad Goepfert (Conrad Gifford in the Official Roster) was twenty when he enlisted on August 14, 1862 in Company L of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry. When the 1861 recruits reenlisted and the Fifth Iowa was reorganized, Goepfert transferred into the Fifth Iowa Veteran Cavalry Consolidated. He mustered out of the regiment at the war's conclusion on June 17, 1865 at Edgefield, Tennessee. His obituary, from the April 25, 1918 issue of The Bellevue Leader reveals more about his family.
CONRAD GOEPFERT PASSES AWAYThe Fifth Iowa regimental websites are grateful to Michael Altfillisch, proud descendant of one of our veterans, for transcribing this obituary.