Private Edward Pfotzer
Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry
Edward Pfotzer was a twenty-five year old resident of Dubuque when he enlisted in Company E of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry on February 12, 1864. That summer he was captured by the Confederates during the battle at Newnan, Georgia on July 31, 1864. After being reunited with the regiment, he served with the Fifth until he mustered out on June 2, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa.