[APG Public List] Re: Civil War question

andersc at iowatelecom.net andersc at iowatelecom.net
Sun Jan 24 19:06:36 MST 2010

I have an ancestor from Illinois who served in the Iowa Regiment known as
the "Gray Beards"; offically the 37th regiment.

These men were past the age for military service: from forty-five to
sixty-four years of age.

Their main purpose was to guard at prisons and other military posts; thus
relieving the younger soldiers so they could perform active service in the

Carla Anders

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