Edward Loomis

BirthJune 10, 1843
DeathJune 21, 1930
CemeteryHayes Center (Hayes Center)
PostIuka (Hayes Center)
Unit10th Iowa Infantry, Company E

Private Edward Loomis

Company E, 10th Iowa Infantry

Loomis was born in Ohio on June 10, 1843. He was residing in Richmond (Washington County), Iowa when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 24, 1861. Loomis re-enlisted on February 1, 1864. He served nearly 4 years before his discharge on August 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

The 10th Iowa Infantry was organized at Iowa City and Montezuma in August and September, 1861. During Smith’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Battle of Missionary Ridge (TN) (November 25, 1863).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea) (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

The Battle of Champion’s Hill was the most costly engagement during the War. The regiment lost 35 soldiers, 129 were wounded, and 3 were captured. The Battle at Missionary Ridge was a major battle for the unit. Eleven (11) soldiers were killed, 35 were wounded, and 2 were captured.

Loomis died on June 21, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Hayes Center Cemetery in Hayes Center (Hayes County), Nebraska. Loomis was a member of the Iuka Post (#260) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hayes Center.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.