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The 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Regiments served on the frontier in the Indian war, and afterwards fought under General A. J. Smith--Sixteenth Corps--at Tupelo, Nashville, and Mobile. The 10th Minnesota lost at Nashville 17 killed and 60 wounded.1

The 8th Minnesota served in the Indian Territory, after which it was stationed, in 1864, on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, where it had a sharp fight at Murfreesboro, December 7, 1864, in which it lost 14 killed and 75 wounded.2

Iowa.--The 3d Iowa Cavalry met its severest loss at Pea Ridge, the casualties in the five companies engaged there amounting to 24 killed, 17 wounded, and 9 missing. After the battle it was found that some of the bodies had been scalped, supposed to have been done by Indians who had joined the Confederate ranks.

The 6th and 7th Cavalry served most of their time in the Indian Territory, engaged in campaigns against the hostile tribes. Company F of the 7th Cavalry had a fight with a large force of Indians near Julesburg, and was obliged to retreat, leaving 14 of their detachment dead on the field. The bodies of these men were horribly mutilated by the savages.

1 Including the mortally wounded.

2 Including the mortally wounded.

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