8th Iowa Cavalry from Appanoose County, Iowa

The history of this unit has been extensively researched because of the service (in Company F) of Peter Nichols Talkington, my great, great-grandfather.

Peter's entire military record and complete pension file has been obtained from the National Archives in Washington, D.C. From this data and other official documents, a detailed timeline has been established that shows where Peter and his Company were serving every week of his enlistment.

Pension records are in my personal files for these members of the 8th Iowa Cavalry: