When several Southern states seceded from the Union in 1861, the young men of Monroe County, Iowa, responded to the call to duty. Nearly 10 percent of the residents of Monroe County — 737 men from a total population of 8,600 men, women and children — volunteered to serve in the Union Army. Some of them returned from the war and continued to live and work in the local area Some returned wounded. Some never returned, having made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation and state. All who served were forever changed.
Forever Changed includes the records of service of all the Monroe County residents who served in the Union Army.
After military service during the Korean War and a career as a teacher, Lawrence H. Myers spent years searching Civil War archives and records of service, seeking out Monroe County men who served their nation during the War Between the States. He was born and raised in Albia, Iowa.
180 pages, illustrated in black and white.