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Conrad Herst was with the 16th Iowa Volunteers.
I found that he was wounded. This information is in a book on google.com/books....see title below
Listed as being subject to military duty if he was this Conrad Herst born in Germany see below
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16th Regiment, Iowa Infantry
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Dear Mr. Harnly,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that contains an index card for [Iowa] Kerst, Conrad - 16th Infantry, Company G that has been digitized and may be viewed online using the Catalog. This card indicates that there should be a service record for him in the record series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in Record Group 94. While some service records in this series have been digitized and can be viewed online through the Catalog, his record is not yet available online. There may also be a pension record for him which is not available online.
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Because he was in an Iowa unit, there may be records of him and his unit at the State Archives of Iowa, particularly in RG 101 Adjutant General. If he joined the Grand Army of the Republic after the war, they may have records of him in RG 099 Grand Army of the Republic.
You may be interested in Iowa Colonels and Regiments: Being a History of Iowa Regiments in the War of the Rebellion; and Containing a Description of the Battles in Which They Have Fought which contains information about Colonel John McDowell and Brevet Major-General John M Course, both of whom were colonels of his regiment. These write ups contain information about the actions of the regiment while under their command. See also the sources listed on the FamilySearch Wiki pages for 6th Regiment, Iowa Infantry and Iowa in the Civil War.
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