Civil War Veteran
Military Service: At age 48, enlisted as a private in Company I, 44th Iowa Infantry Regiment, on June 1, 1864 and was mustered out on September 15, 1864.
Born in Ohio, Hiram Medley appears to have joined other Western Reserve families to take advantage of land in Iowa before the Civil War. His wife Isabelle (born 1825) and he had eight children, five of whom were born before 1849 in Ohio. Sometime before the birth of their sixth child in 1856, the family had moved to Iowa. The 1860 Census lists him as a farmer in Hickory Grove, Scott County, Iowa. He returned to Iowa after his Civil War service, living in Grinnell working as a teamster. Between 1885 and June 1890, he returned to Ohio, settling in Vienna. By 1910, Hiram was a widower, boarding in Warren with his grand-nephew Jay in the Dawkins household.
Regimental History, 44th Iowa Infantry (100 Days)
Overview: Organized at Davenport June 1, 1864. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and assigned to guard duty in that district till September, 1864. Mustered out September 15, 1864.