John Suter enlisted in the Iowa 3rd Cavalry in Sept. 1861 at the age of 41. Military records show that he was born in Warren Co., KY, but residence at time of enlistment was Stiles, in southern Davis Co., IA. Was at Battle of Pea Ridge. Spent several weeks in hospital at Keokuk, IA, and Little Rock, AR. Arrested after going AWOL in July 1863. Deserted March 29 from Keokuk General Hospital and was arrested by George Wells in Scott Co., IL, a month later. Served three years, mustered out Sept. 1864.