Thanks for your input, guys. I am leery of giving information because I have had history stolen from me and then promoted as if it was the thief's information all along. But...his name is James C. Huskins, 1st Iowa cavalry, Co. F. I entered his name into Google Books search and he came up several times. All of a sudden, I cant find his name listed as a third lieutenant, but I swear I did see it.
I thought he was a 2nd LT. when Gower engaged Quantrill and figured he might have been in on the fighting, but I found further information that he was a 3rd LT during the Quantrill battles. I saw his name with a list of ranks in a book. Just now, I cant seem to find the stupid thing.
It's out there, I swear it.
I dont know if the 3rd LT. was a "honorary" title. I have read where 3rd LTs were actually Brevet 2nd LTs. In any case, this is my quandry and why I was trying to figure out if he was important enough to join Gower in the fighting. I know that Gower's Company F was one of the Iowa companies that did fight Quantrill, but we all know how some soldiers, not all, of a company can be in on battles.