|Birth||March 28, 1844|
|Death||Feb. 5, 1933|
|Unit||2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company G|
Private Samuel B Bobst
Company G, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry
Bobst was born in Ohio on March 28, 1844. He was residing in Falls City (Richardson County), Nebraska when he enlisted in the regiment on November 1, 1862. Bobst was mustered on December 8, 1862 and served a little over 1 year. He was mustered out on December 23, 1863.
The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized in the fall of 1862 to protect the Nebraska Territory from an Indian uprising. Eight of the twelve companies were assigned to the Dakota Territory and were involved in the “Indian Wars”. Four of the twelve companies stayed in the Nebraska Territory and were assigned to guard duty on the Indian Reservations.
Bobst died on February 5, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Humboldt Cemetery in Humboldt (Richardson County), Nebraska. Bobst was a member of the Mix Post (#66) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Humbolt.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.