Charles S Cadwalader


BirthJan. 26, 1845
DeathJan. 24, 1936
CemeteryOxford (Oxford)
Unit32rd Iowa Infantry, Company K

Private Charles S Cadwalader

Company K, 32nd Iowa Infantry

Company E, 8th Iowa Infantry

Cadwalader was born in Morgan County, Ohio on January 26, 1845. He was living in Story County, Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered on December 22, 1863. Cadwalader served about 1 year and 7 months before transferring to Company E of the 8th Iowa Infantry on July 29, 1865. Cadwalader served about 8 months with the 8th Iowa Infantry before being discharged on April 2, 1866.

The 32nd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Dubuque on October 6, 1862. Cadwalader joined the regiment just prior to the River Red Campaign (LA) (March 10-May 22, 1864). The regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864). Regimental losses were 46 killed, 113 wounded, and 103 were captured.

Battle of Tupelo (MS) (July 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 18, 1865).

Cadwalader died on January 24, 1936 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford (Harlan County), Nebraska. Cadwalader was a member of the Davis Post (#30) of the Grand Army of the Republic at Fort Hartsuff, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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