|Birth||Aug. 31, 1844|
|Death||Aug. 18, 1938|
|Cemetery||Laurel Hill (Neligh)|
|Unit||17th Iowa Infantry, Company F|
Private Edward A Dewey
Company G, 31st Iowa Infantry
Company F, 17th Iowa Infantry
Dewey was born in New York on August 31, 1844. He was residing in Jones County, Iowa when he enlisted in the 31st Iowa Infantry on August 8, 1862. Dewey was mustered on August 30, 1862 and served about 1 year. He was discharged on September 7, 1863 at Camp Sherman, Mississippi due to disability.
He rejoined the Union Army on January 4, 1864 as a member of Company F of the 17th Iowa Infantry. He served about 1 year and 7 months. Dewey was discharged on July 25, 1865. Dewey joined the regiment during General Sherman’s Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865). Other historic battles and events during his enlistment include:
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Dewey died on August 18, 1938 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Neligh (Antelope County), Nebraska. Dewey was a member of two Grand Army of the Republic posts:
Fremont Post (#68) in Neligh, Nebraska.
Kilpatrick Post (#82) in Oakdale, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.