|Birth||Jan. 29, 1846|
|Death||May 5, 1930|
|Unit||2nd Maine Cavalry, Company G|
Private John W Dyer
Company I, 2nd Maine Infantry
Company G, 2nd Maine Cavalry
Dyer was born in Milo (Piscataquis County), Maine on January 29, 1846. He was living in Bradford (Penobscot County), Maine when he enlisted in the 2nd Maine Infantry on December 12, 1861. He was discharged in 1862 due to disability.
He rejoined the Union Army as a member of Company G, 2nd Maine Cavalry on December 11, 1863. Dyer served 2 years with his 2nd unit. He was discharged on December 6, 1865 at Barrancas, Florida. The 2nd Maine Cavalry was organized at Augusta, Maine between November 30, 1863 to January 2, 1864. The unit was assigned to Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama during the War. It was part of the Siege of Fort Blakely (AL) (April 1-9, 1865) and the capture of Fort Blakely (AL) on April 9, 1865.
Dyer died on May 5, 1930 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin (Franklin County), Nebraska. Dyer was a member of the Franklin Post (#136) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Franklin.
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.