Owen I Prindle


BirthSept. 28, 1839
DeathJuly 30, 1932
CemeteryRose Hill (Stratton)
PostCorinth (Stratton)
Unit6th Iowa Infantry, Company E

Corporal Owen I. Prindle

Company E, 6th Iowa Infantry

Prindle was born in Roxbury, Connecticut on September 28, 1839. He was living in LaGrange (Harrison County), Iowa when he enlisted on July 1, 1861. He was mustered on July 17, 1861 and served 3 years with the unit. Prindle was promoted to corporal on September 27, 1862. He was mustered out on July 16, 1864 at Roswell, Georgia.

The 6th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Burlington, Iowa on July 17, 1861. During Prindle’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 14-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).

Battle of Missionary Ridge (TN) (November 25, 1863).

Battle of Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 10-July 2, 1864).

The Battles at Shiloh and Kenesaw Mountain were very costly. On April 6, 1862 the regiment lost 44 soldiers, 93 were wounded, 30 were captured, and 6 were reported missing at the Battle of Shiloh. At Kenesaw Mountain on November 25, 1863 the unit lost 9 men and 58 were wounded.

Prindle died on July 30, 1932 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton (Hitchcock County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Corinth Post (#219) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Stratton. In addition, he was a member of the Waco Post (#41) of the GAR in Waco, Nebraska.

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


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