|Birth||Feb. 7, 1841|
|Death||Aug. 4, 1940|
|Unit||37th Illinois Infantry, Company H|
Private Jonathan B Ingram
Company H, 37th Illinois Infantry
Ingram (also spelled Ingraham) was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1841. He was residing in Morristown (Henry County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on September 11, 1861. Ingram was mustered on September 18, 1861. He served 4 years and 8 months before his discharge on April 4, 1866 at Springfield, Illinois. Ingram re-enlisted on February 10, 1864.
The 37th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Chicago on September 18, 1861. During Martin’s enlistment, the regiment fought at several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Battle of Pea Ridge (AK) (March 6-8, 1862). Regimental losses were 20 killed and 2 wounded.
Battle of Prairie Grove (AK) (December 7, 1862).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 14-July 4, 1863).
Ingram died on August 4, 1940 at the age of 99 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Ingram was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lincoln.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.