David Jack


BirthFeb. 13, 1839
DeathJan. 31, 1934
CemeteryMount Vernon (Peru)
PostStowell (Peru)
Unit1st Iowa Cavalry, Company L

Private David Jack

Company L, 1st Iowa Cavalry

Lee was born in Washington County, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1839. He was residing in Lee County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 25, 1862. Jack was mustered on September 27, 1862 and served about 3 years and 5 months. He re-enlisted on December 16, 1863 and was discharged on February 15, 1866 at Austin, Texas.

The 1st Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport, Iowa in August and September, 1861. The unit was assigned to several southern and central states during the Civil War. Most of its’ duty was in Arkansas. The regiment fought at the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) on April 30, 1864.

Jack died on January 31, 1934 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Peru (Nemaha County), Nebraska. Jack was a member of the Stowell Post (#302) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Peru.

The “Find-a-Grave” website includes additional information on Jack’s life after his service in the Civil War:

He moved to Nebraska in 1866 and lived in Aspinwall, Nebraska.

After 1870, he farmed for several years in the Nemaha, Nebraska area.

He started a hardware and agricultural related business in 1877 in Peru.

Doc – Jack(1IOWA).doc

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


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