Alva F Jewell


BirthApril 17, 1842
DeathApril 18, 1933
CemeteryCentral City (Central City)
PostBuford (Central City)
Unit2nd Iowa Light Artillery

Corporal Alva F Jewell

2nd Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery

Jewell was born in New York on April 17, 1842. He was residing in Council Bluffs (Pottawattamie County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 1, 1861. Jewell was mustered on August 8, 1861 and served 4 years. He was discharged on August 7, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa. He re-enlisted on March 28, 1864. Jewell enlisted as a private and was promoted 3 times within the corporal rank during 1864.

The 2nd Independent Battery was organized in Iowa at large and was mustered at Council Bluffs on August 18, 1861. During Jewell’s enlistment, the unit saw action at several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

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

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Jewell died on April 18, 1933 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Central City Cemetery in Central City (Merrick County), Nebraska. Jewell was a member of the Buford Post (#23) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Central City.

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


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