Ransom Kile


BirthDec. 23, 1835
DeathJuly 28, 1933
CemeteryPlainview (Plainview)
PostLauman (Plainview)
Unit38th Indiana Infantry, Company I

Private Ransom Kile

Company I, 38th Indiana Infantry

Ransom Kile was born in Lowell (Lake County), Indiana on December 23, 1835. He enlisted on August 16, 1862 as a member of Company A of the 73rd Indiana Infantry. Kile served about 8 months and was discharged due to disability (typhoid fever) on April 18, 1863. Private Kile reentered the service as a member of Company I of the 38th Indiana Infantry. He enlisted and was mustered on November 10, 1864. Kile served 8 months with the regiment. Kile was mustered out of the service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 15, 1865.

Kile joined the 38th Indiana Infantry in the final stages of the Civil War. The regiment was part of General Sherman’s “War to the Sea” from November 15 through December 10, 1864. Kile would probably have joined the unit during the Carolina Campaign. In addition, Kile would have been a member of the regiment during the Battle of Bentonville (March 19-21, 1865) and would have participated in the Grand Review of the Troops (May 24, 1865) at Washington DC.

Kile died on July 28, 1933 at the age of 97 years. He is buried in the Plainview Cemetery in Plainview (Pierce County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Lauman Post (#193) of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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


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