John W Klumph


BirthAug. 2, 1846
DeathMay 29, 1931
CemeteryWymore (Wymore)
Unit15th Iowa Infantry, Company A

Private John W Klumph

Company A, 15th Iowa Infantry

Klumph was born in Iowa on August 2, 1846. He was residing in Iowa City (Johnson County) when the 17 year old enlisted in the regiment. Klumph was mustered on January 15, 1864 and served about 1 year and 6 months. He was discharged on July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

He joined the unit in early 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (June 8-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864). Regimental losses were 12 killed, 59 wounded, 17 captured, and 66 reported missing.

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s March to the Sea (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May24, 1865).

Klumph died on May 29, 1931 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Wymore Cemetery in Wymore (Gage County), Nebraska.

Doc – Klumph(15IOWA).doc

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


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