Frederick Meyer


BirthApril 12, 1840
DeathJan. 29, 1930
CemeteryMount Hope (Scotia)
PostRansom (Scotia)
Unit9th Illinois Cavalry, Company F

Corporal Frederick Meyer

Company F, 9th Illinois Cavalry

Meyer (also spelled Myer) was born in Germany on April 12, 1840. He was residing in Chicago (Cook County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on September 28, 1861. Meyer was mustered on October 7, 1861 and served over 4 years. He was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1864 and re-enlisted on March 16, 1864. Meyer was discharged at Selma, Alabama on October 31, 1865.

The 9th Illinois Cavalry was mustered at Chicago on November 30, 1861. The unit lost 1 officer and 45 enlisted men in action during the War. The Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864) was the unit’s most notable engagement. The regiment was mustered out of the service on October 31, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.

Meyer died on January 29, 1930 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Scotia (Greeley County), Nebraska. Meyer was a member of the Ransom Post (#36) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Scotia.

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


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