|Birth||April 20, 1847|
|Death||Feb. 19, 1936|
|Unit||156th Indiana Infantry, Company C|
Private William Ransdell
Company C, 156th Indiana Infantry
Ransdell was born in St Joseph, Missouri on April 20, 1847. He was residing in Ripley County, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on March 14, 1865. He served about 5 months before being mustered out on August 4, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia. Indiana Civil War records and other sources spell his last name “Ransdale”.
The 156th Indiana Regiment was organized at Indianapolis on April 12, 1865. The unit was sent to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia and assigned to guard and patrol duty in the Shenandoah Valley.
Ransdell died on February 19, 1936 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Freewater Cemetery in Ragan (Harlan County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Oglesby Post (#284) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Huntley, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.