Nelson B Predmore


BirthAug. 30, 1846
DeathMay 31, 1934
CemeteryWest Union (Sargent)
PostSweet (Sargent)
Unit8th Iowa Cavalry, Company E

Saddler Nelson B Predmore

Company E, 8th Iowa Cavalry

Predmore was born in Muskingum County, Ohio on August 30, 1846. He was living in Burlington (Des Moines County), Iowa when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 10, 1863. Predmore enlisted as a private and was promoted to saddler on May 10, 1865. He served about 2 years before his discharge on August 13, 1865 at Macon, Georgia.

The 8th Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport on September 30, 1863. The regiment was sent to Tennessee and assigned guard duty on the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad until March 1864. After that duty, it was assigned to the Atlanta Campaign from May to September 1864. During that time, it was involved in the Battle of Newnan (GA) on July 30, 1864. During the battle, the unit lost 5 soldiers and 20 were wounded. Civil War records indicate that 268 members of the regiment were taken prisoner. They were sent to the Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Predmore was not taken prisoner.

In the latter part of 1864 the regiment fought at the Battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864) and Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864).

Predmore died on May 31, 1934 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the West Union Cemetery in Sargent (Custer County), Nebraska. Predmore was a member of the Sweet Post (#195) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Sargent.

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


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