|Birth||Oct. 14, 1844|
|Death||Feb. 13, 1930|
|Unit||7th Michigan Infantry, Company K|
Private Nathan E Rumsey
Company K, 7th Michigan Infantry
Rumsey was born in Colon (St Joseph County), Michigan on October 14, 1844. He enlisted in the regiment at Colon on January 4, 1864. Rumsey was mustered 1 week later and served 18 months. He was discharged on July 5, 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana.
He joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River (VA) (May 4-June 15, 1864).
Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (VA) (May 8-12, 1864).
Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864).
Appomattox Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865).
At Appomattox Court House (VA) (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).
Rumsey died on February 13, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton (Knox County), Nebraska. Rumsey was a member of the Irwin Post (#70) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Creighton.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.