Tolbert Russell


BirthJuly 23, 1844
DeathFeb. 6, 1934
CemeteryAshland (Ashland)
Unit19th Iowa Infantry, Company C

Private Tolbert Russell

Company C, 19th Iowa Infantry

Russell was born in Greensburg (Summit County), Ohio on July 23, 1844. He was residing in Talleyrand (Keokuk County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 9, 1862. Russell was mustered on August 18, 1862. He served nearly 3 years and was discharged on July 10, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 19th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Keokuk on August 25, 1862. During Russell’s enlistment, the unit fought at the Battle of Prairie Grove (AR) (December 7, 1862). The regiment lost 44 soldiers, 149 were wounded, and 2 were captured. About 10 months later, the regiment was part of the Battle of Stirling’s Plantation (LA) (September 29, 1863). The unit lost 9 soldiers, 24 were wounded, and 211 were captured. The POW’s were sent to Tyler, Texas. Russell was not one of the captured soldiers.

Russell died on February 6, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland (Saunders County), Nebraska.

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


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