John J. Oliver


BirthDec. 25, 1843
DeathOct. 17, 1931
CemeteryRiverside (Wauneta)
PostBaker (Waunetta)
Unit1st Ohio H Artillery, Battery E

Private John J. Oliver

Battery E, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery

Oliver was born in Dunbarton (Adams County), Ohio on December 25, 1843. He enlisted and was mustered in Company E of the 117th Ohio Infantry on May 18, 1863. The designation of the unit was converted to the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery on May 2, 1863. Oliver served about 26 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on July 25, 1865 at Knoxville, Tennessee.

The 117th Ohio Infantry/1st Ohio Heavy Artillery was organized at Portsmouth, Ohio on September 15, 1862. The unit was assigned to duties in Kentucky and Tennessee during the War.

Oliver died on October 17, 1931 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Wauneta (Chase County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Baker Post (#340) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Wauneta. In addition, he was a member of the Gettysburg Post (#233) of the GAR in Trenton, Nebraska.

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


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