Samuel R Vose


BirthMay 16, 1846
DeathJune 8, 1931
CemeteryAshland (Ashland)
PostLyon (Grand Island)
Unit6th Michigan Cavalry, Company B

Private Samuel R Vose

Company B, 6th Michigan Cavalry

Company D, 1st Michigan Cavalry

Vose was born in Michigan on May 16, 1846. He enlisted and mustered into the regiment on February 29, 1864 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vose served a little less than 21 months before he transferred to the 1st Michigan Cavalry on November 17, 1865. He served another 4 months before his discharge on March 10, 1866 at Salt Lake City, Utah.

He joined the 6th Michigan Cavalry in the first quarter of 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).

Battle of Cold Harbor (VA) (June 1-12, 1864).

Battle of Trevillian Station (VA) (June 11-12, 1864). Regimental losses were 11 killed, 12 wounded, and 70 captured in 2 days of fighting.

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864).

Battle of Fisher’s Hill (VA) (September 21, 1864).

Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864).

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).

Vose died on June 8, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland (Saunders County), Nebraska. Vose was a member of two Nebraska Posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:

Lyon Post (#11) in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Eight Mile Grove (#85) in Cass County, Nebraska.

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


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