John Wiseman


BirthAug. 15, 1845
DeathOct. 27, 1930
CemeteryGreenwood (York)
PostHayes (Lushton)
Unit22nd Iowa Infantry, Company K

Private John Wiseman

Company K, 22nd Iowa Infantry

Wiseman was born in Maryland on August 15, 1845. The 17 year old enlisted on August 15, 1862 and was mustered on September 3, 1862. Wiseman served nearly 3 years before receiving his discharge on July 25, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

The 22nd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered on September 9, 1862 at Iowa City. During his tour of duty, the regiment was involved in several major campaigns and battles. A partial list includes:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). The Siege of Vicksburg was very costly to the Regiment. In several days of fighting the unit lost 37 soldiers, 130 were wounded, and 17 were captured. Private Dixon was slightly wounded on May 22, 1863.

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

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864). Regimental loses were 12 killed, 63 wounded, and 35 were taken prisoner.

Wiseman died on October 27, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in York (York County), Nebraska. Wiseman was a member of the Hayes Post (#306) of the Grand Army of the Republic in York.

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


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