Thomas J Winters


DeathOct. 16, 1932
CemeteryShickley (Shickley)
PostMemorial (Shickley)
Unit6th Indiana Cavalry, Company D

Private Thomas J Winters

Company D, 71st Indiana Infantry

Company D, 6th Indiana Cavalry

Winters was born on November 9, 1836. He was residing in Stockton (Greene County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered into the 71st Indiana Infantry on August 18, 1862. Winters enlisted as a sergeant. He was demoted to private before he was discharged on June 17, 1865 at Pulaski, Tennessee.

The 71st Indiana Infantry was organized at Terre Haute from July 21 to August 18, 1862. The designation of the regiment was changed to the 6th Indiana Cavalry on February 22, 1863. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-August 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Winters died on October 16, 1932 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Shickley Cemetery in Shickley (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Winters was a member of the Memorial Post (#151) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Shickley, Nebraska.

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


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