|Birth||Jan. 17, 1842|
|Death||June 10, 1916|
|Unit||35th Ohio Infantry, Company I|
Corporal John P Brooks
Company I, 35th Ohio Infantry
Brooks was born in Maryland on January 17, 1842. He enlisted as a corporal on September 15, 1862. He was mustered on October 13, 1861 and served over 3 years. He was discharged on January 26, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
The 35th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Hamilton, Ohio on September 20, 1861. The regiment’s most costly engagement during the War was the Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). In two days of battle, the unit lost 29 soldiers, 74 were wounded, and 44 were captured or reported missing. Private Brooks was captured on September 20, 1863 and sent to the Andersonville Prison in Georgia. The Andersonville Prison website indicates that he was released via a prisoner exchange. The length of time that he was imprisoned was not given.
Brooks died on June 10, 1916 at the age of 74 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Lincoln and the Kane Post (#31) in Ashland.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.