Robert Sneath


BirthSept. 25, 1842
DeathApril 26, 1923
PostFinnicum (Wisner)

Private Robert Sneath

3 Pennsylvania Regiments

Smith was born on September 25, 1842. Sneath served with 3 Pennsylvania units during the Civil War. A recap of each:

3rd Pennsylvania Infantry (3 months, 1861). He enlisted and was mustered on April 20, 1861. Sneath served 3 months before being mustered out on July 29, 1861 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

31st Pennsylvania Infantry. He enlisted and was mustered on September 29, 1862. He served 8 months with this unit before transferring to another regiment.

191st Pennsylvania Infantry. He transferred to this regiment on June 6, 1864 and served about 1 year. The regiment was part of the Siege of Petersburg (VA) from June 16, 1864 to April 2, 1865. In addition, the regiment was at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.

Sneath died on April 26, 1923 at the age of 80 years. He is buried in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield (Dixon County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Belmont Post (#176) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wakefield. In addition, he was a member of the Casey Post (#5) of the GAR in Wayne, Nebraska and the Finnicum Post (#129) in Wisner, Nebraska.

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


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