Harlow H Tyler


BirthOct. 17, 1836
DeathJuly 22, 1922
CemeteryNewport (Rock Co)
PostNewport (Newport)
Unit52nd Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private Harlow H Tyler

Company K, 52nd Illinois Infantry

Tyler was in Erie County, Pennsylvania on October 17, 1836. He was residing in Elgin (Kane County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1862. Tyler was mustered in on September 24, 1862. Illinois enlistment records indicate that he was discharged at the “expiration of term”. Tyler enlisted for 3 years and was discharged on July 12, 1865 when the entire regiment was mustered out

The 52nd Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Geneva, Illinois on Novemer 19, 1861. During Tyler’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and military operations. A partial list includes:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 2-September 8, 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).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Tyler died on July 22, 1922 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Newport Cemetery in Newport (Rock County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Newport Post (#229) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Newport. In addition, he was a member of the Lincoln Post (#10) of the GAR in David City.

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


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