|Death||Aug. 27, 1932|
|Unit||7th Iowa Cavalry, Company F|
Private Clay Wilson
Company F, 7th Iowa Cavalry
Wilson was born in Ohio in 1846. He was living in Black Hawk County, Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on September 28, 1864. Wilson served about 14 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on November 30, 1865 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
The 7th Iowa Cavalry was assigned to the Dakota and Nebraska Territories during the Civil War. Their primary duties included guarding telegraph lines and escorting trains and emigrants. On January 7, 1865, near Julesburg, Colorado, the regiment was involved in a major battle against the plains Indians. Fifteen members of the 7th Iowa Cavalry were lost on that date.
Wilson died on August 27, 1932. He is buried in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Colorado. He was the last member of the Lindsay Post (#205) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Cozad, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.