John Mansfield


BirthFeb. 26, 1842
DeathMarch 31, 1927
CemeteryWisner (Wisner)
PostFinnicum (Wisner)
Unit166th Ohio Infantry, Company D

Corporal John Mansfield

Company D, 166th Ohio Infantry (National Guard)

Mansfield was born in Litchfield (Medina County), Ohio on February 26, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment on May 2, 1864. Mansfield was mustered on May 15, 1864 and served about 4 months. He was mustered out on September 9, 1864 at Camp Cleveland, Ohio.

The 166th Ohio Infantry (National Guard) was organized and mustered at Camp Cleveland, Ohio on May 13, 1864. The unit was sent to Washington DC and was assigned to the defense of the nation’s capital. The regiment was part of the repulse of General Early’s attack on Washington DC on July 11-12, 1864.

He died on March 31, 1927 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Wisner Cemetery in Wisner (Cuming County), Nebraska. Mansfield was the last member of the Finnicum Post (#129) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wisner.

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


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