|Birth||July 29, 1842|
|Death||April 29, 1923|
|Unit||35th Iowa Infantry, Company K|
Private William Redinger
Company K, 35th Iowa Infantry
Redinger was born in Ashland County, Ohio on July 29, 1842. He was residing in Lowden (Cedar County), Iowa when he enlisted on August 12, 1862. Redinger was mustered on September 4, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was mustered out on August 10, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa.
The 35th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Muscatine on September 18, 1862. During Redinger’s enlistment, the outfit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).
Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).
Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).
Battle of Tupelo (MS) (July 14-15, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).
The Battle of Pleasant Hill was very costly to the unit. On April 9, 1864 the regiment lost 6 soldiers, 41 were wounded, and 3 were taken prisoner.
Redinger died on April 29, 1923 at the age of 80 years. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Lawrence (Nuckolls County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Arthur Post (#242) of the Grand Army of the Republic.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.