Jacob Cart


BirthJune 10, 1843
DeathOct. 22, 1932
CemeteryGross (Gross)
PostHooten (Butte)
Unit3rd Iowa Infantry, Company G

Corporal Jacob Cart

Company G, 3rd Iowa Infantry

Cart was born in Indiana on June 10, 1843. He was residing in Greenbush (Warren County), Iowa iwhen he enlisted in the regiment on May 21, 1861. Cart was mustered on June 8, 1861 and served over 3 years. Cart was promoted to corporal on October 11, 1863 and re-enlisteed on January 1, 1864. He was transferred to the 2nd Iowa Infantry on August 15, 1864. He served an additional 11 months and was mustered out on July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 3rd Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Keokuk, Iowa on June 8, 1861. During Cart’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

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

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 22-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).

In the 2 days of the Battle of Shiloh, the regiment lost 22 members, 153 were wounded, and 26 were taken prisoner. Approximately 3 months later, the regiment lost 20 soldiers, 65 were wounded, 33 were taken prisoner, and 11 were reported missing during the Siege of Jackson.

Cart joined the 2nd Iowa Infantry in the summer of 1864. The unit was part of some of the most historic campaigns and battles of the Civil War. Some of them include:

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).

Cart died on October 22, 1932 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Gross Cemetery in Gross (Boyd County), Nebraska. He was a member of the Hooten Post (#338) of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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


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