|Birth||Oct. 20, 1846|
|Death||Feb. 20, 1929|
|Cemetery||Woodland (North Bend)|
|Post||Sully (North Bend)|
|Unit||69th Ohio Infantry, Company C|
Musician Elias Eckhart
Company C, 69th Ohio Infantry
Eckhart was born in Blue Ball (Warren County), Ohio on October 20, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on April 5, 1864. Eckhart was 18 years old at the time of his enlistment. He served about 15 months before being discharged for disability on July 25, 1865 at David’s Island, New York.
Eckhart joined the regiment prior to the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
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 “War to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 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).
Eckhart died on February 20, 1929 at the age of 82 years. He is buried in the Woodland Cemetery in North Bend (Dodge County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Sully Post (#106) of the Grand Army of the Republic in North Bend.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.