John Hartgrave


BirthNov. 4, 1844
DeathMarch 28, 1919
CemeteryAinsworth (Ainsworth)
PostRocky Face (Morseville)
Unit28th Iowa Infantry, Company B

Private John Hartgrave

Company B, 28th Iowa Infantry

Hartgrove was born in Indiana on November 4, 1844. He was living in Iowa City (Johnson County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 4, 1862. He was mustered on August 19, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was mustered out onn July 31, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

The 28th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Iowa City on October 10, 1862. During Rasor’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

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

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864).

Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864).

Three of the mentioned battles were very costly to the regiment.

Battle of Champion’s Hill. Twenty-one soldiers were killed, 67 were wounded, and 20 were captured on May 16, 1863.

Battle of Winchester. Ten soldiers were killed, 59 were wounded, and 24 were wounded on September 19, 1864.

Battle of Cedar Creek. Nine soldiers were killed, 74 were wounded, and 12 were captured.

Hartgrove died on March 28, 1919 at the age of 74 years. He is buried in the Ainsworth Cemetery in Ainsworth (Brown County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and one of the last members of the Rocky Face (#161) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Morseville, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Logan Post (#255) in Grant and the Marcy Post (#257) in Brewster.

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


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