John Dolphin


BirthSept. 15, 1842
DeathJuly 24, 1922
CemeteryBloomfield (Bloomfield)
PostPorter (Bloomfield)
Unit30th Wisconsin Infantry, Company E

Private John Dolphin

Company E, 30th Wisconsin Infantry

Dolphin was born in England on September 15, 1842. He was living in Linden (Iowa County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 15, 1862. He served over 3 years and was mustered out on September 20, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 30th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Randall, Wisconsin on October 21, 1862. The unit was assigned to various locations within Wisconsin enforcing the draft. Company E was assigned to the Dakota Territory in April 1864. In late September 1864, the company was moved to St Louis. It was assigned to Kentucky and performed provost duty for the balance of the Civil War.

Dolphin died on July 24, 1922 at the age of 79 years. He is buried in the Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield (Knox County), Nebraska. He was one of the last member of the Porter Post (#230) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Bloomfield, Nebraska.

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


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