|Birth||Oct. 22, 1839|
|Death||Jan. 10, 1896|
|Cemetery||Mount Hope (Imperial)|
|Unit||1st California Infantry, Company A|
Corporal Stephen C McElroy
Company A, 1st California Infantry
Company A, 1st California Veteran Infantry
McElroy was born in Cumberland (Guernsey County), Ohio on October 22, 1839. He enlisted in the 1st California Infantry on August 15, 1861 at Oroville, California. He was mustered in on August 24, 1861 and re-enlisted on March 31, 1864. McElroy transferred to the 1st California Veteran Infantry on December 1, 1864 and was promoted to corporal on the same date. He served about an additional 20 months and was mustered out on September 9, 1866.
The 1st California Infantry was organized between August and October 1861. The unit was assigned to operations against Indians in several southwestern states. The 1st California Veteran Infantry was organized at Franklin, Texas between November and December 1864. The new regiment was a combination of the 1st and 5th California Infantry regiments.
McElroy died on January 10, 1896. He is buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Imperial (Chase County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Carleton Post (#254) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Imperial. In addition, he was a member of the Porter Post (#48) of the GAR in Salem, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.