Jefferson Myers

DeathApril 7, 1942
CemeteryFullerton (Fullerton)
PostLive Eagle (Fullerton)
Unit33rd Iowa Infantry, Company K

Private Jefferson Myers

Company K, 33rd Iowa Infantry

Myers was born in Ohio in 1847. He was living in Mahaska County, Iowa when he enlisted as a 17-year old private on February 1, 1864. Myers was mustered on February 8, 1864 at served 18 months. He was mustered out on August 15, 1865 at Houston, Texas. Myers was transferred from the 33rd Iowa Infantry to the 34th Iowa Infantry on July 12, 1865 and served about 1 month with his second unit of the Civil War.

Myers joined the 33rd Iowa Infantry in the latter stages of the Civil War. His regiment was involved in the Battle of Jenkins Ferry (AR) on April 30, 1864. In addition, the regiment was engaged in the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) from March 26 to April 8, 1865.

Myers died on April 7, 1942 at the age of 94 or 95 years. He is buried in the Fullerton Cemetery in Fullerton (Nance County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Live Eagle Post (#147) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Fullerton. In addition, he was a member of the Thornburg Post (#27) of the GAR in Clarks, Nebraska.

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