Hiram B. Jewell

BirthJuly 20, 1842
DeathApril 28, 1940
CemeteryMount Vernon (Peru)
PostStowell (Peru)
Unit35th Iowa Infantry, Company G

Private Hiram B. Jewell

Company G, 35th Iowa Infantry

Jewell was born in Middletown, Ohio on July 20, 1842. He was residing in Atalissa (Muscatine County), Iowa when he enlisted on August 9, 1862. Jewell was mustered on September 4, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was mustered out on August 10, 1865 at Davenport, Iowa.

The 35th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Muscatine on September 18, 1862. During Jewell’s enlistment the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

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

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 41 wounded, and 3 were captured.

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Battle of Tupelo (MS) (July 14-15, 1864). Regimental losses were 4 killed, 18 wounded, and 1 was captured.

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Occupation of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).

Jewell died on April 28, 1940 at the age of 97 years. He is buried in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Peru (Nemaha County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Stowell Post (#302) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Peru. In addition, he was a member of the Edwards Post (#217) in Benkelman, Nebraska.

Additional notes regarding Jewell were taken from the “Find-a-Grave” website:

He was the last Civil War Veteran in southeastern Nebraska.

He had lived in Peru since 1897.

He was a veterinarian surgeon.

He voted for 19 presidents during his lifetime.

Doc – Jewell(35IOWA).doc

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