Thomas D Enslow

BirthAug. 21, 1842
DeathDec. 12, 1931
CemeteryRose Hill (Albion)
PostCarson (Albion)
Unit17th Iowa Infantry, Company I

Corporal Thomas D Enslow

Company I, 17th Iowa Infantry

Enslow was born in Pennsylvania on August 21, 1842. He was residing in Lee County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on March 15, 1862. Enslow was mustered on April 11, 1862. He served about 1 year and 5 months before being discharged on September 5, 1863 due to disability. Enslow enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal on August 1, 1862.

The 17th Iowa Infantry was organized at Keokuk between March 21 and April 16, 1862. The unit was mustered on April 16, 1862. Enslow was wounded on May 16, 1863 at the Battle of Champion Hill (MS). During 2 days of fighting, the regimental losses were 5 killed, 51 wounded, and 4 captured or reported missing. The wound led to Enslow’s discharge.

Enslow died on December 12, 1931 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion (Boone County), Nebraska. Enslow was a member of the Carson Post (#42) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Albion.

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