|Birth||Nov. 1, 1843|
|Death||July 9, 1931|
|Unit||6th Iowa Cavalry, Company C|
Private Harley H Graves
Company C, 6th Iowa Cavalry
Graves was born in St Clair County, Michigan on November 1, 1843. He was residing in Fayette County, Iowa when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on September 23, 1862. Graves served over 3 years. He was discharged on October 17, 1865 at Sioux City, Iowa.
The 6th Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport between January 31 and March 5, 1863. The unit was sent to the Dakota Territory and served under General Alfred Sully. They were engaged in operations against Indians during their deployment. The 6th Iowa Cavalry fought at the Battle of Whitestone Hill in present day Dickey County, North Dakota on September 3, 1863. In 2 days of fighting, the regiment lost 11 soldiers and 18 were wounded.
Graves died on July 9, 1931 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Magnet Cemetery in Magnet (Cedar County), Nebraska. Graves was a member of the Randolph Post (#352) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Randolph, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.