|Birth||April 8, 1843|
|Death||Aug. 11, 1935|
|Unit||44th Wisconsin Infantry, Company H|
Sergeant John W Andrews
Company H, 7th Wisconsin Infantry
Company H, 44th Wisconsin Infantry
Andrews was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana on April 8, 1843. He was residing in Fennimore (Grant County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the 7th Wisconsin Infantry on August 29, 1861. He served 3 years and was discharged on September 1, 1864. Andrews rejoined the Union Army on February 7, 1865 as a member of the 44th Wisconsin Infantry. He served about 7 additional months and was discharged on August 28,1865 at Paducah, Kentucky.
The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered on September 2, 1861 at Madison. During Andrews’ tour of duty, the unit was involved in several major battles. They include:
Battle of Gainesville (VA) (August 28, 1862). Regimental losses was 30 killed, 127 wounded, and 14 were captured.
2nd Battle of Bull Run (VA) (August 30, 1862).
Battle of South Mountain (MD) (September 14, 1862). Regimental losses were 11 killed and 98 wounded. Andrews was one of the wounded regimental members, He was hospitalized for an extended period and was discharged at the end of his enlistment.
He re-enlisted and was mustered on February 7, 1865 as a member of the 44th Wisconsin Infantry. He enlisted as a sergeant. The unit was assigned to garrison and guard duty at Nashville, Tennessee. It was ordered to Paducah, Kentucky and remained there until it was mustered out on August 28, 1865.
Andrews died on August 11, 1935 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Andrews was a member of the Wilson Post (#22) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Geneva.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.