Byron Ashley

DeathFeb. 22, 1931
CemeteryHyannis (Hyannis)
PostStrong (Minden)
Unit19th Wisconsin Infantry, Company I/B

Private Byron Ashley

Company I/B, 19th Wisconsin Infantry

Ashley was born in Marion County, Ohio in October 1844. He was residing in Avoca (Iowa County), Wisconsin he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on March 9, 1862. He served 3 years and 5 months before being discharged on August 9, 1865 at Richmond, Virginia.

The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Madison on April 30, 1862. During Ashley’s enlistment, the unit was in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Drury’s Bluff (VA) (May 14-16, 1864).

Siege of Petersburg (VA) (June-August 1864).

Battle of Fair Oaks (VA) (October 27-28, 1864). Regimental losses were 23 killed, 33 wounded, and 92 were captured or reported missing. Ashley was reported as wounded on October 27, 1864.

Ashley died on February 22, 1931 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Hyannis Cemetery in Hyannis (Grant County), Nebraska. Ashley was a member of the Strong Post (#91) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Minden, Nebraska.

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