John W Hildreth

BirthDec. 23, 1845
DeathOct. 7, 1930
CemeteryGreenwood (Crofton)
PostIrwin (Creighton)
Unit20th Iowa Infantry, Company F

Private John W Hildreth

Company F, 20th Iowa Infantry

Hildreth was born in Licking County, Ohio on December 23, 1845. He was residing in Quasqueton (Buchanan County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1862. Hildreth was mustered on August 21, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was discharged on July 8, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 20th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Clinton, Iowa on August 25, 1862. During Hildreth’s enlistment, the unit fought in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Battle of Prairie Grove (AK) (December 7, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 14-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Fort Morgan (AL) (August 9-23, 1864).

Assault and capture of Fort Blakely (AL) (April 9, 1865).

Hildreth died on October 7, 1930 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton (Knox County), Nebraska. Hildreth was a member of the Irwin Post (#70) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Creighton.

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