James H Kyner

BirthSept. 28, 1846
DeathFeb. 9, 1936
CemeteryForest Lawn (Omaha)
PostCuster (Omaha)
Unit46th Ohio Infantry, Company F

Sergeant James H Kyner

Company F, 46th Ohio Infantry

Kyner was born in Ohio on September 28, 1846. He enlisted in the regiment on October 10, 1861. Based on his date of birth and information from his obituary, Kyner was 15 years old at the time of his enlistment. He was mustered on December 16, 1861.

The 46th Ohio Infantry was organized at Worthington, Ohio from October 16, 1861 through January 28, 1862. The unit’s first major conflict was the Battle of Shiloh (TN) on April 6-7, 1862. The regiment suffered heavy casualties and lost 34 soldiers, 117 were wounded, 5 were captured, and 5 reported missing on April 6th. Private Kyner was wounded in his right leg which caused an amputation below his knee. He was discharged on June 30, 1862 at Columbus, Ohio.

Kyner died on February 9, 1936 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Kyner was a member of the Custer Post (#7) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.

Information taken from his obituary provides information on his interesting life. Some of the items include:

He moved to Nebraska in 1870 and homesteaded a 160 acre claim near Norfolk, Nebraska.

Kyner was a witness to one of the last buffalo migrations through Nebraska.

He relocated to Omaha in 1878 and was elected to two terms in the Nebraska Legislature.

In 1881 he ventured into railroad construction. His projects were in several states and included Nebraska, Idaho, and Colorado.

He relocated to Bladensburg, Maryland in 1895 and was very successful in his business ventures.

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