Eli Mundorf

DeathJuly 14, 1931
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostGarrison (Fletcher)
Unit11th Illinois Cavalry, Field & Staff

Adjutant Eli Mundorf

Field & Staff, 11th Illinois Cavalry

Mundorf was born in Columbia (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania in 1843. He was residing in Biggsville (Henderson County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on November 12, 1861. Mundorf was mustered on December 20, 1861. He served 3 years and 9 months before his discharge on September 30, 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee. Mundorf was promoted to adjutant on July 18, 1865.

The 11th Illinois Cavalry was organized and mustered at Peoria, Illinois on December 20, 1861. During Mundorf’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in the several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862).

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Meridian Campaign (MS) (February 3-March 2, 1864).

Mundorf died on July 14, 1931 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Mundorf was a member of the Garrison Post (#189) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fletcher, Nebraska.

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