John V Metcalf

BirthApril 9, 1845
DeathDec. 24, 1934
CemeteryForest Lawn (Omaha)
PostCuster (Omaha)
Unit64th Illinois Infantry, Company I

Private John V Metcalf

Company I, 64th Illinois Infantry

Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)

Metcalf was born in Iowa on April 9, 1845. He was residing in Ottawa (LaSalle County), Illinois he enlisted in the regiment on January 25, 1864. He was mustered on March 8, 1864 and served about 14 months. Metcalf was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on May 1, 1865. The VRC was organized for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from disease. They were assigned to “light duty” which facilitated moving able-bodied soldiers to front line duty. Metcalf’s discharge date from the VRC was not available.

He died on December 24, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska. Metcalf was a member of the Custer Post (#7) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha.

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