John Munford

BirthJune 17, 1844
DeathJan. 12, 1930
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostKirkwood (Springfield)
Unit47th Indiana Infantry, Company E

Private John Munford

Company E, 47th Indiana Infantry

Munford was born in Ohio on June 17, 1844. He was living in Antioch (Clinton County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on December 13, 1861. Munford served over 4 years. He was discharged on October 23, 1865 at Shreveport, Louisiana.

The 47th Indiana Infantry was organized at Anderson and Indianapolis, Indiana between November 2 and December 13, 1861. During Munford’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863). Regimental losses were 34 killed and 11 wounded.

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Munford died on January 12, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Munford was a member of the Kirkwood Post (#106) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Springfield, Nebraska.

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