Ransom M McClenahan

BirthDec. 29, 1844
DeathAug. 2, 1934
CemeteryBlue Mound (Milford)
PostCrook (Omaha)
Unit37th Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

Corporal Ransom M McClenahan

Company C, 37th Wisconsin Infantry

McClenahan was December 29, 1844. He was residing in Mineral Point (Iowa County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on March 14, 1864. McClenahan served about 16 months before he was discharged on July 23, 1865.

The 37th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison, Wisconsin on April 9, 1864. During McClenahan’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major military operations. Some of them include:

Assaults on Petersburg (VA) (June 16-18, 1864). During 3 days of fighting, the unit lost 32 men and 140 were wounded.

Mine explosion (Petersburg VA) (July 30, 1864). The regiment lost 33 men, 72 were wounded, and 43 were captured.

Fall of Petersburg (VA) (April 2, 1865). Regimental losses were 12 killed, 27 wounded, and 7 were captured.

The regiment lost 7 officers and 149 enlisted men in combat during the War. In addition, 2 officers and 89 enlisted men died due to disease.

McClenahan died on August 2, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Blue Mound Cemetery in Milford (Seward County), Nebraska. McClenahan was a member of the Crook Post (#262) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha, Nebraska.

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