Milton W McCandless

BirthJune 28, 1841
DeathDec. 4, 1932
CemeteryBroken Bow (Broken Bow)
PostWashburn (Broken Bow)
Unit66th Indiana Infantry, Company C

Private Milton W McCandless

Company C, 66th Indiana Infantry

McCandless was born in Ireland on June 28, 1841. He was residing in Elizabeth (Harrison County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 19, 1862. McCandless served about 2 years 10 months before his discharge on June 3, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 66th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at New Albany, Indiana on August 19, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles, campaigns, and historic events. Some of them include:

Atlanta Campaign (GA) (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864).

Operations against Confederate General Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

McCandless died December 4, 1932 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow (Custer County), Nebraska. McCandless was a member of the Washburn Post (#98) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Broken Bow.

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