|Birth||April 21, 1841|
|Death||Nov. 13, 1932|
|Cemetery||Kirkwood (Rock Co)|
|Unit||20th Iowa Infantry, Company D|
Corporal William HH VanEpps
Company D, 20th Iowa Infantry
VanEpps was born in New York on April 21, 1841. He was residing in Durant, Iowa when he enlisted on August 15, 1862. VanEpps was mustered on August 25, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was discharged on July 8, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama. VanEpps enlisted as a private and was promoted 5 times within the corporal rank between May 1864 and May 1865.
The 20th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Clinton, Iowa on August 25, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit fought in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Battle of Prairie Grove (AK) (December 7, 1862).
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 14-July 4, 1863).
Siege of Fort Morgan (AL) (August 9-23, 1864).
Assault and capture of Fort Blakely (AL) (April 9, 1865).
VanEpps died on November 13, 1932 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Kirkwood Cemetery in Newport (Rock County), Nebraska. VanEpps was a member of 2 Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Posts:
Ainsworth Post (#171) in Ainsworth, Nebraska.
Newport Post (#229) in Newport, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.