John Walkup

DeathOct. 4, 1933
CemeteryGreenwood (York)
PostCuster (Omaha)
Unit19th Iowa Infantry, Company D

Private John Walkup

Company D, 19th Iowa Infantry

Walkup was born in Union County, Ohio in 1844. He was residing in Abingdon (Jefferson County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 2, 1862. Walkup was mustered on August 20, 1862 and served nearly 3 years. He was discharged on July 10, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 19th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Keokuk on August 25, 1862. During Walkup’s enlistment, the unit fought at the Battle of Prairie Grove (AR) (December 7, 1862). The regiment lost 44 soldiers, 149 were wounded, and 2 were captured. About 10 months later, the regiment was part of the Battle of Stirling’s Plantation (LA) (September 29, 1863). The unit lost 9 soldiers, 24 were wounded, and 211 were captured. The POW’s were sent to Tyler, Texas. Walkup was not one of the captured soldiers.

Walkup died on October 4, 1933 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in York (York County), Nebraska. Walkup 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.