James W Wymore

BirthDec. 5, 1842
DeathFeb. 23, 1930
CemeteryWymore (Wymore)
Unit40th Iowa Infantry, Company C

Corporal James W Wymore

Company C, 40th Iowa Infantry

Wymore was born in Indiana on December 5, 1842. He was residing in Mahaska County, Iowa when he enlisted on August 13, 1862. Wymore was mustered on September 27, 1862 and served 2 years and 10 months. He was discharged on August 2, 1865 at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation. Wymore enlisted as a private and was promoted 3 times within the corporal rank during 1865.

The 40th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Iowa City on November 15, 1862. The unit fought in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 3-July 4, 1863).

Capture of Little Rock (AK) (September 10, 1864).

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 35 wounded, and 17 were captured.

Wymore died on February 23, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Wymore Cemetery in Wymore (Gage County), Nebraska. An additional note on James W Wymore indicates he was not the founder of the City of Wymore. That honor belongs to his cousin.

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