David C Work

DeathJuly 6, 1933
CemeteryFairbury (Fairbury)
PostSeward (Seward)
Unit28th Iowa Infantry, Company K

Corporal David C Work

Company K, 28th Iowa Infantry

Work was born in Ohio in March of 1841. He was residing in Newton (Jasper County), Iowa when he enlisted on January 5, 1864. Work was mustered on January 19, 1864 and served about 18 months. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to 8th corporal on November 1, 1864. He was discharged on July 31, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

The 28th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Iowa City on October 10, 1862. During Work’s enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) (August 7-November 28, 1864).

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 59 wounded, and 24 captured.

Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 9 killed, 74 wounded, and 12 captured. Work was one of the wounded soldiers. Civil War records indicate that he was “wounded slightly”.

Work died July 6, 1933 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury (Jefferson County), Nebraska. Work was a member of the following Nebraska Grand Army of the Republic Posts:

Seward Post (#3) in Seward, Nebraska.

Farragut Post (#25) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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