John G Wilhelm

BirthFeb. 10, 1847
DeathOct. 5, 1930
CemeteryRosewood (Palmyra)
Unit1st Nebraska Cavalry, Company H

Private John G Wilhelm

Company B, 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry

Company H, 1st Nebraska Cavalry

Wilhelm was born in Wisconsin on February 10, 1847. He was residing in Omaha (Douglas County), Nebraska when he enlisted and mustered in the 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry on January 12, 1865. Wilhelm served about 6 months before transferring to the 1st Nebraska Cavalry on July 10, 1865. He served an additional year before he was discharged on July 1, 1866.

The 1st Battalion, Nebraska Cavalry was organized at Omaha between January and August 1864. The outfit saw duty in the Nebraska Territory and Colorado. It performed duties against Indians and guarded overland mail routes. The unit consolidated with the 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry on July 10, 1865.

The 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry performed duties in Colorado and the Nebraska Territory. Its’ duties were similar to those of the 1st Battalion. The unit was mustered out on July 1, 1866.

Wilhelm died on October 5, 1930 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Rosewood Hill Cemetery in Palmyra (Otoe County), Nebraska.

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