George B McGlasson

BirthApril 5, 1846
DeathMarch 21, 1934
CemeteryCameron (Cameron)
PostBradley (Wood River)
Unit36th Iowa Infantry, Company B

Musician George B McGlasson

Company B, 36th Iowa Infantry

McGlasson was born in Illinois on April 5, 1846. He was residing in Kirkville (Wapello County). Iowa when he enlisted on August 4, 1862 as an 18-year old private. He was mustered on September 3, 1862 and served nearly 3 years before he was mustered out on August 24, 1865 in Arkansas. Iowa records indicate that he was a fifer.

The 36th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Keokuk on October 4, 1862. The unit was assigned to several southern states during the War. The Battle of Mark’s Mill (AK) (April 25, 1864) was the most costly engagement for the unit. Thirty two (32) soldiers were lost, 116 were wounded, and 451 were taken prisoner. The captured soldiers were sent to Tyler, Texas and were imprisoned until March 1865. Iowa records do not indicate that McGlasson was captured.

McGlasson died on March 21, 1934 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Cameron Cemetery in Cameron (Hall County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Bradley Post (#134) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wood River, Nebraska.

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