|Birth||Oct. 29, 1841|
|Death||Oct. 25, 1931|
|Post||Baldwin (St Joe)|
|Unit||1st Iowa Cavalry, Company C|
Sergeant William H Hendricks
Company C, 1st Iowa Cavalry
Hendricks was born in Burlington (Des Moines County), Iowa on October 29, 1841. He was living in West Point (Lee County), Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 28, 1862. Hendricks re-enlisted on February 22, 1864 and served nearly 3 ½ years with the regiment. He received 2 promotions during his tour of duty. Hendricks was promoted to 4th sergeant on September 9, 1864 and to 3rd sergeant in April 1865. He was mustered out on February 15, 1866 at Austin, Texas.
The 1st Iowa Cavalry was organized at Burlington in August and September 1861. During Hendrick’s enlistment, the unit was assigned to duties in Arkansas and Missouri. The regiment fought at the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) on April 30, 1864. The unit was sent to Texas in the fall of 1865 and stayed at that location until it was mustered out in February 1866.
Hendricks died on October 25, 1931 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Phillips Cemetery in Phillips (Hamilton County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Baldwin Post (#167) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). In addition, he was a member of the Smith Post (#65) of the GAR in St Joe, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.