|Birth||April 23, 1837|
|Death||Feb. 22, 1927|
|Unit||26th Wisconsin Infantry, Company F|
Private Ignac Skala
Company F, 26th Wisconsin Infantry
Ignac Skala was born in the Czech Republic on April 23, 1837. He was living in Mishicot (Matitowoc County), Wisconsin when he enlisted in the 26th Wisconsin Infantry. Wisconsin records list him as “John F Skala”. The Civil War Research Service and “Find-a-Grave” list him as “Friedrich Skala”. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 18, 1862.
The Sons of the Union Veterans indicate that Skala was wounded in the early part of the Civil War. The date and the battle could not be confirmed from other sources. Skala was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on October 3, 1863 which indicates that he was wounded. The VRC was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or suffering from disease. The members of the VRC were assigned to “light duty” and able-bodied men were sent to the front-lines. Skala served with the VRC until July 3, 1865.
He died on February 22, 1927 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Dodge (Dodge County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Allen Post (#326) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Dodge.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.