|Birth||Oct. 30, 1839|
|Death||Aug. 7, 1929|
|Unit||2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, Company G|
Private Jonathan A Dorning
Company G, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry
Dorning was born on October 30, 1839. He was residing in Yorkville (Racine County), Wisconsin he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 29, 1861. Dorning was a bugler with the unit. He served about 44 months and was mustered out on July 29, 1865.
The 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry was organized at Milwaukee between December 30, 1861 and March 10, 1862. The unit saw duty in several southern states and was part of the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 13-July 4, 1863).
Dorning died on August 7, 1929 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Firth Cemetery in Firth (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Dorning was the last member of the Monitor Post (#184) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Cortland, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Wyman Post (#101) in Firth and the Hatch Post (#304) of the GAR in Whitney.
Doc – Dorning(2WISC).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.