John F Nyce

BirthApril 7, 1845
DeathFeb. 8, 1935
CemeteryRosedale (Doniphan)
PostHansen (Hansen)
Unit72nd Indiana Infantry, Company A

Private John F Nyce

Company A, 72nd Indiana Infantry

Company A, 44th Indiana Infantry

Nyce (also spelled Noyce) was born in Indiana on April 7, 1845. The 18 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 24, 1863. He served 18 months with the 72nd Indiana and transferred to the 44th Indiana on July 7, 1865. Nyce served an additional 2 months and was mustered out September 14, 1865 at Nashville.

The 72nd Indiana Infantry was organized at Lafayette, Indiana and moved to Indianapolis on August 11, 1862. The unit was mustered on August 16, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and operations. Some of them include:

Capture of Chattanooga (TN) (September 9, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (TN) (September 19-21, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-September 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (August 1-25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (AL/GA) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Nyce died on February 8, 1935 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Rosedale Cemetery in Doniphan (Hall County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Hansen Post (#160) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Hansen, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the GAR in Hastings.

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