Wilber M Greene

BirthJune 20, 1845
DeathSept. 12, 1936
CemeteryHillside (North Loup)
PostLombard (North Loup)
Unit1st Wisconsin Cavalry, Company E

Private Wilber M. Greene

Company E, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry

Greene was born in Allegany County, New York on June 20, 1845. He was residing in Germantown (Washington County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered on November 1, 1864. Greene served about 7 months and was mustered out July 19, 1865. Some Civil War sources use his middle name (Maxon) as his first name.

Greene joined the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on May 10, 1865 at Irwinsville, Georgia.

He died on September 12, 1936 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Hillside Cemetery in North Loup (Valley County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Lombard Post (#57) of the Grand Army of the Republic in North Loup.

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