John Ingham

DeathAug. 27, 1868
CemeteryPawnee City (Pawnee City)
PostIngham (Pawnee City)
Unit105th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company C

Private John Ingham

Company C, 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Company C, 105th Pennsylvania Infantry

Ingham was born in Preston, England in 1845. The military records for Ingham are sketchy. Initially, he served in the 2nd United States Sharpshooters. His date of enlistment was not available. Company C was organized in Pennsylvania on October 4, 1861. The unit fought in the Battle of Antietam (VA) (September 16-17, 1862) and Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863).

Pennsylvania records indicate that Ingham transferred to the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry on March 10, 1864. He was wounded on May 6, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness (VA). His date of discharge from this unit was not available.

Ingham died on August 27, 1868. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. The Ingham Post (#95) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pawnee City is named for him. He was one of the earliest Civil War veterans to die and be buried in Nebraska.

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