Josephus V Carnes

DeathDec. 20, 1934
CemeteryGreenwood (Greenwood)
PostMission Ridge (Greenwood)
Unit29th Iowa Infantry, Company B

Corporal Josephus V. Carnes

Company B, 29th Iowa Infantry

Carnes was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky in April, 1837. Along with his parents, he moved to Bloomington, Illinois and then to Glenwood, Iowa. At the age of 19, he moved to California and stayed for 3 years before returning to Glenwood. He enlisted into the 29th Iowa Infantry on August 12, 1862. Carnes was mustered into the unit on November 15, 1862. He served about 33 months and was mustered out on August 10, 1865 at New Orleans. He entered as a private and was promoted to 8th corporal on July 9, 1864 and received another promotion to 7th corporal on December 6, 1864.

The 29th Iowa Infantry was organized at Camp Dodge (Council Bluffs), Iowa on December 1, 1862. During Carnes’ enlistment, the 29th Iowa Infantry was involved in several major campaigns and battles. Some of them include:

Capture of Little Rock (AK) (September 10, 1863).

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864).

Occupation of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).

Carnes was wounded at the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry on April 30, 1864.

After the War, he moved his family to Louisville, Nebraska and then to Greenwood. He moved to Lincoln in 1914. Josephus V. Carnes died on December 20, 1934 at the age of 97 years. He was a member of Farragut Post (#25) in Lincoln and the Mission Post (#149) in Greenwood of the Grand Army of the Republic. At the time of his death, Carnes was one of the last members of the Greenwood Post.

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