William R Macy

BirthJuly 12, 1838
DeathAug. 1, 1931
CemeteryCarleton (Carleton)
PostOrd (Carleton)
Unit19th Iowa Infantry, Company K

Private William R Macy

Company K, 19th Iowa Infantry

Macy was born in Ohio on July 12, 1838. He was living in Mount Pleasant (Henry County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on July 22, 1862. He was mustered on August 22, 1862 and served a little less than 3 years. He was mustered out on July 10, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 19th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Keokuk on August 25, 1862. On December 7, 1862 the regiment fought in the Battle of Prairie Grove in Arkansas. The unit suffered heavy casualties with 44 killed, 149 wounded, and 2 captured. Private Macy was severely wounded during the battle. Macy’s recovery time and his return date to the regiment was not available.

Macy died on August 1, 1931 at the age of 93 years. He is buried in the Carleton Cemetery in Carleton (Thayer County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Ord Post (#168) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Carleton. In addition, he was a member of the Webb Post (#17) of the GAR in Hebron, Nebraska.

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