|Birth||July 24, 1845|
|Death||March 27, 1928|
|Unit||11th Iowa Infantry. Company F|
Private Jason C Sparks
Company F, 11th Iowa Infantry
Sparks was born in Indiana on July 24, 1845. He was living in LeGrand (Marshall and Tama Counties), Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on March 31, 1864. Sparks served about 15 months. He was mustered out of the unit on July 15, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Sparks joined the regiment during the last part of the Civil War. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864). The regimental losses on July 22, 1864 were 16 killed, 78 wounded, 34 were captured, and 21 were reported missing.
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (January-April, 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Sparks died on March 27, 1928. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney (Cheyenne County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Chickamauga Post (#232) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lodgepole, Nebraska.
Doc – Sparks(11IOWA).doc
Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.