Isaac V. Cornish

BirthSept. 28, 1836
DeathSept. 16, 1932
CemeterySpringfield (Springfield)
PostKirkwood (Springfield)
Unit2nd Nebraska Cavalry, Company K

Corporal Isaac V. Cornish

Company K, 2nd Nebraska Cavalry

Cornish was born in New York State on September 28, 1836. He was living in Omaha when he enlisted on November 15, 1862. He was mustered on January 22, 1863 and served about 11 months. Corporal Cornish mustered out of the regiment on December 23, 1863. He enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal on March 26, 1863.

The 2nd Nebraska Cavalry was organized in the fall of 1862. The original purpose was to protect the Nebraska Territory from Indian uprising. It was assigned to the Great Sioux Campaign of 1863 in the Dakota Territory. The unit fought at the Battle of Whitestone Hill in present-day Dickey County, North Dakota on September 3, 1863. The regiment lost 6 soldiers during 2 days of fighting during the Battle.

Cornish died on September 16, 1932 at the age of 95 years. He is buried in the Springfield Cemetery in Springfield (Sarpy County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Kirkwood Post (#106) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Springfield.

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