James H Case

BirthJuly 13, 1840
DeathDec. 5, 1934
CemeteryHillcrest (Decatur)
PostGranger (Decatur)
Unit4th Iowa Cavalry, Company L

Private James H Case

Company L, 4th Iowa Cavalry

Case was born in Indiana on July 13, 1840. He was living in Monona County, Iowa when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 26, 1863. He served about 19 months and was mustered out of the unit on August 8, 1865 at Atlanta.

During Cases’s enlistment the unit was assigned to several southern states. It fought at the Battle of Westport (MO) on October 23, 1864. During the latter stages of the War, it was engaged in the Battle of Selma (AL) (April 2, 1865) and the capture of Macon (GA) on April 20, 1865.

Case died on December 5, 1934 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Decatur (Burt County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and probably the last member of the Granger Post (#119) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Decatur.

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