Josiah Miner

BirthSept. 21, 1845
DeathMay 27, 1927
CemeteryApplegate (Saline County)
PostLookout Mountain (Friend)
Unit33rd Iowa Infantry, Company A

Private Josiah Miner

Company A, 33rd Iowa Infantry

Company A, 34th Iowa Infantry

Miner was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana on September 21, 1845. He was living in Marion County, Iowa when he enlisted on February 29, 1864 as an 18 year old private. Miner was mustered on March 12, 1864 and served about 16 months. He transferred to Company A of the 34th Iowa Infantry on July 12, 1865. Miner served 1 month with the new unit and was eventually mustered out on August 15, 1865 at Houston, Texas.

Miner joined the 33rd Iowa Infantry in the latter stages of the Civil War. His regiment was involved in the Battle of Jenkins Ferry (AR) on April 30, 1864. In addition, the regiment was engaged in the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) from March 26 to April 8, 1865.

He died on May 27, 1927 at the age of 81 years. He is buried in the Applegate Cemetery in Friend (Saline County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Lookout Mountain Post (#127) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Friend.

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