Henry B Straw

BirthAug. 13, 1842
CemeteryWyuka (Nebraska City)
PostMcPherson (Fremont)
Unit7th Wisconsin Lt Artillery

Private Henry B Straw

Company I, 29th Wisconsin Infantry

7th Wisconsin Light Artillery

Straw was born on August 13, 1842. He was residing in Rubicon (Dodge County) when he enlisted and was mustered in the 29th Wisconsin Infantry on August 14, 1862. He served about 9 months and was discharged for disability on May 22, 1863.

Straw re-entered the Union Army as a member of the 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery. He was enlisted and was mustered on March 24, 1863. He served about 16 months and was mustered out on July 20, 1865. During Straw’s enlistment, the unit was assigned to Tennessee and was part of the repulse of General Forest’s attack on Memphis, Tennessee.

Straw died on January 31, 1916 at the age of 73 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City (Otoe County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the McPherson Post (#4) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Fremont. In addition, he was a charter member of the Wilson Post (#331) of the GAR in Nebraska City.

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