Henry D Wehrs

BirthJune 5, 1842
DeathMarch 2, 1926
CemeteryWyuka (Nebraska City)
PostWilson (Nebraska City)
Unit87th Ohio Infantry, Company D

Private Henry D Wehrs

Company D, 87th Ohio Infantry

Wehrs was born in Ohio on June 5, 1842. He enlisted on June 3, 1862 and was mustered on June 10, 1862 as a member of the 85th Ohio Infantry. He was transferred to the 87th Ohio Infantry on June 27, 1862. Wehrs served about 3 months with the second unit. He was mustered out on October 1, 1862 at Camp Delaware, Ohio.

The 87th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase (Columbus), Ohio on June 10, 1862. The unit was organized for 3 months. The regiment was part of the defense of Harper’s Ferry (VA) (September 12-15, 1862. The unit was captured on September 15 by Confederate forces. It was paroled the following day and sent to Annapolis, Maryland. The regiment was mustered out September 20, 1862 at Camp Chase.

Wehrs died on March 2, 1926. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City (Otoe County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Wilson Post (#331) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Nebraska City.

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