John W Tottersman

DeathApril 8, 1908
PostSedgwick (Kearney)

Private John W Tottersman

Company A, 1st Indiana Cavalry

Tottersman (also spelled Tortersman) was born in Indiana in 1840. He was residing in Verderburg County, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 20, 1861. He served over 3 years and was mustered out on September 12, 1864 at Indianapolis.

The 1st Indiana Cavalry was organized and mustered at Evansville, Indiana on August 20, 1861. During Tottersman’s enlistment, the unit was assigned to duties in several southern states including Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi.

Tottersman died on April 8, 1908. He is buried in the Kearney Cemetery in Kearney (Buffalo County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of Gavitt Post (#299) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Kearney. He was also a member of the Sedgwick Post (#1) of the GAR in Kearney. The Gavitt Post was named for Major John S Gavitt of the 1st Indiana Cavalry. Smith was killed at Fredericktown, Missouri in 1861 and Private Tottersman served under his command.

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