Cyrus Garwood

BirthNov. 22, 1845
DeathNov. 10, 1924
CemeteryRidge (Fremont)
PostGarland (Doty)
Unit8th Iowa Cavalry, Company I

Private Cyrus Garwood

Company I, 8th Iowa Cavalry

Garwood was born in Ohio on November 22, 1845. He was residing in Marietta (Marshall County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 24, 1863. Garwood was mustered on August 27, 1863 and served about 21 months. He was mustered out on May 29, 1865 at Clinton, Iowa.

The 8th Iowa Cavalry was organized at Davenport, Iowa on September 30, 1863. The regiment was assigned to the Atlanta (GA) Campaign from May to September 1864. On July 30, 1864 the outfit suffered significant casualties at the Battle of Newman (GA). The regiment lost 5 soldiers, 20 were wounded, and 269 were captured. Private Garwood was one of the captured soldiers. He was sent to the Andersonville Prison in Georgia and was released via an prisoner parole. Iowa records and Andersonville Prison do not reflect the date of release for Private Garwood.

Garwood died on November 10, 1924. He is buried in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont (Dodge County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Garland Post (#210) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Garwood, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the McPherson Post (#4) (Fremont) and the Lennox Post (#39) (Atkinson) of the GAR.

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