John G Snook

BirthAug. 9, 1841
DeathAug. 4, 1908
CemeteryElm Creek (Elm Creek)
PostPickett (Kimball)
Unit9th Iowa Cavalry, Company I

Corporal John G Snook

Company B, 19th Iowa Infantry

Company I, 9th Iowa Cavalry

Snook was born in Richland County, Ohio on August 9, 1841. He was living in Fairfield (Jefferson County), Iowa when he enlisted in the 19th Iowa Infantry on August 9, 1862. He was mustered on August 18, 1862 and served about 7 months. He was discharged on March 8, 1863 at Springfield, Missouri due to disability.

Snook re-entered the Union Army as a member of Company I of the 9th Iowa Cavalry. He enlisted on November 7, 1863 and was mustered on August 15, 1863. He served about 28 months and was mustered out on March 15, 1866 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Snook received multiple promotions within the corporal rank during 1864 and 1865. His final promotion occurred on September 21, 1865 to the rank of 3rd corporal.

The 9th Iowa Cavalry was organized and mustered at Davenport, Iowa on November 30, 1863. During Snook’s enlistment the regiment was involved in the pursuit of Confederate General Sterling Price from November 4 to November 18, 1864. Price, along with 13,000 Confederates soldiers, attempted to regain Missouri from Union forces. In addition, the regiment pursued deserters and criminals. The most notable was William Quantrill the invader of Lawrence, Kansas in 1863.

Snook died on August 4, 1908 at the age of 66 years. He is buried in the Elm Creek Cemetery in Elm Creek (Buffalo County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Pickett Post (#221) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Kimball, Nebraska.

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