Francis M Thornburg

BirthJune 22, 1847
DeathMarch 29, 1936
CemeterySteele (Falls City)
PostVeterans (Falls City)
Unit11th Ohio Cavalry, Company G

Corporal Francis Marion Thornburg

Company G, 11th Ohio Cavalry

Thornburg was born in Hillsboro (Highland County), Ohio on June 22, 1847. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on July 20, 1863. Thornburg enlisted as a 16-year old private and was promoted to corporal on July 1, 1864. He served 3 years and was mustered out on July 21, 1866 at Fort Laramie, Wyoming Territory.

A battalion was organized at Camp Denison and Camp Chase, Ohio between June 26 and July 1, 1863. The designation of the unit was changed to the 11th Ohio Cavalry in July, 1863. It was assigned to the Nebraska Territory and performed operations against Indians between August 11 and November 28, 1864. The entire regiment was mustered out on July 14, 1866.

Military records indicate that Thornburg used his middle name “Marion” as his first name. Burial records indicate he was known by “Francis”. He died on March 29, 1936 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Steele Cemetery in Falls City (Richardson County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Veteran Post (#84) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Falls City.

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