Friday, August 09, 2013

Joseph O. H. Spinney, 9th., Illinois Cavalry.

Joseph O. H. Spinney.

Birth: 1837.
Death: Aug. 20, 1916.

Wife, Julia Bevier Spinney 1847-1924.

Burial: Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Story County, Iowa.

Illinois Ninth Cavalry Regimental History.
Joseph O. H. Spinney enlisted from Bradford, October 14, 1861, in company K., of the ninth Illinois cavalry. 
January 1, 1864, he re-enlisted as a veteran and was appointed Sergeant, and late was promoted First Sergeant of his company, in which position he served well and faithfully until he was again promoted to First Lieutenant, September 23, 1864.
On the promotion of Captain Clark to a majorship Lieutenant Spinney received his commission as Captain, remaining with the company until the final muster out at Selma, Ala., October 31, 1865. 
Captain Spinney was one of the true and tried, who by his bravery and fine soldierly qualities won his way upward, and also gained the respect and esteem of both officers and men.  His genial, hearty speech and manner made him a general favorite.
His address, May, 1888, is Massena, Iowa.

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