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Re: Mex. War Veteran

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  • Steven Russell
    Hello, all. Ran across an obit of a 20th. Iowa veteran. Note his Mexican War service. There were a number of Mex. War veterans who served in the civil war.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2003
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      Hello, all. Ran across an obit of a 20th. Iowa veteran. Note his Mexican War service. There were a number of Mex. War veterans who served in the civil war. However, this is the first one I have found in the 20th. Iowa.
       
                                DEATH OF CAPT. G. A. GRAY
       
            Capt. George A. Gray died at his home in Marion last Friday afternoon. The Captain (of Co. H.) had been a citizen of Linn County for more than fifty years. He served in the Mexican War and made the long march from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico under General Winfield Scott. He served in the 6th. and 20th. Iowa Regiments during the War of the Rebellion and held the rank of Captain in the 20th. Iowa. He served the people as principle of the public schools of this city and as county surveyor. His profession was the law. He was also a member of the Odd Fellows, the Masonic Fraternity, and the GAR Post. The funeral services were held at the Congregational Church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In his death, Marion lost one of its best citizens.


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