PLATTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA VETERANS
NOTE: A special thanks to Mike Korgie for his assistance in developing this page by providing many links and complete files for my use.
- Military History – Chapter XIV, Past and Present of Platte County, G.W. Phillips, 1915 – special thanks to Ted and Carole Miller for providing the online history.
- 1865-1877 Pawnee Scouts – Organized at Columbus, Nebraska, January 13, 1865 by Major Frank North. “During the Sioux and Cheyenne wars on the Nebraska frontier, from 1864 to 1877, these brave Indians, by their courage and vigilance, defended our border, saving the lives of hundreds of settlers. In all the campaigns the Pawnee scouts were at the front.”
- 1874-1936 Civil War Veterans Deaths
- Pensioners as published in the Columbus Journal, February 6, 1884
- Soldiers as published in the Columbus Journal, June 15, 1887
- 1890 Veterans -
Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union
Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Taken from
federal microfilm series M123, roll 37. Special thanks to Ted and Carole Miller for providing this information.
1893 Nebraska Census of Civil War Veterans (offsite)
- Civil War Soldiers' Monument erected in Frankfort Square in Columbus
- 1864-1969 Veterans Deaths of the Mexican, Indian and Spanish American Wars and peace-time
- 1896-1899 Company K, First Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Infantry – Known as the “Whitmoyer Rifles,” Company K of Columbus was organized on the 3rd day of June, 1896, by J.N. Killian, its first Captain. The unit was named in honor of Colonel M. Whitmoyer, a popular and well-known lawyer, a veteran of the late (Civil) war, and a friend of the soldier boys.
- 1898-1899 Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. Company K “Whitmoyer Rifles” was mustered into Federal Service on April 27, 1898 and arrived in the Philippine Islands in August, 1898.
- 1900-1908 Company K, First Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Infantry - Known as the "Evans Rifles." Mustered in at Columbus, Nebraska on February 14, 1900. Named after Dr. Carroll D. Evans, Sr.
- Co. K Payroll - Pay roster for service while training at Camp Robert W. Fomas near Lincoln, Nebraska, August 1-17, 1907
- 1916 Mexican Border - Over 2,100 Nebraska national guardsmen were sent to the Mexican border in June 1916 after Pancho Villa raided Columbus, New Mexico. While U.S. troops pursued Villa into Mexico, the Nebraska soldiers remained at Camp Llano Grande, Texas, until February, 1917. This included Platte County guardsmen from Humphrey and Lindsay, serving with Company H, 4th Infantry Regiment, Nebraska National Guard (located in Madison).
- 1917 World War I Draft List for Platte County.
- Explanation of 1917 Draft from Garden County News, July 20, 1917.
- 1918-1977 World War I Veterans Death - The (*) denotes death while on active military duty.
- 1924-1940 Collection Company 130, 110th Medical Regiment, Nebraska National Guard. Organized in Columbus on June 8, 1924 under the command of Captain James North Evans.
- 1924 Charter Members Collection Company 130 - 110th Medical Regiment - Nebraska (pdf file)
- 1930 Camp Ashland Picture – Collection Company 130 from Columbus while training at Camp Ashland, August 4-18, 1930.
- 1940 Activation Roster - The full roster for the Columbus company at the time of the Presidential Order activating the National Guard in preparation for entry in World War II - November 30, 1940
- 1941-1945 110th Medical Battalion Unit History This website was created by Phil Cohen based on "an account of events as told by his father, Leon B. Cohen, several other members of Company A, 110th Medical Battalion and documented from several further sources.
- 1942-1977 World War II Veterans Deaths - The (*) denotes death while on active military duty.
- 1944-1945 World War II Casualties reported in the Columbus Telegram. Killed in action and wounded soldiers from Nebraska.
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