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David S. Spicer
Farrier David S. Spicer, Co. E, 4th Iowa Cavalry, died 18 June 1894; 64.2 years of age.

David S. Spicer enlisted as a Private on 18Sept1861 at 32 years of age.
He was mustered into Company E, 04th Iowa Cavalry and served more than 46 months, 18Sept1961 to 08Aug1865.

While David S. Spicer was in service, the 4th IOWA CAV was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Jackson, Miss., 14 May 1863
  • Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., 18 May - 04 July 1863
  • Brice's Cross Roads, Miss., 10 July 1864
  • Tupelo, Miss., 14 - 15 July 1864
  • Selma, Ala., 02 April 1865; part of Wilson's Raid in Alabama and Georgia
  • Columbus, Ga., 16 April 1865; also, part of Wilson's Raid in Alabama and Georgia
    Note: the Battle of Columbus, Georgia, on Easter Sunday, 16 April 1865, is considered to be the last battle of the American Civil War by some historians.

    David S. Spicer was promoted to Farrier on 01 Oct 1863 and re-enlisted on 14Dec1863.

    David S. Spicer was mustered out on 08 Aug 1865 at Atlanta, Georgia, and discharged at Davenport, Iowa on 24 August 1865.

  • David S. Spicer and my great-grandfather, SGT. James R. Box, Company D, 14th Regiment, Texas Calvary, were opposing combatants in [Union] Maj. Gen. U.S. Grant's Operations against Vicksburg, Miss.,
  • I had the pleasure to visit the site of the Battle of Columbus and the priviledge to work in the historic Linwood Cemetery there in Feb 2003.

  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories

    Additionally information regarding David S. Spice can be found in his Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.

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