|Birth: ||Mar. 16, 1834|
|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1864|
John L. Bashore was born in Pennsylvania and later moved to Centerville, Iowa where in 1860 he became a partner in a general merchantile firm with Jacob Rummel by the name of Rummel and Bashore. A veteran of the Civil War he enlisted as a Lieutenant 1st Class on May 16, 1861 at the age of 27. He was commissioned in Company D, 6th Infantry Regiment Iowa on July 16, 1861. He was promoted to Full Captain on December 11, 1862. He resigned on March 5, 1864. On October 1, 1864, Captain Bashore, along with Captain Josiah M. Woodruff of Knoxville, Iowa, both Deputy United States Provost Marshal's, went to Union Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa for the purpose of arresting three deserters. In the process Bashore and Woodruff were shot and killed by the deserters. The John L. Bashore, Post 122, of the Grand Army of the Republic Post in Centerville was named in his honor.
Catherine B. Russell (1833 - 1912)
Created by: Gary Craver
Record added: Sep 04, 2007
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