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Sgt Joshua J. Bender
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1844
Death: Aug. 28, 1921
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA

Born June 15, 1844, Columbia County, Pennsylvania. Sergeant, Cos. B and H, 14th Iowa Infantry, War of the Rebellion. Enlisted October 16, 1861, resident of Madison Township, Jones County, Iowa. Missing in action at Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 1862. Re-enlisted December 1, 1863, discharged August 8, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa. Blacksmith, Wyoming, Iowa. Married Luella Arnold in 1864, two children were born to their marriage: Celiny and Harman, Luella died in 1870. Married Anna E. Bender in 1871, they had one child: Laura.
Provided by k bonnett:
Civil War Veteran
Co H 14th Iowa Infantry
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From military records:
Bender, Joshua.Age 18.
Residence Madison,Ia.
Nativity Pennsylvania.
Enlisted Oct.16, 1861.
Mustered Nov. 6, 1861.
Missing in action April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn.
POW/paroled via prisoner exchange
Promoted Corporal April 1, 1863.
Re-enlisted Dec. 1, 1863.
Promoted Sergeant Nov. 15, 1864;
Discharged Aug. 8, 1865, end term of service, Davenport, Iowa.
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Based on enlistment, his service included battles of Ft Henry,Tn(Feb 6), Ft Donelson,Tn(Feb 16) and Shiloh,TN(Apr 6-7, 1862). The 8th, 12th & 14th Iowa comprised 4/5ths of the troops in "The Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. They held their ground for 10 hours against attack after attack
allowing the Union time to bring reinforcements to rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. Finally surrounded by 10 times their number and out of ammunition they had no choice but to throw down their arms and surrender only to see many of their number shot down with their arms in
the air. The majority of all three regiments were captured. The enlisted men were sent to various prisons in Alabama & Georgia suffering great privation. They were paroled and exchanged at various times in 1862. In 1863, the 14th was reunited and reorganized at Davenport,IA.
Duty at Cairo,IL until Jan 1864. Participated in the Red River Campaign Mar 10 – May 22 1864. This included Ft DeRussey, Battle of Pleasant Hill, Cane River Crossing, Occupation of Alexandria, Mansura. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price Sep 17 –Oct 25. Most
unit members recruited in 1861 mustered out Nov 16 1864. However, newer recruits and some veterans were consolidated to two companies and assigned duty at Springfield,IL til Aug 1865. (Info from "The Union
Army" published 1908)
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jacob Bender (1801 - 1873)
  Mary Pealer Bender (1808 - 1890)
 
 Spouses:
  Luella M Arnold Bender (1850 - 1870)*
  Ann E Richardson Bender (1840 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Salina Bender Clothier (1866 - 1950)*
  Hiram J. Bender (1867 - 1950)*
  Elvira E Bender (1868 - 1869)*
  Laura E. Bender Brandsma (1876 - 1961)*
  Adelbert Bender (1878 - 1879)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Bender Crawford (1827 - 1907)*
  Sarah Ann Bender McCalmant (1830 - 1901)*
  Catherine Bender Countryman (1832 - 1901)*
  John Bender (1835 - 1917)**
  Isaac Bender (1839 - 1868)*
  Joshua J. Bender (1844 - 1921)
  Joseph Clinton Bender (1847 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Wyoming Cemetery
Wyoming
Jones County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Ken Wright
Record added: Feb 24, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18038047
Sgt Joshua J. Bender
Added by: Ken Wright
 
Sgt Joshua J. Bender
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