Obituary from the Ponca City Daily Courier, 15 January 1908
Was One of the Greybeards. -- John Bacher, the father of E. E. Bacher of this city who died recently at the national soldiers' home at Leavenworth, Kan., at the age of 95 years, was one of the few survivors of the famous "Greybeard" regiment that was organized at Dubuque, Iowa, during the civil war, under an act of congress providing for the formation of such regiment to be composed of men over 45 years old. The regiment was known as the 45th Iowa, and was composed of a thousand man of the required age. John R. May, of this city was a member of the 38th Iowa which was stationed at St. Louis at the time the "Greybeards" arrived there. He says all did not wear beards at the time of enlistment, but did soon after, and it was a fine sight to see the old fellows with their cropped hair and bright blue uniforms and caps on dress parade. He says he visited the regiment several times and it was just like going to a revival meeting, they being quite a religious body and conducting regular services. The most of them were too old for active fighting, but helped to fill up the army quota and made excellent guards.
Frances A Bacher Nyhart (1849 - 1889)*
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