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John Thomas McCracken
John Thomas McCracken was born in 1840 in Orange County, Indiana. He was 22 years old and a resident of Tipton, Iowa when he enlisted on August 8, 1962 as a Corporal into Company C, 24th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was mustered into federal service on August 29, 1962. On December 26, 1862, he was made a drummer. He was mustered out of service on July 17, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia. Following the war he joined the Beloit Post #147 of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Kansas. He was buried in Beloit, Kansas.
Information and pictures provided by John Thomas McCracken's great granddaughter, Debera McCracken Tredennick.
John T. McCracken
(Left - during the War; Right after the War as GAR Member)