Private Frank M. Tyrrell

Private Frank M. Tyrrell was born on May 30, 1840 in Rochester, NY and died April 8, 1909 in San Jose, CA.

Frank M. Tyrrell entered the Infantry on May 21, 1861, in Cedar Falls, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on 1864 in .

Frank M. Tyrrell is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Prisoner of War: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Taken prisoner April 6. 1862 Shiloh Tenn no further record re-enlisted Dec. 17, 1863
Was living in Wavery at tiie of enlistment and one of 17 boys to go to Cedar Falls and enlist the first unit to leave Bremer Co. and were not credited to this Co. in the records but given to Black Hawk Co.

Was wounded in shoulder and arm at Shilok captured and for many months in Rebel prison and finally exchanded and went back to Co. dis in 1864.
Born in Rochester NY helped build Weland Canal came to Bremer Co. Ia. 1853 married Myra Brown of Reno Kan and to them born a son who died young a daughter lives in Calif.
Frank as he was called liked his brother Chas was an early day printer in Wavery moved to San Jose Caluf where he died and buried at Waverly the wife died many years ago.

He enlisted at Cedar Falls, Ia. and was one of the first 17 boys from Waverly to enlist in The Civil War on May 21, 1863. He was captured at the Battle of Shiloh on Apr. 6, 1862 and served at Rebel Prison. He was returned to Union lines and reenlisted on December 17, 1863. He was wounded in the arm at Shiloh and was discharged in 1864. He maried Myra Brown in November 1873 and they had a son who died young and a daughter who later lived in Calif. Frank as he was known was the son of Lt. Edward Tyrrell of Co. G 9 Iowa Infantry who was one of the first Bremer County officers to be killed in service. His death occurred at Vicksburg, Miss. on May 22, 1863. Frank was an early day printer as were his two brothers C.W. and Will Tyrrell who edited the Waverly Republican for many years.