Corporal Nathan H. Larkin

Corporal Nathan H. Larkin was born on May 20, 1842 in Brookfield, NY and died March 8, 1908 in Plainfield, IA.

Nathan H. Larkin entered the Infantry on August 17, 1861, in Elgin, IL, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged on July 24, 1865 in .

Nathan H. Larkin is buried at Willow Lawn Cemetery in Plainfield, Iowa and can be located at 42° 50.539' N 092° 32.359' W

  • Prisoner of War: Yes

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Served 3 years capture and spent 9 mon in Andersonville prison – released. Re-enlisted in 1863 in Co. K 15 Ill Cav. to end of war. Born in Brookfield – Madiscon Co. N.Y. 5-20-1842 came to Elgin, Ill in 1859. Married at Elgin, Ill 3-5-1867 to Marish L. Aldrich – 6 children born to them – Mattie dying at Grand Rapids Wis on 5-25-1905. Ene first in Co. B. 36 Ill Inf and was in battle of Pea Ridge transferred to Army of Mississippi, then to the Army of the Cumberland. Was at Look Out Mt. at one time was an orderly to Gen. Thomas was with Sherman March to sea – was captured and spent 9 mon in Andersonville prison was realed in 1864 then re-enlisted again in 1864 in Co. K 15 Ill Cav. serving to close of war. Came to a farm 3 miles west of Plainfield in 1871. He was a large man weighing about 280 lbs. Was state Senator on the Rep. ticket – a prominant Mason having joined the fraternity at Elgin, Ill before coming to Iowa. Member of the chapter and helped organize Grand Chapter in Waverly. Was charter member of Capt Wm. Folks Post Just of Peace, Co Supervisor, Cor coronor and prominent in Political circles for years. Electorial Deleg to the national convention from the 3rd district. Died from an illness of cancer on Mar. 8 1908 was survived by widown – 5 children – 3 brothers and 3 sister. Burial in old section of Willow Lawn cemetery at Plainfield by GAR and Masonic fraternities