About Leut. Ira P. Nye
In 1862, he enlisted in Company H, twenty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and accompanied the regiment, taking part in all its engagements with the enemy until March, 1863, when he was taken prisoner and confined in Libby prison until exchanged, the latter part of May of that year. Upon the re-organization of his regiment, he was upon detached duty until the close of the war, when he was mustered out at Milwaukee, Wis., July, 1865, with the rank of First Lieutenant. Mr. Nye was admitted to the bar of this county in April, 1875, and later to that of the United States Supreme Court. He was the first Mayor of Eureka upon its organization as a city of the third class in 1871, and was elected to the Legislature in 1872.
•Military Service: BET 1861 AND 1865 1st Lieutenant in the War of the Rebellion (Civil War) with the Army of the Cumberland, Company B, 22nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and a prisoner in Libby Prison in 1863, in 1864 Assistant Topograh ical Engineer at General Thomas' headquarters.
•Reference Number: 30394