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Shelby County: Defiance
GPS Coordinates: 41.827724 by -95.344427

Last Soldier Sylvester Pokett
Private Sylvester Pokett (1849-1943) was the last living soldier of Harrison County. He is buried in nearby Shelby County. He served in Company C, 1st Nebraska Cavalry. On April 29, 2018, members of Kinsman Camp #23 held a ceremony and placed a plaque to honor Private Pokett. This is at the Union Township Cemetery on the west side of Defiance at 5th Street and 7th Avenue. Thanks to Linda Linn for photos and information and to Dan Rittel for information.

Last Soldier Sylvester Pokett Last Soldier Sylvester Pokett

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