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Harrison County: Defiance
GPS Coordinates: 41.827724 by -95.344427
Last Soldier Sylvester Pokett
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Private Sylvester Pokett (1849-1943) was the last living soldier of Harrison County. He is buried in nearby Shelby County. This memorial is listed in both counties. 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.