203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Musician Elias B. White

Musician Elias B. White was born on May 16, 1836 in New York and died January 25, 1924 in Waverly, IA.

Elias B. White entered the Infantry on March 31, 1864, in Belvidere, IL, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Musician before being discharged on July 3, 1865 in Springfield, IL.

Elias B. White is buried at Andrews Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Prisoner of War: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Took part in battles of Shiloh Gettysburg Harpers Ferry Lookout Mount – Alatoona an others. Born May 16, 1836 New York came to Ill in his teens in the early fifties enlisted in Belvidere Ill May 24 1861 in Co. B. 15th Ill and two weeks later transferred to the Regimental Band. Discharged from Co. B. April 1862 at Pittsburg Penn after a brief visit home re-enlisted May 1 1862 at Belvidere Ill as drum major in the 65 Ill Inf. serving until Jan 4 1864. He again re-enlisted March 31 1864 at Springfield Ill. In his old Reg. Co. B. 15 Ill and discharged at Springfield July 3-1865. Besides participating in major battles previously named he was in many skirmishes as well as on the March to the Sea with Sherman was taken Prisoner at Harpers Ferry and at Ackworth Ga. Oct. 1864 was confined in Andersonville until April 28, 1865 returning to Belvidere, Ill. He was married to Fidelia Tobbs in 1870 in 1873 he came to Bremer Co. Ia and farmed in LaFayette Twp where Mrs. White died in 1887 Mr. White made his home with his daughter Mrs Hinmon Waverly, Ia until his death. Mr. White was one of four brothers in service all drummers. He served fifty months under the flag of his country. Peter-James-Henry and Gilman Peter lived at Waverly James At Marshalltown, Henry at Rockwell, Ia. and Gilman of Ray S.D.