203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Private Levi A. Munger

Private Levi A. Munger was born on May 9, 1839 in Oneida County, NY and died June 20, 1928 in Sumner, IA.

Levi A. Munger entered the Cavalry on October 15, 1861, in Deansville, NY, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on December 8, 1864 in Rochester, NY.

Levi A. Munger is buried at Wilson Grove Cemetery in Sumner, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Information–IWRS Frank Sturdevant Jos F. Gardner Wav. Dem 6/28/1928
Took part in Battle of Winchester Barnetts Ford Antetiam, Parpers Ferry Fredericksburg, Chancelorsville Wilderness and Gettysburg, wounded in hand at Upperville Va.
He and an older brother came to Sumner Bremer Co. Ia in 1857 as pioneers where Levi farmed 400 acres of Prairie ladn at the out break of the Civil war he returned to his N.Y. home where he enliste[d] Took Part in 16 engagements wounded by gun shot–wounded in hand at UpperVille Va. Promoted to Corp after his discharge he came back to his Prairie farm in the late 1864.
In 1898 he sold this farm and for 2 years lived in Fayette county Ia. east of Sumner later bought a 40 acre farm in Sumner Twp. and farmed it until 1909 when he retired and lived in Sumner until his death. Because he was totally blind he lived with his son for a while. Was married at Independence Ia to Mary Fox who was a native of New Jersey Tip Munger as he was a familliary known was a great sportsman-he loved to hunt deer in Northern Minn. and would spend Winter months there with his friends.
His brother Harmon Munger lived died and was buried in Waverly Ia. another brother Albert P. Mumger was a soldier of Co. C. 12 Ial Inf Civil War.
It is said that he took part in 38 battles. He was the last bremer county surivor of the Battle of Gettysburg. Since there is no active G.A.R. Post in Sumner at this time-the funeral was honored by a deligation of the American Legion as escort.