Sgt. John Deck
From Roster: H Deck, John Serg. 28 01/01/62 3 01/01/62 Enlisted 01/19/65 Mustered out
From POW list: Deck, John Sergeant OH Inf, 48th H E 4/8/1864 Mansfield, LA
From the Biography of his son William Deck of Vinita, Co. Oklahoma.
p. 281 in History of the State of Oklahoma v. II, by Luther B. Hill, The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, NY, 1910/
Sergeant John Deck
Born in 1833, John Deck grew to manhood in his native [Clinton] County [Ohio], being reared to agricultural persuits. During the Civil War he inlisted in Company H, Forty-Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served under General Grant in his campaigns west of the Mississippi River*. Taken Prisoner at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he was confined a few months at Tyler, Texas**, after which he was exchanged and rejoind his regiment, with which he remained until being mustered out in 1865. He subsequently removed his family to Jasper county, Missouri and is now living retired from active business at Sarcoxie, Missouri.
* The Campaigns were mostly East of the Mississippi.
** John Deck was captured at Mansfield, LA, not Baton Rouge.