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D. - Co. I, 65th Reg. Ind. Vol.
16 Oct 1844 - 4 May 1926
Aishe, Daniel -
Co. F, 19th Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf.
31 Jan 1840 - 30 Nov 1929
Akester, Thomas - Enlisted E Co. 27th Inf
Enlist Date 12 September 1861,Enlist Place IN, Enlist Rank Priv,Served Indiana Enlisted E Co. 27th Inf Reg. IN Daviess County, 22, m, 5-11, Farmer Promoted from Private. Wounded at Chancellorsville--hip. Severely wounded at Gettysburg--gunshot right hip. 12th Corps General Field Hospital Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Satterlee United States Army General Hospital West Philadelphia Pennsylvania. United States Army General Hospital Indianapolis Indiana. Returned to regiment. Wounded at Atlanta 5-28-64. United States Army General Hospital Chattanooga Tennessee. Detached service as carpenter United States Army General Hospital Chattanooga 1864. Mustered out at Atlanta Georgia 9-12-64. Died Daviess County Indiana 5-16-79 Promoted Corporal Application Date: 01 May 1882 Relationship: Widow Name: Emily Akester Number: 264274 Application Date: 10 January 1884 Relationship: Minor Child Name: Hamlet Robinson Number: 311914 State: IN Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana Abbreviation: INRoster Published by Holloway on 1865-66 Regimental History Battles Fought Battle at Cheat Mountain, West Virginia Battle at Mississippi Flotilla on 15 January 1862 Battle at Winchester, Virginia on 24 May 1862 Battle at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on 09 August 1862 Battle at Antietam, Maryland on 17 September 1862 Battle at Chancellorsville, Virginia on 03 May 1863 Battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 03 July 1863 Battle at Resaca, Georgia on 15 May 1864 Battle at Peach Tree Creek,
Contributed byClifford Cross
Akester, Washington - 70th Inf Reg. IN
Union Washington, 21, m, 5-11.5, Farmer
Wounded at Chancellorsville. Detached service brigade Teamster 8-24-64. Veteran volunteer, transferred to 70th Indiana then consolidated with 33rd Indiana Infantry. Mustered out 7-21-65. Died Washington Indiana 7-16-1923. Buried Washington Oak Grove Cemetery
Served Indiana Transfered 70th Inf Reg. IN
Washington Akester Union Army Enlist Date 12 September 1861 Enlist Place IN, Enlist Rank Priv, Enlist Age.
Regimental History Battles Fought Battle at Chattanooga, Tennessee; Battle at Russellville, Alabama on 30 September 1862; Battle at Resaca, Georgia on 14 May 1864 Battle at Resaca, Georgia on 15 May 1864; Battle at Dallas, Georgia on 25 May 1864 Battle at Dallas, Georgia on 27 May 1864; Battle at Dallas, Georgia on 30 May 1864 Battle at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on 14 June 1864; Battle at Big Shanty, Georgia on 15 June 1864 Battle at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on 15 June 1864; Battle at Golgotha, Georgia on 16 June 1864 Battle at Marietta, Georgia on 02 July 1864; Battle at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia on 20 July 1864 Battle at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia on 22 July 1864; Battle at Atlanta, Georgia on 24 July 1864
Claimed Residence in Daviess County Application Date: 30 March 1886 Relationship: Self Number: 567988 06 August 1923 Relationship: Widow Name: Sarah C Akester Number: 1208808 State: IN Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana Abbreviation: INRoster Published by Holloway on 1865-66
Allen, Milton Lycurgus - Company B,27th Indiana
Born 6/15/1843 in Van Buren Township, Daviess Co. IN.He enlisted in the Union Army August 6, 1861, and served in Company B,27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He fought in the battles of Winchester,South Mountain, Balls Bluff, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, the Battle of the Wilderness, Antietam and many others. At the Battle of Antietam he was severely wounded when he went with a party to dynamite Rebel supply depots. He laid on the battle field for three days before being picked up and sent to a hospital in East Philadelphia, where he spent 6 months. After being released from the hospital he was on guard duty at Gettysburg, and was present when Lincoln made his Gettysburg address.
Armes, George Washington - 58th Regiment,
Mustered into the 58th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers on Oct 13, 1861 in Petersburg, Indiana. He was a Private in Company E. He mustered out Jan 25, 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana. His Regiment was assigned to Wood's Division of Buell"s Army, which particapated in the siege of Corinth, Mississippi.
Baird, William H. -
Co. H, 58th Ind. Inf.
1834 - 13 Jan 1902
Baker, William R. -
Co. G, 42nd Ind. Reg.
22 Jun 1834 - 13 May 1925
Bell, George Washington -
Co. K 19th Reg. Ind.; and Co. D 186th Reg. Ohio
9 Jan 1837 - 13 Oct 1913
Thomas Isaac - Co. B, 26th Ind. Inf.
29 Mar 1840 - 13 Mar 1931
Besley, Thomas Oliver - Company G, 42nd Regiment,
Indiana Infantry Volunteers
Born 31 Oct 1840, Wabash County, Illinois; died 23 April 1929, Calhoun, Richland County, Illinois; 5'7 1/2", light complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. Enlisted as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry Volunteers on 10 October 1861 and was honorably discharged at Chattanooga, TN on 31 Dec 1863. Enrolled again as a private in the Veteran Volunteers on 1 Jan 1864, to serve 3 years and was discharged 21 July 1865. Promoted to Corporal 6 Jan 1864, to Sergeant 6 Nov 1864. Granted invalid certificate #565,231 by reason of injury to hand while on duty at Missionary Ridge, TN about 25 Nov 1863.
Bigham, Augustine - E 18 Ind Inf, A 5 V.R.C.
Born 2 May 1835 Altoona, PA; d 25 Jul 1893 Montgomery, Daviess Co, IN.
From Civil War Muster Rolls
Bigham Augustine W. . Corps. 18 Ind. Inf. 1906 Union Pension Application Soldier: Augustine W Bigham Service: E 18 Ind Inf, A 5 V.R.C. Widow: Bigham, Susan M Date of Application: Invalid: 14 Mar 1892, appl#442766, cert#284302, state IN Widow: 5 Aug 1893, appl#580927, cert#392983, state IN
From "Biographies" site: "
Among the affidavits filed in the legal proceedings for the guardianship and pension of Alexander Robertson is testimony of Dr. Augustin W. Bingham, "a resident of Daviess County...who declares that he attended Alexander Robinson deceased, who was a private in Company E of the 18th Regiment during his last sickness. Dr. A.W. Bingham acting assistant surgeon at post at Warsaw, Missouri testifies that the disease was contracted in the line of duty and that deceased was taken sick of erysipelas and sent to hospital where he died."
Contributed by Carol Bogue
Bird, Daniel E. - 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment,
He was born 1849 in Marion County, Kentucky, and died July 21, 1864 in The Civil War, near Nashville, Tenn.. Daniel enlisted in the service In Daviess County, Indiana on Feb. 13, 1864, for a three year term, and died just 5 months and one week later. According to the pension claim papers he died of fever and chronic diarrhea at Cumberland General Hospital, Nashville, it is unknown if the fever was from a wound or an Illness, possibly Typhoid or ?. Daniel Bird was attached to the 42nd Indianainfantry Regiment, Company G He was a Private and died July 21, 1864 at a battle near Nashville, Tenn. He was buried at Nashville National Cemetery in section H, grave number 774. It is not certain if he was not one of the Union soldiers that were later moved back north. Daniel would have been 15 or 16 years old when he died.
Boyd, James S. - Co. E, 27th Ind. Inf.
James S. Boyd, also served with the 27th Ind Inf Co F born about 1840 died Sept 18, 1868. He is also buried at Aikman Creek Cemetery beside his brother John
Contributed by Ron Boyd
Boyd, John B. - Co. E, 27th Ind. Inf.
Served with the 27th Indiana Voluntary Infantry Company E. Born March 10, 1833, died November 13, 1911. Buried at Aikman Creek Cemetery
Contributed by Ron Boyd
Boyd, William C. - Co. E, 27th Ind. Inf.
He was born around 1823 and died Aug 6, 1862 as a POW in Lynchville, VA of typhoid fever. His place of burial is unknown at this time. He was grandfather of Nancy (Boyd) Fitzgerald dob 6-Oct-1892 dod 17-Apr-1977.
Contributed by Ron Boyd and Evelyn Walker
Boyd, William F.
dob no tknown dod 12- Sep-1864 at Andersonville, Ga as a POW. He is buried there. He served in Unit F , 123 Indiana Infantry. His cause of death Anasarca ( or starved to death)
Contributed by Evelyn Walker
Bradford, George H. - E Co. 6th Inf Reg
Claimed Residence in Daviess County. 14 October 1861 Private, Served Indiana Enlisted E Co. 6th Inf Reg. IN. George died disease at Washington, IN on 07 November 1862. George was the son of William and Freelove Osman Bradford, b. 1843 in Daviess County
Bradford, Jabez A. - 7th Inf Reg
Claimed Residence in Daviess County . Was listed, 08 Jan 1864 as a Private, Served Indiana Enlisted U Co. 7th Inf Reg. IN Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Abbreviation: INRoster Published by Holloway on 1865-66. His full name was Jabez Archibald Bradford, the son of William and Freelove (Osmon)Bradford
Contributed by Linda Miller
Bradford, Richard - Co. E., 6th Regiment
Son of John and Frances (Fanny) Bradford,disability on 02 June 1862 died in 1862 at the age of 24 while serving as a Pvt. of Co. E., 6th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. The Bradfords resided in Daviess County.
Brock, Levi Allen- Private, Company I 60th
Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers
Levi Allen Brock was born May 1830 in Lawrence County Indiana. He was the son of Allen Brock. Sometime between 1830 and 1848, Levi moved to Martin County in Indiana. He was married to Margaret Caroline Allen, on June 1, 1848. She was born 1829, and was the daughter of Elihue Allen and Elizabeth Kanah Allen, all of Daviess County. Levi and Margaret Caroline had seven children. They had five sons and two daughters. Elihu Allen Brock, born on August 27th 1849; Virgil S. Brock, born May 11, 1851; Zedekiah Brock, born December 13, 1852 in Lawrence County; Sarah Ann Brock, born September 3, 1854 in Daviess County; Lavina Elizabeth Brock born March 29, 1857 in Martin County; Alexander W. Brock born April 13, 1859 in Daviess County; and John Brock born March 19, 1861 in Daviess county. Levi was a farmer by trade in the early 1860's. Levi and Margaret's farm was situated near the Post Office in Epsom, which is in Bogard Township, Daviess County. He traveled to Washington where he enlisted into the 60th regiment of the Indiana Volunteers on August 24th 1862. Captain George Walters was the recruiting officer. Levi was examined by the regiments surgeon and described to be 6'1" tall, have gray eyes, have brown hair, to be of dark complexion, and entirely sober at the time of enlistment. The 60th Regiment of Company I, was under the command of Captain O. H. P. Ewing and Colonel Richard Owen. The Company was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 10th Division right wing, 13th Corps, Department of the Tennessee. On September 14th, 1862, the Confederate General Bragg near Munfordsville, Kentucky surrounded the Company. After a gallant resistance, the company was captured. In November, the Confederates in a prisoner exchange paroled the 60th Regiment. The companies made their way back to Indianapolis to reorganize. The 60th regiment of Company I, was assigned to General A. J. Smith's 1st Brigade, 10th Division, under Lieutenant General McClernard's 13th Corps, "Army of the Tennessee" under command of General Ulysses S. Grant. The orders that Grant had received from Lincoln in the fall of 1862 were to march south and capture Vicksburg Mississippi. By the middle of May, Grant had surrounded the town and laid Vicksburg in for a long siege. After the fall of Vicksburg, Company I, marched to Jackson and was involved in several skirmishes along the way. They participated in the siege of Jackson, and after the city fell, the company returned to Vicksburg, and then marched to New Orleans. Levi did his best to serve during the remaining part of July and August, but his health continued to deteriorate. He was taken to the Thirteenth Army Convalescent Hospital Carrollton, New Orleans, Louisiana in September. It was there that he died of "chronic diarrhea" on October 16th 1863. Contributed by his 3rd Great Grandson John C. Dana
Bryant, Felix - 37th Regiment
While living in Steele TWP, Daviess Co. IN. was drafted for duty in the Civil War and was enrolled as a Private (Substitute for a man whose name is not recorded). He was mustered into the 37th Regiment at Evansville, IN on 22 Sept 1861 by Captain Hynes. Later he was transferred to Co. "G" 74th Regiment. He was mustered out 9 June 1865 in Washington, D.C. Felix Bryant was born 10 April 1844 in Campbell Co. TN. He married Martha Narcissis King on 12 August 1868 in Macoupin Co. IL. Felix Bryant died 23 Feb. 1921 at the Soldiers Home in Danville, Vermillion Co. IN and is buried in Olive Branch Cemetary, Linton, Greene Co. IN.
Contributed byPatricia Bryant Hammock
Casey, Thomas Walker -
Company B, 27th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
16 Oct 1840 - 8 May 1899
Colbert, Abner Davis - Company I 65th Indiana
Infantry and 163rd Regiment
Contributed by: Karen Bigelow
Colbert, Fielding Sr. - Company D, 24th regiment,
He served in the war against Mexico & later when the Civil War broke out. He enlisted in Company D, 24th regiment, Indiana volunteers. He was a member of the G.A.R
Colvin, John - 52 Infantry Regiment
He enlisted in Company E, 52 Infantry Regiment (Indiana) on 01 April 1864 and mustered out in the same company 10 September 1865 in Montgomery, Alabama. He died in 1928 and is buried at St. Patrick's in Corning.
Contributed by Steve O'Connor
Condra, James - Co. F, 58 Indiana Infantry
10 Mar 1840 - 30 Jan 1915
The following links are provided for verification of his service.
Contributed by Phillip Martin
Cornett, Samuel - 13th Reg. IN, Company G.
He was a Musician and Private it the 13th Reg. IN, Company G. Samuel was on the roll from January 1865 to August 31, 1865. He was mustered out at Goldsboro, NC on Sept. 5, 1865. He was married to Eliza A. Burton. Eliza claimed he contracted disease of the throat and lungs as was discharged. Samuel died near Cornettsville, IN on Mar. 3, 1879. Eliza was paid a pension of $25.00 per month until her death on July 29, 1919.
Contributed by Mary Cornett Hoffman
Cravatt, William -
Co. H, 6th Ind. Inf.
abt 1833 - 14 Aug 1900
Cross, Albert M. - 20th Light Artillery Regiment
Occupation: In 1850 census he listed Wagon Builder as occu. In 1860 he was a farmer.
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 December 1862 Enlisted in 20th Light Artillery Regiment Indiana on 14 December 1862. Mustered out on 28 June 1865 in Indianapolis, IN Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. (INRoster) Published in 1865-66 by Holloway
Cunningham, Marshall M. - B Company 26th Inf.
Marshall died on 9 april 1862 . He was a resident of plainville, Daviess co, Indiana at the time of his death. Marshall enlisted 30 aug 1861. As reported by the adjutant general of the state of Indiana. Marshall M. Cunningham was listed in the 1860 Gibson co, IN census along with wife Nancy (Adams) Cunningham.Also listed were his children: William H., Joseph P., Perry, George and Charles.
Contributed by Janet Sutter
Davies, Moses - 37th Regiment
Moses Davis was drafted to serve in the Civil War while living in Davies County. His residence was Clarks Prairie, which I believe is now the town of Odon. He was mustered into the 37th Regiment on 22 September 1864 at Evansville, IN, by Capt. Hymes. Later he was transferred to the 82nd Regiment - Company I. On 9 June 1865 he was mustered out in Washington D.C. Moses Davis was born in Davidson County, NC, 10 December 183l . He married Elizabeth Jane Shields in Bartholomew County, IN, 23 December 1852. In 1861 they purchased land and moved to Davies County. By 1870 the family was living in Cass Township, Sullivan County, IN. Moses died 13 March 1872 in Sullivan County and is buried in Antioch Cemetery, Cass Township in that county. Contributed by Merlsue
Dellinger, Joseph - 51st Regiment
(1846-1862),From Edwardsport IN.The nephew of William Dellinger, Mustered in Dec 14 1861. Joseph died in Stanford KY Feb 19 1862. He was a member of CO H. Joseph is buried in the Weaver Cemetery in Elmore Twp , Daviess Co IN. The 51st, was stationed in Bardstown KY, until Feb 1862. They marched from Bardstown KY to Nashville TN
Contributed by Jan Dellinger
Dougherty, Allen -
Company E, 6th Indiana Infantry.
3 Jul 1845 - 6 Feb 1917
Company E, 6th Indiana Infantry. Served the Union in the Civil War. Enlisted 29 October 1861 in E Company 6th Regiment of Indiana. Mustered out at Chattanooga, TN on 22 September 1864. Civil War Pension records state "Bogard-Corporal-Company E-6th Indiana-4 children under 16. Wounded in left leg at Lookout Mountain. Ruptured on left side in 1862. Eyes injured by measles.
Contributed by Debra Dougherty Martinsville
Dougherty, Eli -
Company E, 6th Indiana Infantry
25 Apr 1843 - 20 Sept 1918
Company E, 6th Indiana Infantry. Civil War, Union Army, 6 Indiana Infantry, Volunteered on 12 September 1861 mustering in at Washington, Indiana, discharged 22 September 1864 at Indianapolis by reason of Expiration of term of service, mustering out at Chattanooga TN. At enlistment was 18 yrs old, 5'11, light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, farmer. Civil War Pension records state "Steele-Private-Co E-6th Indiana-6 children under 16. Health injured by disease contracted while in service in winter 1861, at Mulfordville, Kentucky. Information of brain or spinal infection.
Contributed by Debra Dougherty
Harvey - Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry
13 Jan 1842 - 28 May 1898
Also served in the 33rd and 70th regiments. Enlist date: 12 September 1861. Civil War Pension records state "Bogard-Corporal-Company E-27th Indiana, 5 children under 16. Shot in right foot at Chancellorville. Shot in left side at Resaca, Georgia. Dyspepsia
Contributed by Debra Dougherty
Duzan, Emanuel W. - Company: F Co. 65th Inf.
He enlisted on August 18, 1862 Rank: Private Company: F Co. 65th Inf. Reg. IN Mustered out at Greensboro, NC on June 22, 1865 Widow: Lydia Duzan
Contributed by Becky Truax
Duzan, Samual A. - Indiana E. Co. 70th Infantry
Date of Organization: Aug. 12, 1862 Regiment Type: Infantry Enlisted: Aug. 11, 1862 Rank: Private Residence: Washington, Daviess Co. Mustered Out at Washington, DC on June 8, 1865 The pension record lists June 17, 1865 Invalid 72586 (application #) 453454 (certificate #) Widow: America Dillon Duzan
Contributed by Becky Truax
Ellis, Dudley V. - Click
here for Photo - Served Co. G, 42nd Indiana Infantry 4 Mar 1864
to 21 July 1865
4 Mar 1847 - 4 Nov 1921
Dudley V. Ellis, of Daviess County, served in the Civil War in Company G, 42nd regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He served for about 18 months, going with General Sherman on the March to the Sea. He was the son of David Ellis, and was born March 4, 1847, and died on November 4, 1921.
Contributed by: Beverly Bush
Faith, Thomas William -
Company K, 49th Indiana Infantry
27 Aug 1844 - 24 Mar 1917
Fitzgerald, William Lewis
dob 18-Jun-1832 dod 30-Mar-1863 son of John Fitzgerald dob 27- Mar-1779 dod 1836 And Susan (Bassett) Fitzgerald was in Co. D, 24th Inf Div, He was a Private and is buried at the Mational Cemetery at Memphis Tn. He was grandfather of Lewis Emery Fitzgerald dob 8-Dec-1883 , dod 11-Feb-1954
Contributed by Evelyn Walker
Gadberry, William -
Co. C, 91st Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf.
26 Apr 1845 - 18 Jul 1929
Gilley, Ebenezer P. - Company G of the 13th
Born 16 Jun 1821 Daviess County, Indiana; died 27 July 1898, Daviess County, Indiana; 5'7", light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, farmer by trade; uncle of Samuel P. Gilley who served with Company G of the 13th Regiment. Ebenezer enlisted on 14 July 1861, in Mt. Pleasant, to serve 3 years; mustered in 16 August 1861, Indianapolis, Indiana. Private, Captain Bryant's Co., Company E., 18th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. Discharged 9 May 1862 at Benton Barracks Missouri; Certificate of Disability for Discharge, #94,538, discharged for chronic rheumatism and dropsey having done no duty since the first day of January 1862.
Gilley, Robert - Company G, 44th Indiana Infantry
Born ca 1837, Daviess County, Indiana, died 26 July 1865; 5'9 1/4", fair complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, farmer by trade, brother of John and Calvin Gilley, both of whom served in Company D of the 80th Regiment. Drafted at his residence, Reeve Township, Daviess County, Indiana; enlisted 22 Sep 1864, Evansville, mustered in Evansville, 20 Oct 1864. Private, Company G, 44th Indiana Infantry. Recruit received from draft depot November 1864 Chattanooga, TN. Mustered out by order June 1865, war over.
Gilley, Samuel P. - Company G, 13th Regiment
Born ca 1841, Daviess County, Indiana; died 28 Oct 1892; 5'9 1/2", fair complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, farmer by trade, nephew of Ebenezer P. Gilley who served with Company E, 18th regiment and brother of Elisha Leroy Gilley who served in Company D, 80th Regiment. Samuel was drafted at his residence, Reeve Township, Daviess County, Indiana to serve one year; enlisted 21 Dec 1864, Evansville, musted in Evansville, 21 Dec 1864. Private, Company G, 13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. Certificate of disability for discharge; discharged 6 April 1865, Indianapolis, Indiana, by reason of partial loss of vision of left eye.
Gilly, William Henry Harrison - Company G,
42nd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers
(Henry H. Gilley), born 6 Mar 1838, Indiana; died 27 Oct 1906; 5'4", dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, farmer by trade. Enlisted as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers on 25 Sep 1861. Honorably discharged at Villenow, Georgia on 9 Oct 1864. Contracted a fever which settled into his back and kidneys. Died his first application for pension. A special bill was created by congress in order to grant William H. H. Gilley a pension amounting to $24.00 per month. At his death, his widow, Margaret Alice McCracken Gilley received a pension as well.
Gold, William - Company E, 18th Regiment,
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Born ca 1823, Indiana; died 23 May 1863 at the seige of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Enrolled 16 August 1861 in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Company E, 18th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry to serve as a private for 3 years. Widow, Susan Webber Gold, pensioned beginning 25 July 1866 after she was left with 6 children, the last child being born three months after William Gold's death in the Civil War.
Goldsmith, James - Co. B 80th Indiana Volunteer
James Goldsmith enlisted Co D 80th Indiana as a private in John N. Tuckers unit at Alfordsville, Ind. 12 August 1862 for 3 years. His description is given as age 44 years,born in Hardin Co. KY, 5ft. 9 inches, dark complection, blue eyes, dark hair his occupation was farmer. He was married 14 Jan. 1844 to Susanah Harding and at the time of his enlistment he had 7 children. He was taken prisoner 8 Oct 1862 at Perryville, KY He was given a disability discharge 9 April 1863 for general disability consequence of an attack of fevor. He died in Sedan KS 21 Aug 1891. I have a copy of his pension application, but have not been able to obtain a copy of his enlistment. James Goldsmith's son Joel served in Co. E of the 18th Ind. Volunteers.
Contributed by: Betty Alexander
Paul - Co. K, 137th Ind. Inf.
31 Mar 1845 - 22 Apr 1916
Goodwin, Paris - Company G. 29th Indiana Volunteer
7 Feb 1834 - 12 Feb 1912
As stated in his discharge papers, he was enrolled on the 12th day of December 1864 and was discharged the 2nd of December 1865 at Marietta Georgia. He was born in Putnam, Indiana was 5 feet nine inches high, fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair and his occupation was a farmer.
Paris is buried along side his wife Rhoda Burks Goodwin in the Fairview Cemetery in Elnora.
Contributed by Rosemarie Chambers
Greenwell, William Richard -37th Regiment
Private, was drafted and served 1861-1865. Sept. 22, 1864 received a foot injury, age 32, and was discharged in Wash. D.C. on 6/9/1865.
Henry - Co. D, 27th Regt. Ind
20 Dec 1836 - 25 May 1926
Gwin, Capt. Isum - Co. B 80th Indiana Volunteer
Alfordsville,In. Enlisted Sept 9th 1862 of "D" company, 1st sgt, promoted through the commisioned ranks to Capt, July of 1863.discharged June 22nd 1865 Salsbury, N.C. died 1907 and Buried in south Martin cemetary east of Alfordsville, In. His diary from April thru July 1864, listed on the 80th indiana infantry site of Scott Cantwell Meekers 80th history.
Contributed by: Kenneth Gwin
Haig, John - Co.
A, 97th Reg. Ind. Vol.
29 Feb 1832 - 11 Sept 1896
Ham, Jacob - Company G, 42nd Regiment
Enrolled at Evansville Indiana September 28, 1861, Company G, 42nd Regiment, Indiana volunteers. Mustered out at Rome, Georgia, October 9, 1864.
Contributed by Charles and Sue Ham
Harris, George H. - 38th Regiment
He is buried in the Raglesville Cem. across from the church right in Raglesville along with one of his children. He enlisted in Vandenburgh County (for some unknown reason), but at the time, 1864, was living with his wife and children in Clark's Prarie, (now Odon) and after the war he moved to Raglesville with his family. On the march to Washington DC after the Battle of Richmond, he contracted TB and was sent to Finley Hosp in DC to get well. He didn't so he was discharged for medical reasons in June of 1865 and went home. He managed to survive four more years, but finally died of TB and was buried in the Raglesville Cemet. One of his children Samuel Frederick became a Doctor and practiced in Odon area, but he too died of TB at age 23.
Contributed by Fred Harris
Hayes, John E. -
Co. B 27th Regt. Ind. Vol.
12 Dec 1835 - 25 Feb 1890
Hedrick, William T. - Served in Companies I and H of the 44th
Hinkle (Hincle), John
David - Co. G, 42nd Ind. Inf.
7 Jun 1844 - 17 May 1924
Hinkle, Milton Joseph -
Co. G 42nd Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf.
6 Nov 1838 - 6 Jan 1922
Hopkins, David Logan - Company I 65th Indiana
Born 16 April 1834 at Washington, Daviess Co.,Indiana; died 30 July 1916 at Bellingham, WA; buried Bay View Cemetery, Bellingham, WA. Son of Zeleck Hopkins, Provost Marshal in Daviess Co., IN during the Civil War, and Mariah Logan. Married Sophronia Ann Cramer 22 October 1857 at Washington, IN. Children: James Houston b. 29 Aug 1858 d. 20 Apr 1950; Emma Blanche b. 22 Sep 1860 d. 4 Oct 1942; Susan Etta b. 27 Dec 1867 d. 22 Jun 1915; Anna Mariah b. 1 Jan 1872 d. 30 Jul 1958; Robert Warren b. 20 Jan 1882 d. 1 Sep 1935. He enlisted at Washington, IN on 1 August 1862 for 3 years as a sergeant in Company "I" under Captain Samuel H. Mulholland, 65th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. His pension file describes him at enlistment as 5 ft. 9 in., of fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair and a carpenter by trade. He was partially disabled as a result of being thrown from his horse while acting as quarter master near Loudon, TN on 1 November 1863. He was honorably discharged due to disability on 29 May 1865 at Louisville, KY. Three of his brothers also served during the war: William Alonzo, Co. "E", 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; James Aikman, 6th and 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Samuel Morrell Donnell, Co. "E", 143rd Volunteer Infantry. In 1866 he relocated to Solomon, KS where he ran a grocery and lumber business. In 1875 he moved to Colorado where he was employed as a carpenter and later was superintendent of bridges and buildings for the Denver and Rio Grande RR. In 1889 he moved to Bellingham, WA where he was a construction contractor and Streets Commissioner for the city. He was a Mason and member of the Grand Army of the Republic, attending several of the encampments.
Horrall, Spillard F. - 42nd Indiana Volunteer
Infantry Company G
I quote from his book. "The above mentioned - the author of this book - was born May 22, 1829, in Veale township, Daviess County, Indiana. He was married, January 27, 1853, to Jane Crabbs, and to that union seven children were born, five sons and two daughters. His early life was passed an a farm, in agricultural pursuits, and during that time he had the advantage of the country schools as they were at that day. In the '50's he became a student at the Asbury University, Greencastle, Indiana, where he too a belles-lettres or scientific course of study, including the languages, and afterwards for several years was employed as ateacher in schools, the most important of which was in the capacity of principal of an academy at Benton, ILL. home of Gen. John A. Logan then. His parents and grandparents were by birth South Carolinians, but were of the earliest settlers in Daviess County, Indiana. His grandfather, William Horrall, was a Revolutionary soldier, and his father, Thomas Horrall, a soldier of the War of 1812. The subject of these remarks drifted into journalism in 1857, in Washington,Ind., continuing the profession of editor until 1861, when in October of that year he entered the United States service as Second Lieutenant of Company G,42nd Indiana, and in due course of changes was promoted to be captain of thatcompany, holding such commission when, on September 16, 1864, by reason of disabilities from service, and severe sickness, he retired from active field service, but was employed, upon partial recovery, in the office of theProvost-Marshal-General, at Indianapolis, until very near the close of the war. Since the war he has chiefly been engaged in his chosen profession as a journalist; and now resides in Washington, Indiana. Nearly two years of his military life was employed as a staff officer - inspector - on the staff of Brigadier-General John Beatty, now of Columbus, Ohio. In journalism, after the was, this gentleman, as local reporter of the "Daily Journal, Evansville, Indiana, was one of the editorial and reportorial staff of Col. Jno. W. Foster, now secretary of State. He has ever indulged a feeling of justifiable pride that his former chief in journalism has won such honor and distinction in diplomatic relation; as well as the fact that his military trainer, Col. chas. Denby, U.S. Minister, Peking, China - likewise from Evansville, Indiana - has also won distinction as a successful diplomat. It is not often any city is so honored by two of its citizens - or a State, as to that matter."
Contributed by Peggy Horrall-Just
Hunter, Frances -
Company G, 42nd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers
19 Sept 1845 - 7 Mar 1924
He enrolled February 27, 1864 as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers
Hunter, Roswell - Company F, 44th Regiment,
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Born 6 Sep 1830, Daviess County, Indiana; died 8 May 1914, Kansas City, Missouri; 5'6", fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair, farmer by trade. Enlisted as a private in Company F, 44th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Honorably discharged at Chattanooga, TN on 13 Jun 1865. Pensioned for injuries to his left leg and leg rheumatism, kidney disease, weak eyes, deafness and general disability.
Jackson, William - Company G, 42nd Indiana
Born August 24, 1845, Hudsonville, Indiana, the son of Ulysses E. Jackson and Mary J. Kelso Jackson. He volunteered at age 16 to become a part of Company G, 42nd Indiana, under the command of Captain Eli McCarty. The company was formed on September 28, 1861 of 118 volunteers from Daviess County, Indiana. The company was mustered in at Camp Vanderburgh near Evansville, Indiana on October 9, 1861. William Jackson and The 42nd Indiana patrolled throughout Kentucky as far south as Nashville, Tennessee. They were attacked by Southern sympathizers in Henderson, Kentucky and again in Calhoun, Kentucky but did not engage in a major battle until October 8, 1862. At 3:30 that afternoon, the 42nd Indiana, along with other regiments under the command of General Crittenden ran into the Rebels at the bottom of Chaplin Hill near Perryville, Kentucky. The regiments broke into companies and formed at the top of the hill and engaged the Rebels. The fighting was fierce and there were many casualties. The 42nd Indiana was engaged with the "Louisiana Tigers." At sundown, Company G, the Daviess County unit was steadfastly holding their position behind a fence on the side of the hill. William Jackson was off to one side with one of his comrades. The Southerners were approaching from their right flank and Company G was ordered to withdraw. However, William Jackson and his friend were unaware of the order and held their position. When they learned of the order to retreat, the two soldiers arose from their position to withdraw, but it was too late. The Rebels were upon them. William's comrade made his escape, but William was hit in both legs and brought down. The Rebels advanced over the position and found William lying wounded. William thought they were going to do him in. But, they asked him if there was anything that they could do for him. He said "No!" The Rebels persisted and William said that he would like to have a blanket to put under his head. The Southerners rolled up a blanket and placed it under his head and then continued the battle. The fighting continued throughout the night. By morning, the Rebels pulled out and the Yanks moved back over the hill and collected their wounded. William Jackson ended up in the hospital in Cincinnati where he remained until March 4, 1863. He was declared 50% disabled and was discharged at Camp Dennison, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Contributed by: Carrol F Dillon
Kellams, John Wesley - Company D, 80th Regiment
of Indiana Volunteers
Enlisted 10 July 1862, discharged 22 June 1865. He was a musician.
Kelley, James R. - Company A, 44th Regiment,
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Born June 22, 1842 in Martin County. Pvt, Company A, 44th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. James was 22 years of age, described as having blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion and stood to the height of 5 feet 6 inches. Living in Van Buren Township at the time he was drafted, he was mustered in at Evansville, Indiana the 22nd day of September 1864 and was honorably discharged at Chattanooga, Tennessee, June 13, 1865. Died at Cannelburg Aug 24, 1915. James was farmer and a carpenter. James received pension for problems resulting in chronic diarrhea; the pension continued for his widow, Julia Ann Foster Kelley. Buried St. Peter Cemetery, Montgomery, Indiana.
Kelly, John D. - Pvt. Company B, 80th Indiana Regiment
Born around 1832 in Martin County and the older brother of James R. Kelley of the 44th Indiana. He was a farmer, married with two young children when he enlisted for a period of 3 years as a Pvt. Company B, 80th Indiana Regiment. Described as 29 years of age with fair complexion, dark eyes, light hair. He was mustered in September 3, 1862 at Princeton, Indiana. In September of 1862 at Covington, Kentucky, while building breastworks and fortifications, his right arm was caught between a log and a stump mashing and bruising his wrist to such an extent that it became permanently stiff, disabling him from using his wrist thereafter. He later participated in the Battle of Perryville, Ky and on October 12th was in pursuit of the retreating Rebels when he became sick and was sent to the hospital. He was subsequently discharged at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 14, 1863 with a physical disability. John received a pension which went to his wife, Genetta Burris Kelley, after his death. Both are buried at St. John Cemetery, Loogootee, Indiana
Kitterman, James Samuel - 58 Reg. of Indiana
Born April 24, 1826 in Harrison County, Indiana to Zachariah and Mary Poteet Kitterman, enlisted in the Civil War Oct. 1, 1861, to serve three years at Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana in Co. C. 58 Reg. of Indiana Vol. He mustered into service as a Corp'l on the 12 day of November 1861. He mustered out November 11, 1864. Pension No. 273,124. Mr. Kitterman was married three times; Hannah Marsh, Eliza Slavin and Rachel Della Myers Clark. He died in Harrison Township, Daviess County, Indiana March 27, 1902 and is buried in Veals Creek Cemetery.
Lashely, James - E Co. 27th Inf Reg. IN
James Lashley Claimed Residence in Daviess County,Listed in 12 September 1861 as a Private.Served Indiana Enlisted E Co. 27th Inf Reg. IN. Source: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Abbreviation: INRoster. Son of Caroline Houston and George Hamilton Lashley.
Donated by Linda Miller
Lundy, Alexander - 33rd Infantry
Rank Private. Lived Daviess County
Contributed by Larry Lundy
9 Apr 1838 - 28 Nov 1918 buried at Bethany Cemetery
Married Elizabeth Todd (7 Oct 1843 - 11 May 1905) on 25 Aug 1861.
Contributed by Sandra R. Fitch Wood
Meads, Levi S. - 6th Infantry Company E.
Son of Thomas Elliott Meeds and Susan W. Allen Meads. Levi Died in the Civil War, he enlisted 14 October 1861 in Indiana 6 Indiana Infantry Company E. Date of death or circumstances is unknown. He was born in 1842 in Daviess County and lived there his whole life.
Contributed by Donna Tauber
William S. - Co. E. 6th Indiana Infantry
16 Apr 1846 - 28 Dec 1934
McCracken, Alfred - Company G, 42nd Regiment
Born 13 January 1832, Daviess County, Indiana; died 24 August 1910; 5'6", 135 lbs, light complexion. Enlisted Company G, 42nd Regiment in Daviess County, mustered in 10 Oct 1861. Served as both a private and a sergeant. Issued invalid certificate #119,281 for reason of a gunshot wound to the right arm received during the Atlanta Campaign.
McCracken, Charles - Company G, 42nd Regiment
Born 3 Feb 1842, Daviess County, Indiana; died 15 Jul 1929; 6' 1/2", dark complexion, grey eyes, light hair. Enlisted as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment. Wounded in both legs below the knees, with a musket ball remaining in the right leg. Discharged 10 Jun 1862 with surgeon's certificate of disability and later granted pension # 47,193 until his death.
McCracken, Henry - Company G, 42nd Regiment
Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Born 5 Mar 1843, Daviess County, Indiana; died 30 December 1924. Enlisted as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; mustered in on 10 Oct 1861, discharged in Georgia on 9 Oct 1864. Disabled at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia about 15 May 1864, partial deafness from exposure from concussion of cannon.
McCracken, John Harmon - Company D, 13th Regiment
Born 4 Jun 1836, Daviess County, Indiana; died 3 Nov 1910; 5'10", dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, farmer by trade. Enrolled as a private on 26 Dec 1864, Evansville, Indiana, Company D, 13th Regiment. Honorably discharged 5 Sep 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina. Disabled by chronic diarrhea, rheumatism and frozen feet Apr/May 1865, Wilmington, North Carolina and pensioned until his death. His widow, Delana Hill McCracken, applied for and received a widow's pension.
McCracken, John James - Company G, 42nd Indiana
Born 2 Dec 1832, Daviess County, Indiana; died 2 Jul 1910, Daviess County, Indiana; 5'5", light complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, farmer by trade. Enlisted Company G, 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry as a private. Promoted to Sergeant on 30 Jun 1862. Transferred on 16 July 1863 to 105th Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran's Reserve Corp. Discharged 28 May 1864 at Cliffbourne Barracks, District of Columbia. Injured about 21 Sept 1863 while on duty at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, by a gunshot wound to the right hand, causing the loss of his index finger. Suffered malarial fever at Chickmauga and back pain on the march from Huntsville, AL to Louisville, KY. Pensioned 4 Sep 1891 until his death.
McCracken, Thomas - Company G, 42nd Regiment
Born 5 Oct 1835, Daviess County, Indiana; died 8 April 1901, Daviess County, Indiana. Enrolled as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment Indiana Volunteers on 28 Sep 1861 in Daviess County, for 3 years of service. Wounded in the right jaw at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. Mustered out 17 Oct 1864 near Villenow, GA, having served 3 years. Awarded pension # 480,591. Following his death, his widow, Amanda Jane Bastin, was granted pension #520,650.
McCracken, William Nelson - Company G, 42nd
Born 11 Nov 1828, Daviess County, Indiana; died 15 May 1910; 5'7", sandy complexion, dark hair, grey eyes. Enrolled as a private in Company G, 42nd Regiment. Mustered into service on 10 Oct 1861. Discharged at Lexington, Kentucky on 14 Oct 1864. Detailed as a teamster on the march from Huntsville, AL to Louisville, KY. Issued invalid pension for complaints of heart disease, rheumatism and later, paralysis of left side of face.
McCarter, Daniel L. - 27th Indiana Reg
Prvt. 27th Indiana Reg. He lived near Ragglesville and is buried in Ragglesville cemetary. He was the flag bearer for the regiment and was wounded 3 times. Once at Antietem, second at Buckton, and 3rd at Gettysburg. He was the son of Moses and Sarah McCarter, early settlers of Daviess county.
McIntire, William -Click
here for photo - 10th Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers
was born ca. 1847 in Daviess County, IN (son of John McIntire and Hannah Cannon McIntire), died of tuberculosis on 24 Jun 1897, and buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana. Below is the best possible transcription of William McIntire's discharge paper from the Civil War: To All Whom It May Concern: Know ye that William McIntire, a Private of Captain Ashbury H. Alexander's Company F, 10th Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers, who was enrolled on the seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, to serve three years or during the war, is hereby discharged from the service of the United States this thirty-first day of August, 1865, at Vicksburg (unreadable) by reason of (unreadable). No objection to his being re-enlisted is known to exist.* Said William McIntire was born in Davis (sic) County in the state of Indiana, is eighteen years of age, five feet six 1/4 inches high, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a farmer. *This sentence will be erased should there be anything in the conduct or physical condition of the soldier rendering him unfit for the Army. A.G.O. No. 99 /s/ James H. Landers (?), Capt. 8th NHV (?), Commanding the Reg't., Dept. of Miss. /s/ Ashbury H. Alexander, Captain, Company F, 10th Ind. Cavalry. William McIntire's widow, Louisa McIntire, received a pension, as follows: No. 452,304, United States of America, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, Louisa McIntire, widow of William McIntire, who was a private, Co. F., 10th Reg't., Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, is entitled to a pension at the rate of eight dollars a month, to commence on the twenty-fourth day of June 1897, and to continue during her widowhood, unless she shall forfeit her right thereto. And she is also entitled to two dollars per month additional for each of the following named children while living and under the age of sixteen years: Lula - June 24, 1897-August 26, 1907; Minta, June 24, 1897-February 6, 1909; Olive - June 24, 1897-May 18, 1912. Given at the Department of Interior this twenty-eighth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-seven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and twenty-second. /s/ Cornelius Newton Bliss, Secretary of the Interior /s/ H. Clay Evans (?), Commissioner of Pensions He died of tuberculosis 24 Jun 1897 in Daviess County.
Contributed by Carol Bowman
McMillin, Dr. Carr
W. - Surgeon, Co T, 1st Tennessee Infantry Union
1828 - 31 Dec 1873
Moots, Gabriel - Company I, 65th Regiment,
Born ca 1824, France; died 14 May 1864, Battle of Resaca, Georgia from a gunshot wound to the neck. Veteran of the Mexican War (Company H, Briggs Company, Second Regiment of Indiana Vounteers). Enlisted 1 August 1863 at Washington, Daviess County, Indiana, Company I, 65th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. Mustered into service as a private on 7 Sep 1863 at Knoxville, TN. His widow, Rachel A. McCracken Moots, was pensioned beginning 14 May 1864.
Myers, William Armstead - 42nd Regiment
Mustered in with the 42d Indiana and was mustered out after the war ended as a Second Lieutenant. He was caputured at the battle of Murfreesburo, TN and later released to an army hospital. He rejoined the unit in the spring of 1864 and finished the war with the 42nd.
Negele, Herbert - Company I, 44th Indiana Infantry
Petty, Eli James - 60th Indiana Infantry
Was in Co. A, 60th Indiana Infantry.He enlisted in Washington, Indiana, moving to Daviess Co, Indiana after the Civil War, and married Isabelle Overton.He had two brothers who were also in the War. I don't know if they were in the same outfit or not. They were Madison Columbus, George Washington, or ELijah Henderson. I really don't know which one didn't go in. They did have a brother- in-law that was killed in the war. After his wife, Isabelle, died, Eli took their small daughter, together with a brother and sister-in-law and moved to Kansas. Their widowed sister followed, with her daughter, Cinderella. ELi remarred, and had 11 more children. Although his father-in-law and brother-in- law ran in the Cherokee Strip when it was opened to homesteaders, and moved to Oklahoma, Eli and his family remained in Kansas. Eli died in February, 1914 in New Albany, Wilson Co, Kansas.
Ragle, Alfred -
Company C, 91st Indiana Infantry
21 Feb 1834 - 29 Nov 1899
Ragel, Peter - Co. B; 27th regt.
Corpl, Co. B; 27th regt. Sept 1 1861 19 promoted to sgt. veteran Jan 26, 1864 3 yrs, transferred 70th regt Peter Ragle: recruit, Co. C, 70th regt. Jan 24, 1864 22 Wounded in shoulder, May 15, 1864. 3 yrs, transferred to 33rd regt.
Peter Ragle: recruit, Co. D, 33 regt. Jan 24 1864 22 Discharged May 18, 1865 3 yrs . Raglesville, 19, s, 5-9.5, Farmer Promoted from Corporal; Color Sergeant in 63; Severely wounded at Resaca carrying the colors into battle--gunshot through right shoulder joint cutting an artery. General Field Hospital Resaca Georgia. General Field Hospital Chattanooga Tennessee. Cumberland United States Army General Hospital Nashville Tennessee. Jefferson United States Army General Hospital Jeffersonville Indiana. Division 1 United States Army General Hospital Madison Indiana. Returned to regiment 64. Veteran transferred to 70th Indiana Infantry. Discharged Madison 5-23-65 for wounds; Died Elnora Indiana 12-19-1918, buried Raglesville Indiana Cemetery
Contributed by John Ragle
Redmond, John E. - D Regiment: 24 IND. Servcie:
From "The Middleton Report" Rank: Serg. Company: D Regiment: 24 IND. Servcie: INF. Musician UNION Residence at time of enlistment: Davies County Enlisted : July 31,1861 Mustered out : Aug. 16,1862 Died: Dec. 19,1921 Buried : Mt.Hope Cem., Logansport,IN.
Contributed by: Deborah Loe Link
Reynolds, Caleb - 65th Infantry Regiment
Enrolled Aug 1 1862 at Washington IN. He was Mustered in Aug 20 1862 at Evansville. Caleb was born in Madison Co. KY in 1846. His sister was Mary Florence Reynolds, the wife of David Sears. Caleb and David served in the 65th together. Caleb fought at Walkers Ford TN. Blountsville TN, and Beans Station TN. Dec 14 1863 at Beans Station he was captured. Caleb died on April 10th 1864 at the Belle Isle Prison in Richmond VA.
Contributed by Gordon Miller
Robertson, Alexander - Company E, 18th Regiment
Born December 29, 1830 according to his family Bible. He was born in Indiana. He married Martha Jane Gold in Martin Co., Indiana on 16 Mar 1851. His war records describe him as being six feet tall. Alexander Robertson was a farmer in Daviess Co., Indiana until the time he was mustered into Company E, 18th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers in the Civil War. He entered the service of the Union on 16 Aug 1861 at Indianapolis, Indiana along with John Gold Jr. and William Gold. Records show he was given a bayonet, belt, musket and strap as his equipment. Alexander died 5 December 1861 at St. Louis of measles. He probably never saw his last daughter before he died.
Saffer, Isaac -
81st Indiana, Co E.
2 Nov 1824 - 4 Nov 1914 (Buried at Oak Grove Cemetery Contributed by Vic Pfau)
Scott, Capt. Alexander
8 Apr 1829 - 7 Dec 1909
Sears, David - 65th Infantry
He was born, probably in 1841, in Fayetteville, Lawrence County, Indiana, to Andrew Sears and Serilda Jane Smith. David's grandfather was also a David Sears, so it seems likely he was named for his grandfather.
He was married to Mary Frances Reynolds on June 19, 1856 in Madison Township, Daviess County, Indiana. They had three children, Serilda Jane Sears (Boyd), b. April 1, 1857, Daniel Josephus Sears, b. March 9, 1859, and John Alfred Sears, b. December 28, 1861 d. January 29, 1951.
David served the Union forces during the Civil War in Company I of the 65th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers. He was enrolled on August 1, 1862 at Washington, Indiana and mustered into service as a private on August 20, 1862 in Evansville, Indiana. The unit left for Henderson, Kentucky on August 20, 1862.
We have a photocopy of a letter written by David from a Union camp in Henderson, KY. The text of this letter follows: Thurs (Tues?) August the 22nd, 1862 Camp comback (cornback??) Henderson, KY Dear companion it is with grate pleasure that i take this opertunity of writing you a few lines to let you no that I am well at this time and i hope when these lines come to hand that they may find you all well and (in good health??) now I will tell you something about living in a camp. we have some very bad boyes in our camp and some very good boyes Caleb is well and well (satisfied??) and i am glad of it i got my [?? money??] a wednesday now i want to send it home with father if he comes down write as soon as you get this letter. s David Sears The stationery that he used includes a small picture of a U.S. flag with 30 stars.
David was promoted to corporal on May 1, 1863. He died of 'camp diarrhea' on February 20, 1864 in a hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Shively, Henry S. -
Co. C 91st Reg Ind Vol
4 Sept 1836 - 25 Apr 1901
Smelser, John C. - Company I of 65th Regiment
Enrolled in Company I of 65th Regiment August 20, 1862. Residence was listed as Washington, IN. He died on 02 May 1864 at Knoxville, TN He was married to Susan Ann Welsh on November 24, 1861 in Daviess County, IN ( Daviess County IN Marriage Records, WPA Index, Book 2, Page 118 ) She applied for a widow's pension July 21, 1864 - application # 58018, certificate 80883. Susan later married James R Barr - on 11 Nov 1866 also in Daviess Co., IN ( Book 2, Page 481 ) and moved to Knox county.
Contributed by James D. VanDerMark
Smith, Jackson C. - Co I, 60th Indiana
Born Daviess County, joined at Evansville, In was 21 and joined on 11-6-1862 and was muster-out 11-5-1865
Smith, Jones - Co. E, 44th Regiment of Indiana
Enlisted at seventeen years old, in Co. E, 44th Regiment of Indiana Infantry Volunteers August 19, 1864 and was enrolled on October 19, 1864 in Plainsville, Davis County, Indiana Treated for a fever, December 5th & 6th 1864 and returned to duty and was disabled with frozen feet about Januray 1865 and while in the same place suffered from Chronic Diarrhoea in July 1865. He served as a private until discharged. Discharged, Nashville, Tennessee; September 14, 1865. He belonged to the G.A.R. in Kansas and attended their meetings and reunions.
His father: John Barrett Jones married Margaret Bennington September 07, 1846 Daviess County, Steele Township, Indiana Smith Jones married Mary Jane Rector November 21, 1867 Daviess County, Washington Township, Indiana.
Contributed by Kaylene Jones-Stephens
Smith, Samuel J. - 44th Infantry
Born March 9, 1833 Washington,Daviess,Indiana. Died nov 17 1922 Franklin,Arkansas,Buried at the Shore,Cemt. Wife .Mary E. Maried abt 1858 Indiana.born KY Children William D Smith b 1865 .Indiana Eliza J Smith . b 1868. Indiana Samantha E Smith . b 1871 .Indiana Thomas Samuel Smith b feb 14 1879 KY Samuel J Smith ,From a book about the 44th,Indiana at the time of muster Samuel was 6.1.25 tall gray eyes, brown hair fair complextion, born in Indiana, Daviess,County .He was a farmer .At the time of war he was a resident of Petersburge,Pike,Indiana . Enlisted on 9/4/1864 as a private. On 9/4/1864 ha was drafted into D,Co,IN,44th Infantry Musterd out 6/13/1864 . he also later drew a pention .In franklin,Co,Arkansas . His boy Thomas Samuel Smith born feb 14 1879 ,KY Married Maud Campbell born march 3 1893 ,Franklin,Co,Arkansas the children are Woodro Willson Smith Dec 1 1913 Jethro,Franklin,Co,Arkansas Roxy Smith 1919 Jethro,franklin,Arkansas Goldy Smith 1919 Jethro,Franklin,Arkansas William Jackson Smith feb 10 1921 Jethro,Franklin,Arkansas Elizabeth Schueller Peral Shueller Harman Shueller.
Contributed by Larry Lindsay
Smith, Samual T? - 44th Infantry
Born March 9 1833 .At the time of the war he was a residence of Petersburg,Indiana .on 9/4/1864 enlisted as a private. on 9/4/1864 he was drafted into D Co. IN 44th Infantry He was musterd out on 6/13/1865 . At the time of the war he was 6.1.25 tall gray eyes brown hair fair complexion.was a farmer.Thats all the info on him before the civil war .
Contributed by Larry Lindsay
Standley, Jonathan -
Co. F, 21st Ind. Inf.
Apr 1843 - Jan 1924
Stephens, Elisah H. - Company E, 27th Infantry
He enlisted as a musician on 12 Sept. 1861,Company E, 27th Infantry Regiment Indiana Elisha Stephens married Elizabeth C. Lant circa 1874. Elizabeth is listed as the widow of Elisha on Pension Records.
Contributed by Kathy
From Daviess County was drafted into the civil war 8-14-1865. His name on enlistment has it as Sraine, his tombstone in Aufordsville states Strange, but his legal name was Strain. (Veteran list from Odon and Madison Townships.)
Contributed by Carol O'Dell Murphy
Strain, William - 44th Reg. Co. F
He was from Daviess County Indiana was in the 44th Reg. Co. F.; enlisted Oct 1864; Disc 6-1865 with chronic diarrhea. A resident of daviess county he was a widower with a 2 year old child. He was a farmer before entering the service, 37 years old black hair and black eyes. and lived in Alfordsville, In.
Discharged at Chattanooga, Witnesses: Jacob Ham andPatrick Nolan
Contributed by: Carol O'Dell Murphy
Summers, Benjamin J. - 24th and 67th Indiana
Born 20 March 1838 Martin Co In.d. 1920 Quincy Illinois soldiers home.W/M, 6ft 1in tall, black hair, black eyes. He enlisted in the 24th Indiana infantry regiment,Company "I" on 31 July 1861 at Vincennes as a 2nd Lieut. On 20 November 1862 he was commissioned as 1st Lieut. He was later promoted to Captain and mustered out of the 24th, which had been consolidated with the 67th Indiana regiment, on 10 December 1864. He married Annie Maria Lents in 1859. They raised a family (Julia Yeager, Addie Menary, Catherine Yeager,Daniel) in Daviess Co Indiana. Benj later moved on to E. St. Louis Illinois where he worked as a carpenter. He received a pension of ten dollars a month until his death in 1920. Benjamin is buried at Sunset veterans cemetery on the grounds of the Illinois Soldiers and sailors home.Information from the Adjutant Generals office.
Submitted by Steve Yeager
Summers, Fabian - Company I, 24th Regiment
born in Loogootee, Indiana, March 16, 1847 and spent his youth in Daviess County. Fabian was single, farmer, 18 years of age with blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion and 5 feet 4 inches in height. He was mustered into Company I, 24th Regiment, March 15, 1864 at Indianapolis and December 10, 1864 was transferred to Company E Reorganized He contracted rheumatism around October 1864 while in Louisiana and in September of 1865 at Galveston, Texas he had a severe attack of Dengue or Breakbone Fever. Fabian was mustered out November 16, 1865 at Galveston. In 1889 he applied for pension which he received until death April 20, 1906 in East St. Louis, Illinois. He lived in Washington, Indiana and became active in politics during the 1890's. His wife Harriet Ann Bramble Summers continued to receive a pension until her death October 21, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri. Fabian is buried in St. John Cemetery, Loogootee, Indiana.
Summers, Nathaniel (Anthanas) - Company I,
24th Regiment Indiana Infantry
Born in Martin County in 1846. He was a blacksmith and 18 years of age was given upon enlistment but actually, he was only 15 years old. He had light hair, blue eyes and a light complexion, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall. Nathaniel was the older brother of Fabian Summers who later served in the same regiment. He enlisted as a Pvt. in Company I, 24th Regiment Indiana Infantry for a period of three years and was mustered in July 31, 1861 at Vincennes. In September of 1861, while at Corondolet, Missouri, Nathaniel contracted measles and after recovering he returned to the regiment. The regiment moved around in Missouri and by April 1862 were in Tennessee participating in the Battle of Shiloh. Nathaniel referred to this first winter as the hardest time of the war. "The regiment did hard marching; the weather was cold; we were at times without tents and wood." These experiences left him with asthma. He remained with the regiment and reenlisted immediately after discharge. December 10, 1864 he was transferred to Company E Reorganized. Nathaniel was wounded in the left leg below the knee at Fort Blakely, Alabama around the 8th of April, 1865. The wound was not too serious and he was treated by the regimental surgeon in camp. Nathaniel was promoted to Corporal, September 15, 1865 and was discharged at Galveston, Texas, November 15, 1865 with the entire regiment.Following the war, Nathaniel returned to Daviess County and married Mary Caroline Bramble. He applied for pension in 1877. They remained in the area until sometime after 1880 when the family removed to Arkansas. The place and exact date of death is not known but it was around 1900. Caroline died between 1884 and 1897.
Taylor, Samuel A. -
Co. I, 65th Reg. Ind. Vol. Inf
28 Jul 1843 - 4 Apr 1931
Taylor, William Milton - 6th Reg. Co C
Born July 22, 1830 Pulaski or Rock Castle Ky d April 26, 1907 Madison Township, Daviess Co. Ind. married Mary Ann Cook, they are buried in Walnut Hill Cem., Odon, Ind. He has a military marker, hers is unmarked. His father was John Taylor, his mother Mary Woodall. His military records show him in the Union Army in the Indiana Volunteers, 6th Reg. Co C. in 1861, his records are on film roll #76 M 540 records 709 of the adj general offices 1780-1917 record group 94. He was listed as a mteamster under Capt Griffin, he went to Grafton W. Va. May 30, 1861 under Kelly's Command, he is listed as a private going in and coming out of service.
Contributed by Cynthia Frederick
Tolson, George William - 6th Regiment Company
Born in 1842 in Pennsylvania.Served in the Civil War Co. E 6th Regiment Indiana Volunteers. He joined in 1861. Tolson fought at Gettysburg, he was captured and put in Lilly Prison. He died in 1928 Washington, Daviess Co. Indiana. A picture of the regiment is located at the soldiers and sailors monument on the circle in Indianapolis.
Contributed by Karmen Hatchett
William A. - Company G, 42nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry
9 Jan 1845 - 19 Sep 1915
Tucker, John W. - Company C, 24th Regiment
Tucker served in Company C, 24th Regiment Indiana Volunteers and he was from Daviess County Indiana. While in the service he contracted measles, that caused lung problems. After his death, his wife Susan applied for and received a widows pension because the illness that he had contracted while in the service resulted in a life-long problem with his lungs. John is buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetary in Veale Twp, Daviess County Indiana.
Vest, Andrew J. - Co. B 27 regt.
Ovt Co. B 27 regt. time 3 yrs. enrolled Sept 11 1861,in Indianapolis, by Capt. Moore mustered in Sept 12 1861, in Indianapolis, by Lt. Col Wood, age 18 discharged Chattahoochee River Ga. Sept 1 1864. Also his stepfather Sanford Shively served in the same unit. b.6 Aug 1825 d.2 Apr 1901 buried Osmon Cem, Daviess Co., IN
Wadsworth, Capt. Silas A. - Co. E, 18th Regiment
He was a blacksmith and he was listed in the 1850 Census and the 1860 Census as residing in Van Buren Twp., Daviess Co., IN. Born 1 December 1824 in Orange Co., IN to Thomas and Nancy Skaggs Wadsworth, Died 19 September 1864 Winchester, Frederick Co., VA. Married 14 January 1847 to Margaret Rasor in Raglesville, Daviess Co., IN. Survived by children William J., Thomas, Hester Ann, Leroy, and Mary Alice. Predeceased by Unknown and Alice. Silas served as a Captain in Co. E, 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Volunteers. He enlisted July 4, 1861. He led his men through many battles during the three years of his command. He was shot in the head and killed at the Battle of Winchester, near Winchester, VA on September 19, 1864 aged 37y 9m 19d. He was buried in Raglesville Cemetery, Raglesville, Daviess Co., IN. His tombstone reads: "My loving wife weep not for me Neither lament nor moan For I shall with my Jesus be While you are left alone"
Wallace, James P. -
Served Co. C, 6th Ind. Inf.-24 Apr 1861 to 2 Aug 1861
17 Aug 1844 - 30 Jan 1919
Wallace, Nicholas Farmer - 42nd Regiment
Served first with Capt. Ford for the 3rd US Dragoons, in Mexican War with his brother Enoch Wood Wallace. Nicholas was a Pvt. He was killed at the Battle of Stones River
Contributed by Greg Watson
Watson, James -
Company G, 80th regiment Indiana Volunteers
1837 - 1922
Weaver, John W. - 6th
Buried in Civil War Cem in Greendale Ind.
Webber, John Burrows - Company E, 27th Regiment
Born 1843, Knox County, Indiana; died August 1864, Peach Tree Creek, Georgia. Enrolled in Company E, 27th Regiment, in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana. The 27th Regiment fought at the Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Chancellorville and the Battle of Gettysburg before embarking on the Atlanta Campaign where John Webber was killed in Georgia.
Webber, Thomas Jefferson - Company G, 42nd
Born 12 Jun 1844, Daviess County, Indiana; died 14 Oct 1900, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana; 5'7", 150 lbs, light hair, hazel eyes. Enlisted in 28 Sep 1861 in Company G, 42nd Regiment for a term of 3 years. Re-enlisted on 1 January 1864 as a Veteran Volunteer at Louisville, Kentucky as a sergeant. Discharged 21 July 1865, Louisville, Kentucky. Pensioned on 24 August 1886 for disfigurement of face of right side, result of abscess. Wife, Louisa V. McClelland Webber, was issued a pension beginning 15 Oct 1900 for each of her three children until they reached the age of 16.
Wilkey, Michael - Co H 26th reg. Ind. Vol.
He was born 1845 and died in 1914. This information is from his grave stone at Concord Cemetery, Daviess Co.
Wininger, Samuel - Company C 80th Reg.
15 Nov 1833 - 9 Jan 1908
Born in Martin Co. he married Lavina VanWinkle (born in Ky.12-25-1837 died 1-22-1913) Married 3-29-1860 - both are buried at Bethany Cemetery -Contributed by Sandee Wood
Wise, Anderson - 55th Indiana Infantry
Born; 1843, enlisted 1st with "A" Co. 55th Inf. Regiment, IN. 2nd enlistment with "K" Co. 143rd Inf Regiment, IN. mustered out at Nashville, Tn. rank: Cpl. on 17 Oct.1865, Died at his home in Washington Twp. Daviess county IN. in 1867, at 24 yrs. old
Contributed by Michale Lewis
Wise, Lewis - I Co. 65th Inf. Regiment, IN.
Born 1845 enlisted with "I" Co. 65th Inf. Regiment, IN. at the age of 17 years. He died at home, his parnets house, in 1863, we don't if it was from enemy fire or disease or accident, we know that more were killed and died from disease and accidents.
Contributed by Michale Lewis
dob5-19-1824 dod 12-Mar-1902 , son of John White, served in the Civil War in the 80th Reg, Ind Volunteer Co D , under Capt Tucker (Union Army)
Contributed by Evelyn Fitzgerald Walker
H. - 105th Reg., 99th Ohio Vol. Infantry, Co. C.
8 Feb 1844 - 11 May 1903
Wykoff, James W.
- Residence Washington IN; Enlisted on 8/25/1863 as a Private. On 8/25/1863
he mustered into "I" Co. IN 65th Infantry He was transferred out on 6/15/1865
(Transferred as Corpl) On 6/15/1865 he transferred into IN 120th Infantry
(date and method of discharge not given) Promotions: * Corpl Sources
used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General
of the State of Indiana James W. Wykoff Residence not listed; Enlisted
on 8/25/1863 as a Private. On 8/25/1863 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 120th
Infantry He was Mustered Out on 1/8/1866 Sources used by Historical Data
Systems, Inc.: - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana