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Losses in the 15th Indiana
In the recent battles before Chattanooga, Company "E", 15TH Ind., which is composed principally of men from this county, sustained the following loss:
Killed - Sergeants, Rob't B. Gilbert, musket shot in heart; Fred Walz, musket shot in breast; Solon Bower, musket shot in bowels; Privates, Wm. R. Cank, musket shot in breast.
Wounded - Lieutenants, 1st Wm. M. Graham, slight in bowels; 2nd Jas. T. Harvey, severely in side; Corporals, Silas Cooley, severe in leg; William L. Hess, slight in arm; Privates, Henry H. Mercer, severe; Wm. W. Campbell, slight in hand; Wm. Hartman, slight in shoulder; Albert Robinson, slight in chest; J.C. Tyson, severe in hand.
This company went into the fight with only 28 men, rank and file; and came out with a loss of just one-half - 5 killed and 9 wounded. The wounds of a majority of the boys, we are pleased to learn, were but slight. Lieutenant Graham is now in this city, and is doing well - his wound being in the left side and not at all serious.
We also sojourn a list of the killed and wounded of Company "I", same regiment. This company, though recruited in and about Liberty, in this State, have many relatives and friends in our county:
Killed - W.D. Sering, 2nd Lieutenant, rifle ball in head; A. Crist, Sergeant, rifle ball in head; H.H. Orman, rifle ball in the breast; W.J. Stanton, rifle ball in the breast.
Wounded - Sergeants, A.B. Cole, in neck, slight; Victor Miller, in the side, slight; G.B. Cliff, in head, severe; Corporals, A.H. Conover, hand, severe; M.J. Salsan, in shoulder, slight; Henry Aldor, in foot, severe; Jas. Mullen, in thigh, severe; Privates, Isaac Allen, in thigh, sever; Moses Cory, in side, severe; John Dunton, in thigh, severe; A.J. Hiller, in nose, slight; J.B. Macy, in shoulder, severe; George Banks, in thigh, severe, S.J. Wylie, in left ankle, severe.
File Created: 2006-Oct-15