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38th Indiana Infantry Regiment

Montgomery County Men

Note: This Regiment was raised in New Albany Indiana by Colonel Benjamin Scribner. All companies in the regiment were from the southern part of the state. It is not known how this small band from Montgomery County joined this regiment. All were members of Company H, 38TH IND. INF.

David H. Patton Waveland, Indiana Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Enlisted as a Corporal, Mustered out as Colonel of the 38th IND., 1865

Joseph E. Sterrett Waveland, Indiana Mustered Dec. 5, 1861
Enlisted as a private, Mustered out as Second Lieutenant of Company H

Samuel W. Sterrett Waveland, Indiana Mustered Sept, 18, 1861
Killed at the battle of Perryville, Kentucky October 8, 1862

John C. Bush Waveland, Indiana Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Discharged 1863, disability

Alexander Buchanan Montgomery County Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Died of wounds 1863, no specific date given

Robert H. Canine Waveland, Indiana Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Discharge 1863, disability

William G. Canine Waveland, Indiana Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Died 1863 of disease

John Cassady Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Wounded Sept. 1, 1864 battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, Died Sept. 2, 1864

William S. Demaree Montgomery County Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Discharged 1863, disability

Charles E. Fowler Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Killed in Georgia, August 26, 1864, Buried Marietta Georgia National Cemetery

John T. Hanna Montgomery County Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Died in Kentucky Feb. 13, 1862, disease

Joseph L. Logan Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Mustered out as Corporal Sept. 17, 1864

John L. Martin Crawfordsville, Indiana Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Veteran, promoted to Captain of Company A

John W. McDaniel Waveland, Indiana Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Killed at battle of Perryville, Kentucky October 8, 1862

John W. Milligan Waveland, Indiana Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Mustered out 1864

Thomas Noon Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Died Nashville, Tennessee September 2, 1863

John W. Randolph Montgomery County Mustered Oct. 4, 1861
Discharged, date not stated, wounds

William J. Richards Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 81st Indiana Regiment

William Riley Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Killed battle of Chickamauga, Georgia Sept. 19, 1863

James M. Steele Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Mustered out Sept. 12, 1864

Lorenzo D. Stone Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Mustered out Sept. 17, 1864

Columbus W. Veatch Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Died in an explosion on the Steamer Sultana April 27, 1865

James H. Wells Montgomery County Mustered Sept. 18, 1861
Killed, no date given

George Couchland Waveland, Indiana Mustered Oct. 20, 1864
Mustered out July 15, 1865

Joseph A. Patton Waveland, Indiana Mustered Jan. 14, 1864
Promoted to the U.S. Colored Troops, declined

Luther H. Patton Waveland, Indiana Mustered Oct. 20, 1864
Died of disease at Chattanooga Tennessee Feb. 20, 1865

Chauncy Richardson Waveland, Indiana Mustered Oct. 20, 1864
Died of disease at Beaufort, South Carolina May 5, 1865

From the History of the Thirty-Eighth Indiana


Colonel David H. Patton

Colonel David H. Patton was born in Flemingsburg, Ky., Nov. 26, 1837, and was mustered into the service of the United States as a Corporal of Company H, Thirty-Eighth Indiana Volunteers, September 18th, 1861.

At the battle of Perryville Ky., he was one of the famous color guard that lost nearly all its numbers, and was himself slightly wounded. He was promoted and mustered as First Lieutenant, same company, June 5th, 1864; Captain Sept. 6, 1864; Lieutenant Colonel, May 5th, 1865, and Colonel, May26th, 1865.

Colonel Patton, at the time of his enlistment, was a student of medicine. He was of robust constitution, and was one of few who took part in every battle and skirmish in which the regiment was engaged. He was modest and unassuming, devoted to duty, and acted well his part in every position which he was called upon to fill, from Corporal to Colonel.

He was mustered out with the regiment at Indianapolis, July 15th, 1865. On the 25th of September, 1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Clara Bennett. They have three children: Miss Fannie Ramsay, Miss Alice Patton and Luther Patton.

Colonel Patton served one term as Congressman from a district in northern Indiana, and served as Receiver of United States Land Office from September, 1893, to September, 1897.

He now resides in Woodland, O.T., and is engaged in the cattle business.


Joseph E. Sterrett

Joseph E. Sterrett was born in Juniata County, Pennsylvania, November 7, 1842, and mustered into service as a private in Company H, December 5, 1861; promoted to Third Sergeant, April 1, 1865; regimental Commissary Sergeant, June 1, 1865; and commissioned Second Lieutenant same date. Comrade Sterrett was a veteran and took part in every engagement of the regiment. He was wounded at the battle of Jonesborough, Georgia.

He married Miss Amanda J. Little, May 6, 1869. Their children are Anna V., and Elsie I. Sterrett. Comrade Sterrett is a physician and resides in Logansport, Indiana.

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