Civil War Casualities From
Brown Township, Montgomery County Indiana 1861 - 1865
Compiled by Scott Busenbark SBusenbark@crawfordsville-in.gov
This is a list of soldiers who did not survive the war from Brown
Township. I am also getting a list together of all soldiers and
units that were represented by Brown Township men, and also of all
veterans buried in the Township. I have several articles from the
Crawfordsville Journal that concern the war and men from "Old Brown'.
I have been in contact with two men who had family in the war with
ties to Waveland, Mike Ventura of Atlanta, Georgia who´s GG-Grandfather
was Arch Scott, buried at Maple Ridge Cemetery and Matt Rector from
the Bardstown, Kentucky area, formally of Terre Haute, his GGG-Grandfather
was Jerome Dooley who served in the 40th Indiana of Waveland. He
did email me two photos of him as an old gentleman, one is of him
standing in front of Table Rock on Lookout Mountain.
My sources for the information have been: Indiana Volunteers books;
Indiana Roll of Honor books; Crawfordsville Journal; The History
of The 31st Indiana Infantry; 1850 & 1860 Montgomery County
Scott R. Busenbark
- thanks sooo sooo much, Scott
- he's my CW guru :) kbz
Henry Meredith Alward, 40th
Indiana Infantry, Company H, died of disease April 18, 1863, at
Murfreesboro Tennessee - unknown burial assumedly Murfreesboro.
He married Lydia Birth in Fountain County Indiana on 11 March 1859
and to my knowledge had no children. His parents were Henry Arista
Alward and Maria Eva DeCamp. He was one of 10 children.
Belton, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company H, died March 28, 1865 at army hospital, Jeffersonville,
Indiana -- buried in Waveland Presbyterian Cemetery with many of
his comrades with wife Mary Elinor Hamilton. He was a major in the
11th Militia, Dec 8, 1863. He married Mary E. Hamilton in 1856 in
New Lisbon Ohio - at the time of his death they had William, age
7; Elizabeth Belle age 3, Carrie Josephine age 1 and two had passed
away as small children. She never remarried and died at her home
on East Green Street in Waveland 19 October in 1913, having lived
without her man just shy of 50 years.
John T. Budd, 9th Indiana Battery,
died March 17, 1862 of disease - buried Waveland Presbyterian Church
Cemetery. He was born to Casper and Calistan Ann Stratton Budd -
born 18 January 1841 probably in Wayne County, Indiana. He was one
of 10 children, 5 sons, 5 daughters.
G. Canine, 38th Indiana Infantry,
Company H, died of disease 1863 in Tennessee. 98% sure he is the
Pvt. William G. Canine born April 23, 1837 in Waveland to John Richard
Canine and Eliza Guinn. He is buried Nov 13, 1862 in the IOOF Cemetery
Crawfordsville -- "findagrave says - enlisted Co H 38th Ind
Oct 4, 1861; died of disease Nov 13, 1862 four hours after returning
home to Crawfordsville on a medical discharge." How sad. He
had four brothers and four sisters.
W. Conner, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company C, ; died of disease Oct. 22, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee
- buried Nashville National Cemetery, Davidson County, Tennessee
Plot Section G Site 8091 (or 8071). He married Elizabeth A. Jones
(daughter of Daniel Jones and Jane Brush who passed away before
he went to the war. He was one of four sons and four daughters of
Caleb Conner and Susannah Teeter.
Josiah Davis, (Browns Valley)
40th Indiana Infantry, Company C, killed Nov. 25, 1863, battle of
Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee (born March 1837 Montgomery
County, Indiana - buried Freedom Cemetery near Waveland Indiana
- on Highway 234).
Atelus H. (incorrect Atellus Lurton) Dooley,
1st Indiana Heavy Artillery (born Oct 16, 1838 Parke County Indiana
son of Silas S. Dooley and Sarah Ann Landon - Enlisted 3-17-1864
Pvt), Company H, died July 19, 1864 (taken prisoner) at Baton Rouge
Louisiana buried at the National Cemetery there. Tombstone #356.
Plot 7, 366. Wife Sarah Warden Cord - they had three very small
children (Lilly, Rufus, Atellus H) when he was killed.
. James Elrod, 40th Indiana
Infantry, Company C, killed Nov. 25, 1863, battle of Missionary
Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee -- buried Chattanooga National Cemetery
(Hamilton Co Tenn) with listing as having diied Dec 8, 1863 "Co
C 40th Indiana - (from findagrave.com) - Resident of Browns Valley
Ind. "He is buried among men who died in early December of
wounds, so perhaps he was hurt at Mission Ridge but later died.
Section D Site 12017
9. James Cameron Fullenwider,
33rd Indiana Infantry, Company E, killed at battle of Thompson's
Station, Tennessee - died March 5, 1863 - although his name is on
his parents' tombstone )Eleazer and Lavinia - tombstone spells name
Fullinwider) in the Waveland Presbyterian Cemetery, his remains
were never returned to Waveland.
10. Sgt. William
B. Galey, (Browns Valley)
40th Indiana Infantry, Company C, died Dec. 12, 1863, wounds from
battle of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee - buried Freedom
Cemetery near Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana (highway 234).
Click on his name above to see him picture at findagrave.com
11. William Garland, 9th Indiana
Battery, died Oct. 21, 1864 of disease (born Aug 16, 1842 - Scott
B, my Civil War guru says the battery rosters say he was mustered
out but those are incorrect) - he is buried (or perhaps just a stone
as many who died in the CW were not returned) in Waveland Presbyterian
Church, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana. He was one of six
sons (and two daughters) born to Benjamin Garland and Lucinda Clore
(daughter of Israel Clore and Frances Deere), very early settlers
in Brown Township.
12. James A. Ham, 40th Indiana
Infantry, Company H, died August 20, 1864 . His remains are in Plot
E #2901 at the Nashville (Davidson Co) Tennesse National Cemetery.
Love to find out more about this man :(
G. Hamilton, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company C, died July 25, 1862, army hospital, Jeffersonville, Indiana
- son of Alexander and Elizabeth Ramsey Hamilton. Buried Providence
Cemetery, Mulberry Clinton County, Indiana.
Thomas Hamilton, 40th Indiana
Infantry, Company C, 2nd Brigade 2nd Division 4th Army Corps. Lived
in Browns Valley, Indiana Mustered in on Dec 6, 1861 killed June
14, 1864, battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia. Buried Marietta National
Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia Plot H: 8616 - originally buried
north of Pine Mountain - moved with others here.
LT. James M. Hanna, 40th Indiana
Infantry, Company C, died Feb. 4, 1864, (findagrave has Feb 28 Hamilton
County, Tenn) wounds from battle of Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga,
Tennessee - very nice stone in Freedom Cemetery, Waveland, Montgomery
County, Indiana - born August 19, 1836 Brown Township, Montgomery
County, Indiana. He and Robert C. H. Hanna are brothers, brave sons
of James Hanna (1800-1862) and Sarah Wilcox (1809-1868) - James
1800 was the son of James Hanna (1764-1820) and Martha Poage. James
1800 was the father of 9 children, 4 boys and 5 daughters. Two of
his sons, of course were killed in the war. (his picture is on findagrave.com)
Cpl. Robert C. H. Hanna, 40th
Indiana Infantry, Company C, killed Nov. 25, 1863, battle of Missionary
Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee - brother of above Lt. James Hanna
- died Chattanooga Nov 25, 1863 born Sept 6, 1842. See above for
parentage. This family was one of the many in the Waveland-Browns
Valley area from Shelby County, Kentucky.
H. Jackson, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company H, killed April 27, 1865 when the steam boat "Sultana" exploded
on the Mississippi River bringing Union P.O.W.'s home. James was
captured at battle of Franklin Tennessee Nov. 1864
Cpl. William Kennedy, (Browns
Valley) 40th Indiana Infantry, Company C, died March 19, 1862, Bowling
Green, Kentucky -- index to Nashville (Davidson Co) Tenn National
Cemetery has him buried in Section N Site 10280 - Co. C 40th Indiana
Infantry but died March 21, 1862.
L. Lough, 1st Indiana Heavy
Artillery, Company H (enlisted 3-29-1864), died Sept. 17, 1864 2nd
Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
38th Indiana Infantry, Company H, killed Oct. 8, 1862 at battle
of Perryville, Kentucky - may be the one "buried in the National
Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn" - Memorial #3195312 - born 1830
died 1862 - "died of typhoid pneumonia at Planters Hote, in
Nashville. "Born in Indiana," (probably Parke County near
Byron area) son of James and Sarah King McDaniel. He married Elizabeth
Ulrey and they had four children. The wife died at age 30 and their
four children, two dying young were raised by relatives.
McIntosh, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company H, died Dec. 16, 1863, wounds from battle of Missionary
Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee - buried Chattanooga National Cemetery,
Hamilton Co Tenn Plot D #`12204 (no picture of grave on findagrave)
Taylor Moore, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company H, died May 29, 1864 from wounds received at battle of Resca,
Georgia - son of Abram Jacob and Miriam Rice Moore. He first enlisted
July 10, 1863 Co K, 111th Infantry - mustered out July 15, 1863
in Indianapolis but joined the 40th very early in 1864. Wounded
at the battle of Resaca he died of wounds there. Buried Waveland
Presbyterian Cemetery, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana with
several of his comrades.
23. William P. Moore
-15th Indiana Infantry Co E - died of wounds received at Stones
River - Feb 5, 1863 (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
24. John A. Musgrove
Indiana Heavy Artillery, Company H (enlisted 7-21-1861), died 8-5-1862
1st Battle of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
William Oliver, 40th Indiana
Infantry, Company C, killed June 27, 1864 at battle of Kenesaw Mountain,
Osborn, 40th Indiana Infantry, Company H, died
of disease, Nov. 17, 1865 at Texana, Texas
27. Luther H.
Patton, 38th Indiana Infantry (mustered in 10-20-1864),
Company H, died Feb. 20, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee
Milton H. Porter, "recruited"
Oct 4, 1862 - 40th Indiana Infantry, Company H, died June 30th,
1864, wounds from battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia -- Plot J
#9759 Marietta National Cemetery, Cobb County, Georgia - from Waveland
(RR) Montgomery County, Indiana - he was also in several battles
including Stones River, Missouri Ridge. The surgeon at 2nd Brig.
2nd Div 4th Army Corps Hospital wrote of Milton's diagnosis, "Gun-shot
wound, both thighs and abdoment. Flesh wound of thigh penetrating
abdomen." Thus, he lived 3 days after he was in the battle.
Ransom Ragan - 40th Indiana
Infantry - Co. H - 5-1-1863 (however the battle there was not until
the 3rd of the next month - perhaps he was ill?) Died Milliken's
J.W. Richards, 38th Indiana
Infantry, Company H, died Sept. 20, 1864 at Tullahoma, Tennessee
- age 28 years on tombstone in Waveland Presbyterian Cemetery (with
several others) Montgomery County, Indiana
Chauncey Richardson, 38th Indiana
Infantry (mustered in 10-20-1864), Company H, died of disease, May
5, 1865 at Beaufort, South Carolina buried Beaufort National Cemetery.
#276 Section 5 - died of chronic dysentery at the 1st DIvidial General
Hospital May 5, 1865. Co H 38th Ind Inf.
W. Rodgers, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company H, missing in action, supposed killed battle of Franklin,
Tennessee - battle on November 30, 1864 -- missing after Battle
of Franklin, Tennessee
Smith, 40th Indiana Infantry,
Company C (mustered in Pvt 9-18-1861), died disease April 7, 1863
at Murfreesboro, Tennessee - another source says Killed at
the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky 10-8-1862 but I believe (kbz)
that he was killed at Murfreesboro - he is buried in Plot O - 5887
- his small tombstone has Wm. Smith 5887 Ind. Records say he served
Co C 40th Ind Inf (Son of Union Veterans recorded the findagrave
34. Samuel W. Sterrett, 38th
Indiana Infantry, Company H, killed Oct. 8, 1862 at battle of Perryville,
35.. William N. VanCleve, (Browns
Valley) 40th Indiana Infantry, Company C, died April 12, 1862, Nashville,
36. Horace H. White, 31st Indiana
Infantry, Company I, died Aug. 26, 1865, Victoria, Texas - would
like to know more to compare these two but fairly sure it is the
same one - Horace H. White died 8-26-1865 birth unknown. Buried
Alexandria National Parish Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana
OTHERS FROM Montgomery County
John M. CASSADY - Montgomery
County 38th Indiana Infantry (mustered in 9-18-1861) - lived in
the Portland Mills area. Died from wounds on 9-2-1864 which were
received in Jonesboro GA battle the day before - buried Marietta
National Cem, Cobb County, Georgia Plot F: #4915
Thomas NOON - Montgomery County
38th Indiana Infantry Co. H - (mustered in 9-18-1861) - died Nasvhille,
Tenn 9-2-1863 of bronichitis at the Cumberland Gap General Hospital.
Buried Nashville National Cemetery, Davidson County, Tenn Plot D
Charles E. FOWLER - Montgomery
County 38th Indiana Infantry (mustered in 9-18-1861) - died Atlanta,
Georgia 8-26-1864 "struck in the right breast / clavicle and
killed by stray musket balls from the skirmish line while lying
carelessly on top of the regimental breastworks near Atlanta. His
mother applied for a federal pension April 23, 1874 (Certificate
#172 830) - Buried Marietta, Cobb County, Georia Plot H #9088.
Albert MITCHELL -- 40th Indiana
Infantry - Co. H - deserted 4-1-1862 --
Jacob T. PALMER - 40th Indiana
Infantry - Co. H - deserted 6-24-1865 -- Source: History of Vigo
& Parke Counties, Indiana. Chicago: HH Hill 1880. says he was
born Nov 20, 1846 in Clington County, Indiana son of Prentice T.
and Ella Born Dazey Palmer. Lived in Montgomery County Indiana until
1867; moved to Parke County in 1875; Edgar Co IL 1878 back to Parke
County. Feb 4, 1863, he enlisted in Co H 40th Ind Vols. Participated
in most battles of the regiment taking part in 9 engagements. Under
fire on the Atlanta Campaign 77 continual days. - was with Sherman's
Campaign - battles of Columbia, Franklin and Nashville. Discharged
July 1865 at New Orleans, LA. Twice wounded by a shell and a mini-ball
but never reported to a hospital. Masrried Malinda Jane Ware 2 October
1867 and they were parents of five girls and one son.
Columbus VEATCH (Darlington)
Montgomery County - 38th Indiana Infantry (mustered in 9-18-1861)
- died steamer Sultana 4-27-1865
James H. WELLS -- Montgomery
County -38th Indiana Infantry (mustered in 9-18-1861) - killed -
Stones River, (Murfreesboro, Tennessee) Dec 31, 1862.
Robert WILSON -- 40th Indiana
Infantry - Co. H - deserted 6-22-1865
George HATFIELD - 40th
Indiana Infantry - Co. H - deserted 5-8-1862
George F. JOSLIN - 40th Indiana
Infantry - Co. H - died in Indianapolis 12-1-1862 (assumedly from
5-8-1862 William T. SHEPPARD
- Browns Valley - Deserted 6-18-1865 40th Indiana Company C
James P. WILLIS - Deserted
same day as Sheppard - same unit (sadly, the war was over :(
FROM SCOTT BUSENBARK - findagrave.com
From the "Crawfordsville Journal", December 10, 1863 From the 40TH
Reg't. Ind. Vols. Chattanooga, Tenn, Nov. 26, 1863
Ed. Journal – I send you, as follows, a list of the names of the
killed and wounded of Company C, 40th Indiana, in the engagement
near this place yesterday. Please give it a place in your columns,
for the benefit of the relatives and friends-as my company (C) is
composed principally of young men from old Montgomery.
Killed – Corporal Robert H. Hanna; Privates Luther Barnes and James
Wounded – 1st Lieut. Jas. M. Hanna, severely, thigh broken;
Sergeants Jas. H. Seaman, flesh wound right arm;
Wm. B. Gayley, severely in the head;
Corporals Josiah Davis, severely in the right shoulder,
Seldon E. Bliss, slightly in right foot;
Jno. J. Seaman, slightly in right leg;
Thomas C. Welch, severely, right arm broken above the elbow;
Privates Peter T. Beaty, slightly in the thigh;
Jas. W. Bennett, severely in left temple;
Willis Clark, severely in the knee;
Ambrose Bell, flesh wound in the arm;
Jas. B. Elrod, severely in left breast;
John Howard, slightly, by concussion of a shell;
Jno. C. Monfort, severely in right breast;
Jesse T. Rush, slightly in right arm;
Jas. R. Thompson, severely in the knee;
W.T. Shepherd, slightly in right arm;
Jas. Willis, slightly in right thigh;
John Welch, slightly in right fore finger;
Aaron Vancleave, slightly in arm and foot.
Respectfully yours, John R. Connell Capt. Company C, 40th Indiana
Note: Lt. James M. Hanna; Sergeant Wm. Gayley; Cpl. Josiah Davis;
Privates, James Elrod and John Monfort all died of their wounds.
James R. Thompson's left leg was amputated.
Note: Josiah Davis was a private in the 40th Indiana Infantry,Company
C. He was wounded in the right shoulder during the assault on Missionary
Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nov. 25,1863.He died of his wounds