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The Civil War OR ... The War Between the States OR ... The War of Secession OR ... The War of Northern Aggression

(1861-1865)

The US War Between the States was known by many names, depending on your locality and alliances. No other war in history is studied as much as this one. This war was a rift in the basic structures that formed this country, caused by the basic rights that were established when the Constitution was ratified.

****Do make sure to check my pal, Scott's great CW site for this county :)****

Web site/book of County CW activity

Picture of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) organization celebration - 1909 - downtown Crawfordsville - thanks muches to Lynn R for this one :)


UNITS (Rosters, Etc.)

10th Indiana Infantry

Losses, 15th Indiana - 1863 (also John Long, transferred to 17th May 1864 after the 15th was completed)

21stInd Inf (Co H)

38th Indiana Infantry Regiment

58th Indiana Infantry

Company C, 40th Indiana Infantry (thanks so much, Jeff S)

Company G, 40th Indiana Infantry

Company H, 40th Indiana Infantry Regiment

Company B, 72nd Indiana Infantry

Company E, 72nd Indiana Infantry (thanks, Jeff S)

86th Regiment


BIOGRAPHIES

CANBY, EDWARD R. S.
CANBY, Israel (Capt)
CHAMPION, Chester
CLIPPINGER, George W.
DURHAM, Thomas Wise
REYNOLDS, Joseph Jones (Brig Gen)
TALBOT, Capt. Henry H.
THOMAS, John E. (1st husband of Mary Campbell Thomas Ebrite - this is a remembrance of Mary)


CASUALTIES/OTHER DATA

Indiana in the Civil War

CW Casualties, Brown Township

Civil War Casualties

Blue & Gray together in Ladoga Cemetery (thanks, Bill Boone :)

Confederates buried in Montgomery County (with few from surrounding counties - thanks Bill Boone)

Confederate Presence in Montgomery County (thanks again, Bill - greatly appreciated)

Confederate Vets (Bill Boone)

Confederate Vets - more info - just beginning :)

GAR Ribbon - WOW - -- top (my eyes aren't what they used to be 1864-1886 I think it says and this must have been the Old Soldier day ribbon of 1886 -- bottom - this is really unusual so thanks sooooo much to Sandra R. - it was in a book of her gg grandparents, James Wilson and Martha Compton Lee

Ladies Aid of Crawfordsville - thanks James Jesse & Walnut Twp citizens

Ocheltree, George - CW discharge - this is soooo awesome. Thanks so much to Boyd McN -- here is his note about this awesome historical find. "Karen, I finally got around to sending my great grandfathers Army Discharge. Sorry for the delay. There’s a really odd story about how I got this. Early in my research I had posted a question about George Ocheltree on a family forum. One day I got an email from a guy in Fort Wayne wanting to know if I was still interested in George Ocheltree and that he had his Army Discharge. I figured it was someone that had gone to the Ft. Wayne Library, found the information and wanted to cash in on his work. I decided to reply anyway. Turns out the guys sister-in-law’s husband was from Montgomery Co.. They had been “home” and bought an old book and the Discharge was in that book. The guys wife was the family genealogist and her sister gave her the paper to see what she could find out about George Ocheltree. The wife had died and he was cleaning up some of her stuff and the paper had fallen behind her credenza. He saw my post, contacted me and then ended up bringing the Discharge to me, he wouldn’t let me go get it or even let me meet him half way. I look forward to seeing these images on the Montgomery Co. page. Boyd" -- note: the backside is not filled out (thought it was interesting however and so wish every soldier had had his completed) but some of that information is on the (above) front page - WOW what a great historical find - blessings upon the man who got this to Boyd :)

RUSK, Branson - CW collection and discussion of Gen. Lew's discipline

WHITELY, Frank - Source: Crawfordsville Review Tuesday Feb 1, 1916 Frank WHITELY a well known citizen of Advance (Parke County) has suffered a stroke of paralysis according to reports received in New Ross today. He was stricken while down town and was taken to the home of his son-in-law Charles McClain. Whitely who was a veteran of the civil war was past 80 and had lived in Advance more than 40 years. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Ellen Moody and Roy Whitely of this place.

WHITSELL, Polk - Source: Waveland Independent Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana July 17, 1931 Polk WHITESELL of Rockville, applied for a pension from his native state of Virginia for his service in the Confederate army. The application was turned down because veterans are required to be residents of the state. However, he received a cordial invitation to move back to old Virginy.


ENLISTMENTS--


STORIES / FOLKLORE
Halliday, Matthias
Zachary, Milton Hezekiah
Blackford, Nathaniel - Fruits, Jonathan - Tolen, Daniel B and Work, James M refuse to give names


The SULTANA DISASTER

The Sultana Disaster

Statements by Sultana survivors

If you had an interest in the Sultana Disaster, you might want to read about the Eclipse -- thanks, Kathy

Eclipse -- article at time of disaster - thanks, Kim


REUNIONS, GAR, Etc.

1924 Reunion, Montgomery County

1926 Reunion, Union Veterans

Civil War Biographies


MONTGOMERY'S GENERALS

Although most Montgomery County Historians consider we have 5 Civil War Generals, I feel there are six and here they are ..... :) Always did have to be different :) kz

Edward R. S. Canby

Henry Beebee Carrington

John Hawkins

Mahlon Dickerson Manson

William Morgan

Lewis "Lew" Wallace


DEATHS-OBITUARIES-BIOS...

BENNETT, James W.
BIBLE, Alexander
BRANDENBERGER, Mathias
BRUCH, John
BURK, James

CAMPBELL, Thomas N.
CONNER, Francis Marion
Cowan, Samuel


EGNEW, Alvin M.
ELLER, James W.
ELLINGTON, John J.
ELLIS, John N.


FOUST, Wesley (Corp)
FRALEY, Samuel


GOLADAY, Isaac
GOTT, William B.
GRAHAM, James
HARLAN, Oren
HARRINGTON, James A.


ITSKIN, Hull


JAMES, Peter
JONES, George F.

KING, Jesse D.


LARSH, Robert Gilkey
LEWIS, Stephen D.


MASON, Thomas D.
McCREA, Edward T. (Capt)
McCREARY, John
McINTIRE, Forgison
MURRAY, James


NEFF, Wm. H (Capt)
NEWTON, Horace E.


OSBORNE, Isiah Jackson


PATTISON, Loren G.
PEARSON, Richard S.

PHILLIPS, William O.
PRATT, Hiram Austin


ROSS, Col. James
ROSS, William


SANDERS, James Noleman
SHAW, Jasper Newton
SHULAR, Lewis
SIMPSON, (Lt.) Joseph
SMITH, Francis M.
SOUTHARD, William (Capt - KIA)
SPRAGUE, A.A.
STILWELL, Stephen (Capt)
STONE, L.D.


TAGUE, Johnson
THOMAS, (Dr) Charles Lambert
THOMPSON, William Henry


WALKER, A.B.
WALKER, Adam
WARBRITTON, Andrew
WATSON, James H. +
WEEKS, Robert
WESTON, John

WILSON, John Ward - sorry, source is not here - John Ward Wilson was first lieutenant in the Fortieth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. After service with that regiment for a time, he resigned and was commissioned a first lieutenant in the Eleventh Indiana Cavalry, and was honorably mustered out at the close of the Civil war.

WILSON, Samuel McKee - sorry, source is not here -- Samuel McKee Wilson enlisted as a private in the Tenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry on Lincoln's first call for troops to put down the Rebellion. In Indianapolis he was commissioned captain of Company D, Tenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battle of Rich Mountain, and in that battle captured a sword which is still in the possession of the family. Captain Wilson was mustered out of the service with his regiment in August, 1861. He entered the army again as a lieutenant in the Sixteenth Indiana Battery, and was assigned to the Army of the Potomac. After going through many battles and enduring many hardships, he finally received, at the battle of Antietam, injuries that caused his death.

WILSON, William C. --

WILSON, William, Sr. --


ZACHARY, Elijah B.
ZACHARY, Milton Hezekiah
(Last Civil War Veteran in Brown Township is dead)


LETTERS

LOUGH, H.H. to brother Levi

TRIBBETT (Robert - killed at Chickamauga to brother Wesley)


PENSIONS

BEATTY, Nathaniel

PICTURES

MOODY, Thomas Newton "Pony" - signing up on the 13th day of August 1862

MOODY, Thomas Newton "Pony" -- home on leave, marrying his sweetie, Martha Ellen Clements on the 25th of August in 1864 (40th Regiment Indiana Infantry -- LOVE the gold buttons - thanks so much to JDG for both of these


RECORDS

BERRYMAN, (Dr) James Allen

CURRY, John (Dr.)

EDGERLY, George W., MD.


CEMETERY STONES

MISNER, Amos

Old Town Cemetery, Crawfordsville -- list on a nice memorial include these names:

Samuel B. Bennett - - Co.C. 120th Ind.

Henry Brewer - - 16th Ind. Bat.

Austin Carpenter - - Co. D. 28th U.S.C.T.

J. J. Carter - - Co B. 22nd Ind

George A. Foster - - Co. K. 154th Ind

Isaac Jones - - Mass. Inf. U.S.C.T.

Daniel Kernoodle - - Co. A. 124th Ind

James McCabe - - Co. E. 150th Ind

James McLaughlin - - Co. A. 63rd Ind.

Joseph Mount - - Co. C. 135th Ind.

Nelson Patterson - - Co. G. 28th U.S.C.T.

Henry E. Reed - - Co. E. 72nd Ind.

Harvey Smith - - Co. E. 100th U.S.C.T.

Monroe Vick - - 8th U.S.C.T.

Chas. Wickliff - - Co. D. 28th U.S.C.T.


File Created: 10 March 2010














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