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ISIAH JACKSON OSBORNE - C.W. Soldier


Source: Crawfordsville Weekly, October 15, 1909

I.J. Osborne, an old soldier bearing many a battle scar, aged sixty-six years, died Tuesday shortly after four at the home of his brother, John Osborn, 312 North street, after an illness with dropsy which developed last July. He was born may 11, 1843. His life was mostly spent in Texas after the war. He came here about eight years ago and his wife died a year later. Since then he had been living at the Soldier National home at Danville the most of the time until last July, when he came here and has since lived at the home of his son, Clarence on North street. He leaves one son, Clarence and one daughter, Maude who lives in Texas. There are three brothers, John, the one already mentioned, and George of this city, and Jasper of Terre Haute. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Reeder, Mrs. Mary Boraker and Mrs. Minnie Seering, all of this city. The deceased was a member of Company C, Sixteenth Indiana Volunteers, having enlisted at the beginning of the civil war when he was just eighteen years of age. He fought all through the memorable struggle and has a record which is equivalent by few who saw service in the bloodfest of all wars. He fought east and west of the Mississippi and south of the Ohio. He is literally covered with battle scars, having been shot nine times with musket balls and besides he carries several buck shots he received from bushwhackers in the west. All of the wounds seem to be on his left side from the sole of his foot to his waist, altho there are three wounds in his right leg. He was a hero and no mistake bore a charmed life or he would have been killed long before the end of the war. The funeral took place at the home of his brother on Wednesday at half past two and was conducted by Rev. Galey. He was laid beneath a mound in the Masonic Cemetery.

== Isaiah J. Osborn, the civil war veteran, who died on Monday morning at the home of his son on North street, was buried Wednesday at Oak Hill. The funeral services were held at the Grant Avenue mission and were in charge of Rev. Galey and Mrs. Harding had charge of the singing. The pall bearers were comrades at the church and the brothers of the deceased lowered the casket to it last resting place.


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