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15th Indiana Infantry, Company E

Posted in Montgomery Regiments & Companies with tags , , on January 27, 2010 by 40thindiana

 

                       

                          

 

 

CAPTAINS

George W. Lamb             Crawfordsville

William Marks               Crawfordsville 

FIRST LIEUTENANTS

George W. Riley      –      Crawfordsville     – Dishonorably discharged 1/25/63  –  * THIS IS UNTRUE, Lt. RILEY RESIGNED AND WAS DISCHARGED FOR HEALTH REASONS *

William M. Graham       Crawfordsville 

SECOND LIEUTENANTS

William B. Kennedy       Crawfordsville

William Marks                Crawfordsville

John T. Harvey               Crawfordsville 

NOTE: All enlisted men in Company E are listed as being from Montgomery County, no towns were given on roster. 

FIRST SERGEANT

Marks, William 

SERGEANTS

Graham, William M.

McConnel, Joseph W.

Moliere, Thomas                      Deserted at Murfreesboro 1/15/63

Harvey. John T. 

CORPORALS

Ollman, James H.N. 

Burcham, Harrison D.            Deserted at Chattanooga 4/30/64

Greay, William F.

Nelson, William

Walker, Fredrick                     Transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff

Dent, Samuel F.

Gilbert, Robert B.                    Killed Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

Cowan, William                      Deserted 8/18/62 

MUSICIANS

Gibe, John J.                           Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Kennedy, Joseph W. 

WAGONER

Everson, Jacob

PRIVATES

Ammerman, George                 Died 10/17/61

Anderson, Richard H.             Deserted  at Louisville 10/2/62

Barrett, James H.

Beal, Henry                                Wounded at Stones River

Bennet, Thomas J.

Belto, Joseph F.                        Wounded at Stones River

Bolles, James

Boewrs, Solomon                    Died wounds received at Missionary Ridge 11/26/63

Bolser, George W.                   Deserted at Louisville 10/2/62

Brady, Thomas

Burnett, Abraham                  Died 12/17/61

Burrows, James                      Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Burrows, Hugh

Campbell, William H.

Cassel, Jefferson

Charles, Marion                    Appointed Corporal

Cooley, Silas                           Died wounds received at Missionary Ridge 12/17/63

Crewce, Pleasant                  Transferred to 4th U.S. Cavalry 12/5/62

Creek, William B.                 Died wounds received at Missionary Ridge 11/26/63

Crew, Charles P.

Dryden, William H.              Appointed Sergeant

Ellis, Ashel B.                           Deserted at Chattanooga 4/30/64

Edwards, William                Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Emmerson, Reuben            Killed at Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

Evans, Thomas B.

Fliniaux, Alfred

Gardner, Daniel                    Deserted at Murfreesboro 1/13/63

Gundrum, Godfrey             Appointed Commissary Sergeant

Hamilton, Joseph A.

Hammer, Fred                        Appointed Corporal

Hartman, William              Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Hessler, Oliver

Hess, William L.                   Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Hill, James A.                        Died 1/17/62

Hill, Phillip                             Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Horton, Henry

Husband, Henry

Jackson, William

Lakin, John T.                        Appointed Corporal

Leech, Francis M.

Long, John                              Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Linn, John W.

McCullough, William      Deserted at Louisville 10/2/62

McCoy, George W.             Deserted 8/18/62

McDonald, Thomas           Died 9/14/61

McDonough, Thomas

Mercer, Henry H.

Miller, Etto J.

Mowery, Christian B.

Moore, William F.              Died; Wounds received at Stones River

Nettleton, Daniel W.       Transferred to Company C; Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant

O’Daniel, George W.         Died 12/8/62

Oliver, Joseph E.

Osborne, Commodore F.     Deserted 7/1/62

Perry, Albert                          Deserted at Nashville 3/16/62

Phillips, Sidney                    Deserted 10/19/62

Pruett, Merrill

Rippeto, Merida

Roberts, George W.

Sailors, Robert F.               Died; Wounds received at Missionary Ridge 2/18/64

Schmall, John A.               Killed at Stones River 12/31/62

Smith, Oliver P.

Smith, William B.              Discharged; Wounds received at Stones River 4/18/63

Stockton, John D.              Wounded at Stones River, Died at Libby Prison

Stephens, Edward P.

Sittinger, Adam                 Killed at Stones River 12/31/62

Stout, David                          Died 2/25/62

Staffen, Henry                    Killed at Stones River 12/31/62

Summers, Nathan          Deserted at Nashville 3/16/62

Sweem, Tilghman A.H.     Died 3/8/63

Tyson, John C.                   Died; Wounds received at Missionary Ridge 12/10/63

Upshaw, James                 Appointed Wagoner

Vancleve, William M.

Wall, Charles B.                Deserted 11/7/62

Waltz, Fredrick                 Killed at Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

White, Albert M.

White, Andrew J.             Veteran; Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Wilson, Lorenzo               Deserted at Louisville 12/9/61

Wilsey, George W.          Appointed Sergeant

Winings, Benjamin L.

Williams, Emery             Killed at Stones River 12/31/62

Woodbridge, Thos.        Transferred to Company F 6/25/61 

Recruits

Gappin, Samuel               Muster 12/20/63

McGrew, Milton               Muster 3/14/62, Transferred to 17th Regiment 5/30/64

Robinson, Albert M.     Muster 1/1/62           “                  “                      “

Showen, Daniel P.         Muster 2/29/64         “                  “                     ”

Siebring, Jesse               Muster 6/14/61, Deserted at Greensburg, Ind., 7/1/61

15TH INDIANA HISTORY

This regiment was organized at Lafayette in May 1861, for
state service and was reorganized for U. S. service in June,
for three years. It was mustered in June 14, left the state
July 1, for Clarksburg, W. Va., then marched to Rich Mountain,
which was reached during the progress of the battle on the
11th, and joined in the pursuit of the enemy, capturing many
prisoners.

It was stationed in Elk Water valley until Nov. 19, being
engaged in the repulse of Lee’s forces and at the battle of
Green Brier River. It joined Buell’s forces at Louisville,
participated at Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, took part in the
battle of Perryville, where Col. Wagner commanded the brigade,
and moved for Nashville in November. Col. Wagner was
appointed brigadier-general on Nov. 29, Lieut.-Col. Wood being
promoted colonel.

The regiment was in the battle of Stone’s River, losing 197,
killed and wounded. It remained at Murfreesboro until June
24, engaged in numerous expeditions, and at Tullahoma it aided
in turning the enemy’s left, compelling the evacuation of the
place. It was in camp at Pelham until Aug. 17, and then began
the advance on Chattanooga, its brigade being the first to
enter the place.

It participated in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, losing 202
in killed and wounded — over 60 per cent of those engaged.
It marched to the relief of Burnside at Knoxville and remained
there on severe duty until Feb. 1864, without baggage or
tents, poorly clad and half fed. Then it was on garrison duty
at Chattanooga until June 14.

Part of the regiment reenlisted in February, and the regiment
was mustered out at Indianapolis, June 16, the veterans and
recruits being transferred to the 17th. The original strength
of the 15th was 1,056. Gain by recruits, 89; reenlistments,
75; total, 1,220. Loss by death, 171, desertion, 115;
unaccounted for, 17.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3

Thomas Moody’s Letter Home

Posted in First Hand Letters & Accounts with tags , , , , on January 22, 2010 by 40thindiana

(Above) Thomas “Poney” Moody with his cane

A Letter fromPoneyMoody

Waveland Independent, May 31, 1929

“In reading the following letter wtitten by the late T.N.  Moody, you should remember that he had little, if any schooling, and learned to write after he went into the army. In those days even educated people were rather vague in their ideas about punctuation and capital letters.” (W.I.)

Nashville, Tenn.

July the 27, 1864

“Dear Mother it is with mutch pleasure that I seat my self to pen you A few lines to let you know that I am well and hope that when these few lines come to hand They ma find you well and doing well Mother mi wound is getting A long fine it dont pain me anymore worth A cent James E. Sennett he has his ferlow started up good but dont I wish I was A going to get to come home I have a good doctor and he knows what is best for me I will have to as he said let it bea good or bad bad or good but I hope it will bea for the good but I think there will be A chance Starch up mi fine shert hav one or 2 ready for me to ware to the fair if I have good luck I ma be their we dont know what may hapen yet but dont forget to write I like to hear from home while I am hear let it be long or short I just wrote to you on the 12 and Kate Sympson on the 13 I have got the answer to hers and answered it Agane and yet no letter from home but I hope it will bea good for one this evening I dont know how that is but I think it is due time well I have to bea gin to close for this time So no more but remain.

As ever your son un till death

Thomas Moody TO A M Moody Goodbye”

(W.I.) ” Don’t that just sound like “Poney”? In a strange city, wounded, no older that his grandson, Heck Gilliand and yet cheerful and looking forward to a good time at the fair. The wound troubled him all his life and contributed to his death, but he never complained and always had a cherry word.”

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Thomas N. Moody enlisted in the 40th Indiana Infantry, Company C, On September 13, 1862, and mustered out on June 14, 1865. At the time of the above letter, Thomas was still recovering from his hip wound he recieved on Missionary Ridge. His grave is located at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Waveland, Indiana.

Company K, Eighty-Sixth Indiana Infantry

Posted in Montgomery Regiments & Companies with tags , , on January 21, 2010 by 40thindiana

MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEN IN COMPANY K; 86th REG’T

 Captains

William M. Southard  – Crawfordsville, Killed Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

 Robert B. Spilman  – Crawfordsville

Lieutenants William H. Lynn  – Crawfordsville

 John M. Yount  – Crawfordsville

 2nd Lieutenants John M. Yount  – Crawfordsville, Promoted 1st Lieutenant

 Tighlman A. Howard –  Crawfordsville, Mustered out as 1st Sergeant

 Sergeants

Ristine, Harley G. –  Crawfordsville

 Holloway, George W.  –  Crawfordsville  Deserted 11/20/62

Snyder, Benjamin F.  –  Crawfordsville

Corporals

 Blair, John W.; Jr.  – Crawfordsville 

Spilman, Robert B.  – Crawfordsville 

Barton, William  – Crawfordsville, Deserted 11/20/62

McClelland, Alfred J.  – Crawfordsville

Engle, John B.  – Crawfordsville

Musican

Naylor, Charles  – Crawfordsville, Died Bowling Green, KY. 11/1/62

Wagoner

Vanhook, Andrew J.  –  Crawfordsville, Transferred to V.R.C. 9/1/63

Privates

Allhands, George  – Crawfordsville

 Baldwin, William J.  – Crawfordsville

Ball, Oliver  – Crawfordsville

 Beard, Thomas J.  – Crawfordsville

 Burk, George W.  – Crawfordsville

Carrill, Joseph S.  – Crawfordsville

Curtis, John  – Crawfordsville, Deserted from 51st Reg’t, returned

Dice, William A.  – Crawfordsville

Edwards, James G.  – Crawfordsville

Engle, Talton  – Crawfordsville

 Fergerson, John  – Crawfordsville

Fergerson, Isaac W.  – Crawfordsville

Forbes, William J.  – Crawfordsville

Galey, William L.  – Crawfordsville

Galloway, George –  Crawfordsville, Died Indianapolis 9/5/62

Green, James  – Crawfordsville, Transferred to 19th U.S. Inf. 12/4/62

Green, Bartholomew  – Crawfordsville, Died; wounds from Stones River 1/9/63

 Griffth, Thomas B.  – Crawfordsville

Gwinn, John W.  – Crawfordsville

Hall, Henry C.  – Crawfordsville

Harrington, James  – Crawfordsville

Harris, Alexander  – Crawfordsville

Harris, Peter  – Crawfordsville

Kelly, John (1st)  – Crawfordsville

Kelly, John (2nd)  – Crawfordsville Mustered out as Coropral

Larew, Garrett  – Crawfordsville, Transferred Engineer Corps 8/7/64

Lawson,Branson H.  – Crawfordsville

Linn, Joseph B.  – Crawfordsville

 Long, Samuel K.  – Crawfordsville

 Lynch, Patrick  – Crawfordsville, Transferred to 19th U.S. Inf. 12/4/62

Moore, John D.  – Crawfordsville, Transferred to V.R.C. 1/10/65

Moore, Harvey H.M.  – Crawfordsville, Mustered out as Corporal

Murry, Hiram M.  – Crawfordsville

Osborn, Warren  – Crawfordsville, Died Danville, KY. 12/25/62

Oxley, Joseph H.  – Crawfordsville, Discharged 3/7/63; wounds

Peed, Henry  – Crawfordsville

Peed, Oliver H.  – Crawfordsville

Pickerill, James L.  – Crawfordsville

Potts, Elisha –  Crawfordsville

Potts, James M.  – Crawfordsville

Prime, James M.  – Crawfordsville

 Reilly, Hugh  – Crawfordsville – Promoted 1st Lieutenant

Sanders, William W.  – Crawfordsville, Killed; battle of Nashville, TN. 12/15/64

 Slattery, John  – Crawfordsville

Smith, Charles  – Crawfordsville

Swank, Wilson  – Crawfordsville

Swank, James R.  – Crawfordsville

Swank, John  – Crawfordsville

Swindler, Henry H.  – Crawfordsville Transferred to V.R.C. 9/2/63

Thomas, James B.  – Crawfordsville

Thompson, John M.  – Crawfordsville

Urmston, Jonathan T.  – Crawfordsville, Died 10/21/63; wounds

Vanhorn, John S.  – Crawfordsville

Wainscott, Elias  – Crawfordsville

Wainscott, Francis M.  – Crawfordsville

Walker, Samuel M.  – Crawfordsville

Walker, Albert B.  – Crawfordsville

Walker, Adam H.  – Crawfordsville

Ward, Dennis  – Crawfordsville Transferred to V.R.C.

Ward, William  – Crawfordsville

Watson, James  – Crawfordsville

Witherald, Isaac B. –  Crawfordsville

Welch, Morris  – Crawfordsville Transferred to V.R.C. 

Whited, William  – Crawfordsville

Wiley, Foster C.  – Crawfordsville, Died Nashville, TN., 1/29/63

Williams, James  – Crawfordsville

Williams, Martin L.  – Crawfordsville, Killed; Stones River, 12/31/62

Wisong, William M.  – Crawfordsville, Died Nashville, TN., 1/29/62

Wisong, Francis M.  – Crawfordsville

SERVICE of the 86th.–Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Ky., October 1-22, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone’s River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee December, 1863, to April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Cassville May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett’s Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s or Neal Dow Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there until March, 1865. Expedition from Whitesburg February 17, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville until June. Mustered out June 6, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 176 Enlisted men by disease. Total 249.

Regimental History of the Eighty-Sixth Online

http://www.archive.org/details/eightysixthregim00barn

Letter to the Citizens of Montgomery Co.

Posted in First Hand Letters & Accounts with tags , , , , on January 21, 2010 by 40thindiana

Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Oct. 29, 1863

Letter from Capt. Bryant

The following letter has been received by Mesers, Campbell, Gayley & Harter, of this city – and handed us for publication – from CaptR.E.  Bryant, of the Commissary Department, Army of the Mississippi. Comment is unneccssary, it explains itself.

 Office Commissary of Subsistence St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 20, 1863

Gentleman: – I notice in the JOURNAL of Oct. 15th, the farmers are requested to supply Cabbage to be made into pickles for the soldiers, by the ladies. As the Subsistence Department is putting up a large quantity of cabbage in various ways, I send you a mode adopted in St. Louis. First, we have the Krout, which every farmer knows how to make; next, we have what is called “Cabbage in Currie;” and third, “Cabbage and Onions.” The “Cabbage in Currie” is made by splitting the head into four or five pieces, it is then put over the fire and let the water come to a boil, taken off, and when cold put into barrels; first a layer of cabbage, over which sprinkle ground allspice, pepper, salt, and strong mustard, sufficient to season the cabbage highly. Of the mustard put 1 1/2 pounds to each barrel, and fill with good strong vinegar; let the barrel stand without the bung one day, when it will be ready for use. “Cabbage and Onions” is made by cutting the head into thin strips like krout, the onions and cabbage to be cut together, three fourths of a bushel of the former to the barrel. When ready, put in a layer of cabbage and onions, then a layer of salt, until full. Let the barrel stand without the bung one day, then pour off all the brine, and fill up with good strong vinegar, after standing open one day more it is ready for use. Care should be taken to not pack the barrel as tight as is usual with krout. Cabbage, when put up in either of the above ways, is highly relished by the soldiers, and it is a fine substitute for cucumber pickles, which are exceedingly scarce and very high.

Will not your farmers be willing to contribute each a barrel of “Cabbage in Currie” or “Cabbage and Onions, already prepared for use? I would suggest that the farmer put his name on the end of each barrel, the soldier in the field would appreciate it the more if he knew the cabbage was prepared at home.

Very Respectfully,

Your ob’t serv’t R.E. Bryant, Capt. & C.S.

10th Indiana Infantry 3 Years Regiment

Posted in Montgomery Regiments & Companies with tags , , on January 19, 2010 by 40thindiana

10th Indiana Infantry (3 Years Service), Company B  – “Crawfordsville Guard”

 

Officers

 

James H. Vanarsdall Captain
Franklin Goben 1st Lieutenant Wounded at Chickamauga GA.
William Colwell 2nd Lieutenant
NCO’S and Musicians
Isaac F. Miller 1st Sergt. Wounded at Mill Springs KY.
David C. Elcher 2nd Sergt.
John W. Hogsett 3rd Sergt. Wounded at Mill Springs KY.
William J. Cason 4th Sergt.  
Thomas N. Hartness 5th Sergt.
Elihu Nicholson 1st Corpl.
Robert P. Snyder 2nd Corpl.
Albert Burdett 3rd Corpl.
William S. Duncan 4th Corpl. Wounded Kennesaw Mt. GA.  
Jacob Swank 5th Corpl.
Lewis W. Hance 6th Corpl. Wounded at Perryville KY.
George W. Stover 7th Corpl. Killed Perryville KY. Oct. 8, 1862
Joel Manka 8th Corpl Killed Perryville KY. Oct. 8, 1862
James M. Robbins Drummer
John H. Scott Fifer
John Duncan  Wagoner
Privates Applegate, John E.  PRIVATE  
Applegate, Geo. W. PRIVATE  
Babb, Benj. M. PRIVATE Killed Chickamauga GA. Sept. 20, 1863
Beach, Wm H. PRIVATE  
Bradford, Geo. W. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY.
Bratton, Chas. A. PRIVATE  
Bratton, Samuel B. PRIVATE  
Brown, Zebulon PRIVATE Wounded at Mill Springs KY
Calfee, Albert W. PRIVATE  
Childers, Wm. M. PRIVATE  
Clark, Levi PRIVATE  
Conner, Dennis PRIVATE  
Cauk, Robt. F. PRIVATE  
Copner, James E. PRIVATE Killed Mill Springs KY. Jan. 19, 1862
Craig, Samuel M. PRIVATE Wounded at Mill Springs KY
Crain, Zephaniah PRIVATE Wounded at Mill Springs KY
Crain, David B. PRIVATE  
Custer, Wm. H. PRIVATE  
Davis, Andrew P. PRIVATE  
Davis, Franklin W. PRIVATE  
Day, William H. PRIVATE  
Dorsey, George T. PRIVATE  
Edmonds, Wm PRIVATE  
Elmore, Wesley C. PRIVATE Died July 5, 1862 Cornith MS.
Evans, John P. PRIVATE  
Evans, Joseph M. PRIVATE  
Ferguson, Isaiah PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY.  
Ferguson, Jesse Jr. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY.
Fields, Jasper M. PRIVATE  
Forgey, James S. PRIVATE  
Fulwider, Jacob S. PRIVATE  
Fulwider, Samuel J. PRIVATE  
Goehring, William PRIVATE  
Hance, John P. W. PRIVATE  
Haywood, John M. PRIVATE  
Harris, James H. PRIVATE Wounded Peach Tree Creek GA.
Harris, William K. PRIVATE  
Higgins, William O. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY
Hunt, Thomas PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY
Hunt, Moses Wesley PRIVATE  
Inlow, Isaac PRIVATE Died June 22, 1862 at Crawfordsville
Jay, Moses PRIVATE  
Jesse, Thomas J. PRIVATE Died June 19, 1862 Cornith, MS.
Johnson, John M. PRIVATE  
Jones, William C. PRIVATE  
Kelsey, Thomas J. PRIVATE Wounded Perryville KY
Kelly, Lorenzo D. PRIVATE Died Aug. 10,1864 Jeffersonville IN.
Landis, Thomas PRIVATE Wounded at Mill Springs KY.
Laurie, John PRIVATE  
Lewis, William H. PRIVATE  
Lewis, Benjamin R. PRIVATE Died Aug. 9, 1864 Chattanooga TN.
Lynn, Daniel B. PRIVATE Died Aug.19, 1862 Evansville IN.
McDaniel, Joseph PRIVATE  
McKinzie, Jonathan PRIVATE Wounded Chickamauga GA.
McKinzie, Mordecal PRIVATE Wounded Kennesaw Mt. & Vining Station GA.
McKinzie, Joseph PRIVATE  
McCready, Emerick PRIVATE  
McLaughlin, John W. PRIVATE  
Marlow, George B. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY
Martin, Geo. P. PRIVATE  
Mote, James H. PRIVATE  
Moore, John A. PRIVATE  
Miller, John PRIVATE Deserted May 12, 1862 Cornith Ms.
Miller, Leonard H. PRIVATE  
Misner, Amos K. PRIVATE Killed Mill Springs KY. Jan. 19, 1862
Nicholson, Samuel PRIVATE  
Newkirk, William PRIVATE Died May 29, 1862 Cornith MS.
Ochiltree, Andrew PRIVATE Died of wounds received at Mill Springs
Parsons, James H. PRIVATE  
Patterson, Samuel PRIVATE  
Poague, William C. PRIVATE Transfer to U.S. Signal Corps
Poague, John H. PRIVATE  
Porter, William Y. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY.
Porter, John C. PRIVATE  
Pickerell, John W. PRIVATE Killed Perryville KY Oct. 8, 1862
Pruitt, George W. PRIVATE Died May 9, 1862 Cornith MS.
Peterson, John PRIVATE  
Quinn, Charles E. PRIVATE  
Rauth, John F. PRIVATE  
Roberts, James F. PRIVATE  
Shoemaker, James A. PRIVATE Killed Perryville KY. Oct. 8, 1862
Simpson, John H. PRIVATE  
Simpson, John R. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY.
Simpson, William A. PRIVATE Died Feb. 20, 1862 Stanford KY.
Snyder, James H. PRIVATE Died Mill Springs KY., Feb. 12, 1862
Sparks, Walter H. PRIVATE  
Stearns, Daniel W. PRIVATE  
Stonebraker, David A. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs KY.
Stubbins, Joseph L. PRIVATE  
Sweetzer, Abram C. PRIVATE Wounded Chickamauga GA.
Stump, James W. PRIVATE  
Talbot, Nathaniel A. PRIVATE  
Tate, John L. PRIVATE Wounded Chickamauga GA.
Tate, Samuel M. PRIVATE  
Tipton, George W. PRIVATE Died March 1, 1862 Somerset KY
Vancleve, James M. PRIVATE  
Wilson, Thomas W. PRIVATE Wounded Chickamauga GA.
Williams, Thomas W. PRIVATE  
Wert, Martin V. PRIVATE Wounded Mill Springs & Chickamauga

 

SERVICE of the 10th INDIANA.–At Bardstown, Ky., October and November, 1861. Advance on Camp Hamilton, Ky., January 1-15, 1862. Action at Logan’s Cross Roads January 19. Mill Springs January 19-20. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 11-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 7. Expedition to Bear Creek, Ala., April 12-13. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. March to Iuka, Miss., thence to Tuscombia, Ala., and duty there until August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg Into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Gallatin, Tenn., and duty there until January 13, 1863. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Boston December 29, 1862. Action at Rolling Fork December 30. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 13, 1863; thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and duty there until June. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover’s Gap June 24-26. Tullahoma June 29-30. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard’s Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dollas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station July 4. Vining Station July 4-5. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 58th Indiana Infantry September 8, 1864. Old members mustered out September 19, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 64 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 114 Enlisted men by disease. Total 186.

Montgomery County Irishmen in the “1st Irish Reg’t

Posted in Montgomery Regiments & Companies with tags , , on January 19, 2010 by 40thindiana

The 35th Indiana Infantry, known also as the “1st Irish” was the only regiment composed of all Irishmen from in Indiana. Several Irishmen from Montgomery County enlisted in the regiment and saw hard service in the western theatre. Two of them would die during their service. Just looking through company rolls for Montgomery County, it is obvious there were many other Irish immigrants that lived here and served their new country.

Company A

 Michael Fitzpatrick, mustered in as 1st sergeant November 24, 1861; promoted to 2nd lieutenant March 18, 1862

Timothy McMahon, mustered in as sergeant November 24, 1861; mustered out January 13, 1865

John McMahon, mustered in as company wagoner November 24, 1861; mustered out October 17, 1864

Company E

 William Figg, mustered in December 14, 1861, deserted; later joined U.S. Regulars

Patrick O’Conner, mustered in December 14, 1861, killed Marietta, GA. July 4, 1864

Charles Woodruff, mustered in December 14, 1861, died June 13, 1862

Andrew Carroll, mustered in December 14, 1861, transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps March 10, 1865

http://www.thewildgeese.com/pages/35thind.html

SERVICE of the 35th.–Movement to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 12, 1862. Duty there until April 5. At Shelbyville until May 10, Negley’s Expedition to Chattanooga, Tenn., May 28-June 15. Chattanooga June 7. Guard duty along Memphis and Charleston Railroad until August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon, Ky., October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 12, and duty there until December 26. Murfreesboro Pike November 9. Dobbin’s Ferry, near Lavergne, December 9. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone’s River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor’s Ridge, November 27. Regiment reenlisted at Shellmound, Tenn., December 16, 1863. Veterans on furlough January and February, 1864. At Blue Springs, Tenn., until May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill June 6-7. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Buzzard’s Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there until March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville, Tenn., until June. Ordered to New Orleans June 16, thence to Texas, July, and duty there until September. Mustered out September 30, 1865 Discharged at Indianapolis, Ind., October 23, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 251.

Book Review: Three Years in Wallace’s Zouves

Posted in Books with tags , , , , on January 19, 2010 by 40thindiana

Three Years With Wallace’s Zouaves; The Civil War Memoirs of Thomas Wise Durham; Editted by Jeffery L. Patrick, Mercer University Press (June 1, 2003)

A wonderful book of Civil War memoirs from a Montgomery County soldier that served in the 11th Indiana Infantry. Thomas W. Durham was raised in the Waveland area and starts his memoirs as a young man still in school. He relates the story of how he became a soldier with several other men from his area.

Thomas first enlisted in Lew Wallace’s three month 11th Indiana Zouave Regiment, Company “I” and was present at the battle of Romney, Va. in the western Virginia Campaign. He returns home and re-enlists in the three year 11th Indiana Regiment as a sergeant in Company “G”. He is first engaged in the battle for the river fort of Heiman on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. Mr. Durham holds no opinion back while telling of the hardships of soldiering and battle. The regiment moves south to Crump’s Landing, where Lew Wallace’s division encounters problems marching to the battlefield on the 6th of April. The regiment is in action at Shiloh on the 7th of April and Thomas is wounded in action. He tells the story of his trip home traveling on a steamboat and his homecoming.

Thomas returns to his regiment and things are set in motion for the Vicksburg Campaign. Again he relates the hardships and suffering of the cold and heat. During this time he is promoted to the rank of lieutenant in Company “G”, where new problems of paperwork arise for Thomas. His description of the battle for Champion Hill puts the reader in the thick of the action. Several small stories are told about friends and enemies in and out of the regiment through each chapter.

 Thomas recieves a furlough in late 1863 and returns to Waveland, he tells of his dislike for the young men in town who did not enlist to fight. Thomas also runs into trouble while at home with a group of “Copperheads” from neighboring Ripley Twp. He gets a small band of young men from Waveland and raids the “Copperheads” in Ripley Twp. The “Copperheads” want revenge and plan their own raid. This is a bit of unknown history for Montgomery County. 

 Thomas again returns to his regiment in the Trans-Mississippi West, where things are slow in early 1864. He thinks the war is about over and decides to resign from the army. He then states his regret when the 11th Indiana is moved to Virginia and fights another battle. -

The book is very entertaining and full of Montgomery County History, as well as the war in the west. Mr. Patrick does a wonderful job of laying the groundwork for the 11th Indiana Infantry. I am glad Mr. Patrick was impressed by Tom Durham’s memoirs and decided to edit and publish it. For those that have an intrest in the 11th Indiana Infantry or Montgomery County this book is worthy to buy. It will be read more than one time.

Scott Busenbark

link to the book

http://www.amazon.com/THREE-WALLACES-ZOUAVES-Jeffrey-Patrick/dp/0865548226/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1264086404&sr=8-1-fkmr0

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