COMPANY A OFFICERS at CRIPPLE CREEK
The WABASH RIFLES
Capt Richard M. Waterman 53 (1808 -1864) Born in RI, he graduated from medical college in Philadelphia and moved to IN to set up a practice; Mustered in from Lodi, IN as a 2 Lt on 20 Sep 61; Was quickly promoted to 1 Lt on 9 Nov 61, and then to Capt of Co A on 1 Apr 62; Taken prisoner at Stones Rive and and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, VA; He returned to the regiment at Cripple Creek in May 63: Wounded in the hip at Chickamauga, Cruft appointed him as an aid-to-camp; Even light duty could not enable him to stay in the fight, so he resigned 10 Sep 64, saying he was going "home to die" (and he did die less than a week later); See the interesting story about Capt Waterman by pressing the button below
1 Lt Augustus "Gus" C. Ford 31 (1838 - 1911) From his home in Montezuma, IN , he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61 as Sgt in Co. A; Promoted to 2 Lt on 1 Apr 62; Promoted to 1 Lt almost immediately on 20 Apr 62; He would become Capt of Co A on 12 Sept 64 after Richard Waterman resigned; Ford would resign on1 Jun 65; He filed for a pension as an Invalid in 1879; His widow (Orphie) filed for her pension in 1911 from IN; In 1900, his occupation was Merchant and his birthdate was given as Aug 38; At the time of the 1910 Census, he was the Manager of a Heating Plant; Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati
2 Lt Charles Edwin Terry 20 (1842 - 1878) The son of Nathaniel D. and Sarah J Terry from Henderson Co, KY, he was mustered in as a 2 Lt on 20 Apr 62 and he resigned 14 Apr 63; He is buried in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson Co, KY; His mother, Sarah I. Terry, filed for his pension in 1898 from KY
2 Lt John Cook ( - ) Enlisted from Armiesburg (also listed as being from Rockville) in Parke Co, IN; Unfortunately, there are at least 4 John Cooks living in Parke Co in 1860--any one (or none) of which could be our John; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 as a Corp: Promoted to 2 Lt 1 on Jun 1863 (so, he would have been Cpl Cook for most of his time at Cripple Creek); A letter published in the Parke County Republican dated 21 Jan 63, refers to his being injured (in the Battle of Stones River?); An article in The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63 lists 1 Sgt John Cook of Co A as "slightly" wounded in the Battle of Stones River; He would resign on 23 Sep 64; Private William Cook of Co A (see below on this same page) was also from Armiesburg and he had a brother named John; If this is our John, then he was born in Parke Co about 1839 to Mark and Catherine (WOLF) COOK
CORPORALS and SERGEANTS of Co. A at CRIPPLE CREEK
Blair, John 27 (1834 - 1914) Born in IN, he was living in Rockville when he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Was a Cpl while at Cripple Creek; Promoted to 2 Lt on 1 Jun 1865; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; In 1880, he and his family lived in Labette Co, KS where he worked as an Auctioneer; His pension application as an Invalid was filed from KS in 1888; His widow, Jennie, filed her petition from KS in 1914
Gilkeson, Tyler S. 24 (1837 - 1914) Mustered in from Montezuma on 20 Sep 61 as a Sgt; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; (His younger brother, Tilghman, joined Co. A a year later); Moved to Osage Co., KS around 1890 and remained there the rest of his life; Buried in Scranton, KS
Kendall, Jesse K. ( - ) From Terre Haute; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 as a Sgt; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64
Puntney, Tilghman H. 21 (1840 - 1868) Born in Indiana, the son of Aquilla Puntney; He was living in Armiesburg when he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64 as 1 Sgt (don't know when he received this promotion, so he could have been Cpl Puntney or Sgt Puntney while at Cripple Creek); Name spelled Puntenney in the burial records for the Hixon Cemetery, Parke Co, IN
Saxton, George W. 24 (1837 - 1900) Lived most of his life in Vermillion Co, IN, he was the son of an immigrant; Mustered in at Highland on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64 as Sgt, but no date given for his promotion--was either Cpl Saxton or Sgt Saxton at Cripple Creek; Filed a pension application as an Invalid in IN in 1890; His wife, Sarah E., filed for her pension in 1900 (both filings made in IN) Buried in the Bales Cemetery
Waterman, Robert H. 19 (1842 -1917) From Lodi; Like his father (Richard M., above), he would serve as the Capt of Co A; Mustered in on 20 Sept 61as Sgt; Vet; Promoted to 2 Lt, but when?; Promoted to 1 Lt on 11 Sep 64 (so, he was either Sgt or 2 Lt while at Cripple Creek); Was promoted to Capt on 1 Jun 65; Filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1865; His widow (Clara B.) filed for his pension in 1917 from Kansas; Buried in Topeka, Shawnee Co, KS
OTHER PERSONNEL from Co. A at CRIPPLE CREEK
For a interesting story about Capt. Waterman and The Battle of Stones River, go here:
MEN OF COMPANY A WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK
DIED GONE PRISONER UNACCOUNTED HOSPITAL NOT YET
HOME OF WAR FOR RECRUITED
ENLISTED MEN of COMPANY A at CRIPPLE CREEK
Alsott, Nicholas 26? (<1835>? - 1865?) He was living in Harveysburg, Fountain Co, IN when he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Beyond this, there is nothing more known for sure; He may have been the Nicholas Allstott born about 1835 in IN who was living in Clark Co, IN at the time of the 1860 Census; An unsourced record on Ancestry.com shows his birth as Abt 1835 in Harrison, IN to John Bartlett and Margaret (LONG) ALLSTOTT (or ALSTADT) and his death as Abt 1865
Arn, John 23 (1838 -1906) Born in Switzerland, his family came to American in 1848; They were living in Montezuma, Parke Co, IN when John and his younger brother Frederick Arn (1838 - 1862) enlisted in Co A on 20 Sep 61; (Frederick rose to the rank of Maj and was killed at The Battle of Shiloh--he is listed at the bottom of this page under "Dead"); John transferred to the Vetrans' Reserve Corps on 15 Aug 63; He remained in Parke County for the rest of his life where he worked as a Carpenter
Aye, Vinal Stewart 22 (1839 - 1921) Born in Ohio, he was living in Highland, Green Co, IN when he mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Vet; He was promoted to 1 Lt on 1 Jun 65, just before he mustered out (skipping the rank of 2 Lt?) on 15 Jan 66; (His obituary and the information given to the Sawtelle Veterans' Hospital in 1921 asserts he was promoted to the rank of Captain for the last six months of his enlistment; although his Compiled Service Record does not reflect this, nor does it even give a mustered out date); He lived many places after the War, including IN, IL, and CA; He apparently died in IL and is buried there in Watseka, Iroquois Co, IL
Baker, David S. 27 (1834 -<1929?> ) Born in Indiana, he was living in Lodi, Parke Co when he enlisted with Co A on 20 Sep 61; He was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, but I don't know where he was taken or for how long; There is a fragmented notation in the military records that says he was mustered out on" ___ 65"; After the War, he lived with his wife, Olive, as a Farmer in Fountain Co, IN; He is buried in Lodi, but there are no dates given for him; He was listed as a widower in the 1920 Census for Fountain Co; There is an obituary in the Crawfordsville, IN newspaper for a David S. Baker who died on 23 Jan 1929--is this the right David?
Barcus, George***(?) 35 (1826 - 1863) Born in Indiana, George was living in Armiesburg in Parke Co when he was mustered in on 24 Aug 62; He died "near Murfreesboro" (probably at Camp Cripple Creek) of "inflamation of lungs" on 13 Jun 63; He was originally buried at McMinnville, TN (according to the records at the Stones River Battlefield), but was re-interred at the National Cemetery located on the Battlefield; He is in Grave B-462; His name appears in different spellings (Bacus, etc.)
Barnes, Adam 21 (1840 - 1917) Living in Harveysburg, Fountain Co, IN when he and his younger brother, Simon "Benton" Barnes (1842 - 1861) enlisted on 20 Sep 61; (Benton Barnes became ill almost immdiately and died in a military hospital in Evansville, IN on 20 Nov 61; Benton is buried there) Adam mustered out 15 Sep 64; After the War, he lived in nearby Vermillion Co, IN
Brockway, Edward 22 (1839 - 1872) Although he lived nearly all of his life in Parke Co, IN, he enlisted from Harveysburg in Fountain Co, IN on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; Lived and worked as a Farmer in Parke Co after the War (His younger brothers, Samuel and Warren Brockway enlisted from Armiesburg, Parke Co on the same day that Edward did); Buried in the Hixon Cemetery in Parke Co, IN
Brockway, Warren 19 (1842 - 1918) Born in IN, he enlisted in Co. A from Armiesburg, Parke Co, on 20 Sep 61; His older brothers, Edward and Samuel enlisted on the same day he did; He was wounded at Chickamauga and transferred to the Veterans' Relief Corps in 64; After the War, he lived in Parke County, IN, Wilson Co, KS, and finally in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH
Burke, George ? ( - <1891>?) He enlisted from Montezuma, Parke Co, IN on 25 Aug 62 and mustered out on 21 June 65; He filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1890 from MO; His widow, Annie, filed for her pension in 1892 from IN; Not much else is known about him for certain
Burton, William E. 24 (1837 - 1875) He enlisted from Lodi, IN on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; He married Sarah J. Lunger in Fountain Co, IN in 1867; By 1870, he and Sarah had a son and were Farmers in Fulton, Fountain Co., IN; Cemetery records show he died in 1875; His widow (Sarah J. Reynolds by then) filed her pension application in 1890 from IN
Clifton, McCaja ? ( - ) Mustered in from Armiesburg, Parke Co, IN on 20 Sep 61; Military records say that he was mustered out in 65, and that he was an exchanged prisoner; He is mentioned in The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63 as having been "slightly" wounded in the Battle of Stones River; Consequently, I feel fairly sure he was at Cripple Creek; (There is a Micajah Wilkenson born abt 1813 in VA living in Nashville, Davidson Co, TN in 1850--his Ancestry.com listing in the Census Index directs you to the alternate names Micajah Reasoner and Micajah Clifton)--was McCaja Clifton an uncle or a cousin of Silas Jefferson Clifton?
Clifton, Silas Jefferson 19 (1842 -1923) Our Silas Clifton was born 1842 in IN to Silas and Mary (RAMEY) CLIFTON; (Family records supply his middle name); In 1850, they are living in Wabash, Fountain Co, IN; Military records do not say where he was living when he was mustered into Co A on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as Cpl; He and his wife moved their young family to KS sometime in the 1870s; His pension application as an Invalid was filed in 1880; In 1923, his widow (Laura B) filed her pension application from KS; He is buried in the Ft Leavenworth National Cemetery in KS
Cook, William 19 (1842 - 1863) Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 at Armiesburg; Died Chattanooga General Hospital from a wound (compound fracture of the femur) suffered 19 May 64 (one source mistakenly says 63) at Rocky Face Ridge, GA; However, the burial register at the Chattanooga National Cemetery indicates he died on 13 Jun 64; It further indicates that he shares a burial plot with Daniel F. Coffey of Co F of the 5th TN Mounted Infantry (Cavalry?) who died 14 Apr 65--Grave 8709; Were these men reburied at some time in the Chattanooga National Cemetery and their remains somehow mixed together?; If so, it is ironic, since the two would have both been at Camp Cripple Creek together!; There is a plot for him (with a cenotaph?) in the Hixon Cemetery, Parke Co
Daniels, John ? ( - 1869) His place of residence was omitted from the information on the Roster; He was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65; There is a John W. Daniels buried in the Adams Cemetery in Jessup, Parke Co, IN, who died 16 Mar 69 at age 36 years, 15 days (which would make his birthdate 1 Mar 1833); In the 1860 Census for Parke Co,, there is a John Daniels who was born about 1830 in NY, as well as another John Daniels who was born about 1822 in KY; Are either of these the same as the John W. Daniels who died in 1869? Is the John W. Daniels who died in 1869 the same John Daniels who was in Co A?
Davis, Jesse ? ( - ) Mustered in from Armiesburg, Parke Co, IN on 25 Aug 62, according to the Roster (The US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles on Ancestry.com says he mustered in on 20 Sep 61); However, both agree he mustered out on 21 Jun 65; He filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1878
Davis, John D. 31 - 41? (<1820 or 1830>? - 1893) Mustered in from Armiesburg on 25 Aug 62, according to the Roster (The US Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles on Ancestry.com gives the date as 20 Sep 61); Mustered out on 21 Jun 65; Invalid pension filed in 1889 from IN; There is a record for a military headstone delivered to the Perrysville, IN Cemetery for a John D. Davis Of Co A of the 31 ILL Infantry who died 21 Oct 1893; Perrysville is in Vermillion Co; I checked the roster for the 31st IL Infantry and there was NO John Davis in Co A; There is a newspaper obituary attached to the John D. Davis Find-A-Grave site in the Perrysville Cemetery; The obit makes no mention of John having served in the Civil War and there is no photo of the military headstone; The obit says that "Johnny" died of stomach cancer, had lived in Perrysville for many years, and that his widow and child would be returning to Rosedale (which is located in Parke Co!); There are no listings for Indiana in the 1890 Veterans' Census; however, the 1880 and 1870 Censuses tell us that John Davis was born 1820 (or 1830) in Wales and worked as a Butcher; I found no John Davis born in Wales living in Parke Co in 1860 (and no Jesse either), but my guess is that John (D.) and Jesse (in the bio above) were brothers, born in Wales and living in Parke Co by 1861
Deer, Byron* 20 (1844 - 1864) Living in Harveysburg, Fountain Co when mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Killed at Kennesaw Mountain, GA on 22 Jun 64 (I am unable to find him listed in the Register of Volunteers who died 1861-65 nor in the Register of Burials at the Marietta National Cemetery)
Dewey, Ezra <25> (<1836> - 1882) Mustered in from Newport, Vermillion Co, IN on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Died Effingham, Effingham Co, IL
Dicks, Robert Harvey 23 (1838 - 1905) Born in Warren Co, OH; Living in Annapolis, Parke Co, IN on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; Lived most of his life in Parke Co, IN as a Farmer; Last name also spelled "Dix"
Downin, William J. 45 (1816 - ) Born in PA; Mustered in at Montezuma on 20 Sep 61; Both he and his son, Adam J. served in Co. A (see next bio)' along with their Farmhand, Gustavus Zollin; Vet; It is noted in the military records that he served as a Hospital Steward, perhaps due to his age or because he himself was injured such that he could not remain on active duty, yet he was still able to serve his country in a non-combat capacity
???Downin, Adam J. 18 (1844 - 1874) Born in PA; Like his father, William J. in the previous bio, he was mustered in at Montezuma on 20 Sep 61; Discharged on 24 Mar 63 from wounds received at the Battle of Stones River (Does this mean he went to a hospital from the battlefield and stayed there until he was discharged? If so, then he was never at Camp Cripple Creek); An article in The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63 states that he was "slightly" wounded at Stones River--perhaps he was treated on the field and sent back to his unit for a few weeks, then sought medical care when the wound failed to heal?
Duvall, John T.* ? ( - 1864) He was living in Armiesburg when he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Vet: Killed at Kennesaw Mountain, GA on 21 Jun 64; Buried at the Marietta National Cemetery, Grave G-6888; I am not sure how (or if) he is related to John H. Duvall and to Cornelius Duvall, both of Co A, who appear at the bottom of this page
Elmore, William Monroe 23 (1838 - 1864) Born in Buncombe Co, NC; Mustered in from Harveysburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Killed at Kennesaw Mountain, GA on 24 Jun 64; Buried in Grave I-9380
Gibbons, Marston 25 (1836 - 1912) Born in IN; Mustered in while he lived in Armiesburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 (His younger brother, Thomas Gibbons, was killed at Shiloh on 6 Apr 62); His name was actually Maston, not Marston; He lived in Kansas for the last half of his life; When he enters the Leavenworth Soldier's Home in 1904, he was described as being 5' 10" tall, with black hair, brown eyes, and fair complexion, suffering from rheumatism, a gunshot wound from Chickamauga, interstitial nephritis, and paralysis on right side of body; died from a cerebral hemorrhage
Gilkeson, Tilghman H. <16> (<1846> - <1880>) Mustered in from Montezuma on 25 Aug 62 when he was only about 16 years old; Discharged 30 Aug 64 due to disability; (His older brother, Sgt. Tyler S. Gilkeson, was also in Co A); Tilghman filed his pension application as an Invalid in 1864; His mother filed for her pension in 1880 after his death
???Guffee, John H. 30 (1832 - 1898) Mustered in from Howard on 20 Sep 61; Discharged on 14 May 63 for Disabilities (Was he discharged from Camp Cripple Creek?)
Hendrickson, Elliott R.*** <17> (<1845> - 1863) First-born child and the only son of James and Lucinda Hendrickson of Vermillion Co, IN, he was only 15 or 16 when he enlisted; Mustered in from Highland on 20 Sep 61; Died at the "regimental hospital" (at Camp Criple Creek?) of Erisypelas on 13 Jun 63, originally buried at Cripple Creek, but transferred to the Stones River National Cemetery B-482
Hixon, , Rufus* 17 (1844 - 1864) Born in IN, he was mustered in on 20 Sept 61 from Armiesburg, Parke Co, IN (According to a family source on Find-A-Grave, he was the younger brother of William Hixon); Died in Chattanooga General Hospital on 14 May 64 of Variola (Smallpox); Buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Grave L-9625
Hixon, William 24 (1837 - <1882>) Born in IN; He was mustered in on 5 Sep 61 (a few days before Rufus Hixon, who was his younger brother) in Armiesburg, Parke Co, IN; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; He married Martha Bennett in 1865 and lived with her in Parke Co; His widow, Martha, filed for her pension in 1882; Buried in the Hixon Cemetery in Parke Co, IN, but there are no dates given for him
Hobert, William 20 (1841 -1923) Mustered in from Waterman, Parke Co, IN on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Filed pension petition as an Invalid in 1883 with the last name spelled Hobart; Curiously, there is a record for a Pvt William Hobert of Co A, 31st IN who died of gunshot wounds either 31 Dec or 1 Jan in Murfreesboro, TN (!) (There are no burial records for him, so I am assuming William was misidentified--who was the dead man?) Our William lived almost all of his life in Fulton, Fountain Co, IN, but spent the final dozen or so years in Indianapolis
Laverty, James Harrison 18 (1843 - 1926) Born in Armiesurg, Parke Co, Indiana; Mustered in from there on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 61 as Sgt. (His brother, Cpl Aquilla Laverty, was discharged in Aug 62); Moved to Kansas in the 1870s; He was said to have suffered a gunshot wound to the hand during the War; Pension petition as Invalid filed 1886; Widow (Emily J.) filed for her pension in 1926; Buried in Neodesha, Wilson Co, KS
??? Leak, Josiah* 22? (1839? - 1863) Mustered in while living in Howard, Parke Co on 20 Se 61; Died Murfreesboro 1 Aug 63, buried at Stones River National Cemetery, Grave D-1734; There is some discrepancy about his date of death--some sources giving the year as 62, but he would not have died in Murfreesboro in August of 62; By his dying in Murfreesboro eight months after the Battle of Stones River, I wonder if he had been in a hospital all that time (meaning he never was at Cripple Creek) or did he become ill sometime later and was sent to a hospital in Murfreesboro, perhaps during the Tullahoma Campaign?; The Register of Deaths of Volunteers does not have him listed, so I don't even know what the cause of death was; Going by the Census records, his birth would have been about 1842, but a family source gives the date in 1839
???Lease, John P. 20 (1842 - 1911) Born in OH, he was living in Armiesburg when he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; He was discharged on 22 Mar 63 for medical disabilities, but it is unclear if he was discharged after a prolonged stay in a hospital or if he were discharged from Camp Cripple Creek; On 1 Jul 63, he appears on a Draft Registry in Montgomery Co, OH (no mention is made of his having been medically discharged, although his occupation is given as "Nothing"); His health improved enough for him to enlist in the 133 OH Infantry, Co D on 14 May 64 and he mustered out from there on 24 Aug 64; He lived in Parke Co again after the War, but moved to Vigo Co, IN after 1870: He filed a petition as an Invalid in 1888 and his widow, Olive, filed for her pension in 1911
Loucks, Phillip (1840? - ) He was mustered in from Roseville in Parke Co on 20 Sep 61; Vet; After staying with the regiment from the beginning, he, for some reason, becomes a deserter on 9 Jul 65; In 1880, there is a Philiph Loucks age 40, born in IN, a Widower, who is living as a Boarder and working as a Farmer for Thomas J. Rukes in Parke Co, IN; I have so many questions about this man: Why did he desert so close to being mustered out? (Was there a loved one who needed him?) Where did he go after he deserted? Did he change his name? Would he ever go back to Parke County, knowing people there might recognize him? Would there even be much of a stigma on a deserter so late in the War? Is he the man who was a Boarder with Thomas Rukes in 1880?
Lunger, Omer* (<1842> - 1864) Born in IN, he was living in Waterman, Parke Co, when he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; There were two Omer Lungers in the same general area at the same general time--ours was born about 1842 to Isaac Lunger and lived most of his short life in Fountain Co; Killed at Kennesaw, GA on 21 Jun 64, however, his name does not appear in the Register of Deaths of Volunteers; He does appear in the records for being buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery, however, they have his date of death as 6 Jul 64 (I suspect this is when he was moved from the battlefield at Kennesaw and reburied in Chattanooga); They also have his name incorrectly noted as Owen Lunger, but the regimental information is correct--Grave E-11721; A man named John Lunger would join Co A on 3 Mar 64, probably a cousin
Lyons, John W. (1842 - 1912) Born in England; Mustered in from Harveysburg on 20 Sep 61; The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63 lists him as "slightly" wounded at Stones River; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt; Worked as a Railroad Engineer; He and his wife never had any children; He was born and died on 14 Jul
Marshall, John DIck or J. D. 21 (1840 - 1911) Born in Orange Co, NC on New Year's Day 1840; His family came to Orange Co, IN in 1853 and settled in Parke Co the next year; Mustered in from Waterman in Parke Co on 20 Sep 61; (His younger brother, William Henry would join Co. A in Mar 64;) Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Lived and worked the rest of his life as a Farmer in Parke Co; According to an article in a commemorative county book called The Parke Place, during the early 1900s, John Dick was considered "the outstanding watermelon producer in the county"; His family maintains he was named John Richard, but this was shortened to John Dick and eventually to J.D.; His cause of death was listed as Chronic Dysentery and Chronic Cystitis
Meehan, Henry James 18 (1844 -1885) Born in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day (a special day in his home country); Mustered in from Montezuma, Parke Co on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; Filed pension petition as an Invalid in 1868; Ellen, his widow, filed for her pension in 1885; He died on 4 July (A special day in his adopted country) in Covington, Fountain Co, IN
Miller, Washington 20 (1841 - 1911) Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Harveysburg, Fountain Co; Wounded "slightly" at the Battle of Stones River (according to The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63); Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; He headed west after the War, marrying his first wife in Iowa in 1871; He married his second wife in Michigan in 1882; He filed a pension petition as an Invalid in 1889 from Mich; His widow, (Isabel R) filed for her pension in 1912, also from Mich; He is buried in Mecosta Co, Michigan, USA
Monroe, Osborne R. 20 (1841 - 1906) Mustered in from Armiesburg, Parke Co on 20 Sep 61; He mustered out on 15 Sep 64; He continued to live in Western IN / Eastern IL after he married; He and his family eventually moved to Missouri, spending his last few years in Jasper Co, MO; He worked as a Blacksmith
Morgan, James 21 (1840 - 1898) Mustered in from Armiesburg on 20 Sep 61; Wounded in hip at Shiloh; Was relieved of duty at Jonesville and sent back to Atlanta (Due to injuries? Incompetence? Disciplinary infraction?); Mustered out on 15 Sep 64 as Sgt; Was a Farmer in Parke Co after the War; He and his wife, Turzah, had no children of their own, but were able to adopt two boys and a girl
???Mullen, Benjamin A. 35? (<1826> - 1863) Mustered in from Armiesburg, Parke Co, on 20 Sep 61; Discharged 6 Feb 63 for disabilities (wounds from the Battle of Stones River?); Died at home on 1 Mar 1863; Buried in Billtown Cemetery, Clay Co, IN, aged 37, according to the cemetery records; Unfortunately, the only Benjamin Mullen I can find who might be our Benjamin is one who was born about 1833 in OH, living in Clear Creek, Warren Co, OH in 1850 and 1860; Is this the right Benjamin Mullen and was our Benjamin even at Camp Cripple Creek, given he was discharged so soon after Stones River and died so soon after his discharge?
Myers, John* ( - 1864) Mustered in from Armiesburg on 25 Aug 62; Killed Rocky Face Ridge 11 May 64; Beyond this, I know nothing about our elusive Pvt Myers; The only John Myers in the 1860 Census for Parke Co apparently lived a long life in IN; There is a record for a John C. Myers who died on 11 May 64 being buried in Grave 1384 of the Chattanooga National Cemetery; However, this man was reportedly a Priv in the 10 IL Infantry (no Co given); The National Cemetery Interment Control Forms have him as being in Co 10 (?) of the 10 IL and state he was originally buried (elsewhere) in Chattanooga; To further complicate the issue, there is a John E. Myrers of Co.D 10 ILL who died in Chattanooga General Hospital on 12 May 64 of Pneumonia; Do the overworked and underpaid clerks who transcribed all this information so long ago have our John Myers confused with John C. Myers (or is it John E. Myrers?) of the 10th IL? Who is to say--this one will have to remain a mystery!
Pearman, David (1842 - 1917) Born in IN, Mustered in from Clinton, Vermillion Co on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Lived nearly all of his life in Vermillion Co, IN
Phifer, Edward ( - ) Mustered in from Montezuma on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; No other information can be found
Phillips, David ( - 1865) Mustered in from Armiesburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Died on 9 Sep 65 of Chronic Diarrhea at the Regimental Hospital at Camp Stanley, TX, and buried in the Brownsville National Cemetery in Grave 421; In 1860 there is a David Phillips born about 1805 in OH who is living in Montezuma--is this our David? (This would make him around 60 when he died!)
Prevo, Samuel 21 (1840 - 1933) Mustered in from Darwin, Clark Co, IL on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; Returned to Clark Co, IL after the War and lived there and in Vigo Co, IN to the age of 92!
Ramey, James B. 21 (1840 - 1891) Born in Indiana; Mustered in from Waterman on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Lived most of his life in Parke and Fountain Counties; In 1880 he listed his occupation as a Laborer, but in 1870, he Keeps Confectionary (runs a candy store?)
Renick, George E. 29 (1832 - 1870) Mustered in with his younger brother, James (see next bio) from Waterman, IN on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Did his early death have something to do with the War? (The military has his name listed as Renicks in some records)
Renick, James P. 24 (1837 - 1904) Born in Fountain Co, IN; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 in Waterman, IN; Vet: Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Died in Indianapolis, but buried in Parke Co (The military has him listed in some of his records as Renicks)
Roberts, John M. 22 (1839 - 1911) Mustered in from Howard on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Moved to MO after 1900, but buried in Lodi (Parke Co.), IN
???Roley, John M. ( - ) Mustered in from Waterman on 20 Sep 61; Discharged 23 April 1863 (at Cripple Creek?) for disabilities
Samuels, William Henry Harrison 17 (1844 - 1929) Born in OH; Mustered in from Waterman on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Invalid pension application filed 1879; William was one of the ten men chosen to serve as the color guard for the 31st IN Battle Flag during the parade to dedicate the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis in 1902; Died in Vermillion Co, IN and buried in Fountain Co
Sliger, James M. 33 (1828 - 1901) Born in TN; Mustered in from Waterman on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; Invalid pension application filed 1890 from MO (Jasper Co); Widow (Delana) filed her petition from KS in 1901; Last name is usually spelled Sligar; Buried in Galena, Cherokee Co, KS (A source on Ancestry.com asserts he is the James Sligar who lived in McMinn Co, TN and who served in the 5th TN Cavalry, but this is a different man!); He may have gone by his middle name (Medford)
Smith, Henry L.* ( - 1864) There are two possible Henry L. Smiths in the 1860 Census--unable to determine which (if either) is ours; Mustered in from Armiesburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Died 29 Mar (1 source says 1 Apr) 64 of Pneumonia in Chattanooga General Hospital; Buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Grave C-1579
Spain, Erastus B. 16 (1846 - 1923) Born In OH; Mustered in from Numa, Parke Co on 25 Aug 62; Mustered out on 21 Jun 65; After the War, relocated to Erie Co, NY; Worked for the Railroad; Buried in Buffalo, NY
Sparks, William ( - <1916>?) Mustered in at Roseville on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out on 15 Sep 65; Filed pension petition as Invalid in 1867; Widow (Mary L) filed in 1916 [Note: This is NOT the William Sparks (1820 - 1898), the husband of Elizabeth, who is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Parke Co, IN]
Spencer, Charles M. 19 (1842 - 1924) Born in OH, came to Harveysburg in 1857; Mustered in from Harveysburg on 20 Sep 61; A county history published in 1881 says he transferred to the Pioneer Battalion under Gen St. Clair Morgan; Mustered out on 15 Sep 65; Worked as a Cabinet-maker, owned a furniture store, and was an undertaker; Filed pension petition as an Invalid in 1892 from IN; Widow (Mary E.) filed for her pension in 1925 from IN
???Strawn, William 45 (1816 - 1897) Born in PA; Mustered in from Waveland, Montgomery Co, on 20 Sep 61; Discharged 20 Jun 63 for disabilities (Was he discharged from Camp Criple Creek or from a hospital?); Invalid petition filed 26 Aug 63; He moved to Iowa after his discharge; He died and was buried in Jasper Co, IA
Taylor, Harrison 25 (1836 - 1897) Mustered in at Armiesburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec as Cpl; Petitioned for an increase in his pension in 1892, but was denied; Died 22 Feb 1897 and buried in Oakland Cemetery in Montezuma, Parke Co, IN
Wann, James Madison 21 (1840 - 1920) Mustered in from Waterman on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Stayed around Parke and Fountain Counties all his life; He was a Farmer
Wells, David* 17 (1844 - 1864) The Roster leaves a blank for his residence, but he was mustered in on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Died at the General Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN on 29 Jun 64 (according to the Roster, the Register of Deaths of Volunteers gives 27 Jun 64 as the date) of a Gunshot Wound; The Register also lists him as a Cpl although the Burial Records for the New Albany National Cemetery in IN show him as a Pvt who is buried in Grave B-588; His older brother, James K., was an officer in Co B
West, John* ( - 1863) Mustered in at Montezuma on 20 Sep 61; According to the US Register of Deaths of Volunteers, our John West was killed by a Gunshot Wound to the left breast at Chickamauga--he died in the Regimental Hospital on 19 Sep 63; Also according to the Register, he was a Sgt; I cannot find out where he is buried
Wilkins. George 19? (1842? - 1919?) Born in IN and Mustered in from Harveysburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt; I am 99% certain that this is our George, even though I haven't found a Pension Application or anything else that ties this man to the 31st IN
Zollin, Gustavus 31 (1830 - 1911) Born in Germany, he worked as a Farmhand for William J. Downin of Montezuma; When Downin and his son, Adam, joined Co. A on 20 Sep 61, so did Gustavus; Vet; Mustered out on 8 Dec 65; His last name is often spelled Zoellin
MEN OF COMPANY A WHO WERE NOT AT CRIPPLE CREEK
DIED GONE HOME MISSING NOT YET RECRUITED
Barnes, Benton Beadle, John H. Hogle, Henry (Deserted) Arn, John
Brockway, Samuel Cramer, Napoleon B Pleasant, Rolling M.*
Byerley, John W. Dowdall, Henry Broyles, Madison
Cunningham, John Hayden, Henry Chaney, Elifes
Duvall, Cornelius Hayworth, Zebulon H. Duvall, John H.
Ficklin, Alexander W. Hughes, William F. Donahey, Samuel A.
Gibbons, Thomas A. Laughlin, Crawford Goldsmith, Greenup B.
Harris, James Lenhart, Sebastian Jarvis, Zachariah*
Headley, Milton Sanders, Alexander Johnson, Alexander*
Justus, Giles M. Sanderson, Joseph C. Jordan, Francis M.
Shane, James A. Wasson, John R. Luce, James O.
Thompson , William A. C. McConnell, Joseph Lunger, John
Thompson, Perry H. Fryatt, Andrew J. Marshall, William H.
Williams, William Laverty, Aquilla Moore, Abram
Miller, John Martin, James S.
Osborne, Sgt William P Holliday, Daniel T. Martin, Perry D.
Sharp, Alonzo L. (to VRC 62) Mills, Joseph
Lowery, William S (or Lowry, William) Mack, Samuel Stephen D. Warwick (Disch in 62, not 63) Newkirk, George P.
Newkirk, William B. Overton, John
Potter, James W.
White, George W.
Wright, William M.
Wright, William S.
Williams, Alfred N.*
Williams, John G.