Camp cripple creek
18 january - 24 june 1863
COMPANY H OFFICERS at CRIPPLE CREEK
The JACKSON GUARDS
Capt Noah Brown 27 (1834 - 1913) Mustered in on 5 Sep 61 from Owensburgh as 1 Lt of Co H; Promoted to 18 Nov 62 (AG's Roster says 61); Resigned 12 Sep 64, citing health reasons; He filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1891; He was married twice and had several children; His widow, Charlotte, filed for her pension in 1913 from IN; He lived most of his life, from cradle to grave, in Greene Co, and served his community as the Trustee of his township for eight terms and as County Treasurer for two terms
1 Lt Francis M. Hatfield 20 (1841 - 1869) Born in IN (Not to be confused with the Francis M Hatfield who was born in Parke Co in 1845); His older brother, Jeremiah (Sr.), served as a Sgt in Co H; Another brother, Jasper Newton, mustered into Co. H in Feb 64 and was killed in Oct 65 while on garrison duty in TX; To round out the family ties, their cousin (known as Jeremiah Jr) served as a Pvt in Co H; But back to Francis: he was mustered in as 2 Lt of Co H on 5 Sep 61 from Owensburgh; Promoted to 2 Lt on 18 Nov 62; Resigned on 30 Sep 64; Died in Greene Co
2 Lt Asa W. McKinney -- See 31st IN Home Page
2 Lt Bailey G. McKinzie (1844 - 1926) Born in KY; Mustered in from Hobbieville (or Owensburgh) on 20 Sep 61 as a Pvt; Promoted to 2 Lt on 30 May 63; Promoted to 1 Lt on 13 Sep 64; Promoted to Capt on 1 Mar 65; After the War, he moved to Nebraska where he was a Grain Buyer; He died and is buried in Omaha, NB; Some family records spell his surname "McKenzie"
CORPORALS and SERGEANTS of Co. H at CRIPPLE CREEK
Ault, James William <27> (<1834> - 1897) Born in OH, although different family sources give the year as 1832 or 34; Mustered in from Scotland, Greene Co, on 20 Sep 61 as a Cpl; He was taken prisoner at Stones River and taken to Libby Prison in Richmond, VA; By 11 Apr 63, he was at a "Parole Camp" in Indianapolis, IN; It is not clear exactly when he rejoined his regiment, but I suspect it was in May or June 63, so he was probably at Cripple Creek for a short time; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt; He filed for a pension as an Invalid in 1877; His widow, Rebecca, filed for her pension in 1897
???Corbin, Albert 32 (1829 - 1899) Born in IN; Mustered in from Pleasant Ridge on 20 Sep 61 as a Cpl; Discharged 23 Jan 63 (from Camp Cripple Creek or from a hospital?) due to disabilities; A typewritten family history says he was injured in the left hip and groin in June 62 by cannonfire near Corinth, Mississippi; He may have lived with his pain for the next six months through the Battle of Stones River, but at the time of his discharge on 23 Jan, he was at a hospital in Louisville, KY, so if he were at Cripple Creek, it would not have been for more than a few days; Filed for pension as an Invalid in 1865; Moved to Bollinger Co, MO sometime in the 1870s; He lived here the rest of his life; His widow (Sarah) filed for her pension in 1899; His older brother, Thomas, was a Pvt in Co H
Fields, Martin Green 20 (1841 - 1916) Born in IN; Mustered in from Owensburgh on Sep 20 61 as a Sgt; Vet; Promoted to 2 Lt, according to one part of the AG's Roster, but his name is not listed as ever being a 2 Lt--he is listed as a 1 Lt, Commissioned on 1 Mar 65 and Mustered in on 26 May 65, with the notation "Revoked" (Was he skipped from Sgt to 1 Lt only to be demoted to 2 Lt? If so, why doesn't the AG's Roster state this? More to the point, what caused his promotion to 1 Lt to be revoked?); He filed for an Invalid's pension in 1883; His widow, Rachel, filed her pension petition in 1916; He is buried in Vigo Co, IN
Fordice, Sanford A. 26 (1835 - 1905) Born in IN; Mustered in from Owensburgh on 20 Sep 61 as a Cpl; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a 1 Sgt Also spelled Foredyce or even Sanferd Fordice on his military tombstone; He lived most of his life in Greene Co as a Farmer; His brother, Sgt William N, Fordice, also of Co H, had died at Calhoun, KY on 3 Dec 61
Graham, Charles 22 (1839 - 1902) Born in IN; Mustered in from Owensburgh on 20 Sep 61 as Sgt; At the Battle of Resaca, he had a chance meeting with his brothers and they were able to dine together on the battlefield; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; He spent most of his life in IN as a Farmer, although he also sold insurance; Filed his pension petition as an Invalid in 1886; His widow, Catherine E. filed for her pension in 1902 in IN
Hatfield, Jeremiah (Sr.) 35 (1826 - 1919) Born in TN, he came to Greene Co, IN in 1831; He married Nancy Spears in 1848; Mustered in from Owensburgh on 20 Sep 61 as a Sgt; His younger brother, Jasper Newton Hatfield would join Co H in Feb 64 and be killed on garrison duty in TX in Oct 65; Another brother, 1 Lt Francis M., was the subject of a bio earlier on this page; And the Pvt listed later in this page as Jeremiah Jr. is not his son, but his cousin; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; He filed his Invalid pension petition in 1883; Lived in Jackson Twp., Greene Co for 88 years; Affectionately known as "Uncle Jerry" by his friends and neighbors
Page, Jesse Downes 27 (1834 - 1913) Born in OH; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Owensburgh as a Cpl; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt; He worked as a Shoemaker; Buried in the Marion National Cemetery in Grant Co, IN, in Grave 3 - 7, 2137
Swango, Moses 24 (1837 - 1905) Born in Aurora, IN; Mustered in from Aurora on 20 Sep 61 as a Cpl; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; Pvt John F. Swango of Co H is his younger brother; He enlisted in Co G 146th IN on 2 Feb 65 and was mustered out in Baltimore, MD on 31 Aug 65; He filed his petition for an Invalid pension in 1880; He lived his final years in the Home for Disabled Veterans in Dayton, OH and died there; He was buried in Aurora; His widow (Sarah E.) filed her pension petition in 1905 from IN
Tucker, Solomon 23 (1838 - 1915) Born in IN; Lived most of his life as a Farmer in Clay Co, IN; Mustered in from Centre Point as a Cpl on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 15 Sep 64
OTHER PERSONNEL from Co. H at CRIPPLE CREEK
Miller, William K. 22 (1839 - 1916) Born in IN; Mustered in from Pleasant Ridge on 20 Sep 61 as a Musician; Vet: Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt; He filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1889 from AL; He died and is buried in Owensburg, Greene Co, IN; His widow (Cynthia) filed her pension from IN in 1916
Riddle, William <25> (<1836> - Aft. 1880) Lived most of his life in Greene Co; Mustered in as a Wagoner on 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; Filed for his Invalid pension in 1880; His cemetery record does not have any dates
ENLISTED MEN of COMPANY H at CRIPPLE CREEK
Beaty, Floyd 27 (1834 -1864) Born in IN, the son of Robert Beaty; Living with his Uncle James Beaty, in 1860 in Lawrence Co, IN as a Farm Laborer (which means that FLoyd was a cousin to Mason and Milton, listed below); Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Discharged 8 Sep 63 (no reason given); Died 2 Jan 64 and buried in Lawrence Co, IL
Beaty, Mason* 22 (1839 -1864) Born in KY to James Beaty; Farmer; Mustered in from Springville on 20 Sep 61 with his younger brother, Milton (see next bio); Died at Peach Tree Creek, GA on 19 Jul 64 ; Buried in the Marietta National Cemetery in Grave M-4408 (originally Grave K-321); Floyd Beaty (listed above) was his cousin; A family source shows him buried in the Ferguson Mayfield Cemetery in Lawrence Co, IN, but this is probably just a cenotaph
Beaty, Milton 18 (1843 -1913) Born in IN or KY to James Beaty, the younger brother of Mason (and the cousin of Floyd, above); Mustered in from Springville on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 13 Oct 64 as a 1 Sgt; His pension application shows that he alos served as an Unassigned (no Company) Recruit in the 81st IN; He filed for a pension as an Invalid in 1905 from IL; He and his family were Farmers; Died and buried in Christian Co, IL; His widow (Eliza J.) filed for her pension in 1913 from IL
Boriff, John H 15 (1846 -1907) Born in IN; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville (He had just turned 15 on 15 August); Vet: Mustered out 8 Dec 65; He worked as a Farmer in Greene Co; Filed petition as an Invalid in 1879; Pension file lists him as John H. Boriff; His wife, Piety, filed for her Widow's pension in 1907; Family records sometimes list the surname as Boruff
???Brannon, Henry ( - ) Mustered in from Bedford on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 12 May 65; Exchanged prisoner (When was he captured? When did he return to his unit? Was he at Cripple Creek?); He filed a pension petition as an Invalid in 1868; There was no Widow's pension application filed, but there was one in 1889 for a Minor named Thomas V. Thornton;
Brooks, Alfred Lysander 28 (1833 - 1870) Born in Greene Co; Mustered in from Hobbieville on 20 Sep 61; Became very ill after the Battle of Ft. Henry and was sent to a hospital in Nashville for several months to recuperate (and, although he neveer fully regained his strength, he remained with Co H until many in the unit were mustered out 15 Sep 64); He ended the War as a Cpl; He was a Cooper by trade and lived almost all of his life in Greene Co
Bryant, William Riley 21 (1840 - 1903) Born in IN; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Centre Point, Clay Co; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64 as a Cpl; Married Martha Jane Kylander in Clay Co in 1866; Lived most of his life as a Farmer in Clay Co; Filed for Invanlid pension in 1879; Widow, Martha J., filed for her pension in 1903 from IN
Combs, Eli 18 (1844 -1920) This man was the son of Joel and Minerva Combs of Bloomfield, Greene Co, IN; He mustered into Co H from Bloomfield on 20 Sep 61; He mustered out 15 Sep 64; This Eli is a cousin (I think!) of the Eli S. in the next bio; Both men lived in Greene Co from the 1840s until the 1870s; Both Elis had younger brothers named William; HOWEVER, This Eli (unlike Eli S.) got married and had children after the War; This Eli moved to California in the 1870s and spent the rest of his life in Fresno Co, CA; This Eli died in CA in 1920
Combs, Eli Sparks 25 (1836 - 1921) This man was born in Rush Co, IN, to William and Asenath Combs; (I think that this William was the brother of Joel in the previous bio!); This man's family moved to Greene Co when he was 2 years old, and (except for his time in the War) Eli S. Combs lived in the same house since 1838!; He mustered into Co H from Scotland (Taylor Township), Greene Co, on 20 Sep 61; Eli S. mustered out on 15 Sep 61 as a Sgt; (He is not to be confused with his cousin, Eli Combs of Bloomfield whose bio is above!!!); "Uncle Eli" never married, but was close to his neices and nephews and was a partner with his brother, William H. Combs, in the family Farming business; A transcription of Eli S's obituary in the Bloomfield News (undated, but from sometime in late Jan 1931) says that his brother, William H., is the only remaining sibling (But William H. died in 1926, see the next bio); I suspect that the date of the transcription is off by 10 years; Eli S. Combs' tombstone gives his year of death as 1921 and that is the ONLY way for this confusing family tree to make any sense!
???Combs, William H. 21 (1840 - 1926) Born in Greene Co; Mustered in from Scotland (Taylor Township) on 20 Sep 61; Discharged (from the hospital? from Cripple Creek?) on 5 Feb 63 due to disabilities; Maintained a business partnership with his brother, Eli S. to run the family Farm; William and his wife, Matilda, had several children who loved their Uncle Eli (Sparks) Combs
Cook, Augustine 19 (1832 - 1911) Born in IN; Mustered in from Owensburgh on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; Filed pension petition as an Invalid in 1872; Moved to KS sometime between 1870 and 1880; Listed in Kansas Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889 as living in Lafontaine, Wilson CO, KS and suffering from the loss of the tip of his right thumb and by Chronic Diarrhea; Buried in (and died in?) Freedonia, Wilson Co, KS
???Corbin, Thomas 41 (1820 - 1884) Born in KY, he was an older brother of Cpl Albert Corbin, whose bio appears elsewhere on this page; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Pleasant Ridge; Discharged on 11 Mar 63 (from Camp Cripple Creek?) due to disability; The well-documented family history referred to above makes no mention of Thomas having been discharged from a hospital, so it is likely he was at Cripple Creek when he left in Mar 63 (nor is there any mention of his injuries); Thomas was a Farmer and a Woodworker/Furniture Maker
Donahay, Henry 13 (1846 - 1911) Born in OH; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Owensburgh; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65; Lived much of his life in and around Greene Co, IN as a Farmer; Was married twice with nine children; Buried in Greene Co
???Fields, Ezekiel (1842 - 1914) Born in KY or IN; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Scotland, Greene Co, IN; Discharged (from Cripple Creek?) on 1 Apr 63 for disabilities; By the 9 Dec 64, he felt well enough to re-enlist, this time with Co A of the 29th IN; He mustered out with them on 2 Dec 65 in Marietta, GA He filed an Invalid petition in 1882; His widow (Sarah E.) filed for her pension in 1914; He was a Farmer in Greene Co for most of his life; As far as I can determine, he is not related to Sgt. Martin Fields; His name is spelled Field on his military tombstone
???Fisher, Nathaniel <14> (<1848> - 1879) Mustered in from Hobbieville on 20 Sep 61; Discharged on 13 Jan 63 (from Cripple Creek? from a hospital?) due to disability; Filed pension petition as Invalid in 1879; Widow, Anna B. Percified (nee Boyland), filed in 1894 from Iowa; Petition for Minor, Philiann Boylan, filed in 1892 in Iowa; Nathaniel's tombstone indicates he went out as a Cpl; Buried in Cowley Co, KS; 1880 Mortality Schedule Census indicates he was born in IL probably Sep - Dec 1848 and died in Sep 79; Cause of death was Chronic Diarrhea; Family source on Ancestry shows him as Nathaniel F. Fisher
???George, David C. 21 (<1840> - 1863) Mustered in on 20 Sep 61; According to the Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, he died in Gen Hosp 8 in Louisville, KY on 23 Mar 63 of Phthisis (Tuberculosis); My guess is, he fought at Stones River, had had a persistent cough for some time; went to see the doctor while at Cripple Creek, and was sent to Louisville; Buried there, in Cave Hill Cem, Plot 1818; Cemetery, AG's Report, and family records have his date of death as 22 Mar; Family has him dying in Greene Co, IN; To further complicate matters, there is a Find-A-Grave record and a cemetery record for a David G. George (who is supposedly buried in Plot B-1818!) whose death date is listed as 28 Mar 63; And don't get me started on the David C. George who died in 1863 but who was born in 1798!; Here is what I can say with reasonable certainty: Our David C. George was born in IN about 1840 to David and Anne George; The family is listed in Owensburg, Greene Co, in 1850 and 1860; David died in Louisville sometime in March 1863, and is buried at Cave Hill
Gibbons, John 18 (1843 - 1928) Mustered in from Centre Point on 20 Sep 61; Was wounded at Shiloh and in Nashville in Dec 64; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65; His name is listed as John Gibbens on his pension records; Born in OH, bived most of his life in Clay Co, IN as a Farmer; Filed for an Invalid's pension in 1878; Widow, Clara J.., filed for her pension in 1928; In 1929 a pension petition was filed on behalf of his minor child, Emma; Died in Cumberland Co, IL
???Graham, Lafayette 24 (1837 - 1870) Mustered in on 20 Sep from Owensburg; Discharged on 18 Mar 63 due to disability; Was he ever at Cripple Creek? He felt well enough to enlist with Co K of the 112th IN on 10 Jul 63, but he was mustered out from that unit on 18 Jul 63; He re-enlisted with Co H on 12 Feb 64 and mustered out with them on 8 Dec 65; His date of death was 11 Nov 70 in Owensburg; His widow (Margaret) filed for her pension in 1879; His obit from The Bloomfield Weekly Tribune describes him, in part, as..."always engaged about his own business—never interfering with the affairs of others"; He worked as a Farmer and as a Carpenter
Hatfield, Jeremiah (Jr.) 35 (1826 - 1919) Born in IN, he was the son of George W. Hatfield; George W's brother, Emanuel Hatfield, was the father of three other men in Co H: 1 Lt Francis M., Sgt Jeremiah (Sr), and Jasper Newton Hatfield; This makes Jeremiah, Jr the cousin of the other three Hatfields; Mustered in from Owensburg on 29 Sep 61; Vet; Discharged on 29 Nov 64, due to having his left hand blown off by a shell at Kennesaw Mtn, GA (later, the left forearm would need to be amputated); In spite of his handicap, he resumed his life as a Farmer in Greene Co after his discharge; In 1894, he removed to Bloomfield, where he was Chief of Police (No doubt, he fought crime single-handedly in Bloomfield!); He was chosen as one of the 10 men from the 31st IN to carry the regimental flag in the ceremony to dedicate the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis in May 1902; In his delirium before his death from pneumonia, he exhorted his soldiers to "keep the flag flying, keep in step, and keep their eyes on the colors"
Hudson, Jeremiah 25 (1836 - 1903) Born in IN, the son (I believe) of David and Charlotte Hudson; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville with John R. and William Hudson; (I believe that William was Jeremiah's younger brother, born about 1843, and that this William is the one from Co H who died 30 Dec 61 at Calhoun, KY; John R. is a little tougher to nail down, but I believe him to be the John Hudson who was the son of Hall Hudson--if so, then he was a cousin to Jeremiah and William, since David and Hall were brothers); Anyway, Jeremiah was discharged on 15 Jan 10 65 after having his leg amputated; After the War, he married and raised a family as a Farmer; By 1900, he was a widower living with his daughter and his unmarried brother, Allen (the Census-taker lists Allen's bithday as Jun 1839 and Jeremiah's as April 1835--there are other problems with the Census info, but I won't go into it here
Hudson, John R. <24> (<1837> - <1920>) Born in IN; As stated above, I believe John is the son of Hall Hudson--if so, then he is the first cousin of Jeremiah and William in Co H; John mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville with Jeremiah and William; Mustered out 15 Sep 64 as a Cpl; I found a cemetery reord for a John R. Hudson in the Hobbieville Cemetery with the dates liisted here, so until I learn otherwise, I will assume that this is our John and hope that it doesn't make an ASS of U and ME
Jackson, James W. (<1821?> - ) Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 15 Sep 64 (Was he any relation to Henry C. Jackson, who died on 18 Nov 61 at Calhoun, KY?) A family source on Ancestry shows him born in KY around 1821 to Jacob and Margaret Jackson; James married America Spoonmore in 1848 in Gallatin Co, KY and came to Greene Co, IN sometime in the 1850s; This source has no record of him after 1880 (with his second wife, Emmeline) in Gallatin Co, KY
Johnson, George (1836? - 1917?) Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Harmony; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; According to a family source on Ancestry.com, he was born in Greene Coin 1836 and married there in 1856; He worked as a contractor at one time, and he died in Peoria, Peoria Co, IL in 1917, Ic an find no pension records for him
King, Isham 19 (1842 - 1921) Born in IN and mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Harmony, Clay Co, IN, with his brother, John; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; After the War, he married and moved to Reeder, Anderson Co, KS, where he died and is buried
King, John 20 (1841 - ) No dates are given in his cemetery record at Westlawn Cemetery in Sullivan Co; Ancestry has a family source that shows him born in 1841; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Harmony; Mustered out on 15 Sep 1864; He was a year older than his brother, Isham (See above)
Lackey, Hiram 18 (1843 - 1925) Born in IN; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Springville, Lawrence Co, IN; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; The AG's Roster fails to note he was promoted to Cpl, perhaps on his discharge; Married Mary Ann (Annie) Spensley in 1866; Lived nearly all of his life as a Farmer in Lawrence Co, IN
Lancaster, James Madison 25 (1836 - 1915) Born in KY; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Pleasant Ridge near Charlestown, Clark Co, IN; Transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on 27 May 64; Lived most of his life in Greene Co, IN as a Farmer
???Lee, William H ( - ) Mustered in from Hobbieville on 20 Sep 61; Transferred to the Veterans' Relief Corps, but when?
Long, John Westley 20 (1841 - 1914) Born in IN, he was mustered in from Hobbieville with his brother, Reuben on 20 Sep 61; John was the second oldest child and the second-born son to Israel and Permelia Long; Vet; John was a Cpl when he mustered out on 8 Dec 65; Like his brothers, John lived most of his life as a Farmer in Greene Co, IN
Long, Reuben A. 22 (1839 - 1885) Mustered in with his brother, John, on 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville; Their younger brothers, (Denton) Manford Long and Newton J. Long, were mustered in to Co H on 3 Mar 64 and served beside them; Newton transferred to the Veteran' Reserve Corps on 6 Jan 65; Reuben and Manford mustered out with John on 8 Dec 65; Reuben was a Vet; Reuben lived most of his life as a Farmer in Greene Co, IN
Meredith, Ananias <17> (<1844> - 1876) Born in IN; Mustered in from Rockport on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Annias married Eliza E. Carr in 1866 in IN; He died 8 Oct 76 in Greene Co; Widow (Eliza E. Fields by this time) filed for her pension in 1883 from IN; Pension petition filed on behalf of Noah E. Meredith in 1890 from Washington; The name on his tombstone (in the Kentucky Ridge Cemetery in Doans, Greene Co, IN) reads Ananias Merideth; the Army usually spelled his name Annias Merideth; however, the family apparently spelled his name Ananias Meredith; He was a Blacksmith by trade
Miller, Andrew S. (1841 - 1897) 21 Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Owensburg; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; Invalid pension applied for in 1886; Widow's pension for Menerva applied for in 1897; Lived and worked as a Farmer in Greene Co for most of his life
Neal, Jacob Holtsclaw 23 (1838 - 1928) Born in Boone Co, KY to James H. Neal; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville with his (half?) brother, Thomas; Jacob celebrates his birthday 2 days before Thomas; Jacob wad discharged in Oct 63 with a medical disability; Filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1880; Widow (Nancy E.) filed for the pension in 1929 from IN; Lived nearly all of his life in Greene Co, IN; He was a Preacher and he died on New Year's Eve 1928
Neal, Thomas Young 17 (1844 - 1932) Born in Boone Co, KY to James H. Neal; Thomas' birthday is 2 days after Jacob's; Mustered in from Hobbieville on 20 Sep 61 with his (half?) brother, Jacob; Vet; Thomas mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt; Thomas married Mary Alice Shanklin in 1868 and moved West--living in Neosho Co, KS in 1880 and spending the last 30 years of his life in Hodaway Co., MO
???Neill, Washington Blackgrove (1824 - 1867) Born in KY or TN; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Owensburg; Discharged with a disability, but WHEN?; Filed his pension petition as an Invalid in 1864; Moved to KS after his discharge and died there in Neosho Co in 1867
Price, Moses 20 (1841 - 1903) Born in IN; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Hobbieville; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65; Moved to Missouri after the War; Died in MO in 1903 (according to Military Headstone Records)--a family source on Ancestry.com gives his death date as 1900 (I think they implied this simply because his last Census date was 1900)
Riddle, Stephen 20? (1841? -1916) Born in IN; Mustered in from Hobbieville on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65; Returned to Greene Co after the War to marry, to raise a family, and to be a Farmer; Filed for pension as an Invalid in 1885; His widow (Emily J.) filed for her pension in 1916 from IL; He died and is buried in Lawrence Co., IL; I have his birthdate at 16 Mar, but the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index lists him as Stephen Riddles and his birthdate as 16 Mar 1840, while the 1900 Census shows his birthdate as Mar 1841 (I guess the actual year of Stephen's birth is still a "riddle" to me!)
Roach, Thomas C. 21 (1840 -1896) born in IN; Mustered in from Scotland (Greene Co) on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl; Married Barbara Ann Ferguson in 1866; Filed pension petition as an Invalid in 1885; His widow filed in 1896 from IN: He lived almost all of his life as a Farmer in Greene Co, IN
Sanders, John D. ( - 1898) Mustrered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; According to The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63, he was wounded at the Battle of Stones River but the "character of the wound is not known"; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; Filed for a pension as an Invalid in 1868; Buried in Kentucky Ridge Cemetery near Doans, Greene Co, IN; Widow was named Mary J.
Sebring, Jesse (1837 - 1915) Born in OH; Came to Greene Co with his parents around 1857; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Owensburg; Vet; Deserted 28 Jun 65; Admitted to the Veterans' Home for a little over a week in Feb 1909 (Hazel eyes, Fair complexion, 5 ' 7", Protestant, Farmer, Able to read and write, Suffering from Arterial Sclerosis and Blind in left eye); I don't know that his desertion after the War was over affected his life--he was still able to obtain a pension and to receive services in a Veterans' Home (although this may be why he only stayed for a short time and also why there was such a vague reference in his obituary in the Bloomfield News of 25 Nov 1915, to his being in the War); Listed as Jesse Sebrene in AG's Roll (all other documents show him as Jesse Sebring)
Stoker, George C. <21> (<1840> - 1912) Born in MD; Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Harmony; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65 (The AG's Report makes no mention of his being promoted to Cpl, but the National Park Service's lisitng of Soldiers and Sailors has him listed as such and he uses the rank in official documents--the AG's list neglects to list many things); In 1866, he applied for a pension as an Invalid; He married in Clay Co in 1867; By 1872, he and his young family were living in Topeka, KS; The 1889 Kansas State Enrollment of Civil War Veterans saw him still living in Topeka; and listed him as George P. Stoker; He is also listed as having had a gunshot wound in the left knee; By 1908, he and his family are living in Long Beach, CA; From Nov 1910 until Mar 1912, he lived in the Veterans' Home in Sawtelle, CA; He was described as being 5' 6 1/2" with dark gray hair, gray eyes, and a dark complexion and suffering from Neuralgia, Hemorrhoids, Chronic Constip[ation, and _____ Insufficiency )no mention of the gunshot wound); He was also a Protestant, a Farmer, and able to read and write; He died in Los Angeles on 12 Sep 1912 and is buried there
Strosnider, Adam 21 (1840 - 1921) Born in IN; Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 13 Oct 64; He and his family moved West after 1880, living for a time in OK and eventually settling in MO; He died in Oregon Co, MO
Swango, John F. 19 (1842 - 1926) Born in KY; His older brother, Moses, was a Cpl in Co H; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Owensburg; Mustered out on 15 Sep 64; He filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1888; (He outlived his wife, Harriet, so there was no Widow's pension); He was a Farmer in Dearborn Co, IN for most of his life, although he died in OH
Tetrick, James* 16? (1845? - 1863) Once upon a time, there were two men named James Tetrick (Tedricks, Teatrick, etc.) Both served in the Union Army during the Civil War, and both died within a month of each other in Chattanooga, TN; The one who served at Cripple Creek was mustered in from Hobbieville, IN on 20 Sep 61; He died on 10 Oct 63, according to both the AG records and the Burial records in the Chattanooga National Cemetery; He was buried there in Grave A-258; This is all I can say with any degree of certainty; I believe that our James is the one listed as James C. Tetrick who was born about 1845 in IL and living in the household of Robert and Elizabeth Tedrick in Fayette Co, IL for both the 1850 and 1860 Censuses; I cannot find him in the Register of Deaths of Volunteers, so I can't tell you what caused his death; The other James was sometimes listed as James J. Tetrick, born in Jan 1831 also in IL; This James J. was married to Rhoda Ann V. Petty in Fayette Co, IL on 4 Jun 54; He served in Co C of the 35th IL Infantry; According to the Register of Deaths of Volunteers, he died in Hospital 3, Division 4 A.C. in Chattanooga, TN on 18 Nov 63--the cause of death was Chronic Diarrhea; There is no record of his burial in Chattanooga or anywhere else; His widow, Rhoda, filed for her pension on 18 Mar 64; I have a hunch that these two were cousins of some sort; They were probably also kin to James Harvey Tetrick, born Dec 1831 in IN, died in Clay Co, IL in 1911, and to James G. Tetrick who was born in Shelby Co, IL in 1850, as well as to James Tetrick who was 8 years old in Greene Co, IN in 1850 and whose family had moved to Douglas Co, MO by 1860
White, William W. (1841 - 1919) Born in KY; Mustered in from Hobbieville on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Mustered out 8 Dec 65; Pension as an Invalid filed 1882[; Widow, Rebecca C.; filed her pension petition from IN in 1919; Remained in Greene Co after the War, working as a Farmer
???Wharton, John T. (1836 - 1904) Born in IN; Married about 1854; Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Discharged (from Cripple Creek?) on 8 Feb 63 with a disability; Lived in Yankton, SD in 1890; Was living in Spokane, WA when he died (He had been found unconscious on the street and taken to the police station--rather than a hospital--and he died of apoplexy/old age at the station); I cannot find a connection between John T. and Lawson S. Wharton
Wharton, Lawson S. 20 (1841 -1922) Lived nearly all of his life in Greene Co, IN; Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Vet; Discharged 19 Feb 65 due to a disability; I can find no connection between Lawson and John T. Wharton
Wilson, Samuel J. 22 (1839 - 1899) Born in IN; Spent most of his life as a Farmer in Greene Co, IN; Possibly the younger brother of James E. Wilson (See next bio); Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 15 Sep 64; Married Sally Ann Jackson in 1865; Widow, Sally A., filed her pension application in 1899 from IN
???Wilson, James E. 24 (1837 - ) Born in IN; While Wilson is a VERY common surname, there are two sons in the household of Lawson and Barbary Wilson in Greene Co, 1850: one named James E. and one named Samuel J; I am going to infer that James and Samuel were brothers and I will further infer that these are the right two James E. and Samuel J. Wilsons for Co H; (If I am wrong, somebody please let me know!) Mustered in from Owensburg on 20 Sep 61; Mustered out 12 May 65; Exchanged prisoner--when was he captured? For how long? Was he at Cripple Creek? Even if he were captured at Stones River, it is possible he made it back before the regiment left for Tullahoma, since other prisoners taken and exchanged at the Battle of Stones River (Capt, Waterman in Co A, Andrew Gosnell in Co H, and so on) made it back to the regiment while it was still at Cripple Creek; Pension petition as an Invalid filed in 1886 (no state given and no Widow)
???Wilkinson, John B. 28 (1833 - 1908) Born in NJ; Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Owensburg; Discharged 6 Feb 63 (From a hospital? From Cripple Creek?) due to disabilities; His widow (Mary A.) filed for her pension in 1908 from IN; Buried in Indianapolis at Crown Hill National Cemetery, Grave 1112; Census Index for 1900 incorrectly lists him as John P; He worked as an Upholsterer in Indianapolis in 1900
MEN OF COMPANY H WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK
DIED GONE HOME MISSING HOSPITAL NOT YET RECRUITED
Bowling, Westerd (AG's Roster
says he died in 63, but it
was in 62)
Fordice, William N. (Sgt)
Fultner, Andrew J.
Holburtt, Andrew J.
Jackson, Henry C.
Lamb, John M.
Owen, Kiah (Cpl)
Parris, Elijah A.
Riley, James M.
Shrout, Job W.
Storm, John A.
Witty, Richard W,
Beaty, John (Capt)
Duke, Henry (AG's Report
states only that he was
discharged due to dis-
abilty (no date)--his
widow, Mary S. Mathis,
listed in 1890 Vet Census
for Neosho Co, MO--
Henry only served 1 yr
and 3 mos, so he was
out in Dec 62)
Morgan, Benjamin F.
Noel, William J.
Records, Henry C.
Wade, Samuel H.
Delashmit, William M. (Deserted)
Cpl William H. McDowell--in hospital in Evansville, IN from Aug 62 until 7 Feb 63, due to injuries to left arm and shoulder incurred at Shiloh; he was discharged from Evansville, never having been at Cripple Creek
Ashley, Charles L.
Clifton, Alfred E.
Danatelle, Alfred E.
being discharged for
disabilities in Mar 63
Harper, James L.
Hayden, Thomas J.
Holbert, William J
Isaacs, Francis M.
Lamb, William H.
Long, Newton J.
Mahurin, Thomas J.
Mitchell, William C.
Parker, James D.
Price, Newton J.
Rawlins, John W.
Roberts, William S.*
Shutters, William R.
Stoker, John W.
Wells, George D.*
Whitworth, Thomas P.
Wright, William B.