COMPANY  K  OFFICERS  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

The  VIGO  RANGERS

 

 

 

 

Capt Nathaniel A. Cox   26  (1835 - 1920)  Born in NC; Mustered in as 1 Sgt on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Promoted to 1 Lt on 1 Jul 62;  Promoted to Capt on 1 Oct 62;  Resigned 13 Mar 63 (in his GAR application he states he was discharged from Cripple Creek, TN for disability);  Married Emma Knight in Vigo Co in 1864;  Petition for an Invalid's pension filed in 1883 from IN

 

 

1 Lt George L. Hager   31   (1830 - 1901)  Born in Hagerstown, Washington Co, MD;  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute as Sgt;  Promoted to 2 Lt on 1 Jul 62;  Promoted to 1 Lt on 1 Oct 62;  Promoted to Capt on 14 Mar 63;  Resigned 24 Sep 64;  Worked as a Printer after the War;  Died in Chicago , but buried in Woodlawn Cem in Vigo Co, IN

 

 

1 Lt Henry C. Douglass     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61 as Sgt;  Promoted to 1 Lt on 14 Mar 63;  Promoted to Cap on 24 Sep 64, at which post he would remain until mustered out with the Regiment

 

 

2 Lt James S. Grubbs     ( - )  Mustered in as a Cpl on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Promoted to 2 Lt on 1 Jan 63;  Resigned 20 Sep 64 and re-entered service as 1 Lt of 156th IN, Co E, on 10 May 65;  Mustered out from the 115th on 4 Aug 65 at Winchester, VA;  Filed pension petition as an Invalid in In in 1882 

 

 

 

              CORPORALS  and  SERGEANTS  of  Co.  K  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

 

 

Anderson, Robert   22   (1839 - 1894)  Born in IN;  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Clinton as a Cpl;  Promoted to 1 Lt on 25 Sep 64;  Remained in this post until being mustered out with the unit;  He married Rose Blanford in Edgar Co, IL in 1869;  He lived and worked as a Farmer in Vigo Co, IN and later in Edgar Co, IL;  He died in Dec 1894;  Widow (Rose) filed her pension application in 1896 from IN;  The James Anderson who was mustered in on 13 Aug 62 from Clinton is his younger brother (see bio below)

 

 

 

Johnston, John W.     ( - )  Mustered in as Cpl from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Transferred to Veterans' Relief Corps on 20 Dec 63 as a Sgt;  According to an article in The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63, he was wounded "severely" at the Battle of Stones River--I wonder if this injury had something to do with his eventual transfer to the VRC

 

 

McFarland, John     (1836 - 1895)  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61 as a Cpl;  It gets very confusing trying to track his military career from here, due to his transfers and promotions through the War--suffice it to say that he served as an officer in the 115th IN (Co H), the 133rd IN (Co H, although his pension application card says it was the 113th), and finally the 142nd IN (Co H);  I can only trace him up the ladder of promotions to being a 1 Lt, but his tombstone says "Capt", and he may well have mustered out at that rank when he finally ended his military career in May 65;  Married Sarah A. Crockett in Vigo Co in 1853;  By 1880, he had moved to KS;  He filed a pension petition as an Invalid in1890 from Kansas, and he died in Oklahoma in 1895, but he is buried in Labette Co, KS 

 

 

 

 

                   OTHER  PERSONNEL   from  Co.  K  at   CRIPPLE   CREEK

 

Gillespie, George W.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Staunton as a Musician;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

ENLISTED  MEN  of  COMPANY  K  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Anderson, James   20  (1841 - 1926)  Mustered in on 15 Aug 62 from Clinton  (he was the younger brother of Cpl Robert Anderson--see bio above);  Mustered out 21 Jun 65 as a Cpl; Filed pension petition from IN as an Invalid in 1890;  Is listed in the 1900 Census with his wife, Alvira in Vigo Co;  Buried in Shepherd Cemetery in Vigo Co (no date of death in cemetery records, but the online death certificate supplies birth and death dates)

 

Bachstein, Edward F.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Bemus, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Discharged on 4 Sep 64 with disabilities

 

Case, Andrew*   <16?>  (<1845?> - 1864)  I believe he was the Andrew "Care" aged 15, born in IN living in the household of Joseph and Susan in Vigo Co in 1860;  Mustered in from Clinton on 20 Sep 61;  Vet;  Killed at Jonesboro, GA on 1 Sep 64 (slight discrepancy--Register of Deaths of Volunteers lists 2 Jun 64);  Cause of death:  "V.S. penetrg. abdomen"  What is V.S.?  shell?  shrapnel?  penetrating abdomen;  Cannot locate his place of  burial 

 

Clark, Bennett M.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Discharged for disabilities on 18 Nov 63

 

Clift, William     ( - )  Mustered in from Montezuma on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out on 15 Sep 64

 

Crockett, Joseph     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64 as a Cpl

 

Crockett, Robert     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl

 

Day, John     ( - )  Mustered in from Catlin on 20 Sep 61;  Transferred to the Veterans' Relief Corps on 3 Sep 64; Time of enlistment expired on 15 Sep 64

 

Deakins, Jacob W.*   <18>  (<1843> - 1865)  While he was born in IN, by 1860, he and his family were living in Des Moines, IA;  Nevertheless, he went back to Clay Co, IN (where he had lived in 1850 and where many others in the Deakins family still lived) and enlisted there;  Mustered in from Brazil on 20 Sep 61;  Vet;  Drowned (while bathing) in the Cumberland River (near Nashville, TN) on 21 May 65;  I cannot find where he was buried;  The AG's roster lists his surname as Deakius, but the Registers of Deaths of Volunteers lists his last name as Deacon and the History of the Counties of Clay and Owens lists him as Deakins, which is what I have used for my list;  He is listed as a Cpl in the Registers of Deaths of Volunteers, but the AG's roster still shows him as a Pvt;  His mother, Susan, filed for his pension in 1886 from Nebraska

 

Fox, William W.*     ( - 1864)  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Vet:  Killed in Action in Nashville, TN on 15 Dec 64;  He is listed in the Registers of Deaths of Volunteers as William W. Foy, however I find nothing in the Pension file for either Fox or Foy;  Who is this guy???

 

Fry, Jesse     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Bowling Green;  Discharged 12 Apr 63 (from Cripple Creek?) 

 

 

Gaston, William Heaton*  16   (1845 - 1864)  Born in IN, the eldest son of Henry J. and Julianna (Heaton) Gaston;  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;   According to an article in The Weekly Sentinel of 26 Jan 63, he was wounded "slightly" at the Battle of Stones River;  Vet:  Killed in Action at Jonesboro, GA on 1 Sep 64  (Register of Deaths of Volunteers incorrectly identifies him as William A. Gaston);  Originally buried on the battlefield, later reinterred at the Marietta National Cemetery, Grave 6214

 

 

Genung, Harvey C.   22  (1839 - 1911)  Born in Vigo Co, IN--he lived virtually his entire life here;  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;   Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt;  Married Ella V. Eddy in 1868 and lived the life of a Farmer (although in 1880, he is listed as a Distillery Foreman); Buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Vigo Co

 

 

Gosnell, Andrew    26  (1835 - 1896)  Mustered in 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  He was taken prisoner at the Battle of Stones River  and was paroled just in time to return to the regiment a few days before they left Cripple Creek;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64;  A descendant of Andrew Gosnell has a wonderful website dedicated to the 31 IN and to Pvt Gosnell in particular;  Be sure to check it out!

 

 

Graham, John F.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Promoted to 1 Lt of 12th TN Cav on 25 Nov 63

 

Green, Edwin B.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Reelsville;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65

 

Greer, George W.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Hays, Orlando     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt

 

Henderson, Charles*     ( - 1864)  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Killed at Pine Mountain, GA on 14 Jun 64 from a wound to the head;  I cannot find where he was buried

 

Holt, DeWitt     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Sandford;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

???Hoops, Jacob     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Discharged 29 Apr 63 for wounds received at Shiloh (So, was he hospitalized all this time or was he at Camp Cripple Creek?)

 

Hollingsworth, Wesley     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Clinton;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl

 

Jarred, Noah B.   <21>   (<1840> - )  Born in IN, living with Jos and Ruth Ellison in Sugar Creek Twp, Vigo Co, in 1860;  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Died at home (when? where?)  I can find no death or burial information on Noah;  However, there is another Jarred (a younger brother?) who served in Co K--see note on next page for Stanford Scott Jarred)

 

Keenan, Daniel F     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Vet;  Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a 1 Sgt

 

Kendricks, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Vet;  Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl

 

Key, Levi     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Vet;  Mustered out on 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl 

 

 

???Knight, William C.     ( - 1900)  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Deserted in 62;  Returned (when?);  Discharged 25 Feb 63 (from Cripple Creek?);  Filed for a pension as an Invalid in 1863;  Died 21 Mar 1900 at the South Dakota State Veterans' Home in Hot Springs, SD (and is buried there)

 

 

Mc Adams, John     ( - )  Mustered in from New Goshen on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out on 15 Sep 64

 

McIlroy, John     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

McQuilkin, Marion     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Vet;  Transferred to 1st US Engineers on 2 Jul 64

 

Nelson, William F.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65

 

O'Brien,  George     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Centre Point;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65

 

O'Connell, Patrick M.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Discharged 18 Nov 63 for wounds

 

Parent, Samuel J.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Parent, Thomas H.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Ruark, Obadiah P.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Discharged 25 Dec 63 for disabilities

 

Seeds, Alexander T.     ( - )  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl

 

Seeds, John P.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

 

 

 

Shay, Edward     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from St. Mary's;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Shepherd, Edgar M.     ( - )  Mustered in on 12 Aug 62 from Clinton;  Transferred to Veterans' Relief Corps on 14 Jan 64

 

 

Shepherd, Thomas     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from New Goshen;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

 

Shepherd, William W.     ( - )  Mustered in on 12 Aug 62 from Clinton;  Mustered out 21 Jun 65

 

Shuey, William D.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Paris;  Mustered out on 8 Dec 65

 

Smith, Alexander C.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from St. Mary's;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Smith, John J.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Clinton;  Mustered out on 15 Sep 64

 

Stevens, David L.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61;  Vet:  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl 

 

???Stogsdill, Ira S.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Clinton;  Deserted at Stones River;  Returned (When??);  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Tiffin, Samuel     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Sandford;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Walker, Azza Harrison*  21   (1840 - 1864)  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Numa with his big brother, George;  Died in Nashville, TN on 18 Jul 64 of wounds incurred at Kennesaw Mountain;  Buried back home on Walker Bluff (Numa), Parke Co;  Name also appears as Asa H. Walker

 

Walker, George W.  29   (1832 - 1903)  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Numa along with his younger brother, Azza (see bio above this one);  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65;  One of ten men chosen to carry the 31st IN Regimental Flag in the dedication ceremony of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Indianapolis on 15 May 1902

 

Walker, George W.   21?   (1840? - 1930?)  It must have been hard to have two men in the same company with the same name from roughly the same place and of a similar age.  While the George W. in the previous bio can be thought of as "Azza's brother, George", this man must ever be known as "the other George";  Mustered in on 25 Nov 61 from Newberry;  Vet;  Mustered out on 8 Dec 65;  There was a George W. Walker born in OH about 1840 and living in the household of "Isah" and "May Ann" Walker in Worthington, Smith Twp, Greene Co in 1860 (there were none living in Newberry, but Worthington is close)--unfortunately, there are at least a dozen possible contenders for the "other" George W. Walker, besides this one;  However, this George W who was born in OH about 1840 can be found in Smith Township of Greene Co in 1850, this time in the household of "Jesse" and "Mary Ann" (the "Isah" and "May Ann" the transcriber lists in the same place in 1860?)  All of this is just speculation, as is my guess that all these Walkers may be related somehow;  Taking this specualtion a little further, this same man is still in Smith Twp, Greene Co for 1870 and 1880, by which time his father is listed as "Josiah" (the same guys as Isah and Jesse?);  Finally, Ancestry. com directed me to a Find-A-Grave citation that seems to fit:  George Washington Walker, son of Josiah and Mary Ann, born in OH in Mar 1840;  The family source who supplied the Find-A-Grave information goes on to say that George was an "army man" whose one true love died while he was away in the War, consequently, he never married; Lived his life on the family farm in Smith Twp, Greene Co, died 29 Sep 1930, and is buried in the Walker Cemetery in Jasonville;  If I had to guess, I would say that THIS is the "other" George W. Walker of K 31 Ind Inf who filed for his pension as an Invalid in 1889;  I wonder who the "one true love" was who died 

 

Watkins, Porter     (<1844?> - 1865)  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Ellsworth;  Vet;  Died 20 Sep 65 at  Terre Haute as a Cpl:  This is a difficult name to research;  I find a young man named Porter Watkins, born about 1844 in IN living in the household of [Lebbens]? and Charlotte Watkins in Vigo Co, but nothing more

 

Watts, Madison O.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from New Goshen;  Vet;  Deserted 12 Jul 65

 

Watts, Pleasant W.     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from New Goshen;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Cpl

 

Welch, Oliver P.     ( - )  Mustered in from Terre Haute on 20 Sep 61;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65

 

Whelan, William     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from New Goshen;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65 as a Sgt.

 

Woodall, Reuben     ( - )  Mustered in on 20 Sep 61 from Terre Haute;  Mustered out 15 Sep 64

 

Woodcock, Charles     ( - )  Mustered in on 1 Dec 61 from Henderson, KY;  Vet;  Mustered out 8 Dec 65

             MEN OF COMPANY K WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK

      DIED                  GONE  HOME         UNACCOUNTED  FOR     TRANSFERRED           NOT YET RECRUITED

Brill, David J

Davis, Washington

Ford, Henry

Green, David

Handley, John

Harpold, John (Sgt)

Jenks, John E.  (Cpl)

McCarty, William

McClain, Joseph

McClure, Charles

Myers, Joseph

Nelson, James M.  (Cpl)

Ostrander, David  (Cpl)

Pritchett, Calvin G

Ray, James

Reynolds, Noah W.

Rogers, Joseph

Shew, Boston

Tierney, Patrick

White, George M.

Arthur, Joseph

Chunn, Stephen

Cole, Francis A.

Hamilton, James  (1 Lt)

McChesney, Charles F.

McCormick, James A.

Mopps, Alexander

Nichols, William A.

Pinson, Jeremiah

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherd, James Nelson  (Sgt)

Steel, Hiram  (Cpl)

Stogsdill, Edwin M.  (Musician)

Summers, James

Yates, James  (Wagoner) 

Gibson, Christopher --    

     Deserted

Jarred, Stanford Scott--    

    The AG's roster lists him

     as having Deserted on 6

     Ap 62;  However, he was

     granted a regular (Inva-

     lid's) pension in 1906 and

     was admitted to the

     Soldiers' Home in

     Danville, IL in 1908; His

     Danville admission

     record states he was

     mustered out on 6 Apr 62

     and was discharged

     (honorably?) for disabil-

     ities ("chr. mus., rheum,

     chr. diarrhoea") on 6 Sep      62;  Was he thought to

     have been AWOL when he

     was actually in hospital

     and  he was disharged as

     he said?  Danville staff

     noted there are no dis-

     charge papers;  Clearly,

     being listed as a Deserter

     on the AG's roster was

     not automatically a cause

     of shame or the loss of

     veterans' benefits    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manning, Hughbert --

     Deserted

Ross, Clifford W.  (Capt) -- Resigned, then re-entered as Capt of 150th

 

Stump, David -- Transferred to 4th Cav

 

Woodall, Robert (2 Lt) -- Resigned, then re-entered a 1 Lt of 4th Cav

Arthur, John A.

Banks, John W.

Banks, Lewis A.

Bryant, Madison L.

Cockerham, James D.

Compton, John

Cottem, Thomas

Endsley, Jacob W.*

Francis, Charles E.

Gaskill, Mark S.

Godfrey, James*

Gordon, George 

Gordon, James*

Harrison, Alfred M.

Hawkins, William A.

Henderson, Horace

Hilker, August

Hoops, Jacob

Knapp, Cyrus

Lamb, George

McCullom, James

Mallory, Lafayette

Melvin, Charles

Moore, George W.

Myers, Ariston H.

Neal, Alfred E.

O'Neal, Alexander M.

Pearson, Jonathan

Perrison, David

Prather, Uriah

Skinner, Andrew J.

Stahlnacker, George W.

Underwood, James B.*

Weddle, Hiram

Wells, Hiram

White, John R.