Shelby County, Indiana
in the Civil War
Three sons of Thomas
G. M. Sally and Sarah Elizabeth Gibson, who came from
Clinton County, Ohio, to Shelby County, Indiana, enlisted in the Union Army.
Loony (Luna) L.
Sally, born 1823, Clinton County, Ohio, 51st Regiment, Indiana
Infantry, organized at Indianapolis, Indiana. Loony lived most of his life
in Shelby County, Indiana. He was married to Euphronesia
Rice and Delila Hill McKay.
Henry David Sally,
born 1831, Clinton County, Ohio, 89th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, organized at
Indianapolis, Indiana. Henry, or some of his family, are found in Brown
County, Kansas in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses. He married Matilda
Clark H. Sally,
born 1835, Clinton County, Ohio, 53rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, organized at
New Albany and Indianapolis, Indiana. Nothing further is known of him.
The Civil War Soldiers
and Sailors site,
will show the name of the unit your ancestor was with. Then at the bottom
of the page describing the actions of the unit, there is a link for a listing of
all soldiers in that unit.
Contributed by Virginia Flesher
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The Shelby Democrat
Lewis King, recruiting officer for the fourth district, G.A.R., has announced that there will be a reunion of the civil war veterans at the city hall, in Columbus, on October 1. The veterans are asked to bring their wives and daughters with them to the meeting. All veterans of the civil war are invited to be present. A banquet will be served for the visitors during the day by the members of the Columbus Chapter of the Woman's Relief Corps.
September 21, 1925
VETERANS TO MEET
Civil War Veterans Will Gather At Columbus October First.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Indianapolis Star
SHELBYVILLE, Ind., May 9.
--- Shelbyville veterans today recalled that forty-eight years ago Andrew
J. Ensminger of this city was captured at Athens, Ala., by the
Southern army, together with forty-six others of his company, which was Company
E of the Thirty-seventh Indiana Regiment. During the engagement before
they were captured, at which time they were guarding a bridge, five of the
company were killed and eight were injured. The prisoners were taken to
Libby Prison, where they were kept for six months. James Tillison
of Shelby County was shot through and through several times, and was left on the
battle field for dead. That night members of the regiment removed him from
the battlefield. He is now living on a farm near this city.
Tuesday, May 10, 1910
RECALL CIVIL WAR INCIDENT.
Shelbyville Veterans Observe Forty-Eighth
Anniversary of Capture in South.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger
The Shelby Democrat
The annual reunion of the survivors of the Battle of Stone River was held at Indianapolis Monday afternoon and evening. The following old soldiers of Shelby county still surviving, participated in that battle and doubtless most if not all of them attended the reunion: J. K. Bowers, W. T. Wicker, George W. Feris, Martin T. Williams, George W. Howery, Edward Small, Andy Ensminger, I. N. Justice, Martin Cherry, James M. Linville, J. K. Henby, Anderson Talbert, Jos. V. Poer, Marion Campbell, Benjamin Simpson, James P. Row, Jasper Richey, John Hogan and Jacob Knapp.
Thursday, January 5, 1905
Page 2, column 2
SHELBY COUNTY BOYS
At Battle of Stone River - The List Herewith
Company F., 51st Indiana Regiment, claims the loss of the first man killed in that battle, he being George Holbrook of this county.
Two regiments including Co. F., 51st Indiana, crossed Stone river December 30th, 1862, and ascended the hill on the opposite side about sundown, where they ran up against General Brenckenridge's whole corps in rifle pits. At this point Holbrook was killed.
The battle continued until about 10 o'clock that night when the Union soldiers retreated across Stone river. On the 30th, light skirmishes continued on either side.
On the morning of the 31st the rebels attacked the Union soldiers right and terrific fighting continued throughout the day. The Thirteenth Michigan finally saving the day to the Union soldiers.
On the next day January the first, there was but little fighting and on the second the rebels fiercely attacked the Union left but were finally driven back, the enemy retreating to Tullahoma, Tennessee. The losses on each side amounted to many thousands and although won by the Union forces, it was at heavy cost of life. Johnson's brigade and a brigade under Col. Willich, and fifty-two pieces of artillery were captured during this battle.
General Garshe's head was shot off by a cannon ball on the 31st, while at the side of General Rosencrans. He was Rosencrans' chief of staff. The battle of Stone river was the first after Lincoln's proclaimation, freeing the slaves, took effect.
Submitted by Barb Huff
The Shelby Republican
The surviving members of the old 36th Indiana Regiment will hold their annual reunion at Connersville, on Thursday, September 28th. All the members who can possibly do so are earnestly requested to be present.
Tuesday, August 29, 1899
page 2, column 1
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
A Shelbyville Newspaper
Memorial Day, May 1899
Submitted by Janet Franklin
Do you know what it means, you boys and girls
Who hail from the North and the South!
Do you know what it means
This twining for greens
Round the silent cannon's mouth;
This strewing with flowers the grass-grown grave;
This decking with garlands the statues brave;
This planting of flags,
All in tatters and rags;
This marching and singing,
These bells all a-ringing;
These faces grave and those faces gay;
This talk of the Blue and this talk of the Gray
In the North and the South, Memorial Day.
Not simply a show-time, boys and girls,
In this day of falling flowers,
Not a pageant or play,
Nor a holiday
Of flags and floral bowers;
It is something more than the day that starts,
War-memories a throb in veteran hearts;
For across the years,
To the hopes and the fears,
To the days of battle,
Of roar and rattle--
To the Past that now seems so far away,
Do the sons of the Blue and the sons of the Gray
Gaze-hand clasping hand-- Memorial Day,
For the wreck and the wrong of it boys and girls,
For the terror and loss as well,
Our hearts must hold
A regret untold
As we think of those who fell.
But their blood, on which ever side they fought,
Remade the Nation, and Progress wrought.
We forget the woe;
For we live and know
That the fighting and the sighing,
The fall and the dying,
Were but steps toward the Future--the Martyr's Way!
Adown which the sons of the Blue and the Gray
Look, with love and with pride, Memorial Day.
The Shelbyville Republican
July 10, 1896
Survivors of Company G. Third Indiana
Calvary Spend a Pleasant Fourth
A number of the survivors of Company G. Third Indiana Cavalry met at the home of Henry K. Dunkle, at Mt. Auburn, Shelby county, to celebrate the Fourth of July by a reunion of a few of his comrades. It was a grand success in every respect. The membersof the company present were the following: John Rubush and daughter, of Edinburg; John E. Dupree, wife and daughter, of Edinburg; Horace Weaver and wife, of New Palestine; Joel Williams and wife, of Whiteland; Joseph Waggoner and wife, of Indianapolis; Charles Racker and wife, of Franklin; Robert Fitspatrick, of Whiteland; Rufus Sweetzer, of Bluff Creek; Mrs. Lucinda Rubush, and daughter, of Edinburg. Mrs. Rubush is the widow of Lima Rubush, a former member
of the company. There were also present neighbors and friends that came by invitation to help celebrate and enjoy the reunion of these old soldiers, among them being Uncle Lewis Mullendore and wife, Tobias Nulakin and wife, Asbury Richardson and wife, all of near Franklin; H. B. Fisk, wife and family, James Barlow and family, Mrs. G. F. Conover and mother, Miss Minnie Treon, Mrs. Malissa Barlow and daughter and a number of young people of near Mt. Auburn to about the number of fifty. It is impossible to describe the splendid tables loaded with every delicacy of the season, prepared and arranged as only such fine cooks as Mrs. Dunkle and her two daughters, Misses Eliza and Susie, can do. The soldiers and their wives ate at the first table with a number of the most attentive and will waiters in attendance.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming
Selected Civil War
COMPANY E, SEVENTY-NINTH REGIMENT
Burk, Edmund, killed by guard at Louisville, September 5, 1862.
Dick, Samuel, died at Nashville, November 7, 1863.
Davis, George W., killed at Atlanta, July 21, 1864.
Fox, Daniel, killed at Stone River, January 2, 1863.
Golden, William B., died at Nashville, December 5, 1862.
Hill, Milton, died at Cave Springs, KY, December 30, 1862.
Kendall, John E., killed at Stone River, January 2, 1863.
Larmoro, Oliver P., died at Lebanon, KY, November 15, 1862.
Laird, Robert, died at Louisville, October 25, 1862.
Reed, James, died at Cave Springs, KY, November 24, 1862.
Smith, Henry, died at Nashville, December 15, 1862.
Tucker, Benjamin, died in Shelby county, IN, November 24, 1862.
COMPANY I, SEVENTH CAVALRY
(ONE HUNDRED NINETEENTH) REGIMENT
Cherry, James, died in Andersonville Prison, September 5, 1864.
Peterson, William, died at Union City, TN, January 22, 1864.
Phillippe, John W., died at Memphis, May 28, 1865.
Robinson, Lewis, died at Andersonville.
St. John, Albert, died February 22, 1864, of wounds.
COMPANY H, NINTH CAVALRY
(ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIRST) REGIMENT
Aydelott, Joseph, died January 26, 1865.
Allison, William M., died February 24, 1865.
Bagley, Joseph, died July 13, 1864. [Correct spelling BADGLEY.]
Bagley, Henry, died April 15, 1864. [Correct spelling BADGLEY.]
Beckley, Charles, killed at Sulphur Trestle, AL, September 25, 1864.
Colcaizer, Philip, died at Pulaski, TN August 17, 1864.
Delano, George W., lost on Sultana, April 27, 1865.
Goius, Milton, died at St Louis, MO, June 16, 1865.
Hill, Lorenzo D., died September 22, 1864.
Houton, Cassender T., killed at Sulphur Trestle, September 25, 1864.
Huls, Marion, died April 4, 1865.
Hulsopple, John, died at Pulaski, September 8, 1864.
Jenkins, John, died at Nashville, March 19, 1865.
Smith, Milton, killed by guard at Vicksburg, July 11, 1865.
Strap, James H., died at Memphis, March 13, 1865.
Shull, John W., lost on the Sultana, April 27, 1865.
Swango, Henry, died at New Orleans, April 27, 1865.
Vance, William D., died at New Orleans, April 27, 1865.
Williams, John R., died in Rebel prison pen, February 5, 1865.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT
Holton, William F., killed near Kenesaw, July 17, 1864.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT
Denickson, John W., died near Atlanta, August 27, 1864 of wounds.
ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-THIRD REGIMENT
Pence, Jacob, died at Louisville, March 2, 1865.
COMPANY I, THIRTEENTH CAVALRY
(ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIRST) REGIMENT
Anderson, John B., died Louisville, October 29, 1864.
Dodd, John M., died at Chattanooga, September 9, 1864.
King, Thomas B., died at Murfreesboro, December 26, 1864.
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-SIXTH REGIMENT
Gunning, Hiram, died at Baltimore, May 14, 1865.
ONE HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHTH REGIMENT
Badger, Milton J., died at Columbus, TN, August 15, 1865.
Newton, Thomas G., died at Indianapolis, March 3, 1865.
Pearson, John J., died at Nashville, March 25, 1863.
Roe, James M., died at Pulaski, May 12, 1865.
Chadwick's History of Shelby County, Indiana by Edward H. Chadwick, B.A., assisted by well known local talent,
B.F. Bowen & Co, Publishers: Indianapolis, IN, 1909.
Submitted by Jane Fullington
[The preceding paragraphs detail the resolution
of and the reprecussions from Sugar Creek Township's decision to join the Southern Confederacy, if the "one
grand confederacy ... must divide".]
There were no further attempts to hold Union meetings
in Shelby County for some time, and things drifted along in this manner until the firing on Fort Sumter brought
about the crisis. Nothing can well exceed the excitement occasioned by that first act of the rebellion. Public
meetings were held in most of the villages and hamlets throughout the North, at which speeches were made and resolutions
passed, denouncing the secession movement in unmeasured terms. The President's call for 75,000 volunteers
was responded to with alacrity. No portion of the country was more prompt in stepping forward in defense
of the Union than was Shelby County. In less than a week two full companies were organized and ready for
the field, and five others were nearly completed. One of these was accepted by the authorities at Indianapolis,
and was assigned the position of C, in the Seventh Regiment, three months' volunteers. It was mustered into
service on the 22nd of April, with John M. Blair, as Captain; John M. Flynn, 1st Lieutenant;
and John C. Maze, 2nd Lieutenant. From the Volunteer
of April 25, 1861, the following account of the departure of that company is taken:
"On Sabbath afternoon last, Johnson's Hall was
filled to overflowing with citizens to witness the presentation of the elegant flag (purchased by the patriotic
ladies of Shelbyville) to the first company of volunteers from this county, under the command of Capt. John M.
Blair. The ceremonies were of an impressive and entertaining character. ORDER OF EXERCISES:
First ---- Prayer, by Rev. Mr. Lynch; Second ---- Song, 'America;' Third
---- Addresses, by Revs. Montgomery, Smythe, Kent and Lynch; Fourth
---- Presentation of a copy of the Bible to each of the officers, and a copy of the Testament to each volunteer.
The Bible and Testaments were presented by the American Bible Society, and a full copy of the Bible would have
been given each soldier had the agency at this place had a sufficient number on hand; Fifth ---- Presentation
of flag. Misses Annie Green, Laurie Sprague and Fannie Robins, in behalf
of the lady donors, came forward and presented the elegant flag procured for the occasion as a gratuity of their
zeal for the cause in which their countrymen were about to engage. Miss Green said:
"Captain Blair and Gentlemen of the Company:
In behalf of the ladies of Shelbyville, I present you this flag --- the flag of our country --- as a memento
of the past, the emblem of our happiness and greatness, and the hope of our future. The history of the world
teaches us that liberty has ever been assailed, has ever been struggling for her rights, but has never been conquered.
When the Roman Empire became enervated by the luxuries and licentiousness of her people, and despotism erected
a throne upon her ruins, then liberty was enshrouded in the dark mantle of oppression and wrong. But amid
all the struggles of mankind for their liberties, noble and patriotic fathers, husbands, brothers and sons have
bared their manly breasts to the blows of her enemies, in defense of their rights. And when fallen --- as
many have, and may again in defense of this flag ---- the soldier's grave and the soldier's monument, are the fondest
legacies of a nation, honored by historians and poets ---- the theme and pride of generations. Who would
blot from Grecian history her Thermopylae, or the fame of Alexander, who wept on the shores of the Indian Ocean
because there were no more worlds to conquer; from Rome her hundred unparalleled vicotries ---- the fame of her
Pompeys, her Scipios and her Caesars; from France her tragic victories on the Rhine and the fame of her Napoleon
at whose victorious tread the whole continent trembeld; from England her Waterloo, her Nelson and her Wellington;
from America the glorious deeds of Bunker Hill, Yorktown, Lunday's Lane, battle of Lake Erie and defense of Fort
Sumter? Who would forget her warriors --- her Wahington, her Marion,her Knox, her Greene, her Jackson, her Scott,
or her Major Anderson? Is there one who wold sully these bright achievements of our country or dishonor the
glorious old flag of our Union? Alas! there comes a voice from the land of Marion, of Green, of Knox,
and lastly, and most mornful of all, from the land of Washington, uttered by degenerate sons thereof, whose hightest
aim is their country's dishonor, boastingly answering, YES. But here is a bright oasis in the desert of degeneracy.
Scarcely has the echo of that voice died away, ere that banner is lifted aloft by proud and patriotic hands,
and around its standard are gathered the bravest and noblest of the land, to defend and protect it from rising
in the strength and majesty of a nation to repel the invasion of a traitorous foe, and to vindicate our nation's
honor, bear it proudly, guard it will, defend it nobly and
Let your motto be 'Victory or death!' And may this flad with its stars and stripes, never be trailed in
the dust, but
'In the dark and trying hour,
'In the breaking forth of power,
'In the rush of steeds and men,
'God's right hand will shield thee then.'
may it wave
Capt. Blair responded:
'O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."
"To the liberal and patriotic ladies of Shelbyville,
allow me, and in behalf of my fellow soldiers', to express our warmest gratitude for this noble Banner, Speaking
is not the soldiers' province. Rather is it their duty to defend that right, when the voice is raised in
behalf of the Union and Constitution, but to crush it out when uttered by unworthy men against the Constitution
and that glorious old Banner, which has so often waved over many a hard fought battle-field, and never yet been
struck at half mast until assailed by the traitorous hands of its own countrymen. We accept this noble and
generous gift, and with it, the motto suggested by the fair donors, 'Victory or death!' May we hope the first
sentiment shall crown oour efforts. But, for me, and I but reiterate the sentiments of my fellow soldiers,
death is far more preferable than this noble Banner should ever be digraced."
After this the volunteers sat down to a sumptuous
banquet given by order of the city council.
The second company was organized on the 22nd of April
by electing T. A. McFarland, Captain, D. T. Sleeth, 1st Lieutenant, and Robert Connor,
2nd Lieutenant. The meeting for recruiting this company was held on the 17th of April. The following
account of it was published at that time: "The meeting was organized by the appointment of Hon. T. A.
McFarland, President, Green Vernon and Joseph Tull, Vice Presidents, and J.
W. Elliott, Secretary. After a few patriotic remarks by Mr. McFarland, on taking the chair, the meeting
was addressed at length by Col. W. M. McCarty, T. A. McFarland, James Milleson, Mr.
Oldham and E. G. Mayhew, in favor of the mainenance of the Union, the constitution and the enforcement
of the laws. On motion a committee, consisting of James Elliott (Mayor), John C. Green, E.
B. Wingate, James Milleson and Dr. D. Adams, was appointed to draft resolutions expressive
of the sense of the meeting. The committee, through their chairman, reported the following, which were passed
amid great enthusiasm:
"WHEREAS, There exists an open and avowed rebellion
against the constitution and laws of our country, which, if permitted to continue, will prove subversive of the
liberties of the whole people of the union, and tarnish forever the glory, honor and fair name of our beloved country
in the eyes of the world; therefore,
"Resolved, That we, the people of Shelby
County, toally ignoring all past divisions, unite in one common sentiment, that the supremacy of the constitution,
the union and the laws, under their properly consititued authorities must be maintained.
"Resolved, That, emulating the example
of our forefathers, we pledge our lives, or fortunes and our sacred honors, to maintain the honor of our national
flag, consecrated by the blood of patriots on a hundred battle fields, and the integrity of the Union, the palladium
of our liberty and the only hope of our posterity.
"Resolved, The appealing to the God of
battles to sustain us, we are determined to crush out this rebellion, as the only means of perpetuating the noblest
system of Gevernment ever devised by human wisdom.
"During the absence of the Committee on Resolutions
a paperwas presented for the enrollment of Volunteers. Forty names were signed at once and arrangements made
to continue the enrollment in the morning. * * * After
three rousing cheers for Gov. Hicks, of Maryland, and three times three for the stars and stripes, the meeting
This company was entirely filled by the 22nd, the date
of electing officers. At that time the name "Shelby Guard of Honor" was adopted and an invitation
extended to the "Freeport Rovers," and "Brandywine Invincibles," the "Home Guard,"
of St. paul, and all other companies in the county to meet at Shelbyville and muster the military forces of the
county. Cols. McKenzie and Shank, and Capts. Coalscott and McGuire were asked
to assist in the drilling and mustering.
The following items of interest appeared in the Volunteer of April 25th:
"The second company of volunteers from Shelby
County, under command of Captain T. A. McFarland, are now awaiting marching orders. The company numbers
about one hundred, mostly robust and able-bodied men."
"A HIGH COMPANY. ----- There is now being organized
in this place a company of volunteers, whose services will be offered to the General Government, when required,
of a high order --- or rather high men --- no man standing less than five feet ten inches being eligible to membership.
Some twenty odd names have already been enrolled, and it is intended to have the company filled up and ready
to report itself under the next requisition, which may probably be in the course of a few days. Able-bodied men
filling the bill in stature and willing to do duty commensurate with their size, are requested to come forward
and enroll their names imme- [remainder is on page 334]
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Military History", Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, pages
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming, Jan 2001.
The Shelby Democrat
BASS, Wm. M.; lungs $ 2.00
Thursday October 4, 1883
Page 2 column 6
Of Those Who Draw Pensions From the Government
In Shelby County. The Names and Locations of Injury
Entitling Them To A Pension
PIKE, Elijah; leg $10.00
SIMPSON, Benjamin; index finger $ 6.00
FISHER, Benjamin F.; abdomen $ 4.00
WOOD, Theodore H.; face $ 4.00
TILSON, James; chest $ 8.00
QUERY, Delila; widow of 1812 $ 8.00
FIKE, Samuel; arm $24.00
SHAFER, John W.; foot $ 4.00
MILLER, Philip; lungs $ 4.00
OLIVER, John J.; eyes $ 2.00
DAVIS, Urias R.; abdomen $ 4.00
BALES, David; varicose veins $ 8.00
GERMAN, Elizabeth H.; mother $ 8.00
WARE, Mary Ann; widow $10.00
HADDEN, George W.; minor $10.00
BOWMAN, John; diarrhea $15.00
DEARMAN, James M.; hip $ 8.00
POLLARD, Sarah, widow of 1812; $ 8.00
EICHELBERGER, Job; lungs $ 4.00
JONES, Richard; diarrhea $ 8.00
TULL, Edward N.; thigh $ 2.00
BARNGROVER, Perry; abdomen $ 6.00
REED, Inna, widow; $15.00
PRATT, Mary A. widow; $10.00
RUSH, Nancy, widow of 1812; $ 8.00
BARNETT, Samuel H.; conjunctivitis $ 3.00
WHITE, John J.; hand $ 6.00
LISHER, James; abdomen $ 8.00
BOLES, Harmon W.; eyes $24.00
AMANNS, George; scurvey $ 6.00
ROSS, Warren; eyes $50.00
ARMSTRONG, John W.; breast $ 6.00
COHN, Benjamin F.; face $ 2.00
CRAWFORD, Isaac L.; hand $18.00
INLOW, James; diarrhea $ 6.00
MILLER, Perry 0.; rheumatism $ 6.00
LAMB, John A.; femur $ 6.00
COPPLE, George W.; lungs $ 4.00
GRIGSBY, Daniel; leg $18.00
MARTYN, Peter W.; foot $ 6.00
RICHARDSON, Edwin J.; shoulder $18.00
FOUNTAIN, Flora; mother $ 8.00
WOODRUFF, Ann; widow $ 8.00
SCOTT, Eliza A.; widow $ 8.00
POPE, Sarah T.; widow $ 8.00
CROSS, Catherine; widow $ 8.00
MCCARTY, Mary Ann; widow $ 8.00
ROAN, Christeny; widow $ 8.00
COLE, George; neck $12.00
POER, Joseph V; . rheumatism $ 4.00
MORRIS, David; diarrhea $ 4.00
WEST, Lucinda J., widow; $ 8.00
TELTOE, Joseph; index finger $ 2.00
SPURLIN, Joseph F.; catarrh $ 4.00
LEONARD, Lindsay; diarrhea $12.00
HOLTON, John; ophthalmia $ 6.00
GARTHWAIT, Mathew; eyes $18.00
TRUITT, Peter; face $10.00
MOORE, Noah O.; hand $ 6.00
COMSTOCK, James A.; leg $ 6.00
ANDERSON, John W.; breast $ 8.00
MCBRIDE, Wm.; leg $ 6.00
JONES, Elizabeth, widow; $17.00
WEBSTER, William H.; abdomen $ 6.00
WIGGINS, Lawson; nephritis $12.00
YOUNG, Jeremiah; forearm $12.00
DIEBERT, Stephen W.; throat $18.00
CAMPER, Henry W.; hips $ 6.00
SHIP, Joseph V.; leg $ 2.00
BUTLER, Amos C.; diarrhea $ 4.00
MOORE, John B.; eyes $ 4.00
DOUTHIT, Alonzo; diarrhea $ 4.00
POWELL, Oliver; chest $ 8.00
NOWELL, Emily, widow, $12.00
BENNETT, Rachel J., widow, $ 8.00
ROICE, Elizabeth, mother, $ 8.00
SHANER, John F.; wrist $ 8.00
THOMPSON, Thomas B.; abdomen $ 4.00
LISK, Henry B.; face $ 4.00
FOX, Leander; leg $18.00
MEDASCH, Conrad; leg $ 4.00
LAMILLE, David; eye $14.00
PHARES, Amos T.; eyes $ 4.00
MCFALL, Jane, widow, $ 8.00
LAZELLE, George W.; diarrhea $ 8.00
LANE, Francis; lungs $ 8.00
MARIETTA, Charles L.; arm $ 2.00
MAHAN, Montraville; typhoid fever $ 4.00
MCBRIDE, Joseph; leg $ 4.00
MCHULL, Alexander; thigh $ 4.00
HESTER, Joseph H.; deaf $ 2.00
GRIFFEY, Anderson; leg $ 2.00
HARNEY, Lewis C.; blindness $72.00
DERRINGER, James; face $ 2.00
ALBRIGHT, John F.; abdomen $ 4.00
DUNHAM, John; abdomen $ 3.00
DOWDEN, John B.; leg $ 4.00
BUTHFIELD, John W.; arm & hip $ 6.00
BOWMAN, Thomas; abdomen $ 4.00
CLAYTON, John R. leg $ 6.00
ARMBRUSTER, Charles; abdomen $ 8.00
GILLISPIE, Burton; phthisis $12.00
LEACH, Eliot W.; bronchitis $ 8.00
OWENS, Wm. T.; heart $10.00
BYERS, John M.; leg $ 6.00
LACKEY, Peter; diarrhea $10.00
FARLEY, Wm.; thigh $ 8.00
SMITH, Greenville; diarrhea $ 4.00
MORGAN, Wm.; diarrhea $ 4.00
SWANGO, George W.; thigh $ 4.00
THOMPSON, Thomas F.; rheumatism $ 4.00
DAVIDSON, Edward L.; lungs $24.00
TALBERT, Franklin ophthalmia; $ 4.00
TILLISON, Joseph; thigh $ 6.00
TUCKER, Cornelius F.; diarrhea $ 4.00
WILLIAMS, John D.; spine $ 2.00
WEBSTER, Daniel G.; rheumatism $ 4.00
ADAMS, William R.; thigh $ 4.00
COLLINS, Ephriam F.; hand $ 8.00
BUTLER, Wm. O.; hip $ 8.00
COLEMAN, Robert; side $ ----
ANDERSON, Jacob; diarrhea $ 6.00
WILKES, Theodore; arm $ 4.00
RIGGS, Charles W.; skull $ 8.00
POPE, David; lungs $ 8.00
PIERCE, Seymour L.; spine $20.00
PHARES, Robert; hand $ 4.00
WEASEL, Sebastian; face $ 2.00
WIMMER, Samuel; shoulder $ 4.00
WOODS, Joseph; arm $ 6.00
NUGENT, George W.; lungs $ 6.00
NAIL, James H.; abdomen $ 6.00
YOUNG, James; hand $ 4.00
CLARK, Richard M.; knee $ 4.00
BARKER, William B.; arm $ 6.00
BENNETT, Joseph; diarrhea $ 4.00
SIMMS, Francis; diarrhea $ 8.00
VIERLING, Wm.; diarrhea $ 6.00
YOUNG, John, No.1; eye $12.00
SIMPSON, Allen; poisoning $ 2.00
GRIFFIN, Wm.; rheumatism $ 8.00
HANSON, Plummer; leg $ 2.00
EOFF, Humphrey Jr.; abdominal $ 8.00
MILLER, Elizabeth; ------- $10.00
ROBERTSON, Samuel B.; leg $18.00
THOMPSON, Simeon J.; leg $24.00
THRALLS, Richard H.; hand $ 8.00
WELLS, Robert S.; bronchitis $ 8.00
RICHARDSON, Nathan; shoulder $18.00
LAW, Samuel B.; leg $ 6.00 STAFFORD, Tyra eyes $18.00
JONES, George S.; leg $14.00
FAIRLEY, Henry; hand $ 4.00
CONVERS, John; surv. 1812 $ 8.00
RUNYON, Wm. H.; leg $ 4.00
MYERS, Margaret, widow $ 8.00
KEPHY, Melvina, widow $ 8.00
SANDROCK, Caroline, widow $ 8.00
OLDFIELD, Elizabeth, widow $ ----
MELOY, Eliza J., widow $ 8.00
TRAVISE, Catharine, widow $ 8.00
LYONS, Catharine, widow $14.00
BANKS, Sue Ann, widow $12.00
CANADA, Nancy, widow $ 8.00
BILLINGSLY, Rebecca A., widow $ 8.00
MERRICK, Leah, widow $12.00
MCKINZIE, Isabella, widow $20.00
FRANK, Catharine, widow $ 8.00
GOODRICH, Elizabeth, widow $ 8.00
LANDINGHAM, Lewis B., minor $10.00
NORVELL, Wm., minor $12.00
MELOY, Ezra, minor $10.00
HAY, Jacob, minor $14.00
SWANGO, Nancy, mother $ 8.00
FORD, Rebecca, mother $ 8.00
LYTLE, Mary, mother $ 8.00
PLUMENSTEIN, Maria, mother $ 8.00
GUILE, Catharine, mother $ 8.00
KEHL, Maria A., mother $ 8.00
COATS, Margaret, mother $ 8.00
HOGAN, Nancy, mother $ 8.00
TODD, Jane, widow, $ 8.00
CLARK, Elizabeth, widow 1812 $ 8.00
MCCOMBS, (Alex Ellett), widow 1812 $ 8.00
DOUGHTY, Elizabeth, widow 1812 $ 8.00
KENNERLY, Amanda F., widow 1812 $ 8.00
MELDRUM, Jane, widow $ 8.00
ROBERTSON, Susan, widow $ 8.00
HACKER, Margaret, widow $ 8.00
VANSCOYC, Jerusha, widow $ 8.00
THOMPSON, Roanna, widow $ 8.00
MCCREA, Albert; diarrhea $ 6.00
DRAKE, Wm. M.; hip $31.25
MCFARRAN, Mary; widow $ 8.00
MOUNT, Thomas; hand $ 4.00
WINES, Elijah J.; rheumatism $ 6.00
WOOD, Thomas J.; abdomen $ 4.00
DURBIN, Oliver P.; lungs $12.00
MYERS, Robert H.; patella $ 6.00
LAUGH, Margaret; mother $ 8.00
MOUNT, Rebecca S.; mother $ 8.00
CLINE, Julia A.; widow 1812 $ 8.00
HOWARD, Aaron; surv. 1812 $ 8.00
STEWART, Elizabeth; widow 1812 $ 8.00
NICELY, Zachariah; arm $18.00
ROSS, Daniel W.; foot $ 6.00
BEVELHIMER, Reuben; hip & leg $ 4.00
ROSS, Malinda; widow $ 8.00
RADER, Daniel S.; hip $ 4.00
STEWART, Benjamin F.; hand $10.00
HAYMOND, Thomas L.; diarrhea $ 7.50
LUTHER, Albert A.; bronchitis $ 2.00
EDWARDS, John C.; diarrhea $ 4.00
COOK, Jabez M.; diarrhea $ 8.50
POWERS, Verinda ; widow $ 8.00
STRAWBRIDGE, Sarah E.; widow $ 8.00
VANHORN, Lucy A. ; widow $ 8.00
Copied by Barb Huff, Dec 2000.
Letter from Major Welch's company
An Indianapolis Newspaper
Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
February 25, 1865
WAR / Hancock, Marion and Shelby counties, list of names drawn in soldier
draft. J 2-25-1865 Page 4, Column 2-3.
The Boston Traveller
Cincinnati, June 11 - Mr. Stevens, a Deputy Provost Marshal, Mr. Clayfield, a Detective, and an Enrolling Officer who accompanied them, were fired upon near Manville, Rush County, Indiana, yesterday, by some men in a wheat field. Mr. Stevens was instantly killed, and Mr. Clayfield fell mortally wounded and soon afterwards killed. The Enrolling Officer was shot through his clothing, but fortunately escaped without receiving any serious injury.
Thursday, June 11, 1863
Resistance to the Conscription Act in Indiana
A Deputy Provost Marshal and a Detective Killed
A Military Force Sent to the Scene of the Murder
Two companies of the 71st Indiana Regiment left Indianapolis yesterday for the scene of the murder.
A soldier was shot by a deserter at Shelbyville, Indiana, yesterday, while attempting to arrest the deserter.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard
EXCLUSIVELY PERSONAL. --- There was another shameless effort made at the meeting of the Soldiers Aid Society on Saturday night to introduce the disturbing element of political discussion. The prime mover was Tom M'Farland, who indulged in a disjointed and incoherant harrangue, denouncing men as traitors and secession sympathisers. The patriotic professions of this man are a lie --- his object is to impair the efficiency and evidently destroy the organization, and then attempt to fasten the responsibility upon Democrats --- he has no regard for the sufferings of the soldier or their families -- his hope is to create a commotion in social and political circles, probably incite men to deeds of violence, in ...[my copy ends here-pmf]
February 5, 1863
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Volunteer
ADMISSION OF WESTERN VIRGINIA. --- A greater outrage nor a more palable violation of the Constitution has ever been perpetrated by Congress than the admission of Western Virginia into the Union as a State. The act itself acknowledges that a State can secede --- acknowledges that Virginia is out of the Union and a foreign State --- an admission that no loyal man will make. By this high-handed and lawless act Congress admits the doctrine of the secessionists that each State is an independent sovereignty and owes allegiance to the Constitution just so long as she may choose and no longer --- that the Union of the States is not permanent, bent a consolidation of seperate[sic] independent sovereignties, dissolvable at please. Not the first provision of the Constitution for the devision[sic] of a State has been observed --- but Western Virginia secedes from Eastern Virginia, applies for admission into the Union (as if she had ever been out) and is admitted. The act is an infamous one and adds another chapter of blasting infamy to the present Congress.
Thursday, December 25, 1862
But, by this act more than the the[sic] right of a State to secede is acknowledged --- the precedent is set of the right of a part of one State to secede from the other, or of Congress to divide up the States at pleasure.
[Being the first generation in my family not to grow up in 'them thar' hills of WV, this was a little tough to type --- but I made it! Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming]
The Shelby Volunteer
Lately, with a flourish, the dismission from our service of about eighty officers, on account of absence from their duties, was announced. It now appears that some of these were killed in battle, and that others had been discharged honorably on account of sickness or wounds in the service. This shows a criminal carelessness in the War Department.
Thursday, December 18, 1862
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Volunteer
The following is a complete list of those Exempted by the Board from draft, for physicial[sic] disability and other reasons. All those whose names appear in this list are exempt, and none other. The Commissioner will have certificates ready in about one week:
Volume 19, Number 1
September 11, 1862
LIST OF EXEMPTS:
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
|Benjamin Dake||Josiah Dinwiddee
|Endsley H. Stanley||Thomas Henricks
|Geo. W. McCullock||Daniel Smith
|James M. Means||John Joyce
|Jerome C. Smith||Samuel Lowe
|James King||John Webber
|Henry Grass||John D. Henry
|Wesley Means||Elisha J. Andrews
|John Q. Morgan||Daniel Huffer
|David C. Hubbard||Jeremiah J. Fowler
|William Clover||John Baker
|Wooster B. Cleaver||John Lawrence
|Andrew Ikeman||Daniel Howry
|Julius Doolittle||John House
|Jesse W. Walker||Alfred House
|Adam W. Fansler||Lot Mack
|James Rouse||Smith Hutchinson
|Perry Barngrover||George F. Pollard
|Thomas H. Pitcher||John Wilkins
|Isaac Watts||Joshua S. Derman
|Woodbeck Low||Joacob Murnan
|Jefferson Nugent||John K. Smith
|John G. Willard||William Henson
|William R. Robertson ||Abel House
|David Pfendler||John R. Phillips
|Asahel Tracy||John M. Coffee|
|Jeremiah Stillwell||David J. Snepp
|George Hildebrand ||Joseph Snepp
|Ira Sibley||William W. Hook
|Theodore King||George Buechee
|Clinton Rhinehart||Allen Smith
|Conrod Bogart||John J. Lemar
|John J. Heck||Thomas Stine
|Emanuel Higgins||Smauel Colvin
|Levi Niebel||Henry C. Coffman
|Frederick V. Fogel||Sandy W. Miller
|William Snepp sen.||Edward D. Elder
|Abraham Emerick||John C. Osbourn
|Jacob Moyer||Benony Richardson
|Lewis Niebel||Jacob Mutz
|Richard Collins||Moses Pruitt
|George Reeder||Samuel C. Noble|
|Anderson Carmony||Alexander Gunning
|Perry Young||George M. Johnson
|Samuel N. Weil||George Fox
|James M. Denlinger||John Buck
|Joseph York||Clarlton[sic] Reed
|Corydon W. Whetsel ||Barton W. Cole
|Samuel Foust||John C. Davis
|John Grinley||Cyrus B. Cox
|Mathew Mason||William I. Baitey
|William S. Robins||Augustus E. Kinsley
|Jsaac[sic] B. Tracy||Joseph Dennis
|James Brumfiel||Elijah Burtch|
|Abraham Demott||Phillip Zeller
|Edward Cooper||John F. Lewis
|Michael Halloran||William Fitzgibbon
|Isaac H. Brooks||Jerome W. Copeland
|Alfred Washburn||Thadeus Lewis
|George Crosscaden ||Francis Jones
|Benjamin Jackston||Joseph Clark
|Samuel D. Hatten||John T. Gillaspie
|John Baxter||George Kennedy
|John W. Jones||John W. Colee
|Levi Miller||William Welch
|John M. Johnson||Thomas Reed
|Nicholas Bailey||James Mitchell|
|Samuel Hutton||Andrew Noble
|Daniel Muth||Jacob L. Boring
|John Corkins||Jacob Wickliffe
|Luther C. Gillespie ||John Cross
|Samuel Willis||John B. Smith
|John Hendricks||Jerome R. Cole
|William Alexander||William Moore
|Samuel Louden||John Willis
|Joshua Moore||Zeno Sleeth
|George Hughes||Levi Trimble
|Isaac Robinson||William A. Rafferty|
|William Gordon||Wilton Talbert
|Peter I. Baker||James P. Moore
|James B. Watson||David W. Macy
|Hiram Dewitt||Justice Clapp
|John W. Brown||James M. Wicker
|Martin John||James C. Rice
|Valentine Posz||John B. Hawkins
|Nathaniel Orme||Hiram Gunning
|Phillip Christian||Amos Halstead
|George W. Zike||John Edwards
|John M. Davis||Elijah Wicker
|James W. T. Swain||Joshua Headly
|Oliver Swain||John W. Cotton
|Claiborne B. Watson ||Eli Mier
|Joseph A. Talbert||James Young|
|John S. Willard||William Gordon
|David Bradley||Martin White
|Elias Ennis||George Rush
|John Parish||William Surber
|James W. Wharton||Thomas Hawes
|Thornton A. Owens ||Joseph Murphey
|Henry Martin||John Stewart
|Martin Trisler||Asby P. Hacker
|Oscar Simpson||Milton Francis|
|John T. Porterfield||Hezekiah Smith
|Overton H. Crosby||William Abel
|Joab S. Thurston||James Lee
|Sohn[sic] McClain ||John Heck
|Felix S. McKee||John Murphey
|Andrew Cochran||Milton G. Roberts
|Enoch Evans||Patrick Murphey
|Willis C. Fisher||Conrad Ehl
|George Chesser||James W. McClain
|David Johnson||Nelson S. Conover
|William Goff||Borough W. Hackney
|William W. Webb||John White
|Daniel McCue||Joseph C. Anderson|
|George W. White||Edward Martin
|Isaac Youngman||Leonard Powell
|James W. McCowan ||Josiah Lacey
|Richard Grocox||Franklin Sefert
|John Burton||Robert D. Raines
|George Flemming||James Degarno
|Francis Lane||Robert W. Smith
|Josiah J. Fleming||Francis Love
|Harrison Youngman||William E. Higgins
|Chapman Ballard||James C. Haymond
|Samuel Freeman||Sidney Robertson
|Arnold Worland||Charles Quary
|John W. Worland||John Ensminger
|Marion Curtis||Job Tindall
|William Johnson||Enoch Stewart
|Thomas John||Ryland Darnell
|David R. Vanpelt||Liberty J. Seeley
|Aaron J. Vanpelt||George W. Hoseer
|Thomas D. Peak||David Gerard
|David Phillipe||James Martin
|James Hatton||John S. Stultz
|Jefferson Murphey||Theadore A. Owen
|John S. Hatton||Thomas T. Bone
|Caleb Morris||Thomas Titus
|Isaac Limpus||Noah Warner
|William S. Ensly||Eli Green
|Mathew Armstrong ||Joseph W. Clayton
|Joseph Titus||Sylvester Tilson
|Thomas Sullivan||David Congor
|Martin Stevens||Nathan Trimble
|John Fix||William Clayten|
|Henderson Harrell||John K. Allen
|Jarrett Bush||Henry Wier
|Anthony Fricker||Richard Stringer
|Charles W. Wright||Reuben Pollard
|Edward Steward||Robert Meldrum
|Milton Stafford||John Henry Carter
|William R. Keith||William Rule
|William P. Rogers||Joel Ray
|Robert R. Raines||James Risch
|Nathaniel Fezzenbeck ||Frank Brinson
|William Odell||William B. Elder
|James Lacey||Benjamin D. Davidson
|Andrew Keply ||William H. Colclazier
|William Ross||Enoch G. Sleeth
|Leander Fox||Michael Hill
|Enos Plumer||Absolom Arnold|
|Job D. Tindall||Ephraim Knowlton
|Exum L. Gilkey||William Thompson
|William R. Critzer||John Worland
|William A. Davis||Absalom Stevens
|William B. Angleton||Ulyssus Lambert
|John Collins||John L. Dumas
|Burton T. Limpus||Marcus Chapman
|Peter Gatewood||Sidney Turner
|James Angleton||Celestine Worland
|James Jerrell||Albert I. Ross
|Robert Caudell||Andrew Slower
|John L. Wheeler||Benjamin F. Walker
|Lemuel Gatewood||Greenberry Stafford
|Elston Green||Hiram W. Peak
|George W. Higgins||James E. Harald
|Enoch Wood||Marland Cunningham
|John Reece||William Caudell
|Absolom Richey||Elijah Caudell
|Peter McDaniel||David Reece
|Peter Corwine||Thomas M. Golding
|Reuben Hewitt||Nicholis Mann
|William Lee||Ira Tenant
|Pettr Herschour||John Schofield
|John M. Tindall||Waren Lamingham
|Thomas Wilson||Asa Woodfield
|Elijah Barnes||Alonzo Blair
|Samuel Thompson||William Montgomery
|Martin Cunningham||David Louden
|Simeon Ray||Andrew Winterrowd
|James Thompson||Daniel Ford
|Harrison Maple||Sylvester L. Dorsey|
|Daniel Billings||Peter Wiest
|James Judge||Charles Neighbors
|Isaac Wood||David S. Patterson
|Adam McFarland||John C. Chaney
|Oliver P. Bunner||John Schoelch
|John Hemersy||Max Lechner
|George W. Paine||Newton D. Robins
|Joseph Bennett||Mathias Schoelck
|Hugh M. Morrison||Charles Richter
|William Runion||Zachariah Waller
|Michael Higgins||Jeremiah Lynch
|Thomas Randall||John Tudor
|George C. Thacher||Thomas Skeall
|Ira Williamson||Jesse L. Stanley
|Adam Kuhn||Jeremiah Reynolds
|William Comstock ||John Elliott
|John Stein||Andrew J. Higgins
|Peter Spitzfadden||Square L. Vanpelt
The Shelby Volunteer
The following are the names of the members of Capt. John N. Scott's Company, up to the time of its leaving this city for Indianapolis. The Company, we believe, has since been recruited up to the maxium[sic] standard:
Volume 19, Number 1
September 11, 1862
MUSTER ROLL OF CAPT. SCOTT'S COMP'Y.
JOHN N. SCOTT, Captain
LUMAN JONES, 1st Lieut.
JAMES I. ROBENSON, 2nd Lieut.
Henry Slurber, 1st Serg't.
Washington F. Andrews, 2d Serg't.
Chas. H. Eaton, 3d Serg't
Napolean A. Rainbolt, 4th Serg't.
Philip L. Birch, 5th Serg't.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
|CORPORALS.||Hanies James N
|Wm. J. Buckingham ||Henshaw W H
|Jamuel[sic] Dick||Jacobs Edwin M.
|Harry J. Clark||Jacobbs Van Rensaler
|John H. White||Jessup Sylvester M
|Wm. A. Curson||Kendall John E
|James H. Lowery||Kitchell Piersy
|Joseph R. Hardy||Little Azer
|Joseph Bishop||Lilttle John
|MUSICIANS.||Larmon Oliver P
|Thos. F. Chafee||Laird Robert
|John McNeely||Martin Mathias
|COMPANY TEAMSTER||Moore William H
|John W. Hook||Miller John
|Allentharp Joseph||McFadden John B
|Ayres Marion||McFadden Lewis L
|Applegate Jeremiah||Martym Peter W
|Anderson Perry||McLaughlin John
|Burke Edmund||Morgan Henry
|Baily Thomas||Newton John M
|Clark Richard M||Nicely Michael
|Campbell David F||Price Anderson
|Camsen Joseph||Reed James
|Copeland George||Reed William
|Cary Zadock M||Reese Ferdinand M
|Davis George W||Rogers William C
|Eacret William R||Roseberry Levi
|Fox Daniel||Smith Henry
|Fountain Edwin N||Smith Paul H
|Fogarty John||Speagle Philip I
|Golding James E||Safford Milton
|Golding William B||Toney James
|Gibson Andrew S||Tull Edward N
|Gibson Alfred||Tucker Benjamin
|Hardy William F||Thompson James H
|Hodge Robert||Wheatly Joseph N
|Henderson James W||Watson James W
|Henry Moses||West Allison
|Hill Milton||Wilbur Thomas E
|Hadden George W||Zeager Jacob|
Indiana Draft Enrollment lists of 1862 from the Indiana State Archives
Park Service Civil War Site
Shelby County Historical Articles Index
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