Shelby County,  Indiana
 in  the  Civil  War

The  Boston  Traveller
Thursday, June 11, 1863
Page 3
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
          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.
          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

The  Indianapolis  Star
Tuesday, May 10, 1910
Shelbyville Veterans Observe Forty-Eighth 
Anniversary of Capture in South.
          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.
Contributed by Marsha Ensminger
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          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 Glick.
          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
September 21, 1925
Civil War Veterans Will Gather At Columbus October First.
          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.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 5, 1905
Page 2, column 2
At Battle of Stone River - The List Herewith
          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.
          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
Tuesday, August 29, 1899
page 2, column 1
          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.
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A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Shelbyville, Indiana.
Memorial Day, May 1899

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.
Author unknown
Submitted by Janet Franklin

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.
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Selected Civil War Companies
and Those Who Died

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.

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.

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.

Holton, William F., killed near Kenesaw, July 17, 1864.

Denickson, John W., died near Atlanta, August 27, 1864 of wounds.

Pence, Jacob, died at Louisville, March 2, 1865.

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.

Gunning, Hiram, died at Baltimore, May 14, 1865.

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. LynchSecond ---- 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

'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.'

Let your motto be 'Victory or death!'  And may this flad with its stars and stripes, never be trailed in the dust, but

                      'long may it wave
'O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

          Capt. Blair responded:

          "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 adjourned."
          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 331-333.
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The  Shelby  Democrat
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
BASS, Wm. M.;  lungs $ 2.00
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
February 25, 1865
Contact the Indiana State Library for a full copy.
WAR / Hancock, Marion and Shelby counties, list of names drawn in soldier draft. J 2-25-1865 Page 4, Column 2-3.

The  Volunteer
Shelbyville, Ind.
February 5, 1863
          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]
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The  Shelby  Volunteer
Thursday, December 25, 1862
page 4
          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.
          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
Thursday, December 18, 1862
          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.
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