Civil War Information for Allen County, Indiana

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City sent thousands to Civil War front lines Though Lincoln was far from popular here, Union army benefited from area soldiers, supplies and leadership, Kerry Hubartt, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in The News-Sentinel newspaper now archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

The Civil War at 150

The Civil War at 150: Echoes from the Blue and Gray Fort Wayne Newspapers In Education archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862

October 18, 2022 and January 11, 2023 post by the Indiana Archives and Records Administration on Facebook:

Near the start of the Civil War in 1862, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton directed all northern states to fill a draft call for 300,000 men.

In Indiana, two separate lists were created, one for men who had already enlisted in the volunteer forces and another listing all white men between the ages of 18 and 45 years who were able to be potentially drafted into the military.

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Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862project will focus on transcribing the draft lists. On October 6, 1862, over 21,250 men were drafted into the military for the Civil War. 162 pages for Allen County organized by township listing the name, age, occupation, able bodied, exempt and remarks. There are other transcription project lists for Indiana State Archives at FromThePage.

May 9, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

Lindenwood Cemetery on West Main Street has been a final resting place for people, especially military veterans, since 1860. The front entrance to the cemetery contains six flagpoles to honor all the U.S. military branches.

October 11, 2022 by Lindenwood Cemetery on Facebook:

Gib Young honors Richard G. Foss, the last Civil War Veteran buried in Allen County. Prayer from Al Bowers. They also posted on October 11, 2022 over a dozen photographs stating: Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War, Champion Hill Camp 17 visited Lindenwood today for a very special dedication. Gib Young, Don Morgan, Phil Dyer, Rick Wiegmann and Al Bowers gathered to honor Richard G. Foss. Richard G. Foss was the last Civil War Veteran to be laid to rest in Allen County. This honor comes 157 years after the Civil War ended. Including a link to Find A Grave to learn more about Mr. Foss who was 100 years old, 4 Dec 1844 - 21 Jan 1945, including two newspaper obituaries.

750,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War. In Allen County alone, 4,000 citizens went to war, many of them receiving the bulk of their preparation and training on West Main Street’s Camp Allen, located just west of the Saint Marys River. Nearly 500 of those soldiers lost their lives during the war.

At the horrific Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, prominent Fort Wayne resident Col. Sion Bass died. He was the brother of John Bass, who co-owned Jones, Bass, and Com., later to become the Bass Foundry which would rise to become the largest maker of railroad wheels and axles in the United States.

The oldest Jewish temple in Indiana is Fort Wayne’s Achduth Vesholom Congregation. It was known as The Society for Visiting the Sick and Burying the Dead before it changed its name in 1861, having been established in 1848. It met in the home of member Frederick Nirdlinger.

That same building, in the 200 block of West Main Street, was also a stop on the Underground Railroad. It was part of the informal network helping to protect and convey escaped slaves to freedom.

Fort Wayne’s underground way station matters because the city was a natural middle point between the Ohio River city of Cincinnati, located near the confederate south, and the pivotal northern city of Detroit. This is a relatively short route from bondage to liberty.

Among the most famous abolitionist preachers of the Civil War era was Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe. She wrote the powerful, abolition-themed novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which was lauded by Lincoln and widely read by a highly literate American audience.

Her equally famous elder brother [Charles Beecher] not only lived in Fort Wayne but also was a commanding, gifted homilist whose abolition-themed sermons at Fort Wayne’s Second Presbyterian Church were fully in sync with the work of the nearby Underground Railroad.

These selected paragraphs were copied from a much longer article Area's ties to Civil War still reverberate Timothy S. Goeglein published July 13, 2022 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Allen County Civil War Memorial : Fort Wayne published May 28, 2010 by TheSchaeferTeam
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Resources at The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana

  1. Index to Compiled Service Records, Indiana, Union microfilm
    Microfilm Index Civil War Genealogy Center
  2. Civil War page with lists of resources, biographies, unit histories, letters, names, photos and more at The Genealogy Center.
  3. 1861-1865 Indiana Regimental Histories over thirty titles on the Internet Archive.
    Civil War search on Internet Archive

On the eve of the war in 1860, Fort Wayne had a population of 10,388. By the end of war in 1865, the city had sent 4,103 men to serve in the armed forces; 489 lost their lives. Copied from City sent thousands to Civil War front lines - Though Lincoln was far from popular here, Union army benefited from area soldiers, supplies and leadership by Kerry Hubartt published April 26, 2011 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

April 15, 1861, Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton sent a telegram to President Lincoln offering 10,000 Indiana soldiers to help enforce the laws of the United States at the beginning of the Civil War. For more see OLIVER P. MORTON AND CIVIL WAR POLITICS IN INDIANA on Indiana Historical Bureau.

The 88th Indiana Infantry was organized at Fort Wayne, Indiana and mustered in for a three-year enlistment in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 29, 1862, under the command of Colonel George Humphrey. Company F was mustered in on September 13, 1862, at Louisville, Kentucky. The regiment was attached to 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, September 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Center, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XIV Corps, to October 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XIV Corps, to June 1865. The 88th Indiana Infantry mustered out of service on June 7, 1865. Copied from 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

December 14, 2023 post by Spared & Shared on Facebook:

Attempts to institute the draft in parts of central Indiana in 1863 did not go so well. "The all engrossing topic at present is the draft and the action of the “Butternuts” on it. This State is now being enrolled and in some sections the enrolling officers have been mobbed and some have been killed. In Fillmore—a little town in Putnam county—the house of the enrolling officer was surrounded by an armed mob of Butternuts who fired on the house killing one man who was visiting the family and doing some other damage to a considerable extent. I have not seen any notice of any of the party being arrested yet. And that was within thirty miles of Indianapolis on the railroad where they can run troops in an hour. In fact, under the very noses of the authorities, and if they are thus bold there, what may we expect from the rural districts such as Blackford and Jay counties?"

To read the letter, go to: 1863: Unidentified “Wes” to William Harrison Campbell

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Roster of the surviving members of the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, corrected to August 1st, 1889 by Dougall, Allan H, 1889, on

History Eighty-Eighth Indiana Volunteers Infantry. Engagements, chronology, roster. Mustered into service August 29th, 1862. Mustered out, June 7; disbanded, June 20th, 1865 by Indiana Infantry. 88th Regt., 1862-1865, on

Photos of a 1907 parade at the reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic from Allen County Community Album were posted May 16, 2019 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Archived group only visible to existing members on Facebook. They stated: The Library of Congress records list the organization's many Indiana Posts, organized on October 3, 1849, and reorganized on November 22, 1866... among which were Fort Wayne's Sion S. Bass Post #40, and the Anthony Wayne Post #271.


August 31, 2018 post by the Indiana Historical Bureau on Facebook:

On August 31, 1949, the last encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic (an organization for Civil War veterans) was held in Indianapolis. Six surviving Civil War veterans gathered in Indianapolis, the youngest being 100 years old, and decided that the 1949 meeting would be the last as "Some of the boys [were] getting so feeble."

The Greencastle Daily Banner reported that the last meeting included a parade and campfire, although "The deafness of some of the vets, plus the blindness of others, made the conversation desultory."

The image below is courtesy of The Indianapolis News.

It was also posted August 31, 2017 .

August 30, 2023 post by the Indiana Historical Society on Facebook:

On this day in 1949, the last National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic concluded in Indianapolis. In attendance was the youngest of the six surviving Civil War veterans, Theodore A. Penland (far left), who was 100 years old.

December 9, 2023 post by Spared & Shared on Facebook:

The following application material pertaining to the acquisition of artificial limbs was provided to Alanson Fisher (1839-1884) of Newburgh, Orange county, New York, who served two years in the 3rd New York Infantry and then reenlisted in the 7th New York Heavy Artillery. It was while serving in the "Heavies" that he was wounded before Petersburg and had his leg amputated.

Congress appropriated funds to purchase artificial limbs for Civil War veterans during the war, and in 1870 they authorized the replacement of said limbs every five years. The following advertisement and application for a limb was sent to Alanson Fisher from James A. Foster's establishment in Philadelphia. Only those who fought for the Union were apparently eligible for govt. furnished limbs and only govt.-approved manufacturers were permitted to supply them.

October 30, 2014 first Civil War tombstone ceremony since 1941 to honor John Cranston's new Civil War headstone in Lindenwood Cemetery on 142-year wait leads to headstone for Civil War veteran from Indiana published November 10, 2013 on IndyStar newspaper. “He was in a barn in Fort Wayne and got kicked in the chest by a horse. He lasted a couple minutes and expired in his wife, Alice’s, arms,” Greg said. “He died from a hemorrhage to the lungs.” See his granite tombstone photo on Find A Grave.

April 9, 2015 was the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. See Civil War Coming to a Close and Civil War left its mark on Fort Wayne -- and you can still see many of the signs by Kevin Leininger published April 9, 2015 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

  1. Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Civil War pages
    1. Civil War Soldiers, Allen County, Indiana - This compilation is taken from the Memorial Record of Allen County Soldiers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, originally published c. 1905 and reprinted by the Lincoln Library and Museum in 1989.
    2. Civil War Draft Enrollment and Roll of Volunteers, 1862, Allen Co., Indiana - In August 1862, the President called for states to raise 300,000 militia volunteers under threat of a special draft. Indiana counties enumerated their potential draftees by township or city ward recording name, age, occupation, and reasons for potential exemption from service. The resulting enrollment lists are held by the Indiana State Archives. Allen County recruited one thousand volunteers by October 15th, 1862, so its quota for this call was filled without need for conscription.
    3. Civil War Federal Draft Enrollment, 1863, Allen Co., Indiana - On March 3, 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed an act passed by Congress to create a "draft" registration list. The Enrollment List consisted to two classes. Class 1 consisted of men 20 to 35 and 36 to 45, unmarried and included immigrants who declared their intention to become citizens. Class 2 consisted of men ages 35 to 45 who were married and who registered. The youngest men were taken first and the older married men were last. This list of Class 2 enrollees was published in Dawson's Daily Times on Dec. 19, 1863.
    4. Gable Civil War Collection Allen County, Indiana - The clippings, grave photos, and other materials indexed here come from the collection of Carl Gable (1927-2019), a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Mr. Gable was an avid genealogist and military history enthusiast.
  2. Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Reports - 40 plus volumes on Internet Archive - Indiana Adjunct General on
  3. Allen County in the Civil War discusses the Civil War Memorial in Lawton Park and statue of Colonel Henry Lawton in Lakeside Park South by Tom Castaldi published January 9, 2014 on History Center Notes & Queries blog.
  4. Indiana in the War of the Rebellion : report of the Adjutant General - Indiana. Adjutant General's Office "A reprint of volume 1 of the eight-volume Report prepared by W.H.H. Terrell and published in 1869."Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Indiana .. (1865) (Volume 2) - Indiana Adjutant General's Office cn Binder's title: "Indiana in the war."
  5. The News-Sentinel newspaperhas:
    1. 150th Anniversary of the Civil War: 1861-1865 links to over 24 Civil War articles. The News-Sentinel staff has put together a special presentation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. The war began April 12, 1861, when Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. When the war finally ended in 1865, 620,000 Union and Confederate soldiers had died, two-thirds by disease. There were about 1,030,000 casualties overall (3 percent of the U.S. population). Allen County, the focus of this project, sent over 4,000 soldiers to the war, and nearly 500 lost their lives.
      1. Events mark 150 years since key Manassas battle
      2. Confederate sub righted
      3. Hot day for a Civil War soldier
      4. Video: Civil War re-enactors at Lindenwood
      5. What's the hurry to destroy history?
      6. Civil War salute: Re-enactors give glimpse into soldier's life
      7. City sent thousands to Civil War front lines
      8. We're neglecting the legacies from Fort Wayne's past
      9. From the pages of the Sentinel
      10. Nation remembers Civil War's first shots
      11. Americans' views on war have evolved over the years
      12. Who fired the first shot in Civil War?
      13. Battle tales; Retired teacher has spent decades researching 44th Indiana Regiment's role in Civil War
      14. Three of city's bravest won't be forgotten
      15. Letters from homefront are window to life
      16. Missing Civil War sign in good hands
      17. Few blacks show up to Civil War events
      18. Stamps recall first year of Civil War
      19. Take a tour of Fort Wayne's Civil War-related sites
      20. Three generations fought in Civil War
      21. Many relatives served
      22. Lived to fight another battle
      23. A private wrote about the war
      24. A private in the 52nd Regiment
      25. Brothers join the fight
    2. Allen County and the Civil War photo gallery Take a look at some of the notable local figures and Civil War-related sites in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    3. Remembering the Civil War in Fort Wayne a 2015 photo gallery of local people and places.
    4. Tour Area's Civil War-Related Sites is a map with photos.
  6. Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Indiana .. (Volume 3) - Indiana Adjutant General's Office cn Binder's title: "Indiana in the war."
  7. Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Indiana .. (Volume 4) - Indiana Adjutant General's Office cn
  8. Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana (Volume 04) - Indiana. Adjutant General's Office Vol. 4
  9. Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana (Volume 05) - Indiana. Adjutant General's Office Vol. 5
  10. Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana (Volume 06) - Indiana. Adjutant General's Office Vol. 6
  11. Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Indiana .. (Volume 7) - Indiana Adjutant General's Office cn
  12. Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana (Volume 07) - Indiana. Adjutant General's Office Vol. 7
  13. Report of the adjutant general of the state of Indiana (Volume 08) - Indiana. Adjutant General's Office Vol. 8

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  1. Alfred Daugherty - November 11, 2017 post by the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook:

    Alfred Daugherty
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Postman after the Civil War
    Alfred Daugherty Lost leg at Shiloh in the Civil War Fought for the North

    Margaret Hobson comment:

    I hadn't seen the photo of him as a postman before! BTW, he wasn't in Co. H; he was in Co. D. Here's more about him: Alfred Dougherty, of Co. D, enrolled Sep. 7, 1861 in Allen Co., IN, by Capt. Cosgrove as a Private; mustered in Nov. 22, 1861 in Ft. Wayne by Lt. Stansbury at age 21. He was 5′ 11″ tall, dark complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair. Born May 9, 1840, in Stark Co., OH, employed as a carpenter, single, resident of Harlan, in Allen Co., IN. Discharged for wounds Sep. 12, 1862 in Louisville, KY with rank of Sergeant. Notes: 21" shoulders, medium build, scar on right cheek. Also listed Bethlehem as town of birth. Lost left leg by amputation in hospital due to gunshot wound at Shiloh Apr. 6, 1862. In Evansville Gen. Hospital #3 on Aug. 15, 1862. Married Martha A. Johnson 1864 in Allen Co., IN. He filed Invalid Pension Application to receive Pension Certificate #10993 Sep. 29, 1862 and received $18 monthly pension for loss of left leg. Resident of Ft. Wayne 1870-1917; was Washington township trustee. Died Aug. 12, 1919; buried Lindenwood Cemetery, Sec. S/#185, as Daugherty. (Albert//Daugharty, Daugherty, Daughorty) Taken from "The Iron Men of Indiana's 44th Regiment, Part 1: Biographies and Statistics."

  2. Emanuel Hettinger - November 11, 2017 post by the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook:

    Emanuel Hettinger
    About 1917-1918
    Allen County, Indiana
    Oldest Civil War veteran in Allen Co. at this time."
    The photo is stamped by Ehrhart Studio, Antwerp, Ohio.

  3. Elbert D. Baldwin - March 20, 2018 post by the Lincoln Collection on Facebook:

    With help from our followers who studied the signature of the unidentified soldier on the right and offered suggestions for his name, we believe we have identified him. We think the signature is “E.D. Baldwin” and the soldier is Elbert D. Baldwin of the 12th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. According to published records of the 12th Indiana, Baldwin was from Fort Wayne and mustered in as a Captain in July 1862. He was promoted to Major in August 1862 and then to Lieutenant Colonel in July 1863. He remained in the army for the duration of the war and resigned on May 6, 1865.

    After leaving the army, Baldwin returned to Fort Wayne, where he married Frances Huxford on October 31, 1867. The young couple moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where they had three children between 1868 and 1871. Elbert is listed as an architect and draughtsman in several St. Louis city directories until 1877. He is not listed thereafter, and by 1880 his wife and children had returned to Fort Wayne and were living with her mother. The 1880 census lists Frances as a widow. So it appears that Baldwin died between 1877 and 1880 in St. Louis, though we have been unable to find any record of his death or burial. Frances Baldwin applied for a widow’s pension in 1881 (the application does not list a death date for her husband). She lived the rest of her life as a widow in Fort Wayne, where she died on November 1, 1923, and was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery.

    If anyone finds a record of Elbert D. Baldwin’s death, please contact the Lincoln Collection.

  4. Allan Dougall - August 2, 2022 post by the Civil War Records, previously known as Rhinehart Roots on Facebook shared : October 6, 2022 post on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook:

    Yet another interesting find at the National Archives! Allan Dougall was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of Bentonville in 1865. Mixed in with all of his documents at the National Archives was a small box containing the ribbon and pin from his original Medal of Honor. Noticeably missing was the medal itself. The documents explained why.

    He was extremely careful with his medal after receiving it. He never wore it in public until 1897, when he was involved in a parade to honor the new courthouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When the parade was over, he looked down and found that ribbon was still pinned to his shirt, but the medal was missing. He rode up and down the parade route, but the muddy conditions on the streets made it impossible to find the medal. He put the word out that it was missing, but after three months, the medal was still not found or returned.

    He sent back the original box and the remaining pieces of the medal, in hopes of getting a replacement. The box and the remaining pieces are still included as part of his file at the National Archives today.

    The accompanying documents weren’t clear as to whether he was granted a replacement medal right away. In 1910, the documents showed that he applied again for a new one again though.

    When I showed my find to a descendant of Allan Dougall, she sent me a photo of the Medal of Honor that they have in their family collection, proving that he did get a new one at some point. As far as we know though, that original medal could very well be out there, buried somewhere in the streets of downtown Fort Wayne.

    What stories are tucked away at the National Archives about your ancestors? Let us help you find out! We're on site at the National Archives on a regular basis and have access to the original military records there (and yes, the National Archives are reopened from Covid!).

  5. Pvt. Martin Strouse of the 30th Indiana Infantry information was posted on the Stones River National Battlefield Facebook pages. Martin VanBuren Strause Records 30th Regiment Company A at Stones River National Battlefield at the National Park Service.
    1. Thirtieth Infantry at Stones River National Battlefield at the National Park Service.
      1. Fort Wayne Sentinel. Indiana - 30th Infantry Regiment. 01/28/1863.
      2. Fort Wayne Weekly Times. Indiana - 30th Infantry - StonesRiver. 01/28/1863.
      3. Hogarth, Thomas. Civil War Journal.
      4. Ossad, Steven L., Henry Ware Lawton: Flawed Giant and Hero of Four Wars, Printed in "Army History: The Professional Bulletin of Army History (Winter 2007), 22 pp.
      5. Strouse, Martin Van Buren. Photograph, muster records and casualty sheets on Martin Van Buren Strouse.
  6. March 16, 2023 post by the Indiana Historical Bureau on Facebook:

    Hoosier native Mary E. Wise disguised herself as a male soldier in order to serve in the Union Army during the Civil War. At the time, women were not allowed to join the Army, but Wise was among a number of women who secretly enlisted. She served in the 34th Indiana Infantry under the name James Wise. Over her two years of service, Wise fought in several battles and was wounded three times. During the Battle of Lookout Mountain, she was injured in the shoulder and, when the surgeon treated her, Wise's "sex was discovered, and she was mustered out of the service." On August 12, 1864, Wise went to the Paymaster General’s Office and drew pay for her military service. [Source: Indiana Historical Bureau, Image: American Battlefield Trust].

    Learn about more women who have made Indiana history through the Indiana Commission for Women’s “Writing Her Story” project:

    There are no known images of Wise, but the image below shows Frances Clayton in the disguise she used to fight for the Union Army in the Civil War.

Indiana Civil War Records on

National Archives and Records Service - Compiled records showing service of military units in volunteer Union organizations

  1. First Cavalry through Seventh Cavalry - Reel 0034
  2. Eighth Cavalry through Thirteenth Cavalry Capt. Lamb's Independent Co., Mounted Scouts, Volunteer, Cavalry through Fourth Battery, Light Artillery - Reel 0035
  3. Fifth Battery, Light Artillery through Twenty-fifth Battery, Light Artillery Wilder Battery, light Artillery Sixth Infantry through Eighth Infantry (3 Months, l86l) - Reel 0036
  4. Ninth Infantry through Thirteenth Infantry- Reel 0037
  5. Fourteenth Infantry through Nineteenth Infantry- Reel 0038
  6. Twentieth Infantry through Twenty-fifth Infantry - Reel 0039
  7. Twenty- sixth Infantry through Thirty-second Infantry - Reel 0040
  8. Thirty-third Infantry through Thirty-eighth Infantry Fortieth Infantry - Reel 0041
  9. Forty-second Infantry through Forty-eighth Infantry - Reel 0042
  10. Forty-ninth Infantry through Fifty-fifth Infantry (3 Months, 1862) - Reel 0043
  11. Fifty-seventh Infantry through Sixty-sixth Infantry - Reel 0044
  12. Sixty-seventh Infantry through Seventieth Infantry Seventy-second Infantry through Seventy-fifth Infantry - Reel 0045
  13. Seventy-sixth Infantry (30 Days, 1862) Seventy-eighth Infantry through Eighty-sixth Infantry - Reel 0046
  14. Eighty-seventh Infantry through Eighty-ninth Infantry ninety-first Infantry through Ninety-third Infantry Ninety-seventh Infantry Ninety-ninth Infantry One Hundredth Infantry - Reel 0047
  15. One Hundred First Infantry One Hundred Fifteenth Infantry (6 Months, 1863-64) through One Hundred Eighteenth Infantry (6 Months, 1863-64) One Hundred Twentieth Infantry, One Hundred Twenty-third Infantry One Hundred Twenty-fourth Infantry One Hundred Twenty-eighth Infantry through One Hundred Thirtieth Infantry One Hundred Thirty-second Infantry (100 Days, 1864) through One Hundred Thirty-fourth Infantry (100 Days, 1864) - Reel 0048
  16. One Hundred Thirty-fifth Infantry (100 Days, 1864) through One Hundred Fortieth Infantry One Hundred Forty-second Infantry through One Hundred Fifty-sixth Infantry Capt. Keasby's Independent Co., Infantry (30 Days, 1862) Capt. Monroe's Independent Co., Legion, Infantry (30 Days, 1862) Capt. Patton's Independent Co., Infantry (30 Days, 1862) - Reel 0049
  17. Marion Branch, Marion, Indiana – Historical Registers and Indexes to Historical Registers, 1890-1931 is found in the Historical Register of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938discussed in the New Civil War Records: National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers January 22, 2024 by Jenny Ashcraft on Fold3 references The National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers Spring 2004, Vol. 36, No. 1 | Genealogy Notes by Trevor K. Plante at The National Archives.

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  1. May 3, 1868 the first observance of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day.
  2. A Knight of the Golden Circle by Lesh, U. S. (Ulysses Samuel), 1868- cn; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County. cn, 1956, on Foreward says that Lambdin P. Milligan came to Huntington to live and delivered a speech in Fort Wayne that aroused the ire of the military and led to his arrest, trial, and conviction for treason. The address was reported by a representative of the Cincinnati Enquirer who was present on the occasion. Unfortunately, the local files of the Fort Wayne newspapers during the Civil War period are incomplete, and the staff of the Public Library has never been able to locate any reference to this speech. Knights of the Golden Circle on Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. Indiana Archives: Indiana in the Civil War Era article by John M. Glen, Stephen E. Towne, Nancy K. Turner, Thomas E. Rodgers, and Saundra B. Taylor in Volume 92, Issue 3, September 1996 of the Indiana Magazine of History at Indiana University.
  4. National Archives information here:
  5. Hoosier Soldiers in the Civil War by Thomas E. Rodgers of University of Southern Indiana at the Indiana Historical Bureau.
  6. Indiana in the Civil War Wiki at

Indiana War Memorial

The Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District contains two museums, three parks, and 24 acres of monuments, statues, sculptures, and fountains in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, making the state's capital second only to Washington D.C. in acreage and number of monuments dedicated to veterans.

Indiana State Archives has a brief Subject Guide to Indiana Historywith a Civil War section

Indiana's Civil War 150th Commemoration - 2011-2015

Indiana State Archives Collections: Early Military Records

Indiana State Archives Civil War Records

Indiana State Archives Civil War Records Index

Indiana State Archives Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home - The Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home was founded in 1865 to provide care, education and maintenance for the orphaned and destitute children of Civil War Union Army veterans. - Search Index

Civil War how many died?

Half the deaths were in unmarked graves. Up until then most died surrounded by family and loved ones at home, then buried nearby - was a shock to the national consciosness.

December 22, 1915 Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel story about Theodore Geller a surviver witness to the Monitor-Merrimac ironclad ship battle.

Link to Indiana Adjunct General Reports on and Genealogy Center military page.

PBS 2012 documentary, "Death and the Civil War," shows how the large number of war deaths led to developing the national military cemetery system. The 2-hour film can be viewed online for free (it contain graphic images).


Civil War service men from Allen County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Allen County.

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Additional Information

Morgan's raid in Indiana by Ewbank, Louis W; Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 1955, on

MORGANS RAID: That Time Indiana Was Invaded (Southern Indiana) Sep 11, 2023 Adventures with Roger on YouTube
Did you know that during the Civil War, Indiana was invaded by a large Confederate army, of over 2,000 men? Over 6 days, buildings were burned, businesses robbed, and people killed, in a story that is nearly forgotten after 160 years. It also led to some VERY bizarre, but true events, that are verified but sound like crazy fiction!
Filmed on location, in 26 towns across Kentucky and Indiana, this is an epic journey, following the 1863 path of confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s raid. Southern Indiana had never seen anything like it before, nor has it since!

  1. Persons Exempt from Military Service, Sept. 1862 at The Genealogy Center
  2. Allen County Pensioners, Oct. 1883
  3. Allen County Area Servicemen & Servicewomen, 20th Century at The Genealogy Center
  4. Civil War Home Front About this collection The Civil War Home Front Collection consists of material selected from several IHS Collections that primarily deal with Indiana’s Civil War Home Front (circa1860s). Original letters from, to and about Indiana soldiers and their family members comprise the vast majority of this digital collection. Although the conduct of the war and some military matters are also included in some of the letters, these particular selections were made because they contain a significant amount of collective commentary on home front topics of local, regional and national interest. A selected number of specialty items in this digital collection also provide a glimpse of some other contemporary dimensions regarding the home front environment in Indiana. This digital collection was created through an LSTA 2010-11 Digitization Grant in which IHS partnered with IUPUI University Library ( At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.
  5. Civil War Materials About this collection When President Lincoln issued a “call to arms” in April 1861, Indiana men responded immediately and in great numbers. Drastic changes were made in the everyday lives of the new soldiers and the Hoosiers back at home. In this collection, items illustrate the lives of the soldiers and major events in the war, along with items that show Hoosiers struggling to support the war and maintain their farms, businesses and home state. This is a collection in progress. To view the 61 IHS collections items shown in the History Train exhibit Faces of the Civil War, click here. To view the 16 IHS collections items included in the Civil War Educator Curriculum Packet, click here. At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.
    1. Charles S. True Letter, 3 April 1864 Charles S. True was from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He enlisted as a sergeant in Company E, 88th Indiana Regiment on August 7, 1862. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant in January 1863 and was mustered out in June 1865. In this letter, True writes from Greyville, Georgia to his friend, Ira C. Stockbridge in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Most of the letter contains True’s description of Union Army troop movement in the South and that the war is going well for the North.
  6. Civil War Military Front About this collection Indiana played a significant military role in the American Civil War, supplying a large number of troops for the Union Army and participating in battles fought in the western theater. The Civil War Military Front Collection contains materials selected from a variety of individual collections owned by IHS, which span from 1861 to 1865. This collection includes military correspondence and records, diaries, published memoirs and regimental histories, photographs of soldiers in carte-de-visite and cased image form, broadsides, maps, and three-dimensional artifacts. Much of it documents the presence of Hoosier soldiers in various campaigns and events and provides insight into everyday military activities.This digital collection was created through an LSTA 2011 Digitization Grant in which IHS partnered with IUPUI University Library ( At We Do History online digital collection by the Indiana Historical Society.
  7. Civil War Rosters Arranged by State at Civil War
  8. Civil War Indiana
  9. Soldiers and Sailors Database at the National Park Service. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans' understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible. Copied from the National Park Service website. Throwback Thursday: "Under president Glade I. Nelson, the Federation undertook a national project of immense proportions: the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System indexing project. Announced in fall of 1991, this joint effort between the National Park Service, the Genealogical Society of Utah, the National Archives, and the Federation, required massive numbers of volunteers and countless hours of supervision and administration. The Federation agreed to undertake the role of volunteer coordinator. On 28 April 1993, at Ft. Wayne, Indiana, the first entry was made into the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System." -FGS History >> Due to these efforts, everyone today can access this information for free on the National Park Services website. Posted April 28, 2016 by the Federation of Genealogical Societies on Facebook.
  10. Civil War Soldier Service Records at Fold3
  11. Compiled Military Service Records of the Civil War by Trevor published November 18, 2104 at Fold3
  12. Indianapolis Collected: The Last of the Civil War Soldiers by Libby Cierziak published November 16, 2013 on Historic
  13. Indiana Civil War Soldiers Database online from the Indiana State Digital Archives
  14. Civil War Research: Learning about Your Union Veteran Ancestor - FamilySearch 51 minute video
  15. Broadside pattern with direction for making slippers for Union soldiers . In the first six months of 1862, the Ladies' Aid Society of Philadelphia distributed more than 1000 pairs of slippers, as well as thousands of boxes of other clothing, bedding, food, medicines, and books. See photo on Old Images of Philadephia on Facebook.
  16. Lindenwood Cemetery Civil War Veterans - vitual library by OOPSheryl
  17. Online Civil War Indexes, Records & Rosters A Genealogy Guide by Joe Beine.
  18. Jelly beans - Created in the 17th century and then refined thereafter, the jelly bean took rise in the U.S. when Boston candy maker William Schrafft marketed them heavily to Union soldiers during the Civil War.
  19. Civil War Sleuth Using technology and community to rediscover lost identities in American Civil War-era photographs has information on current technology for identifying people in Civil War photos.
  20. Roster of Lawton-Wayne Post No. 271 of the Dept. of Ind. G.A.R., Fort Wayne, Ind. at The Genealogy Center.
  21. Smithsonian HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY Photo Interactive: The Civil War, Now in Living Color How one author adds actual blues and grays to historic photographs - The photographs taken by masters such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner have done much for the public’s perception of the Civil War. But all of their work is in black and white. 
  22. John E. Wilkins, Ready & Able: A Hoosier's Civil War video of Mark Meyer's September 18, 2014 presentation from journals he transcribed at the Lincoln Collection at the Allen County Public Library.
  23. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War National Headquarters

Lineage Societies

Society of Civil War Families of Indiana by Indiana Genealogical Society, Inc. April 3, 2023 on YouTube
Apr 3, 2023 #familyhistory #genealogy #civilwar This was an IGS Facebook Live from March 2023. Ron Darrah to discuss the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana. During our conversation, we learned about the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana and the work they do to commemorate and honor the legacy of Indiana's Civil War veterans. Don't miss this fascinating conversation with Ron Darrah! Link to Society of Civil War Families of Indiana The Indiana Genealogical Society is proud to host the IGS Facebook Live events, which are held on the first Tuesday of every month. For updates on our upcoming events, please visit our Facebook page at @indianagensoc. And if you have ancestors from Indiana, be sure to check out our website at for more resources and information on how to connect with your Hoosier roots. #genealogy #familyhistory #civilwar #americancivilwar #indiana #indianahoosiers #history

  1. Society of Civil War Families of Indiana at the Indiana Genenealogical Society.

Civil War Documents at

  1. Indiana -- Biography (2)
  2. Indiana -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 (20)
  3. Indiana -- History Civil War, 1861-1865 Regimental Histories (1)
  4. Indiana -- Militia (15)
  5. Indiana Cavalry. 3d Regt., 1861-1865 (1)
  6. Indiana Cavalry. 7th Regt (1)
  7. Indiana Infantry (1)
  8. Indiana Infantry 86th Regiment, 1862-1865 (1)
  9. Indiana Infantry, 51st Regt. -- Civil War, 1861-1865 (1)
  10. Indiana Infantry. 136th Regiment (2)
  11. Indiana Infantry. 27th Regt (1)
  12. Indiana Infantry. 31st Regt., 1861-1865 (1)
  13. Indiana Infantry. 65th Regiment (2)
  14. Indiana Infantry. 68th Regt (1)
  15. Indiana Infantry. 81st Regiment, 1862-1865 (1)
  16. Indiana Infantry. 82d Regiment (1)
  17. Indiana Infantry. 83d Regiment, 1862-1865 (1)
  18. Indiana Infantry. 99th Regt, 1862-1865 (1)

Social Media

  1. Since World War II, members of the US armed services and their families have depended on the publication Stars and...

    Posted by Indiana Historical Bureau on Monday, May 30, 2016

    May 30, 2016 post by the Indiana Historical Bureau on Facebook:

    Since World War II, members of the US armed services and their families have depended on the publication Stars and Stripes for news and information.

    On this Memorial Day, the National Endowment for the Arts reminds us that the earliest newspapers published by and for service members began during the Civil War when occupying Union soldiers commandeered anti-Northern newspapers in the Confederate States to publish news for their comrades.

    Several of these have been digitized though Chronicling America. Check them out here: Soldier Newspapers in the Civil War

  2. Civil War Round Table of Northeast Indiana on Facebook. Interested in learning & sharing your knowledge about the American Civil War?We meet the second Monday of the month at the ACPL downtown at 7 p.m. Join us!
  3. Indiana Civil War Scrapbook on Facebook. Posts posts on a wide variety of topics are welcome in this group. The only rule is each post must have a direct connection to Indiana. Posts and links without a connection to Indiana should be made in other groups.
  4. Spared & Shared on Facebook. About statement: I enjoy transcribing and researching primary source materials from the American Civil War & post hun WordPress blog: Billy Yank & Johnny Reb Letters About page: Civil War Letters Transcribed by Griff Most all of these letters were transcribed & researched for a friend of mine who buys and sells them on e-bay. In exchange for this service, he permits me to publish the letters on one of my many websites — most of them under the title of “Spared & Shared” — thus preserving the history contained within them.
  5. A February 1, 2023 post by Spared & Shared on Facebook:

    Some followers have asked how I get the letters I transcribe & have even assumed I owned them. I have owned (maybe) a couple dozen of them. I transcribe nearly all of the letters from high resolution scans sent to me by a high-volume eBay dealer who acquires the letters generally on eBay or from some other source. In exchange for the transcriptions and interpretive research I provide to the dealer, he authorizes me to publish them on one of my Spared & Shared (S&S) websites. He then subsequently sells the letters on eBay with the information I provide to him.

    Occasionally I will be sent scans of letters owned by others asking for transcriptions and I will provide this service under the same conditions---that I be allowed to publish them on S&S. As I announced about a week ago, Shenandoah University's McCormick Civil War Institute has made the commitment to archive the Civil War letters that I have published on S&S which will be a significant undertaking.

    This unique process has undoubtedly saved the content of thousands of letters that are currently outside the library/archive system and would otherwise be unknown or out-of-reach to historians or family history researchers. Though the virtual archive is digitized, the letters will be preserved perpetually in the event the originals are ever lost or destroyed. To aid in the visualization of this process (now 10 years old), I have created the following flow chart. Let me know if you have any comments or questions.

    November 21, 2023 post by Spared & Shared on Facebook:

    If you are looking for letters written by a particular soldier or by others in the same regiment he served in, remember to start your search here. I've transcribed thousands of letters and diaries never before published over the last ten years and you'll find links to them all on the following website: Billy Yank & Johnny Reb Letters Civil War Letters Transcribed by Griff and Published on Spared & Shared

    January 10, 2024 post by Spared & Shared on Facebook:

    Received some good news this morning from Shenandoah University where my transcribed Civil War letters are being downloaded into their digital archives. The message is from Jonathan A. Noyalas who is the Director of the university's McCormick Civil War Institute. It reads: "I wanted to pass along that in recent weeks (as the # of transcriptions added to the site grows) we've had people reach out who own other letters penned by soldiers on the site asking if we would like to have transcriptions of those. When we started this, this is one of the things that I hoped would happen. Additionally, I've received emails from students across the US asking about the collections.

    Griff--you should take great pride in what you've done over the years as these transcriptions are inspiring others to share documents and inspire the work of the next generation of Civil War historians. Take care, -- Jonathan"

  6. March 5, 2023 post by the National Museum of Health and Medicine on Facebook:

    The United States Civil War was the first American conflict where physicians extensively documented war injuries. A comprehensive six-volume medical book titled, “Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865,” details wartime medical activities and healthcare conditions encountered by Civil War physicians and surgeons. The book highlights case studies of various injuries sustained from the Civil War, including brain injuries. This was the first time physicians reviewed and reflected on cranial wound treatment.

    The Marrow of Tragedy: Disease and Diversity in Civil War Medicine by Dr. Margaret Humphreys published February 15, 2017 on Books, Health, and History The New York Academy of Medicine web site.

  7. April 15, 2023 post by Fold3 on Facebook:

    Louise Bliss served four years in the Union Army disguised as a man. We discovered this 1911 story in a Nebraska paper. Louise was seeking a pension nearly 50 years after the war ended. She was apparently successful because we also found her in the Pension Index:

  8. Octobr 1, 2023 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

    One man, honored on Saturday, had been buried in an unmarked grave since 1881.

    Civil War veterans honored in ceremonies and a veteran finally laid to rest

  9. December 10, 2023 post by Fold3 on Facebook:

    Can you imagine burying your soldier son, not once, but twice -- only to find out he was alive and well? That's what happened to the Duncan family of Mecca, Ohio, during the Civil War. (The Weekly Republican: 3-15-1866). Explore our Civil War records

  10. December 15, 2023 post by the Genealogy Centeron Facebook:

    Curious about Christmas during the Civil War? Dive into Kevin Rawlings' "We Were Marching on Christmas Day" to uncover the fascinating history and tales of the holiday during that era.

    Check out our online catalog: 📚🎄


GAR - Grand Army of the Republic

Indiana GAR at the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Records Project on the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War has links to more information. Some information is listed below:

  1. Grand Army of the Republic Posts - Historical Summary - 29-page document: National GAR Records Program - Historical Summary of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Posts by State INDIANA Prepared by the National Organization SONS OF UNION VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR
    1. Post: 040; Post Name: Sion S. Bass; Location: Fort Wayne; County: Allen IN; Post Namesake: COL Sion S. Bass ( ? -1862), 30th IN Inf., died 13 April 1862 at Paducah, KY, from wounds received at Shiloh, TN, on 7 April 1862. Resident of Fort Wayne, local hero.; Organized: 1882
    2. 072 Post No. 72 Fort Wayne Allen IN No namesake. Known only by its number. Org. before May 1869 The National Memorial Day 1869.
    3. 075 David K. Stopher Harlan Allen IN Org. 1882 Dis. 1893 Dept. Proceedings; SUVCW Dept. of Indiana GAR web pages
    4. Post: 271; Alt. No.: 530; Name: Anthony Wayne / Lawton; Location: Fort Wayne; County: Allen IN Org. 1883 Dis. 1925 An early Post existed in Fort Wayne as early as May 1867. It met in the old IOOF Hall on Calhoun Street. Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, 1 May 1867; SUVCW Dept. of Indiana GAR web pages
    5. 301 Barnhart Monroeville Allen IN Must'd 18 Feb. 1883 Dis. Q3 1885 Disbanded as Barnhart Post 301. Dept. Proceedings
    6. 301 William H. Link Monroeville Allen IN Re-org. Q4 1885 Formerly Barnhart Post 301, reorganized as William H. Link Post 301 in 1885. Dept. Proceeding
    7. 458 Spiegel Huntertown Allen IN Org. 13 May 1886 Sur. Q1 1889 Charter surrendered 1889. Dept. Proceedings
    8. 493 Jesse Adams New Haven Allen IN Must'd 12 Mar. 1887 Dept. Proceedings
    9. 530 271 George Humphrey Fort Wayne Allen IN Must'd 18 Feb. 1888 Consolidated 1896 Consolidated with Post 271 in 1896. Dept. Proceedings
    10. Post: 590; Post Name: GEN Lawton; Location: Fort Wayne Allen IN; Post Namesake: LTC (post-war MG) Henry Ware Lawton (1843-1899), 30th IN Inf., KIA in the Battle of Paye (Span-Am War, Philippines) 19 Dec. 1899. Medal of Honor recipient.; Organized: 12 May 1900 Dept. Proceedings
  2. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War - Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Records Program - INDIANA - 15-page updated list of posts above
  3. INDIANA DEPARTMENT - GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC Source: Five page letter by Argus E. Ogborn, PDC, exact date unknown, but thought to be written in the 1970's

GAR Post in Fort Wayne, IN October 23, 1926

From: > Forum > General > Civil War

By user October 07, 2000 at 12:20:42

The following members from the Len Dailey Post No 33 Deft of Ind. were taken in to Bass Lawton Post at our last meeting Oct 23, 1926 and are now members of this post in good standing.

  1. James Swaim, Co A 34th Ind Vol Inf now living at ossian IN died March 29, 1928 82 years old
  2. Byron, Ady Co a 34th Ind Vol Inf Died jan 18, 1928 80 years old
  3. Amos Hage Died 1929
  4. Benjamin F Nash Co G 101 Ind vol Inf Bluffton, IN
  5. Lewis Hoopengardner, 11nth Ind Battery, Ossian INDied Oct 19, 1930
  6. Perry Travis
  7. H. T. Heit Co E 60th Ohio Regt and Co b 54th Ohio Died April 8, 1929
  8. Henry, February Died March 31st 1926
  9. Gustave Yager Co A 142nd Ind Vol Inf 426 Packard Ave, Ft Wayne Died November 4, 1926 Burial at St. Lukes Reformed Church in Adams County
  10. Frances M Pence Initiated Feb 26, 1927 Born at St Paris Ohio. 82 years old.Enlisted oct 1 1863 discharged May 6, 1865 Close of the war.12th Ohio Cavalry Co C Died Oct 28, 1929
  11. May 14, 1927 Application of Theodore Brice Recd for reinstatement In Bass Lawton Post No 40 which was accepted and he was made a regular member of the post.He was late of Co D 142 Regt Ind Vol Inf Died Oct 2, 1929
  12. June 10th 1927 R. G. Ping transferred from Bluffton Post (Disbanded) Late of Co K 2nd Regt Iowa Vol Cavalry Mrs. Julietta Smith Civil War Nurse Died Oct 8th 1927 86 years old - Lindenwood
  13. John W. Baynon, Harlan, IN Died oct 9th 1927 Late of 10th New York Cavalry 88 years old
  14. Showalter Angola Ind Elected and accepted as a member of Bass-Lawton Post No 40 G A R march 10th 1928.44th Ind Volunteers Died April 12, 1936 age 95
  15. L. Bowman 414 Greenwood Ave Died may 25, 1928 Late of Co G 152nd Ind Vol 92 years old Buried at Lindenwood
  16. Again I am sorry for any misspellings and I hope some of this information is helpful to someone.Ruth Pulver

March 4, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

A new display at the Allen County Public Library tells the story of immigrants who fought in the Civil War.

#fortwayne #allencounty #indiana #civilwar #immigrantsoldiers

America's immigrants: "Equals in all things"

August 8, 2023 post by The Journal Gazette on Facebook:

The Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum has introduced a new Civil War memorial at the site on O'Day Road.

Local veterans museum unveils new monument

See also Aug. 8 - Fort Wayne Veterans Shrine unveils Civil War monument Rod King Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.

August 10, 2023 post by the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum on Facebook:

Monday August 7, 2023 we unveiled the newest memorial to our hallowed grounds.

Thank you to our gracious donors who wanted to honor their family members that served during this historic period of time.

September 29, 2023 post by Lindenwood Cemetery on Facebook:

Hoping to see you tomorrow! This is such a special event…thank you to everyone at the Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum for making this happen!

Honoring Civil War Veteran, Daniel Hemingway Amsden. Mr. Amsden's grave was unmarked for 142 years.

Civil War Memorials unveiled at Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum Unmarked grave identified as fallen veteran WPTA Staff, Taylor Williams and Samantha Condra, September 30, 2023,

October 4, 2023 post by Fold3 on Facebook:

During the Civil War, surgeons performed approximately 30,000 amputations, with a 26% mortality rate. Pictured here is Dr. John C. Budlong. He was a Civil War surgeon and later served as Surgeon General of Rhode Island.

Medical and surgical care during the American Civil War, 1861–1865 Robert F. Reilly, MD corresponding author at the NIH National Library of Medicine.

December 29, 2023 post by Fold3 on Facebook:

Following the Civil War, families tried desperately to reunite with their soldier sons. The father of Charles B. Thompson published this plea in a Kentucky newspaper. According to service records, Thompson died from wounds received at Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1864. Charles B Thompson Memorial

December 29, 2023 post by Fold3 on Facebook:

This Civil War was the first major war to be photographed extensively. If you are lucky enough to have a portrait of an ancestor who served in the Civil War, it may have been taken in a Picture Gallery like this:

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