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Military Deaths from the
Indianapolis Daily Journal July 1862
Ruth Dorrel 1 July 1862,
learns by a letter from Capt. J.H. Shannon, dated "Camp near Richmond, June 15," that Lieut
J.L. Palmer who four years ago was junior
editor of the Laporte Times, "was killed in the attack made by
regiments on Gen. Sickles's division
of the Federal army. Lieut. Palmer was on
Gen. Sickles's staff. His body was recovered.
Elias Curtis, a member of company D, 9th Indiana regiment, died in
the Hospital at Mound City,
on Tuesday, the 18th inst., from a wound received at the battle of Shiloh.
Died, in Terre Haute, of typhoid fever, on Friday last; the 27th. at
the residence of John E.
Moore. Jackson Almy. The deceased was a private in the
19th regiment U.S.A.
2 July 1862. page 4
James Q. Odle. of Company C, 39th
Ind., aged 22 years, died at the
residence of his brother in Windsor, Randolph county, Ind., on the
18th of June from wounds
received at Shiloh.
3 July 1862, page 3
The Memphis Reville of the 28th
ult., says that on Wednesday evening last, a
private of Company A, 24th Indiana Volunteers, by the name of
Abraham Pea, from near
Princeton. Gibson county, Indiana, fell dead while talking to his
comrades. Up to the very moment of
his death he appeared in perfect health.
Deaths occurred at the St. Louis Hospitals last week as follows:
June 23—Thos. Bleason, Co. H, 58th
June 24—Seth Jewell, co. C, 11th
June 25—Leroy B. Lacey, co. F, 53d
4 July 1862, page 3
Lieut. Henry C. Loveland, of the
14th Indiana Battery, Captain Kidd, died at Bethel, Tenn., on the
14th ult., of bilious fever.
7 July 1862, page 4
Deaths occurred at Evansville
Hospital No. 2, during last month, as follows:
24th Indiana—Andrew Faulkner,
53d Indiana—Geo. W. Rice, Co. B, Wm.
Cooner, Co. d, Martin A. McCoy, Co. F
57th Indiana—Corporal Charles T.
Sanders, Co. A.
44th Indiana—Wm. Golden, Co. D.
59th Indiana—Thos. Walker, Co. I.
25th Indiana—Jas. F. Morris, Co. F.
John Morgan. Co. K, C.A. Jones, co. k.
40th Indiana—G.M. Carriger, Co. F.
The Laporte Union chronicles the death by accident, near Huntsville.
Ala., of Sergt. David R.P.
Donnelly, of Simonsons 5th Indiana Battery. He was
taking a lot of small arms out of a wagon when the hammer of one of
them caught against a box
and was discharged, the ball taking effect in the left breast just above the heart, killing Donnelly
instantly. This occurred on Wednesday of
week before last. His remains were; brought to Laporte and buried
with military honors on the
Wiley Israel, teamster, of the 9th Ind. regiment, who recently
returned home sick, died at
his residence near Rensselaer last Sunday, and on Monday was buried with military honors.
John Cox, of the 33d Ind.. died at his residence in Dearborn county,
on the 18th ult. of
Robert Ramsey, a negro servant of Capt. Miner of the 17th battery,
while riding a horse to
water yesterday morning was thrown off against the fence and killed. His neck was broken and skull
KILLED AND WOUNDED OF THE TWENTIETH
The following is a list of the
killed and wounded in our Twentieth regiment in
the battle of Wednesday. Among the killed is the name of Harvey
Bassett, of this city. We
have rarely recorded the death of any man with deeper regret than
of this gallant and patriotic young
soldier. He was one of the most estimable
young men of our city, and will be missed greatly by a wider circle
than the family, who have
thus met a second and painful bereavement so soon after the first:
Lieutenant Col. Vanvalkenburg. wounded in the leg while leading the
Killed—Corp. Nichols J. Smith.
Wounded—Corp. Solomon M. Halman, Wm.
C. H. Reader seriously;
Nathan T. Bunnell, Lewis B. Pawiler. Delfort C, Goff, seriously;
Morris Kelly. Simeon S.
March. John W. Preble. John M. Tice. John M. Tucker, Jacob Weisel.
Company C—Capt. Babbington.
Wounded—Corp. John Sippcy, Stephen
W.R. Coon. Elias Stuck, John
Penrod, Adam Knots, Henry F. O'Blenis, Francis G. Parker, A.E.
Clark. Peter Stickley.
Missing—John O. Sliter, Adam Young,
Rupert Howard, Albert Grimes,
Samuel Stickley, John Ferguson.
Killed—Robert A. Crawford. Agriffa
Wounded—Lieut. Wm. D. Vatchet,
dangerously in left lung; Corp. Jacob
Bernhart, Wm. J. Adams, Joseph Crabb. James Deford, Michael Haley,
Wm. M. Warner, Wm. Wood.
Gen. Wolf, mortally.
Company E— Capt.
Killed—Emananuel D. Hoover. Oscar
Wounded—1st Sergt. Edw. S. Abbey,
dangerously; Corp. David N. Bingamen.
H. Martin, Geo. Drake, Michael Egan, Edward S. Farnsworth,
seriously; John T. Lytle, John March, Arthur Richardson, Wm. H.
Rush, Nathan St. Clair.
Noah M. Tappan, Frank Williams.
Missing—Sergt. John C. Thompson,
Killed—Jas. J. Davidson.
Wounded—Corp. Geo. Reddick, Corp.
Wm. Everman, James Landers,
Marcus O Howard, Thos. Johnson, all seriously; Frank Knaud,
Company G—Capt. Taylor.
Killed—Corp. S.H. Neville. A. Creek,
Wounded—Corp. J.H. Castatar, H.
Becker, W.H. Birdsall, R. Tuck, M.
Flanagan, J.H. Hampton, J. Lunerburg, N. Nierburg, T. Printz, G.W.
Missing—Corporal L. Burditt, J.W.
Bailey, C. Diveney, R.J. Taylor. W.R.
Thacker, M. Baker.
Wounded—Franklin Bushnell. Matthew
Gardner, James Hawthorn, Benton
Shallenberger, Robert Stockwell, John Tillison, seriously; Andrew
Missing—Sergt. Nelson Sweet, Corp.
Wm. Archer, Lambert Faagan, Samuel
Company I—Capt. Lytle.
Killed—Charles H. Slight.
Wounded—Capt. James M. Lytle,
mortally; Frank A. Osborn, Luther S.
Dunham, John W. Cooley, Joseph H. Hughey, Stephen C. Wilson,
Frederick Fielman, David
Missing—John Haun, Peter Thompson.
George Benhart, Wm. H. Fuller,
Charles McCarty, John Shaffer, Wm. Howard, John Shaning, Nicholas
Danfee, Jonathan Bowen,
Jonathan Yates, John Cook.
Company K—Capt. Reed.
Wounded—Corporal Thomas W. Stephens,
Abram Dawson, seriously in the
thigh, leg amputated; Oliver P. Libbett, Thomas Slater, Wm. W.
Total—Killed, 13, wounded, 82,
When it is remembered that the regiment went into battle with about
600 effective men, and the
engagement only lasted 20 minutes, it will be seen how
furious was the fight and how destructive was the tire. The rebels
regimental flags, and there is no
doubt that three full regiments were opposed to
the 29lh Indiana.
9 July 1862, page 4
DEAD IN THE CORINTH HOSPITAL.
Hospital, Buell's Army. Near Corinth. June 27, 1862.
ED. JOURNAL: The following
Indiana soliders have died in this hospital
since June 1st:
June 12, George M. Carter, 40th Ind.
June 22, Jasper Myers. 15th.
June 23, John Overhalse, 3d Cavalry.
June 24. Wm. B. Handlcy, 9th.
June 18,1-oraine B. Packard. 9th.
June 12. Jas. A. Sanders, 51st.
June 14. Wm. Sandwich. 58th.
June 19, Alfred Crawford, 17th.
June 15. John S. Marks, 2d Cavalry.
June 16. Jeremiah Hultzc, 9th.
June 14, John W. Little, 9th.
June 19. Abraham Cory, 2d Cavalry.
June 15. Joseph Feffer, 2d Cavalry.
June 12. John S. Johnson. 44th.
June 14, Joseph Rogers, 31st.
June 14, James Marine, 29th.
June 30, William Tom, 38th.
June 14, Wayne Alford. 6th.
June 28. George C. Bernard, 31st.
June 17. George Clowens, 44th Ind.
You will probably save much anxiety to their friends by saying that
these men are all (save
George C. Bernard, who was claimed by his friends.) buried at Sawyer's House, near Nicholas's Ford,
four miles northeast of Corinth, and a
plat of the burial place taken.
Yours truly, L.D. Waterman. Surgeon 39th Ind.
N.B. The sick have all been sent to Eastern Hospitals, save about
twenty, who will be sent
one and a half miles northeast, to General Pope's General Field
Hospital tomorrow. L.D.W. 10 July 1862, page 4
Selah Picked, of the 13th Indiana battery, died in hospital at
Louisville last week
A number of sick were landed at Evansville from the steamer D. A.
January,and were sent
forward to Terre Haute on Monday. Sergeant John Wakefield, of company E. 59th Indiana, died of
convulsions, superinduced by over-eating,
just after the boat arrived at
Evansville, and was buried there.
Deaths occurred at St. Louis last week as follows: June
28lh—Cornelius Seaborn, 3d
Indiana cavalry. July 2d—W.T. Yost, company C 30th Indiana.
Charles Meikel received two letters last evening from his brother
Capt. George H. Meikel, of
the 20th Indiana, in which he states that but two
Indianapolis boys of his Company were injured. Wm. Russell was
killed and Corporal
Springer wounded. One of the letters was dated July 4th and the
other 26th of June. The
former expressed a doubt as to Harvey Bassetl's being killed, but stated thai he was wounded badly
and a prisoner. 11 July
1862. page 2
AND MISSING OF THE TWENTIETH INDIANA.
The following is a list of the killed, wounded and missing of the
Twentieth Indiana Regiment
in the recent engagements before Richmond. No other
Indiana and no Ohio regiments were engaged there. The following is a
casualties in the engagement of June
Killed—Corporal N.J. Smith.
Wm. C. H. Reeder, Corp. Solomon M. Holman, Lewis
B. Fulwiler, Delford C. Goff, John W. Tice, Nathan T. Bunnell.
Geo. A. Stowe, William B. Passage and Emanuel Wenling.
In the engagement of June 30:
Roe and Wm. O. Hoffman. In
the engagement of July 1st:
Livingston and John H. Goodwin.
Missing—Charles Fry and Jacob
Campbell and Frederick Snopkey.
Missing Wm. D. Slosser and Andrew J.
John W. Andrews, John M. Bingament and Wm. Young.
Isaac N. Cissna, Cornelius Story, George W. Johnson.Hiram
Wooster. Thomas Whilcroft. Michael Burk and W.J. Ratam.
Walter and Reuben Hollingsworth.
Howland, Thomas Johnson, Joseph I.andes, Geo. Reddick.
F. Knaud. Wm. Everman, Jno. Comings, Gilead M. Godwin, and Joseph Grant. D.N. Murphy, D. Popinal, H.
Poplage. J.A. Snively, and J.V. Yara.
Dixon. A.W. Chapman, and P. McCarry.
Benne. David Stephens, Allen Fussel, Geo. Shays, George Terryslin, Christopher Yankins, Noah
Rugg. and Levi Waters.
Wounded Michael Yankin.
Alfred Reed, Sergeant Jno. Price. Corporals George Uhl, Samuel E. Bull, James S. Berkey, Thomas
M. Stevens, private Joseph Smith.
Wounded—Horatio Burnett. Geo. Hart, and Sylvester Bacon.
The above is only a partial list, but it comprises all the officers
of the regiment we are able
to furnish now. Adjutant Stiles was also taken prisoner.
12 July 1862. page 3
Roberts, of the 48th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, died near Corinth. Miss., on Tuesday last, of
typhoid fever. His remains were brought
home to South Bend on Sunday last, and buried on Monday. Capt.
in the mercantile business in South
Bend, for several years, and for a lime was
one of the proprietors of the St. Joseph Hotel in the same place. The following Indiana soldiers have
died in hospital at Indianapolis since the
1st of July:
July 24—Geo. W.
July 4th—Jas. A.
Tremble, Co. C 55th.
July 10th—Geo. W.
Tucker, Co. K 54th.
15 July 1862. page 3
II. McNutt. Co. H, 2nd. Indiana Cavalry, of Patriot, died at Reynolds' State Tennessee. June 21st.
of scorbic diarrhea.
16 July 1862. page 2
Solomon Michael, of Company I. 9th Indiana, died
at Mishawaka. on the 11th
Inst.. of typhoid fever.
Alexandria. July 12. 1862.
ED. JOURNAL: Elissa Barker, company D, 3d
Indiana Cavalry, and Aaron W. Rose, company K. 14th Indiana
regiment, died at the
General Hospital in this city during the present week, of typhoid
former on the 8th, and the latter on
the 7th inst. They were delirious when
brought here, and their regiments being at a distance, I have been
unable to learn their post
office address. They had every attention possible paid them during
their short illness, and were
decently interred in the soldiers' cemetery near this
city, with their head boards marked with their names, and the
company and regiment to
which they belonged. By mentioning this in the Journal, (heir friends may learn of their deaths.
Any inquiries in regard to the sick
and wounded Indiana soldiers here may be
made to W.T. Dennis. Secretary of the Indiana Relief Association, at
Washginton, or to Dr.
Stewart, General Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia. Any inquiries of
this character will be promptly
answered by these gentlemen. Yours truly, W.J.
occurred as follows at Evansville hospital No. I.
June 7—Joseph H.
Bodkin, co. M., 2d Indiana Cavalry.
Getty, co H, 51st Indiana volunteers.
22 July 1862, page 3
The Terre Haute
Express contains the following report of deaths and casualties in the 43d Indiana since the 4th
of April: Camp near
Memphis, Term., July 10, 1862.
EDITORS EXPRESS: Having made
my quarterly report, it occurred to me
that the following list of deaths and casualties which have taken
place in the 43d regiment,
might be of interest to your readers. The report embraces the time
intervening between the 4th of April
last and the 4th of July.
Joseph Boswell, Co A, Terre Haute.
Russell Butcher, Corporal Co E, Riddle's Point, April 7th.
James Collins, Moore's Landing, Arkansas, May 2d.
M H McBride, Corporal, Co B, on
steamer Crawford, May 28
Isaac Laforee, co B, Moore's
Landing, June 5th.
Wm. B Coffman, Memphis, June 8th
George W. Beck, Corporal co B,
Memphia, June 13th.
Elijah Inge, co B, Memphis, June
Jesse Shepard, co C, Moore's
Landing, May 14th.
Wm J Jones, co C, Memphia, June
Andrew Holt, co C, Memphis, June
James McMahon, co D, Moore's
Landing, May 15th.
Thomas Mills, fifer, co C, Moore's
Landing, May 15th.
Ransom Trueblood, co D, Evansville,
Daniel Struble, co D, Memphis, July
Lafayette Brazier, co E, St. Louis,
Wm McElroy, co E, Sullivan county,
Jeremiah Toler, co E, drowned in
White River, Ark., June 29th.
Lieut. M L Wyeth, co G, on board
steamer De Soto, May 4th.
Corporal Wm Mishler, co. G, Edgar
county. 111., May 23d.
Thomas Burk, co. G, killed on White
river, June 30th.
John Webb, co. I, Memphis, July 8th.
Henry Thomas, co. K, Moore's
Landing, May 10th.
Lewis Ross, co K.. Moore's Landing,
Wm. Kelly, co. K, Moore's Landing,
Newton J. Wilson, co. K, Moore's
Landing, May 23d.
Sam Strain, co. K, Evansville, April
Wm. E. Jeffries, co. K, drowned at
Memphis, June 25th.
Thomas L. Leggett, co. G, shot
through the hand while on duty.
H C Nevins, Co K, shot in the leg, on Provost guard.
The following wounded in a skirmish on White River, Ark., June 30th:
Sergeant C H Wallace, co. G, wounded in the leg.
Frances Bambush, co. G, wounded in
Wm. Little, co. G, wounded in the head.
Sergeant John C Moss, co. G, wounded slightly in the thigh.
Wm S McNeil Co. K, wounded in the hip.
The wounded are
in the hospital at Memphis, and are doing well. Our sick here are all mending. The 43d regiment
has not returned from their While River
trip yet. We are looking for them every hour and tear many will be
sick on their
return, in consequence of their
close confinement on small boats in this hot
climate. Col. McLean is with us. Yours, E.T Cook, Chaplain 43d
Geo. Drowley, Co. C, 35th Indiana, died at
Louisville on the 14th inst.
We regret to
learn of the death, in Memphis, on Monday the 14th inst., of camp fever of Miles Test, Commissary
Sergeant of the 11th Indiana. The body
reached here last evening, and his funeral will take place at
half-past four this
afternoon, from the residence of his
sister, Mrs. John Coburn, on North
Delaware street. Services by Rev. James Havens.
23 July 1862, page 3
of Co. F, Captain Byrkit, 48th Indiana, died at his home in Mishawaka, on last Wednesday, of
The funeral of Miles Test,
Commissary Sergeant of the 11th Indiana, came off
yesterday afternoon. The Remains were accompanied to the grave by
the Band of the 19th
Infantry, a company of the 54th Indiana and a number of carriages
containing relatives and friends of
25 July 1862, page 3
Capt. Wm. H. Cuppy of Co. E, 44th
Indiana, died at his home in Springfield,
Whitley counly, on the the 15th inst., aged 28 years. At the siege
of Fort Donelson while
commanding his company he received a severe wound. After
having partially recovered from the
wound and an attack of typhoid fever,
expecting a great battle at Corinth, he rejoined his company, hoping
after the engagement to be
able to return home and regain his health. He left his company
at Florence, Ala., on the 18th
ultimo and reached home on the 24th. in wretched
health, from the effects of which he died as above stated. He was a
good officer and esteemed
by all who knew him.
John Y. Harvey, of the 16th
Regiment, died in the hospital at this place on the
15th, and James H. Green Co. A, 63d Regiment, on the 18th inst.
26 July 1862, page 3
OSCAR DAVIS DEAD.—We mentioned yesterday the wounding of Oscar Davis of this city, assistant engineer
on the gunboat Tylor. in the late naval
engagement at Vicksburg. We regret to learn that Mr. D. died almost
immediately after receiving
the wound. A gentleman arrived here last night who started up with his body, but decomposition had
so far advanced that he was obliged to
bury it, which was done at Gaines's Island. This has gone down to
death in defense of his
county, another of the brave men of this city.—New Albany Ledger.
28 July 1862, page 3
Gen. W.J. Elliott
furnishes the following list of deaths of soldiers that occurred on his route through Tennessee
and the border of Mississippi and
Alabama. July 17th, at the
residence of J.J. Butler, al Aspien Hill. 7 miles south of
Pulaski, Giles county. Term., Thomas
Dickson, of company C, 58th Indiana.
Kimball, of the 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, has the papers, clothing. &c.
belonging to deceased.
Also, about the last of June, near Corinth. Miss., Jasper Myers, of
company B. 15th Indiana
Volunteers. He resided in Pulaski county.
The body of Lieut Braden passed through here on Saturday on its way
to Greensburg. 29 July 1862. page 3
The Attica Ledger announces
the death of Capl Robt. M. Evans, after a long
illness at Washington, who was brought home and died on the 14th
inst. Death occurred at the
General Hospital at Louisville, last week, as follows:
July 19—H. Schesinger. Co, I. 51st
Indiana. Achill Scacourn. Co. K. 48th
July 21.—Park Dover, 13th Indiana
July 22.—Joseph M. Tice. Co. K. 17th
July 24: Benj. Myers, Co. I, 48th
The following soldiers died in the General Hospital, at Huntsville.
during the week ending July
Joseph Rogers. Co. I, 9th Indiana, typhoid fever.
Peter Varner, Co. H., 42d Indiana,
gunshot wound in foot.
E.G. Patrick, Co. H., 37th Indiana,
A. Cramer, Co. H. 40th Indiana,
in The Hooiser Genealogist
Volume 33 Number 4 December 1993
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