Journal-Railroad edition, in 1861 was a one-page newspaper printed on
both sides. The first page, naturally, was filled with national news
of the Civil War which had just
begun. However, page 2 often contained local news, and news of Indiana
regiments in the war. Military deaths reported are listed below. The
“official” list of Civil War veterans was
issued in 8 volumes; compiled by the Indiana Adjutant General, William
H.H. Terrell, it is titled Report of the Adjutant General of the State
of Indiana . . ., published between
1866-69. The Archives Division of the Indiana
Commission on Public Records has a card index to Indiana Civil War
soldiers. Both Terrell and the Archives index purport to have
been compiled from the official rosters of the units involved. The
newspaper reports have been compared with the above two sources. If
discrepancies were found, the differing
information has been entered in brackets [ ] if the differing source
is Terrell; in braces ( ) when differing information was found in the
Indiana soldiers died in the hospitals and camps around St. Louis
during the last week.
Oct. 26 - Ruben Going. Captain Pool’s Company, 25th Indiana regiment.
[Goen] (Company G)
Oct. 17 - Davie Peace, Company A, 24th Indiana. [Pace, October 27] (no
Oct. 17 - Snyder, Company not known, 8th Indiana. [Matthias, Company
F, October 2] (Lewis Snyder, no death date)
Oct. 30—Lewis Walker, Company A, 24th Indiana. [October 31]
Oct. 30 - Milton Jackson, Company D, 24th Indiana. [musician, no death
date listed] (no death date)
Oct. 31 - Andrew Stephenson, Company K, 8th Indiana. [Anderson
Ste-venson, October 21] (Anderson Stevenson)
Oct. 31—Amos French, Company F, 24th Indiana. [not listed]
Nov. 1 - Henry Whiper, Company U, 23d Indiana. [Whipker, 22d regiment,
December 1] (Whipker, 22d regiment, December 1)
Nov. 2—Samuel Kelmes, Company D, 25th Indiana. [Kellmus] (not listed)
Nov. 2—Alfred H. Baldwin, Company I, 25th Indiana.
Nov. 2—Isaac Shannon, Company G, 25th Indiana.
Nov. 2 - John Stanton, Company I, 25th Indiana. [Corporal, no death
listed] (no death listed) November 7, 1861.
A correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat, writing from Georgetown,
reports the following dead in the hospital at that place from Indiana
George B. Gilley, Company E, 18th Indiana regiment, died Oct. 30th of
John Flarmiken, Co. K, 22d Indiana, Oct. 20. [Honaker, no death
listed] (Honaker, no death date listed)
John Spaulding, Co. C, 22d Indiana, Oct. 20. [George W., October 21]
(George W., October 21)
Thomas Phipps, Co. H, 23d Indiana, Oct. 21. [22d regiment, company 1]
(22d regiment, company I, October 25)
Thomas E Emmons, Co. C, 25th Indiana, Oct. 20. [not listed] (not
Isaac S. Taylor, Co. E, 25th Indiana, Oct. 26. [October 20] (October
20) November 11, 1861.
The following named
Indiana soldiers died in the hospital at Otterville, Missouri between
the 1st and 12th of November.
Nov. 3d - Edward Harris, 18th regiment, Co. I. [not listed]
Nov. 4 - Abraham Epsy, 25th regiment, Co. I. [no death listed] (not
Nov. 9 - Andrew Rhoads, 8th regiment, Co. F. (not listed)
Nov. 11 - John Shields, teamster. [not listed] (not listed)
Nov. 11 - George Cron, 25th regiment, Co. F. [not listedj (not listed)
November 21, 1861.
The funeral of Elisha Kise, a private in Capt. Ferkins’ company, of
the 10th regiment, who was killed on the 20th inst. in Kentucky, will
take place ~t
Lebanon to day. He was the son of Lieut. Col. Kise of the 10th. [no
death listed] (no death listed) November23, 1861.
The following is
the weekly report of the mortality among the Indiana soldiers in the
hospitals and camps in the vicinity of St. Louis.
It is furnished by Mr. John A. Smithers, Undertaker, 113 Chestnut
street. Friends or relatives can obtain any information relative to
their burial place,
or for their removal, by calling on or addressing Mr. Smithers as
above.- All communications from abroad promptly answered by him:
December 1, John H. Chesler, Co. C., 25th Indiana. [Chissler]
December 1, Rice Johnston, Co. K., 25th Indiana.
December 5, Alexander Robertson, Co. E., 18th Indiana.
December 5, Francis M. Locke, Co. E., 22d Indiana. (December 6)
December 5, Samuel Clements, Co. A., 26th Indiana. [Clemens, December
December 7, Oliver Garrison, Co. D., 8th Indiana.
December 12, 1861.
A private in the 40th regiment named McGuire, was buried yesterday. We
believe this is the only death that has occurred in the regiment.
[Edward, enlisted December 6, died at Lafayette December 12] (Edward
Maguire, died December 12)
December 14, 1861.
The State Sentinel says the following is the weekly report of the
mortality among the Indiana soldiers in the hospitals and camps around
It is furnished by Mr. John A. Smithers, Undertaker, 113 Chestnut
street. Friends or relatives can obtain information in reference to
their burial, or for their removal, by calling on or addressing Mr.
Smithers, as above.
All communications from abroad answered promptly by him:
Dec. 9 - Louis Hartman, Co. I, 23d Indiana. [22d regiment, December
18] (not listed)
Dec. l3 - Wm. N. Stewart, Co. D., 22d Indiana. [November 13] (November
Dec. 13 - William Berry, Co. I., 8th Indiana.
Dec. 13 - Willian Stinnett, Co. A., 25th Indiana.
Dec. 14 - EM. Hoyt (dmmmer), Co. , 22d Indiana. [Hoit, Francis M.,
Company A, December 101 (Francis M. Hoit, no death listed)
December 19, 1861.
A special dispatch to the Louisville Journal says Lieut Saxe, of the
1st Indiana German regiment was killed at the battle of Mumfordsville
on Tuesday, together with seven privates. [Max Sachs, December 17]
December 20, 1861.
Among the reported deaths in the army of the Potomac, we see the
naçnes of B. Bridge, of the 16th, and A. Fielding, of the 19th Indiana
regiments. [not listed] (not listed)
The remains of Joseph R.T. Gordon, son of Major Jonathan W. Gordon, of
the Eleventh U.S. Infantry, were interred at Indianapolis, on Friday,
with impressive military ceremonies.
The remains were brought on by Cap. Patten of the 6th Indiana. [Ninth
Indiana regiment, December 13] (Ninth regiment, December 13)
December 23, 1861.
The following is the list of the Indiana soldiers who died in
Otterville [Missouri] between the 15th of November and the 18th of
Nov. 15 - Henry Fecklin, company -, 24th. [Fickling, Nov -] (Company
H, died Nov -)
Nov. 23 - Ezekiel Melvin, company A, 24th. [no death listed]
Nov. 24 - R.E. McPherson, company B, 26th. [not listed]
Nov. 25 - John Balthus, company D, 24th.  (died Nov)
Nov. 26 - D.H. Newland, company C, 26th. [Daniel H. Newlin]
Nov. 27 - Jacob C. Johnson, company C, 26th. [Corporal, November 22]
Nov. 30 - Wm. Legrand, company F, 26th.
Dec. 2 - James Hull, company C, 24th. 
Dec. 2 - Calvin Reeves, company E, 24th. [died 1862] (not listed)
Dec. 4 - Wm. Chenoworth, company G, 26th.
Dec. 4 - John B. Johnson, company D, 24th. [died Nov 1862]
Dec. 5 - John A. Shyrock, company B, 26th. [Shrihauk] (Shrihawk)
Dec. 6 - Samuel R. Auld, company I, 24th. [no death listed]
Dec. 7 - William Scarlet, company F, 24th. [December 9]
Deaths in Indiana Regiments
The following are the names of Indiana soldiers who died in the
hospital in St. Louis during the week ended December 21st.
Dec. 16 - Elias Wheatley, Co. D, 25th Indiana. [December 18] (not
listed) Dec. 17—E.P. Richmond, Co. D, 18th Indiana. [Edwin R.] (Edwin
R., died Nov -)
Dec. 18 - Wm. H. Houts, Co. F, 18th Indiana. [Houtz, musician] Dec.
18—Absalom Lee, Co. E, 18th Indiana. [December 19] (Anslum, December
Dec. 19 - James Baxter, Co. K, 25th Indiana.
Dec. 19 - Thomas I Hill, Co. G, 18th Indiana. [September 19]
Dec. 19 - Isom M. Edwards, Co. B, 25th Indiana. [John M.]
Dec. 20 - Fred H. Ellsberry, Co. B, 8th Indiana. (Frederich H.)
December 25, 1861.
Col. Willich’s Regiment [32d regiment]
The Louisville Journal publishes the following list of killed . . . on
the part of Col. Willich’s regiment in the skirmish on Tuesday, the
near Mumfordsville, on the Louisville and Nashville railroad, having
been carefully compiled from the best sources of information.
Lieutenant Max Sachs, company C, killed.
Private John Fellerman, company B, killed.
Private Fr. Schuhmacher, company C, killed. [Schumacher, Frederick]
Private Henry Lohse, company C, killed.
Private Richard Wehs, company C, killed. [Wehe]
Private Tim Schmidt, company F, killed. [Theodore]
Private George Kiefer, company F, killed. [Garri]
Private Charles Reuber, company F, killed. [Reuter] (Christopher
Private Ernest Schiemann, company F, killed. [Schimann]
Private Daniel Schmidt, company U, killed.
Private George Burkhardt, company U, killed.
Private Carl Knapp. company C, died since of wounds. [Knab, December
19] (Charles Knab, December 19)
Private Wm. Stabs, company C, died since of wounds. [not listed]
LOSS OF THE INDIANA
9TH AND 13TH
These two regiments
engaged in the battle at Camp Alleghany [December 13] under General
Milroy, met with the following losses:
Day, Co. B.
Second Lieutenant Joseph P. Jones, Co. K.
NINTH IND. REGIMENT
Private Daniel S.
Souders, Company A. [David S. Souder]
Private Jackson Kilmer, Company A.
Sergeant Thomas R. McKay, Company E. [Mackey]
Private Walter H. Pangborn, Company F.
Private Joseph Gordon, Company F. [Company G]
Private Peny Knowles, Company G. [Nouls] (not listed)
Private Charles Wilson, Company G.
Corporal Benj. F Huntington, Company H.
December 28, 1861.
Note:"original data source Lafayette Daily Journal , pub. in the
Indiana Historical Society Quarterly on December 1990
and transcribed here for Genealogy Trails by Barb Z."