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Governor Winfield T. Durbin 
As Colonel of the 161st Ind. Vol. Inf. 





From the beginning of the Mihtia System in 1787 to the 

present time, including the services of 

Indiana Troops in the 



W. D. PRATT, Printer and Binder 


In Early Days. 

Indian Attacks and the War of 1812. 


Sixty Years of Militia and Legion. 


Encampments and Active Service. 


Staff Organization and Signal Work. 


The First Regiment, Infantry. 


The Second Regiment, Infantry. 


The Third Regiment, Infantry. 


The First Artillery. 


Retired Regiments, Companies and Officers. 


The War with Spain. 


Publisher's Note 

Tlie compilation of a history of the National Guard of In- 
diana led to far greater depths than was anticipated. The 
National Guard of to-day is so directly the outgrowth of the 
militia system which began with the Northwest Territory, 
that its history would not have been complete unless written 
from that time. This was a difficult task, as official papers 
relating to the early days of Indiana are few. Many were 
lost during the moving of the State government from one 
capital to another, and from one State House to another. 
A wagon load of these valuable old documents was sold as 
waste paper by a janitor who did not realize their value. The 
record of earlj^ days is necessarily incomplete. In all cases 
the names are spelled as they appear on the official records. 

The History is issued by the publisher with the hope that 
it mny cause the Guardsman to have a greater pride in his 
organization, and the people to have greater pride in the 

The publisher is under obligations to all the officers and 
men who have co-operated to make the work a success; but 
particular acknowledgment is made of the assistance given 
by Major John E. ISIiller, Colonel Charles E. Wilson, Colonel 
James B. Curtis. Colonel William E. English, Captain 
William F. Ranke and f'aptaiu William H. Drapier, Jr. 

The com[»ilation and publication of this book has only 
been made possible by the aid given by friends of the Guard 
throughout the State, and those to whom the thanks of the 
members are extended are: 

George F. MeCuUoch. Wright Shovel Co. 


W. H. Olds. Alexander Johnson. 

S. D. Fleming. Charles S. Bash. 

R. S. Taylor. S. M. Foster. 



William E. English. Severin & Co. 

C. C. Periy. Goorge Merritt. 

M. A. MoiTis. Hibben, Hollweg & Co. 

William Garstaug. The McElwaiiie-Richards Co, 

Indianapolis Street Railway Co. A. A. ^NIcKain. 

Thomas Taggart. O. S. Runnels. 

B. F. Schmid. H. H. Hanna. 

Kothe, Wells & Bauer. 'N'onnegut Hardware Co. 

Horace Wood. 


Mrs. Alice Wilson McCullough. Oliver H. Keller. 

Ball Brothers. JSTarion Fiuit .lar and Bottle Co. 

.John H. Barker, President of the Haskell-Barker Car Co. 


W. R. McKeen. L. B. Root & Co. 

Crawford Fairbanks. A. Herz. 

Hulman & Co. Terre Haute Shovel and Tool Co. 

Prox & Brinkman Mfg. Co. Fllbeck Hotel Co. 

A. J. Crawford. 


E. Bierhaus dt Son. W. F. Carmisch. 

G. Reiter. 

Wabash Paper Co. 

Beyer Bros. 




In Early Days. 

When Indiana was a part of the Northwest Territory, 
the art of war was considered as of equal importance with 
the arts of peace. This was of necessity; nor was it contrary 
to the natural tendencies of the early settlers. Many of them 
had lost all their possessions while serving in the War of 
Revolution and had come to the great west to rebuild their 
shattered fortunes. Their service in the American army had 
left its imprint upon them and it was a new and joyful sen- 
sation to follow a military life for a few days at a time as 
a recreation and not as a necessity. The necessity for it, 
however, was constantlj' present, for a harassing and exas- 
perating warfare was waged with the Indians for many years. 
Many of the settlers came from the south, where the love 
for things military is inborn, and others had come from the 
countries of P^urope in which the army was regarded as of 
prime importance and held in great veneration. These causes 
combined to produce an acquiescence in required military 
service and aroused an enthusiasm for military life which 
later bore fruit in one of the most perfect militia systems in 
the country. 

The United States Army, at the beginning of the govern- 
ment of the Northwest Territory, consisted of ten companies 
of infantry, forming one regiment, commanded by Lieutenant- 
Colonel Harmer. The posts garrisoned by the "Regular 
Army" were: Pittsburg; Ft. Mcintosh, which was near where 
Marietta, Ohio, now stands; Ft. Steuben, near the Falls of 
the Ohio; and Vincennes. The regiment was 560 strong, and 
the Lieutenant-Colonel commanding received |50 a month 
salary, with a few allowances. Each of his Majors received 
f45 a month, each of the Captains |35 a month, each of the 
Lieutenants |26 a month, and each of the Ensigns $20 a 
month. Ft. Harmer was under command of Major Denny and 
the post at Vincennes was commanded by Major Hamtramck. 

The first appearance of the military after the arrival of 
the officers of the Northwest Territory was on July 4, 1788, 
and before the arrival of Governor St. Clair. The nation's 
birthday was celebrated at Marietta by a parade of the sol- 


diers and citizens, and Judge Varnum delivered an oration. 
Following the oration was a barbecue which lasted far into 
the night. The population of Marietta then consisted of 132 
men, besides the women and children, and the militia of the 
territory, so far as could be ascertained, numbered but 244. 

Congress had delegated to the Governor and the Judges 
of the territory the power to publish such laws as existed in 
the states at that time, which might be deemed necessary for 
the government of the new territory. Under this authority 
Governor Arthur St. Clair and Judges S. H. Parsons and 
J. M. Varnum published the first law at Marietta on July 25, 
1788. It related to the subject of prime importance and pro- 
vided for the organization of the militia. 

This law required all males between 16 and 50 years of 
age to serve in the militia, which was divided into senior and 
junior classes. The senior class consisted of those who had 
borne civil or military commissions in the United States 
service, or graduates of colleges or universities. Each man 
was required to provide himself with a "musket and bayonet, 
or rifle, cartridge box and pouch, or powder horn and bullet 
pouch, with forty rounds of cartridges, or one pound of 
powder and four pounds of lead, priming wire and brush, 
and six flints." 

A company consisted of 64 men, rank and file; eight com- 
panies constituted a battalion, and two battalions a regiment. 
The commissioned and noncommissioned officers of each com- 
pany were one captain, one lieutenant, one ensign, four ''Ser- 
jeants," four corporals, one drummer and one fifer. To each 
battalion was given one lieutenant-colonel commanding, one 
major and one adjutant. Each regiment was commanded by 
a colonel. 

The law stated that "assembling at fixed periods is con- 
ducive to health, civilization and morality," and hence it was 
required that each captain should parade his company at ten 
o'clock on the morning of the first day of each week "at some 
place convenient to or near the place appointed or to be ap- 
pointed for public worship." Those who failed to be present 
at these parades were fined 25 and 50 cents. This law stood 
until July 2, 1701. when it was so amended as to designate 
Saturday for parade day instead of Sunday, and each captain 
was charged to "diligently exercise his company for the space 
of two hours." Each one was also required to go to church 
fully armed. 

The militia of the territory at this time was not effective 
and as an organization does not seem to have been called 


upon. The only record of its appearance is when the courts 
of common pleas were formally opened by Governor St. Clair 
on September 2 following his arrival. This was a great cere- 
mony. The regulars and militia formed the escort to the 
officials. Immediately in front of the Governor, the two 
Judges and the Secretary, marched Colonel Ebenezer Sproat, 
sheriff, who was six feet and four inches tall and who carried 
in one hand a drawn sword and in the other the wand of his 
office. The procession solemnly marched to a blockhouse 
where the court Avas declared duly installed and for- 
mally opened. There was notliing on the docket and as no 
case was to be tried the court adjourned in equal state. 

The Indians gave great trouble to the settlers, and the 
settlers gave great trouble to the Indians. Frequent aimless 
and ineffectual dashes were made against them by the regu- 
lars and some of the territory militia, but these served only 
to exasperate and harass both parties to it. Campaigns were 
made against the Wabash and Illinois Indians. For the two 
campaigns of General Harmer and Major Hamtramck, and of 
Governor St. Clair himself, against the Miamis, levies of 1,500 
men were made from the militias of Pennsylvania and of Vir- 
ginia. The disastrous and dismal defeats of these expedi- 
tions were followed by Congress promptly increasing the reg- 
ular army to 5,000 men and appointing "Mad Anthony" Wayne 
to the command. Just previous to Governor St. Clair's cam- 
paign, Congress added another regiment to the regular army 
and Major Hamtramck was given the command of it with the 
rank of lieutenant-colonel. For W^ayne's campaign, Pennsyl- 
vania and Virginia were called on to furnish 2,500 men from 
the militia, and it was with these men that the militia of the 
territory served. The vigorous campaign by W^ayne and the 
treaty of 1795 gave some relief to the settlers. 

When the Northwest Territory passed to the second grade 
of territorial government in 1790, the militia was given 
prompt attention. In his address to the First General As- 
sembly of the Northwest Territory at Cincinnati, Governor 
St. Clair stated that the militia law as enacted by the Gover- 
nor and Judges was of doubtful obligation, and he urged that 
it be re-enacted by the General Assembly. This was done on 
October 28, 1799, but on the December 13 following a com- 
plete re-organization of the militia was made which went into 
effect on March 1. 1800. 

The organization as provided for in that law is strikingly 
similar to that of the present day. Those who were between 
18 and 45 years old, except Judges of the Supreme Court, the 


Attorney-General, the Clerk of the Supreme Court, ministers 
of the oosj)el who were licensed to preach, jail keepers and 
all others exempted by the United States laws, were subject 
to militia duty. Sixty-four privates, or, in case of necessity, 
from forty to eighty, rank and file, constituted a company. 
The equipment which each man was required to provide for 
himself consisted of "a good musket, a sufficient bayonet and 
belt, or fusee, two spare flints, a knapsack and a pouch with 
a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges 
suited to the bore of his musket or fusee, each cartridge to 
contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or a good 
rifle, knapsack, y>ouch and powder horn, with twenty balls 
suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of 
powder." The commissioned officers were severally armed 
with "a sword or hanger and esponton." 

A regiment consisted of two battalions of four companies 
each, while from two to four regiments constituted a brigade, 
and two brigades a division. To the commanding officer of 
each regiment was given the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and 
the commissioned and non-commissioned staffs consisted of 
an adjutant, clerk, quartermaster, paymaster, surgeon, sur- 
geon's mate, sergeant-major, quartermaster-sergeant, drum- 
major and fife-major. Each battalion was commanded by a 
major, and no changes were made in the company officers as 
previously prescribed. A brigadier-general was provided for 
each brigade, and to him was given a brigade inspector with 
the rank of major. Each major-general, commanding a divi- 
sion, was allowed two aides-de-camp, who had the rank of 

This law also provided for the first uniformed bodies of 
troops. One battery of artillery and one troop of horse was 
assigned to each brigade, the members of which were to be 
uniformed at their own expense as the brigade commander 
might prescribe. Each regiment was also required to include 
one company of young men between 18 and 28 years old who 
should be known as grenadiers, light infantrymen or riflemen, 
as might be selected by tlie brigade commander. The mem- 
bers of these companies were required to meet frequently 
for drill and to wear such uniform as might be prescribed by 
the regimental officers. Each member was required to pay 
for his own uniform, and when a member of the company 
reached the age of 28 years he was to be transferred to one 
of the companies not uniformed. It was believed such organi- 
zations would raise the esprit de corps among the men and 


would give the government the advantage of an unusually 
well drilled body of men as well. 

The officers prescribed for each battery were a captain 
and two lieutenants. The other members were to be four 
sergeants, four corporals, six gunners, six bombardiers, one 
drummer, one fifer and from twenty to thirty matrosses. The 
non-commisisoned officers were armed with swords or 
hangers, and each private or matross, with a "fusee, bay- 
onet and belt and cartridge box to hold twelve cartridges." 

Each troop of horse consisted of from thirty to sixty pri- 
vates and was commanded by a captain. The other officers 
two lieutenants, a cornet, four sergeants, four corporals, were 
a saddler, farrier and trumpeter. The commissioned officers 
were armed with a sword and pair of pistols, while each 
dragoon was required to provide a horse, saddle and holsters, 
bridle, mail pillion, "vallise,"' a breastplate and crupper, pair 
of boots and spurs, a sabre, a pistol or pair of pistols, cart- 
ridge box and twelve cartridges for his pistols. 

The Governor was designated as commander in chief, and 
he was authorized to appoint an Adjutant-General. The 
commissioned and non-commissioned officers were required to 
meet six days in each year and to devote five hours daily to 
instruction in military atfairs. The precedent for the modern 
camp of instruction in Indiana is over a century old. Com- 
pany muster was required every two months except during 
December, January, February and ilarch of each year, while 
battalion muster was fixed for each April, and October was 
named for regimental muster. The counties were divided 
into regimental, brigade and division districts in the follow- 
ing May. 

The General Assembly seems to have devoted the greater 
•part of its time to laws relating to the militia and to provide 
for the encouragement of the killing of wolves, and under the 
pressing necessities of these two branches to have overlooked 
the fact that in the passage of the new militia law all former 
laws relating to the militia were repealed. After the General 
Assembly adjourned it Avas found there were no officers to 
carry out the jjrovisions of the new law and no authority 
to appoint any. Attention was called to this state of affairs 
at the meeting of the General Assembly held at Chillicothe 
on December 8, 1800, and the Governor was authorized to 
appoint the general officers after duly inquiring in each local- 
ity as to the fitness of the man under consideration. 

The history of the militia of Indiana Territory is difficult 
to trace. The territorv was carved out of the Northwest 


Territory by an act of Congress which was approved May 7, 
1800. At that time it embraced within its limits most of the 
territory now inclnded within the State of Indiana, all of 
Illinois and Wisconsin, the western half of Michigan, and a 
part of Minnesota. There were, at that time, but three coun- 
ties in the territory, and they had been formed before Indiana 
Territory was set olf. St. Clair County was formed in 1790 and 
included all of what is now Illinois, south of the Illinois River 
and west of a line drawn from Fort Massac to the mouth of 
Mackinaw Creek. Knox County was formed the same year 
and embraced nearly all of the present Indiana and Michigan. 
Randolph County was formed in 1795 out of the southern 
part of St. Clair County. 

Wayne County was not a part of Indiana when the terri- 
tory was first set apart. It was established in 1796, and was 
cut off, to a great extent^ from Knox County. It included 
about one-third of the present State of Ohio, one-eighth of 
Indiana, the northeast corner of Illinois, including the pres- 
ent site of Chicago, the eastern part of Wisconsin, and all 
of Michigan. Detroit was the county seat, but almost all the 
white population was left in the Northwest Territory when 
Indiana Territory was set apart, and it so remained until 
Ohio was formed on April 30. 1802, when the greater part 
of it was put into Indiana Territory. The boundaries of 
Wayne County, after it had become a i)art of Indiana, were 
fixed January 24, 180.3, and they so remained until 1805, when 
it became a part of Michigan Territory. 

Thus, by the division of Indiana when Michigan was 
formed, June 30, 1805, and later when Illinois was formed, 
March 1, 1809, the history of the militia of Indiana is inter- 
woven with that of the neighboring states. 

The form of the government and the organization of Indi- 
ana Territory was the same as had been provided for the 
Northwest Territory. In 1798 it was estimated there were 
5,000 white males in the territory and at once steps were 
taken to organize the first grade of territorial government. 
This was done successfully, and on July 4, 1800, the govern- 
ment was formally begun at Saint Vincennes. 

At that time Saint Vincennes was the seat of government 
for Knox County, Kaskaskias for Randolph County, and Ka- 
hokia for St. Clair County. The total population of the terri- 
tory, including slaves, was 5,641, and of this number 2,517 
were in what is now Indiana. By 1810, the white population 
in what is now Indiana alone had increased to 24,520. 


The officers who instituted the first government were John 
Gibson, a native of PennsylvanijijWho was secretary, and Will- 
iam Clarke, Henry Vanderburgh, and John Griffin, who were 
the first Judges. William Henry Harrison, the Governor, did 
not arrive until January 10, 1801. The same laws that had 
been provided for the Northwest Territory were accepted as 
the laws for Indiana Territory, and it was under the militia 
laws of the Northwest Territory that the militia of Indiana 
Territory was organized. 

The Executive Council, composed of the officers appointed, 
did not wait for the arrival of Governor Harrison, to issue 
commissions in the militia. The total number in the territory 
at that time subject to militia duty was 1,111, but from that 
small beginning the militia was developed. The officers were 
men of importance and standing in their communities and a 
commission was coveted. It was regarded as a signal honor 
and was held to be the surest channel through which civil 
positions could be secured. 

Under the first plan of organization, battalions and regi- 
ments were organized according to counties, and the regi- 
ments were so designated. Randolph County was the first to 
organize, so far as existing records show, and commissions 
were issued to the officers before the arrival of Governor 
Harrison. On August 1, 1800, the Executive Council, then in 
session at Vincennes, commissioned John Edgar as lieuten- 
ant-colonel and Antoine Pierre Menard as major for Ran- 
dolph County. Colonel Edgar was a. native of Ireland and 
had borne a commission in the British navy, but this he re- 
signed in order to ally himself with the Americans in their 
struggle for independence. He was also probate judge, 
county treasurer, justice of the court of quarter sessions of 
the peace and justice of the court of common pleas for Ran- 
dolph County. Major Menard was a brother jurist in both 
courts and afterwards became lieutenant-governor of Illinois. 
A handsome monument now stands to his memory in Spring- 
field, Illinois, and the statue which surmounts it was made 
by an Indianapolis sculptor, John H. Mahoney. 

Those in the county who were of militia age numbered 
252, and four companies were organized. The officers, nearly 
all of whom had served in the war of 177fi, were: 

First Company — Captain Jean Baptust Barbaut, Lieutenant .Jacques 
Barblitt and Ensign Andrie Barbant. 

Second Company — Captain Nathaniel Hull, Lieutenant John Morney 
and Ensign Ralph Drury. 

Third Company — Captain James Edgar and Ensign William Dunn. 


This was the extent of military activity until after the 
arrival of Governor Harrison. About a month after his ar- 
rival and on February 3, 1801, he divided Knox County and 
formed Clark Count}', which included what is now southeast- 
ern Indiana. The seat of government was established at 
Springville. Three days later he turned his attention to mili- 
tary affairs, and the first appointments made by him were 
those who were to serve on his staff. This consisted of his 
adjutant-general and three aides-de-camp who were given the 
rank of major. John Small, of Knox County, was appointed 
adjutant-general, and to him was given the rank of lieuten- 
ant-''collonel." The duties of the office do not seem to have 
been very burdensome, as Colonel Small later became sur- 
veyor of Knox County and was frequently sent out on gov- 
ernment work. The first aide-de-camp appointed was Henry 
Hurst, a native of Virginia, who was clerk of the general 
courts of the territory and later became clerk of the first 
federal court held in Indiana. William Mackintosh was the 
second, and three days later he was appointed territorial 
treasurer. Nicholas Jarrol. of St. Clair County, was the 
third. He was one of the judges of the court of common pleas 
for St. Clair County. To each was given the rank of "Major 
in the Territorial Militia." 

The organization of new battalions was not actively taken 
up until 1802, when commissions were issued to the officers of 
the '^Second Battalion of the First Regiment of Knox 
County." The maximum militia strength of the county in 
1800 was 535, but only four companies were organized during 
the year. Luke Decker, at that time one of the judges of the 
court of common pleas, was appointed major of the Second 
Battalion of the First Regiment, on July 20, and his captains 
were Christopher Wyant, Ephraim Jordan and Parmenus 
Beckes. Captain Jordan was a judge of the court of common 
pleas and Captain Beckes later became sheriff of the county 
and was killed in a duel. The lieutenants were Abraham Fry 
Snapp. Isaac White, Noah Purcell, Daniel Pea and Benjamin 
Johnson. The only ensign couimissioned was Andrew Pur- 
cell. Captain AVyant served only until August 12, when he 
resigned and Lieutenant Snapp was promoted. Another com- 
pany was accepted on September 24, of which the officers were 
Captain Philipp Catt, Lieutenant Daniel Sullivan and Ensign 
Joseph Decker. It is probable that one organization was a 
troop of horse, of which Lieutenants White and Johnson were 
officers, but there is no specific record of such a fact. 


The activity of Knox County seems to have spurred Ran- 
dolph County to action, as the militia of that county was 
reorganized on August 19 and the officers of six companies 
were commissioned. John Edgar was reappointed lieutenant- 
"colloneF' and Antoine Piere Menard, major. The officers of 
the reorganized companies were: 

First Company — Captain Natlianiel Hull, Lieutenant Ralph Druiy 
and Ensign John blarney. 

Second Company — Captain Jean Bapties Barbeaux, Lieutenant 
Jacques Bontillet and Ensign Andrie Barbeaux. 

Third Company — Captain James Dunn and Lieutenant Antoine La 

Fourth Company — Captain James Edgar and Lieutenant William 

Fifth Company — Captain Ephraim Bilderback, Lieutenant LeRoy 
EUeal and Ensign James Hughes. 

Sixth Company — Captain Leven Cropper, Lieutenant Thomas Lev- 
ans and Ensign Parlier Grosvenor. 

St. Clair County was organized on the same day with 
seven, and possibly eight, companies. The militia strength 
of the county in 1800 was 324. John Dumolin was appointed 
lieutenant-colonel and George Atchison major. Both of them 
were judges of the courts for the county. The company offi- 
cers were: 

First Company — Captain Baptiest Lancier, Lieutenant Michael Beu- 
lieux and Ensign Jean Benlieux. 

Second Company — Captain Sanson Trotic, Lieutenant Joseph Trotice 
and Ensign EJlene Pensano. 

Third Company — Captain Michael Longvel, Lieutenant Jean Bpt. 
Chartrain and Ensign .Jacques Mayot. 

Fourth Company — Capfain William Whitesides, Lieutenant John 
]Moore and Ensign William Scott. 

Fifth Company — Captain Abraham Clark, Lieutenant Isaac Inix 
and Ensign George Dement. 

Sixth Company — Captain William Bohler Whitesides and Ensign 
Samuel Judy. 

Seventh Company — Captain Henry Fisher, Lieutenant Bazel Gerard 
and Ensign Michael Labatte. 

The recommendation of the last named officers w^as writ- 
ten in French and addressed to "Son Excellence le Gouver- 
neur, Monsieur." 

James Garrison was appointed an ensign on the same day 
and Robert Sybord a lieutenant, but the records do not show 
that they were attached to any company. 

Dearborn County was formed early in 1803, and was the 
first to organize its militia in that year. It was cut off from 
Knox County and included all of Indiana east of the Green- 


ville treaty line. The proclamation was issued March 7, and 
the seat of government was fixed at Lawrenceburg. The civil 
officers were appointed the same day, and with them Benja- 
min Chambers was appointed lieutenant-colonel commanding. 
Colonel Chambers was also a judge of the Court of Common 
Pleas and was a man of influence in the community. His or- 
ganization was not perfected until August 15 following, when 
John BroAvnson was appointed major and five companies were 
received into the service. 

The officers of these companies were: 

First Coaipany — Captain William Hall, Lieutenant Israel Standiford 
and Ensign Gasham Lee. 

Second Company — Captain Samuel Fulton, Lieutenant William Spen- 
cer and Ensign Thomas Fulton. 

Third Company — Captain Daniel Linn, Lieutenant William Clark 
and Ensign Michael Flick. 

Fourth Company — Captain Barrent Hulick, Lieutenant James Ham- 
ilton and Ensign William Thompson. 

Fifth Company — Captain .Jeremiah Johnston, Lieutenant William 
AUinsworth and Ensign James Buckanan. 

Ten days later, Major Brownson was commissioned as major of the 
First Regiment. 

In the menntime Wayne county had been added to Indiana 
Territory by the formation of Ohio. The general proclama- 
tion accepting the county was issued January 24, 1803, and 
the civil officers were appointed in the following May. The 
militia officers were not commissioned until July 28, but the 
organization was a thorough one. Chabert Joncaire, a judge 
of the Courts of Common Pleas, was appointed lieutenant- 
colonel, and Jean Baptiest Cecot and George McDougal ma- 
jors. Ten companies were received with the county, of which 
the officers were: 

First Company — Lieutenant Baptiest Jerome and Ensign Joseph 

Second Company — Captain James May, Lieutenanl: James Abott and 
Ensign Joseph Campeau. 

Third Company — Captain Antoine Beaubien, Lieutenant Jacques 
Campeau and Ensign Barneby Campeau. 

Fourth Conipany — Captain Jacob Visgar, Lieutenant Jacques Las- 
selle and Ensign Gabriel Godfrey, Jr. 

Fifth Company — Captain Francois Navarre, Lieutenant Joseph Me- 
nard and Ensign Jacques Nacare. 

Sixth Company — Captain Gabriel Godfrey, Lieutenant Jean Baptiest 
Beaugrand and Ensign John Cissney. 

Seventh Company — Captain Joseph Robin, Lieutenant Romain 
Lacliamljre and Ensign Hyacinth Lafort. 

Eighth Company — Captain George Cotterealle, Lieutenant Jean 
Marie Beaubien and Ensign Pierre Meni. 


Ninth Company — Captain Louis Campeau, Lieutenant Jacques Laser 
and Ensign Pettier Thunen. 

Tenth Company — Captain Louis St. Bernard, Lieutenant Joseph Sau- 
cier and Ensign Baptiest Rivard. 

Christopher Tuttle was appointed adjutant and John Baptiest Cicot, 
Jr., was made ensign. 

Clark County was the next to organize, and on September 
20 Marston G. Clark was eommissioned lieutenant-colonel 
commanding. Like the other commanding officers, he was a 
Judge of the courts of common pleas in his county. Joseph 
Bartholomew was appointed major. Five companies were 
organized, of which the officers were: 

First Company — Captain .John Owens, Lieutenant William Phlas- 
ket and Ensign David Owens. 

Second Company — Captain George Wood, Lieutenant Isaac Shelby 
and Ensign Barzilhai Bal%er. 

Third Company — Captain William Goodwin, Lieutenant Robert 
Burge and Ensign William Stacy. 

Fourth Company — Captain William Smith, Lieutenant William; 
Prather and Ensign John Morris. 

Firth Company — Captain Davis Floyd, Lieutenant John Jackson and 
Ensign Rezin Redman. 

Randolph County continued the work by the appointment 
of William Kelly as adjutant of the First Regiment on March 
25 of this year, and on the same day the resignation of 
Captain James Dunn, of the Third Company, of this county, 
was accej)ted and Ephraim Carpenter was appointed to suc- 
ceed him. The other appointments for the year were Walter 
Wilson as ensign in the Knox county regiment on November 
1, and on November 26 Nicholas LaBatte was appointed a 
lieutenant and Jean Marie Querie an ensign in the St. Clair 
County regiment. 

The first report ever made to the United States govern- 
ment of the strength of the organized militia of Indiana Ter- 
ritory was made in 1803. The specific date is not given, but 
the report shows a general staff consisting of an adjutant- 
general, a quartermaster-general and three aides. There is 
no territorial record of the appointment of a quartermaster- 
general. The report also shows a cavalry organization which 
does not a])pear in the territorial records, which consisted 
of a captain, two lieutenants, a cornet and sixteen dragoons. 
The strength of the infantry was four lieutenant-colonels, six 
majors, two adjutants, thirty-one captains, thirty lieutenants, 
twenty-seven ensigns, one sergeant-major, 113 sergeants and 
1,710 privates, or a total effective force of the militia of 


1,949. The equipment, as shown in tlie report, consisted of 
970 muskets, 976 rifles and 108 flints. 

The records are alnK»st silent as to military affairs of 1804, 
and during the year the only connmissions issued were on 
September 22, when John Berry and Matthew Rider were ap- 
pointed lieutenants and Josiah Eakin an ensign in the First 
Regiment of Clark County. 

It was decided during the year that the Territory should 
pass to the second or representative grade of territorial gov- 
ernment, and the election of representatives was held early in 
1805. In the spring of 1805 Captain John Owens and Ensign 
David Owens, of the First Company of Clark County, re- 
signed and on Alay 25 James Bland was appointed captain 
and Thomas Bland ensign to succeed them. A new company 
was also organized in the county, of which the officers were 
Captain William Harrod, Lieutenant George Newland and 
Ensign Joel Comly. 

Wayne County with its well organized militia was lost to 
Indiana on June 30 of this year, as it then became a part of 
the new Michigan Territory. No military action was taken 
by Indiana until August 24, when Jesse B. Thomas and Wil- 
liam Ross were appointed captains in "Dear Born" County, 
and on September 24, in the Knox County regiment, William 
Mills was made major and Abraham F. Snapp, David Robb 
and Benjamin Park were appointed captains. 

St. Chiir County showed much activity during November, 
as three new companies were added to the regiment and new 
field officers were appointed. On the 11th commissions were 
issued to Captain Jean Palmier Beaulin, Lieutenant Joseph 
Manegle and Ensign Jean Bpt. Saucier as the officers of one 
new company, and to Captain Ettienne Pencenneau, Lieuten- 
ant Francis Trotier and Ensign Piere Lize as officers of the 
second company. Lieutenant George Demint and Ensign 
Jose])li Lemen were commissioned also. On the next day, 
Major George Achison was promoted to be lieutenant-colonel 
commanding, Captain William Whitesides was promoted to 
be major and John Moredock was appointed major. Arthur 
Morgan and Samuel Kilncade were at the same time ap- 
pointed ensigns. The third new company was accepted on the 
15th and the officers were Captain Franklin Jarvis, Lieuten- 
ant John Teale and Ensign William Scott, Jr. 

December saw a change in the field officers of Clark 
County, as Colonel Marston Clark removed from the county 
and Major Joseph Barthalemeaw was promoted to succeed 
him on the 21st. One week previous, a new company was 

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organized in Randolph Countj, of which the officers were Cap- 
tain Elisha Cabbot, Lieutenant John Hays and Ensign Jacob 

The year 1806 was full of changes, and Knox County was 
first in the field with the appointment of Joel Hardin as cap- 
tain on January 1. On July 23, Captain Philip Catte resigned 
and Daniel Sulevan, his lieutenant, was appointed to succeed 
him. Three days later Noah Purcell was promoted to a cap- 
taincy m the First Battalion of the First Regiment and on 
August 2 Ensign Andrew Purcell was promoted to a lieuten- 
antcy and Jolm Decker was made ensign. Six days later the 
resignation of William Mills as major of the Second Battalion 
was accepted and Captain Ephraim Jourdan was promoted to 
fill the vacancy. On August 21 George Claypole was ap- 
pointed a captain and on September 3 Eli Hawkins was made 
lieutenant and John Hogue ensign. The following day Joseph 
Legerwood was appointed a captain, Adam Lesmore a lieuten- 
ant and William McClanaghan an ensign. Two days later 
Captain Hardin having removed. Lieutenant Isaac White was 
promoted to succeed him, John Murphy was made lieutenant 
and John Devinport an ensign. Walter Wilson was appointed 
a lieutenant on September 20 and on October 4 Daniel Decker 
was appointed lieutenant and Henry Hopkins an ensign. The 
last appointment of the year was on October 21, when Wil- 
liam Prince was made captain. 

St Clair County holds the record of having organized the 
first troop of horse in the Territory, so far as the territorial 
records show. The organization was accepted on July 7 and 
the officers were Captain James Moore, First Lieutenant 
Enoch Moore, Second Lieutenant Jacob Ogle and Cornet 
Henry Moore. On the same day Shadrack Bond, Jr., was ap- 
pointed regimental adjutant. John Higgins and William 
Pruitt were the captains of two new companies, James Stock- 
ton and Samuel Kennedy lieutenants and William Pruitt, Jr., 
and Valentine Brazil ensigns. Two new companies were ac- 
cejjted from the county on January 10. Captain James 
Ganchan, Lieutenant Jehu Scott and Ensign George Achison, 
Jr., were the officers of the first and Captain John Moore, 
Lieutenant Enoch Moore and Ensign William Cairns were the 
officers of the second. Adjutant Bond subsequently became 
Governor of Illinois. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Edgar, of Randolph County, resigned 
and Major Menard was promoted to comamnd the regiment 
on July 12. Previous to this, on May 3, Captain Ephraim Bid- 
derback was re-commissioned and Raphille Drury was ap- 


pointed captain. Ensign Andrew Barbean was promoted to a 
lieutenantej and Robert Kidd, one of George Rogers Clark's 
soldiers, was appointed lieutenant. Piere Conte, John Worley 
and Jesse Griggs were appointed ensigns. Other changes 
were made on December 1, when David Anderson was ap- 
pointed captain and Lieutenant Thomns Levins was promoted 
to a captaincy, Ensign Parker Grosvenor was promoted to 
a lieutenantej and Isaac Levens was appointed ensign. 

Captain Smith, commanding the Fourth Company of Clark 
County, died and on January 10 Lieutenant William Prather 
was promoted to fill the vacancy. Lieutenant Ryder, who has 
not previously appeared in the record, removed from the 
county and John Work, Jr., was appointed to the office. Wil- 
liam F. Tully and Hugh Espy were appointed lieutenants on 
the same day. Captain Davis Floyd, of the Fifth Company, 
was promoted to be major on June 21, and on August 10 the 
example of St. Clair County was followed by Clark, and a 
troop of horse was organized. This troop was assigned to 
the First Regiment of Clark County and the officers were 
Captain Charles Beggs, First Lieutenant Aron Prather, Sec- 
ond Lieutenant James Lemon and Cornet Peter Bloom. On 
the same day Captain John Owens of the First Company 
w^as made major of the Second Battalion of the First Regi- 
ment. These and other causes made many changes in the 
officers of the regiment, and on November 18 the new commis- 
sions were issued. Captain William Goodwin of the Third 
Company resigned and Ensign Rezen Redman was appointed 
to the place. Captain George Wood of the Second Company 
resigned and Robert Robertson was appointed, and Josiah 
Aiken was appointed captain, vice Cap tain Owens, promoted. 
John Anderson was appointed a captain, John McCoy, Eli 
Robertson and Jacob Font were appointed lieutenants and 
Absalom Hart, Thomas Chappell, Joseph Bowman and David 
Fouts were appointed ensigns. 

Dearborn County passed through the year with but few 
changes. On April 11, Joseph Hannah was appointed a cap- 
tain and James Adair, Jr., a lieutenant. The day before 
Christmas, Thomas Mc(Joy and Benjamin M. Piatt, the father 
of Don Piatt, were appointed captains, \Aalliam Whitesides, 
Hugh Carson and Golea, lieutenants, and John White- 
sides, William Cunningham, Thomas Dawson and William 
Buchanon, ensigns. Justus Gibbs was appointed major of the 
Second Battalion on October 3. 

By the close of 1806 the militia of the Territory had grown 
materially. Notwithstanding the loss of the Wayne County 


militia, the effective strength of the militia of Indiana Terri- 
tory had increased to 2,067 men. The aides-de-camp had been 
dropped and the adjutant-general was the only general staff 
officer who remained. The cavalry consisted of two troops of 
a total strength of thirty-six. Of these there were two cap- 
tains, two lieutenants, one cornet, four sergeants, and 
twenty-seven dragoons. The infantry strength was 2,030, 
which was divided into five lieutenant-colonels, seven majors, 
two adjutants, thirty-one captains, thirty-three lieutenants, 
thirty ensigns, seventy-six sergeants and 1,846 privates. The 
only equipment reported at that time was 179 rifles. 

With the beginning of 1807 the second session of the First 
General Assembly of Indiana Territory' again gave some at- 
tention to the militia. Some doubt had been expressed as to 
the obligations of the law of 1709, so the General Assembly 
passed a bill which reaffirmed that law and declared it to 
apply to Indiana Territory as though enacted by the General 
Assembly of the Territory. This act was approved by Gov- 
ernor Harrison on December 5, 1806, and became effective 
January 1, 1807. This law also required that each one in 
the militia should provide a ''cheap uniform." Many slight 
amendments were subsequently made to this law, but it stood 
until September 17, 1807, when the revised code was adopted. 
This was complicated, but did not change the general plan of 

Clark County had many changes among its officers. On 
April 18, 1807, John Johnson and Enoch Boon were commis- 
sioned captains, John Smith and Paul French lieutenants, and 
James Hickman and Robert Donbow ensigns. On the July 8 
following John Shields was appointed captain, William Smith 
lieutenant and Fielding Cromwell ensign, and on August 22 
Gresham Lee was made captain, Joseph Howard lieutenant 
and John Griffin ensign. 

The October muster of the Second Battalion was attended 
by Lieutenant-Colonel Barthalemeaw and Major Davis Floyd. 
On their return they sent the following joint letter to Gov- 
ernor Harrison at Vincennes: 

"Dear Sir — We have just returned from the battalion muster in the 
lower purchase. From their number and the inconvenient local situa- 
tion of that battalion, we think it would be desirable to appoint a field 
officer in that district, and from the acquaintance which we have and 
the information which we have received, we would recommend Mr. John 
Harbison as a person whom the people wish to receive the appointment, 
and one who will do justice to it. You see from the general return the 
number and priety of forming; another company by taking a part of 
Captain Johnson's company and a small part of Captain Boone's, 


though of this you should be better informed in a short time, as it will 
be an arrangement between the officers of those companies. We would 
recommend John Morris, lieutenant, and David Stuart, ensign, to fill the 
vacancies in Captain Prather's company by resignation; Thomas Chap- 
pel, lieutenant, and William Pitmau, ensign, to fill the vacancies in 
Captain Robertson's company; James Stuart, lieutenant, and Willis 
Ashby, ensign, to fill the vacancy in Captain Eakin's company." 

The recommendations were accepted, and on November 3 
the commissions were issued as requested. On the same date 
a company of volunteer infantry was accepted and the officers 
commissioned were Captain William Harrod, Lieutenant 
George Newland and Ensign Joel Coombs. 

Special organizations seem to have caught the popular 
fancy, as three were formed during the year. St. Clair County 
organized a troop of horse, and the oflicers as commissioned 
0<;tober 26 were Captain Isham D. Gillham, First Lieutenant 
William Kenney, Second Lieutenant John D. Gillham and 
Cornet John Scott. 

Randolph County was also among the special organization 
counties, and on October 7 a company of volunteers was 
organized, of which James Galbraith was captain, William 
Boone first lieutenant and Abijah Levett second lieutenant. 
On the same day Captain Robert Robinson was promoted 
to be major of the First Battalion of the First Regiment. 
Early in the year, on January 15, Absolam Cox was commis- 
sioned a lieutenant and Robert Huggins an ensign. 

The Vincennes Light Infantry appears on March 17 of this 
year, when Porter Jones was appointed lieutenant and Chris- 
tian Graeter ensign. 

Knox County also added to the list of special organiza- 
tions, as on October 26 a volunteer company was organized 
and the officers were Captain ^Michael Brouillet, Lieutenant 
Pierre Andre and Ensign Jean Bt. Barois. On the same date 
Piere Bono was made a captain. Captain A. F. Snapp had 
resigned his commission in the First Battalion and on August 
14 William Br^.ice succeeded him. Four days later Michael 
Brouillet was appointed captain to succeed Alex Vaile, who 
had resigned. On August 20 John Terrell was appointed a 
captain, Henry Brinton a lieutenant and William Coleman an 
ensign in the Second Battalion of the regiment, and four days 
later Jonathan Taylor was appointed major of the Third Bat- 
talion. One week later David Wilkins was appointed a lieu- 
tenant and James Neal an ensign in the First Battalion. 
Walter Wilson was appointed a captain in the same battalion 
on September 4, which was the same day that Squire Patter- 
son and Benjamin B. Beckes were appointed lieutenants in 


the Second Battalion. Thomas Scott was appointed a lieu- 
tenant and Jonathan Piircell an ensijjjn on September 14 and 
on October 5 Andrew Purcell succeeded Daniel Sullivan, who 
had resigned a captaincy in the Second Battalion. 

Dearborn County further organized by the appointment on 
August 22 of Jeremiah Johnson as major, James Buchanon, 
Enoch Smith and George Craig as captains, Robert Scandland 
and John Thompson as lieutenants and Enoch McCarty, Sam- 
uel Arnet and Norris Canfield as ensigns. 

The honorary appointment of the year was given to "The 
Honorable Waller Tayler," who, on April 25, was made a 
major in the militia of the Territory and was assigned to duty 
as an aide-de-camp to the Governor. 

The relations between Great Britain and the United 
States were so strained by the year 1808 that war was fore- 
seen by all the settlers of the western states and territories, 
and this meant to them not war with Great Britain alon^ 
but with the Indians as well. Preparations were made for 
defense against both foes, and the vacancies among the oflfi- 
cers of the militia were speedily filled. An effort was made to 
fill them with men who had seen previous service, and many 
old soldiers were again called into service. The effect was to 
raise the militia in importance and in the estimation of the 
people, and many letters were sent to Governor Harrison 
asking for commissions. 

It was desired to raise a company of grenadiers or riflemen 
in St. Clair County, but there was some fear that, considering 
the probabilty of war, the militia might take umbrage at the 
organization of a new company. The principal mover in this 
enterprise was Mr. Samuel S. Kennedy, and on Wednesday 
evening, February 24, he wrote to Governor Harrison on the 
subject. His proposition to organize the company was ap- 
proved by the officers of the St. Clair County militia, and the 
letter says: 

"I have the honor to enclose to His Excellency a recommendationi 
under the signature and approbation of the field officers commanding 
the St. Clair County Regiment, and have further (agreeable to order) 
taken the approbation of the several American captains commanding 
foot companys. This was done with regard to their having a prefer- 
^ce in office, to the liberty of becoming or volunteering themselves, as 
Grenadiers, Light Infantry or Riflemen, so that the present intended com- 
pany may be established without a murmur, which has been my in- 
structions from the Colonel. 

"In resorting to the :\Iilitia law, I find that 'It will be of great utility 
and advantage in establishing a well disciplined militia, to annex to 
each Battalion a light company to be formed of young men from the 
ages of eighteen to twenty-eight years old, whose activity and domestic 


cirf-umstances will admit of a frequency in training,' and who will be in 
readiness in all cases of emergency, not convenient for the militia in 
general; will be giving them a military pride and experience from which 
the best consequences must result. And if I further recollect the law, 
it goes on to say that the Governor shall appoint and commission a cap- 
tain, lieutenant and ensign to each Battalion, and that the said com- 
pany shall be distinguished by the denomination of Grenadiers, Light In- 
fantry or Iliflemen. 

"The object of such companys appears to be of the first importance, 
and as it seems that a war with Great Britain is unavoidable, as (from 
experience) Indian insults will most assuredly be one of the after conse- 
quences. And further, as I have from an early period of my life, and 
still do at times, feel an anxiety to defend my country against foreign 
and domestic insults, and from experience and opportunity I flatter my- 
self that I shall (under the within intended appointment) in all things 
thereunto pertaining, do honor to myself, my company, my regiment, 
and my government. 

"The within certificate embraces none of the officers but myself, 
relative to which I am permitted by the Colonel and Majors to transmit 
to His Excellency the names of such subaltern officers as have been by 
the (already enrolled) company designated and approved of. In doing 
this I shall give you the names of William Gillham, lieutenant, and Wil- 
liam Kinney, ensign. 

"His Excellency has already favored or granted me a commission 
of the peace, but if the command of an infantry or rifle company and an 
appointment in the civil authority should be considered more than I 
merit, I will cheerfully lay down the civil for the military from the 
expectation already spoken of. namely to defend my country. 

"A general muster is intended for the first Thiu'sday in April next. 
If the (iovernor should promote this company, commissions forwarded 
before that time will be thankfullj^ received, so that they may take 
their station in the field of Parade. The officers of the regiment have 
assured me that "there is not a doubt but that the Governor will feel 
a pleasure in establishing the Company agreeable to expectations.' If so, 
I am satisfied, and, if otherwise, am certainly the same and at all 
times in conformity to the wishes and public conduct of the Executive. 

"As my personal acquaintance with the Governor is but young, 
nevertheless I shall at all times take a pleasure in giving any public 
or private information, particularly when requested. 

"With an expectation of further communications, I shall close the 
present address Avith all respect to your Exalted Dignity, and am, with 
consideration. Sir, your most obedient and very humble servant, 

"His Excellency, 

"William Henry Harrison, Esquire." 

Mr. Kennedy's a|)peal was eil'eetiye, for on March 17 fol- 
lowing a company of grenadiers was accepted from St. Clair 
County, and the officers commissioned were Captain Samuel 
Simpson Kennedy, Lieutenant ^Villiam Gillham and Ensign 
William Kinney. On the same day a new company was re- 
ceived into the general militia of the county, of which the offi- 
cers were Captain William Vawter, Lieutenant James Robb 


and Ensign Esquire Hall. Later in the year Lieutenant- 
Colonel George Atchison, commanding the regiment, died, 
and on October 26 Shadrach Bond was appointed to the com- 
mand. At the same time Ensign George Atchison was made 
a lieutenant and William Blair was appointed ensign. Jehu 
Scott was commissioned as captain on November 3. 

The Clark County regiment also underwent many changes. 
On March 25 the new officers appointed were Captain John 
Smith, Lieutenant George Roberts, Ensign William Penning- 
ton, Lieutenant James Hickman and Ensign John Hickman. 
The commission of Major Davis Floyd revoked on July G, 
but no reason is given in the record for this action. Captain 
Boone resigned and Paul French was appointed to succeed 
him. Captain John Johnston also resigned and Charles L. 
Byrns was appointed to succeed him. Robert Denbo and 
Elijah Hurst were appointed lieutenants and John Parkison 
and Robert Rusk ensigns. On October 22, Captain William 
Prather was appointed major of the First Battalion to suc- 
ceed Davis Floyd and Samuel Latton was appointed cornet in 
the troop of horse. 

The Vincennes Light Infantry underwent an entire change 
of officers during the year. On March 25 the resignation of 
Captain William Prince was accepted and Peter Jones was 
appointed to succeed him. On July 1, the resignations of 
Lieutenant Christian Graeter and Ensign Homer Johnson 
were accepted and Charles Smith was appointed lieutenant 
and Parmenas Beckes ensign. Tw^o new companies were or- 
ganized in Knox County, which were assigned to the Second 
Battalion and which had as officers Captain Jacob Warrick, 
Lieutenant Hugh McGary and Ensign John Warrick. The 
second company was accepted August 17 and the officers were 
Captain Bailey Anderson, Jr., Lieutenant Enoch Berry and 
Ensign Hiram Maines. 

Wharton Rector was appointed a captain in Randolph 
County on October 5 and ten days later Daniel Sullivan was 
made an ensign in Knox. The last of the year was marked 
by the formation of a new county and by active preparations 
for the approaching war. Harrison County was formed out 
of Knox and Clark, subject to an act approved October 11. 

The preparations for war are indicated by an unsigned 
and unaddressed letter which is found among the few old 
territorial papers remaining. It is dated at Vincennes on 
November 23, 1808, and shows that nearly eight months were 
required for orders from the general government to reach the 
Territory. The letter is presumed to have been written by 


Governor Harrison to the lieutenant-colonel commanding one 
of the regiments, and follows: 

"Sir — I received by the last mail instructions from the President of 
the United States to organize and equip as soon as possible the quota 
of militia from this counti-y authorized by the law of the United States 
passed on the 30th of March. 1808. 

"By the next mail you will receive a detail of the detachment which 
is to be drawn from your regiment. But as the President has agreed 
to receive such volunteer companies as may offer their services, under 
the provisions of the act of the 24th of Februaiy, 1807, in lieu of 
the draft contemplated by the law of March last, I must request you 
to make every exertion in your power to induce one or more companies 
of infantry to offer their services. But if your exertions should be 
unavailing, recourse must be had to the humiliating expedience of the 
Draft. Upon the receipt of this letter you will please immediately ap- 
point a day for the meeting of the commissioned officers of your regiment 
to consult upon the best mode of effecting the object of this letter. 
Before the meeting takes place, you will receive more particular in- 

"I am, very respectfully, yours." 

The Indians at this time, encouraged by the British, were 
becoming restless and there were grave apprehensions among 
the people of the Territory. Congress had conferred upon the 
President the right to call into active service 100,000 men, 
should he deem it necessary, and preparations for war were 
well under way, xVn undated message was sent by Governor 
Harrison to the Legislative Council and House of Represen- 
tatives, probably about this time. The message says: 

"The information whicli I have lately received from the Indian 
country increases the probability that at no very distant period we shall 
be involved in hostilities with some of the Indian tribes. By the 
same conveyance I have also received the most explicit opinions that 
the tribes immediately contiguous to us are firmly determined to pre- 
serve their relations of amity with us. But should the more distant 
tribes commence a Avar, there will unquestionably be found amongst 
those which are generally friendly, individuals who will supply the 
others with arms and ammunition purchased in our settlements. The 
laws of the United States will be sufficient to prevent our citizens from 
furnishing articles of that kind indiA^dually to those who are hostile, 
but no law of the United States exists for preventing them from being 
obtained from our citizens in the settled country through the medium 
of neutral tribes; nor do I believe that Congress could legislate on that 
subject. I therefore recommend to you gentlemen that a law be 
passed, empowering the Executive of the Territoiy, in case of a war 
between the United States and some of the Indian tribes, or others, to 
prohibit the sale of arms and ammunition to any neutral tribe or tribes 
when in his opinion the public safety requires such prohibition. The 
law might, with propriety, be limited to one year and from thence to 
<die end of the next session of the General Assembly." 


With the beginning of 1809, there was an added interest 
in the militia, and muster dajs became days of importance. 
Many officers wlio had been commissioned as honorary ap- 
pointments resigned, and their places were filled with practical 
fighters. Great carousals marked muster days, and they 
were long to be remembered. Officers were lavish in their 
treatment of their men in order to advance political pros- 
pects, and many scandals grew out of the day. 

Those in the more exposed settlements became more 
alarmed over the prospects of Indian trouble, and petitions 
for assistance were frequent. In order to meet all calls, the 
militia was divided into eight classes, which did active duty 
in turn, and the law prohibited one class from again being 
called into service until the remaining seven had performed 
their tours of duty. 

The new county of Harrison sent in an abject appeal for 
help. It was signed by thirty-four inhabitants of Driftwood, 
and reads: 

"To his Excelency William Henry Harrison Governor And Com- 
mander in Chief of Indiana Territory. The Humble petition of the In- 
habitants of Drift Wood, Harrison County, showeth that Your Petition- 
ers from their Calamitous situation at the present Crisis are again Con- 
strained to malie application to you as their Protector under god for 
some Assistance to Enable them to Remain still at their Stations as we 
have Bore our Burthen (We had hoped through the heat of the day) Al- 
though attended with almost every difficulty yet We have Retained our 
stations with firmness Untill the present Without any help from our 
Government Except six men Who have Rendered all the Service they 
Could in our situation aided somethimes by Voluntaiy Militia But from 
the Appearance of Times in our land and the Many Depredations Com- 
mitted on us by the Enemy some of which has been lately We shall 
be Compelled to Remove to some place of More security than here with- 
out Some Speedy Relief; We therefore Hope AVith Confidence Your Ex- 
eleency Will Take our Cause unto your Consideration and Grant us 
some assistance By sending to our Aid What Quantity of Men either of 
Militia or Rangers as you in j'our Wisdom shall thinlv Expedient for our 
protection AV'hich Must Most Certainly be the means of Preserving a 
Great part of the County from being Uninhabited if we stand our 
Ground Which cannot be the Case Without our Petition is Granted us 
the Compliance of Which Will Continue us your Loyal Subjects and We 
Remain in Duty ever Bound to pray, etc." 

Harrison County selected John Harbison as major com- 
mandant on January 13, and on April 11 Joseph Paddock was 
appointed adjutant of the First Battalion. Two new com- 
panies were accepted during the year, the first of which was 
on January 17, when commissions were issued to Captain 
George Beck, Lieutenant Jac Miller and Ensign John Beck. 
The second company was received on December 30, and the 


officers commissioned were Captain Michael Smith, Lieuten- 
ant Jacob Miller and Ensign Frederick Wemard. 

On March 7, Majors Bartholomew and Owens, of the Clark 
County regiment, sent their first recommendations of the 
year to the Governor. All were acted upon, and tv/o weeks 
later commissions were issued to Robert Evans, captain, vice 
James Bland, resigned; Jacob Fouts, captain, vice John An- 
derson, resigned; John Norris, captain, vice William Prather, 
promoted; John Thompson, captain, vice Captain Eakins, re- 
signed. Peter Covert was appointed lieutenant and John 
Crockett ensign in Captain Evans's company; William Kelly 
a lieutenant in Captain Fouts's company; Matthias Crum a 
lieutenant and John McNaught an ensign in Captain Norris's 
company and John McClintock, Jr., an ensign in Captain 
Thompson's company. Rezin Redman was made a major on 
November 29, and the same day Samuel Smock was appointed 
captain and John Blenard, Squire Hall, James Mclntire and 
Andrew Gelvick, lieutenants. 

Dearborn County had many changes in the officers, but the 
records are not complete, as blank commissions were sent to 
be filled in by the field officers. On October 21 commissions 
in blank were sent to Lieutenant-Colonel Chambers for the 
appointment of one major, four captains, three lieutenants 
and five ensigns. Previous to this and on March 21, Robert 
Pratt was appointed a major and James McGuire, who served 
as county drill master, a captain. On the same day a new 
company was accepted, of which the officers were Captain 
James Dill, Lieutenant Chambers Foster and Ensign Thomas 
Foster. James Howell and William Connell were appointed 
lieutenants on May 10 and Adam D. Livingston was made an 

Captain Rector, of Randolph County, resigned on Janu- 
ary 17, and Giles Hull was appointed to succeed him. Joel 
Combs was also appointed a captain and Josiah Williams a 
lieutenant in the Knox County regiment and on April 17, 

Andre was appointed captain and Joseph Ledger wood 

an ensign. 

By the division of Indiana Territory on March 1,1809, when 
Illinois was taken off, Ihe Indiana of practically the same 
boundaries as it has to-day first commenced. As soon as it 
was felt that the permanent boundary lines of the State were 
fixed, there was unusual activity in all lines. Three new 
counties, Jefferson, Wayne and Franklin, were taken off from 
Dearborn and Clark. Jefferson was organized November 23, 
1810, and Wayne and Franklin were organized four days 


later. The officers were appointed the following mouth. The 
war fever rose and military feeling was spurred to a high 
pitch. The organization of new counties caused many changes 
in the officers, and during this year appears for the first time 
a record of regiments of territorial militia consecutively num- 

The county regiments flourished for a short time, but 
gradually they were displaced by the regiments bearing con- 
secutive numbers as Indiana Territory regiments. Many offi- 
cers were commissioned during 1810 because of the rapid 
approach of war with Great Britain and the activity of the 
Indians. Andrew Wilkins was commissioned a lieutenant in 
the Knox County regiment on February 14, and Homer John- 
son was made adjutant of the First Battalion on April 13. 
Wabash Township elected as officers, on April 21, Captain 
David Mills, Lieutenant Samuel Aldridge and Ensign James 
Dack. They were commissioned on May 2. 

The organization of the Second Regiment of Knox County 
caused many changes and promotions. On May 5 Ephraim 
Jordon was appointed lieutenant-colonel and assigned to the 
command of the First Regiment, while Noah Purcell was made 
major of the First Battalion and Joseph Ledgerwood major 
of the Second Battalion. Luke Decker was appointed a lieu- 
tenant-colonel and was assigned to the Second Regiment be- 
cause of his residence. His predecessor was Colonel Vigo. 
David Robb was appointed major of the First Battalion of 
the Second Regiment and George Claypoole major of the 
Second Battalion. The officers of a new company in the 
Second Battalion were Captain William Hargrove, Lieuten- 
ant William Barker and Ensign Isaac Flenner. Many other 
commissions were issued in this regiment. 

An election was held in AVabash Township on May 12, at 
which Hugh McGary was elected captain by a majority of 
forty votes, Thomas Wagner a lieutenant by thirty-two votes 
and Peter Whitesides ensign by a majority of eighteen votes. 
There is a confusion of records as to this company, and the 
names appear as above in one return. A second return of 
the election on file is signed by James Crow as poll keeper, 
and states that the election was held May 29 at the home of 
Jeremiah Rust, in Wabash Township, and that votes were 
cast by fifty-nine privates. The officers elected under this 
return were Captain Hugh McGary, Lieutenant Thomas Wag- 
ner and Ensign Henry Whetstone. C^ommissions under this 
election were issued June 16 following to Captain Hugh Mc- 


Gary, Lieutenant James Waggoner and Ensign Thomas 

Ohio Township elected officers on May 26 at the house of 
Adam Young. Those elected were Captain Julius Elmer Wig- 
gins, Lieutenant Enoch Berry and Ensign Berry Cant well, 
who were commissioned on June 16. This company was at- 
tached to the Second Regiment and had seventy-four privates. 
Another company of this regiment was formed in Ohio Town- 
ship and the officers elected May 25 at the house of George 
Toben were Captain Samuel Conner, Lieutenant Daniel Ryan 
and Ensign John Crawford. This company had a membership 
of twenty -five. The company which had been commanded by 
Major Robb elected officers June 9 at the house of James 
Robb and chose Captain Henry J. Mills, Lieutenant John 
Kirk and Ensign Thomas Neely. They were commissioned 
June 16 and were assigned to the Second Regiment. Other 
officers commissioned the same day were Capt. Daniel Comer, 
Lieutenant James Carr Yeale, Jr., and Ensign Wal- 
lace, in the First Regiment; and later in the same regiment 
Captain Andrew Wilkins, Lieutenant Charles Polke and En- 
signs William Lemmon, Samuel Mc Clure and John Scott. 
All other officers in Knox were commissioned in June. Cap- 
tain Thomas Levens and Captain Lisman were given 

commissions on June 18 and were assigned to the Second 
Battalion of the First Regiment. Three days later Captain 
Peter Jones, Lieutenant Conrad Crum, Lieutenant Charles 
Smith, Ensign Isaac Plough and Ensign Par Beckes were 
commissioned. The following day Pierre Bonnault was ap- 
pointed a captain and William Dapron an ensign in the First 
Battalion of the First Regiment and three days later Nathan- 
iel Robbins was appointed captain and James McCutcheon an 
ensign. The last appointments for the year in this county 
were on June 27, when William Carlton was commissioned a 
lieutenant and Thomas Allsup an ensign in the Second Bat. 

Harrison County made several changes. Under date of 
April 14, Lieutenant-Colonel Harbison sent his list of changes 
to Governor Harrison. They were all accepted, and under 
date of April 21 Hiram Westfall was made captain, vice 
John Smith, resigned; Hugh Shaw, lieutenant, vice James 
Harbeson, resigned; Ruben Wright, lieutenant, vice William 
Pennington, resigned; Jonathan Keller, lieutenant, vice 
Thomas Cunningham, resigned; Robert Beverly, lieutenant, 
vice James Hickman, resigned; William Erwin, ensign, vice 
John Hickman, resigned; AVilliam Mclntire, ensign, vice Jon- 


athan Keller, promoted. On May 23, Spier Spencer was com- 
missioned as captain, George F, Tope as lieutenant and Bev- 
erly Hurst as ensign, while on June 12 John Beck was com- 
missioned a lieutenant and George House an ensign. 

During the fall there was some confusion regarding the 
officers of the Harrison County regiment. There are two 
certificates of election on file, both attested by William Rod- 
man and George Beck, but neither agrees with the record of 
commissions issued by the Governor. One certificate, ver- 
batim, is: 

"Indina Terittory Hareson County. . 

"thair Avas an election held at George brocks on the Last Sauterday in 
July in the year 1810 and John Beck Capt. — James Mairs Lieutenant 
Elijah Wright Ensign and was elected by a large mejority." 

The other certificate reads: 

"Indania Tery. Herrison County, thare was an a Lection Held at Quila 
Rogers on the sixth of October 1810 thare was elected Robert Burgh 
Capt. Isack Holman Leftnant and William Reddick iusine all by a 

While the names of all these officers appear in other 
organizations, it is not probable that the organizations were 
ever accepted with the officers indicated in the certificates. 
The next record of commissions to Harrison County officers 
is under date of September 27, when Thomas Ferry was ap- 
pointed captain, and October 2, when Michael Smith was 
commissioned captain to rank as such from March 10, 1810. 
The following day the resignation of Beverly Hurst as ensign 
was accepted and Samuel Flanahan was appointed to succeed 

The field officers of the regiment were elected at Corydon 
on October 13. The opposing candidates for lieutenant- 
colonel commanding were Spier Shields and Joseph Paddock, 
the latter winning by fourteen votes to Spencer's ten. For 
major of the First Battalion, Paul French and James Shields 
were opposing candidates, but French was elected by sixteen 
votes to nine for Shields. Captain George Beck was unani- 
mously elected major of the Second Battalion. They were 
commissioned on November 14, and the same date John Beck 
was commissioned a captain. James Shields was appointed 
lieutenant and adjutant of the First Battalion, First Regi- 
ment, two days later. 

Dearborn County was not inactive during the year. Justus 
S. Sentwell was commissioned a lieutenant and Noyes Can- 
field an ensign on July 30. The next commissions were issued 


August 22, but there seems to have been some dispute regard- 
ing the election. Under date of August 9, James Dill sent to 
to Governor Harrison two returns, at the request of Major 
Robert Piatt. He states in his letter that one of the returns 
appears to be regular and he presumed would entitle those 
having received the highest number of votes to receive com- 
missions. The officers he names under this return are Cap- 
tain James McGuire, Lieutenant James Allen and Ensign 
John PaAue. They were commissioned August 22, There is 
no record of the returns for the other officers, and Colonel 
Dill's letter savs: "As 1o the other returns, I have nothing 
to say. Major Piatt wishes you to do as you think proper 
respecting it, he having no information on the subject but 
that is contained in the return itself." 

A company of riflemen was also organized in Dearborn 
County, and the official notification of the organization as 
sent to Major Piatt at Lawrenceburg, bears the date of July 
30 and was written at the "Main fork of the White River." 
The letter reads: 

"Sor; Sometime in februaiy last Lieut. Col. Chambers give me orders 
to raise a eompanie of Rifele men I meed the attempt and succeeded in 
the Sam and Has at the Present time about 70 men enrolled in said 
compnnio together with drum fife and collors and a number of said 
eompanie in uniform and agreeable to the orders of Major Jonson we 
held an Election on the 21 day of April Last and the following men were 
duly Elected as offersors of said compnie, 
.Joseph Washenton Morrison Capton 
Jerremiaha Conney Lieutenant 
Lirmond Bessey Insighn 

Major Jonston Present at the Said Election and we med due Return 
to Mr. Jonston, Hoping he in a short time would obtain the Commishenes 
for us. but we have never got Them yet and I hop you will see to the 
Governor sonserning the Sam and indeavor to obtain the commishenes 
as soon as possable. 

"Sir we have Held Sevrell musters and ouer men Seemes to do veriy 
well and prides mutch in being in a rifel company they are all young 
men from the age of 18 and under the age of 28 years as the law directs 

"Sir I belive the militia offersors of this battalion would be better if 
the field offersors Avould order them to Busness soon and hold a Generell 
muster this fall. Sir I hop you will send me an answer as soon as this 
Letter comes to hand and let me know what will be don in the above 
bisness and also send me the Laws of this Terratorey." 

This communication was manifestly forwarded to head- 
quarter-!, as on Argust 22 commissions were issued to Captain 
Joseph Washington Morrison, Lieutenant Jeremiah Corley 
and Ensign Lirmond Bessey. Clark Countv received a new 


company into its regiment on October 10, of which James 
McFarland was captain, Booth Thomas lieutenant and James 
Gaddass ensign. 

By this time muster days had become such great occasions 
for drinking and carousing that the General Assembly was 
forced to stop it. An amendment to the law was passed on 
December 10, 1810, which forbid officers from treating their 
men with "ardent spirits or strong water" on muster days, 
and which prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors within 
two miles of the mustering place except as it might apply to 
tavern or inn keepers whose place of business was within the 
limit. This law also exempted Quakers from serving in the 
militia and repealed the clause in the existing law by which 
a "cheap uniform" was required. 


Indian Attacks and the War of 1812. 

The year 1811 marks the practical passing of regiments as 
distinguished by their counties. One or two commissions were 
issued in 1812, but 1810 marked the beginning of the new 
system and it was well developed during 1811. 

William McFarland was unanimously elected major of 
the First Battalion, First Regiment, of Jefferson County, on 
November 17, 1810, but when the return of the election was 
made attention was called to the fact that the new battalion 
was wholly within the limits of the new county which was 
expected to be formed at the next session of the General 
Assembly and of which the county seat was to be Madison. 
The commission was issued January 1, but a more perfect 
organization of the militia of Jefferson County early in 1811 
resulted in McFarland being elected to a higher position. 
Under date of November 23, Major Barthalameaw sent notice 
that in the early spring David Hilless was elected a captain, 
Richard Tolbot a lieutenant and Enoch McCarty and Jesse 
Gray ensigns in the First Battalion, First Regiment, of Jef- 
ferson County. The3' were commissioned January 1, 1811. 
Commissions were issued March 7 to Elisha Golway, James 
Arbuckle, Samuel Carr and Perry Green Magner as captains, 
and to Lewis Goley, Williss Stucker, James Robb, John 
Francis Siebenthal, John Fields, Samuel Alexander and Wil- 
liam Dolson as ensigns. On February 23 William McFarland 
was unanimously elected lieutenant-colonel commanding, and 
he was commissioned on March 15. Samuel Smock and David 
Helms were elected majors and a new company was estab- 
lished in the lower part of the county, of which the officers 
were Captain Thomas Mclntire, Lieutenant Josiah Blanking- 
ship and Ensign George Nevill. They were commissioned the 
same day. The promotion of Captain Smock caused a vacancy 
in his company, which was filled May 1 by the election of 
Captain Benjamin Miller, Lieutenant William Sullivan and 
Ensign William McClelland. William Watson was elected 
lieutenant in Captain Vawter's company and William Vawter 
and George Craig were commissioned captains May 28. 

Brig. -Gen. R. S. Foster 


Quarter-Master General 


Harrison County experienced some trouble in its regiment 
during the year. George T. Pope resigned his commission as 
first lieutenant of a rifle company and Richard McMahon was 
appointed to succeed him. On June 5, Lieutenant McMahon 
wrote to Governor Harrison from Corydon as follows: 

"I expect you will not be a little surprised at a second application 
for a commition for me as first lieutenant of the Corydon Rifle Company. 
I am well apriesed, Sir, of the many perplexities and difficultyes you 
have to incaunter respectin the Militia of your Relm, and verry sorry 
that I should be one to trouble you. I was last spring provokt to distroy 
my commition under a determination never to bear a nother but finding 
myself imposed on by a mallitious lyor who indeavoerd to distroy the 
friendship existing between me and a man Avho I thought my best 
friend, the difference being settled to the satisfaction of both partys 
and being strongly soliscyted by the Company generally to continue to 
serve them, I thought I would be out of my duty as a man who wishes 
to sirve his Cuntrey to refuse. I feel myself under a constraint to beg 
your Excellenceys pardon and do hope for forgiveness as to a further 
explanation I hope to be able to give you full sattisfaction on our first 
pirsonall interview. 

"Your most obedient and humble sirvent, 


The plea was elfective, for the commission was issued June 
20, and the same day George Pope was appointed second lieu- 

The rifle company declined to give Captain Spencer up. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Paddock reported the condition of affairs 
to the Governor. Captain Spencer was elected a field officer 
of tlie regiment and resigned his captaincy, but when the 
election for a new captain was over, it was found he had 
been again chosen, and he continued to fill the two offices. 
Thomas Berry was appointed a captain March 26 and a new 
company was received, of which the officers were Captain 
Hiram Boone, Lieutenant George Wooster and Ensign 
George Mcintosh. Captain Rodman moved from the terri- 
tory and Henry Duval was elected to succeed him, while 
Charles Bushey was elected to the command of the company 
formerly commanded by Captain Michael Smith. Two new 
companies which were accepted had as officers Captain Zach- 
ariah Lindley. Lieutenant James Macvay and Ensign Charles 
Batte}^; and Captain Andrew House, Lieutenant John 
Goldsby and Ensign John Carter. At this time there were 
five companies in the First Battalion, exclusive of the rifle 
company, and permission was askecl to raise two more com- 
panies and an additional rifle company. 

Dearborn County organized in May. On the 25th of that 
month James Dill was elected lieutenant-colonel commanding 


and Samuel Fulton was elected major of the First Battalion 
and Enoch Smith major of the Second. Four days before, 
commissions were issued to Captain Justus S. Sertwell, 
Lieutenant Xoyes Canfield, Ensign Daniel Bordman, Lieu- 
tenant Enoch Blasdell and Ensign Charles Stevens. 

Clark County had several changes and on April 5 commis- 
sions were issued to William Patrick, John McCoy, William 
Montgomery and James Bigger as captains, John Jenkins, 
John Herrod, Henry Socles and John Chunn as lieutenants, 
and to Thomas Jacobs, Joseph Carr, Joseph Bowers and 
Joseph Still well as ensigns. Major John Owens resigned on 
June 12 and Captain Robert Robertson was promoted to fill 
the vacancy. Captain John Thompson died and Waller Tay- 
lor was elected to succeed him, while George Twilley was 
elected lieutenant and Joseph Stroud ensign. On June 1, 
Joseph Montgomery was commissioned captain, John Waller 
lieutenant and Leander De])in ensign in the Second Battalion 
of the Second Regiment of Knox County. George Wallice, 
Jr., was appointed second lieutenant of the Vincennes Dra- 
goons on September 9, as John McCandless resigned. 

County regiments are referred to but three other times in 
the territorial records. Robert Robertson was commissioned 
as colonel commanding the Clark County regiment on April 
13, 1812, and this commission seems to have been the last so 
issued. On March 5 previous, a new rifle company was ac- 
cepted which had been organized in Harrison County. The 
officers were Captain John Ti]>ton, First Lieutenant Samuel 
Flanagan, Second Lieutenant Jacob Zenor and Ensign Philip 
Bell. On ]\[arch 10, 1812, a commission was issued to Freder- 
ick Shoults as a captain in Franklin County. 

Many other commissions were issued, but under the new 
order of affairs. The (loneral Assembly created the rank of 
colonel by a law passed December 19, 1811, but before this 
was done a report of the strength of the militia was made to 
the general government. It showed a total strength of 4,100. 
The population under the census of 1810 was 24,520 and the 
organization of the militia was thorough. There was one 
adjutant-general, three quartermasters, three sergeant- 
majors, three quartermaster-sergeants and four drum and 
file-majors, in field officers there were eight lieutenant- 
colonels and sixteen majors. The line consisted of sixty-three 
captains, 120 lieutenants and ensigns, 193 sergeants, twenty- 
three musicians and 3,030 of the rank and file. Other officers 
assigned brought the total to 4,100. The equipment consisted 


of fourteen swords, 130 muskets, 1,109 rifles, thirty fusees, 
ten bayonets and 1,396 pouches and horns. 

The new epoch in the militia of Indiana Territory not 
only included the change to the system of numbering regi- 
ments in consecutive order and the departure from the more 
cumbersome method of denoting them by their counties, but 
it was the beginning of the terms of active service which 
characterized the latter portion of the days of the Territory. 
The system inaugurated during the year grew during the last 
territorial days and the first days of statehood until an en- 
rolled and organized militia of over 50,000 members was the 
result. The year was not important in actual events, but it 
was marked by the incipient movement of the Indian war 
which followed during the next few years. Tecumseh had 
been active in his efforts to unite the tribes against the 
whites, and his efforts were ably seconded by his brother, the 
Prophet. General Harrison was empowered by Congress 
with authority to call out the militia, and in 1811 he marched 
against the town of the Prophet and totaly defeated the 
Indians in the battle of Tippecanoe. 

Many conferences were held with the Indians previous to 
the campaign against them, and during 1810, among the confi- 
dential messengers sent to the Indians by the Governor were 
Francis Vigo, Toussaint Dubois, Joseph Barron, Pierre La- 
plante, John Conner, M. Brouillette and William Prince, all 
of whom were officers in the militia. The last message was 
sent to them through Captain Walter Wilson, but the British 
Indian agent encouraged the Indians and the war resulted. 

Governor Harrison had called out 250 regular troops 
under command of Colonel Boyd, about sixty volunteers from 
Kentucky and 600 of the territorial militia, and with this 
force of 960 men he moved from Vincennes September 26, 
1811, up the Wabash to Ft. Harrison, which he built. When 
the army arrived before the Prophet's town, encampment 
was made for the night, but before daybreak the Indians 
made the attack, which resulted in their overwhelming 

The militia was well represented in the camj^aign. Four 
companies were commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Luke 
Decker, and other officers from the militia were Major Noah 
Purcell; Daniel Sullivan, lieutenant and acting adjutant; Wil- 
liam Reed, sergeant-major; James Smith, quartermaster; and 
Dr. Edward Scull, surgeon. The militia companies were 
commanded by Captain Spier Spencer, Captain Frederick 


Guiger, Captain Scott,. Captain Jacob Warrick, Captain 
John Norris, Captain William Hargrove, Captain Wilkins 
and Captain Walter Wilson. Captain Benjamin Parke com- 
manded a company of dragoons, and his tirst lieutenant was 
Thomas Emerson and his second George Wallace. In Cap- 
tain Wilson's company the other officers were Lieutenant B. 
V. Beckes and Ensign Joseph Macomb. After Captain Spen- 
cer was killed, his company of mounted riflemen was com- 
manded by Captain Dubois. Colonel Joseph Bartholomew 
served under Colonel Boyd, of the regular forces, and ren- 
dered good service. 

Governor Harrison, in his report of the battle, says: 
"Colonel Joseph Bartholomew, a very valuable officer, com- 
manded, under Colonel Boyd, the militia infantry. He was 
wounded early in the action and his service lost to me. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Decker, who commanded the battalion 
of infantry on the right of the rear line, preserved his com- 
mand in good order. He was, however, but partially attacked. 
Several of the militia companies were in no wise inferior to 
the regulars. Spencer's, Guiger's and Warrick's maintained 
their posts amid a monstrous carnage; as, indeed, did Robb's, 
after it was posted on the left flank. Its loss of men (seven- 
teen killed and wounded) and its keeping its ground are suffi- 
cient evidence of its firmness. Wilson's and Scott's com- 
panies charged with the regular troops and proved them- 
selves worthy of so doing. Norris's company also behaved 
well. Hargrove's and Wilkins's companies were placed in a 
situation where they had no opportunity of distinguishing 
themselves, or I am satisfied they would have done so. This 
was the case with the squadron of dragoons also. After 
Major Daviess had received his wound, knowing it to be 
mortal, I promoted Captain Parke to the majority, than 
whom there is no better officer. My two aides-de-camp. 
Majors Hurst and Taylor, afforded me the most essential aid, 
as well in the action as throughout the campaign." 

The loss in the engagement was thirty-seven killed and 
151 wounded, and of the latter twenty-five died of their 
wounds. Among those killed or mortally wounded were 
Colonel Joseph Hamilton Daviess, Colonel Abraham Owen, 
Captain W. C. Baen, Captain Jacob Warrick, Captain Spier 
Spencer, Lieutenant Richard McMahon, Lieutenant Thomas 
Berry, Colonel Isaac White and Thomas Randolph. Among 
the wounded were Lieutenant-Coloned Joseph Bartholomew, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Luke Decker, Dr. Edward Scull, Adjutant 


James Hunter, Lieutenant Georj>;e P. Peters, Lieutenant 
George Gooding, Ensign Henry Burchstead, Captain John 
Norris and Captain Frederick Guiger. 

The war of 1812, commenced in June, again called the 
militia into active duty. An Indian outbreak and attack on a 
settlement on the Wabash about tliirty-five miles above Vin- 
cennes called out a portion of the militia of Knox County. 
One company of rangers was authorized by Congress to be 
raised in Indiana, under the call for 30,000 men. During the 
spring and summer, block houses were built on the frontier 
of Indiana, and one at Brookville w as commanded by Lieu- 
tenant Breckenridge, one on Tanners Creek_by Captain Blas- 
dell, and one on Laugh reyjby Captain James McGuire. The 
slaughter of "Pigeon Roost settlement," in what is now Scott 
County, in which twenty-two persons were killed, called into 
service a portion of the Clark County militia under Major 
John McCoy and Captain Devault. This was in September, 
and the latter officer overtook the Indians in their flight and 
killed one. 

All the campaigns against Indian villages were partici- 
pated in by Indiana soldiers, but as a territorial organization 
the militia does not appear. When Governor Harrison as- 
sumed command of the army in 1812, it was provided that it 
was to consist of regular troops, rangers and militia from 
Kentucky and Ohio and 3,000 men from Pennsylvania and 
Virginia. Some Indiana companies accompanied General 
Harrison as far as what is now Piqua, Ohio, but the threaten- 
ing actions of the Indians on the frontier of Indiana caused 
them to hurry back for the protection of their homes. Many 
remained with the expedition as individuals, and early in the 
war companies were raised by (Captains Russell, Perry and 
Modrell, while Captain Beckes raised a company of scouts. 

During the winter of 1812-13, Indiana companies par- 
ticipated in the campaigns against the Indians by Gen- 
eral Hopkins, and terrible privations and sufferings from 
the cold weather are recorded. An expedition under Colonel 
Joseph Bartholomew was sent out in June, 1813, to punish 
Indians who were hostile and who were lurking in villages 
on the west fork of the White River. 

The war made the progress of the Territory necessarily 
slow. Governor Harrison resigned in 1812 to take the mili- 
tary command assigned him, and Thomas Posey, who was 
appointed Governor to succeed him, did not arrive until jMay 
25. 1813. In the interval John Gibson, Secretary, served as 


acting Governor, and under his administration the capital 
was removed to Corydon in December of 1812. 

The actual declaration of war with Great Britain had 
made a nation of warriors. A protest against the militia 
being the only ones to serve was sent to the Governor under 
date of August 21, 1812. It begins: ''We the undersigned 
wish to shew your Excellency that we are willing to obey any 
of your calls and to defend our country at any time when 
called upon in time for us to make ready for to turn out and 
leave home." 

During the war Indiana furnished one general officer, five 
staff officers, eighteen field officers, five noncommissioned 
staff officers, sixty-seven captains, 132 subaltern officers, and 
410 noncommissioned officers, with fourteen musicians and 
2,592 privates. 

Many more volunteered for service than the government 
could accept, and it was out of the question to equip those 
who presented themselves. This was soon known, and the 
later volunteers appeared fully armed and equipped at their 
own expense. This caused a tremendous revival of military 
spirit and the militia profited by it. The extraordinary in- 
crease in the population of the Territory made it a difficult 
matter to enable the militia to lieep pace with the growing 
population, but it was successfully done and the organization 
was preserved. It was in 1815 that the great increase com- 

In 1814, at the close of the war with Great Britain, a re- 
port of the militia of the Territory was made which showed 
an aggregate strength of 5,010. In the commissioned and 
noncommissioned staffs there was one adjutant-general, eight 
adjutants, seven quartermasters, five paymasters, four sur- 
geons, three surgeons' mates, six sergeant-majors, four quar- 
termaster-sergeants and six drum-majors. The infantry re- 
port showed seven lieutenant-colonels, eighteen majors, 
eighty-seven captains, 179 lieutenants and ensigns, 325 ser- 
geants, seventy musicians and 4,281 rank and file. 

It was in the same year and at Corydon on January 3 that 
the act of general reorganization of the militia was passed. 
The age limit of those subject to duty, under this act, was 
from eighteen to 45, and it was also required that on muster 
and parade days the major and brigadier-generals should 
"wear a French military hat, blue cloth coat, turned up, with 
buff or scarlet, with gold epaulettes, white small clothes or 
buff, also boots and spurs.'' The commander-in-chief was 
authorized to appoint two aides-de-camp, to have the rank 


of colonel. It was also provided that the adjutant-general 
and the quartermaster-general should have the rank of 
colonel, and the pay of the adjutant-general was fixed at 
|25 per annum in time of peace and $50 per annum in time of 

It was provided that sixty men should constitute a com- 
pany, or, in case of necessity, from forty to eighty, rank and 
file; two to seven companies should form a battalion; two 
battalions should constitute a regiment; two to eight regi- 
ments a brigade, and two to four brigades a division. Officers 
were required to serve five years. Ferrj-men on post roads, 
ministers who were licensed to preach, and those who had 
conscientious scruples against military duty were exempted 
from serving. Musters were appointed for Saturdays in April 
and September. 

The First Brigade was assigned to Knox, Sullivan and 
Daviess counties; the Second to Gibson, Posey, Warrick, 
Perry and Pike counties, and these two brigades formed the 
First Division. The regimental divisions for the First Bri- 
gade were made at Yincennes and for the Second at the 
Gibson County courthouse in February, 1817. The Third Bri- 
gade was made up of Harrison and Clark counties, and the 
Fourth of Orange, Washington and Jackson counties. These 
two brigades formed the Second Division, and the regimental 
divisions were made at Anthony Liver's house for the Third 
Brigade, and at Salem for the Fourth. The Fifth Brigade 
was formed of Jefferson, Jennings, Switzerland and Dear- 
born counties, and the Sixth Brigade of Franklin and Wayne 
counties. These brigades formed the Third Division, and the 
regimental division for the Fifth'Brigade was made at Switz- 
erland, and at Connersville for the Sixth. 

During this period from 1810 to the beginning of the State 
government, there were changes among the general officers 
in consequence of the change of governors and commanders- 
in-chief. The calling of the militia into service caused many 
appointments in 1812. On July 12 of that year William Jones 
was appointed assistant quartermaster for the militia in 
service and Daniel Sullivan was commissioned adjutant-gen- 
eral and brigade major to the militia in service. General W. 
Johnson was appointed judge advocate to the troops in Indi- 
ana and Captain Benjamin Park and John D. Hay were ap- 
pointed aides-de-camp, on September 6. To the latter was 
given the rank of captain. The following day Dr. Robert Alli- 
son was appointed surgeon's mate to the militia in service, 
and four days later Ensign Davis Floyd was made deputy 


quartermaster-general for the troops in Indiana. Toussaint 
Dubois was comniissioueJ as major on September 26, and to 
him was assigned the command of spies. General W. Johnson 
was appointed an aide-de-camp to the commander-in-chief on 
October 3, and he was given the rank of captain, while eight- 
een days later Charles Smith was commissioned lieutenant 
and adjutant-general pro tem and brigade major. William 
Prince was made captain on November 16, but his rank dated 
from October 16. 

Earl in 1813, on January 14, Lieutenant Daniel Sullivan 
was commissioned a colonel and appointed adjutant-general. 
His letter of application was dated at Vinceunes, December 
26, 1812, and reads : 

"Dear Sir — I have been informed tbat the office of Adjutant-General 
has been vacated by Colonel Smalls resignation. It is, Sir, with the 
utmost diffidence that I offer myself as a candidate for that important 
office, being well assured that there are many better qualified then 
myself. I have but little hopes of success but should you think proper 
to confer the appointment on me, rest assured. Sir, that I would en- 
deavor to deserve the preference that you would give. I am, Sir. with 
respect and esteem, 

"Your Humble Servant, 


He served only until September 10 following, when Gen- 
eral W. Johnson was apjjointed to the oflice with the rank of 
colonel. Colonel Johnson's term was short, for on February 
24, 1814, Waller Taylor was appointed to the offlce and given 
the rank of colonel. He served until September 17 following, 
when Allen P.. Thorn was appointed and served until Indiana 
passed into statehood. 

Nathaniel Claypoole was appointed an aide-de-camp on 
February 15, 1813, and June 17, 1815, Benjamin Park was ap- 
pointed first aide-de-camp and Robert A. New second. Both 
were given the rank of colonel. 

The cavalry received much attention in this period, as it 
was of great use in following the Indians. Joseph Hamilton 
Daviess was commissioned as major or dragoons on Septem- 
ber 20, 1811, and subsequently rendered important service. 
Daviess County v/as named after him. On the same day 
commissions were issued to George Hunt as lieutenant- 
colonel. Smith Hunt as major and to Benson Miner as cap- 
tain, John Plummer as lieutenant and Baltzer Sybrook as en- 
sign of a rifle company. It is not given to what regiment they 
were assigned and none of the officers named appear in the 
records other than this one time. 


After Major Bartholomew's death, Captain Benjamin 
Park was promoted and his commission as major of dragoons 
was issued November 6, 1813. On May 14 of the following 
year William Prince was appointed a captain in the cavalry. 
Ten days later William M. Owens was commissioned as sec- 
ond lieutenant and John Weathers as cornet. 

Special companies were organized for active service, but 
all do not appear in the official records. In 1813, on March 27, 
Pierre Andre's company of rangers was accepted, and two 
days later William Dunn's company was accepted. April 5 
following, William Hargrove's company w^as accepted. Pierre 
Andre was appointed captain of mounted volunteers on July 
21, 1815, to serve six mouths. Ilis other officers were Lieu- 
tenant Francis Mallet and Ensign Robert Ash. The com- 
missions of all were dated June 10. The same day a company 
commanded by Captain Hyacinth Lassell was accepted for 
six months' service. It was a company of mounted volunteers 
and the remaining officers w^ere Lieutenant Pierre Laplante 
and Ensign John Myers. The commissions of the officers 
dated from June 30. 

The First Regiment appears for the first time under that 
designation on September 22, 1810, when commissions were 
issued to Captain Benjamin Park, First Lieutenant Thomas 
Emerson, Second Lieutenant John McCandless and Cornet 
John Balthus as officers of a troop of horse assigned to the 

The regiment grew^ from the Knox County regiment and 
Colonel Ephraim Jordan, of the First Regiment of Knox 
County, was the first colonel of the First Regiment of Indi- 
ana. His election as colonel was unanimous. Under date of 
April 25, 1812, the officers of the First Battalion sent a writ- 
ten request to the Governor that Ephraim Jordan should be 
appointed colonel, Thomas Scott lieutenant-colonel, and Wil- 
son Lagore major of their battalion. The officers of the 
Second Battalion concurred in the request as to Colonel Jor- 
dan on May 13, and the commissions of the officers named 
were issued June 1. Colonel Jordan served until July 7, 1814, 
when Lieutenant-Colonel Scott succeeded him. 

Dr. Edmund Scull was appointed surgeon of the regiment 
June 4, 1812, and the first major of the First Battalion was 
Wilson Lagore. commissioned June 1, 1812, who was formerly 
a captain in the regiment. He served until October 6, 1814, 
when Captain Beujamiu V. Beckes succeeded him. The first 
major of the Second Battalion was Joseph Ledgerwood, w^ho 


serA^ed until September 25, 1812. On that date Captain Wil- 
liam Bruce was appointed major of tbe battalion, and he 
served until October 24, 1814, when Andrew Wilkins was com- 
missioned. Daniel Connor was commissioned a major on Au- 
gust 11, 1815, but the records do not state to which battalion 
he was assigned. 

The Vincennes Light Infantry, a noted organization of the 
early days, was attached to the First Regiment. The line offi- 
cers and dates of commissions were: 


October 10 — Wilson Lagore, to rank from May 6. 

November 14 — William Rodsman and Robert Burge. 

July 22 — Francis Boyer. 

May 7 — Henry McGee. 

August 14 — Pierre Andre. 

February 3 — Francis Mallet. 

April 24 — Ambroise Mallet. 

September 13 — Samuel Hogg and Robert Hay. 

October 6 — James Jenkins. 

October 24 — Ashbury Alexander. 


January 21 — Charles Polk. 
. August 11 — Tbomas Sliepard, Thomas Black, William Perry, William 
Purcell, General W. Johnston, Infantry; Benjamin Park, cavalry. 
October 21 — Ovid Hunt. .Jesse Hadden, Barnet Holliugsworth and 
Abraham Roadarmell. 


August 7 — Samuel Coleman. 



October 10 — Robert Buntin, Jr., and Jonathan Purcell, Jr. 
November 14 — Alexander Little and James Myers. 


July 22 — Ambrose Mallet. 

May 16— George R. C. Sullivan. 

August 18 — Hyacinth Laselle. 

September 25 — William Wallice. 

February 3 — Laurient Bruellet and Jesse Hadden. 

April 24 — Lewis Denoyen. 

September .13 — William Gamble, Abraham Roadarmell and John 

October 24 — Robert Brenton. 



Januaiy 21 — Samuel Chambers, Pierre Broulett, vice L. Broulett, re- 

August 11 — Joseph Thomas. Smith Hansbury, James Braudy, Elisha 
Keller, John Culberson and James Jordan. 

October 21 — William Balier, Jacob Pancake, John Moor. 


August 7 — Andrew Brooks. 



October 10 — Hemy McGee. 

November 14 — William Peddick, William Pitt, Elijah Wright. 


July 22 — Lewis Denoyer. 

May 16 — John Moore. 

August 18 — Francois Mallet. 

September 25 — Ephraim Thompson. 


March 16— John Walton. 

Februaiy 3 — Pierre Bruellet, James Lisman, John Flint, William 

Collins and Samuel Chambers. 
April 24 — Pierre Gamlin. 
September 13 — James Jordan, Friend Spears, Jeremiah Gregory and 

John Bush. 
Oqtober 24 — James Walker and Thomas Stone. 


January 21 — William Watson and Francois Creley. 
August 11 — Andrew Westfall, Abi.iah Thomas, John Fielding, Brice 
McWelcher. Alexander West, John Reel and Melchel Richerville. 
October 21 — John Bradford, John Keina, Charles Mitchell. 


August 7 — James Cunningham. 

The Second Kegiment was originally the Clark County 
regiment and as such it was under the command of Colonel 
Eobert Robertson. It was one of the most complete regi- 
ments in the service, and included many special organizations, 
one of which was the only artillery company mentioned in the 
territorial records. 

Colonel Robertson resigned his commission on account 
of indisposition, and Major Joseph Bartholomew was elected 
to succeed him and was commissioned colonel October 21, 
1811. He seems to have served until March 30, 1814, when 
Joel Combs was commissioned colonel. Rezen Redman was 
lieutenant-colonel and was commissioned as such June 10, 


The first major of the regiment who appears was William 
Montgomery, to whom the commission was issued April 4, 
1812, and eleven days later, John McCoy was commissioned 
major. Josiah Eaken became major of the First Battalion on 
May 2, 1814. 

The staff appointments were made September 19, 1811, 
and Joseph Brown was appointed adjutant, Joseph Clark 
quartermaster and Chapman Deneslow sergeant-major. A 
general request from the officers that a muster master be 
appointed was complied with in the appointment, on October 
30, 1811, of Isaac Shelby. He was also made inspector. 

The cavalry was a well organized and important branch of 
the Second Regiment. The first reference to this branch is on 
September 19, 1811, when commissions were issued to John 
Thompson as first lieutenant, Henry Botorff as second lieu- 
tenant and Mordecai Swainey as cornet of a troop of horse. 
A volunteer mounted rilie company was received into the 
regiment on August 22, 1812, of which the officers were Cap- 
tain John B. Pittman, First Lieutenant Henry Giles, Second 
Lieutenant John Owens and Ensign Davis Floyd. On Sept. 
22. 1815, Alexander Buckner was commissioned a captain of 
dragoons, John Weathers a first lieutenant and Samuel Mc- 
Campbell cornet. The organization was completed on Janu- 
ary 25, 1816, when John Coons was appointed a lieutenant. 
John Gibson was made captain and Edward Norris and Isaac 
Scribner ensigns. 

Rifle companies were numerous. On September G, 1813, 
Joseph Stilwell was commissioned a first lieutenant, James 
Robinson a second lieutenant, and Absalom Carr an ensign in 
one company. September 22, 1815, was a day for commissions 
in these organizations. Absalom Carr had risen to a lieu- 
tenantcy and was so commissioned that day, while John 
Denny was made ensign. The same day Daniel Peyton was 
commissioned captain, James Weir a lieutenant and James 
Blizard an ensign of another rifle company. On June 1, 1816, 
John Carr was commissioned as captain of a rifle company. 

The only mention of artillery in the territorial records is 
in connection with the Second Regiment, as June 1, 1816, com- 
missions were issued to John M. Lemon as first lieutenant, 
William Nailor as second lieutenant and Henry Hopkins as 
ensign of artillery. 

Line officers appointed during this epoch were: 




July 26 — John Buckner Pittman, vice Robert Robertson, promoted. 

September 16 — William Kelly and Tobias Miller. 

April 2 — .Jacob Pierceall, Joel Combs and John Blair. 

October 19 — John Owens. 

October 27 — Charles Matthews, Francis Jeffries, John Blizzant and 
John Ferries. 


January 25 — John Prather. 
June 10— William Gano Gulick. 
August 16 — Samuel Huston. 
September 6 — Samuel Patterson. 


Februaiy 11 — Morris Morris. 

April 21 — Samuel Work and John Carr. 

May 12 — Josiah Eaken. 

July 2 — Robert A. New. 

December 6 — Absalom Little. 


September 22 — James Lemon. 

May .31— Willis E. Brown. 

June 1 — John Conor, Abraham Kimberlin, James Downs and Richard 



July 26 — John Haris, vice Thomas Chappie, resigned. 
September 16 — Philip Boyer. 


Januaiy 28 — William Owens, vice Joseph Clark, resigned. 

April 27 — Samuel Walsh. 

April 2 — Christley Bridgewater. 

October 19 — William Lewis. 

October 27 — John Carr, James Downs and John F. Ross. 

January 25 — Samuel McGlintock and William G. Gulick. 

June 10 — Abraham Kimberlin. 

August 16 — Benoni AVood. 

September 6 — Joseph Carr. 


February 14 — John Bayer. 

April 21 — John Crocket and James Weer. 

I\Iay 12 — Jeremiah Jacob. 


April 4 — Daniel Dean. 

June 7 — Nathaniel Scribnei'. 

July 22 — Thomas Jacob and Daniel Dean. 

September 22 — John Carr, Daniel Dean and Richard Green. 



May 31 — Joseph Loweiy. 

June 1 — Daniel Williams, John Williams, Heniy Giles, James John- 
ston, Alexander Young and Elnathan Jennings. 


July 26 — Joseph Gibson, vice William Pittman, resigned. 

September 16 — Daniel Stark. 

April 27 — James Ruly. 

April 2 — Joseph Linn and Henry Coller. 

October 19 — William Cline and Neely Beem. 

October 27 — Martin Huckelberry. 

Januaiy 6 — John Crockett. 

January 25 — Samuel Patterson. 

June 10 — Daniel Peyton. 

August 18 — James Johnston. 

September 6 — Jarvis Fordyce and John Hamilton. 

April 21 — Abraham Henthorn, John Carr and Robert Cunningham. 

July 2— William H. Twilley. 

July 22 — William Lemon and Henry Giles. 

September 22 — Jesse Combs and James Fisher. 

May 31 — Daniel Kelzer. 

June 1 — Isaac Kimberlin, Joseph Robertson, John Coons, John Cum- 
mins, Thomas Acres and William Riddle. 

The Third Re£?iment was formed originally from the Dear- 
born County organization, of which James Uill was lieuten- 
ant-colonel, Samuel Fulton major of the First Battalion and 
Enoch Smith major of the Second. Colonel Dill was greatly 
troubled by the election of officers in his regiment who were 
not permanently located in the districts. Under date of Sep- 
tember 5, 1811, in a letter enclosing the results of election 
to Governor Harrison, Colonel Dill says: ^'Although every 
exertion has been made to give general notice and although I 
expressly notified the people that unless they elected persons 
permanently located within the districts for which they are 
elected, they would not be commissioned, yet they have, in 
two or three instances, elected persons not six months in the 
Territory and therefore not eligible by law. But they have 
also elected some who have no fixed abode anywhere. Under 
such circumstances it is impossible that the militia can arrive 
at anything, for one of these fellows is scarce commissioned 
until he is off and then a new one must be had in his place. 


Add to this that he disregards the orders of his superior 
officers, for if he fails of attending muster or neglects his 
duty in any other way, the moment you talk of punishing him 
he quits the Territory and treats jour court martial with con- 
tempt. Under such circumstances I am really at a loss how 
to act." He enclosed the results of election in Log Lick dis- 
trict, Arnold's district, Laughrey district and White Water 

Colonel Dill was a man of prominence, and his influence 
was eagerly sought to advance appointments when the war 
of 1812 commenced. In one letter to Governor Harrison, he 
advocates the appointment of Major Piatt, as follows: ''If 
I recollect right, you are personally acquainted with Major 
Kobert Piatt, a gentleman who formerly commanded the mil- 
itia of this county. If not personally acquainted with him 
you know him by character. He has a wish to enter the 
service of his country should war be (as it already ai^pears to 
be) determined on; and knowing of none whose recommen- 
dations will be more likely to procure him a decent appoint- 
ment than yours, he solicits your aid for that purpose. His 
views, I believe, go no higher than the rank of major, and 
I am of opinion few applicants will do greater credit to that 
rank than he win. If, sir, your own knowledge of him is 
sufficient to warrant your recommendation of him, or if the 
knowledge or wishes of others will have weight with you, 
I think there are few who will more highly deserve your 
exertions in their favor than Major Piatt." 

In the same letter, Colonel Dill urges the appointment 
of a Mr. Thomas Lawrence to a position in the service and 
of Captain Vane as brigadier-general in the Indiana service. 
A fevr lines he devotes to his own a])])lication for an appoint- 
ment in which he says, "I trust that anything you may have 
thought proper to say in my favor has been forwarded long 
since. If I succeed, 'tis well; if not, it can not be helped." 

The field officers of the Third Regiment were elected Janu- 
ary 25, 1812. Lieutenant-Colonel Dill was unanimously chosen 
colonel and seventeen votes were cast for him. The officers 
who voted for him were Majors Fulton and Smith, Captains 
Justus Sertwell, W. Spencer, James McGuire, Allen, Decker 
Crozier, and Robert Breckenridge, Lieutenants William Cald- 
well, James Allen, Daniel Aiken, John Jackson, William D. 
Smith and Enoch Blazdell, Ensigns Jacob Blazdell, Thomas 
Gordon and Spencer Wiley. 

For lieutenant-colonel. Majors Smith and Fulton were op- 
posing candidates, but Major Smith was elected by ten votes 


to Major Fulton's five. The promotion of Major Smith caused 
a vacancy for which Captains Decker Crozier and John Pur- 
cell were candidates. Captain Crozier was elected by a ma- 
jority of one vote, having received six votes to five for Captain 
Purcell. The commissions were issued to Colonel James Dill, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Enoch Smith and Major Decker Crozier 
on March 17, 1812. 

The conniiaud of the regiment changed on January 31, 
1814, as on that date Decker Crozier was commissioned 
colonel, and on March 1 following a commission was issued 
to Samuel Fulton. The record does not state to what he 
was appointed, but it was probably as lieutenant-colonel of 
the regiment, as he had served many years as major. George 
Nichols was commissioned major of the First Battalion on 
the July 13 following, and May 25, 1816, John Alexander was 
appointed to the same place. There was again a change in 
comand on May 20, 1810, when Rezin Redman was commis- 
sioned as colonel commanding. 

The regiment had both a rifle company and a troop of 
cavalry attached to it, as commissions were issued on Feb- 
ruary 12, 1813, to William Spencer as captain, Thomas Davis 
as lieutenant and John Paine as ensign of a rifle company. 
They took their rank from April 4, 1812. Robert Ross was 
commissioned as lieutenant of a rifle company on June 4, 

The cavalry appears in 1815, as on August 19 commissions 
were issued to Thomas D. King as captain, Jacob Dennis as 
first lieutenant, David Finley as second lieutenant and Mah- 
len Brown as cornet of a troop. 

The line officers as commissioned before the end of the 
Territory were: 



December 10 — Charles Campbell, William Spencer and Decker 

April 13— John Purcell. 

February 12 — John Jackson, William Ross, to rank from April 4, 1812. 

June 4 — Stephen Johnston Paine, Spencer Wiley and George Nicholls. 

July 6— Enoch Blazdell. 

August 2 — Thomas Tate, vice Enoch Blazdell, resigned. 

January 7 — William Truesdel, William Caldwell and Claiborne Allen. 

August 16 — -James McGuire, Charles B. Cannon, William White and 
John Daniels. 

September 3 — Charles B. Cannon. William White and John McGuire. 

Col. Charles' Kahlo Col. W. J. Robie 

Col. Charles E. Wilson 

Col. O. S. Runnels Col. George E. Rockwell 

governor mount's staff 



August 19 — James McCallister. 
September 1 — Johu Alexander. 


April 24 — Abel C. Pepper. 
May 10 — James Hamilton. 
May 25 — James Hamilton and Thomas Covington. 


December 10 — William Caldwell, Daniel Aikens, "William Truesdell, 
John M. Dorsey and John Jackson. 


April 13 — John Sparks. 


February 12 — Henry Wallick and Nathan Brintou, to rank from 

April 4, 1812. 
June 4 — Charles B. Cannon, William Webb and Erasmus Powell. 
July 6— Thomas Tate. 
August 2 — Elijah Walden, vice Thomas Tate, promoted. 


January 7 — John Fenton and Timothy Davis. 
July 13— Davis P. Shook. 
August Ifi — James Canaday and Thomas Burk. 
September 3 — Thomas Burk and .James Conaway. 


September 1 — Nathan C. Brace and William Byrne. 

April 24 — Joel Decowsey and James Sherdon. 

May 10 — John Hamilton. 

May 25 — John Hamilton, Johnston Watts and Uriah Martin. 

August 30 — George Watson. 


Dec. 10 — Stephen I. Paine, Thomas Gordon, Jeremiah Murphy, John 
Fenton and William Ricketts. 


April 13 — Thomas M. Breckenridge. 


February 12 — William Bills, to rank from April 4, 1812; John Good- 
win; .Tames Chisen, to ranlc from January 19, 1813. 

June 4 — William Flake and Thomas Breckenridge. 

July 6 — James Green. 

July 14 — Timothy Davis. 

August 2 — James Rand, vice James Green, resigned; Obadlah Ste- 
vens, vice James Chisen, resigned. 


January 7 — James Weaver and John Settles. 

August 16 — William Weathers, John McCreany and James McKit- 


September 3 — William Weathers and James McKittrick. 



October 7 — Jacob Connoway. 

April 24 — Shadrach Wathmay and James Powell. 

May 25 — Jordan Rice and Peter Brentou. 

The Fourth Regiment first appears in July, 1811, when 
John Millburn and Stephen Mapes were appointed captains. 
The appointment of Captain Mapes was in response to a 
numerously signed petition dated May 5, 1811. This peti- 
tion is: 

"To the honorable exilency of William H. Harrison Goveuor of Indiany 
territory greeting 

"We the people do nommenate and work your honorable Body to 
apoynt Stephen 31apes as a milleatary capton of this Company which 
you have presented befour you may it please Your exilence we labour 
under A verry great disadvantage on the account of our appoyntted 
place for nillitery exercise Which is a grate distance from us and we 
can have a company from the mouth of honey creeli to the mouth of 
deer creek Avhich dos not exceed twenty miles. Sir we measurably sub- 
mit our capassity into your All merciful protection hoping your exelence 
will remove the yoakes from of our wearied necks so no more but 
subscribes ourselves your humble pertishoners And Free republicans." 

The regiment was largely from what are now Gibson and 
Warrick counties, and the first mention of a field officer is of 
Lieutenant-Colonel Waller Wilson, who was commissioned 
April 21. The colonel commanding, Robert M. Evans, received 
his commission one w^eek later, and Hugh McGary was ap- 
pointed a major on July 4 following. 

In a letter to Governor Posey which was written at Jeffer- 
sonville on August 9, 1813, Colonel Hunt mentions the resig- 
nation of Lieutenant-Colonel Wilson and says that he refuses 
to serve longer. He refers to Major Robb of the First Bat- 
talion as the senior major and recommends that he be pro- 
moted. In the event this recommendation is accepted, he 
names Captain Millbourn for major of the Second Battalion 
and Captain John Johnston for major of the First Battalion. 
There was no change in the field officers until xVpril 14, 1814, 
when William Hargrove was commissioned as colonel com- 
manding and John Smith was made major of the Second Bat- 
talion. On October 24 following, John Johnston was ap- 
pointed major of the First Battalion. 

According to the records there was but one special organ- 
ization, a ritle company, for which commissions were issued 
April 22, 1812. to Captain Benjamin Beckes, First Lieutenant 
John Marshall, S*^cond Lieutenant Ashbury Alexander and 
Ensign William Gamble. 

The line officers commissioned were: 




July 11 — John Milburn. 

July 16 — Stephen Mapes. 

July 26 — Squire Patterson. 

September 16 — Shubel York. 

September 19 — John Joh'nson, vice Brinton, resigned. 


February 3 — James Smith. 

March 5 — Richarrl Quiuley, Robert Barnaby, Caleb Newman and 

Henry Fullenwider. 
April 25 — Heni-y Mills. 
May 7 — Thomas Mun. 

May 21 — Elias Barker and Charles Simmons. 
June 4 — Lewis Harman. 
July 4 — Samuel Kennedy. 


May 25 — William Barker. 

June 15 — John Waller. 

August 16 — Uriah Winchell, Lewis Tacket and Josiah Elkins. 


April 14 — James Stewart, Miles Armstrong and Thomas Alcorn. 

June 24 — Michael Carmack. 

October 24 — William Scales and Adam Hope. 


June 17 — James Russell. 

May 29 — Peter Jones and William Casey. 


July 26— Charles Thorn. 

September 16 — Isaac Montgomery and Samuel Kennedy. 

September 19 — George Teverbaugh. 


February 3 — Lewis Harmon. 

March 5 — John Russell, Temple C. Ryan, Robert Bartley, William 

Wright, James Wooten, Isaac Halman and Isaac Roth, 
May 21 — David Broomfield and William Nelson. 
June 4 — Samuel Anderson and James Siewart. 
July 4 — Alexander Mills. 
August 27— Ratcliff Boone. 
November 5 — William Black, vice Daniel Grass, resigned. 


May 25 — John Basleton and Thomas Alcorn. 

June 15 — Thomas S. House and Miles Armstrong. 

August 16 — John Carson and John B. Stinson. 

November 7 — Samuel Hogne, Hazel Putnam and Patrick Calvert. 


April 14 — Levie Jourdan, James Kennedy, James Montgomery and 

Henry Edwards. 
October 24 — Zakariah Skelton and Alexander McDaniel. 



June 17 — Sebastian Catt. 

May 29 — Charles Jones, William Stillwell, John Wilkius, James Mc- 
Crary and John Drew. 


July 26 — Joshua Thorn. 

September 16 — Isaac Fleener and Thomas Montgomery. 

September — Joseph Macon. 


February 3 — Zachariah Lucas. 

March 5— Stephen Phipps, Abraham Watts, Baxter Sparks and 

James Riddle. 
May 21 — William Holbrook and Henry Edmunds. 
June 4 — Thomas Montgomery and Thomas Alcorn. 
August 4 — Jesse Wells. 
August 27 — John Lance. 

November 5 — Thomas Tobin and Randall Wilson. 
November 20 — William Cummins. 


May 25 — James Montgomery. 
June 15 — Peter Jones. 

August 16 — William Worthington, Daniel McLaughlin, George Link- 
zwiler and William Cummins. 

November 7 — Jesse Thomas. 


April 14 — Zachariah Lucas and George Huntsingei*. 

June 24 — David Milburn. 

October 24 — Daniel McDowel and Thomas Pride. 


June 17— John Catt. 


May 29 — Robert Durley, Alex Downey and Nathan Colvin. 

The Fifth Regiment grew from the Harrison County regi- 
ment, which was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph 
Paddocks, and it took its new number well organized and 
equipped. The last report of the regiment as the Harrison 
County organization showed its strength to be about 700. 
This report mentions a rifle company attached to the regi- 
ment, of which the officers were Captain John Tipton, First 
Lieutenant Samuel Flanegan, Second Lieutenant Jacob Zenor 
and Ensign Phillip Bell. Three of these officers afterwards 
became field officers. Many members of the regiment served 
in the Indian campaigns, and among those killed and wounded 
were many of those enrolled. 

The Fifth Regiment was located in the territory formerly 
occupied by the battalion of the Harrison County regiment 
which was commanded by Major Beck. Eight companies were 


laid off in 1812, although a few commissions were issued pre- 
vious to that date in anticipation of the formation of the 
regiment. These companies were commanded bj Captains 
Bucy, Lindley, House, Burge, Rojse, Beck, Devault and Hog- 

The election of field officers resulted in the choice of Jo- 
seph Paddocks for colonel and Paul French for lieutenant- 
colonel, and they were commissioned November 6, 1812. On 
the May 24 previous to this date. Captain John Tipton of the 
rifle company was promoted to major of the regiment and his 
rise was rapid. Colonel French did not serve long, for on 
June 4, 1813, Major Tipton was commissioned lieutenant- 
colonel, as Colonel French had resigned. He served thus until 
April 22, 1814. when he was commissioned as colonel. 

The vacancy caused by Major French's election as lieu- 
tenant-colonel was filled by the commissioning, on February 
27, 1813, of Hiram C. Boone as major. The vacancy caused 
by the election of Major Tipton as lieutenant-colonel was 
filled by the appointment, on June 4, 1813, of John Depauw 
as major. Later in the year, on September 6, Jacob Zenor 
was appointed major of the Third Battalion, 

The regiment had its share of special organizations. The 
first commissions issued in the regiment were on July 26, 
1811, to the oflBcers of a light infantry company, who were 
Captain Richard M. Heth, Lieutenant Joseph Denbo and En- 
sign Abraham Watson. The second record of commissions 
is to a rifle company on April 16, 1812, and the officers were 
Captain John Rice, First Lieutenant William Pill and Second 
Lieutenant Elijah Wright. The election of Major Tipton 
caused a vacancy in his rifle company, which w^as filled on 
May 24, the same day he was commissioned as major, by the 
election of Jacob Zenor as captain, Pierce Chamberlin as 
first lieutenant and Thomas Clark as second lieutenant. The 
year of 1813 was marked by commissions issued on June 4 to 
John Bell as captain of n rifle company, on June 8 to William 
Cunningham as second lieutenant of a rifle company, and on 
September 6 to Samuel Flanagan as captain of a rifle com- 
pany. Still another one was organized on July 19, 1816, of 
which the officers were Captain Milo R. Davis, Lieutenant 
Gillis McBean and Ensign George C. Spencer. On January 3 
of 1814, Daniel Bell was appointed second lieutenant and 
Noah Mathena an ensign in a rifle company, and on March 4, 
1815, Samuel Pfrimmer was appointed an ensign. One of the 
companies had a new captain on June 29, 1816, when Isaac 


Ferree was appointed, and the same day Charles Walker was 
appointed lieutenant. 

It was to officers of this regiment and on July 27, 1816, 
that the last military commissions under the territorial gov- 
ernment were issued. 

The officers commissioned during the territorial period 



May 24 — John Hughes. 
April 4— Willis Stiicker. 

October 25 — George Copley. 

Februaiy 18 — .John Senor. 

February 27 — John Wright and George Mcintosh. 

June 4 — Thomas Denny, vice House, resigned, and Absalom Sargent. 

August 2 — George French, vice Zachariah Lindley, resigned. 

August 13 — Samuel Ledgerwood. 

November 11 — Noah Wright. 

March 4 — Benjamin Bogard and John W. Ogden. 

March 22 — Ebenezer Morgan. 

September 12 — John Lopp. 

June 29 — Beverly B. Boston, Edward Pennington and Isaac Ed- 

July 30 — Gilbert Bud and James Totten. 

July 27 — Jesse Shields. 

. May 24— Israel Butt. 

April 4 — Andrew Storm. 

October 25 — Thomas Rose. 

Februaiy 27 — William McMahon and Stephen T. Beeman. 

June 4 — .Tames McKinny and Joseph Shields. 

August 2 — John McVey, vice James McCoy, resigned. 

September 6 — Benjamin Shields. 

November 11 — Jesse Durham, Edward C. Hunter and Samuel Harrs. 

June 1 — James Tatton. 

September 13 — James W. Gather. 

March 4 — Daniel Bell and Heniy Rice. 

March 22 — Beverly Morgan. 

September 12 — Anthony Windle, Edward McCurry, William Bennet 
and Frederick Moaser. 

June 29 — Joshua Matthena, Patrick Flannagau and Isaac Darnell. 

July 30 — West Sampson and Thomas Watson. 

July 27 — Samuel Watson. 




May 24 — Andrew Lopp. 
October 25 — Joseph Nayall. 

] Sis- 
February 27 — John Stewart and William Melntire. 
June 4 — Elijah Veach, Richardson Hencely and John Rigney. 
August 2 — Jesse Fulton, vice Charles Bailey. 
November 11 — John Carter, John Marrs and George Wiman. 


INIarch 19 — Jeremiah Hunter. 

June 1 — James Watson and James Edwards. 

September 13 — George Oatman. 


March 4 — Thomas Roberts and Elijah Veach. 

March 22 — Joseph Barkshear. 

September 12 — Abram Wiseman, James Evans and William May. 


June 29 — John Melntire, Mason French and William Ingram. 
July 30 — Jeremiah Jenkins. 
July 27 — Henry Purcell. 

The Sixth Regiment was in the southeastern part of the 
State and what is now Switzerland, Jefferson and Clark coun- 
ties. The headquarters were at Jeffersonville, and among the 
early offiers was Luke Oboussier, who was one of the original 
Swiss settlers of Vevav. 

The regimental officers were appointed January 28, 1812, 
and William McFarland was made colonel, David Hillis lieu- 
tenant-colonel, and John Vawter major. On June 9, 1813, 
Major Vawter was promoted to be lieutcmant-colonel and 
Elisha Golay was appointed major of the First Battalion 
and Willis Stucker major of the Second. David McKay suc- 
ceeded Major Golay on October 14, 1815. 

Colonel McFarland closes his letter of recommendations 
for commissions by saying, "The foregoing being respectfully 
submitted, your Excellency by issuing your commissions, if 
approved, will much promote the service; and with high and 
proper considerations of respect I have the honor to be much 
your Excellency's obedient and humble servant." 

The line officers commissioned were: 


September 10 — Jesse Fugate. 

December 16 — .James McCay and Jacob Rhodes. 


May 24 — Henry Salliers. 



February 26 — Samuel Alexander. 

June 9— John F. Seibenthal, Richard Hopkins, William Vawter, 

George Campbell, Edward Maxwell and William Nicholas. 
September 10 — Christopher Harrison. 


Januai-y 3 — David McCay. 

June 24 — Jacob Rhodes. 

September 13 — Williamson Dunn. 

May 18— John Paul of Peter. 

September 1 — Jeter Ryker, James Stott and James Burns. 

October 14 — Green B. Field and Franklin Perry. 

November 4 — John Francis Sibbenthal, Walter Clark, Robert Gotten 
and Ezekiel Petty. 


February 17 — Joseph Howard. 



September 10 — John Francis Seibenthal, Henry Salyers and Daniel 

December 16 — John Wilson. 

May 24 — John Lanum. 

March 13— Samuel Ryker. 

June 9 — Luke Oboussier, Abraham Long, John Crothers, Franklin 
Perry and John Field. 

August 2 — William McCullough. 

September 10 — Patrick Wilson and William C. Bramwell. 

September 26 — Felix Monroe. 


Januai-y 3 — Abraham IMcCay. 

September 13 — Edward R. Maxwell. 

March 7 — William Johnston. 

September 1 — James Ross, John McCrody, Robert B. Mitchell, Wil- 
liam Harbert, James Green and James B. Mitchell. 

October 14 — Stephen Gudgel. 

November 4 — Shuman Craig, Samuel HoUis, John Stapleton and 
Samuel Searcy. 

January 30 — James Allison. 

February 17 — Robert McKay. 


September 10 — John Lanham, Edward Turner and Caleb Coudiy. 

December 16 — Samuel Burnet. 

May 24— Robert McCak. 



February 26 — David Stucker. 

March 13 — David McCay. 

June 9 — Er. Cox, William C. Bramwell, William Chambers, William 
D. McCullougb, John Gudgell and Felix Monroe. 

August 2 — William Wales and John M. Johnson. 

September 10 — Thomas T. Stribling. 

September 26 — Thomas Arbuckle. 

January 3 — William Johnson. 

January 31 — Charles Muuroe and Alexander Lewis. 

March 7 — Joseph Howard. 

September 1 — Henry St. Clair, George Bennefield, John Diction, John 
Howes and Isaac Crawford. 

November 4 — Thornton Violet, William Scott, William Keith and 
Peter Lowstrotter. 

January 30 — William P. Brown. 

February 17 — Thomas Oneal. 

May 10 — Thomas Gilliland. 

The Seventh Regiment was organized in Franklin County 
on March 23, 1811, and in the original organization there were 
eight companies. The field officers elected were James Noble 
as lieutenant-colonel, Stanhope Royster as major of the First 
Battalion and Stephen C. Stephens major of the Second Bat- 
talion. Commissions were issued to these officers on April 
22, 1811, but when the law providing for colonels to command 
regiments became effective the field officers resigned and a 
new election was held. James Noble was elected colonel, Stan- 
hope Royster lieutenant-colonel and Samuel Arnett major. 
They were so commissioned on June 17, 1812. The vote for 
major of the Second Battalion was a tie between Captain 
Benjamin Sailor and Robert Hanna, sheriff of the county. 
Colonel Noble strongly urged the appointment of Captain 
Sailor, and, while there is no record of the commission having 
been issued to him, it is probable he was so appointed, as 
Robert Hanna was soon after appointed a captain. 

A portion of the regiment was ordered out in 1812 to pro- 
tect the settlement of Franklin, and in a letter to Governor 
Harrison, after he had submitted his report. Colonel Noble 
says: "It gives me great satisfaction that you are pleased 
with the line of conduct that J have pursued in ordering out 
a portion of my command (in the militia) to guard the settle- 
ment of Franklin and that your orders have been executed to 
your satisfaction. I hope, sir, that your orders to me will 
always be obeyed and executed on the shortest notice. Your 
conduct as Governor of the Territorv and as commander-in- 


chief of the militia towards the citizens generally and especi- 
ally those in Franklin meets their warmest approbation and 
will at all times lay them under obligations of gratitude to 
you; and the respect and attention which you are justly en- 
titled to from the officers of the Seventh Kegiment will always 
be found, in uniting with you in protecting our Territory." 

There appears in the record the notice of a commission 
issued to Samuel Smock as colonel of the Seventh Regiment 
on September 18, 1813, and again on March 16, 1816, of a com- 
mission to James Noble as colonel. The resignation of Colonel 
Noble to the Governor bears date of February lli, 1814, and in 
the letter tendering the resignation he states that Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel Roj'ster was elected colonel and that John Shank 
was elected major of the Second Battalion. There is no 
record of a commission as colonel having been issued to Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Eoyster, and John Shank was not commis- 
sioned as major until May 25, 1816. In the course of his letter 
of resignation, Colonel Noble says, "I have no news worth re- 
lating. The people on this quarter are sickly and on the 
Miami die very fast." 

Thomas M. Breckenridge was commissioned as major on 
March 16, 1816. The regiment was well supplied with special 
organizations. The ofticers of the first ride company men- 
tioned were commissioned September 10, 1811, and were Cap- 
tain Elliott Hardon, Lieutenant Thomas Carter and Ensign 
Lewis Johnson. On June 17, 1814, Larkin Sims was appointed 
a captain of a like company, and on March 1, 1814, William 
Bell and Robert Wicoff were appointed ensigns. Henry Jink- 
inson was commissioned captain and George Williams en- 
sign of another company on July 13 of the same year, and 
on February 14. 1815, John Allen was appointed lieutenant. 
A company of light infantry was accepted on July 30, 1816, 
of which the officers were Captain David Oliver, Lieutenant 
Bethuell F. Morris and Ensign Henry A. Reed. 

The cavalry appears first in 1815, and there seems to have 
been an error in issuing the commissions, as those issued on 
August 19 were to Captain George L. Mordoc, First Lieuten- 
ant John Stevenson, Second Lieutenant John Winshel and 
Cornet Artima U. Wodworth. On the December 27 following, 
commissions were issued to Captain George L. Mordock, First 
Lieutenant John Stephenson, Second Lieutenant William P. 
Surent and Cornet John Munshel. Under 1816 and on May 
23 appears the record of commissions to John Winchell as 
second lieutenant and Artemus D. Woodworth as cornet in 
the troop, but two days later commissions were issued to 


John Winchell as first lieutenant, Artimas D. Woodworth as 
second lieutenant and Riley Woodworth as cornet. 
The other officers of the regiment were: 



April 22 — Benjamin Smith. Samuel Arnett, .John Gun, Benjamin 
Sailer, William Templeton, Samuel Lee and Thomas Brown. 
September 10 — Abraham Hickman and William Huff. 
December 16 — Zachariah Glover. 


April 13 — Nathaniel Hindon. 

June 17 — Frederick Shoultz, John Brisue and Nathaniel Allarcage. 


February 8 — Robert Swan. 
February 18 — Robert Hanna, 
July S^Thomas Brown. 
September 10 — Nixson Oliver. 
November 20 — William Vardaman. 


March 1 — Conrad Sailor, James McGinnis and Bazel Gater. 

March 12 — Thomas Brecliinridge. 

October 7 — Thomas Clark, vice Nison Oliver, resigned. . 


February 14 — Andrew Shirk, John Miller, Charles Willdridge and 
Isaac Wilson. 


March 16 — William Arnold. 
May 25— Robert Wykoff. 


April 22 — John W. Dorsey, James Jones, William George, Charles 
Royster, Robert Swan, Bazil Gater, William Wilson and John 
September 10 — Richard Williams. 
December 16 — James Leviston. 


April 13— John Winchel. 
June 17 — James Briseu. 


July 8 — Matthew Brown, Samuel Tappin, John Miller and William 

September 10 — Charles Willdridge. 
November 20 — John Wilson and James Wilson. 


January 7 — William Cartrighfc. 

March 1 — George Rudisell, John Vanblaricum, James Robertson and 

Thomas Breckinridge. 
March 12— Robert P. Wicoff. 



February 14 — Samuel Shirk, Joseph Harter and Daniel McNeal. 

March 16 — Timothy Allison. 

May 25 — Elijah Eades. 


April 22 — Joseph D. Clements, Robert Adams, Robert Royster, Wil- 
liam Hainly, William Norris, George Rudisel, George Gilman and 
NoiTis Williams. 
December 16 — William Noble. 


April 13 — David Gable, William Ramsey, John Coffe and James Mc- 

May 24 — William Morgan. 

June 17 — Nathaniel Winehell. 

February 18 — James Wilson. 

July 8 — John Maple, George W. Wood, John Ward and John Brown. 

August 2 — John Norris. 

September 10 — Robert T. Taylor. 

September 26 — Andrew Shirlc. 

November 20 — David Noble and John Htighes. 


March 1 — George W. Millis, Thomas Sailor and Aaron Richardson. 
March 12 — Elijah Edes. 


February 14 — William Harper, James Trusler and Jacob Hossett. 


March 16 — Thomas Williams. 

May 25 — Joshua Hinesley, John Haokelman and Caleb Keeler. 

The history of the Eighth Kegiraent is not complete, as 
many commissions were issued in blank and no reports made 
as to how thej were filled out. The headquarters of the regi- 
ment were in Wayne County, and the official records show a 
few commissions issued in 1811, when there follows an inter- 
A'^al of two years. There is no record of the commissioning of 
Colonel Gr. Hunt, but under date of August 11, 1813, he made 
a detailed report of the regiment to Governor Posey. 

In the same letter he reports having ordered out the com- 
pany commanded by Captain William Holman, and says the 
action ''Grew out of repeated calls from the frontiers, and 
the time of one company being about to expire and the 
Indians still continuing to plunder houses and other prop- 
erty and having killed one man, I determined to call a board 
of officers for council to adopt some plan to quiet the minds 
of the citizens and for the safety of the county. The inhabi- 
tants were still flying in all directions and sacrificing their 


property. Ju this state of things the council resolved that it 
was expedient that the colonel order out an additional com- 

Arrangements were under way for the regiments com- 
manded by Colonel Dill and Colonel Noble to join with 
Colonel Hunt's for a muster at which Governor Posey was to 
be present. 

Colonel Hunt's report shows that he was elected colonel, 
to rank from January 25, 1812, William Scare lieutenant- 
colonel, to rank from the same date, S. Hunt major, to rank 
from January 3, 1812, and L. Brown major, to rank from Jan- 
uary 25, 1812. The staff consisted of Adjutant John Turner, 
who ranked from 1811, and Captain John Farlow. The cap- 
tains reported and date of ranks were: William Whitehead, 
January 8, 1812; Richard Lewis, January 25, 1812; Enos But- 
ler, January 17, 1812; John Ireland, September 25, 1812; John 
Walker, captain of a rifle company, to rank from February 2, 

The lieutenants mentioned in the report were: William 
Hunt, February 29, 1814; William Price, September 25, 1811; 
Robert Galbraith, August 3, 1812; John Hart, February 2, 
1813; Hugh Bailey, January 17, 1812. The ensigns were James 
Warren, February 2, 1813; Absalom Harvey, August 13, 1812; 
James Lindley, September 20, 1812. He also nominated John 
Patterson for captain, Joseph Lewis and David Canady for 
lieutenants, and Joseph Spencer, Joel Ferguson and Runnels 
Fielder for ensigns. 

The official records show a change in commanding officers 
on June 3, 1814, when Lieutenant-Colonel William Scarce was 
promoted, and on December 9 following John Turner was ap- 
pointed a major. Blank commissions for all companies "com- 
pleat" were issued September 20, 1811, and the official records 
of commissions issued are: 


September 20 — William Whitehead, James Shaw, Richard Lewis. 


April 13 — John Ireland. 


February 3 — John Walker. 
September 6 — John Patterson. 


July 29 — Joseph Lewis. 



February 4 — William Hunt. 

June 7 — JosepJi Spencer, Isaac Beasou, Pleasant Harris. 

September 25 — Asa Perro. 



September 20 — AVilliam Hunt, .John Montgomery and Charles Morgan. 

April 13 — Robert Galbreath. 

February 3 — John Hart. 

September 6 — David Canady and Joseph Lewis. 

July 29 — John Leaiy. 

September 13 — Isaac Meek. 


February 4 — Noah Fonts. 

June 7 — John Miers, Thomas Ray, William Burk, Isaac Meek. 

September 25 — Greenbury Cornelius. 


September 20 — Jonathan Gilbert and Jesse Garret. 

April 13 — John Smith and Absalom Harvey. 

February 3 — James AVarm. 

September 6 — Runnels Fielden, Joel Ferguson and Joseph Spencer. 

Junel4 — Pleasant Harris, Thomas Wisehart, Robert T. Taylor, David 
Noble, David Carr and John Carr. 

July 29 — Richard G. Pares, Jesse Elston and James Bedwell. 

September 13 — Reynold Fielden. 


February 4 — Noah L'outs. 

June 7 — Joseph Little, John Bratton and Drury Ball. 

September 25 — William Duiibar, Jesse Buzan and Thomas McCarty. 

The Ninth Eegiraent was one of the best organized of the 
later regiments. Its headquarters were at Jeffersonville, and 
John Depaiiw was tlie lirst colonel and was commissioned as 
such on January 10, 1811. There is no record as to the lieu- 
tenant-colonel, but the regiment was so large that it was di- 
vided into three battalions. William Hoggatt was commis- 
sioned major of the Firsi on January 24, 1814, and Alexander 
Little as major of the Third on the February 8 following. 
Jesse Koberts was the first major of the Second and was com- 
missioned March 7 next. During ]816 the changes in bat- 
talion commanders caused the appointment of Samuel Melroy 
as major of the Third on January 1, and, on March 23 next, 


of Jesse Durham as major of the same battalion. The same 
day Absalom Surgeant Avas commissioned major of the Sec- 
ond. Amos Hornbupgh was paymaster, James Gregory quar- 
termaster, and Jacob Buuta adjutant. 

The regiment was well supplied with special organiza- 
tions, for a rifle company, of which the officers were Captain 
Noah Wright, Lieutenant Elijah Wright and Ensign George 
Holesapple, was accepted February 8, 1814, and soon after the 
organization of the regiment. On April 28, 1815, an inde- 
pendent company was attached to the regiment, of which the 
officers were Captain John Parker, Lieutenant Isaac Scott 
and Ensign James Shoemaker. 

The other officers of the regiment were : 



January 10— Thomas Denny, Samuel Huston, George French. Absa- 
lom Sargeant. John Beck. Henry Dewalt. Charles Busey and 
John Royce. 
January 24— Jeremiah Rankin and Samuel Marrs. 

February 8— Clift Glazebrook, Jesse Roberts, William Kennedy and 
Jesse Durham. 

March 7 — John Maxwell. 

August 10— John Milroy. 

September 17— William Reed. 

July 22— Valentine Baker. 

January 26— William Herron. 

March 28— John E. Clark. 

May 10— John Craig. William Flin, Mordecai Reddicks, William Case 
Lewis Roberts, Absalom Fields and James McKinney 

June 29— Andrew House and David Heddricks. 


January 10— Thomas Pitts. 

Januai-y 24— Dennis Callehan and John Cunningham. 

Februaiy 8— John Storm. John Maxwell, John Cox, James McKin- 
ney, Dory Gatlin, John Robertson, George Hattabaugh and Sam- 
uel Yoinig. 

March 7— Joseph Maxwell and .John Gaskins. 

September 17— Valentine Baker and John Craig. 

July 22— John Pew. 


May 10— Richard Bene, Matthew Flin, John Sweney, Thomas Irons, 

Johnson Vest, Thomas Young, Joseph Scott, Roger Thompson. 
June 29— George House and William Elrod. 




Januaiy 10 — John Cooley. 

January 24 — John Morris and John Marrs. 

February 8 — Joseph Maxwell, Jesse I^ulton, John Rigney, Samuel 
Catlin, Richard Beem, Thomas Thompson, Joseph Young, Wil- 
liam Cline and John Carter. 

March 7 — Harvey Findley. 

September 17 — Joshua Taylor and Isaac Rogers. 


March 23 — John AVolfington and John G. Henderson. 

May 10 — Miller Wiatt, Stephen S. Walsh, John Vandever, James 

Woodard, Samuel Vest, William Henderson, Martin Wilson and 

Moses Holman. 

The Tenth Regiment was probably organized in Warrick 
County, as its first colonel commanding, Hugh McGarey, lived 
in that county. The field officers of the regiment were the 
first ones commissioned, and they were appointed January 20, 
1814. The officers were Colonel Hugh McGarey, Lieutenant- 
Colonel Guillielmus Wiggins, Major j^amuei Connor, com- 
manding the First Battalion, and Major Thomas E. Castle- 
berry, commanding the Second. On the September 13 follow- 
ing, Major Castleberry became colonel commanding and 
James Duckworth was appointed major, to succeed him. 

The record of organization is incomplete, but as far as 
known the officers were: 



Januar^^ 20 — Ratliff Boone. Elias Altizer and William Buck. 
June 24 — .John B. Stinson, Seth H.argraves and George McHenry. 
October 10 — Adam Young and William Cumming. 
December 27 — William Ross. 


February 4 — Thomas Givens. 
March 11 — John Crunk. 


May 4 — John Lout and Joseph A. Barnett. 



January 20 — James Hammins and .John Lout. 

June 24 — Thomas Duckworth, Daniel Miller, John French and John 

October 10 — John Hadden and Benjamin Keeth. 

December 27 — Martin Stutevil. 

March 11 — John Carson and Henry Edmond. 

May 4 — John Luel, John Hall and William Blevins. 

Lieut. -Col. William C. Burk Lieut. -Col. A. W. Lyon 

Lieut-Col. A. F. Ramsey 
Lieut. -Col. C. C. Schreeder Lieut. -Col. David A. Coulter 

Lieut. -Col. W. T. Gott 

Lieut.-Col. H. F. Houghton Lieut. -Col. Charles A. Carlisle 

Lieut. -Col. S. E. Murdock 

governor mount's staff 



January 20 — John Luce and John Morton. 

June 24 — William Skelton, Charles Jones and William Elliott. 

September 13 — Timothy Downan. 

October 10 — William Stone, Timothy Downing, Julius Gipson and 

William Todd. 
December 27 — William Spencer and William Weatherholt. 


March 11 — AYilliam Butler. 


May 4 — John Hathway. 

TLe Eleventh was oue of the best organized of the later 
territorial reo'inients and probably drew the most of its mem- 
bers from those living in Franklin County. Its first colonel 
was William Helm, who was commissioned April 29, 1814. 
Major Lews Johnston, of the First Battalion, was appointed 
the same day. Thomas Brown was appointed major on June 
3 following, and Allen Crister was appointed major on March 
4, 1815. 

The regiment numbered several special organizations in 
its body, and early in its existence, on August 9, 1814, a rifle 
company was accepted, of which the officers were Captain 
William Morgan, Lieutenant John Vance and Ensign John 
Reed. Samuel Lee was appointed an ensign in the rifle com- 
pany on May 12, 1815. Two more rifle companies were organ- 
ized and both were accepted on June 29, 1816. The officers 
of the first were Captain John Vance, Lieutenant Thomas 
Reed and Ensign John White. The officers of the other one 
were Captain Joseph Caldwell, Lieutenant William McG-eorge 
and Ensign William Jackson. 

Among the line officers of the regiment was Edgehill Burn- 
side, who first appears as ensign and later was promoted to a 
captaincy, and who was the father of General A. E. Burnside, 
of Civil War fame. 

The other officers of the regiment were: 



April 29 — Daniel Heaton. 

June 3 — Robert Swan, Abraham Neighbours, Peter Winched and 

Samuel Ely. 
August 9 — Benjamin Elliot and Thomas Carter. 
October 22 — Robert Hannah. 



February 4 — John W. Lee. 

March 4 — James Alexander and George Ish. 

May 12 — Daniel Conner. 

September 20 — Edgehill Bnruside. 

September 22 — David Carr. 

Mai'ch 16 — Adam Ryman. 

June 29 — Thomas Trusler. 



April 29 — William Webb and Noah Beacham. 

June 3 — Matthew Brown, William Glidewell, Samuel Hanna and 

James Minor. 
August 9 — John Lee and Charlep Davis. 
September 17 — John Ward. 


February 4 — Thomas Walters and Joseph McCormack. 

March 4 — Richard Thornberry and William Willitz. 

September 20— Bird Stiles. 

September 22 — Andrew Penticost and Henry Edmunds. 

March 16 — William Manly. 

June 29 — Isaac Limpus. 

August 21 — Calvin B. Howe and John H. Newland. 


April 29 — Forest AVebb and Thomas Yowell. 

August 9 — Philip Bradshaw and Rezen Davis. 

September 17 — Edgehill Burnside. 

October 22 — Nathaniel Winchel, vice Robert T. Taylor, resigned. 


March 4 — John Sutherland and Asa Dawson. 
May 12 — Thomas Trusler and Isaac Miller. 
September 20 — Lina INIaddan. 
September 22 — William Brown. 


March 16 — Archibald Morron. 

June 29— Abraham Boyes. 

August 21— Jeremiah Wood and Samuel Lennen. 

The Twelfth Regiment was young when Indiana passed 
from the territorial stage to that of statehood. Colonel Sam- 
uel Connor, Major Ratliff Boone, who commanded the First 
Battalion, and Major William Black, who commanded the 
Second, were commissioned October 21, 1895, The only other 
commissions issued before the State government commenced 
were on March 14, 181G. Joseph Springer and Elias Roberts 
were made captains, Samuel Eslick and Stephen McDaniel 
lieutenants, and John Cassady, Michael House and William 
Weatherholt ensigns. 


The Thirteenth Kegiment was organized in the last six 
months of the existence of Indiana Territory. The first com- 
mission was issued to Jesse Roberts as colonel commanding 
on February 20, 1810. The majors were appointed June 29 
and William Reed was assigned to the command of the First 
Battalion and Joseph Pennick of the Second. 

The other officers were: 


April 20 — Alexander Walker, Samuel Lewis, Eli Newlin, Thomas 

Coplin aud William Farris. 
May 20 — William Redman, Pleasant Parks, James Fidler, Robert 

Stott and Joseph W. Doak. 
June 29 — Daniel Freeman, Daniel Weathers and Peter Bengannin- 


April 20 — James Gisten, Reuben Kilgore, George Wolfinton, Charles 

Vandeveer and William Pennick. 
May 20 — Joseph Scott, Samuel Shield, Marquis Knight, James Laugh- 

lin and Will C. Green. 
June 29 — John Eastridge, Daniel Crowman and Joseph McGrue. 



April 20 — John IMcKinuey. Will Cra\Yford, Joseph Hazlewood and 
Richard Kerley. 

May 20 — John Cook, Benjamin Pinkley, Wase Glover, Charles Bay- 
ley and Coonrod Gross. 

June 29 — Samuel Mathis and Isaac Stallcup. 


Sixty Years of Militia and Legion. 

The constitution adopted in 1816 provided for a militia 
organization along the same lines as the previous laws, and 
great care was taken to preserve the organization then in 
existence. The admission of Indiana to the union caused a 
great rush of immigrants, and the population increased by 
leaps and bounds. One of the first steps taken was to enroll 
all subject to militia duty in the State organization, and the 
militia increased in numbers according to the population, 
but the increase in population finally proved too much for the 
officials, and it was found to be impossible to make the organ- 
ized militia keep pace with the increase. 

There are no State records in existence for the militia in 
the first twenty-five years of the State history of Indiana, 
and only imperfect records up to the Civil War. That the 
organization was maintained and tliat, until 1833, it was held 
in high repute, is well known. In the period from the begin- 
ning of statehood to the Mexican War, the militia of Indiana 
reached its highest and lowest points and its decline from its 
maximum was rapid almost beyond explanation. Every in- 
ducement that could be thought of was offered for keeping 
the organization to its high standard until the call to arms 
in 1840 accompHshed in a few days that which laws and pub- 
lic appeals had not accom])lished in years. 

The militia laws were found to be defective in many par- 
ticulars, and slight amendments were made to them on Janu- 
ary 3, 1817, but without effect. In his message to the General 
Assembly in December of the same year. Governor Jennings 
advocated a revison of the laws so they might meet existing 
conditions, but the General Assembly was too much occupied 
in organizing the different branches of the State government 
to act on the recommendation. 

In spite of this handicap, the militia was continued, and in 
it were all branches of the service. On December 20, 1819, 
there were in the State five divisions and ten brigades. The 
aggregate strength was 14,990, and the strength of the infan- 
try was 14,507. Of infantry organizations there were twenty- 


four rei^iments, 233 companies. 911 commissioned ofQcers and 
13,656 noncommissioned officers and privates. The artillery 
had a total strenrjth of 135. In the three batteries there were 
twelve commissioned officers and 123 noncommissioned offi- 
cers and privates. The cavalrv was stronger and had an 
aggregate strength of 288 in the five troops. Of the total 
cavalry given, twenty-one were commissioned officers. 

At this time Indiana was one of the best equipped states 
in the union. The artil'ery had one four-pounder iron cannon. 
There were but five states in the union that had any cannon, 
powder, and Indiana was one of the five, having twelve 
pounds of it. There were but three states that had shot and 
shell, and Indiana had four rounds. 

The issuing of commissions was an important matter then 
and was of particular importance to those entitled to receive 
them, as a commission was still a mark of signal honor and 
distinction. The Secretary of State issued them on request 
of the Adjutant-General, and there was great complaint 
about failure to send commissions ordered. Stephen Ranney 
was Adjutant-General, and the complaints became so numer- 
ous that he finally asked an investigation of Governor Jen- 
nings, who sent a special message to the General Assembly 
on December 1, 1820, asking that body to take some action 
and expressing the opinion that the trouble was in the office 
of the Secretary of State. This action aroused the General 
Assembly to the necessity of providing better laws for the 
militia, but it first gave its attention to the matter of com- 
missions and provided that the records of the officers should 
be carefully kept. In the administration of William Hen- 
dricks, an act was passed at Corydon on January 11, 1823, by 
which the Adjutant-General was required to keep a roster 
of the general and field officers. Company muster was re- 
quired in May of each year, and a two days' regimental mus- 
ter was required in April. Brigade drill and muster was re- 
quired in Sei»tember and was to last at least three days. 

By the close of 1823 the militia had not increased greatly 
in numbers, but the organization was better and the cavalry 
and artillery had grown in both numbers and organizations. 
On December 12 of that year the aggregate strength was 
15,818 and of this number 14,919 were in the infantry. There 
were fourteen brigades, thirty-three regiments, 261 compan- 
ies, 988 commissioned officers and 13,931 noncommissioned 
officers and men. The cavalrv force had increased to two 


regiments, twelve troops, forty-nine commissioned officers 
and 542 noncommissioned officers and privates, or a total 
of 591. The artillerv contained seven batteries, twenty-six 
commissioned officers and 282 noncommissioned officers and 
privates, or a total of 3U8. At this time there were five six- 
pound brass cannon, and for the entire organization there 
was one knapsack. Music was furnished on 137 drums, 129 
fifes and five bugles or trumpets. 

By this time the great number of those subject to duty 
made it almost impossible to keep the correct strength of the 
organization. The laws under which the organization was 
maintained proved inadequate to meet the demand and some 
minor changes were made in January of 1824, but these did 
not relieve the situation. The officers were not as particular 
about their reports as formerly and the returns to the State 
were very imperfect. When the general government called 
for a report of the militia strength and organization at the 
close of 1825 the Adjutant-General reported an aggregate 
"reported strength" of 20,322, but there were at least 10,000 
more, as stated to the general government, who were not 
included in the total given, although they were enrolled and 
organized but could not: be accounted for on account of the 
imperfect reports made by the general and field officers. 

The total infantry strength then reported was 18,805. 
There were six divisions, fifteen brigades, fifty-five regiments, 
307 companies, 1,336 commissioned officers and 17.469 non- 
commissioned officers and privates. In the cavalry there 
were nineteen companies, seventy-six officers and 918 non- 
commissioned officers and privates, or a total strength of 
994. In the artillery there were eleven batteries, forty-four 
commissioned officers and 479 noncommissioned officers and 
privates, or a total of 523. 

In the record of equipments, the knapsack seems to have 
been lost, for but two haversacks are accounted for and no 
knapsack. There were ten iron cannon, while music was pro- 
vided for by 185 drums and 168 fifes. 

An unusual efl'ort was made during the next year to secure 
a correct return of the militia and when the general govern- 
ment called for a report of the strength at the close of 1826 
the aggregate strength reported as organized was 37,787. 
This number, however, included 7,000 not on the records be- 
cause of defective reports, and the Governor and Adjutant- 
General certified to the number. 

In the infantry branch there were seven divisions, eighteen 
brigades, fifty regiments, 430 companies, 1,582 officers and 


27,795 noncommissioned officers and privates, or a total of 
29,377. In the cavalry there were nineteen troops, seventy- 
three officers and 843 noncommissioned officers and privates, 
or a toal of 916. There were ten batteries in the artillery, 
thirty-eight commissioned officers and 456 noncommissioned 
officers and men, or a total of 494. The haversacks disap- 
peared during the year, for the report of equipment shows 
four knapsacks and six canteens only. There were seven six- 
pound iron cannon, while music was furnished by 228 drums, 
406 fifes. 

The records of organization had been so imperfectly kept 
that many arms had been issued and not accounted for. The 
federal government issued arms according to the returns 
made, and many of those sent to Indiana had been, in turn, 
issued to companies which had disbanded. The Legislature 
of 1828 passed a law to secure record of these arms, but it 
proved to be ineffectual, and while the enrollment in the 
militia increased, its usefnlness and its organization de- 
creased. The officers were negligent in returning the strength 
of their organizations, so that when the next call came from 
the general government for a report of strength the Governor 
and Adjutant-General were compelled to report 12,000 as the 
estimated number of those not reported. 

The call was for the strength at the close of 1828, and, 
including the estimated number, the aggregate strength re- 
ported was 42,852. The infantry reported consisted of 29,442. 
There were seven divisions, eighteen brigades, sixty-three 
regiments, 430 companies, 1,647 commissioned officers and 
27,795 noncommissioned officers and privates. In the cavalry 
there were nineteen troops, seventy-three commissioned offi- 
cers, 843 noncommissioned officers and privates, or a total of 
916. The artillery consisted of ten batteries, thirty-eight com- 
missioned officers and 456 noncommissioned officers and pri- 
vates, or a total of 494. 

There, was a further decline of interest and duty by 1830, 
so the report for that year was most defective. The aggre- 
gate strength of the recorded militia was but 16,420, although 
the Governor and Adjutant-General reported to the general 
government that the strength was at least 50,000, but it was 
impossible to state the exact number on account of the negli- 
gence of the officers in making returns. 

No attempt was made to show the number of brigades or 
divisions in that year, and the report was necessarily brief. 
There were 769 officers and 14,422 noncommissioned officers 
and privates in the infantry, or a total of 14,991. The cavalry 


report showed a total of thirty commissioned officers and 322 
noncommissioned officers and privates, or 352. In the artil- 
lery there were twenty-nine commissioned officers, and 307 
noncommissioned officers and privates, or a total of 336. A 
separate rating was made of riflemen, which showed thirty- 
seven officers and 707 noncommissioned officers and privates, 
or a total of 741. 

This condition of affairs roused the Legislature to action, 
and under the law approved January 30, 1830, Hancock, Dela- 
ware, Randolph and Warren counties were each given a bri- 
gade, and Delaware County was attached to the Eighteenth 
Brigade. By the session of 1831 the Legislature became con- 
vinced that certain support must be given to the militia and 
that the laws should be such as would meet the demands upon 
a large organization. A general revision was made under 
date of February 10, 1831, in which the militia age was pre- 
scribed as from eighteen to forty-fiA^e years and the troops 
were armed as before except that the troopers did not have 
to provide cruppers. The divisions prescribed were: 

First Division — Second Brigade, Gibson, Pike and Dubois counties; 
Twelfth Brigade, Vanderburgh, Warriclv and Posey counties. 

Second Division — Eighth Brigade, Chirli and Floyd counties; Ninth 
Brigade, Perry and Spencer counties. 

Third Division — Sixth Brigade, Franklin, Union and Ripley counties; 
Thirteenth Brigade, Wayne. Fayette, Allen and Randolph counties. 

Fourth Division — Fourth Brigade, Washington county; Seventh Bri- 
gade, Orange and Lawrence counties; Fourteenth Brigade, Jackson, Bar- 
tholomew and Johnson counties. 

Fifth Division — Fifth Brigade, Jefferson, Jennings and Scott coun- 
ties; Tenth Brigade, Dearborn and Switzerland counties. 

Sixth Division — First Brigade. Knox, Daviess and Martin counties; 
Eleventh Brigade, Sullivan, Yigo and Green counties. 

Seventh Division — l^'ifteenth Brigade, Monroe, Owen and Clay coun- 
ties; Seventeenth Brigade, Shelby, Marion. Madison, Hendricks, Hamil- 
ton and Hancock counties; Eighteenth Brigade, Decatur, Rush, Henry 
and Delaware counties. 

Eighth Division — Sixteenth Brigade. Putnam, Parke and Vermillion 
counties; Twentieth Brigade, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Carroll, Cass, Elk- 
hart and St. Joseph counties; Nineteenth Brigade, Montgomery, Warren 
and Fountain counties. 

Tinder this law each company was entitled to from forty 
to 100 men. Four to six companies composed a battalion; 
two battalions a regiment; three to six regiments a brigade; 
and two to three brigades a division. The commander-in- 
chief was the Governor, who was allowed a staff of one Adju- 
tant-General, one Quartermaster-General, and two aides-de- 
camp, all of whom had the rank of colonel. To each division 
was assigned a major-general, whose staff consisted of one 


division inspector, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and 
a division qnarterniaster and two aides-de-camp, all of whom 
had the rank of major. The brigade was commanded by a 
brigadier-general, who had an inspector, with the rank of 
major, and one aide-decamp and one quartermaster, both of 
whom bore the rank of captain. The officers for each regi- 
ment were a colonel, lieutenant-colonel, a major, a surgeon 
with the rank of captain, a paymaster, a surgeon's mate and 
a- judge advocate with the rank of lieutenant. The company 
officers consisted of a captain, one lieutenant, one ensign, 
four sergeants, four corporals, a drummer and a flfer. The 
regimental noncommissioned staff consisted of a sergeant- 
major, a quartermaster-sergeant, a provost marshal, a forage 
master, a drum-major and a fife-major. 

It was further provided that the general and field officers 
and the general, division and brigade staff should wear the 
uniform prescribed for the United States army, but the com- 
panies might adopt any uniform decided upon by a majority 
vote. During the same session a resolution was adopted ask- 
ing Congress to uniformly arm the militia. Congress failed 
to act on the resolution and a similar one was adopted the 
next year. 

The general report to the Secretary of War was again de- 
fective. The aggregate strength reported for 1832 was 58,- 
913. The laws passed had the effect of slightly stimulating 
public interest in military affairs, and a better report was 
secured in 1832. At the close of that year there were in the 
infantry nine divisions, twenty-two brigades, seventy-nine reg- 
iments, 158 battalions, 734 companies, 2,573 commissioned 
officers, and 46,159 noncommissioned officers and privates, or 
a total in this branch of the service of 48,732. In the cavalry 
there were 106 commissioned officers and 1,681 noncommis- 
sioned officers and privates, or a total of 1,787. In the artil- 
lery there were sixty commissioned officers and 620 noncom- 
missioned officers and privates, or a total of 680. The rifle- 
men reported this year were 122 officers and 2,592 noncom- 
missioned officers and privates, or a total of 2,714. 

The attention of the Legislature was called to this report 
by Governor Noble in his annual message, in which he said 
that not over three-eighths of the entire strength of the 
militia had been reported and incorporated in the report. 
This was the last report made for many years to the general 
government, and the issue of arms from the government was 
based on this report until the outbreak of the Mexican War. 
The officers failed to make reports of the strength of their 


commands, and,exce[)t on paper, the militia of the State was 
a matter of history. A few companies here and there Ivcpt 
their organizations, but it was not j?eneral. 

There is no report as to the strength or conditon of the 
militia until 1844, but the organization was maintained on 
payjer and a few com}>anies were in existence. Three com- 
panies were called into active service on September 19, 1836, 
under the command of Major Andrews. They were sent to 
preserve the peace at a meeting of the Pottawatimies near 
the Tippecanoe River, and their presence was effective, for 
there was no trouble. 

A few scattering papers among the records of the State 
show that during 1839 commissions were issued to officers 
in the First, Second, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, Thirteenth, Sev- 
enteenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, Twenty-first, 
Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, Twenty-ninth, 
Thirty-second, Thirty-fourth, Thirty-eighth, Fortieth, Forty- 
fourth, Forty-seventh, Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty- 
third, Fifty-sixth. Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, 
Sixty-second; Sixty-fourth, Sixty-sixth, Seventieth, Seventy- 
second, Seventy-fifth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-ninth, Eiglity- 
third, Eighty-seventh, Eighty-eighth, and Eighty-ninth regi- 

George K. Steele was major-general commanding the 
Tenth Division, John J. Mechan was brigadier-general com- 
manding the Sixteenth Brigade, and Ishan Fuller, of the 
Twelfth Brigade. 

The colonels commissioned during the year, so far as rec- 
ords show, were: Daniel Brawley of the Sixty-second, Walter 
Donaldson of the Fiftieth, John L. Berry of the Seventy-sec- 
ond, Henry Oilan of the Eighty-seventh, John Osborn of the 
Sixty-sixth, Samuel Cavit of the Thirty-fourtli, John Sheek of 
the Sixty-fourth, James A. McPheters of the Nineteenth, 
Lemuel Gentry of the TAventieth, Valentine Baker of the 
Thirty-eighth; Jesse Nash of the Twenty-sixth, and John Van- 
dine of the Fifty-ninth. 

The lieutenant-colonels commissioned were: Cyrus Wol- 
verton of the Fiftieth, Andrew Beel of the Eighty-ninth. Dan- 
iel Kress of the Seventeenth, Abner G. Christy of the Sixty- 
sixth. Elisha G. Lane of the Eighty-seventh, John Hyden of 
the Forty ninth, Thomas Gambriel of the Eighty-third, Wil- 
Jim C. Kick of the Forty-ninth, Thomas Melvin of the Sixty- 
fourth, James M. C. Vane of. the Nineteenth, John Eller of 
the Twentieth, and Peter Smith of the Twenty-sixth. 


The majors were John B. Swain of the Fiftieth, Henry 
McGill of the Eij^ht^'-nintli, John K. Tinbrook of the Seventy- 
second, Leonard H. Smith of the Tliirty-eighth, John Martin 
of the Twenty-third, ^Yilliam C. Dnrhmd of the Seventeenth, 
John Douring of the Eighty-seventh, Aquilla Jones of the 
Seventy-seventh, William D. Farley of the Forty-ninth, Wil- 
liam H. Dille of the Sixty-sixth, Alfred Burton of the Sixty- 
fourth, Leonard H. Smith of the Nineteenth, James Nash of 
the Twenty-sixth. William A. Richardson of the Fifty-ninth, 
and William A. Lawler of the Eighty-eighth. 

Artillery is referred to in the Second, Forty-ninth and 
Twenty-third, and cavalry in the Twenty-sixth, Seventeenth, 
Thirty-fourth, Seventieth, Forty-seventh, Fourth, Fifty-eighth 
and Eighty-eighth. Riflemen and light infantry companies 
were in the Xinth, Eighty-eighth, Sixty-sixth, Second, Twenty- 
first, Sixty-second, Eighty-ninth, Fiftieth and Sixty-sixth. 

The companies mentioned by name are the Orange Guards 
in the Fifty-first, Orange Blues in the Thirteenth, Vincennes 
Guards in the First, Marion Guards in the Fortieth, Marion 
Pioneers in the Fortieth, Governor's Guards in the Tenth, 
Bedford Guards in the F^ighteenth, New Albany Guards, Gov- 
ernor's Guards of Evansville and the Jackson Guards of 
West L"^nion, Fayette County. 

From 1810 to 1844 strenuous efforts were made by the 
Legislature to revive the waning military spirit in the State, 
and many inducements were offered to companies to organize. 
On February 24, 1840, the militia was divided into two classes, 
the active, which was composed of those between eighteen 
and thirty years old, and sedentary, which consisted of those 
between thirty and forty-five years old. Volunteer artillery 
and light infantry companies were authorized, which could be 
incorporated, and they were empowered to elect their own 

It was believed that more interest would be taken in the 
militia if more independent companies should be organized, 
and volunteer organizations of not less than thirty-two mem- 
bers, rank and file, were authorized by a law passed January 
81, 1842. All companies so organized were called the inde- 
pendent militia, but they were subject to the same rules and 
regulations as the other militia, which was called the district 
militia. When three or more companies of the independent 
militia were in one county, they were authorized to form 
themselves into battalions and regiments. A battalion con- 
sisted of from three to five companies and a regiment con- 


sisted of two battalions. Each fompany was permitted to 
adopt any name it pleased and the State agreed to arm all. 

The laws did not prove as stimulating as it had been be- 
lieved they would, and on January 23, 1843, the independent 
militia companies were empowered to elect second and third 
lieutenants if they so desired. On the Februarj^ 11 following, 
each company of riflemen and each troop of cavalry was fixed 
at fifty, rank and file, and each company of light infantry and 
grenadiers at sixty, rank and file. Two days later the officers 
of regiments were authorized to prescribe the uniforms of 
their regiments and to make by-laws. 

Ever}' inducement of commissions and uniforms was pre- 
sented, but there was no material increase in interest, and ou 
January 15, 1844, a law was passed to accept a volunteer 
company of not less than thirty-two, rank and file, if no 
greater number could be secured. Such companies were au- 
thorized to select their own uniform by a majority vote and 
they were to serve six years in the independent militia. 

During these years tlie regiments mentioned in the com- 
missions issued were the First, Second, Eighth, Ninth, Elev- 
enth, Twelfth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth,, Twentieth, Twenty- 
third, Twenty-eighth, Thirtieth, Thirty-first, Thirty-fourth, 
Thirty-eighth, Fortieth, Fortv-first, Fortv-fifth, FortV-eighth, 
Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first, Fifty-fifth, Fifty-eighth, 
Fifty-ninth, Sixty-first, Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, Seventy- 
seventh, Seventy-eighth and Eighty eighth. 

The organizations mentioned as having been assigned to 
regiments were the Marion Guards, Marion Rifle company, 
Marion Riflemen, Marion Light Horse, Perry Township In- 
fantry, and ^yashington Light Horse in the First Regiment 
of independent militia; Orange Guards in the Thirteenth; 
Marion Riflemen and Marion Guards in the Fortieth; the 
Greensburgh Artillery in the Forty-first; Morgan Rangers in 
the Fifty-fifth; German Rifle company in the Twenty-eighth; 
Danville Guards in the Sixty-first; Newburg Rifle company 
in the Thirty-fourth; Aberdeen Rifle company and the Ham- 
ilton Light Horse company in the Sixty-fifth; Sugar Creek 
Rifle company in the Fifty-eighth; Wayne Guards in the Fifty- 
fifth; Spencer Yellow Jacket Rifle companj^ in the Twenty- 
eighth; Jackson Township Volunteers in the Eleventh; 
Prairie Rifle company in the Fifty-ninth; Roonville Infantry 
in the Thirty-fourth; German Washington Guards in the 
Tenth; Anderson Guards in the Thirty-fourth; Independent 
Blues in the Fifty-third: Mooresville Independent Rifle com- 
pany in the Forty-fifth; New Frankfort Independent Artillery 


in the Twenty-ninth; Harrison Blues in the Thirty-first; Inde- 
pendent company, rifle rangers in the Twenty-third; Lafay- 
ette Ranfjers in the Forty-ninth; Mississiniwah Fairview Ran- 
gers of New Albany in the Sixty-ninth; Newport Light In- 
fantry in the Fifty-ninth; New Albany Guards in the Twenty- 
eight; Deerfield Light Infantry in the Seventieth; Attica 
Greys in the Seventy-fourth; Newburgh Infantry in the 
Thirty-fourth; Versailles Volunteers in the Thirty-third; 
Spencer Greys in the Twenty-eighth; Independent Greys in 
the Sixty-fifth; and Lebanon Rifle company in the Sixty- 

Riflemen are mentioned as being in the Twentieth, Forty- 
eighth, Fiftieth, and light infantry in the Twenty-third, 
Forty-eighth, Fourteenth and Seventy-seventh. Artillery is 
referred to in the Twenty-third, and cavalry companies and 
light ■ horse companies in the Twenty-ninth, Fifty-eighth, 
Forty- first and Forty-fifth. Organizations specified as belong- 
ing to the independent militia were the Washington Guards, 
York Guards and Huntington Guards. 

Organizations which are mentioned but not assigned to a 
regiment in the existing records were the Independent Blues, 
Portland Guards, Bloomington Light Infantry, Independent 
Rangers, Logansport Greys. Noble Rangers, Highland Ran- 
gers, Grand Prairie Guard, Crooked Creek Rifles, Kosciusko 
Guards, "Washington Blues, Ladoga Light Horse company, 
Marion Pioneers, Garroll Horse Guards, Franklin Volunteers, 
Goshen Guards, Washington Greys, AVayne County Blues, 
Cass Guards. Randolph Guards, Independent Riflemen of 
Lake County, Lafayette Hussars, Mishawaka Rangers, Amer- 
ican Light Infantry, Lake County Rangers, Georgetown Rifle- 
men, Johnson County Rifle company, Jefferson Blues, Noble 
Rangers, Eagle Village Light Infantry, Independent Riflemen, 
Decatur Artillery company, Indiana Blues, Boone County 
Union Light Infantry, Lafayette Blues, Capitol Guards, 
Crooked Creek Rifles, Republican Guards, Spencer Guards, 
Boone County Rangers, Winimac Rifle Rangers, Mounts Run 
Rangers, Lawrenceburgh City Guards, Lexington Artillery 
company. New Frankfort Artillery, Jamestown Light Horse 
company, and Rensselaer Riflemen. 

In the independent militia during 1842, G. N. Fitch was 
commissioned colonel, Hervey Brown lieutenant-colonel and 
J. W. Dunn and George W. Drum majors in the First Regi- 
ment and Henry W. Ellsworth lieutenant-colonel, and Daniel 
Rhein major in the Second Regiment. During the following 


year Westlej Smith was commissioned a lieutenant-colonel 
and Thomas P. Miller a major. 

The other commissions issued were: In the Eighty-eighth, 
William A, Lawless as lieutenant-colonel and Durham Hood 
as major; in the Sixty-second, William E. Rank as colonel 
and John Ensminger as lieutenant-colonel; in the Twenty- 
eighth, Nathaniel Moore as lieutenant-colonel and Isaac P. 
Smith as major; in the Thirty-first, Lewis Jordan as colonel 
and Isaac Lawner as major; in the Thirtieth, Samuel B. Mul- 
len as colonel, Isaac M. Dawson as lieutenant-colonel and 
John R. Lee as major; in the Forty-fifth, Bealis Johnston as 
colonel, Giistavus H. Way as lieutenant-colonel and John J. 
Graham as major; in the Seventy-eighth, S. S. Tipton as 
colonel and B. H. Smith as major; in the Fifty-eighth, Bladen 
Ashby as lieutenant-colonel and Isaac A. Rhinearson as 
major; in the Thirty-eighth, David Cooley as colonel; in the 
Sixty-sixth, Eli Deal as lieutenant-colonel; in the Seventy- 
seventh. George M. Maxwell as colonel; in the Fiftieth, Eras- 
tus M. Benson as major; in the Ninth, Hiram B. Malott as 
colonel and Robert Neely as major; in the Thirty-eighth, 
Moses Monicle as colonel; in the Fiftieth, John B. Swain as 
colonel; and in the Sixty-seventh, James H. Anderson as 

The oldest complete record of Indiana's war department 
which is in existence are the reports of the Adjutant-General 
and the Quartermaster-General for 1844. Both are necessar- 
ily brief. The report of Quartermaster-General Beck shows 
that, on paper, there were twenty-four brigades. Both Gen- 
eral Beck and Adjutant-General David Reynolds complain of 
the almost entire absence of records as to the militia. 

Under date of November 30, 1844, General Reynolds sub- 
mitted his report to Governor Whitcomb, in which he de- 
scribes existing conditions thus: ''In consequence of the en- 
tire failure of the major-generals to return to me the strength 
of the divisions composing the militia, it is impossible for me 
to make any return of the number of men in the State subject 
to military duty. The martial spirit of the State seems to 
have languished away, so that by common consent, more 
perhaps than through the inefficiency of the laws, the military 
organization is almost entirely abandoned. Offices have been 
vacated and not filled; and hence it is that the few officers 
who hold commissions are unable to report the strength of 
the militia under their commands." 

General Reynolds put forth every effort to make a correct 
list of the companies then in existence and the dates of their 


organization. There were three regiments of independent 
militia, one on Marion, one in Tippecanoe and one in Cass 
counties. Between December 1, 1843, and the date of his re- 
port he had issued commissions in the district militia to one 
colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, forty-two cap- 
tains, forty-seven lieutenants, and thirty-five ensigns. In the 
independent militia he had commissioned one major, twenty- 
five captains, fifty-one lieutenants, and seventeen ensigns, or 
a grand total of 224 officers, of whom 128 were in the district 
militia and ninety-four in the independent militia. 

General Reynolds consulted every source of information 
and made two lists of the independent companies which had 
been organized, some of which he stated might possibly have 
disbanded. Those organized between iVpril 27, 1842, and Jan- 
uary 6, 1844, were classified under the years of organization. 
Those organized in 1842, with the dates of organization, were: 
Marion Guards, April 27; Marion Riflemen, April 30; Lafay- 
ette Hussars, June 2; Rifle Company, name not given, June 2; 
Riflemen, June 12; Marion Rifle Company, June 9; Independ- 
ent Company of Lake County, June 9; Goshen Guards, June 9; 
Cass Guards, June 23; Randolph Guards, June 23; Franklin 
Volunteers of Marion County, June 29; Carroll Horse Guards, 
July 15; Company, no name on records, July 16; Marion 
Pioneers, July 19; Ladoga Light Horse Company, July 26; Ar- 
tillery Company, July 26; Perry Township Infantry of Marion 
County, August 23; Kosciusko Guards, August 24; New 
Frankfort Independent Artiller}', August 24; Crooked Creek 
Rifle Company of Cass County, September 6; Cass Rangers, 
September 6; Grand Prairie Guards, September 12; Indiana 
Blues of Jefferson County, September 16; Highland Rangers, 
September 22; Marion Horse Company, September 22; Inde- 
pendent Blues of Warren, September 22; Noble Rangers of 
Cass County, October 6; Logansport Greys, October 6; York 
Guards of Tippecanoe County, October 6; Independent Ran- 
gers, November 18; Bloomington Light Infantry, Novem- 
ber 18. 

During 1843 independent organizations were continued, 
and those listed, with dates of organization, were: Company, 
February 10; Riflemen, Carroll County, February 16; Lafay- 
ette Blues, February 16; Independent Riflemen, March 27; 
Eagle Village Light Infantry of Boone County, April 15; De- 
catur Artillery Company, April 21; Independent Riflemen, 
May 1; Union Light Infantry, May 8; Washington Guards, 
May 1.8; Riflemen, May 26; Johnson County Guards, June 12; 
Johnson County Rifle Company, June 13; Deerfield Light In- 


fantry, June 15; Boone County Rangers, August 15; Winamac 
Rifle Rangers. August 15; Mounts Run Rangers, August 16; 
Lawrenceburg City Cuards, August 15; Light Artillery Com- 
pany, August 15; Spencer Greys, August 21; Republican 
GuardS; August 29; Georgetown Riflemen, September 16; 
Washington Light Horse, September 28; American Light In- 
fantry, November 17. 

General -Reynolds took his otflce January 6, 1844, and the 
companies organized between that date and the date of his 
report were: Independent Greys of Hamilton, March 8; 
Jamestown Light Horse Company, March 20; Rensselaer 
Riflemen, March 8; Newport Independent Light Infantry, May 
14; Hamilton Light Horse Company, May 28; Aberdeen Rifle 
Company, June 10; Danville Guards, June 8; Lafayette 
Guards, June 25; Independent Company of Rifle Rangers of 
Crawford, July 25; Raccoon Rifle Company, of Boone, August 
6; Rising Sun Greys, August 12; Clarke Guards, August 27; 
Mooresville Independent Rifle Company, August 27; Ander- 
son Guards of Warrick County, September 13; Boonville In- 
fantry, September 20; Rifle Company, Elkhart, September 40; 
Prairie Rifle Company, September 25; Spencer Yellow Jacket 
Rifle Company, October 2; Jackson Township Volunteers of 
Fayette County, October 19; Wayne Guards of Allen County, 
November 4. 

The total number of companies reported at that time was 
seventy-six, or about one-tenth of the militia. Nearly all 
trace of the arms which had been issued by the general gov- 
ernment was lost, and many companies which had received 
arms had disbanded without returning the equipment. The 
legislature appointed a committee to investigate the military 
needs of the State and to aid in securing a return of the arms 
outstanding. Before this committee could report, the mili- 
tary spirit was aroused through a call to arms. 

General Reynolds had continued his efforts to revive the 
latent military spirit, and during 1845 several new companies 
were organized and arms sent to them, but many of the com- 
panies disbanded without even opening the boxes of guns and 
other equipment. Nearly all the commissions issued during 
the year were to fill vacancies in those organizations which 
had been kept alive by the unusual exertions and interest of 
their officers. In the District Militia, 2 colonels, 2 lieutenant- 
colonels, 8 majors, 23 captains, 27 lieutenants and 18 ensigns 
were commissioned, or a total of 75 officers. In the Independ- 
ent Militia, 1 lieutenant-colonel, 10 captains, 28 lieutenants 

Major F. E. Stevenson 

Major E. J. Robison 
Major J. D. Wellmat 

Major R. L. Kennedy 

Major G. W. Krietenstein 

Major Harry I_. Kramer 
Major Fletcher M. Durbin 
governor mount's staff 


and 11 ensigns, or a total of 50, were commissioned. The en- 
tire number of commissions issued was 125. 

In his report, made at the end of 1845, and dated Novem- 
ber 29, General Reynolds was greatly discouraged. He said: 
*'It is true, however, that while our system has undergone a 
gradual paralysis, the martial spirit of the people is not extin- 
guished, but exhibits itself in the form of a number of ener- 
getic companies of independent militia, as well as a few regi- 
ments of district militia, which have survived the general 
disorganization. It would seem also, if not quite, impossible 
to revive military discipline, unless some exigency should de- 
mand an active service. War, with its thrilling incidents, 
could alone, as we believe, fully accomplish it; and no State in 
the Union would more fearlessly and promptly respond to 
even its first notes of preparation than Indiana." 

The contingency to which he referred came about within 
six months in the outbreak of the war with Mexico, and, as he 
had predicted, Indiana responded nobly. The first invasion 
of the country by the Mexicans was on April 24, 1846, and 
Congress was notified on JMay 11. War was declared two 
days later and 50,000 volunteers were called for. The notifica- 
tion was sent to Indiana that three regiments of infantry 
would be required on May 16, and was received late in the 
evening of May 21. Governor Whitcomb issued his proclama- 
tion calling for volunteers the following day, and by June 10, 
or in eighteen days, the entire thirty companies necessary had 
reported, and a few days later twenty-two additional com- 
panies were organized and clamoring to go into active service. 

Not a single organization, regiment, brigade or division ex- 
isted when the call was issued which could be ordered out, 
and the response was solely from patriotism. "Had our 
militia been organized at the time," said General Reynolds, 
*'it is evident that the raising of our troops would have been 
facilitated and hastened by merely calling on the proper offi- 
cers to order out their respective commands." 

There was the greatest ignorance as to the things needed 
for active service, and orders were issued to give informa- 
tion which every private in the present organization pos- 
sesses. One order issued was that dress or parade uniforms 
were not required in actual service, and "will not be used in 
this campaign by either officers or men." The uniform recom- 
mended was, "A cloth or forage cap and a gray mixed or sky 
blue jeans hunter's frock coat, and pantaloons without 
straps, is suggested (not required) for neatness and comfort. 
The coat to reach half down the thigh, double-breasted. 


double row of white military buttons, eagle stamped, or black 
mould buttons, made to button close around the throat. For 
non-commissioned officers, same as above, only the sergeants 
to wear white worsted epaulets on each shoulder and the 
pants to have white worsted stripes, one and one-half inch 
wide, down the sides. Corporals to wear epaulets, but not the 
stripes. The orderly sergeant is distinguished by a red 
worsted sash on duty." 

Those organizations which had other uniforms were per- 
mitted to wear them, and this order was intended to apply 
onl}" to those which had to purchase new outfits. 

The volunteers were ordered to concentrate at Ft. Wayne, 
Logansport, Lafayette, Terre Haute, Indianapolis, Centre- 
ville, Lawrenceburgh, Bedford, Yincennes, Evansville and 
Rome. New xA.lbany was selected as the point for general con- 
centration, and the companies were ordered there. General 
Reynolds went in person to supervise the organization of the 
regiments, which was accomplished on June 24. Field officers 
were elected the following day, and the troops were mus- 
tered into the service by Colonel Churchill, inspector-general 
of the U. S. A., and Lieutenant Hammond, U. S. A. 

The officers were all elected from those who had come in 
with the companies, and Joseph Lane, colonel of the Second 
Regiment, was elected a brigadier-general to command the 
brigade, but the United States officers declared they had no 
authority to accept an officer of such high rank. Colonel 
Lane therefore left in command of the regiment, but as soon 
as the brigade reached Texas he was made brigadier-general 
and Captain William A. Bowles was elected colonel. 

The brigade embarked for Mexico on July 12, as the gov- 
ernment was unable to move it before that date, and the 
organizations were: First Regiment — Colonel, James P. 
Drake, who had been captain of the Marion Volunteers; lieu- 
tenant-colonel, Christian C. Nave, who was captain of the 
Hendricks County Volunteers; major, H. S. Lane, who was 
captain of the Montgomery Volunteers. 

The companies composing the regiment were: Mad An- 
thony Guards, of Allen County, Captain J. W. McLain; 
Wayne Guards, of Allen County, Captain D. W. Lewis; Wa- 
bash Rangers, of Miami County, Captain J. W. Wilson; Cass 
County Volunteers, Captain S. S. Tipton, who later resigned 
and was succeeded by Captain S. Lasselle; Wabash Invinci- 
bles, of Carroll County, Captain R. H. Milroy; Fountain Vol- 
unteers, of Fountain County, Captain R. M. Evans; Montgom- 
ery Volunteers, of Montgomery County, Captain J. B. Pow- 


ers, who was succeeded by Captain Allen May; Putnam Blues, 
of Putnam County, Captain J.'H. Roberts; Hendricks County 
Volunteers, Captain S. C. Crawford, and Marion Volunteers, 
of Marion County, Captain John McDougal. 

Second Regiment — (Colonel, Joseph Lane, promoted, and 
succeeded by Captain Bowles; lieutenant-colonel, William R. 
Haddon; major. James A. Cravens; Sullivan Volunteers, of 
Sullivan County, Captain J. W. Briggs; Clay County Volun- 
teers, Captain J. Osborn; Greene County Volunteers, Captain 
L. H. Rosseau ; Lawrence Greys, of Lawrence County, Captain 
H. Davis; Hoosier Boys, of Orange County, Captain William 
A. Bowles, who was later elected colonel and was succeeded 
by Captain T. B. Kinder; Washington Riflemen, of Washing- 
ton County, Captain A. Dennis; Posey Guards, of Washing- 
ton County, Captain N. Kimball; Indiana Riflemen, of Vander- 
burg County, Captain W. Walker; Spencer Greys, of Floyd 
County, W. L. Sanderson; Lanesville Legion, of Harrison 
County, Captain C. Gresham. 

Third Regiment — Colonel, James H. Lane; lieutenant- 
colonel, William M. McCarty; major, Willis A. Gorman. 
Johnson Guards, of Johnson Count}', Captain D. Allen; 
Brown County Blues, Captain J. Taggart; Shelby Riflemen, 
of Shelby County, Captain V. Conover; Monroe Guards, of 
Monroe County, Captain J. Sluss; Bartholomew Volunteers, 
Captain J. S. Boardman; Dearborn Volunteers, Captain 
George Dunn; Switzerland Riflemen, Captain S. Carter; 
Washington Guards, of Jeft'erson County, Captain W. Ford; 
Madison Rifles, of Jefferson County, Captain T. L. Sullivan; 
Clark Guards, of Clark County, Captain T. W. Gibson. 

The call to arms aroused great interest in military mat- 
ters, and the legislature considered a bill for the re-organiza- 
tion of the militia. The bill passed the House and failed to 
pass the Senate, but the organization of companies preceded 
under the old laws. No report of the strength of the militia 
was made, but General Reynolds believed, from his sources of 
information, that three brigades were organized in the Dis- 
trict Militia, but only one regiment reported to him. The 
twenty-two companies which desired to enter active service 
identified themselves with the Independent Militia, so that 
during the year of 1846 there were, in that division, 144 new 
companies, five new regiments and five separate and new bat- 

The troops which answered the first call numbered 2,553, 
and, as they were called for twelve months' service only, many 
were home when the second call for troops was received- The 


second call was for one regiment only, and was received April 
24, having been issued five days before. Governor Whitcomb 
at once issued bis proclamation and preference was given to 
those companies which had organized to respond to the first 
call, but had not been mustered in. Some of the companies 
reported without the required number of men, and so anx- 
ious were they to get into service that in many instances they 
were kept by their officers at their own expense until they 
were filled, as the government declined to furnish subsistence 
to any that did not meet the requirements. Old Fort Clarke, 
near Jeffersonville, was selected for the organization of the 
Fourth Regiment, and General Reynolds again in person 
supervised the work. The regiment was organized June 16, 
1847, and embarked for the front June 27. 

As this regiment went to the front, it consisted of: 
Colonel, Willis A. Gorman; lieutenant-colonel, Ebenezer Du- 
mont; major, William M. McCoy; adjutant, Edward Cole; ser- 
geant major, Joseph Combs; quartermaster sergeant, T. M. 
Smith; temporary surgeons. Dr. Brower and Dr. Finley. 
Company A, Marion Guards, of Grant (Jounty, Captain J. M. 
Wallace; Company B. Gospoi-t Guards, of Owen County, Cap- 
tain J. I. Alexander; Company C, Dearborn County Guards, 
Captain W- T. Baldridge; Company D, Marion County Infan- 
try, Captain E. Lander; Company E, Spencer County Volun- 
teers, Captain J. W. Crooks; Company F, Columbus Legion, 
of Bartholomew County, Captain M. Fitzgibbon; Company G, 
Rough and Ready Guards, of Monroe County; Captain D. Lun- 
derman; Company H, Fort Harrison Guards, of Vigo County, 
Captain L. Cochran; Company I, Northern Rangers, of La- 
porte County, Captain R. Fravel; Company K, Hoosier Boys 
of Dearborn, Dearborn County, Captain A. L. Mason. 

The Fifth and last regiment called for w^as composed 
chiefly of those who had seen service, and the War Depart- 
ment expressed a preference for the veterans. The call was 
received at Indianapolis August 31, having been issued 
August 2G, and the ten companies reported to the adjutant- 
general's office by September 23. Two days later General 
Reynolds went to Madison, which had been selected as the 
point for organization, but as no arrangement had been made 
for quarters or subsistence, he did not order the companies in 
until October 1. The regiment was organized October 22, and 
the regiment embarked for Vera Cruz on October 31. Many 
more companies applied thap could be accepted, and the mar- 
tial spirit in the State was so high that several companies of 
regulars were recruited in the State in addition to the quotas 


called for. With the exception of Company K, which was not 
full, the entire regiment left together. Company K was left 
behind to fill its ranks, which was done in a short time, and 
it then joined the regiment. 

The organization of the Fifth Regiment was: Colonel, 
James H. Lane; lieutenant-colonel, Allen May; major, John M. 
Myers, adjutant, John M. Loi^d; surgeon, J. S. Athou; assist- 
ant surgeon, P. G. Jones; sergeant major, F. P. Bradley; quar- 
termaster sergeant, J. Oldshue. Company A, Indiana Guards, 
of Jefferson County, Captain Hull; Company B, Rough and 
Ready Guards, of Clarke County, Captain G. Greene; Com- 
pany C, Covington Guards, of Fountain County, Captain R. M. 
Evans; Company D, Hancock B'hoys, of Hancock County, 
Captain J. R. Bracken; Company E, Shelbyville Hards, of 
Shelby County, Captain 8. McKenzie; Company F, Centre 
Guards, of Marion County, Captain J. McDougal; Company 
G, Grabbers Xo. 2, of Dearborn County, Captain A, C. Gibbs; 
Company H, Washington Guards, of Grant County, Captain 
E. G. Cary; Company I, Montgomery Boys, of Montgomery 
County. Captain M. D. Manson; Company K, Wayne Guards, 
of Allen County, Captain D. W. Lewis. 

As soon as the war was over, the military spirit died out 
almost as quickly as it had been aroused. While the govern- 
ment called for but five regiments, enough companies were 
organized and offered their services to fill eight regiments. It 
was impossible to maintain a militia under the laws as they 
existed, and during 1848 but 135 commissions were issued. 
Laws under which the militia could have been maintained 
were passed by the House in two sessions, but both times the 
Senate failed to act on them. By the close of 1850 it was 
impossible to tell anything about the militia. According to 
the arms outstanding, of which the State had a record, there 
were then thirty-three infantry companies, fifteen rifle com- 
panies and seven troops of cavalry, but no report was made 
by any of them. The legislature finally realized the situation, 
and in 1853 a law was passed for the organization of the 
militia by congressional districts, and in the following Octo- 
ber an elaborate set of rules for county regiments and bri- 
gades by congressional districts were adopted. This proved 
to be without effect, and under date of December 9, 1854, 
Adjutant-General Tomlinson, writing from Marietta, Georgia, 
urged the establishment of a professorship of military science 
at the State L^niversity at Bloomington. His suggestion was 
not adopted. 


Governor Wright called the attention of the legislature 
to the failure of the laws passed to secure satisfactory re- 
turns, and said that while thousands of commissions had been 
issued, not one brigade enumeration had been perfected. The 
legislature responded by passing an act on February 12, 1855, 
which provided for the organization of military companies by 
filing articles of incorporation in the same manner as build- 
ing, mining and manufacturing companies were organized. 
The law was practically of no value and merely provided for 
the organization of the militia in a general way without reg- 
ulations sufficient to secure any general result. Many of the 
commissions issued w^ere for the sole purpose of conferring 
honorary military titles only, and there was no change in the 
general situation. At the close of 1856 General Tomlinson 
suggested that a system of bounties be paid, but this was 
not adopted, and he did not have one return of the strength 
of the militia, if there was any, although the commissions 
sent out were numbered by the thousand. 

The probabilities of civil war caused a slight revival of in- 
terest in things military, and here and there during 1859 and 
1860 a few companies were organized. All of them had but a 
brief existence, and in many cases no detailed reports were 
made. The aggregate strength of such companies during the 
entire two 3'ears was not 500 men. This was the condition of 
the Indiana militia when the civil war seemed a certainty. 

The actual outbreak of the war found the State without 
any preparations to meet the emergency. Governor Lane, in 
his message to the Legislature in 1861, referred to the import- 
ance of a well organized and thoroughly drilled militia in the 
then existing conditions of national affairs, and he promised 
to concur in any measure that might be devised toward that 
end. He called attention to the ''present very defective 
militia laws of the State," and a bill w\as drawn which passed 
the House, but failed to pass the Senate. 

When the war actually commenced, Indiana had no militia 
that AA-as organized. There were less than 500 stands of effect- 
ive first-class small arms in the State and eight pieces of 
>veather-worn and dismantled cannon. An unknown number 
of old flint-lock and altered to percussion muskets were scat- 
tered through the counties, and were in the hands of former 
members of the disbanded militia. Under authority of ian act 
of March 5, 1861, Governor Morton took steps to secure a re- 
turn of these, but they were of no value except for drill pur- 


On February 11, 18(11, there was but |10,368.58 in the State 
treasury, and the most of this was in trust funds. Governor 
Morton tried to secure arms, i\nd on March, 1861, he secured 
an order for 5,000 muskets, but as the armories were depleted 
tlie order could not be filled. 

He called the legislature in special session April 24, 1861, 
and on May 11 the law reorganizing the Legion was passed. 
At that time there was no organization to speak of, and in 
the following November, Morton C. Hunter, of Bloomington, 
was placed in command of the Fifth Brigade district, and 
Richard W. Thompson, of Terre Haute, of the Sixth Brigade 
district. The organization of the legion was assigned to John 
Love, of Indianapolis, who was appointed major-general on 
September 10, 1861. General Love was actively assisted by 
John L. Mansfield, of Madison, who was first commissioned 
brigadier-general commanding the Third Brigade of the First 
Division, and later succeeded General Love. The First Divi- 
sion consisted of the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Ninth 
Brigades, and was commanded by General Mansfield. The 
Second Division, which was commanded by Major-General 
James Hughes, of Bloomington, was composed of the First, 
Second, Seventh and Eighth Brigades. The total strength of 
the legion was 697 companies. 

The First Division contained 347 companies. The Third 
Brigade was composed of the Ninth Regiment, of Jefferson 
County, with 12 companies; the Ninth Regiment, of Jennings 
County, with 15 companies; the Tenth Regiment, of Switzer- 
land county, with 16 companies; four companies of Barthol- 
omew county; the Johnson County Regiment of 14 companies 
the Hendricks County Regiment of 11 companies; the Morgan 
County Regiment of 11 companies; the City of Indianapolis 
Regiment of 16 companies; the Marion County Regiment of 10 
companies; ten separate companies of Marion County; the 
Boone County Regiment of 15 companies, and the 13 compa- 
nies of Hamilton County, or 147 in all. 

The Fourth Brigade was commanded by General Alexan- 
der C. Downey, of Rising Sun, and consisted of the Eleventh 
Regiment, of Ohio County, of 5 companies; the Twelfth Regi- 
ment, of Dearborn County, of 13 companies; 4 companies from 
Ripley County; 7 companies of Decatur County; 2 companies 
of Union County; 5 com])anies of Fayette County; 6 compa- 
nies of Rush county; 7 companies of Shelby County, and the 
Franklin County Regiment of 9 companies, or 58 in all. 

The Fifth Brigade consisted of the Wayne County Battal- 
ion of 6 companies; the Hancock County Battalion of 9 com- 


panies; the Delaware County Regiment of 16 companies; the 
Randolph County Battalion of 11 companies; 5 companies of 
Henry County; 11 companies of Madison County; 10 compa- 
nies of Jay County, and 6 companies of Grant County, or 74 
in all. 

The Sixth Brigade consisted of the Howard County Regi- 
ment of 13 companies; 6 companies of Clinton County; 9 com- 
panies of Carroll County; 5 companies of Cass County; 4 com- 
panies of Miami County; 2 companies of Wabash County, and 
4 companies of Fulton County, or 43 companies in all. 

The Ninth Brigade consisted of 1 company of Allen 
County, 3 companies of DeKalb County, 6 companies of Hunt- 
ington County, 1 company of Kosciusko County, 1 company of 
Lagrange County, 5 companies of Noble County, 2 companies 
of Steuben County, 2 companies of Wells County, and 3 com- 
panies of Whitley County, or 24 in all. 

The Second Division contained 351 companies. The First 
Brigade had two commanders in its history — General An- 
drew Lewis, of Princeton, and General James E. Blythe, of 
Evansville. The brigade was composed of the First Regi- 
ment, of Posey County, of 17 companies; the Second Regi- 
ment, of Yanderburg County, of 28 companies; the Second 
Battalion, of Vanderburg County, of 10 companies; the Third 
Regiment, of Warrick and Gibson Counties, of 15 companies; 
the Fourth Regiment, of Spencer County, of 14 companies; 
the Grandview Battalion of 10 companies; 8 companies of 
Gibson County; 4 companies of Dubois County; 8 companies 
of Pike County; 11 companies of Daviess County; 4 companies 
of Greene County, and 4 companies of Sullivan County, or 133 
in all. 

The Second Brigade also had two commanders — General 
James Hughes, of Bloomington, and General Henry Jordan, 
»f Corydon. It was composed of the Fifth Regiment, of Perry 
County, of 19 companies; the Sixth Regiment, of Harrison 
County, of 14 companies; the Seventh Regiment, of Floyd 
County, of 10 companies; the Eighth Regiment, of Clark and 
Scott counties, of 12 companies; 5 companies of Scott county; 
the Crawford County Regiment of 10 companies; the Monroe 
County- Regiment of 10 companies; the Lawrence County Reg- 
iment of 12 companies; the Orange County Regiment of 7 
companies; 7 companies of Washington County; 8 companies 
of Jackson County; two companies of Brown County, and 1 
company of Owen County, or 123 in all. 

The Seventh Brigade was composed of the Vigo County 
Regiment of 23 companies; the Parke County Regiment of 19 


companies; the Montgomery County Kegiment of 12 com- 
panies; 4 companies of Clay County; 11 companies of Putnam 
County; 3 companies of Vermillion County; 6 companies of 
Fountain County; 5 companies of Tippecanoe County, and 2 
companies of Warren County, or 85 in all. 

The Eighth Brigade consisted of 1 company of White 
County; 1 company of Jasper county; 1 company of Pulaski 
County; 3 companies of Marshall County; 3 companies of St. 
Joseph County, and 1 company of Laporte County, or 10 in all. 

The personnel of the Legion was constantly changing on 
account of the members entering the United States service, 
and it was the great training school for the volunteer army. 
Governor ^lorton appreciated its value in this particular, and 
on October 16, 1862, an encampment of the officers was or- 
dered for Indianapolis. Nearly four hundred officers on that 
date began a two weeks' tour of inspection under officers of 
the regular army. Two regiments were organized and the 
work was both theoretical and practical. 

The Legion was frequently called into active service, and 
there was scarcely a time during the war that some portion 
of it was not on duty, either guarding the southern border, 
suppressing internal troubles or aiding Kentucky. Portions 
of it were called out on July 18, 1862, when the Second and 
Third Regiments were ordered into active service on account 
of the raid on Xewburg. The threatened attack on Evans- 
ville, the Kirby Smith raid, the two ^Morgan raids, and the 
Adam Johnson raid in 1864, gave many of the members a 
slight taste of actual v\'arfare. Internal troubles resulting 
from secret organizations and resistance to drafts also caused 
many calls. 

The raid by General Morgan in July, 1863, caused great 
alarm throughout the State, and Governor Morton called for 
volunteers. Within forty-eight hours 65,000 men responded 
and thirteen regiments and one battery were organized. The 
regiments were in service for a week, and v/ere numbered from 
the 102d to tlie 114th, inclusive. Thp 102cl, 103d and 108th 
were composed exclusively of the Legion, while four Legion 
companies were in 104th, seven in the 105th, and one each in 
the 107 and the 112th, The other companies consisted of 
''Minute Men." Altogether, over 50,000 members of the Le- 
gion were called into active service for periods of ten to thirty 
days, and over 800. companies were enrolled in the Legion. 

The magnificent response by Indiana to the call for volun- 
teers is well knoAvn, and the part the soldiers of the State 
took in that great struggle is the most glorious page in the 


State's history. Indiana sent a total of 208,367 men to the 
front. Of this number 129 regiments of infantry included 
175,776; 13 regiments of cavalry, 21,605; 1 regiment of heavy 
artillery and 26 batteries of light artillery, 10,986. The terms 
of service were: three years, 165,617; one year, 21,642; nine 
months, 742; six months, 4,082; one hundred days, 7,415; three 
months, 6,308; sixty days, 587; and thirty days, 1,874. 

The tremendous amount of work in the Adjutant-General's 
oflSce in looking after the records of those who had served 
during the war and the defective militia laws, combined to 
cause a delay in a thorough organization of the militia during 
the years immediately following the war. Companies were 
organized as independent bodies and were incorporated, while 
the State furnished arms. Adjutant-General John C. Green- 
wait assumed the duties of his office on April 1, 1870, and on 
the last day of the year he submitted the first report after 
the close of the war. Neither of his predecessors had made 
reports, and his report covered only that period in which he 
had been in charge. 

Until 1877 no attempt was made to organize the Legion, 
and the work which has resulted in the present National 
Guard was commenced by Adjutant-General George W. Russ. 

General Greenwalt made no attempt to organize the 
Legion, as he did not deem it expedient under the laws then 
existing. He encouraged the organization of independent 
companies and promptly armed those which sent in requisi- 
tions. During 1870 but three companies were organized. 
They were the Emmet Guai'ds, of Indianapolis, on March 1, 
with sixty men; Company A, Indianapolis National Guards, 
on April 14, with sixty men, commanded by Captain John L. 
Hanna; and the Lafayette Scheutzen, on June 21, with sixty 
men, commanded by Captain P. J. Welshibillig. 

Seven companies were organized during 1871, although 
one was short-lived. The Bloomington Guards, consisting of 
sixty men under the command of Captain W, J. Allen, was 
organized July 12 of that year, but disbanded in May of the 
next year. The other companies organized during the year 
of 1871 were: Prairie City Guards, of Terre Haute, on June 
26, with 100 men. commanded by Captain John A. Bryan; 
Union Guards, of Rockville, on July 12, with sixty men, 
commanded by Captain W. A. Magill; the Muncie Guards, 
on August 15, with 100 men, commanded by Captain Frank 
Ellis; the Angola Zouaves, on September 5, with sixty men, 
commanded by Capiain Ora Pierce; Laporte Scheutzen, on 
September 12, with sixty men commanded by Captain Charles 


Peo; and the Business College Volnuteers, of Indianapolis, 
on October 1, with sixty men, commanded by Captain T. B. 
Wightman. The Business College Volunteers, of Indianapo- 
lis, and the Laporte Scheutzen were in existence only until 

1874, when they were disbanded. 

During 1872 five new companies were organized — the Vin- 
cennes National Guards, on June 47, with fifty men, com- 
manded by Captain John Ellick; the South Bend Rifle Com- 
pany, on July 15, with eighty men, commanded by Captain 
George Pfleger; the Wave! and Zouaves, on August 22, with 
sixty men, commanded by Captain C. T. Dorwin; the Laporte 
Zouaves, on August 30, with sixty men, commanded by Cap- 
tain L. A. Cale; and the First National Zouaves, of New 
Albany, on November 20, with sixty men, commanded by 
Captain John Denny. 

The organized companies were called into active service 
early in 1873, but the power of the State to preserve the 
peace by arms was limited. There was not one company on 
which the Governor could depend in time of trouble, and all 
services rendered were entirely voluntary. On April 15, 1873, 
there was an outbreak of violence at Knightsville, and when 
the State was appealed to, it was necessary to call for vol- 
unteers. A detachment of the Indianapolis police force was 
sent under the command of Chief of Police Thompson, and 
the Emmett Guards, of Indianapolis, promptly volunteered. 
A part of the company was sent under command of Captain 
Barry, and the presence of troops restored peace and order 
without delay. A strike of railroad engineers caused another 
call for troops on December 27 of the same year at Logans- 
port. A portion of the Indianai)olis police force was sent 
and the offers of the Emmett Guards and the Business Col- 
lege Volunteers, of Indianapolis, to serve, were accepted. 
The troops were placed under the command of General Ma- 
cauley and served but a few days. The trouble in Wayne 
County over the removal of the county seat was reported to 
the State, but no troops were sent, although the sheriff was 
supplied with ammunition and authorized to organize a posse 
and arm it. 

These calls to active duty constrained Adjutant-General 
Connor to call attention to the fact that the militia was en- 
tirely unorganized. This he did in his report of January 1, 

1875, in which he asked for proper laws on the subject. The 
companies did not report to the State and were wholly and 
entirely independent, although armed by the State . His 
appeal was without result, for he did not get the laws. Dur- 


ing 1874 lie organized tlie State Guards, of Indianapolis, and 
the Noblesville Guards. 

Again were the troops called out during the summer of 
1876. There was a strike among the employes of the O. & M. 
Railroad Company, and traffic on the road was obstructed at 
Vincennes. The sheriif of Knox County sent an urgent call 
for troops, and Logansport responded with twenty-five men, 
under the command of Captain Chase. Lieutenant Dailey, of 
Captain Jack's company, of Peru, with twenty-five men, and 
Caj)tain Waiter, of Indianapolis, with fifty men, comprised 
the force ordered out. The troops were taken to Indianapolis 
and quartered in the State House, but the local authorities 
of Yincennes succeeded in handling the trouble, and the 
troops were not sent. 

At the beginning of 1877, the year which marked the great 
change in the militia system of the State, the complete roster 
of independent companies in the State and the date of their 
organization, as given in the official list, was: 


January 1 — Infliaua University, Bloomiugton. 

January 21 — Lafayette Guards. 

Maren 1 — Emmett Guards, of Indianapolis. 

AT»ril 14 — Indianapolis Nationel Guards. 

June 20 — Roclvville Guards. 

June 21 — Prairie City Guards, of Terre Haute. 

July 15 — Martinsville Guards. 

August 2 — Ft. Wayne Light Guards. 


June 20— New Castle Guards. 

September 5 — Angola Zouaves. 

September 28 — College Guards, of Indianapolis. 


June 27— -Vinceniies National Guards. 
July 15 — Soutb Bend Rifle Company. 
August 22 — Wavoland Guards. 
August 30 — Laporte Zouaves. 
November 20 — New Albany Guards. 


June 30 — Evansville Zouaves. 


September 16 — Zionsville Zouave Guards. 

December 8 — Ft. Wayne Light Guards. 

January 22 — Huntington Light Guards. 

Maeh 6 — Lafayette Guards. 

March 6 — Crawfordsville Guards. 

March 13— Ft. Wayne Cadets. 

March 18 — Indianapolis High School Cadets. 

May 5 — Logansport Grays. 


June 6 — Indianapolis Centennial Cadets. 

June 15 — Lagrange Light Guards. 

June 20 — Asbury Cadets, of Greencastle. 

June 28 — Peru Grays. 

July 28 — Greensburg Light Guards. 

August 7 — Pulaski Guards. 

September ti — Delaware Guards, of Muncie. 

September 18 — Benton County Cavalry, of Fowler. 

October 13 — Greencastle College Cadets. 

October 19 — Jackson Guards, of Tippecanoe County. 

November 27 — Jeffersonville Rifles. 

George W. Russ entered upon the duties of the Adjutant- 
General on February 18, 1877, and he brought with him an 
interest in things military, an energy and a vigor that soon 
showed results in the beginning of a trained force of soldiers 
on which the State could depend in times of emergency. 
During the first jea.r General Russ was in charge, the rail- 
road strikes demonstrated in all parts of the country the 
imperative necessity of having a well organized and equipped 
militia. General Russ found the State without a single or- 
ganized company of militia and nothing but the independent 
companies to rely upon. The State was helpless in the event 
of trouble except for such response as might be voluntarily 
•made to a call for assistance. 

General Russ grasped the situation and exerted himself 
to organize companies and enroll them in the Indiana Legion. 
In this he succeeded so well that through his efforts, by the 
last of 1878, there were enrolled in the Legion the Conners- 
ville Guard, of Connersville; Company A, National Guard, of 
Indianapolis; Lafayette Guard, of Lafayette; Indianapolis 
Light Infantry, of Indianapolis; Monroe (juard, of Blooming- 
ton; Lane Guard, of Crawfordsville; Evansville Rifles, of Ev- 
ansville; Wabash Guard, of Snoddy's Mill; Marshall County 
Guard, Company A. of Plymouth; North Manchester Guard," 
of North ^Manchester; Rochester Light Guard, of Rochester; 
Richmond Light Guard, of Richmond; Lebanon Cadets, of 
Lebanon; Governor's Guard, of Terre Haute; Shelby Rifles, 
of Shelbyville; Russ Rifles, of Indianapolis; Marshall County 
Guard, Company R, of Bourbon; Newport Light Guard, of 
Newport; Tree's Grays, of Anderson; Tykle Guard, of Middle- 
town; Kokomo Guard, of Kokomo; Lime City Battery, of 
Huntington; "and the Terre Haute Light Guard, of Terre 

The last named had been in existence for many years as 
an independent organization, but at the beginning of the 
troubles in the summer of 1877 their services were tendered 
to the State with 100 men and were accepted. They saw the 


desirability of being enrolled in the Legion, and at their 
own request they were taken into the State service. 

In addition to these militia conii)anies, there were organ- 
ized during the first two years of General Russ's term the 
Grover Light Guard, of Greensburg, on July 28, 1877; the 
Lawreneeburg Light Guard, of Law^renceburg, on June 22, 
1877; the Indianapolis National Guards, of Indianapolis, on 
November 17, 1877; Purdue ITni versify Cadets, of Lafayette, 
on November 17, 1877; and the Hibernian Rifles, of Indianai)- 
olis. on May 24, 1877. 

The great railroad strikes of the summer of 1877 were a 
menace to the entire country, and Indiana was affected, but 
not so seriously as some other points. So threatening did the 
aspect become in Indianapolis that a committee of public 
safety was appointed, and finally Governor Williams was ap- 
pealed to for State aid. In July he ordered a portion of the 
militia to be ready to serve, and Company A, National Guard 
of Indianapolis, under the command of Captain Kiley, was 
ordered into camp at the United States arsenal in Indianap- 
olis to protect it and its stores. The Indianapolis Light In- 
fantry, under the command of Captain Nicholas R. Ruckle, 
was held at its armory at the corner of New York and Dela- 
ware streets. The Terre Haute Light Guard at once tendered 
its services, and, under the command of Captain Charles O. 
Wood, was held under arms at its armory in Terre Haute. 
The Lafayette Light Guard, under the command of Captain 
Carnahau. was held at its armory in Lafayette. The Logans- 
port Grays, under the command of Cajjtain Chase, and the 
Cass County Blues, under command of Captain Zigler, were 
both independent companies but offered their services and 
were held under arms in their armories at Logansport. The 
Montgomery Guard, of Crawford sville, Captain Lew Wallace 
commanding, which was also an independent company, hur- 
ried to Indianapolis and tendered its services. They were 
sworn into the service of the State and remained on duty 
throughout the strike. 

These companies rendered good service in the protection 
of property, but the strike assumed such great proportions 
and there was such danger to the lives of the citizens, that 
it was deemed expedient to be prepared for an emergency, 
and a call for volunteers was issued in Indianapolis. 

The response called into service eleven companies, which 
were promptly organized, drilled and equipped. This call 
was issued July 26, and the organization which was so quickly 
perfected was composed of the most prominent and distin- 


giiished men in the city. Tliere has neveri been an organi- 
zation of State troops in the history of Indiana in which were 
so many men of prominence. 

Governor Williams tendered the command to General 
Benjamin Harrison, but the committee of public safety had 
asked General Daniel Macauley to assume command, so Gen- 
eral Harrison declined, but took command of a company. 
Headquarters were established in the federal building in 
Indianapolis, and the regiment served about thirty days and 
rendered good service. Fortunately there were no serious 
clashes, and the trouble was adjusted without any loss of 
life in Indianapolis. 

Those who served on General Macauley's staff as aides-de- 
camj), with the rank of captain, were Livingston Howland, 
Wood G. Tousey, S. K. Fletcher. James W. Kennard, and 
W. P. Fishback. J. W. Gordon was chief of staff, with the 
rank of colonel. Charles L. Holstein was assistant adjutant- 
general, with the rank of captain, John D. Nicholas was com- 
missary of subsistence, with the rank of major, and N. T. 
James was assistant commissary of subsistence, with the 
rank of first lieutenant. James Miller was appointed assist- 
ant adjutant-general, with the rank of captain. 

The company organizations of the volunteers that were 
assigned to the First Regiment, Indiana Legion, were: 

Company C — Beniamin Harrison, captain; Eli F. Ritter, first lieu- 
tenant; and W. H. McKay, second lieutenant. 

Company H — Robert S. Foster, captain; Samuel F. Gray, first lieu- 
tenant; and William M. Wiles, second lieutenant. 

Company D — John ,T. Palmer, captain; .Tames B. Black, first lieu- 
tenant; and Alfred Sinker, second lieutenant. 

Company E — Frederick Knefler, captain; C. J. Dobbs, first lieu- 
tenant; and Benjamin D. House, second lieutenant. 

Company T — George H. Chapman, captain. 

Company F — William .T. Richards, captain. 

Company G — Henry C. Adams, captain; A. J. Ralph, first lieu- 
tenant; and George W. Stubbs. second lieutenant. 

Company K — Charles E. Emrick, captain; H. E. Smith, first lieu- 
tenant; and F. J. Cadwallader, second lieutenant. 

Company L — .John Coburn, captain; W. H. Craft, first lieutenant; 
and C. W. Tutewiler, second lieutenant. 

Those assigned to the Second Regiment were: 

Company A — Lew Wallace, captain; Isaac C. Ellston, first lieu- 
tenant; James H. Wallace, second lieutenant; and W. P. Herron, third 

A troop of cavalry, which was called Company A, First 
Cavalry, Indiana Legion, had as officers Henry Jordan, cap- 
tain: Henry Dailey, first lieutenant; and John McMasters, 
second lieutenant. 


General Russ also had much trouble with the Wabash 
Guards. Early in the year some of the members of the com- 
pany went into a saloon at Stringtown, Fountain County, 
after a drill, with their arms. The company had no armory, 
and the members were permitted to take their arms home 
with them. These men v/ere drinking, and while so engaged 
some negroes and white men entered the saloon, and an alter- 
cation followed in which one of the negroes was killed. Great 
excitement followed, and the sheriff of the county called on 
the company to assist him in making the arrests of the par- 
ties charged with the murder. The company responded, and 
charges were publicly made that the members of the company 
were patrolling the streets of Stringtown under arms. Gen^ 
eral Russ investigated and found they were acting under 
the orders of the sheriff according to law, so no action was 
taken regarding the charges. After the trouble had quieted 
down, one otTicer and thirty-two men, who were miners, were 
mustered out, as General Russ deemed it best that no one 
who was in any way interested in mining troubles should re- 
main in the organization. The other members were farmers. 

There was high feeling against the company, which cul- 
minated in another outbreak in June and a call was made 
for troops to assist the sheriff. The Indianapolis Light In- 
fantry, under command of Captain N. R. Ruckle, was ordered 
out and reported to the sheriff' at Coal Creek within five 
hours from the receipt of the order. The company remained 
on duty until June 2(i, when it was relieved by the Lane 
Guards, of Crawfordsville, under the command of Captain 
Denneen. This comx>aiiy remained on duty until July 3, when 
it was considered unnecessary to hold troops there longer. 
The Wabash Guards were later disbanded, as were also the 
Connersville Guards and Company A, National Guards, of 

General Russ urged a uniformity of uniforms and that the 
regulation fatigue uniform of the United States army be 
adopted. He was the first to urge that the uniforms be 
furnished by the State or the cost of them allowed to the 
men by the State. He suggested that the men be permitted 
to buy and wear any dress uniform they might see fit. He 
tried to secure an encampment of the troops, but found there 
were no tents, and in his annual report he urged that the 
State provide tents, camp equipage, subsistence and trans- 
portation to and from an annual camp. The recommenda- 
tions were the first made for provisions on the line of the 
present organization. 

Col. J. R. Henry Col. Russell B. Harrison 

Lieut. -Col. J. E. Roberts Col. H. C. Megrew 

Brig. -Gen. B. A. Richardson Lieut. -Col. W. A. Rider 

Major L. R. Gignilliat 

governor MOUNT'S STAFF 


At the close of 1878, the companies in the Indiana Legion 
and the officers were: 

Terre Haute Light Guard — Captain Charles O. Wood, First Lieu- 
tenant F. C. Crawford and Second Lieutenant W. H. Armstrong. 

Indianapolis Light Infantry — Captain Nicholas R. Ruckle, First 
Lieutenant George Butler and Second Lieutenant James R. Ross. 

Lafayette Guard — Captain James R. Carnahan, First Lieutenant 
Collins Blackmor and Second Lieutenant Charles E. Erving. 

Monroe Guard, of Blooinington — Captain H. J. Feltus, First Lieu- 
tenant Alfred R. Howe and Second Lieutenant Thomas C. Purcell. 

Evausville Rifles — Captain AVilliam M. Blakey, First Lieutenant 
Jacob W. Messick and Second Lieutenant Henry Hammersley. 

Marshall County Guard, Company A, of Plymouth — Captain James 
E. Houghton, First Lieutenant Hiram Moore and Second Lieutenant 
William Holland. 

Lebanon Cadets — Captain Felix Shumate, First Lieutenant Frank 
Gregoiy and Second liieutenant John H. Busby. 

Marshall County (Juard, Company B, of Bourbon — Captain George 
Stockman, First Lieutenant Charles H. Wynant and Second Lieutenant 
John K. Lawrence. 

Lane Guard, of Crawfordsville — Captain John A. Denneen, First 
Lieutenant D. W. Staras and Second Lieutenant M. G. McCarty. 

Rochester Light Guard — Captain H. P. Bitters, First Lieutenant 
John J. Myers and Second Lieutenant Beniamin M. Elliott. 

Governor's Guard, of Terre Haute — Captain W. P. Hector, First 
Lieutenant John T. Staff and Second Lieutenant Newlan Rogers. 

Shelby Rifles, of Shelbyville- — Captain John W. Vannoy, First Lieu- 
tenant Augubt Depray and Second liieutenant William Craycraft. 

Russ Ritles. of Indianapolis — Captain Robert Emmett, First Lieu- 
tenant J. R. Forbes and Second Lieutenant C. S. Butterfield. 

Richmond Light Guard — Captain Joseph Iliff, First Lieutenant Sam- 
uel F. Judy and Second Lieutenant Henry T. Barnes. 

Newport Light Guard — Captain Jacob A. Souders, First Lieutenant 
Robert B. Sears and Second Lieutenant A. C. Brokaw. 

North ^Manchester Guard — Captain A. A. McKain, First Lieutenant 
Samuel Dunbar and Second Lieutenant James Arnold. 

Trees' Grays, of Anderson — Captain Larry Anderson, First Lieu- 
tenant David R. Berg and Second Lieutenant Cornelius Dougherty. 

Tykle Guard, of Middletown — Captain Charles C. Shedrou, First 
Lieutenant Joseph A. Yoimg and Second Lieutenant Joseph A. Swope. 

Kokomo Guard — Captain Frnncis M. Gideon, First Lieutenant Wil- 
liam T. Wiley and Second Lieutenant Baker A. Banniun. 

Lime City Battery, of Huntington — Captain George Wetmore, First/ 
Lieutenant Charles W. Walkins and Second Lieutenant A. J. Rose- 

Nearly all these companies ceased to exist before regi- 
ments were organized, and but four, the Terre Haute Light 
Guard, the Indianapolis Light Infantry, the Evansville Rifles, 
and the Richmond Light Guard, became companies when the 
new order was instituted. All others had disbanded. 

During the two years from 1879 to 1881, a number of new 
companies were organized and enrolled in the militia. All 


of them were included in the regiments, and they were the 
Sherman Guards, of Frankfort, the Waterloo Rifles, the Mc- 
Cime Cadets, of Roekville, and the Remington Guards. 

Again, and it proved to be the last call to active service 
before the organization of regiments, the Indianapolis Light 
Infantry was called out to preserve the peace. An atrocious 
murder was committed at KSalem and the "Regulators," then 
quite numerous in that part of the State, had demolished the 
jail in an effort to lynch the prisoner. In the disguise of 
women's clothing he had been hurried to New Albany by 
the sheriff, and on October 31, 1879, the Light Infantry was 
sent as a guard when he was returned to Salem for trial. 
Many threats were made of blowing up bridges over which 
the train passed, and dreadful deeds said to be about to be 
done, but the company took him back, remained on duty three 
days during the trial, and returned him to New Albany in 


Encampments and Active Service. 

The National Guard system of to-day is a comparatively 
recent product in Indiana. To General James R. Carnahan, 
who became Adjutant-General January 17, 1881, is due more 
credit for it than to any one man, and he may be justly 
called the father of the National Guard. General Russ had 
commenced the work, and. later, General N. R. Ruckle per- 
fected the details. To those three men is due the credit for 
the foundation of the system of to-day, but to General Carna- 
han is due greater praise than either of the others. 

He gave to the Legion a tremendous impetus; he first 
organized regiments and he held the first encampments. This 
was done, not with the aid of the State but in spite of the 
State, for no support was given the Legion by the State, 
The organization was maintained through pride only and en- 
tirely at the expense of the members. There were separate 
companies in the State when General Carnahan entered upon 
the duties of his office, but he was not satisfied with a Legion 
of separate companies. 

He assumed seemingly impossible tasks and carried them 
through successfully, and he inspired among the members of 
the Legion a feeling of pride in their organization. He 
brought the Legion prominently before the public as an or- 
ganization and he received substantial aid and support from 
the veterans of the civil war. 

Public spirit had died down somewhat and there were 
few organizations as a nucleus for General Carnahan to work 
around. He lost no time and by the end of his second year 
he had an organized Legion of twenty-nine companies of 
infantry, with lO'i officers and 1,491 enlisted men; five com- 
panies of artillery, with eighteen officers and 175 enlisted 
men, and one company of cavalry, with three officers and 
forty-four enlisted men, or a total of 214 officers and 1,710 
enlisted men. This was but a small proportion of those in 
the State subject to military duty, the number then being 
320,.54G, but it was a well organized, well drilled, and, con- 
sidering that the State did practically nothing for it, a well 
equipped force. 


The State furnished arms only and the companies uni- 
formed themselves at their own expense. All adopted the 
neat and plain blue uniform of the United States army, and 
in soldierly bearing and proficiency in drill, the Indiana Le- 
gion compared favorably with the organized troops of any 
other State. During his first two years in office. General 
Carnahan organized two regiments of infantry and one of 
artillery, and before he completed his term he organized the 
Third Regiment of infantry. 

This was a good beginning, but the struggle was a long 
and hard one, as the Legislature gave no assistance for many 
years and everything that has been secured has been only 
after the greatest effort. Regimental organizations have 
existed since 1882, but during their early years they lacked 
coherence, as they were changed frequently to meet the exi- 
gencies of each encampment. Military enthusiasm w^as 
aroused in towns wliich were not large enough to maintain 
companies properly and these companies were mustered into 
service only to drop out on the expiration of the first term 
after the novelty wore off. The regiments were suffering 
from this, and there was little esprit de corps, but still there 
was enough to keep up the organizations, and gradually the 
companies became more fixed and the changes less frequent. 
The multiplication of companies caused many reorganiza- 
tions of regiments, as new regiments were organized, and 
this tended to demoralize the organization. 

Such were a few of the struggles of the earlier days, but 
slowly though surely the Legion reached a solid foundation, 
the State more and more assisted it. the arms and equipment 
improved in quality and quantity, until the National Guard 
of to-day is an organization of which the State may be proud. 

Nearly all the officers in the earlier days were veterans 
of the civil war who strongly encouraged the Legion. The 
regiments were organized in general so that one should cen- 
ter around Indianapolis, one be north and east of that city, 
one north and west, and one in the southern part of the 
State. The companies varied from very good to very bad, 
and there were varying degrees of discipline. 

By 1884 the Legion increased to a total of 170 officers 
and 1,912 men. Of this number fifty were in the cavalry 
company and 260 in the eight companies of artillery. At 
that time there were thirty-four infantry companies, and the 
organization of Gatling gun sections was taken up. Nearly 
all these sections were composed of boys from twelve to four- 


teen vears old, and thev became exceedingly proficient in 
drill. ' 

The division of regiments into two battalions was made 
in 1886, and two years later the divison into three battalions. 
By 1890 the infantry w^as uniformly armed with the Spring- 
fields, and the Legion had grown. 

The total enrollment in 1891 was 2,372 and the next year 
2,002. It was deemed large enough to organize a brigade, 
and ^larch 23, 1893, the First Brigade was organized and 
Brigadier-General ^FcKee w^as appointed to the command. 
No encampment was held in 1884 owing to the companies 
having been in active service through. so much of the summer, 
and in announcing that no encampment would be held Gover- 
nor Matthews said: 

"The Governor desires at this time to tender his sincere thanlis 
and most hearty commendation to the officers and men composing the 
active militia for the prompt response to his calls for duty and in 
preserving order within the liorders of the State. Your strict obedience 
to orders, your patience and forbearance under many provoking circum- 
stances, your thorougli discipline and particularly your success in accom- 
plishing the objects for which you were called into the field, without loss 
of life, have won for you the approval of all citizens of this common- 

The frequent calls to active service produced greater in- 
terest in the Legion, and the membership increased that year 
to 2,668, and the year following, or 1895, to forty-six com- 
panies, with a total of 3,016, the highest reached in recent 

The Legislature of 1895 took more interest in the troops 
and passed a much needed militia law which changed the 
name of the Indiana Legion to the Indiana National Guard. 
The law became effective on March 5 of that year and the 
present name dates from, that time. 

In 1896 the membership decreased to 2,891 and in 1897 
to 2,613. Many things were desired for the Guard in the 
last year and the appropriation was not sufficient to provide 
the needed equipment and to hold an encampment, so it was 
decided by Governor Mount and Adjutant-General Gore that 
the encampment would be abandoned for the year and the 
money expended otherwise. This was done and the result 
was that at the outbreak of tGe war with Spain the Indiana 
Guard was })repared to take the field before that of any 
other State. The probabilities of war with Spain resulted 
in an increase of membership, and the Guard in 1898 num-t 
bered 2.822. 


The call for troops for the Spanish-American war took 
into the United States service all of the Natiofnal Guard ex- 
cept one battery of artillery. No attempt was made to re- 
organize the Guard until after peace was declared and the 
volunteers mustered out of United States service. 

The work was commenced February 1, 1899, by mustering 
in one company in each congressional district, and under 
this arrangement nine companies of infantry — Terre Haute, 
Frankfort. Indianapolis, Vincennes, Evansville, New Albany, 
Madison, South P.end and Martinsville — were organized, and 
the batteries at Indianajtolis and Attica. This plan did not 
prove satisfactory, and about the middle of August com- 
panies were organized wherever practicable. By the close 
of 1900 the work had been so well done that three regiments 
were organized and the total strength was 2,118. The Gen- 
eral Assembly of 1901 further encouraged the Guard by pro- 
viding for the payment of those who attended drills. 

In addition to the calls made upon it to preserve peace 
and restore order in the State, the Legion and Guard has 
promptly responded at all times when State pride made it 
desirable that there should be a military demonstration. The 
members observed August 8, 1885. the day of the public 
funeral of General U. S. Grant, by services in all the armories 
in the State; and again, on December 1 of that year, when 
Vice-President Thomas A. Hendricks was buried at Indian- 
apolis, many of the companies were present. The Legion was 
represented August 22,' 1889, when the cornerstone of the 
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument was laid in Indianapolis, and 
February 6, 1900, when the body of General Lawton lay in 
state for one day in the State House at Indianapolis. Again, 
in January, 1901, many companies went to Indianapolis to 
honor the memory of Governor Mount the day his body lay in> 
state in the State House, and on ■NIarch 16, of that year, the 
entire National Guard went to Indianapolis to pay the last 
tribute to the memory of ex-President Benjamin Harrison a^ 
his body lay in state in the StateHonse. 

The companies have uniformly responded to all calls made 
upon them in their home towns, with cheerfulness and 
promptness, and have come to be looked upon as organiza- 
tions to be relied upon to represent the home city with credit 
and honor. 

To General Carnahan belongs the credit of holding the 
first State encampment of the Legion. The military code 
prescribed that encampments should be held, but the Legis- 
lature had never made any appropriation for holding one, 


SO the Legion had never come together. The men could not 
afford to bear the expense in addition to giving their time, 
but they were enthusiastic for it if ways and means could 
be provided. General Carnahan, early in February of 1882, 
proposed to Lieutenant-Colonel James R. Ross, inspector- 
general on Governor Porter's staff, that an attempt should be 
made to hold an encampment and the proposition was enthu- 
siastically received. 

While the project was under consideration Raper Com- 
mandery, Knights Templar, of Indianapolis, submitted a 
proposition to furnish, with the aid of the business men of 
Indianapolis, money to defray all expenses of the camp, to 
provide subsistence for the troops and to relieve the State 
from all pecuniary liability in the matter. The proposition 
was accepted and Raper Commandery received in return all 
results from gate money, sutlers' privileges and other 
sources. The entire plan and management of the camp was 
left in the hands of the State authorities, and the first camp, 
was held as on the order of a county fair, but it was neces- 

The railroad companies granted free transportation to 
the Indiana companies both to and from the encampment and 
through the efforts of the Indiana delegation in Congress a 
resolution was adopted under the terms of which the general 
government loaned tents to the State. Thus it was that the 
first encampment of the Legion was continued for six days 
without costing the State of Indiana one cent. 

Invitations were extended to the finest drilled and disci- 
plined organizations in all parts of the country to attend the 
encampment and compete for the prizes offered by Indian- 
apolis firms, and the invitation was accepted by twenty-one 
organizations, representing Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, 
Louisiana, ^Missouri, New York, Ohio and Michigan. Ten of 
these organizations were sections of artillery, and the ex- 
amples of such organizations, showing the possibilities to be 
achieved by citizen soldiers, was a great stimulus to the 
Indiana Legion. In addition to the Legion, the Logansport 
Grays and the Asbury Cadets, Independent companies, were 
in camp. The visiting companies and the two independent 
comi)anies were formed into a temporary regiment, which 
was placed under the command of Captain Chase, of the 

The Portland Cavalry company marched overland, about 
eighty miles, to the camp, and the horses were unfit for drills 
or other duty after its arrival. 


The camp was opened on the exposition grounds near 
Indianai^olis on July 1 and was placed under the command 
of General Carnahan, While drills and all military duties 
were insisted upon and faithfully carried out, a part of each 
day was devoted to competitive drills, and great crowds 
attended. This made it the more difficult to keep the quarters 
clean, but the camp was concluded in such a manner as to 
win high praise from many of the officers of the regular 
army who were present. A detail from the men stationed at 
the United States arsenal in Indianapolis acted as head- 
quarters guard and assisted the members of the Legion in 
many small ways. The United States Cavalry band from 
Jefferson Barracks was employed for the week, and the Sec- 
retary of War detailed Major Jared A. Smith, Engineers 
Corps, U. S. A., and Lieutenant Edward L. Randall, Fifth 
Infantry, U. S. A., as inspectors. A number of boys from 
the Indianapolis Classical School served as mounted order- 
lies at headquarters and appeared in the uniform of their 
school. They gave great attention to drills, observed camp 
routine in all of its details, and the enthusiasm and desire of 
the little chaps to appear well at times overtaxed their 

All organizations participated in every detail of camp 
routine and the men of the different States fraternized so 
there was not a thing to mar the pleasure of the encamp- 
ment. Regular duties and prize drills occupied all the time 
and on Sunday the Rev. Myron W. Reed, of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Indianapolis, served as chaplain and held 
religious service. It was attended by all in the camp save 
those on duty. 

The prize drills opened with a free for all artillery drill 
on Saturday, July 1. Eight batteries contested, representing 
Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Louisi- 
ana. The first prize was awarded to the Asbury Cadets, of 
Greencastle, under the command of Captain Frank Joyce, 
and the second prize to Battery A, of Louisville, Ky., under 
the command of Lieutenant C. B. Bly. 

The free for ail infantry drill was. up to that time, the 
finest competitive drill ever held in this country, and the 
best organizations in the United States participated. The 
first prize (|1,500) was won by the Chickasaw Guards, of 
Memphis, Tenn.; and the second (|1,00()) by the Crescent 
Rifles, of New Orleans, La. The Asbury Cadets ranked third 
and the McKeen Cadets, of Terre Haute, fourth. The judges 
for these two contests were Lieutenants Graham D. Fitch, 


Warren P. Newcomb and H. C. Carbaugh, Fifth Artillery, 
U. S. A. 

In the contest of infantry companies of Indiana, the Mc- 
Keen Cadets, of Terre Haute, won the first prize ; the Evans- 
ville Rirtes, second; and the Logansport Grays, third. The 
judges of this drill were Lieutenants H. T. Reed, George F. 
Barney and John F. Thompson, U. S. A. 

The Porter Light Artillery, of Michigan City, won the 
prize in the State artillery contest. Special prizes were of- 
fered by Indianapolis firms. A silver cup valued at |75 was 
awarded to the Indianapolis Light Infantry for standing first; 
in proficiency in guard duties and care of arms; and a silver 
cup valued at $50 was awarded to the Portland Cavalry for 
standing first in cleanliness of qnnrters. The Richmond Light 
Infantry won a silver cup valued at |75 for reporting in 
camp with the greatest proportion of men according to their 
muster rolls. 

The prizes were presented by Governor Porter on July 6, 
the last day of the camp, and a general review and parade 
of the troops was held in the city of Indianapolis. 

So great was the success of the first encampment that 
General Carnahan determined to hold another during the 
summer of 1883. As the State still failed to make any pro- 
vision whatever for the Legion, General Carnahan again ap- 
pealed to the citizens of Indianapolis and the appeal was 
not in vain. Colonel Eli Lilly was particularly active in 
raising the necessary funds and carrying the project through 
to success. 

Again all the railroads running into Indianapolis gave 
their assistance and all the troops in the State were taken to 
the camp free. The same grounds were selected as had been 
occupied at tlie jjrevious em-ampment and the same general 
plan was adopted, except that it was made more of a State 
affair. Prizes were offered for which companies from Ohio, 
Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky contested, and again the gen- 
eral government order a detail from the United States ar- 
senal into cam]) with the Legion. The encampment had less 
the appearance of n county fair or a picnic, although it was 
to some extent nocessary. More attention was given to the 
duties of regulai' camp life, and these, with the competitive 
drills, occupied all the time of the men. 

The special features of the camp were the mounted artil- 
lery drill by the Indianapolis Light Artillery and the sham 
battle which was held the last day and with which the en- 
campment was brought to a close. 


The tents for the camp were rented and borrowed from 
dealers, and the reports of the army officers of the encamp- 
ment gave the Legion great credit for what had been accom- 
plished under adverse circumstances and roundly scored the 
State for neglecting to lend any assistance. 

The prize drills were as great successes as were those of 
the previous year. In the contests for companies in the 
Legion, that of artillery resulted as follows: 

First; Section B, Indianapolis Light Artillery; second, 
Section A, Indianapolis Light Artillery; third, Columbus 
Light Artillery; fourth, Hockville Light Artillery; fifth. Por- 
ter Light Artillery. 

Infantry — First, Indianapolis Light Infantry; second, 
Richardson Zouaves; third, Tecumseh Rifles. 

Zouaves — First, Richardson Zouaves; second, Dick 
Thompson Zouaves, of Terre Haute. 

Mounted Artillery — First, Indianapolis Light Artillery. 

The free for all infantry was for a first prize of |l,oOO and 
a second prize of $750. The Indianapolis Light Infantry won 
the first and the Branch Guards, of St. Louis, Mo., were sec- 
ond. Third place was given to the Paris (Illinois) Light In- 

Section No. 1, Indianapolis Gatling Gun Detachment, won 
the first prize in the Gatling gun drill; the Smith Gavitt Cav- 
alry company, with no competition, the cavalry drill; and the 
Indiana Veterans' Corps, with no competition, the veterans' 

In the summer of 1S84 no general encampment was held, 
but General Carnahan determined to put a part of the troops 
in camp, and for that purpose visited Richmond to see if it 
could be accomplished there. The citizens took up the mat- 
ter enthusiastically and the city council voted an appropria- 
tion for the purpose. Mr. J. F. Miller gave free use of Glen 
Miller, just east of the city, and the Second Infantry with 
Battery A and the Columbus Light Artillery were ordered 
into camp. The camp was established June 30 and continued 
until Jul,^- 6, inclusive. The camp was under the command 
of Colonel Ruckle, of the Second. A portion of the tents used 
were loaned by Ohio and a section of Battery B, of Cincin- 
nati, of the Ohio National Guard, contested with Battery A, 
of Indianapolis, in a prize drill, which was won by the In- 
dianapolis battery. July 4th was observed by Governor Por- 
ter, of Indiana, and Governor Hoadly, of Ohio, visiting the 
camp, and a parade was given in their honor. The afternoon 
of the same day Governor Porter reviewed the troops and 


the following; day a sliam battle was fought. On Sunday the 
entire First Kegiment, Ohio National Guard, visited the 
camp and were the guests of the Indiana troops. A gate ad- 
mission was charged, whir-h was divided among the com- 
panies, pro rata. 

The Third Regiment went into camp at Peru. Through 
the efforts of Colonel Kirk, the citizens of Peru raised suflS- 
cient money to defray all expenses, and the Porter Light Ar- 
tillery, of Michigan City, and the McAllister Battery, of But- 
ler, camped with the regiment. All were under the com- 
mand of Colonel Kirk. 

No general encampment was held in 1885, but the First 
Veteran Regiment went into camp from August 19 to August 
24 of that year with the Veteran Association of Northern 
Indiana, at Ft. Wayne. With them were the Elkhart Light 
Artillery, the Attica Light Artillery, McAllister Battery, of 
Butler, Indianapolis Light Artillery and the Indianapolis 
Gatling Gnn Squad. From ilichigan there were the Jackson 
Grays, the Emmett Rifles, the Jackson Guards and Company 
G, First Regiment, all of Jackson. Ohio was represented by 
the Toledo Cadets, Guilliland Guards, of Van Wert, Ohio, 
and the Toledo Artillery. The entire camp was under com- 
mand of General Reuben Williams, of Warsaw. Governor 
Gray reviewed the troops on Friday, August 21, and on Mon- 
day, August 24. a sham battle was fought before camp was 

The Third Regiment again held an independent encamp- 
ment, but this time at Laporte. The regiment was in camp 
August 3 to 10, inclusive, and with it were the Richardson 
Zouaves, of Indianapolis; Thompson Rifles, of Terre Haute; 
Shelby ville Light Infantry; McPherson Light Infantry, of 
Portland; Porter Tiight Artillery, of Michigan City; McAllis- 
ter Battery, of Butler, and the Gatling Gun Battery, of Mich- 
igan City. The troops united with the citizens of Laporte in 
services in memory of General Grant on August 4. and Thurs- 
day, August 6. Governor Gray reviewed the troops. The 
weather proved unusually stormy, but it cleared enough for 
the review to be held on the square. An artillery duel closed! 
the day. A competitive drill was held Friday, in which Com- 
pany I. Third Regiment, of Peru, carried off the honors. The 
Richardson Zouaves gave an exhibition drill. 

Other cities began to cast longing eyes towards the State 
encampment, and the next general encampment was held at 
Lafayette from July 26 to August 2, inclusive, 1886. This 
camp was a departure from the previous State camps in that 


it not only had the county fair and picnic features, but it 
also went into partnership with T>arnum's circus and became 
an adjunct to that organization. The citizens of Lafayette 
offered prizes for competitive drills, and again the railroads 
agreed to transport the troops and their baggage free of 
charge. Governor Gray and Adjutant-General George W. 
Koontz took an active interest in the camp, and it was de- 
cided that a general encampment should be held in the Fair 
Grounds, at Lafayette. 

After arrangements had proceeded so far that it was 
impossible to stop, it was found that Barnum's circus had 
arranged to be in Lafayette on Wednesday, July 28, the day 
set apart for the free-for-all drills. This was expected to be 
the grejit day of the encampment, and those in charge were 
convinced that the presence of the circus would materially 
affect the receipts. Arrangements were therefore made with 
the circus by which one price of admission was to admit all 
ticket holders to the circus and encampment, and the re- 
ceipts were divided. In return for this the entire Legion 
joined with the circus in its regular parade in the morning 
and for once the Legion became an adjunct to a circus, or a 
circus became an adjunct to the Legion. The agreement was 
fulfilled the receipts were divided with mutual profit, and 
the Indiana soldiers marched in line with gilded chariots, 
elephants and other accessories of "the greatest show on 

In addition to the First Veteran, the Second and Third 
Regiments of infantry and the First Artillery, the Indian- 
apolis Light Infantry, the Logausport Grays, the Indianapo- 
lis Emmett Guards and the Indianapolis Rice Guards, which 
did not belong to the Legion, were present. The organiza- 
tions from other States which entered the drills were the 
Taylorville Guards, of Taylorville, 111.; (^ompany F, of the 
First Kentucky Legion, of Louisville, Ky., and Battery A, 
of the Illinois National Guard, of Danville, 111. The total 
number of men in camp was 1.013. 

The camp was named Canij) Grny, in honor of Governor 
Gray, and the first day was devoted to getting the camp in 
shape. The following day the first drills of the Indiana Le- 
gion were held, and the next day was given up to the circus 
and the artillery- drills. Thursday was set apart for old sol- 
diers, and the free-for-all drills were held then. Friday Gov- 
ernor Gray reviewed the troops and a general parade was 
held. A sham battle was given on Saturday, and Sunday 


services and inspectiou occupied the day. Camp was broken 
on Monday, when the prizes were awarded. 

The Louisville company won the first prize in the free-for- 
all infantry drill, and the Richardson Zouaves, of Indianapo- 
lis, second. The Indianapolis Lic,ht Artillery took first prize 
in the free-for-all artillery drill, and Battery A, Illinois Na- 
tional Guard, took second. In the infantry drill for Indiana 
Legion organizations, the Richardson Zouaves, of Indianapo- 
lis, which was Company A of the Second Regiment, took the 
first prize; Company B, of the same regiment, of Ft. Wayne, 
second, and Company H. of the same regiment, of Brazil, 
third. Company L. of Ft. Wayne, won the prize for the best 
company in the Veteran Regiment, and the Rice Zouaves, 
of Indianapolis, the only company entered, took the prize for 
the zouave drill. The Indianapolis Light Artillery took the 
first prize in the artillery drill of Indiana batteries, the Rock- 
ville Light Artillery second, and the Attica Light Artillery 
third. The Indianapolis battery again took first prize in the 
Gatling gun drill, and the Peru Catling Gun Squad took 
second. Company B, of the same regiment, of Ft. Wayne, 
won the prize for companies which had never competed 

The weather was excessively hot during the encampment 
and there Avere many prostrations. But one proved to be 
serious, and John Shroyer, a member of Company D, of the 
First Veteran Regiment, of Andrews, died in camp on Sun- 
day morning. 

The officers of the Legion met in Indianapolis on March 
6, 1888, and decided to hold an encampment at Evansville 
during the summer if the citizens of Evansville would pro- 
vide the necessary means for it. The Business Men's Enter- 
tainment Association took the matter up and accepted the 
suggestion, agreeing to furnish cash prizes for drills and 
pay all expenses of the encampment. It was decided that the 
encampment should be held August 20 to 27, inclusive, and 
Adjutant-General Koontz was designated to command the 
camp, which was again named Camp Gray in honor of the 
Governor. The First, Second and Third Regiments of In- 
fantry and the First Artillery were all in camp. Company 
G, of the First Tennessee, were the guests of the First Ar- 
tillery throughout the camp. 

Garvin's grove, just east of Evansville, was selected as 
the site for the camp, but for several days previous to the 
date set for the opening there was an almost incessant down- 
pour of rain, which flooded the grounds. When the troops ar- 


rived on Monday. August 20, the rain was still falling, and 
it was impossible to send the men out to such grounds. 
Tbej were quartered in different buildings in the city for 
the night, but the weather cleared next day and by after- 
noon they were marched out and pitched their tents. Two 
parades were made through the streets of Evansville and 
two sham battles were given, one on the evening of August 
23 and the other the afternoon of the 25th. Governor Gray 
reviewed the troops on Friday, Augnst 24, and the display 
made was the best in the history of the Legion up to that 
time, [t was the first encampment in which all troops were 
uniformed in the regulation uniform, and many of the uni- 
forms were new. Again the rain descended and drenched all 
when camp was broken on Monday, but there were no serious 
effects from it. 

None but Legion companies contested for the prizes. In 
the infantry drills the first prize was awarded to Company 
B, of the Second Regiment, of Ft. Wayne; the second to Com- 
pany G, First Kegiment. of Evansville; the third to Com- 
pany A, First Regiment, of Indianapolis; the fourth to Com- 
pany E. First Regiment, of Evansville. 

In the artillery drill the first prize was awarded to Com- 
pany C. of Rockville; the second to Companj^ B, of Elkhart, 
and the third to Company G, of Ft. Wayne. 

The prize for Gatling gun drill was awarded to Company 
G, of Ft. Wayne, and for the Zouave drill to Company L, 
Second Regiment, of Indianapolis. Services were conducted 
Sunday afternoon by the Rev. E. F. Walker, of Evansville. 

Before another general encampment the State had awak- 
ened to a sense of the responsibility of providing for the 
Legion, and under the law of March 8, 1889, money was pro- 
vided for encampments and for providing for the needs of 
the Legion, so that the speculative features of the encamp- 
ments might be abolished. The new law also permitted a 
permanent organization of the regiments and resulted in 
much good to the Legion. Adjutant-General Nicholas R. 
Ruckle at this time entered upon the duties of his office and 
established the Legion on a basis of systematic rei)orts which 
more nearly conformed to those in force in the army than at 
any other time. 

The first camp held under the new law was at Indian- 
apolis, July 22 to July 28, inclusive, and it was named Camp 
Hovey in honor of the Governor. Armstrong's Grove, a 
short distance north of the city, was selected as the site, 
and the camp was laid out on tactical lines. The three in- 


fantrj regiments, the artillery regiment and three separate 
companies were in camp. The encampment was devoted en- 
tirely to the work in hand and strict discipline was enforced, 
which caused some slight grumbling, but which proved to 
be a valuable precedent. 

The only variation from the military routine was the re- 
view of troops by Governor Hovey on Saturday', July 27. It 
had been set for Friday, but a tremendous rain-storm pre- 
vented, and it was deferred for one day. Street parades, com- 
petitive drills and all other distracting features were en- 
tirely eliminated, and the men devoted all the time to learn- 
ing the duties of soldiers. 

The same general plan was adopted for the camp of 1890, 
which was held from August 4 to August 9, inclusive, in 
Coquillard Park, a short distance east of South Bend. The 
only deviation from military routine was on Thursday, 
August 7, when Governor Hovey reviewed the troops in 
camp. In the evening the entire brigade paraded in the city. 
All separate companies had been assigned before this camp 
opened, so the three infantry regiments and the artillery regi- 
ment were camped together, with no others. The entire 
strength in the camp was 1,520. 

Ft. Wayne secured the camp of 1891, which was held in 
the Driving Park, or "Hayden's Farm," near that city, from 
July 20 to July 2o, inclusive. By this time the Fourth Regi- 
ment of Infantry had been organized and all the troops in the 
Legion were ordered into camp. An innovation was tried 
with great success, in a contest between the regiments as 
to which would be on the march to the camp grounds in the 
shortest time after disembarking from the trains. All the 
troops arrived between 6 and 7 o'clock on Monday morning 
and the Second Regiment was on the road in five minutes 
after the arrival of the train. None of the regiments occu- 
pied over eight minutes. For the first time a rifle range 
was established and instruction was given to all the com- 
panies. Governor Hovey reviewed the brigade on Thursday, 
July 23. and at o'clock that evening, on the urgent request 
of the x>eople of Ft. Wayne, a parade was given through the 
streets of the city. The results of this camp were the most 
satisfactory in the history of general encampments, and the 
attendance, 1,669, was the largest. 

During 1892 the Legion came together twice. The first 
time was for the annual encampment, which was held about 
one and one-half miles north of Frankfort, from July 25 to 
July 30, inclusive. The attendance slightly exceeded that of 


the previous year, there being 1,680 men in camp. The 
weather was intensely hot and there were many prostrations 
from the heat, but none with serious results. Governor 
Chase reviewed the brig;ade on Friday, July 29, and again 
the troops had the benefit of a rifle range. 

Later in the year, the First, Second, Third and Fourth 
Regiments Infantry attended the opening exercises of the 
Columbian Exposition at Chicago on October 21. The signal 
honor of l)eing assigned to the right of the line of the Na- 
tional Guard organizations of the United States fell to In- 
diana, and the brigade, under the command of Colonel W. J. 
McKee, of the Second Eegiment, made a line appearance and 
caused much favorable comment. The Indiana Legion fol- 
lowed the organizations of the United States army. 

The encampment of 1893, held at Terre Haute, showed 
1.717 men present out of a total of 2,291 enrolled, and 163 
officers out of 191 enrolled. The encampment was held at 
Forest Park from July 21 to July 27, inclusive. The grounds 
were not well adapted to the encampment, as they were too 
small to properly accommodate the number in camp and 
were at times fairly overrun with picnic parties. Short rifle 
ranges were established and, in a limited degree, instruction 
was given in shooting. Governor Claude Matthews reviewed 
the brigade on Tuesday, July 25, and with this exception 
there was no break in the usual routine. This was the first 
encampment held under the completed brigade organization, 
and Brigadier-General Will J. McKee was in command. 

The remaining annual camps were held at Fairview Park, 
a short distance north of Indianapolis. That of 1895, held 
from July 21 to July 27, inclusive, was the best arranged of 
any of the camps. The First, Third and Fourth Infantry 
Regiments were in an open grove east of the park and the 
Second Infantry and Artillery were in a grove south of the 
park. There were ample drill grounds and the rifle range 
was the best one in years. IMany companies were in camp 
before sunset of Saturday, July 20, and those which arrived 
after sunset were quartered in the State House over night on 
account of a heavy rainfall which commenced late on Sat- 
urday afternoon and continued through the early part of 
the night. All were in camp early Sunday morning and camp 
routine was taken up at once. Thursday, July 25, the usual 
regimental drills were abandoned and the brigade was re- 
viewed by Governor Matthews. 

The encampment the next year was held in the same place 
and the same regiments were assigned the same positions. 

Lieut. -Col. F. W. Ff 

Lieut. -Col. J. T. Barim! 

Major F. E. Strouse 

Lieut. J. N. Lehew 


Lieut. H. K. Scott 
Major W. H. Kershner 



The troops arrived during the night of July 25, and camp 
routine was cominenced on the following morning. The 
amount of work performed was not as great as in former 
years on account of the frequent rains. The review by Gov- 
ernor Matthews, which was set for Thursday, July 30, was 
abandoned on account of a heavy downpour of rain. Many 
of the troops had alread}^ taken their places in the field, but 
they were rushed bock to quarters. The rifle practice was 
abandoned, as the river overflowed the range set apart and 
but little was accomplished in this direction. 

An innovation was introduced in the camp work and 
General McKee decided to give the troops some training 
which might be of value in actual service. On Tuesday after- 
noon, July 28, the First and Second Regiments of Infantry 
and Batteries C and E left camp about the middle of the 
afternoon, under command of Colonel James R. Ross, of the 
Second Infantry. The troops were in heavy marching order, 
with one day's rations and forage, and were ordered to march 
to a point about eight miles north of the camp and there 
bivouac for the night. The march was to be conducted as 
though through an enemy's country, and the following morn- 
ing this detachment was to attack the camp. The Third and 
Fourth Infantry and Battery A were designated as the de- 
fending party, and were to oppose the attacking party at a 
crossing of the river about a mile and a half north of the 
camp. Sufficient blank ammunition was issued to indicate 
the positions of each organization when under fire, but not 
enough to make the movement degenerate into a sham bat- 
tle, it being the intention to make it a test of the ability 
of the commanding officers to make the proper tactical dispo- 
sition of their forces to attain the objects of each. Four 
officers of the regular army volunteered to act as umpires. 

Shortly after the attacking force left the camp, a heavy 
rain set in, but the troops continued their march without 
complaining. The rain ceased for a short time and was 
then followed by a still harder one which flooded the coun- 
try. It was decided by the medical officers that the troops 
should be recalled to camp, and this was done, although 
both officers and m^n desired to carry out the original pro- 
gram. They reached camp about 11 o'clock that night, mud 
covered but happy and cheerful. 

Even though the attack had to be abandoned, the pro- 
gram for the defense was obserA'-ed. Colonel George W. Gun- 
der was in command of this force, and it left camp at 3:30 
Wednesday morning and formed for the defense. The enemy 


was imaginai'}', but the movement was executed in all de- 
tails. The position assumed was held to be faulty and un- 
tenable by the umpires, and the troops were withdrawn and 
formed on the south side of the river. 

The camp was broken -Julj 81, and was one of the best in 
results that had been held, considering- the interference in 
drills which was necessar}' by reason of the rain. 

The troo]>s were again called together at the outbreak 
of the S])anish- American War, which is fully treated else- 
where. The next and last camp was of the reorganized Na- 
tional Guard, and it was also held at Fairview Park, Indian- 
apolis, in 1900. The several camps were located in an open 
grove east of the Park, and ample drill grounds were near by. 
Battery C reported in camp Sunday evening, July 22, having 
marched overland from Attica. The camp was formally 
opened July 23, and was continued until July 28, inclusive. 
It was a camp of work, as manv of the men had never been 
in a camp before, although the majority of officers were men 
of experience. Governor James A. Mount reviewed the troops 
Friday evening, July 27, at the hour when evening parade 
was usually held. Particular attention was given to rifle 
jjractice, and the same range was used that had served in 
previous years. 

During the last twenty years, or since the formation of 
regiments, the State has found it necessary to call the troops 
to its aid but few times. There have been threatened out- 
breaks several times for which troops have been ordered 
under arms, but the instances are few where they left the 
armories. Timid civil officers have hesitated about calling 
on the military branch until it was too late, and the name 
of Indiana lias suffered from one end of the country to the 
other when, had the civil autliority showed the same zeal and 
earnestness that the military has always displayed, many 
of the blots on Indiana's name would never have been placed 

One of the earliest instances of this kind was a threatened 
lynching when the State was called on for aid. Company C, 
of the First A'eteran Regiment, of Lafayette, was ordered out 
near midnight, without previous warning, and within an hour 
and a half every one of the forty-eight members was in the 
armory fully armed and equipped. Some of the men lived 
two miles in the country and every man was a veteran of the 
civil war. p]ach one had forty rounds of ball cartridges in 
the cartridge boxes and the company was prepared to uphold 
the law. The sheriff then withdrew the call and the men 
went to their homes, but as soon as this action was made 


known the prisoner was lynched. The assembling of troops 
to respond to a call has many times had the salutary effect 
of preventing disturbances of the peace, and there has not 
been a single case in the history of the State which could not 
have been prevented by the troops. 

The years 180'') and 1894 are memorable in the history of 
Indiana for disturbances which the military arm of the State 
had to attend to. The Columbian Athletic Club completed 
arrangements to hold a prize fight near the State line be- 
tween Indiana and Illinois at Roby, Lake county, and a large 
body of men in Chicago boasted that they would see that the 
arrangements were carried out. The local authorities did not 
feel able to cope with the situation and Judge J. H. Gillett, 
of the Thirty-first Judicial Circuit, asked that troops should 
be sent to Roby to assist in enforcing order. Governor Mat- 
thews acted promptly and early in the morning of September 
4, 1893, Adjutant-General Irvin Robbins, Quartermaster-Gen- 
eral S. M. Compton. Assistant Surgeon-General E. E. Carey, 
Major H. B. Smith, Adjutant W. S. Rich and Lieutenant C. A. 
Garrard left for Roby. They arrived there early in the even- 
ing, and within a few moments Companies A, of Bremen; B, 
of Ft. Wayne; C, of Goshen; D, of Plymouth; E, of Elkhart; 
G, of Rochester; I, of Waterloo; K, of Auburn, and L, of La- 
porte, of the Third Regiment, were on the ground under com- 
mand of Colonel J. K. Gore. Companies K. of Frankfort, and 
L, of Kokomo, of the Second Regiment, and D, of Wabash, 
and H, of Warsaw, of the Fourth Regiment, were attached 
to the comm.and. Ten men of Battery E, of Ft. Wayne, with 
a Catling gun, completed the force. The troops had 24,000 
rounds of ammunition and the total force on the ground was 
613 men. 

In Chicago two trains had been loaded with men deter- 
mined to hold the prize fight, but as soon as it was learned 
that troops were on the way the attempt was abandoned. 
General Robbins learned of this and at 2 o'clock the follow- 
ing morning ordered all troops to return home except Com- 
pany B, of the Third, of Ft. Wayne; Company H, of the 
Fourth, of Warsaw, and the section of Battery E, of Ft. 
Wayne, which was left under command of Major John E. 
Miller, of the Third Regiment. They remained on duty until 
the following Wednesday, when they were ordered home. 

This was the first test of the Legion under the new form 
of organization, and it proved conclusively its good condi- 
tion and the rapidity with whioh a large body of men could 
be mobilized in a distant part of the vState. 


During the months of June and Julj, 1894, nearly all the 
troops in the State were in active service. The coal strikes 
in the southern part of the State and the railroad strikes in 
the northern part, combined to produce constant calls for 
troops. During these two months forty companies were in 
the field in Daviess, Sullivan and Lake counties, serving from 
eight to twenty days each. This extraordinary expense was 
not provided for by any appropriation by the Legislature at 
its previous session, and Governor Matthews, by his personal 
work and on his personal credit, provided the money to pay 
the men who had served, a total of $41,917.49. He did this, 
trusting to the next I;egislature to reimburse him, in order 
that those who had served might not be compelled to wait 
for their money. They were promptly paid and the Legisla- 
ture afterwards refunded the money to (jovernor Matthews. 

The strike of miners in the southern part of the State and 
their determination to permit no trains to be operated which 
contained cars of coal, seriously interfered with traffic) on all 
railroads and threatened the destruction of much property. 
The orders were issued to the troops on June 2. The First 
Infantry was ordered to Yincennes to await the arrival o# 
General McKee and his staff. Comjiany G, of Jeftersonville, 
joined Company C, of New Albany, and a special train hur- 
ried them to Princeton, where they were joined by Company 
K, of that city, and Company E, of Evansville. The train 
then proceeded to Vincennes, where Company A, of Vin- 
cennes, and Company D, of Washington, were awaiting it. 
Colonel John W. Ebel, of the First, was in command, and his 
entire staff reported with him. 

General McKee, with his staff, left Indianapolis by special 
train at 10:30 the nii?:lit of June 2, taking rations for 250 men 
for three days and additional ammunition. The train ran 
direct to Vincennes, but at a point west of Switz City an at- 
tempt was made to flag it by a crowd of men supposed to be 
striking miners. Warning had been given that this would be 
done so as to delay the train, and Ihe engineer paid no at- 
tention to the signal. General McKee's train and that of 
the First Regiment arrived at Vincennes within a few min- 
utes of each other, about 3 o'clock in the morning. 

In the meantime troops under the command of Colonel 
James R. Ross, of the Second Regiment, were being hurried 
to Sullivan county. The train for Colonel Ross' command 
left Indianapolis at 6:30 p. m. on Saturday, June 2. The 
troops on board when the train started w^ere Companies A, 
D and M, of Indianapolis; C, of Anderson, and B, of Lebanon, 
of the Second Regiment; M, of Indianapolis, of the Third, and 


fifteen men of Battery A, of Indianapolis, with one Gatling 
gun. Adjutant-General Robbing, Quartermaster-General 
Compton and Assistant Surgeon-General Gary, of the Gov- 
ernor's staff, and the staff of the Second Regiment, accom- 
panied these troops. At Seymour, Company F, of Aurora, 
of the Fourth, was taken on board, and the train was run to 
Mitchell. At that point Companies B, of Terre Haute, F, of 
Brazil, and 1, of Greencastle, of the First, under the command 
of Major D. McAuliff, were added to the force and the train 
was run to Clark's Switch, or Cannelsburg, where it arrived 
shortly after daybreak. 

None of the officers of the First Regiment knew the des- 
tination of their commands until after they reported to 
General McKee at Vincennes. The troops did not leave the 
cars at Vincennes, but were at once moved to Sullivan and 
arrived there about 5 a. m. As the troops were to aid the 
civil authorities, the sheriff was summoned to Sullivan, and 
there was a delay of some hours owing to that fact. The 
first blockade on the road was at Shelburn, but the railroad 
company had 'no engine with which to move the train, and 
word was sent to Evansville to send out an engine and crew. 
As soon as the engine arrived, at 11 o'clock, the train pro- 
ceeded to Shelburn. where seventeen cars loaded with coal 
were found, which had been there for some days. A crowd 
of some 500 citizens and miners had collected there, but no 
violence was attempted. The crowd taunted and jeered the 
troops, but contented itself with that. A guard was thrown 
out and the cars were moved under this protection. 

This train was escorted through Currysville, when the 
troops returned, were reloaded on cars and moved to Alum 
Cave, a branch of the Evansville tS: Terre Haute road, where 
more loaded cars were detained. Before the troops reached 
that point it was necessary to remove obstructions from 
the traf'k. Heavy timbers, portions of car wrecks and many 
other things had been piled on the track, and all were re- 
moved. A large number of miners had collected and were 
greatly angered by the moving of the cars. They were the 
most threatening that had been seen, but the display of force 
prevented any outbreak other than the pulling of a single 
coupling pin. The cars which the company desired were cut 
out and started on their way and the train was guarded 
as far as Farmersburg. The coal train then passed on north 
and the troops returned to Shelburn, where they went into 
camp about 7 p. m., in a grove a short distance from the rail- 
road station. This force numbered 246 officers and men. 


The troops under connuaDd of Colonel Ross had a quiet 
day on Sunday. When the train arrived at Seymour the 
sheriff of Daviess County and the officers of the railroad in- 
formed Colonel Ross that 250 miners had assembled at Can- 
nelsburfij and 300 more were on the way and were expected 
to arrive about the time the troops would reach there. Prep- 
arations were made for possible trouble and maps of the 
surrounding country were carefully studied while the run 
was being- made to Cannelsburg. That point was reached 
soon after dajiight, and the crowd of 550 miners j)roved to be 
a committee of twenty-live which had come to confer with 
the authorities. The troo})s had debarked about half a mile 
east of the switch, and the full force of 453 officers and men 
marched to the station. When the real condition of things 
was seen, the train was run to the station and the troops 
went into camp in a grove near the railroad. The coal which 
had been held there was sent to its destination without trou- 
ble and details were sent out to scour the surrounding coun- 
try for miners, but none were found. The regular routine 
of a camp of instruction was therefore taken up and, beyond 
placing a heavy guard on duty at night and keeping scouting 
parties out as a precaution, there was nothing to indicate 
that it was active service, 

It was evident that so large a force of men was not needed 
at Cannellsburg and that General McKee and the smaller 
force under his command had the hardest work to do. Mon- 
day morning General Robbins ordered Companies B, of Terre 
Haute, and F, of Brazil, of the First, to report to General 
McKee at Shelburn, and those companies reached Sullivan in 
time to take part in the operations of General McKee's com 
mand on that day. Later in the day General Robbins ordered 
that Companies I, of Greencastle, of the First, and F, of 
Aurora, of the Fourth, with the deta'^hment from Battery A, 
of Indianapolis, should remain at Cannellsburg under com- 
mand of Major Charles B. Rockwood, and that the rest of the 
troops, under command of Colonel Ross, should at once re- 
port to General McKee. This left a garrison at Cannellsburg 
of 127 men. Colonel Ross and his force embarked at 6 o'clock 
Monday evening and reached Sullivan about 10. 

While the day had been quiet for the troops at Cannells- 
burg, it had been a busy one for those at Sullivan. The civil 
officers met with General McKee at Sullivan on Monday 
morning, and it was decided that an effort should be made 
to serve the writ of injunction against the residents of Shel- 
burn and vicinity who were charged with being responsible 


for detaining- the trains. It was also decided to appoint new 
deputy sheriffs to assist the sheriff", and this was done on the 
spot, so that an officers could accompany the train of troops. 
Just before noon, Companies B and F, of the First, reported 
and were attached to the force. Camp was broken at noon 
and the train started for Shelburn, but while on the way 
the sheriff" stated that he had no papers to serve and there 
was nothing for the troops to do at that point except see 
that the coal train passed in safety. It was reported that 
the miners had placed obstructions on the track about two 
miles north of Sullivan at a point opposite what is known 
as Ebenezer Graveyard, and at the top of a long grade called 
Stannard's HilL The troops therefore followed the coal 
train, and Just before it reached the point named it stopped. 

The military train stopped instantly and the troops de- 
barked rapidly and were hastily sent out to endeavor to ar- 
rest the miners wiio were said to be assembled in the woods, 
but the stopping of the train and the time necessary to make 
the formations enabled any who might have been there to 

The obstructions on the track were fence rails driven be- 
tween the ties, brush and old railroad timbers which had 
been laid on the track. It was not considered necessary to 
escort the train farther, and after waiting until it was out 
of sight, the ti'ain with troops on board started back. 

This return proved to be a most fortunate thing for the 
troops. Threats had been freely made that the military train 
would be blown up with dynamite, but little attention had 
been paid to them, as rumors of all kinds were in circulation. 
The unexpected return of the train alone prevented the plot 
from being carried out. The train had not proceeded more 
than half a mile on its return before a number of men were 
seen coming on to the track, and the train was stopped for in- 
vestigation. The train was heavy and, as it was on a grade, 
it was difficult to bring it to a sudden stop and the men com- 
menced to run. Dpputy sheriffs and the troops jumped from 
the train and pursued them, but they had secured too great 
a start to be overtaken. 

The pursuit revealed the fact that many of the miners 
had been in concealment. While Major T. F. Stunkard, of thei 
First, was in pursuit of one of the men who had been seen 
near the railroad, he was fired upon by a man who dropped 
out of a tree and ran. Major Stunkard returned the fire, but 
without effect and the man disappeared in the timber. This 
was but one of many instances in which men were driven 


from hiding places and showed that a well laid plan had 
been adopted, as these men intended to join those surprised 
on the track. Deputy Slierirt' Willis also fired on one of the 
men whom he was pursuing, but without effect. 

The entire plan Avas exposed by four sticks of dynamite 
which were fonnd beside the track, which had been dropped 
by the men who had first fied. With the dynamite was the 
necessary amount of fuse for firing it, and it was the un- 
doubted intention to place it on the track so it would blow 
up the train on its return. The men had expected that the 
military train would accompany the coal train further on 
the road, and its unexpected return played havoc with their 

While some of the troops and the civil officers were pursu- 
ing the fleeing men, others were scouring the neighborhood 
and stopping all passers-by. Many of them were there from 
curiosity, but the deputy sheriifs arested four who could 
not give satisfactory accounts of themselves. They had come 
up the track with a man on a bicycle who was, it later devel- 
oped, a messenger for the strikers who were concealed in the 

The troops had no sooner returned to the train than the 
report was received that the train which they had just es- 
corted was stopped at Farmersburg by some twenty-five 
strikers, and that the engineer and fireman had been forced 
to run the five cars of coal down the Alum Cave branch to a 
place called Miller's Switch, about five miles from Farmers- 
burg. There the cars were set on fire and an attempt was 
made to burn a high bridge to prevent the engine from re- 
turning to Farmersburg. The fire at tlie bridge was extin- 
guished by the engineer and fireman before great damage 
had been done, but the five cars of coal were entirely de- 

On receipt of this news the military train was run to 
Farniersburg instead of to Sullivan, and there it remained 
for the night, the men staying in the cars. While there word 
was received from Colonel Koss that his force was at Sulli- 
van and he was ordered to Farmersburg at once and arrived 
there at midnight with Companies A, U and M, of Indianapo- 
lis, and C, of Anderson, of the Second, and M, of Indianapolis, 
of the Third, aggregating 236 officers and men. 

Tlie start to Alum Cave on Tuesday morning, June 5, 
could not be made until about 9 o'clock, as the partially 
burned bridge had to be repaired before the heavy military 
train could pass over it in safety. This delay enabled the 

Capt. Carroll B. Carr 

ORD. OFF. I. S. A. p. 

Major H. I_. Hutson 
chief quartermaster 



dotachraent of Battery A, of Indianapolis, with the Gatling 
gun, under command of Captain Curtis, which had been or- 
dered from Cannellsburg, to reach the main body of troops. 

Company M, of Indianapolis, of the Second, was left at 
the partially burned bridge, to guard it until the military 
train should return, and Company F, of Brazil, of the First, 
was left to guard a series of high trestles some distance 
farther on. The coal cars at Miller's Switch were still burn- 
ing, so that it was impossible for the military train to pass, 
and the troops were disembarked there. A heav^^ guard was 
detailed and the remainder of the troops started to march 
to Alum Cave. The formation was in double line, extended 
order, and reached about three-quarters of a mile on each 
side of the railroad. Colonel John W. Ebel, of the First, was 
in command of the right wing, and Colonel James R. Ross, of 
the Second, of the left wing. 

The outer flank of each wing was well advanced, forming 
a half circle, and thus the march over the rough country was 
made. Alum Care was entirely surrounded and the com- 
munity was brought within the lines. The intervals were 
contracted, and within this circle of soldiers the deputy 
sheriffs looked for those for whom they had warrants. But 
one arrest was made, as all for whom warrants were out had 
been warned and were in hiding. The one man arrested was 
later released, as he was not the one wanted, although he 
bore the same name. 

The return march to the train was made with great cau- 
tion, as it was reported the miners would attempt an am- 
bush. An advance guard was formed and flankers were sent 
out on both sides, as the rough nature of the country made it: 
advantageous for an ambush. Before the train was reached, 
a heavy, cold rain commenced to fall and the troops were 
drenched when they reached the cars. Fires were made and 
the train was run back to Farmersburg, the trestle and 
bridge guards havins" been taken up. That point was reached 
about 5 o'clock and a detached post was established there. 
Companies A, of Vincennes; B, of Terre Haute, and F, of 
Brazil, of the First, were detailed to remain there, and were 
placed under the command of Colonel John W. Ebel. This 
force consisted of 146 officers and men. The balance of the 
troops returned to Shelburu, which was the headquarters 
until June 10, and Colonel James R. Ross was placed in com- 

Colonel Ebel at once established his post and posted 
guards. The branch was patrolled as far as Alum Cave and 


the lines were extended alonsx the main track as far as the 
graveyard, where they met those extended from Shelburn. 
The night was not to be one of quiet, however, as about one 
o'clock in the morning some of the sentries fired a few shots 
at persons who were throwing stones at the train. The firing 
was heard at Shelburn, and Colonel Ross at once ordered two 
companies under Major E. P. Thayer, of the Second, to go to 
the assistance of the Farmersburg post. It was impossible 
to communicate with Colonel Ebel by telegraph, as the opera- 
tor at Farmersburg telegraphed the train dispatcher at Ev- 
ansville that the military train had been flred upon and at- 
tacked by miners, and then he fled from his post. 

This report was repeated to Colonel Eoss and the two 
companies were on their way in twelve minutes. As soon 
as Major Thayer arrived he opened communication with 
Colonel Ross, and an engine and three coaches were sent to 
return his command. The same night several stones were 
thrown at the train at Shelburn and a number of shots were 
fired by the sentries. One of the stones struck a member of 
Battery A, after it had struck the ground, and injured him 

On Wednesday, June 6, Company D, of Indianapolis, of 
the Second, under- command of Captain H. T. Conde, was sent 
as far south as Carlisle, to escort a coal train through. The 
men were concealed in the cars so that, if the train should be 
stop7)ed. they might ari-est the parties interfering with the 
traffic. They remained on the train until it reached Pimento, 
but it was not interfered with. That night, and on all sub- 
sequent nights, a strong picket line was posted some distance 
from the sentries near the train, and there was less annoy- 
ance from the throwing of coal, bricks or other missiles. 
During the days scouting parties were sent out in all direc- 
tions to prevent the congregating of miners in numbers and 
to distract attention from the civil officers, who were serving 
warrants. These parties were also instructed to make maps 
of the country, and some of the sketches submitted showed 
superior talent. Company A, of the Second, covered the 
entire country from Shelburn to Sullivan, making the fifteen 
miles in four hours and a half. 

The post at Cannellsburg, under Major Rockwood, was 
the quietest one established, and the only incident that prom- 
ised to break the monotony was about 10 o'clock Wednesday 
morning. A few of the disorderly element at Montgomery, 
about two and a half miles east of the post, compelled the 
crew of one of the trains to set out on the siding four cars 


of coal. Requests were receiA^ed from the deputy sheriffs for 
assistance, but as the main track was not interfered with 
Major Rockwood declined to take the troops out until morn- 
ing. The next morning the civil officers took the cars out 
without opposition of anj kind. The post was maintained 
until Saturday, June 9, when the detachment of Battery A 
on duty there was ordered to Shelburn, and Company I, of 
the First, was ordered home to Greencastle, and Company 
F, of the Fourth, was ordered home to Aurora. 

The Shelburn post was the only one to enjoy any excite- 
ment. On Wednesday night, June 6, two companies were 
sent three miles south of Shelburn, as it was reported the 
miners intended to burn bridges, and the following night the 
train was aaain stoned, causing the sentinels to fire. The 
scouting parties were then sent from three to eight miles 
out during the day, and there was no more trouble from that 

The people of Shelburn were chagrined that the presence 
of Lroops was necessary to prevent violations of the law, 
and a meeting was held. It was agreed that they would see 
that the law was upheld, and a committee was appointed to 
confer with the military authorities. On this guarantee of 
the citizens Company 1), of the First, and one Gattling gun 
detachment of Battery A were ordered to Farmersburg, and 
the remainder of the troops was moved to Sulivan on Sunday, 
June 10. 

Colonel Ebel partially suspended camp routine that day 
and nearly his entire eommand attended church in the vil- 
lage. On the following ^Vednesday he received tents and 
other equipage and a regular camp was established, which 
was a great relief. 

A reduction of force was commenced on Monday, June 11, 
at the Shelburn post. On that day Companies E, of Evans- 
ville, and K, of Princeton, of the First, and D and M, of In- 
dianapolis, of the Second, and M, of Indianapolis, of the 
Third, were ordered to their homes. On the following Friday, 
June 15, Company G, of JefPersonville, of the First, was or- 
dered home. Two days later Companies A, of Vincennes, 
and B. of Terre Haute, of the First, with Colonel Ebel and his 
staff, were sent home, and the remainder of the troops at 
Farmersburg were ordered to join the main body at Sullivan 
and the Farmersburg post was abandoned. On June 20, Com- 
panies C, of New Albany, and 1), of Washington, of the First, 
were relieved and sent home, and the following day Governor 
Matthews recalled all troops. Those at that time on duty 


were Company P, of Brazil, of the First; Companies A, of 
Indianapolis, anrl C, of Anderson, of the Second, and the two 
detachments of Battery A. Camp was broken at 10 in the 
morninj;- and the troops were embarked, but word was re- 
ceived from Star City that the miners who had gone to work 
there had been compelled to quit work, and the train was 
hold until the middle of the afternoon under orders of the 
Circuit Judge. No violence was feared, and the troops 
started home, each company reaching its home by evening. 

The second tour of active duty for the summer was in 
the northern part of the State and called out many of those 
companies which had not served in the coal troubles. The 
great American Railway Union strike caused its greatest 
outbreak of violence in Chicago, and the trafSc on all roads 
was suspended. The interference with the movement of the 
mails caused the United States government to send troops 
to Chicngo, and the trouble overflowed into Indiana. The 
seat of the greatest disturbance in Indiana was at Hammond, 
and the sheriff of Lake County sent repeated requests for 
troops. The situation became so threatening that on the 
morning of July S, 1804, Governor Matthews ordered fifteen 
companies and a Catling gun squad to be mobilized at Ham- 

Orders w€'re issued to Colonel J. K. Gore, of the Third, 
and Colonel G. W. Gunder, of the Fourth, to go to Hammond 
with their commands. General Bobbins left Indianapolis at 
3:30 with his staff, stores for 750 men and a detachment from 
Battery A. of Indianapolis. At Tipton, Company F, of El- 
wnod, of the Second, and Comi)any G, of Muncie, of the 
Fourth, were taken on board. Company L, of Kokomo, and 
Company B, of Lebanon, of the Second, joined the train at 
Rochester. Colonel Gnnder, of the Fourth, had left Marion 
at 5 in the afternoon, with Company A, of Marion, of the 
Fourth, and en route he took up Companies D, of Wabash, 
and E, of Bluff'ton, all of the Fourth, and Joined the troops 
with General Bobbins at Rochester. At North Judson, Com- 
pany H, of Knox of the Second, joined the forces and the 
train was run to Griffith, ten miles south of Hammond. 

Colonel Gore received his orders about noon and left Elk- 
hart at 4:45. With him were Companies C, of Goshen, and E, 
of Elkhart, of the Third, and he took on board at South Bend, 
Comjsany F, of that city, and at Laporte, Company L. Com- 
pany A, of Bremen, and Company T), of Plymouth, of the 
Third, and Company H, of Warsaw, of the Fourth, joined him 
at Chrisman, but by reason of confusion in orders by the 


railroarl officials, tlie train did not reach Griffiths until about 
8 a. m. General Kobbins had held his train until the arrival 
of Colonel Gore, and his troops, and the combined force num- 
bered 7f50 men. 

The train was run to Hammond with great care, and that 
city was reached about 4 a. m. 

The troops were debarked, with the exception of the artil- 
lery. The Gatling gun was placed on a coal car in front of 
the^ engine, and the troops marched to the center of the city, 
accomjtanied by the train and the Gatling. The streets were 
vacated, with the exception of a large force of policemen and 
three companies of United States troops, which were with- 
drawn to Chicago as soon as the Indiana troops reached the 

The troops were at once posted so as to protect the de- 
pots, bridges and ail other exposed places, and a camp was 
established on a triangular piece of sandy ground at the in- 
tersection of the railroads. Colonel G. W. Gunder, being the 
ranking colonel, was placed in command and the camp was 
named in his honor. Nearly all the men were engaged in the 
tiresome work of guard duty all the time. The only disturb- 
ance was on the night of July 11th, when the strikers burned 
a bridge of the Monon road OA'er the Calumet river and one 
company was sent there to prevent further depredations. 
On that day trains were moved from Chicago and guard duty 
was required day and night. 

There were outbreaks at Whiting and East Chicago, and 
Company F, of South Bend, of the Third, and Company B, 
of Lebanon, of the Second, were sent there under command 
of Major Feasor. Major Feasor was relieved July 13 by 
Major E. P. Thayer, of the Second, and on the evening of that 
day Companv F, of El wood, of the Second, w^as added to the 
force, having been moved from Roby. These troops assisted 
in the arrest of three men who were posting notices on the 
railroad property in violation of the injunction. Captain 
Skinner, of Company B, of Lebanon, of the Second, took com- 
mand of the post on July 17, but the following day Major 
W. T/. Kiger, of the Fourth, was sent there with Company 
H. of Warsaw, of the Fourth, and Company B. of Ft. Wayne. 

There was a change of troops on the 17th. The com- 
panies ordered to Hammond to relieve those on duty were 
Company G, of Covington, and I, of Crawfordsville, of the 
Second ;"b. of Decaturi of the Fourth; B, of Ft. Wayne; G ,of 
Rochester; H, of Angola, and K, of Auburn, of the Third, and 
a section of Battery E, of Ft. Wayne. As soon as these com- 


panies reported, eleven were ordered home. Colonel Gunder 
was relieved of command and ordered home the same day, 
and Colonel Gore, of the Third, assumed command, while 
Major S. A. Bowman took command of the Third Regiment. 
Colonel Gore was in command but two days when Company 
E, of Elkhart, of the Third, was ordered home, and the 
Colonel accompanied it. 

There was some little excitement at Whiting on the 19th. 
Company H, of Warsaw, of the Fourth, which had been on 
duty tliere, was ordered home, and late in the afternoon 
Major Kiger learned that the Standard Oil Company would 
pay about |121,00(» that evening and that trouble might fol- 
low. He asked for reinforcements and Company K, of Au- 
burn, of the Third, was sent to him and arrived about dark. 
During the night the strikers cut the air-brakes on a cattle 
train which was passing through Whiting, and also pulled 
the coupling pins. The troops were called out and the com- 
panies were deployed up and down the tracks, one on each 
side of the train. Under this guard the train was started, 
and as soon as it had left the yards, squads of skirmishers 
were sent through the railroad yards and thirteen men were 
placed under arrest. Ten of them were tramps who had 
been stealing a ride, but two of them were identified as those 
who were pulling coupling pins. They were turned over to 
the United States authorities and sent to Hammond under 

The heat was severe and scores of the men were over- 
come. Gn July 20, General Robbins was overcome and was 
compelled to return to Indianapolis. Major Bowman took 
command temporarily, and Colonel H. B. Smith, of the Sec- 
ond, was ordered to Hammond to take command of the force. 
When he reached Hammond the troops there were Compa- 
nies I. of Crawfordsville, and G, of Covington, of the Second; 
G, of Rochester, H, of Angola, and 1, of Waterloo, of the 
Third; E, of Bluffton, of the Fourth, and Battery E, of Ft. 
Wayne; or a total of 288 men. Company L, of Kokomo, of 
the Second, was at East C'hicago, and Companies B, of Ft. 
Wayne, and K, of Auburn, of the Third, at Whiting. 

There was no trouble, and the work of reducing the force 
was commenced the next day. Company L, of Kokomo, of 
the Second, was ordered home first, and Company G, of Cov- 
ington, of the Second, was ordered to East Chicago. On 
July 24, Companies B, of Ft. Wayne, and G, of Rochester, of 
the Third, were sent home, and three days later Company 1, 
of Crawfordsville, was ordered home. Orders were issued on 


Saturday moruing, July 28, that the remainder of the troops 
should be sent home, and camp was broken and the tents 
packed. About noon orders were received to hold the troops 
at Hammond, but all had left except Company K, of Auburn, 
of the Third, and Battery E, of Ft. Wayne. These organiza- 
tions were held until Monday and were quartered in the 
coaches, as the tents had been packed. 

The long strike by coal miners in 1897 did not result in 
a call for troops, although the troops were prepared to re- 
spond promptly. The exchange of prisoners between the 
the State Prison at Michigan City and the Reformatory at 
Jeffersonville on April 12, 1897, caused a detail of one officer 
and twenty-eight men to be made from Company D, of In- 
dianapolis, of the Second, and Company C, of New Albany, 
of the First, to guard the trains. The exchange was made 
without trouble and these were the only calls made on the 
military during the year. 

The war with Spain called all out and is fully treated 
elsewhere. No other calls have been made which resulted in 
calling the troops out, although different companies have 
been notified to be in readiness to go. During 1899 there 
were three such instances. On xVpril 13 theatened trouble 
by plate-glass workers at Alexandria caused warnings to be 
issued to the separate companies at Terre Haute, Frankfort 
and Indianapolis, and again, on July 2G, when trouble was 
threatened between strikers and non-union colored miners 
near Evansville, the companies at Terre Haute, Frankfort, 
Indianapolis, A'incennes, Evansville, New Albany and Mad- 
ison, and Battery A were cautioned to be in readiness to re- 
spond, but the trouble was averted. The Indianapolis com- 
pany and Battery A were ordered to Peru on August 9 to 
protect a prisoner threatened with lynching, but before they 
left their armories a message was received stating that the 
danger was passed. A special train had been provided to 
take the troops there, but it was not needed. 


Staff Organization and Signal Work. 

The cominander-in-cliief of the (xiiard, by virtue of the 
constitution, is the Governor, and his personal representa- 
tive, so far as the Guard is concerned, is the Adjutant-Gen- 
eral. The Governor also appoints a military staff, the mem- 
bers of which are given ranks ranoing from brigadier-gen- 
eral to major. These titles are to a large extent honorary, 
and, with few exceptions, carry no duties with them. Many 
of those appointed by Governor Mount have been retained 
by the present Governor. 

Governor Winfield T. Durbin of Anderson, the present 
commander-in-chief, is a veteran of two wars and has always 
been deeply interested in military affairs. He enlisted in the 
One-hundred-and-Thirty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry as 
a private, June 5, 1864, and served until September 29 of the 
same year. He was appointed by Governor Mount commis- 
sary-general on his staff, with the rank of colonel, and was 
designated as paymaster when the Indiana troops were mo- 
bilized at the outbreak of the war with Spain. The extraor- 
dinary ability he displayed in pacing off the men quickly, 
satisfactorily and without ostentation of any kind attracted 
the attention of the Governor, and when the One-hundred- 
and-Sixty-first Regiment was organized in response to the 
second call. Colonel Durbin was given command of it. He 
was mustered into United States service July 15, 1898. He 
served with his regiment until it was mustered out of serv- 
ice April 30, 1899. when he returned to his home in Anderson. 
He was elected Governor in November. 1900, and was inaugu- 
rated January 14, 1901. 

John R. Ward, of Monticello, adjutant-general with the 
rank of brigadier-general, is probably the youngest man who 
ever held that office. He was appointed on the twenty-ninth 
anniversary of his birth, April 1, 1901. His previous experi- 
ence was as second lieutenant of Company I, of Monticello, 
which served in Colonel Durbin's regiment through the war 
with Spain. 

Brigadier-General Robert S. Foster, of Indianapolis, quar- 
termaster general, is a veteran of the civil war. He entered 

Adjt.-Gen. John R. Ward 
as second lieutenant. 161st 1. 



the service as captain of Company A, Eleventh Indiana Vol- 
unteer Infantry, April 17. 1861. and was mustered into 
United States service April 25, 1861. He resigned on July 3 
following, and the next day was appointed major of the Thir- 
teenth Indiana. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel Octo- 
ber 25. 1861, colonel on April .30, 1862, and brigadier-general 
of the United States Volunteers June 12, 1863. He was ap- 
pointed brevet major-general March 31, 1865, and as such was 
mustered out of the service. During the strikes of 1877 Gen- 
eral Foster was captain of Company H of the volunteer regi- 
ment raised in Indianapolis for State service. He was ap- 
pointed Quartermaster-General b^' Governor Durbin and as- 
sumed the duties of his office April 1, 1901. 

Charles E. AVilsou, of Tiafayette, military secretary with 
the rank of colonel, was first appointed to that position by 
Governor Mount at the beginning of his term. The position 
combines the duties of secretary to the Governor and mili- 
tary secretary, and during the organization of the Indiana 
troops for the war with Spain Col. Wilson was of great as- 
sistance. He was reappointed by Governor Durbin. 

Captain William E. English was born on the old English 
homestead, near Lexington, Scott County, Indiana, No- 
vember 3. 1851, and is the only son of the late Hon. 
William H, English, former Speaker of the Indiana House 
of Representatives, ex-Member of Congress, candi- 
date for Vice President in 1880, author of ' ^'The 
Conquest of the Northwest" and "History of Indiana," and 
one of the ablest men Indiana has produced. A handsome 
bronze statute has been erected in his honor at English, Indi- 
ana, which was named for him, as was also English Avenue, 
in the city of Indianapolis. Captain English's grandfather, 
Hon. Elisha G. English, was also long a prominent citizen 
of Indiana and was appointed by President Buchanan United 
States Marshal for that State and was for some twenty years 
a member of the Indiana Legislature, serving in both House 
and Senate. Through his father on the maternal side Captain 
English is directly descended from the celebrated Jost Hite, 
who brought the first colony to Virginia that settled west of 
the Blue Ridge mountains, locating on a grant of land of over 
100,000 acres made to him by King George II of England. 
Capt. English's great-grandfather. Lieutenant Philip Eastin, 
was an officer in the Fourth Virginia Regiment of the Conti- 
nental line and served during the entire Revolutionary War. 
His great-great-grandfather, Captain Charles Smith, was an 


officer under Colonel George Washington in the French-Eng- 
lish Colonial War and was wounded at the battle of Great 
Meadows, and his great-great-great-grandfather, Colonel 
John liite, was a Colonial officer and a member of the 
first Board of Justices of Frederick County, Virginia, after 
independence was declared. Captain English removed with 
his parents to Indianapolis at an early age and received his 
rudimentary education in that city. Having decided to take 
up the law as a profession, he entered the law department 
of the Northwestern Christian University, and upon graduat- 
ing therefrom formed a partnership with Hon. John R. Wil- 
son, under the firm title of English & Wilson. After five 
years thus spent he retired from the firm in order to devote 
particular attention to the magnificent structure known as 
English's Opera House Block, which he had erected a short 
time before. At the end of six years he arranged his afl'airs 
for a lengthy foreign tour and traveled abroad for some 
three years, visiting every country in Europe, from Norway 
to Greece, and various portions of Asia Minor, North Africa, 
Canada, Mexico, Cuba and South America. During his tour 
he wrote a series of letters which appeared in the Indianap- 
olis jjaper, and attracted general attention, evidencing 
marked literary ability. His letters from the Holy Land, 
North Africa, Turkey and Egypt were widely and favorably 
commented upon. Captain English is one of the prominent 
members of the Masonic fraternity in Indiana and his ^'His- 
tory of Early Masonry" in that State, published in 1895, was 
highly endorsed by his Masonic brethren. He has taken a 
total of forty-three Masonic degrees of various kinds and 
has served as President of the Masonic Relief Board of Indi- 
anapolis, Representative of the Grand Lodges of New York 
and Tennessee for Indiana, Grand Lecturer, Grand Marshal, 
Grand Junior anrl Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Lodge of 
Indiana, Worshipful Master of Center Lodge No. 23 F. and 
A. Masons, High Priest of Indianapolis Chapter No. 5 Royal 
Arch Masons, Illustrious Master of Indianapolis Council 
No. 2 Royal and Select Masters, Sword Bearer of Raper Com- 
mandery No. 1 Knights Templar, Noble of Murat Temple of 
the Mystic Shrine and is a Thirty-second degree member of 
the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Captain English is 
also connected with various other societies and organizations 
and is Past Grand Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent Order of 
Elks for the United States, ex-President of the Indianapolis 
Commercial Club, ex-President of the Indianapolis Hendricks 
Club, ex-President of the Indianapolis Board of Park Com- 


missioners, President of the Indiana Society Sons of the 
American Revolution, Vice-President of the Indiana His- 
toricni Society, Vice-President Indiana Humane So- 
ciety, besides being a member of the National Society of 
Colonial Wars, Huguenot Society of America, Holland Soci- 
ety of Chicago, National Civic Federation, National League 
of American Sportsmen, Western Writers' Association, 
Indiana Forestry Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, 
Indianapolis Board of Trade, Indianapolis German House, 
New York Lambs Club, New York Knickerbocker Athletic 
Club, and the Indianapolis University Club, Columbia Club, 
Marion Club, Country Club, Canoe Club, Aquatic Club, etc. 
Captain English has been made an honorary member of two 
labor unions, "The Musicians' Protective Association" and 
"The National Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes," in 
recognition of his various services to the cause of labor as 
represented by the Indianapolis branches of these organiza- 

Captain English is a gentleman of fine appearance and 
of great personal i)opularity, a quick and ready debater, a 
forcible speaker and an excellent presiding officer, and when 
occasion requires and he is called to preside over or address 
public meetings or conventions his capacity is made most 
manifest and his abilities show to their best advantage, ffl 

Captain English has long been a leader in Indianapolis 
politics and has repeatedly represented his party associates 
in delegate capacity in municipal, township, county, state and 
national conventions. In his earlier political associations 
and affiliations he was strongly bound to the old Democratic 
party and an active participant in its councils, but when the 
new element in that party came into control of its organiza- 
tion and assumed a position upon national atTairs which he 
believed to be in total abandonment of its former correct 
Jetfersonian principles upon questions of sound financial 
policy and loyalty to the flag, he promptly affiliated with the 
Republican party, of which he has ever since been an active, 
zealous and influential member. He began active participa- 
tion in politics some years previous to his majority and was 
treasurer of the leading local political club of his party in 
the presidential campaign of 1872, president of the same in 
1876, and again president of the Young Men's Club in 1878.ffl 

In 1875 he was the nominee of his party for council in 
the eleventh ward of Indianapolis, but declined. In 1882 he 
was chairman of the Center Township delegate convention, 
in 1885 and 1891 he was chairman of the Indianapolis city 


convention, in 1890 and 1896 he was chairman of the Marion 
County convention, and at the national convention of clubs of 
his party, held in New York, October 4, 1892, was elected 
vice-president of the organization and member of the national 
committee for the State of Indiana for the ensuing four years. 
Captain English served as a member of his party's State 
executive committee, as a member of the county committee 
of Marion County for over twenty years continuously, and 
for years as a member of the city committee of Indi- 
anapolis at the same time, and in 1878 was elected chairman 
of the city committee. In that capacity he so satisfactorily 
conducted the affairs of the campaign at the spring election 
of 1878 that in recognition of his ability as a political organ- 
izer and manager he shortly after was also unanimously 
chosen to the oosition of chairman of the Marion County com- 
mittee, and given the general management there during the 
exciting State campaign of 1878. It was while holding these 
two important positions that he Nvas unanimously nominated 
by his party friends of Marion and Shelby counties as their 
candidate for joint representative, not h withstanding there 
^rere several worthy and talented com])etitors for the nomi- 

His canvass for this office attracted general attention 
throughout the State, and although the district was carried 
by the opposition two years before, by a majority of nearly 
700, and at this election, on the general ticket, by over 200, 
Captain English was elected, leading liis ticket nearly five 
hundred votes. He had the honor of being the youngest 
member of the House of Representatives, although repre- 
senting the then largest district in the State, and of being 
the third of his immediate family to hold a seat in that body, 
his father and grandfather both having previously been mem- 
bers of the House of Representatives. 

H e served with distinction during both the regular and 
extra sessions, and was a recognized leader. He was con- 
sidered one of the best parliamentarians in the body and 
Speaker Cauthorne frequently called upon him to preside 
over the deliberations of the House. The Speaker appointed 
him to the chairmanship of the standing committee on the 
affairs of the city of Indianapolis and a member of the com- 
mittee to reapportion the State for congressional and legis- 
lative purposes. 

His bill upon congressional apjortionment — "House Bill 
No. 468"— passed both houses and became the law after one 
of the most bitter legislative struggles ever witnessed in the 


State. He was also author of the popular law limiting the 
indebtedness of Marion County and various other bills and 
resolutions of like importance were proposed by him. Among 
them were the first bill introduced providing for a reduction 
of official fees and salaries, the bill abolishing the unneces- 
sary offices of city treasurer and assessor, the bill providing 
for a reappraisement of real estate and the reduction of tax- 
ation thereon and the oi'iginal bill providing for a metropoli- 
tan police system in Indianapolis. 

Captain English was prominently spoken of as a candi- 
date for Congress at the expiration of his legislative term in 
1880, but declined to allow the use of his name before the 
convention of that year. However at the succeeding election, 
two years later, there was a general desire among his party 
friends that he should become the candidate in his district, 
and, although several prominent and able gentlemen were 
candidates for the position, he was unanimously nominated 
at the convention held at Shelbyville, May 8, 1882. The oppos- 
ing candidate nominated against him had the advantage 
of being a candidate for re-election, having been elected two 
years before by nearly one thousand majority. But in the 
face of this large majority to overcome. Captain English 
entered upon a vigorous campaign, making a thorough per- 
sonal canvass, besides speaking in every township in the 
district. His ability as a canvasser being w^ell known, his 
nomination alarmed the opposition, notwithstanding their 
previous majorities in the district, and every effort was made 
to insure his defeat. However, despite the majority to over- 
come and the exceptional fight made against him, he carried 
the district and was elected after one of the hottest political 
campaigns ever known in the State. 

In the words of the Washington Chronicle, "Mr. English 
made a useful, capable and attentive representative, always 
in attendance upon the sessions of the House and ever watch- 
ful of the interests of his constituents." Among other im- 
portant bills introduced by him were those providing for an 
international copyright law, the issuance of silver certificates 
of small denominations and the increase of the pensions of 
crippled soldiers and sailors. His comprehensive report on 
the proposed alcoholic liquor traffic commission from the 
committee of which he was chairman was adopted by the 
House and attracted much favorable comment. At the close 
of his official term it was the general desire of his party that 
he accept a renomination, but, influenced by personal con- 
siderations, he positively declined to be a candidate. His 


declination was received with regret, and the congressional 
convention, upon assembling at Indianapolis, August 31, 1884, 
to nominate his successor, unanimously adopted the follow- 
ing in reference thereto: 

"Resolved, That we hear with regret of Mr. English's 
wish and determination not to be a candidate for re-election, 
and we unqualifiedly express our confidence in him as a faith- 
ful representative." 

Representative English was not only thus warmly ap- 
proved by his party friends, but his course in Congress re- 
ceived indorsement from his constituents regardless of party. 
One of the leading opposition papers of the State at that 
time, the Indianapolis Daily Times, said: "He is fair and 
liberal toward his political opponents and always ready to 
do a favor. He won the reputation of being a hard-working 
and successful member of the Indiana Legislature, and we 
are glad to find him on the same line in Congress." The able 
organ of Hancock County, the Greenfield Republican, said: 
"He makes a faithful and efficient represetnative, and in his 
official duties does not discriminate against those who differ 
from him politically. As a business representative he is now, 
as when a member of the Indiana Assembly, far above the 
average and entitled to the confidence of his constituents." 

Thus Captain English left official position with kindly 
words from both political friend and foe, after never having 
suffered defeat in convention or at the polls. In the language 
of the Washington Free Press, at the close of the congres- 
sional session, "Mr. English came into the House of Repre- 
sentatives, the youngest member of that body, going out with 
the good will and respect of the entire House, and with as 
many personal friends as the most popular members." Al- 
though frequently spoken of in that connection, Captain 
English has declined to be a candidate for election to any 
office since that time, but has continued an active, zealous 
worker in political affairs. 

In the presidential campaign of 1892 he was a prominent 
participant both before and after the presidential nomi- 
nations. In the heated preliminary contest within his party 
ranks between the friends of the various aspirants for the 
presidency he was one of the leaders in Indiana of the ex- 
presidential following, and as a result thereof was selected 
by his party friends of the Indianapolis district as a delegate to 
the national convention at Chicago over several well-known 
and active competitors. He was one of the most prominent 


members of that body, havino- been chosen in the organiza- 
tion as chairman of tlie important ''committee on rules and 
order of business" for the government of the convention, and 
having been later unanimously selected by the Indiana dele- 
gation to make the speech to the convention on behalf of the 
State of Indiana presenting their choice for the office of 
President of the United States. In the performance of this 
distinguished duty he acquitted himself with great credit and 
honor, his s])eecli being generally pronounced by press and 
public to be, in the language of the Daily News, ''one of the 
best oratorical efforts" delivered before that magnificent as- 
semblage. The Associated Press declared it ''eloquently" 
rendered, and The Indianapolis Sentinel's telegraphic special 
from Chicago voiced the general verdict in the statement 
"that it was generally conceded that Mr. English made the 
best seconding speech of the convention." 

Captain English was for the second time elected unani- 
mously a delegate from the Indianapolis district to the na- 
tional convention of his party held in Chicago in 1896, where 
he was one of the managers of the campaign of Indiana's can- 
didate for nomination as the presidential standard bearer. 

In the national campaign of 1900 Captain English was 
again a most active participant in the presidential contest 
and this time made an especially brilliant speaking campaign 
throughout the various j^arts of Indiana in behalf of McKin- 
ley, Roosevelt and the entire Republican ticket. No speaker 
was in greater demand at all Republican gatherings, and he 
was everywhere greeted with the most enthusiastic audi- 
ences. His influence was widely felt in all parts of Indiana 
in this campaign, and at its close he received personal letters 
from both President McKinley and Vice-President Roosevelt 
in acknowledgment of his eminent services in behalf of the 
Republican nominees. 

Upon the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, noth- 
withstanding his immense business interests, and the sacri- 
fices incident thereto. Captain English promptly tendered his 
services to Governor Mount of Indiana and through the Gov- 
ernor and Senator Fairbanks was shortly thereafter offered 
an appointment by President McKinley as paymaster in the 
army with the rank of major. This tender was promptly de- 
clined, he stating that he desired active service only and re- 
questing an appointment of low^er rank, if need be, provided 
the service was at the front. 

Following this, after failure to receive appointment in the 
Adjutant-General's department, for which he applied, he was 


on May 17th, 1898, appointed by President McKinley to the 
rank of Captain of United States Volunteers, and assigned 
to the Quartermaster's department. Not desiring to serve in 
that department for the reason before given of a desire for 
more active service at the front, at his own urgent and per- 
sonal request he was on June 10th. 1898, promptly detached 
and transferred from service in that department, without 
having performed any duty in it, and was immediately as- 
signed to duty as an Aide upon the personal staff of Major- 
General Joseph Wheeler, commanding the Cavalry Division, 
(and served as such throughout the Santiago campaign), as 
shown by the following special order issued by General 

"Headquarters Cavalry Division, U. S. Army. 
"Special Order No. 22. 

"Pursuant to instructions from the War Department, Captain 
William E. English, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty as Aide to the 
Major-General commanding, to date June 10, 1898, the day on which he 
reported for duty. By command of Ma.ior-General Wheeler. 

"J. H. DORST, 
"Lieur.-Col. U. S. Vols., Assistant Adjutant-General. 

"M. F. STEELE, Aide." 

Captain English was among the first soldiers who em- 
barked for Cuba, sailing from Tampa, June 13, on the trans- 
port ''Allegheny," in company with General Wheeler and the 
members of his staff. He had the distinguished honor to be 
the only Indiana volunteer in General Shafter's army. 

In the bombardment of El Poso hill during the battle of 
Julj'- 1st before Santiago he was disabled and dangerously 
injured by his frightened horse rearing and falling backward 
with and upon him as a result of a Spanish shrapnel shell 
exploding close to him, which slightly wounded his horse upon 
the shoulder, besides killing and wounding several soldiers 
about him, among the wounded being Mason Mitchell, the 
well-known actor-lecturer, and Sergeant Devore of Roose- 
velt's Rough Riders. Colonel Roosevelt, in his history of the 
Rough Riders, states that he himself received a slight wound 
on the back of the hand from a piece of the same deadly 
missile, and, as shown by the following extract from the 
Evansville dnd.) Daily Journal, of Oct. 13, 1900, he later con- 
firmed this statement in a public address delivered in the city 
of Evansville during his vice-presidential campaign, in which, 
in closing, he said: "I want to have the privilege of intro- 
ducing the speaker who is to follow me. My successor on 
this platform is a man disabled as a result of the same shell 

Col. William E. English 

Capt. U. S. V. AND A. D. C. Staff of Major-General Joseph. Wheeler 
Santiago Campaign, Spanish- American War 

Colonel and Inspector General, Staff of Governor of Indiana 


which struck ine, in the war with Spain. He refuses to 
follow men who are opposed to civic honesty at home and 
national honor abroad. I have the honor to introduce Cap- 
tain English, of your own State." 

General Samuel S. Sumner was in command of the Cav- 
arly Division at the time referred to, as a result of the ab- 
sence of General Wheeler on account of illness (General 
Wheeler reaching the front later), and Captain English was 
tor that reason serving temporarily upon his staff. General 
Sumner, sitting on his horse a few feet awav, was an eye 
witness to the injury which disabled Captain English, and in 
reference tliereto the following valued evidence has been 
placed on file in the War Department by General Sumner: 

"August 23. 1899. 
"Brigadier-General T)>eo. Selnvan, President Board, 
"^yar Department, Washington, D. C.: 
"Sir — I remember very well the injury of Captain Wm. E. English 
on .July 1st .'it El Poso, where he was temporarily acting as an Aide upon 
my staff. I was onite near him and saw his horse rear and fall: at the 
time 1 thought he was struck (or the horse) by a piece of the shell which 
burst over onr heads, but learned later that he had e.scaped a wound, 
though severely injured by the horse's fall. 

"kS. S. SUMNEPt, 
"Col. 6th Cav., late Brig.-Gen.. 
"Commanding Cavah-y Brigade and Division." 

Captain English was crushed beneath the falling horse, 
and upon removal was found to be dangerously injured in- 
ternally, and while still disabled and confined from these 
injuries was attacked by virulent dysentery accompanied by 
malaria, until his condition from these various complications 
became so alarming that after consultation the surgeons in 
charge oi'dered his immediate removal from the climate of 
Cuba and returii to the United States as the only hope of 
saving his life. lie was therefore ordered transferred to the 
hospital at Siboney b^' written order of Major L. M. Cramp- 
ton, Chief Surgeon in charge of Head(iuarters Hospital (and 
Major Frederick J. Combe, Assistant Surgeon), and thence 
together with many other sick and wounded soldiers on board 
the hospital trans})ort "Seneca*' for removal to the United 
States. The transport sailed from Cuba the day the sur- 
render of Santiago was agreed upon by the Spanish and 
American commanders, and it became well known through 
the newspapers because of the extreme privations and hard- 
ships endured on the homeward voyage. 

It was first ordered to Tampa, but the restrictions of the 
health authorilies there caused its destination to be changed 


to Fortress ]\Ionroe, where it was again refused a landing on 
account of yellow fever being reported on board, and after 
various vexatious dela.vs it was eventually liermitted to land 
in New York harbor. Mrs. English, who had unsuccessfully 
but persistently and courageously followed her husband to 
each of these ports, finally secured his release from quaran- 
tine, in which he was held in New York. After the necessary 
rest and recuperation in that city, Captain English returned 
to his home in Indianapolis, where his friends received him 
with congratulations and rejoicings, his death having been 
bulletined by the newspapers but a short time before. Shortly 
after his arrival his enthusiastic friends of the G. A. R. vet- 
erans marched in a body to his residence to tender him their 
fraternal welcome on his return, which was followed a few 
days later by a public reception given by the Columbia Club, 
the leading club organization of the city, and still later on 
his brethren of the INIasonic fraternity at a public assemblage 
presented him with a beautifully jewelled officer's sword, with 
the words, ''As a token of his services to his country," hand- 
somely engraved upon it. A most striking and gracious wel- 
come and greeting was extended by the Indiana Republican 
State convention, which being then in session invited Captain 
English to a in the f^onvention near the presiding officer 
and when he appeared before them, bronzed, feeble and ema- 
ciated from his Cuban experiences, gave him three rousing 
cheers and a patriotic ovation such as has seldom been wit- 
nessed in a })olitical convention. 

Captain English continued in such bad health as a result 
of the effects of the injury received and the illness contracted 
in Cuba, that he was granted an extended sick leave by the 
War Department, and the war having in the meantime ended, 
he was finally at his own request honorably discharged from 
the army of the United States. December 31, 1898. On that 
evening at a dinner in celebration of the event the following 
highly flattering and complimentary letters were read from 
his old commander. General Wheeler, and from Governor 
Mount and United States Senators Fairbanks and Turpie of 
Indiana, who were most largely responsible for his appoint- 
ment to the army by the President of the United States: 

"House of Representatives, 
Washington, D. C, Dec. 8th, 1898. 

"Dear Captain Enslisli — I am very glad to hear that friends of your 
oily are to render you .'i manifestation of tlieir esteem and respect. I 
was very glad, indeed, to have yo\i on my staff in Cuba, and it was Avith 
regret tliat your being disabled in front of Santiago on July 1 and your 


subsequent illness deprived me of the continuance of your service with 
me. Wishing you many years of happiness and trusting that your State 
and country may have the continued benefit of your services, believe me 
truly your 'friend. .TOSEPH WHEELER." 

"Executive Department, State of Indiana, 

"Indianapolis, Dec. 18th, 1898. 
"My Dear Ca])tain — I desire to express to you through this communi- 
cation that Avhich I have stated publicly, viz.: My appreciation of the 
promptness with which you tendered your services in the war with 
Spain. You were one of the first in this State to pledge your support and 
offer your services to the government. It gave me pleasure to promptly 
recommend you for the position of paymaster, with the rank of Major. 
It was a truly chivalrous spirit which you manifested when you de- 
clined this and asked for 'active service at the front.' You were com- 
missioned a Captain and assigned to tlie staff of fighting General Joseph 
Wheeler. In front of Santiago de Cuba you found what you sought — 
'active service at the front.' In this severe battle you were disabled, and 
l)y subsequent sickness compelled to return home. Y"ou did your duty 
promptly and faithfully. I ti'ust God will give you many years in which 
to enjoy the priviletres and blessings of the country to the defense of 
which you so promptly i-esponded. Sincerely your friend, 

".TAMES A. MOUNT, Governor." 

"United States Senate, 
"Washington, D. C, Dec. 30th, 1898. 
"Dear Captain English — I am in receipt of your favor of recent date, 
ad vising me that you are to retire from service in the army on the 31st 
inst. Permit me this opportunity' to congratulate you upon the fact of 
your early tender of services during the recent war and upon the excel- 
lent record made by you Avhile in the army. I am gratified to have been 
of some little service to you in' securing the commission which you de- 
sired. Y"ou have splendidly vindicated all I promised in your behalf. 
Wishing yon health and happiness, I remain, 

"Very Sincerely, 


"United States Senate, 
"Washington, D. C, Dec. 9th, 1898. 
"Hon. W. E. English. Indianapolis, Ind. — Having leanied from the 
War Department that your resignation from the army had been ac- 
cepted, to take effect from the date of December 31st, next, allow me to 
congratulate upon this highly honorable conclusion of your military sei-v- 
ice. Your very early tender of service to the government in the late 
war with Spain, your voluntary and earnest declination of non-active 
duties and yoiu' urgent request to be assigned to the field at the front, 
your gallant participation in the victorious campaign against Santiago, 
until you were disabled in action in the face of the enemy, have amply 
justified the expectation of your friends, and the sound judgment of the 
heroic Wheeler in selecting you as a member of his military staff and 
household. You may thus now retire and return again to civil life with 
the consciousness of having rendered to the State and to your country 
the bravest and truest service in a perilous time destined to be mem- 
orable in our history. Yours very truly, 



At the close of his service in the army Captain English 
patriotically decided that he would not accept the pay due 
him from the government therefor, and so notified the War 
Department in the following letter (copied from the official 
records), addressed to the Adjutant-General of the army at 

"Indianapolis, Oct. 20, 1899. 
"General H. C. Corbin, 

"Adjutant-General, U. S. A.: 
"Sir — I have drawn no pay at any time and do not know the amount 
due me from the government for my services as Captain U. S. V. and A. 
D. C. on the staff of Major-General Joseph Wheeler during the Spanish- 
American War. My active service was confined to the Santiago cam- 
paign, but o'hatever the amount due me is, I desire to turn it back into 
the United States treasury. This is simply a little matter of sentiment 
on my part, and if you will inform me as to the procedure necessary to 
cover it back into tlie treasury or forAvard me any papers which it will 
be necessary for me to sign. I shall be under obligations to you. 



"Late Captain U. S. Y." 

In pursuance of these instructions the necessary papers 
were prepared, forwarded and promptly signed by Captain 
English whereby $1,150, the full amount due him for his 
entire army service, was covered back into the United States 
treasury, as shown and attested by the official records of the 
Auditor of the Treasury for tlu' War Department and the 
Assistant Treasurer of the United States. 

On the day following his retirement from the United 
States Army, Governor Mount, in recognition of his services, 
honored Captain English still further by appointing him Pay- 
master-General on the staif of the Governor of Indiana, with 
the rank of Colonel, and he has since been reappointed on the 
Governor's staff as Inspector-General with the rank of 
Colonel by Governor Mount's successor in office. Governor 
Dnrbin. By virtue of his services in the Spanish-American 
War, Captain ICnglish is at present serving as Department 
Commander for Indiana of the National Association of Span- 
ish-American War Veterans, Vice-Commander of Indiana 
Commandery Military Order of Foreign Wars, Vice-Presi- 
dent of the United States Volunteers' Association and mem- 
ber of The Society of the Army of Santiago de Cuba, made 
up of soldiers wlio served honorably in tlie Santiago cam- 

Captain English became identified with Indiana military 
affairs at an early date and was one of the charter members 


of tlie well kiiowu Indianapolis Light Infantry, signing the 
original charter agreement April 14, 1877, and with the rest of 
the company being mustered service in the Indi- 
ana National Guard on July 14, 1877. He was a member 
of the committee that prepared and filed the original articles 
of incorporation, member of the first committee on finance 
and member of the board of audit during the first year of the 
company's existence, and for many years was one of the most 
active members, serving through the Coal Creek riots and on 
other important and notable occasions. The "William E. 
English Guards," named for Captain English, was organized 
and mustered into State service May 10, 1886, and was the 
first colored company in the State to enter the Indiana Na- 
tional Guard. The "William E. English Zouaves." of Indi- 
anapolis, one of the crack zouave companies of the United 
States, is also named in his honor, as is "Captain William E. 
English Camp No. 64" of the National Associatio nof Spanish- 
American War Veterans. 

Captain English is one of the largest property owners in 
Indiana and devotes the greater part of his time to his ex- 
tensive interests in the city of Indianapolis, where he resides, 
although spending considerable time at his beautiful country 
seat in Scott county also. His magnificent block fronting 
on Monument Place in Indianapolis (occupying one entire 
square), in which is located English's Hotel and English's 
Opera House, is universally conceded to be one of the finest 
and handsomest buildings in the United States. Captain 
English, however, never permits his private interests to cause 
him to neglect jjublie affairs or to lessen his activity and 
public spirit in all that affects the requirements and duties of 
good citizenship. 

Colonel Harold C. Megrew, of Indianapolis, was appointed 
by Governor Mount, April 12, 1807, and was designated as 
chief of staff. He served through the war with Spain as 
major of the One-hundred-and-Sixty-first Indiana Volunteer 

Colonel William J. Henley, of Rushville, Judge Advocate 
General, was appointed by Governor ^Nlount. Judge Henley 
is one of the judges of the Appellate Court of Indiana. 

Dr. Orange S. Runnels, of Indianapolis, surgeon-general, 
W'ith the rank of colonel, was appointed by Governor Mount 
and rendered the State signal service at the close of the war 
with Spain. Governor ^Mount realized that many of the sol- 
diers would return home sick, and, without waiting for the 
sanction of the Washington authorities, he directed Dr. Run- 


nels to establish a State hospital at Camp Mount and to be 
present to handle all such cases that might come to him. 
Indiana was the only State in the Union to provide this serv- 
ice, and Dr. Runnels prepared everything that sick men v^^ould 
need. The orders to establish the hospital were issued Aug- 
ust 30, 1898, and Dr. Runnels had it prepared for the recep- 
tion of patients September 2. From that date until Decem- 
ber 1, w^lien the hospital was closed, 417 patients were treat- 
ed. The men came from the warm climates exhausted, and 
many of those who were suffering from typhoid fever were 
also inoculated with malaria, and yet there were but six 
deaths in the hospital. 

Dr. Runnels for the first time combined both allopathic 
and homeopatliic schools of medicine in the hospital, and he 
was tireless in providing everything required in a well-estab- 
lished hospital. There was no delay in transferring the sick 
from the cars to the hospital, and at different times there 
were employed six physicians, fifteen trained nurses and 
twenty-five other employes. 

W. J. Robie, of Richmond, Chief of Ordnance, wath the 
rank of colonel, was appointed to his present place April 12. 
1897. He enlisted in several New Hampshire regiments dur- 
ing the war, but, being so young, his father took him out. 
He then ran away from home and enlisted in the Sixtieth 
Massachusetts on July 1, 18fi4, and was mustered out Novem- 
ber 28 following. 

George E. Rockw^ell, of Cincinnati, was appointed chief of 
engineers, with the rank of colonel, April 12, 1897. 

Colonel James R. Henry, of Indianapolis, was appointed 
by Governor ^Mount chief signal oflicer at the beginning of 
his term. He had no jn'evious experience with the Guard. 

Colonel A. R. Beardsley, of Elkhart, chief inspector of 
riflle practice, was appointed by Governor Mount when he 
first assumed the office. 

Colonel Charles Kahlo, of Indianapolis, Assistant Adju- 
tant-General, was appointed and commissioned February 12, 
j892, as inspector of rifle practice, with the rank of colonel, 
on the staff of Governor Ira E. Chase. He was reappointed 
to the same position on the staff of Governor Matthews and 
was again appointed by Governor James A. Mount in 1897, 
and by Governor Durbin. 

Colonel Kahlo is a veteran of the civil war, having en- 
tered the three months' service as second lieutenant of Com- 
pany D, Fourteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on April 23, 
180i. He took part in the campaign in West Virginia under 


General ^tcClellan from June 2 to July 17, 1801. He re-en- 
listed for the three years' service in the Thirty-eighth Ohio, 
on August 18, 1861, and on the expiration of that term re- 
entered the service as first lieutenant in the One-hundred- 
and-!-5ixty-third Ohio, on May 12, 18()1. The regimen-t was at- 
tached to Raskin's Division, Twent\'-second corps, in the de- 
fense of Washington. He was assigned to the First Brigade, 
Third Division, Tenth Corps, Army of the James, and de- 
tached as .aide-de-camp on the staff of Colonel Miller. He 
was ordered to Columbus, Ohio, August 28, 1864, and on the 
September 10 following was mustered out and honorably dis- 

Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel T. Murdock, assistant military 
secretary, was appointed by Governor Mount. 

Lieutenant-Colonel James E. Roberts, of Indianapolis, as- 
sistant inspector-general, w^as appointed by Governor Mount. 

Lieutenant-Colonel William G. Irwin, of Columbus, was 
appointed by Governor Mount and made assistant judge ad- 

Lieutenant-Colonel David A. Coulter, of Frankfort, as- 
sistant commissary-general, was appointed by Governor 

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles A. Carlisle, of South Bend, as- 
sistant chief signal officer, had no previous experience with 
the Guard when he was appointed to his present position. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles C. Schreeder, of Evansville, 
assistant chief of engineers, was born at Berlin, Germany, 
January 19, 1847, and when five years old was brought to this 
country and shortly thereafter moved to Evansville. He 
enlisted in Company D, Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on 
December 14, 1862, when but fifteen years old, and served un- 
til September 20, 1863. On January 17, 1865, he enlisted in 
Company E, One-hundred-and-Forty-third Indiana, but was 
mustered out October 26, 1865, on account of the close of the 
war. He entered the State service February 12, 1892, having 
been commissioned lieutenant-colonel of artillery by Gov- 
ernor Chase, and the June 1st following he was promoted 
and made chief of ordnance with the rank of colonel. Gov- 
ernor Mount appointed him to the position he now occupies 
on April 12, 1897, and he was reappointed by Governor 

Lieutenant-Colonel H. F. Houghton, of Indianapolis, was 
commissioned as such on the staff of Governor Mount, June 


2S, 1898. as master of transportation. He had charge of the 
assemblinix of the One-hundred-and-Sixty-first Regiment at 
Camp Mount during the war with Spain and of the troops at 
the State encampment during 1800. He is superintendent of 
the Chica-go division of the C. C, C. & St. L. railroad. 

Lieutenant-Colonel W. T. Gott, of Crawfordsville, assist- 
ant surgeon-general, was commissioned during the spring of 
1897. He has since served in that position. 

Lieutenant-Colonel A. F. Ramsey, of Crawfordsville, was 
appointed assistant chief of ordnance, with the rank of lieu- 
tenant-colonel, April 12, 1897. 

Lieutenant-Colonel W. A. Rider, now of Peoria, HI., was 
appointed assistant paymaster-general by Governor Mount. 

Lieutenant-Colonel William C. Burk, of Thorntown, was 
appointed by Governor Mount and made assistant chief in- 
spector of rifle practice. 

E. J. Robison, of Indianapolis, was appointed aide on the 
staff, with the rank of major, in March, 1897. 

Major R. L. Kennedy, of Center Point, entered State serv- 
ice in April, 1897, as aide-de-camp on the staff of Governor 
Mount, with the rank of major. During the civil war he 
served with the Fifty-fourth, One-hundred-and-Thirty-third 
and One-hundred-and-Forty-ninth Regiments Indiana Volun- 
teer Infantry'. During the last year of the war he was chief 
clerk in the commissary department. 

Major John D. Welman, of New Albany, aide-de-camp, 
with the rank of major, was appointed to his present position 
in September, 1898. 

Major Frank E. Stevenson, of Rockville, aide-de-camp, is 
a native of Greencastle and graduated from the military de- 
partment of DePauw University in 1879. While in school he 
was first sergeant of the Asbury Cadets for two years, and 
after his graduation he moved to Rockville and assisted in 
the organization of the McOme Cadets in 1880. He was the 
first lieutenant and served two years. During that time he 
w^as drill master of the Cadets. He was mustered out of serv- 
ice in 1883 and in the fall of that year was placed in com- 
mand of the newly organized Battery F, and remained in 
command until 1890. In addition to his duties as commander 
Captain Stevenson maintained the prize drill team which is 
mentioned in the sketch of the Rockville organizations. 

Major (jcorge W. Krietenstein, of Terre Haute, was ap- 
pointed aide-de-camp by Governor Mount. 

Brig. -Gen. W. J. McKee 


Brigade Commander 


Major L. M. Dunlap is aide-decamp and was appointed by 
Governor Mount. 

Major Leigh R. Gignilliat, of Culver, was appointed by 
Governor Mount. Major Gignilliat is instructor at Culver 
Military Academy. 

Major Sherman Trout, of Crawfordsville. was appointed 
aide-de-rani}) with the rank of major. 

Major Harry L. Kramer, of Indiana Mineral Springs, is an 
aide-de-famp, having been appointed by Governor Mount. 

Major Fletcher M. Durbin, of Anderson, aide-de-camp, 
served during the war with Spain in the One-hundred-and- 
Sixty-first Volunteers as second lieutenant of Company A. 
He was appointed to his present position by Governor Mount. 


All the troops of Indiana constitute the First Brigade, 
which was organized in 1893. From the organization Brig- 
adier-General W. J. McKee has been in command. The head- 
quarters organization was at once perfected, and has been 
maintained from the first. 

Brigadier-General W. J. McKee, of Indianapolis, was a 
member of the Indianapolis Light Infantry before it was iden- 
tified with the State. When it was mustered into State serv- 
ice on July 10, 1877, General McKee was a sergeant. He was 
promoted second lieutenant on January 27, 1880, and became 
first lieutenant May 5, 1883. He was elected major of the 
Second Regiment and commissioned August 16, 1883, and be 
came lieutenant-colonel July 24, 1888. He served as such 
rintil July 24, 1889, when he became colonel. 

He was in command of the Second when the brigade was 
organized, and was promoted to his present rank, his com- 
mission dating from March 23, 1893. He was in command 
at the beginning of the war with Spain, and on May 27, 1898, 
was appointed a brigadier-general in the United States Vol- 
unteer service. He was assigned to duty at Camp George 
H. Thomas, and in August established Camp Poland at Knox- 
ville. The following December he established the winter 
camps at Camp Heiskell and other places. He was discharged 
March 1.5, 1899, and the same day was re-appointed to his 
present position. 

Lieutenant-Colonel F. W. Frank, of Indianapolis, assist- 
ant adjutant-general, was a charter member of the Indian- 
apolis Light Infantry in 1877. From that date to the present 
he has responded to every call by the State, and while with 


the Light Infantry served during the railroad strilies of 1877; 
at Salem, Washington County, in protecting a prisoner in 
1878, and at the Coal Creek miners' strike of 1879. In 1885 
he was elected first lieutenant of Comi^any A, Second Infan- 
try, and while so serving went to Shoals, Martin County, to 
protect a prisoner. In 188(1 he was elected captain of the 
company. He became first lieutenant and quartermaster of 
the regiment June 1. 3888, and first lieutenant and adjutant 
July 1. 1890. On May 5, 1893. he was appointed to his present 
position with the rank of major, and on June 1, 1895, was pro- 
moted lieutenant colonel. He has attended every encamp- 
ment since 1880 and served during the coal miners' strike of 
1894. At the outbreak of the war with Spain he was on 
duty at Camp Mount, and when the Guard was reorganized 
in 1899 he was re-appointed to his x)resent position on May 22. 

Lieutenant-Colonel William M. Wright, of Indianapolis, 
chief medical officer, was a member of the Indianapolis Light 
Infantry. He was appointed assistant surgeon of the Sec- 
ond Regiment on June 9, 1891. On May 6, 1893, he was ap- 
pointed chief medical officer with the rank of major, and 
June 1, 1895, was given the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He 
was re-commissioned November 3, 1899. 

I-ieutenant-Colonel John T. Barnett, of Indianapolis, as- 
sistant inspector-genera], entered the United States Military 
Academy at West Point July 1, 1873, and graduated June 13, 
1878. From October 10. 1870. to July 1. 1877, he was absent 
from the academy on sick leave. After his graduation he was 
assigned to the Fifth United States Cavalry, and was com- 
missioned second lieutenant June 13, 1878. He was stationed 
in the Department of the Platte and served with the regi- 
ment and on detached duty until August 10, 1880, when he 
was placed on the retired list on account of disability in- 
curred in the line of duty. His service with the Indiana troops 
commenced .May 5, 1893, when he was coumiissioned assistant 
inspector-general of the First Brigade with the rank of 
major, and he so served until 1890. when he resigned on ac- 
count of temporary absence from the State. On April 25, 
1898, he was again commissioned assistant-inspector-general 
with the rank of lieutenant-colonel, a commission he resigned 
May 12. 1898. to take the commission as colonel of the One- 
hundred-and-Fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteers in the war with 
Spain. He went into service with the regiment and served 
through the full time. About half the time he was in United 
States service he was in command of the First Brigade, Sec- 
ond Division, Second Army Corps, and for a short time was 


iu command of the Second Division, Second Army Corps. He 
was honorably discharjred November 23, 1898. When the 
brigade was reorganized he was again appointed assistant in- 
spector-general with the rank of lieutenant-colonei. 

Major William H. Kirshner. of Indianapolis, chief com- 
missary of subsistence, enlisted July 29, 1882, as a private 
in the Richardson Zouaves, which later became Company A, 
Second Infantry. He was promoted corporal in July, 1883, 
and sergeant iu September, 1885. After nine years' contin- 
uous service he did not re-enlist, but he served in the quar- 
termaster's department under General Richardson from 
April 1 to September 1, 1898, and was in charge of the field 
hospital at Camp Mount under Surgeon-General Runnels 
from that date until December 1. He was appointed to his 
present position November 10, 3899. 

Major Frank E. Strouse, of Rockville, engineer officer, 
entered the State service in May, 1890, as private in the Rock- 
ville Light Artillery, Batter.y C, First Artillery. He was pro- 
moted corporal in 1891 and sergeant the following year. He 
drilled as gunner corporal in the prize team of the Rockville 
Battery, and during 1891 and 1895 was captain of the DePauw 
TTniversity Artillery. Under his training it broke the world's 
record iu mounting and dismounting piece and carriage, and 
in appreciation of this the University was given the first 
breech-loading ])ieces coming to the State. He was appointed 
aide-de-camp on the staff of General McKee in June, 1895, and 
promoted to his present position in 1900. 

Captain Carrol B. Carr, ordnance officer and inspector of 
small arms practice, was born in Wooster, Ohio, December 28, 
1865. He was educated at Franklin School, Washington, D. 
C, and later at the University of Wooster. From 1884 to 
1886 he received military instruction from an officer of the 
regular army assigned to the University. He entered mili- 
tary service as second sergeant of the Steele Cadets, an inde- 
pendent company at Wooster. This was one of the best 
drill'^d comjtanies in the country, and Captain Carr served 
from 1880 to 1882 as a member, and in that time saw service 
at the Silver Creek mining strike. From 1882 to 18vS4 he 
was a member of the Wooster City Guards, also an independ- 
ent company, and which had a high reputation for efficiency 
and as a prize drill comjjany. He entered the service of Indi- 
ana June 5. 1895, as second lieutenant of Company H, Second 
Infantry, and when the regiment went into United States 
service for the war with Spain he went in as second lieuten- 
ant. He was appointed regimental commissary May 12, 1898, 


and was mustered out witli the regiment November 4, 1898, 
but was retained as a civilian employe by Colonel W. T. May 
to assist in mustering out the other regiments. He was ap- 
pointed to his present position November 3, 1898. Captain 
Carr was the first responsible Indiana otficer to settle his ac- 
counts with the government and draw pay after the Spanish 
war. Captain Carr has lived in Indianapolis since 1893, hav- 
ing been for the seven years previous with the Standard Oil 
Company at Louisville. He is now actuary of the American 
Central Life Insurance Company and is a member of Indiana 
Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and 
a past member of the Board of Officers; a member of the 
Military Order of Foreign Wars, and one of the board of 
officers of the Indiana Commandery; a past captain of the 
Sons of Veteran, and a member of Poland Camp, Spanish 
War Veterans. Captain Carr was married in 1889 to Miss 
Gibbons, of Louisville, Ky., and their only child and daughter, 
Octavia, is known to many National Guardsmen as the "•third 
lieutenant of Company H." 

First Lieutenant William A. Kreber, of Indianapolis, aide- 
de-camp, entered the service in Company D, Second Infantry, 
March 1, 1890. He was promoted sergeant May 10, 1895, and 
elected second lieutenant July KJ. 1897. In this capacity he 
served through the war with S])ain. He was appointed to his 
present position. 

Harman L, Hutson, of Indiaua])olis, chief quartermaster 
with the rank of major, entered the service as a private of 
Company H, Third Infantry, January 20, 1893. On May 19 
following he became commissary sergeant of the regiment, 
and May 19, 1894, was appointed quartermaster sergeant. He 
became quartermaster of the regiment May 2, 1898, and 
served through the war with Spain. When the brigade was 
reorganized he was appointed to his present position and 

Major Charles T. Maclntire, of Indianapolis, chief signal 
officer, first entered the State service as a private in the In- 
dianapolis Tiight Infantry in 1886, and was promoted quarter- 
master sergeant in 1889. He was appointed captain and as- 
sistant chief signal officer by Governor ITovey, June 15, 1891, 
and was re-commissioned with the same i-ank and same duties 
by Governor Chase in January, 1892. He was promoted 
major July 1, 1892. On the organization of the First Brigade 
he was commissioned captain and chief signal officer, and was 
present during the Roby and Sullivan county trouble. When 
the National Guard was organized he was appointed chief 


signal officer with the rank of major. When the war with 
Spain commenced he was commissioned a captain in the 
United States Volunteer Signal Corps on June 22, 1898, and 
was assigned to command the fourteenth company. When 
the Indiana Brigade was reorganized he was appointed to 
his present position and commissioned. 

First Lieutenant Harry K. Scott, of Angola, aide-de- 
camp, was mustered into State service in Company H, Third 
Infantry, of Warsaw, in 1887, and served two years. In Jan- 
uary, 1893, he was mustered into Company H, Third Infan- 
try, of Angola, and the following June was appointed quar- 
termaster sergeant. He became battalion adjutant in May, 
1S94, and on June 5, 1890, he was promoted regimental adju- 
tant, and as such served with the regiment through the war 
with Spain. He served with his regiment during the strike at 
Hammond. He was appointed to his present position Decem- 
ber 18, 1899. 


The Signal Corps of the Indiana National Guard was first 
organized in 1892 under command of Major C. T. Maclntire, 
at that time major and chief signal officer. Its rapid progress 
is largely due to the interest and faithfulness of Major Mac- 
lntire. When it was first organized the Major gathered up 
and put together old pieces of wire until he had enough to 
put up a line. He next secured some old telegraph instru- 
ments from the scrap pile and overhauled them. This is the 
way the Signal Corps first started, and it caused no little 
amusement at its first encampment. The corps has made 
rapid progress since its organization, and is now equipped 
Avitli two sets of fine heliograi)hs, fiags, torches, wire, tele- 
gra])h instrnments and all tools connected with a telegraph 
line and used in constructing one. The corps is a staff organ- 
ization under the general charge of the chief signal officer 
upon the brigadier-general's staff. There is appointed and 
commissioned a first lieutenant, wiio has immediate command 
of the corps under the direction of the chief signal officer. 
Members of the corps must be telegraphers, electricians or 

First Lieutenant John N. LeHew, of Warsaw, command- 
ing the Signal Corps entered the service as a private of Com- 
pany H. Fourth Keglment, in 1892. While in camp at Terre 
Halite in 1893 he was detailed from the company for signal 
work. He returned to the company and served with it at 
Roby in September, 1893, and at Hammond during 1894. He 


was then transferred from the company to the Signal Corps 
as a private and was appointed signal sergeant June 5, 1895. 
During the Spanish-American war he served in the Four- 
teenth Company, United States Volunteer Signal Corps as 
first second-class sergeant. He re-enlisted in the Guard after 
the close of the war as a private in the Signal Corps in 1899 
and was appointed by Governor Mount to his present position 
on December 8 of that vear. 

Col. George W. McCoy 


Commanding the First Infantry 


The First Regiment, Infantry. 

The present First Reftiraent of Infantry was organized 
June 12, 1882, and it was nni(|ue in tliat all the companies were 
composed of veterans of the civil war, and the regiment was 
known as the First Veteran Regiment, Indiana Legion. The 
regiment was of particular value to the Legion because of 
the experience of its members and the example it set for the 
other organizations. During the first encampments the mem- 
bers were of great benefit to the organization in their in- 
structions to those who were inexperienced. 

The organization was 449 strong, and the regiment went 
into the first camp ever held in the State. During the camp 
the Union Oyster Company, of Baltimore, Md., presented the 
regiment with a handsome silk national flag and a regimental 
banner on which was the seal of the State. The value of 
the stand of colors was |150. In this, the first encampment, 
the regiment showed a strength of 295 ofiicers and men. In 
1883 it lost its adjutant, I. E. Kirk, of Kokomo, who was 
appointed colonel of the newly organized Third Regiment. 

The encampment near Lafayette in 1886 was marked for 
the regiment by the death from sunstroke of John Shroyer, 
a member of ConiDany D, of Andrews, which occurred August 
1. The regiment had 379 men in camp, and the prize of |200 
for the best company in the regiment was won by Company L, 
of Ft. Wayne, under command of Captain Weldon. The ag- 
gregate strength of the regiment at this time was 578. 

By the time of the encampment at Evansville in 1888, the 
character of the regiment had undergone a great change. 
Nearly all the veteran companies had been mustered out of 
service on the expiration of their terms. Other companies 
were assigned to the regiment, and in the competitive drill 
for infantry companies the regiment took two prizes. The 
second prize of .f200 was won by Company G, of Evansville, 
under the command of Captain C. H. McCarer, and the fourth 
prize of $50 was won by Company E, of Evansville, under 
command of Captain Henry Horster. The regiment, under 
command of Colonel Ewing, formed the attacking party in 


the sham battle, and its strength in the camp was 405 officers 
and men. 

The passing of the last veteran company. Company A, of 
Terre Haute, from the First Regiment, was in 1889. It was 
made a separate company and continued in service but a 
short time, as the members were growing old. It w^as the 
last one to leave the service. At this time the regiment had 
a total strength of 575, and of this number 463 were in camp. 
It was during this encampment that regiment received the 
regulation blanket bags. 

The strength of the regiment remained about the same, 
and by the close of 1891 it was reported at 416 oflflcers and 
men. In October, 1892, the regiment sent 246 officers and 
men to the dediciitoi-v exercises of 'the Columbian Exposition. 
The companies which were present were A, B, C, F, H and I. 
The total strength of the entire regiment at this time 
was 561, 

The gallery practice made during 1892 showed good re- 
sults by the regiment. The average score of the companies 
in the regiment were: B, 30.24; H, 29.34; A, 25.91; I, 25.18; 
K, 24.21: E. 23.72; F, 16.34. The highest possible score was 
50. The highest individual scores in the regiment resulted 
in a tie between Privates H. Turrell and Case, of A and B, 
with 42 each. Private McClellan, of K, had 41; Corporal A. 
H. Lyendecker. of T, 40; Private Walker, of E, and Lieuten- 
ant Tread way, and Private Phipps, of H, 39 each; Captain 
McAuliff and Private Decker, of F, 35 each. Company H, 
made the second largest aggregate score in the State with 
1,353, and special mention was made in the official notice of 
the result of Companies F, H and A for the large number of 
men who shot. The averages of the companies made on the 
inspection this year were: ^ A, 86.10; H, 82; I, 81.8; C, 79.8; E, 
78; K, 77; F, 71.9; B, 71.2. 

The strength of the regiment later was: 1892, 561; 1893, 
562; 1895, 681; 1896, 546, and 1897, 575. 

The headquarters of the regiment have been changed at 
various times. When it was organized, Indianapolis was the 
head(piarters. In 1885 headquarters were changed to Delphi 
and in 1888 to Evansville. Terre Haute became headquarters 
in 1891 and New Albany five years later. 

At the outbreak of the war with Spain the regiment con- 
sisted of but eleven companies, and an additional company 
was organized at Vincennes, which was assigned to the reg- 

Major Thomas B. Coulter Major William J. Coleman 

Chaplain George Knox 
Lieut. -Col. James F. Fee Bat. -Adj. James N. McCoy 

Quartermaster Edward Bierhauf, Jr. Surgeon Eugene Hawkins 

officers of first infantry 



iment as Company L. With tbese twelve companies, the reg- 
iment entered the United States service as the One-hundred- 

The regiment, as it is organized to-day, consists of nine 
companies, divided into three battalions. It was reorganized 
under orders issued July 20. 1900, and the regimental head- 
quarters were established at Vincennes. 

The officers of the regiment from its beginning, and dates 
of commission, have been: 

Colonels— Eli F. Ritter, of Indianapolis, .Tune 12, 1882: .Tames Watts, 
of Delphi, .lanuary 9. 1885; AY. D. E-nin?-, of Evansville. .Tune 25, 1888; 
John W. Ehel. of Terre Haute, December 15, 1891; George H. Penning- 
ton, of New Albany. January 11. 1896; John T. Barnett. of Indianapolis, 
May 12, 189S; and George W. McCoy, of Vincennes, April 27. 1900. 

I/ieutenant-Colonels — Joseph Turnock. of Indianapolis. June 13. 1882: 
J. H. Rohan, of Ft. Wayne, August 6, 1888; John W. Ebel, of Terre 
Haute, April 17, 1891: George W. McCoy, of Vincennes, December 31, 
1892; and James F. Fee, of Greencastle. April 27, 1900. 

Majors— John W. Patterson, of Covington, April 25, 1882: James M. 
Watts, of Delphi, November 22, 1882; J. H. Rohan, of P't. Wayne, June 
10, 1885; Frank R. Weldon. of Ft. Wayne, .January 9. 1886; R. P. Davis, 
of Terre Haute. January 9. 18S6; William Ivreusburg, of Lafayette, 
April 14, 1887; C])arles F. Griffin, of Hammond, August 13. 1888: I. M. 
Davis, of Lafayette. December 20. 1888; Charles H. McCarer. of Evans- 
ville. July 8, 1889; George H. Pennington, of New Albany, March 19. 
1891; Hany Stinson, of Evansville. March 19, 1891; H. P. Cornick. of 
Evansville, Februaiy 8. 1892: George W. McCoy, of Vincennes, February 
8, 1892; D. McAuliff". of Brazil, December 31, 1892; J. F. Fee, of Green- 
castle. July 16, 1895: Theodore J. Louden, of Bloomiugton. June 6. 1896 
William .f. Coleman, of New Albany, April 27. 1900; and Tliomas R 
Coulter, of Vincennes. July 6. 1900. 

Surgeons — (Jeorge F. Beasley. of Lafayette, February 22. 1882 
Thomas C. Stunkard. of Terre Haute. February 8. 1892: and Eugene 
Hawkins, of Greencastle. July 3. 1900. 

Assistant Surgeons— W. H. H. Crigler, of Covington. June 13. 1882 
B. T^. Siver. of Ft. AVayne. January 8. 1887; T. C. Stunkard. of Terre 
Haute. March 14, 1891; Eugene Hawkins, of Greencastle. February 8 
1892; Wm. S. Davis, of Terre Haixte. May 4. 1898: and George L 
Guthrie, of Dupont, July 3, 1900. 

Regimental Adjutants — I. E. Kirk, of Kokomo. November 22. 1882 
Will C. David, of Indianapolis. June 30. 1883: Asbuiy McCormack, of 
Delphi. Apiil ]4. 1887: Willard C. Keller, of Evansville. July 12, 1888 
William D. Moore, of Evansville, May 9, 1891: Chas. O. Ebel. of Terre 
Haute. Febi-uary 8. 1892: John D. Ewing. of Evansville. July 8, 1892 
Frank W. Parks, of Terre Haute. May 10. 1893; Ed F. Dishman, of 
New Albany. January 27. 1896: and D. R. Gebhart. of New Albany 
July 9, 1900*. 

Battalion Adjutants— H. R. Scott, of Evansville. June 13, 1892; W 
F. Starr, of Greencastle. August 5. 1895: Edwin L. Glass, of Vincennes 
May 11, 1892; Ed F. Dishman. of New Albany. May 24. 1894; Charles 
Ra\vles. of Bloominc:ton. June 20. 1896: Deloss Albin, of Greencastle, Oc- 


tober 31, 1896; William M. Loudeu, of Bloomiiigtou, July 11, 1900; John 
R. Gebhart. of New Albany, July 10, 1900; and James N. McCoy, of 
Vlncennes, July 13, 1900. 

Quart eiun asters — George W. Pouier, of Richmond, November 22, 
1882; Frank H. Elstro, of Richmond, April 9, 1887; Harry Stinson, of 
Evansville, July 18. 1889; E. Bierhaus, Jr., of Vincennes, May 9, 1891; 
L. H. Pennington, of New Albany, May 5. 1898, S. M. Compton, of 
Indianapolis. INIay 12, 1898; E. Kierhaus. Jr., of Vincennes, July 3, 1900. 

Chaplains — I. B. Timberlake, of New Albany, May 14, 1891; Joseph 
W. Clokey, of New Albany, January 10, 1898; William K. Weaver, of 
Greencastle, May 12, 1898; and George Knox, of Vincennes, July 3, 1900. 

The organization of the regiment by companies from its 
inception to date has been: 

1882— A. Terre Haute; B, South Bend; C, Lafayette; D, Covington; 
E, Richmond; F, Kokomo; G, Elkhart; H, Delphi; I, North Vernon. 

1883— A, Terre Haute; B, South Bend; C, Lafayette; D, Covington; 
E, Richmond; F, Kokomo; G, Elkhart; H, Delphi; I, North Vernon, K, 
Columbus; L, Ft. Wayne; M, Indianapolis. 

1886 — A, Terre Haute; B, Goshen; C, Lafayette; D, Andrews; E, War- 
saAv; F, Peru; G, Boswell; H, Delphi; K, Morristown; L, Ft. Wayne; 
M, Evansville. 

1888— A, Terre Haute; B, Rockville; C, Waynetown; D, Crawfords- 
ville; E, Evansville; F, Franklin; G, Evansville; H, Mt. Vernon; I, Co- 
lumbus; K, Princeton; L, Lafayette. 

1889 — A. Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, Waynetown; D, Crawfords- 
ville; E, Evansville; F, Brazil; G, Evansville; H, Mt. Vernon; I, Colum- 
bus; K, Princeton: L. Lafayette; M. Evansville. 

1890 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Cannelton; 
E, Evansville; F, Brazil; G, Evansville; H, Mt. Vernon; K, Princeton; 
L, Sullivan: M, Evansville. 

1891 — A, Vincennes: B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Cannelton; 
E, Evansville; F, Brazil; G, Terre Haute; H. Bloomnigton; I, Green- 
castle; K. Princeton: L, Sullivan. 

1892 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton: E, Evansville; F, Brazil; H, Bloomiugton; I, Geencastle; K, Prince- 

1893 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton: E, Evansville: F, Brazil; G, Jeffersonville; H, Bloomiugton; I, 
Greencastle; K. Princeton. 

1894 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton; E, Evansville; F, Brazil: G. Jeffersonville; H, Bloomiugton; I, 
Greencastle; K. Princeton; L, Scottsburg. 

1895 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton; E, Evansville; F, Bi-azii; G, Jeffersonville; H, Bloomington; I, 
Greencastle: L. Scottsburg; M. Evansville. 

1896 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton; F, Brazil; H, Bloomington; I, Greencastle; K, Princeton; L, Scotts- 
burg: M, Evansville. 

1897 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton; E, Evansville; F, Roachdale; H, Bloomington; I, Greencastle; K, 
Princeton; M, Evansville. 

1898 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, Washing- 
ton; E, Evansville; F, Roachdale; G, Brownstown; H. Bloomington; 
I, Greencastle; K, Princeton; L, Vincennes; M, Evansville. 


1900 — A, Vincennes; B, Terre Haute; C, New Albany; D, "Washing- 
ton; E, Evansville: F, Madison; H, Bloomington; I, Greencastle; It, 

The colonel commanding, George W. McCoy, of Vin- 
cennes, has been in the First Regiment since Company A, of 
Vincennes, was assigned. He entered the State service as 
captain of Company A, June 17, 1889, and served as such until 
February 8, 1892. when he was promoted major. He became 
lieutenant-colonel December 20, 1892, and his commission as 
colonel was issued April 27, 1900. 

Colonel McCoy has attended every camp of instruction 
held in the State from 1889 to 1900, inclusive. During the 
summer of 1892 he acted as assistant inspector-general, and 
as such made the general inspection of the Third Infantry. 
During the coal strikes in 1894 he served with a detachment 
of his regiment in Sullivan County for sixteen days, or until 
the troops in that section were relieved. 

He remained with his regiment at the outbreak of the 
war with Spain and was mustered into United States volun- 
teer service as lieutenant-colonel of the One-hundred-and- 
fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteers, and was on duty with his 
regiment at Camp Alger, near Falls Church, Virginia, until 
August 3, 1898, when the regiment broke camp and marched 
to Thoroughfare Gap, a distance of about sixty miles. Dur- 
ing the march and for about twenty days he was in command 
of the regiment, as the colonel was absent on sick leave. 
From Thoroughfare Gap the regiment moved with the entire 
Second Army Corj^s to Camp Meade at Middletown, Pa. The 
regiment returned to Indianapolis from Camp Meade, and 
he was mustered out of service on November 23, 1898. Dur- 
ing his entire term of service, Colonel McCoy was never on 
the sick list, and he was only absent from duty four days on 
leave of absence granted while the regiment was at Camp 

As soon as he left the military service he returned to 
his home at Vincennes and again became actively engaged 
in the insurance business in the firm of McC-o^', Boeckmann 
& Co 

Lieutenant-Colonel James F. Fee, of Greencastle, is a vet- 
eran of two wars. At the outbreak of the civil war he was 
living in ^lonroe County, Indiana, and on April 19, 1861, he 
enlisted as a private in the first company raised in the county. 
One week later the company was ordered to camp at Terre 
Haute, but when it arrived there the call for three months' 


service men was filled. On May 10 the company was mus- 
tered into the service of the State for one year, as were the 
other nine companies in Camp Vigo. The regiment thus 
formed was later reorganized and mustered into United 
States service as the Fourteenth Indiana, the same number 
it had held in the State service. One entire company, except 
the captain, declined to enter the United States service for 
three years, all, however, being willing to enter for the period 
originally contemplated, one year. Many other members of 
the regiment declined to enter the three years' service and all 
were sent to Indianapolis. Colonel Fee was among this num- 
ber. The entire company and enough additional men to make 
the total 105 were counted off the right of the line as the 
men stood in Illinois street, Indianapolis, and sent to Rich- 
mond, Ind., to complete the Sixteenth Indiana, which was 
being organized for one year. The remainder, including 
Colonel Fee, was sent to Camp Morton, where they remained 
until July 9, 1861, when they were discharged. 

Many had enrolled in regiments being organized for three 
years at Camp Morton, while others returned to their homes 
to organize companies for the three years' service under the 
call which had just been issued by the President. Colonel 
Fee was among the latter, and another company was quickly 
raised in Monroe county, which returned to Camp Vigo at 
Tcrrp Haute on August 26, 1861. The company was mustered 
Into United States service September 5, 1861, and was as- 
signed to the Thirty-first regiment as Company G. Colonel 
Fee was mustered in as a sergeant. He was made second 
lieutenant February 22, 1864, and first lieutenant September 
15 following. He was discharged January 10, 1866, having 
served the full time, or four years and seven months, with 
the one company. 

Colonel Fee participated in all the engagements with his 
regiment, beginning with Fort Donelson, Shiloh. and until 
the regiment left the service. The regiment veteranized in 
January, 1864, and in the latter part of June, 1865, it was 
sent to Texas and formed a part of the ''Army of Observa- 
tion" until December of that year, when it was ordered home 
for muster out and discharge. Few regiments from Indiana 
lost more men in the service than the Thirty-first. 

Colonel Fee entered the service of the State as captain of 
Company I, First Regiment, of Greencastle, on June 27, 1891. 
He was re-elected to the same position when the company was 
reorganized March 6, 1894, and was promoted to major July 
17, 1895, and assigned to the command of the First Battalion. 


He entered upon these duties three days later, and so con- 
tinued until the regiment entered the United States service 
on May 12, 1898. 

He retained his rank and commanded the battalion as it 
was organized in the State service, and served continuously 
with the regiment until it was mustered out of service, No- 
vember 23, 1898. While he was absent in this duty he was 
elected city clerk of Greencastle and entered upon the duties 
of the office September 1.3, 1898, to serve a four years' term. 
He has also engaged in prosecuting pension claims and in 
fire insurance. When the regiment was reorganized he was 
appointed lieutenant-colonel. 

Dr. Eugene Hawkins, major and surgeon of the regiment, 
is from Greencastle, and first commenced his military service 
as "hince sergeant'' of Company 1. First Infantry, of Green- 
castle, on June 27, 1891. He was appointed captain and as- 
sistant surgeon of the regiment February 6, 1892, and was 
re-commissioned February 0, 1890. He held this rank at the 
outbreak of the Spanish-American war, and was appointed to 
the same office in the regiment after it entered United States 
service. He was mustered out of the 'United States service 
November 23. 1898, and was placed on the retired list of the 
National Guard. When the Guard was reorganized he was 
appointed to his* present office and commissioned July 3, 1900. 
Major Hawkins was in charge of the medical department at 
Farmersburg for fourteen days during the railroad riots of 
1894. He is now practicing his profession at Greencastle. 

Dr. George L. Guthrie, assistant surgeon, with the rank 
of captain, was appointed to that position July 3, 1900, on 
the reorganization of the regiment. He is now engaged in 
the practice of his profession in Indianapolis. 

William R. l^avidson, of Evansville, was appointed assist- 
ant surgeon, with the rank of fii-st lieutenant, on May 13, 1901. 

David R. Gebhart. adjutant, with the rank of captain, 
enlisted as a private in Comjiany C, of New Albany, 
in 1891, and was appointed a corporal in May, 1892, and ser- 
geant on September 21 following. In January, 1894, he was 
appointed regimental sergeant-major, and was mustered into 
the I'nited States service as regimental-adjutant, having been 
appointed in January, 1898, and served as such during the 
Spanish American war. On January 20, 1900, he was ap- 
pointed aide-de-camp on the staff of the brigadier-general 
commanding, and on July 9 following was appointed to his 
present position. 


Lieutenant E. Bierhaus, Jr., of Vincennes, regimental 
quartermaster, entered tlie service of |the State as a sergeant 
of Company A, First Regiment, on June 17, 1889. He was 
promoted to tJie position lie now holds in May, 1891, by 
Colonel Ewing. He served until the expiration of his terni, 
May 9, 1894, when he was re-commissioned and served until 
discharged, May 5, 1898. He re-enlisted July 3, 1900, and was 
at once appointed to the present ])osition. His active service 
was during the strike of 1894, during which he filled all the 
duties of his office. 

George W. Biegler, of Terre Haute, was appointed com- 
missary, with the rank of captain. May 13. 1901. He first en- 
listed in Company B. First Infantry, March 20, 1889, as a pri- 
vate. He was made second lieutenant May 14, 1891, and first 
lieutenant December 8, 1891. He was promoted captain July 
14. 1892, and was in command of the company during the 
Spanish wai'. After peace was declared, he was appointed a 
captain in the Twenty-eighth United States Volunteer Infan- 
try and at once went to the Philippines with his regiment. 

The present chaplain of the regiment is the Rev. George 
Knox, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Vincennes. He 
entered the service of the State in this office April 27, 1900. as 
chaplain, with the rank of captain. He was present with his 
regiment at the annual encampinent, and has taken an 'active 
interest in the welfare of the members. Mr. Knox has estab- 
lished and followed a plan of trying to hold one service a year 
with each company in its home town. He is highly esteemed 
by all the officers and men of the regiment, and has a power- 
ful influence in the organization. 


The First Battalion of the regiment now has its headquar- 
ters at Bloomington, and consists of (Companies K of Martins- 
ville, H of Bloomington, and D of Washington. 

The battalion is under the command of Major Theodore 
J. Louden, of Bloomington. Major Louden commenced his 
military career as a private in Company H, of Bloomington, 
on May 21, 1891. He was subsequently appointed corporal 
and sergeant, and in June, 1891, he was elected first lieuten- 
ant. He was commissioned July 8, 1891, and on April 18, 
1894, he was commissioned captain. In 1896 he, with all 
other captains in the First Regiment, took an examination 
for promotion as major. He received the highest grade, and 
Avas commissioned June of that year. He served through 


the war with Spain as battalion major, and on the reorgan- 
ization of the regiment was re-commissioned as major on 
April 27, 1900. 

William M. Louden, adjutant of the battalion, with the 
rank of first lieutenant, enlisted in ('ompany H, of Blooming- 
ton, as a private on May 22, 1891. He was appointed first 
sergeant of the company April 18, 1895. He was commis- 
sioned as oajjtain of the company June 17, 189G, and as such 
served through the war with Spain. He was on special de- 
tached service as recruiting officer from June 8 to July 15, 
1898. On July 11, 1900, he was appointed and commissioned 
in his present position. 

Company K, Martinsville, is located in a town which has 
been identified with the Legion and National Guard i^revious 
to the organization of the present company. The first com- 
pany organized was called the Martinsville Rifles, and its or- 
ganization was perfected July 17, 1884. It was assigned to 
the Second Regiment as Company L, and formed a part of 
the Third Battalion, which was under the command of Major 
A. S. HelmeS; with headquarters at Worthingtou. Early in 
1886 the company was transferred to the Second Battalion of 
the same reginient as Company G, and was then under com- 
mand of Major Ben. C. Wright, of Indianapolis. On th(^ ex- 
piration of its term of service the company disbanded. Dur- 
ing the entire terra of service the officers were Captain Watt 
Piercv, First Lieutenant F. O. Brake, and Second Lieutenant 
R.B. Mitchell. 

The company which now rei)resents Martinsville in the 
Guard was organized in April, 1898, for service in the Span- 
ish-American war. It left Martinsville for Camp Mount, near 
Indianapolis, April 20, and was mustered into State service 
April 27, and assigned to the Second Regiment as Company 
K. The company served through the war with the regiment, 
and after peace was declared it was th.e ninth separate com- 
pany to reorganize and entered the Guard August 9, 1899. 
When the First Regiment was organized the company was as- 
signed to it with its former letter. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — Grant S. Monical and Emmett F. Branch. 
First Lieutenants — Emmett I\ Branch and Hugh E. Rutledge. 
Second Lieutenants — Hugh E. Rutledge, George D. Long and Ronald 
A. Foster. 

Captain Emmett F. Branch was elected first lieutenant 
of the company on its organization, and was commissioned 
May 11. 1898. He served with his company through the war. 


and when it was reorganized he was elected captain and com- 
missioned August 9, 1899, when the company was mustered 
into State service. 

First Lieutenant Rutledge was elected second lieutenant 
of the company on its organization, and served through the 
war. He was elected to his present place when the company 
reorganized, and was sworn in and commissioned with the 

Second Lieutenant Ronald A. Foster was a charter mem- 
er of the company, and entered as a private. He was ap- 
pointed a corpora] soon after the company entered the State 
service, and a short time after it entered the United States 
service he became a sergeant. When the company was re- 
organized he was appointed first sergeant, and was elected 
second lieutenant October 14, 1899, and commissioned four 
days later. 

The present roster is: 

First Sergeant — Winter. Charles W. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Henderson, Courtlancl M. 

Sergeants — Bain, Harvey W. ; Bain, Jarvis J.; McCormick, William 
E.; Dutton, Harry F. ; Kennedy, Park W. 

Corporals — Brown, Clai'ence G.: Sbireman, Howard F.; Cure, Frank 
W. ; Clark, William; Rogers, Charles; Vosbell. James T. 

Musician — Gravis, Fx'ed W. 

Privates — Askew, Charles; Crone, Alva I.; Campbell, Charles; Dailey, 
Charles A.; Egbert. Robert H.; Foust, Theodore; Givan, Jevry E.; Goss. 
Frank; Howell, Walter; Hodges, Curtis A.; Hail'ison, Ralph; Johnson, 
Hez K.; Jones, Charlie; Lindley, Morton B. ; Lingle, Newton D.; Lank- 
ford, Howard; Maxwell, Donald J.; Miller, John; Miller, William A.; 
Miller, Charles; ^lajor, Otis; Moore, Frank; McFarland, Otis; Mintou, 
Roscoe; Norman, Grant; North, Charles; Owens, Henry; Payne, Frank; 
Riley, Harry; Rose, Frank; Rundell, Ora; Rossier, Emil; Suter, Robert; 
Steele, Charles; Shipley, Jesse; Staley, Bert; Shireman, Elmer; Tate, 
Webster: Thomas, Charles; Welman, Roy; Welman, Ed; Walls, Ray; 
Waflford. Henry: Watson, Charles. 

Company H, of Bloomington, has held that letter in the 
regiment from the first organization of a military company. 
It was March 20, 1891, that the Bloomington Light Infantry 
became a part of the Legion, and for a time it served as an 
unattached company. On October 81, 1891, the orders were 
issued assigning it to the First Regiment as Company H. 
The officers at that time were Captain Henry W. Nuckolds, 
First Lieutenant T. J. Louden, and Second Lieutenant E. L. 
Tredway. The company took fifty-two men to the first camp, 
and was the largest company in the regiment. The company 
also made tlie second largest aggregate score in the company 
rifle practice early in 1892, with a total of 1,353. It was as- 

V ^Idi^ 

Lieut. Rolla A. Foster Lieut. Hugh E. Rutledge 

Lieut. Walter D. Schreeder Lieut. Winnie A. Sutphin 

Lieut. Samuel Webb Lieut. Hiram A. Hopkins 



signed to the First Battalion, which was then commanded by 
Major H. P. Cornick, of Evansville, and in the general inspec- 
tion made during the fall of 1892 stood second in the regi- 
ment with a general average of 82. 

Earlj in 1894 the company was transferred to the Third 
Battalion, of which Major George H. Pennington, of New 
,A.lbany, was in command. The company continued in the 
Third Battalion until the regiment was mustered into United 
States service during the war with Spain. 

The officers of the company were : 

Captains— Henry W. Nuckolds, T. J. Louden, W. M. Louden, and 
Wm. Hutchings. 

First Lieutenants — T. .7. Louden, W. M. Louden, William Hutchings, 
and Samuel Webb. 

Second Lieutenants — E. L. Tredway, Ed Neeld, C. L. Rawls, H. A. 
Axtell, W. E. Adkins, Edgar A. Binford, and Winnie A. Sutphin. 

The company was reorganized February 14, 1900, and was 
the sixteenth separate company. It was then given its form- 
er letter and assigned to the First Regiment and First Bat- 

Captain William Hutchings has risen from the ranks in 
Company H. He was appointed a corporal May 21, 1891, a 
sergeant June 1, 1898, and first sergeant March 1, 1896, and 
June 17, 1896, he became first lieutenant. As such he served 
through the war with Spain, and on the reorganization of the 
company was elected captain, and so commissioned February 
14, 1900'. 

First Lieutenant Samuel Webb was elected to his present 
place and so commissioned February 14, 1900, when the com- 
pany was reorganized. 

Second Lieutenant Winnie A. Sutphin enlisted in Com- 
pany H as a private March 17, 1897, and was soon made cor- 
poral. He served through the war with Spain as a corporal, 
and when the company was reorganized he was elected sec- 
ond lieutenant and commissioned February 14, 1900. 

The present members are: 

First Sergeant — Godsey, Charles A. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Sparks, Everett A. 

Sergeants — Alltop, Charles O.; Goodman, Newton; Goodman, Isaac. 

Corporals— Davis, Scott; Payne. .John W.; Smith, Benjamin R., and 
Dickson, William R. 

Musician — Berry, Robert T. 

Privates— Alltop, Otis L.; Anderson, George M.; Baker, Elzie; Beck, 
David E.; Brown, George F.; Brownfield, John C; Bowles, Harry H.; 
Butcher, Samuel R.; Bundy, Frank T.; Buzzaird, Raleigh B.; Davis, 
Efifer; Dobson. George S.; Emery, Charles R.; Bads, David F.; Foster. 


James W.; Faulkuer, John W.; Garrison. .Taeob O.; Hensley, Charles H.; 
Hines, Charles PI: Hughs, Dorsey G.: Homire, John., Jr.; Homire, Ed- 
ward H.; .Jackson, Walter G.; Johns. Alouzo F.; Lowder, Walter A.; 
Martin, Charles; Moore. Roy S. ; Mathews, Oswald; Mathers, Mitchell 
D. : May, Omar; Mitchell, Elmer; Nevins. Earnest; Rogers, Olin A.; 
Rogers, Marion; Sparks, Bert; Suggs, Charles; Stoute, Kenneth M.; 
Sanders, Bert; Strange, Edward; Strange, Harry; Smith, Edward; Shaw, 
John W.; Sullivan, George B.; Sullivan, Elmer F. : Shaw, Alonzo; Suggs, 
H. Albert; Taylor, William A. 

Company D, of Washington, is located in a city which has 
been interested in military affairs for many years. The Pea- 
body Rifles, the first organization to become a part of a regi- 
ment; was organized February 27, 1883. It was assigned to 
the Second Regiment as Company I on July 2 following its 
organization, and under orders issued November 1, 1884, it 
was assigned to the Third Battalion, and was known as Com- 
pany F. Again was the letter changed in 1886, and the com- 
pany was assigned to the First Battalion as Company D. 
The company served its one term of enlistment only, and was 
then disbanded. The officers who served with it were: 

Captain — Hale Clark. 

First Lieutenant — Charles Jones. 

Second Lieutenants — John Downey and Aden G. Barber. 

Again Avas a company organized May 10, 1892, but the 
organization was not perfected so that the entire company 
could attend camp, and only the officers and noncommissioned 
officers were present at the first camp. It was assigned to 
the First Regiment as Company D. The company was as- 
signed to the Second Battalion under command of Major 
George W. McCoy, and so served until May 23, 1894, when it 
was transferred to the First Battalion. Under orders issued 
January 24. 1898, the company was transferred to the Second 
Battalion, but is now again in the First. The company en- 
tered United States service with its old letter. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — Aden C. Barber, E. Ross Smith, and Henry P. Johnson. 

First Lieutenants— M. G. O'Neall. J. O. Hunt, R. S. Brown, E. Ross 
Smith, I'rank W. Clements, and Samuel S. Cox. 

Second Lieutenants — J. T. McCain, John N. Healy, Fank Clements, 
Edward F. Kendall, and Hugh G. Faith. 

The company was reorganized May 5, 1900, and was as- 
signed to the First Regiment as Company D. 

First Lieutenant Samuel S. Cox entered the State service 
April 16, 1898, as private, and with that rank entered United 
States service for the war with Spain. On July 1 following. 


while at Camp Alger, he was promoted corporal, and was 
mustered out of United States service with that rank. 

He was active in the reorganization of the company, and 
was elected first lieutenant and commissioned May 5, 1900. 

The present roll is: 

First Sergeant — .Toshua G. Evans. 

Quatermaster-Sergeant — Henry C. Faith. 

Sergeants — Robert S. Wood, .Tobn R. Mattingly, and Franli L. 

Corporals — Cliarles A. Russell, Grover Allen, M. M. McBride, and 
John E. Harness. 

Musicians — N. B. Davis and Brant Bingham. 

Privates — AUegree, John; Albin, Elmer J.; Bedsoe, Scott; Brewer, 
James A.; Ballon, Jesse F. ; Beuramett. George; Cooper, James O.; Can- 
no, George W.; Carnahan, Harley W.; Carter, Howard; Cosby, Clay E.; 
Carnahan. Roscoe; Clark, John; Dangherty, J. J.; Daugherty, Charles; 
Donaldson, Austin I.; Dorsey, A. W.: Everett, Andrew; Eaton, Ross L.; 
Hayes, Charles C. ; Hayes, John; Heavenridge, Jesse L.; Heavenridge, 
A. L.; Hart, Martin L.; Hinlile. John; Irwin, Harry; Jones, Howard; 
Johnson. E. S.; King, Roy B.; Kellams, Alonzo P.; Lyons, Arthur; Like, 
Silas G.; Mattingly, D. P.; Myers, J. N.; Mills, Arthur J.; McLemore, 
Albert; Pinnick, Arthur; Purcell. James; Quassy, John; Raney, Charles 
E.; Smith, Oscar; Smith, B. F.; Steen, John E.; Stephenson, Will P.; 
Sturgeon, John: Toms. S. C: Vance, Ezra: Weber. H.; West, John; 
Wln'te, W. W. 


The Second Battalion is composed of the companies at 
Evansville, Madison and New Albany, and is commanded by 
Major William J. Coleman, and his adjutant is lieutenant 
John R. Gebhart, both of New Albany, 

Major Coleman entered State service as a private on Oc- 
tober 1, 1889, in Company C, First Regiment. His rise was 
rapid, and he became a corporal May 1, 1890; sergeant No- 
vember 1, 1890; first lieutenant, November 1, 1891, and cap- 
tain, October 1. 3892. Major Coleman attended all the en- 
campments, and was in command of Company C during the 
coal strikes in Sullivan County from June 2 to June 23, 1894. 
He entered the United States service as captain of Company 
C, and left New Albany for Camp Mount on the morning of 
April 20, 1898. The company entered the United States serv- 
ice on May 12, and was in service at Camp Alger and other 
places in Virginia until November 23, when it was mustered 
out of service. When the First Regiment was reorganized 
Captain Coleman was made major of the Second Battalion, 
and has held the rank since 1900. 

John R, Gebhart enlisted in Company C, of New Albany, 
as a private in October, 1891, and was appointed corporal 


until August 1, 1895, when he was commissioned first lieu- 
tenant of the company. He was recomraissioned December 
14. 1897, and served through the war with Spain in that ca- 
pacity. He was appointed to his present position July 10, 

Evansville, the home of Company E, has been identified 
with the Legion and Guard from early times. The first or- 
ganization which became identified with a regimental organ- 
ization was the Evansville Rifles, which was organized Octo- 
ber 17, 1877, with forty-nine officers and enlisted men. The 
company stood high in efficiency and drill, and was a source 
of great pride to the city. In August. 1881, the armory of 
the Rifles was entirely destroyed by fire. All uniforms and 
equipment belonging to the company were in the building, 
and all were lost. The financial loss was about |3,000, but 
the company promptly set about raising money, again pur- 
chased uniforms and equipment and drew new arms in time 
to attend the encampment. In appreciation of the energy 
and public spirit of the company the State relieved the coun- 
ty of all responsibility for the loss of State property. The 
Evansville armory was again burned in July, 1894. 

The company was assigned to the Second Regiment as 
Company C, but it was disbanded in 1883 after completing its 
term of enlistment. The officers of the Rifles were: 

Captains — William M. Blakey, Jacob W. Messick, Richard L. Daws, 
and George A. Cunningham. 

First Lieutenants — Jacob W. Messick, Richard L. Daws, George A. 
Cunningham, and Thomas E. Garvin, Jr. 

Second Lieutenants — "Walter S. Viele and Harry Stinson. 

The next organization was called the Smith Gavitt Cav- 
alry Company, and was organized May 14, 1883. It served 
one term only, and was not assigned to any regiment. The 
company took the first prize for cavalry drill at the encamp- 
ment held the summer it organized. The officers were Cap- 
tain Thomas E. Garvin, Jr., First Lieutenant Cave J. Morris 
and Second Lieutenants T. Davis and William E. Gavitt. 

Evansville then experienced a boom in military organiza- 
tions. The Bennett Rifles, the first of the new organizations, 
was organized August 21, 1885, and was assigned to the First 
Regiment as Company M. The company remained in exist- 
ence until its term expired in 1891, when it failed to make 
an efficient reorganization. The officers were: 

Captains — W. A. Street and J. W. Roberts. 

First Lieutenants — R. H. McCutcheon and R. B. Amos. 

Second Lieutenants — James Bennett and Walter Parks. 


Two other companies were soon organized and were re- 
ceived into the State service but a week apart. The first one 
of the two received was the Evansville Light Infantry, which 
was accepted October 10, 1887, and assigned to the First 
Regiment as Company G. It served one term only, and the 
officers during its life were: 

Captains — Charles H. MoCarer, Henry Lubberman, and Gus A. 

First Lieutenants — Hany Stinson, .John M. Funke. and Frank A. 

Second Lientenants— Joseph Burk, Henry Lubberman, Frank A. 
Foster, and August F. Duysing. 

Third Lieutenants — E. F. Rohlander and Ben R. Beecher. 

Company E, of the First Kegiment, was the next one to 
organize, and it was received into the State service October 
17, 1887. It took the name of Evansville Rifles, and is one of 
the parents of the present company. The company main- 
tained its existence up to and through the war with Spain. 
The company was at once assigned to the First Regiment as 
Company E, and that letter has been retained by the Evans- 
ville company under the present organization. The history 
of the company is that of the regiment in the greatest par- 
ticulars. The officers have been: 

Captains — Heniy Horster. H. P. Cornick, ,T. F. Blum. Q. E. Mc- 
Dowell, and J. F. Blum. 

First Lieutenants — Frederick Gumbert, Harry P. Coraick, J. F. 
Blum, Q. E. McDowell, F. R. Farrow, and Edward R. Spain. 

Second Lieutenants — Harry P. Cornick, Julius F. Blum, H. R. Scott. 
F. Bockenroger. Q. E. McDowell, F. Farrow, F. W. Stute, and W. D. 

The last, Company M, was organized through the united 
efforts of Major Cornick and Captain Rlum. It was mustered 
into State service by Colonel John W. Ebel, then command- 
ing the First Regiment, on May 29, 1895. It was assigned to 
the First Regiment as Company M. The officers of the com- 
pany have been: 

Captain — Julius F. Blum. 

First Lieutenants— Andrew G. Bays. W. N. Hollingsworth, and J. 
Merrill Woods. 

Second Lieutenants— R. F. Dubois, J. Merrill Wood, and D. I. Mc- 

Under these officers the company responded to the call of 
the President for service in the war with Spain, and went to 
Camp Mount 106 strong. Twenty-eight men were rejected by 


the surgeous and twenty-five returned home voluntarily. The 
company was then recruited to its full strength, and entered 
the United States service. Lieutenant Hollingsworth re- 
signed, and was succeeded by Lieutenant Woods and David I. 
McCormick was assigned to the company as second lieuten- 

The present company is composed of members of both 
Company E and Company M, and was mustered into the State 
service on April 26, 1899, the anniversary of the response of 
the two former companies to the President's call. The ofQ- 
cers still serving. Captain Julius F. Blum, First Lieutenant 
Edward R. Spain and Second Lieutenant Walter D. Schree- 
der, were elected. The company was assigned to the First 
Regiment as Company E. and now is a part of the Second 
Battalion. On December 17, 1900, it was ordered to Boon- 
ville. The call was received at 7 ]). ra., and at 8:15 forty men 
were at the train when the orders were countermanded. 

Captain Julius F. Blum has long been identified with mili- 
tary affairs in Evansville. He assisted in the organization of 
Company E, and was first enrolled as a private October 5, 
1887. His service with that organization was corporal, No- 
vember 1, 1887; serffeant, December 11, 1887; second lieuten- 
ant, May 7, 1888; first lieutenant, April 8, 1889; captain, 
March 11, 1892; resigned, January 1, 1891. 

Captain Blum then gave his attention to the new com- 
pany. Company M, and was commissioned captain May 29, 
1895. He served with it in that capacity through the war 
with Spain, and entered the United States service May 12, 
1898, and was mustered out November 23, 1898. He was com- 
missioned as captain of the reorganized company, which was 
then unassigned, on April 2C>, 1899, and as captain of the fifth 
separate company on January 20, 1900. When the First Reg- 
iment was reorganized he was commissioned as captain on 
July 3, 1900. He has attended, as an officer, every encamp- 
ment held from 1888 to 1900, inclusive. 

First Lieutenant Spain joined Company E as a private 
April 1, 1890. He was promoted corporal and appointed first 
sergeant October 30, 1893. As such he served through the 
war with Spain, and when the company was reorganized he 
was elected to his present yjosition. 

Second Lieutenant Walter D. Schreeder first enlisted as a 
private in Company E April 22, 1897, when but fifteen years 
of age. He went to Camp Mount with his company at the 
outbreak of the war with Spain, but was rejected by the 
surgeons and honorably discharged May 12, 1898. When the 


present company was reori?anized by Captain Blum, Lieuten- 
ant Schreeder re-entered the service, and was mustered on 
April 26 and elected second lieutenant. 
The present roll is : 

First Sergeant— Cale K. Wheeler. 

Sergeants — John F. Sherwood, Fred Iluether, H. C. Pickhardt. Al- 
beit Magerknrth, and John B. Hodson. 

Corporals — John W. Triml)le, ^Y\\l C. Beidei'uian, Harry Smythe, 
Arthur Heim. and Thomas Nickels. 

Artificer — James F. Butler. 

Wagoner— P. L. Pritchett. 

Privates — Andel. Ernest: Altheide. Ifenry; Brady, Albert; Brady, 
Claude; Badger, Henry D.; Clark, John T.; Eaker, Lucian E.; Erskine, 
Joseph; Farrand. Curtis; Fabian, Ollie; Hilgedieck, Walter; 
Hutchason, Richard M.; Jordan, Lj'nn C; Johnston, Thomas 
H.; Lant, Walter D.; Lauer, Harry R.; Lenn, Charles J.; Masters, 
James B. ; Mills, Herb; Meguire, Samuel; Maier, Andrew; Neihaus, 
Frank J.; Orum, Burton; Reese, Will J.; Rickets, Hany; Rasure, Bert 
D. ; Steinmetz, Joe; Schu, Joseph; Schreiber, Oscar D.; Sullivan, Claude; 
Smith, .John M.: Speer, August; Wallace, HaiTy J.; Wallenmeyer, G. F.; 
Weigert. Charles E.; Wright, Claude; Knoll, Richard; Dickman, .John 
W. : Phillips, James A.; Sparrow, James; Thomas, W. A. 

Company F, of Madison, is one of the babies of the Guard. 
It was organized for service during* the war with Spain, large- 
ly through the efforts of Captain Garber, and was assigned to 
the One Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana as Company D. It 
had no previous conection with the Guard. When the war 
was over the company was reorganized May 16, 1899, as the 
seventh separate company, and was later assigned to the 
First Regiment as Company F. 

But four of the" present officers and men have served be- 
fore. Sergeant TIall and Thomas Cooney, Jr., were members 
of Company F, One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Indiana Volun- 
teers, and Private Benfroe was in the Hospital Corps during 
the war with v^pain. Thomas Cooney, Jr., and C. E. Earnest 
have both seen service in the Sixth United States Infantry. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — Charles E. Cosby, Richaixl W. Buchanan, Guilford S. Gar- 
ber, and Howard W. Graham. 

First Lieutenants — Cyrus A. Jackson, Howard W. Graham, William 
A. Kirk, and Armand Rous. 

Second Lieutenants — Richard AV. Buchanan, William A. Kirk, Ar- 
mand Rous, and Frederick Herbst. 

Captain Graham was elected first lieutenant on the reor- 
ganization of the company, and was commissioned as such 
May 16, 1899. He was promoted captain November 10, 1899, 
when Captain Garber resigned to accept a commission as 


second lieutenant in tlie Thirtieth United States Volunteers. 

First Lieutenant Armand Rous was elected second lieu- 
tenant and commissioned November 10, 1899, while serving 
as sergeant. On March 4, 1901, he was elected to his present 

The present roster is: 

First Sergeant— Fred Herbst. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Fred Dipper. 

Sergeants — Jolin H. Taylor, William E. Leland, and Robert M. Hall. 

Corporals — Elmer L. Crozier, James L. Dillon, Fred Soeder, and 
Harry Hitz. 

Musicians — James H. Woolford and John W. Graham. 

Privates — Balph, O. P.; Burris, Wm. E.; Crozier, Fred; Dielenheim, 
Jos., Jr.; Earnest, D. C; Earnest, C. E.; Eehert, J. A.; Garber, Hugh; 
Glass, Wm. R.: Humphreys, Wm. H.; Hunter, Harry; Kelley, Wm. G.; 
Kelley, Thos.; Kohl, Fred; Krueger, John W.; Lauer, E. A.; Layton, 
Lonis; Lory, Jesse; McGregor, Thos.; Medlicott, Sam; Mountjoy, H. F.; 
Renschler, Ed J.; Robinson, Jesse; Quirin, John; Simpson, Geo.; 
Schmidt, H. W.; Smith, Jas. T.; Scheser, John; Tower, Frank; Waas, 
Albert ^V'.; AValsh, .John E.: Wallace, H. L.; Wendel, F. M.; Whedon, 
Harry; Weber. Clyde E.; Lambert, Rene; Dickerson, C. E.; Drake, 
N. F.; Pogue, Tyree; Renfroe, M. D.; GoUer, Joseph; Cooney, Thos., Jr.; 
Dillon. J. M.: Creamer, W. A.: Phillips. S. D.; Peak, Walter; Cole, R. H. 
B.; Grace, Clyde; Woolford, H. O. 

New Albany, the home of Company C, has been repre- 
sented in the State military since June 13, 1889, when a com- 
pany was organized through the eiforts of George H. Pen- 
nington. It was the second separate company, and was as- 
signed to the First Regiment as CompaDv C on April 2, 1890. 
From the date of its organization to the present time and 
through the war with Spain, it has retained that letter. The 
company served with the regiment at all encampments and 
through the Spanish-American war. The oflQcers have been: 

Captains — George H. Pennington, Thomas F. Wolfe, F. I. Leyden, 
W. J. Coleman, and O. H. Gandy. 

First Lieutenants — J. R. Weathers, George B. Cardwill, Chai'les H. 
Poucher, W. J. Coleman, W. L. Grove. F. Kraft, John R. Gebhart, J. F. 
McCurdy. O. H. Gandy, and Joseph J. Fox. 

Second Lieutenants — M. Lewis, Thomas F. Wolfe, Frank I. Leyden, 
J. B. Harrison, George Allen. W. J. Baer, J. F. McCurdy, O. H. Gandy, 
J. J. Fox, and Earl Edmondson. 

The company was reorganized as the sixth separate com- 
pany early in 1899, and was m.ustered into the State service 
May 15. The officers were Captain William J. Coleman, First 
Lieutenant James F. McCurdy and Second Lieutenant Otha 
H. Gandy. Lieutenant McCurdy resigned and Lieutenant 
Gandy was promoted and Joseph Fox was elected to fill the 

Lieut. Oliver I. Alton Capt. Acolph H. Kruse 

Capt. Emmet F. Branch 

Capt. J. F. Blum Lieut. William H. Hoff 

Lieut. Joseph J. Fox Capt. William Hutchings 



vacancy. Captain Coleman was promoted to be major, and 
promotions for each of the company oificers followed, and 
Earl Edmondson was elected to fill the vacency. The com- 
pany was assigned to the Second Battalion when the regi- 
ment was reorganized. 

Captain Otba H. Gandy was commissioned as second lieu- 
tenant May 15, 1899, and was promoted to the first lieuten- 
antcy on the November 27 following. He was commissioned 
as captain July 10, 1900. 

First Lieutenant Fox was commissioned second lieuten- 
ant November 27, 1899, and first lieutenant July 16, 1900. 

Second Lieutenant Edmondson was commissioned July 
16, 1900. 

The roster now is: 

First Sergeant — Robert A. .Jacobus. 

Quarl ermaster Sergeant — August Haertel. 

Sergeants — Charles McCor; Calvin Condit, Leon Harrel, and Har- 
rison Farrell. 

Corporals — Dallas IMcIntyre, George Kessner, Frank Underbill, Ed- 
ward Denny, Jobn Cronin, and Frank Hay. 

Musicians — Charles Miller and Martin Linnie. 

Wagoner — David Richards. 

Privates — Anderson, James; Earth, Charles; Boutell, Edward; Bar- 
ton. Howard; Bareford, Richard; Boersig, Frank; Carpenter, Carl; Can- 
field, .Tohn: Clark, Fred: Coomes, .Taines: Dean. Rolla; Dillon, Wm.; 
Dillard, Harry; Elsom, Charles; Farabee, Edward; Freeman. Edward; 
Gray, Charles; Griefe, John; Hale, Jesse; Helm, Louis; Hammond, 
.Tohn; Harrell. Newton; Haywood, Jobn; Hosea, Charles; Jackson, Bert; 
Jackson. Thomas; Jvcst, John; Kessner, Lloyd; Lamppin, Arthur; 
Lucas, George; Long, William; McKinley, Ezra; Munz, Charles; 
Olinick, .John; Payto'n, Rutherford; Reibel, Clarence; Robinson, Ruhl; 
SilTz, Philip; Self. John: Stelle, Clark; Tennyson, William; Tapp, 
Charles; Wells, George; Wooten, Nelson; Wayman, Eugene; Whiteman, 
Robert; Zimmerman. Charles; Alton, Frank A.; Bruner, Harry; Lee, 
Harry; Linnie, Clyde; Landpheare, Jesse; Conrad, Alvan; Renn. Hariy. 


The headquarters of the Third Battalion are located at 
Vincennes. Major Thomas B. Coulter, commanding the bat- 
talion, first entered the service of the State as a private in 
Company A, First Regiment, vSeptember 7, 1891. He became 
a corporal December 1 following, a sergeant May 1, 1892; a 
second lieutenant January 19, 1893, and captain May 14, 1894. 
He was recommissioned as captain October 1.5, 1897, and was 
discharged from the State service May 12, 1898, in order to 
enter the United States Volunteer service. He was recom- 
missioned as captain of the fourth separate company on April 


25, 1899; and promoted major of the Third Battalion July 
6, 1900. 

Major Coulter served with his company during the coal 
miners' strike in Sullivan County from June 2-18, inclusive, 
1894. He was at that time but nineteen years old, and had 
been elected captain but two weeks before the company was 
called into active service. He was with his regiment in all 
the service incident to the war with Spain, and in the differ- 
ent camps. 

The adjutant of the battalion, First Lieutenant James N. 
McCoy, has risen from the ranks. He enlisted in Company 
A, First Infantry, as a private May 10, 1891, and served in 
that capacity until the period of enlistment expired. He re- 
enlisted on the reorganization of the company, and served as 
a private until July, 1896, when he was transferred to the 
hospital corps, and served therein until the expiration of his 

Albert Catlin, of Terre Haute, was appointed battalion 
quartermaster, with the rank of second lieutenant, on May 
13, 1901. 

On the organization of the fourth separate company, 
which later became Company A, he enlisted April 25, 1899, 
and served as corporal until July IK, 1900, when he was ap- 
pointed and commissioned to his present office. 

Terre Haute, the home of Company B, has always been 
full of military spirit, and many organizations were main- 
tained there before the State rendered any aid, and when it 
was necessary for the members to imiform and equip them- 
selves at their own expense. 

The first Terre Haute organization which was assigned to 
a regiment was the Terre Haute Light Artillery, which was 
organized June 25, 1878, with thirty-three officers and enlisted 
men, and which was assigned to the First Regiment, Light 
Artillery, as Company C. It flourished until May 22, 1884, 
when an attempt was made to reorganize it under the name 
the Fort Harrison Light Artillery, but the members lost in- 
terest, and it was soon after disbanded. The officers were: 

Captains — Williaiii ]:>reuseke, Fi-aiik Calvert, .Tohn P. Piker, David 
T. llushwortb, and Lev\is G. Hoops. 

First Lieutenants — Frank Calvert, Henry S. Dinkle, George W. Har- 
lis, and Henry Davis. 

Second Lieutenants— Theodore Volrath, A. S. Rushworth, Lewis 
G. Hoops, Wm. J. Blue, and John W. Dawson. 

The Hager Veterans, an organization of the veterans of 
the civil war, and the one which maintained an organization 


for the longest period of time, was located in Terre Haute, 
and was assigned to the First Infantry as Company A, The 
company was organized January 17, 1881, and then had fifty- 
six officers and enlisted men. ]t remained as Company A 
until July 15, 1889, when it was detached from the regiment 
and called the first separate company. It was at that time 
the only company of the veteran regiment in existence. All 
the officers resigned in December, J890, and on the February 
3 following the (-ompany was again assigned to the First In- 
fantry as Company (x, but interest in the organization waned 
and it disbanded in a few months. 
The officers were: 

Captains — John A. Bryan, Robert P. Davis, 11. B. Sweet, and Charles- 
O. Ebel 

First liieuteuant.s — Samuel Cochran, Charles S. Darnell, Lawrence 
Burgett, John H. Henderson, H. B. Sweet, J. A. Anderson. 

Second Lieutenants — Charles S. Darnell, Leslie Howard. George W. 
Miller, William Tomlinson, J. T. Triche, and Ed AVright. 

The latter part of 1881. December 28, the McKeen Cadets 
of Terre Haute were organized, with fifty officers and en- 
listed men. Many members of the Terre Haute Light Guards 
became members of the new company, and the first captain 
was from that organization. It was assigned to the Second 
Regiment of Infantry as Company B. The company was in 
existence for one term only, and the offices were: 

Captain— ]M. N. Smith. 

First lieutenant— Crawford McKeen. 

Second Lieutenants— Walter Strange and William Briggs. 

Another old company reorganized and entered the State 
service — the Dick Thompson Zouaves. Its organization as 
the Thompson Rifles was perfected ]March 1, 1883, and it was 
assigned to the Second Regiment of Infantry as Company G. 
When the company reorganized April '27, 1880, it adopted a 
new name — the Terre Haute Light Infantry — and was as- 
signed to the Second Regiment as Company M. It served one 
term as that company, when it was disbanded. The officers 

Captains — Charles !>. Feltus, George II. Gregory, and John W. Ebel. 

First Lieutenants — J. A. Anderson, George H. Gregoiy, and Emerj' 
C. Frend. 

Second Lieutenants— G. B. PMuinnds, W. E. Barnes. August II. 
Kolsch, Charles M. Gilmore, and B. E. I>ockwood. 

The first Company B of the First Regiment, which was 
located at Terre Haute, was organized March 21, 1889, and at 
once assigned to the regiment and given the letter which it 


still bears. From that date until tbe present the company 
has had a continuous existence and has taken part with the 
regiment in all active service, encampments and the war with 
Sj)ain. The officers have been; 

Captains— J. W. Ebel, A. T. Ballinger, G. W. Biegler, and J. E. 

First Lieutenants — J. F. Trie be, Cliarles O. p]bel, George W. Biegler, 
F. W. Parks, J. E. Thomas, Ben Wimer, J. E. Thomas, and William H. 

Second Lieutenants— Ij. D. Sparks, A. T. Ballinger. George W. Bieg- 
ler, F. W. Parks, J. E. Thomas, D. C. Slocum, F. Eichelberger, and 
A. W. Dudley. 

After having served in the war with Spain the company- 
was reorganized March 1, 1899, as the first separate company. 
Captain Biegler was again elected to command, but was ap- 
pointed a captain in the Twenty-eighth United States In- 
fantry, and so resigned. When the First Regiment was re- 
organized the company was given its old letter and assigned 
to the Third Battalion. The officers are: Captain James E. 
Thomas, First Lieuteant William H. Iloff, and Second Lieu- 
tenant Alvin W. Dudley. 

Captain Thomas enlisted in Company B as a private in 
June, 1889, and was promoted as a corporal and sergeant. 
On May 16, 1892, he was commissioned as second lieutenant 
of the company and as first lieutenant March 6, 1893. As 
such he served through the war with Spain. He was com- 
missioned as captain October 5, 1899. 

Lieutenant Hoff was commissioned as first lieutenant 
March 1, 1899. 

Lieutenant Dudley entered the service as second lieuten- 
ant of Company B, March 1.5, 1897, and served through the 
war with Spain in that capacity. On the reorganization of 
the company he was again elected second lieutenant and 
commissioned March 1, 1899. 

The roll now is: 

First Sergeant — .Tames F. Dempsey. 

Quarteraiaster Sergeant — William D. Phillips. 

Sergeants — Con B. Wooderson, Royal R. Dempsey, and Charles 

Corporals — .Tames W. Shaw, William G. Tully, Marion B. Hancock, 
and Bert E. Ball. 

Privates — Annis, Hugh:Annis, Sam; Ascherman, A.; Ahrens, Emil; 
Bechtel, Henry; Brandenberg, George C: Brewer, Ross; Bruce, Herbert 
H.; Beachamp, Ralph; Boles, Ben H.; Brentlinger, A. .T.; Boyer, Joseph; 
Champ, Orla; Coleman, Jesse T.; Cheney, William H.; Dawson, Frank; 
Davis, Scott L. ; Evans, Tom H.; Farmer, Sam T.; Fortner, Roy; Ful- 
ghum, Cecil: Fisher, Eddie; Gemmecke, Charles; Hancock, Charles L.; 


Hankey, John E.; HofF, Herbert; Joseph, John; Lowery, James F.; 
Mewhinney, William; Mosel, Fred; ]Miller, Ralph; O'Mara, James F.; 
Pearson, Charles L.; Robinson, James F.; Sontag, William; Stuempfle, 
George; Shearer, Chester; Smocli, Homer; Stewart, Harry; Stahl, 
Joseph; Sparkes, Charles H.; Taxas, Charles E.; Veach, Robert; Wal- 
lace, Robert L.; Wimer, Ben E. 

Company I, of Greencastle, which has been so called since 
it was first assigned to the First Regiment, was mustered 
into State service -June 21, 1891. It remained unassigned 
until October 31 following, when it was given its present let- 
ter in the First Regiment. It has taken part in all encamp- 
ments with the regiment and served through the war with 
Spain. The officers have been: 

Captains — James F. Fee, Lee D. Mathias, E. G. Fry, John H. Morris, 
Will H. Graham, Wilbur F. Starr, and Charles Donnohue. 

First Lieutenants— Homer I. Jones, Leo D. Mathias, John H. Morris, 
E. G. Fry, Will H. Graham, Charles Donnohue, and Earl C. Lane. 

Second Lieutenants— J. E. Stevens, Ed G. Fry, W. F. Starr, W. H. 
Graham, Paul Allen, J. Benton Curtis, R. L. Cooper, and Samuel K. 

The company was reorganized after having been mustered 
out of United States service and again entered the Guard in 
1900. It was the eighteenth separate company, and was then 
assigned to the First Regiment with its old letter. The of- 
ficers were Captain James F. Fee, Lieutenants Donnohue and 
Curtis. The present officers are Captain Charles F. Donno- 
hue, First Lieutenant Earl C. Lane, and Second Lieutenant 
Samuel K. Stewart. 

Captain Donnohue enlisted in Company I as a private, and 
served as such from January 14, 1896, to July 1, 1896. He 
was commissioned first lieutenant June 24, 1897, and served 
as such through the war with Spain. He was elected to his 
former position when the company was reorganized and com- 
missioned March 12, 1900. He became captain July 5, 1900. 

Lieutenant Lane was commissioned July 5, 1900, and Lieu- 
tenant Stewart December 27, 1900. The present member- 
ship is : 

Sergeants — Harry S. Landes. Fred Peyton, Oscar Cosner, Richard 
M. Hazlett. 

Corporals — Hariy Hawkins, Lawrence Allen. Arthur Meyers, True 

Privates — Allen, Fred; Albin. James; Brown, Walter; Buis, Clar- 
ence; Cannon, James; Cunningham, Will; Crawley, Lawrence; David- 
son, Frank; Donoliue. Dan; Donohue, Ralph; Davenport, Charles; Fan- 
ner, Claude; Farron, Hale; Gill, Oscar; Glidwell, Will; Green, Carl; 
Haskel, Charles; Ilamrick, Albert; Houck, Roy; Harmon, Harry; King, 
Calvin; Lane. Frank; Lynch, Harvey; McCoy, Frank; Matson, John; 


May, Charles; Noe. Jesse; Pierce, Oral; Peyton, Thoraas; Petit, Charles; 
Procter, Artie: Preston, Charles; Roberts, Denill; Smythe, Herbert; 
Stouer. Andy; Stewart, Glen; Smedley, Earl; Tuttle, Thomas; Welch, 
John; Wilson, Gny; Williams, Clarence; Woodiiim, James; Woods, Ed- 
ward; Collings. Franlj; Day. Walter; Day, Ernest; Swineheart, Carl. 

Vincenues lias held the letter A ever since its military 
company was first assigned to the regiment. Company A 
was one of the first companies organized for the First Regi- 
ment after the National Gnard was provided for, and it was 
mustered into service eTune 17, 1889. Since that date it has 
served continuously and has a remarkable record in the few 
resignations of officers that have taken place except because 
of pressing business. The system of promotion has been gen- 
erally observed. 

The company has attended all State encampments since 
its organization, and in 1804 was on duty for sixteen days in 
Sullivan County during the miners' strike. It was a part of 
the military escort detailed for duty at the funeral of Gov- 
ernor Hovey. 

On April 25, 1898 the company was ordered to Indian- 
apolis, and on May 12 it was mustered into United States 
service. The company served with the One Hunderd and Fif- 
ty-ninth Indiana all through the war. and was mustered out 
of service November 28. 

The company lost three members while in the service. 
First Lieutenant Charles D. McCoy contracted typhoid fever 
while in the service, and on October 9, while the company 
was home on a furlough, he died. Corporal Judson P. Alton 
and Private William Everette also died while in service. 

On April 5, 1899, the company was reorganized as the 
fourth separate company, and when the regiment was reor- 
ganized was again assigned to it as Company A. 

During the history of the company it has furnished to the 
regiment one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, two majors, two 
battalion adjutants, one commander of the signal corps, one 
quartermaster and one regimental quartermaster-sergeant. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — George W. McCoy, Tunis Cox. Ellison L. Cory. Tunis 
Cox, T. B. Coulter, and A. H. Kruse. 

First Lieutenants — Mason J. Niblack, Charles D. McCoy, A. H. 
Kruse, Oliver 1. Alton. 

Second Lieutenants — John W. Nordhaus, James L. Harris, Ellison L. 
Cory, Edwin I;. Glass, Tunis Cox. Thomas B. Coulter, Herman J. Piel, 
Ed Coleman, Charles D. McCoy, l^red Castor, A. H. Kruse, Raymond A. 
Smith, William Jenkins, Oliver I. Alton, Hiram A. Hopkins. 


Lieutenant Oliver I. Alton was elected to succeed Lieu- 
tenant William Jenkins, who enlisted in the United States 
army early in 1899, and soon after the company was reorgan- 
ized. Lieutenant Alton was promoted to succeed Lieutenant 
Kruse when Major Coulter was promoted. 

Second Lieutenant Hiram A. Hopkins was elected to his 
present office in .July, 1900, to succeed Lieutenant Alton. 

The present membership is: 

First Sergeant — Charles Alton. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — William Milam. 

Sergeants — Louis Mominee and Clarence Milligan. 

Corporals — Sam Everett, Guy C. Davis, Walter Wood and Fred 
E. Milam. 

Musicians — Clarence Smith and W. B. Keasling. 

Privates — Ash, Charles, Ash, Joseph; Balgenorth, Frank; Barthol, 
mia, Charles; Bouchie, Anthony; Bouchie, William; Clifton, Matthew; 
Cusick, Terry; Dickson, Ed; Daugberty, Oliver; Everett, Larkin; Fisher, 
Alex; Fortner, David; Green, Clarence; Harvey, L.; Hatcher, John; 
Hazelman, Arthur; Hedden, J, N.; Hogue, John; Holt, Frank; Hopkins, 
E. G.; Jones, Kemp; Johnson, Lewellyn; Jordan, Archie; Jenkins, Jo- 
seph; Jenkins, Eli; Linkons, Willie; McCormiek, Ellis W.; Milligan, 
James; Martin, William; Milam, John; Milam, E. O. ; Mominee, John; 
Munsterman, John; Richardville, Henry; Smith, Frank; Smith, C. E.; 
Smith, William; Scott, Ben; Scott, William; Threlkeld, C. P.; Thorne, 
George; Williams, Carl; Woodman, William; Wheeler, Crit 

Vincennes, for a brief time, had a second company in the 
National Guard. It was organized for the Spanish-American 
war, and was composed principally of students of Vincennes 
University. It was mustered into the Guard just before the 
First Regiment entered United States service, and was as- 
signed to it as Company L. It was never reorganized. The 
oflBcers were Captain Robert A. Simjjson, First Lieutenant 
L^e B. Purcell and Second Lieutenant John B. Bayard. 


The Second Regiment, Infantry. 

The Second Regiment Infantry was organized May 27, 
1882, and reorganized .July 2, 1888. Its headquarters have 
always been at Indianapolis, and the companies composing it 
have always been in the central part of the State. It has 
been called upon more frequently than other regiments for 
parades and ceremonies by reason of its central location and 
the Indianapolis companies have served more frequently 
than any others by reason of the many public atfairs that are 
held in the capital city. The regiment, too, has furnished 
more general officers of the Guard by reason of its officers 
living at general headquarters. 

At its organization the regiment had a strength of 658, 
and when the Second entered its first camp it had 506 of its 
men in line. It was armed with Springfield rifles, and 63 of 
the members were veterans. The first division of the regi- 
ment into battalions was made November 1, 1884, and 
Companies A, B, D and E were assigned to the First Battal- 
ion; C, I, K and M to the Second; and F, G, H and L to the 
Third. Major W. J. McKee commanded the First, Major 
George W. Koontz the Second and Major A. S. Helmes the 

By 1886 the regiment had 625 members, and it was highly 
commended by Major R. Loder of the Third United States 
Artillery, who was present at the encampment held at Lafay- 
ette, and who said in his report: ''The company and regi- 
mental drills were frequent and properly conducted. I must 
mention the Second Regiment, Colonel N. R. Ruckle, as an 
instance of what the energy and attention of a regimental 
commander will do." It was the first time the companies had 
come together, and Colonel Ruckle, in his report, especially 
commended Captains Charles H. McCarer of Company A, of 
Indianapolis, and Frank B. Rawls, of Company B, Fort 
Wayne, "for their prompt and intelligent discharge of duty." 
Colonel Ruckle assumed command of the camp on the Satur- 
day of the week and Lieutenant Colonel McKee commanded 

Col. Harry B. Smith 


Commanding the Second Infantry 



the regiment. Foui* members of Company A were prostrated 
by the heat during the encamx^ment, but the effects were not 

In 1888 the strength of the regiment decreased to 411 men, 
but by the close of 1889 it had again increased to 520, and of 
this number it had 348 in camp. In 1891 it again dropped to 
382 and in 1892 it increased to 568. 

In 1892, when the general gallery practice was held. Com- 
pany B, of Lebanon, made the largest aggregate company 
score in the State — 1,412 — as well as the second best average 
company score — 37.2. out of a possible 50. The second best 
individual scores in the State were made by Captain Edens, 
First Sergeant A. B. Carr. and Privates I). Groves and Henry 
WellS; all of Company B, who made 47 each out of a possible 
50. Companies E of Indianapolis, and K of Frankfort, were 
commended for the large number of men who shot. The 
average scores made in the regiment were: Company B, of 
Lebanon, 37.15; H, of Waynetown, 31.31; K, of Frankfort. 
30.95; E, of Indianapolis, 24.12; and D, of Indianapolis, 18.6. 

The inspection of the regiment during 1893, when all 
points were considered, resulted in a grading of the com- 
panies on the basis of perfection at 100, as follows: D, 87; 
K, 80 2 3; A, 76 7-9: E, 76; H, 67 2-3; C, 56 7-9; B, 55; 
L, 53 2 9; and I, 50 2-3. At this time the regiment was 609 
strong. In 1895 it was 700; in 1896, 495, and in 1897, 610. 

It entered the United States service as the One-hundred- 
and-fifty-eightl\ Indiana and as such served through the war 
with Spain. It was re-organized as the Second Regiment, 
Indiana National Guard, July 20, 1900. 

The officers from the first organization and dates commis- 
sioned, have been: 

Colonels— Nicholas R. Ruckle, of Indianapolis, May 27, 1882; Wil- 
liam J. McKee, of Indianapolis, Januaiy 24, 1889; James R. Ross, of 
Indianapolis, May 23, 1893; Harrv B. Smith, of Indianapolis, June 23. 

Lieutenant Colonels— ^^lerrill N. Smith, of Terre Haute, June 12, 
1882; William J. McKee, of Indianapolis. .Tune 12, 1885; B. C. Wright, 
of Indianapolis. .January 24, 1889; H. B. Smith, of Indianapolis, October 
20, 1893; E. P. Thayer, Jr., of Greenfield, June 23, 1897. 

Majors— Merrill N. Smith, of Terre Haute, February 8, 1882; Wil- 
liam J. McKee, of Indianapolis, August 16, 1883; George W. Koontz, 
of Richmond, July 12, 1884: A. S. Helms, of Worthington, November 20, 
1884; John R. Clayton, of Shelbyville, September 8, 1885; Benjamin C. 
Wright, of Indianapolis. December 28, 1886; J. H. Oliver, of Indianapolis, 
August 11, 1888; Charles A. Reith, of Goshen, July 24, 1888; W. W. 
Robbins, of Bunker Hill, July 20, 1889; Harry B. Smith, of Indianapolis, 
July 20, 1889; Edwin P. Thayer, Jr., of Greenfield, July 10, 1891; W. S. 


Ivieh, of Iiulianapolis, January 24, 1894; C. B Ilockwoocl, of Inaiauapo- 
lis. Januaiy 2(5, 1894: A. H. Skinner, of Rochester, March 25, 1897; H. 
T. Conde, of Indianapolis, June 23, 1897; John J. Backman, of Aurora, 
April 27, 1900; John H. Tarlton, of Franklin, April 27, 1900. 

Surgeons— George H. McCune, of Rockville, June 12. 1882; John H. 
Oliver, of Indianapolis. May 28, 1885; E. L. Siver, of Ft. Wayne, January 

I, 1888; Albert C. Kimberlin, of Indianapolis, June 9, 1891; George D. 
Kahlo. of Indianapolis, July 3, 1893; F. R. Cliarltou. of Indianapolis, 
April 25. 1895. 

Assistant Surgeons — Geo. H. McCune, of Rockville, February 8, 1882; 
William W. Hitchcock, of South Bend, June 27, 1882; John H. Oliver, 
of Indianapolis. May 26, 1884: O. E. Ilolloway, of Knightstown, May 
28, 1885; W. W. Barnett, of Ft. Wayne, November 26, 1888; William M. 
Wright, of Indltinapolis, June 9. 1891; (Jeorge D. Kahlo, of Indianapo- 
lis. May 26. 1893: Frederick C. Woodbnrn, of Indianapolis. July 3, 1893; 
F. R. Charlton, of Indianapolis, April 30. 1894! Oliver T. Logan, of In- 
dianapolis, April 25. 1895; Homer I. Jones, of Indianapolis, November 
9, 1896; Paul J. Barcus, of Crawfordsville, :\Iay 4, 1898, and May 20, 1901. 

Adjutants— Harry B. Smith, of Indianapolis, May 26. 1884; F. W. 
Frank, of Indianapolis. July 25, 1889; George W. Powell, of Indian- 
apolis, May 12. 1893; Hoyt N. McClain. of Indianapolis, July 11, 1900; 
Mansur B. Oakes. of Indianapolis. January 26. 1901. 

Quartermasters— Ben C. Wright, of Indianapolis, May 26. 1884; F. 
W. Frank, of Indianapolis, June 6, 1888; (ieorge W. Keyser, of Indian- 
apolis. November 14. 1890: Vance Noel, of Indianapolis, :May 26. 1893; 
John A. Conlen. of Indianapolis, June 18. 1895; Milton I. Hopkins, of 
Indianapolis, June 23. 1897. 

Assistant Quai'termaster — John W. Reeder, of Bunker Hill. 

Commissary — Harry B. Mahan. of Indianapolis. April 24, 1901. 

Chaplains — G. A. Carstensen. of Indianapolis, October 21, 1893. 

Battalion Adjutants — Charles B. Rockwood. of Indianapolis, May 

II, 1892: Ed S. R. Seguin, of Indianapolis, May 11. 1892; W. S. Rich, 
of Indianapolis. May 11, 1892; W. F. ChristiaJi, Jr., of Indianapolis. Feb- 
ruary 10, 1894; E. R. Prather, of Anderson. May 18, 1894; Harry A, 
Murphy, of Indianapolis, July 11. 1895; Guy A. Boyle, of Indianapolis, 
April 9, 1897: Taylor C. Power, of Indianapolis. March 30, 1898; William 
B. Poland, of Indi.anapolis, May 10, 1898; Mansur B. Oakes, of Indian- 
apolis, July 6. 1900: Charles H. Maltby, of Aurora. July 10. 1900; Walter 
H. Unversaw. of Prankbn. July 17. 1900; Robert I>. Moorhead. of In- 
dianapolis. February 5, 1901. 

The cities which have been repi-eseiited in tlie regiment 

1882 — A. Indianapolis; B. Terre Haute; C. E\-ansville; D, Ricluuond; 
E. Frankfort: F, Waterloo; G, Rockville: II, Remington: I, SouUi Bend; 
K, Richmond; L, Winimac; M, Lebanon. 

1884 — A, Indianapolis: B. Terre Haute; C, Richmond; D, Indian- 
apolis: E, Indianapolis: F, Washington; G, Terre Haute: H. Worth- 
ington; I, Winchester: K, Shelby ville; L, Martinsville; M, Portland. 

1886— A, Indianapolis; B. Ft. Wayne: C, North Vernon; D, Wash- 
ington; E, Bunker Hill; F, South Whitley; G, Martinsville; H. Brazil; 
I, Indianapolis; K. Indianapolis: L, Portland; M, Terre Haute. 

1888— A, Indianapolis; B, F't. Wayne; C, Bunker Hill; D, South 
Whitley; G, Andrews; H, Boswell; I, Goshen: K, Warsaw; M, Indian- 
apolis . 


1889— A. IiKlianapolis; B, Ft. Wayne; C, Bunker Hill; D, Indian- 
apolis; E, Indianapolis; F, Portland; G, Andrews: K, Warsaw; L, Indi- 
anapolis; M, Indianapolis. 

1890 — A.Indianapolis; B, Ft. Wayne: D, Indianapolis; E, Indian- 
apolis; F. I'ortland; G, Andrews; H, Waynetown; I, Crawfordsville; 
K. Warsaw; L, Lafayette; M, Indianapolis. 

1891 — A, Indianapolis; B, Lebanon; C, Bunker Hill; D, ludianapolis; 
E, Indianapolis; ¥, Greenfield; G, Rushville; H, Waynetown; I, Craw- 
fordsville; K.Frankfort; M, Indiana])o'is. 

1892 — A, Indianapolis: B, Lebanon; C, Anderson: D. Indianapolis; 
E, Indianapolis; F. Greenfield; H, Waynetown; I. Crawfordsville; K, 
Frankfort; L. Kokonio: :\I, Indianapolis. 

1893 — A, Indianaiiolis: B, Lebanon: C, .\nderson; D, Indianapolis; 
E, Indianapolis; F, Elwood: G. Covington; H, AVaynetown; I. Crawfords- 
ville; K. Frankfort; LJvokomo; M, Indianapolis. 

1894 — A. Indiana])olis; B. liocbester; C, Anderson; D, Indianapolis; 
E, Oxford; F, Elwood; G, Covington; H, Knox; I, Crawfordsville; K, 
Shelby ville: L. Kokonio; ]M. Indianapolis. 

1895 — A, Indianapolis; B. Rochester; C, Anderson: D, Indianapolis; 

E, Franklin: F, Elwood; G, Covington: H, Knox and Indianapolis; 
I. Sheridan: K, Shelbyville; L. Kokoiuo; M, Indianapolis. 

1896 — A. Indianapolis; B, Kochester; C, Anderson; D, Indianapolis; 
p], Franklin; F, Winchester; G, Covington; H, Indianapolis; I, Sheridan; 
K. Shelbyville; L, Kokomo; M, Crawfordsville. 

1897 — A, Indianapolis: B, Kochester: I). Indianapolis; E, Franklin; 

F, Winchester; G. Covington: IT. Indianapolis: I, Sheridan; L. Kokonio; 
AL Crawfordsville. 

1898 — A, Indianapolis; B, Kochester; D. Indianapolis; E. Franklin; 
F. Winchester; G. Covington; H. Indianapolis; I, Sheridan; L. Kokomo; 
M. Crawfordsville. C, of Frankfort, and K. of ^Martinsville, added at 
the outbreak of the war. 

1900 — A. Indianapolis: B, Muncie; C, Indianapolis; D, Indianapolis; 
E, P'ranklin; F, Winchester; G, New Castle; H, Indianapolis; I, Union 
City; K. Danville; L.Lebanon. 

1901 — A, Indianapolis: B, Aluncie; C. Indianapolis; D, Indianapolis; 
E. Franklin; F. Winchester; G. New Castle: H, Indianapolis; I, Union 
City: K. Danville; L. Lebanon; M, Greenfield. 

Colonel HaiTj B. Smith entered the service of the militia 
of the State as a private in the Indianapolis Light Infantry 
on November 1, 1S77. He was promoted to corporal June 1, 
1882, and sergeant August 1, 1888. He wa>s appointed adju- 
tant of the Second Infantry with the rank of first lieutenant 
June 1, 1884, and became major July 20, 1889. He was com- 
missioned lieuipnant colonel of the regiment October 20, 
181)3, and colonel June 23, 1897. He entered the service of the 
United States with his regiment and served during the war 
with Spain as colonel of the One-hundred-and-fifty-eighth 
Indiana. From June 4 to September 14, 1898, he was in com- 
mand of the Second Brigade, Second Division, First Army 
Corps, at Chickamauga Park, and Knoxville, Tenn. On Xo- 
A^ember 4, 1898, he was mustered out of United States service 


and on April 27, 1900, on the reorganization of the regiment, 
was again appointed colonel of the Second. 

Lieutenant Colonel Edwin V. Thaver, of (xreenfield, is a 
graduate of the military department of Del'au-vv University, 
and entered the service of the State as captain of Company 
F on November 1, 1889. He became major January 1, 1892, 
and lieutenant colonel January 1, 1897. He served through 
the war with Spain with the regiment, which he commanded 
during the absence of Colonel Smith on detached duty. On 
the reorganization of the regiment in 1900 he was appointed 
to his former place. 

Dr. Frederick K. Charlton, surgeon of the regiment, with 
the rank of major, entered the service as a private in the 
hospital corps of the regiment, in ^May. 1893. He was ap- 
pointed assistant surgeon May 1, 1894, and surgeon May 1, 
1895, and was with the regiment during the strikes of 1894. 
He served through the war with Spain with the regiment, 
but was on detached duty at diit'ercnt times acting as surgeon 
of the Second P>rigad<\ Second Division, First Army Corps; 
surgeon of the Second Division. First Army Corps; surgeon 
in charge of the Second Division Hospital at Chickamauga 
and Knoxville, and on S])ecia1 duty at Asheville, N. C, with 
General Poland. When the regiment was reorganized he was 
reappointed to his former position. 

Dr. Homer T. Jones, assistant surgeon, with the rank of 
captain, first entered State service May 1, 1891, as first lieu- 
tenant of Company 1 of Greencastle. He was appointed ser- 
geant major of the Second Battalion, Second Regiment, ^lay 
1. 1894, and as such served with the battalion at Cannelburg 
during the coal strikes of 1894. He was appointed assistant 
surgeon of the regiment May 1, 189(5, and entered the United 
States service for the war with Spain in that capacity. Dr. 
Jones was assigned with the regiment to the Second Brigade, 
Second Division, First Army Corps, and was made acting sur- 
geon of the regiment. May 25, 1898. He was relieved from 
this duty July 1), and assigned to duty with the ambulance 
company of the Second Division, First Army Corps, until 
July 21, when he was assigned to <luty on the rifle range. On 
August 11 he was relieved from that duty and was acting 
surgeon of the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry until August 
21, when he was reassigned to the ambulance company as 
commanding officer. He moved to Camp Poland, near Knox- 
ville, with the ambulance company and served with it until 
September 12, the day the regiment left for home, when he 


was relieved and again joined his regiment. He was mus 
tered out with the regiment and when it was reorganized 
was again appointed assistant surgeon on July 11, 1900. 

Dr. Paul J. Barcus, of Crawfordsville, was appointed as 
sistant surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant on May 20 

Milton I. Hopkins, quartermaster, with the rank of cap 
tain, entered the State service as a private of Company A 
of the regiment, in November, 1891. In June, 1893, he was 
promoted corporal and served in that position just fourteen 
days, as he was promoted sergeant the following month dur- 
ing the encampment at Terre Haute. In April, 1894, he was 
made sergeant major of the Second Battalion of the regiment 
and so served until June, 1897, when he was appointed to his 
present position. 

Captain Hopkins was with the regiment in its active ser- 
vice during ]891 at Cannelsburg, Shelburn, Farmersburg, 
Alum Cave, Sullivan, Hammond and Whiting. He entered 
the United States service during the war with Spain as quar- 
termaster, but while at Camp Thomas contracted typhoid 
fever and was sent home. He was not able to again join 
the regiment until it was sent home to be mustered out of 
service. While at Camp Thomas, he was one of the oflflcers 
presented by the city of Indianapolis with a fine saber. 

When the regiment was re-organized in 1900 he was ap- 
pointed to the position he now occupies. 

Harry B. Mahan, of Indianapolis, was appointed commis- 
sary with the rank of captain, April 24, 1901. He enlisted in com- 
pany D^ Second Infantry, as a private. May 1, 1882. He was 
promoted sergeant May 1, 1884, and was elected first lieuten- 
ant of Company E, Second Infantry, June 9, 1891. He was 
transferred to Company A of the regiment as first lieutenant 
on September 14, 1891, and was elected captain May 2, 1892. 
He resigned September 1, 1894, and was elected first lieuten- 
ant of Company H of the regiment on June 5, 1895. He 
served with his company through the Spanish war. 


The First Battalion is now commanded by Major Henry T. 
Conde, of Indianapolis. Major Conde was born in the Ha- 
waiian Islands and entered the State service as a private in 
the Indianapolis Light Infantry in April, 1877. He served 
twelve years continuously in that organization as private, 
corporal and sergeant, and was commissioned as second lieu- 
tenant, March 30. 1889. He served in that capacity until 


April 15, 1893. when he was commissioned first lieutenant, 
and he became cajitain May 8, 1893. On June 23, 1897, he was 
appointed major of tlie Second Battalion of the regiment and 
served through the war with Spain with the regiment, but in 
command of the Third Battalion. When the regiment was 
re-organized in 1900. he was again commissioned major and 
assigned to the command of the First Battalion. 

Lieutenant Robert L. Moorhead, of Indianapolis, was ap- 
pointed adjutant February 5, 1901. 

Frank L. Bridges, of Indianapolis, was appointed bat- 
talion quartermaster on April 9, 1901. 

The battalion is composed entirely of companies located 
in Indianapolis. Of these companies, the present Company D, 
or the Indianapolis Light Infantry, has the longest lineage. 
Many of the organizers were veterans of the Eleventh Indiana 
of the civil war, nnd the officers first elected were Nicholas 
R. Ruckle, captain, George Butler, first lieutenant, and James 
R. Ross, second lieutenant. It was mustered into the Legion 
July IG, 1877, with seventy-three officers and enlisted men. 
It served in the Legion as a separate company until the 
organization of the Second Regiment, when it was assigned 
to it as Company A. On the expiration of its term of service 
on July 10, 1881, it dropped out of the State service, but con- 
tinued its organization as an indepndent organization. In 
1889 the company decided to again enter State service and 
was mustered in and assigned to the Second Regiment as 
Company D, on July 15. Since that date it has retained its 
letter in the same regiment and has been with the Second all 
times it has been called out. 

The first meeting in which the subject of organizing a 
light infantry company was discussed was on the evening of 
April 9, 1877, in the United States marshal's office at Indian- 
apolis. Tlsis meeting marked the beginning of an organiza- 
tion which in after years took many jjrizes in competitive 
drills and was to be known as the Indianapolis Light Infan- 
try. The minutes of this meeting f^omprise the first entry in 
the old musty roster still preserved at the company's armory. 
General Fred Knefler was chosen temporary chairman and 
W. C. David secretary. The following named gentlemen 
M^ere present: Fred Knefler. George Butler, F. L. Bixby, 
Emmett Pee, W. H. T>. Merrill, W. C. David, N. R. Ruckle, 
J. P. Cameron, Charles Mansur. and C. H. Reynolds. 

The chairman appointed Messrs. Pee, Bixby, Merrill, 
Wade, and Butler a committee on membership. Messrs. 
Ruckle, Knefler, and Bixby were appointed a committee to 


draft a constitution and by-laws. The meeting adjourned to 
meet at 4:30 p. m., Saturday, April 14, 1877. Five days after- 
ward another meeting was held in the United States court 
room, and, in the absence of General Kneller, Major James R. 
Ross was called to the chair. No constitution was submitted 
as yet, but a mutual agreement binding the body into an asso- 
ciation was arranged and signed by forty-three members. 

At the next meeting, April 19, 1877, an election of officers 
was held, which resulted as follows: President, Fred Knef- 
ler; vice-president, Frank L. Rixby; treasurer, Frank P. 
Wade: secretary, F. ^I. Wright; assistant secretary, John T. 
Macauley. At the next meeting, on the 21st, a number of 
names were balloted for and accepted. These, together with 
the charter members, ]>ractically constituted the company as 
it was first organized, numbering in all 150 men. 

Both the fatigue and dress uniforms used first by the 
company were purchased by the members in June, 1877. In 
the following July and August, the great railway strike of 
1877 occurred, and the raw company was quartered at the 
arsenal at on(^e to await orders, but was never called into 

The first competitive drill the company entered was at 
St. Louis, in 1878. It went with little prejjaratory discipline, 
was inexperienced, and went to pieces on the field. However, 
this event caused an increased desire for military discipline. 
In the year 1878 the Coal Creek miners' strike excited the 
country. Two or three of the strikers were killed by their 
own men and the company was ordered to the front without 
any preliminaries. When it first arrived at Coal Creek the 
strikers showed a dispositon to treat the young soldiers with 
contempt, but soon changed their minds. This strike was 
settled without the loss of blood, and after two weeks' serv- 
ice the company was ordered home. 

The Light Infantry company, under (command of Captain 
James R. Ross, in 1883, took first and second money in the 
national drill and the same prizes in the State drill. At this 
time the company made a record that has never been equaled. 
The time allotted was forty-five minutes, and the company 
made 97.6 per cent, in forty-two minutes, performing 165 evo- 
lutions, m.ost of which were in double time. Its two com- 
petitors completed but 100 numbers. 

In 1884, at Louisville, Kentucky, the company was placed 
third in competition with nine companies. In 1885 the na- 
tional drill at Philadelphia was attended. The second prize 
was captured — a purse of $1,000. The company attended the 


Nashville drill in 1881 and the Washington drill in 1886, when 
it was placed sixth in competition with thirty-nine companies. 

In 1898 the company responded to the call for volunteers 
by the President and was mustered into the United States 
service as Company D of the One-Hundred-and-Fifty-eighth 
Regiment of Infantry, Indiana Volunteers. The officers of the 
company while in the United States service were Captain 
Frank F. McCrea, First Lieutenant Albert T. Isensee, and 
Second Lieutenant William A. Kreber. 

The captains who have served the company since its or- 
ganization are General N. R. Ruckle, Colonel James R. Ross, 
General Will J. McKee, Captain R. J. Scott, Major H. T. 
Conde, Captain F. F. McCrea, Major W. S. Rich, and Captain 
W. A. Kreber and Hoyt N. McClain. The other officers were: 

First Lieutenants — George Butler, James R. Ross, William J, Mc- 
Kee, A. H. Lowes, Geoi'ge Butler, Henry T. Conde, Frank F. McCrea, 
A. T. Isensee, William A. Kreber, and Edwin J. Amthor. 

Second Lfeutenants — James R. Ross, William J. McKee, R. F. Scott, 
H. T. Conde, Frank F. McCrea, Albert T. Isensee, William A. Kreber, 
Ralph Miller, Edwin J. Amthor and Fred W. Rubin. 

Major Conde has been connected with the organization 
from its beginning until June 23, 1897, when he was appointed 
major. He served as its captain from 1893 to 1897. For 
many years he never missed a drill, and well deserves the 
title, ''P'ather of D Company," 

The company has been proudly successful in all its social 
managements and has always been favored by the attendance 
of the best citizens at its social functions. 

At the funeral of Colonel James R. Ross in 1900 the 
old I. L. I. boys who served under him turned out to the 
strength of about sixty men, wearing the badge of the organ- 
ization, under the command of Captain R. S. Scott, and it 
was noticed with surprise that they still had the swing of 
the I. L. I. boys of fifteen years ago. 

A respected citizen remarked: "There march some of the 
best business men of the citv." 

The members take great pride in the fact that Colonel 
H. B. Smith was educated in D Company and served with the 
organization from November 1, 1877, to June 1, 1884; also 
that Captains T. C. Power, W. H. Drapier, Jr., H. I. Jones, 
M. B. Oakes, and First Lieutenant R. L. Moorhead have seen 
service in the ranks of the comxjau}'. 

The company was reorganized as the Third Separate Com- 
pany and mustered into State service, April 12, 1899, and was 
given its former letter when the resriment was reorganized. 

Major J. J. Backman 
Major J. H. Tarlton 

AssT. Surg. H. 1. Jones 

Bat. Adj. C. S. Maltby 
Bat. Adj. W. H. Unversaw 

Lieut. -Col. E. P. Thayer. Jr. 

Surgeon F. R. Charlton 

officers of second infantry 



Captain Hoyt N. McClain entered State service as adju- 
tant of the Second, July 19, 1900. He received his first 
military training in the military department of De Pauw 
University, at Greencastle, which he attended for six years. 
In the battalion he served as acting adjutant and captain. 
He also organized a company at Danville for service in the 
war with Spain and was elected captain, but could not get 
in the service. He was elected to his present position and 
commissioned November 12, 1900. 

First Lieutenant Edwin J. Amthor enlisted in the com- 
pany as a private in 1893 and served until 1896, when he 
served in the quartermaster's department until 1897, and 
was made corporal. He was the ranking corporal during 
the war with Spain, and when the company was reorganized 
he was made first sergeant. On the promotion caused by the 
resignation of Captain Rich, he was elected second lieuten- 
ant and was commissioned February 8, 1900. On the June 21 
following, he was promoted first lieutenant. 
The present roster is: 

First Sergeant — Spears, F. E. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Dawson, M, A. 

Sergeants — Astley, O. M.: McAdams, F. A.; McHatton, J. W.; Brid- 
well, H.; Williams, R. J., and Teetor, R. J. 

Corporals— Campbell, W.: Sellers, H.; Jenkins, H. L.; McAdams, 
J. B. ; Lorenz, F. G. ; Wright, G. ; Crane, B. ; and Richardson, H. L. 

Wagoner — G rider, George. 

Artificers— Kattau, W. C, and Wilson, C. 

Privates— Aufderheide, J.; Boyce, W.; Blythe, S.; Bly, J. W.; Oad- 
wallader, O.; Edmonds, C. R.; Fisher, R. H.; Griffin, D.; 
Goodwin, O. S.: Greim, W. L.; Holderman, B.; Hinkle, C; Hartpence, 
G. C; Hindman, R. R.; Hunter, W. E.; Ivor, H. C; Kennedy, W. B.; 
Landers, W. H.; Martin. W. L.: Newhouse, W.; Nichols, D. W.; Phares, 
G. E.; Piper, F. W.; Parker, R. C; Ploch, C. L.; Rowe, J. R.; Richey, 
C; Seyfert, L.: Schmidt, W. H.; Swartz, G.; Sharp, F. W.; Spiegel, 
H. C; Ulrey, J. W.; Worner, W. C; White, W. A.; Zerringer, H. A. 

The Richardson Zouaves entered the service of the State 
July 29, 1882, with fifty-nine officers and men. It was main- 
tained as a separate company until the re-organization of 
the Second Regiment, when it was assigned to it as Company 
D, and under that letter it continued until the re-organization 
on the expiration of its first term of service on November 10, 
1885, when it adopted the name of Richardson Rifles, It was 
then giren the letter A and held it until the re-organization of 
the regiment in 1888, when it dropped the name of Richard- 
son Rifles and since then has been known as simply Com- 
pany A. 


About 4 o'clock the morning- of April 14, 1888, the armory 
on College Avenue which Avas jointly occupied by the com- 
pany and l>attery A was destroyed by fire and all arms and 
eqiiipments except six Springfield rifles burned. Both organ- 
izations were relieved from all responsibility by the State. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — B. A. Richardson, Charles H. McCarer, W. J. Kerchival, 
John G. Prinz, Harry B. Mc-Mahan, H. C. Castor, .Tames Little and 
Charles A. Gai-rard. 

First Lieutenants — William .T. Kerchival, Charles H. McCarer, F. W. 
Frank, H. C. Castor, G. H. Mueller, George E. Hereth, Charles Gammer- 
dinger, .John G. Prinz, H. Mahan. .John G. Prinz, James Little, William 
H. Herr, Andrew J. Hull. Jr., and Francis E. Doake. 

Second Lieutenants — A. J. Aldrich, William J. Kerchival, George E. 
Hereth, C. Gammerdinger, John G. I'rinz, Joseph X, Held, Jr., H. 
Mitchell, Albert H. Off, H. C. Aufderheide, James E. Gordon, Webb 
Irvin, Lonis H. Mackey, Clayton Gwinup, William T. Cramer. 

Captain Charles A. Garrard enlisted in the State service 
on July 4, 1884. and was commissioned second lieutenant of 
Battery A on February 16, 1801. He became first lieutenant 
September 7, 1891, and served with the battery in that capac- 
ity through the war with Spain. He was appointed aide-de- 
camp on the brigade staff on the reorganization of the Guard, 
and was promoted to his present position May 22, 1901. 

Lieutenant Cramer was commissioned May 22, 1901. 

The present roll is: 

Sergeants — Shelby, Clarence: Fulton. Theo.; Lorusch. Charles; and 
Marney, W. J. 

Corporals — Cramer, S. B. ; Johnson, Robert; Green, Lorin; and 
Mnrray, Fred. 

Privates — Aldridge, Jesse; Branson, Lenord O.; Brown, John; Brown, 
Charles; Cheseldine, George; Carver, Blount; Cooper, Arthur; Eudan. 
Fred; Duncan, James B.; Driftmeyer, Charles; Duckham, Jesse; 
Dohirty, J. E.; Gwinup, Mason; Gwinup. Arthur, Gwinup, T.; Green, 
Ralph; Horton, Andrew; Hodge, Melvin; Hunter, Scott; Hervey, Walter; 
Harrison, Edgar; Hill, Vance; Hughes, Edwin; Holleubeck, Theo.; Jac- 
obs, Roy; Jones. Charlie; .Johns, John; Kinnie, Edwin; Kepner, Harry; 
Lawrence, Roy; Lichtenbui'g, Frank; Matthews, Allen; Mayhew, M. C; 
Peterson. Elmer; Patton, Robert: Pfeitfer, William; Schaffer, John; 
Shelby, Arley; Simms, Robert; Smith. Julius; Sutton, John; Shotwell, 
Charles; Schoufield, William; Spencer, Raymond; Richardson, Joseph; 
Tegue, Orpheus: Thompson, Frank; Wright, Ivy; Winnebrenner, Loren; 
Weber John; "Warrenburg, James; Wallace, Jesse. 

At n meeting held early in Juno, 1895, it was decided to 
organize n new infantry company at Indianapolis for the 
Indiana National Guard. Colonel James R. Ross, of the 
Second Infantry, began the enrollment of recruits, and on 


the evening of June 5, 1895, the (•ompany was mustered by 
Major W. S. Rich, of the Second Infantry. 

This company, which was assigned as Company H, Second 
Infantry, was organized principally through the efforts of 
Captain Charles S. Tarlton, who had had a long and varied 
experience in the Xntional Guard and was recognized as a 
thoroughly equipped officer. An indefatigable worker, a hard 
student and a strict disciplinarian, he utilized his experience 
in planning fhe organization and control of the new company. 

Captain Charles S. Tarlton was elected captain; Harry B. 
Mahan, who had passed through all the intermediate ranks 
in the National Guard, from private to captain, was elected 
First Lieutenant; and Carroll B. Carr, who had had several 
years' service in the Ohio National Guard, and a military 
school education, was elected second lieutenant. 

Captain Tarlton Avas aided in his successful management 
of the company by the fact that the policy of the company 
was always agreed upon in advance by the three commis- 
sioned officers. Each officer was assigned certain duties, and 
non-commissioned officers obtained their places only by com- 
petitive examinations, and held them onh^ so long as could 
be demonstrated that they were the best fitted to retain their 
places. The ]»urpose being to be sure of a company fit for 
actual service at any time. 

For certain reasons, it seemed as if the company went to 
its first camp of instruction with a prejudice existing against 
it, but its strict maintenance of discipline, training in mili- 
tary courtesy, as well .as an unexpected proficiency in drill, 
earned the recognition and approval of the regimental offi- 

Early in the summer of 18!)6, it was announced that a 
competitive drill would be held at the fair grounds on July 4, 
and H Company accepted the invitation to participate, win- 
ning first place by a good margin in percentage over the near- 
est competitor, although the team presented had never once 
all drilled together. 

The prize money won in this drill was put to a most com- 
mendable use. Upon the petition of Captain Tarlton, the 
erection of the targets at Fairview Park was hurried, and 
H Company went into camp two weeks before the regular en- 
campment. In this time they finished a full season's course 
on the range, being the first company in the State ever to 
have done so. The advantage of this work was shown by 
the fact that FI Com])any raised the average of the entire 
brigade over 3 per cent, in the subsequent rifle practice. 


During the following winter of 1896-97, a reception and 
ball was tendered Tirigadier-General McKee and staff at the 
Propjlaeum. Mrs. C. S Denny acted as chaperone, surround- 
ing herself with a bevy of charming girls, and Colonel H. C. 
Megrew, an honorary member of the company, was master of 
ceremonies. The members of the company did not crowd the 
floor, but devoted themselves to the entertainment of their 
guests, who still seem to agree that as a strictly military ball 
it has never been equaled in Indianapolis. 

As the annual camp of instruction of the National Guard 
had to be abandoned for the year 1897, Company H concluded 
to take a second season's course in rifle practice at its own 
expense. On June 21, 1897, it went to Lake Maxinkuckee and 
camped for tAVO weeks on the grounds of the Culver Military 
Academy, where the Academy range was used for a full 
conrse, including skirmish firing. 

The following is a complete roster of the company from 
its organization to this time: 


Captain — Tarlton. Charles S. 

First Lieutenant — Mahan, H. B. 

Second Lieutenant — Carr, Carroll B. 

Allison. Lawrence; Astley, Otis: Burns. Robert; Couuett, Walter; 
Corey, L. G.; Coe, James; Dickerson, Charles; Engle, Francis: Elliott, 
Albert E.; Escott, Walter A. (corporal); Entwistle, James; Franklin, 
Harry M. (sergeant); Fleming. Charles; Foy, Charles (corporal); GroCf, 
Harry A.: Greider, George W.; Hutton, W. W.; Hutton, J. W. (first ser- 
geant); Kemper, Henry F.; Lohrman, Henry E. (corporal); Lail, Charles 
G. (died September. 189-5); Lee, Jacob: Lingeufelter, Robert; Maxwell, 
Charles S. (sergeant); Moon, Clarence C; May, B. D.; Milner, Harry W.; 
McCurdy. W. C; McFall. Joseph W.; McAllister. Charles: Orvis,' Wil- 
liam H. (corporal): Orman, Charles; Penrose, W. S.; Ropkey, Earl C; 
Suher, Frank: Shilling, Elmer E. (sergeant); South, Lawrence; Sanford, 
Frank; Shephard. William E. (sergeant): Sanders. C. A.; Tucker. Clar- 
ence A. (corporal): Victor, Henry: Victor, Fred: Williams. Frank; Wil- 
liams. Edwin; Watson, Frank L. (first sergeant): AVilkins. W. C. 


Arbuckle, Lewis; Atherton, Ernest A.: Bowman, Harry L. ; Berry, 
H. v.; Burke, C. P.; Eorsheim. A. F.; Brown, A. F.; Bauer, C. L.; Batch. 
Harry T.; Braden. David. Jr. (sergeant); Bolen, Sigel; Clarke, Ed; 
Clarke, Charles W.; Chambers. W. S.; Curry, John; Caldwell, Fred; 
Davenport, W. J.: Davis, John; Decker, Thos.; Dickson, Arthur; Duncan, 
Elbridge; Donner, T. F.; Englo, William; Eaton, James E.; Fickes, E. B.; 
Gibson. C. E.; Groom, Geo. A.; Geider, August; Good, Harvey H.; Greeg, 
.T. N.; Higgins, W. C: Holmes. Edward; Hill, Charles L.; Haspel, Fred; 
Hartsack, Samuel: Hussey, Edward J.; Haspel, Emil G.; Hendricks, 
Charles M.; Jackson, Earl; Jordan, Rol>ert: Jalesky, Albert C; Kohnle. 
Chas. R.: Kissinge)-, Harry E.; King. F. B. ; Lanyon, R. J.; Leachman, 


Guy; Maitln, H. O.; Maloney. W. J.; Maxwell, Clifford C; Moore, Frank 
Munsell. Arthur; Miller. William; Miles, A. J.; McLaine, Albert; McKee 
Earl; MoNimery, Charles; McHattoii, William;, Norwood, Newton S. 
Newlin, .Tno. T.; Nicholson, Fred; Pontius, Walter A.; Pierson, Otto C. 
Periy, Ezra S.; Phillips, Rome; Quinn, William C; Rauscher, F. H. 
Rawlings, Geo.; Robertson, Fi-auk; Roach, Guy E.; Simmons, Paul B. 
Sulgrove. Norman R.; Smith, John; Seibert, Wm. G.; Spilker, Andrew 
Spore, Abraham; Sennett, Earl J.; Smock, Thos. W.; Simon, Chris. G. 
Stutsman, David A.; Sears, Oliver M.; Thompson, Edgar L.; Turner, 
B. v.; Twigg, William; Thomas, W. F.; Wrightsman, Homer H.; Wil- 
son,, Leo C; Wilson, Oscar H.; Warner, R. D. 

During the late winter and early spring of 1898, keeping 
pace with the rising war feeling, Comany H redoubled its 
efforts to fit itself for service, and when on April 26 the Presi- 
dent's call for troops came it marched into Camp Mount 
with its full complement of eighty-four men, with a waiting 
list of thirty more. 

Then followed the details with which all are familiar, 
including the long weeks of waiting and hoping at Chicka- 
mauga, from May 1<> to August 26, but it is not too broad a 
statement to make that there was not a company in the whole 
])ark in which there was less discontent. 

The efficiency of the men of the company was recognized 
at the higher headquarters, there never being less than six- 
teen men on ''daily duty." Lieutenant Carr was detailed as 
regimental commissary before leaving Camp Mount and 
served as such until mustered out. Captain Tarlton was on 
special detail more than two-thirds of the time, either on 
recruiting service, court martial duty or as division range 
officer. Lieutenant Mahan served on several general courts 
martial. The detailing of commissioned officers gave the non- 
coms a chance which they embraced with credit to them- 
selves and the company. 

When, on August 26, the regiment proceeded to Camp 
Poland, at Knoxville, Tennessee, drill was suspended for lack 
of a drill ground, and the spare time was utilized m beautify- 
ing quarters. 

Then followed the return to Camp Mount, the big recep- 
tion and dinner by the citizens, the quick furlough and they 
were home at last. The grand climax came two nights before 
the ''muster out," in a banquet at English's, when nearly 
every man made a speech. 

On November 4 was the last march before the paymaster, 
and Company H,One-Hijndred-aud-Fifty-eighth Indiana Infan- 
try had passed into history. During its term of service it 
had not lost a man. 


As individuals, the IMiilijipiiic sei-vicc claimed a number 
of H men. 

Captain Tarlton became a fiist lieutenant in the Thirtieth 
U. S. v., where he has seen much arduous service and has 
added to his reputation, demonstratinc; his fitness for even 
hi;.;her rank. 

liurke became a cavalry scciicant on recruitinji,- service. 

Yunker was shot li^'e times in one action, but retui*ned to 
be a hero among his conirad(^s. 

Jackson and Clark were made sergeants and Wiggins, 
Yunker and Cottrill made corp'orals in regiments sent to the 
l*hilippines; Monahan and Caldwell went into the artillery; 
McNimery into the (jnalrv; Senn(4t, the hospital coi-ps; and 
Luckebill, the infantry. 

Toor Burt Cottrill — always the life of the company, and 
the one whose spirit never fiagged — "taps" was sounded 
over his grave in the far off islands of tlie Pacific. He was 
born in Indianapolis, February 8, 1878, and attended the pub- 
lic schools until fifteen yeai's old. and was three years in 
High School. He was in Howe Military School at Lima, Indi- 
ana, for two yeai's, and returned hoiue .June 4, 1898, when he 

The ])reseut (yOm])any 11 is the youngest company in the 
Indianapolis battalion, and the enrollment for its re-organiza- 
tion did not begin until early in the summer of 1900. After 
several preliminary meetings held during the month of July, 
19(>0, the company, after having been formally enrolled by 
Lieutenant Harry M. Franklin, was mustered into the service 
on the night of July 9. 1900, by (^iptain Carroll B. Carr, ord- 
nance olficer and inspectoi- of small arms practice. In the 
efi'ort to re-organize the (■oru])any in time to participate in 
the annual encampment, sufficient care was not taken as to 
the composition of the company, with the inevitable result 
that after attending cam]> in this unformed condition, even 
ununiformed, tlie com})any suffered a complete collapse and 
was subsequently re-organized in November of 1900. In this 
re-organization, which was ])ractically the true beginning of 
the com])any, William H. l)ra])ier, Ji-.. was elected ca])tain, 
Harry 31. Franklin first lieutenant and Albert P. Smith sec- 
ond lieutenant. The "second growth" of the company proved 
to be a successful one, and the company rapidly pushed itself 
to the front during the winter of 1900-01, with the result that 
at the battalion inspection held in March, 1901, the company 
ranked second in the Indianapolis battalion. Company H 
stood first in general appearance, first in inspection under 


arms, fiist iu the exercises, foriuation aud manual, first in 
the maintenance of discipline, first iu competency of non- 
commissioned officers, attaining- a general average which 
accorded it second place in the inspection. 

This success in so short a time was due to adhering 
strictly to the example set by Captain Charles S. Tarlton in 
secui-ing the best possible material for non-commissioned 
of!1cei-s, making promotions not from social position or favor- 
itism, but on efficiency and fitness as evidenced by rigid exam- 
ination, and inspiring each man to put forth his best efforts 
towai-ds the success of the company. 

The present commanding oflHcer of Company H, Captain 
^^'illiam H. Drapier, -Ir.. was born in Indianapolis in 1869, 
in which place he has lived practically all of the time. Since 
graduating from the Shortridge High School in 1887, he has 
been continuously in the insurance business, being at present 
the resident assistant secretary- of the National Surety Com- 
j)any of New York. 

Although previously identified with independent military 
organizations, his first service in the National Guard was 
when he enlisted in the Indianapolis Light Infantry as a 
private in June of 1890. When Colonel James Ross re-organ- 
ized the company, Captain Drapier became corporal, after- 
wards sergeant, serving in several detailed positions, and 
finally, in 1894. as regimental sergeant-major on Colonel 
Eoss's stati", in which capacity he served through the mining 
strikes of that year. In July of 189G he re-entered Company 
D. Second Infantry, as a private, remaining until it was 
mustered into the United States service. 

In the second call for volunteers, he enlisted as a private 
in Company F, One-Hundred-and-Sixty-first Indiana Infantry, 
U. S. v., where he passed rapidly through the line of promo- 
tion to the rank of second lieutenant, being afterwards de- 
tailed as battalion adjutant and mustered out after about 
ten months of active service, including garrison duty in Cuba. 

In the re-organization of Company H, Second Infantry, 
I. N. G.. he took the position of first lieutenant, succeeding 
to the captaincy in November oO, 1900. Captain Drapier is an 
oflticer of the Indiana Commandery of the Military Order of 
Foreign Wars of the United States and of General John S. 
Poland Command, No. 13, Spanish War Veterans. 

Lieutenant Harry if. Franklin was born in Indianapolis, 
Indiana, on June 24, 1871. He attended the public schools of 
that city and graduated from the Indianapolis High School 
in 1887. Shortlv afterwards he began the studv of law and 


was admitted to practice in November, 1892. He is at present 
connected with the Potomac Life Insurance Company, in the 
legal department. 

His first military experience was with the Porter Cadets, 
consisting of a number of boys who drilled faithfully with 
wooden guns and pasteboard helmets. When H Company was 
organized he enlisted as a private and was mustered on June 
5, 1895, as one of the charter members. During July of the 
same year he was made a lance corporal, and after passing an 
examination he was made a corporal February 17, 1896, and 
on May 16 was made a sergeant. 

When the Indiana National Guard was called out in re- 
sponse to the President's call for volunteers, he reported 
with his company and was mustered into the federal service 
on May 10, 1898. ' 

On July 17 of the same year he was appointed first ser- 
geant by his captain, and was mustered out of the service as 
such on November -1, 1898. with his company. He assisted 
materially in the re-organization of H Company and was 
elected second lieutenant of his old company and commis- 
sioned as such on July 9, 1900. On November 30 he was 
elected first lieutenant, and now holds this commission. 

Lieutenant Franklin is a member of General John S. 
Poland Command, Spanish War Veterans. 

Lieutenant Albert P. Smith was born in Indianapolis, Oc- 
tober 10, 1874. and has lived there all his life. 

He graduated from the Shortridge High School in 1892; 
from the De Pauw University in 1895; from the Indiana Law 
School in 1897; and took a post-graduate course in the Har- 
vard Law School in 1898. He is the junior member of the 
law firm of Smith, Duncan, Hornbrook & Smith. 

His previous military experience consisted of three years 
in the De Pauw Cadet Corps, having graduated with the 
rank of first lieutenant. He was elected second lieutenant 
of Company H. Second Infantry. I. N. G., November 30, 1900. 
He is a member of the Indiana Commandery of the Military 
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 

The present roster is: 

First Sergeant — Downey, Brandt C. 

Qnartermaster Sergeant — Hamblen, Gilbert R. 

Sergeants — Bauer. Conrad L. ; Denny, George L. ; and Golder, Clar- 
ence A. 

Corporals — Bone, J. Samuel; Dwiggins, Wesley .7. ; Haspel, Emil G. ; 
Crabill, Herbert. 

Musician — ^Miller, Claude J. 

Wagoner — Breedlove, Roland H. 


Capt. W. O. Bragg 

Capt. W. H. Drapier, Jr. 

Capt. Noah Loughrun 

officers of second infantry 

Capt. J. R. Griffis 

Capt. E. L. Middleton 

Capt. w. O, Jericho 



Privates — Arbaugb, Archibald M.; Barclvdall, Clarence B.; Blake, 
Jesse C; Boliuger, Walter Q.; Caliill, Ralph; Cordrey, James W.; Fender, 
Edward C. ; Haffield, Wm. T.; Ham, Joseph A.; Holland, George B.; 
Horton, Roy J.; Howell, Aslnu7; Jacobs, Stephen S.; Kelly, Austin; 
Kennedy, Omar R.; ^Faley, John F. ; Moore, Frank; Moore, Grant; Mor- 
tenbeck, Arthur W.; .Munsell, Arthin- E.; Pearson, Roy A.; Rains, George 
H.; Richardson, AVilliam H.; Robinson, William F.; Rupkey, Earl; 
Schaefer. William F.: Schmidt, Isaac F.: Skinner, William A.; Smith. 
Frank W.; Steadman. Ernest E.; Stetzel, Frank J.; Trout, William V.; 
Welch, John T.; Williams, Earl A.; Williams, George S.; Winter, 
John H. 

The present Company (J was organized early in 1900. It 
was the twentieth separate company and was assigned to the 
Second Regiment as Company C when it was re-organized. 
The officers are Captain Taylor C. Power, First Lieutenant 
Walter A. Escott, and Second Lieutenant Thomas E. Cathro. 
Robert L. Moorhead was the first second lieutenant, but was 
promoted adjutant. 

Captain Power enlisted as a private in Company D, in 
November, 1893, and was appointed a corporal in November, 
1894, and sergeant June 1, 1895. On the August 30 following 
he w^as appointed battalion sergeant major and regimental 
sergeant major in October, 1897. He served through the war 
with Spain as battalion sergeant major, to which position he 
was appointed March 30, 1898. On the organization of Com- 
pany C he was elected captain. 

First Lieutenant Walter A. Escott was commissioned 
March 22, 1900. 

Second Lieutenant Thomas E, Cathro was sergeant major 
of the first battalion until February 21, 1901, when he was 
promoted to his present position. 

The roster is: 

First Sergeant — Richardson, N. H. 

Sergeants — Kostenbader, W. J.; Mertz, F. J. P. 

Corporals— Skinner, J. G.: Elliott, J. T.; Murray, R. E.; Bridges, 
C. W. 

Musician — Wyon, W. 

Privates — Akin, C. G.; Agal, V.; Asbuiy. Edward; Averill, H.; Bar- 
rett, C. B.; Beiger, F. A.: Blue, R. H.; Bronson, W. L.; Buhler, R. E. 
Calvin, C; Carter. H. A.; Covington, E.; Coffin, J. H.; Darter, A. L. 
De Lury, J. H.; Eberts, G. W.; Easterday, L. R.; Echols, L. G.; Gray, J. 
Groves, R. R.; Hadley, E. C; Harms, A. E.; Havens, G. H.; Johnson 
W. M. E.; .Tackson, F. T.; Keith, E.; Knickerbocker, E. B.; Laud, C. 
Leek, F.; Lease, F.; McDermid, N.; Myers, A. J.; Miles, L. E.; Neal, W 
I.; Oldridge, H. G.; Pratt, A. J.; Reed, F. L.; Rock, B.; St. Clair, C. E. 
St. Clair, A.; Steiner, H.; Sites, A. L.; Struckman, F. L.; Strauss, A. E. 
Tobias, H. O.; Walterman, C. L.: Wacker, C. J .; Wherrott, O.; Whit- 
ridge, F.; Weinke, W.; Zepp, M. F. 


The Teciiniseh KiHes, an organization of sixty-two officers 
and men, was oroanized for State service, July 27, 1882, 
although it was not received into State service until Octo- 
ber 0, following. It existed as a separate company until the 
reorganization of the Second Regiment on July 2, 1883, when 
it was assigned to that organization as Company E. It lasted 
only until the expiration of its term of service in 1885, when 
it passed out of existence as a State organization. The offi- 
cers were: 

Captains — E. .1. Grifflth and Theodore Pfaftlin. 
First Lieutenant — Franlv Richards. 
Second Lieutenant— C. S. Tarlton. 

The colored people became filled with the military spirit, 
and this resulted in the organization of the Streight Rifles 
October 10, 1882, with fifty-nine officers and enlisted men. 
It was received in the State service October 27 and remained 
a separate company until 1886, when it re-organized as the 
Will E. English Guards and was assigned to the Second 
Regiment as Company K. In 1888 it was changed to Com- 
pany M of the same regiment and served as such until 180G, 
when it was detached from the regiment and made the first 
separate company. It remained unassigned until mustered 
out of service on its own request April 25, 1898. Many of the 
members entered the United States service during the war 
with Spain as members of the Second Separate Company. 

The officers were: 

Captains — James Rhodes, Lawson Sea ton, James Rhodes, and John 
J. Buoknex". 

First Lieutenants — W. P]. INfurphy. Cassius Bartlett. I. B. Davis, J. J. 
Buclviier. and John Edlin. 

Second Lieutenants — G. W. Davis, Emanuel Collins. J. .T. Buokner, 
and Jesse H. Ringgold. 

The Ross Guards, another colored organization which was 
in existence until 1898, was organized January 2, 1885, and 
was mustered into State service the same day. In the year 
after its organization it Avas assigned to the Third Regiment 
as Company ]M and served as such until mustered out of 
service on its owai request April 5, 1898. The members of 
the company furnished the nucleus for the First Se])arate 
Company during the war with Spain. 

Tlie officers have been: 

Captains — James H. Thomas. J. AI. Porter. Arna L. Stevenson and 
Jacob M, Porter. 


First Lieutenants — Abraham L. Johnson, Jacob M. Porter, Charles 
Koj^ers. and Sidney Moore. 

Second Lieutenants — Henry E. Jones, Charles Rogers, J. A. Foster, 
A. L. Stevenson, Sidney Moore, and James Powell. 

Tlic Ciirnaluin Veteran Guards, organized Jauiiarj 3, 1885, 
was the only representative of Indianapolis in the First Vet- 
eran Ke}.iinient. The company was in existence but a short 
time, and served with the Veteran Regiment as Company M. 
Its officers were Ca})tain Frank E. Benjamin, First Lieuten- 
ant John A. M. Cox, and Second Lieutenant Francis M. Hay. 

The company known as the Shepherd Light Infantry was 
re-organized June 7, 188G, under the name of the Shepherd 
Ritles and was assigned to the Second Regiment as Com- 
pany L The company existed for a short time only and dis- 
banded before the end of its first term of service. The offi- 
cers under State service were Captains Tinsley W. Stagg and 
I>. J. Sullivan, First JJ(Mitenant Ed L. Shepherd and Second 
Lieutenant W. S. Beck. 

The Indianapolis Merchants' Zouaves Cadets were organ- 
ized June 10. 1880, and assigned to the Second Regiment as 
Company L. Jacob Fox was captain, but in spite of all 
tliat he could do to mnintain interest in the organization it 
became inefficient from loss of members and was mustered 
out of service April 2, 1800, and an honorable discharge was 
given to Captain Fox. 

Company E. Second Regiment, first appears in the service 
in 1889. It w^as made up of many members of the independ- 
ent company known as the Indianpolis Rifles, and was as- 
signed to the Second Regiment as Company E on July 15, 
1881). It only appears until 1893, when it seems to have 
dro])ped out of existence as an organization. The officers 

Captains— C. S. Tarlton and M. V. Scott. 

First Lieutenants — W. G. Beach and Hany B. Mahan. 

Second Lieutenants — J. K. Dean. Herbert Wilson and .Tames Maher. 


The Second Battalion consists of companies B, of Muncie; 
1, of Union City; F, of Winchester; and G, of New Castle; and 
the headquarters are at Aurora. 

The major commanding, John J. Backman, is a native of 
Aurora and was Itorn there September 13, 1804, and entered 
the State service ^klarch 5, 1891, as first lieutenant of Com- 
pany F. Fourth Infantry. lie was promoted captain March 5, 
1894, and major of the regiment September 9, 1890. He has 


attended all State encampments since he was mustered in 
and was in active service for two weeks during the miners' 
strike of June, 1894. lie then was stationed at Clark's 
Switch. He served through the war with Spain as major of 
his regiment and was in command of the men with him on all 
movements except the last. During forty-five days he was in 
command of the regiment. When the Guard was re-organized 
he was appointed major of the Second Infantry in April, 1900. 

Lieutenant Charles S. Maltby, of Aurora, battalion adju- 
tant, enlisted in Company F, Fourth Regiment, as a private, 
and attended the encampments at Ft. Wayne, Frankfort and 
Terre Haute with the regiment. He served as battalion adju- 
tant of the Fourth Infantry from December 23, 1897, to May 
12, 1898, when he was mustered into the United States service 
for the war with Spain and served in the same capacity. He 
was appointed to his present position on July 10, 1900. 

The first company which Muncic supported was organized 
in 1891 and was called the Muncie Fencibles. On November 
6, 1891, it was assigned to the Fourth Regiment as Company 
G, served one term only and was then disbanded. Its officers 
were : 

Captains — Arthur F. Rowley and T. K. Heinsohn. 

First Lieutenants — Tliomas K. ileinsolni. .Tacob Melton, and Walter 

Second Lieutenants — Charles B. Kirk. 'SI. Canniohael. Walter Shoe- 
m.iker,, and Gillam Watterhouse. 

The present comjjany was the first volunteer company or- 
ganized in Delaware County f(»r the war with Spain. For 
nearly three months the company drilled in hopes of getting 
into service, and Captain Ritter and his friends visited Indi- 
anapolis many times to try to get the company into service. 
The best that could be secured was the promise that if an- 
other call was issued the company would be accepted, but 
the war was (-losed before this was done. Many of the mem- 
bers joined the New Castle company and three were at once 
appointed non-commissioned officers. 

The company was mustered into State service September 
27. 1899. as the eleventh separate company, and was assigned 
to the Second Regiment as Company B. It was at Indianap- 
olis during the services in memory of (Teneral Lawton and it 
attended the first camp of instruction. 

The officers have been: 

Captain — .Tohn K. Ritter. 

First Lieutenants — John R. Seldomridj?e, Walter E. Petty and T^eslie 
Roy Naftzger. 

Second Lieutenants — .Jacob S. Melton. Robert P. Youngman. 

Capt. Jesse H. Barlow 
160th ind. vol. inf. 

Capt. Hoyt. N. McClain 

SECOND infantry 


Captain Bitter lias been for many years identified with 
organizations of a military character, and for two years dur- 
ing the war with Spain and subsequently he tried to enter 
the United States service. Being unsuccessful in this, he 
organized the present company and has since commanded it. 
He has drilled with Canton Muncie, I. O. O. F., for fifteen 
years, and has been captain for eight jears, having taken 
part in many competitive drills. He is also an officer in 
Company No. 90, U. R. K. F. Captain Ritter has always 
stood high as a commanding officer and in the competitive 
drill at the Detroit encampment of Knights of Pythias he 
was placed in command because of his superior qualifications. 

Lieutenant Roy Naftzger was appointed April 5, 1901. 

The present roster is: 

Sergeants— Fiokes, Edwin B.; Kirk, Herbert; Warfel, Jacob M.; 
Montely, Wm.; Miller, Elmer E. 

Corporals— Carey, Chas. W.: Green, Earl; Nold, Ralph; Nickerson, 
Walter; Green, Dwight; Canfield, J. Branson. 

Trumpeter — Tincher, Edward. 

Privates — Downing, Dr. J. Franklin; Greer, J. Fenimore; Crawford, 
Lawson; Cupp, Joseph E.; Carey, Wilbur; Manning, Frank; Crawley, 
Claude; Huston, Earl; Hager, Russell; LaRue, Herbert; McElvee, 
Claude; Reid, Lee B.; Ream, Milton; Sweeny, Chas. W.; Winder, Ed- 
ward; Younce, Edward; Zuber, Edward; Shaffner, Chas. H.; Lotz, Wal- 
ter J.; Dearth, Ira; Martin, Chas. E.; Harrington, Roy; Snyder, Clay; 
Carmichael, Porter; Knapp, Geo. H.; Long, Edward L.; Van Nuys, Ash- 
ton M.; Vance. Walter S.; Nelson, Franklin; Stewart, Claude; Calvert, 
Ernest J.; Cranor, Otto E.; Tuttle, William S.; Dick, Carl; Bailey, Al- 
bert; Pledrick, Carl; Paxson, Joseph; Parsons, Roy; Cranor, John. 

Company F is the second military organization which has 
flourished in Winchester. On August 28, 1883, the Winches- 
ter Light Guards were organized and mustered into State 
service October 15 following. The company served through 
but one terra of enlistment as Company 1 of the Second Regi- 
ment. The officers were Captain Enos M. Ford, First Lieu- 
tenant Albert M. Russell, and Second Lieutenant Benjamin G. 

The present company was organized September 22, 1896, 
with fifty-five members, and was mustered in by Major W. S. 
Rich. It was assigned to the Second Regiment as Company 
F, and such it has been since. 

There was not a man with any military experience and 
the members paid no attention to the preliminary work, but 
at once took up the school of the soldier, with the result that 
they were turned dow^n on their first inspection and were 
compelled to w^ait six months before they could secure their 
arms and equipment. 


As 110 camp of instruction was held during the summer 
of 1897, the company decided to hold one of its own at Lake 
Pequanaha, about ten miles from Winchester. A requisition 
was made for tents and kitchen utensils and the company left 
for the lake on the second Saturday in July. When the men 
arrived about six in the evening, it w^as found that the tents 
and supplies were at Winchester, and it was necessary to 
send a detail back for them. The things reached the camp 
about four next morning. The guard mount was ludicrous 
in the extreme, and blank cartridges w^ere issued to the 
guards and bayonets were fixed. Three days of the camp 
Avere sufficient, and the company returned home. During the 
winter, dances and minstrel entertainments w^ere given, while 
football games and indoor gymnastics were frequent. 

At midnight on April 25, 1898, the orders to report in 
Indianapolis for muster into United States service were re- 
ceived, and. as had been previously arranged, two rounds 
were fired from a cannon and by one o'clock the drum corps 
was out. Messengers w^ere sent into the country and Lieu- 
tenant Jericho received recruits as fast as he could admin- 
ister the oath and swore in the last one ten minutes before 
the train left. The company took fift}" men in uniform and 
thirty without, and the one thing most vividly remembered 
by the members w^as the first dinner at Camp Mount, which 
was followed the next day by a chicken dinner, some twenty- 
five chickens having disappeared from neighboring hen roosts 
the previous night. 

The company served through the war wath Spain and (Hi 
the re-organization of the Guard the former members of the 
company re-organized it and w^ere assigned to their old regi- 
ment w4th the same letter. The companv was mustered in 
June 18, 1900. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — .Tobn E. Wright, Walter H. Daly and William O. .Tericlio. 

First liieutenants — Grant C. Mnrlvle. Walter Daly, William .Jericho 
and Ulysses G. Daly. 

Second Tiientenants — Walter Daly, William O. .Tericho, Harry G. 
Conkliu, W. H. Zeigler and Morton T^. Hunt. 

Captain William O. Jericho, the present captain, enlisted 
in Com])any F as a private, September 22, 1896. He was 
promoted sergeant November 23, 1890, and became second 
lieutenant on December 2.3 following. In February, 1898, he 
was promoted first lieutenant, and as such served through 
the war with Spain. On the re-organization of the company 
he was elected captain. 


Lieutenants Dal^ and H'.int were commissioned November 
22. 1900. 

The present roster is: 

First Sei-i^eant— Curtis, Will F. 

Sergeants — Bourquin, Alva C; Longfellow, Perry A.; Davis, 
Charles G. 

Corporals— Lev\is, Ed ,T.: Stout, Clyde; Getter. Fred W.; and Cou- 
yers, Tom B. 

Musicians — Haggett, Wilbur, and Simmons, AVill C. 

Privates — Benson, Charles X.; Bartholomew, Charles W.; Cheno- 
weth, .Tohn B.: Chenowetli, Benj. H.; Cox, Raymond G.; Coffin, Ed- 
ward M.; Conyers, Fred I.; Cummins, Fred: Daly, George W.; Darrah, 
Joe W.; Djirrah. A\'illiam H.; Diggs, Raymond M.; Edwards, Clinton B.; 
Ford. Oscar S.; Fisher, AVm. E. (desei-ted); Gray, Oliver B.; Huffman, 
Oliver M.: Huffman, Alonzo L.: Hageman, Hamlen M.; Harris, Lewis 
¥.; Hunt, Charles F.; Hickman, Waldo R.; Hiatt, George W.; Hinshaw 
Clark C; Ilbinger. Christian; Jones, Geo. A.; Longfellow, Howard F. 
Myers, Ildward B.; Maur.y, Nathan; Miller, Alva C; Mincer, William F. 
Murray, Marcus L.; May, Albert; Pierce, Gilvie; Pike, Thomas A. 
Paver, Frank A.; Ran, Ora; Shephard, John J.; Simmons, Evert E. 
Starbuck, Wendell G.; Summers, Joseph E. (deserted): Stump, Percy G. 
Williams, Fred C. a 

Company 1 was mustered into tlie service of the State 
of Indiana, at Union City, on March 20, 1900, and was desig- 
nated as the nineteenth separate company, until tlie regi- 
mental organization previous to the annual camp of instruc- 
tion, when the company was assigned to the Second Battalion 
of the Second Infantry, and given the letter I. 

At the time of the organization and muster-in- of the com- 
pany the complement of commissioned officers consisted of 
Captain John W. Arthur, First Lieutenant James R. Griffis, 
Second Lieutenant Don P. Shockney. 

Captain John W. Arthur resigned April 21, 1900, and Cap- 
tain Edwin A. Anderson was elected to succeed him April 23. 
1900. Captain Edwin A. Anderson resigned October 9, 1900, 
and First Lieutenant James R. Griffis was commissioned cap- 
tain, and First Sergeant Edward G. Evans was elected first 
lieutenant, October 15, 1900. First Lieutenant Edward G. 
Evans resigned February 6, 1901, and Second Lieutenant Don 
P. Shockney w'as elected first lieutenant, February 11, 1901, 
First Sergeant Charles C. Early being elected second lieuten- 
ant. February 11. 1901. 

Captain James R. Griffis was born in Union City, Indiana, 
December 9, 1876, where he has resided ever since. He gradu- 
ated from the high school of Union City in 1896, and at once 
entered Miami University, at Oxford, Ohio, and remained 
there until the outbreak of the Syjanish-American war, when 


he enlisted in the First Kegiment Band of the Ohio Volnteer 
Infantry. After the close of the war he entered Indiana Uni- 
versity, at Bloomington, Indiana. 

He was elected first lieutenant of the nineteenth separate 
company, Indiana National Guard, when it was mustered into 
the service of ihe State on March 20, 1900. In September of 
the succeeding year he was admitted to the practice of law 
in Randolph County and immediately was appointed deputy 
prosecuting attorney in the county. He was elected to the 
captaincy of Company I October 15, 1900. 

First Lieutenant Don P. Shoctney was born in Union 
City. Indiana. March 28, 1880, where he has lived ever since. 
He graduated from the high school of Union City in 1897, 
and at once entered Indiana University, at Bloomington, In- 
diana. On March 20, at the organization and muster-in of 
the nineteenth separate company, he was elected second lieu- 
tenant of the company. On February 11, 1901, he was com- 
missioned first lieutenant of Company I. 

Second Lieutenant Charles C. Early was born at Ingomar, 
Ohio, June 25, 187^^ By occupation he is a carriage trimmer. 
He enlisted at Indianapolis, June 20, 1898, for service in Bat- 
tery H, 'First United States Artillery, and was discharged 
Fel3ruary 23, 1899, when he took up his residence at Union 
City. He was mustered into the service of the State of Indi- 
ana on March 20, 1900, in the nineteenth separate company, 
and on the same day was promoted to sergeant. On October 
15 of the same year he was appointed first sergeant of Com- 
pany I, and on February 11, 1901, was commissioned second 
lieutenant, which position he now holds. 

The present roll is: 

First Sercreant — Wbisler, Rosko L. 

Sergeants — Bnpt, Daniel P. L. ; Re-itl, Franlv; Hoover, Cliarles S. 

Corporal!-! — Goby, Curtis; Kaucher, Edward .T.: Sutton, Harry J.; 
and Crawford, George T. 

Musicians — Bolen, Claude R. , and Underwood, Amos. 

Privates — Bailey, William F.; Black, Leolon; Bannon, William E.; 
Brown. Charles A.; Curnrine, George W.; Dunn, Frank E.; Dennison, 
Oliver S.; Doberty, Troy; Eib, .Tames H. ; Fowler, Jesse; Farabee, John 
W.; Fowler. George J.; Fonts, Edward L. ; Gerstner, John S. : Horine, 
Archie H.; Henry, George W. ; Hook, Warren S.; Hinsky, John; Hormire, 
Hurschel; Johnscu, Harry H.; Kemp, Resh.; Kaucher, George W.; 
Koon, Lounie E.; Lindley, Oren G.; Lanter, Archie J.; Murry, Herbert; 
McKenzie, AVilliam; Oyler, Henry; Puterbaugh, Simeon E.; Puterbaugh, 
John O.; Snyder, James H.; Sharitz, James O.; Sutton, Ernest C; Stra- 
ley, Melvin;" Tibbitts, John M.; Thompson, Russel F.; Tritt, Albert R.; 
Underwood, .Joseph C; Vick, .Tames; Wiggins. George B.; Williams, Her- 
bert B.; Welker, George. 

Lieut. C. R. Gery 

Lieut. G. M. White 

Lieut. C. Gwinup 

Lieut. E. N. Caldwell 

Lieut. J. R. Walden 

Capt. H. H. Wrightsmaim 




Company G, of New Castle, lias been organized since the 
war with Spain. A. D. Ogborn was the moving spirit and 
was elected its first captain. The company was mustered 
into State service September 2G, 1899, with Captain Ogborn 
in command and James ]. ]Meyers as first lieutenant and M. 
P. Gaddis second lieutenant. The company was assigned to 
its present place and has since served with the regiment. 
The officers have been: 

Captains — A. D. Ogborn and James I. Meyers. 

First Lieutenants — James I. Meyers, M. P. Gaddis, and Homer I. 

Second Lieutenants — M. P. Gaddis, Homer I Wrigbtsman, and .Joseph 
A. Greenstreet. 

Lieutenant Wrightsman was a private in Company H, 
Second Infantry, and as such was mustered into United 
States service for the war with Spain. He served as clerk 
in the assistant adjutant-general's office at the headquarters 
of the Second Division, First Army Corps, at Camp George 
H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, and at Camp Poland, Knox- 
ville, Tennessee. He was mustered out with his regiment 
and located in New Castle to practice his profession of law. 
On the organization of the present company he enlisted and 
was made second sergeant, but was elected second lieutenant 
July 12. 1900. and was promoted to his present position Oc- 
tober 15, following. 

Lieutenant Joseph A. Greenstreet was first sergeant of 
the companv and was elected second lieutenant October 15, 

The present roll is: 

First Sergeant — Conwell, D. W. 

Sergeants — Hutcbins, H.; Keesling, C. R.; Browne, R. W.; Sullivan, 
P. F. 

Corporals — Parker, J. W.; Burgess, O. R.; Coi-y, G. H.; and Huliman, 

Privates — Anderson, Robt.; Byers, Gus; Cluggisb, H.; Crondall, 
Cotto; Davenport. F. N.: Draper, G. E.; Hoover, Wm.; Hutson, C. F.; 
Hiitchins, B.; Jaclison, Ed; Job, W. A.; Kern, C. F.; Keni, R.C.; Lowery, 
Curtis; Mendenball, Fred; Morris. N. B.; McCormack, F.; Younce, Lora; 
Young, C. W.; Kelly. R. R.; Patton, W.; Polk. W. D.; Pressnall, T. W.; 
Ric'hart, Artie: Shaffer, J. A.; Taylor. W. A.; Witch, Frank; Gilmore, 
Cliff; Gilmore. Clyde; Hedges, Emmett; Evans, H. H.; Runyun, W. B.; 
Williams. J. C; I.ouok. Ed C; Nuaham, F. A.; Jeffries, Robt.; Sanders, 
Low A.; Myers. Chas. 



The headquarters of the Third Battalion are at Franklin, 
and it consists of companies L, of Lebanon; K, of Danville; 
E, of Franklin; and M, of Greenfield. 

Major John H. Tarlton, of Franklin, who is in command, 
commenced his military career as first lieutenant of the inde- 
])endent military company at Indianapolis called the Indiana 
State Guards, in 1S72, and served until ISTO. The company 
was called on by Governor Hendricks in 1873 and sent to 
Logansport dui-ing the railroad strikes and again in 1874, 
when it was sent to Porter County. He was appointed cap- 
tain of Company E, Second Infantry, of Franklin, on March 
26, 189G, and as such served with his company through the 
war with Spain. On the re-organization of the Guard, he was 
promoted major and was commissioned July 16, 1900, and was 
assigned to the command of the Third Battalion of the regi- 

Lieutenant Walter H. Unversaw, of Franklin, battalion 
adjutant, enlisted in Company E, Second Regiment, of Frank- 
lin, on the organization of the company, August 17, 1894, and 
served as a private and company clerk until May 16, 1896, 
when he was promoted corporal. He re-enlisted on the re- 
organization of the company in 1897 and was promoted ser- 
geant^ December 22, 1897, and so served until the company 
was mustered into United States service for the war with 
Spain. He was then jtromoted quartermaster sergeant and 
served through the war with the regiment. Lieutenant Un- 
versaw was one of the prime movers in the re-organization 
of the company, and when il was mustered in, June 1, 1900, 
he was elected as first lieutenant. On July 17, 1900, he was 
promoted to the ]»osition he holds at present. 

The Lebanon company is located in a town which sup- 
ported a company longer, without a bre.ak, than almost any 
other of the smaller cities of the State. The Lebanon Rifles 
were organized June 3, 1882. with fifty-five officers and men, 
and the comjiany served nearly twelve years in the State 
service. It was first assigned to the Second Regiment as 
Company ]M. and there served until the organization of the 
Third Regiment, to which it was transferred as Company B. 
In 1886 it was made Company A of the Third and served 
under that letter until the Fourth Regiment was organized, 
when it was again transferred, on February 3, 1891, and made 
Company B of the Second. It served with that regiment 
until its time expired. The officers were: 


Captains — .John M. Powell, James S. Siever, Ed L. Hawiey, William 
Cason, Louis A. E'leus, D. N. Lewis, and Noah Lougbrmi. 

First lieutenants — Charles F. Devol, George D. Seiver, John T. An- 
derson. Louis A. Edens. William Casou, E. M. Bruce, T. F. Garrett, 
E. L. Hawiey, D. Newton Lewis, A. B. Carr, and E. N. Caldwell. 

Second Lieutenants — .Tames S. Seivers, George D. Siever, John T. 
Anderson, P^dwnrd HaM'ley, Louis Edens, J. F. Atliinson, E. N. Caldwell, 
Milton Woodbecli. A. B. Carr, Lon Hoovei;, and Alonzo Laughlin. 

The i^resent company was organized during September, 
1899, and mnstered into service November 23 following. The 
present officers were elected and the company became the 
thirteenth separate company until the Second Regiment was 
re-organized, when it was assigned to it as Company L. At 
the time of its muster it numbered fiftj'-four men, but waa 
soon recruited to the maximum number. A hall was secured 
and fitted up as an armory and the company commenced its 
regular drills. The company was in Indianapolis the day 
General Lawton's body lay in state and all expenses were 
borne by a few of the patriotic citizens of Lebanon. The 
company also was present at the camp in 1900. From the 
re-muster of the company to the present time there have 
always been applications pending sufficient to keep the com- 
pany at its full strength. 

Captain Noah Loughrun, son of Hugh and Eliza Loughrun, 
was born June 24, 1813, at Millford, Muskingum County, Ohio, 
Four years later his parents moved to Hamilton County, 
Indiana, near Jolietville, where they resided on a farm until 
he was fifteen years old, and moved to the village of Joliet- 
ville. He assisted his father on the farm as other boys and 
attended the common school in the winter, and was attending 
school at the village when the great war of the rebellion 
broke out in 18G1. He volunteered in Company F, Tenth Regi- 
ment, Indiana Infantry, for the term of three years, and was 
mustered into the service September 18, 1861, and was mus- 
tered out wilh the regiment at the expiration of the term of 
service, having participated in every battle that the regiment 
was in. He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, quite 
severely, but did not leave the field until the battle was over. 
He subsequently assisted to raise and organize a company 
in the One-Hundred-Forty-Seventh Indiana Volunteers and 
was elected second lieutenant and was mustered out with 
the regiment by reason of the end of the war. 

When the war closed, he became a farmer, which was 
continued till 1870. then moving to Zionsville, Ind., and 
served as town marshal! and justice of the peace, after which 
he entered the practice of law. He was nominated by his 


party in 1890 for representative to the General Assembly, but 
was defeated, and in 1894 was elected prosecuting attorney, in 
which office he gave universal satisfaction, and was re-nomi- 
nated in 1890 and also in 1900 for the same office, but was de- 
feated through a combination of opposition parties, generally 
being ahead of his ticket. 

When the Spanish war was declared he responded to 
his country's call. rVlthough fifty-five years of age, he re- 
cruited and organized a company and tendered its services, 
having been chosen its captain. The quota for the dis- 
trict was full and the company was never received for that 
reason. The latter part of 1899 he organized and was ap- 
pointed captain of the thirteenth separate company of the 
National Guard, which became Company L of the Second 
Regiment, and is now captain and in command of the com- 
pany, and has the confidence and esteem of ever}" man in the 

In December, ]865. he was married to Miss Cornelia Baird, 
youngest daughter of David and Amy Baird, to which union 
have been born eight children. Captain Loughrun is of that 
class of men growing too few, whose word is as good as his 
bond. He is implicitly trusted as a lawyer, and universally 
esteemed and respected as a neighbor and citizen. 

First Lieutenant Edward N. Caldwell was born in Leba- 
non, Indiana, September 2. 1870, receiving an education in the 
Lebanon schools. He always took a great interest in mili- 
tary from the time he was a small boy. At the age of four- 
teen he joined a militia company in Lebanon under Captain 
John Powell, who afterward became lieutenant-colonel of the 
Third Eegiment. His first encampment was at Lafayette, 
in 1886. At that time the companies had to furnish their 
own uniforms and pay their company cook while at camp. 
He remained with this company until it was mustered out, 
and re-entered the service in Company A, Third Regiment. 
In 1889. he was appointed third sergeant and attended the 
encampment at Camp Hovey, Indianapolis. In January, 1890, 
he was elected second lieutenant of the company and at- 
tended the encampments at South Bend and Ft. Wayne. Be- 
ing in poor health he resigned his commission, September 22, 
1891. At the time of the declaration of war with Spain 
serious illness of his family prevented his entering the serv- 
ice. In September, 1899, he took an active part in organizing 
the present company and at its election and muster on No- 
vember 23, 1899, he was elected first lieutenant. 

Lieut. M. L. Hunt 
Lieut. J. C. Jenkins 

Lieut. R. P. Youngman 

Lieut. F. R. Little 

Lieut. C. C. Early 




Second Lieutenant Alonzo Lauglilin first enlisted in Com- 
pany 1>. Second Indiana Legion, and served until the company 
was mustered out on account of special order. His second en- 
listment was June 16, LS98, at Indianapolis, when be was 
assigned to the Third United States Artillery and served with 
it until August IG, 1899; in the Philippine Islands, taking part 
in the Spanish- American war and Philippine ineurrection. 
He enlisted November 23, 1899, in Company L, and was 
elected second lieutenant. 

The present roll is: 

Sergei! iits — Davis, Charles R.; Barker. Benjamin; Morris, Nathan A.; 
and Diclis, Fred. 

Corporals — Dicks, Claude E.: Otterman, George H.; Darnell, Karl B.; 
Porter, Blanio; and "White, Benjamin O. 

Privates — Keaman, Harry A.: Belles, Harry L. ; Benedict, Edward 
N. : CakUvell, David A.. Campbell, Jasper W.; Davis, Oscar L. ; Davis. 
Benjamin I,.; Davis. Evert M.: Davis, Frank M.; De Witt. Arthur C; 
Dicks. Willis W.: Dicks, Harry E.; Dye, William V.; Essex, Claude; 
Ford, Charles W. : Ford, Ora A.; Fraley, Clitford A.; Fleetwood, Ray- 
mond; Ferguson, Albert G.; Griswold, James L.; Harley, William A.; 
Hall, Bert; Hall. Charles F.; Hawkins, Frank B.; Harshbarger, John G.; 
Hrickleberry, Bowen C; Loughrun, Harry; Lennox, Harry L. ; Mc- 
Guvie, Charles; Martin, John R.; Mors, William; Nelson. Ora; Patton, 
Walter M.; Scott. Robert I.; Smith, Andrew F.; Tinder, Edward; Wal- 
ton, Cliff ton; V/alton, John T.; West, Art; Wall, Claude; Wall, Fred A.; 
Vidito, Ezra O. 

Franklin College students furnished the first company 
from that town to the State service. The company was called 
the Franklin College Cadets and was organized October 18, 
1887. It was assigned to the First Regiment as Company F 
only until July 15, when the State recalled the arms as the 
organization was not deemed to be such as was contemplated 
by the law. The uniforms were private j)roperty of the mem- 
bers. The ofiicors of the company were Captain C. E. Goodell, 
First liientenant C. D. Hazelrigg, and Second Lieutenant 
Allen W. Clark. 

On August 17, 1894, another company was organized 
which was assigned to the Second Regiment as Company E 
and as such served through the Spanish war. When the com- 
pany was re-organized, June 1, 1900, it was again assigned 
to the Second Regiment, with its old letter. The ofiScers 
have been: 

Captains — Samuel B. Eccles, John H. Tarltou, and Edward L. Mid- 

First Lieutenants — P. A. Reynolds, F. L. Kennedy, Walter H. Un- 
versaw, and James R. Walden. 

Second Lieutenants — F. L. Kennedy, Ora J. Shuck, A. M. Dunham, 
James R. Walden. and Fred M. Swift. 


Captain Edward L. Middletou served for three years as 
a corporal in Company E, Second Regiment, and with the 
Twenty-Seventli Battery during the war with Spain. He was 
elected captain on the re-organization of the Guard. 

First Lieutenant James K. Walden was for three years a 
sergeant of Company E and served with that rank through 
the war with Spain in the One-Hundred-Fifty-Eighth Indiana. 
He was elected to his present position September 12, 1900. 

Second Lieutenant Fred M. Swift was quartermaster ser- 
geant in the present com|>any until Se])tember 12. 1000. when 
he was elected secoiid lieutenant. 

The XJi't^sciit roll is: 

First Sersjennt — Cisco, Davifl A. 

Quarternmster Sergeant — Burtoi), George S. 

Sergeants — Moore, Roy: Hall, John; and Legan, Homer. 

Corporals — Branigin. Clarence; McClanahan. Perry; Hickey. James; 
and Peek, Homer. 

Privates— Adams, Sana D.; Byers, Robert E.; Bills. Ed; Byfield, Gus 
C; Brown, Nicholas; Barnes, A. F.; Barnes. Tilford; Chandleer, Walter 
v.; Crawfoi'd. Ralph; Cole, Ossie; Dill. Ralph; Freidenburg. Ed; Fare- 
hing, George; Goft', Carl; Goft". William; Goldsboro, Homer; Good, Fred; 
Green, John; Green, Charles; Gee, Homer; Henderson. A. G.; House, 
Thomas; Harrison, Columbus: Kelley, Ward; Long. Baron; Loscher, 
Oscar H.; Lee. Edward; Mitchell, Cortez; Mitchell, Thomas; McDonald, 
Clarence; Mathews. Irwin; Norton. Homer; Paskins, Harry; Pope. Her- 
bert; Parr, Roscoe: Strohmeier, Robert; Smoclc, Ora; Sellers, Ray; Ter- 
man, Charles; TluMupson. Frank: Walden. .Tolm; Walden, Otis; Yeast, 

Company M was organized in 1000. and on August 24 the 
company was duly mustered by Bregadiei'-General James K. 

The following is a complete roster of the company on the 
day of muster; 

Captain— Bragg. Walter O. 

First Lieutenant — Gery. Clifford R. 

Second Lieutenant — Jenkins. John C. 

Sergeants — Gery, Raymond E.: Barnes. Charles Albert; Morford, 
Paul; Ashe, Robert S.; Barrett, Harvey D. 

Corporals — Pierce. Clyde; Slifer. Geordia: Barrett. Willard M.; 
Cauldwell, Theodore L. 

Musicians— Gooding, Horace, and West, Claude. 

Privates — Bailey, Fred; Barrett, Harvey N.; Barrett, James O.; 
Beecher, Thomas: Bidgood, Fred O.; Black, James B.; Black, Walter A.; 
Boots, Ralph R.; Butts, Eugene; Cohee, Thomas; Comstock. William D.; 
Fisk, John; Gross, William E.; Handy, William F.; Harlan, George G.; 
Harlan, Lawrence; Harvey. Wilbur; Harvey, Carl; Heller, William H.; 
Humes. James Ira; Logan, Ralph G.; Peck, William; Ponti, Gaetano; 
Poulson, James I.; Rock, Carl; Ilosser, John V.; Schuh, Charles J.; 


Scbub, Victor K.: Sinitli. Uayuiond: Siiiitli, Henry H.; Smith, OUie O.; 
Souder, .Tolni S.; Taguf, (George O.; Tyuier. Irving E.; AVeaver, Earl; 
Windsor, Claude C: AVobb, Corville. 

On Anj^iist 27, 1!>(M>, the otticers received their commis- 
sions, and on Anijnst iVS the company was assigned to the 
Tliird Battalion. SiMond Rejuiment, and designated Com- 
pany M. 

First J^ieutenaut Clifford R. Gery was on August 28, 1900, 
appointed recruiting and mustering officer, and the following 
named men have been mustered in since the organization and 
original muster: 

Walter Koyden. Harry Dye, Wellington (Jarner, Frank O. Lamber- 
son. Will ^FcFee, Elva D. Newby, Harry Schwartz, Horace Wilson, 
Roy Wilson, Roliert S. ?^llison. Earl Qintman .Tackson, Paul Barnett and 
James A. Swain. 

The following named non-commissioned officers and en- 
listed men have been honorably discharged: Sergeants Rob- 
ert S. Ashe and Raymond E. Gery, and Privates Will F. 
Handy and Gaetano l*onti. 

The following changes in the non-commissioned officers 
have been made: C'orporal Geordia Slifer, promoted to ser- 
geant; Corporal Clyfle Pierce, promoted to sergeant; Private 
Carl Rock, appointed corvforal: Private Horace E. AMlson, ap- 
pointed corporal. 

The company was ])romptly armed and equipped, and on 
October 9, 1900, with ^?> men, including officers, participated 
in the military parade given by the Fall Festival Society — 
Indianapolis Carnival — at Indianapolis. The company has a 
membership of (JO well drilled and disciplined men, represent- 
ing the best families of (ireenfield, and is quartered in the 
second story of a good brick building, having a drill room 43 
by 60 feet; officers' quarters, 10 by 10 feet; two cloak rooms, 
7 by 10 feet and 5 by 16 feet, respectively. Individual lockers 
are provided for each man. Company M has the support and 
encouragement of the citizens of (ireenfield, and the many 
courtesies and social favors extended to the guardsmen by 
the ladies of the churches and other societies is a great factor 
in keeping the membei's interested in the organization. 

Captain Walter O. Bragg was commissioned second lieu- 
tenant of the Greenfield Light Infantry on October 11, 1889, 
and promoted first lieutenant March 19, 1890, and captain 
of Company F, July 13, 1891. Lieutenant Gery enlisted in 
Company F as a private in 1890 and v/as promoted corporal. 
He was elected to his present place on the reorganization of 


the company. Sergeants Albert Barnes, Paul Morford, 
Geordie Slif'er and H. D. Barrett have had previous military 
ex})orience, and all but the last named served during the war 
with Spain, 

Greenfield's first company was organized early in 1890 
and was designated the third separate company in orders 
issued April 2 of that 3^ear. The company was then assigned 
to the Second Regiment as Company F on February 3, 1891, 
and so served until 1892, when it was mustered out of service. 
The officers were: 

Captains — Edwin P. Thayer, Jr., and Walter O. Bragg. 

First Lieutenants — Harry G. Strickland, Walter O. Bragg, and 
Homer A. Bragg. 

Second Lieutenants — ^^'alter O. Bragg, Noble Warrum, Clare Clark, 
and W. C. Creviston. 

Company K, of Danville, has originated since the war with 
Spain, and is a product of the reorganized Guard. Many 
members served during the war with the One-hundred-and- 
Fifty-eighth Indiana. The companj^ was organized and mus- 
tered into State service April 17, 1900, at which time Solon 
A. Enloe was elected captain, Joseph B. Kinter first lieuten- 
ant and Glvndon ^l. White second lieutenant. Captain Enloe 
resigned and promotions resulted for the other officers, and 
Frank R. Little was elected second lieutenant. 

Captain J. B. Kinter, who now commands the company, 
was elected first lieutenant April 17, 1900. He was born at 
Marion Center. Pennsylvania, August 2, 1870, and served in 
the Twenty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Light Battery as a 
sergeant during the war with Spain. He was elected to his 
present posilion November 27, 1900. 

Lieutenant Frank R. Little was born at Cartersburg, 
Indiana, November 20, 1879. He entered the company 
on its organization and served as a corporal. He was elected 
to his present position in 1901. 

Lieutenant Walter S. Grow served in the company as cor- 
poral. When Lieutenant White resigned in 1901, Lieutenant 
Little was promoted and Lieutenant Grow was elected. 

The present roster of the company is: 

J First Sergeant — Spencer, Otis T. 

Sergeants — Sears, Oliver M.; Adams, Claud V.; Hawkins, Wilbur R.; 
and Howell, Clark W. 

Corporals — ^.Tohnson, Otis; Swank, Harry; Welshans, Samuel A. 
Musicians — Martin, Oscar A., and Nichols, Roy. 

Privates — Ayers, Albert; Berryman, .John W.; Bence, Thos. H. ; 
Clark. Clarence C; Dooley, Osa; Duffy, Luke W.; Ensminger, Aaron; 


Hadley, John M.; Harris, Theodore; Harrison, Robt. W.; Hawliins, Fred 
v.; Hawliins, Sell T.; Hostetter, Harlan; Hostetter, Morins; Hiatt, Jos. 
B. ; Jenkins, Herbert E.; Kings, Harry M.; Manning, Oscar A.; Matlock, 
Jesse L.; Moberly, Bert C; McCurdy, Frank J.; McWhorter, Daniel; 
McWhorter, Geo. ; Owen, Jas. A. ; Parks, Arthur T. ; Reeder, Jas. ; Reeder, 
John; Relander, Fred C.: Rudd, Virley R.; Scearce, Paul M.; Sims, Alva; 
Sims, Charles T.; Sturman, Raymond V.; Swank, Wallace; Van Blari- 
com, C. William; Whitman, Prentice; Wilson, Hall J.; Pounds, W. Scott; 
Woods, John E. 


The Third Regiment, Infantry. 

The Third Regiment of Infantry was organized July 2, 
1883, and I. E. Kirk, of Kokomo, was promoted from the adju- 
tantcy of the First Regiment to be colonel of the new organ- 
ization. Headquarters were established at Kokomo. The 
regiment as organized consisted of nine companies, and refer- 
ence was had to the geographical location of the companies, 
so that all in the regiment should be in the northern part of 
the State. By 1886 the regiment numbered 569, and two 
years later 546. 

In 1889 the headquarters were changed to Waterloo, and 
at that time the regiment was 531 strong. The removal of 
Colonel McBride to Elkhart in 1890 caused another change in 
the headquarters to that city, and there they remained until 
1891. when Valparaiso became headquarters. The strength 
then was 417, but the following year it increased to 662. 

The chief interest in 1892 was in the gallery practice, and 
the Third came in for its share of the honors. The best aver- 
age company score in the State was made by Company G, of 
Rochester, with 37.2, and the best individual score in the 
State was made by Captain E. G. Hall, Company L, of Fowler, 
with 48 out of a possible 50. The third largest aggregate 
company score was made by Company G, of Rochester, with 
1,802, and the third best average company score was made 
by Company L, of Fowler, with 36.03. Company H, of Angola, 
was officially commended for the large number of men who 

The average scores of the companies were : G, of Roches- 
ter, 37.2; L, of Fowler, 36.03; H, of Angola, 27.13; C, of Val- 
paraiso, 22.67; E, of Elkhart, 17.62; M, of Indianapolis, 16.44; 
D, of Mishawaka, 14.93; I, of Waterloo, 12.36. 

In the general inspection made the fall of that year the 
standings of the companies, on a basis of 100 for perfection 
in all points, were: A, 71; B, 69; C, 70.5; D, 72.7; E, 72.3; F, 
86; G, 76.2; H, 71.4; I, 71.3; K, 76.7; L, 47.7; M, 67.7. 

In 1893 the headquarters were moved to Elkhart and there 
remained until 1896, when they were moved to South Bend, 

Col. George. 'M.'Studebaker 

south bend 

Commanding the Third Infantry 



where they have since remained. The strength of the regi- 
ment in 1893 was 651; in 1895, 670; in 1896, 416, and in 
1897, 633. 

The regiment was the first one from Indiana to be mus- 
tered into the United States service for the war with Spain, 
and it served as the One-hiindred-and-fifty-seventh Indiana, 
or was better known as "Studebaker's Tigers." 

The regiment was reorganized as the Third Regiment, July 
20, 1900. 

The oflScers from the beginning, and dates of commission, 
have been: 

Colonels— I. E. Kirk, of Kokomo, .June 30, 1883; R. W. McBride, of 
"N^'aterloo and Elkhart, April 13, 1889! George S. Haste, of Valparaiso, 
.January 15, 1891; James K. Gore, of Elkhart, December 20, 1892, and 
George M. Studebaker, of South Bend, March 25, 1897. 

Lieutenant Colonels — R. Wes McBride, of Waterloo, June 23, 1884; 
John W. Powell, of Lebanon, June 17, 1889; George M. StudebaKer, of 
South Bend. December 20, 1892; S. A. Bowman, of Waterloo, March 25, 
1897: Willis T. May, United States Army. April 2, 1898; S. A. Bowman, 
of Waterloo, April 27, 1900. 

Majors — Welcome Rice, of Indianapolis, August 16, 1883; John M. 
Powell, of Lebanon, October 5. 1886; George H. Hale, of Valparaiso, 
June 17, 1889; Charles F. Griffin, of Hammond, January 15, 1891; Clar- 
ence W. Barr, of Logansport, April 14, 1887; E. H. Gresham, of Delphi, 
June 30, 1888; James K. Gore, of Elkhart, July 5, 1890; George W. Gun- 
der, of Marion, .Tuly 5, 1S90; George M. Studebaker, of South Bend, 
Januaiy 15, 1891; Horace C. Long, of Rochester, March 3, 1892; S. A. 
Bowman, of Waterloo, December 20, 1892; George W. Feasor, of South 
Bend, December 20, 1892; J. E. Miller, of Ft. Wayne, July 25, 1893; A. 
L. Kuhlman, of Aurora, March 25, 1897; E. H. Fitzgerald, of Goshen, 
March 25. 1897; Isaac R. Strouse, of Rushville. April 27, 1900; Joseph R. 
Harrison, of Columbia City, July 22, 1900. 

Surgeons — M. M. Gordon, of Francisville, July 14, 1883; William 
Scott, of Winchester. June 23, 1884: Eli Huntsinger. of Frankfort, Sep- 
tember 1,1887; T. C. Kimball, of ?»Iarion, October 20, 1890; E. L. Siver, 
of Ft. Wayne. January 1, 1888; Walter W. Barnett, of Ft. Wayne, May 
5, 1898. 

Assistant Surgeons — John E. Markle, of Winchester, December 22, 
1883; B. R. Freeman, of Decatur. August 27. 1886; Thomas C. Kimball, 
of Marion, May 12, 1890; W. W. Wilson, October 20, 1890; L. R. Palmer, 
of Valparaiso, April 1, 1893; P. P. Sanborn, of Angola, Februaiy 22, 
1894; W. W. Barnett, of Ft. Wayne, April 28, 1897; Charles E. Barnett, 
of Ft. Wayne, April 26, 1898; Reginald AV. Garstang, of Indinaapolis, 
April 26, 1898; Callie A. Rennoe, of South Bend, July 12, 1900; Jacob W. 
Hill, of South Bend, May 6, 1901. 

Chaplains— W. D. Parr, of Elkhart and Kokomo, October 3, 1891; 
S. W. <ioss of South Bend, May 10, 1897; Charles S. Medburv, of Angola, 
May 4. 1898. 

Adjutants — John Gurnebeck, of Russiaville, July 14, 1883; Sol A. 
Pennington, of Kokomo, November 8, 1884; Cornelius T. Dorwin, of 
Decatur. March 23, 1888; Richard E. Locke, of Waterloo, April 13, 1891; 


Harry T. Tunston. of South Beud, Julj' 14, 1893; Newton W. Gilbert, of 
Angola, May 18, 1894; Hariy K. Scott, of Angola, April 13, 1897; Elmer 
D. Rex. of South Bend, July 12, 1900. 

Quartermasters— Charles F. DeVal, of Peru, June 23, 1884; John I>. 
Hale, of Decatur, April 9, 1892; E. G. Melendy, of Fremont, December 20, 
1892; Harmon L. Hutsou, of Angola, May 2, 1898; Fred L. Dennis, of 
South Bend. July 12, 1900. 

Commissary — William J. Hunker, of South Bend, May 1, 1901. 

Regimental Judge Advocate — Henry F. Underwood, of Peru, No- 
vember 8, 1884. 

Regimental Inspector — Charles M. Kirk, of Kokomo, November 20, 

Battalion Adjutants— Charles H. McBride, of Elkhart, May 13, 1892; 
Elmer D. Rex, of South Bend. May 11, 1892; C. M. Davis, of Rochester, 
May 28, 1892; Newton W. Gilbert, of Angola, November 13, 1892; Harry 
K. Scott, of Angola, Mav 19, 1894; J. E. Gaskins, of Ft. Wayne, Febru- 
ary 3, 1894; Elmer D. liex, of South Bend, June 22, 1895; F. H. Hil- 
geman, of Ft. Wayne, February 6, 1896; John C. Noel, of Dekalb. April 
14, 1897: B. J. Collins, of Goshen, April 8. 1897; Harry R. Ford, of 
Mishawaka, July 10, 1900; Clyde L. Hine, of Waterloo, July 10, 1900; 
Dick H. Ott, of Rockville, .July 16, 1900; Simon P. Clapham, of Colum- 
bia City, August 15, 1900; John L. Wash))urn, of Columbia City, Febru- 
ary 18, 1901. 

The organization of the reAinieiit by companies has been: 

1883— A. Waterloo; B, South Bond; C, Wiuimac; D, Lebanon; E, 
Peru; F, Franeisville; G, Valparaiso; H, Russia ville; I, Elkhart. 

1884— A, Waterloo; B. Lebanon; C, Peru; D, N^alparaiso; E, Russia- 
ville; F, Elkhart; G, Crown Point; H, Kokomo; I, Peru; K, Frankfort. 

1886 — A, Lebanon; B. Delphi: C, Valparaiso: D, Marion; E. Elkhart; 
F, Crown Point; G. Peru; H, Elkhart; I, Rockville; K, Waynetown; M, 

1888— A, Lebanon; B, Delphi; C, Valparaiso; D, Marion; E, Elk- 
hart; F, South Bend; G, Rochester; H, Peru; I, Waterloo; K, Frankfort; 
L. Ft. Wayne; M, Indianapolis. 

1889 — A, Lebanon; B, Decatur; C, Valparaiso; D. Marion; E, Elk- 
hart; F, South Bend; G, Rochester; H, Peru; I. Waterloo; K, Frankfort; 
L, Ft. Wayne ;M, Indianapolis. 

1890— A, Lebanon; B, Decatur; C, Valparaiso; D, Marlon; E, Elk- 
hart; F, South Bend; G, Rochester; H, Peru; I, Waterloo; K, Frank- 
fort; L, Fowler; M, Indianapolis. 

1891 — A, Andrews; B, Ft. AVayne; C, Valparaiso; D, Mishawaka; E, 
Elkhart; F, South Bend; G, Rochester; I, Waterloo; K, Warsaw; L, 
Fowler; M, Indianapolis. 

1892— A, Andrews and Bremen; B, Ft. Wayne; C, Valparaiso; D, 
Mishawaka; E, Elkhart; F, South Bend; G, Rochester; H, Angola; I, 
Waterloo; K. Vs^arsaw and Auburn; L. Fowler; M, Indianapolis. 

1893— A, Bremen; B, Ft. Wayne; C, Goshen; D, Plymouth; E, Elk- 
liart; F, South Bend; G, Rochester; H, Angola; I, Waterloo; K, Auburn; 
L. Laporte; M, Indianapolis. 

1894— A, Bremen; B, Ft. Wayne; C, Goshen; D, Plymouth; E, Elk- 
hart; F, South Bend; G, Ft. Wayne; H. Angola; I, Waterloo; K, Au- 
burn; L, Laporte; M, Indianapolis. 


1895— A. Knox: B, Ft. Wayne; C, Goshen; D, Plymouth; E, Elkhart; 
F, South Bend; G, Ft. Wayne; H, Angola; 1, Waterloo; K, Auburn; L, 
Laporte; M, Indianapolis. 

1896— A, Knox; B, Ft. Wayne; C, Goshen; E, Elkhart; F, South 
Bend: G, Ft. Wayne; H, Angola; I, Waterloo; K, Auburn. 

1897— A, Knox; B, Ft. Wayne; C, Goshen; D, North Manchester; E, 
Elkhart; F, South Bend; G, Ft. Wayne; H, Angola; I, Waterloo; K, 
Auburn; L, Ligonier. 

1898— A, Knox: B, Ft. Wayne; C, Goshen; D, North Manchester; 
E, Elkhart; F, South Bend; G. Ft. Wayne; H, Angola; I, Waterloo; K, 
Auburn; L. Ligonier. 

1900 — A, Monticello: B, Rochester; C, Lagrange; D, Ft. Wayne; E. 
Elkhart; F, South Bend; G, Columbia City; H, Warsaw; I, Tipton; K. 
Auburn; M, Crawfordsville. 

1901 — A, Monticello; B, Rochester: C, Lagrange; D, Ft. Wayne; E, 
Elkhart; F, South Bend; G, Columbia City; H, Warsaw; I, Tipton; K. 
Auburn; M, Crawfordsville. 

Colonel George M. Studebaker, of South Bend, who is in 
command of the regiment, entered the service August 6, 1887, 
as captain of Company F, Third Regiment. He served as such 
until January 15, 1891, when he was promoted major, and on 
December 20, 1892, he became lieutenant-colonel. His promo- 
tion to his present position was made March 25, 1897. He 
entered the United States service for the war with Spain and 
was in command of the regiment, which was mustered in as 
the One-hundred-and-lifty-seventh. When the regiment was 
reorganized he was again appointed to the command and was 
commissioned April 27, 1900. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen A. Bowman, of Waterloo, be- 
came a second lieutenant in Company I, Third Infantry, July 
13, 1888, and was promoted first lieutenant April 14, 1889. 
He was captain October 14, 1889, and became major of the 
regiment December 20, 1892, and lieutenant-colonel March 
25, 1897. He was discharged May 10. 1898, but when the regi- 
ment was reorganized was appointed to his formed position. 

Major Walter W. Barnett, of Ft. Wayne, regimental sur- 
geon, was born in Preble county, Ohio, July 18, 1857, and 
graduated at Wittenburg College, Springfield, Ohio, in 1880. 
He attended the Ft. Wayne College of Medicine, from which 
he graduated in 1880, and located in that city. He served 
through the war with Spain as surgeon of the One-hundred- 
and-fifty-seventh, and on the reorganization of the regiment 
was appointed surgeon on July 13, 1900. 

Captain Callie A. Rennoe, of South Bend, assistant sur- 
geon, has served in the Guard since July 12, 1900, when he 
was appointed to his present position. 

First Lieutenant Jacob W. Hill, of South Bend, was ap- 
pointed assistant surgeon May 0, 1901. 


Captain Elmer D. Kex, of South Bend, adjutant, en- 
tered the service in Company F, Third Regiment, on February 
3, 1887, and was promoted second sergeant in 1889 and first 
sergeant in 1900. He was elected second lieutenant in 1891 
and was appointed battalion adjutant May 11, 1892. He re- 
signed May 2-1, 1893, but was appointed sergeant major June 
6, 1894, and battalion adjutant June 22, 1895. As such he 
entered United States service in the One-hundred-and-fifty- 
seventh Indiana, and while in service was promoted regi- 
mental adjutant, to take effect July 11, 1898. He was mus- 
tered out of service with the regiment, and on its reorganiza- 
tion was again appointed adjutant on July 12, 1900. 

Captain Fred L. Dennis, of South Bend, quartermas- 
ter, enlisted as a private in Company F, Third Regiment, in 
April, 1898. He entered the service of the United States as 
a corporal in the company and was promoted sergeant major 
of the First Battalion, One-hundred-aud-fifty-seventh Indiana, 
July 11. 1898. He was mustered out with the regiment, and 
on the re-organization of the South Bend company he was 
elected second lieutenant. The company was assigned to the 
Third Regiment with its old letter, and he was appointed to 
his present position July 12, 1900. 

Captain William J. Hunker, of South Bend, was appointed 
commissary May 1, 1901. 

The Rev. Charles S. Med bury, of Angola, chaplain, was 
first commissioned chaplain of the regiment May 5, 1898, and 
served with the regiment through the Spanish war. He was 
re-appointed chaplain of the re-organized regiment July 14, 
1900. He is now pastor of the Christian Church at Angola. 


The First Battalion consists of Companies F, of vSouth 
Bend; E, of Elkhart; B, of Rochester, and H, of Warsaw. 

Major George W. Feasor, of South Bend, who is in com- 
mand of the battalion, first enlisted in the South Bend com- 
pany in June, 1886. He was appointed a corporal the follow- 
ing August, a sergeant in February, 1887, and first sergeant 
in the fall of 1887. On July 1, 1889, he was elected first lieu- 
tenant of his company and became captain February 9, 1891. 
He was promoted major December 20, 1892, and as such 
served with the regiment through the war with Spain. When 
the regiment was reorganized he was again commissioned 
major on April 27, 1900. 

Lieutenant Harry R. Ford, of Mishawaka, adjutant of the 
battalion, commenced his military service in Company G, 


First Eegiment Infantry, Ohio National Guard, in which he 
enlisted as a private. He was discharged as first sergeant 
December 22, 1896, because of removal from the State. At 
the beginning of the war with Spain he was mustered into 
United States service as battalion sergeant major with the 
One-hundred-and-fiftv-seventh Indiana, and was commissioned 
battalion adjutant July 11, 1898, while in service. He was 
discharged with his regiment, and on the reorganization was 
appointed to his present position, July 10, 1900. 

South Bend's first organization in a regiment was in the 
First Veteran Regiment. The company was called the South 
Bend Veterans, and was organized April 29, 1881, with 48 
officers and men. The company was assigned to the regiment 
as Company B, and served as such until 1886, when it was 
mustered out of service. The officers were: 

Captains — Joseph Turnock, Edwin Nicar and John Hughes. 
First Lieutenants — John Hughes and George Coquillard. 
Second Lieutenants — John Greenwalt, George Coquilard and Chris- 
tian King. 

The South Bend Light Guards were organized soon after 
the Veterans, and the birthday of that organization was June 
7, 1881. There were then 67 officers and men, and it was 
assigned to the Second Regiment as Company I. The com- 
pany was in existence for but a short time, as it was found 
impossible to raise money for expenses. The officers were: 

Captains — C. B. Vanpelt and E. B. Reynolds. 

First Lieutenants — John Hay, E. B. Reynolds and D. B. J. Shaffer. 
Second Lieutenants— C. E. Crouch, William E. Myler and J. F. 

The next organization was formed August 4, 1886, and was 
called the South Bend Guards. It was mustered in February 
3, 1887, and was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company 
F, and that letter in that regiment has been retained by 
South Bend to the present day. The officers have been: 

Captains — Wayne McMichael, George M. Studebalier, George W. 
Feasor, H. Eccleston, H. T. Funston and George W. Freyermuth. 

First Lieutenants — Lewis Brewer, Charles Heniy, George W. Fea- 
sor. H. Wagner, A. C. Carpenter, H. Eccleston, Wilson E. Snyder, 
George Freyermuth and Harry Faulkner. 

Second Lieutenants— Henry Wagner, E. Rex, H. Eccleston, Wilson 
Snyder, George E. Freyermuth, Harry Faulkner, John S. Johnson and 
Ernest S. Porter. 

After the Spanish-American war the company was re- 
organized July 1, 1889, as the eighth separate company. Fred 


L. Dennis was elected second lieutenant, but resigned shortly 
before the rejiiment was reorganized and Ernest S. Porter 
was elected. 

Captain George W. Freyermuth, now commanding the 
company, enlisted as a private in Company F, June 8, 1888, 
and was promoted corporal, sergeant and first sergeant, and 
while serving in the last capacity he was elected second lieu- 
tenant February 0, 1893. He became first lieutenant January 
2, 1894, and captain March 16, 1897. He served through the 
war with Spain in command of the company, and was again 
elected captain when the company was reorganized. 

I/ieutenant Harry E. Faulkner enlisted in Company F in 
February, 1887, and re-enlisted in March, 1889. He served as 
a private, corporal and sergeant. He was elected second lieu- 
tenant January 2, 1894, and first lieutenant March 16, 1897. 
He served through the war with Spain as first lieutenant, 
and on the reorganization of the company was again elected 
to his former position. Ernest S. Porter, second lieutenant, 
was elected to his present position and commissioned July 
16, 1900. 

The present roster is: 

First Sergeaiu — Willard Isaac. 

Sergeants— Platz, John D.; Frick, Clyde W.; Slusser. Walter H.; 
Doolittle. Charles; Dempsey, Albert. 

Corporals — Swartz. Barney H.; Mason, .Joseph E.; Koehler, ; 

Dudley. Percy; Calvert, Arthin'. 

Musicians — Anrlresiak. Staneslaus, and Peak, Frank. 

Privates — Andresiak, John; Arnold. Louis J.; Cunnings, Edward; 
Chauwe. Moses; Farber, Fred; Fish, William B.: Garue, Stephen; Brim- 
ley, F. H.; Goerz, George L.: Goetz. John; Hawley, Madora C; Hudak. 
Frank; Ilumphery. Edward .T. : Irvin, Clarence; Hycka. Martin; Jawar- 
ski, John; Johnson. Gust; Kwilinski. Mabislaus; Kruetzer. Oscar; Kib- 
bler, Harry; Lovell. Arthur; Mason, Lee D.; McMillen. Scott; Neidbalski, 
S.; Peltier. George: Smith. Gartieid; Smith, Frank; Snyder. Walter C; 
Shultz, E(Uv;ird; Wrl^auski, Frank; Wagner, Wilber E.; Whitten, Wal- 
ter: Wentz, Albert; Zulka. John; Wantz, Leory; Sherman, Herbert; 
Teeter, Harry; Niveuheui. Frank; Landeman, Jesse; Krause. Theodore; 
Charles, E. Brimley; Szlinasche, Alexander: Mecklenburg. Alfred; 
Schmidt, .Jacob; Waldschmidt, Albert: AYarlick, Arthur: Burkhart. 
Ralph; Davis, Floyd; Piasecki, Paul: Fisher, George; Berger, Ernest; 
Couklin, George; Haslanger, Gastar; Stillwell, Clarence; May, HaiTy; 
Garringer, Lawrence; Pai'ker, James; Landeman, Arthur; Wheeler, 
Lewis P. 

Elkhart has been the home of many military organiza- 
tions. The first was organized ^larch 17, 1884, and was called 
the Elkhart Veteran Guards, Jt had a membership of 47 ofii- 
cers and men and became Company G of the First Veteran 


Bat. Adjt. Clyde I_. Hine 
Major Aubry L. Kohlman 

Chaplain C. S. Medbury 
ASST. Surg. C. A. Rennoe 
Major Joseph R. Harrison 




Regiment. The company served until March 17, 1885, when 
it was mustered out on the expiration of its term. The oflB- 
cers were: 

Captain — James K. Gore. 

First Lieutenants — Noah R. Palmer and Walter H. Merritt. 

Second Lieutenants — Charles H. Doty. 

The Elkhart National Guards were organized July 14, 
1883, and served as Company F of the Third Regiment. It 
served but one term, and its officers were: 

Captain — John Vogel. 

First Lieutenants — A. F. Lenhart and Herbert Compton. 

Second Lieutenants — Herbert Compton and Ed S. Conrad. 

The Elkhart Light Artillery, organized April 10, 1884, was 
the next military organization in the city. It was assigned to 
the First Artillerj' as Company H and served as such until 
1887, when it was made Company B. The company was in 
existence until 1889, when it became inefficient by reason of 
the discharge of a large portion of its original membership 
and the resignation of its officers, and it was disbanded. The 
officers were: 

Captains — C. G. Conn and J. W. Cummins. 

First Lieutenants — J. W. Cummins, Michael Collins, W. F. White 
and Henry Trump. 

Second Lieutenants — W. F. White, W. H. Trump and Calvin C. 

On November 28, 1884, the Elkhart Cadets were organized 
and assigned to the Third Regiment as Company F. In 1886 
it was changed to Company E, and that letter has since been 
held by the Elkhart company. The Cadets served but one 
term and were mustered out in 1887, when the letter E was 
assigned to the second company in Elkhart. The present 
company is really the descendant of two companies, as many 
members enlisted in the second company, which, strictly 
speaking, might be termed the original of the present com- 
pany. The officers of the Cadets were: 

Captain — Henry R. Doty. 

First Lieutenant — Charles M. Truby. 

Second Lieutenant — Lee W. Barney. 

The Koontz Rifles, from which organization the present 
company is directly descended, was organized January 1, 
1886. The company first served as Company H, Third Regi- 
ment, but when the regiment was reorganized in 1887 it be- 
came Company E. It has served from then until the present 
day as Company E, of the Third. The officers have been: 


Captains — .Tauies K. Gore, William Y. Cadmus, Charles E. Walley, 
Edward Chandler, Henry R. Doty, E. C. Norcross and Joseph E. Graves. 

First Lieutenant's — W. E. Carpenter, William V. Cadmus, C. E. Wal- 
ley. Charles Stenson, Ed Chandler, George W. Foster, E. C. Norcross, 
C. E. Foster, Josenh E. Graves, Norman PI Beall. Arthur W. Posev and 
G. A. Groll. 

Second Lieutenants — Georcre H. Whiteman, Frank Garrett, C. E. 
Walley, Charles Stenson, Charles Long, John McGee, W. H. Thomas, 
AVilliam Titus, Ernest C. Norcross, Charles E. Foster, V. M. Pangborn, 
Norman E. Beall, G. A. Groll and William E. Sigle. 

The company was reorganized as the twenty-second sep- 
arate company, March 28, 1900, after the war with Spain, 
and on the reorganization of the Third Regiment was given 
its old letter. Captain Graves was re-elected and Arthur 
W. Posey was elected first lieutenant and G. A. Groll second 
lieutenant. Lieutenant Posey resigned and Lieutenant Groll 
was promoted, while William E. Sigle was elected second lieu- 

Captain Joseph E. Graves was first elected as first lieu- 
tenant of the company, June 3, 1897, and served as such until 
commissioned captain on March 15, 1898. He was in com- 
mand of the company during the war with Spain, and on the 
reorganization of the company was again elected captain. 

Lieutenant Gustave A. Groll was born in Monroe, Mich- 
igan, in 1872, and moved to Elkhart in 1886. He enlisted as a 
private in Company E, October 13. 1892, and served with the 
company at Roby. He became a sergeant June 3, 1898, and 
was elected and commissioned second lieutenant March 5, 
1898. He served as such throtigh the war with Spain and 
when the company was reoi-ganized was again elected second 
lieutenaiit. In November, 1900, he became first lieutenant by 
reason of the resignation of Lieutenant Posey. 

Second Lieutenant William E. Sigle was born in Constan- 
tine, Michigan, January 20, 1880. He removed to Grand Rap- 
ids in 1883 and from there moved to Elkhart. He enlisted 
in Company E in 1897, and served during the war with Spain 
as a private. When the company was reorganized he was 
made a sergeant, and in August, 1900, was promoted first 
sergeant. He was elected and commissioned second lieu- 
tenant October 29, 1900. 

The membership now is: 

First Sergeant — McClave, J. Frank. 

Sergeants — Stillman. Albert H.: Cook, George; Meyers, Joseph: 
Hook, Charles. 

Corporals — Kline. Siinon P.: Carrier. Heni-y; Rohrer. Clarence E.; 
Winegardner, Kenneth E. 

Musician — Robert Higgins. 


Pi'ivate — Bartholomew, Clarence; Baylor, George C. ; Baruey, Hugh 
C; Bressler, Benjamin F. ; Bowen, Charles JM.; Baler, George; Chaff e, 
Clarence; Carpenter, Norman E.; Cassell, Orin K.; Corner, William R. ; 
Gulp, Ai-thm- E.; Dederlion, Edward; Driscoll, Bert A.; Dunmire, 
George; Ebey, Fred; Estep, Charles; Fancil, Victor; Foster, Fred; Grei- 
uer. i»avid; Gruber, John F.; Hahn, Ora II.; Hudson, Scott; Hermau- 
sader, Chester; Kline. Charles; Keefer, Carl; :\IcCorrey, Martin; Mc- 
Connell, Frank; McFillhi, Elmer; Markley, Arthur; Mangold, Albert; 
Mott, George; Mussellman, Charles; Osier, Erwin; Osier, Walter; Osier, 
Howard; Piatt. Oliver; Palmer. Edward; Poalson, Jesse; Raber, Clyde; 
Riggel, Clyde; Rynerson, Arthur: Smith. Andrew; Smith, Charles; 
Stevens. Clyde; Shutts, Robert J.; Siprass. Herman A.; Swartzell, 
Charles A.; Truax, Reuben: Truax. Oscar; Van Patten, Simon; Vemier, 
George; Wambaugh, Frank C. : Whitniore, Clyde; Winterhoff, August; 
Witman, Alonzo; Zimmerman, Albert. 

Tlio Roclioster company originated in the Manitou Blues, 
orjianized .Viip:nst 4, 1887, mustered Auj;iist 15 and as- 
signed to the Third Kegiment as Company G. The company 
remained so until 1894, when it was transferred to the Second 
regiment as Company B, and served as such until the close 
of the war with Spain. The company was reorganized early 
in 1900 as the fifteenth separate company and was assigned 
to the Third Regiment, but with its old com])any letter of B. 
The officers have been: 

Captains— H. C. Long, A. IT. Skinner, H. N. Goodwin. Ernest L. 
Clinger and Cyrus M. Davis 

First Lieutenants — J. F. Collins. A. H. Skinner and E. H. Fitz- 
gerald. Loyd True. Sanmel S^vartAvood. H. M. Goodwin, C. M. Davis. 
Horace M. Goodwin and Lee Montgomery. 

Second Lieutenants — A. H. Skinner, E. H. Fitzgerald, Cyrus M. 
Davis, Sampel Swartwood, H. M. Goodwin, A. H. McCarter, Christian 
Maier. Charles O. Phillips and Prentiss L. Hoot. 

Captain Davis and Lieutenant Hoot were commissioned 
February 8, 1900, and Lieutenant ^fontgomerv on Novembei* 
49. 1900.' 

The roster now is: 

First Sergeant — McCarter, Harley. 

Quartermaster — .Tones, Fred B. 

Sergeants — Jones, Ed: Jones. Charles; Day, Albert. 

Corporals — Tuttle. Henry E.; Delp, William; Swartwood, John; 
Hartman, .John. 

Privates — Alexander, Homer; Blackburn, John; Batchelor. Asa; 
Brugh, Mont; Biggs. Earl; Biggs, Cusey; Bunnell, Charles; Bouek, 
Geoi'ge L.; Crini. Bert L. ; Colwell. Alva: Downs, Edward; Durbin, Wil- 
liam R.; Day, Francis A.; Davis, Charles; Dubois, Don; Demont, 
Eugene; Elkins, James: Feece. Clint: Goss, Loyd; Graeber, Ernest; 
Goodrich, Charles; Hoot. Henry F.: Hartman, Clyde; Holman, Hugh; 
Jessen, Bernard: Jones. Freeman: Jones, Hosea; Knapp. James H. ; 


Lynch, Beverly; Lowman, Perry; Mow, David W. ; Odaflier, Ray; Packer, 
Frederick; Rogers, Frank; Ross. Frank; Steffy, Samuel; Stinson, Frank; 
Sidmore, Fred; Stalil, Alva; Slick, Jolin; Stockberger, Ross; Tester, 
George; Tuttle, Delphus; Winn. William; Wood, Clyde; Wilhoit, Clifford; 
Yike, Henry E. 

The Warsaw Ligiit Guards were organized September 29, 
1886, and assigned to tlie First Regiment as Company E, 
When the regiments reorganized in 1888 it was transferred 
to the Second as Company K, and on the organization of the 
Third, February 3, 1891, it was again transferred to that reg- 
iment, and as Company K. In 1892 the company was dis- 
banded, but immediate]}^ reorganized and assigned to the 
Fourth Regiment as Company H, on May 13, 1892. The task 
or reorganizing was assigned to Captain Harter. 

The company served three days at Roby under Captain 
Harter in September, 1893, when the trouble arose over prize 
fighting. It was also called out to the Chicago riots, July 
8, 1894, and was stationed at Hammond, Indiana. The com- 
pany, with other companies of the Indiana National Guard, 
arrived at Hammond at daybreak, Monday morning, relieving 
a company of the Fourth United States Infantry which was 
sent there Sunday. On July 11, at 2 a. m., the men of this 
company were aroused from their slumbers and in less than 
ten minutes were on their way to Tolleston to stoj) an out- 
break there. It made the tw^elve-mile trip by rail and on foot. 
Orisson P. Lee, then colonel on Adjutant-General Robbins' 
staff, and who has since died in the Philippines, was in com- 
mand of this detail. 

After returning from this trip the company was divided, 
the first platoon in command of Captain L. E. Harter was 
sent eight miles from Hammond, making the march in four 
hours, to guard a railroad bridge, and remained there three 
days, with only one day's rations. The second platoon, in 
command of Lieutenant W. A. Winebremer, was sent to East 
Chicago. Some of the men of this platoon fired several shots 
into a mob which wrecked a train of oil tanks. On July 26 
the company was sent to Whiting, Indiana, and on July 27 
returned home, having had eleven days' active service. On 
arriving home the citizens gave the company a banquet and 
presented it with a handsome silk flag. 

Early in April, 1 898, when war with Spain was a certainty, 
Captain Sharp recruited the company to its maximum 
strength of 84 men, and then he added twenty men to take 
the places of those whom he knew would be rejected at the 
physical examination. The company answered the call with 
over 100 men. 

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Those who re-enlisted in the United States Army for serv- 
ice in the Philiyipines from the company were Captain Charles 
A. Sharp, Sergeant James Pepper, Corporals Edwin Ripple 
and Thomas Dwyer, Musician Ernest E. Pollock and Private 
Earl A. Coffeen. 

The movement to reorganize the company was started 
June 1, 1900, by AVilliam J. Hafert, formerly first sergeant of 
the company, and on June 20 it was mustered into State serv- 
ice as the thirtieth separate company. It was assigned to 
the Third Regiment July 3. The company attended the camp 
of instruction of that year, and on its return home moved 
into its new armory. This is one of the finest and largest in 
the State, and it is 133x44 feet and includes an officers' room, 
reading room, ordnance room and a drill hall 44x100 feet. 
The rooms are handsomely decorated and furnished. The 
present officers, Captain William J. Hafert, First Lieutenant 
Claude D. Se Cheverell and Second Lieutenant Walter S. 
Brubaker, were all commissioned June 26, 1900. 

The officers of the company from its beginning have been: 

Captains — Charles A. Funk, M. M. Milice, L. E. Harter, John I.. 
Cliandler, L. E. Harter, W. A. Winebrenner, Charles A. Sharp, Wil- 
liam .1. Hafert. 

First Lieutenants — George B. Baker, George Reid, L. E. Harter, 
W. B. Berroth, A. F. Biggs, Ray Trish, W. A. Winebrenner, C. A. 
Sharp, Edwin G. Hinkley, Claude D. S. Cheverell. 

Second Lieutenants — John A. Dye, M. M. Milice, W. B. Berroth, 
•John L. Chandler. Ray Trish, W. A. Winebrenner, Charles A. Sharp, 
W. S. Hughes and Walter S. Brubaker. 

The present roster of the company is: 

Fii'st Sergeant — Runyau, James J. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Schade, Conrad. 

Sergeants — Kilmer, Orville B.; Coleman, Louis E.; Gi'aves, Earl. 

Musicians — \^'hitacre. Clarence, and Kintzel, Walter. 

Corporals — Markwood, Lee; McGinley, Walter S.; Vancuren, Roy; 
Beyer, Carl F.; White. Charles. 

Privates — Alexandei', Lloyd A.; Bennett, Benjamin L.; Bennett, 
Ernest F.; Blue, Louis A.; Blodgett, Hariy O.; Bonewit, Walter; Bar- 
rick, Clyde E.; Barrick, Walter; Bradway, Jesse; Beebe, Earl S. ; Cook, 
Haven; Cook, Burk C. ; Chapman, John H.; Crites, Donald B.; Durbin, 
Henry G.; Grove, Leo E.; Gilliam, Charles E.; Garner, Chester A.; Hut- 
ton, Joe B. ; Haunsman. .John; Helser, Fred; Leedy. Clarence E.; Nye, 
William; Ooley, Charles; Pepper, Charles; Poulson, Harvey L. ; Rodgers, 
James D.; Shroyer, Harvey H.; Stoneburner, James A.; Sellers, Virgil 
W. ; Shaffer, Charles; Tenney, Jerome; Vancuren, Homer E.; Watson, 
Hariy M.; Wissler, Charles D.; Wright, John W^; Schade, William; 
Kilmer, James A.; Schaefer, Walter G.; Lowery, Squire B.; Kyle, J. L.; 
Cioss, V. C; Noel, Bert; Wilcox, Lawrence; Hayden, Eugene E. 



The Second Battalion consists of Companies K, of Au- 
burn; G, of Columbia City; D, of Ft. Wayne, and C, of La- 
grange. Its headquarters are at Auburn. 

Major Aubrey L. Kuhlman, of Auburn, the major com- 
manding, organized Company K, of Auburn, and was com- 
missioned captain January 12, 1892. He was with his com- 
pany at Roby in September, 1893, and at Hammond and 
Whiting in July, 1894, during the strike. He was placed in 
command of the post at Whiting, which was garrisoned by 
two companies of the Third, and assisted in the capture of 
strikers who were stopping trains there. He was commis- 
sioned major March 25, 1897, and placed in command of the 
First Battalion of the Third. He served through the war 
with Spain as major commanding the Third Battalion of his 
regiment, and was placed on the retired list April 1, 1900. 
When the regiment was reorganized he was again commis- 
sioned major and placed in command of the Second Battalion 
on April 27, 1900. 

Lieutenant Clyde L. Hine, of Waterloo, battalion adju- 
tant, enlisted in Company I, of Waterloo, in February, 1892, 
was promoted corporal in June following and sergeant in 
August following. He acted as first sergeant the greater 
part of the time, and was elected second lieutenant of the 
company June 27, 1896. He was mustered out with the com- 
pany and re-enlisted as a sergeant in 1897, and was appointed 
battalion sergeant major May 20, 1897. He served with the 
company at Hammond and Roby, was with the regiment at 
the dedication of the Columbian Exposition and has attended 
every encampment. As battalion sergeant major he served 
through the war with Spain, and was mustered out with the 
regiment. In the spring of 1899 he went to the State of 
W^ashington, but returned to Indiana in the fall and took up 
school teaching. He again entered the State service July 10, 
1900, in the position which he now holds. 

On January 14, 1892, the company at Auburn was organ- 
ized, and on May 13 of that year was assigned to the Third 
Regiment as Company K. The company served through the 
war with Spain and was reorganized as the fourteenth sep- 
arate company December 14, 1899. On the reorganization of 
the Third Regiment the company was again assigned to it 
with its old letter. The officers have been: 

Captains — A. L. Kulilman and J. F. Laliuum. 

First Lieutenants — C. F. DuWan, James F. Labnum, Joseph N. 
Grover, Othello B. Rnfner, Benjamin F. Jolliff. 

Lieut. C. A. Wray 
Lieut. Edward Graves 

Lieut. J. L. Bireley 
Lieut. J. L. Boy er 
Lieut. G. A. Groll 

Lieut. W. E. Sigle 
Lieut. S. N. Markley 

officers of the third infantry 


Second Lfeutenants — C. M. Kemp, Joseph N. Grover, G. C. Olark, 
Jolin J. Wolf, John ^Y. Brown and John R. McDowell. 

James F. Labniim enlisted in Company K, of the Third 
Regiment ot Infantry, I. N. G., January 12, 1892, and was 
elected first sergeant on the same date. He served as first 
sergeant for two years, and in 1894 was elected first lieuten- 
ant, and served until the expiration of his term. In 1895 he 
was re-elected first lieutenant of the company, and in Feb- 
ruarv, 1896, was elected captain of Company K, which oflSce 
he retained until May 10, 1898. On May 10, 1898, he was com- 
missioned captain of Company K, One-hundred-and-fifty-sev- 
enth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served as captain until 
November 1, 1898, when the company was mustered out at 
Indianapolis. On December 14, 1900, he remustered the com- 
pany at Auburn, which was first known as the fourteenth sep- 
arate company, and was elected captain. 

First Lieutenant B. F. Joliff enlisted in Company K as a 
private, on January 12, 1892, and served as a private until 
February, 1890. at which time he was promoted to sergeant. 
He served as sergeant during the Spanish-American war, and 
was discharged at Indianapolis, November 1, 1898. On De- 
cember 14, 1900, he was mustered into the National Guard 
and was elected first lieutenant by the fourteenth separate 

Second Lieutenant John R. McDowell enlisted as a pri- 
vate in Company K in 1897, and served as such during the 
war with Spain. He was mustered in with the reorganized 
company as private on January 13, 1900, was promoted 
corporal. He was elected second lieutenant December 21, 

The present roll is: 

First Sergeant — Hilkey. E. Morton. 

Quartermaster Sergennf — Lobmiller. Herman A. 

Sergeants — Hoodlemier. Clyde S. ; Reesch, Frank; Grogg. Wilson. 

Corporals — Richards. John B.; Wolf, Andrew J. 

Musicians — Dierstein, George A.; Little. Kdward O. 

Privates — Beard, Charles R.: Baker, Edward; Brandon, Art; Bran- 
don, Asa: Bryant, Byron E.; Bryant, James W. ; Brown, Charles; Burk- 
nett, George H.; Baxter, Frank C; Burknett, Morton; Click, Pearlie; 
Carle, Frank; Wolf, Geoi-ge E; Case, Garr; Davidson. Harvey O.; Feag- 
ler, Lester: Guinn, David; (iregg, Frank 11.; Grube, Cary E.; Heusinger, 
George; Holderman, Thomas H. ; Knapp, Carl C; McDougall, Wade; 
McClellan, Newton; Myles, Charles S. ; Glinger, Frank L.; Refuer, 
Claude C; Richards. Jacob, Reeder, Morton B.; Springer. Melvin; 
Sherch, Channcey: Thomas, John P.; AVallerschild, Harry J.; AYjilliam- 
son, Joseph D.; Williamson, Harry; AVoif, George D.; AValters, Charles 
E.; Weeks, Arthur B.; Walters, Dorsey E. ; Zimmer, John. 


The company at Columbia City was organized June 88, 
1895, and was received into the service. It was first assigned 
to the Fourth Kegimeut as Company G, and served as such 
until mustered into United States service for the war with 
Spain, when it became Company G, One-hundred-and-sixtieth 
Indiana Volunteers. The company was reorganized May 18, 
1900, and was assigned to the Third Regiment with its 
former letter. The officers have been. 

Captains — Joseph R. Harrison and Dloydi D. Cliaphaau. 
Pii-st Lieutenants — David S. Linvill, Lloyd D. Clapham and Spur- 
geon N. IMarkley. 

Second Lieutenants — Lloyd D. Olapbani, Spurgeon N. Markley and 
Edward Graves. 

Captain Clapham is a native of Ontario, Lagrange County, 
Indiana, and was born May 2, 187.5. He was educated at the 
Columbia City High School and has lived in Columbia City 
since 1884. He spent three years as an apprentice in a print- 
ing office, and when eighteen years old began to learn the 
jeweler's trade. He has followed this business since, and is 
now the owner of a store in his home city. 

His military career began in 1895, and it was largely 
through his efforts that a military company was organized at 
Columbia City. He was elected second lieutenant on its 
organization, and held that position when the war with Spain 
broke out. He served with his company through the war 
and was mustered out with his regiment after one year of 
service, eighty-four days of which were on foreign soil. After 
his return home he reorganized the company and was elected 
first lieutenant, and was promoted captain in September, 
1900, when Captain Harrison was promoted major. Captain 
Clapham has had six years of military experience, and during 
the war with Spain had the unique experience of having 
under his command two brothers, both of whom are older 
than he is, Simon P. Clapham. born in Stevenson County, 
Illinois, February 16, 1873, was a sergeant in the company, 
and as such was mustered into the United States service. 
He was promoted first sergeant, and after the company was 
mustered out was appointed battalion adjutant in the Third 
Regiment, but resigned in January, 1901. The other brother, 
John T. Clapham, was born in Mifflinsburg, Pennsylvania, 
July 25, 1865, and when the war broke out entered the com- 
pany as a private. During his service he was promoted cor- 
poral and sergeant and assigned as quartermaster sergeant. 
After his discharge he enlisted as a private in Company F, 
Thirty-fourth United States Volunteers, and was sent to the 


Philippines with his regiment. He was promoted first ser- 
geant of the company, and was with Colonel Howse and 
Major Penn on the famous chase to rescue Lieutenant Gil- 
more and the American prisoners. He was sixty-six days 
on the march at that time, and for his services has been rec- 
ommended for a commission. 

Lieutenant Spurgeon N. Markley entered State service as 
a private, March 2, 1898. He entered the United States serv- 
ice with the company and was promoted corporal June 28, 
1898. He joined the reorganized company and was elected 
second lieutenant May 18, 1900, and was promoted first lieu- 
tenant September 13, 1900. He is engaged in the shoe busi- 

Lieutenant Edward Graves was born at Coesse, Whitley 
County, January 15, 1881, and enlisted as a private in 
Company G, Fourth Regiment, March 24, 1898. He served 
with the company through the war with Spain and was in 
Cuba for eighty-four days. He was adjutant's orderly for 
eight months of his service. He was discharged with the 
regiment, and re-entered the Guard May 18, 1900, as ser- 
geant. He was elected second lieutenant September 13, 1900. 

The present membership is: 

First Sergeant— Slesman, W. H. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Wallace, F. M. 

Sergeants — Russell, E. D.; Eastom, C; Harrisson, G.; Anthes, E. 

Corporals — Lawrence, W.; Weber. R.; Markley, H.; North, A. E. 

Musicians — Garber. S. ; Strauss, W. 

Wagoner— Burnsworth, C. W. 

Privates— Anglemeyer, E.; Anderson, A.; Boran, L.; Briggs, H. F.; 
Beeching, O.; Cummings, G. W.; Curtis, E.; Collins, J.; Doriot, H. D.; 
Fullerton, W.; Greiser, F. W.; Gregg, F.; Hossler, J. A.; Hess, J. H.; 
Hull, H.; Harshberger, F.; Inlis. W.; .Judd, S. E.; Miner, F.; McClin- 
tocli, M. .1.; McCorab. W.; Mossman, H. B.; Noble, V.; Press- 
ler, A.; Pressler, L.; Pressler. C. E.; Pressler, K. V.; Prescott, J. C; 
Quinn, L. L.; Redman, E.; Russell, L. E.; Stickler, W. E.; Spear, R. D.; 
Surface, C. E.; Snyder. W.; Vandeford, A.; Wilcox, B. H.; Wordon, L. 
A.; Workman, I.; Welsheimer, L. 

The Ft. Wayne Veterans was the first organization of Ft. 
Wayne to be identified with a regimental organization. It 
was organized October 9, 1883, and served its three years' 
term only as Company L of the First Regiment. It was mus- 
tered out of service on the expiration of the first term. The 
officers were: 

Captains — J. H. Rohan, Frank R. Weldon and James Harper. 

First Lieutenants — Francis R. Welden, James Harper and A. C. 

Second Lieutenants— W. M. Barnard, M. R. Gardner and Jasper 


The Ft. Wayne Rifles, the next organization to be formed, 
was organized September 5. 1885, and was at once assigned 
to the Second Regiment as Company B. As Company B it 
served from that day until the close of the war with Spain, 
although February 3, 1891, it was transferred to the Third 
Regiment, but still retained its letter. 

The Rifles went into camp with the Legion at Lafayette, 
Indiana, in 1880, and took part in the prize drills. It won 
second prize in the State drill and first prize in the maiden 
class of companies which had never before competed for a 
prize. The company went to the Inter-State drill at Wash- 
ington, D. C, in 1887, and stood sixteenth in ninety-eight com- 
panies there. At the encampment at Evansville, in 1888, the 
company won first prize, and this was the last prize drill held 
under the direction of the military authorities of the State. 
The company took part in the expedition against the Roby 
prize fighters in 1893 and serA^ed during the railroad strikes. 
It furnished several officers to the United States Army, and 
was well represented in the United States Volunteers serving 
in the Philippines. In the latter service it had two officers 
and many men. 

The officers have been: 

Captains — Fraiik Wise, Frank W. Rawles. William Peltier. Charles 
J. Bulger. J. E. Miller and C. E. Reese. 

First Lieutenants — Thomas .T. Deagen, I. W. Leonard, C. J. Bulger, 
William H. Peltier, H. W. Hageman, P. A. Thompson, J. W. Thomp- 
son and John B. Fonner. 

Second liieutenants — I. W. I;eonard. W. H. Peltier, W. W. Kerr, 
John-E. Miller, C. E. Reese, J. W. Thompson, E. .T. Barr and W. W. 

The German Military Company was organized April 8, 
1888, and was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company L. 
It was made up of German veterans of the Franco-Prussian 
war and made but little progress in the tactics of the United 
States Army, and for that reason was disbanded during the 
year following its organization. Its officers during its short 
existence were Captain Herman Hohnholz, First Lieutenant 
Will Finke and Second Lieutenant H. Krone. 

An infantry company of 61 members was organized De- 
cember 11, 1893, and was assigned to the Third Regiment as 
Company G on May 23, 1894. It served as Company G 
through the war with Spain. The officers were: 

Captains — J. B. Fonner. W. A. Spice and O. C. Meyer. 

First Lieutenants — H. O. Mains, W. A. Spice, O. C. Meyer. William 
S. McLeod and Maurice J. Archbold. 

Second Lieutenants— W. J. Spice, O. C. Meyer, W. S. McLeod, John 
G. Jackson and Jesse L. Birely. 


The company was reorganized and mustered into the 
Guard July 13, 1900. It consisted of 56 members, and the 
present officers were elected. It was assigned to the Third 
Regiment as Company D. 

Captain O. C. Meyer enlisted in the State service Decem- 
ber 11, 1893, and was at once made first sergeant of the com- 
pany. He served through the strikes of 1894 and was elected 
second lieutenant to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna- 
tion of Lieutenant Mains on March 28, 1895. Captain Spice 
was unable to pass the physical examination at the outbreak 
of the war with Spain, and Lieutenant Meyer was elected 
captain May 9, 1898. He commanded the company during the 
war and reorganized it in July, 1900. He was again elected 

Lieutenant Maurice J. Archbold served as a private in 
Company G from May 10, 1894, to the June following, when 
he was appointed quartermaster sergeant, and so served until 
the company was mustered into United States service during 
the war with Spain. He was then appointed first sergeant of 
Company G, and served in that capacity through the war. He 
re-enlisted in the company on its reorganization and was 
elected first lieutenant. 

Second Lieutenant Jesse L. Birely served as a private in 
Company G from July 21, 1896 to February 25, 1897, when he 
was appointed corporal. When the company was mustered 
into United States service he was appointed sergeant and 
served as such through the war with Spain. He re-enlisted 
in the reorganized company and was elected second lieu- 

The present roster of the company is: - 

First Sergeant — Arney, Forest. 

Sergeants — Walde, "William F.; Meyers, Henry F.; Holmes, Franlj 
L.; Potter, John F. 

Corporals — Dunfee. Cliarles F. ; Bartel, Robert R.; Donivan, Harry 
F.; Craig, Clarence. 

Musicians — Stradley, William D.; Szinlc. Edward E. 

Privates — Arney, William A.; Bates. Lewis C: Bryson, Fred .7.; 
Conley, William G.; Close, Ernest A.; Cassady, Earl.: Cook, Walter E.: 
Craig, James C; Dailey, George M.; Driesbach, Clyde: Eylenberg, 
George: Ellison, William H.: Fisher, Harry W.; Fox, Lewis S.: Firks, 
August: Fackler, Orvel: Frisby, Rodger L.; Gorrell, John T. : Green, 
Richard E.; Horstman, John; Hamilton, Hugh; Hewitt, Harry; Has- 
linger, Hei'man; Koch, William; Killeu, William A.; Kolb, Edward H.; 
Krumlauf, James A.; Kidd, John A.; Lewis. Bert; Meyer, Gust G.: 
Murray, William; Mustain, Hariy J.; Miller, Earl E.; Miser, Walter B. ; 
Metzner, Harry; Robertson, Charles G.: Richard, Sam; Rosselot, Fred; 


Steller, Clyde; Snyder, Edward; Suyder, James O.; Thiel. Herman; 
Trythall, Alfred J.; Utley, Jacob C; Walter, William H.; Walters, 
William H.; Walters, William; Zwiclv, William C. 

Company C, of Lagrange, was mustered into State service 
April 9, 1000. At that time 57 men were present out of a 
total of 60 on the roll. The company was less than thirty 
days in making up the roster, and attended the camp of in- 
struction at Indianapolis. The present officers, Captain S. 
S. Piatt, First Lieutenant John L. Boj^er and Second Lieuten- 
ant William H. Kaufman, were elected when the company 
was organized. Lieutenant Boyer is a native of Pennsyl- 
vania, having been born at Carlisle in 1871, and he served in 
the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1889 to 1893. The 
present roster is: 

Sergeants — Slack, Newton W.: Munger, Edwin C; Billman, Charles 
A.; Stewart, Festus E. ; Ivans, Edward. 

Corporals — Alwine, Lewis; Cliureli. Fred; Rowe, Melvin; Lytle, 
Frank R. 

Musicians — Wier, Lewis: Gilbert, Ernest. 

Privates — Archer, Joseph; Barrett, Arthiir; Betts. William; Butt, 
Clyde; Brown, Bert; Brown. Carl; Brown, Ira E.; Billman, Worthy; 
Barrows, Charles; Beach. Sidney; Crystlee, Samuel; Cressler, Fay; 
Cline, Ray; Dibble, Ray; Deavenbaugh. Christian; Deter, Noah; Davis, 
Orla; Ecker, Jay; Ford, Carl: Ford, Myrom; Fashbaugh, William; 
Gage, Albert; Gage, Oliver; Holsinger, Doran: Hoff, .lay; Hughes, Carl; 
Jackson, Howard; Kitchen, Freman; Keyes, Harvey; Large, Benjamin; 
Machan, Lawrence; McLain, Charles: Oliver, Elmer; Portner, Charles; 
Price, Claude; Price, Vern; Roy, Harry; Shelly, Cecil; Stinebarger; 
Thomas; Shultz. John: Schermerhorn; John; Thompson, Clyde; Wert, 
Milo; Wyland, Earl. 


The Third Battalion consists of Companies A, of Monti- 
cello; M, of Crawfordsville, and I, of Tipton. Its headquar- 
ters are at Columbia City. 

Major floseph R. Harrison was born in Noble County, 
Indiana, May 28, 1862. His father is of Scotch-English and 
his mother of English parentage. He was educated in the 
public schools of Churubusco, Indiana, and at the age of four- 
teen years began teaching school. At seventeen years of age 
he entered the clerk's office of the AVhitley Circuit Court as 
deputy, serving until 1888, when he was offered and accepted 
the position of first assistant clerk of the United States 
Court of the Fourth District of New Mexico. In 1890 he re- 
turned to Columbia Cit3% his present home, and entered the 
office of Collins & Adams, and under their direction took a 

Capt. O. C. Meyer 
Capt. S. S. Platt 

Capt. L. D. Clapham 

Capt. G. S. Harney 

officers of the third infantry 


Capt. J. E. Graves 


course in law. Passing the required examination, he was ad- 
mitted to the bar, but never practiced. During the past ten 
years he has conducted a book, stationery and general store 
at his home. 

His first service with the Indiana National Guard was in 
May 28, 1895. He organized and was commissioned as cap- 
tain of Company G, unassigned, afterwards assigned to the 
Fourth Regiment, and was a member of the regiment when 
the call came for volunteers for Spanish-American war serv- 
ice. Enlisting therein, he was assigned as captain of Com- 
pany G, One-hnndred-and-sixtieth Indiana Volunteers, serv- 
ing until the muster out of the regiment. 

Captain Harrison was assistant adjutant-general of the 
Third Brigade, First Division, First x4rmy Corps, at the Camp 
Weil Farm, Kentucky, and had command of the First Bat- 
talion of the One-hundred-and-sixtieth Indiana Volunteers as 
acting major for about three months during the Spanish- 
American war. In June, 1900, he organized and was com- 
missioned as captain of the twenty-seventh separate com- 
pany, afterwards Company G, of the Third Infantry, Indiana 
National Guard. July 22, 1900, he was commissioned as 
major of the Third Battalion. 

During the campaign of 1900 he was nominated by the 
Democrats as their candidate for joint representative for 
Kosciusko and Whitley counties, and reduced the Republican 
majority about 500 votes. He was a member .of the Columbia 
City School Board for a number of years and is the present 
secretary of the Business Men's organization of Columbia 

Lieutenant John R. Washburn, the present adjutant, was 
appointed February 18, 1901. 

Company A, of Monti cello, was a volunteer company or- 
ganized at Monticello for the Spanish-x\merican war. After 
having been mustered out of United States service the com- 
pany was reorganized and assigned to the Third Infantry as 
Company A. The present officers. Captain Anthony A. An- 
heir. First Lieutenant Wilbur A. Tharp and Second Lieuten- 
ant Orville A. Rothrock, were commissioned November 2, 
1899, the date the company was mustered into service. 
Captain Anheir served as first lieutenant and Lieutenant 
Tharp first sergeant of the company during the war with 
Spain, when it was known as Company I, of the One-hundred- 
and-sixty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 

The present roster is: 


First Seigeaut — Didlake, Roy P. 

Sergeants — Xickersham. George; I.ougliry, Howard K.; Simons, 
Walter A.; Crowell. Ricliard; Davis, Edward G. 

Corporals — Seymour, Vernie; Moore, George E.; Day, Everett; Hull, 
Warren K.; Henry, Austin F. 

Musicians — Gardner, Everett; Hamilton, Glenn. 

Privates — Baer, Frank M.; Burns, Stewart; Berkshire, Samuel H.; 
Black, Oliver C.; Babb, Samuel L.; Bennett, William H.; Coen, Oliver 
0.; Cowger, Earle; Cain, August C; Christy, Perry N.; Davis, Harry; 
Day, Earle; Elder, James; Fox, James; Gardner, Russel; Gardner, Nor- 
wood; Hanaway, George E.; Houts, William H.; Imes, Ray; Karp, 
James; Lawrie, James W. ; Loughry, W. W^; Million, Roy S.; McElhoe, 
Charles; Nordyke, Earle J.; Phoebus. Everett; Rankin, John J.; Ran- 
sopher. Calvin; Shafer, Harry; Shafer, James; Simons, Frank; Tarn, 
William; Tharp. Oliver S. ; Tharp, Fred S.; Wickersham, Earle; Wick- 
ersham, Ray; Wingard, Orin; Ward, James A. 

The first company of Crawfordsville to joint the State 
troops was McPherson Post Uniforin Rank, organized De- 
cember 7, 1887, which was assigned to the First Regiment 
as Company D and served witli that organization until April 
2; 1899, when it was transferred to the Second Regiment as 
Company I. The company served until the latter part of 
1894, when it was mustered out of the service. The officers 
were : 

Captains — George W. Lamb. M. V. Wert and F. B. McClamrock. 

First Lieutenants — Martin V. Wert, W. H. Morrison, F. F. McClam- 
rock, William McNeely, H. McClamrock, Lewis Elliott and Charles 

Second Lieutenants — J. McDaniel. Earl McCampbell. W. R. Cruce, 
James B. Wilhite. Luke Wood and Charles Williams. 

On November 21, 1895, another company was organized, 
which was assigned to the Second Regiment as Company M, 
the letter now held by the company. The company served 
through the war with Spain with the regiment and was mus- 
tered out when peace was declared. The present company 
was reorganized February 10, 1900, as the seventeenth sep- 
arate company, and when the regiments were reorganized 
was assigned to the Third as Company M. The officers have 

Captains — Joseph McDaniel. Clinton A. Williams, Martin V. Wert, 
Frederick B. Alexander. Charles O. Wilhite and George S. Harney. 

First Lieutenants— C. A. Williams, William H. McNeeley, C. O. 
Wilhite. I. C. Elston. .Ir., and Charles A. Wray. 

Second Lieutenants — J. E. Sargent, James H. Stump, C. A. AVilliams, 
Isaac C. Elston, Jr., George S. Harney and Clinton A. Williams. 

Cai)tain George S. Harney entered the service of the 
United States as quartermaster sergeant. He enterd the 


Guard April 26, 1898, and after entering United States serv- 
ice he was promoted second lieutenant August 28. 1898. He 
was commissioned captain February 16, 1900. 

Lieutenant Charles A. Wray served through the war as 
first sergeant and was elected first lieutenant on the reorgan- 
ization of the company. 

Lieutenant Williams was commissioned February 16, 1900. 

The present roster is: 

Sergeants? — Coppage. Henry C; Gerard. Earle: Henrj'. Claude L. ; 
Moore, Walter A.: Stephens, William. 

Corporals — Harrington, Harry; Spillman, Theodore; Tutt, Frederick. 

Privates — Blar-k. William; Boraker, Isaiah; Brattain, Elijah; Brat- 
tain, Harry; Britton, Walter. .Ir., Bm'roiighs, Frank; Caldwell, Harvey; 
Clements, Charles; Cox, L. ; Cox, Ralph; Cunningham, Ira; Davidson, 
Edward H.; Davis. Walter; Dobson. .Joseph; Elkins, Albert H.; Esra. 
Bert; Esra. Frank; Evans. Walter; Foreman, Frank; Frier, Bert; 
Hastaday, William: Heath. .Tames N. ; Hughes, Charles R.; Jones, El- 
mer; Jones, Paul; Kepler, Fred; Kiusey, Charles; Macey, Richard; 
Michael, Ellmer J.; Miller, Harvey; Mitchell, Frank; McDonald, Earl; 
McDonald. Herbert; Nutt, Howard; Peare, George A.; Arnbaum, Ben; 
Regan, John; Reese, John; Sering, Jack; Shular, Earl; Tinsley, Lucius; 
Toralinson. P^rnest; Werliner, Bert; Werliner, Frank; Wert, Fred G.; 
Woodworth. Will; Zackary, Thomas J. 

Company I, of Tipton, was organized April 25, 1898, just 
previous to the war with Spain, through the efforts of George 
Dyer and J. H. Barlow. It was first assigned to the Second 
Regiment as Company K, and later to the Fourth as Com- 
pany L The officers commissioned were Captain George Dyer, 
First Lieutenant Robert Van Buskirk and Second Lieutenant 
George Knee. Captain Dyer resigned November 19, 1898, and 
each of the lieutenants were promoted. Sergeant J. H. Barlow 
was then elected second lieutenant, and so commissioned on 
November 30. The company served through the war with 
the regiment and was mustered out April 25, 1899. 

The present company is largely due to the efforts of 
Captain Barlow, who took up the work of reorganization in 
less than a year. He was somewhat handicapped, as others 
had made unsuccessful efforts to organize a company. He 
was elected captain, and Harry Phares, who had served 
through the war as corporal, was elected first lieutenant. 
William McCreary, who had served as private and musician 
during the war, was elected second lieutenant. 

The company was received into State service March 23, 
1900, and was assigned to the Third Regiment with its pres- 
ent letter. It has a large armory and is able to maintain 


itself without assessment. It has had but one call since re- 
organization, having been ordered to the armory March 4, 

The present roster is : 

First Sergeant — Nelson, William. 

Sergeants — Watson, Frank E.; Matthews, Otto K.; Furvy, Glen; 
Bennett, Frank; Hutohins, Harry. 

Gorporals — Kinder, Robert; Kitzmiller, Edward; Lane, Hallie; Gon- 
ley, Charles; Partlow, Monroe. 

Musician — Teter, Sam E. 

Cook — Miller, Frank. 

Privates — Bates, Clyde; Bowlin, Frederick E.; Campbell, Guy L. 
Doty, Oscar; Foster, James I.; Frazer, Orville; Hertle, Isaac; Hilligoss 
Arthur; Hilligoss, Orlean; Hopp, Fred; Hughes, Ben; Hughes, Otto 
Jones, Richard T.; Jarrett, William A.; Johnson, James M.; Kirber 
John; Ludwig, Charles; Lindsey, Lewis; Mahan, James M.; Moore 
AValter; McEntee, John H.; McLucas, Fred E.; Nelson, Frank H. 
O'Banion, Fred M.; Propst, Harry; Peetz, Herman; Porter, Albert C. 
Porter, Spencer A.; Partlow, John C.; Richardson, Ora; Ridley, Caleb 
B.; Seright, Dilver; Showhan, Joseph E.; Smith, Alphus; Shupard, 
Charles; Smith, William H.; Staum, Arthur; Teter, Pearl W.; Teter. 
Ralph; Watson. Carl; Wilson, C. Perry; Wilcox, Lloyd. 

Major A. B. Schanz 


Commanding the First Artillery 



The FmsT Artillery. 

The First Regiment of Light Artillery was organized No- 
vember 22, 1882, with five companies, and headquarters were 
established in Indianapolis. The artillery has been promi- 
nent in the State military service, and the fame of Indiana 
military organizations has been spread through the country 
more by organizations of this branch than of any other. 
When first organized the regiment was 194 strong, and the 
companies were equipped with five two-pound bronze cannon, 
four rifled cannon and two Gatling guns. By 1884 it had 
grown to eight batteries, a number that was maintained until 
1886 when its strength was 422 officers and men. 

In 1888 the headquarters were moved to Elkhart, and the 
strength of the regiment was 2.33 officers and men. In 1889 
it was reduced to a battalion, and the headquarters were 
moved to Michigan City, but its strength remained at 212 
men. A number of the small squads were disbanded, and 
there was a concentration of effort towards the organization 
of complete batteries. At this time the batteries had five 
3-inch Rodman guns and four 12-pound brass cannon. 

In 1891 the regiment reached a strength of 317 officers 
and men, and the headquarters were moved to Indianapolis 
the following year, when 206 officers and men constituted its 
strength. Captain J. B. Curtis, of Battery A, was in com- 
mand" from this time until Batteries A and B entered the 
United States service for the war with Spain. 

The battalion was reorganized July 6, 1900, and the pres- 
ent commanding officers appointed. The general officers 
since its organization and dates of commissions were: 


Colonels— Eli Lilly, of Indianapolis, November 22. 1882: .loseph A. 
Closser, of Indianapolis, November 25, 1884; C. G. Conn, of Elkhart, 
April 18, 1888. 

Lieutenant-Colonels— Joseph A. Closser, of Indianapolis, November 
22, 1882; George W. Johnston, of Indianapolis, November 25, 1884. 

Majors— H. H. Wood, of Michigan City, November 22, 1882; George 
W. Johnston, of Indianapolis, August 13, 1884; W. D. Stansifer, of 
Columbus, Novem.ber 25, 1884. 


Surgeons — J. R. BigeloAV, of Indianapolis, April 28, 1883; W. H. Lopp, 
of Columbus, June 16, 188C. 

Assistant Surgeons — W. H. Lopp, of Columbus, June 8, 1883; Wil- 
liam Wands, of Indianapolis, November 25, 1884; D. A. Thompson, of 
Indianapolis, September 30, 1887. 

Adjutants — Irvin Robbins, of Indianapolis, December 15, 1882; J. S. 
Dodge, of Elkhart, April IS, 1888. 

Quartermaster — S. K. Fletcher, of Indianapolis, December 15, 1882. 

Judge Advocate — John R. Wilson, of Indianapolis, December 15, 

Paymaster — Harris P. AVetsell, of Indianapolis, December 19, 1882. 


Majors — H. H. Woods, of Michigan City, November 22, 1882; James 
B. Curtis, of Indianapolis, captain commanding; Alfred B. Schanz, of 
Attica, July 6, 1900. 

Assistant Surgeons — R. W. Garstang, of Indianapolis, December 9, 

Adjutants — Daniel A. Thompson, of Indianapolis, September 9, 1889; 
Thomas A. Winterrowd, of Indianapolis, July 1, 1896; Robert T. Oliver, 
of Indianapolis. July 13, 1900; Raymond P. Van Camp, March 26, 1901. 

Quartermasters — Joseph C. Willard, of Ft. Wayne, September 9, 
1889; Bert B. Adams, of Indianapolis, July 7, 1892; Raymond P. Van 
Camp, of Indianapolis, July 13, 1900; Wm. Garrard Comly, of Indianap- 
olis, April 19, 1901. 

Commissary — Ernest H. Burford, of Indianapolis, March 26, 1901. 

The batteries which have composed the membership are: 

1882— A, Indianapolis; B. Michigan City; C, Terre Haute; D, Butler; 
E, Columbus. 

1884 — A, Indianapolis; B, Michigan City: C, Terre Haute; D, Butler; 
E, Columbus; F, Rockville; G, Attica: H, Elkhart. 

1886— A, Indianapolis; B, Elkhart: C. Lafayette; D, Rockville; G, 
Attica; H, Peru; I, Ft. Wayne; K, Elkhart: L. Peru. 

1888— A, Indianapolis; B, Elkhart: C, Rockville; D, Attica; G, Ft. 
Wayne; I, Peru; K, Peru. 

1889--A, Indianapolis: B. Elkhart: C, Rockville; D, Attica; E, Ft. 

1890— A, Indianapolis; C. Rockville: E, Ft. Wayne. 

1891— A, Indianapolis; C, Rockville; B, Ft. Wayne. 

1892— A, Indianapolis; C, Rocliville; E, Ft. Wayne. 

1893— A, Indianapolis: C. Rockville; E, Ft. Wayne. 

1894 — A. Indianapolis; C, Rockville: E, Ft. Wayne. 

1895— A, Indianapolis; C. Rockville; E, Ft. Wavne. 

1896— A, Indianapolis: C, Rockville; E, Ft. Wayne. 

1897 — A, Indianapolis; E, Ft. Wayne; Dana, unassigned. 

1898— A. Indianapolis: C, Dana: E, Ft. Wayne. 

1899— A, Indianapolis; C, Attica. 

1900— A, Indianapolis; B, Ft. Wayne: C. Attica. 

The present major commandino' the battalion, Alfred B. 
Schanz, of Attica, first entered military life in Battery B, Sec- 
ond Brigade, National Guard of Pennsylvania, as a trum- 
peter. He enlisted at Pittsburg, May 25, 1884, and was pro- 
moted until bv October 1. 1887, he was first sergeant. On 


that date lie was dischari^ed at ^It. Gretna, Pa., on account of 
his removal to New York State. In 1890-91, Major Schanz 
was the leader of the Leslie Exploring Expedition through 
Alaska. He held special commissions with the United States 
Coast and Geodetic Survey and in the eleventh United States 
census as expert for the Nnshagak district. The expedition 
traveled through the wilderness by every possible method of 
progress — packing, rafting, skin-canoeing, dog-sledging and 
snow-shoeing — over fi,000 miles in thirteen months. The en- 
tire route was mapped and many important geographical dis- 
coveries were made. 

In 1894 Major Sclianz removed to Indiana and located at 
Indiana Mineral Springs, near Attica. In April, 1898, after 
the declaration of war with Spain, he organized the Attica 
Light Artillery and recruited over two hundred men for 
service, but the battery was unable to have an opportunity to 
serve. The entire battery was organized, uniformed and 
equipped without expense to the State, as the result of efforts 
made by Major Schanz. A practice march was made to La- 
fayette, where camp was established for drill and instruc- 
tion. It was named "Camp ^Yilson" for Colonel Charles E. 
Wilson, of Lafayette, at that time military secretary to Gov- 
ernor Mount. 

The battery was mustered into State service June 20, 
1899, and assigned as Battery C. On July 6, 1900, when the 
battalion was I'eorganized, Captain Schanz was promoted 

Dr. Reginald W. Garstang, assistant surgeon of the bat- 
talion, was appointed to his present position with the rank of 
captain, December 8, 1890. He served in that capacity' until 
the outbreak of the war with Spain, when he was mustered 
into the United States service with the One-hundred-and 
fifty-seventh Indiana A'olunteer Infantry as assistant sur- 
geon. He accompanied the regiment to Chickamauga Park, 
Georgia, and thence to Port Tampa City, Florida, at which 
place he was detached and assigned to duty at the hospital of 
the Third Division, Fifth Army Corps. AVhen orders were 
issued to move all troops from Tampa and Port Tampa City 
to Fernandina, Florida, Dr. Garstang was placed in charge 
of the Ambulance Corps of the Second and Third divisions, 
and preceded the troops to Fernandina in order to establish 
hospital arrangements. He remained with these organiza- 
tions until August 81, 1898, when he was returned to his regi- 
ment and accompanied it home. He was reappointed to his 


former position when the Artillery Battalion was re- 

Raymond P. Van Camp, of Indianapolis, adjutant of the 
battalion, first entered the service as a private in Battery A, 
April 11, 1898. He entered United States service with the 
battery, and was appointed wagoner on July 1, 1898. He 
served with the battery through the war and was on the 
firing line on San Juan road, Porto Rico, when the news of 
the peace protocol having been signed was received. He was 
mustered out with the battery November 25. He was ap- 
pointed first lieutenant and quartermaster of the battalion 
July 17, ]900, and adjutant March 26, 1901. 

William Gerrard Comly of Indianapolis was appointed 
quartermaster, with the rank of first lieutenant, on April 19, 
1901. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and graduated 
from. Yale University in 1893. He located in Indianapolis in 
1895, and is secretary and treasurer of the Varney Electrical 
Supply Company. 

Ernest H. Burford, of Indianapolis, was appointed com- 
missary, with the rank of first lieutenant, on March 26, 1901. 

The battalion today consists of three batteries — A, the 
Indianapolis Light Artillery; B, of Ft. Wayne, and C, of 


By Capt. J. B. Curtis. 

In August, 1882, a half dozen young men held a meeting 
at the Denison House, where they discussed the feasibility 
of organizing a single section of artillery. This meeting was 
attended by Harry Allen, afterwards first sergeant; Lewis 
Cooper, afterward gun corporal of the prize section; Edward 
Miller, afterwards sergeant and member of the famous drill 
team; Frederick Dietrichs, afterwards known as ''the best 
No. 1 in the United States"; Leslie Richardson, Charles H. 
New and James B. Curtis, aftervi^ards captain and for seven- 
teen years drill master of the famous championship team. 
Their interest In battery work had been aroused by a com- 
petitive drill held in Indianapolis in July. At that drill many 
of the famous companies of the country were pitted against 
one another and the contest was a most interesting one. Im- 
mediately thereafter several military companies were organ- 
ized in Indianapolis, but the Light Artillery is the only one 
which has survived. The first meeting was soon followed by 
others, and within less than two months, as a result thereof, 


an entire battery was sworn into the Indiana Legion, under 
command of George W. Johnston. With the exception of 
Captain Johnston, the members averaged about twenty-one 
years of age. Asa result, their work was begun with youth- 
ful enthusiasm, which was fortunately^ retained as the years 
advanced. While sworn into the service as Battery A, the 
organization was also incori)orated and became popularly 
known as the "Indianapolis Light Artillery." 

Another contest was announced shortly after the organi- 
zation of the battery, to occur during the following summer, 
and the services of Lieutenant Hamilton, U. S. A., were se- 
cured as an instructor. He proved to be a most painstaking 
and efficient officer, as a result of which the primary work of 
the battery was begun upon a proper basis. It had made such 
progress in drill by the spring of 1888 that it entered in four 
classes of the contests for prizes at the encampment of that 
year, in each of which it won, which was a powerful incentive 
to the members, giving the organization an unusual strength 
for a new one. 

In the spring of 1884 the battery was challenged by the 
Cincinnati Tiight Artillery for a contest. The meeting took 
place at Richmond, where a clean victory was scored, the Cin- 
cinnati artillerymen falling behind twenty per cent. Just 
after that drill Captain Johnston resigned and was suc- 
ceeded by Lieutenant Curtis, who had begun his career with 
the battery as a i^rivate, and who had commanded *'the team" 
in all the victorious drills. After this victory effort was 
made to procure an armorj' as the private property of the 
organization, and one was completed in iMarch, 1885. Work 
was at once begun for the great Southern drills announced 
for ^lay. After six weeks of preparation, the battery went 
to Mobile to compete with all the famous artillery organiza- 
tions of the country. There it met its first reverse, which 
was due to an unfortunate accident. After the drill was more 
than two-thirds com])leted in a faultless manner, it was 
found that the cartridges were too large and the cannon 
could not be loaded, which made it impossible for it to com- 
plete the work in this contest. Notwithstanding this unfor- 
tunate result, the battery went to New Orleans the following 
week, where it met all its Mobile competitors, in addition to 
others, in a contest for the Cotton Centennial Medal and 
cash prizes offered by the Cotton Exposition directors. The 
other competitors seemed to feel that the battery was out- 
classed on account of its misfortune at Mobile, but they were 
doomed to disappointment, as the Mobile prize would un- 


doubtedlj have gone to this battery except purely for an 
accident, which was not appreciated by these competitors. 
The battery r-aptured the casli prize at New Orleans, and the 
beautiful Cotton Centennial Championship Medal was 
awarded to Captain Curtis for making the highest score of 
any officer in the drill. This victory, of course, at once put 
the organization at the tof) of the list of batteries in the 
country, as it was the first time the famous New Orleans 
batteries, and especially the Washington Artillery, with its 
proud record, had been defeated in a contest where no objec- 
tion could be made. 

In 1886 the battery entered three drills at the Lafayette 
contest and won first prize in each. It is claimed that no 
other company of any class, in the ITnited States, ever made 
a similar record in one week, and this statement is thought 
to be true. 

In 1887 the great National Encampment at Washington 
was announced. The members of the battery had been look- 
ing forward to a visit to the capital and were naturally en- 
thusiastic. All other previous drills had been in the "man- 
ual of the piece, mechanical maneuvers and foot move- 
ments." As a result, their ardor was somewhat dampened 
when it was announced that the Washington drill would be 
a mounted one. The battery had no horses of its own, but 
was soon at work, and appeared upon the drill field at Wash- 
ington in magnificent condition, where its competitors were 
easily swept from the field before it, and it received first prize 
at the hands of General Sheridan, in addition to another 
medal for the captain. The \\ ashington drill became a his- 
torical one and added much to the reputation of the battery, 
as more than forty crack military organizations participated, 
coming from every part of the United States. 

At Nashville, in 1888, the battery again appeared in the 
South to meet the organizations of that section. That drill 
was one of great perfection on the part of all companies, but 
victory once more perched upon the Indianapolis banners. 
This was the last contest in which the New Orleans batteries 
appeared against the battery, and after it was announced 
that first prize had again gone to Indianapolis, Captain 
Thompson, of the Louisville Field Artillery, stated that he 
would follow them no farther, as they seemed invincible. 
However, a new Southern organization took up the effort to 
wrest the laurels from the battery. The Dallas (Tex.) bat- 
tery had appeared at Nashville, and notwithstanding its de- 
feat, it entered the lists at Kansas City in 1890, where the 


Indianapolis battery appeared in new territory and before an 
entirely new set of United States army officers for judges. 
Its work, however, on this occasion was so absolutely perfect 
and superior, that it easily took tirst prize, and there was not 
even a murrnnr from the Dallas, St. Louis, Kansas City and 
other batteries which engaged in the contest. 

HaAing up to this time w^on thirteen prizes and visited 
many cities in different parts of the country-, the organization 
felt it to be its duty to entertain the famous companies of the 
country at Indianapolis, and announced that it would man- 
age a prize drill in 1891, in which it would take no part, so 
as to leave the fight open to the visitors. This drill was the 
most successful one ever given in the country, not only in a 
financial sense, but because all the companies departed for 
their homes after the prizes were awarded without the usual 
"kick" that so often followed the announcement of the result. 
The judges on this occasion had been most carefully selected 
by Captain Curtis, after mature deliberation, and as a result 
of his experience and personal knowledge of a large number 
of army officers. The board was composed of Lieutenants 
Birkheimer, Rumbough and Campbell, all of the Third United 
States Artillery. Forty military companies participated in 
this encampment, four of them coming from Texas; and on 
this occasion, with the Indianapolis Uattery not in the con- 
test, the Dallas (Tex.) Battery won first prize, Rockville (Ind.) 
second, and Danville (III.) third. 

In 1892 the battery again appeared in the West, partici- 
pating in a contest at Omaha, Nebraska, which was indeed a 
very sharp one, as the Dallas Battery, encouraged by its vic- 
tory of the year previous, when the Indianapolis Battery was 
not in, had set its heart upon defeating the old time cham- 
pions. In this, however, they were doomed to disappoint- 
ment, as the announcement of the judges awarded first prize 
to the Indianapolis Battery and gave to it the highest score 
which had ever been recorded in a drill contest. 

In 1894 the battery once more turned its face to the 
South, and at Little Rock met many of its old time competi- 
tors, including the Dallas team, where the contest was sharp 
but decisive in favor of the Indiana Battery, which again was 
awarded first prize. This contest, like many of those in the 
Southern cities, as well as the one at Indianapolis, was made 
exceedingly interesting on account of the attendance of the 
beautiful Sponsors and Maids of Honor, upon the drill, which, 
of course, inspired the various organizations to their best 


work. The chivalry and beauty of the South made these con- 
tests, when they were being held -so frequently, most inter- 
esting. They were especially enjoyed by the Indianapolis 
Battery, as it was the only Northern military company which 
continuously attended every great drill in the South to 
which it was invited. It was always free from any of the 
alleged jealousy which is said to exist against Northern com- 
panies, and never had reason to complain of its treatment in 
any Southern city. On the other hand, it was overwhelmed 
with evidences of good will and friendship on every hand. 

In 1895 one of the greatest drills ever announced was 
taken in charge by the St. Louis Fair Association, which had 
made a success of so many public enterprises in the city of 
St. Louis. The prizes hung up were the largest ever offered. 
As a result the preparation was unusually complete and 
every company participating was upon its mettle. Notwith- 
standing this fact, the judges once more awarded first prize 
to the Indianapolis Battery, second prize on this occasion 
going to Eockville, and Dallas, which had so many years been 
upon the heels of the "pride of Indiana," got only third. At 
this drill second prize was won by an Indiana' battery, as 
just stated, going to the Eockville Battery, which had for 
years watched with great interest and longing eyes the 
progress of the battery at the Capital Citv and taken it as 
a model for its work. 

In 1896 the battery appeared at Savannah, Georgia, at the 
beautiful May Festival and Military Contest held in that 
city. As a result of the continuous successes of the Indian- 
apolis Battery, no contestant could be procured, and the 
money set aside for artillery was given to the Indianapolis 
Battery by default, it, however, giving daily exhibition drills 
for the benefit of the management and audiences. This prac- 
tically closed the competition work of the battery. While its 
continuous successes had been a source of unalloyed satis- 
faction, yet they had practically brought to an end competi-, 
tion. It had met and vanquished in a dozen different sections * 
of the country all of the crack organizations of its class. Its 
victories had really been too continuous for the good of com- 
petitive drills, as no organization could any longer be induced 
to drill against it. With this important class out, it was 
practically impossible to make a success of competitive drills 
in other classes. One was announced for St. Louis later, but 
the announcements were afterwards withdrawn. Artillery, 
of course, is one of the picturesque features of any drill field' 
and without it success can hardly be expected. 

Lieut. F. a. Swan 

Lieut. C. H. Dunlop 
Capt. H. a. Gallon Lieut, w. W. Heiskell 
Commissary E. H. Burford 

officers of first artillery 

Adj. R. p. Van Camp 

W. G. CoMLv. Q. M. 



From 1885 until 1900 the "drill team'' held itself in con- 
stant readiness to meet any challenge, and was continuously 
under the supervision of Captain James B. Curtis, who had 
been twice promoted and commissioned as a colonel and three 
times offered the majority of his regiment during that period, 
but who declined in order to remain with the organization 
with which his military record was made. No other company 
in the United States can show a continuous record of entry 
to all contests to which it was invited for fifteen years and 
the winning of eighteen prizes. The record easily marks the 
Indianapolis Light Artillery as the champion military com- 
pany of the United States. The result attained is due very 
largely to the personnel of the organization and the esprit de 
corps brought about to a large extent by its very early suc- 
cesses. Another reason for the success of the organization is 
the fact that it changed officers so seldom. Captain John- 
ston, who was a veteran of the Civil War, retired in less than 
two years after the organization of the battery, and was suc- 
ceeded by Captain James B. Curtis, who continued in com- 
mand until September 25, 1900, having been captain of the 
battery over sixteen years and having always had charge of 
the preparation of the men for the contests and command 
of the "drill team" in competition. At the date just men- 
tioned, when his services as commander of the battery termi- 
nated, the following order was issued: 

"State oC Indiana, James K. Gore, Adjutant-General. 

' 'Indianapolis, September 27, 1900. 
"Special Orders, No. 37. 

"After over eighteen years of faithful senice in the Indiana Na- 
tional Guard, both as captain of the Indianapolis Light Artillery and 
as chief of artillery on the staff of the Governor, James B. Curtis Is 
hereby placed on the retired list of the Indiana National Guard, with 
the rank of colonel, and is entitled to all the rights of a retired officer, 
in accordance with section 67 of the militia law, approved March 5, 1895. 
"By order of the Governor, 



"Colonel James B. Curtis, Retired, New York. N. Y." 

It is thought that no other organization mustered into the 
National Guard in the United States continuously had one 
person as commanding officer for so long a x'eriod. This cus- 
tom applied as well to the other officers, as the battery was 
entitled always to three lieutenants and during its entire ex- 
istence has had but twelve persons who filled this rank, and 


the first four but for a very short time, and the last three re- 
cently promoted, of course but a very short time, and this 
caused by the retirement of the other officers after the Span- 
ish-American war. Its officers from the time of its origin to 
the present date, in the order in which they were elected, 
were as follows: 

Captains — George W. Johnston, James B. Curtis, Harry A. Gallon. 

Lieutenants — Ernest Kitz, James I. Lyon, James B. Curtis, T. A. 
Winterrowd, Carroll DeWitt, Daniel A. Thompson, John Bodemiller, 
Charles A. Garrard. Edward B. Johnson, HaiTy Gallon, Walter Heisliell, 
Frederick Swan, Charles A. Dunlap. 

Of these the only one who died while connected with the 
service was Lieutenant Bodenmiller, who met an accidental 
death while sailing a canoe, in 1891. He had long been con- 
nected with the ''drill team" and was gun corporal of the 
Prize Drill Section at the time of his death and for several 
years previous thereto. This important position, upon which 
much of the success of the drills depended, was discharged at 
different times by Lewis Cooper, Harry Jackson, John Boden- 
miller and Edward B. Johnson, in the order named. Among 
the members of the "team" who made enviable reputations 
and became well known throughout the country, in addition 
to the officers of the battery, were Frederick Dietrich, Wil- 
liam Myers, Edward Miller. Homer Van Wie, Johnson Holmes, 
James Boswel!, Charles Dunlap, Arthur Navin, W. L. 
Mayhew, O. M. Murphy, Cbarles H. New, Charles Drapier, 
Harry Murphy, J. B. Okey, Thomas Christian, Hal Ridgely, 
Edward Wood, Preston Kelsey, A. L. Willard, Charles Van 
Tilburgh, Smith Strickland and Decatur McAllister. In addi- 
tion to this, it must be remembered that many of the minor 
officers above mentioned at different times drilled in the 
ranks in the contests. Their interest in the organization and 
their desire to have it continue as holder of the championship, 
led them, year after year, to lay aside their shoulder straps 
and once more become privates, which added very materially 
to the prospects of success. 

During its existence as a prize drill organization, it de- 
feated every competitor it ever had — something no other com- 
pany can say. 

In addition to the drills mentioned, as an organization the 
battery made many famous trips and gave exhibition drills 
in almost every city in the State of Indiana. One of the chief 
desires of Captain Curtis was to have it parade on Fifth 
avenue, New York,, which end was only accomplished shortly 
before his retirement; when on the return of Admiral Dewey 


the battery went in a body to New York city and participated 
in the reception on October 1, 1899. It received a most hearty 
welcome at the metropolis, as well as favorable press men- 
tion on account of its experience in Porto Rico during the 
Spanish-American War Immediately after its return it went 
to Evansville, Indiana, where it participated in the reunion 
of the "Blue and the Gray,'' and its last public appearance 
under Captain Curtis was in a parade in May, 1900, during 
the Grand Army reunion in Indianapolis. 

At the time of the organization of the battery, the militia 
of the State was known by the title of Indiana Legion, and 
as a part of this the battery was mustered into service in 
September, 1882. The only member remaining with it contin- 
uously in the service of the State, from the time of its muster 
in until September. 1900, was Captain Curtis. The next per- 
sons in period of service were Lieutenant Garrard, William 
Meyers and Edward elohnson. The battery was remustered 
into the service at the expiration of its term continuously 
until the present time. W^hen the militia law was re-drafted, 
the military servants of the State became known as the Na- 
tional Guard, of which the battery became a part. During 
its service it was constantly liable to the call of the State, 
and in 1894 was forty-one days in active service during the 
coal strikes and railroad strikes of that year. At a number 
of other times it was called out for duty in minor distur- 
bances and never failed to respond with its full quota within 
an hour of the time when notice was issued. The roster of 
the company was always kept to the limit allowed by law. 
By careful husbanding of its resources the organization 
acquired its first armory on College avenue, in 1885, which 
was a frame structure and was destroyed by fire some four 
years later. As this building was erected on leased ground, 
it afterwards purchased its own real estate on North Sen- 
ate avenue, where it constructed and still owns its pres- 
ent beautiful brick armory, consisting of a drill room and 
club rooms. During its existence as a National Guard or- 
ganization, its membership was composed of three hundred 
persons at different times. In addition to rendering services 
in quelling disturbances when called upon by the State, the 
battery attended every camp of instruction, where its work 
was always the object of admiration by all of the other 

The battery was mustered into the State service as a four 
gun organization and has always remained such, being the 
only full battery the National Guard of Indiana has ever had. 


During the Spanish-American war and for nearly two years 
thereafter it had four modern breech-loading cannons. It 
now has two breech loaders, two Rodman and two Gatling 
guns. Its breech-loaders are historical on account of being 
used in the Porto Rican expedition. 

The battery was in special charge of the remains of Vice- 
President Thomas A. Hendricks while they were lying in 
state at the Marion County Court House, the new capitol not 
being then completed. It escorted the funeral procession 
mounted and fully equipped with four guns. On this occasion 
members of the Cabinet and many prominent officers of the 
regular army commented upon it favorably. It performed 
similar services at the funerals of Governor Hovey, ex-Gov- 
ernor and then Minister to Mexico Isaac P. Gray, and more 
recentl3% the late lamented Governor James A. Mount. 

The battery has furnished many of its members for com- 
missioned officers of other organisations and for staff duty. 
Out of its ranks came Majors George W. Johnston, D. A. 
Thompson and George W. Keyser and Captains Wilbur Chris- 
tian and Charles Castor, as well as Lieutenants T. A. Win- 
terroth, B. B. Adams, C. A. Garrard, Harry Murphy and 
Robert Oliver. 

In addition to these commissioned officers who gave the 
benefit of their experience to the many other organizations of 
the State, it has furnished non-commissioned officers by the 
score, having as many as nine such on duty at one time at a 
camp of instruction. 

Just previous to the call of the President for troops, when 
war with Spain was declared, the battery received permission 
from the brigade commander, William J. McKee, to muster 
a membership of 177 in accordance with the law just passed 
by Congress, providing such a number as the war footing for 
a battery in active service. When the call of the President 
was received and the order of the Governor issued, not only 
were all of these men at the armory ready to respond, but not 
less than one hundred other young men of the State and Capi- 
tal City were present clamoring to be mustered in. The bat- 
tery was at once ready to report for duty, but was ordered to 
disband for the day and report at Camp Mount, near Indian- 
apolis, the following morning, which it did. It was one of 
the few organizations ready with a full quota of men when 
the mustering officers of the Federal government arrived. 
It was mustered into the service of the United States on May 
10, 189S, as the Twenty-seventh Light Battery, Indiana Vol- 
unteers, and under orders from the War Department pro- 


ceeded to Camp Thomas, Chickamauga Park, May 17. While 
at this rendezvous for troops its mounted drills were a mar- 
vel, not only to the assembled orj^anizations of the govern- 
ment, but were the subject of special comment by many for- 
eign military representatives. These officers of foreign gov- 
ernments were at a loss to understand how a purely volun- 
teer organization could be so perfect in full battery drills, 
which it gave daily at the foot of the famous Snodgrass Hill. 
The battery was not only perfected here in every detail of 
drill, but given practice marches through Tennessee and 
Georgia and thoroughly instructed in every branch of cam- 
paign service. 

On July 15 an order was issued making the battery a 
part of General Miles's expedition to Porto Rico, and it thus 
became the only Indiana organization which landed upon for- 
eign soil during the continuance of the war. It left Chick- 
amauga Park on July 17, by special train, and embarked at 
Newport News. Va.. upon the transport Roumanian. The 
transport was totally unfit for such service and inadequate 
for the accommodation of four batteries which were loaded 
u])on it in addition to a large number of other troops. Each 
battery carried with it its full quota of 120 horses and mules, 
and there were also taken on board other horses for head- 
quarters and wagon trains, so that the transport in fact be- 
came what it was commonly termed at the time, "a floating 
livery stable." It was slow, quarters were cramped, the 
facilities for eating bad, and in fact it was altogether inad- 
equate for the service. Much complaint was made by both 
the officers and men on account of the discomforts of this 
voyage. The officers of the battery, however, were utterly 
unable to make the surroundings of the troops any more 
pleasant because the transport was in command of a quarter- 
master detailed by the War Department, who was in supreme 
control. The batteries forming this battalion were then un- 
der the command of Major George B. Rodney, Fourth United 
States Artillery, who was in charge throughout the expedi- 
tion. Ten days were consumed in embarking, on the voyage, 
and in disembarking, but notwithstanding all the disadvan- 
tages the organization arrived in Porto Rico and landed at 
Arroyo with the men in good spirits. Target practice was 
immediately begun, which was pronounced well nigh perfect 
by Major-General Brook, who was in command of that divi- 
sion of the army of invasion. 

On the night of August 11 orders were issued by him for 
the Pennsvlvania Batterv and the Indiana Batterv to make 


a night march on Cluayama and hold themselves in readiness 
on the following morning- to make an attack upon the Spanish 
outposts immediately north of that town on the road to San 
Juan. Under great difficulties this march was made, the men 
sleeping for the remainder of the night in the streets of 
Guayama, where they awakened the next morning in high 
spirits over the immediate prospects of ''getting a whack" at 
the enemy. Each soldier was issued two days individual ra- 
tions and the march was taken up for the point of attack, 
when just before the engagement was to be opened General 
Brook received a message from President McKinley to cease 
hostilities, as a protocol had been signed. It was, indeed, 
a sad sight to look upon the eager young fellows of the bat- 
tery as they marched back to Guayama and were encamped 
in a field near that city, with all prospect of active warfare 
gone, notwithstanding the fact that they had undergone all 
the hardships and discomforts of preparation for the same. 
As a matter of fact, for the first time, tears and oaths were 
the order of the day. 

The battery was kept in Porto Rico for more than a mouth 
after this, and made what was known as the famous "mud 
march" from Guayama to Ponce, over what was really con- 
sidered an impassible road for artiller3^ At many points dur- 
ing the march the guns were only gotten along by reason of 
the men taking a hand at the wheels. Drills were impossible 
in the rainy season, and the period of inactivity was most de- 
moralizing upon all of the troops. Notwithstanding this, the 
battery was returned to the United States from Ponce on the 
transport Concho, and arrived at Indianapolis, where it was 
mustered out on November 27, 1898, without the loss of a 
man and with none seriously incay)acitated. The record was 
a most surprising one, as each of the other four batteries 
lost from one to five men. The Porto Rican battalion was 
made up of the Twenty-seventh Indiana Battery, Battery A, 
Pennsylvania, Battery A, Missouri, and Battery A, Illinois. 

During the war with Spain the National Guard of Indiana 
had been disbanded, and it was considered by many doubtful 
whether the members of the Twenty-seventh Indiana Battery 
would again enter the State service on account of its long 
and successful career and because of some complaints arising 
out of the hardships of the campaign; but notwithstanding 
all the difficulties surrounding it, the battery was again re- 
mustered as soon as the Adjutant-General was ready to re- 
ceive it, and Captain James B. Curtis was once more unan- 
imouslv elected as its chief. Harrv A. Gallon became senior 


first lieutenant and Walter Heiskell junior first lieutenant, 
and Fred Swan second lieutenant. On the retirement of 
Captain Curtis, as heretofore mentioned, he was succeeded by 
Harry Callon, who had long been his chief reliance, and who 
was his choice for the succession. Lieutenants Heiskell and 
Swan were promoted and Charles Dunlap became second lieu- 
tenant. These are now the officers of the battery. It is be- 
lieved to have before it as bright prospects for the future as 
it has honorable record in the past. The roster of member- 
ship is as follows: 

First Serjeant — Heiskell, F. W. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Tyndell, Robert. 

A^eterinary Sergeant — Boswell, D. A. 

Sergeants— Railsbach. Chester A.; Oliver, D. A.; Gelbreath, Victor; 
and Hewitt. Horace. 

Coii^orals — Thompson, Raymond; Sanders, Fred W.; Amthor, Oscar; 
Kahn. Isaac; Kinder, Charles; and Nichols, George. 

Wagoner — Barnhill, Martin. 

Buglers — Schellschmidt Alvin, and Powell, Russell. 

Guidon — Hann. Otis. 

Privates — Adam, L. F.; Batty, B. R.; Brinkmeyer, Geo. H.; Bosher, 
Roy; Caine, J. H.; Clancy- -T. G.; Clark, Roy; Cramer, H. W.; Criley, 
W. K.; Crawford, Chester; Doolittle, E. F.; Driesbach, G. E.; Erven, 
Charles E.; Giibreath, Hall; Holland, Charles W.; Haines, J. M.; Harms, 
C. F.; Irwin. Mark; King, Arthur; Klinck, Charles L.; Long, Harry; 
Love, W. J.; Large, Michel: Langdon, H. C; Lemmink, William; Malone, 
Howard; Mayer. I,ee M. ; Meyers, Earl A.; McBride, Herbert; Pritchard, 
T. B.; Quack. Charles C; Railsbach, C. E.; Rassmussen, W. T.; Sellers, 
Earl; Spaan, ,J. E.; Smith, E. J.; Sullivan, Joseph P.; Sinix, Charles B.; 
Taylor, J P.; Wegner, Fred; Webb, Heniy J. 


By Gapt. W. p. Ranke. 

The Ft. Wayne Light Artillery, or Battery B, L N. G., is 
a reorganization of the Twenty-eighth Light Battery, Indiana 
Volunteers. Previous to its muster into the United States 
Volunteer service it was known as the Zollinger Battery, in 
honor of Colonel Charles H. Zollinger, for many years mayor 
of Ft. ^Vayne, and who was instrumental in its formation. 
The Zollinger Battery was a reorganization of the Zollinger 
Catling Gun Squad. In November, 1887, several of the orig- 
inal squad members, with the assistance of H. C. Eastwood, 
reorganized it and elected him captain and Charles Cherry 
first lieutenant. The squad being without funds to secure 
a suitable armory, little interest was taken and drills were 
few during the winter. 


In April, 1888, through the efforts of Colonel Zollinger, 
two guns and uniforms were secured from the State and an 
order secured to organize a full battery. It was accepted 
April 8, 1888, and J. C. Willard was elected second lieutenant. 
At the State encampment held at Evansville that year, the 
battery won its maiden honor, taking third prize in the artil- 
lery drill and first prize in the Gatling gun drill. In Septem- 
ber Captain H. E. Eastwood and Lieutenant Charles Cherry 
resigned, and J. C. Willard was elected captain, William F. 
Ranke tirst lieutenant and W. W. Mungen second lieutenant. 
After the Indianapolis encampment in 1889 Captain J. C. Wil- 
lard resigned and Lieutenant W. W. Mungen was promoted. 
D. S. Eckert was elected second lieutenant. 

In the spring of 1891, the battery having served its first 
enlistment, it was remustered and Captain W. W. Mungen 
and Lieutenant William P. Ranke were re-elected and Cor- 
poral J. E, Wolf was elected second lieutenant. Lieutenant 
D, S. Eckert not being remustered. In August the battery 
drilled for points against infantry at the National German 
Kriegerfest and beat them easily and secured first prize. 

In June the battery entered the national competitive drill 
held at Omaha and won third money, although they were 
compelled to use strange guns, theirs not having arrived in 
time. The Indianapolis Light Artillery generously loaned 
theirs. Shortly afterwards Lieutenant J. C. Wolf resigned, 
and Sergeant M. J. Cleary was elected to fill the vacancy. In 
1893 Lieutenant M. J. Cleary resigned, and Sergeant C. A. 
Teagarden was elected in his place. In the fall the battery 
was on duty at Roby, to suppress prize fights. 

The battery was remustered in the spring of 1891, having 
served its second enlistment, and the officers elected were: 
Captain, William F. Ranke; first lieutenant, C. A. Teagarden, 
and second lieutenant, Henry C. Niemeyer. During the rail- 
road strike in August of that year the battery was on duty 
at Hammond. In 1895 Lieutenant C. A. Teagarden resigned, 
and Second Lieutenant H. C. Niemeyer was elected first lieu- 
tenant and Frank W. Alderman second lieutenant. Before 
the encampment in 1890 Lieutenant Henry C. Niemeyer re- 
signed, and Sergeant Frank C. Kehler v/as promoted to the 
position and Corporal Clyde A. Snowberger was elected 
junior first lieutenant, the battery being entitled to another 

The battery having served its third enlistment, it was re- 
mustered in August, 1897, and the officers elected were: 
Captain, William F. Ranke; senior first lieutenant, W. Frank 

Lieut. W. C. Cleary 
Capt. F. V. Martin 

Lieut. O. S. Jones 

ASST. SuR. R. W. Garstang 
Lieut. N. D. Hull 
Capt. W. F. Ranke 

Lieut. F. J. Meyers 




Alderman; junior first lieutenant, Will C. Oleary; second lieu- 
tenant, Oliver S. Jones. 

Durins: the excitement previous to a declaration of war 
against Spain about one hundred additional men were ex- 
amined and conditionally taken in as members of the battery, 
and when it was ordered to Indianapolis to be mustered 
into the volunteer service, one hundred and forty-two re- 
sponded. On May 12 the battery was mustered into United 
States service as the Twenty-eighth Light Battery, Indiana 
Volunteers, with its four officers and 121 men. It was or- 
dered to Chiclcamauga Park, Georgia. In June the battery 
was increased from 125 officers and men to 176 officers and 
men. The military spirit was so great that it took Captain 
William F.Ranke,who had returned home for recruiting, just 
two days to enlist the additional men. The battery remained 
at Chickamauga Park until September 3d, when it was or- 
dered to Indianapolis for a furlough, and was finally mus- 
tered out on October 31, 1898. The health and the condition 
of the men during its service in the South was excellent, but 
during its furlough the first and only death occurred, Michael 
J. Motherwell dying of typhoid fever. 

During the summer of 1899 Captain William F. Ranke 
attempted to reorganize the battery, but ceased when he 
secured a captaincy in the Thirty-ninth Volunteer Infantry. 
A short time before it sailed to the Philippines he resigned 
on account of his business at home, not being able to dis- 
pose of it except at a loss. In February, 1900, he secured 
the necessary number of men and was mustered into State 
service, with the following officers: Captain, William F. 
Ranke; first lieutenants. Will C. Cleary and Fred J. Meyer; 
second lieutenant, Oliver S. Jones. Captain William F. 
Ranke is the only member that served in the battery con- 
tinuously from its organization in 1887 to its muster into 
United States service in 1898. The battery has always had 
the respect and confidence of the citizens, as numerous testi- 
monials have shown. 

Captain William F. Ranke entered the service of the State 
as a private in Rattery E, October 19, 1887. He was pro- 
moted sergeant and was commissioned first lieutenant Sep- 
tember, 1888. On May 16. 1894, he was commissioned captain 
and served as such through the war with Spain. When the 
battery was reorganized he was again elected captain and so 

First Lieutenant William C. Cleary enlisted in the battery 
as a private and was promoted corporal, sergeant, first 


sergeant, aud ou August 18, 1897, he was commis- 
sioned first lieutenant. As such he served through the war 
with Spain, and when the battery was reorganized he was 
again elected to his old place and commissioned. 

Lieutenant Fred J. Meyer served in the batter}' as a pri- 
A^ate, corporal and sergeant, and entered United States serv- 
ice as first sergeant. As such he served through the war. 

Lieutenant Oliver S. Jones entered the service as a pri- 
vate in Battery E on June 1, 1888, and served as such until 
May 16, 1890, when he was appointed quartermaster sergeant. 
He served in this capacity until August 18, 1897, when he was 
appointed second lieutenant. During this time he served with 
his battery at Koby in 1893. When the war with Spain was 
declared he entered United States service with the battery 
and served through the war. Near the close of the war he 
entered the field hospital at Camp Mount, suffering from 
typhoid malaria fever, on October 24, and was discharged as 
convalescent November 22. He has never missed an encamp- 
ment or any call for service. He was active in the reorganiza- 
tion of the battery, and was again commissioned second lieu- 
tenant February 5, 1900. 

The present membership is: 

First Sergeant —Bernard Hedekin. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — George J. Depner. 

Veterinary Sergeant — Wm. F. Myers. 

Sergeants — Harry D. Alderman, .Tolm C. Schefer, Charles F. Haak, 
and Clinton M. Ramsey. 

Coi-porals — John F. Bart^els. Henry C. Morlarity, Halle D. Stokes, 
Christ F. Zollinger, aud Harry C. Clark. 

Bugler — Will C. Browand. 

Privates — Beanmann, Paul; Beam, Caloin; Benter, .John A.; Daugh- 
erty, W. W.: Dolan. Charles .7.; Greider, Finley C: Gouty, Elvin C; 
Gross, Wm. H.; Hahn, Christ: Heckman, Clarence G.; Hodge, Chester 
J.; Hak. Joseph, Ji-. ; Kreckman, Charles O. ; Lannert, John; Mennewisch, 
Wm. H.; Molitor, Charles A.; Molitor, Edward; Moore, Robt. A.; Neu- 
man, Mathias; Rank, Charles G. ; Schramm, Frank; Stellhorn, Charles; 
Truechet, Louis; Edward, Raypole; Wellbaum, John; Enright, James D.; 
Stellhorn, Henry C; Flaig, Albert; Pelz, William C; Kramer, Robert 
A.; Bangher, W^alter B.; Pontius, Elmer; Adams, John E.; Parnim, Aug- 
ust F. ; Shoemaker. Clifton; Biu'khardt. Fred J.; Hollopeter, Homer; 
Kiefoy, Frank G.; Beach, George. 


By Maj. a. B. Shanz. 

Battery C, now stationed at Attica, Indiana, was mustered 
into the State service on June 20, 1899, when the National 
Guard was reorganized. 


Under the name ''Attica Light Artillery" this battery first 
found its being immediately after the first call to arms in the 
Spanish war. There was a hope, which afterward proved un- 
founded, that there might be a second call for organizations 
as such, and with this expectation Alfred B. Schanz, formerly 
a member of Battery B, National Guard Pennsylvania, Pitts- 
burg, ably assisted by Fred V. Martin, a grain merchant of 
Attica, now Emigration Commissioner in Porto Rico, began 
the agitation which resulted in the formation of this artil- 
lery company. The first meeting was attended by 110 pros- 
pective recruits, and at different times over 200 were en- 
rolled. The citizens of Attica responded liberally' to calls for 
contributions, ancj one platoon of forty officers and men were 
completely uniformed and equipped. The State officers, 
through the friendly offices of Colonel Charles E. Wilson, 
were induced to issue to this independent organization two 
muzzle-loading rifles with caissons, and later two Gatling 
guns, with which ordnance drills were carried on daily until 
the picked platoon had acquired remarkable proficiency. 

During the summer of 1898 the Attica Light Artillery 
made a practice march from station to Lafayette, Indiana, 
and went into camp at Camp ^Vilson in the fair grounds, the 
camp being named after their loyal friend. Colonel Charles 
E. Wilson, then military secretary to Governor Mount. While 
in camp the battery was visited by a number of officers from 
Indianapolis and elsewhere, among them Captain Pickering, 
U. S. A., and Colonel R. P. De Hart, whose reports on the 
battery's work were an element in its later success. 

Although the battery was offered no opportunity for serv- 
ice in the Spanish war, military enthusiasm was aroused and 
the organization was kept up in a highly efficient state by 
the efforts and sacrifices of its officers and men. The conse- 
quence was that when, as an independent battery, it ai^p eared 
at the State encamjiraent G. A. R. in Terre Haute in May, 
1899. and passed in review with all of the National Guard 
then existing, it made so forceful an impression upon Gov- 
ernor Mount and the reviewing officers that the first steps 
were taken then and there to give it recognition for the sacri- 
fices of time, energy and money it represented. A month 
later the Attica Light Artillery discontinued its existence 
and became Battery C, xVrtillery Battalion. 

Since that time J5attery C has honestly and loyally kept 
up its thorough and efficient character. There has been no 
tendency to accomplish anything except plain effectiveness. 


At the Blue and Gray reunion at Evansville, in October, 1899, 
Battery C and Battery A met for the first time, and prompt 
mutual recoonition of genuine military merit laid the founda- 
tion for the spirit of comradeship which is so important an 
element in the harmonious relations between all the batteries 
at present in the battalion. 

In 1900, Battery C attended its first camp of instruction 
at Fairview Park, and under orders of Brigadier-General Mc- 
Kee made a mounted march from home station to Indianapo- 
lis and return, a distance of nearly two hundred miles, with 
raw men and rawer horses, but without accident or injury to 
man or horse. The march was practically a forced march, 
the daily average being thirty miles — twenty being consid- 
ered a fair average. There was no claim that anything re- 
markable had been done, but the battery felt amply praised 
by the remark of General McKee: "The battery was ordered 
to do it, and did it well." 

Battery C's officers have been: 

Captains — Alfred B. Schanz and Fred V. Martin. 

First Lieutenants — Fred V. Martin, Nathaniel D. Hull, and William 
B. Stearns. 

Second Lieutenants—William B. Stearns, Robert E. Ray, and Ed- 
nard F. Otto. 

The present membership is: 

First Sergeant — D. C. Griswold. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — C. E. Thompson. 

Sergeants— W. G. McMasters, C. E. Allee, R. E. Smith, and J. O. 

Corporals— Jarrett La Mont, C. W. Barr, M. L. McNett, J. B. Mar- 
latt. Frank Pollom, D. Julien, Chas. L. Robins. 

Trumpeters — V/m. Mosier and C. Mosier. 

Privates — Angstadt, Jno.; Bethel, Frank; Bethel, F. M.; Bowen, W. 
H.; Brown, Geo. E.; Maguire. W. ; Corwin, .Tno. C; Fuggazzi, F. M.: 
Hirlinger, .T. W.; Holmes, C. H.; Julien, C; .Johnson, Chas. C; Johnson, 
Geo. W.; Kisling, C; Kramer, W. C; Kiger. H. T.; Lancaster, M. L.; 
Le Claire, J. C; Marmaduke, Roy; Mathis, Jesse; Pattengale, George; 
Prather, C. O. ; Painter, Kearney; Rhoades, W. H. ; Reynolds, Rich- 
ard; Smith. H.; Smith, F. L.; Songer, J. A.: Thomas, J. W.; Weidenham- 
mer, A.; Weigle. Frank; Wilson, N. A.; Schmerhorn, J. R.; Julien, Sam- 
uel; Harris, Ernest; Bowman, John. 

Col. Geo. W. Gunder, Retired 




Retired Regiments, Companies and Officers. 

The State kee])s in touch Avith those who have served as 
commissioned oflficers for over five years by placing them on 
the retired list. The officers so placed are entitled to wear 
the uniform of the rank they bear on the retired list and are 
subject to call to active duty by the State. 

A number of companies may be said to be on the retired 
list, as during the history of the Legion and Guard many 
places have supported companies which are not now repre- 
sented on the rolls. The Fourth regiment has never been re- 
organized and may be classed as on the retired list at this 

The regiment was organized as a battalion July 5, 1890, 
and reorganized as a regiment December 19, 1891. The mul- 
tiplication of comy>anies made this necessary, and headquar- 
ters were established at Marion. As a battalion the strength 
was 278 and the officers appointed were Major George W. 
Gunder, of jMarion; Surgeon Thomas C. Kimball, of Marion; 
Assistant Surgeon W. W. Wilson, of Decatur; Adjutant L. C. 
Lilliard, of Marion, and Quartermaster Jacob J. Todd, of 
Bluffton. The companies which served through the days it 
was a battalion were: A, of INIarion; B, of Decatur; C, of 
Portland; D, of Richmond; E, of Bluffton; F, of Aurora, and 
G, of Muncie. 

As a battalion, the organization took part in the gallery 
practice of that year, and Companies A of Marion, G of Mun- 
cie and F of Aurora were among those officially commended 
for the large attendance of members. The average companv 
scores were: C, 33.19; D, 22.88; F, 22.66; B, 19.63; A, 14.7, 
and G, 13.56. 

]n 1892, after the organization had grown to a regiment, 
its membership was 412, and in 1893 it reached its highest 
point, 583. The year following it dropped to 491, and in 1896 
to 380. By the close of 1897 it increased to 508. The regi- 
ment responded to the call of the President for service dur- 
in the war with Spain and served as the One-hundred-and- 
sixtieth Indiana. Since the war it has never been reorgan- 
ized. After its regimental organization, the officers were: 


Colonel — George W. Gnnder. of Marion. 

Lieutenant-Colonel — W. L. Kiger, of Bluffton. 

Majors— W. L. Kiger, of Bluffton; W. W. Keen, of Portland; M. L. 
Byers. of Decatur; G. E. Downey, of Aurora; L. E. Harter, of Warsaw; 
,L J. Baekman, of Aurora; E. P. Miller, of Decatur. 

Surgeons — Thomas C. Kimoall, of Marion and John J. Kyle, of 

Assistant Surgeons — J. J. Kyle, of Marion; Frank W. Foxworthy, of 
Indianapolis; Eugene Buehler, of Indianapolis. 

Ad.iutants — L. C. Lilliard, of Marion; George T. Whitaker, of Dun- 
kirk; Harry F. NcFeely, of Marion. 

Quartermasters — Jacob J. Todd, of Bluffton, and Ransom Allen, of 

Battalion Adjutants — W. H. Bien, of IMarion; L. L. Martz, of Bluff- 
ton; Isaac J. Bradford, of Marion; Charles S. INIaltby, of Aurora; Fred 
L. Beshore, of Marion. 

Chaplains — C. K. Jones, of Marion; "Welford D. Weaver, of Indi- 
anapolis; and Wm. J. Vigus, of Indianapolis. 

Tlie r-ompanies which have composed the regimental or- 
ganization are: 

1892— A, Marion; B, Decatur; C, Portland; D, Richmond; E, Bluffton: 
F, .4urora; G, Muncie; H, Warsaw. 

1893— A, Marion: B, Decatur; C. Portland; D, Wabash; E, Bluffton: 

F, Aurora; G. Muncie; H. Warsaw. 

1894— A, IMarion; B, Decatur; D, Wabash; E, Bluffton; F, Aurora; 

G, Muncie; H, Warsaw. 

1895— A, Marion; B. Decatur; C. Lafayette; D, Wabash; E, Bluffton; 
F, Aurora; G, Columbia City; H, Warsaw. 

1896— A, Marion; B, Decatur: C. Lafayette; D, Wabash; E, Bluffton; 
F, Aurora; G, Columbia City; H, Warsaw. 

1897— A, Marion; B, Decatur; C. Lafayette: D. Wabash: E. Bluffton; 
F, Ossian: G. Columbia City; H, Warsaw. 

1898— A, Marion; B, Decatur; C. Lafayette; D, Wabash; E, Bluffton; 
F, Ossian; G, Columbia City; H, Warsaw. 

Cities and towns which formerly supported military or- 
ganizations, but which are not represented in the Guard at 
the present time are numerous : 

Anderson supported a company from the fall of 1891 to 
1897. The company was unassigned until May 13, 1892, when 
it was attached to the Second Regiment as Company C. The 
company did not change its letter or regiment during its 
term. The officers were: 

Captains — Clarence C. Thomas. B. T. Perkins, K. M. Burr, and 
Charles R. Keesler. 

First Lieutenants — Kenneth M. Burr, E. R. Prather, Ellis C. Carpen- 
ter; A. 0. Wright; and W. S. Wagoner. 

Second Lieutenants — Percy M. Kessler. E. R. Prather, Ellis C. Car- 
penter; (Jeorge H. Webb; and William W. Lewis. 


Andrews for many years supported a company of infantry 
which, during- its life, saw service with three regiments. It 
was organized as the Andrews Old Guards, June 2, 1886, and 
was assigned to the First Regiment as Company D. When 
the regiments reorganized in 1888, the company was trans- 
ferred to the Second as Company G, and again, when the 
Third Regiment was reorganized, February 3, 1891, the com- 
pany was again transferred and made Company A of that 
regiment. It was mustered out of service early in 1892. The 
officers were: Ca^Jtain, Lessel Long; first lieutenants, 
John R. Alpaugh and John H. Moore, and second lieuten- 
ants, James 1S\. Ashley and Milton Woodbeck. 

Angola first organized its company November 10, 1891, 
and was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company H. It 
served through the war with Spain with that regiment, but 
was never reorganized. The officers have been: 

Captains — George MoNeal, C. H. Stone, J. E. Waugh, Silas Bressler, 
and N. AV. Gilbert. 

First Lieutenants — J. E. Waugh, P. P. Sanborn, W. F. Williamson, 
F. P. Brewer, 0. F. Kinney, T. Frank Kemeiy, and Robert H. Car- 

Second Lieutenants — C. H. Stone, P. P. Sanborn, William F. Wil- 
liamson, P. P. Brewer; C. F. Kinney. Frank Kemeiy, Robert H. Car- 
penter, and Charles F. Kinney. 

Attica has been represented in the Guard hj artillery 
only, but the first battery traveled a stormy road. It was 
organized October 1, 1883, and was called the Attica Light 
Artillery. It was assigned to the First Artillery as Com- 
pany G, and served as such until 1888, when it was made Com- 
pany D, and so served until mustered out of State service 
under orders issued April 2, 1890. 

The officers were: 

Captains — Samuel Turman and Fred Lash. 

First Lieutenants — Robert S. Minor, Fred Lash, George F. Holder, 
and Wolf Hirst. 

Second Lieutenants — Samuel Tnrman. .Jacob Hess, Edward Doty, 
and James Slaughter. 

Aurora first supported a company in 1891, and it was at 
once assigned to the Fourth Regiment as Company F. The 
company served until 1897. when, on the expiration of a term 
of service, it was mustered out. The officers were: 

Captains — George E. Downey, .7. .T. Backman, and W. H. Thompson. 

First Lieutenants — J. .T. Backman, F. M. Downey, and H. E. Sie- 

Second Lieutenants— J. J. Kyle, H. McMullen, G. W. Baker, H. E. 
Siemantel. and F. K. Spaeth. 


The Bos well Guards were organized June 4, 1886, and were 
mustered into the First Regiment as Company G. The com- 
pany was transferred to the Second Regiment in 1888 as 
Company H. On the expiration of its term, July 15, 1889, it 
was not deemed advisable to remuster the company as an or- 
ganization, but the offer was made to remuster it as a pla- 
toon. The offer was not accepted and the company was not 
reorganized. The officers were: 

Captains — T. M. Davis and George Nolin. 

First Lieutenant — James Yarbrough. 

Second Lieutenants — Isaac B. Eberly and Isaac B. Schrader. 

Bluffton's company was organized December 12, 1890, and 
was assigned to the Fourth Regiment as Company E at once. 
The company served under that designation through the war 
with Spain^ but w^as never reorganized. The officers were: 

Captains — William L. Kiger, J. Z. Brickley, J. W. Goodyear, W. 
Bnice Montgomery, A. E. Springstead, Cbarles L. Nolan, W. W. Weisel, 
Jr., Charles F. Brunn, Henry Johnson, and H. C. Brown. 

First Lieutenants— J. W. Goodyear, Bruce Montgomery, Fred Tan- 
geman, Charles L. Nolan, D. W. Weisel, E. P. Hunter, Charles R. Pugh, 
and L. A. Burgan. 

Second Lieutenants— M. J. Sawyer. John L. Waring, Will Robert- 
son, Henry Johnson, L. A. Burgan, and Fred Tangeman. 

The first attempt to organize a company at Brazil did not 
meet with permanent success. The Grant Guards were or- 
ganized August 31. 1885, and were mustered into the State 
service as Company H. Second Regiment. The company re- 
mained in existence but a short time, when it disbanded. The 
officers were: Captain, Elias Wilder; first lieutenants, 
Dennis McAuliff and William Daly, and second lieutenant, 
Oscar Thomas. 

In 1889 another company was organized, which was as- 
signed to the First Regiment as Company F on July 15, 1889. 
The company was in continuous existence until 1897, when it 
was mustered out. In that time it remained as Company F 
of the First, and took part in all service with that regi- 
ment. The offu^ers were: 

Captains— William Daly, D. McAuliffe, R. E. Wolfe, E. R. Livesy, 
and Harry A. Britton. 

First Lieutenants —D. McAuliff, R. E. Wolfe, Norval N. Clyne, J. S. 
Sollsday, H. A. Britton, and Harry Foster. 

Second Lieutenants — T. W. Davis. A. C. Biddle, Norval N. Clyne, 
John Stunkard. Harry Foster, and Robert A. Glenn. 

Late in 1891 a company was organized at Bremen, which 
was not assigned to any regiment until May 13, 1892, when it 

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was made a part of the Third as Company A, The company 
served but one term of enlistment and was mustered out 
towards the close of 1894. Its officers were: 

Captain — I. Frank Wine. 

First Lieutenants — F. F. AViUrout and B. Heckaman. 

Second Lieutenants — Edward Heckaman and Q. E. Landeman. 

The company at Brownstown was mustered into State serv- 
ice December 31, 1897, and was assigned to the First Regi- 
ment as Company G. The company served through the war 
with Spain, but was not reorganized. The oflScers were: 

Captain — Ralph B. Applewhite. 

First Lieutenant — John C. Brannaman. 

Second Lieutenant — Thornton Heller. 

Bunker Hill maintained a company from 1885 to 1892. It 
was called the Bunker Hill Light Guards, and was organized 
October 31, 1885. It was assigned to the Second Regiment 
as Company E and served with that regiment until 1888, when 
it was made Company C, as which it was known until it dis- 
banded. The officers were: 

Captains— AV. W. Robbins, .1. N. Davis, and R. N. Reeder. 

First Lieutenants— John W. Reeder. John Davis, Jacob Clemens, 
and William Lane. 

Second Lieutenants— John W. O'Hara, Jacob Clemens, R. N. Reeder, 
and John Strominger. 

During one term of enlistment a battery was supported 
at Butler, DeKalb County. It was known as McCallister 
Battery, and was assigned to the First Artillery as Company 
D. It was organized July 7, 1881, and, including the full 
complement of commissioned and non commissioned officers, 
had a membership of 46. 

The first officers were Captain George Spayht, First Lieu- 
tenant James M. Rohrbaugh and Second Lieutenant John 
Madden. Captain Spayht removed from the State, and his 
place was filled by the election of John H. Ocker, who was 
commissioned July 12, 1882, and recommissioned June 18, 
1883. The commissions to the two lieutenants were issued 
July 12, 1881. but Lieutenant Madden never mustered, and 
Augustus Obendorf was elected to succeed him and was com- 
missioned August 11, 1882. 

The battery had two twelve-pound brass cannon and stood 
high in care of arms and general efficiency. On the expira- 
tion of its term of service the battery was disbanded. 


The company at Cannelton was organized in 1889 and was 
known as the third separate company nntil April 2, 1890, 
when it was assigned to the First Regiment as Company D. 
The company served but one tei-m. Its officers were: 

Captain — W. C. Henniiig, Jr. 

First Lieutenants — G. Palmer and E. E. Haerlng. 

Second Lieutenants — E. E. Cummings and Leon Leaf. 

During one term of enlistment Columbus supported both 
artillery and infantry. The artillery company, known as the 
(,'olumbus Light Artillery, was organized August 31, 1882, 
and was composed of fifteen officers and enlisted men. W^ 
D. Stansifer was first in command with the rank of first 
lieutenant, and was commissioned September 5 in the year 
of organization. Ten days later F. O. Hague was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant. 

The battery was assigned to the First Artillery and was 
given the letter E. Lieutenant Hague resigned and Lieu- 
tenant Stansifer was promoted as captain on August 14, 
1881. and James A. Sibley was elected first lieutenant and 
commissioned as such on NoA'ember 26 following. 

The battery had one twelve-pound bronze cannon, but 
was never very prosperous and was mustered out of service 
when its term expired. 

The infantry was composed of veterans of the civil war 
and was organized April 10, 1883. The name Columbus Vet- 
erans was ado])ted and it was assigned to the First Veteran 
Regiment as Company K. The officers, all of whom were 
commissioned May 19, 1883, were Captain David Newsom, 
Lieutenant James W. Smith and Lieutenant Thomas B. 
Prather. Tlie comjiany served its one term of enlistment 
only and was mustered out of service when it expired. 

Again was a company, called the Gent Guards, organized 
March 17. 1888, which was assigned to the First Regiment as 
Com]»any L It existed only until 1890, when it fell below the 
standard of efficiency and was disbanded. The officers were: 

Captains — W. .T. Beck, H. A. Valentine, C. E. .Tackson, and Charles 
A. Reeves. 

First Lieutenants — William L. :MeCampbell. Hosford E. Valentine, 
C. E. Jackson, Charles Reeves, and Albert Stevens. 

Second Lieutenants — H. E. Valentine, Charles E. Jackson, C. Reeves, 
Albert Stevens, and William T. S. Jones. 

Twice has Covington sujjported a company of infantry, 
and both saw service in wars. The first company was com- 
posed entirely of veterans of the civil war and was organized 


July 2G, 1881. It was called the Phil Kearney Veterans, and 
was assiiined to the First Veteran Regiment as Company D. 

The original officers, off of whom were commissioned 
August 11, 1881, were Captain John W. Patterson, First Lieu 
tenant Henry J. Meehau and Second Lieutenant ('harles H. 
Edwards. The company then mustered 48 officers and men. 
Lieutenant Edwards served only until September 28, when he 
resigned, and ilurphy Lewis was elected to fill the vacancy. 

Captain Patterson was })romoted to be major on April 25, 
1882, and Lieutenant Meehan became captain, l^ieutenant 
Lewis first lieutenant, and R. C. Nelson was elected second 
lieutenant. Cai^tain ]\Ieehan served only until the end of his 
term and Lieutenant Lewis retired at the same time. Lieu- 
tenant Nelson then became captain, John G. Beynier first 
lieutenant, and James MeiK^fee second lieutant. These offi- 
cers were commissioned June U, 1888, and Lieutenant Menefee 
was promoted January lU. 1885, and Benjamin Vanleer was 
elected, and served until the term of the company ex()ired the 
following year, when it was disbaiided. 

The second com])any was organized May 20, 1893, and the 
officers were Captain C. E. McCampbell, First Lieutenant R. 
E. Murray and Second Lieutenant Frank McClure. TTnder 
orders issued June 1 of that year, the company was assigned 
to the Second Regiment as Company G and took part in the 
labor troubles at Hammond. Early in 1891, Lieutenant Mur- 
ray resigned, and ^I. Mayer was elected first lieutenant to 
succeed him. They commenced with a strength of 39 officers 
and men, and it remained about that strength until the latter 
part of 1895, when it increased to 43. Early in 1895 Lieuten- 
ant Mayer resigned, and later in the year W. N. Whitehall 
was elected first lieutenant. P>y the end of the next year 
there was a complete change of officers, and at that time 
they were Captain F. E. Harden, First Lieutenant Allen 
Shaff and Second Lieutenant W. (1. Miles, who served until 
the company entered the seryice of the L^nited States with 
the One-hundred-and-fifty-eighth Indiana Volunteers in the 
war with Spain, when William G. Miles was captain, Gregor 
X. Miller first lieutenant and Ora L. Clark second lieutenant. 

Since the reorganization of the Guard no company has 
been organized in Covington. 

Crown Point has had but one company in the Guard, the 
Crown Point Blues, which was previously known as the 
Crown Point Grays. It was organized May 14, 1884, and 
served in the Third Regiment as Company G until 1886, when 
it was made Company F. The company disbanded in 188T 


on the expiration of its service. Charles F. Griffin and H. W. 
Wise were captains, llenrv P. Hewgill first lieutenant, and 
the second lieutenants were John J. Wheeler and Clarence 
W. Barr. 

A battery was organized at Dana in 1897, which was short- 
lived on account of the war with Spain. It was mustered in 
as Battery C. and many of the members enlisted in the in- 
fantry companies when it was learned but two batteries 
would be accepted from Indiana. The officers were Captain 
Charles A. Pefley, First Lieutenants Thomas J. Lang and Hal 
L. Fillinger, and Second Jvieutenant ('ale B. Jackson. 

The company at Decatur Avas organized July 7, 1889, and 
on July 15 of that year was assigned to the Third Regiment 
as Company B, where it served until the Fourth Regiment 
was oragnized, when it was transferred to that organization, 
but retained its letter. It served with that regiment through 
the war with Spain, but has never been reorganized. Its 
officers have been: 

Captains — J. S. Coverdale, M. L. Byers, .Tohn H. Steele, D. Quiim, 
C. M. Kins;. .John T. Myers, Eel word P. IMiller, and Jolin M. Lenhart. 

First Lieutenants— ]\I. L. Byers. .1. W. Tyndall, J. H. Steele, D. F. 
Quinn, .1. T. IMyers, Hugh Miller. Richard D. Myers, J. M. Lenhart, 
Solomon C. Edington, and C. E. Bnrnhart. 

Second Lieutenants— P. L. Andrews, C. M. King, M. F. Burkhead, 
Hugh Miller, E. P. Miller, J. M. Lenhart, S. R. Dull, S. C. Edington. 
Charles E. Barnliart, and Richard D. Myers. 

Delphi's first representation in the Legion was in Com- 
pany H. First Veteran Regiment, known as the Carroll Vet- 
erans. The company was organized April 5, 1882, with forty- 
nine officers and enlisted men. The first officers, all of whom 
were commissioned April 8, 1882, were Captain John M. 
Watts, First Lieutenant Lewis Gros and Second Lieutenant 
Edward PI. Gresham. These officers served until December 
18, when Captain Watts was promoted major and each of the 
lieutenants was promoted. William F. Lytle was elected 
second lieutenant. Captain Gros retii-ed on the reorganiza- 
tion of the company and the two lieutenats were promoted. 
Ira Cress was elected second lieutenant, and these officers 
served until the expiration of the term of the company in 
1888, when it was disbanded. 

The younger men determined to organize a military com- 
pany, and as a result the Delphi Light Guards were organ- 
ized July 8, 1886. The company was assigned to the Third 
Regiment as Company B, and the officers were Captain Lewis 
Neiwerth, First Lieutenant Edward W. Bowen and Second 


Lieutenant William White. The company served its term 
under these officers, and on the expiration of the term was 
mustered out of service. 

The El wood company was orj^anized in 1893 and served 
but one term. On June 1 of that year it was assigned to the 
Second Kegiment as Company F, and served as such through 
its term. The officers were: 

Captain — W. F. Van Arsdel. 

First Lieutenants — C. A. Ranville and John H. Moore. 

Second Lieutenants — W. T. Mount and W. C. Boyden. 

The company at Fowler was organized in 1890 and was not 
attached to any regiment until April 2 of that year, when it 
was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company L. On the 
expiration of its term in 1893 the company disbanded, but a 
second company was organized, which was mustered into 
service July 3, 1893, but seems to have been in existence but 
a short time. The officers of the first company were: 

Captains — Charles G. Mauzy and Edmond G. Hall. 

First Lieutenants — Edmond G. Hall and Robert Hamilton. 

Second Lieutenants — Walter P. Sparl^s and Frank Carter. 

The second company had as officers Captain Hall, Lieu- 
tenant Hamilton and Second Lieutenant L. A. Wiles. 

The military experience of Francisville was also short- 
lived. A separate company was organized there on Septem- 
ber 15, 1882, which had fifty-four officers and enlisted men. 
The officers, the first of whom were commissioned October 3, 
1882, were Captains Moses M. Gorgon and Joseph Engle, 
First Lieutenants Joseph A. Engle and Lewis W. Hubbell, 
and Second Lieutenant Frank McGinnis. The company was 
known as the Carnahan Guards, but it was unable to live 
long, being unable to raise the money for necessary expenses. 
It was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company F. 

Frankfort had one of the early companies in the Sherman 
Guards, which was organized July 31, 1879, with forty-nine 
officers and men. The company was in the Second Regiment 
as Company E, but served one term of three years only. The 
officers were: 

Captains — .Tames E. Southard and Joseph C. Suit. 

First Lieutenants — .James O. Given and "W. F. Palmer. 

Second Lieutenants — J. B. Kennedy, W. F. Palmer and C. G. Green. 

The next organization was the Clinton Light Guards, or- 
ganized November 30, 1883. The company was assigned to 
the Third Regiment as Company K, but served one term of 
three vears onlv and was then disbanded. The officers were: 


Captain— Eli Huntsinger. 

First Lieuteuants— P^clward M. Seawrigbt and William F. Palmer. 

Second Lieutenants— W. V. Palmer and James H. Bryant. 

The Frankfort Guards, organized March 15, 1888, served 
as Company K, Third Infantry, until February 3, 1891, when 
it was transferred to tlie Second with the same letter, and 
there served until the end of its second term in 1894, when 
it left the service. The otiticers were: 

Captains— Frank Holmes. William F. Van Arsdel, and John E. 

First Lieutenants— James H. Staley, O. S. Irwin, W. F. Van Arsdel, 
John E. Allen, H. M. Kramer, and Calvin B. Pugh. 

Second Lieutenants — O. S. Irwin, W. F. Van Arsdel, John Allen, 
Charles Moody, Ed Evans, C. L. Davis, and Dale Claudy. 

In 1899 the company which bad been organized and which 
served through the war with Spain was reorganized and mus- 
tered into State service as the second separate company. 
Captain David F. Allen was in command and was commis- 
sioned March 4. William F. Van Arsdel was elected first 
lieutenant, but did not muster, and Frank L. Petty, who had 
been elected second lieutenant, was promoted. Albert F. 
White was then elected second lieutenant. During the sum- 
mer Captain Allen. Lieutenant White and the majority of 
members entered the Ignited States sei'vice, so the company 
was mustered out of State service November 20 of that year. 

The Goshen Cadets, organized at Goshen July 5, 1880, was 
the first military company of that p)a<;e to be assigned to a 
regiment, and it became Comyjany R of the First until the re- 
organization of 1888, when it was I of the Third. The com- 
pany served only until the expiration of its term of service 
in 1889 and a re-muster was authorized, but the reorganiza- 
tion was not perfected and the arms were returned. The 
officers were: 

Captahi — Charles Reith. 

First Lieutenant — William McClenathan. 

Second Lieutenant — Andrew Perry. 

The next company was oi'gauize<l September 14, 1894, and 
was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company C. The 
company served as such through the war with Spain, but has 
never been reorganized. The ottii'ers were: 

Captains— E. H. Fitzgerald, M. P. Bradford, and E. D. Salsbury. 
First Lieutenants— Charles Bartlemay, Harry Schilling, Charles 
Slade, and Joseph A. Collins. 


Second Lieutenants— Harry Shilling, Jacob Leidner, Christian Mc- 
Mahon, :\Iiles Bradford, Edward Rimpler, Joseph A. Collins, and 
Thomas H. Mew. 

In 1802 a company was organized at Jeffersonville which, 
in the early part of 1893, was assigned to the First Regiment 
as Company G. It served one term only and was mustered 
ont in 1805. The officers were: 

Captain — L. C. Baird. 

First Lieutenants— C. H. Kelly and H. H. Thacker. 

Second Lieutenants— H. IT. Thaclver. W. Crool^er and H. E. Barrett. 

Knightstown has had but one State military organization, 
the Knightstown Light Guards, organized October 13, 1882, 
with fifty-two officers and enlisted men. It was assigned to 
the Second Regiment as Company H on July 2, 1883, but was 
only in existence a short time thereafter, as the members 
were unable to raise the necessary money. Tlie officers were 
Captain O. E. Holloway, First Lieutenant Frank J. Grubbs 
and Second Lieutenant T. W. Gray. All were commissioned 
October 13. 1882. 

The company at Knox was organized November 25, 1893, 
and on May 23, 1801, was assigned to the Second Regiment 
as Company H. The following year it was transferred to 
the Third Infantry as Conipany A and served with that regi- 
ment until after the war with Spain, The company has never 
been reorganized. The officers were: 

Captains — A. H. Knosman and Charles Windisch. 
First Lieutenant — R. D. L. Glazebrook. 

Second Lieutenants — Charles Windisch. Charles C. Kelly and Ceorce 
D. Larainore. 

The first ex])erience of Kokomo in the State military serv- 
ice was with the Howard Veterans, organized December 15, 
1881, and assigned to the First Regiment as Company F. The 
company had fifty-four members and served but one term. 
The officers were: 

Captains — Nathaniel P. Richmond and Asher C. Bennett. 
First Lieutenants — Joseph H. Hoback and Theophilus Wykes. 
Second Lieutenants— Garrah Markland. Hamilton M. Sailors and 
William H. Sellers. 

The second company was organized in November, 1891, 
mustered February 4, 1892, and until May 12, 1892, was un- 
assigned, when it was made Company L, Second Regiment. 
The company served from that date with the regiment 


througli the war with Spain, but has not been organized since 
it was mustered out of the United States service. The offi- 
cers were: 

Captains— A. N. Grant, Albert Martin, "W. T. Meek, Albert Martin 
and R. L. Jacobs. 

First Lieutenants — E. A. Kiefer. Charles Hansell, R. J. Jacobs and 
Philip Owen. 

Second Lieutenants — Chai'les Hansell, R. L. Jacobs, Philip Owen, 
Claude Scoven and Joseph Lang. 

liafayette's first military company was one of the veterans 
— called the Tippecanoe Veterans, and assigned to the First 
Regiment as Company C. The company was disbanded early 
in 1887. The officers were: 

Captains — Collins Blackmer, Patrick Flynn. William Kreuzberg and 
Samuel E. Walker. 

First Lieutenants — George Beasley, Patrick Flynn, William Kreuz- 
berg, John W. Warner, Samuel E. Walker and George A. Marks. 

Second Lieutenants — William Kreuzburg, David W. Moore, John R. 
Bennett. John Cain and John Hopf. 

The next venture was in the organization of an artillery 
company which was called the Lafayette Light Artillery, and 
which was organized May 8. 1886. It was assigned to the 
First Artillery as Company C and served one term of enlist- 
ment only. ]ts officers were Captain J. B, Shaw, First Lieu- 
tenant Edward Winshlp and Second Lieutenant William 

The infantry next claimed attention, and the DeHart 
Light Infantry was organized March 5, 1888 and assigned to 
the First Infantry as Company L. It served as such until 
April 2. 1S!)0. when it was transferred to the Second Infantry, 
but retained its letter. On the expiration of the term of 
service in 1801 the company failed to make a reorganization 
and was mustered out of service. The officers were: 

Captains — William C. Mitchell and George B. King. 
First Ijieutenants — Schuyler F. Logan and L. W. Cissell. 
Second Lieutenants — Harry Felix and W. J. Warner. 

Again, on June 25, 1895, another company was organized, 
which was assigned to the Fourth Regiment as Company C, 
and which served through the war with Spain, but which 
has not been reorganized since. The company entered the 
United States service with the One-hundred-and-sixtieth In- 
diana, which was originally the Fourth Indiana, and was with 
it through all its experiences. The officers were: 

Col. George S. Haste 
Col. James B. Curtis 
Col. R. W. McBride 

Brig. -Gen. Irvin Robbins 

Col. George H. Pennington 

Brig. -Gen. J. K. Gore 

R£TIRED officers 



Captains — George B. King and T. R. Marks. 

First Lieutenants — M. B. Louis and J. L. Glasscocli. 

Second Lieutenants — T. R. Marks, Max B. Lieter and C. A. Hubbard. 

Laporte's company was organized early in 1893, and on 
June 1 of that year was assigned to the Third Regiment as 
Company L. The company served its one term only and was 
mustered out of State service. The ofiQcers were: 

Captains — Robert E. Morrison and S. S. McCollum. 

First Lieutenants — John C. Ricliter, S. S. McCoUum and W. W. 

Second Lieutenants— C. S. McCollum, W. W. Phillips and M. H. 

The Ligonier company was organized October 20, 1897, and 
was mustered into the National Guard as Company L of the 
Third. The company served through the war with Spain, but 
was not reorganized. The officers were: 

Captain — Charles A. Greene. 

First Lieutenants — Fred E. Wier and Jacob L. Ochs. 

Second Lieutenants — Jacob L. Ochs and Ray Shobe. 

Logansport has been represented in the State service 
many times unofficially in the Logansport Grays, which has 
been in existence since July 0, 1874. It is the oldest military 
organization in the State, and although not mustered into 
State service, has responded to calls many times in its his- 
tory and has never declined to serve when called upon. It 
has attended many of the annual encampments and is a fa- 
mous organization. 

Logansport was represented in the war with Spain by 
Company M, of the One-hundred-and-Sixtieth Indiana, which 
was organized April 26, 1898, and w^as first assigned to the 
Fourth Regiment as Company M. The company served until 
mustered out of the United States service and did not re-en- 
ter the Guard. Its officers were Captain David S. Bender, 
First Lieutenant William C. Dunn and Second Lieutenant 
Leroy Fitch. 

The Marion Light Infantry was organized July 8, 1886, and 
was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company D. It re- 
mained as such until the organization of the Fourth Regi- 
ment in 1891. when it was transferred to it and given the 
letter A. The company served with the regiment from that 
date until the close of the war with Spain, but has not been 

No history of Marion's military organization, no matter 
with what regiment affiliated, is complete without a sketch 


of Mrs. Alice Wilson McCiilloch, who, by her thonghtfulness, 
her kindness, her unvaryini;- interest in the welfare of the 
members, her generosity in support of the organization, won 
and has always held a ]>iace of affectionate regard in the 
hearts of the "boys," so that with or without her consent, 
they adopted her as the "Daughter of the Company." Mrs. 
McCulloch has always been one of the first in the support 
of any movement for the betterment of the comi)any, for 
the encouragement of that which was for good for the mem- 
bers and in promoting ])ublic su]>]><>rt of the oi-ganization. 

Her love for things military is inborn. A native of Bards- 
town, Ky., she is the descendant of a loyal southern family. 
Her parents moved to Louisville when she was four years of 
age, and two brothers and two brothers-in-law were enrolled 
on the side of the Xorth diiring the civil war. 

(''a])tain T"])ton Wilson, a brother, was a member of Com- 
pany 1, Louisville Legion, Fifth Kentucky Volunteers, and 
was killed at the battle of Missionary Ridge. J. M. Wilson, 
another brother, sei'ved through the war as surgeon of a Ken- 
tucky regiment, and then went into the Ignited States Army. 
Her brothers-in-law were Ijieutenant-(Jolonel Alexander Ma- 
gruder, of the Twenty-seventh Kentucky A'olunteers, and 
Adjutant Ueorge Deering, of the Seventeenth Kentucky Vol- 

The AMlson family is of fighting blood, being descendants 
of Robert Bruce, of Scotland. 

While quite young, Mrs. ^IcCulloch Avas married to John 
L. McCulloch, and has lived in Marion for thirteen years. 
From the first, she has maintained an interest in the military 
organization, and during the Sjtanish-Araerican war she took 
a leading part in looking after the welfare of the members in 
the field. TTer many acts of Icindness endeared her to those 
who received them more strongly than ever. When the com- 
pany returned from active service ^Irs. McCulloch started and 
carried through to success the movement to give them a pub- 
lic banquet. In many little things she has assisted the com- 
pany, and so quietly has it been done that few outside of 
those immediately concerned are aware of it. Her husband 
has always been known as a i»ul)lic-spirited man, and Mrs. 
McCulloch is found by his side and equally public-spirited in 
all that is for the betterment of their home community or of 
anything connected with it. 

The Marion officers were: 

Captains — Georce W. Guilder, Daniel Gunder, L. C. Lillard, Nate D. 
Elliott. Fred Besbore and Fred D. Ballon. 


First Lieutenants — L. C. Lillarcl. AVilliaui H. Bien. Henry Whybrew, 
Eugene L. Cole. Frank S. Alexander, Isaac J. Bradford and Boston Vail. 

Second Lieutenants — Lewis J. Hover, J. L. Hoover, Oren Kern, 
Hemy Whybrew, Euijene L. Cole. Fred D. Ballou. Isaac .T. Bradford, 
Boston I>. Vail and Franli Beshore. 

One battery of artillei-v has been the contribution of 
Michigan City to the State troops in recent years, but it 
served for one term only, although it became well known 
in tliat term. It was organized June 18, 1881, with thirty- 
three officers and enlisted men and adopted the name of Por- 
ter Light Artillery. It was assigned to the First Artillery 
as Company B, and the original officers, all of whom were 
commissioned June 28, 1881, were Captain Henry H. Wood, 
First Lieutenant Elias M. Lowe and Second Lieutenant 
Thomas S. Wirt. Taeutenant Lowe resigned on account of 
remoying from the State, and when (.'aptain Wood was pro- 
moted major, Lieutenant Wirt was promoted captain, and 
seryed as such until the battery went out of service. 

^lishawaka's only company was organized in the spring 
of 1891, and was assigned to tlie Third Regiment as Company 
D February .'i of that year. The company served until the 
latter part of 1892 only, when it w^as disbanded. The officers 

Captains — Grant D. Needtiani, H. H. Hosford and E. Forstbauer. 

First Lieutenants — Hugh H. Hosford, Edward Forstbauer and W. 

Second Lieutenants — Edward Forstbauer, W. Mcintosh and Charles 

The Morristown Light Infanti-y, organized January 11, 
1886, and assigned to the First Regiment as Company K, has 
been the only organization in the State service from that 
town. The company was disbanded at the end of its first 
term and served under Captain D. W. Place, First Lieutenant 
Wilbur Smiley and Second Lieutenant T. K. Graham. 

The Mt. Vernon Cadets were organized March 13, 1888, 
and were assigned to the First Regiment as Company H and 
served only until March, 1891, when it failed to make efficient 
reorganization. The officers were: 

Captains — .Tohu M. Edson. ,Tohn A. Haas and G. F. Zimmerman. 

First Lieutenants — David D. Owen, A. G. Dunn, A. .T. Hovey and 
W. J. Ruminer. 

Second Lieutenants — .John A. Haas, George F. Zimmerman, H. 
Weisinger and S. C. Reagan. 

The North Manchester company was organized July 28, 
1897, and was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company D. 


It served througli the war with Spain, but was not reorgan- 
ized. The officers were: 

Captain — E. F. Clemans. 

First Lieutenant — John F. Dunbar. 

Second Lieutenants — John N. Jenkins and Charles O. Spurgeon. 

A company of veterans was organized at North Vernon 
October 3, 1882, with fifty-five officers and enlisted men, which 
was called the Jennings County Veterans. It was assigned 
to the First Regiment as Company 1, and three days after its 
organization the officers commissioned were Captain Pleas- 
ant C. McGannon, First Lieutenant David B. Reeder and 
Second Lieutenant Fred F. Verbarg. The company served 
as originally assigned until 1885, when it was transferred to 
the Second Regiment as Company C, and in that regiment 
completed its period of enlistment and was mustered out of 

The Ossian company was mustered into the Guard May 3, 
1897, and became Company F, of the Fourth Regiment. The 
company served through the war with Spain, but was not 
reorganized. The officers were: 

Captain — E. E. Derr. 

First Lieutenants — A. S. Elzey and R. Floyd Wilson. 

Second Lieutenants — M. E. Spencer and George M. Mills. 

The company at Oxford was organized in 1803, but, al- 
though it was received into State service early in the year, 
was not assigned to a regiment until May 23, 1894, when it 
became a part of the Second Regiment as Company E. The 
company had but a brief existence and was soon mustered 
<out of service. Its officers were: 

Captains — Worth Kolb and E. S. Shenkenberger. 

First Lieutenants — E. S. Schenkenberger and Adrien Stewart. 

Second Lieutenants — Jesse H. Harrison and Virgil W. Pagett. 

For many years a military s])irit was strong in Peru, al- 
though no company is maintained there now. The first com- 
pany was the Peru Light Infantry, which was organized Aug- 
ust 5, 1882, with fifty-eight officers and enlisted men. The 
company served in the Third Regiment as Company C, and 
in 1885 was transferred to the First Regiment as Company 
F. When its term of service expired, in 1888, the company 
was mustered out of service. The officers were: 

Captains — Welcome Rice and Henry T. Boley. 

First Lieutenants — Lleury T. Boley and Ed. Maxwell. 

Second Lieutenants — Phillip Q. Curron and Jacob Schrader. 


On November 13, 1884, the Peru Zouave Cadets were or- 
ganized, but they served one term of enlistment only and 
were mustered ont in 1887. They were first assigned to the 
Third Regiment as Company I, and in the year following their 
organization they were given the letter G. The officers were 
Captain Edward Maxwell, First Lieutenant Charles C. Ja- 
cobs and Second Lieutenant Scott Wilson. 

Peru gave its attention to Catling gun squads, and an at- 
tempt was made to maintain two of them. That one of 
which Elmer Morris was captain and Charles Griswold sec- 
ond lieutenant was organized July 3, 1886, and was first 
designated as Company L and then as Company K. Dr. G. L. 
Robison was battery surgeon, with the rank of second lieu- 
tenant. The other one, known as Company H and then as 
Company I, was organized November 18, 1885, and the offi- 
cers were Captain Charles P. Porter and First Lieutenant 
W. H. Kranzman. Each battery had one Gatling gun, and 
an effort was made in 1889 to combine the two and organize 
a new battery, but it failed, and both passed out of existence. 

The next effort was the Peru Guards, organized March 3, 
1888, and assigned to the Third Regiment as Company H. 
The company served its entire term with the regiment, but 
in 1891 it failed to make an efficient reorganization and was 
not remustered. Its officers were: 

Captains — W. H. H. S])aul(iing and William H. Moore. 
First Lieutenants — William Apt and Joseph Kile. 
Second Lieutenants — .Joseph Kile and Henry Kroning. 

The company at Plymouth was organized early in 1893, 
and was assigned to the Third Regiment as Company D. It 
served one term and then was mustered out of service. Its 
officers were: 

Captains — R. B. Oglesbee and A. E. Wise. 

First Lieutenants — A. E. Wise. J. K. Houghton and J. C. Capron. 
Second Lieutenants — A. E. Crisman, J. C. Capron and Frank Cha- 

Portland made a strong effort to maintain a cavalry com- 
pany, and the Portland Cavalry was organized June 4, 1881, 
with forty-seven officers and men. It was received into State 
service August 9 following, and its officers were Captains 
James S. Maxwell and C. M. Shanks, First Lieutenants C. M. 
Shanks and John Fuller and Second Lieutenants Curtis C. 
Farber and Canada Wood. In spite of all efforts, the com- 
pany disbanded in a short time on account of inability to 
raise funds to meet expenses. 


The next attempt was with a company of infantry, and 
the ■Mc'Phei'son Light Infantry was organized August 29, 
1884, and served until 1887, the expiration of its first term, 
when it was disbanded. It served in the Second Regiment, 
first as Company M and tlien as Company L. The officers 

Captuius — .Jolin English and W. \\. Kepn. 
First Lientenant — W. W. Keen. 
Second Ijieutenant — N. A. Meel^er. 

In 1889 another infantry company was organized, which 
was assigned to the Second Regiment as Company F on July 
15 of that year. When the Fourth Regiment was organized 
the company was transferred to it as Company C, and served 
until 1893. when it left the service. The officers were: 

Captains— AV. W. Keen. C. M. C. Slianks, G. .7. S. Claris and C. T. 

First Lieutenants— H. .1. Diclc. .1. C. M. Slianlcs. G. .7. S. Clarlv. C. T. 
Reid and George O. Ramsey. 

Second Lieutenants — .7. C. 'SI. Slianlvs. C. T. Reid, George O. Ram- 
sey and Andrew Reid. 

The Princeton Rifles were organized April 11, 1888, and 
were assigned to the First Regiment as Company K. It 
served with that regiment and under that letter until after 
the war with Spain, bat was never reorganized to enter the 
Ouard. The officers were: 

Captains — R. A. Woods, Samuel W. Scott, W. E. Simpson, Henry P. 
Chambers, C. A. Shannon. George SoUer, VV^. E. Simpson, H. C. Mc- 
Clellan, C. E. I^. Hutchinson and George Soller. 

First Lieutenants — Edward Simpson. R. F. Kolb. George Soller, W. 
M. Wilson, C. E. L. Hutchinson and Alva lilaton. 

Second Lieutenants —John W. Archer, AY. M. Wilson, Moses R. 
Davis, Hugh McClellan. O. P. Morton, William .7. Phillips and Paul S. 

Third Lieutenant — Robert F. Tvolb. 

The Remington Guards, the only organization of Reming- 
ton which has been enrolled in the Legion or the Guard, was 
organized November 26, 1880, with forty-six officers and en- 
listed men. The first officers, commissioned on December 1, 
1880, were Captain John McMintry, First Lieutenant Patrick 
H. Lalley and Second Lieutenant Ferguson D. Carson. These 
officers served their first term only, and on December 5, 1881, 
the officers commissioned were Captain John A. Thomas, 
First Lieutenant Ezra Bowman and Second Lieutenant Alex- 
ander Littlefield. The company served its one and only term 


as Company II, Second Regiment, and on the expiration of 
the term was mnstered ont of service. 

Richmond has fnrnished some famous organizations. One 
of the earliest to enter the State service was tlie Richmond 
Light Guards, organized Jiinuary 19, 187S, and whicli was as- 
signed to the Second Regiment as Company D. The company 
served but one term of enlistment and was then disbanded. 
Its officers, who served until 1881, were: 

Captains — JoVin L. Yaryan. .Tosepb P. Iliff and .Tosepli Cook. 

First Lieutennnts — Alexander Horney, Samuel F. Judy and .Tames 
A. Starr. 

Second Lieutenants — Samuel F. .Tudy. Harry L Barnes. .Tosepli H. 
Cook and Frederick Marchant. 

August 22, 1881, was the birthday for two military organ- 
izations in Richmond. One was composed exclusivel,y of old 
veterans, and was called the Old Wayne Veterans. It had 
a membership of fifty-three officers and men, and was as- 
signed to the new First Veteran Regiment as Company E. 
It served its one term only and was mustered out in 1884. 
The officers were: 

Captain — Walter Webster. 

First Lieutenants — Edward .T. Frescott and John B. Hogan. 

Second Lieutenants — John B. Hogan and John Howarth. 

The second company, organized August 22, 1881, was the 
result of the disbanding of the Light Guards, and it was 
called the J. F. Miller Grenadiers. The company had sixty- 
nine officers and men, and was assigned to the Second Regi- 
ment as Company K. On the organization of the Third Regi- 
ment it was changed to Company C, and continued as such 
until it disbanded, April 25, 1885. The officers were: 

Captnins — George W. Tvoontz. 

First Lieutenants — F. W. Lincoln, Aloynes I^. Pfeiffer, William H. 
Shepherd and Edward Mull. 

Second liieutenants — A. D. Fowler, I^ouis Gross and Samuel Wig- 

Until 1890 there was no military organization in Rich- 
mond. In the spring of that year a new company was or- 
ganized, and under date of April 2, 1800, it was officially 
designated as the second separate company. On the organ- 
ization of the Fourth Infantry, the company was assigned to 
it as Company D until the fall of 1802, when it was mustered 
out of service on the expiration of its term. The officers 


Captains — Ed Muhl and Ed A. Anderson. 

First Lieutenant — A. C. Grice. 

Second Lieutenants — Ed A. Anderson and R. E. Fanner. 

At the outbreak of the war with Spain, Richmond re- 
sponded with one company, which entered the United States 
service with the One-hundred-and-sixty-first Regiment. It 
was assigned to that regiment as Company F, and the officers 
were Captain William M. Smith, First Lieutenant Paul Corn- 
stock and Second Lieutenant Elmer E. Kimmel. 

Roachdale's company was mustered into the Guard Octo- 
ber 6, 1897, and was assigned to the First Regiment as Com- 
pany F. The company served through the Spanish war, but 
was never reorganized. Its officers were: 

Captain— .John H. Morris. 

First Lieutenants — Augustus Bettis and Guilford S. Garber, of Madi- 

Second Lieutenant — Robert F. Turner. 

Rockville's first company was the McCune Cadets, organ- 
ized April 30, 1880, and which was assigned to the Second 
Regiment as Company D. The company served its first term 
of three years and then dropped out of State service until 
May 3, 1886, when it was reorganized and assigned to the 
Third Regiment as ('ompany I. When the company was re- 
organized at the end of its term, on May 3, 1886, it was trans- 
ferred to the First Regiment as Company B and served until 
May 3, 1889, when the company was mustered out, as the 
town was not deemed large enough to support two military 
companies. The officers were: 

Captains — Clinton Murphy and Isaac R. Strouse. 
First Lieutenants — Frank Stevenson and Lansing R. Ticknor. 
Second Lieutenants — Edward Lambert, Oscar McCord and Oscar M. 

When the first term of the McCune Cadets expired the 
Rockville Battery, assigned to the First Artillery as Com- 
pany F, grew and strengthened. It was organized March 12, 
1883, and was first commanded by Francis E. Stevenson, who 
held the rank of first lieutenant. When the organization 
was completed, he was elected captain. As other batteries 
dropped out of the service the letter was changed, and in 
1886 it was Company T), and in 1888 Company C. Under the 
latter letter it remained until 1897, when it was mustered 
out of the service on the expiration of its term of service. 

Major D. McAuliff 

Major H. H. Woods 

Lieut. -Cou. W. L. Kiger 

Major L. E. Harter 

Major T. C. Kimball 

Lieut. -Col. B. C. Wright 

RETIRED officers 


The prize drill teara of the battery won honors in the 
drills at Indianapolis, in 1883; Lafayette, Ind., in 1886; Jack- 
sonville, 111., in 188(); Evansville, Ind., in 1887; Lincoln, 111., 
in 1887; Jacksonville, 111., in 1887; Evansville, Ind., in 1888; 
Nashville, Tenn., in 1888; Yincennes, Ind., in 1890; Indian- 
apolis, in 1891 ; St. Louis, in 1895, and Ft. Wayne, Ind., in 
1895. Exhibition drills were gi^-en in many other cities. 

The officers were: 

Captains — Frank E. Stevenson, C. E. Lambert and F. E. Stevenson. 

First Lieutenants — Franli E. Stevenson, Will A. Mason, C. E. Lam- 
bert, B. T. Hadley, G. A. Bracken and Charles E. Lambert. 

Second Lieutenants — C. E. Lambert, B. T. Hadley, H. T. Fichen, W. 
J. Gaebler ajid C. C. Connelly. 

The company at Rushville was organized in the spring of 
1890, and was designated the fourth separate company under 
orders issued April 2 of that year. It was assigned as Com- 
pany G, of the Second, February 3, 1891, but was in exist- 
ence only until 1892, when it was disbanded. The officers 

Captain — John E. Holt. 

First Lieutenant — George R. Conover. 

Second Lieutenant — Andrew Pea. 

Kussiaville supported a company for one term, from June 
14. 1883, to 188fi. It was called the Kussiaville Light Infan- 
try, and was Company E, of the Third Regiment. The com- 
pany disbanded on the expiration of its first term. The offi- 
cers were: 

Captains — .John W. Burres and Melvin Seward. 
First Lieutenant — George W. Topping. 
Second Lieutenant — A. C. Shilling. 

Scottsburg's company was organized in 1894, and served 
through its one term as Company L, of the First Regiment. 
It was mustered out of service in 1897. The officers were: 

Captain — J. M. Herrod. 

First Lieutenants — A. E. Hough, J. W. Warmouth and William 

Second Lieutenants — George W. Warmouth, .John Hooker. William 
Simonson and .John Simonson. 

Shelbyville has twice supported companies of infantry. 
The first company, the Shelbyville Light Infantry, was or- 
ganized September 17, 1883, and was assigned to the Second 
Regiment as Company K. The officers were Captain John R. 
Clayton, First Lieutenant William W. Wray and Second 
Lieutenant Milton R. Senour. The company served its first 


term only, and then left the State service, but through the 
efforts of Captain Clayton another company was organized 
early in 1894, which was also assigned to the Second Regi- 
ment as Company K, on May 23. The company served with 
the regiment until 1897, when it was mustered out, having 
fallen below the standard of efificiency. The officers were: 

Captain — J R. Clayton. 

First Lieutenjnits — F. G. Strong and John H. Meer. 

Second Lieutenants — A. B. Speigel and F. M. Harding. 

The Sheridan company was organized May 18, 1895, and 
was assigned to the Second Regiment as Company I. The 
company served through the war with Spain, but was never 
reorganized. The officers were: 

Captains — E. Y. Green and O. A. Cox. 

First Lieutenants — O. A. Cox and Charles E. Scott. 

Second Lieutenants — 1^. G. Macy and Everett E. Newby. 

South Whitley has had one company in the State service 
but for one term only. The Arnold Rifles were organized 
November 11. 1885, and were assigned to the Second Regi- 
metn as Company F until the reorganization early in 1888, 
when it was made Company D. The company was mustered 
out on the expiration of its term in the following fall. The 
officers were Captain James Arnold, First Lieutenant Ste- 
phen D. Dunlap and Second Lieutenant Simon Tressler. 

Sullivan's company was organized early in 1890, and re- 
mained unassigned until April 2 of that year, when it was 
made Company L, of the First. The company was only 
maintained until the fall of 1892, when it was disbanded, 
having fallen below the standard of efficiency. Its officers 

Captain — George T. Briggs. 

First Lieutenants — A. B. Tliurber and C. R. Hinlde. 
Second Lieutenants — J. W. Scott. William H. Lucas and William 

Valparaiso was for many years the home of an enthu- 
siastic and flourishing military company. The first one to 
enter State service, the Valparaiso Blues, was organized 
November 17. 1882, with forty-six officers and enlisted men. 
The officers, commissioned December 4, 1882, were Captain 
Aaron W. Lytle, First Lieutenant William E. Brown and 
Second Lieutenant William C. Wells. The company was un- 
assigned until July 2, 1883, when the Third Regiment was 
organized, and it was made Company G of that regiment. 


Captain Lytle and Lieutenant Brown both resigned on De- 
cember 1 following, and George S. Haste was elected captain, 
Lieutenant Wells was promoted to the first-lieutenancy, and 
William H. Banta was elected second lieutenant. 

The expiration of the term of service of many of the com- 
l)anies caused a reorganization of the Third Regiment on 
November 1, 1884, and the Valparaiso Blues were then made 
Company D of the regiment. Captain Haste was made senior 
major of the regiment, and L. P. White was elected second 
lieutenant, vice William H. Banta, resigned. When the com- 
pany was reorganized, in January, 1886, its letter was again 
changed, and it becfime Company C, of the Third. The next 
change in officers resulted: Captain, Stephen L. Finney; 
first lieutenant. L. P. White, and second lieutenant, C. S. 
Douglass. The two lieutenants resigned, and C. H. Dickover 
became first lieutenant and R. C. Jones second. In 1890 Cap- 
tain Finney resigned, and each of the lieutenants was pro- 
moted, and J. W. Turner was elected second lieutenant. 
Lieutenant Turner resigned January 7, 1891, and was suc- 
ceeded by H. E. Dille. The company was disbanded in 1892. 

Wabash organized a company November 1, 1892, which 
was assigned to the Fourth Regiment as Company D early 
in 1893. The company served with the regiment through 
the war with Spain, but was not reorganized. Its officers 
have been: 

Captains — E. M. Tolan and J. R. Wimmer. 
First Lieutenants — .7. R. Wimmer and Arthm- G. Reed. 
Second Lieutenants— J. F. Roe, A. G. Reed, Ed Eilienbery and Ar- 
thur Sayre. 

Waterloo has a long and honorable military record. The 
first company to enter the State service was the Waterloo 
Rifles, organized September 6, 1879. The company had fifty- 
two officers and men, and was assigned to the Second Regi- 
ment as Company F. In 1881 the company was transferred 
to the Third Regiment as Company A, but it served its one 
term only. The military spirit still existed and the Water- 
loo Cadets was the immediate result. The company was as- 
signed to the Third Regiment as ('ompany I on March 3, 
1888. The company served with the regiment during the 
war with Spain, but has never been reorganized. The officers 

Captain.s — R. W. McBride, John C. Brand, S. A. Bowman, L. A. 
Beidler and L. L. Denison. 


First Lieutenants — Joliu W. Patterson, John C. Brand, James P. 
McCague. T. B. Dickinson, S. A. Bowman, Cliarles H. McBride, L. A. 
Beidler, L. L. Denison, E. G. Abbey, Cliarles V. Barr and W. H. Deni- 

Second Lieutenants — John C. Brand. James P. McCague, John Det- 
rick, S. A. Bowman, T. B. Dickinson, John O. Snyder, Amos Zerwes, 
I. D. Farrington, L. A. Beidler, E. G. Abbey, E. J.' Feagler, A. D. Mc- 
Entarter, Charles V. Barr, C. L. Hine, W. H. Denison and Charles A. 

The Wayne Guards of Waynetown were in the service of 
the State for several years. The company vs^as organized 
July 3, 1886, and was assigned to the Third Regiment as Com- 
pany K. When the reorganization was made in 1888 the 
company was transferred to the First Regiment as Company 
C, and served as such until xVpril 2, 1800. when it was trans- 
ferred to the Second Regiment as Companj^ H. The com- 
pany remained as a part of that regiment until 1893, in which 
year its armory was destroyed by fire and the arms and 
equipments burned. The company v/as not reorganized. The 
officers were: 

Captains— H. M. Billings. W. B. Gray, William H. York. Robert E. 
Ray. Howard Earl. William Marks and .John W. Brant. 

First Lieutenants — W. B. Gray, If. E. Ray, lilli H. Edwards, Howard 
Earl. W. C. Goble. F. M. Lucas and S. S. Gray. 

Second Lieutenants — C. M. Berry, John S. Thompson, F. M. Lucas, 
J. E. Bunnell. S. S. Gray and John A. Booe. 

The only military organization at Winimac was short- 
lived. Tt was organized May 24, 1882, with fifty-three officers 
and enlisted men. and was called the Pulaski County Blues. 
It was an infantry organization and was assigned to the 
Second Regiment as Company L. The officers were Captain 
John F. Yarnell, First Lieutenant Andrew Keys and Second 
Lieutenant Jasper W. Brown. All were commissioned May 
26, but Lieutenant Brown served only until June 24 follow- 
ing, when he resigned, and two days later Willard B. Taylor 
was commissioned second lieutenant. The company had a 
hard struggle for existence and was soon disbanded, as the 
members were unable to raise funds for their expenses. 

Worthington's first company that was identified with the 
regimental organizations was called the Porter Rifles, and it 
was practically the company previously known as the Worth- 
ington Guards. It was organized June 4, 1883, and served 
only until 1886, when its first term expired. Throughout the 
term it served as Company H, Second Regiment, The offi- 
cers were: 


Captains— Alexander S. Helms and Charles G. Sanders. 

First Lieutenants— Charles G. Sanders, Marshall D. Ellis, and 
Charles E. Morrison. 

Second Lieutenants— Marshall D. Ellis, Fred F. Jessup, and "Wil- 
liam C. Andrews. 

The officers on the retired list at the present time are: 
Brigadier-General Jrvin Robbing, retired, was born in 
Rush County, Indiana, March 30, 1839, and graduated at the 
Northwestern Christian University of Indianapolis, now 
known as Butler College, in June, 1860. He afterwards en- 
tered the practice of law at Greensburg, Indiana. At the 
beginning of the war, on April 26, 1861, he was mustered as 
a private in Company F, Seventh Indiana Infantry, command- 
ed by Colonel Ebenezer Dumont, and participated in the three 
months' campaign in West Virginia, in which several small 
engagements took i)]ace, the first being at Phillippi, June 3, 
1861. On July 21, 1862, he was appointed adjutant of the 
Seventy-sixth Indiana Infantry, which was a thirty days' 
regiment that served in western Kentucky, while the three 
years' call of that year was being mobilized. On returning he 
raised the Union Rifles, and was mustered into the State's 
service as captain September 12, 1862. 

On July 10, 1863, this comymny was mustered as Company 
H, One-hundred-and-fourth Minute Men during the raid of 
General J. H. Morgan. A small skirmish took place with 
Morgan's men near Sumner's Station. The next day the com- 
pany followed Morgan to Harrison, Ohio. Then it proceeded 
to North Bend, Ohio, where it embarked on a steamer, and, 
with the flotilla of twenty-two boats, proceeded to Ports- 
mouth, Ohio. There it acted as provost guard until the cap- 
ture of General Morgan, when it returned home. The com- 
pany acted as a preservator of the peace in Decatur County 
until the fall of 1863. On November 18, 1863, most of the 
men were mustered in with other recruits in Company A, 
One-hundred-and-twenty-third Indiana Infantry, with Irvin 
Robbins as captain. This regiment was part of General A. 
P. Hovey's division of the Twenty-third Army Corps, that 
took part in the Atlanta campaign in 1861. After Sherman's 
departure for the sea this r-oramand fell back to Nashville, 
Tennessee, and participated in the winter campaign. On 
July 1, 1864, Captain Robbins was promoted to major of his 
regiment, and served with it until the final discharge at Lex- 
ington, North Carolina, in August, 1865, after an exciting 
campaign in that State in the spring. 


Ill May, 1SG5, Major Robbins was detailed as Acting As- 
sistant Inspector-General of the Seyentb Division of the 
Twenty-third Army Corps, and later as an A. A. A. G. of the 
division. He also acted as provost marshal of the west half 
of North Carolina, while the civil officers were not in exist- 
ence. He declined a commission in the regular service and 
returned to his home at Greensburg, Indiana. 

On December 5, 1882, at the request of Colonel Eli Lilly, 
he was appointed adjutant of the artillerj' regiment of the 
National Guard, and served until April 18, 1888. On January 
17, 189o, he was appointed Adjutant-General of Indiana by 
Governor Matthews, and served four years. In September, 
1893, the Governor ordered him to Roby, Indiana, with thir- 
teen companies, to suppress prize fighting, with orders to ar- 
rest all participating in the same. The presence of the 
troops resulted in the stopping of this class of entertainment 
in the State. 

In June. 1894, he was ordered to Daviess County, Indiana, 
owing to the coal strike, with about 450 men, and opened up 
the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railroad to business. In 
July, 1894, he was ordered to Hammond, Indiana, with 750 
men. during the great railroad strike, and preserved order 
without any collision, and opened up business on the rail- 
roads before the strike was declared off in Chicago. He re- 
tired on July 17. 1897, after more than ten years' service in 
the National Guard and over two years in the civil war. 

Brigadier-General James R. Carnahan, of Indianapolis, re- 
tired, served as captain in the First Veteran Regiment from 
July 1, 1877, to January 17, 1881, when he was appointed Ad- 
jutant-General of Indiana by Governor Porter, and served 
as such until .lanuary 17, 1885. General Carnahan served 
first in the civil war as a private in Company I, Eleventh 
Indiana, and served as such from April 22, 1861, to August 
4, 1861. He was made first sergeant of Company K, Eighty- 
sixth Indiana, August 25, 1862, and was promoted second 
lieutenant November 30, 1862. He became captain of Com- 
pany I of the regiment August 1, 1863, and served as such 
until June 6, 1865, when he was mustered out. 

Brigadier-General Sam M. Compton, of Indianapolis, re- 
tired served as Quartermaster-General of Indiana from Janu- 
ary 21, 1893, to February 1, 1897. From the latter date until 
February 1. 1898, he served as Assistant Inspector-General 
on the staff of General McKee. 

Brigadier-General James K. Gore, of Elkhart, retired, 
served during the civil war as bandmaster in the Sixth Michi- 


gan Infantry from August 20, 1861, to September 20, 18G2, 
when he was honorably discharged. He moved to Indiana, 
and on May 20, 1864. was commissioned as captain of Com- 
pany H, One-hnndred-and-Thirty-eighth Indiana Volunteers 
and served until September 30 following. He entered State 
service March 17, 1882 as captain of the Elkhart Veteran 
Guards and served as such until March 17, 1885. On Janu- 
ary 1, 1886, he was elected captain of Company E, Third In- 
fantry, and was promoted major of the regiment July 9, 
1890. He became colonel on December 20, 1894, and was 
in command of the regiment until January 17, 1897, when he 
was promoted brigadier-general and appointed Adjutant- 
General of the State. He filled that oifice until April 10, 
1901, when his commission expired, and one week later he 
was placed on the retired list. 

Brigadier-General B. A. Richardson, of Indianapolis, re- 
tired, served during the civil war as private of Company C, 
Eighty-fourth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, from August 9, 
1862 until May 10, 1865, when he was mustered out. He was 
elected captain of the Richardson Zouaves, of Indianapolis, 
in the Indiana Legion, on July 29, 1882, and served until No- 
vember 10, 1883, when he resi2,ned. He was next appointed 
Quartermaster-General of the State by Governor Mount, and 
served in that capacitv from Februarv 1, 1897, to March 31, 

Colonel Robert W. McBride, of Indianapolis, retired, is 
a veteran of the civil war, having been mustered into the 
service as private in the Seventh Independent Squadron of 
Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, known as the "Union Light Guard," 
on November 27, 1863. He served with his company until 
September 9, 1865, as corporal. 

He entered the service of Indiana as captain of the Water- 
loo Rifles, on September 15, 1879, and was in command of the 
company when it became Company A of the Third Regiment, 
on the organization of that body. He served as captain un- 
til June 23, 1884, when he was promoted lieutenant-colonel 
of the regiment, and served in that capacity until April 17, 
1889. During the last two years of his service as lieutenant- 
colonel he was in command of the regiment, as Colonel I. E. 
Kirk was absent from the State. On April 17, 1889, he was 
promoted colonel, and served until January, 1891, when he 
resigned, having been elected one of the judges of the Su- 
preme Court. He was placed on the retired list February 27, 


Colonel Jolin W. PJbel, of Terre Haute, retired, entered 
the service November 15, 1885, as captain in the Second In- 
fantry. He served until September 8, 1886. He v^^as made 
captain in the First Infantry March 20, 1889, and served un- 
til April 17, 1891, when he was promoted lieutenant-colonel. 
He became colonel December 15, 1891, and was in command 
of the regiment until January, 1896. 

Colonel I. E. Kirk, of Washington, D. C, retired, was 
first lieutenant and adjutant of the First Veteran Regiment 
from November 22, 1882, until June 30, 1883, when he was 
made colonel of the newly organized Third Regiment. He 
was in command until April 13, 1889. 

Colonel George S. Haste, of Valparaiso, retired, enlisted 
as a private in Company D, third Infantry, December 4, 1882, 
and was promoted to captain of the company December 1, 
1883. He was promoted battalion major July 12, 1888, and 
regimental major May 3, 1889. He became colonel of the 
regiment February 3, 1891, and resigned December 22, 1892. 
During the civil war Colonel Haste served as a corporal in 
Company C, One-hundred-and-Thirty-eighth Indiana Volun- 
teers. He was placed on the retired list May 14, 1897. 

Colonel Georgp H. Pennington, of New Albany, entered 
the service of the State as captain of Company C, First Infan- 
try, June 1889, and was promoted to major March 19, 1891. 
He served with the regiment during the strikes of 1894, and 
was promoted colonel January 1, 1896. He brought the 
regiment to a very high standard of discipline, and in 1898 
responded to the call of the President for volunteers for the 
war with Spain. He had prepared his regiment for muster 
into the United States service, when he was permanently 
injured by being thrown by a vicious horse. He was placed 
on the retired list in November, 1898. 

Colonel Pennington is a veteran of the civil war. He en- 
listed in December, 1861, and was mustered into service dur- 
ing the February following with Company E, Fifty-third In- 
diana Infantry, as musician. He served through the cam- 
paign before Corinth and participated in all the engage- 
ments. He was injured and discharged in August, 1863, but 
re-enlisted in Company K, Ninety-first Indiana, and served 
on the staff of Brigadier-General Garrard of the Twenty- 
third Army Corps until March 26, 1864, when he was dis- 
charged by reason of expiration of term of service. 

Colonel George W. Gunder, of Marion, retired, was com- 
missioned captain of Company 1), Third Infantry, in 1885, 
and major of the regiment in 1888. He was promoted colonel 

Lieut. F. R. Farrow 
Lieut. L. L. Martz 

Capt. Charles E. Lambert 
retired officers 

Capt. J. M. Porter 
Capt. F. D. Ballou 


of the Fourth in 1890, and was in command of the regiment 
during the war with Spain. Colonel Gunder is a veteran of 
the civil war, and enlisted in the Seventy-first Ohio Volun- 
teer Infantry as a private in 1861. He was promoted ser- 
geant and was made first sergeant July 7, 1862. On August 
3.. 1863, he was promoted second lieutenant, and became first 
lieutenant April 2, 1861. He was mustered out of the United 
States service in 1865. 

Colonel James B. Curtis, of New York City, retired, 
served for over eighteen years in Battery A and as chief of 
artillerv on the staff of the Governor. He was retired with 
the rank of colonel September 27, 1900. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Ben C. Wright, of Indianapolis, re- 
tired, is a veteran of the civil war. He enlisted as a private 
in Company A, One-hundred-and-thirty-second Indiana Vol- 
unteer Infantry May 3, 1864, and was discharged September 
7 following. He entered State service as a private in the 
Indianapolis Light Infantry April 14, 1877, and was promoted 
first lieutenant and quartermaster of the Second Infantry 
May 26, 1884. He was promoted major December 26, 1886, 
and was recommissioned December 28, 1888. He was pro- 
moted lieutenant-colonel January 24, 1889, and recommis- 
sioned January 25, 1893. He resigned September 25, 1893, 
and retired with the rank of lieutenant-colonel March 26, 

Lieutenant-Colonel William L. Kiger, of Bluffton, retired, 
was mustered into the State service as captain of Company 
E, Fourth Regiment, December 12, 1890. He was promoted 
major of the same regiment April 23, 1892, and lieutenant- 
colonel August 26, 1895. 

During 1894 Major Kiger was in command of Companies 
A, D, E and H of his regiment at Hammond from July 7 to 
July 18, and for the next three days of the post at Whiting. 
He served in all fourteen days. He entered the service of 
the United States as lieutenant-colonel of the One-hundred- 
and-Sixtieth Indiana and was detailed on three general 
courts-martial, of two of which he was president and one of 
which was in session for six weeks. While in camp at Lex- 
ington, Kentucky, he contracted typhoid-malarial fever and 
was absent from the regiment for seven weeks. 

He was placed in command of the first detachment of the 
One-hundred-and sixtieth Kegiment that sailed for Cuba, and 
he landed there January 10, 1899, with 367 men. He was the 
first man of the regiment to set foot on Cuban soil. Since 


the muster out, he has been engaged in the hardware busi- 
ness in Bluffton. 

Major Horace C. Long, of Rochester, retired, served from 
August 20, 1887, to March 3, 1892, as captain in the Third 
Infantry. He was promoted major on the latter date and 
served as such until July 2o, 1893. 

Major George E. Downey, of Aurora, retired, was captain 
of Company F, Fourth Infantry, from March 5, 1891, to Feb- 
ruarv 10, 1894. He was then promoted major, and served 
as such until July 23, 1896. 

Major W. H. Loop, of Indianapolis, retired, was captain 
and assistant surgeon of the First Artillery from June 8, 
1883, until June 16, 1886, He was promoted surgeon, with 
the of major on the latter date, and served until Julv 
22, 1896. 

Major C. R. Rockwood, of Indianapolis, retired, was adju- 
tant of the Second Infantry from March 11, 1892, until Janu- 
ary 26, 1894, when he was promoted major, and served until 
January 9, 1897. 

Major H. H. Woods, of the Lafayette Soldiers' Home, re- 
tired, was captain of the Porter Light Artillery from April 1, 
1881, until November 25, 1882, when he was promoted major 
of the First Artillery, and served until May 1, 1891. 

Major Charles F. Griffin, of Crown Point, retired, was cap- 
tain of the Crown Point Blues from May 22, 1884, until Au- 
gust 13, 1888, when he was promoted major of the Second 
Infantry, and served as such until January 15, 1891, when 
he was transfered to the Third Infantry, and served with 
that regiment until August 12, 1892. 

Major John E. Miller, of Ft. Wayne, enlisted as a private 
in Company B, Third Infantry, September 9, 1885, when the 
company was organized. He was appointed sergeant Sep- 
tember!, 1886, and first sergeant September 20, 1888. He 
became second lieutenant January 26, 1891, and cap- 
tain October 26, 1891. He was promoted major of the 
Third July 25, 1893, and was assigned to the command 
of the Third battalion. He was left in command at 
Roby in 1893, and took part in the active service for the sup- 
pression of riots in the strike of 1894. Major Miller served 
until January 17, 1897, when he was appointed chief clerk to 
the Adjutant-General by General Gore. Probably no man in 
the State is as familiar with all the details of National Guard 
work or has the acquaintance nmong the officers and men 
of the Guard that Major Miller possesses. In the work of 


preparing the Indiaua troops for United States service dur- 
ing the war with Spain and in mustering them out and re- 
organizing the Guard, his services have been almost inval- 
uable to the State. 

Major Edwin H. Fitzgerald, of Goshen, retired, first en- 
tered military life in Company E, First Infantry, Illinois Na- 
tional Guard, in which he served from January, 1883, to 
January, 1888. He then moved to Rochester, Indiana, and 
entered Company G, Third Infantry, as private, and served 
from 1888 to 1890. He then moved to Goshen and became 
captain of Company C of the regiment September 14, 1892, 
and was promoted major March 25, 1897. He served through 
the Spanish war with the regiment, and was then appointed a 
captain in the Thirtieth United States Volunteer Infantry, 
and with his command served in the Philippines until 1901. 

^lajor E. L. Siver. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, served as 
surgeon of the Second Infantry from June 1, 1888, to June 9, 
1891. when he was transferred to the Third Infantry, and 
served until May 5, 1898. 

Major W. W. Robbing, of Indianapolis, retired, was born 
in Jefferson County, Ohio, July 12, 1845, and came with his 
parents to Indiana in 1851. When eighteen years old he en- 
listed in Company D, One-hundred-and-eighteenth Indiana 
Volunteers, and served until the expiration of his term, when 
he enlisted again in Company G, Twenty-first Indiana Heavy 
Artillery, and served with it until October, 1865, or the close 
of the civil war. In 1878 he assisted in organizing the Lime 
City Battery of Huntington, and was commissioned its sec- 
ond lieutenant October 1, 1878. In 1880 he located in Bunker 
Hill, and five years later organized the Bunker Hill Light 
Guards, which became Company C of the Second Regiment. 
He was commissioned captain of the company November 17, 
1885, and July 19, 1889, was promoted battalion major. He 
was commissioned major of infantry, unassigned, November 
17, 1892, and was later assigned by General McKee to duties 
on his staff. He was placed on the retired list November 17, 

Major Robbins attended all the camps of instruction dur- 
ing his connection with the Guard. In the General Assembly 
of 1889 he was a representative from Marion County and was 
the author and champion of the militia law which appropri- 
ated money for the support and maintenance of the National 

Major Albert H. Skinner, of Rochester, retired, served as 
a sergeant in Company B, Second Infantry, from August 4, 


1882, to August 15, 1887, when he became second lieutenant. 
He was promoted first lieutenant on April 29, 1890; captain 
on April 4, 1892; and major March 25, 1897. He served 
through the war with Spain with his regiment and was 
placed on the retired list on its conclusion. 

Major D. McAuliff, of Brazil, served in the Montgomery 
Guards of Crawfordsville as private and corporal when Gen- 
eral Lew Wallace was in command. He was a member of 
the company when it was called to Indianapolis in 1877 during 
the strikes, and the trip was made in wagons through a hard 
rain. He moved to Brazil and helped to organize a military 
company in 1885 in which he was elected second lieutenant 
and which was assigned to the Second Regiment as Company 
H. The company disbanded in 1886, but after the law of 
1889 went into effect another company was organized of 
which he was elected first lieutenant, June 10, 1889. This 
company became Company F, First Regiment, and Lieutenant 
McAuliff was elected captain April 20, 1891. He served as 
captain until December 31, 1892, when he was promoted bat- 
talion major. 

During 1894 he commanded his battalion in Sullivan 
County and attended all encampments from 1889 to 1897. He 
entered United States service for the war with Spain and 
served with his regiment at Camp Alger, Thoroughfare Gap, 
and Camp Mead, Pa. Since his muster out he has followed 
a mercantile life at Brazil. 

Major David I. McCormick, of Indianapolis, retired, en- 
listed in Company L, Second Infantr3^ as a private, on June 
4, 1883. He entered the Indianapolis Light Infantry as pri- 
vate June 25, 1884. and became ordnance sergeant on the 
noncommissioned staff of the First Brigade on January 1, 
1891. He was appointed chief of ordnance with the rank of 
major on the staff of Governor Chase February 12, 1892, and 
served until January. 1893. On May 5, 1893, he was appointed 
inspector of small arms practice on the brigade staff, and 
had the rank of first lieutenant. He was promoted to cap- 
tain June 12, 1895, and was given the duties of chief of ord- 
nance in addition to the others. He was appointed first lieu- 
tenant in the Forty-fifth United States Volunteer Infantry 
and served with his regiment in the Philippines until 1901. 

Major L. E. Harter, of Warsaw, retired, enlisted as a 
private in Company C, First Regiment, in May, 1888. He 
was promoted first lieutenant of Company K, Second Regi- 
ment, July 8, 1889, and captain July 28, 1890. He was trans- 
ferred to Company H, Fourth Regiment, March 2, 1892, and 


was promoted major of the regiment August 25, 1895. He 
served with his regiment at Roby and Hammond and Whiting 
in lS9o and 1894, and was called into active service at the 
outbreak of the war with Spain. He entered the service of 
the United States May 12, 1898, and was assigned as major 
commanding the First Battalion, 160th Indiana. He served 
with the regiment at Camps Thomas and Grant, Virginia; 
Miles, Kentucky; Hamilton, Kentucky; Conrad, Georgia, and 
Matanzas, Cuba. He reached Cuba January 12, 1899, and re- 
mained until May 27 following. While in Cuba he served as 
sanitary inspector on the statf of Brigadier-General Sanger. 
He was mustered out at Savannah, Georgia. April 25, 1899. 
He was placed on the retired list May 12, 1898, and since the 
war has been in the United States mail service. 

Major John J. Kyle, of Indianapolis, retired, was ap- 
pointed second lieutenant of the Fourth Infantry in 1890 and 
served until December 19, 1891, when he was appointed assist- 
ant surgeon of the regiment. He was promoted surgeon May 
4, 1898, and served uith his regiment through the war with 

Major T. C. Kimball, of Marion, retired, served for three 
years during the civil war as a member of Company I, Eighth 
Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He entered the service of the 
State October 20, 1890, as surgeon of the Fourth. He served 
until May, 1898, when he resigned. On May 26, 1898, he was 
appointed chief division surgeon. United States Volunteers, 
by the President, and the nomination was confirmed by the 
Senate. He served until September 16, 1898, when he was 
discharged, the war being over. 

While with the State troops. Major Kimball was at every 
encampment and served at Hammond during the strike. Since 
his retirement from military life he has practiced his profes- 
sion at Marion. 

Major I). A. Thompson, of Indianapolis, retired, was com- 
missioned first lieutenant and adjutant of the First Artillery 
September 9, 1889, and first lieutenant of Battery A Septem- 
ber 7, 1891. He was retired as first lieutenant April 24, 1896, 
but was again placed on active duty as major of the First Ar- 
tillery April 22, 1898, and was discharged May 10, 1898. 

^lajor Charles S. Tarlton, of Indianapolis, retired, was 
for many years identified with the State service. He was ap- 
pointed first lieutenant of the Centennial Cadets June 15, 
1876, and first lieutenant of the Tecumseh Rifles February 20, 
1881. On November 1, 1885, he became captain of the Indian- 
apolis Rifles and captain of Company H, Second Infantry, 


March 2, 1889. He resigned November 4, 1891, and was ap- 
pointed by Governor Chase aide-de-camp, with the rank of 
major, October 12, 1891, and served in that capacity until 
January 1, 1893. On June 5, 1895, he was elected captain 
of Company H, Second Infantry, and served with the com- 
pany through the war with Spain. He was appointed first 
lieutenant in the Thirtieth Ignited States Infantry and served 
with the regiment in the Philippines until 1901. 

-Major W. S. Rich, of Germany, retired, enlisted in the 
Indianapolis Light Infantry as a private March 1, 1884, and 
was promoted battalion adjutant in the Second Infantry 
May 11, 1892. He was promoted major of the regiment Janu- 
ary 24, 1894, and served with the regiment through the war 
with Spain. On April 12, 1899, he was commissioned captain 
of the third separate company and was in command until 
May 24, 1900, when lie resigned on account of his removal 
to Germany. 

Major George W. Keyser, of Indianapolis, retired, enlisted 
in the Indianapolis Light Infantry as private July 18, 1877, 
and served until November 14, 1890. He was then appointed 
quartermaster of the Second Infantry and served until May 
6, 1893, when he was appointed brigade quartermaster with 
the rank of captain. He was made chief quartermaster with 
the rank of captain June 14, 1895, and served until Mav 14, 

Major Thomas C. Stunkard, of Terre Haute, retired, was 
appointed assistant surgeon of the First Infantry May 9, 

1891, and surgeon February 8, 1892. He served with the regi- 
ment through the war with Spain. 

Major Newton W. Gilbert, of Angola, served with the 
Third Infantry and was made commissary sergeant May 12, 

1892. On the November 13 following he was appointed bat- 
talion adjutant of the regiment and became regimental ad- 
jutant May 18, 1894. On April 13, 1897. he was made aide-de- 
camp on the brigade staff and January 10, 1898, was elected 
captain of Company H, Third Infantry, of Angola. He served 
through the war with Spain in command of the company and 
after having been mustered out and on the reorganization 
of the brigade staff was appointed judge advocate with the 
rank of major. In the fall of 1900 he was elected Lieutenant- 
Governor of Indiana and resigned his commission two days 
before he was inaugurated in his office. 

Captain R. F. Scott, of Indianapolis, retired, served from 
January, 1877, to May 5, 1883, as private in the Second Regi- 
ment. He was then elected second lietuenant and served 


until May 30, 1889, when he was promoted captain and served 
until February 12, 1892. He was then transferred to the staff 
of the brigade commander as assistant inspector-general with 
the rank of captain and served until January 1, 1893. 

Captain J. O. Prinz, of Indianapolis, retired, was second 
lieutenant in the Second Infantry from July 5, 1890, to July 1, 
1891, when he was promoted first lieutenant. On September 
14, 1891, he was promoted captain and served until January 
22. 1892. On June 19, 1892, he was again commissioned a first 
lieutenant in the Second Infantrv and served until May 15, 

Captain J. E. Waugh. of Angola, retired, was first lieuten- 
ant of Company H, Third Infantry, from November 10, 1891, 
to July 1, 1893. when he was promoted captain. He served 
until December 4, 1896. 

Captain M. D. Ellis, of Indianpolis, retired, was captain of 
the Galveston Guards from December 2, 1879, to December 1, 
1880. On January 4, 1883, he was appointed second lieuten- 
ant of the Worthington Guards and served until December 4, 
1888, when he was promoted captain. He was appointed pay- 
master with the rank of first lieutenant January 5, 1889, but 
the rank of the position was at once changed to captain, and 
he served until March 5, following. 

Captain L. C. Lilliard, of Marion, retired, was first lieuten- 
ant of Company D, Third Infantry, from July 8, 1886, to 
July 14, 1890, when he was promoted captain and so served 
until March 10, 1891. On the latter date he was appointed 
adjutant of the Fourth Infantrv and served until October 27, 

Captain W. A. Winebrenner, of Warsaw, retired, was sec- 
ond lieutenant of Company H, Fourth Infantry, from March 
2, 1892, to May 25, 1893. He was appointed first lieutenant 
Mav 25, 1893, and captain September 13, 1895. He served 
until May 15, 1897. 

Captain H. C. (^astor, of Chicago, retired, enlisted in Com- 
pany A, Second Infantry, on July 29, 1882, and served as pri- 
vate, corporal and sergeant. He was made first sergeant, 
promoted second lieutenant October 26, 1891, and was pro- 
moted captain October 2, 1883. He served until June 28, 1897. 

Captain Charles E. Reese, of Ft. Wayne, retired, enlisted 
in Company B, First Infantry, as private June 18, 1889. He 
was made second lieutenant October 26, 1891, and was pro- 
moted first lieutenant June 30, 1893. He was elected captain 
August 7, 1893, and served through the war with Spain in 
command of his company. He was appointed a captain in 


the Thirtieth Ihiited States Volunteer Infantry and served 
witli his regiment in the I'hilip pines from the close of the 
Spanish war until 1901. 

Captain L. L. Denison, of Altona, retired, was appointed 
first lieutenant of Company I, Third Infantry, on July 14, 
1891. He was promoted captain October 23, 1894, and served 
through the w\ar with Spain in command of his company. 

Captain Gustav A. Carstensen, of New York, retired, was 
appointed chaplain of the Second Infantry May 1, 1893. He 
served in that capacity through the war with Spain. During 
this period of service he was rector of St. Paul's Episcopal 
Church, Indianapolis. 

Captain Frank F. McCrea, of Indianapolis, retired, served 
in the Indianpolis Light Infantrj' from December 1, 1877, to 
April 5, 1890, as private, corporal and sergeant. On the latter 
date he was made first sergeant and was elected second lieu- 
tenant April l(i, 1892, and first lieutenant May 6, 1893. He 
was (^lected captain and commissioned July 16, 1897, and 
served with his company through the Spanish war. 

Captain Quincy E. McDowell, of Evansville, retired, en- 
listed in Company E, First Infantry, as a private, April 1, 
1890. He was promoted to first lieutenant February 19, 1892, 
and captain October 30, 1893. He was in command of his 
company through the war with Spain, and after peace was 
declared was appointed in the Fortieth United States Infan- 
try for service in the Philippines. 

Captain George Soller, of Princeton, retired, enlisted as 
a private in Company K, First Infantry, April 1, 1888, and 
was promoted sergeant April 1, 1891. He became first lieu- 
tenant May 1, 1892. and captain May 12, 1893. He commanded 
the company during the war with Spain. 

Captain Fred D. Ballon entered the service of the Indiana 
National Guard at Marion, Indiana, on March 1, 1892. Under 
the then existing laws, the life of a company was but three 
years, and when it was up the company had to be born again, 
consequently Company A, of the Fourth Regiment, I. N. G., 
was reorganized on that date for another three years' service. 
He was mustered as a private, appointed a corporal on the 
same date, ser-^ ed as a corporal during the camp of instruc- 
tion at Frankfort, Indiana, in 1892. In November, 1892, he 
was appointed a sergeant, and February, 1893, orderly ser- 
geant. On April 1, 1893, he was elected second lieutenant 
of the company, which office was held two and a half years. 
He attended the camp of instruction at Terre Haute and Indi- 
anapolis during each subsequent year. On December 11, 1895, 

Major N. W. Gilbert 
Major J. E. Miller 

Capt. F. F. McCrea 

Capt. C. a. Sharp 
retired officers 

Brig. -Gen. J. R. Carnahan 
Lieut. G. W. Powell 

Capt. H. B. Mahan 



Company A was reorganized under the militia laws of 1894, 
and he was elected captain, which position was held until the 
call to arms April 26, 1898. He proceeded to Indianapolis 
with 100 men, of which the necessary number was accepted 
to complete a company as required for the volunteer service. 
He was mustered into the United States Volunteers on May 
12, 1898, at Camp Blount, as captain in the One Hundred and 
Sixtieth Indiana, and served with this organization until 
muster out of the regiment, April 25, 1899, at Savannah, 
Georgia. He was ranking captain of the Second Battalion of 
the regiment, and as such served as acting major of the bat- 
talion for two months, during various absences of the com- 
manding officer. 

He was born at Peru, Indiana, November 24, 1868, and 
lived at Logansport a greater portion of the time until 1889, 
when he removed to Marion. He attended schools and nor- 
mal college and Avorked at various positions until March, 1892, 
when he accepted a clerical positon in the treasurer's office 
of the Marion Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer 
Soldiers, at which place he is still employed. During his 
absence in the service, this position was held open. Previous 
to leaving for Indianapolis in 1898, he was presented with a 
gold-mounted sword and belt, by the officers and clerical force 
of the home. This sword w^as the finest in the regiment and 
was carried during the entire year, and is highly prized by its 
owner. He served in the various camps of the One Hundred 
and Sixtieth Regiment at Chattanooga, and Chickamauga 
Park; Newport News, Virginia: Lexington, Kentucky; Colum- 
bus, Georgia; Matanzas, Cuba, and Savannah, Georgia. He 
was loyal to superior officers, and did his best to secure 
proper discipline and training of officers and men. He was 
placed on the retired list of the Indiana National Guard April 
1, 1900. 

Captain John E. Wimmer, of Wabash, retired, was com- 
missioned first lieutenant of Company D, Fourth Infantry, 
November 7, 1892, and was promoted captain July 23, 1896. 
He was in command of the company during the war with 

Captain Charles A. Sharp, of Warsaw, retired, enlisted as 
a private in Company H, Fourth Infantry, August 9, 1890, 
and was promoted sergeant March 1, 1891. He was commis- 
sioned second lieutenant April 25, 1893, and first lieutenant 
September 13, 1895. He was made captain May 25, 1897, and 
commanded the company during the Spanish war. After 
peace had been declared he entered the United States service 


and was made a sergeant in the Thirtieth United States 
Volunteer Infantry and served with his regiment in the Phil- 

Captain Kenneth M. Burr, of Anderson, retired, was com- 
missioned as first lieutenant of Company C, Second Infantry, 
on December 16, 1891, and captain April 1, 1893. He served 
until October 1, 1896, when he resigned and was made captain 
of Company L, Fourth Infantry, on April 26, 1898, for service 
in the war with Spain. He was in command of the company 
during the war and after peace was declared was appointed a 
captain in the Thirtieth United States Volunteers for service 
in the Philippines. 

Captain John J. Buckuer, of Indianapolis, retired, served 
in Company M, Second Infantry, as private, corporal and ser- 
geant, and was commissioned second lieutenant April 2, 1889. 
He was promoted first lieutenant July 8, 1890, and captain 
August 22, 1892. He was given the command of one of the 
separate companies of colored men raised in the war with 
Spain, and was with his company through the entire period 
of service. 

Captain Jacob M. Porter, of Indianapolis, retired, enlisted 
in Paris, Kentucky, in March, 1864, in Company B, Seventy- 
second United States Colored Infantry, and was transferred 
to the Thirteenth United States Heavy Artillery, which was 
then doing garrison duty in Kentucky and West Virginia. 
He was mustered out at Louisville, November, 1865. His 
service with the State commenced in 1887, when he was com- 
missioned first lieutenant of Company M, Third Infantry, and 
served as such until March 21, 1889, when he was promoted 
captain. He was re-commissioned April 12, 1892, and again 
eJune 4, 1897, at which time the company was changed to the 
Second Separate Company. From 1887 to 1897 the company 
attended every camp of instruction, and was among the com- 
panies called out by Governor Matthews to bring about order 
in the coal regions. Such was the disr-ipline of the company 
that during this entire period not a single man was placed 
under arrest or in the guard-house. In 1898 the company 
was mustered out of the Guard and Captain Porter was 
placed on the retired list. When the war with Spain broke 
out, Captain Porter was assigned to the command of one of 
the companies of colored men raised in Indiana and was com- 
missioned captain June 28. 1898. The company was mustered 
into the service of the United States July 15, and when the 
One-hundred-and-sixty-first Indiana left camp. Captain Porter 
v^fis left in command of Camp Mount until September 1, when 


both companies were ordered to Camp Thomas and placed 
under command of Colonel Huggins. The company went to 
Chickamauga Park, Georgia, October 8, and remained there 
until mustered out January 20, 1899. 

Captain Lessel Long, of Andrews, retired, was commis- 
sioned as captain of Company G, Second Infantry, July 1, 
1886. He was transferred to Company A, Third Infantry, and 
was mustered out of service June 26, 1892. 

Captain Charles E. Lambert, of Rockville, was a private 
in Battery F when it was first organized, and was sworn into 
State service March 1, 1883. In June, 1886, when Battery D 
was organized, he was elected second lieutenant, but was soon 
promoted to first lieutenant and so commissioned June 7, 
1889. He served as such until May 22, 1891, when he was 
elected captain and served until June 28, 1894. When the 
letter of the battery was changed. Captain Lambert became 
first lieutenant of Battery C, and was so commissioned No- 
vember 5, 1896, and served as such until he was mustered out, 
July 3, 1897. He has been closely identified with the artillery 
branch of the service and was with the Rockville Light Artil- 
lery at nearly every encampment and prize drill. Few men 
in the State possess the same fund of knowledge of the artil- 
lery branch as does Captain Lambert. 

Lieutenant William M. Wilson, of Princeton, retired, 
served as second lieutenant of Company K, of the First Infan- 
try, from March 15, 1889, to May 12, 1893. He was then pro- 
moted to first lieutenant and served as such until January 
23, 1896. 

Lieutenant E. L. Glass, of Brazil, retired, served as bat- 
talion adjutant in the First Infantry from May 11, 1892, to 
August 24. 1897. He was retired on the February 12 follow- 
ing his discharge. 

Lieutenant George W. Powell, of Indianapolis, was com- 
missioned as adjutant of the Second Regiment, May 5, 1893. 
He served through the war with Spain with the regiment 
and was placed on the retired list after having been mustered 
out of United States service. 

First Lieutenant Albert T. Isensee, of Indianapolis, re- 
tired, enlisted in the Indianapolis Light Infantry as a pri- 
vate. November 26, 1888, and in Company D, Second Infantry, 
as a private, March 1, 1889. He was promoted corporal Octo- 
ber 1, 1889, and sergeant May 1, 1891. He was made first ser- 
geant October 1, 1892, and was elected second lieutenant May 
6, 1893. He was promoted first lieutenant July 16, 1897, and 
served in that capacity through the war with Spain. 


Lieutenant Felix R. Farrow, of Evansville, entered State 
service as private in Company E, First Kegiment, November 
1, 1888, and was appointed sergeant October 1, 1890. He 
was elected second lieutenant July 19, 1892, and first lieuten- 
ant April 2, 1894. He served at Slielburn for ten days during 
the strike of 1894 as first lieutenant, Avas with the company 
at all encampments and entered the war with Spain with the 
company. He was mustered into United States service with 
the regiment May 2, 1898, and on May 20 was appointed com- 
missary officer of the One-hundred-and-fifty-nintli Indiana 
Volunteers. He served with the regiment at Camp Alger, 
Virginia, Culpepper and Thoroughfare Gap. He was taken 
sick while at Thoroughfare Gap, with typhoid fever, on 
August 22, and was sent to the general hospital at Ft. Myer, 
Virginia, and was not discharged from there until December 
22, 1898. Lieutenant Farrow has not joined a military com- 
pany since he returned to Evansville, and was placed on the 
retired iist in 1900. 

Lieutenant L. L. Martz, of Blufftou, retired, was born in 
Wayne connty. Ohio. August 11, 18HG, and moved to Adams 
county, Indiana, in 1849, and to Wells county in 1858, where 
he engaged in dry goods business in ^lurray. He was mar- 
ried to Miss Mattie S. Clark in 1859, and enlisted in the Thir- 
ty-fourth Indiana for the civil war. He re-enlisted as a vet- 
eran at New Orleans, and was discharged at Brownsville, 
Texas, February 3, 1866, having served four years, six months 
and two days. He enlisted as a private and was promoted 
principal musician September 1, 1862; commissary sergeant, 
September 22, 1864; quartermaster sergeant, April 1, 1865; 
and first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster, February 
3, 1866. He was in many battles, but was never wounded. 
He joined the G. A. R. in 1880 and was commander of Lew 
Daley Post. No. 88, Department of Indiana; delegate from 
the Eleventh District to the National Encampment, and aide- 
de-camp on the stafl" of Commander-in-Chief J. G. B. Adams. 

He entered State service as quartermaster sergeant of 
the Fourth Regiment, June 11, 1891, and first lieutenant and 
adjutant of the Second Battalion, Fourth Regiment, May 11, 
1892. He served with his regiment at all encampments and 
at the strike at Hammond and Whiting. At the latter place 
he was adjutant of the post under Major Kiger. He was 
re-commissioned June 20, 1895, and at the outbreak of the 
war with Spain he was made adjutant of the First Battalion. 
He was with his regiment at all the camps and was at New- 
port News, ready to embark for Porto Rico, when peace was 


declared. He went with the regiment to Cuba and was mus- 
tered out in exactly one year from the date of entrance. In 
addition to his duties as battalion adjutant, he served as 
commissary officer. He was excused from duty but two days 
during his entire term. 

Lieutenant E. B. Johnson, of Indianapolis, retired, was 
commissioned second lieutenant of Battery A on September 
7, 1891, and was promoted first lieutenant June 29, 1896. He 
served as such with the battery through the Spanish war. 

Lieutenant John Edlen, of Indianapolis, retired, was com- 
missioned as first lieutenant of Compan3' M, Second Infantry, 
August 22, 1892. He served through the war with Spain in 
the first separate company of colored men. 

Lieutenant H. W. Hageman, of Ft. Wayne, retired, en- 
listed in Company B, Third Infantry, as a private, June 18, 
1889. and served until October 26, 1891, as private, corporal 
and sergeant. He was elected first lieutenant on the latter 
date and served until May 26, 1893, when he was transferred 
to the staff of General McKee as aide-de-camp with the same 
rank. He served in that capacity until May 12, 1898. 


The War with Spain. 

The last call for service in behalf of the United States — 
the war with Spain during 1898 — found Indiana far better 
prepared to respond than at the outbreak of the civil war. 
The outbreak of the civil war found the State without organ- 
ized troops and without money or supplies. The outbreak 
of the war with Spain found the State with a well organized 
National Guard and with an abundance of money in the 
treasury. The war had been foreseen, as the continued op- 
pression of the people of Cuba by Spain and the harassing 
warfare waged for years between them was intolerable to the 
people of the United States. As early as 1895, in anticipa- 
tion of intervention by the United States, the General Assem- 
bly of Indiana placed at the disposal of the Governor all 
funds available, in case of extraordinary call. 

At the beginning of 1898 the National Guard of the State 
consisted of forty-one companies of infantry and three bat- 
teries of artillery, aggregating 2,822 officers and men. The 
State furnished for service 7,421 officers and men. The 
Brownstown company was mustered into State service De- 
cember 31, 1897, and the Huntington company on April 21, 
1898. By April 1, 1898, it was seen that war was inevitable, 
and company commanders were ordered to recruit their com- 
panies to the maxim tim number of 84 men. The official action 
by Congress soon followed, as on April 19 the resolutions of 
intervention were adopted and were approved by President 
McKinley April 22. On the following day the President called 
for 12.5,000 volunteers to serve two years unless sooner dis- 
charged, and the formal declaration of war against Spain was 
passed by Congress and approved by the President April 25. 
The declaration stated that war had existed since April 21. 

It was at 6:15 on the evening of April 25 that Governor 
Mount received instructions from the War Department to 
provide four regiments of infantry and two batteries of light 
artillery from Indiana, and preference was expressed for Na- 
tional Guard organizations. Governor Mount immediately 
issued a proclamation and ordered the entire Indiana Na- 


tional Gnard to report at once to General McKee at the 
grounds of the Indiana State Board of Agriculture near In- 

From every portion of the State demands were received 
from new companies and from individuals that they be ac- 
cepted for service, and Indiana alone would have supplied 
the entire number of men called for. So great was the re- 
sponse that Governor Mount publicly stated that as the num- 
ber of those tendering their services was so far in excess of 
all requirements that he deemed it well to announce that no 
one should feel under compulsion to respond, and all whose 
domestic affairs or business matters would be jeopardized, 
or whose response would entail hardship and suffering, should 
stand aside with lionor and without prejudice. 

As soon as the orders were issued by the Governor, all 
company commanders were notified by telegraph, and at once 
there was the greatest excitement in every part of the State. 
The officers had been expecting it, and immediately the mem- 
bers of the Guard were notified — some by the sounding of the 
riot call, others by the use of fife and drum corps, some by 
telephone, and messengers were dispatched for those who 
lived in the country. The response was prompt and hearty. 
The armories were surrounded by friends of the members 
and others who desired to be enrolled. New members were 
accepted until the maximum number was reached, and many 
comy)any commanders started with more men than they were 
entitled to, realizing that many would be rejected on the 
physical examination. 

In nearly every town escort parades were hastily arranged 
and these were usually tendered by the Grand Army posts 
and veterans of the civil war. Crowds waited at railroad sta- 
tions and greeted every company that was speeding towards 
Indianapolis with hearty and patriotic cheers and with the 
booming of cannon. From midnight until the evening of the 
next day, companies were on their way to Indianapolis, and it 
was 5 o'clock on the morning of April 26, and just at sunrise 
that the first company, that commanded by Captain Allen, 
from Frankfort, arrived in Indianapolis and reached the 
camp. From that hour companies arrived on every train, and 
as it was impossible to provide tents for all, many were quar- 
tered in the barns and other buildings on the fair grounds. 
By evening every company in the State was present and, in 
honor of the Governor, the camp was named Camp Mount. 

Vacancies existed in a number of the regiments, and that 
in the First Regiment was filled by accepting a company of 


students from Vineennes, which was made Company L. The 
vacancies in the Second Regiment were filled by accepting 
the company at Frankfort as Company C and the company 
at ^Martinsville as Company K. The Plymouth company was 
assigned to the Third as Company M, and the Fourth was 
filled by accepting the company from Tipton as Company I, 
the company from Anderson as Company L and the company 
from Logansport as Company M. These companies had been 
organized in anticipation of such action, and, with the excep- 
tion of the Tipton company, which was accepted April 25, all 
were accepted April 26. 

Then followed a busy season for the officers. Companies 
demanded that they be accepted, but the quota of the State 
was filled. Individuals demanded that they be accepted in 
almost any capacity, while the officers in direct command of 
the men vied witli oue another in their efforts to prepare their 
commands for muster into United States service. Lieutenant 
W. T. May, Fifteenth Infantry, U. S. A., was on duty with the 
National Guard by detail, and was appointed mustering offi- 
cer. The arming and equipping of the regiments, so suddenly 
raised to a war footing, taxed the resources of the State, 
while the severe physical examination which each man was 
compelled to undergo introduced the element of doubt as to 
who would be accepted for service. These details were at- 
tended to as rapidly as possible, and it was the Third Infan- 
try which was first ready for service, and Company H, of 
Angola, which was first filled. The Se<'ond was next, the 
First was the third and the Fourth was the last. The First 
Regiment was stidpped of arms and equipments in order to 
complete arming and equipping the others. 

Orders were issued regarding the destination of troops 
and then countermanded, and at different times Mobile and 
New Orleans were said to have been selected. 

In the numbering of the regiments it was determined to 
begin where the numbering for the civil war ceased, as the 
same plan was adopted at that time and the numbering of 
regiments begun where the numberiug for the INIextcan war 
ceased. The Third Regiment, Indiana National Guard, thus 
became the One-hundred-and-fifty-seventh Indiana Volunteer 
Infantry. It was mustered into the service of the United 
States on May 10, by Lieutenant May, who was appointed 
lieutenant-colonel, and the first company from Indiana to 
enter United States service was F, of South Bend. Five days 
later the regiment was paid by the State, through Colonel 
W. T. Durbin, of Governor Mount's staff, who was detailed 


by the Governor for that purpose, and who paid all the troops 
called out. The same day it was paid the regiment moved to 
Camp George H. Thomas, Chiekaraauga Park, Georgia. 

At this time the companies composing it were: A, of 
Knox; B, of Ft. Wavne; 0. of Goshen; D, of North Manches- 
ter; E, of Elkhart; F, of South Bend; G, of Ft. Wayne; H, of 
Angola; I, of Waterloo; K, of Auburn; L, of Ligonier, and M, 
of Plymouth, 

It was on Sunday that the regiment left camp, and as it 
marched from Camp Mount to the Union Station in Indian- 
apolis the stre€'ts were lined with enthusiastic friends. About 
6 o'clock the following Tuesday morning it reached Rossville, 
Georgia, about six miles from the park, and after marching 
to the place assigned it went into cam]). The routine of camp 
life followed until orders were issued, May 30, that the regi- 
ment should go to Port Tampa City, Florida, and the order 
was received with delight, as it was believed this meant to 
go to Cuba at once. At 9 o'clock on the morning of June 1 
camp was struck and the regiment marched to Ringgold, 
Georgia, a distance of about nine miles, and arrived there at 
1:30 in the afternoon. It was 650 miles from there to Port 
Tampa City, and that place was reached shortly after noon 
on June 3. The regiment was assigned to the Third Brigade, 
a provisional division of the Fourth Army Corps. 

Then followed a period of anxious waiting and hopes for 
orders to embark for Cuba. Rumors of all kinds were heard, 
which resulted in disappointment in nearly every instance. 
Horses and camp equipage were at one time loaded on trans- 
ports, but finally the possibility of seeing active service was 
removed by the destruction of the Spanish fleet and the battle 
of Santiago, and the hearts of the boys were broken by orders 
on July 22 to break camp and proceed to Fernandina, Florida. 
A change from Port Tampa City to almost any place was 
welcomed as a relief, but the members of the regiment 
wanted the change to be to Cuba. One week after the order 
was issued the regiment broke camp and arrived at Fernan- 
dina about the middle of the afternoon of July 30 and went 
into camp about a mile from the station. The regiment was 
temporarily attached to the Third Brigade, Third Division, 
Fourth Army Corps. 

For one month the dreary monotony of camp life was un- 
dergone, but about noon on August 30 camp was broken and 
the regiment marched to the station to take the train for 
home. During the morning of September 2 the troops reached 
Camp Mount, and eight days later were furloughed for thirty 


days. Preparations for muster out were actively carried on, 
and October 10 the regiment again assembled and remained 
at Camp Mount until November 1, when it was mustered out 
of service. 

The regiment lost nineteen men by death from disease 
and accident. Of this number five were members of Com- 
pany B, of Ft. Wayne. The first death was that of Private 
Frederick E. Kinney, whose home was in Lavalle, Wisconsin, 
and who died August 15 at Fernandina, Florida. Private 
William A. Snyder, whose home was in Harlan, Indiana, was 
the second, and his death was August 29, and also at Fernan- 
dina. Private Clifton M. Lovell, whose home was at La- 
grange, died at Fernandina the following day. Private La- 
fayette B. Perkins, whose home was at Ft. Wayne, was acci- 
dentally killed by a train while at his home, on September 13. 

The last death wa-s that of Second Lieutenant W. W. Kerr, 
of Ft. Wayne. Lieutenant Kerr entered the company for the 
first time January 1, 1887, as a private and was promoted 
corporal. He was mustered out September 9, 1891. When 
war was declared he was elected second lieutenant and com- 
missioned April 21, 1898. He served with his company in 
that capacity until October 8, when he died at Petersburg, 

Company C, of Goshen, lost four members during its term 
of service. The first death was that of First Lieutenant 
Charles Slade, of Goshen. He had enlisted in Company C, 
as private, September 11, 1892, and was promoted first lieu- 
tenant October 29, 1895. He died at Port Tampa, July 20. 

Private Charles E. Perry, whose home was at Huntington, 
was the second, and died August 22, while en route home. 
Two days later Private James Boomershine, of Millersburg, 
one of the recruits of the company, died at Fernandina. Pri- 
vate Charles F. Simon, of Goshen, died at Indianapolis, 
where he had been taken, on September 19. 

Company D, of Manchester, lost two by death. The first 
was Private Macy Overly, of Wabash, who died July 29, while 
on the hospital train en route for Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. The 
second was Private Christian P. Haupert, of Urbana, who 
died at Fernandina, August 27. 

Company E, of Elkhart, lost two members. Sergeant Ar- 
thur Jones, of Elkhart, died August 19 at Fernandina, Flor- 
ida. Corporal Eobert Darling, of Elkhart, died September 1 
at Indianapolis. 


Company F, of South Bend, lost two members. Private 
Harry O. Perkins, of South Bend, died August 20 at Fernan- 
dina, Florida. Private Harry W. Herring, of South Bend, 
died October 17 at Indianapolis. 

Company G, of Ft. Wayne, lost three men. Private George 
P. Butler, whose home was in Toledo, Ohio, died July 31 at 
Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Private Fred Archer, of Ft. Wayne, 
died August 15 at Fernandina, Florida, and on August 27 
Private William J. Beaber, of Ft. Wayne died at Fernan- 
dina, Florida. 

Company H, of Angola, lost one member. Private War- 
ren S. Luse, whose home was at Niles, Ohio, and who was one 
of the recruits, died September 3 while at his home on a fur- 

The recruits entered United States service during the lat- 
ter pari of June. The following is the roster of the regiment 
as it was mustered out. Unless otherwise specified, the term 
of service of each one was from April 26 to November 1. 


Colonel — Studebaker, Geo. M., South Bend. 

Lieutenant-Colonel — May, Willis T., U. S. Army. 

Chaplain — Medbui-y, Charles S.. Angola. 

Adjutant — Scott, Harry K., Angola (1); Rex, Elmer D., South 
Bend (2). 

Quartermaster — Hutson, Harman L, Angola. 

Surgeons — Siver, Emmett L., Ft. Wayne (3); Barnett, Walter W., Ft. 

Assistant Surgeons — Barnett, Charles E., Ft. Wayne; Garstang, 
Reginald W., Indianapolis. 

Majors — Feaser, George W., South Bend; Fitzgerald, Edwin H., 
Goshen; Kuhlman, Aubrey L., Auburn; 

Battalion Adjutants — Noel, John C, Dekalb; Collins, Bernard J., 
Goshen; Ford, Harry R., Mishawaka (4). 

Sergeant Majors — Wert, John H., Ft. Wayne; Cline, Charles F., 
Goshen; Hine, Clyde L., Auburn; Dennis, Fred L., South Bend. (5) 

Hospital Stewards— Shell, Ogden G., Ft. Wayne; Schultz, Guy A., 
Lebanon; Moore, Harvey A., Indianapolis. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Hawks, Joseph P., Goshen (6). 

Color Sergeant — Long, Howard. Angola. 

Chief Musician — Verweire. Oscar, South Bend. 

Principal Musicans — Lyons, John M., Hammond (7); George, Theo- 
dore W., Rensselaer (7); Ordway. Frank, South Bend (8); Palmateer, J. 
W., South Bend (8). 

(1) Resigned July 8, 1898. (2) Promoted from Bat. Adj., July 11, 
1898. (3) Resigned May 10, 1898. (i) Promoted from sergeant major, 
July 11. 1898. (5) Promoted from corporal Co. F, July 11. (6) Promoted 
from commissary sergeant, October 12. (7) TransfeiTed to band. (8) Ap- 
pointed June 29. 



Captain — Windisch, Charles, Knox. 

First Lieutenant — Glazebrook, Bradford D. L., Knox. 

Second Lieutenant — I^aramore, George D., Davis. 

First Sergeant — Wamsley, Otliar C, Knox. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Peelle, Charles H., Knox. 

Sergeants — Claybourne. William H., Kolvomo; Laramore, Louis N., 
Knox; Wilson, Thomas V., Hanna; Hart. Charles M., Knox 

Corporals — Foote. Heber, Knox; Potter. Charles, Knox; Braden, 
John, Jr., Knox; Rowland, Arthur B., Knox; Renewanz, Robert F., 
Knox; Cunningham, Samuel J., W^alkerton. 

Artificer — Gamer, Henry W., Knox. 

Wagoner — Evans, George, Knox. 

Musicians — Brown, Lloyd C, Indianapolis; Eikenbary, Charles E., 

Privates — Alexander, Arthur A., Knox; Anderson, William M., Knox; 
Badgley, Byron H., Ora; Bonta, Clayton, Knox; Barrick, William F., 
Bryant; Beaston, Willai'd S., Knox; Bence, John C, Knox; Bane, Charles 
A., Knox; Bresler, Andrew J., Knox; Carpenter, George W., Goshen; 
Carpenter, Norman C, Goshen; Chamberlain, John S., Knox; Chandler, 
John M., Orion; Chapman, Warren, Ora; Clark, Thomas J., Knox; David- 
son, Harry, Knox; Defrees, Samuel W., South Bend; Deutsch, William 
E., Goshen; Dillon, William E., Knox; Draper, William N., North Jud- 
son; Druken, Anthony, Knox; Elder, George, Knox; English, Albert, 
Knox; Fawley, Edward, Knox; Finch, James B., Knox; Gall, William 
A., Knox: Geller, Edward D., Knox; Griffith, John L., Goshen; Harmon, 
William L., Royalton; Haskins, Frank M., North Judson; Hewlett, Clay- 
ton, Toto; Hilberg, August R., South Bend; Harn, William, Goshen; 
Hunter, Alvaro, Knox; Humphreys, Frank, Knox; Kincel, William F., 
Goshen; Koontz, Spencer S., Walkerton; Latshaw, Ross, Oaktown; 
Lohse, Charles T., Knox; Loudermilk, Joseph W., Knox; Mann, George 
C, Goshen; Martin, Michael J., Knox; Miller, Harry, Goshen; Mussel- 
man. Merl N., Knox; Phillipi, Franklin E., Knox; Phillips, Charles O., 
Goshen; Rader, Lloyd, Akron; Rathfon, Francis S., Grovertown; Sav- 
age, Wilford E., South Bend; Scott. Charles L., Ora: Seagraves, Milton 
L., Knox; Sloan, Thomas F., Wilders; Smith, William H., St. Louis, 
Mo.; Stevenson, Walter F., Knox; Summers, Daniel V., North Judson; 
Van Horn, John D., Knox: Walters, Daniel C, Ora: Walters, William 
H., Ora; Wash, William 1-1., Knox: West, Haddie L., Knox; Whalen, 
John J., Darlington; Wilder, Frank. Ora; Wolfenberger, Charles, 
Knox; Zedeck, Frank, North Judson. 

Recruits— Anderson, Mark S., Knox; Badger, Harry L., Laporte; 
Biniakowski. IMax, South Bend: Chidester, Aliraham B., South Bend: 
DeLong, Scott, Knox; Fiedler, William, South Bend; Forkies, Jules, 
South Bend; Green, Worthy M., Knox; Grzesk, Chester, South Bend; 
Haines, John A., Knox; Harman, Wellington, Knox; Hunter, Joseph, 
Knox; Jacks, Clyde, Laporte; Jennings, Harry S., South Bend; Koscicki, 
John, South Bend; Lauderbeck, Elmer E., Davis; McDonald, Mathew, 
Ober; Miltenberger, William, Laporte; Nowinski, Frank, South Bend; 
Platz, Clarence Edward, South Bend; Rater, James, Denham; Szale- 
wski, Stanislaus, South Bend; Vandewalker, George, Laporte; White, 
Harry M., South Bend; Woltman, Frank, South Bend; Woods, Walter 
J., Knox. 



Captain— Reese, Charles E., Ft. Wayne. 
First Lieutenant -Fonner, John B., Ft. Wayne. 

Second Lieutenant-Kerr, William W., Ft. Wayne (1); Thompson, 
Peter A., Ft. Wayne (2). 

First Sergeant— Sanburn, John W., Ft. W^ayne (3). 
Quartermaster-Sergeant-Hilgemann, Franklin H., Ft. Wayne. 
Sergeants-Walde, William F.. Ft. Wayne; Feustel George O Ft. 
Wavne"^; Hood, John O., Ft. Wayne; Glass, Hayes W., Ft. ^\aye (4). 

Corporals-Deahl, Joseph A., Ft. Wayne; ^ollmer William C, Ft. 
Wayne- Trautman, William F., Ft. Wayne; Engmann, John, Ft. Wayne, 
Wayne; Hood. John C, Ft. Wayne: Glass, Hayes W., Ft. Wayne (4i. 

Musicians-De Hart, William, Ft. Wayne (6): Sti-adley, William. Ft. 
Wayne (6): Coleman, Geo. W., Hoagland (7); Coleman, Andrew, H. ag- 
land (7). 

Artificer— Parent, William, Ft. Wayne. 
Wagoner— Carpenter, Charles A., Ft. Wayne. 

Privates-Baily, Frank, Pennville; Baker, Cain, Shirley City; Bern- 
hard, Giistave, Ft. Wayne; Bollinger, William, Hoagland; Buelow John 
J Ft. Wavne; Bunting, Henry M., New Haven; Burg^ ^Sj^i;' ^\ 
Wayne; Connett. John E., Ft. Wayne; Cook, Edward C Ft. Wayne; 
DeFrain. Francis. Ft. Wayne; Doerfel, Eugene, Ft. Wayne; Ellert 
Benoit J . Ft. Wayne; Ellert, Louis A., Ft. Wayne; Ferguson, Clarence 
H Ft Wavne; Foley, Bartholomew, Ft. Wayne; Fortmeyer, Erutst, 
Ft' Wavne ;"Furthmiller, Freeman, Ft. Wayne; Funk, Samuel H.. Har- 
lan- Geesa man, Arthur B., Maples; Haake, Fritz, Ft. Wayne; Hannon, 
Enos Harlan; koke, Charles E., Ft. Wayne; Kaliker, -Tacob Ft. Wayne; 
Killeu Wm. A., Ft. Wayne; Kinney, Frederick E., Lavalle, ^Ais. (8), 
Kfeemier, Edward G., Ft. Wayne; Kolb. Edward H., Ft^ ayne. Leh- 
man, Jacob, Ft. Wayne; Ligget, .]ohn H., Ft. Wayne; Longfiem^d- 
ward J., Ft. Wayne; Longley, John M., Ft. Wayne; Lovell, Clifton M 
LaGrange (9) Mavse, Noah E., Ft. Wayne; ^lonahau, Joseph L., It. 
Wavne Moritz, Ongle A., Ft. Wayne; Neumann, Peter P., Ft. Wayne; 
NoU Benjamin. Ft. Wayne; Parker, Hannibal C, Ft. Wayne: Perkins. 
Lafavette B Ft. Wayne (10); Peterson, Frank E., Ft. Wayne; Reed, 
WnnamP?.- Wayne (11); Reid. James B., Ft. Wayne; Rinehart, EUis 
F., Rich Hill, O.; Rupple, John P., Ft. Wayne; Ran, John R Ft. 
Wavne- Schram Henry F., Ft. Wayne; Seymour, Wm. A., Ft. Wayne, 
Sheafer Bui-gh Ft. Wayne; Shirey, Claud A., Harlan; Snyder, Edward. 
Ft Wayne; Snyder, Ralph M., CedarviUe; Snyder, William A Harlan 
Wavne- Gocke John T., Ft. Wayne: Godfrey. Harmon G., It. ^^ ayne; 
Stoi^h HeSrv! Ft. Wayne; Tanc4y, Thomas W., Ft. Wayne; Trautman. 
Henrv W Ft Wavne Utley, Jacob C, Ft. Wayne; Wichman, Henry 
? Ft Wayne; Wickliff, Frederick S., Aboit; Wood, Burt E., Harlan 
(13); Wort, Alfred A., Ft. Wayne. 

Recruits-Anderson, Carl J. E., Ft. Wayne; Carson, William W 
Ft Wavne (14); Emerson, Wm. F., Montpelier; Engle, Hemy A., i^t. 
Wavne-' Gocke. John T.. Ft. Wayne; Godfrey, Harmon G., Ft. ^Vayue; 
Gros^enor Wm. C, Ft. Wayne; Lanternier, .John J., Ft. Wayne; 
Moonev John P F . Wayne; Piepenbrink. Otto F., Ft Wayne; Rob- 
bins Clarence, Ossian; Robbins, Yerne. Columbia City; Schaaf Fred- 
erick a/Ft. Wayne; Stoehr, Eugene; Ft. Wayne; Tombaugh, William. 
Ft. Wayne. 


(1) Died August 8. (2) Promoted from first sergeant August 9. (3) 
Promoted from sergeant August 27. (4) Promoted from corporal Sep- 
tember 1. (5) Promoted from private September 1. (6) Transferred to 
band June 29. (7) Appointed from private July 1. (8) Died August 15. 
(9) Died August 30. (10) Accidentally killed September 13. (11) Dis- 
charged August 22. (12) Died August 29. (13) Discharged August 3. 
(14) Discharged October 14. 


Captain— Salsbury, Elias D., Goshen. 

First Lieutenant— Slade, Charles, Goshen (1); Colliu;^, Joseph A.. 
Goshen (2). 

Second Lieutenant— Mew, Thomas H., Goshen (3). 

First Sergeant— Carpenter, Warren, Goshen (4). 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Bale, Orlando W., Goshen. 

Sergeant— Gourdeau, Eugene F., Goshen; Roach, John, Goshen; 
Carpenter, Warren, Goshen; Darnell. LeRoy, Goshen; Hawks, Harvey 
A., Goshen (5). 

Corporals— Collins, Richard W., Goshen; Boyer, Lewis A., Goshen; 
Kreger, Charles J., Goshen; Perry, Lindsay E., Huntington; Canberg, 
A. Ned, Sparta: Klein, George, Goshen (6). 

Musicians— Binkley, Earl, Goshen (7); Robinson. Harry, Goshen (7). 

Artificer— Eisenhour, Mannam F., Goshen. 

Wagoner -Burkett, William H., Goshen. 

Privates— Arehart. Geo., Goshen: Bailey, Alvin, Nappanee: Beckner. 
0. A., Millersburg. Bennett, Guy. Goshen; Best. Harry IM.. Goshen; 
Bickel, Frank, Goshen; Bixler, Cleavelaud, Goshen: Bloss, Richard L., 
Bristol; Bradford. Miles P.. Goshen; Buck, Leland N., Goshen; Carrier, 
Dora, New Paris; Chamberlain, Charles, Goshen; Comptou. Eu'iene, 
Nappanee; Cook, George. Goshen; Copenhaver, Charles, Nappanee; 
Cripe, Noah J., Elkhart; DeBoer, William P., Goshen; Dick, George F., 
Goshen; Doty, Samuel, Nappanee; Everett. Frederick, Goshen; Farrell, 
Porter. Goshen: Gilbert, Ora F., Goshen; Gingrich, Ivan S., Goshen; 
Girten. James H., Millersburg, Griffith. Claude E., Summit; Hatfield, 
George. Nappanee: Howell, Charles, Goshen; Jackson, William C, 
Goshen; Judy. Ira T., Bremen; Kinzie, William E., Goshen; Kirkpatrick, 
Edward, Goshen; Knisley, Daniel, <i!oshen: Kurtz. Frank. Goshen; Lari- 
mer, George A., Goshen; Latta, James M., Goshen; Mays, Leno. Goshen; 
Merrill, Frank, Goshen; Miller, George O., Goshen; Mitchell, William 
E., Goshen; Niner, Charles A., Goshen; Osborn. Samuel B.. Goshen; 
Peffly. David J., Nappanee; Pefiley. John F., Waterford; Perry, Charles 
E., Huntington (8): Pippenger. Charles. Nappanee; Prickett, Delwin B., 
Nappanee: Prough, Wilson, Goshen; Richmond, .Tohn, Nappanee; Bump- 
ier, Edward. Goshen; Rose, Israel. Nappanee; Scarlett, Eugene, New 
Paris: Schrock, George B., Goshen: Sheffer. Warren, Goshen: Simmons. 
Guy. Goshen; Simon, Charles P., Goshen (9); Thomas. Bert, Nappanee; 
Tilery, .Jerome P., Goshen; Weimer, Charles A., Goshen; Wolf, Harry 
L., Goshen; Yoder, Harvey, Middlebury. 

Recruits— App, Fred, Bristol; Arter, Loyd, Elkhart; Bandlier, Or- 
lando. Goshen; Borkey, Allen, Goshen; Beaver. George C, Go-hen; 
Bloss, William .T., Bristol: Boomershine, James. Millersburg (10); Cook, 
Edward. Goshen; Darnell, Henry C, Goshen; Dillon, Earl. New Paris; 
Downing, Marion E., Goshen; Edmon, Milton. Goshen; Fuller, Charles, 
Elldiart; Hebert, Bert S., Goshen; Hudson, Floyd, Elkhart; Hughes, 
George M., Middlebury; James, Clinton B., Goshen; Kline, Charles A., 


Bristol; Murray, Joseph A., Goshen; Ornt, William. Goshen; Purdy, 
William, Middlebury; Reith, John, Jr., Goshen; Stettler, Justin O., Ben- 
ton; Scott, George Chase, Benton; Sohm. Alfred, Ellihart; Weaver, Sol- 
omon H., Goshen: Wolfe, Charles, Auburn. 

(1) Died July 20. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant July 21. (3) 
Promoted from sergeant July 21. (4) Promoted from sergeant October 
14. (5) Promoted from corporal August 1. (6) Promoted from private. 
(7) Appointed from private. (8) Died August 22. (9) Died September 19. 
(10) Died August 24. 


Captain— Clemans, Benjamin F., North Manchester. 

First Lieutenant— Dunbar, John T., North Manchester. 

Second Lieutenant— Spurgeon, Charles O., North Manchester. 

First Sergeant — Steele, Roscoe, Liberty Mills. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Olinger, Charles H., North Manchester. 

Sergeants— Holderman, Clement M., North Manchester; Clemans, 
Louis L., North Manchester; Abbott, Dayton F., North Manchester; 
Kester, Fern E., North Manchester. 

Corporals— Towusend, Harry E., North Manchester; Snideman, 
Clora J., North Manchester; Bell, Oliver C, North Manchester; Hite, 
Charles C, North Manchester; Hid.v, George E., North Manchester; 
Johnson, Charles J., North Manchester. 

Musicians- Sandoz, Fred H., North Manchester; Oren. Eli, Laketon. 

Artificer— Frazee, Ulysses G., North Manchester. 

Wagoner— Spacy, Orlan, North Manchester (1). 

Privates— Abbot, Albert A., North Manchester; Baer, William E., 
North Manchester; Biege, Winnie W., Rolling Prairie; Blickenstaff, 
Leonard E., North Manchester; Buckingham, Levi D., North Manches- 
ter; Butterbaugh, James M., Roann; Butterbaugh, Samuel H., Roann 
(2); Calhoun, Zerah A., North Manchester; Coble, George W., Servia; 
Coblentz, Herbert W., North Manchester; Cogan, Charles D., North 
Manchester; Cook, Marshall A., North Manchester; Cook, Floyd W., 
South Whitley; Clark, Wade, Noi'th Manchester; Crill, Gussie L., North 
Manchester; Doll, Charles F.. South Whitley; Dunbar, Charles F., North 
Manchester; Enyeart, Abb, Liberty Mills; Enyeart. Charles W., North 
Manchester; Ell wood, Clyde, North Manchester; Evans, William M., 
Muncie; Fager, Oliver P., South Whitley; Fislier, William H., South 
Whitley; Flook, EdAvard, North Manchester; Forst, Charles F., South 
Whitley; Grossnickle, Melvin, North Manchester; Halderman, Charles 
J., Indianapolis; Hammond, Henry F., Bluffton; Haupert, Christian P., 
Urbana (3); Hayes, Orville S., South Whitley; Hevel, Charley, S^via; 
Hesse, Frederick H., Roann; Hidy, Levi B., North Manchester; HofC, 
John E., North Manchester; Hower, Esta D., North Manchester: John- 
son. Charley, South Whitley; Keller, Samuel M., Disko; Kerr, Ora O., 
North Manchester; King, Dory A., North Manchester; Kissenger, John 
R., Liberty Mills; Koontz, Herbert L.. Kinzie: Koontz. I^estt^r A., Kin- 
zie; Laven, Charles T., Muncie; Marshall, Eugene A., North Manches- 
ter; Middleton, Arthur H., Servia; Noftzger, Fred C, North Manches- 
ter; Ogden, Allen W., Laketon; Overly, Macy, Wabash (4); Ray. Harvey 
M., North Manchester; Rantz, Otto M.. Roann; Reelhorn, Elmer E., 
North Manchester; Riegle, Rolla R., South Whitley; Roush, Frank R., 
South Whitley; Sheller, Ernest L., North Manchester; Singer. Ernest J., 
Liberty Mills; Smith, Howard F., Roann; Spurgeon, Albert, North Man- 
chester; Steele, Lee C, Liberty Mills; Taylor, Berdell, North Maaclies- 


ter; Toomire. Cbai'les L., South Whitley; Ulrey, Lamoiu, North Man- 
chester; Uh'ey. Charles, North Manchester; Warvel, Frank B., North 
Manchester; West, Edwin, North Manchester. 

Recruits— Andereck, William, North Manchester; Aughenhaugh, 
Ed A., Servin; Argerbright, Harry, North Manchester: Baker, William 
Edward, Roann; Brown William J., Roann; Bell, Frank E., North Man- 
chester; Criswell, Harry, Liberty Mills; Coblentz, Clarence L.. Liberty 
Mills; Coble, William, Jr., Servia; Clevenger, Joseph C, North Man- 
chester; Darnell, James D., North Manchester; Finkenbiner, John S. 
North Manchester; Grossnickle, Jacob L., North Manchester; Haider- 
man, Verne, Roann; Hippensteel, Jacob, Servia; Hippensteel, James 
W., Servia; Howe. William 11., North Manchester; Isleye, Grant, Lib- 
erty INIills; Jones, Neil L., Roann; Lockridge, Bruce, Roann; Marshall, 
Lew. Laketon; Sexton, Tral G., North Manchester; Sprinkle, Melvin D,, 
Makin; Shock, Barnett, North Manchester; Toomire, Phillip E.. North 

(1) Appointed from private. (2) Transferred to baud. (3) Died Au- 
gust 27. (4) Died July 29. 


Captain— Graves, Joseph E., Elkhart. 

First Lieutenant— Beall, Norman E.. Elkhart. 

Second Lieutenant— Groll, Gustave C, Elkhart. 

First Sergeant — Hopkins, William H., Mishawaka. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Lefebre. Edward A., Jr., Elkhart. 

Sergeants— Goldman, Harry H.. Elkhart; Hook, Charles, Elkhart; 
Carper, John A,, Elkhart; Jones, Arthur. Elkhart (1); Pangborn, Spen- 
cer, Elkhart (2). 

Corporals — Fetzer, Ernest. Elkhart: Darling, Robert. Elkhart CBi; 
Kyte, ^Y. Archie. Elkhart (4); McBride. Guy T.. Elkhart (4); Witman, 
Joseph, Elkhart (4); Adams, George, Elkhart; Carper. Frank J.. Elk- 

Musicians— Higgins, Robert, Elkhart: Boice, Arthur L.. Elkhart. 

Artificer— Smith, John E., Elkhart. 

Wagoner— Smith, Frank; Elkhart. 

Privates— Addis, Benjamin E.. Mishawaka; Adams. Albert E., Elk- 
hart; Adams, Arthur A., Elkhart; Alexander. James, Elkhart; Aldinger, 
George J., Elkhart; Aurand, James C, Elkhart; Ball, Claude N.. Elk- 
hart; Bickel. John, Elkhart (5); Brown. Merwin. Elkhart; Cone. Ernest 
.L, Elkhart; Carrier, Henry W., Elkhart; Connell, Edward L., Elkhart; 
Corner, John E., Elkhart; Corner, William M., Elkhart; Conway, 
Thomas, Elkhart (5); Deal. Otto E.. Elkhart; Dunn, Irvin J.. Elkhart; 
Ebright, Arthur C, Elkhart; Garl, Earl E.. Elkhart; Godfrey, Emmett 
C. Elkhart; Groatveld, Gilbert G., Elkhart; Hoetger, Peter. Elkhart; 
Huth, Leo, Elkhart; Ham, DeForest, Elkhart; Inwood, John, South 
Bend; Jones, Leffey R., Elkhart; Kreider, Frank E., Elkhart; Leininger, 
William IL, Elkhart; McBride. Earl A., Elkhart; McClave, Frank J., 
Elkhart; Mann, \'ictor, Elkhart; Mowery, Elmer, Elkhart; Nusbaum, 
Lawrence, Elkhart; Overly, Guy, Elkhart; Putney, Orrie E., ^jlkhart; 
Pangborn, Earl, Cassopolis. Mich.; Posey, Arthur, Elkhart; Parmater, 
Joseph, Elkhart; Peters, John C, South Bend (5); Pfotenhauer, Albert, 
South Bend; Robinson, John, Elkhart; Roher, William H., Elkhart; 
Rossiter, Sherman J., Elkhart; Rowe, Henry, Elkhart; Smith, Otis E., 
Elkhart; Sigle. William, Elkhart; Shanks, Claude L., Elkhart; .Shine, 
Francis M., Elkhart; Showalter, James F., Elkhart; Stillman, Albert 


H., Elkhart; Stineback, George B., South Bend; Swayiie, Lem H., Elk- 
hart; Singer, William H., Elkhart; Taylor, William C, Elkhart; Tteter, 
Berton R., South Bend: Topping, Ernest, Elkhart; Turner, Charles L., 
Elkhart; Urquhart, Charles G., South Bend; Wagner, Thomas, Elkhart; 
Welty, P^rank, Elkhart; Williams, Edward L., South Bend; Wicks, 
Ernest J., Elkhart. 

Recruits— Buck, Verlie, Elkhart; Bell, Albert, Elkhart; Bulla, Guy, 
Elkhart; Connelly, William, Elkhart; Cook, George H., Elkhart: Church, 
Ira Harrison; Elkhart; Everett, Herbert E., Elkhart; Farley, Paul, 
Elkhart; Fransen, Axel, Elkhart; Galpln, Robert F., Elkhart; Grazer, 
Michel, Elkhart; Hendershot, William A., Elkhart; Howland, Smith, 
Elkhart: Ives. Asa, Elkhart; Kantz, Asa H., Elkhart; McLoughlin, Wil- 
liam, Elkhart: Overly, Bert, Elkhart; Pressler, Ransom, Albion; 
Fletcher, Phillip, Elkhart; Snyder. John L., Elkhart; Strieby, Adam F., 
Elkhart; Scheurenbrand, Albert, South Bend; Spiecher, Hiram, Elkhart; 
Takker, William, Elkhart; Trachsel, William S., Elkhart; Van Houten, 
George W., Elkhart. 

(1) Died August 19. (2) Promoted from corporal September 5. (3) 
Died September 1. (4) Promoted from private September 5. (5) Trans- 
ferred to band .Time 30. 


Captain — Freyermuth, George W., South Bend. 

First Lieutenant— Faulkner, Harry E., South Bend. 

Second Lieutenant — Johnston, .John S., Soiith Bend. 

First Sergeant— Keller, Thaddeus T., South Bend. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Lockstidt, Otto W., South Bend. 

Sergeants— Garrett, Ward B., South Bend; Bilstein. Lewis C. South 
Bend; Blakeman, Leopold F., South Bend; x\lward, Albert F., South 

Corporals— Smith. Durwood J., South Bend; Miller, Frank J., South 
Bend; Vahlert. George E., South Bend; Drais, Rutherford B., South 
Bend; Brown, INIelvin L., South Bend; Wendt. Charles, South Bend (1). 

Musicians— Garceau, Arthur J., South Bend: Fleegel, Christian, 
South Bend. 

Artificer- Herring, Peter, South Bend. 

Wagoner— Hartman, Homei', South Bend. 

Privates— Bailey, Edward L., South Bend; Baxter, Emmett L., 
South Bend: Bernhard. Albert R., South Bend; Bertch, William H., 
South Bend; Borden, William A., South Bend; Bourden, Louis, South 
Bend; Bovee, Clarence J., South Bend; Dempsey, Albert I., South Bend; 
Denslow, Louis, South Bend; Dominick, William G.. South Bend; Doo- 
little, Charles G., South Bend: Doremus, Harry R., South Bend; Elliott, 
John R., South Bend; Engeldrum, John J., South Bend; Entzian, Fred 
H., South Bend; Field, Everett. South Bend: Flagle, William A., South 
Bend; Frick, Clyde, South Bend; Frye, Charles. South Bend; Herring, 
George W., South Bend; Herring, Harry W.. South Bend (2); Hilberg, 
Otto P., South Bend; Hinkle, Francis M., South Bend; Houston, Benja- 
min H.. South Bend; Huey, Otto C, South Bend; Jameson, Henry K., 
South Bend: .Tohnson, .Tames C. South Bend; Keebler, George, South 
Bend; Kentner, Irvin, South Bend; Kopper, August, South Bend; 
Kuespert, Frank, South Bend; Lobough, Frederick. South Bend; Lovell, 
Arthur C, South Bend; Lowry, Ralph E.. South Bend; Mason, Edgar 
J., South Bend; Mayer, Lorenz, South Bend; McCullough, Wm. M., 
South Bend: McGill, Robert II., South Bend; Miller, Rex T., South 


Becd; Minsel, Oscar, South Bend; Mussel, Rudolph B., Siuth Bend; 
Perkins, Harry O., South Bend (3); Platz. John D., South Bend; Porter, 
J]rnest S., South Bend; Priest, John F.. South Bend: Quinlan, William 
M.. South Bend; Rach, Charles. South Bend: Rickel. Egbert. South 
Bend: Ritter. Harvey F., Soutli Bend: Schrumpf, Louis E., South Bend; 
Sester. Au.iJTUst P., South Bend: Seifer. Frederick, South Bend; Scheni- 
der. Fred K., South Bend; Severance. Merrit E., South Bend; Slusser, 
Walter H., South Bend; Smith, John R.. South Bend: Smith, Frank A., 
South Bend: Stewart, Harvey G., South Bend: Stroup. Robert I., South 
Bend: Walling, Claude E., South Bend: Welty. Albert. South Bend. 

Recruits— Andresiali. WaclaAV Y.. South Bend; Cooper, Yoras L., 
South Bend; Connell. Clarence, South Bend; Clarke, John. South Bend; 
Curry. Yerge. South Bend; Engleman, Jesse F.. South Bend: Heiser, 
Henry C, South Bend; Heiser, Lawrent-e W., South Bend; Hupp, 
Ernest E., South Bend; Hilderbrand, Alexander, South Bend; Jacobs, 
Jesse yv.. South Bend: Keebler, William. South Bend: Krushanzki, 
Steven. Mishawaka: Meisner, John, South Bend; McDonald, Samuel 
M.. South Bend: McGlinsey, Clinton, South Bend; Raid. Robert, South 
Bend: Shafer, Charles, Soutli Bend; Shupert, Russell, South Bend; 
Sledzikowski. Albert, South Bend; Swintz. (Tcorge. South Bend; Thome, 
Jacob. South Bend; AYagoner. Wilber E., South Bend; Wesolowski, 
Marion S., South Bend; Williard, Isaac, South Bend. 

(1) Promoted from pri\'ate August 15. (2) Died October 17. (3) Died 
August 20. 


Captain— Meyer, Otto C, Ft. Wayne. 

First Lieutenant — McLeod, William S.. Ft. Wayne. 

Second Lieutenant— Jaclcson, John C, Ft. Wayne. 

First Sergeant— Archbald, Maurice J.. Ft. AYayne. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Miller, Henry L.. Ft. Wayne. 

Sergeants— Bii-ely. Jesse L., Ft. Wayne; Johnson, Elbe C, Ft. 
Wayne; Arney, Forest, Ft. Wayne: Holmes, Frank L., Ft. Wayne. 

Corporals— Heffelfinger, Robert, Ft. AYayne; Schane. Joseph E.. Ft. 
AA^'ayne: Ohlfest, Otto, F't. AVayne; Clippinger. Isaac D., Ft. Wayne; 
Hartwig, August C, Ft. AA^ayne; Potter, John F.. Ft. Wayne. 

Alusicians— Hessert. EdAvard G.. Ft. AYayne; Fillers. Lee H.. Ft. 
AA'ayne (1). 

Artificer — Johnston, Glenn AA^., Ft. AVayne. 

Wagoner — Sesseman. John AY.. Ft. AA^ayne. 

Privates— Allen. George AY., Ft. AA'ayne: Angell, Robert L., Ft. 
AA'ayne; Archer. Fred, Ft. Wayne (2): Bartel. Robert R., Ft. AA^ayne; 
Beaber, William J., Ft. Wayne (3); Bird. Thomas S., Ft. AA'ayne; 
Bishop, Frank H.. Ft. AYayne;Brockerman. Rudy B.. Ft. AYayne: Rrower. 
Frank A., Ft. AYayne; Brower. Charles S.. Ft. Wayne; Butler, George 
P.. Toledo, O. (4); Carmer, George ^Y.. Ft. AYayne: Carmer, William A., 
Ft. AYayne: Conley. AA^illiam G.. Ft. AA''ayne; Craig, Clarence, Ft. 
AA^iyne; Dalby. AYilliam A., Ft. AA^ayne: Daugherty. Walter W., Ft. 
AA^ayne: Davis. Harvey R., Ft. Wayne: DeLong. Levi B.. Portland; 
Driftmeyer, Fred J.. Ft. AVayne (5): Driver, Isaiah, Ft. AA'ayne: Ehr- 
inan, Frederick H., Ft. Wayne; Ehrman. George, Ji'.. Ft. Wayne; Epple, 
Edv^-ard C. Ft. AYayne: Erwin. James S., Ft. AVayne: Fisher, Harry 
AY., Ft. AYayne: Gorrell, John T.. Ft. AA^ayne; Hamilton. Hugh, Ft. 
AA;ayne; Hargrave, Robert, New Haven; Hasty, Alfred E., Ft. Wayne; 
Holmes. AAMlliam E.. Ft. AA\ayne: Honeck. Conrad, Ft. AA^ayne: Howe, 


John, Ft. Wayne; Kavlor, Celester E., Ft. Wayne; Kayser, William D. 
C, Ft. Wayne; Lotz, William J.. Ft. Wayne; McCaffery, William H., 
Ft. Wayne; Method, Orbu, Goshen: Myers. David J., Chicago. 111.; 
Meyers, Henry F., New Haven; Miller, George E.. New Haven; Morris, 
James C, Ft. Wayne; Morrison, Joseph H., Ft. Wayne; Neisser, Wil- 
liam M., Ft. Wayne; Noyal. Franlc L.. Ft. Wayne: Piehl. .lolm G. F.. Ft. 
Wayne; Porter, Robert. Ft. Wayne; Richards. William II., Ft. Wayne; 
Roder, Henry T., Ft. A^'ayne: Rocijl^e. Paul A., Ft. Wayne: Sams. Wil- 
liam S., Ft. Wayne; Scliumann, George H., Ft. Wayne; Spitler. Berton 
A., Ft. Wayne; Stapleton, George L., Woodburn: Taylor. Harry L., Ft. 
Wayne; Tylei-, Sidney AV., Ft. Wayne: Underwood. Arthur E., Ft. 
Wayne; Umwake, Douglass. Indianapolis: Wel)ster. Frank. Ft. Wayne; 
Whitney, George B., Ft. Wayne; Williamson, Levi E.. Harlan; Wood, 
Harry M., Ft. Wayne. 

Recruits— Donivan. Harry T.. Ft. Wayne; Driesbach. Clyde F.. Ft. 
Wayne; Larimore, .Tames A., New Haven; Magers, John F.. Ft. Wayne; 
Miller, Fred A., Ft. Wayne; Osborne, Charles E.. Ft. Wayne; Szink, 
Edward E., Ft. Wayne; Wheeler, Herbert M., Ft. Wayne; Willson, 
Frederick M., Ft. Wayne. 

(1) Transferred to band. (2) Died August 15. (3i Died August 27. 
(4) Died .July 31. (5) Discharged July 13. 


Captain— Gilbert. Newton W.. Angola. 

First Lieutenant— Kemery. T. Frank. Angola (1); Carpenter, Robt. 
H.. Angola (2). 

Second Lieutenant— Kinney, Chas. F.. Angola (3). 

First Sergeant— Norton, Arthur, Angola. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Lowther, Bart, Angola. 

Sergeants— Stocker, James C. Angola: Brewer. Frank P.. Angola; 
JaiTard, William L., Angola; Jackson, Homer, Angola. 

Corporals— Ferguson, William F., Angola: Scovell. George P>., An- 
gola: Patee, Frank J., Angola; Brown, Harley J., Angola; Stuck, Don 
G., Orland; McConnell, George W., Angola. 

]Musicians — Brown. Harry C, Angola (4); Brolvaw, Joseph. An- 
gola (4); Harmon. W. E.. Angola (5): Williamson. W. E.. Angola (5). 

Artificer— Carrick, William E., Angola. 

Wagoner— .Johnson, Frank, Angola. 

Privates— Ball. Grant. Pleasant Lake: Bennett. Edgar. Pleasant 
Lake; liennett, George, Pleasant Lake; Berlein, .John S., Angola; Brow- 
er. George. Angola: Carrick, Thomas <;.. Angola: Clai'k. Edward C.. 
Metz; Cobert. .Tames, F'lint; Coffman, Francis M.. Arctic: Crandall, 
Lorin B., Angola; Davidson, Jacob W.. Angola; Denman, Ora S.. Pleas- 
ant Lake; Drushal. Bert D., Angola: Enzor. Freeman K.. Angola: En- 
zor, Isaac, Angola: Fletcher, Albertus, Angola: Flint, Charles, Angola; 
Faunce. John, Pleasant Lake; Garwood. Ira O.. Angola: Gleason, 
Charles E., Fremont; Gleason, Dudley W., Fremont: Green. Samuel, 
Flint; Griffith, George. Oufa; Griffith, Lauren, Hamilton; Hathaway, 
Park. Angola; Huffman. Wesley, P'lint; Ingalls, Carl E.. Pleasant Lake; 
Jarrard. Bert, Angola; Kemery. Ernest D.. Angola; Lahmon. Burr A., 
Ellis; Light, George P.. Ellis; Lindcrsmith, Ernest. Angola; Lutz, Rob- 
ert, Jr., Angola; Lybarger. Willard, Ellis: ^McKuras. Leonidas L.. Bal- 
bec; Major. Cyrus, Pleasant Lake: Meek. Ray, Angola: Meeks. William 
A., Fremont: Metzger, Irvin, Angola; ^liller. Harry W., Angola; Morsi", 
Charles, Angola; Aloses, Homer C. Metz (6); Norton. Edwin. Angola; 


Null, Perry, Angola; Parsons, William E., Angola; Persing, John F., 
Crooked Creek; Playford, Erviu, Pleasant Lake; Shank, Emmett E., 
Angola; Shank, Hudson L., Flint; Sharitt, Frank, Angola; Sherrard, 
Harry P., Angola; Silbaugh, JNIorton, Jamestown; Smiley. Budd C, 
Angola; Somerlott, Boston, Angola; Strawser, Clarence, Angola; Sun- 
day Marshall, Crooked Creek; Sutton, Clyde, Angola; Sutton, John, 
Metz; Van Pelt, Henry, Metz; Walberry, Llewallyn G.. Metz; Willen- 
nar, John G., Pleasant Lake; Wolf, Harvey E., Pleasanf Lake; Wood- 
ford, Clair B., Salem Center. 

Recruits— Barber, Edwin C, Angola; Bartholomew, Carl L., An- 
"•ola; Clegg, Joseph H., Angola; Clutter, Thomas J., Angola; Ewers, 
John L., Angola; Fairchild. Edward, Angola; Fee, Asa. Hamilton; Gib- 
son George S., Angola; Gillespie, Charles L., Angola; Hall. Robert C, 
Pleasant Lake; Heitz, Calvin W., Garrett; Holmes, Franklin R.. An- 
gola; Hyatt, Charles A., Auwla; Isenhour, Chark'S N., Angola; Kemery, 
Carl' A, Angola; Kimes, Franklin M., Angola; Knapp, Orlando D.. An- 
gola- Luse. Warren S., Niles, Ohio (7); McNabb, Duane T., Fremont; 
Rockwell, Arthur E., Angola; Smith, Claude C, Angola; Walberry, 
Perry O., Metz: Weicht. Samuel, Angola; Wiseley, David M., Angola; 
Woodard, George M., Montgomery, Mich. 

(1) Resigned August 17. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant Au- 
gust 18 (3) Promoted from quartermaster-sergeant August IS. (4i 
Transferred to band June 29. (5) Appointed from private June 29. (6) 
Discharged August 10. (7) Died September 3. 


Captain- Denison, Levi L., Waterloo. 

First Lieutenant-Barr, Charles V., Waterloo (1); Denison. Wilson 
H., Waterloo (2). 

Second Lieutenant— McCague, Charles A.. ^A aterloo (3). 

First Sergeant— Rohrbough, Daniel W., Waterloo. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— McBride. Chas. H.. Indianapolis (4). 

Sergeants— Moore, Freeman, Waterloo; Wallace, James O. F., To- 
ledo, Ohio; Geeting, Pearl J., Waterloo. ^ „. . 

Corporals— Hine, Mavnard F., Auburn; BeiHler. Harry W.. Water- 
loo; Beidler, Frederick G., Waterloo; Farrington, Guy, Toledo: Willis, 
Edward D., Waterloo; Kannel, Leeman, Hamilton (5). 

Artificer— Thomas, Harley, Elkhart. 

Wagoner— Ankney, Peter F., Altona. 

Privates Ackley, Dell B., Ft. Wayne; Bateman, Arthur A.. Se- 
dan; Bateman, Harry C, Sedan; Beecher, William A.. Hamilton: Boor- 
am Frank, Sedan; Borman, William, Hammond (6); Brewer, Delbert, 
Garrett- Briner, Amos H., South Bend (6); Brown, Morris, Flint: Bry- 
ant Chauncey, Artie. Ohio; Carter, Sheridan C., Kendallville; Ca^sel- 
man Edward, Sedan; Clemans, Jacob H.. Hammond (6) Cornes, Carey 
A ivnox; Crvstal, John H., Elyria, Ohio: Diehl. Oliver B., Butler; De- 
Long Orren, Sedan; Dumfee, John W.. Corunna; Dunn, Emeiy. Butler; 
Edge', Sherman A., Waterloo; Funk. Charles, Butler; Geeting, Ro?coe, 
Waterloo; Getts, George W\, Waterloo: Goodrich, Lewis, Orland; Groat, 
William J., Hammond (6): Hall, Ollie. Butler; Harper. Charles. Corunna; 
Hitchcock, William H., Indianapolis; Horner, Thaddeus A.. Butler; 
Iluyck, Charles T/., Waterloo; Jennings, Eli, Butler: Johnson, Ellwood 
I Fremont; Ketcham. David McT>.. Indianapolis; Kimmel. Claude A.. 
Hamilton- Kiner, C. L. Garrett (7): Kollman, Bernard. Kendallville; 
Langlev Eugene. Hamilton; Latham. Otis, Elkhart; Lehman, Henry, 


Waterloo; Lindner, Rudolph, Hammond (6); Martin, Allen D., Kendall- 
ville; McKinley, Otis N., Ft. Waj^ne: McGowan, Melvin, Auburn (7); 
Miller, Adolph, Ft. AVayne; Mitclieil. Thomas W., Ft. Wayne (8); Moua- 
han, John A., Ellihart; Newell, Delbert, Hammond (6); Nodine, Albert, 
Waterloo; North, Frank I^., Butler: Oberlin, Clyde B., Butler; Oberlin, 
Clyde B., Butler; Opdyke, Daunt, Summit; Opdyke, HoUana, Summit; 
Pachett, Joseph. Hamilton; Penick, AUie, Summit; Perry. Lucius, Buf- 
falo, N. y.; Pettit, Harry, Elkhart; Pulver, John R., Summit; Ramsey, 
Thomas J., Urbana (9); Rank, Richard II.. Ft. Wayne (8); Resler, Sher- 
man C, Waterloo; Rising, Clinton, DeKalb; Rohrbaugh, Claude, Water- 
loo; Shea, William, Angola; Schroeder, Charles, Sedan; Sessions, Chas., 
South Bend (lO);Singrey, Guy, Auburn; Smurr, William, Butler; Smurr, 
David. Butler; Swartz, P.. L., South Bend (10); Thomas, William J,, 
Auburn C6); Vanscoik. Charles, Garrett; AVaite, Charles M., Hammond 
(6); AAHieaton, AA'illis O., Sedan. 

Recruits— Anderson. Frank, Hudson; Bryant, A. Eugene, Troy; 
Coffmau. William H. E., Arctic. Ohio; Clark, Jesse, Hudson; Casebeer, 
Curtis, Hamilton; Cheyney, William E., Hicksville, Ohio; Engle, Alva, 
Butler; Eviston, Charles A., Butler; Enzor, Marshall. Butler; Enzor, 
David H.. Butler; Greer, E. Victor. Hudson; Greenwood, Grorge M., 
Butler; Hose. William L.. Butler; Heckathorn, Orin W.. Hudson; Hook, 
Orrin, Butler; Harper, Jackson B., Corunna; Kepler. Benjamiu F., 
Hamilton; Krehl, William F., Helmer; Lint, Oliver A., Butler; Mitchell, 
George, Butler; Oren, George, Butler; Rowe, John Adam, Hmlson; Rit- 
ter, F'rederick, Hudson (11); Shade, Richard. Helmer; Warner. Todd E., 
Butler; Waller, Mack, Hamilton; Winegart, George Lewis. Kendall- 

(]) Resigned June 27. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant June 
30. (3) Promoted from sergeant June 30. (4) Promoted from corporal 
August 12. (5) Promoted from private August 12. (6) Transferred to 
band June 29. (7) Transferred from Company K June 30. (8) Trans- 
ferred from Company G June 30. (9)Transferred from Company D 
June 29. (10) Transferred from Company P June 29. (11) Discharged 
August 12. 


Captain— Lahnum, James F., Auburn. 

First Lieutenant— Rufner, Othello B., Auburn. 

Second Lieutenant — AA'olf. John J.. Aul)urii. 

First Sergeant— Hilkey. Morton, Auburn. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Brown, John W.. Aul)urn. 

Sergeants— Rader, Irwin E., Auburn; Jolliff, Benjamin F.. Auburn; 
Keller, Worthy E., Auburn; Picker, Charles A., Aul)urn. 

Corporals — Holman. Phillip. Cedar: Elson. Charles T.. Auburn: AIc- 
Donald, Alexander, Defiance. O., Williamson, James, Auburn; Wolf, 
George AA'., Auburn; Martin, Charles, Fairfield Center. 

Musicians— McNany, Dick, Garrett; McDowell. John R.. Auburn. 

Artificer — Feagler, Wilson, Auburn. 

AA^agonei*- Leighty, William O., St. Joe. 

Privates— Ankney. Samuel A., Auburn: Ankney, Albert W., Au- 
burn; Baer, Frank, Auburn; Bohike, August, Auburn; Bradford. Forest, 
Garrett; Basse. John C. Garrett: Baker, Bert, Aulmni: Breno. AVilliani 
F., Delaware Bend, O.: Budd, James, Auburn; Budd, Emanu;>l. De- 
fiance, O.; Borland. Edward D., Auburn: Baird. Charles R.. Aulmrn; 
Caldwell, Weber W.. Garrett; Carey. Charles. Auburn: Currie, Morris, 


St. Joe; Daum, Frank H.. Auburn; Donley. Frank; Auburn; Edwards, 
Calvin. Auburn; Elliott, Jesse E., Summit; Elliott. Thomas W.. De- 
fiance. O.; Everett, George W.. Auburn; p^oltz. Charles C, Gan-ett; Gar- 
rett, Roy C, Auburn;; Grindle, William, Butler: Grogg, Wilson, Au- 
burn; Grear. John. Auburn; Holdman, Thomas H.. Auburn; Hall, John 
H., Butler: Hensinger, George. .Auburn: Hirsch. Simon; Defiance. O.; 
Hoodelmier, Twite L.. Auburn: Jones. George, Auburn; Jones. Jay E., 
Auburn; Krueger. Fred H.. Auburn: Lane. Francis E.. Auimrn: Love- 
land. Luther J., Newville; Maxwell, Hugh C, Outa: MaxAvell. Leslie, 
Alvarado: ?.Iiller. Carl F.. Auburn: Miller, Frank, Auburn: .Mills. .Mor- 
ton J., Aiiburn; Nicholas. Clinton E,. Auburn; Owen, Vinson, Auburn; 
Olinger, Melvin D., Auburn; Ruple. Mark S., Auburn: Rosenbei'y, James 
S., Richland; Reasoner. Orson L.. St. Joe: Robbins. Hugh E.. Auburn; 
Robinson, William. Defiance, O.: Reesch. Frank, Auburn; Sowle, Wil- 
liam E., Auburn: Smith. Oscar. Auburn: Town. William E.. Auburn; 
Trostel. Abner, St. Joe; Vanderbogeart. Frederick. Butler: West. Henry, 
Auburn; Wheelock. Hayden G.. Auburn; White, James L.. St. Joe; 
Williamson. Joseph D., Auburn; Wolf. AVilliam H,, Auburn; Woodcux, 
Arthur, St. Joe: Shreve. Thomas. \\'arsaw. 

Recruits — Brand, Frank, Waterloo: Collins, George F.. Gi'rrett: Cle- 
ment, Guy C, Waterloo; Callender, Oza L., Concord; Deal. George W., 
Auburn; Funk. William D.. Moore's Station: Fox. Fred. Auliurn: (Gin- 
gery, Christopher C. Hicksville, O.; Gramling. Henry W.. Summit; 
Hathaway, Charles H., Garrett; Husselman, Milo D., Auburn; Heist, 
Bennett, Auburn; Kolbe. August <4.. Auburn: Lahnum. Wesley G.. Au- 
burn; Luce, Clarence, Waterloo: ^losher. Edson D., Waterloo; Markwal- 
der, John, Cohunlna Cit^'; Magee, "\^'illiam J.. Idaville: Markiey. Mryon, 
Summit: Niles. Fred L.. LaGrange; Nichols. Jacob T.. Oiangeville; 
Timmerman. William E.. Auburn; Van Auken. Everett C. Auburn; 
Walter. George T., St. Joe; Yingling. Adam D., Auburn; Yingling, 
Luther L.. Auburn. 


Captain— Green. Charles A., Ligonier. 

First Lieutenant — Ochs, .Jacob L., Ligonier. 

Second Lieutenant — Shobe. Ray. Ligonier. 

First Sergeant — Musson, Henry. Ligonier. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant— Iving. Richard B.. Ligonier. 

Sergeants— Reed. James P.. Ligonier; Knepper. Owen O., Ligonier; 
Kitson, E. Finley, Ligonier; Wolfe. Otto C. Ligonitr. 

Corporals— Milner, AVilliam, Ligonier: Stansbury, Herbert, Ligonier; 
Stage, Rollie E., Ligonier: Pearman. Norman, Ligonier: Whitmyer, 
Henry F., Topeka: King, Volnie. Ligonier. 

Musicians — Hire. George A., Ligonier: Worden. Verne, Alltion. 

Artificer— Stansbury, Edward D.. Ligonier. 

Wagoner— Ferguson, George, Ligonier. 

Privates — Anderson. Thomas G., Ligonier: Anspaugh, James L., 
Albion; Anspaugh. John L., Albion; Banta, Charles R.. Ligonier; Bill- 
man, John, Ligonier; Bower, Lawrence M,, Ligonier; Brady, Marion, 
Ligonier; Campbell. Samuel J., Cromwell; (Tawson, Samuel J., Ligo- 
nier; Clucas, Jesse E., Albion; Cole, Prentice B., Albion; Cook, William 
E., liigonier; Curry, John W., Elkhart; Davis, Eli. Albir.n; Decker, 
Orval, Ligonier; Eytcheson, Charles E., Ligonier; Fitzhugh, Melvin L., 
Cromwell; Flowers, Earl, Ligonier: Flowers. Oscar, Ligonier: Gale, 
Spaulding, A., Ligonier; Green, John B.. Ligonier; Hadley, Frank, 


Albion (1); Haiiey, Charles. Liffonior; Ilanrdenbrook, Carl, Albion; Har- 
denbrooli, Jay A.. Albion; Hawk, Albert, Albion; Himes, George W., 
Ligonier; Hire, Elmer, Ligonler (1); Hinnian. Perry II., Ligonier; House, 
Herbert E., Stanton, :Mich.; Koontz, Arthur, Ligonier; Longenecker, 
Ethan S., Ligonier; Maytiekl, Frank, Cronnvell; Milner, George, Ligo- 
nier; Monk, James C, Ligonier; Morrison. Harry L., Indianapolis; 
Mullen. Bert, Albion; O'Conner, Edward. Ligonier; OConner. James, 
Ligonier: Parks, Charles R., Albion; Randecker, John, Ligonier; Rarick, 
Marion A.. Ligonier; Reed. Joseph C. Ciomwell; Rench, David E., 
Ligonier; Robbins. Forest B., Ligonier; Roclie. Robert. LaPierre. iNIich.; 
Rose. Frank A., Ligonier; Regula. Peter. Ligonier; Schurt. Lee S., 
Albion; Shaffer. Henry AV., Ligonier; Shoemaker. Clarence, Auburn; 
Slabaugh. Willard. Ligonier; Smith. Delbert. Ligonier: Smith. James 
M.. Ligonier: Sparrow, Charles F., Kimmel; Stigner, Charles T'.. Wa- 
waka; Wade. Norman. Ligonier; Wemple. Clarence E.. Ligonier; Wolfe, 
Jay L.. Ligonier: Wolhnger, Jasper, Ligonier; Wolflnger. Sampson, 
Ligonier; Yonker. George W.. Ligonier; Zimmerman, Clarence D., Wa- 

Recruits— Britzius, Charles A., Butler; Benthin. Edward, Ligonier; 
Bly, Stephen D., Cromwell: Carr, James D., Ligonier: Drond. Marion 
F., Cromwell; Draper, Walter. Ligonier: Fritz. Charles W.. Edgtrton, 
O.; Greathouse. Amos F., Moscow, Kan.; Golden. James S.. Ligonier; 
Home, Valentine G.. Ligonier; Home, Henry P.. Ligonier: Huff, Her- 
bert A., Wawaka; Hostetter, Arthur P., Ligonier: Hadley. P'rank F.. 
Ligonier: Heltzel. Seymour, I^igonier; Kreger. Claude N.. Ligonier; Pen- 
laud. Marion. Cromwell; Reiske, Gustavus, Ligonier: Sweetnam, Arthur 
H., Ligonier; Schneider, C. C, Ligonier; Stutsman. E. D., Ligonier; 
Teal. Harry H.. Ligonier; Todd. Louis O., Cromwell; Van Scoyke, 
William A.. Ligonier; Wier, Harry W., Ligonier: Wills, George A., 
Ligonier (2). 

(1) Discharged July 28. (2) Discharged August 8. 


Captain— Capron, John C, Plymouth. 

First Lieutenant— Fish. Claude D.. Plymouth. 

Second Lieutenant— Lankenaw. William. Plymouth. 

First Sergeant— Lanfesty, Ed, Plymouth. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Corbin, Harry, Plymouth. 

Sergeants— Giller, Ed J., Plymouth; Neil. Edward R.. Plyu;onth; 
Kendall. Lee M., Plymouth: Protsman, Charles A., Plymouth. 

Corporals— Crawford, Charles, Plymouth: White, Arthur B.. Plym- 
outh; Tyrrell, Noyes E.. Plymouth; Ocker,. Emory, Plymouth; Allman, 
Bert, Plymouth; Bailey. Percy. Plymoutli (1). 

Musician — Knisley, Norman. Bourbon (2). 

Artificer— Bollinger, George, Plymouth. 

Wagoner— Miller, Everett, Bourbon (3). 

Privates— Alexander, James N., Plymouth; Anders. Bert. Plynnmth; 
Andrysiak. Steven, South Bend; Baker, George, Donaldson; Board, 
William. Plymouth; Broadsortl. William. Plymouth; Beehler. Henry F.. 
Plymouth: Cannon, Elias, I>lymouth; Conboy, James, Plymouth; Crane, 
William. Plymouth; Broadsord, William. Plymouth, Beeler, Henrj- F., 
William, Plymouth; Broadsort, William, Plymouth; Beehler, Henry F., 
Earl, Plymouth; Cross, George, Plymouth; Dawes, Harry, Carbon; 
Drake, Urban S., Argos; Edwards. Pierpont, Monticello; Elder, Peter, 
Plymouth; Fristo, Harry, Bourbon: ^'enrich, Henry, Delpnl; Haines, 


Ora, Argos; Hayes. Edward, Plymouth; Hoham, George, PJymouth; 
Irwin, Charles M.. Argos; Johnson, Melvin D., Plymouth; Kanarr, Sey- 
mour, Plymouth; Kanouse, Francis, Argos; Kepler, Ed, Plymouth; 
Linkenhelt, Floyd, Pljmouth; Miller, Charles, Bourbon; Mowrer, New- 
ton R., Bourbon: Neft', Charles D., Argos; Pontius, Wilber, Plymouth; 
Portz, John, South Bend; Powell, William, Plymouth; Radel, Frank, 
Plymouth; Reed, David, Plymouth; Riggens, Lawson E., Bourbon; 
Riggens, William, Plymouth; Robinson, Arthur, Delphi; Rowell, John, 
Donaldson; Sausser, William G., Argos; Sayles, Dwight, South Bend; 
Sehearer, William, Plymouth; Schroeder, Willard, Marshall; Schroeder, 
William, Plymouth; Shepherd, William, Donaldson; Shively, Jesse, 
Bourbon; Snyder, Verne, Bourbon; Soice, Claude, Plymouth; S tangle, 
Quincy V., Bourbon; Stout, Frank IT., Plymouth; Stroup, Norman, 
Plymoutli (4); Stuller, Burl, Plymouth; Tabor, David, South Bend; 
Traffka, Antoni. Soutli Bend; Turner, Charles O., Noblesville; Turner, 
Herbert, Noblesville; Vaughn, Harry, Yantsville; White, William E., 
Plymouth; Wickizer, E. Otis, Argo; Willford, Dallas, Bourbon; Williams, 
Lora B., Plymouth; Wilson, William, Plymouth; Wiseman, Charles M.. 
Plymouth; Wolfe. Charles, Donaldson; Wolfe, George, Donaldson. 

Recruits— Ball, Cl^arles L.. Plymouth; Barnum, George Homer, 
Knox; Butler, Russell H., WarsaAv; Bayman, Claude A., Plymouth; 
Bayraan. May Rue, South Bend; Blycker, Axel, South Bend; Calls, 
John, South Bend; Doppler, Frederick L., Plymouth; Elder, John W., 
Plymouth; Jacobson, Samuel. Donaldson; Lechlitner, Adam L., Plym- 
outh; LeBrash. Charles L.. Plymouth; Miller, Clarence C. Plymouth; 
Miller, Sol, Plymouth; Marshall, John, Plymouth; Miller, Michael, 
South Bend; McKague, Robert G., Plymouth; Ohler, James Martin, 
Argos; Osborne, John S., Plymouth; Pietraszewski, Stephen, South 
Bend; Porogi, .lohn. South Bend; Primley, Seneca, Jr., Plymouth; Rals- 
ton. William, Leiters Ford; Stahl. Henry S.. Culver; Tutt. R. Harvey, 
South Bend. 

(1) Promoted from private .Tune 10. (2» Transferred to band .fune 
30- (3) Appointed from private July 20. (4) Discharged August 11. 

The Second Regiment, Indiana National Guard, was the 
second regiment to be mustered into United States service, 
and on May 10 it became the One-hundred-and-fiftj'-eighth 
Regiment Indiana Volunteers. The regiment was doomed to 
great disappointment so far as active service was concerned, 
for it did not get beyond camp life. It moved to Chicka- 
mauga on May 16, leaving Indianapolis in the evening and 
reaching Chattanooga the following evening. The men re- 
mained in the cars all night, and the entire day following was 
consumed in moving to Lytle, Georgia, a distance of but 
twelve miles, as troops were pouring into the park from all 
parts of the country and there was but one railroad from 
Chattanooga to Lytle. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon the 
train reached Lytle and the regiment started on a three-mile 
march for camp. It was dark before the camping place was 
reached, and the men bivouacked for the night. The next 


morning camp was established and the regiment was bri- 
gaded with the Second Ohio and the First West Virginia, 
the brigade which was commanded by General McKee. 

Five months of monotonous routine duty followed, which 
was not brightened by any prospect of seeing dut}^ in Cuba 
or Porto Rico. The grounds became so unsanitarj^ that a 
portion of the troops, including the regiment, was ordered 
to Camp Poland, near Knoxville, Tennessee, and camp was 
broken on August 25 and established at Camp Poland the fol- 
lowing day. There it remained until September 12, when it 
was ordered to Indianapolis to be mustered out. The regi- 
ment reached Camp Mount two days later, and was fur- 
loughed for thirty days from September 17. It re-assembled 
October 17, and was discharged November 4. 

The regiment lost ten men by death while in the service. 
Company A, of Indianapolis, lost but one. Corporal Victor G. 
Rossburg, of Indianapolis, who died September 30 while at 
his home on a furlough. 

Company P., of Rochester, lost two men — Private Newton 
D. Allis, of Athens, who died at his home October 29 while 
on a furlough, and Private Ira W. Stevens, of Morton, Indi- 
ana, who died September 2 while at Camp Thomas, Georgia. 

Company C, of Frankfort, lost but one member, Private 
Ashley J. Jennings, of Lafayette, who died July 1 at Camp 
Thomas, Georgia. 

Company D, of Indianapolis, lost two men — Private 
Harry A. McMullen, of Indianapolis, who died August 5 at 
Camp Thomas, Georgia, and Private Clarence C. Wiley, who 
was one of the recruits, and who died September 19 at In- 

Company G, of Covington, lost but one member — Musician 
Louis G. Boothroyd, of Delphi. He was transferred from the 
company to the band and died September 19. 

Company L, of Kokomo, lost but one member — Private 
John A. Moon, of Greentown. who died at Camp Mount Octo- 
ber 20. 

Company M. of Crawfordsville, lost two members — Pri- 
vate Benjamin F. Britton, of Crawfordsville, who was one 
of the recruits and entered the service June 15, died August 
17 at Camp Thomas, Georgia, and Private Harry Mitchell, 
of Crawfordsville, who died October 10 at Camp Mount. 

While Company F, of Winchester, did not lose any men in 
the service, it has lost an unusually large number of members 
by death. The first one was Private Samuel L. Petro, who 
lived near Modoc, Randolph County. He was born in Fayette 


County, Iiuliauu, February 28, 1874, and was the son of B. H. 
and Alartha A. Potro. Soon after his birth his parents moved 
to the present home, and when he was four years and seven 
months okl his mother died. His early years were spent 
without a mother's care, and he was among the people of the 
neighborhood and soon became a favorite. He joined the 
Knights of Pythias February 15, 1896, and had commenced 
the study of medicine when the call for volunteers was made. 
He joined the company and with it entered the United States 
service. He returned to his home after he was mustered out, 
but in twenty three days was stricken with appendicitis, and 
died December 1, 1898. Private Petro was orderly to General 
Poland, who died of enteric fever at Ashville, North Car- 

Private ^larshall Henry Taylor was born at Hagerstown, 
Indiana, June 20, 1872, and with his parents moved to Union 
City in 1875. He attended the schools of Union City until the 
second year in High School, when he commenced to work for 
the railroad company. He was in this service from Septem- 
ber 23, 1892, until September 11. 1897, when he resigned on 
account of ill health and went to his home in Union City. 
He enlisted in the com})any .Vpril 30, 1898, and served through 
the war. After having been mustered out of TTnited States 
service he returned to his old employment and was killed in 
the yards at Indianapolis, December 30, 1898. 

Private Frank O. Eckerle w-as born in Benton, Indiana, 
July 30, 1870. On March 1, 1880, the family moved to Lynn, 
Indiana, where he received his early schooling. He was a 
member of the company at the outbreak of the war and 
served until it was mustered out of service. He was taken 
sick suddenly on the evening of March 17, 1899, and died the 
next day. 

Corporal James A. Bales, of Winchester, was the second 
victim of the service. He was eighteen years old when he 
entered the service of the State, and after the company en- 
tered the United vStates service — July 7, 1898 — he was pro- 
moted corporal. He contracted a disease while in the service, 
but remained with his comi)any until it was mustered out. 
He never recovered and died April 27, 1900, and his funeral 
was attended by the G. A. R. in addition to the members of 
his old company. 

Corporal Homer W. Engle was born June 6, 1878, and 
was one of the promoters of Company F. He took an active 
part in its organization and served with it during the war. 
While at Chickamauga he had a severe attack of measles, 


which left him in a debilitated condition, and from which he 
never fully recovered. He died at tlie home of his parents in 
Winchester, Jannary 31, 1900. He had been a member of the 
Christian Church since he was twelve years old, and was a 
member of the Christian Endeavor Society, the Alumni Asso- 
ciation of the ^^'inchester High School, Knights of Pythias 
and the Sons of Veterans. He was buried with military 
honors February 2. 

Clyde Stout was born in Clinton County, Ohio, August 2, 
1879. and served in the company for some time. He volun- 
teered for service during the war, but his failing health se- 
cured for him an honorable discharge. He died October 27, 

The recruits for the regiment were received into United 
States service during June. The following is a roster of the 
regiment as mustered out of the service. Unless otherwise 
designated, it shows service from April 2(> until November 4. 


Colonel— Smith, Harry B., Indianapolis. 

Lieiitenant-Coloncl — Thayer. Edwin P.. .Fr., (Greenfield. 

^lajors— Rich, William S., Indianapolis; Skinner. Albert H.. Roches- 
ter; Coude. Henry T., Indianapolis. 

Surgeon— Charlton, Frederick R.. Indianapolis. 

Assistant Surgeons— .Tones, Homer I.. Indianapolis; Barcus. Paul .1., 

Adjutant— Powell, Oeorge W., Indianapolis. 

Quartermaster — Hopkins. Milton I.. Indianapelis. 

Chaplain— Carstensen. Gustav A., Indianapolis. 

Battalion Adjutants— Power, Taylor C, Indianapolis; Boyle, (iuy 
A.. Indianapolis; Poland. William B., Indianapolis. 

Sergeant Majors— Brazington, William C, Indianapolis; Biaden, 
David C, Indianapolis; Meredith, Peter C., Rochester; Moorhead. 
Robert L., Indianapolis. 

Hospital Stewards— Wright, Charles E.. Indianapolis; Moore. Harry 
S., Indianapolis; Newland, Harrod C, Indianapolis, 

Commissary-Sergeant — Swope. Horace (}.. Creenfield. 

()uartermaster-Sergeant— Bridges, Frank L., Indianapolis. 

Color Sergeant— Kief er. Henry. Indianapolis. 

Chief Mnsiciau-Jamison; Frank B., Lafayettte. 

Princii)al ^lusicians— Adan)s. George B., Lafayette; Braden, .lames, 


Captain— Little, James, Indianapolis. 
First Lieutenant— Herr. William H., Indianapolis. 
Second Lieutenants — Mackey, Louis 11.. Indianapolis di; <}add, Espy 
M., Indianapolis (2k 

First Sergeant— Core. William F., Indianapolis (3). 
(Quartermaster-Sergeant— Smith. Bertrand L.. Indianapolis. 


Sergeants— Murray, Ivy C, Indianapolis; Armstrong, George C, 
Indianapolis; Parker, Austin A., Indianapolis (4); Gwinup, Clayton, 
Indianapolis (o). 

Corporals— Rosberg, Victor G., Indianapolis (6); West, Charles W., 
Indianapolis; I.oy, Oscar L., Indianapolis; Peterson, Elmer M., Indian- 
apolis (7^; Richardson, Joseph, Indianapolis (8): Cheseldine, George H., 
Indianapolis (9); Leet, George H., Indianapolis (10); Jacobs, Roy W., 
Indianapolir. (9); Shelby, Clarence L., Indianapolis (9); Nash. Preston 
H.. Danville (9); Gessell, Elmer H., Selma (9): Reinking, Ferdinand, 
Indianapolis (9i; Demmy, William J., Indianapolis (11). 

Musician— Murphy, Marshall H., Lafayette (12). 

Artificer— Ray. George. Indianapolis (13). 

Wagoner— Henzie, Frank, Indianapolis (14). 

Privates— Acklin, Francis. Indianapolis; Agee. Alfred C. Indian- 
apolis; Agee, William J., Indianapolis; Ball, William T., Indianap lis; 
Baiiow. Willard L., Indianapolis; Beauchamp, Ralph H.. Indianapolis; 
Bridwell, Harry, Indianapolis; Clark, William H.. Indianapolis; Chil- 
ders, Clarence W., Indianapolis (15); Coons. Henry D., Indianapolis; 
Corkin, William L., Indianapolis; Cramer, William. Indianapolis; Dun- 
can, James B., Indianapolis; Duke, Arthur E., Indianapolis; Ends, 
Benjamin. Indianapolis: Foltz. Herbert. Indianapolis (16): Fate. Clar- 
ence P., Indianapolis; Faust, Theodore, Indianapolis; Fodrea. John H., 
Indianapolis; Fullen, Theodore, Indianapolis; Gibson, Louis E., Indian- 
apolis; Groves, Clarence, Indianapolis; Groves, Walter R., Indianap > 
lis; Hamilton, Harsey S., Indianapolis; Hawkins. Albert G.. Indian- 
apolis; Helm, Edward P., Indianapolis; Helm, Harry B.. Indianapolis; 
Hodges, Melvin B., Indianapolis; Hood, Frank F., Indianapolis; Job- 
son. Richard A., Indianapolis: Jobson. Forest B., Indianapoli.-^ (17): 
.Tudah. Parker, Indianapolis; Kinne, Edwin R., Indianapolis; Krueger, 
Robert, Indianapolis; Laurence. Kenneth, Indianapolis; Lee. James, 
Indianapolis; Littlejohn, Frank L., Indianapolis: Lorash, Charles R., 
Indianapolis; Marshall, Otis A., Danville; Matthews. Allen, Indian- 
apolis; Ranch. George, Indianapolis; Roberts. Harry. Indianapolis; 
Sellers, Earl W., Indianapolis; Shelby, Edgar L.. Indianapolis; Shirk, 
Charles J., Indianapolis; Simmendinger. John P., Indianapolis; Smith, 
Julius H., Indianapolis; Smock, Louis G., Indianapolis; Snyder. Wil- 
liam H., Indianapolis; Strub, Herman E., Indianapolis; Swindler. Ern- 
est M., Indianapolis; Swisher, Alva, Indianapolis; Terry, James A., 
Indianapolis; Thornberry. Samuel H., Indianapolis; Tilford, Max, In- 
dianapolis: Walton, Alba, Indianapolis; Wesby. Charles O., Indian- 
apolis; Young. Beniamin V., Indianapolis: Young. Christy F.. Indianapo- 
lis; Youse. Frank L., Indianapolis. 

Recruits— Anecker, John T., Indianapolis; Archey, Hugh, Milroy; 
Ashford, William S.. Indianapolis; Beeson, Herbert E.. Greensburg; 
Brown, Frank. Plainheld; Brown, Conrad C. Fortville; Carr. Victor 
M., Indianapolis; Cooley, Edward L.. Connersville; Conway. Edward 
J., Indianapolis:; Dinger, Frank R.. Connersville; Fry, Charles Henry, 
Reading, Pa.; Gray, Frank, Indianapolis; Hill. William, Greensburg; 
Highsti-eet, George J., Indianapolis Herpick, George C, Indianapolis; 
Lichlyter, George, Indianapolis; Payne, Charles E.. Connersville; Rob- 
erts Charles E., Indianapolis: Ruth, George B., Reading, Pa.; Rash, 
Eddie J.. Eden; Sanduslvy. Harry C, Greensburg; Thompson, John, 
Indianapolis; Whaley, Benjamin F., Shelby ville; Wi'egg, Harry, Con- 


(1^ Resigned June 27. (2) Promoted from first sergeant July 12. (3) 
Promoted from sergeant July 12. (4) Promoted from corporal Septem- 
ber 16. (5) Promoted from corporal September 1. (6) Died Septem- 
ber 30. (7) Promoted from artificer July 18. (8) Promoted from wag- 
oner September 1. (9) Promoted from private July 7. (10) Promoted from 
private September 16. ( 11) Promoted from private October 1. (12) Trans- 
ferred to band June 14. (13) Appointed from private July 18. (14) Ap- 
pointed from private August 16. (15) Discharged August 16. (16) Dis- 
charged August 10. (17) Discharged August 15. 


Captain— dinger, Ernest L., Rochester. 

First Lieutenant— Davis, Fredei-iclv W., Rochester. 

Second Lieutenant— Phillips, Charles O., Rochester. 

First Sergeant — Karn, Jacob A., Peru. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Bowman, Harley, Rochester (1). 

Sergeants— Phillips, Jay P., Rochester; Jones, Charles V., Roches- 
ter; Moore, xVlonzo P., Swauville (1); Collins, Oscar J., Hammond (1). 

Corporals— Ginn, Charles C, Marion: Day, Albert L., Rochester; 
Jeffries, Frank, Rochester; Apt, Charles G., Rochester (2); Berry, Ivan 
A., Rising Sun (2); Borders, Charles. Pulaski (2): Dresen. Louis. Ko- 
komo (2); Jones, Fred F... Rochester (2); Hey, Edward C, Rochester (2); 
Hoot, Prentiss L.. Rochester (2); Howell, Franklin R., Kewanna (2); 
Noftsger, B. E.. Rochester (2). 

Musicians— Kennel, Albert, Lafayette (3); Shannon, Frank, Clark's 
Hill (3). 

Artificer— Horn, David, Cicero. 

Wagoner— Zeigler, .Joseph E., South Bend. 

Privates— Allis, Newton D., Athens (4); Armington, John C. Ander- 
son (5); Ayers, Robert L., Greentown; Baker, George S., Portland; 
Baker, Mitchell, Rochester; Barker, Leo, Farmland; Berry, Melville S., 
Rochester; Beatley, Evans, Kokomo; Borders, Walter, Pulaski; Bow- 
man, John W., Rochester; Braim, George C, Indianapolis; Brickert, 
Clarence P., Bargersville; Burris, Harry M., Farmland; Carr, James A., 
Indianapolis (6); Chamberlain, Harry, Rochester (6); Davidson, William 
S., Rochester; Deiss, Elmer S., Carlisle; Duvall, Oliver, Ridgeville; 
Elsworth, Burl R., Peru; Favorite, Berne O., Union City; Freeman, 
Thornt, Lynn; Hall, Charles M., Rochester; Harrington, George; Bruces 
Lake; Harris, L. G., Bruces Lake; Hartman, .John W., Rochester; Hetz- 
ner, Harry H., Rochester; Hewitt, Charles, Kokomo; Hill, Martin L., 
Lynn; Hoffman, Clayton, Rochester; Keel, Clyde C, Rochester; Kelting, 
Heni'y, Indianapolis; Knapp. James H., Rochester; Lacey, John E., 
Lynn; Lowery, Ora C, Clayton; McClain, Robert A., Greenwood; Mc- 
Henry. Bruce L., Rochester (7); Mclutire, Austin, DeLong; ]McKee. 
Ira S., Rochester; Meranda, Charles, Ridgeville; Myers, Edward B., 
Lynn; Nutter, Edward, Greentown; Piper, Charles A., Rochester: 
Reece, William. Lynn; Ross, Frank E., Rochester; Seward, Samuel M., 
Greenfield; Shaffer, Daniel E., New Castle; Smith, Dell G., Rochester; 
Smith, Howard, Kewanna; Stookey, Curt J., Kewanna (5); Street, Rob- 
ert P., Rochester (5); Talley, Edward, Rochester; Trusler, . Robert N., 
Indianapolis; Tuttle, Henry E., Rochester; Watson, Lorenzo D., Roches- 
ter; Williams, John, Deerfield; Williams, Milton B., Rochester; Winn, 
William, Rochester; Stevens, Ira W., Putnam County (8). 


Recruits— Alexander, Homer, Rochester; Bonnell, William E., Sa- 
lina; Bruce. George W., Bruce Lake: Clark. Nathan F.. Rochester: Eas- 
terrlay, Elmer, Rochester; Ice, George. Rochester: Jones, Ed. Rochester; 
Jones, Freeman, Rochester; Jessen, Bernard. Rochester; Landauer. Je- 
rome, Peru; Moore, Albert, Fletchers Lake: Mow, John, Rochester; 
McKee. Frank, Rochester; Nifong, Israel A., Plymouth; Prew. Charles, 
Rochester; Rutledge. Curtis, Rochester; See, Sanford, Denver: Shock, 
Lewis, Rochester: Stockburger, Ross, Rochester; Trickle, Jesse L., 
Germany; Thrush, James, Rochester; Ware, Lon, Rochester; Wenger, 
Charles N., Rochester; Whittenburger, Loren, Peru; Zellers, William, 

(1) Promoted from corporal, July 7. (2) Promoted from private, 
July 7. (3) Transferred to band. June 14. (4) Died October 29. 
(5) Transferred to hospital corps, June 27. (6) Transferred to hospital 
corps, August 16. (7 1 Discliarged July 19. (8) Died September 2. 


Captain— Allen. David F., Frankfort. 

First Lieutenant- Kramer. Harold M., Frankfort. 

Second Lieutenant— Van Arsdel, William F., Frankfort. 

First Sergeant— Petty, Frank L.. Frankfort. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Nye. Frank, Frankfort. 

Sergeants— Bird, John W.. Frankfort; Erisman, Chas. W.. Frank- 
fort; Fisk, Nathan B., Frankfort (1); Morris. William G., Frankfort. 

Corporals— Hardegg, Ralph H., Frankfort; Heimberger. Earl R., 
Frankfort; McFarland, William R.. Frankfort; Stone, Charles A., 
Frankfort; Ychacall, Monto F.. Frankfort (3); Alexander, Roy, Frank- 
fort (2); BarrickloAV, .John C. Frankfort (2); Logan. Charles P., Michi- 
gantown (2); McNeff. Frank E., Frankfort (2); Phillips, Oscar F., 
Frankfort (2); Smith, Louis A., Frankfort (2); White, Albert T., Frank- 
fort (2). 

Musicians— Smith. Owen B. (4); White. Charles C, Morgantown (4). 

Artificer— Ticen, Willard. Frankfort. 

Wagoner— Kinder, Ulysses G.. Frankfort. 

Privates— Alexander, William, Frankfort; Ashley. Arthur P., Frank- 
fort; Allen, John W., Frankfort; Altum, Edward, Frankfort: Arm- 
strong, John, Frankfort: Brin.son, Lee A.. Kirklin; Bell. Russell R., 
Mulberry; Boxwell, James A., Frankfort; Cash, Elmer N., Hillsboro; 
Coonrod, .Josephus, Frankfort (Sj; Clark, Elmer S., Frankfort; Cheadle, 
Frank W., Frankfort (6); Catterlin, Ardell R., Frankfort; Caldwell, 
Harvey E., Elizaville; Denton. Lee. Frankfort: Danner. Charles R.. 
Frankfort; Everman, William, Kirklin; Evans, John A., Frankfort; 
Forsythe, Louis H., Frankfort; Fi-ynian, Louis J., Frankfort; Fisk, 
Frank A., Jr., Frankfort; Fraizer, Andrew D. F., Frankfort (7); Gard, 
Abraham, Frankfort; Griner, Fred L., P'rankfort (8); Henderson. How- 
ard L., Frankfort; Hinds. Philip R., Frankfort; Irvin, Bert C, Frank- 
fort: Jennings. Ashley .T.. Lafayette (9); Jones. Thomas. Frankfort; Jones, 
Samuel W., Frankfort; Johnson, Lonzo E., Scircleville; Kelleher, Rich- 
ard H., Cyclone; Kelley, Raymond, Frankfort: Lewis. CharlesiR.. Ross- 
ville; Lewis, William B., Frankfort: Loop, Earl C. Greentown (10); 
Lichlyter George W.. Clark's Hill; Merritt, Lee S., Mulberry; Merritt, 
Arch. N., Frankfort: Mitchell, Omar. Frankfort; McFarland, Audley O., 
Frankfort; Merrill, Elmer E., Frankfort: JNIoore, James, Rossville; Ma- 
hoy, Frank, Frankfort; Nice. George. Sedalia; Oliphant, Homer N., 


Forest; Pence, John K., Frankfort; Rains, Albert S.. Tipton; 8;ilmon, 
Russell G.. Freeport; Scott, Jesse E., Colfax; Stinebaugli, Cliarles W., 
Fi'ankfort; Shepherd, James F., Frankfort; Stout. I'lrick T.. IMeitsani 
Hill, O.; Spencer, Jacob E., Frankfort; Shanklin, Harry C, Frankfort; 
Tranberger, Cyrus B., Forest; White, Herbert R.. Colfax; Yoxtheimer, 
Henry. Frankfoi't. 

Recruits — Aui?he, Earl E.. Frankfort; Reaver. Walter, Frankfort; 
BoxAvell. AValter S., Frankfort; Brown. Wilbur, Frankfort: Caldwell, 
Joseph, Colfax; Cash, William Arnold, Hillisburg; Coffin, Edward S., 
Frankfort; Da^ is. Charles R., Frankfort; Dunbar, Martin B.. Colfax; 
Emracns, Joseph, Frankfort; Fall, Jerry M.. Frankfort (8); Fisher. 
John, Frankfort; Kern, William D.. Frankfort; Mattix, Carey A., Kil- 
more; Meeks, Fred R., Kirldin; McCray, William, Frankfort; McCarty, 
Lawrence F., Frankfort; McCarty. Clarence Jess, Frankfort; Nolan, 
Owen. Kolvomo; Opperman, John H., Frankfort; Sayler, Walter R., 
Frankfort; Smith, John Ed. Frankfort; Smith, Sweet, Frankfort; Stan- 
ley, Charles, Frankfort; Squiers, William C, Frankfort; Surface. David 
F., P^rankfort; AVelker, William F., Winchester; Worley, John Franklin, 
Frankfort; Youmans, Newell, Darlington. 

(1» Discharged Novenil)er 21. (S) Promoted from private, July 7. 
(3) Discharged August 18. (4) Transferred to band, June 14. (5) iDs- 
charged May 24. (6> Discharged November 25. (7) Discharged Novem- 
ber 19. (8) Transferred to hospital corps. United States Army, Au- 
gust 12. (9} Died July 1. (10) Transferred to hospital corps. United 
States Army, June 27. 


Captain— McCrea, Frank F., Indianapolis. 

First Lieutenant— Isensee, Albert T., Indianapolis. 

Second Lieutenant— Kreber. William A., Indianapolis. 

First Sergeant — Rosengarten. Edwin H.. Indianapolis. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Bell, Loyde S.. Indianapolis. 

Sergeants— Keep, George H., Indianapolis; Miller, Ralph. Indianap- 
olis; Ketcham, John Lewis, Indianapolis; Vinnedge, Albert. Indian- 

Corporals— Amthor, Edwin J., Indianapolis; Cornwall, Alfred E., 
Indianapolis; Downey, Brandt C, Indianapolis; Stanford, Perkins W., 
Indianapolis; Rubin, Fred W., Indianapolis; Stone, Arthur M.. Indian- 
apolis; Hoi-naday, Fred W., Indianapolis (1); Johnson, Fred T., Indian- 
apolis (1^; Oakes. M. B., Indianapolis (1); Cathro. T. E.. Indianap- 
olis (1); Walker, Charles G., Indianapolis (1); Wilkinson, Samuel W., 
Indianapolis (1). 

Alusicians— McCormick. Vine H., Lafayette (2); Todd, Henry C, 
Lafayette (2) 

Artificer — Blessing, Lorenzo D., Mapleton (3). 

Wagoner— Hobbs, Arthur E., Indianapolis (3). 

Privates— Allen, George B., Indianapolis; Beckman, Jason A., Indi- 
anapolis; Bly, Jordan A., Indianapolis; Brough, John G., Indianapolis; 
Bucker, Guy Eugene, Indianapolis; Byfleld. Harry W.. Indianapolis: 
Carpenter, Fred E.. Indianapolis; Chlelv. George J.. Indianapolis; Dono- 
van, Jesse F., Indianapolis: Dungan, Fred S., Indianapolis: Fislier, 
John, Greenfield; Fort, Charles O., Fortville; Foster, Fred J.. Indianap- 
olis (4) Free, Charles I^., Indianapolis (5); Fromhold. Andrew F., Indian- 
apolis; Gifford, Roy A., Indianapolis; Gough, Robert W.. Greenfield; 


GreenAvood, Frank E., Indianapolis; Griffey, Pleasant B., Indianapolis; 
Groenendyke, Frank A.., Indianapolis; Hastings, Paul, Indianapolis; 
Hawkins, Wilbur R., Danville (2); Heim, William J., Indianapolis (6); 
Hinkley, Earl L., Indianapolis; Jenkins, Harry L., Indianapolis; Joiner, 
Gerald A., Indianapolis; Jones, Harry A., Indianapolis: Krause, Harry 
E., Indianapolis; Laken, J. Harry, Indianapolis; Lewis, Jolin P., Indian- 
apolis; MeAdams, Fred A., Indianapolis; MeCaslin, Carl, Brownsburg; 
McClaine. Carl E., Indianapolis; MeJNIullen, Harry A., Indianapolis (7); 
Merritt, John E., Indianapolis; Messick, Juett E., Greenfield; Miller, 
Walter E., Indianapolis; Morford, Paul A., Greenfield; iS'ew, Charles 
v., Greenfield; Owens, Thomas T., Greenfield (8); Patterson, William, 
Greenfield (5); Rider, Bernard L., Greenfield; Riuehart, E. Robert, In- 
dianapolis; Robbins, Earl, Indianapolis; Roland, Winfleld, Greenfield; 
Rouzer, Harry M., Indianapolis: Schmidt, Fred, Indianapolis; Scott, 
Robert H., Mooresville; Skillman, William T., Indianapolis; Slifer, 
Geordie, Greenfield; Wall, Pendleton S., Greensburg; Wallace, Albert 
H., Indianapolis; Walton, John M., Greenfield; White, Arthur Earl, 
Indianapolis; Williams, EdAviu L., Indianapolis; Wolf, Arthur, Indian- 
opils; Young, Ralph A., Indianapolis. 

Recruits— Atkinson, Frank T., Fortville; Baker, Charles W., Fort- 
ville; Baker, Albert R., FortA'ille; Burns, Lee, Indianapolis; Comer, 
Robert, Indianapolis; Crago, Clinton, Connersville; Dickey, James Al- 
bert, Indianapolis; Farlee. William B.. Indianapolis; Godar, Jacob, 
Connersville; Hirlinger, Frank, Cartersburg; Johnson, Horace G., Indi- 
anapolis; LeAvis. EdAvard, Fortville; Lunsford, Arthur G., Fortville; 
Morford, Joe, Connersville; jNIcPherson, George W., Noblesville; Rich- 
ardson, EdAvard W., Indianapolis; Rick, Frank, Indianapolis; Smith, 
John W., Indianapolis; Stubbs, George W., Noblesville; Walters, Harry 
A., Indianapolis; Webb, Royal, Indianapolis; Weaver, Logan, Carthage; 
Wiley, Clarence C, Fortville (9); Wolfe, Thomas J., Connersville; Za- 
watzky, Anthony, Chicago, 111.; Zimmerman, Dean, Indianapolis. 

(1) Promoted from private, July 7. (2) Transferred to band, June 15. 
(3) Appointed September 1. (4) Discharged August 31. (5) Discharged 
August 10. (6) Discharged August 8. (7) Died August 5. (8) Discharged 
September 16. (9) Died September 17. 


Captain— Tarlton, John H., Franklin. 

First Lieutenant—Kennedy, Frank L., Amity. 

Second Lieutenant— Dunham. Addison M., Franklin. 

First Sergeant— Kelly, Smith, Franklin. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— TJnversaAv, Walter H., Franklin. 

Sergf^ants— Bowen, Charles E., Franklin; Cisco, David A., Franklin; 
Gribben. Elbert, Franklin; Walden, James R., Franklin. 

Corporals— Tracy, Clarence A., Whiteland; Ditmars, John W., 
Whiteland; Moore, Roy E., Franklin; Bronson, Abraham L., Franklin; 
Everson, William G., Norwalk, O.; Hanley, Erastus T., Johnson 
County; Hart, Joseph K., Johnson County (1); Kelly, James W., Frank- 
lin (1); Bolser, William J., Franklin (2); LeMasters, H. W., Franklin (1); 
Lentz, William, Indianapolis (1): Roberts, Fritz L., Danville (1). 

Musician— Dry bread, Seneca N., Franklin (3). 

Artificer— Pickerel, Otto L., Trafalgar. 
Wagoner— Poe, Austin E., Franklin. 


Privates— Arthur, Elijah, Franklin; Baker, Robert L., Eaton; 
Barnes, Albert C, Jr., Greenfield; Barrett, Jesse O., Greeniiekl; Borg- 
stead, Fred, Franklin; Bowen, James, Indianapolis; Brownfield, J( hn 
C, Indianapolis; Brownlee, Rolla A., Indianapolis; Byers, Robert E., 
Franklin; Chamberlain, Herbert, Indianapolis; Coffin, Osro H., Mo- 
hawk; Colter, Thomas J., Johnson County; Uavis, Ossie D., Johnson 
County; Davis, Orlando L., Danville; DeMotte, George, Johnson County; 
Ditmars, Rolla, Johnson County; Estep, John W., Danville; Fisher, 
James W., Evansville; Fisher, Michael J., Urmeyville; Grigsby, Jess S., 
Greenfield; Hall, John, Johnson County; Hamilton, Pete, Franklin; 
Harrison, Joseph, Franklin; Hickey, James, Franklin; Howell, Clark, 
Danville; Hupp, Alva L., Marion; Irwin, Edgar, Franklin; Johnson, 
Otis, Danville; Johnson, William R., Franldin; Jones, Paul, Danville; 
Kiger, George, Greenfield (3); King. Oral O., Willow Branch; Kinnick, 
Jesse R., Urmeyville; Lee, Nathan R.. Chicago, 111.; Lewis, Curtis H., 
Indianapolis; McCurdy, William C, Indianapolis; McClain, Fred S., 
Franklin; McGee, William E., Whiteland; Mitchell, Harry H., Balti- 
more, Md. (3); Monroe, William H., Franklin; Myers. John G.. Indianap- 
olis; Netz, William, Ashland; Olmstead, William S., Johnson Cmnty; 
Parmerlee, James W., Minerva; Reeves, Clinton M., Mohawk; Roach, 
Guy E., Danville; Ryker, Edwin, Franklin; Scott, David O., Greenfield; 
Shepherdson, Frank, Indianapolis; Sims, Charles T., Danville; Smith 
William E., Greenfield; Spears, Fred E., Franklin; Stokes, Thomas T., 
Indianapolis; Stanley, Walter H., Indianapolis; Vandegrift, Elza, 
Franklin (5); Walden, Otis M., Johnson County; Wallace, Charles, 
Nineveh; Wilkes, Robert A., Johnson County (3); Williams, Edward, 
Greenfield; Wilson, Horace F., Petroleum. 

Recruits— Alexander, William, Franklin; Engert, Casper, Franklin; 
Eberts, George W., Indianapolis; Follett, Charles W., Franklin; Fisher, 
Benjamin, Urmeyville; Green, Charles H., Franklin; Gibson, Silas G., 
Kirkwood, Ky.; Hungate, George, Franklin; Hamilton, Elzia, Frank- 
lin; Hendricks. Albert, Franklin; Henry. James P., Franklin; Hull, Jos- 
eph, GreenAvood; Israel, Everett. Franklin; Israel, Frank M., Franklin; 
Johnson, Attison, Franklin; Jacobs, Noah, Franklin; Landers, Sanford 
J., Franklin; McClanahan, Perry, Franklin; Newman, Joseph B., Lafay- 
ette (6); Parr, Harry G., Franklin; Perkins. Roscoe, Whiteland; Richard- 
son, Harry, Franklin; Stevens, James F., Trafalgar; Utley, Thomas, 
Samaria; Winkler, Wesley, Franklin; Walden, Ezra F.. Franklin. 

(1) Promoted from private, July 7. (2) Promoted from musician, 
July 7. (3) Transferred to hospital corps, June 27. (4) Transferred to 
ambulance reserve corps, July 2. (5) Transferred to hospital corps, 
July 21. (6) Transferred to band, July 3. 


Captain— Daly, Walter H., Winchester. 

First Lieutenant— Jericho, William O., Winchester. 

Second Lieutenant— Conklin, Harry G., Winchester. 

First Sergeant-Smith, Harry A., Winchester. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Whitaker, Clarence E., Winchester (1). 

Sergeants— Daly, Ulysses G., Winchester; Howard, Frederick W., 
Winchester; Shocldey, Harry B., Winchester (2); Stace, Harry O., Win- 
chester; Zeigler, Walter H., Winchester (3). 

Corporals— Bourquin, Alvah C, Winchester; Cronenwett, John D., 
Winchester; Engle, Homer W., Winchester; Semans, Henry T., Jr., 


Winchester; Tooker, Lert, Winchester; Bales, James A., Winches- 
ter (4); Bragg, Henry H., Winchester (4); Dragoo, William S., Win- 
chester (4); Jaqua, Warren R., Winchester (4); Smith, Troy, Winches- 
ter (4); Tolen, George R., Franklin (4); Wandell, C. H., Winchester (4). 

Musician— Wiley, Albert, Lafayette (5). 

Artificer— Bosworth, Rosecrans J., Indianapolis. 

Wagoner— Hunt, Edward, Winchester (6). 

Privates — Austin, John H., Winchester; Ayers, Eppa F., Winches- 
ter; Benson, Charles N., Lynn; Bond, Samuel, Winchester; Brannen, 
David W., Indianapolis (6); Brooks, Archibald, Winchester; Brown, 
Ora, Winchester; Burres, Lester C, Farmland; Busick, Gillen D., Win- 
chester; Daly, Charles B., Winchester; Davis, Charles. Winchester: 
Day, Otho, Winchester; Dotterer, Jacob F., Vernon (7); Downing, 
Charles M., Modoc; Eckerla, Frank O., Winchester; Edwards, Harry C, 
Ridgeville; Getter, B'rederick W., Winchester; Guthrie, Harry E., Rich- 
mond; Gullett, Harry C, Ridgeville; Harker, Leamy W., Deerfield; 
Hawkins, Harry L., Indianapolis; Hiatt, Howard E., Lynn; Hood, 
Harry G., Franklin: Hubig, Henry, Greenfield (8); Jackson, Sylvester 
C, Indianapolis; Keller, George W., Indianapolis; Kendall, John O., 
Winchester; Lennon, Frank, Jr., Winchester; Longfellow, Perry A., 
Lynn; Mendenhall, Alva C, Winchester; Miller, Charles R., Winchester; 
Mitchell, Harry. Indianapolis; Monroe, Asa, Winchester; Morrical, Ar- 
thur, Winchester; Munden, Charles, Franklin; Parker, Robert H., Ben- 
gal; Pegg, Harry, Winchester; Petro, Samuel L., Winchester; Reath, 
Theodore P., Indianapolis; Rhodes, Ollie, Winchester; Rinard, Luther, 
Winchester; Ross, Charles M., Winchester; Ruby, Edward T., Indian- 
apolis; Sasser, Walter T., Chester; St. Myre, George, Winchester; Sims, 
Charles A., Burns City (9); Stanley, Pleasant H., Winchester; Staples, 
John M., Indianapolis; Stewart, William O., Orange; Stickley, George, 
Winchester; Taylor, Marshall, Winchester; Vestal, Eugene G., Win- 
chester; Walrod, Claire R., Indianapolis; Warrum, Mack, Greenfield; 
AVatkins, John P., Frankfort; Wigmore, Frederick W., Winchester; 
Williams, Otis W., Winchester; Workman, Charles A., Indianapolis. 

Recruits— Burris, Clyde W., Farmland; Chenoworth, Henry, Lynn; 
Cunningham, Walter, Winchester; Clear, William J., Union City; Daly, 
James E., Lynn; Edwards, Jesse, Winchester; Edwards, Frank O., 
Ridgeville; Flood, Elisha, Farmland; Hollingsworth, Frank, Lynn; Hin- 
shaAV, Stephen E., Rural; Hill, Daniel M., Winchester; Jones, John L., 
Clark P. O.; Lewis, Edward J., Winchester; Mann, William R., Spartan- 
burg; St. Meyers, James F., Lynn; McProud, Wilbur C, Farmland; 
Norris, Francis A., Ridgeville; Payne, Harry, Winchester; Petro, John 
L., Modoc (10); Phelps. Lawrence, Fountain City; Pierson, Grant U., 
Spartanburg; Piatt, Harry M., Lynn; Rinard, Kelly G., Winchester; 
Scott, Hugh J., Winchester; Somerville, Bruce A., Farmland; Sheppard, 
Ozroe, Parker City. 

(1) Promoted from sergeant, July 25. (2) Transferred to hospital 
corps, June 27. (3) Promoted from corporal, July 7. (4) Promoted from 
private, July 7. (5) Transferred to band, June 14. (6) Appointed Au- 
gust 20. (7) Discharged August 13. (8) Discharged August 8. (9) Dis- 
charged September 4. (10) Discharged August 16. 


Captain— Miles, William G., Covington. 

First Lieutenant— Miller, Gregor X., Covington. 


Second Lieutenant— Clark, Ora L., Covington. 

First Sergeant— Savage, Mark W., Covington. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Sweet, Louis S., Covington. 

Sergeants— Bostic, Thomas A., Covington; French, Frederick C, 
Covington; Hendrix, George W., Covington; Detlaven, R. M., Coving- 
ton (1). 

Corporals— Walker, S. B., Covington (2); Rhodes, Joseph M., Cov- 
ington; Walther, Edward, Clinton (2); Rabb, Herbert R., Covington; 
Thompson, Elmer C, Marion (2); Samuels, F. W., Waterman (2); Zut'all, 
William W., Covington; Evans, Lewis H., Covington (2); Godwin, 
Charles A., Attica (2); Mealey, George, Greenfield (2); Gebhart, David, 
Covington (2); O'Brien, Thomas C, Covington (2). 

Musicians— McDonald, Arthur W., Delphi (3); Boothroyd, Louis G., 
Delphi (4). 

Artificer— Hendrickson, Geo. C, Covington. 

Wagoner— Rogers, George W., Covington, 

Privates— Adamson, John M., Covington; Adams, John W., Danville, 
111.; Alexander, Robert E.. Covington; Barkley. John, Covington; Ben- 
nett, Charles C, Lebanon; Bever, Charles A., Monroeville; Bever, 
Frank, Monroeville; Booe, Edward M., Indianapolis; Coppage, Henry 
C, Crawfordsville (5); Cox, Charles M., Danville, 111.; Crockett, Clinton, 
Perrysville; Crane, Charles F., Covington; Crowe, Scott, West Lebanon; 
rowe, Thaddeus S., West Lebanon; Crowder, Wiley B., Coal Creek; 
Dale, Omer P., Lebanon; Denman, Richard M.. Covington; Diffender- 
fer, John A., Covington; Earl, George W., Indianapolis; Ellsberry, Wal- 
ter B., State Line; Evans, Harry L., Covington; Fitzpatrick, Joseph, 
Covington; Fuller, Harry H., Winchester; Gookins, William R., Veed- 
ersburg; Gordon, Charles A., Greenfield; Grady. Hardy, Veedersburg; 
Grady, Mathias C, Veedersburg; Hall, Charles F., Fountain; Hendrick- 
son. Joseph W.. Covington; Hoon. Henry D., Covington; Hoover, John 
W., Marshfield; Hyde, Eugene, Covington; James, John O., Covington; 
Johnson, Charles W., Veedersburg; Layman, Charles A., Veedersburg; 
Lee, Frank, Indianapolis; Madosh, John W., Covington; Martin, Lewis 
T., Covington; McKeehan, Terrel W.. Covington (6); Meeker, Holford 
M., Stone Bluff; Miller, Isaac M.. Covington; Murphy, Charles E.. Cov- 
ington; Nichols, William M., Marion; Pickett, Marion, Independence, 
Ky. ; Pritchard, Oliver A., Covington; Rhodes, George, Covington (5); 
Ricketts, Abraham L., Foster; Riggin, Frank A., Attica; Rogers, James 
E., State Line; Snodgrass, William, Eransville (7); Songer, Charles A., 
Veedersburg; Stuart, Walter O., Greenfield; Steinhauer, William, Indi- 
anapolis; Thomas, Scott, West Lebanon; Troutman, Beecher, Younts- 
ville (7); Vandevender, Charles W., Cayuga; Vanleer, Robert H., Cov- 
ington; Weber, Henry F., Indianapolis; Yeley, Ralph A., Indianapolis; 
York, Charles, Covington. 

Recruits— Appelget, .John C, Veedersburg; Baldwin, Arthur, Attica; 
Banks, Allen W., Foster; Bingham, Homer A., Veedersburg; Cooper, 
Roy, Attica; Crowder, Alonzo, Coal Creek; Crane, Elmer, Covington; 
Dengler, George V.. Attica; Dill, Benjamin F., Covington; Dunbar, Grant, 
Perrysville; Foster, Lucius B., Attica; Jenkins, Zacharaiah, Covington; 
Jones, Joseph N., Covington; Mahoney, Dennis, Attica; Rogers, John, 
Attica; Runkle, John W., Hillsboro; Schmidt, Claude F., Covington; 
Shepard, Charles P., Attica; Shafifer, Melvin C, Covington; Shoemaker, 
George H., Foster; Spinning, Oliver L., Covington; Tate, Frederick A., 
Perrysville; Wyand, Frederick C, Hillsboro; Webb, Fred L.. Attica. 


(1) Promoted from corporal, July 17. (2) Promoted from private, 
July 7. (3) Transferred to band, June 14. (4) Transferred to band, 
June 14, Died September 19. (5) Transferred to hospital corps, United 
States Army, August 16. (6) Transferred to hospital corps, July 19. 
(7) Transferred to hospital corps, United States Army, May 31. 


Captain— Tarlton, Charles S. 

First Lieutenant— Mahan, Harry B. 

Second Lieutenant— Carr, Carroll B. 

First Sergeant— Franlilin, Harry M. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Shilling, Elmer E. 

Sergeants— Maxwell, Charles S.; Shepherd, William D.; Escott, Wal- 
ter A.; Orvis, William H. 

Corporals— Burke, Clem P.; Lorman, Henry E.; McFall, Joseph H.; 
Clark, Charles; Fleming, Charles; Arbuclde, Louis; Astley, Otis; Eaton, 
James E. ; Enloe, Solon A.; Hussey, Edward J.; Thompson Edgar L.; 
Victor, Henry. 

Musicians— Twigg, Frank M. ; Nicholson, Frederick. 

Artificer— Moon, Clarence C. 

Wagoner— Higgins, Will C. 

Privates— Arbuckle, Frank; Atherton, Ernest; Batch, Harry; Bauer, 
Conrad L. ; Beher, Tilden; Berry, Hewell V.: Bolen, James H.; Bolen, 
Sigel; Borsheim, Alfred F. ; Bostic, John W. : Bowman, Harry L. ; 
Brown, Perley S.: Brown, William W. ; Caldwell. Frederick; Chambers, 
Wm. S.; Church, Wm. M.; Cottrill, Burton C: Cox, Joseph; Cox, Wil- 
liam; Crawley, Thomas; Davis, John; Decker, Thomas; Dickson, Ar- 
thur; Duncan, Elbridge; Eastham, Geo. W.; Fickes, Ed.; Gaddis, Harry 
L,; Golder, Clarence A,; Good, Harvey A.; Greer, Thomas H.; Gregg, 
James M.; Grider, George; Groom, George A.; Hamblen, Gilbert R.; 
Haspel, Emil G.; Heller, Robert J., Jr.; Hesler, Ovid N.; Hill, Charles 
L.; Hutton, Wm. W.; Jackson, Wm. E.; .Johnson, Geo. W.; Johnston, 
Norman R.; Junker, Frank; King, Frank B.; Leach, Silvia P.; Looke- 
bill, Thomas; McCauley, Ross I.; McCoy, Oliver M.; McHatton, Wm,; 
McKee, Earl; McNimery, Charles H.; ]\Liloney, Wm. .L; Maxwell, Clif- 
ford C; Medsker, John W.; Miles, Aquilla; Miller, William M.; Miluor, 
Wm. E.; Monahan, Hugh: Montague, Wallace L.; Moore, Frank; Mun- 
sell, Arthur E.; Newland, John T.; Perry, Ezra S.; Phillips, Rome; 
Pitzger, Wm. M. ; Reed, Frank L. ; Richardson, Wm. H.; Roose, Elmer 
W.; Sears, Oliver; Sennett, Earl J.; Shimer, Charles B.; Smith, James 
E.; Smock, Thomas W.; Stetzel, Frank J.; Stutsman, David A.; Taylor, 
Nicholas N.; Thomas, Walter; Warner, Russell D.; Williams, Edwin; 
Wilson, Leo C; Wilson. Oscar II.; Winstead, Eugene; Woodruff, Dan- 
iel; Wrightsman, Homer H. 


Captain — Cox, Orlando A., Sheridan. 
First Lieutenant— Scott, Charles E., Westfleld. 
Second Lieutenant— Newby, Everett E., Sheridan. 
First Sergeant— Carter, Charles L., Sheridan. 
Quartermaster Sergeant— Stotler, Fred J., Sheridan. 
Sergeants— Palmer, Arthur R., Sheridan; ]Morris, Andrew J., Sheri- 
dan; Alexander, Fred, Noblesville; Mace, Oscar, Sheridan. 


Corporals— Cline, Walter, ludianapolis; Lovell, Albert G., Sheridan; 
Remsen, Hayes, Arcadia; Spencer, Commodore P., Slieridan; Kerche- 
val, James W., Sheridan; Beerbower, Charles, Indianapolis; Anderson, 
Floyd, Elizabethtown (1); Burke, Jesse, Indianapolis (1); Myers, Charles 
A., Arcadia (1); Pritsch, Walter, Sheridan (1); Wolfe, Clyde, Shelby- 
ville (1); Spencer, Lawrence L., Sheridan (1). 

Musicians— Russell, Elmer Clyde, Lafayette (2); Hasty, Eugene J., 
Lafayette (.2); Jackson, Perry, Lafayette (2); Peatherstone, H. R., 

Artificer— Eberwein, Andrew M., Sheridan. 

Wagoner— McKinzie, Oscar, Sheridan. 

Privates— AUee, Frank, Carmel; Anderson, Alvin, Indianapolis; 
Barrett, Noah D., Hamilton County; Bergman, John, Indianapolis; 
Blume, William H., Indianapolis; Boardman, Fred. Sheridan; Boelsterli, 
Ernest, Indianapolis; Brown, Leslie, Sheridan (3); Bryant, Riley G.; 
Princeton; Christian, Daniel L., Noblesville; Cox, Charles, Conneaut (4); 
Co.v, Gerald, Sheridan; Cox, Robert, Winchester; Cartwright, Duane 
W., Broad Ripple (3); Danforth, James L., Indianapolis; Dillon, Albert 
H., Sheridan; Drake, Edwin E., Indianapolis; Ensey, .lohn, Indianap- 
olis; Foutch, George, Boxley; Green, Joseph, Crawfordsville; Haskett, 
Otis, Sheridan; Hazleton, Fred, Indianapolis; Herbster, Fred, Pittsboro; 
Jones, Fred, Indianapolis; Kellex*, Thomas, Indianapolis; Kerr, Ge trge 
H., Noblesville; Lee, Charles, Carmel; Lockman, Milton, Indianapolis; 
McKenzie, Bus., Sheridan; Malin, Ernest, Sheridan; Matheny, Chelton, 
Indianapolis; Mathews, John C, Clinton County; Mathews, Samuel F., 
Clinton County: Michael, Fred, Milton; Moler. William A., Frankfort; 
Norris, Bert, Indianapolis; Patten, Pi-ank, Emrichstown; Platter, Frank 
C, Indianapolis; Rambo. Benjamin, Clarksville; Roberts, John, Bright- 
wood; Ross, Jesse, Sheridan; Scott, Edward, Sheridan; Shaffer, John 
M., Indianapolis: Slack, William W., Pine Village; Smith, Edward C, 
Tuscola, 111.; Spencer, Theodore, Sheridan; Spencer, Raymond, Indian- 
apolis; Stanley, Orin, Sheridan; Stephens, Dallas, Sheridan; Thoman, 
Charles, Indianapolis; Thompson, Charles, Sheridan (5); Walker, Lew, 
Liniedale; Werthen, George, Indianapolis; Wilson, George E., Pitts- 
burg, Pa.; Wood, James, Indianapolis; Woods, William, Sheridan. 

Recruits— Barron, Walter, Deming; Burton, Charles F.. Sheridan 
Beall, .John A., Cicero: Brattain, Otis, Noblesville; Bristow, Merton, 
Pickard: Brinson, Elmer E., Kirkland; Caldwell, Sylvester, Kirkland; 
Cottingham, Harry, Sheridan; Cox, Leslie A., Sheridan; Gaspei-, Har- 
vey, AVestfield; Hall. Amos, Sheridan: Iliner. Curtis O.. Sheridan; 
Johnson, Cecil, Sheridan; Johnson, Homer B., Sheridan; Jump, David, 
Noblesville; Lovell, Walter, Sheridan; Mace, John, Pickard; Mikels, 
Howard, Sherida\i; Moriarty, Michael, Pickard; Miesse, Robert, Nobles- 
ville; McDonald, James E., Sheridan; Oberlease, Lou, Cicero; Osborn, 
.Tohn H., Noblesville; Small, Arthur O., Cicero; Schlichter, Albert, Sher- 
idan: Wainscott, Omer, Pickard. 

(1 ) Promoted from private, July 8. (2) Transferred to band. June 14. 
(3) Transferred to hospital corps, June 28. (4) Transferred to signal 
corps, July 22. (5) Discharged August 11. 


Captain— Monical, Grant S., Martinsville. 

First Lieutenant— Branch, Emmett F., Martinsville. 

Second Lietuenant— Rutledge, Hugh E.. Martinsville. 


First Sergeant— Elmore, Samuel C, Martinsville. 

Quartermaster Sergeant— Cos, Stephen J., Martinsville. 

Sergeants— Barkhurst, Charles W., Martinsville; St. Clair, Walter 
D., Indianapolis (1); Winter, Charles W., Martinsville; Foster, Roland 
A., Martinsville. 

Corporals— Coleman, J. O.. Morgantov^ai (1); Robinson, F. C, Mar- 
tinsville (2); Russell, Thomas S., Martinsville; Long, George D., Mar- 
tinsville; Bain, Harvey W., Martinsville (1); Williams, James E., Mar- 
tinsville (1); Henderson, Courtland M., Martinsville; Smock, Thomas B., 
Martinsville; Barnett, Phillip A., Kewanna (1); Mcllhenny, G. M., 
Martinsville (1); Schnaiter, Clifton F., Martinsville (1); Avery, Terry A., 
Martinsville (1). 

Musicians— Coolev, Ray L., Clark's Hill (3); Lovelace, Leonard B., 
Clark's Hill (3). 

Artificer— Givin, Jerry E., Martinsville (1). 

Wagoner— BothwoU. William, Martinsville. 

Privates— Aggers, Walter, Hinesdale; Alexander, Elbert N.. Mi.n- 
rovia; Allen, Noah A., Martinsville; Asher, Arthur R., Martinsville; 
Bailey, Oliver M., Martinsville; Burns, Isaac, Martinsville; Burns, Jef- 
ferson. Martinsville; Campbell, Albert T., Indianapolis; Coleman, 
Waldo R., Morgantown: Cox, Edward E., Martinsville; Daily, Charles 
A., Morgan County; Davis. William H., Martinsville; Dent, Louis W., 
Martinsville; Duncan, Charles F., Martinsville; Dutton, Harry F., Mar- 
tinsville; Elkins, Eugene G., Exchange; Esteb, Walter L., Martinsville; 
Pesler, Ralph C, Morgantown; Fletcher, Llewellyn, Martinsville; 
Fletcher. William H., Martinsville; Hasting.*!. Ellis (t.. IMartinsville: 
Hilton, Fred, Martinsville; Hinson, Albert G. P., Martinsville; Hughes, 
William, Lineton; Johnson. George, Martinsville; Jones. Charles W., 
Martinsville; Kinney, Martin L., Martinsville; Lankford, Tony H., Mar- 
tinsville: Lasch. Frederick, Martinsville; Leach. George. Martinsville; 
Leach. Taylor J., Morgantown; Lowe. Herbert V., Martinsville; Man- 
augh, Charles W., Swanville; Miller, Luther L.. Herbemont; Miller, 
William A., Martinsville; McClister, William, Paragon; McCormick, 
William F., Martinsville; McMullen, Benjamin F.. Martinsville; Perry, 
Clarence H.. Martinsville; Piatt, Presley H., Martinsville; Pool. Schuy- 
ler C, Morgantown; Poppino. Frank. Martinsville; Poppino, Oscar, 
Martinsville; Reynolds, Louis, Martinsville; Rnndell. Ora E.. Martins- 
ville; Rutan, James, INlartinsville; Seaman, Charles E., Martinsville; 
Sellars, John, Naples; Shipley, Jesse L., Martinsville; Smith, Harry O., 
Martinsville; Smith, Robert C. Martinsville; Stayton, Oliver Z., Mar- 
tinsville; Stewart, Ulysses, Martinsville; Stiles. Edwin B.. Martinsville; 
Suter, Henry, Paragon; Suter. Robert G.. Paragon; Van Fleet. Hart- 
ford. Indianapolis; Wemer, Julius E., Morgantown; Williams, Emmett 
v., IMai'tinsville; Winter, John E., Martinsville; Wills, William H., Clay- 

Recruits — Askew, Harry, Martinsville; Baker, John C, Paragon; 
Barnett, Dennis A., Kewanna; Barnett. Joseph B., Kewanna; Bain, Jar- 
vis J., Martinsville; Bain, Charles I., Martinsville; Calvert, Percy H., 
Mooresville: Davee, Benjamin 11., Martinsville; Edwards, William H., 
Martinsville; Fowler, Franklin P., Wilbur; Hoover, Edward, Horton- 
ville; Hutton, Harvey, Mooresville; Major, Robert, Martinsville; Mer- 
cer Joseph L., Martinsville; Monical, Matt Y., Brooklyn; Ritzier, 
Charles, Brooklyn; Scott, James E., Martinsville; Stewart, Wiley, Mar- 
tinsville; Tiemeier, Charles C, Martinsville; Wampler, Jesse, Gosport; 


Wilson, Thomas R., Kewanna; Woods, Edward, Martinsville; Youngen, 
August, Martinsville. 

(1) Promoted from private July 7. (2) Promoted from artificer July 
7. (3) Transferred to band June 14. 


Captain — Jacobs, Robert L., Kolvomo. 

First Lieutenant — Owen, Philip, Kokomo. 

Second Lieutenant — Lang, Joseph, Kokomo. 

First Sergeant — Fromer. Albert J., Kokomo. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Ellis, Ernest E., Kokomo. 

Sergeants — Lindell, Darby, Kokomo; McCoy, Charles H., Kokomo; 
Sailors, Clyde, Kokomo; Simmons, Dalton J., Kokomo. 

Coi-porals — Cady, George N.. Kokomo (1); Dwiggins, John W., Ko- 
komo (Ik Hodson. Milton L., Russiaville (1); Martin, Alva A., Kokomo; 
Cooper, Orson S., Kokomo; Bridenstein, Louis A., Kokomo; Mason, 
Loren D., Kokomo; Jacks, Harry B.. Kokomo (1); McMuUen, W. D., 
Indianapolis (1^ Sperlin, Claude. Kokomo (1); Stebbins, Ernest V., War- 
ren (1); Wood, Raymond, Kokomo (1). 

Musicians — Bowen, Clarence W., Kokomo; Simpson, Henry, Col- 
fax (2); Strode, Fred A., Koliomo. 

Artificer — Cooper, Ferdinand, Kokomo. 

Wagoner — Sullivan, Thomas A., Kokomo. 

Privates — .Adams, Claude V., Danville; Ayers, Albert, Danville; 
Banta, Charles H., Kokomo; Bates, Omer C, Kokomo (3); Benson, 
Harry, Kokomo; Blazer, Harry L., Kokomo (4); Butcher, Kenneth C, 
Kokomo: Clark, Samuel B., New London (3); Coffin, George O., Ko- 
komo; Davis, Pearl A., Kokomo; DeLon, George B., Kokomo; Derek, 
Claude J.. Kokomo; Ducker, Lee R., Sedalia, Mo.; Earhart, Frederick, 
Kokomo: Gallaher, Walter G,, Windfall; Gerhard, Earl D., Kokomo; 
Griffith, Everett F., Kokomo; Griffith, Hurley, Kokomo; Hawkins, Jo- 
seph H., Russiaville: Hawley, Fredericlv B., Kokomo (4); Hoover, Thad- 
ius C, Kokomo; Hoffman, William R., Kokomo; Hurst, Clyde E., Cass- 
ville; .Johnson, Ralph J., Kokomo; Kahl, Edward, Kokomo; Keller, Roscoe. 
C, Kokomo: Kirk. Harry B., Kokomo: Lane, Robert, Kokomo; Lewis, 
Leslie F., Koliomo; Loop, Charles H., Kokomo; Markland, Charles B., 
Kokomo; ^McDonald, Archie P., INIontpelier; McPherson, Hiram M., Ma- 
rion; Miller. Howard, Indianapolis; Moon, John A., Greentown (5); 
Myers, Rudolph. Kokomo: O'Donnell. Andrew, Montpelier; Orme, John 
H., Kokomo (6i; Pennington. Edgar, Danville; Perrin, Robert E., Ko- 
komo; Riddle, George J., Kokomo; Schultz, Herman S., Kokomo; Sea- 
graves, xVlton. Kokomo; Seymour. Paul C, Kokomo (4); Shafer, Chester 
J.. Kokomo: Sherman, "Victor C, Elwood; Siler, Christopher S., Ko- 
komo: Simmons, Victor G., Kokomo; Springer, Harry M., Kokomo; Stew- 
art, Charles R., Kokomo; Sullivan, William J., Kokomo; Temple. 
Charles AY., North Salem; Thompson, Lee R.. Kokomo; Thorne, George 
R., Kokomo (3); Troyer, Ira P.. Kokomo; Warrenburg, LaiTude, More- 
ton: Walker, Andrew J., Kokomo: Wimmer, Dee F., Kokomo. 

Recruits — Arbuckle, Charles D.. Kokomo: Burgan, Frank E., Green- 
toAvn; Burgan, Albert, Kokomo; dinger, Elmer J., Kokomo; Coomler, 
Ovid C, Kokomo: Davis, Thomas B,, Kokomo: David, Estle, Green- 
town; Dixon, Edward, Kokomo; Easter, Charles M., Kokomo; Ingle, 
Charles, Kokomo; Jones, WlUard, Kokomo; James, Ambrose D., Ko- 
komo; Kinner, Joseph N., Kokomo; Leach, Frederick, Kokomo; Lines, 


AVinfield, Kokomo; Miller, I^evi, Kokomo; iNIiller. Jefferson, Kokomo; 
Mote, Lee, Kokomo: Munier, Joseph F.. Kokomo; Myers, RoUa D., Cass- 
ville; Newhonse, Allen, Jerome; Reinbart, Ernest, Troy, O.; Scott, John 
G., Kokomo; Weaver, John G., Kokomo; Weger, Charles J., Kokomo; 
Williams, Ernest, Winchester (7); Yoder, William A., Cassville. 

(1) Promoted from private, July 7. (2) Transferred to band, June 14. 
(3) Transferred to hospital corps, June 27. (4) Transferred to hospital 
corps, August 12. (5) Died, October 20. (6j Discharged, August 20. 
(7) Transferred to band, July 14. 


Captain — Wilhite, Charles O., Crawfordsville (1). 

First Lieutenant — Elstou, Isaac C, Jr., Cravpfordsville (2). 

Second Lieutenant— Harney, George S„ Crawfordsville (3). 

First Sergeant — Wray, Charles A.. Crawfordsville. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Lane, Oliver P., Crawfordsville (4). 

Sergeants — Maxwell, John C, Crawfordsville; Mitchell, Birchard 
H., Crawfordsville; Spratt, Robert A., Crawfordsville; Harding, Chase, 
Crawfordsville (5). 

Corporals — Casey, J. B.. Crawfordsville (6); Cox, Paul E., Crawfords- 
ville; Dunlap, Robert, Crawfordsville (6); Eckley, Paul M. (6); Herron, 
Joseph, Crawfordsville; Luddington, Ira L., Crawfordsville (6); Mc- 
Quowen, Charles, Crawfordsville; Taylor, Harry, Crawfordsville; Max- 
well, George, Crawfordsville (6); Miller, Harry, Crawfordsville (6); 
McBroom, Joseph, Crawfordsville (fi); Barton, Daniel, Crawfoixlsville (6). 

Musicians— Gruber, Carl F., Oakland (7); Wurster, Charles C. G., 
Lafayette (7). 

Artificer — Moore, Walter A., Crawfordsville. 

Wagoner — Rogers, Silas, Crawfordsville. 

Privates — Borst, George, Crawfordsville; Bratton, Howarid, Craw- 
fordsville; Breaks, Walter,, Crawfordsville; Bryd, Charles, Alamo; Caper, 
Archibald, Crawfordsville; Caplinger, Jesse, Crawfordsville; Cole, Ever- 
ett B., Crawfordsville; Coons, Herman, Crawfordsville; Courtney, Rob- 
ert R., Crawfordsville; Cox, Howard, Crawfordsville, Cox, Lon, Craw- 
fordsville (8); Dinneeu. Jas., Crawfordsville; Dorsey Roy R., Crawfords- 
ville; Duncan. Carl L., Crawfordsville; Ellis, Charles,' Crawfordsville; 
Ellis, Ira, Crawfordsville; Ervin, Harvey, Crawfordsville; Fordyce, Will- 
iam E., Crawfordsville; Fry, George M., Crawfordsville; Fiy, Oliver R., 
Crawfordsville (9); Gilkey, Charles, Adams; Hartman, Robert, Craw- 
fordsville: Heath, AVilliam S., Alamo; Henry, Claude, Crawfordsville; 
Kelly. Walter. Crawfordsville; Lee, Walter J., Crawfordsville; Little, 
George, Crawfordsville; Lucas, Harry, Crawfordsville; Mahaney, Tim- 
othy, Crawfordsville: Mitchell, Hariy, Crawfordsville (10); Morgan, 
James C, Crawfordsville; Murphy, James, Crawfordsville; Murray, 
Thomas C, Crawfordsville (11); Myers. Lee J.. Crawfordsville; McCal- 
lum, Daniel A., Linden; McCarthy, John A., Crawfordsville; McClure, 
Clai-ence, Crawfoi-dsville; ISrcMains, Guy, Crawfordsville; Nelson, James 
G., Crawfordsville: Pattison, Harley, Crawfordsville; Paul, Earl, Craw- 
fordsville; Paul, John, Crawfordsville: Ray, Benjamin F., Lafayette; 
Richmond, William L., Crawfordsville (12); Rogers, Frank, Crawfords- 
ville; Ruddle, Patrick, Crawfordsville; Spillman, Theodore, Crawfords- 
ville; Shoemaker. Henry C, Crawfordsville (13); Standly, Omar J., 
Crawfordsville: Staton, Arthur. Crawfordsville: Stephens. William, 
Crawfordsville: Stotz, Carl H., H., Crawfordsville; Sweeten, Allen S., 

Burton C. Cottrill 
Sergt. a. T. Jones 

Corp. Clyde Stout 
on the roll of honor 

Corp. Robt. Darling 
Hamilton B. Paul 


Crawfordsville: Taylor, Charles. New Ross; Trask, Simon E., Gr^aw- 
fordsville; Tutt, Frederick, Crawfordsville; White, Robert, Crawfords- 
ville; Youugblood. "Wilford, Crawfordsville. 

Recruits — Britton, Beu.iamin F., Crawfordsville (14); Dean, Samuel, 
New Richmond; Ellis, Orville B., Crawfordsville; Ellis, Edward W., 
Crawfordsville; Gerard, Earl, Crawfordsville; Gill, Claude, Crawfords- 
ville; Hartley, Ora J., Crawfordsville; Harris, Hayse, New Richmond; 
Hughes, Charles R., Alamo; Kineaid, Samuel E., New Richmond; Lay- 
men, James W., Crawfordsville; Larape, Henry, Linden; Morgan, Her- 
bert, Crawfordsville; Michael. Merge, Alamo; Myers, Doctor F., Alamo; 
McCalluni, Neil, Linden: ^McCall. James, Linden; Pride, Burnie, Craw- 
fordsville; Rogers. William A., Wesley; Roljinson, Charles W., Craw- 
fordsville; Richardson, Claude E., Crawfordsville; Sering, Perry, CraW' 
fordsville: Watson, Clyde, Yountsville; Whittet, Calvin S., Crawfords- 
ville: Williams. Edward S., Crawfordsville. 

(1( Promoted from first lieutenant, August 28, to succeed Frederick 

B. Alexander. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant, August 28. (3) Pro- 
moted from quartermaster sergeant, August 28. (4) Promoted from 
sergeant. (5) Promoted from corporal, September 16. (6) Promoted 
from pri-s ate, July 7. (7) Transferred to band, June 14. (8) Discharged, 
July 4. (9) Transferred to Hospital Corps, August 4. (10) Died, Octo- 
ber 10. (.11) Transferred to Hospital Corps. August 12. (12) Discliarged, 
August 9. (13) Discharged July 16. (14) Died, August 17. 

The First Regiment, Indiana National Guard, was unfor- 
tunate in entering the service. Its commanding officer, 
Colonel Pennington, was permanently injured while in camp 
and before it was mustered into United States service by bis 
horse falling on him, and the regiment was compelled to give 
up all its arms and equipments to supply the two regiments 
which i)receded it in the service. It was mustered into United 
States service ]May 12, when it became the One-hundred-and- 
fifty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The companies com- 
posing it then were: A, of Vincennes; B, of Terre Haute; 

C, of Xew Albany; D, of Washington; E, of Evansville; F, of 
Roachdale; G, of Brownstown; H, of Hloomington; I, of 
Greencastle; K, of Princeton; L, of Vincennes; M, of Evans- 

The regiment left Camp Mount ]May 22 for Dunn Loring, 
VirginiH; and reached there on the morning of May 24, when 
it went into Camp R. A. Alger. Camp routine was performed 
until August 3, when it marched by easy stages and via Bull 
Run battlefield, Manassas Junction and Bristow Station, to 
Thoroughfare Gap, a distance of forty miles, where it went 
into camp in an old stubble field that was thoroughly sat- 
urated with water. It was but a few days until the camp 
became so muddy that it w^as almost impossible to pass 
through the company streets, and orders were issued for the 
discharge of the regiment from service. The frequent rains 


and exposure had a distressing effect on the men, and on 
August 28 the entire Second Army Corps was moved to Camp 
Meade, near Middletown, Pennsylvania. The regiment 
reached there about 10 o'clock that evening, and the next 
morning went into camp. It remained there until September 
11, when it left for Indianapolis and arrived at Camp Mount 
two days later. On September 18 it was furloughed for 
thirty days, and the furlough was extended until November 
10, when it re-assembled and was mustered out November 23. 

The regiment suffered a loss of eleven men while in serv- 
ice. Company A, of Vincennes, lost three members. The first 
one was Private William Everett, of Vincennes, who died 
July 23 in the general hospital at Ft. Meyer, Virginia. First 
Lieutenant C. D. McCoy, of Vincennes, was the second. He 
had l)een a member of the company from April 3, 1893, and 
had passed through the grades of private, corporal and ser- 
geant. He was elected first lieutenant February 19, 1896, and 
as such served with the company through the active service 
of the war. He died at his home in Vincennes, October 9, 
while on a furlough. Corporal Judson Alton, whose home 
was in Fritchton. Indiana, died there October 16, while on a 

Company R. of Terre Haute, lost but two men. Private 
Charles B.Caton. of Terre Haute, died at Ft. Meyer, Virginia, 
on June 25, and Private Sherman Stultz, of Terre Haute, died 
at the same place August 28. 

Company C, of New Albany, lost but one man — Musician 
Richard L. Hinds, whose home was in Noblesville, and who 
died at Ft. Meyer, Virginia, August 12. 

Company I, of Greencastle, lost one b3^ death — Corporal 
Earl Fiske, of Greencastle, who died at Ft. Meyer, Virginia, 
August 3. 

Company K had but one death — William B. Robin- 
son, of Owensboro, who entered the service as a private and 
was appointed artificer June 11. He died at Philadelphia 
September 13. 

The only death in Compan^^ L, of Vincennes, was that of 
Private James F. Snyder, of Pinkstaflf, Illinois, who was one 
of the recruits. He entered the service June 20 and died 
October 20 while home on furlough. 

Company M.. of Evansville, suffered the earliest death in 
regiment. Private Frank L. Olney, of Evansville, died at 
Indianapolis May 24. The only other death was that of Pri- 
vate Charles C. Sweeten, of West Franklin, who died June 22 
at Camp Alger. 


The recruits for the regiment were mustered into United 
States service in June. The following roll shows the regi- 
ment as mustered out and indicates, unless otherwise 
specially designated that each one served from April 26 to 
November 23. 


Colonel — Barnett. John T., Piqna, O. 

Lieutenant-Colonel — McCoy, George W.. Vincenues. 

Majors — Fee, .Tames F. ,Greencastle; McAuliff, Dennis, Brazil; Lou- 
den, Theodore J., Bloomingtou. 

Surgeon — Stunkard, Thomas C. Terre Haute. 

Assistant Surgeons — Hawkins, Eugene, Greencastle; Davis, William 
S., Terre Haute. 

Adjutant — Gebhart, David R., New Albany. 

Quartermaster — Compton, Samuel M., Indianapolis. 

Chaplain — Weaver, William K., Greencastle. 

Battalion Adjutants — Rawles, Charles L., Bloomington; Powers, 
Nicholas, Brazil (1); Albin, Deloss F., Brick Chapel. 

Sergeant Majors — Hopkins, Edwin C, New Albany; Slocum, De- 
Witt C, Terre Haute (2); McGaughey, Walter M., Greencastle. 

Hospital Stewards — Hawkins, Robert W., Brazil; Townsend, Terry 
M., Jeffersonville; Langdon, Harry K., Greencastle (3). 

Commissary Sergeant — Campbell Robert H., Bloomington. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Crissie, Alexander, Evansville (4). 

Color Sergeant — Slater, Guy E., Indianapolis. 

Chief Musician — Shirts, George, Noblesville. 

Principal Musicians — Linne, Martin H., New Albany; Steinberg, 
Charles, Bloomington. 

(1) Resigned, .Tune 11. (2) Discharged, .Tuly 9. (3) Discharged, July 
27. (4) Promoted from corporal Company E, October 15. 


Captain — Coulter, Thomas B.. Vincennes. 

First Lieutenant — McCoy, Charles D., Vincennes (1); Kruse, Adolph 
H.. Vincennes (2). 

Second Lieutenant — Smith, Raymond A., Vincennes (3). 

First Sergeant — Irn'in, James R., Vincennes (4). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Hamm, Louis, Vincennes. 

Sergeants — Sparrow, Edward S., Vincennes; Thorne, Emery C, Vin- 
cennes; Fossmeyer, Fred, Vincennes (5): Salter, Arthur, Vincennes. 

Corporals — Peek, Oscar, Vincennes (6); Castor, Fred, Vincennes; Al- 
ton, Oliver I., Vincennes (6); Harris, Charles E., Vincennes (7); Hughes, 
James A.. Vincennes; Alton, Judson, Vincennes (8); Jenkins, William, 
Vincennes; Williamson, Elijah C, Sanborn; Aubry, Paul H., Vin- 
cennes (G); Hackett, William S., Sanborn (6); Wathen, William H., Vin- 
cennes (6); Wells, Harry B., Vincennes (6); Avery, Edgar, Sanborn (9). 

Musicians — Hall, Frederick W., Vincennes; Wilson, Thomas B., Vin- 

Artificer — Salter, Charles, Vincennes. 

Wagoner — Dreiman, August, Vincennes. 

Pi'ivates — Adams, Claud, Vincennes; Alexander, Ralph S., Vin- 
cennes; Allen, John W., Vincennes (10); Baker, Clarence, Linton; Bar- 


tholomai, Eugene V., Vincennes; Beamon, John F., Viuceunes; Bouifield, 
Frederick R., Danville; Browning, Frank, Vincennes; Bubenzer, August, 
Freelandsville; Charles, Albert, Vincennes; Church Lee O., Vincennes; 
Clifton, Matthew, Vincennes; Cloin, Lawrence R., Vincennes; Cooper, 
Edward, Terre Haute; Courter, William A., Vincennes; Crane, John F., 
Terre Haute; Devine, Thomas W., Vincennes; Everett, Daniel S., Vin- 
cennes; Everett, Larkin, Vincennes; Everett, Samuel, Vincennes; Ev- 
erett, William, Vincennes (11); Fitch, Byron B., Vincennes; Flory, John 
Vincennes; Fortuer, James H., Vincennes; Fry, Nelson, Vincennes; 
Gregoiy, Harry W., Vincennes; Haas, Charles Z., Vincennes; Hardesty, 
Golden, Vincennes; Hawkins, Clyde, Wheatland; Hawkins, Oscar, Vin- 
cennes; Inderrieden, Elmo A., Vincennes; Joice, Joseph J., Vincennes; 
Jordan, Archie T, Vincennes; Kiefner, Franklin R., Vincennes; Kirk- 
wood, Cliarles, Vincennes; Lacky, Frederick C, Vincennes; Lamb, 
Grant, Vincennes; Martin, Lewis F., Vincennes; Milam, William H., 
Vincennes; Miller, David F., Vincennes; Muir, John, Vincennes; Nolting, 
Jonas, Freelandsville; Owens, Archie. A^incennes; Pennington, Jerome, 
Vincennes; PoAvell, Oscar, Sanborn; Rice, Lee L., Vincennes; Rider, La- 
fayette N., Vincennes; Ruth, Andy, Vincennes; Scott, William, Vin- 
cennes; Sloan. John F., Vincennes; Smith, Glenn R., Vincennes; Tajior, 
Thomas H., Vincennes; Townsley, Everett O., Vincennes; Try on, Erwin 
E., Terre Haute: Turner, George R., Vincennes; Witshark, Theodore, 
Vincennes; Williams, Harley J., Cowan. 

Recruits — Brommelhaus, Henry, Vincennes; Bouchie, Charles H., 
Vincennes; Daugherty, David, Vincennes; Dill. George, Vincennes; 
Dodd, Edward I... Vincennes; Devine, Heniy, Vincennes; Edwards, El- 
mer, Sanborn; Greene, Clement L., Vincennes; Hamm, Michael, Vin- 
cennes; Hartel, Martin S., Vincennes; Heidenreich, John, Vincennes; 
Kassens. Henry C, Vincennes; Martin, William T., Vincennes; Meyer, 
Otto, Vincennes; McCleave, Isaac G., Vincennes; McCormick, William 
W., Vincennes; Randolph, Joseph T., Vincennes; Ratcliff, Harry" E., 
Vincennes; Smith, Charles E., Vincennes; Taylor, Frank, Vincennes; 
Wayman. Thomas. Vincennes; Weisenberger. John J., Vincennes; Wood, 
Walter, Vincennes. 

(1") Died, October 9. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant, October 
10. (3) Promoted from first sergeant, October 10. (4) Promoted from 
sergeant, October 10. (5) Promoted from corporal, October 10. (6) Pro- 
moted from private, September 6. (7) Promoted from private, October 
10. (8) Died, October 16. (9) Promoted from private, October 17. 
^10) Discharged, July 27. (11) Died, July 23. 


Captain — Biegler, George W.. Terre Haute. 

Fii'st Lieutenant — Thomas, James E., Terre Haute. 

Second Lieutenant — Dudley, Alvin W., Terre Haute. 

First Sergeant — Hoff, William, Terre Haute. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Cochran. Charles, Terre Haute (1). 

Sergeants — Wilson, Bruce, Terre Haute; Welch, Harry O., Terre 
Haute (2); Leasure, Carl, Terre Haute; Catlin, Albert, Terre Haute. 

Corporals — Dempsey, Royal R., Terre Haute; Buckingham, Charles 
E., Terre Haute; Boggs, Harry, Terre Haute; Hayman, Robert, Terre 
Haute; Clark, Noah W., Terre Haute (3); Cooper, William S., Terre 
Haute (4); Eaton, Franklin S., Terre Haute; Graves, Robert O., Terte 


Haute (5); Logan, Gilbert H., Terre Haute (6); Meadows, Robert B., 
Terre Haute (3); Nattkemper, Otto F., Terre Haute (3); Roth, Louis H., 
Terre Haute (6). 

Musician — Gosnold, Charles C. Terre Haute. 

Artificer — Roberts, Frank W., Terre Haute. 

Wagoner — Smock, Homer, Terre Haute. 

Privates — Bacon, William, North Vernon; Bailey, Edward, Terre 
Haute; Baldridge, Edward, Terre Haute; Bayless, William N., Vigo 
County; Brown, Frank, Ten'e Haute; Buckingham, Arthur, Terre 
Haute; Buckingham, Edward, Terre Haute; Burk, Charles P., Terre 
Haute; Caton, Charles B., Terre Haute (7); Catlin, Alvah E., Terre 
Haute; Clark, Burton E., Terre Haute; Collins, Fred O., Terre Haute; 
Coole, Charles, Terre Haute; Crandell, Joshua T., Terre Haute (8); Daw- 
son, Frank N., Terre Haute; Davis, Sidney H., Terre Haute; Duerson, 
Charles W., Terre Haute; Graves, John C, Terre Haute (9); Haas, Henry 
W., Terre Haute; Handy, Alga, Terre Haute; Harrow, Thomas, Terre 
Haute; Hawkins, Elmer H., Terre Haute; Hays, Homer, Terre Haute; 
Hebb, Albert L., Terre Haute; Jiencke, William H., Terre Haute (10); 
Kloer, Arthur, Teri'e Haute; Leek, Oscar, Terre Haute (11»; Lewis, 
Hemx Terre Haute; Lowe, Charles. Terre Haute (12); Lyon, Walter B., 
Terre Haute; Kniptasch, Docus, Terre Haute; Alays, Arthur, Terre 
Haute; Mondy, Ellis O., Terre Haute; Moss, Rolla K., Terre Haute; 
Nowling, Fred P., Terre Haute; Owens, Clarence, Terre Haute: Pearson, 
Charles H., Terre Haute; Plumb, Edward D., Terre Haute; Pearson, 
Orrin G., Terre Haute; Rawson, Grant I., Terre Haute; Renner, Ernest 
L.. TeiTe Haute; Retz, William C, Terre Haute; Robinson, James F., 
Terre Haute; Roesch, John, Terre Haute; Russell. Oliver, Terre Haute; 
Schell, Robert C, Terre Haute; Secrist, Leo, Terre Haute; Stalnaker. 
Morton S., Terre Haute; Stultz, Sherman, Terre Haute; Strode, Charles 
M., Terre Haute; Tully, Edward A., Terre Haute; Trueblood, Cecil M., 
Terre Haute: Van Ulzen, William, Terre Haute; Vice, Charles R., Terre 
Haute; Whitlock, Charles C, Terre Haute; Wilkinson, Guy W., Terre 
Haute (11); Willis. William I., Terre Haute; Wimer, Benjamin, Terre 

Recruits — Augustine, Hubert, Terre Haute; Bays, Harold C, Sulli- 
van; Carpenter, Harry L., Terre Haute (13); Cheek, Harry C, Seeely- 
ville; Cline, Percy G., Terre Haute; Cline, William H., Terre Haute; 
Davis, Raymond C Terre Haute; Dempsey, James F., Terre Haute; 
Farmer, Sam T., Terre Haute; Heckelsberg, Henry P., Terre Haute; 
Herbert, Claude L., Terre Haute; Keifner, Charles L., Terre Haute; 
Lockman. Oliver M., Terre Haute; Lowish, Earl, Seelyville; Mand, 
Fred B., Terre Haute; Morrison, George W., Terre Haute; Moore, 
Chauncey P., Chicago, ill.: McCoUum, George, Terre Haute; McGahan, 
Claude, Terre Haute; O'Mara, James, Terre Haute; Pegg, Charles F., 
Terre Haute; Preston, Morgan, Seelyville; Phillips, William D., Terre 
Haute; Shaw, James W., Jr., Terre Haute; Stevenson, Thomas L., Wat- 
kins; Strauss, Louis B., Terre Haute; Thompson, Charles K., Terre 
Haute; Vail, Silas H., Terre Haute (14); Wittman, Frank C, Terre 
Haute; Wooderson, Con B., Terre Haute. 

(1) Promoted from sergeant. (2) Promoted from corporal, August 
31. (3) Promoted from private, August 1. (4) Promoted from private, 
August 11. (5) Promoted from private, June 25. (6) Promoted from 
private, August 31. (7) Died, June 25. (8) Discharged, July 12. (9) Dis- 
charged, July 28. (10) Transferred to Hospital Corps, June 10. 


(11) Transferred to Hospital Corps June 18. (12) Transferred to Hos- 
pital Corps, September 5. (13) Discharged, August 11. (14) Transferred 
to Hospital Corps, September 8. 


Captain — Coleman, William J., New Albany. 

First Lieutenant — Cebhart. ,Tohn R., New Albany. 

Second Lieutenant — McCurdy, James F., New Albany. 

First Sergeant — Gandy, Otlia H., New Albany. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Harbeson. Berry G., New Albany. 

Sergeants — Detricli, William, New Albany (1); Groves, (i^eorge W., 
New Albany; Scbuler, George A., New Albany; Hamilton, Walter A., 
New Albany. 

Corporals — Crutclifield, Edward W., New Albany; Whitman, Harry 
E., New Albany; Lutz, John C. Jetfersonville; Greenaway, Homer T., 
New Albany; Greenaway, Clarence O., New Albany. 

Musicians — Hammond, John W., New Albany; Hinds, Richard L., 
Noblesville (5); Cook, Nelson, Clermont. 

Artificer — Magness, Owen G., New Albany. 

Wagoner — Richards, William D.. New Albany. 

Privates — Bailey, Homer H., Jeffersouville; Bauerla, Henry C, 
Jeffersonville (2); Beers, Harry J., New Albany; Burkhardt, Robert H., 
Georgetown; Curry, Walter H., New Albany; Davis, John S., New Al- 
bany; Durnell, Oscar, New Albany; Easley, Bruce, New Albany; Ed- 
monson, Earl E.. New Albany; Faucett, Charles, Bloomfield; Foster, 
John A., Kendallville; Glore, Albert, New Albany; Goodbub, Albert F., 
New Albany: Goodwin, Charles E., New Albany; Graham, Hubert, New 
Albany; Hale, Jesse W., New Albany; Haywood, John T., New Albany; 
Hogan, p]dward M., NeAV Albany; Hough, Lloyd, New Albany; Jacobus, 
Robert A., New Albany; Johnson, Earl, New Albany; Johnson, Isaac V., 
New Albany: Johnson, Richard M., New Albany; Kern, Joseph A., New 
Albany; Knapp, Fred. New Albany; Knauer, Henry, New Albany; 
Krohn August H., New Albany; Lamke. John, New Albany; Lamke, 
Louis, New Albany; Largent, Otto H., New Albany; Leach, Oscar E., 
New Albany; Lehman, Grant, Bloomfield; Losson, Chas. J., New Albany; 
Love, Robert H., Mitchell; Lynch. Wm. C, New Albany; McCory, Chas., 
New Albany; McCoy, Earl, Lawrence; McHenry, John W., New Albany 
(3); Mclntyre, Dallas, New Albany; McLaughliu, John I., New Albany; 
McMullen, Beverly, New Albany; McMullen, Norval, New Albany; Mc- 
Williams, Albert, New Albany; Mayes, William B., New Albany; Mid- 
dleton, Robert B., New Albany (4); Miller, Charles C, New Albany; 
Norton, .Job J., New Albany; Nunemacher, Vinton S., New Albany; 
Reibel. Clarence J., New Albany; Roche, AVilliam, New Albany; Rager, 
Benjamin J., ^Memphis: Salyards, Lester R., New Albany; Schechter, 
George W., New Albany; Schrodt, William M., Jeffersonville; Shoe- 
maker, Oscar T., Jeffersonville; Shrader, Horace W., New Albany; 
Smart, Clarence D.. New Albany; Spence, Jesse L., New Albanj^; Tenny- 
son, W^illiam B., New Albany; Terry, William C, New Albany; Thomas, 
Edward, Tipton; Weber. Frank H., New Albany; Wilson, Marshall L., 
New Albany; Yelton, James W., New Albany. 

Recruits — Barrett, Charles P., New Albany; Bogle, Edgar, Milton, 
Pa., Carpenter, Archie S., New Albany; Cook, Harvey, Salem; Day, 
George H., New Albany; Dumell, William T., New Albany; Fielden, 
William, New Albany; Harrell, Leon, New Albany; Hollis, Raymond E., 


New Albany; Jacksou, George, Salem; Jeuks, Frank, New AU^any; Jen- 
kens, Fay, New Albany; Kersey, John A., New Albany; Kessner, Lloyd 
W., New Albany; Lowry, Stewart N., New Albany; Merkel, Frank Z., 
New Albany; Moss, Charles, New Albany: McDonald, Alanson F., New 
Albany; McLellen, Arthur W.. Indianapolis; Ramsey, Winfred E., New 
Albany; Robbins, Albert W., Indianapolis; Ross, Albert B., New Albany; 
Russell, David ^I., New Albany; Shrader, Walter, New Albany; Spence, 
Arthur K., New Albany; Whalen, Cliff, New Albany; ^yilliams, Albert 
C, Salem: Woner. John H., Orleans. 

(1) Promoted from corporal, September S. (2) Transferred to Hos- 
pital Corps. June 10. (3) Discharged, June 20. (4) Discharged, June 21. 
(5) Died August 12. 


Captain — Smith, E. Ross, Washington. 

First Lieutenant — Clements, Frank W., Washington. 

Second Lieutenant — Kendall, Edward F., Washington. 

First Sergeant — Campbell, Lorenzo L., Washington. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Meyers, Edward, Washington. 

Sergeants — Jett, James C, Washington; Williams, John, Washing- 
ton; Johnson, Heniy P., Washington; Lewis, Hariy, Washington. 

Corporals — Greene, Charles F., Washington; Hyatt, Harry V., Wash- 
ington; Rodarmel, Firman A., Washington; Mills, James E., Washing- 
ton; Cox, Samuel S., Washington (1); Crawford, George V., Washing- 
ton (Ij; Case, Oliver M., Pike County (1): Ellis, Frank N., Washing- 
ton (1); Evans, Joshua, Washington (1); Hill, Abraham H., Aurora (2); 
Mack, Charles, Washington (1). 

Musicians — Kendall, John, Washington; Rayhill, Corwin, Washing- 

Artificer — Waller, James, Washington. 

Wagoner — Green, Robert E., Wheatland. 

Privates — Banta, Joe M., Washington; Belcher, William M., Wash- 
ington: Bailey, Robert, Washington (3); Chadd, George, Washington; 
Collins, Hiram H., Washington; De Vine. Sherley, Washington; Flana- 
gan, James B., Washington; Gould, Charles, Washington; Gaither, Frank 
E., Washington; Hart, Zackariah, Washington; Hawkins, William, 
Washington; Huff, Edward M., Martin County; Hyatt, Frank S., Wash- 
ington; Healey, Edward, Washington; Harris, Edward B., Daviess 
County; Hammersley, Harry E., Daviess County; Haines, Richard J., 
Washington (4); Jones, John J., Washington; Keith, Lewis H., Wash- 
ington (5); Kelly, William E., AVashington; Lyon, Grant, Daviess Coun- 
ty; McBride, Mat M., Washington (3); McBride, James C, Washington; 
Morgan, James D., Cornettsville; McCormick, Clay, Washington; 
Meyers, James W.. Washington; Mattingly, James A., Washington; Mat- 
tingley, John R., Daviess County: Aloore, O. Bruce, Washington; Miller, 
Arista, Washington (3); Moore, Charles, Washington; Nimnicht, Charles 
L., Washington; Patterson, Harry, Washington; Record, Harvey, Terra 
Haute (3): Ruggless. Nathan. Daviess County; Robinson, Ronald R., 
Knox County; Rayhill, John, Washington; Scott, John, Daviess County; 
Smith, Benjamin F., Washington; Seachrist, Frank, Wheatland; Smith, 
Joseph M., Daviess County; Spainhour, Hershel, Washington (6): Stun- 
kard, Joseph. Brazil; Tomey, Johnson, Daviess County; Vance, Walter 
S., Henry County; Waller, George, Washington; Waller, Luther, Wash- 
ington; Williams, Walter L., Terre Haute; Winters, Henry B., Wash- 


ington: White. Fabe A., Washington; Wilz, John S., Washington; Wil- 
son. W^illiam T., Washington; West, Lee E., Washington (4); Wylioff, 
Seth, Washington; Yarbrough, John W., Daviess County; Yunt, Frank, 

Recruits — Auberry, William M., Washington; Auberry, Alphonsus 
E.. Washington; Auberry, Arthur J., Washington; Baxter, Edward, Viu- 
oennes; Cannon, John W., Cornettsville; Colbert, John A., Washington; 
Dunbar, George W., Washington; Fitzpatrick, Leo, AVashington; Glee- 
son, Charles, Yincennes; Hawkins, Hugh W., Washington; Hancock, 
Charles L., Yincennes; Hallerman, August N., Yincennes; Herrin, Nor- 
ton J., Washington; Jones, Stimpson, Arcadia, Illinois; Kellams, Alonzo 
P., Washington; Lewis, George A., Petersburg; Ledgerwood, Beecher, 
Reeve; Lett, Hugh, Daviess County; Morgan, John L., Elnora; Miller, 
James, Yincennes; Riley, James E., Washington; Wallace, George B., 
Washington; Wathen. Francis II., Yincennes; Woodling, Edgar E., 

(1) Promoted from private July 1. (2) Promoted from private Aug- 
ust 30. (3) Transferred to hospital corps June 10. (4) Transferred to 
hospital corps September 2. (5) Discharged June 27. (6) Discharged 
July 23. 


Captain — McDowell, Quincy E., Evansvllle. 

First Lieutenant — Farrow, Felix R., Evansvllle. 

Second Tiieutenaut — Stute, Fred W., Evansville. 

First Sergeant — Spain, Edward R., Evansville. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Junker, John W., Evansville. 

Sergeants — Gerst. George B., Evansville; Kingsbuiy, Herbert S., 
Evansville; Wallenmeyer, John C, Evansville. 

Corporals — Burdett, Walter S., Evansville; Norcross, Herbert L., 
Evansville; Youngmeier, Louis W., Evansville; Duggins, Justin C, 
Evansville; McCutchan, Charles, Evansville; LeMasters, William B., 
Evansville; Bell, Homer J., Evansville (1); Browning, William A., Ev- 
ansville (1); Kingsbury, Walter, Evansville (1); Skeels, Robert H., Ev- 
ansville (1); Wilson, Edward, Evansville (1). 

Musicians — Klippert, Walter G., Evansville; Pfisterer, Edward, Ev- 

Artificer — Hitch. Oscar, Evansville. 

Wagoner — Schaefer, Benjamin, Evansville. 

Privates — Barenfanger. Edward H., Evansville; Bevinger, Cook, 
Evansville; Boner, Dan, Evansville; Brady, f]rwin, Evansville; Clancy, 
Patrick, St. Louis, Missouri; Danter, Henry E., Evansville; Davidson, 
Owen, Evansville; Dick, Arthur, Evansville; Draheim, Heniy J., Ev- 
ansville; Drochelman, Edward, Evansville; Eskew, Frank, Evansville; 
Foster, John W., Evansville; Frayser, Elmer J., Evansville; Fuller, 
Charles H., Evansville; Groves, Harry, Cincinnati, Ohio; Groeninger, 
Henry, Evansville; Gutting, Charles F., Evansville; Hubert, Oliver C, 
Evansville; Hudson, Lloyd, Evansville; Huether, P''red P., Evansville; 
Hughes, Hugh, Evansville; Ivie, James H., Evansville; Klein, Carl J., 
Evansville; Klippert, William T., Evansville; Lamb, Tuman J., Evans- 
ville; Link, John J., Evansville; :Miller, Oval C, Evansville; Mitchell, 
Oscar M., Evansville; Morrison, William H., Evansville; Niehaus, Ben- 
jamin J., Evansville; Niehaus, Frank J., Evansville; Reincke, Henry, 
Evansville; Richstein, Leonard, Evansville; Roe, Den E., Evansville; 


Rooney, Patrick, Butte City, Montana (2); Schmidt, Jacob S., Evans- 
ville; St. Clair, George N., Evans ville; Schneider, Otto H. A., Evans- 
ville; Seip, Henry G., Evansville; Sauer, Charles X., Evansville; Stumpf, 
Franl^ A., Evansville (3); Sullivan, Claude, Evansville; Temple, Arthur, 
Evansville; Vaughn, John A., Evansville; Vinson, Claude, Evansville; 
Voight, Charles PI.. Evansville; Wolfe, James D., Evansville; Woodruff, 
Joseph, Evansville; Wire, William F., Evansville; Young, John M., Ev- 

Recruits — Becker, Arthur, Evansville; Brunner, William, Evans- 
ville; Childs, Leslie, Chandler; Dahmer, Charles, Evansville; Easton, 
Perry H., Stinesville; Hedderich, August, Evansville; Jones, William 
E., Evansville; Meyer, Ernst, Evansville; Kiefer, William, Evansville; 
Miller, Theodore F., Evansville; Moss, P'red, Evansville; Murphy, Clar- 
ence, Evansville; Nester, George V. ^I., Evansville; Nickens, George E., 
Evansville; Pickhardt, Henry C, Evansville; Richstein, Edward, Ev- 
ansville: Rothe, Adolph G., Evansville: Schnute, Christie W., Evans- 
ville; t^chmahl, Walter, Evansville (4); Schimmell, Charles H., Evans- 
ville; Schreiber, Hugo, Evansville; Sprinkle, Herbert U., Boonville; 
Steele, James L., Evansville; Walker, William H., Evansville; Weis- 
ling, George, Evansville. 

(1) Promoted from private July 1. (2) Transferred to Hospital Coi'ps 
August 7. (3) Discharged September 12. (4) Discharged December 1. 


Captain — Morris, John H., Roachdale. 

First Lieutenant — Garber, Guilford S., Madison. 

Second Lieutenant — Turner, Robert F., Roachdale. 

First Sergeant — Cassidy, Charles J., Roachdale. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Ader, Charles E., Groveland. 

Sergeants— Ghormley, Albert J., Roachdale; Clark, Virley E., 
Roachdale; Cooney, Thomas. Madison: JefrJ^ Sherman B., Roachdale. 

Corporals— :\riller. Walter :\r.. Cloverdale; Hall, Robert M., North 
Madison: Mangus, .Tames C, Ladoga: Schoolcraft, Wiley, Madison; 
Martin, Ross B., Madison; Lear, Elbridge H., Roachdale; Bundy, George 
B., Madison (1): Hewitt, Dawson J.. Madison (1); Rogers, Joseph L., 
Madison (1); Soeder, Fred J., Madison (1); Whitaker, Walter, Parkers- 
burgh (1); Brothers, Alvah A.. Fincastle (1). 

Wagoner — Lantz. James, Ladoga. 

Privates — Adams, Harvey E., Roachdale; Bennett, William A., 
Madison; Biesen, John F., Madison; Black, Harvey W., Bainbridge; 
Blakely, Theodore, Roachdale; Brinkworth, Albert G., Madison (2); 
Byrd, Clarence M., Ladoga; Cooney, Dave, Madison; Coffman, Lloyd 
W., Cloverdale; Davis, Albert M., North Madison; Deeds, William, 
Ellettsville; Elmore, John, Ladoga; Furnish, Benjamin, Madison; Gar- 
rety, James P., Madison; Gibbs, Clarence E., Wirt; Goforth, Nathaniel, 
Ladoga; GrifBu, George. :Madison; Grim, Charles C, Indianapolis; Guil- 
liams. Fred P., Greencastle (3); Hall. Frank J., Madison; Hines, Charles 
F., Roachdale; Hines, John H., Roachdale: Huntou, James, Madison; 
King, Benjamin, Madison: Lauer, John, North ^ladison; Lewis, Daw- 
son, Roachdale; Lockridge. Albert R., IMadison; Medlicott, Samuel, 
Madison; Miles, Harley. Madison; Miller, Jacob T., Montgomery Coun- 
ty; ilills, Charles L., Madison; Mullen, James. Ladoga; Nichols, Ferd, 
Madison; O'Hora, Willliam, Madison; Petty, George W., Roachdale; 
Rea, Leon, Bainbridge; Riley, Thomas H., Madison; Schill, John J.. 


Madisou; Skillman, Clare. Putnam County; Smith, Moses, Madison; 
Smith, Thomas F., North Madison; Smith, Everett, Madison; Street, 
Charles F., Kansas City, Missouri; Stultz, James R., Fincastle; Teetor, 
John M., Madison; Turner, Robert, Madison; Van Cleave, Frank, Mont- 
gomeiy County: Warner, Charles, Montgomery County; Welch, Charles, 
Parkershurgh; Whaley, Hugh L., EUettsville; Whann, Clarence, Madi- 
son; Whitted, Delmar, Carpentersville: Wilson. James, North Madison. 

Recruits — Adams, Albert A., Madison; Botts. Samuel, Madison; 
Bridges, Edward S., Carrollton, Kentucky; Brisben, George E., North 
Madison; Coucliman. Arthur, Roachdale; Cordrey, William H., Madi- 
sou; Dawson, John C, Carpentersville; Duffy, William P., North Madi- 
son; Eppelsheimer, Jacob, Madison; Garrity, James P., Madison; Ga- 
best, Edward, Madison; Genter, Louis F., Madison; Gray, Edward, 
North Madison: Centrup, Charles, Madison: Garber, Michael E., Madi- 
son; Ilillis, Ira. Carpentersville; Heberhart, Charles, Madison; Kilcum- 
mins, Luke, Madison; Long, James E., Deputy; Mahoney, Clarence, 
New Marion: Risk. Joseph H.. Carpentersville; Spangler, George F., 
North Madison; Stuchman, George, West Madison; Summerfield, Ma- 
rion, Madison; Tandy, William R., Madison; AVard, William, West 
Madison: Worley. John J., Lynchburg, Virginia; Young, Thomas H., 

(1) Promoted from private .July 1. (2) Discharged June 15. (3) 
Transferred to Hospital Corps June 18. 


Captain — Applewhite, Ralph B., Brownstown. 

First Lieutenant — Branaman, .Tolin C, Brownstown. 

Second Lieutenant — Heller, Thornton, Brownstown. 

First Sergeant — Hall. William A., Brownstown. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Bond, Charles A., Columbus (1). 

Sergeants — Riissell, William B., Seymour; Boyatt, Edward, Browns- 
town; Gossraan, John L., Brownstown; Hackendorf, Frank, Browns- 

Corporals — Robbins, George, Brownstown (2); Goss, Brace, Browns- 
town (1); Hanna, Sherfey, Brownstown (1); Thomas, William, Crothers- 
ville; Sewell, Sylvester, Brownstown; Lubker, Percy, Brownstown; 
Converse, George. Brownstown; Richards, Polk, Vallouia; Boyatt, 
Everett E., Brownstown (2^; Burkhalter. Abe, Brownstown (2); Ellis, 
Charles, Malott P.nrk (2); Russell, Walter. Plainfield (2). 

Musicians — Easum, Claude L.. Crothersville: Nelson. Ira A., Croth- 

Ai-tificer — Lewis, Shelby, Crothersville (2). 

Wagoner — Miller, David J., Brownstown. 

Privates — Adams, Ernest, Crothersville; Agan, John R., Crothers- 
ville; Adkins. Frank. Columbus; Bantz, Asbury, Crothersville; Bedel, 
John A., Crothersville; Beavers, John, Mooney; Blain, Robert B., North 
Vernon (3); Briner, Edmond P., Brownstown; Brown, Morton, Mooney; 
Browning, Earl, Brownstown; Chappell, Arthur, Crothersville; Chap- 
pell, Ennis, Crothersville; Cochrum, Mathias, Brownstown; Collins, 
David F.. Ci'othersville; Crittenden, William R., Columbus; Cusick, 
Charles, Columbus; Easum, Clyde, Haughville; Erwin, Ralph, Browns- 
town; Evans. Harry O., North Vernon; Goss, Everett, Brownstown; 
Hegwood, Carl, Clear Springs; Hennessy. Roger, Indianapolis; Huffer, 


Harry G., Newborn; Huffer, Elmer, Columbus; Huuter, Andrew J., Co- 
lumbus; Ireland, William, Bro^\Tistown; Jacobs, Charles, Indianapo- 
lis; Jenkins, Alfred, Browustown; King, Otto, North Vernon; Lauham, 
Ora F, Indianapolis; Maring, Charles G., Columbus; Mahurin, George 
W.. Brownstown; McCallie, Edgar L., Auburn; McClintic, Elijah, New- 
bern; IMcClintic, John, Newbeni; Afellencamp, Charles, Tampico; Mil- 
ler .Paris li.. Koachdale; Moreland, ^Nloses. Brownstown; Moore, Arthur 
O., Crothersville; Murray, Edward B., Brownstown; Nelson, Albert J., 
Crothersville; Payne. William, Browustown: liaukin. Harry B., Gales- 
burg, Illinois; Robinson, Clarence, Tampico; Romine, Robert R., North 
Vernon; Sanders, Gilbert, Brownstown; Shultz, William E., Columbus; 
Thompson, Hugh, Crothersville; Walker, William, Columbus; Weir, 
Robert M., Crothersville; Williamson, John L., Columbus; Wiley, 
Charles E., Bloomington; Wray, Samuel, Eclipse; Young, Claude, Sey- 
mour (4); Young, Leslie. Crothersville. 

Recruits — Adams, Charles, Crothersville; Bevers, Isaac J., Medora; 
Benton, James H., Brownstown; Beavers, Elmer, Goss Mill; Borden, 
Charles R., Vallonia; Brown, Rutherford B., Goss Mill; Cartwright, 
Louis A., Brownstown; Downing, Ralph V., Tampico; Durham, Charles 
B., Brownstown; Emmons, Cyrus, Goss Mill; Gossman, George, Browns- 
town; Gossman. Wacker, Vallonia: Hegwood, Olin L., Mooney; Kin- 
dred, Thomas. Kurtz; Kinsella, Thomas R., Cincinnati, Ohio; Martin, 
George W.. Mooney; McCaslin. ^[urray, Crothersville; Pruett, Thomas 
v., Houston; Ratcliff, James B., Ewing; Ryker, Herbert V., Vallonia; 
Scifres, George M., Tampico; Scott, Thomas L., Goss Mill; Stotz, Prank 
E., Brownstown; Trowbridge. Leonard, Vallonia; Tabor. Jesse, Ewing; 
Wilson, Willard, Ewing; Wilson, .John A., Brownstown. 

(1) Promoted from private August 23. (2) Promoted from private 
July 28. (3) Discharged July 3. (4) Transferred to Hospital Corps 
June 19. 


Captain — Louden, William M., Bloomington. 

First Lieutenant — Hutchings, William, Bloomington. 

Second Lieutenant — Binford, Edgar A., Bloomington. 
First Sergeant — Feltus, Harry J.. Bloomington (1). 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Misner, John, .Teffersonville. 

Sergeants — Webb, Samuel, Bloomington; Rhorer, Charles E., Bloom- 
ington; Mefford. Calaway E.. Bloomington (2); Peterson, Wilburn O., 

Corporals — Colegi'ove, William IL, Bloomington (3); Cullen, James 
H., Nashville (3); Dunn. William B.. Bloomington (4); Sparks, Everett, 
Bloomington (3); Sutphiu, Winnie A., Bloomington: Webb. Jesse M., 
Bloomington (3); Edmondson. Walter E., Bloomington; JIcGovney, Dud- 
ley O.. Columbus; Strong, Charles G., Bloomington; Y'oung. Joseph, 
Harrodsburg (5): Kerr, Patrick II. , Bloomington (6). 

Musician — jNIiller, Clarence W., Bloomington (7). 

Artificer — Lane. Robert J., Bloomington (8\ 

Wagoner — Clark, Ule, Bloomington. 

Privates — Allen. AVilliam B., Alfordsville; AUtop, Charles O., Bloom- 
ington; Anderson. George M., Ellettsville: Badgley, Joshua D., Bloom- 
ington; Beriy, Robert T., Bloomington; Binkley, Samuel C, Blooming- 
ton; Caldwell, Dwight, Ellettsville; Campbell, Edgar H., Monroe Coun- 
ty; Cardwell, Samuel P., Bloomington; Creech, Melvin, Bloomington; 
Demarcus, Fred D., Spencer; Dickson. William R., Bloomington: 


Douthitt, Charles, Sanders: East, Morton, Bloomington; EUer, Raymond 
H., Bloomington; Everly, Lewis, Spencer; Finley, Martin L., Blooming- 
ton; Frye, Charles T., Bloomington; Goss, Romie C, Bloomington; 
Gillaspy, William, Bloomington; Goodbody, Alfred B., Bloomington (9); 
Goodman, Isaac, Bloomington; Guthrie, Charles E., Bloomington; Hed- 
rick, John, Monroe County; Hanson, Charles, Sanders; Hickam, Alva, 
Bloomington; Hodges, William L., Bloomington; Infield, Eber B., Spen- 
cer; Jeffries, Newton A., Bloomington; Kerr, Charles I., Laketon; Knis- 
sel, George, Bloomington; Lake, James H., Bedford (9); Langley, John 
P., Bloomington; Lyne, George, Bloomington; McCabe, John, Bloom- 
ington; Masters, Frank H., Bloomington; Moore, Oscar E.. Victor; 
Neill, Joseph A., Bloomington; Payne, John W., Bloomington; Peter- 
son, August, Bloomington; Pierson, Allan, Spencer; Praitt, Alfred, 
Bloomington; Rawlins. Rodolphus, Monroe County; Rush, Lewis O., 
Bloomington; Shaw, William, Bloomington; Sparks, Bert, Bloomington; 
Sparks, William G.. Bloomington; Sullivan, (^eorge, Bloomington; Tal- 
bott, Edward D., Bloomington; Van Dyke. Francis E., Bloomington; 
Vint, James M., Stinesville; Wampler, Emmett O., Spencer; Whitesell, 
Beniamin, Spencer. 

Recruits — Burns, Edwai'd, Smithville: Clinton, Frank, Bloomington; 
Carrico, Alphonsus L.. Loogootee; Davis. Scott. Unionville; Delap, Wil- 
liam Z., Monroe County; Drake, Charles H., Smithville; Gillaspy, Em- 
met, Bloomington; Goodman. Newton, Bloomington; Hawkins, Henry 
R., Bartlettsville; Howard. Samuel P., Smithville; Jones, Orrin C, 
Bloomington; Litz, Elmer, Smithville; Meadovrs, Christopher C, Bloom- 
ington; Messick, Michael H., Bedford; Magennis, John W., Blooming- 
ton; Magennis, James E., Indianapolis; Ryman. Wilbur. Cedar Grove; 
Sager, Arthur E.. Bloomington; Sanderson. Mark M., Monticello; 
Stump, Moses, Brown County; Smith, Benjamin R., Bloomington; Sie- 
benthal. Ward A., Bloomington; Woodward. Frank P.. Smithville; 
Young, Walter G., Unionville. 

(1) Promoted from sergeant August 29. (2) Discharged July 25. (3) 
Promoted from private July 29. (4^ Promoted from private August 29. 
(5) Promoted fi'om private June 27. (0) Promoted from private July 27. 
(7) Appointed July 20. (8) Appointed :May 12. (9) Transfered to Hos- 
pital Corps June 18. 


Captain — Starr, Wilbur P., Greencastle. 

First Lieutenant — Donnohue, Charles F., Greencastle. 

Second Lieutenant — Curtis, Benton, Greencastle. 

First Sergeant — Rhea, James O., Greencastle. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Graham. Harry. Indianapolis. 

Sergeants — Conklin, Will, Greencastle; Lane, Earl, Greencastle; 
Landes, Harry. Greencastle; Kennett, Harry. Greencastle. 

Corporals — Fiske, Earl, Greencastle (li; Stewart, Samuel K., Green- 
castle; Cooper, Ralph, Greencastle; Lawson. Edward, Greencastle; 
Moss, James, Greencastle; Evens, Edgar E., Cloverdale; Reed, William, 
Greencastle (2); Richardson, Joel H., Greencastle (2); Starr, Fred, 
Greencastle (2); Sackett. Luther, Greencastle (2); Springer, Morton, 
Greencastle (2); Smith, Fred W., Brazil (2); Bridges, Frank L., Green- 
castle (3). 

Artificer — Smythe. Fred H., Putnam County. 

Wagoner — Peyton, Fred A., Greencastle (4). 


Privates — Allen, Laurence, Greencastle; Alkire, Louis, Greencastle 
(5); Bard. John A., Brazil; Black, Edwin, Greencastle; Blakely, Francis, 
Greencastle; Blue, William S., Greencastle; Bowen, Millard M., Green- 
castle; Brockaway, Edward, Greencastle; Conklin, Charles, Greencas- 
tle; Conklin, Harry, Greencastle; Corn, George P., Greencastle; Cosner, 
Oscar, Greencastle; Cureton, John, Brazil; Donnohue, Daniel, Green- 
castle; Dunn, Albert. Greencastle; Evens, Irwin, Cloverdale; Farmer, 
Hancell, Putnam County; Fowler, Roy, Tuscola, Illinois; Galey, Scott. 
Bloomington; Garrett, Orestes, Greencastle; Gifford, William, Brazil (6); 
Gill, Oscar, Greencastle; Hall, Herschel S., Danville; Hai'leman, Allen, 
Greencastle; Hawkins, Harry, Greencastle (6); Hazelet, Richard, Green- 
castle; Hepler. Lilburn, Putnamville; Hibbitt, George, Greencastle; 
Hill, James, Putnam County; Hillis, Edward, Greencastle; Irwin, Henry 
O., Putnam County; Ivy, William A., Greencastle; Jenkins, Edward E., 
Greencastle; Jones. Everett, Greencastle; Lane, Edward, Greencastle; 
Lane, Philip, Greencastle (5); Liimsdon, Ralph, Brazil; Middleton, Ern- 
est, Greencastle; McConkey, James. Greencastle (7); McFadden, Paul, 
Bainbridge; Nelson. Omer L., Putnam County; Paxtou, Lea, Green- 
castle; Payne, Allan, Brazil; Pearson, Joseph, Greencastle; Preston, 
Albert G.. Greencastle; Reeves, Homer E., Greencastle; Reeves, Shirley, 
Greencastle; Reynolds. Milford M., Greencastle; Roberts, William T., 
Putnam County; Schaffer, Lee T., Sandborn; Sellers, Clay, Greencastle; 
Shoemaker, William. Putnam County; Smith, Thomas, Bloomington; 
Steele. William R., Greencastle: Tucker, Paul, Greencastle; Tucker, 
William, Rensselaer; Tuttle, Thomas, Putnam County; AVilson, Frank, 
Greencastle: Yeomans, Arthur J., Greencastle. 

Recruits — Bennett, Roy, Greencastle; Brann, Oscar E., Manhattan; 
Brackney, George A., Brazil; Beachbard, Thomas S., Rushville; Cox, 
William, Indianapolis; Davison, Clarence F.. Greencastle; Dale, Henry 
0., Greencastle; Evens. Walter, Greencastle; Green, Charles, Gosport 
(S); Gobin, Fred C, Greencastle: Grooms, William I., Greencastle; 
Hathaway, Samuel E., Reelsville; Hitt, John W., Indianapolis; Hens- 
ley, James AV., Litchlield, Illinois; Jones, William, Brick Chapel; Monce, 
Harry E., Knightsville; McCoy, William M., Greencastle; Newton, Ar- 
thur M., Brazil; Newton, William, Brazil; Newgent, James E., Green- 
castle: Reeves, Cliarles W., Putnam County: Russell, Edward, Brazil; 
Sanders, Charles H.. Brazil; Sourwine, John G., Brazil; South, John L., 
Gosport; Thomas. True, Greencastle: Traubarger, Fernando G., West- 
field; Williams, Artie F., Greencastle: Wells, Charles, Greencastle. 

(1) Died August ?,. (2) Promoted from private July 1. (3) Promoted 
from private August 30. (4) Appointed August 1. (5) Transferred to 
Hospital Corps September 3. (6) Transferred to Hospital Corps Sep- 
tember 11. (7) Transferred to Hospital Corps June 10. (8) Discharged 
July 31. 


Captain — Soller. George. Princeton. 

First Lieutenant — Eaton, Alva C, Princeton. 

Second Lieutenant — Brownlee, Paul S., Princeton. 

First Sergeant — Watt, Ollie, Princeton. 

Quai'termaster-Sergeant — Baker, Robert. Princeton. 

Sergeants — Brick, Charles E., Princeton; Ervln, John F., Princeton; 
Taylor, James R.. Buckskin; Wilson, William M., Princeton. 

Corporal.s — Chambers, Henry H., Princeton (1); Duncan, Frank B., 
Princeton; Moes, William F., Princeton; McGinnis, John R.. Princeton; 


Johnson, Alfred M., Owensville (1); Salsiman, Louis O., Princeton; 
Wheeler, James F., Princeton; King', Percy M., Princeton (1); Littell, 
George A., Princeton (2); Mowiy, William, Princeton (1); Strickland, 
Leonard F., Princeton (1); Minford, Roderick S., Princeton (3). 

Musicians — EUer, Joseph I., Fisher; Eaton, William P. Princeton. 

Artificers — McDonald, Claude, Princeton (4); Robinson. William B., 
Owensville (5) 

Wagoners — Brewer, Iva M., Princeton (6); Myers, J. W., Prince- 
ton (7). 

Privates — Alvis, Walter ]\I., Patoka; Baker, Fred J., Princeton; Bru- 
ner, Arthur, Princeton; Burton, George H., Gibson County; Cathcart, 
Wylie, Bloomington; DePriest, Isaac W., Princeton; Dewees, Walter P., 
Gibson County; Eaton, Fred B., Princeton (8); Emerson, Erastus D., 
Owensville; Fella, Adolph, Princeton; Finney, Fred, Martinsville; 
Fritz, John F., Princeton; Grigsby, John H., Princeton; Harris, Walter, 
Patoka; Johnson, Byron ;m., Owensville; Key., Victor H., Patoka; Kirk- 
man, George P., Princeton; Knowles, Fomiau E., Owensville; Lucas, 
George L., King; Massey. Samuel B., Princeton; Masters, Meredith, 
Princeton: Malone. Thomas, Gibson County; Megenity, Robert W., En- 
glish; Metz, Joseph H., Princeton; McClure, William S., Princeton; Mc- 
Connell, William T., Oakland City; McGillem, Jacob, Owensville; Mc- 
Gregor, James H.. Owensville; McReynolds, Daniel, Patoka; Olds, Eu- 
gene L., Gibson County; Osborn, John L., Princeton; Patterson, Robert 
S., Patoka; Polk, Frank E., Princeton; Robb, Orien P., Gibson County; 
Shepler, John L., Owensville (9); Ship, Bush, Gibson County; Stevens, 
Charles F., Francisco; Steele, Gustus A., Princeton; Stickman, Amail 
W., Gibson County; Summers, James F., Princeton; Stott, John W., 
Princeton; Smith, Jesse L., Posey County; Simpson, Marion E.. Owens- 
ville; Spitzer, George C, Gibson County; Taylor, Eugene B., Princeton; 
Thompson, Newton, Gibson County: Westfall, Marion O., Owensville; 
Woods, Clyde, Princeton; Wilgus, William R., Princeton. 

Recruits — Allen, Garrard. Princeton; Bennett, Orion, King; Bird, 
Horace, Princeton; Cain, Spurgeou A., Hazleton; Dorsey, John R., 
Princeton; Fritz, Frederick A., Princeton; Ferguson, John F., King; 
Hall, John S., Princeton; Hall, Wilber, Princeton; Hammond. Omar, 
Sullivan; Lucas. Oscar, King; McCormick, Ellis G., Vincennes; McCon- 
nell, Frank, Oakland City; Megenity, George, English; Montgomery, 
Burgess, Owensville; Montgomery, Willis E., Princeton; Nelson, Frank, 
Hazleton; Netrieton, Millard, Olney, Illinois; Rhodes, John T., Patoka; 
Smith, Ulysses G.. Owensville; Smothers, William, Owensville; Sterne, 
Augustia, Princeton; Strickland, Karl S.. Owensville; Thulke, Charles 
W., Princeton; Witherspoon, George, Princeton; Whitney, Hugh, 

(1) Promoted from private July 21. (2) Promoted from private July 
21; transferred to Signal Corps September 2. (3) Promoted from pri- 
vate September 10. (4) Transferred to Hospital Coitds June 11. (5) 
Appointed June 11; died September 13. (6) Discharged August 23. (7) 
Appointed August 24. (8) Discharged August 26. (9) Discharged July 6. 


Captain — Simpson, Robert A.. Vincennes. 
First Lieutenant — Purcell, Lee B., Vincennes. 
Second Lieutenant — Bayard, John B., Vincennes. 
First Sergeant — Robinson. Wintield, Vincennes. 


Quarterruaster- Sergeant — Kennedy, AVilliam R., Viucennes. 

Sergeants — Watts, Harry T.. Vincennes; Bayard, Mam-ice F., Vin- 
cennes; Purcell, William T., Vincennes; Thuis, Charles A., Vincennes. 

Corporals — AUn-ight, Albert E.. Vincennes (1); Holman, Lewis A., 
Willis; Dunn, Thomas, Wheatland (2); Emison, W. C, Vincennes (2); 
Yelton. Marion, Vincennes; Aguew. Ray G., Vincennes; Johnson, Smi- 
ley C, Vincennes; Roseman, Andrew, Vincennes; Foreman, Karl T., 
Bniceville (2); Houck, Andrew D., Bruceville (2). 

Musician — Sickels, James O., Edwardsport. 

Artificer — Hartigan, John E., Vincennes. 

Wagoner — Piel, Herman F., Vincennes. 

Privates — AltoTi, William, Vincennes; Aston, Frank, L., Lanceville, 
Illinois; Bailey, James E., Vincennes; Bailey, Louis R., Vincennes; 
Ballou, Seth J., Bicknell; Barnes, Judy K., Greenville, Illinois; Bick- 
nell, Clarence, Bicknell; Blackwell, Edward E., Bicknell; Bledsoe, 
Clark, Shoals; Breen, John J., Vincennes (3); Bryant, Isaac D., Ed- 
wardsport; Cai"ter, Benjamin, Crawford County, Illinois; Castor, Charles 
C, Vincennes; Crum, William L., Friendsville, Illinois; Dougherty, 
Walter L., Vincennes; Demaree, Maurice D., Bloomington; Fields, 
Thomas F., Vincennes; Fleming, George B., Bruceville; Gardner, 
Charles L., Vincennes; Greenhow, Barney F., Vincennes; Gwin, Rob- 
ert, Vincennes; House, Claude M., Bicknell; Huffman, Clarence. Lance- 
ville, Illinois; Huffman, Walter C, Lanceville, Illinois; Hurst, William 
E., Vincennes; Johnson, Charles A., W'ashington (4); .Johnson, Edward 
P., Vincennes; Kelso, Charles O., Rushville (5); Keneipp, Frank, Vin- 
cennes; Lloyd, Orzo B., ]\Ionroe City (6); Marone, Martin E., Vincennes; 
McCarty, Florence, Vincennes; McOuat, Burford, Indianapolis (7); Or- 
gan, Lewis, Lanceville, Illinois; O'Rourke, Owen M., Lanceville, Illinois; 
Perry, Roland L., Viucennes: Pickerel, Charles, Lanceville, Illinois; 
Reedy, Emery M.. Knox County; Reel, Ervin L., Vincennes; Roberson, 
Charles E., Bicknell; Roberts, Leon H., Cleveland, Ohio; Ruddy, Ern- 
est, Vincennes; Ryan, Edgar Z., Lanceville, Illinois; Shirts, Walter, No- 
blesville; Simpson, Paul AV., Bruceville; Smith, Ammon E., Gards 
Point, Illinois; Smith. Joseph, Allendale, Illinois; Smith, Oath H., Bick- 
nell; Thuis, Edward, Vincennes; Treudley, Harry B., Cincinnati, Ohio 
(3); Turner, Harry, INIt. Carmel, Illinois; A\'eger, Charles, .lasper; Wirth, 
Anton J.. Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 

Recruits — Braden, Ambrose, Mitchell; Brocksmith. Charles A., Vin- 
cennes; Cox, Sumner, Emison; Crooke, Dean, Mitchell; Dayson, Wil- 
liam, Vincennes; Dorey, Maurice, Vincennes; Dunn, AVilliam. Wheat- 
land; Fox, John AV., Emison; Fox, Elmer, Bruceville; Frey, Emil, A^in- 
cennes, Fulk. Moses M., Farmer; Fletcher, Malott, Indianapolis; Hamm, 
Louis P., A^incennes; Johnson, George AV., Koleen; Mansfield, Aden, 
Robinson; Miller, Charles A., Vincennes; McCarty, Harry, Vincennes; 
McDowell, AA'illiam F., Vincennes; 01m.stead, George, Brownstown; 
Piersou, Edward F., A^incennes; Roseman. Edward, A^incennes; Robin- 
son, Richard C, A^incennes; Schmidt, Herman, Vincennes; Stewart, 
Ethelbert C, Lanceville, Illinois: Shelkofsky, Otto, Vincennes; Sparks, 
Oscar, Vincennes; Soete, Harry AA^. Vincennes; Snyder, James F., 
Pinkstaff, Illinois (8); AA'etzel, Edward, Vincennes; AVittenmyer, Joseph 
B., Emison. 

(1) Promoted from private June 11. (2) Promoted from private July 
15. (3) Transferred to Hospital Coi-ps June 18. (4i TransfeiTed to Hos- 


pital Corps July 18. (5) Discharged November 28. (6) Transferred to 
Hospital Corps June 19. (7) Ti'ansferred to Hospital Corps June 11. 
(8) Died October 20. 


Captain — Blum, Julius F., Evansville. 

First Lieutenant — HoUingswortb, Nesbit W., Evansville (1); Woods, 
Joseph M., Evansville (2). 

Second Lieutenant — McCormick, David I., Indianapolis (3). 

First Sergeant — Winfrey, George B., Evansville. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Loetzerich, Fred, Evansville. 

Sergeants — Schweitzer, George E., Evansville; Norcross, Orion R., 
Evansville; Berridge, Willoughby, Evansville; Wiltshire, William, Ev- 

Corporals — Osborne, Will J., Evansville (4); Winfrey, Thomas C, 
Evansville; Turner, Edwin B., Evansville; Case, William S., Evans- 
ville; Myers, James M., Evansville; Coleman, Lawrence L., Evansville; 
Garton, Alfred C, Evansville (6); Victor, Richard, Evansville (4); Win- 
frey, Byrd B., Evansville (4); Winters, T. A., Evansville (4); Herpel, 
William A., Evansville (5); Clausheide, Charles. Evansville (4). 

Musician — Johnston, Chester D., Evansville (7); Koerner, Otto J., 
Evansville (8). 

Artificer — Munson, James F., Evansville. 

Wagoner — Grainger, Ira, Evansville. 

Privates — Amos, Reed, Evansville; Basler, Henry, Evansville; Bit- 
trolff, Ray, Evansville; Blum, John, Evansville; Brashear, Frank G., 
Evansville; Brashear, Fred, Evansville; Bryant, John L., Evansville; 
Bullington, James R., Evansville; Cecil, William J., Evansville; Chea- 
ney, Alfred A., Evansville; Coffey, Henry J., Evansville; Collins, Lewis 
P., Evansville; Coughlin, Mike, Howell; Denton, Charles, Evansville; 
Daugherty, James H., New Haven. Missouri; Eissler, William, Evans- 
ville (9); Fox, Heniy, Evansville; Hummel, Alfred J., Evansville; 
Hatchell. James A., Evansville: Higgiubottom, Taylor, Evansville; 
Holtman, Harry, Evansville; Hopkins, Hamilton C, Evansville! Janes, 
Benjamin F., Evansville; Jeffers. Percy L., Evansville; Johnson, Jes- 
tice, Evansville: Koegel. Charles E., Evansville; Koob, Frank T., 
Evansville; Lavender, Charles S.. Evansville (10); Long, Frank J., West 
Franklin; Marts, John A., Evansville; Menifee, Rush, Evansville; Mil- 
ler, Owen, Evansville; Nelligan, Timothy. Evansville; Olney, Frank L., 
Evansville (11): Orum, Burton. Evansville; Peck, Joseph E., Evans- 
ville; Posey, Jesse J., Evansville; Scherer, Henry D., Evansville; 
Schlaffer, Edward, Evansville; Schreiber, Benjamin F., Evansville; 
Schulze, Heni-y, Evansville; Seek, Ernest A., Evansville; Sherwood, 
John, Evansville; Speer, August. Evansville; Stretmater, Fred, Evans- 
ville; Supp, August, Evansville: Sweeten, Charles C, Evansville (12); 
TJlrich, Walter W., Evansville: Van Pell, Henry, Evansville; Wagner, 
Adolph O., Evansville; Walters, Charles M., Evansville; Wells, John 
W., Evansville; Wieggers, August G., Evansville: Wurth, William J., 
Evansville; Young. James P., Evansville. 

Recriiits — Aydt, George, Evansville; Bicking, Norman F., Evans- 
ville; Bitter, Edward V., Evansville: Burgess, Clete D.. Evansville; 
Brown, Frederick, Survant; Cecil, Frank, Evansville; Copeland, Thomas 
C, Evansville; Clemens, Joseph, Evansville; Cox, William S., Evans- 
ville; Denton, Edward, Evansville; Eberhart, George, Evansville; Fox, 


Eruest, Evansville; Holtman, George, Evausville; Houghland, Harry, 
Evansville (13); Hobell, William, Evansville; Innis, Alexander H., Ev- 
ansville; Johnson. William C, Evansville; Monroe, Tony, Chrisuey; 
Murphy, Edvrard, Evansville; Phelps, Andrew, Evansville; Pickett, 
Frank J., Evansvjlle: Soper, Harvey C, Evansville; AVinternheimer, 
Jacob, Evansville; Woehler, Charles AV., Evansville. 

(1) Resigned June 18. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant June 19. 
(3) Assigned July 9. (4) Promoted from private July 1. (5) Promoted 
from private September 12. (6) Discharged September 11. (7) Trans- 
ferred to Hospital Corps June 10. (8) Appointed June 12. (9) Trans- 
ferred to Hospital Corps September 1. (10) Transferred to Hospital 
Corps June 18. (11) Died May 24. (12) Died June 22. (13) Transferred 
to Hospital Corps September 1. 

The Fourth Regiment became the One-hundred-and-Six- 
tieth Indiana Vohinteer Infantry, and was mustered in May 
12. It then consisted of Company A, of Marion; B, of Deca- 
tur; C, of Lafayette; D, of Wabash; E, of Bluff ton; F, of 
Ossian; G, of Columbia City; U, of Warsaw; I, of Tipton; K, 
of Huntington; L, of Anderson; M, of Logansport. 

The regiment was on garrison duty in Cuba, and was thus 
partially recompensed for giving up its arms and equipments 
to the other regiments at Camp Mount. The men went on 
guard duty armed with clubs at first. The regiment left 
Camp Mount at 7 o'clock on the evening of Monday, May 16, 
for Chickamauga Park, Georgia, and arrived at Chattanooga 
the next evening. It remained on the cars all night, and next 
morning went to the park, where, after a breakfast of canned 
beans, the march of PA/o miles to the site for the camp was 

Camp was established about 11 o'clock, and company, bat- 
talion and regimental drills took up about five hours daily. 
The regiment was vaccinated and uniforms and equipments 
were issued during the latter part of May and first part of 
June. Bifle practice was the feature of the last month at 
Chickamauga. The regiment received orders on Wednesday, 
July 27, to proceed to Newport News to join the force to in- 
A'ade Porto Rico. Reveille was sounded on the morning of 
July 28 at 2 o'clock, and the regiment marched out of camp 
at 4:40 for Rossville, seven milles distant, and reached there 
at 7 a. m. After lounging around all day, the regiment went 
on board the train and left at 9 o'clock. At 5 o'clock the next 
afternoon Salisbury, North Carolina, was reached; Richmond, 
Virginia, at 5 the following morning, and Newport News at 
8:30 the same morning. The regiment went into camp called 
Camp Grant, on a sand hill, the signing of the peace protocol 
having caused the orders for Porto Rico to be countermanded, 
and remained there for twentv-two davs. 


On Thursday, October 18, a mob of about 200 soldiers, 
with guns and ammunition, aroused by the murder of Private 
Andrews, of Company I, by a negro, at Bloodfleld, a suburb 
of Newport News, started with the avowed intention of clean- 
ing out the place. Assembly was sounded and the companies 
formed as quickly as possible. Company H was the first one 
to form across the road, and was supported by Company G, 
which arrived a moment later, and the two held the men in 
check until the rest of the regiment came up and surrounded 
them. They were quieted down and went to their quarters. 
A company was sent to the city each evening to patrol the 
streets and preserve the peace. 

On Sunday, August 21, the regiment broke camp and that 
night started for Lexington, Kentucky, wiiich was reached the 
following Tuesday morning. It then went into camp at Camp 
Miles, on the Weil farm, about 3V2 miles west of Lexington, 
and remained there until Friday, September 16, when it was 
moved to Camp Hamilton, about 4^/^ miles east of Lexington. 
The march of eight miles was made between 9:30 in the morn- 
ing and 2:80 in the afternoon. The murder of a soldier of the 
Twelfth New York by a member of the provost guard seemed 
likely to precipitate a riot, and the regiment was sent into 
the city to preserve the peace on the evening of Monday, Octo- 
ber 10. The regiment was on duty all night and rounded up 
about 400 prisoners. 

The regiment left Camp Hamilton on the evening of No- 
vember 9 and embarked on a train for the south, but because 
of delay by the railroad company did not get away until after 
midnight. It reached Columbus. Georgia, about noon Friday, 
November 11. A camp was established, called Camp Conrad, 
and on December 17 the 30-caliber ITnited States magazine 
ritle was issued to the men. A fine rifle range was established 
and practice was undertaken with great enthusiasm. 

On Friday, January 6, 1899, the First Battalion broke 
camp and moved to Charlestown, South Carolina, to embark 
for Cuba, and reached there at 8:30 p. m., Saturday, June 7. 
The work of loading on the transport Saratoga was com- 
menced next morning, and at 1:L5 Sunday' afternoon the boat 
steamed out of the bay for Matanzas, Cuba. Tuesday follow- 
ing land was sighted at 12:30, the pilot was taken aboard at 
2:30, and a half an hour later the anchor was dropped. The 
battalion disembarked on Thursdaj', January 12, at 7 a. m., 
and marched to camp about 214 miles west of the city on a 
hill overlooking the ^Matanzas cemetery. After remaining 


there six days General Sanger condemned the camp on ac- 
count of the proximity of the cemetery, and the battalion was 
moved to a position east of the city, along the harbor, and 
near the old Spanish fort, "Oastilo de San Severine." It was 
on a bank of coral and overgrown with cactus. 

The work of cleaning up the camp was at once commenced, 
but on Wednesday, January 2G, Company H was detailed as 
a part of the provost guard and moved to the old Spanish 
barracks of Santa Christina. With it were Company M, of 
the Eighth Massachusetts and Company D, of the Third Ken- 
tucky. The work was harder than any other, but it was pre- 
ferred by the men because it brought them in contact with 
the people and gave them an opportunity to see the city. 
The other companies demanded their turn, and Company K 
was sent to relieve Company H on March 7. 

On March 14 there was a strike on the railroad and an 
additional guard was needed to protect the railroad property. 
Company H was again sent, and remained at the station until 
March 19. The regiment remained in Cuba until March 26, 
when the entire regiment was loaded on the transport 
Thomas and started for the United States at 5:30 that after- 
noon. Land was sighted Wednesday morning, March 29, and 
the anchor was dropped at the quarantine station. Savannah, 
Georgia, on the same day at noon, and the men were taken 
to the station, where their clothing and equipments were 
fumigated, when they were sent to Camp Homeward, south 
of the city. 

From this time the preparations for muster out were con- 
tinued, arms and equipments were turned in, physical exam- 
inations made, and Tuesday, April 25, 1S99, the men were dis- 
charged and sent home. Banquets were tendered nearly all 
the companies on their return. 

The regiment's loss by death during its service was twelve. 
Sergeant Major Eugene L. Cole, of Marion, was the only mem- 
ber of a commissioned or non-commissioned staff who died. 
His death occurred at his home on September 3. 

Company A. of ]Marion, lost Corporal Roy R. Bigley, of 
Marion, who died November 9, 1898, at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. 

Company F lost Private Converse T. Lucas, of Ossian, 
who died at Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. November 7. 

Company G, of Columbia City, lost Private Judson Baker, 
who died at Cohimbas, Georgia, December 4. 

Company H, of Warsaw, lost two men by death. The first 
death was that of Private Hamilton Bruce Paul. He was the 
son of Philip and Rebecca C. Paul, and was born in Wayne 


township, Kosciusko County. May 8, 1876. He was a grad- 
uate of the common schools and of the Warsaw High School, 
and enlisted in Company H, Fourth Regiment, April 23, 1895. 
He served his first term of enlistment and was discharged 
April 22, 1898, but re-enlisted the following day, and with his 
company entered the United States service. Although he 
was accustomed to outdoor work, yet while at Chickamauga 
Park he was seized with cramps of the stomach and dysen- 
tery, which developed into congestion of the brain. His seri- 
ous condition was not realized when he was first taken sick, 
but everything possible was done for him and to relieve his 
sulTerings. In spite of all efforts, he died at 2:30 on the morn- 
ing of June 14. 

Sergeant Silas C. Sapp was the only son of Lyman and 
Lizzie Sapp, and was born in Warsaw in 1875. He enlisted in 
Company H April 23, 1895, and was transferred to the band. 
He was returned to the company March 7, 1898, and was ap- 
pointed corporal on April 15 following. He was discharged 
on the expiration of his term of service, April 22, 1898, but 
re-enlisted the following day and immediately on his re-enlist- 
ment was appointed a sergeant. He entered United States 
service with the company, and while at Camp Hamilton, near 
Lexington, Kentucky, was taken ill with typhoid fever and 
died on September 15, at 6:37 p. m. 

Company 1, of Tipton, lost two men, one in a tragedy. 
Private Nelzo Andrews, of Elwood, was killed by a negro on 
August 15, while the regiment w^as at New^port News. The 
second was that of Private George Vawter, of Tipton, who 
died October 9 while the regiment was at Lexington, Ken- 

Company K, of Huntington, lost two men. Private Frank 
Rosebrough, of Huntington, died July 22 while the regiment 
was at Chickamauga Park, and eight days later Private 
Henry S. Altenbach, of Huntington, died at the same place. 

Company L, of Anderson, lost one man — Private Oscar 
Wynn, whose home was at Lebanon. He was a recruit who 
entered the service June 21, and he died October 20 while the 
regiment was at Lexington. 

The only death in Company M, of Logansport, was that 
of Private Orestes Rizer, of Burnettsville. He was a recruit 
who entered the service June 24, and he died at Lexington, 
Kentucky, on November 8. 

The service of the regiment was from April 26, 1898, to 
April 25, 1899. Unless otherwise indicated those in the fol- 


lowing roster served the full term. All recruits were mus- 
tered in June. As mustered out the regiment was: 


Colonel — Gunder, George W., Marion. 

Lieutenant-Colonel — Kiger, William L., BlufEton. 

Majors — Harter, Lawrence E., Warsaw; Backman, John J., Aurora; 
Miller, P]dmund P., Decatur. 

Surgeon — Kyle. John J., Marion. 

Assistant Surgeons — Fosworthy, Frank, Indianapolis; Buehler, 
Eugene, Indianapolis. 

Regimental Adjutant — McFeely, Henry F., Marion. 

Quartermaster — Allen, Ransom, Ossian. 

Chaplain — Weaver, W. D., r^Iarion (1); Vigus, William J., Indian- 

Battalion Adjutants — Martz, Levi L., Bluffton; Maltby, Charles S., 
Aurora; Beshore, Fred L., jNlarion. 

Sergeant-INlajors — Miller, Arthur R., Decatur; Kelsey, Edgar E., 
Huntington; Cole, Eugene L.. Marion (2); Noftzger, Arthur R., War- 
saw (3). 

Hospital Stewards — Starrett, Walter K., Marion; Pfaff, John A., 
Indianapolis; Sommer, Edgar L., Indianapolis. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Kocher. D. C. R., Bluffton. 

Commissary-Sergeant — Hitchcock, Samuel E., Bluffton (4). 

Color Sergeant — .lones, Eldon, Marion. 

Chief [Musician — Swinart, James L., Warsaw (5). 

Principal ^Musicians — Custer, Burr, Marion (5); Moon. Robert B.. 
Warsaw (6); Pollock, Ernest E., Warsaw (7); Crammer, F. A., Logans- 
port (7). 

(1) Resigned November 16, 1898. (2) Died September 3. (3) Appoint- 
ed Septeml)er 3; discharged February 5. (4) Discharged February 15. 
(5) Appointed July 1. (6) Discharged December 21. (.7) Appointed 
January 1. 


Captain — Ballon, Fred D., Marion. 

First Lieutenant — Vail, Boston L., Marion. 

Second Lieutenant — Beshore, Frank L., Marion. 

First Sergeant — Fryer, John Otto, Marion. 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Bogue, Pearl, Marion (1). 

Sergeants — Hicks, Bert J., Marion; Myers, Tasso A., Marion; Cham- 
bers, George W., Marion (2); Baldwin, Oliver P., Marion (3); Stover, 
Harry, Marion (4\ 

Corporals — Clothier, George F., Marion (5); Baldwin, Edgar M., 
Fairmount (6); Bigley, Roy R., Marion (7); Dimmick, Lytton E., Marion 
(8); Fisher, Otto A., Marion (9); Huffman, Fred E., Jonesboro (10); 
Holmes, Jesse M., Van Buren (11); Harness, George T., Galveston (12); 
Parker, Allen D., Fairmount (13); Wells, William H., Marion (14); 
Webb, Victor J., INIarion (15); Daily, Don Day, Jonesboro (16); Gaiser, 
Lewis, Van Buren (11); Henry. Lamotte, Marion (10); Moore, Walter L., 
Marion (11); Watson, Ross, Marion; Sammons, Jesse, Jonesboro (17). 

Ai'tificer — Martin, Frank O., Marion. 

Wagoner — Abel, Samuel H., Marion (18). 

Musician — Taylor, Sidney, Aurora (19). 


Privates — Aohor, Noah A. J., Marion; Bisliop, William A., Marion; 
Bennington. Lemuel B., Grant County; BiuTier, James, Marion (20); 
Bogue, Otto G., Marion; Beclv, Ambler L., Marion; Carll, David H., 
Jonesboro; Crow, John H., Fairmount (21); Chasey, Louis O., Fair- 
mount; Cox, Burl W., Fairmount; Dale, Leslie A., Marion; DeShon, J. 
Frank, Fairmount; Eberle, Lawrence E., Marion; Emerson, Albert W., 
Marion; Eberhart, Edward W., Marion; Fry, Clarence O., Marion; Gos- 
sett, Asa L., Marion (22); Gould, Leroy C, Indianapolis (23); Hay worth, 
Hollis R., Fairmount; Hawkins, Conrad R., Marion; Hillsamer, Harvey 
H., Marion; Howard, W. Harry. Marion; Hunter, Theodore A., Marion; 
Kenyon, George H., Jonesboro; Kelsay, William, Marion; Lehman, 
Delbert B., Marion; Loer. Oliver H., Herbst (24); McClure, Edward, 
Marion; McFeely, Otto H., Marion; Mitchell. Wilbur F., Marion; Mar- 
shall, Verlin W., Roseburgh (25»; Morehead. Lotus W., LaFontaine (26); 
Nicholson, Edward B.. Marlon; Nie. Henry. Jonesboro (27); Owiugs, 
Len S., Upland; Parry, Samuel, ^Marion (23); Penn, Martin L., Jones- 
boro; Pittenger, John W., Upland (28); Pittenger, William H., Upland; 
Ryebolt, Oscar, Marion: Roberts, Reubin F., Jonesboro; Steele, Harold, 
Marion (29); Sohn, John W.. Jr.. Marion (30); Smith, Leroy R., Fair- 
mount; Smith, Frank, Marion; Smith, Edward, Marion; Stout, John W., 
Upland; Stout, George W., Marion (31); Sewall, Samuel Darmouth, 
Marion; Tappan. David, Fairmount (32); Tudor, Roy, Marion (33); Tur- 
ner. Harry F., Van Buren; Vurpillat. William, Marion; Van Devanter, 
R. Spencer, Marion (34); Whitney, John C, Marion; Whitson, Rufus A., 
Jonesboro; Woollen, Murton, Fairmount. 

Recruits — Anderson, Charles W., Swayzee; BoUar, Charles M., Gas 
City; Corn, Clyde Everett, Jonesboro; Daily. Dar D., Jonesboro; Darter, 
Oliver J., Marion: Gaiser, Orval, Van Buren; Ham. Avery Grant, Ma- 
rion: Hobbs, Frank W., Marion (35); Holman, Jesse, Marion; Kendall, 
Madison T., Marion; Opperman. Theodore J., Marion; Payne, Charles 
T., Fairmount; Reed, Harry H., Marion; Seal, John NeAvton, Hackle- 
man; Shearer, Henry Clifford. Jonesboro; Shriber, Robert, Jonesboro 
(36); Smith, Calvin R.. Marion; Waller, Curtis, Marion; Yergin, Pearl D., 
Marion (37). 

(1) Discharged November 13. (2) Promoted from coiiDoral March 20. 
(3) Promoted from corporal March 4. (4) Promoted from corporal No- 
vember 18. (5) Discharged February 10. (6) Promoted from private 
February 18. (7) Promoted from private July 28; died November 9. (8) 
Promoted from private June 28. (9) Promoted from private February 
18. (10) Promoted from private January 11. (11) Promoted from pri- 
vate March 4. (12) Promoted from private March 20. (13) Promoted 
from private November 18; discharged March 31. (14) Promoted from 
private June 28. (15) Promoted from private November 18; discharged 
December 19. (16) Promoted from private June 28. (17) Discharged 
January 30. (18) Appointed October 9. (19) Appointed March 12. (20) 
Discharged December 29. (21) Discharged December 21. (22) Dis- 
charged December 8. (23) Transferred to Hospital Corps November 12. 
(24) Discharged December 22. (25) Discharged January 12. (26) Dis- 
charged Januaiy 17. (27) Transferred to Hospital Corps October 5. 
(28) Discharged November 5. (29) Transferred to Hospital Corps De- 
cember 2G. (30) Discharged March 11. (31) Discharged February 10. 
(32) Discharged January 14. (33) Discharged February 18. (34) Dis- 
charged September 20. (35) Transferred to band December 1. (36) Dis 
charged January 8. (37) Discharged January 30. 



Captain — Lenbart, John ]M., Decatur. 

First Lieutenant — Edington, Solomon C, Decatur (1); Barnhart, 
Charles E., Decatur (2). 

Second Lieutenant — Myers, Richard D., Decatur (3) 

First Sergeant — Bushnell, AVilliam. Decatur (4). 

Quartermaster-Sergeant — Watliius, John W., Decatur (5); Reichart, 
Harry, Decatur (6). 

Sergeants — Roop, Jesse B., Decatur (7); Andrews, John D., Decatur 
(8); Andrews, Louis, Decatur; Steele, Harland, Decatur (9); Ault, John 
C., Decatur (10; Beery, Charles, Adams County (11). 

Corporals — Vaughn, Fred, Decatur (12); Ault, Charles E., Decatur 
(13); Ashbaucher, Henry S., Decatur (14); Bell, Harry E., Decatur (15); 
Bobo, Rollin T.. Decatur (16); Brothers, Charles, Decatur (17); Hudson, 
James F.. Decatur (14); Lee, Jasper, Decatur (17); Macy, Edward B.. 
Monroe (18); Miller, Craig. Decatur (19); Rape, Lewis, Geneva (20); 
Russell, Arthur J., Decatur (19); Werst, Oliver, Monroe (21); Bollinger, 
Arthur O., Hoagland (22); Lipes, Robert B., Hoagland (23). 

Musicians — Kern, John D., Decatur; Gossinger, Frank, Decatur. 

Artificer — Russell, James M., Decatur. 

Wagoners — Foreman, William, Decatur (24); Weimer, Schuyler, De- 
catur (25). 

Privates — Andrews, Leslie B., Decatur; Baker, Jason P., Decatur; 
Barkley, William A., Decatur: Barnett, Ed. Adams County; Barthell, 
Roman, Decatur; Blossom, Dallas E., Indianapolis; Bowers, George, 
Decatur; Broadbeck, Hariy B., Bobo; Burch, Emerson H., Indianapo- 
lis; Burkhead, Cladd, Decatur; Burrell, George W., Decatur; Chilcot, 
James O., Decatur; Closs, Edward M., Decatur; Conrad, George, De- 
catur; Cutting, Arthur P., Decatur; DeVoss, Arlie, Decatur; Everts, 
George H., Decatur; Fisher, Jonas, Decatur; Fuller, Burrton, Adams 
County; Gass, John, Traders Point; Gault, William, Decatur; Good, 
John H., Decatur (26); Gordon, Lorenzo, Decatur; Hale, John, Decatur; 
Hess, Jacob, Adams County; Hower, Charles W., Adams County; 
Hurst, William, Decatur; Kitson, Charles, Decatur; Knoff, Benton, 
Decatur; Myers, Harvey E., Decatur (27); Noll, William, Adams Coun- 
ty; Parrish, French, Decatur; Peterson, Charles, Decatur; Peterson, 
Frank, Adams County; Peterson, Robert S., Decatur (28); Piercy, Jacob 
F., Decatur (29); Quinn, Harry M., Decatur; Railing, Samuel M., Deca- 
tur; Reed, Fred G., Petroleum; Rich, Joseph E., Adams County; Roop, 
Chauncey. Willshire, Ohio; Ruby, Frank, Decatur (26); Sampson, Louis, 
Decatur (30); Shaffer, Ora V., Warsaw (29); Smith, George R., Indian- 
apolis; Suman, Isaiah, Adams County (31j; Toney, Edwaixl, Decatur; 
Tucker, William, Curry ville; Wolford, Roy, Decatur; Wey, Chai'les M., 
Peru; Woodward, Charles, Decatur. 

Recruits — Barber, P^dward R., Decatur; Brandyberry, John H., Mon- 
roe; Buchanan, James S., Decatur; Fisher, Amos S., Decatur; Frank, 
John L., Monmouth; Fulton, Edmund, Decatur; Garwood, John W., 
Decatur; Hahnert, Alfred, Monroe; Hakes, James Z., Pleasant Mills; 
Hanna, John G., Berne; Johnson, Thomas J ..Monroe; Lord, Charles, 
Monmouth (32); Mumma, Charles, Decatur; Mcintosh, Lloyd, Hoagland 
(33); jXIcKinzie, Leonard, Roann (33); Roop, Lorin, Steele; Schiedegger, 
Samuel, Berne; Sims, Samuel L., Decatur; Smith, Frank L., Monroe; 
Tindal, Henry, Decatur; Waggoner, William A., Monmouth; Whitcomb, 
Claude W., Hoagland. 


(1^ Resigned, August 5. (2) Promoted from first lieutenant, August 
10. (3) Promoted from first sergeant. August 10. (4) Promoted from 
sergeant, November 12. (5) Appointed while sergeant, August 28; dis- 
charged January 16. (6) Appointed while sergeant, February 1. (7) Dis- 
charged, January 30. (8) Discharged March 15. (9) Promoted from 
corporal, November 17. (10> Promoted from corporal, February 1. 
(11) Promoted from corporal, March 10. (12) Discharged, March 11. 
(13) Promoted from private, January 2. (14) Promoted from private, 
February 1. (15) Promoted from private, July 8. (16) Promoted from 
private, March 2. (17) Promoted from private, July 7. (18) Promoted 
from private, July 7; discharged, December 15. (19) Promoted from 
private, November 17. (20) Promoted from private, January 2. (21) Pro- 
moted from private. March 16. (22) Promoted from private, March 13. 

(23) Promoted from private, November 17; discharged, February 20. 

(24) Discharged, December 31. (25) Appointed, December 29. (26) Trans- 
ferred to Hospital Corps, November 12. (27) Discharged, February 25. 
(28) Discharged, March 26. (29) Transferred to band. May 25. (30) Dis- 
charged, January 31. (31 ) Transferred to Hospital Corps, November 4. 
(32) Discharged, March 26. (33) Discharged, January 31. 


Captain — Marks, Thomas R., Lafayette. 

First Lieutenant — Glasscock, James L., Lafayette. 

Second Lieutenant — Hubbard, Charles A., Lafayette. 

First Sergeant — McCauley. John P., Lafayette (1). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Penrod, Leander J., Lafayette. 

Sergeants — Newsom, Gilbert P., West Newton (2); McGrath, John C, 
Lafayette; Hopper, Albert M., Lafayette; Hencke, Fred S., Lafayette; 
Throckmorton, O. P., I>afayette (3). 

Corpoi-als — Doyle, John C, Lafayette (4): Eckhart, Frank E., Lafay- 
ette (5); Duffy. George A., Lafayette; Madden, John, Romney; Hogan, 
John T., Lafayette; Lucas, Loyd, Lafayette; Fry, Norman M., Lafay- 
ette (5); Harvey, Louie D., Klondike (6): McKee. John R., Lafayette (7); 
Powers, Robert E., Lafayette (S); Lawson, Charles A., Lafayette (9); 
Marks, Chancellor K., Lafayette (10). 

Musician — Mitchell, Amos, Lafayette (11). 

Artificer — Mills, William H., Lafayette. 

Wagoner — Olinger, Frank, Lafayette (12). 

Privates — Adams, William R., Lafayette; Ball, Seymour, Brookston; 
Barcus, Clarence E., Lafayette; Barry, William M., Lafayette; Bates, 
Hari-y E., Lafayette; Battenberg, Melvin IL, Lafayette; Bowen, 
Thomas W., Lafayette; Cass, Earl R., Lafayette; Chissom, James A., 
Lafayette; Ellsworth, Lawson. Lafayette; Eversole, Jesse V., Lafayette; 
Eldridge, William, Lafayette; Ford, Robert V., Lafayette; Gephart, 
George, Lafayette; Gresham, Floyd A., Lafayette; Grimes, William B., 
Lafayette; Harvey, Oliver W., Klondike: Hedrick, Clarence C, Lafay- 
ette; Hughes, William, Lafayette; Jackson, Edgar V., Lafayette (14); 
Kelm, Herman C. A., Lafayette; Kennel, Frank, Lafayette; Kinsey, 
Reuben L., Lafayette (11); Kopf, JMatthias P., Lafayette; Kummings, 
William F., Lafayette; Kuntzwiler, Clyde, Lafayette; Layton, Alva T., 
Greencastle: Layton. William, Lafayette; Lehmen, William J., Lafay- 
ette; Lucas, Dan R., Lafayette (15); McBroom, Elam R., Lafayette; Mc- 
CuUoch, Rol)ert C, Dayton; McGregor, Charles, Lafayette (16); Mac- 
kessy, William, Lafayette; Menges, Rufus. West Lafayette; Moore, 


Benjamin T. J., Lafayette (17); Nichols, George, Lafayette; Norris, Al- 
bert J.. Lafayette; Nourse, Loring H., Lafayette; Page, James T., La- 
fayette; Pflughaupt. Henry C., Romney; Penrod, Solomon, Lafayette; 
Phillips, Wilber A., Lafayette; Powers, Robert E., Lafayette; Robeson, 
Conrtney V., Lafayette (18); Rosenberger, John W., Dayton; Shaffner, 
Toil, Lafayette (19); Smith, Harry C., Jr., Lafayette; Stanton, William 
B., Lafayette; Stewart, Albert. Indianapolis; Stretch, Harry, Lafayette; 
Taylor, Miles C, Lafayette; Todd, Fred li., Lafayette (20); Vander- 
kleed, Fred O.. Lafayette (21); Wade, Claude, Lafayette; Walsh, Frank 
J.. Lafayette; Warner, Edward F., Lafayette; Werkhoff, Charles A., La- 
fayette; Whitehead, Herbert C, AVest Point; Younker, Frank E., West 

Recruits — Ball, Edward L., Lafayette; Byers, Frank C, Lafayette; 
Dahm. Peter J., Lafayette; Degnan, Thomas, Lafayette; Harris, Joshua 
N., Lafayette; Hauser, Martin, Lafayette; Jenkinsou, Arthur B., Lafay- 
ette; Kelsey, Richard A., Lafayette: Marshall, John L., Lafayette; 
Muun, David, Lafayette; McCauley, Thomas A.. Lafayette (16); Quaco, 
Samuel O., Lafayette; Rhodes, Howard W., Lafayette; Royce, George, 
Lafayette; Siepelt, Charles F. W., Lafayette; Shoup, Fred, Lafayette; 
Smith, Louis H., Lafayette; Storm, Charles H., Lafayette; Stretch, 
Simon H., Lafayette; Southworth, Harry, Lafayette; Sullivan, Michael 
A., Lafayette; Vaudamark, Arlington, Lafayette; Wade, John L., La- 

(1) Promoted from sergeant, November 16. (2) Discharged, January 
30. (3) Promoted from corporal, February 6. (4) Promoted from pri- 
vate, July 23. (5) Promoted from private, December 15. (6) Promoted 
from private, February 6. (7) Promoted from private. May 12. (8) Pro- 
moted from private, December 31; discharged, January 1. (9) Promoted 
from private. January 3. (10) Promoted from private, July 23. (11) Dis- 
charged, March 17. (12) Appointed, March 21. (13) Discharged, Decem- 
ber 31. (14) Transferred to band, July 5: discharged, November 5. 
(15) Discharged. November 20. (16) Transferred to Hospital Corps, No- 
vember 17. (17) Discharged, February 25. (18) Discharged, February 
19. (19) Discharged, November 22. (20) Discharged, March 20. (21) Dis- 
charged, March 21. (22) Discharged, March 26. 


Captain — Wimmer, John R., Wabash. 

First Lieutenant — Reed, Arthur G., Wabash. 

Second Lieutenants — Sayre, Arthur, Wabash (1); Mills, John G., Wa- 
bash (2). 

First Sergeant — Gardner, Andy C, Wabash. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Pearson, Andrew, Wabash. 

Sergeants — Owen, Abner R., Wabash; Malott, Frank, Wabash; Mur- 
phy, Frank, Wabash. 

Corporals — Mills, John, Wabash (3); Little, Ross, Wabash; Stuart, 
George, Wabash (4i; La Salle, Clarence H., Wabash (5); Martin, Fred C, 
Wabash (6); Porter, James O., Wabash (6); Vigus, Edward, Wabash (7); 
Henley, Frank K., Wabash; Seymour, Francis, Wabash; Rogers, Will- 
lam, Danville (8); Sommers, William, Wabash (5); Stewart, Howard, 
Wabash (5); Sullivan, Lawrence, Wabash (5); Williams, Gilbert, Wa- 
bash (8). 

Musicians — Huddleston, W. A., Wabash; Carey, Rome, Wabash (9); 
Sommers, Arthur, Wabash (10). 


Wagoner — Forest, Lou, Wabash (11). 

Artificer — Hale, Arthur, Wabash (12). 

Privates — Augle, Bert, Kellers (13); Anthony, Burt, Wabash (14); 
Bahler, Fred, Wabash; Baldwin, John, Wabash (15); Ballinger, Bert, 
Wabash; Beach, Edward, Wabash; Beeks, Lot, Lagro (16); Bennett, Lay- 
man, Wabash; Bent, Frank, Wabash; Brackeuhammer, Christian, Wa- 
bash; Bradley, Clarence, Wabash; Brady. George, Wabash; Brady, Will- 
iam, AVabash; Carrouthers, Ernest, Wabash (17); Clevell, Charles, Wa- 
bash; Corey, Joseph G., Wabash; Day, Emerson, Wabash; Edwards, 
Duncan, Wabash; Edwards, Ernest, Wabash; Fell, Lawrence, Wa- 
bash (18); Flinn, Jerry, Wabash (14); Gardner, Glenn, Wabash; Gard- 
ner, Holland, Wabash (20); Harris, Bert, Lafayette; Hobson, Fred, Wa- 
bash; Hunter, Harry B., Wabash; Jackson, Leauder, Wabash; Johnson, 
Edward, Wabash; Jones, Frank, Wabash; Jones, Porter G., Wabash (21); 
Kendall, Warren, Wabash; Knight, Vernon, Wabash (22); Lassond, Will- 
iam, Wabash; Long, Chester, Wabash; Miller, Lester K., Miami County; 
Owens, Frank, Wabash (23); Palmer, Amos, AVabash; Printy, Everett, 
Wabash; Rose, Edward, AA^abash (24); Ripley, Clarence, AVabash; Smith. 
Charles L., AA^abash; Schilly, Prank, South Bend; Sehuar, Gilbert, AVa- 
bash; Shanahan. George, AVabash; Smith, Hugh, Bluffton (25); Summer- 
land, .John, AVabash; Stewart, Robert, AVabash; Sutter, John AA"., AVa- 
bash; Thomas, Howard, AA'abash; Tower, Fred. AA^abash; AA^ibel, Frank, 
Tocsin; AVoods, Clyde, AVabash (26); AVeber, AVilliam, AVabash; AValter, 
Fred, AA^abash (27); Williams, Benjamin, AA'abash. 

Recruits — Anderson, William, La Gro; Berry, Clarence R., Wabash; 
Blair, John, AVabash (28); Cover, Claude, AVabash; Curnutt, Chester, 
La Gro; Follis, Arthur, AA'abash; Fosnough, Nelson, Wabash (29); Gray, 
Vasy, Wabash; Hammes, Fred, Wabash; Hoover, Roy ^y., AA'abash (30); 
Ivoiy, John, AA'abash; Lininger, Clarence, AVabash; Alader, Albert F., 
AVabash; Mariner, Ernest, AA'abash; Mariner, Herbert, AA^abash; Miller, 
Ross, Wabash; McCune, Charles, AA^abash; McQuade, Hugh, AA^abash; 
Oswalt, Charles F., Wabash (31); Reed, Otto A., AVabash (32); Reed, 
John T., AA^abash (32); Ross. Arch, Wabash (33); Schriver, Daniel A., 
AVabash; Spaulding, EYank, Wabash; StaufCer, Owen, Wabash; 
Straughn, Hugh. Wabash. 

(1) Discharged, February 1. (2i Promoted from sergeant, February 
1. (3) Appointed from musician, December 29. (4) Appointed from ar- 
tificer. July 1. (5) Promoted from private. July 1. (6) Promoted from 
private, March 15. (7) Discharged, January 30. (8) Promoted from pri- 
vate, December 29. (9) Transferred to band, December 1. (10) Ap- 
pointed from private, December 29. (11) Appointed, Alay 12. (12) Ap- 
pointed, July 1. (13) Discharged, (Jctober 1. (14) Discharged, January 
5. (15) Discharged, March 26. (16) Discharged, October 8. (17) Dis- 
charged September 26. (18) Discharged, October 8. (19) Discharged, 
February 23. (20) Discharged, February 2. (21) Discharged, Alarch 9. 
(22) Discharged, March 19. (23) Discharged, February 22. (24) Dis- 
charged, March 12. (25) Discharged, July 22. (26) Transferred to 
Hospital Corps, October 19. (27) Discharged, February 16. (28) Dis- 
charged, January 4. (29) Discharged. January 30. (30) Discharged. 
January 25. (31) Discharged, March 26. (32) Transferred from Com- 
pany H, .Tune 25. (33) Discharged, March 12. 


Captains— Brunn, Charles F., Bluffton (1); Johnson, Henrv, Bluff- 
ton (2); Brown. H. Clyde, Bluffton (3). 


First Lieutenants — Push, Charles, Bluff ton (4); Burgan, Lester A., 
Blufftou (5). 

Second Lieutenant — Tangemann, Fred J.. Bluffton (6). 

First Sersjeant — Kress, Jacob M., Ft. Wayne (7). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Pence, Samuel, Bluffton (8). 

Sergeants— Britt. Jacob, Bluffton: Myers. Dillon, Bluffton (9); Mc- 
Cormick, John W.. Blufftou; Wasson, Bert, Bluffton (10). 

Corporals— Bonham, Carl, Bluffton (11); Bennett, Orlando, Bluffton; 
Brunn, Walter, Bluffton (12); Jones, William G., Bluffton; Smith, N, 
Frank, Bluff'ton; Earnst, Will W., Bluffton (12); Hackney, Charles A., 
Bluffton (13); Johnson E. M., Bluffton (12); O'Neill, Charles. Bluff- 
ton (10); Thomas, Ralph, Bluffton (14); Worster, S. Louis, Bluft"ton (14). 
Travis, Harry M., Bluffton (12). 

Musicians — Stewart, William, Warsaw (15); Hathaway, Carl T., 
AA'arsaw (15); Ferguson, W. E., Blufftou (16); Bray, Jesse, Bluffton (17); 
Hammond, A. C, Murray (18). 

Artificer — Bennett, Ruben, Bluffton. 

Wagoner — Hart, George W., Poneto. 

Privates — Baughman, William J., Bluffton; Bays, Charles W., Bluff'- 
ton; Buckles, Clifton C, Bluft"ton; Christ, Jesse, Craigville; Cotton, Mar- 
shall S., Blufftou: Davis. Bruce W., Bluffton; De Hart, James E., Bluff- 
tou; Dunn, Charles R., Bluffton; Egglestou, H. Taylor, Bluff'ton; Eggle- 
ston, H. Grant, Bluff'ton; EhrsauT. Paul, Bluff'ton (19); Ellsworth, 
Charles, Petroleum; Frank, Joseph W., Montpelier; Graf, John, Bluff- 
ton; Houtz, Henry L., Bluffton; Hesher, Bert M., Bluffton; Hesher, 
William D., Bluffton (20); Huffman, Charles, Bluffton; Hurt, Jacob H., 
Bluffton; Jones, S. Keller, Potieto; Kapp, Frank, Bluffton; Keagle, 
Thomas, Pennville: Kerfoot, Thomas, Bluffton; Kreep, Forest L., Bluff- 
ton (21); Lewis. Frank, Bluff'ton; Lopsigar, Charles, Bluff'ton; McCor- 
mick, Frank. Bluffton; Maddox, Archibald. Bluffton (22); Milholland, 
Henry, Bluffton; Masterson, John A., Bluffton; Morrow, Joseph, Penn- 
ville; Mosure, Charles A., Bluffton; Moore, Frank, Bluff'ton; Morgan, 
Edward C, Bluffton: Morehead, Charles F., Bluffton; Murphy, W. 
Hempton. Montpelier (23); Nolan, Thomas H., Montpelier; O'Donnell, 
Harry, Montpelier; Palmer, William E., Warren (24); Phillips, Bert, 
Bluffton; Priest, Howard, Bluffton; Rhine, William, Pennville (25); Rine- 
hart, Vernon, Bluffton (26); Ripple, Elmer E.; Bluff'ton; Schlegel, Jacob, 
Bluffton; Schnurr, George, Bluffton (27); Sinninger, Cal, Warren; Skin- 
ner, Clark W., Petroleum (28); Suiter, Bert, Fiat; Wilhelm, Frederick, 
Bluffton; Williams, John E., Domestic; Wilson, Edgar M., Pennville; 
Wisner, Sharp, Bluffton. 

Recruits — Angel. Williaiu T., Bluffton (29); Barr, James Homer, 
Bluffton; Barrett, John. Bluffton: Burgner, D. Harry, Bluffton: Bixler, 
Harry, Bluffton; Brickley, Philo M., Bluffton; Brickley, Samuel J., Bluff- 
ton; Cotton, Ralph C, Bluffton; Cookerly. RoUie, Bluffton; Hackett, Den- 
nis A., Bluffton; Hill, George R., Bluff'ton: Mosiu-e, Edward L., Bluffton; 
Morris, William D., Bluffton; McBride, Carl W., Bluffton; McGinness, 
A. Earl, Bluffton; Reiff. AVilliam H., Bluffton; Studabaker, Clem, Vera 
Cruz; Tribolet, (Jeorge, Bluffton; Wasmuth, Hairy R., Bluffton; Weaver, 
Oris, Bluffton: Weaver, Roy H., Bluff'ton; Wisner, Horace L., Bluffton; 
Yarger, William J., Bluffton. 

(1) Resigned. January 4. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant, Jan- 
uary 5, and discharged, .January 31. (3) Promoted from first sergeant, 
February 1. (4i Resigned, January 28. (5) Promoted from quartermas- 
ter sergeant, January 5. (6) Promoted from corporal to sergeant, Jan- 


uary 13; to second lieutenant, January 28. (7) Promoted from ser- 
geant, February 24. (8) Promoted from sergeant. (9) Promoted from 
corporal, February 24. (lOi Promoted from private, February 24. 
(11) Promoted from private, February 3. (12) Promoted from private, 
June 29. (13) Promoted from private, January 28. (14) Promoted from 
private, November 5. (15) Transferred to band. May 25. (16) Ap- 
pointed, June 29. (17) Appointed. March 10. (18) Appointed, January 7. 
(19) Discharged, February 14. (20) Discharged, February 18. (21) Dis- 
charged, January 29. (22) Discharged, January 30. (23) Discharged, 
December 28. (24) Transferred to Signal Corps. October 2. (25) Dis- 
charged, September 30. (26) Transferred to Hospital Corps, November 
4. (27) Discharged, October 8. (28) Discharged, February 21. (29) Dis- 
charged, August 12. 


Captain — Derr, Elmer E., Ossian. 

First Lieutenant — Wilson, Floyd It., Ossian. 

Second Lieutenant — Mills, George M., Ossian. 

First Sergeant — Allen, Stanley, Ossian. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Todd. Levi A., Ossian (1). 

Sergeants — Allen, Lafayette, Ossian; Deam. Warner J., Ossian; 
Hoopengardner, Wilson, Ossian; Norris, Palmer O., Roanoke; Duncan, 
William A., Montpelier (2). 

Corporals — Deam, Charles, Ossian (3); Beaty, Harry W., Ossian; 
Foughty, Frank E., Ossian; Beaty, Victor IL, Ossian; Glass, Fred, 
Ossian (4); Hai-tley, Frank, Montpelier (4); Koous, James P., Ossian (4); 
Wolfcale, Davis W., Uniondale; McAfee, Ernest, Kingland (5). Cole- 
man, Alfred, Montpelier (6); Foster, Clio D., Montpelier (5); Piggott, 
Frank, Montpelier (6). 

Musicians — Allen, Marion P., Ossian (7); Wagner, Clyde, Ossian; 
Reed, Harry C, Montpelier (8). 

Artificer — Hedge, Edv\^ard, Montpelier (9). 

Privates — Alberson, Dennis, Montpelier; Alberson, Samuel, Ossian; 
Baker, Ira D.. Zanesville; Barnes, William D., Montpelier; Bowman, 
Otis T., Ossian (15); Cartwright.Jas.S., Montpelier; Clark, Frank; Ossian; 
Crosbie, Rule J., Montpelier; Growl, Charles ("., Ossian; DoUmau, Will- 
iam E., Poe (10); Fatscher, Henry, Ossian; Fuchshuber, Gottlieb C, 
Ossian; Greider. Sherman; Warsaw (11); Grames, James C, Ossian; 
Harris, Leon. Montpelier; Hayes, Floyd, Ossian; Hency, John, Ossian; 
Hoopengardner, Marion, Ossian; Johnson, Bert, Ossian; Johnson, Samuel, 
Tocsin;Kerr, J. A., Montpelier; Lawrence, Luther, Montpelier; Lininger, 
Frank, Ossian; Lucas, Converse T., Ossian (12); Lutz, Cassius, Poe; Mc- 
Clish, Charles, Montpelier; McKinsie, Josepli !>., Ossian; Miller, Ernest, 
Kingsland; Milliken, James A., Ossian; Millington, Albert, Tocsin; Mills. 
Charles R., Ossian; Mills, Fred. Kingsland; Mills, Robert L., Ossian; 
Mitchell, James A., Prospect; Murphy, Samuel J., Montpelier; Norris, 
Marion L., Roanoke; Nolan, John, Hartford City; Potee, .Tohn, Ossian; 
Pugh, Otto A., Montpelier; Reece, Jacob, Sheldon; Reed, John W., Wells 
County; Riley, Frank L., Sheldon; Snarr, Franklin B., Wells County; 
Shock, Alexander B., Montpelier; Simmons, George P., Ossian; Storms, 
Daniel K., Roll; Swaim, Charles T., Ossian; Tinsley, Charles N. ; Mont- 
pelier; Twibell, Edward, Montpelier; Tisron, Robert F., Ossian; Tur- 
nock, Samuel, Montpelier; Walker, Calvin, Sheldon; Walker, William, 
Sheldon; Wickins, George H., Ossian: Wilmington, George H., Ossian; 


Wilmington. DeCamp F., Prospect; AVilson, Frank, Uniondale; Wilson, 
John P., Montpelier; Wilson James L., Sheldon; Woods, James L., Shel- 
don; Woods, Dewey, Sheldon; Woods, Artemas, Sheldon. 

Recruits — Barchman, Arthur, Keystone; Cunningham, Everett A., 
Montpelier; Cronjn, Sylve.ster, Hartford City; Cronin, David, Hartford 
City; Donaldson, Wesley, Montpelier; Fultz, Ellis, Montpelier; Mote, 
Harry T., IMontpelier; Murphy. Charles O., Montpelier; Murphy, Charles, 
Montpelier (13); McTaggertt, Jesse A., Roanoke; Schenck, Benjamin M., 
Bradford, Pa.: Shamberger, Emmor, Hartford City; Shields, Fred E., 
Montpelier (14); Stroup, William H., Montpelier: Swindler, James, Roll; 
Thomas, Grant. Montpelier; Ward, Charles, Hartford City; Wilson, Will- 
iam, Montpelier; Williams, John, Montpelier. 

(1) Discharged January 31. (2) Promoted from corporal January 8. 
(3) Promoted from private December 1. (4) Promoted from private July 
13. (5) Promoted from private January 31. (6) Promoted from private 
December 1. (7) Transferred to band May 25; discharged January 30. 
(8) Appointed December 31. (9) Appointed December 28. (10) Trans- 
ferred to Hospital Corps November 4. (11) Transferred to baud May 25. 
(12) Died November 7. (13) Discharged January 31. (14) Transferred to 
Hospital Corps October 14. (15) Discharged January 31. 


Captain — Harrison. Joseph R., Columbia City. 

First Lieutenant — Tjinvill, David Swan, Cohxmbia City. 

Second Lieiitenant — Clapham, Lloyd D.. Columbia City. 

First Sergeant — Gallivan, Thomas, Columbia City (1); Clapham, Si- 
mon P., Columbia City (2). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Washburn, John L., Columbia City (3); 
Wallace, Byron P., Columbia City (4). 

Sergeants — Malone, Otis, Columbia City; Reece. Doctor J., Columbia 
City (5); Erdmann, August E., Columbia City; Clapham, John T., Co- 
lumbia City (6); Brown, Edwin M., Columbia City (7); Warner, Way- 
mah, S., Whitley (8). 

Corporals — Gardner. William F., Columbia City (9); Kronk, Charles, 
Churubusco (10); Clark, Walter L., Columbia City (11); Corse, Alfred E., 
Columbia City (12); Cotton, Elmer K., Churubusco (13); Croxton, Daniel 
C, Coesse (14); Fuller, Jethro, Logansport (14); Holbrook, Charles F., 
Columbia City (15); Kinney, James R.. Churubusco (15); Markley, Spur- 
geon N.. Columbia City (12); Miller, Horace W., Columbia City (16); 
Pence, Elmer E., Collins (12): Squires, Horatio H.. Churubusco (17); 
Yontz, Ralph, Columbia City (12). 

Musicians — Ferren, Ph'lip, Columbia City (18): Myers. Christian D., 
Columbia City (19): Squires. Oliver P. M., Churubusco (20). 

Artificer— Waterfall, Fred S., Columbia City. 

Wagoner — Iloose. William, Columbia City. 

Privates — Anthes, Adolph, Columbia City; Binkley, Daniel, Colum- 
bia City; Binkley. Lewis. Columbia City; Brenneman, Franklin R., 
Columbia City (21); Brown, Erwin L., Columbia City (22); Bryan, How- 
ard, Columbia City; Chapman, Carlos D., Columbia City; Connolly, 
John, Huntington; Croy, Daniel, South Whitley; Croy, James, South 
Whitley; Dull. Charles, Collins; Erb, Howard, Gilead; FuUam, John, 
Churubusco; Graves, Edward. Columbia City: Groesbeck, Fred, Colum- 
bia City; Gross, Raymond, Churubusco; (xrove, Laurtes IL, South Whit- 
ley; Haynes, Jedd, Columbia City: Hammontree, Joseph, Columbia 


City (23); Harshbarger, Paul, Coesse; Jackson, Lawrence E., Ohurubus- 
co; Jellison, Floyd O., South Whitley; Jellison, Robt. A., South Whit- 
ley; Johnston, Jas., Churubusco; Long, Peter J., Logansport; Lowry, Al- 
bert S., Indianapolis; Mitten, P^'rank L., Seattle, Wash. (25); Monroe, 
Stephen L., Columbia City; More, Charles H., Columbia City; Myers, 
Ira Sankey, Columbia City; Nott, George W., Collins; Norris, Fred, 
South Whitley; Pickard, Walter H., Alexandria; Rapp, Fred, Churu- 
busco; Rapp. John, Churubusco: Reid, Ralph, Rossville; Ruckman, 
Charles F., Columbia City (26); Russel, Earl D., Collins; Shafer, Calvin, 
Columbia City; Slentz, Brodie, Columbia City; Slesmau, William H., 
Columbia City; Smith, Mell C, Logansport; Smoots, John, Upper San- 
dusky. Ohio; Souder, El, Columbia City; Vernon, Nathaniel E., Logans- 
port (27); Wallace. Frank M., Columbia City (28); Webber, Harry E., 
Wabash; Whiteleather, John F., Columbia City (29); Winegardner, 
Adrian, Columbia City. 

Recruits — Baker, Judson, Columbia City (30); Barr, Alfred F., Co- 
lumbia City; Bun tain. Alva, Larwill; Butler, Richard, Columbia City; 
Brown, Eli, Columbia City (31); Brand, Charles C, Columbia City (32); 
Clark, Frank L., Coesse (26); Curtis, Elmer, Larwill; Crowel, Sal, Co- 
lumbia City: Crowel, Charles O., Columbia City; Eastman, Clarence, 
Larwill; Fletcher, James, Columbia City: Ferguson, Charles M., Colum- 
bia City; Garty, Robert W., Columbia City; Gilbert, Willis, Columbia 
City; Kane, John, Columbia City (31; Klingaman, Gid, Columbia City; 
Nott, Frank, Churubusco (33); Miller, Harry W., Columbia City; Nies- 
wonger, Elza, Columbia City; Pine, Charles R., Columbia City; Prugh. 
Raymond, Larwill; Rindfusz, Clyde, Columbia City; Waugh, Harvey 
E., Collins. 

(1) Discharged November 14. (2) Promoted from sergeant November 
14. (3) Discharged Februaiy 5. (4j Promoted from sergeant Februaiy 
14. (5) Discharged November 14. (6) Promoted from corporal November 
14. (7) Promoted from corporal November 22; discharged March 1. 
(8) Promoted from corporal jNIarch 9. (9) Discharged November 14. (10) 
Transferred to band December 1; discharged December 5. (11) Pro- 
moted from private February 18. (12) Promoted from private June 28. 
(13) Promoted from private November 14. (14) Promoted from private 
November 22. (15) Promoted from private February 8. (16) Promoted 
from private October 17. (17) Promoted from private March 8. (18) 
Transferred to band May 25. (19) Transferred to band May 25; dis- 
charged January 14. (20) Appointed June 1. (21) Discharged March 4. 
(22^ Discharged March 1. (23) Discharged October 6. (24) Transferred 
to Hospital Corps November 12. (25) Discharged January 20. (26) Dis- 
charged February 10. (27) Discharged November 1. (28) Transferred 
to band December 1. (29) Discharged April 4. (30) Died December 4. 
(31) Discharged January 30. (32) Discharged December 12. (33) Dis- 
charged December 20. 


Captain — Sharp, Charles A., Warsaw. 
First Lieutenant — Hinkley, Edwin G., Ft. Wayne. 
Second Lieutenant — Hughes, William L., Warsaw. 
First Sergeant — Hafert. William J., Warsaw. 
Quarrermaster Sergeant — Kehler, Herbert, Warsaw. 
Sergeants — Egner, Martin M., Warsaw; Foulke, Erwood B., War- 
saw (]); Sapp, Silas C, Warsaw (2); Scott, Allen C, North Webster (3); 


Bennett, James M., Warsaw {A); Davis, Fred, Warsaw (5); Pepper, 
James W., Warsaw (6). 

Corporals — Lehman, Edgar E., Warsaw; Meek, John C, Warsaw; 
Lehman, Herbert C, Warsaw (7); Minear, Melviu W., Claypool (8); 
Dwyer, Thomas, Monticello (9); Miller, Than., Warsaw (10; Mote, Fred 
B., Warsaw (10); Phillips, Homer B., Warsaw (11); Philpot, Ernest E., 
Warsaw (12); Ripple, Edwin M., Warsaw (10); Se Cheverell, Claude D., 
Warsaw (13); Smith, Oliver P., Warsaw (14); Williams, John S., Wa- 
bash (12^ 

Musician — Wilcox, Maurice, Warsaw (15). 

Artificer — Hall, Foster, North Webster (16); Carr, Verne V., War- 
saAV (17). 

Privates — Adams, Charles W., Atwood; Aller, John, Warsaw; Babb, 
Eben H., Monticello; Baugher, Noah, North "Webster (18); Bell, Isaac N., 
Hecla; Bird, Clarence. Pierceton; Brubaker, Walter, Warsaw; Bumhour, 
Alva W., Warsaw; Chilcott. Garfield, Monticello: Coffeen, Earl A., Troy, 
Ohio; Coyner, Earl, Merom (15); Delia, Thomas A., Warsaw (19); Dun- 
fee, George C, ]Monticello; Gorsline, Charles E.. Kewanna; Hill, San- 
ford, Warsaw; Kilmer, Orville, Mentone; Kuhn, Ira, North Webster (20); 
LaFoUette, Howard, Warsaw; Lehman, Alonzo A., Warsaw; Linton. 
Charles E., Logansport (21); Longacre, Lewis, Warsaw; Loveday, 
George D., AVarsaw; McCarter. Charles ]M., Warsaw; McClintic, Mar- 
tin, North Webster; Maguire, Ulysses S., Warsaw (22); Matthews, John 
C. Warsaw; Mulford. Roy, Warsaw (21); Neff, Howard, Warsaw; New- 
comb, Edward, Atwood: Orcutt, Amos, Etna Green; Or- 
cutt, Beannah T., Etna Green; Paul, Hamilton B., War- 
saw (23); Rankin, Henry F., Monticello; Rhodes, Harry O., 
North Manchester: Ryland. Thomas, Warsaw (24); Sandford, Isaac R., 
Indianapolis (25); Schade, Conrad, Warsaw; Scott, Ernest L., Warsaw; 
Seymour, Vernie, Monticello; Shock, George, North Webster; Simpson, 
Otho. Center: Sloane, Roy, Warsaw (26); Sloane, Wilbur, Warsaw; 
Smith, Fred E., Monticello; Smith, Worley, North Webster; Snoke, 
Andrew J., North Webster; Spielman, Don J., Indianapolis; Stuart, 
Donald, Warsaw; Swihart, Fred, Hecla; Vanator, Edward, Warsaw 
(27): Ward, George B., Warsaw; White. Frank, Warsaw (15); Wilcox, 
Ardon C. Warsaw; Wilcox, James A., Warsaw (28); Wilcoxon, Emery, 

Recruits — Anderson, Myron HoUis, Whitley County; Bockman, John 
C, South Bend; Bowman, Daniel A., Leesburg; Brown, Lewis W., Wa- 
bash; Carver, James E., Irvington (29); Chapman, Clark, Mentone; 
Coleman. Louis E., Warsaw; Foote, Joel W., Warsaw; Harris, Scott E., 
Warsaw: Hatm, George C, Warsaw: Harter. Charles F.. Noble County; 
Kiste, Charles M., Warsaw; Keith, Harry E., Warsaw; Kuhn, .Arthur, 
North Webster; Moore, Roy, Warsaw; McLaughlin, William, Wabash; 
McCleary, George, Warsaw; McVicker, George, Warsaw (27); Ply, Wil- 
liam, Wabash: Powers, Charles A., Warsaw; Sarber, Curtis S., Men- 
tone (26): Sherburn, Elliot, Warsaw; Stewart, Charles H., Indianapolis 
(30); Watson, William D., Etna Green; Wiley, Hiram, Warsaw. 

(1) Discharged January 4. (2) Died September 15. (3) Discharged 
November 14. (4^ Promoted from corporal September 15. (5) Promoted 
from corporal February 23. (6) Promoted from corporal January 1. 
(7) Discharged January 4. (8) Promoted from wagoner January 1. (9) 
Promoted from private December 19. (10) Promoted from private July 
1. (11) Promoted from private August 12. (12) Promoted from private 
February 1. (13) Promoted from private May 12; dischai'ged December 


15. (14) Promoted from private September 18. (15) Transferred to band 
May 25. (16) Discharged December 16. (17) Appointed January 1. (18) 
Discharged January 4. (19) Discharged October 25. (20) Discharged 
October 9. (21) Transferred to Hospital Corps November 7. (22) Dis- 
charged October 24. (23) Died June 14. (24) Discharged January 13. 
(25) Transferred to Hospital Corps July 19. (26) Discharged February 
1. (27) Discharged March 31. (28) Transferred to Hospital Corps No- 
vember .1. (29) Discharged March 4. (30) Discharged November 26. 


Captain — Dyer, George, Tipton (1); Van Buskirk, Robert M., Tip- 
ton (2V 

First Lieutenant — Knee, George, Tipton (3). 

Second Lieutenant — Barlow, Jesse H., Tipton (4). 

First Sergeant — Matthews. Horace S., Tipton (5). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Russell, James, Tipton (6). 

Sergeants — Mount, Cleo, Tipton (7); Grishaw, Edwin, Sharpsville 
(8); Bues. Harry. Atlanta (9); Mitchell, Harry, Tipton; Gifford, Allan, 
Tipton (10). 

Corporals — Alexander. Dillon, Elwood (11); McKay, Otho, Sharps- 
ville (12V, Wolverton, Willard N., Tipton (13); Haskett, Robert, Tipton 
(14); Brothers, William. Elwood (15); Phares, Harry, Tipton; Dowell, 
George, Terre Haute (16); Eaton, Elbert, Sharpsville (17); Lane, George 
L., Tipton (18); Law. Clarence, Tipton (19); Napier, Walter, Elwood (20); 
Smith, Alphos O., Tipton (16); Snider, Charles, Cloverdale (19); Tenny- 
son, Jacob J., Tipton (17); Zauss, Charles, Sharpsville (21); Kramer, 
Francis, Elwood (19); Rice, Frank, Tipton (19). 

Musicians — Brook, Elmer L., Warsaw (22); Hassel, Elmer L.. War- 
saw (22); Hutchins, Harry, Springfield, Ohio (23); McCreary, William, 
Tipton (24). 

Artificer — Henderson, William, Elwood (25). 

Privates — Altmeyer, John J., Elwood; Andrews, Nalzo, Elwood (26); 
Basey. Morton, Tipton; Barbo, Walter, Elwood; Brothers, William, El- 
wood; Burnes, p]dward, Tipton; Coyle, Cullodin, Elwood (27); Cox, 
Theodore, Tipton (28); Cook, Artie Walter, Tipton; Douglass, Edward, 
Elwood; Douglass, Harry, Elwood; Furry, Clem, Tipton; Fields. Estes, 
Tipton; Franklin, Charles B., Sharpsville (29); Grishaw, George, Sharps- 
ville; Gillian, James, Tipton (30); Garretson, Edward E., Elwood; Her- 
man, Hari-y, Tipton; Henry. Jasper, Tipton; Hoback, Frank, Sharps- 
ville; Justice, Harry, Tipton; Jarrett. Fred, Tipton (28); Kennedy, Wil- 
liam, Elwood; Kapphan, Gustave, Elwood; Long, LeRoy, Tipton (28; 
Lamb, Peter W., Elwood: Lovejoy, James L., Kokomo (31); Logan, 
Frank, Tipton (28); Leach. Charles, Tipton (82); McNew, David, Tip- 
ton; TNIoreland, Buzz, Indianapolis; Martin, George, Elwood; Norris, 
Jesse, Tipton; Norris, John, Tipton; Phillips, William, Atlanta; Pan- 
cake, Harry, Indianapolis: Peal, Peter, Elwood; Partlow, Monroe, Tip- 
ton; Pickerel, Oliver, Sharpsville; Rhoades, William, xVtlanta; Recobs, 
Fred,' Tipton; Spaulding, Jerry. Sharpsville; Seright, Dilver, Tipton; 
Swartz, Daniel, Murray; Taylor. Elmer, Tipton; Tobin, William, Tip- 
ton; Thurman, RoUa, Elwood; Temple, William T., Dearborn County 
(33); Umphreys, Howard, Sharpsville: Vawter, George, Tipton (34); 
Wilson, Claude, Tipton. 

Recruits — Bailey, William, Sharpsville: Campbell, Carl M., Gold- 
smith: D.ay, William, Groomsville; Dever. Hiram, Hobbs Station; Gor- 

Sergt. Silas C. Sapp 
Corp. Homer W. Engle 

Frank O. Eckerle 
on the roll of honor 

Samuel I_. Petro 
Corp. J. A. Bales 



bit. Benjamin, Slieridan; Hedriclc, Henry, Tipton; Honeas, Dan, Sharps- 
ville; Kennedy, George, Hobbs; Mattbews, Otto, Tipton; Mossman, 
George, Tipton: Nelson, William, Tipton; Paul, Gussie, Sberidan; Pick- 
ett, Albert W., Tipton (35); Philpott, Tbeodore, Groomsville; Purvis, 
Charles W., AViles (36); Redd, Antoine, Kempton; Rubusb, Carl, Sbarps- 
ville (37); Russell Isaac, Sharpsville; Snider. Otto, Tipton; Woodruff, 
Clarence, Tipton. 

(1) Resigned November 18. (2) Promoted from first lieutenant No- 
vember 20. (3) Promoted from second lieutenant November 20. (4) 
Promoted from first sergeant November 20. (5) Promoted from ser- 
geant December 19. (6) Promoted from artificer October 4. (7) Pro- 
moted from corporal December 19. (8) Promoted from corporal August 
12. (9) Promoted from corporal December 31. (10) Transferred to Hos- 
pital Corps December 30. (11) Transferred to Hospital Corps October 
23. (12) Promoted from wagoner April 4. (13) Discharged January 13. 
(14) Promoted from private October 19. (15) Promoted from private 
December 19; discharged March 14. (16j Promoted from private Febru- 
ary 1. (17) Promoted from private August 12. (18) Transferred to Sig- 
nal Corps November 5. (19) Pi'omoted from private July 13. (20) Pro- 
moted from private December 31. (21) Promoted from private March 
14. (22) Transferred to band May 26. (23) Appointed December 30. 
(24) Appointed November 20. (25) Appointed October 4. (26) Died 
August 18. (27) Transferred to Hospital Corps November 13. (28) Dis- 
charged March 27. (29) Discharged February 24. (30) Discharged 
January 31. (31) Transferred to Hospital Corps July 10. (32) Trans- 
ferred to Hospital Corps October 29. (33) Transferred to Hospital Corps 
October 22. (34) Died October 9. (35) Discharged January 4. (36) Dis- 
charged March 18. (37) Discharged December 16. 


Captain — Lee. Orison, P., Indianapolis. 

First Lieutenant — Wood, Leonard F., Huntington. 

Second Lieutenant — Spencer. Herbert B.. Huntington. 

First Sergeant — Bloss, William I-L, Muncie. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Creamer, Edgar R., Huntington. 

Sergeants — Hadley, Otis W.. Huntington; JNIorford, William S., 
Huntington; Beel. Tliomas W., Huntington: Slusser, Charles A., Hunt- 
ington; Mitchell, Walter S., Huntington (2). 

Corporals — Powell, Howard O., Peru (3); Saylor, Levi, Huntington; 
Gibler, Elias, Huntington (4); Richards, Calvin B., Huntington; Bow- 
man, Walter O., Muncie: Glenn, Robert R., Huntington (5); Kern, Fred 
G., Andrews (5); Kunce, Oren H., Huntington (6); Lovill, Clarence, 
Huntington (7»; Plasterer, Charles H.. Huntington (8); Sprinkle, Ches- 
ter L., Huntington (9); Toopes, Eugene O., Huntington (6); Commons, 
Alexander C, Logansport (10); Shock, Edward A.. Huntington (9); 
Steele, Carl P., Huntington (6 and 11). 

Musicians — Parry, AValter B.. Huntington; Bolinger. Bert, Bippus 
(12); Day, Ray, Akron (13). 

Aritflcer — Keiser. Oscar L., Huntington. 

Wagoners — Snyder, Henry H., Huntington (14); Cook, John F., 
Huntington (15). 

Privates — Altenbach, Henry S., Huntington (16); Altenbach, Wil- 
fiam G., Huntington; Anson, Bert, Huntington; Baity, Edward S., Peru; 
Brown, John M., Huntington; Brown, George V., Wheatfield; Brubaker, 


Charles R., Huntington; Burman, William C, Huntington; Bretbruu- 
ner, William W., Rochester; Bucher, Charles M., Huntington; Cole, 
Thomas J., Huntington; Duff, Aaron J., Markle; Elser, Harvey W., 
Huntington; Eggimann. Charles F., Huntington; Faurote, Charles E., 
Green Oak; Fulton, Hubert M., Hmitington; Fetters, Earhart, Hunt- 
ington: Ferguson, George W., Huntington; Fisher, Harry, Huntington; 
Graves, Robert, Franklin; Hier, Mathew W., Huntington; Hughes, 
Howard H., Huntington; Jacobs, Fay, Huntington; Klein, John J., 
Huntington; Kitt, Milton J., Huntington; Kumler, Oliver M., Grass- 
creek; Klein, Lon S., Huntington (17); Lyon, Clarence, Huntington; 
Lamoree. Ray, Akron (18); Leicht, AVilliam, Huntington; Lew, Burt E., 
Huntington; Layman, Wilbur, Huntington: Morgan, William J., Hunt- 
ington: Miller, Charles R., Huntington; INIcLeau, John F., Gilead: 
Pressel, Ira O., Huntington; Reifert, Otto, Huntington; Reed, Fred, 
Huntington; Rosebrough, Frank, Huntington (19); Rathgeber, Jacob 
W., Huntington; Robinson, John C, ARron; Spigelmyre, Ford E., Hunt- 
ington; Stickle. Samuel, Huntington (20); Sober, Oliver, Huntington; 
Smith, Odis, Huntington; Suoke, William H., Huntington; Simonton, 
Herman B.. Huntington (23); Shamp, Carl, Akron; Thrasher, Benjamin 
G.. Huntington (18): Tertlinger, Herman O., Huntington (21); Voght, 
Edward M., Huntington; Wright, Harvey W.. Huntington; Whitehurst, 
Jacob W., Warren; Yeater, Rutherford H., Huntington. 

Recruits — AUes. .Joseph W., Huntington; Baker, Edward F., Hunt- 
ington; Boehner, John, Huntington; Burman, Herman, Huntington; 
Custard, John F.. Plum Tree; Culler. William H., Huntington (22); 
Drabenstot, Frank, Huntington (22); Erlenbaugh, William, Huntington; 
Fetters, Samuel, Huntington: Fryer, John F., Huntington; Gusman, 
Abraham L., Huntington; Hippensteel, Harvey R.. Makin; Johnson. 
Leroy, Huntington: Kesler, Herman, Huntington; Kitt, Morton, Hunt- 
ington; Mayne, Robert C, Huntington; Miller, William H., Huntington; 
Myers, John W., Huntington; Pfeifer, George D., Huntington; Strauss, 
Leroy W., Huntington (23); Stalder, Henry W., Huntington; Sprinkle, 
Roscoe M., ilakin. 

(1) Discharged January 10. (2) Promoted from corporal March 1. 
(3) Discharged February 24. (4) Discharged ]March 30. (5) Promoted 
from private June 25. (6) Promoted from private July 24. (7) Pro- 
moted from private December 11. (8) Promoted from private March 1. 
(9) Promoted from private February 1. (10) Promoted from private 
October 25. (11) Discharged November 29. (12) Discharged March 14. 
(13) Appointed January 11. (14) Discharged October 26. (15) Appointed 
October 26. (16) Died July 30. (17) Transferred to Signal Corps July 
11. (18) Discharged January 30. (19) Died July 22. (20) Discharged 
November 7. (21) Discharged December 8. (22) Transferred to Hos- 
pital Corps December 20. (23) Discharged January 30. 


Captain — Burr, Kenneth M.. Anderson. 

First Lieutenant — Collins. John B., Anderson. 

Second Lieutenant — Sausser, George C, Anderson. 

First Sergeant — Brunt, Herbert C, Anderson. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Ellis. John J., Anderson (1). 

Sergeants — Worden, Dorr S., Anderson (2); Newsom, Lee C. Ander- 
son; Martin. David V., Anderson (3); Towell, Chauncey O., Anderson. 

Corporals — Beason, George, Anderson (4); Tharp, Charles E., Pen- 
dleton (4); Davenport, R. E., Anderson (5); Fisher, Charles, Anderson 


(6); Medsker, Byron, Anderson (7); ?»Ioon, Bert. R., Anderson (8); Pattie, 
James O., Anderson (9; Weger, Charles G., Anderson (10); Ross, John 
A., Anderson; Welsh, Richard, Anderson (10); Henry, Howard F., An- 
derson (11); Nichols, Robert N., Anderson; Hopper, John L., Ander- 
son (5). 

Musician — Cook, Roscoe, Anderson (12). 

Wagoner — Dee. Thomas ;m., Anderson. 

Artificer — Rhoiiemus, Arthur, Dayton, Ohio (13). 

Privates — Antrim, Robert H., Anderson; Aldred, Howard M., Lapel; 
Bailey, Carl G., Anderson; Baker, Joseph C, Anderson (14); Bechtoldt, 
George A., Anderson; Benbow, Frank M., Anderson; Boyd, Charles, 
Anderson; Bond, George W., Jr., Anderson; Bromau, William H., Pen- 
dleton; Brown, Clay M., Anderson; Burr, Claude S., Anderson (17); 
Bush, Harry, Anderson; Carpenter. Claude A., Anderson; Carpenter, 
Egbert E., Anderson (15); Cole, Clement C, Ripley County; Cooper, 
Bert J., Anderson; Crull, Harry W., Anderson (16); Ctimberledge, Wil- 
liam J., Anderson; Dietrich, Herman, Anderson; Dunbar, Enos J., An- 
derson; Durbin. George H., Anderson; Eaton, Edward, Anderson; Falk- 
nor, Chester R., Anderson; Fischer, Henry H., Anderson; Fickle, Oliver 
F., Anderson (24); Fountain, James A., Anderson; Garrison, Levi, An- 
derson; Hinegar, Ethel L., Madison County; Hallenbeck, Morris A.. 
Madison County; Hunt, Volney M., Jr., Anderson; Inclenrock, Edward 
M., Pendleton (24); Keicher, John F., Anderson; Kellar, Elmo, Koko- 
mo; Kendric, Henry M.. Anderson; Keorper, John, Anderson; Lawson, 
Omer, Anderson; Lay, John T., Anderson (20); Levy, Frank M., Ander- 
son; Lindstrom, Oscar, Anderson; Livesay, Butler, Anderson (25); Loch, 
Lewis F., Ander.<?on: Lycan, William P.. Anderson; Martin, Jefferson 
T., Indianapolis; Mingle, Wilford W., Pendleton; Miller, James, Hunts- 
ville; Moore, Harry, Anderson; ]Mourer, Clarence B., Anderson; Mur- 
phy, Robert, Anderson: Neff. William, Honey" Creek; Roach, Othello, 
Anderson (18); Rosenfield, Harry, Markleville; Shaffer, Charles M., 
Anderson; Smith, Joseph H., Anderson; Thomas, Plarry, Anderson; 
Wagoner. William H., Hartford City (19); Williamson, Lowell C. An- 
derson; Williams, AVilliam, Anderson; Wilson, Frank M., Anderson; 
Wilson, Robert L., Anderson. 

Recruits^Bidwell, Charles, Anderson; Bonhomme, Jesse, Ander- 
son; Bosworth, Isaac, Anderson; Coburn, John W., Anderson (20); Cum- 
mings. Elmer W., East Bank, West Virginia; Denney, Manford, Ander- 
son; Evans. Francis, Anderson (21): CJriffith, Harry Z., Anderson; 
Hayes, John S., Anderson: Hawkins, Harry C. Anderson; Jeffers, Roy 
S., Anderson; Keckler, Frank, Anderson; Mansfield, William, Anderson; 
Munyon Bert, Anderson (.22); McConnell, Robert, Anderson; Moulden, 
Howard. Anderson: Radway, Louis E., Anderson: Ricketts, Amos, An- 
derson: Seybert, Clarence B.. Anderson; Sine, William B.. Jr., ^Morgan- 
town. West Virginia: Smith, Thomas C, Coal Port, Pennsylvania; 
Stark. John. Anderson; Trees, Rolla C, Anderson; Weger, Lee, Ander- 
son; Wynn, Oscar, Lebanon. 

(1) Promoted from sergeant February 16. (2) Promoted from cor- 
poral February 22. (3) Promoted from corporal January 8. (4) Pro- 
moted from privnte June 26. (5) Promoted from private June 25. (6) 
Promoted from private December 8. (7) Promoted from private March 
4. (8) Promoted from private October 26. (9) I'romoted from private 
June 21. (10) Promoted from private December 8. (11) Discharged 
October 18. (12) Transferred to band May 25. (13) Appointed October 1. 
(14) Discharged March 31. (15) Discharged March 27. (16) Discharged 


February 10. (17) Discharged Deceiuber 18. (18) Discharged Novem- 
ber 8. (19) Transferred to Hospital Corps November 7. (20) Dis- 
charged January 31. (21) Discharged March 11. (22) Discharged No- 
vember 15. (23) Died October 13. (24) Transferred to Hospital Corps 
November 12. (25) Transferred to Signal Corps September 27. 


Captain — Bender, David S., Logansport. 

First Lieutenant — Dunn, William C, Logansport. 

Second Lieutenant — Fitch, Leroy, Logansport. 

First Sergeant — Behmer, Walter P., Logansport. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Johnson, James, Logansport (1). 

Sergeants — Burkit, P'ranli, Logansport; Grinnell, Robert B., Logans- 
port (2); Crawford, Thomas H., Galveston (6); Richardson, Charles, 
New Waverly (3); Huckleberry, William G., Logansport. 

Corporals — Crooks, Alva A., Metea; Johnson, Clarence W., Logans- 
port; Senders, Charles G., Burrows; Gipe, Isaac N., Logansport; Os- 
borne, Harry A., Logansport: Ayers, Wise, Logansport (4); Bear, 
Charles, Logansport (4); Bruner, Charles, Lucerne (5); Denbo, Robert 
J., Logansport (7): Fickel, Harry. New Waverly (7); Hewlett, Leroy, Lo- 
gansport (7); Viney, Hal T., Logansport (7): Fournier, Lucian, Logans- 
port (7 and 8). 

Musicians — Castle, Kirk, Waverly (9); White, Fred, New Wa- 
verly (10). 

Artificer — Holman, James W., Galveston (11); Elliott, James W., 
New Waverly (10). 

Privates — Albert, Anthony, Logansport; Albert, William H., Bur- 
rows; Asmus, Gust, Logansport (12); Banta, Charles, Cass County; 
Booth, Edwin B., Logansport; Carroll, Owen, Logansport; Catterlin, 
Fenton, Logansport (13); Cory, Harry, Logansport; Cripe, John W., Cass 
County; Crockett, Charles, Cass County; DeLawter, Jesse B., Pipe 
Creek; Dolan, James W., Logansport; Dreyer, Gustave, Logansport; 
Fisher, Oscar B., Logansport; Frushour, Francis, Lucerne; Fox, Eman- 
ual A., Logansport; Gates, William R. L., Logansport; Geiger, Frank 
E., Logansport, Gemmill, Thomas B., Logansport; Gibson, Arthur F., 
Logansport; Grainger, John I., Logansport (14); Grant, William R., 
Logansport (15); Griffin, William, Logansport; Griffin, John A., Logans- 
port; Hager, INIatthew, IjOgansport; Hinkle, Jonathan, Logansport; 
Hutton, Edwin L., Cass County; Izor, Emmet, Logansport (16); Jack- 
son, Ernest, Logansport; Jackson, Ira T., Logansport; Kerns, Charles 
W.. Cass County: Kearns, Frank C, Lincoln, Nebraska (17); Laemle, 
Daniel W., Royal Center; Ludwig, Samuel, Logansport; McElheny, 
Thomas J., Logansport (18); McGinley, John, Logansport; Meden, Al- 
bert, Logansport; Merritt, Elmer, Logansport; Myers, Rollings H., Lo- 
gansport: Newby, John A., Logansport; O" Riley, John, Logansport; 
Peck, Charles A., Burrows; Powell, John W., Logansport; Putnam, 
John, Logansport (12); Ray, Clare M., Logansport (19); Ray, John F., 
Logansport; Rennels, Benjamin. New AVavei'ly; Robertson, Rennie, 
Galveston; Rollings, William, Logansport; Rupp, Jacob, Logansport; 
Smith, Leroy, Logansport (13); Snyder, Mahlon. Logansport; Stoughton, 
Arthur, Logansport; Voll, Robert, Logansport; Wetsel, George H., Lo- 
gansport (16). 

Recruits — Banta, Beaufort, Logansport; Barron, Leon L., Royal 
Center; Boyer, Alex B., Logansport (20); Castle, Bert, Logansport; Gall, 


Edward, Logansport; Hanna, Thomas J,, Burnettsville (21); Hartman, 
Henry, Logansport; Houser, Calvin E., Logansport; Moore, William, 
Logansport; Patterson, Albert. Logansport (22); Patton, Jesse B., New 
Waverly; Powell. Anson B., Metea; Rizer, Orestes D., Burnettsville 
(23); Pollings, Lee .7., Loganspoi't; Runyan, Alden C, Logansport; Swi- 
gart, .John F., Logansport; Tosler. William. Logansport; Wallrath, 
Henry, Logansport; Williams, Charles S., New Waverly (24). 

(1) Promoted from sergeant. (2) Promoted from corporal November 
19. (3) Discharged February 24. (4) Promoted from private March 13. 
(5) Promoted from private November 13. (6) Promoted from corporal 
February 26. (7) Promoted from private August 8. (8) Discharged 
March 10. (9> Appointed November 3. (10) Appointed February 26. 
(11) Discharged February 25. (3 2) Discharged January 31. (13) Trans- 
ferred to Hospital Corps. (14) Discharged February 29. (15) Dis- 
charged April 1. (16) Transferred to Hospital Corps November 18. (17) 
Transferred to band JNIay 25; to Signal Corps September 30. (18) Dis- 
charged January 25. (19) Discharged December 19. (20) Transferred 
to Signal Corps July 8. (21) Discharged February 1. (22) Transferred 
to Hospital Corps July 19. (23) Died November 8. (24) Discharged 
March 10. 


Battery A, Indiana Xatioiial Guard, became the Twenty- 
seventh Indiana Volunteer Battery. The complete history 
of the service of the organization in the United States service 
will be found in Chapter IX, as written by Captain J. B. Cur- 
tis, commanding-. The service of each member was from April 
26 to November 25, unless otherwise indicated, except the re- 
cruits, who were enrolled in June. The members as mustered 
out were: 

Captain — Curtis, James B., Indianapolis. 

First Lieutenants — Garrard, Charles \., Indianapolis; Johnson, Ed- 
ward B., Indianapolis. 

Second Lieutenant — Gallon, Harry A., Indianapolis. 

First Sergeant — Meyers, William E., Indianapolis. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Oliver, Robert T., Indianapolis. 

Veterinai-y Sergeant — Kinter, Joseph B., Marion Center, Pa. 

Sergeants — Dunlap, Charles, Indianapolis; Heiskell, Walter W., In- 
dianapolis; Navin. Arthur J., Indianapolis; Swan, Frederick A., Indian- 
apolis; Boswell, David A., Indianapolis; Barnhizer, Martin, Indian- 

Coi-porals — Boswell, James P., Indianapolis: Langdon, Harvey C. 
Indianapolis; Hann, Otis C. Indianapolis; Hewitt, Horace B., Indian- 
apolis; Heiskell, Frank W., Indianapolis; Railsback, Chester A., In- 
dianapolis; Oliver, Daudridge H., Indianapolis; Emrich, William F., 
Indianapolis; Cooper, Ronoldo M., Indianapolis; Enos, Chai'les, Indian- 
apolis; Hornaday, Harry B., Indianapolis; Palmer. Henry A., Indian- 
apolis; Murbarger, Harry E., Indianapolis; Payne, Edward, Mai-tins- 
ville; Wilkins, Albert H., Indianapolis. 

Artificers — Allen, Joseph C. F., Indianapolis (2); Junemann, Fred, In- 
dianapolis (2). 

Farrier — Cox, James, Indianapolis (2). 


Saddler — Burton, William, New Castle. 

Blaclismith — Hill, Henry C, Indianapolis. 

AVagoner — Van Camp, Kaymond, Indianapolis (6). 

Musician — Scliellschmidt, Alvin, Indianapolis. 

Privates — Adam, Louis G., Indianapolis; Alder, John E., Indian- 
apolis; Anitbor, Oscar W., Indianapolis; Barnhill, Morton, Nora; Bar- 
ron, Robert D., Logansport; Keacli, Lewis J., Indianapolis; Beaver, 
Stanley, Indianapolis; Beclier, William L., Indianapolis; Blaciiketter, 
George E., Indianapolis; Brennan, Edward E., Indianapolis; Bristow, 
Joseph A., Indianapolis; Bookwalter, Glen J., Indianapolis; Brush, 
John R., Indianapolis; Byram. Norman y., Indianapolis; Burke, Orrin 
T., Indianapolis; Burkhart, Thomas A., Paragon; Burns, James A., 
Indianapolis; Chamberlain, John II.. Indianapolis; Clark, Roy, indiaii- 
apolis; Collins, B'red L., Indianapolis: Commons, Ernest L., Center- 
ville; Cooper, William R.. Indianapolis; Cosier, Alpha B., Indianapolis; 
Culver, William F,, Indianapolis; Davis, William A., Columbus; Dar- 
nall, David B., Raccoon; Doolittle, Edwin F., Indianapolis: Evadinger, 
Emil, Indianapolis; Ferris. Iradelle V., Indianapolis; Flanagan, George 
W.. Indianapolis; Forsythe, Andrew, Indianapolis; Fulmer, Harry H., 
Indianapolis; Furnas, Horace R., Indianapolis; Gilbreath, Victor, In- 
dianapolis; Garstm, Bert N., Indianapolis; Gates, Edward E., Indian- 
apolis; Gillette. Fred E., Indianapolis; GroeuAvaldt, Edwin J., Indian- 
apolis; Griffith, Harrj', Indianapolis; Harvey, Flave J., Centerville; 
Haspel, Joseph G., Indianapolis; Haugliey, Theodore P., Indianapolis; 
Hawkins, Guy E.. . Indianapolis; Hays, George S., Crawfordsville; 
Helm. Walter B., Indianapolis; Henderson. Harrj' L., Indianapolis; 
Hess, George V., Indianapolis; Hubliard, Melford P., Brookville; Hun- 
ter, Charles W.. Indianapolis; Hutton. John H., Indianapolis, Hynes, 
Amos P., Indianapolis; Johnson, Alfred. Indianapolis; Kahn, Isaac, In- 
dianapolis; Karelson, J., Valentine. New York (3); Kinder, Charles A., 
Indianapolis; King. Arthur T., Indianapolis; Kinsley, Bert, Shelbyville; 
Kuhn. George P., Indianapolis; Lacy, William J.. Franklin; Light, Oli- 
ver, Indianapolis; Mcintosh. Alexander J., Indianapolis; Manion, 
James H., Indianapolis; Masters, Joseph L., Irvington; May field, Clif- 
ford IL, Indianapolis; INIetzger, George H., Indianapolis; Middleton, 
Edward, Franklin; Milliken. Harry B., Indianapolis (4); Morrow, Wil- 
son H., Indianapolis (5); Musser. Delbert S., Indianapolis; Nichols, 
George M., Indianapolis; Park, Carl W.. Waverly; Patten, James C, 
Indianapolis; Pattison, Harry O., Crawfordsville; Pattison, Samuel L., 
Indianapolis; Rapp. Oscar. Indianapolis: Reid, Lee C, Indianapolis; 
Riley, Harry, North Vernon; Rosenthal, Ed J., Indianapolis; Sanders, 
Maurice E., Indianapolis; Sellers, Samuel N.. Indianapolis; Shearer, 
Maurice E.. Indianapolis: Spaan, John E., Indianapolis; Stanley, Lewis 
W., Carthage; Stanton, Robert G., Indianapolis; Thomas. Harry S.. 
Indianapolis: Thompson, Ray C. Indianapolis: Tyndall. Robert H., In- 
dianapolis: Voris. John V.. Indianapolis; Webl). Henry J.. Indianapolis; 
Wegener, Ferdinand, Indianapolis: White. Earl T.. Indianapolis; White- 
head, Harry I*., Indianapolis: Williams. Archie C, Indianapolis; Wil- 
liamson, Le Roy, Versaillles; Youngman, Robert P.. Muncie. 

Recruits — Adams, Samuel, Indianapolis: Alfree, Harry D., Craw- 
fordsville: Allison, Herbert C, Indianapolis; Bacon, C. Wesley, Indian- 
apolis; Bassett. Harry W., Indianapolis: Bristow, Thomas, Indianapo- 
lis; Carney, Frank F.. Columbus; Catherwood, Joseph, Indianapolis; 
Cox, Harrison P., Indianapolis; Carlon, George T., Indianapolis; Coff- 
man, William W., Morgantown; Clancy, John J., Indianapolis; Craw- 


ford, Chester C, Tudianapolis; Erdman, Joseph, Indianapolis; Fetty, 
Arnold H., Indianapolis: Flanagan. Henry W., Indianapolis; Frey, 
Herman, Indianapolis; Garvey, James C., Indianapolis; Gorby, Thomas 
L., Franklin; Hamlin, George L., Indianapolis; Hendricks, Ezra R., 
Indianapolis; Howell, Harry R.. Danville; Hutchinson, Fred, Indian- 
apolis; Julian, Paul, Irvingtou; King, William R., Danville; Knefler, 
Ernest F., Indianapolis; Kettenbach, Charles E., Irviugton; Martiudale, 
Elijah B., Jr.. Indianapolis (8); Miller, Andrew, Indianapolis: Moore, 
Aquilla A., Trafalgar; McGee, Charles H., Mt. Jackson; McGee, Junius 
M., Indianapolis; Pennington, Robert M., Indianapolis; Pearce, Charles 
W., Indianapolis; Peck, William Henry, Indianapolis; Pritchard, Ben« 
jamin, Indianapolis; Rotach, John, Indianapolis; Roberts, HaiTy W., 
Danville; Rynerson. John, Columbus; Rutledge, William F., Indian- 
apolis. Reub. Albert F., Indianapolis; Smith, Harry R., Warsaw; Swick, 
Hariy M., Indianapolis; Stutsman, Fred H., Danville; Thayer, Ira K., 
Indianapolis; Truitt, Loren, Indianapolis; Williams, Charles F., In- 
dianapolis; Worley. Samuel K,, Indianapolis. 

(1) Appointed July 15. (2) Appointed September 1. (3) Discharged 
July 18. (4) Discharged September 22. (5) Discharged September 17. 
(6) Appointed July 1. (7) Discharged June 9. (8) Discharged July 24 to 
accept commission in U. S. A. 


Battery E, of Ft. Wayne, became the Twenty-eighth Bat- 
tery of Light Artillery, Indiana Volunteers, when it entered 
the TTnited States servire. It was mustered into the volun- 
teer service Alay 12. and three days later went to Chicka- 
mauga Park. Georgia, where it arrived May 17. The battery 
did not get away from the park and spent the summer in 
drill until September 3. when it was ordered to Camp Mount 
to be mustered out. It was furloughed for thirty days on 
September 14 and was mustered out and discharged Octo- 
ber 31. 

The battery lost one member by death — Private Michael 
Motherwell, of Ft. Wayne. He was a recruit and entered the 
service June 10, and died on Se])tember 28 while at his home 
on a furlough 

The roster as mustered out. except as otherwise desig- 
nated, and showing full service except in the case of the re- 
cruits, who were enrolled in June, is: 

Captain — Ranke, William F., Fort Wayne. 

First Lieutenants— Alderman. Frank W.. Fort Wayne; Cleary, 
William C, Fort Wayne. 

Second Lieutenant — Jones, Oliver S.. Fort Wayne. 

First Sergeant — Meyer, Fred J., Fort Wayne. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — McCollem, Harry E., Fort Wayne. 

Veterinary Sergeant — Durfee, George T., Fort Wayne. 

Sergeants — Jenne, Fred C, Fort Wayne (1); Mungen, Charles C. 
Fort Wayne (2); Niemeyer, Henry C, Fort AVayne (3); Dierkes, Ed- 


ward J., Fort Wayne; Snowberger. Claude, Fort Wayne; Haseufuss, 
Walter D., Fort Wayne; Alderman, Harry D., Fort Wayne. 

Corporals — Barr, Frank F., Fort Wayne; Briggemann, W^illiam F., 
Fort Wayne; Buck, Edwin C, Fort Wayne: Christen, Andrew F., Fort 
Wayne; Coyle, Francis J., Peru; Depner, George J., Fort W\ayne; Haak, 
Charles F., Fort Wayne; Furste, John H., Fort Wayne (4); Murphy, 
John H., Fort Wayne; Noll, Clem J., Fort Wayne; Scheffer, John C, 
Fort Wayne; Rogers, William C, Fort Wayne; Vordermark, John F., 
Fort Wayne: Whiteleather, Claude F., Fort Wayne; Zollinger, George 
W., Fort Wayne. 

Musicians — Carpenter. Silas W., Fort Wayne; Luddington, James 
A. Fort Wayne. 

Artiticers — Hollopeter, Herbert S., CoUingwood (5); McNutt. Henry 
F., Fort AVayne. 

Saddler — Caston, John E., Fort Wayne (6). 

Farriers — McMiller, Andrew, Spartanburg; Strouse, David W., Ft. 

Wagoner — Jones. John L.. Fort Wayne. 

Privates— Aldrich, George B., Fort Wayne; Bartels, John F., Fort 
Wayne; Baumanu. Paul, Fort Wayne; Bierbaum, William, Fort 
Wayne; Blackburn, Rad, Fort Wayne; Blaising, Mctor H., New Haven; 
Bowser, Delmore, Fort Wayne; Boyer, Merald G., Fort Wayne; Bran- 
nan, Richard, Fort Wayne;' Brieker, Leslie J., La Otto; Briningsthull, 
Jesse M., Fort Wayne: Browand, William A., Fort Wayne; Brown, 
Archibald, Rochester: Brubaker, Omar J., Rochester; Butler, William 
H., Maples; Carle, Pearl, Indianapolis; Carson, William B., Fort 
Wayne; Clink, Gustave, Edgerton; Davis, Ormonde C, Fort Wayne; 
Didion, Otto E., Fort Wayne; Edgar, Harry B., Fort Wayne; Fisher, 
Jacob, P'ort Wayne: Freese, Fred J., Baldwin; Fromuth, John, Fort 
Wayne; Grabner, Samuel L., iNIonroeville; Griswold, Charles. Peru; 
Gumpper, Fred C, Fort Wayne; Harper. John S., New Haven; Hensel, 
Frank. Fort Wayne; Howeustein, Charles, Fort Wayne; Hedekin, Ber- 
nard. Fort Wayne: Hendryx, Aylmer E , Indianapolis; Hendrix, Fred 
C, Fort Wayne; Hewitt. Marshall, Fort Wayne: Hodge, Chester J., 
Auburn; Hue'fner. Paul. Fort Wayne: Jenness, Dayton H., Fort Wayne; 
Jocquel: Charles L.. Fort Wayne; Johnson, Frank O., Fort Wayne; 
Johnson, William H., Baldwin; Jones, George N., Dana; Kariger, Jo- 
seph, Fort Wayne; Kinsey, Frank M., Heller's Corner; Knoll, Harry H., 
Fort Wayne; Lauer, Isadore M., Rochester; Mahurin, Melville J., In- 
dianapolis; Mangnusson, Edward. Edgerton; Mennewisch, William H., 
Fort Wayne: Meyers, Earl O.. Indianapolis; Miller William M., New 
Haven; Murphy. George J., Fort Wayne; jMurphy. William H., Fort 
Wayne; Nagel. Martin F., Fort Wayne; Newman, George W., Edgerton: 
Wayne; Nagel, Martin F., Fort Wayne; Newman. George W., Edger- 
ton; Nortt. Frank. Toledo. Ohio; Pettit. Joseph E.. Fort Wayne; Rabel, 
George, Fort Wayne; Ranney, Fred W., Fort Wayne; Redelsheimer, 
Adolph, Fort Wayne: Reese. Frank W., Indianapolis; Reinking, Frank 
J., Fort Wayne; SchafCer, Frank, Fort Wayne; Schroeder, Hermann, 
Fort Wayne; Seaman, .Joseph B., Fort Wayne; Shepherd. Thomas A., 
Fort Wayne: Shreve, Charles B.. Fort Wayne; Smith, LeLoss W., In- 
dianapolis; Smith, Joseph P., Fort Wayne; Smith, Thomas C, Indian- 
apolis; Soest. Charles L., Port Wayne; Southard, Roy, Dana; Sovine, 
Fred, Port Wayne; Stokes. Halle D.. Fort Wayne; Sullivan, Joseph P., 
Indianapolis; Swank, Si:ephen, Sheldon; Swift, Kennett, Fort Wayne; 
Thiebolt, Fred W., Fort Wayne; Van Roy, John, Fort Wayne; Walsh, 


Patrick, Fort Wayne: Walters, Fred, Fort Wayne; Webster, Charles 
O., Osgood; Weller, ,Christ C, Fort Wayne; White, Charles S. S. 
Ridgeway; AVilcox, George H., Fort Wayne; Wright, Martin, Fort 
Wayne; Zollinger, Henry A., Fort Wayne; Zuber, Jacob B., Fort Wayne. 

Recruits— Backes, William W , Fort Wayne; Banks, Harvey S., Fort 
Wayne; Bedson, Percy W.. Fort Wayne; Bradtmiller, Herman W., Fort 
Wayne; Broeking, William, Fort Wayne; Brown, William, Fort Wayne; 
Deturk, Frank, ^ Fort AVayne; Double, Alvin, Fort Wayne; Eckart, 
Charles J., Fort AVayne; Eckart, Harry, Fort AVayne; Ely, Solomon, 
Cedarville; Evans, AA^illiam AI., Chicago, 111.; Erickson, Richard W., 
Fort Wayne; Farquharson, Guy O., AlcComb, O.; Freese, Walter, Bald- 
win; Geake, Charles H., Fort AA^^yne; Geary, John J., Fort AVayne; 
Gouty, Elvin C, Fort AVayne; Gorrell, Rollie A., McComb, O.; Hazelet, 
John C, Thurman; Harrod, Alorgan, Fort Wayne; Hartman, Hugh, 
Fort AVayne; Holnholz, Conrad F., Fort Wayne; Hollopeter, Alfred M., 
Fort Wayne; .Tully, George, Fort AA'ayne; Kahle, Frederick, Fort Wayne; 
Knecht, George, Fort Wayne; Lasher. Edgar, Fort Wayne; Lindman, 
Harry, Fort AA'ayne; Liggett. Phrot C, Fort Wayne; Lucas, Edward 
M., Kokomo; Alerillet. Louis F., Zulu; ilurphy, James, Fort Wayne; 
Motherwell, Alichael, Fort Wayne (8); Aloriarity, Henry C, New Haven; 
Nichoff, Nathaniel J., Fort Wayne; Nolan, Charles D., Port Wayne; 
O'Connell, Joseph B.. Fort AA^'ayne; Raypole, Edward AV., Fort AVayne; 
Ritchie, Kurt L., Fort Wayne; Schafer, George H., Fort Wayne; Scheid, 
George A., Fort AA'^ayne; Sherbondy, Frank, Ft. Wayne; Snyder, Jesse, 
Fort Wayne; Surf us. Jerry. Huntertown; Studebaker, David E., Fort 
Wayne; Suter. Arthur, Fort Wayne; Tilbury, Royal, Fort Wayne; Wefel, 
Edward, Fort AVayne; Wehrmeister, George AV., Fort AVayne; Wilson, 
Birchard, Fort Wayne; Young, Harry J., Fort Wayne; Zimmerman, 
Paul J., Fort Wayne. 

(1) Discharged July 16. (2) Promoted from corporal July 16. (3) Pro- 
moted from private July 1. (4) Promoted from private July 16. (5) Ap- 
pointed August 1. (6) Appointed July 1. (7) Transferred to signal corps 
July 25. (8) Died September 28. 


As soon as those who responded to the first call were 
armed and equipped, the President issued a second call, dated 
May 25, 1898, for 75.000 more men. The quota for Indiana 
to fill was not announced until June :18, and during the inter- 
\-al the companies which had been organized for service be- 
sieged the State officers for places under the call. The entire 
National Guard, with the single exception of Battery C, of 
Dana, was already in the United States service. Battery O 
had been offered the opportunity of serving as an infantry 
company under the first call, but the members preferred to 
await a second call and enter the service as artillery, if pos- 

It was finally announced that Indiana would be expected 
to furnish one regiment and two separate companies of in- 
fantry. The latter assignment had been secured in order that 


colored companies might be accepted, as there was a great de- 
sire amonsj the colored people to be represented. 

The entire regiment necessarily was composed of volun- 
teer companies. All of them had been organized and drilled 
in anticipation of the second call, and from among those clam- 
oring for admission the companies at Jeffersonville, Colum- 
bus, Richmond. Shelby ville, Hammond, Monticello, Mount 
Vernon. Madison, Lawrenceburg, New Castle, Rushville and 
Michigan City were ordered to Camp Mount. In addition 
authority was given to Jacob Porter and John J. Buckner, 
who had previously served in the Cuard, to raise the two 
separate companies. First Lieutenant J. C. Waterman, U. S. 
A., was ordered to Indianapolis as recruiting ofiflcer. 

The work of organization was undertaken at once, and 
Winfield T. Durbin, of Anderson, who had served as pay- 
master under the first call and was a member of Governor 
Mount's staff, was selected as colonel. The companies were 
assigned letters as follows: A. Hammond; B, Mt. Vernon; 
C, Shelby ville; D, Madison: E, Jeffersonville; F, Richmond; 
G, New Castle: H, Rushville; I, Monticello; K, Columbus; L, 
Michigan City; M. Lawrenceburg. Company H, of Rushville, 
was the first to report for duty. 

The regiment was mustered into United States service by 
battalions and the entire organization was received into 
United States service by July 15. By this time the land and 
sea fight at Santiago had indicated the early termination of 
the war, but in spite of the belief general among the men 
that they would not get away from Indianapolis, the spirits 
were kept up and they gave strict attention to the duties of 
camp and drill. The regiment remained at Camp Mount per- 
fecting itself until August 11, when it was ordered to Jack- 
sonville, Florida, where it arrived August 14. It was assigned 
to the Seventh Army Corps under the command of General 
Fitzhugh Lee, at Camp Cuba Libre. That it would be a part 
of the army of occupation was now understood and the spirits 
of the men rose. It was moved from Jacksonville to Camp 
Onward at Savannah until December 13, when it embarked 
for Cuba and reached Havana two days later. 

During the stay at Savannah a number of low dives were 
started on the outskirts of the camp, and these were speedily 
disposed of by Colonel Durbin, against whom suits were 
brought by several of the proprietors. 

The regiment went into camp at Camp Columbia, Mariana, 
Cuba, on December 17, and remained there on garrison duty 


until March 29, 1899, wben it embarked for Savannah for mus- 
ter out, and reached that city two days later. 

A camp was established and the regiment was finally mus- 
tered out and discharged April 30, 1899, at Savannah. It 
came home by way of Washington, D. C, where it was re- 
viewed by the authorities, and the companies from north of 
Indianapolis reached there on the morning of May 3. Gov- 
ernor Mount welcomed them and Colonel Durbin turned over 
to the State authorities the colors of the regiment. 

The loss from death was heavier in the One-hundred-and- 
sixty-first than in any other Indiana regiment, the number of 
deaths reaching twenty while in service, although one was on 
detailed duty at the time of his death. 

John I. Lewis, of Bedford, who entered the service July 3 
as hospital steward, was the only one of the field and staff 
who died. His death occurred at Jacksonville, Florida, Sep- 
tember 8. 

Company A. of Hammond, lost two men. On September 
4 Private Earnest R. Puhlman, of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 
died at Jacksonville, and on October 14 Private Fred Schroe- 
der, of Hammond. 

Company I), of Madison, lost three men. The first was 
Private John A. Sebree, of Ghent, Kentucky, who died 
at Jacksonville, October 14. On November 3, and at the same 
place. Private Frank M. Green, of North Vernon, died. The 
last death was that of Private Alonzo N. Graham, of Lan- 
caster, at Camp Columbia. Cuba, on January 24, 1899. 

Company E, of Jeffersonville, lost but one — Private Rob- 
ert Angleton, of Jeffersonville, who died at his home on Octo- 
ber 11. 

Company F, of Richmond, lost two men. Private Denver 
Brown, whose home was in West Manchester, Ohio, died at 
Jacksonville October 23, and Private Charles F. Trimble, of 
Richmond, died at Mariana, Cuba, on January 17, 1899. 

Company H, of Rushville, lost but one man — Private Clyde 
C. Gable, of Rushville, who died November 3 at Ft. McPher- 
son, Georgia. 

It was in Company 1, of Monticello, that the greatest mor- 
tality existed, that company losing six men. Private Clar- 
ence D. Kuns, of Brookston, died at Camp Libre, September 
24, and Corporal Wallace D. Stivers, of Rensselaer, at the 
same place, on October 14. Private George Kepperling, of 
Chalmers, Indiana, died October 23 while at his home on fur- 
lough. Private William G. Weaver, of Monticello, died at 
Savannah, November 7, and Private Joseph F. Turner, of San 


Pierre, died there November 80. In addition to these Jacob 
Dexter, of Goodland, who was a member of the company, but 
was serving on detached duty, died at Camp Cuba Libre, of 
smallpox, also. 

Company K. of Columbus, lost but one man — Private 
Charles Everson, who died at Camp Onward, Georgia, on De- 
cember 2. 

Company L. of Michigan City, lost Charles E. Leiter, artif- 
icer, whose home was at Bedford. He died October 17 at 

Company M, of Lawrenceburg, lost two men — Private 
Henry H. Stille, of Sunman, who died October 17 at Jackson- 
ville, and Private Andrew Gould, of Lawrenceburg, who died 
at Mariana, Cuba, February 17, 1899. 


Colonel — Durbin, Winfield T., Anderson. 

Lieutenant- Colonel — Backus, Victor M., Indianapolis. 

Majors — Megrew, Harold C, Indianapolis; Peterson, Matt R., U. S. 
Army (1); Olds, Lee M.. Hammond (2). 

Surgeon — Smith, Wickliffe, Delphi. 
Assistant Surgeons — Gerrish, Millard P., Seymour; Wilson, James, 

Adjutant — Tichenor, Oliver M.. Princeton. 

Quartermaster — Brunt, John R.. Anderson. 

Chaplain — Beiderwolf, William E.. Logansport. 

Sergeant Major — Starr, William T., Richmond. 

Hospital Stewards — Rathert, William H., Fort Wayne; Espey, James 
G., Jeffersonville (3); Lewis, .John I.. Bedford (4); Jones, George B., 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Saltzgaber, Baird G., Lebanon. 

Principal Musicians — Hay, George C. Whiting (8); Lord. Harry M., 
Mt. Vernon (9): Walker, Frederick E., Shelby ville (6). 

Chief Musicians — Montani, Tony, Indianapolis (7); Williams, Ernest 
S., Winchester. 

Privates — Braselton, Edgar, Princeton; Bronson, Warren, Shelby- 
ville; Byers, John H., Shelbyville; CofCey, Albert P., Spencer; Crocker, 
Joseph, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Hammock, John AV., Dugger; Harris, Wil- 
liam S., Spencer; Jakes, David B., Rensselaer; McCloud, John W., Sulli- 
van; Webb, Merida S., Manila. 

(1) Resigned November 29. (2) Promoted from captain of Company 
A November 26. (3) Discharged November 23. (4) Died September 8. 
(5) Appointed February 10. (6) Appointed November 29. (7) Discharged 
November 3. (S) Appointed February 6. (9) Discharged Februaiy 6. 


Captain — Silverthorn, George M,. Chicago, 111. (1). 

First Lieutenant — Johnson, August H. W., East Chicago (2). 

Second Lieutenant — Durbin, Fletcher, Anderson (3). 

First Sergeant — Meehan, James E., Whiting. 


Sergeants — Main, William E., Chicago, 111. (4); jNIurray, Joseph E. 
D., Chicago; Carr, Stephen, East Chicago; Ripley, Stephen M., Ham- 
mond ;Schloer, Frank J.. Hammond; DeFrees, Fred B., Indianapolis (5). 

Corporals — Yermett, Carl A., Hammond (6); Crandall, E. L., Chi- 
cago, Hi. (7); Eggers. Peter, Saginaw (8»; Mason, Charles J., Hammond; 
Coates, John S.. Chicago, 111.; Holzapfel, W. J., Chicago 111. (7); Scheer, 
paraiso (10); Green, George W., Hammond; Crandall, Llewyllen D., 
Whiting; Bowser. Emerson L., Valparaiso (11); Ibsen, Francis C, Chi- 
cago, 111. 

Musician — Brown, Theodore. Chicago, 111. 

Artificer — Cole, James, Warsaw. 

Wagoner — Frenck, Fred M.. Hammond. 

Privates — Adams, Elmer, East Chicago; Anderson, Fred, Chicago, 
111.; Boyd, Dayton, Chicago, 111.; Brock, Joseph, Whiting; Butler, Edwin 
v., Hammond (12); Baum, Edward. Chicago, 111.; Baloy, Steve, East 
Chicago; Crandall, Jean A., Chicago, 111. (13); Cahill, Thomas E., Chi- 
cago, 111.; Craick, William A., Hammond (14); Danielson, Daniel, East 
Chicago; Dorin, Mathias, Chicago, Ill.;Eyerman, Max, Whiting; Faol, 
Edward. Hammond; Fenlayson, Daniel W., Hammond; Fliermans, Fred 
W., Pullman, 111.; Field, Alfred C. Chicago, 111.; Freel, John H., Whit- 
ing; Galloway, Joe W., East Chicago; Center, Ernest, Chicago, 111.; 
Grohnert, Mack, Hammond; Hansen, Louis, Chicago, 111.; Hahlweg, 
Emile, Hammond; Hahlweg, Charles, Hammond; Holzkampf, August L., 
Chicago, 111.; Hayes, Frank J., Whiting: Hornak, George J., Hammond; 
Johnson, John, Chicago, 111.; Jones, Patrick F., Chicago. 111.; Jones, 
Elmer L., Ross; Kronchel!. John. Hammond; Koai, Frank, East Cht- 
eago; Keitzer, Peter, Hammond; Keller, Fred, Chicago, 111.; Knechen- 
berg, Fred, Chicago, 111.; Kimball, Hariy T., Chicago, 111. (13); Kitchen, 
Joseph A., Valparaiso; Larsen, Carl A., Hammond (15); Larsen, Andrew 
C, Chicago, 111. (16); Larsen, Charles, East Chicago; Lucas, Horace, 
Alexandria (16); Lunow. INIartin F., Chicago, 111. (17); Miller, John, 
Hammond, INIalik, Albert, Chicago, 111.; Matis, John, East 
Chicago; McConnell, Fred L., Valparaiso; McGrath, Patrick H., Ham- 
mond: Nelson, William, Chicago. 111.; Nichols, Robert, Chicago, 111.; 
Neff, William E., Hammond: O'Connor, Thomas J., Hammond (18); 
O'Connor, William, Chicago. 111.; Pandak, Joseph, East Chicago; Peter- 
son, John, East Chicago: Peto. Julius, East Chicago; Polgat, Steve, East 
Chicago; Polder, John, East Chicago; Prouix, Louis C, Hammond (19); 
Puhlman. Ernest R., Pittsburg, Pa. (20i; Pope, Chode, Hammond; 
Rhodes, Peter, Hammond (21); Ryan, Thomas, Hammond; Sabo, John, 
East Chicago; Schroeder, Fred, Hammond (22): Smith, Taylor, Chicago, 
111.; St. John, Louis. Hammond: Strabel, Heniy J., Crown Point; Strom, 
Gust.. Chicago, 111.; Strieker, Henry, Chicago. 111.; Trahan, Benj.. Valpa- 
raiso (23); Vacha. Joseph A., Whiting; Vosalick, Edward, Chicago, 111. 
(24); Werner, John, Chicago, 111.; Wheeler, Burr O.; Hammond (25); Will- 
iams, John D., Whiting; Woodward, Frank, Whiting; Wood, William, 
Chicago (27.. 

Recruits — Berry, Frederick A., Vincennes (26); Bouchie, Louis N., 
Vincennes (26); Byerly. Samuel, Indianapolis (16); Driscoll, Chai'les J., 
Vincennes (26); Fortune, Walter, Evansville (26); Handy, Alga, Terre 
Haute; Haas, Henry. Terre Haute: Howe, Charles F., Columbus; Koutz, 
Charles P., Boonville (26); Levy, Abraham, Chicago, 111.; Miller, Parley 
A., Bloomington (26); Parke, Albert C, Patoka (26); Rogers, Jesse A., 
Princeton (26). 


(1) Promoted from first lieutenant November 30. (2) Promoted from 
second lieutenant November 30. (3) Appointed November 30. (4) Pro- 
moted from corporal .January 4. (5) Promoted from private July 27; 
discharged December 1. (6) Promoted from private April 6. (7) Pro- 
moted from private Januarj' 4. (8) Promoted from private November 12. 
(9) Promoted from private August 27. (10) Promoted from private 
April 4. (11) Discharged March 18. (12) Discharged December 22. 
(13) Transferred to hospital corps August 20. (14) Discharged March 13. 
(15) Discharged January IG. (16) Transferred to hospital corps Septem- 
ber 15. (17) Transferred to band September 21. (18) Discharged Decem- 
ber 22. (19) Discharged September 29. (20) Died September 4. 
(21) Discharged March 18. (22) Died October 14. (23) Discharged March 
10. (24) Discharged March 2. (25) Discharged February 13. (26) Trann- 
from One-hundred-and-Fifty-ninth Regiment. (27) Discharged January 6. 


Captain — Menzies, Winston, Mt. Vernon. 

First Lieutenant — Williams, Asa F., Mt. Vernon. 

Second Lieutenant — Welch. Percy. Mt. Vernon. 

First Sergeant — Lowenhaupt, Mike, Mt. Vernon. 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Jones, Frank, Springfield. 

Sergeants — Works, Edward, Mt. Vernon; Stephens, Harold, New 
Harmony (1); Fuhrer, William B., Mt. Vernon; Schultz. Oscar T.. Mt. 
Vernon; Kreutzinger, .Tames H., Mt. Vernon; Moore, Noble, Mt. Vernon; 

Corporals — Bennett, Charles A., Mt. Vernon (3); Green, George, Jr., 
Mt, Vernon (4); Nash, Flairance W., Posey ville; Miller, Charles H., Mt. 
Vernon; Kreutzinger, James H., Mt. Vernon; Moore, Noble, Mt. Vernon; 
Tingle, George R., Princeton; Stewart, William, Mt. Vernon (5); Switzer, 
Han-y T.. Princeton (6); Utley, James K., Mt. Vernon (7); Welsh, Mich- 
ael, Indianapolis (8); Bays, Harold G., Sullivan (7 and 9); Han'is, John 
M., Princeton. 

Musicians — Stalnaker, Morton, Terre Haute; Lance, Edward, New 
Harmony (10). 

Artificer — King, Samuel W., Mt. Vernon. 

Wagoner — Kahn, Samuel, Mt. Vernon. 

Privates — Allen, James, Mt. Vernon; Alsop, Linwood Z., New Har- 
mony (11); Bayer, George, Fort Branch; Berlin, Charles T., New 
Harmony: Bieker, Frank, Mt. Vernon (12); Boren, Ralph T., New Har- 
mony; Brokaw, Arthur, Fort Branch; Bruce, George M., Fort 
Branch (13); Cantrell, James, West End, 111.; Casey, Benjamin F., 
Owensville; Cawthorne, Arthur, New Harmony (14); Cooper, Levi, Fort 
Branch; Cox, George, Carmi, 111.; Cox Charles F., Princeton; Cravens, 
George W., Mt. Vernon; Crilley, James, Fort Branch; Cunningham, 
Isaac N.. Hazleton (15); Drear, Thomas, Mt. Vernon; Easmon, Jacob, 
Carmi, 111.; Edwards, Cale, New Harmony; Estes, Samuel, New Har- 
mony; Frohman, Peter, Mt. Vernon; Grabert, Gustavo W., Mt. Vernon; 
Groves, David, Wadesville: Hanks, Charlie, Princeton; Harding, George 
F., Golden Gate, 111.: Hayes. William S., Mt. Vernon; Hill, Richard, Mt. 
Vernon; Holleman, Porter G., Mt. Vernon; Houchin, Otta D., Pikeville; 
Jones, Lemuel P., Mt. Vertion: Keitel, Andrew, Mt. Vernon; Kennedy, 
John, Union County, Ky.; Koerner, Ferdinand, Mt. Vernon; Kuykendall, 
Noah, Bufkin; Lance, John, New Harmony; Lance, James, New Har- 
mony (17); La Grange, Oscar W., West Franklin; Maus, Charles G., Mt. 
Vernon; Males, John W., Evansville; Marshall, David R., Evansville; 


McAtee, George, Oatsville (ISj; Meadows, Floyd, Princeton (19); Miller, 
Charles A., Mt. Vernon; Murphy, George A.. Bufkin; Mur|phy, Orvel, 
Mt. Vernon; Newell, Frank, New Harmony; Nicholson, Arthur, Spring 
Run, 111.; Nuthman, Charles, Princeton; Ott, Floyd, Princeton; Parke, 
James, Pleasautville; Parmer, Marion, Emma, 111.; Pearson, John F., 
Hazleton: Pfeifer, August. Mt. "S'enion; Pirnat, Albert, Mt. Vernon; 
Powers, William M., Mount Vernou; Reavis, Fred G., Princeton, Rede- 
nour, Frank. New Harmony; Reed, Robert R., Boonville; Rose, Henry, 
Owensville; Schaefer August E., Mt. Vernon; Singleton, Peny F., Pike- 
ville; Sluder, Lafayette, Henderson, Ky.; Smith, Jay J., Hazleton; 
Smith, Henry, Owensville; Summers, John, Evansville; Switzer, Lyman, 
Princeton; Spencer, Samuel, Posey ville; Trapp, William, Carmi, 111.; 
Turner, Burl E., Owensville (16); Vint, Everett, INIt. Vernon; Wallace, 
Peter, Boonville, Walter, Edward, Mt. Vernon (16); Ward, Clarence E., 
New Harmony; Weissinger, Jesse, Mt. Vernon; Westfall, Thomas A., 
Hazleton; Woerner, William, Mt. Vernon; Wehr, Otto, Mt. Vernon; 
Yeger, Harvey, Owensville. 

Recruits — Baldwin, AValter, Mt. Vernon; Corkin, William L., Indi- 
anapolis; Hoge, Smith, Delphi; Norton, Nelson, Sullivan (9). 

(1) Discharged February 1. (2) Promoted from corporal February 16. 
(3) Discharged Januaiy 2S. (4) Promoted from private December 1. 
(5) Promoted from private February 9: (6) Promoted from private Octo- 
ber 28. (7) Promoted from private February 21. (8) Pi-omoted from 
private February 27. (9) Transferred from the One Hundred Fifty-Ninth 
Regiment. (10) Transferred to band August 23. (11) Discharged Janu- 
ary 30. (12) Discharged Februaiy 2. (13) Discharged March 15. (14) 
Discharged February 7. (1.5) Discharged September 27. (16) Trans- 
ferred to hospital coi-ps August 23. (17) Discharged Januaiy 23. (18) 
Discharged Januaiy 25. (19) Discharged March 2. 


Captain — Hudgins. Thomas J., Shelbyville. 

Fii-fst Lieutenant — Goodrich, George E., Shelbyville. 

Second Lieutenant — Reynolds, Ivy L., Shelbyville. 

First Sergeant — Maddox, Robert C., Shelbyville (1); Parklson, Moses 
A., Shelbyville (2). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Hudgins, Robert H., Jr., Morristown. 

Sergeants — Dickman, Joseph L., Shelbyville (3); Alexander, Earl, 
Indianapolis (4): Hopkins, John S., Indianapolis; Ballard, Walter B., 
Shelbyville; :Miles, Con L., Shelbyville (5); Wilson, Major R., Shelby- 
ville (6). 

Corporals — Goodrich, Charles, Shelbyville (7): Oaks, Bert, Edinburg. 
(8); Roemerman, Chris, Shelbyville (9); King, Wm. F., Shelbyville (10); 
Law, Eugene E., Shelbyville (11); Kuntz, Matthias, Shelbyville; Vanars- 
dall, Elmer, Shelbyville; Davis, Edwin F., Shelbyville; Leffler, Fay, Shel- 
byville (S); Ray, John T., Winterroud; Wiles, Miller, Shelbyville (11); 
Mathews, James G., Shelbyville (12); VanPelt, Downey, Shelbyville; 
Dale, George IL, Jamestown (14). 

Musicians — ]\richelson, William A., Shelbyville; ^loore, Wiley F., 
Shelbyville (IS). 

Artificer — Chesser, INIarshall C, Winterroud (13). 

Wagoner — Ellis, Fred, Anderson (15). 

Privates — Beard, Otto, Shelbyville (16); Ryers, John, Shelbyville; 
Carson, Arthur, Shelbyville; Chenden. Albert. Shelbyville; Clark, Harry 
E., Indianapolis; Collins, William, Shelbyville (17); Comstock, John, 


Shelbyville;Cooper, John, Shelby ville; Cosier, Curtis, Shelbyville (16); 
Outsinger, Henry. Shelbyville; Dale, August M., Jamestown; Davis, 
Larue, Shelbyville; Dickman, John, Shelbyville; Didleiu, Herman, Indi- 
anapolis; Ditsc'h, Frank, Indianapolis; Ebner, Edward, Indianapolis; 
Evans, John, Shelbyville (18); Feaster. Ora, Shelbyville; Feaster, Wilber, 
Shelbyville; George, Horace, Indianapolis; Hiestand, John F., Shelby- 
ville; Heudrickson, True, Shelbyville (19); Hilt, Henry, Flat Rock; Itce, 
John, Shelbyville; Johnson, Camden A., Oakland (20); Johnson, George 
S., Shelbyville; JoUiff, Finley, Flat Rock; Kelly, Austin U., Indianapolis; 
Lane, Harry E., Shelbyville; Law, Eugene B., Shelbyville (9); Law, 
George, Shelbyville (21); Louden, Charles A., Shelbyville; Ludwig, John 
M., Indianapolis; Madden, Charles H., Indianapolis (22); Mitchell, 
Charles, Shelbyville; Morris, Leroy, Shelbyville (23); Olmstead, Edward, 
Edinburg; Osborn, William. North Vernon; Parrish, George W., Shelby- 
ville; Perkins, Omer E., Rush County; Perry, Andrew J., Edinburg (24); 
Perry, Howard, Lawrence; Palmer, IMarshall, Fairland (25); Prosser, 
Ora, Indianapolis; Price, Ira J., Shelbyville; Roberts, William A., 
Shelbyville (26); Roth, Robert, Shelbyville; Ruuyon, James, Shelbyville; 
Rupert, Frank. SJielby ville; Stittsworth, Ora, Logansport; Schacherer, 
Louis A., Shelbyville; Schumaker, William A., Sunman; Shipley, George, 
Indianapolis; Simms, Thomas, Shelbyville; Sims, Everet, Indianapolis; 
Smith, John A., Shelbyville; Spice, Arthur T., Huntington; Steely, John, 
Indianapolis (27); Titus, Joseph R., Winterroud (28); Towns, Arthur, 
Shelbyville; Vaught, Fred, Shelbyville (29); Wheeler, Jerry, Shelbyville; 
Westerfield. Commodore, Manilla; Wiles, Robert, Jr., Shelbyville; Wil- 
son, William W., Shelbyville (30); Williams, James A., Fairland (31); 
Winterrowd, Floyd, Indianapolis; Woods, George, Smithland; Worland, 
Frank. Siielby ville; Worland, Maurice, Shelbyville; Wycoff, Oscar, Edin- 
burg; Youngman Leon E.. Shelbyville. 

Recruits — Burke, John C, Yincennes (32); Coats, William T., Shelby- 
ville (32); Hamm, Michael, Yincennes (32); Kloer, Arthur, Terre Haute; 
Kopp, John G., Evansville (32); Moldev, William, Shelbyville; McCrisa- 
ken, James, Yincennes (32); Soden, Charles, Bicknell (32); Yan Pelt, 
George W., Shelbyville. 

(1) Discharged November 19. (2) Promoted from sergeant November 
19. (3) Promoted from corporal December 3; discharged January 25. 
(4) Promoted from corporal February 7. (5) Discharged March 31. 
(6) Promoted from corporal April 5. (7) Promoted from private Febru- 
ary 12. (8) Promoted from private December 3. (9) Promoted from pri- 
vate August 8. (10) Promoted from private October 31. (11) Promoted 
from private April 5. (12) Discharged February 6. (13) Appointed 
August 8. (14) Promoted from private P^ebruary 1. (15) Appointed Oc- 
tober 31. (16) Discharged February 6. (17) Discharged January 24. 
(18) Discharged February 15. (19) Discharged Februaiy 27. (20) Dis- 
charged January 11. (2D Discharged January 14. (22) Discharged 
March 21. (23) Discharged January 25. (24) Discharged February 2. 
(25) Discharged February 20. (26) Discharged March 4. (27) Discharged 
August 20. (28) Discharged January 15. (29) Discharged September 29. 
(30) Discharged February 17. (31) Discharged March 16. (32) Trans- 
ferred from the One Hundr'ed Fifty-Ninth Regiment. 


Captain — Cosby, Charles E.. Madison (1).; Buchanan, Richard W., 
Madison (2). 

First Lieutenant — Jackson, Cyrus A., Madison. 


Second Lieutenant — Parkhurst, Layton W., Lebanon (3). 

First Sergeant — White, Harry K., Dalton, N. Y. (4); Ferguson, W. 
Scott, Canaan (5). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Taylor, John S., Hanover. 

Sergeants — Griffith, Ulysses J., Vevay (6); Stoner, Henry, Bright- 
wood (7); Huckleberry, Silas D., North Vernon; Carter, Everett, Sey- 

Corporals — Groub, John C. Seymour (8); Boeglin, Louis, Bryant- 
burg (9); Jeffries, John, Madison; Ferris, William, Lancaster (10); Bur- 
roughs, Elmer, Mt. Sterling (11); Herring. William, Pleasant (12); Miles, 
Gus E., North Vernon (12); Neal, De Courcy, Brooksburg (12); Oliver, 
Samuel, JNIadison (13); Vawter. Charles D., Madison (13); Kayborn, Wil- 
liam E., Canaan; Tharpe, Charles A., Cartersburg (12); Hufford, Ray- 
mond R., Cartersburg (14); Wheeler, Gale K., Evansville (11 and 26); 
Sayers, Robert M., Mitchell. 

Musicians — Harper, John E., Pleasant; Brovrnscombe, Charles W., 
Bedford (15 and 26). 

Artificer — Loyd, Joseph W., Versailles. 

Wagoner — Reidel, Ronald H., Zion. 

Privates — Abbott, Harrison, Madison; Adams, George W., Guthrie; 
Arnold, Edward, Vernon; Ballard, Martin, Madison; Bassett, Robert S., 
Versailles; Barnes, Walter. Anderson (16); Blue, Arthur, Seymour; Bucy, 
Leandei', Brightwood; Casey, Ashby, Madison; Chambers, Clarence, 
Kent; Clarkson, Andrew J., Madison; Coryell, Charles, Hayden; Davis, 
Chester, North Vernon; Dale, Wesley, North Vernon (17); Dowlen, 
Henry, Bedford; Dugan, William M., Indianapolis; Euler, Nelson C. B., 
North Vernon (18) : Foster, Charles, North Vernon; Frooks, James, Madi- 
son; French, Emanuel, Indianapolis; Gilligan, Joseph, Faulknei"*; Gra- 
ham, Alonzo N., Lancaster (19) Gilbert, William B., Madison (20); Green, 
Frank M., North Vernon (21); Griffin, Harvey, Canaan; Gi-^ubbs, Wil- 
kison E., Madison; Gaussin, Clarence C, Bedford; Hai-risou, Thomas, 
Beecamp; Harper, Charles E., Pleasant; Hagan, Robert E., Canaan 
Hargrove, Benjaa\in R., North Vernon; Hawkins, John S., Ghent, Ken- 
tucky (22); Hankins, James, Madison; Henderson, Charles C, Seymour; 
Henderson, Arthur. Seymour! Hill, William, Seymour; Hyatt, William, 
Madison; Jackson, Hiram, China, Indiana; Jackson, Matthew, Seymour 
(22); Jenkins, William E., Madison; Lawler, Roy, North Vernon; Los- 
letter. Rudolph, IMadison (23); Logan, Michael L., Bryantsburg (17); 
Losletter. George, Madison; Lunger, Isaac, Madison; Mattheys, James, 
North Vernon; iNIathews, John M., Mauville; Mathews, Aubrey E., Mc- 
gregor; Metz. Fred, Versailles; Myer, William, Madison (24); Parsons, 
Elmore O., Madison; Prather, John K., Seymour; Redman, Roland E., 
Bedford; Rea, Harvey, Haney's Corner; Ren fro, Marcus D., Canaan 
(17); Ricketts, Clarence, Vevay; Riley, David, Reddington; Robinson, 
Riley, Seymour; Spannagel, Joseph, North Vei-nou; Shepherd, Harry B., 
Dupont: Sebree, John A., Ghent, Kentucky (25); Scanlan, Charles J., 
Seymour; Schwab, Frank, North Madison; Skinner, William A., Indian- 
apolis; Strang, Morton O., North Vernon; Strickland, Lafe, North Ver- 
non; St. John, Josppb, Hayden; Teepe, Ernest J., North Vernon; Thomp- 
son; William E., Bedford; Vawter, John S., Madison; Vandemore, Oris, 
North Vernon; Weed, Charles, Bedford; Welch, Homer M., Seymour; 
Whiteker, Albert L.. Wilmore, Kentucky; Wilson, Charles S., Madison; 
Wray, Millard, Clear Spring. 

Recruits — Grain. Gilbert D., Evansville; Evans, Harry O., North 
Vernon; Hatcher, John H., Vincennes; Haskins, John W., Evansville; 


Ivor, Charles N.. CauaaJi; King, Otto, North Vernon; Ray, Wesley M., 
Bloomington; Reininga, William, Knglefield; Ruth, Andy, Vinceuues; 
Sthair, Harry, Gosport; Whitaker, James K., Bloomington. 

(1) Resigned February 25. (2) Promoted from second lieutenant 
February 26.(3) Promoted from sergeant February 26. (4) Transferred 
to Signal Corps September 16. (5) Promoted from sergeant March 18. 
(6) Promoted from corporal December 9. (7) Promoted from corporal 
March 15. (8) Discharged September 19. (9) Discharged January 12. 
(10) Discharged January 31. (11) Promoted from private December 9. 
(12) Promoted from private March 15. (13) Promoted from private 
August 20. (14) Discharged March 15. (15;i Promoted from private De- 
cember 7. (16) Discharged Januaiy 3. (17) Transferred to Hospital 
Corps August 20. (IS) Discharged September 13. (19) Died January 24. 
(20) Discharged August 21. (21) Died November 3. (22) Discharged 
March 7. (23) Discharged Januaiy 20. (24) Discharged March 21. (25) 
Died October 14. (26) Transferred from the One-hundred-and-Fifty- 
ninth Regiment. 


Captains — Baii'd, Lewis C, Jeffersonville (1); Fortune, James W., 
Jeffersonville (2). 

First Lieutenant— Crooker. William W., Jeffersonville (3). 

Second Lieutenant — McCauley, Edvpard A., Jeffersonville (4). 

First Sergeant — Van Liew, John R., Jeffersonville (5). 

Quartermaster Sergeant — Timmonds, John W., Jeffersonville (6). 

Sergeants — Samuels, Conway C, Jeffersonville (7); Meiboom, Henry 
J., Jeffersonville; Ferguson. Ross, Jeffersonville (8); Strieker, Henry F., 
Charlestown (9). 

Corporals — Biedenbach, John, .Jeffersonville; Bonnell, John H., Jef- 
fersonville (9); Biddle, Cal. Ovid (10); Lee, John, Cincinnati, Ohio (11); 
Le Clare, James N., .Teffersonville (12); Peekinpaugh, Thomas L., Jef- 
fersonville (13); Laidley, Willis J., Jeffersonville; Pickering, John C, 
Indianapolis (9); Raines, Walter P., Utica (9); Keifer, Thomas F., Jef- 
fersonville; Thorp. Elmer, Jeffersonville (14); Hyatt, Walter E., Sellers- 
burg; Worrell, Luther M., Jeffersonville (14); Flora, Francis G., Charles- 

Musicians — Jones, Percy, Hope (15); Dimienil, Ellsworth, Topeka, 
Kansas (16). 

Artificer — McClure, Julian C, Austin. 

Wagoner — Kelly, Marion, Jeffersonville. 

Privates — Angleton. Robert Jeffersonville (17); Barnard, Charles O., 
Eden; Belknap, William E., Jeffersonville; Bottorff, Hai-vey J., Jeffer- 
sonville; Bridgewater, Daniel, Scottsburg: Buckley, Benjamin C, Jef- 
fersonville; Carr, Charles F., Jeffersonville: Carr, Warren, Charleston; 
Clemmons, Jesse, Oard Spring; Clemens, Walter H., Ooard Spring; Da- 
vis, Charles S., Southport; Delanty. John, Jeffersonville; Dobson, An- 
drew, Utica; Dorsey, Walter A., Jeffersonville (18); Edwards, Steve. 
Scottsburg; Ellerman, William H., Jeffersonville; Ervin, Howard L., 
Anderson; Gilbert, William B., Jeffersonville; Griffiths, James C, Jef- 
fersonville; Griffith, John A., Charlestown (19); Harrell, A. Thomas, 
Sellersburg; Hari'is, James, Logansport; Herberich, Jacob, Jefferson- 
ville; Herman. John, Indianapolis; Harbin, Robert L., Charlestown; 
Hartley, Clarence, Jeffersonville (20); Howard, Frank L., Charlestown; 
Houghland, Roscoe, Austin; Jackson, Schuyler C, New Albany; Jacobs, 


James N., Jeffersonville; Javeus, Jackson E., Jeffersonville (21); Jones, 
David, New Albany; Kelly, John E., Louisville, Kentucky; Kennedy, 
Hugh, Jeffersonville; Klostei'man, Otto, Louisville, Kentucky; Know- 
land, William A., Charlestown; Koons, Charles, Charlestown; Koons, 
Walter 1.. Charlestown; Mayberiy, Charles, C