Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Indiana Soldiers & Photos-Page-1.

Here are some Indiana men that you may be looking for, I found these men through grave searches and military searches.

Note. These photos cant not be enlarged as these are just thumbnails, but you can still get a idea on what they look like.

General William George Mank.

Birth: 1833
Death: Mar. 21, 1887

Civil War Union Army Officer. Lieutenant Colonel of the 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Was also of the 8th. Indian Indiana Infantry.
Burial: Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery , Middle Village, Queens County, New York.


Matthew M. Hughes.

Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Civil War Headstone with the following inscription:
1 LT. CO. A 8 IND. INF.
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery , Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan.


David Shunk.

Birth: Sept. 23, 1822, Taneytown, Carroll County, Maryland
Death: Feb. 21, 1865, Marion, Grant County, Indiana.
Burial: Estates of Serenity, Marion, Grant County, Indiana.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In the late 1840s he served in the Mexican War as a Captain and was a merchant carriage maker in Indiana when the rebellion broke out. He enlisted, was commissioned Major in the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment and took part in the battle of Rich Mountain, West Virginia, on July 11, 1861. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel, he was at the battle of Pea Ridge in March 1862 and was promoted to Colonel that May.

The 8th fought in battles at Cotton Plant, Port Gibson, Jackson, Champion Hill, and Black River Bridge, Mississippi. In the siege of Vicksburg, after the leaders of the 33rd Illinois had fallen, Colonel Shunk took command leading both regiments. In the Shenandoah Campaign, he led the 8th in battles at Opequon, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. For leadership and his actions at Vicksburg, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on February 9, 1865. Mustered out of service due to a virus disease, he died twelve days latter at age 42. In August 1915, the Federal Government erected a bronze plaque at Vicksburg in honor the 8th Indiana Infantry Regiment and he as it's commander. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)

James J. Nutt.

Birth: 1836
Death: 1905

Burial: Mishawaka City Cemetery, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County

Ira S. Perkins.

Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Civil War Union Army Soldier. Sergeant of Company I, 10th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana.

Abram Sharra.

Birth: 1840
Death: 1898

Abram Sharra served as the Colonel of the 11th Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War.

Residence of Evansville Indiana before the war;
Enlisted on 5/9/1864 as a Lieut Colonel.

On 6/17/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff 11th Indiana Cavalry.
He was Mustered Out on 9/19/1865 at Fort Leavenworth, KS

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County Indiana.

James A. Dunwoody.

Birth: 1826.
Death: Sept. 10, 1882.

Capt, 12th Bat Indiana Vol. Light.
Note: Born in Ireland and on same stone with Sarah (nixson) Dunwoody
Burial: Payne Cemetery , Hatfield, Harrison County, Missouri.

Thomas N. Peoples.
Birth: Aug. 23, 1829, Freeport, Harrison County, Ohio.
Death: May 13, 1864, Gordon County, Georgia. 12th C."E" Indiana Vol. Reg., Son of Jonathan and Mahala (Norris) Peoples. Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County Tennessee.

John Selkirk.

Birth: 1836.
Death: Nov. 13, 1908.

Note: Died at age ~72 years. Civil War Union Veteran. Lieutenant 13th Indiana Light Artillery. Member GAR. Source: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of California and Pacific
Burial: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

Napoleon B. Bowyer.

Birth: Aug. 7, 1843.
Death: Nov. 10, 1872 .

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 2/27/1862 as a Private.
On 2/27/1862 he mustered into IN 16th Light Artillery
He was discharged on 2/20/1863.
Burial: Williams Cemetery, New Waverly, Cass County, Indiana.

George W. Bunch.

Birth: Aug. 24, 1844
Death: Apr. 1, 1910
CIVIL WAR VETERAN. SERVED WITH CO B 19TH INDIANA INFANTRY. Burial: West Lawn Cemetery, Hagerstown, Wayne County, Indiana.

William C. L. Taylor.

20th., Indiana, Infantry.

Birth: 1836.
Death: Feb 18 1901, Aged 64 yrs.
Burial: Greenbush Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

James W. Connelly.
Birth: unknown.
Death: unknown

Major of the 1st., Indiana Heavy Artillery.
Also known as the 21St., Infantry.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, Ben Hill County, Georgia.

Isaac & John Van Buskirk.

Isaac Van Buskirk.

Birth: May 22, 1833.
Death: Feb. 23, 1864.
Union soldier with Company F, 27th Indiana, Vol. Died during the Civil War.
Burial: Liberty Cemetery, Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana.

E. Randolph Brown.

Birth: unknown.
Death: 1930.

Brown, Edmund (Edmond) Randolph 2, 27th. Indiana Vol. Infantry Reg., Pulaski County, 17, s, 5-8, Farmer. Promoted from Private. Wounded at Antietam--left of navel. Declined promotion to Sergeant over those absent wounded; Detached service as clerk for post Provost Marshall office Tullahoma Tennessee 11-1-63 to 8-64. Mustered out 10-1-64. Regimental Historian - wrote The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, (1899); Died Winamac Indiana 3-14-1930.
Burial: Winamac Cemetery, Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.

Henry Ware Lawton.

Birth: Mar. 17, 1843, Lucas County.
Death: Dec. 19, 1899, Philippines

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, United States Army General. Born in Manhattan, Ohio, the son of George Lawton and Catherine Daley Lawton. Attended the Methodist Episcopal College, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1854-1861. Enlisted as a Private, 9th Indiana Infantry, on April 18, 1861, was quickly promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 30th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Promoted up the ranks to Colonel by the end of the Civil War.

He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the August 3, 1864 Battle of Atlanta while serving as Captain and commander of Company A, 30th Indiana. His citation reads "Led a charge of skirmishers against the enemy's rifle pits and stubbornly and successfully resisted 2 determined attacks of the enemy to retake the works". His Medal was awarded to him on May 22, 1893.

In the Indian Campaign of 1886, he received the surrender of Geronimo for General Nelson A. Miles. When the Spanish American War broke out, he was promoted to Major General, commanded the 2nd Infantry Division to Cuba, and distinguished himself at El Caney, Cuba. He became good friends with Theodore Roosevelt of the Rough Riders during his service in Cuba, and was marked for higher leadership.

In December 1898, he was posted to the Philippines, where he was second in overall command there. An active field commander, he believed in leading from the front, and often personally led the soldiers in their assaults. He was killed at San Mateo, Luzon, while leading three regiments in a direct assault upon the town. In 1881, he had married the former Mary Craig of Louisville, Kentucky, and had four children: 3 daughters and a son.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.

William H. Fentress.

Birth: May 24, 1832, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina.
Death: May 31, 1864, Dallas, Paulding County, Georgia,

William Henry Fentress was born near Greensboro, North Carolina. He moved to Greensboro, Henry County Indiana when he was young and at an early age learned the blacksmith trade. In 1852 he was married and to this union four children were born.
When the Civil War began Fentress took an active part in the recruiting of Company D, 36th Indiana Infantry. He was mustered into the service of the Union army as a sergeant and was later commissioned 1st Lieutenant.

At the Battles of Shiloh, and again at Dalton, Georgia he was wounded in action. In March of 1864 William Fentress was granted a short leave to visit with friends and family. Little died he know that it would be the last happy reunion of his wife and four children.

In the wee hours of the morning near Dallas, Georgia, on May 31st, 1864, Fentress was up early taking care of his men when he was felled by an enemy sharpshooter, instantly killing him. The brave soldier was dead.

Lieutenant Albert Saint of Fentress' Company was detailed to take the body to Chattanooga, Tennessee. From there the remains were shipped to Knightstown and then to Greensboro, Indiana where Fentress was buried in the Masonic Cemetery.
Burial: Mason Cemetery, Greensboro, Henry County, Indiana.

Joel Delano.

Birth: 1832.
Death: April 25, 1901.

Residence Shelbyville IN;
Enlisted on 10/11/1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant.

On 12/14/1861 he was commissioned into "F" Co. 51st Indiana Infantry.
He was Mustered Out on 7/22/1865 at Nashville, TN.

He was listed as: POW 5/3/1863 Rome, GA (Confined at Macon, GA & Columbia, SC)

1st Lieut. 10/25/1862, Capt 12/15/1864.
Burial: Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.

Dr. Andrew H. Fabrique.

Birth: Sep. 8, 1842.
Death: May 10, 1928.

Major, Company B., 53rd Regiment Indiana Infantry.
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Walter Quintin Gresham.

Birth: Mar. 17, 1832.
Death: May 28, 1895

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Commanded a brigade, then a division of the XVII Corps. Fought with the Army of the Tennessee until wounded at the Battle of Atlanta. Later served as United States Secretary of State in the 2nd Cleveland Administration.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia.

Charles H. Bruce.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Sep. 20, 1863.

Civil War Soldier.
Residence Ladoga, IN;
Enlisted on 11/15/1861 as a 1st Lieutenant.

On 12/22/1861 he was commissioned into "K" Co. 58th Indiana Infantry.
He was Killed on 9/20/1863 at Chickamauga, GA.

Promotions: Capt 6/21/1862.
Burial: Bowman Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.


Gretchen said...

Wow, this is so great. I have a great-great-grandfather who was a corporal in the 11th Indiana Cavalry. I don't have any pictures of him, but I like to picture him serving with the man you found, Abram Sharra. Thanks for posting these.

kevhar72 said...

My great-great grandfather, Lewis K. Harris, served in the 8th Indiana at Rich Mountain. He later served in the 36th and 69th Indiana Infantries. You can read about him and see pictures and documents on my two blogs: and

He finished the war as Captain of Company F/Battalion B of the 69th.

Charlie said...

My great-grandfather, Samuel S Brooks served with Co B, 8th Ind Vol Infantry and would have served under Col Shunk until he lost his leg at Cedar Creek On 10/19/1864. Thank you for posting his picture and service information.