Sunday, September 19, 2010

They Came From Indiana.

Most of this information is in the form of Acts & Bills from the library of congress. I have added their service record after each Bill or Act, if it could be found. This information will give you a little insight into your ancestors life.
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Note. If you can't find your ancestor on this page, you may whish to try the list on Indiana men at my Kansas Site. This link will take you to the page.
http://kansasoakland.blogspot.com/2010/09/they-were-from-indiana.html
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A bill granting a pension to Caleb A. Lamb, late a musician in Company E of the Forty-sixth Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

He enlisted on Oct. 13, 1861, at Burnettsville, Indiana, age 33, rank Drummer, discharged on Feb. 13, 1862.
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James J. Ferris, of the 73d Indiana regiment, asking increase of pension.

Enlisted July 8, 1862, at Michigan City, Indiana, age 28, discharged on Oct. 19, 1863. Discharged at Indianapolis for wounds received at Days Gap, AL. Nativity: Shelby Co., IN. Farmer. Rank not given.
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Doctor Samuel A. Thompson, praying compensation for medical services rendered the second Indiana regiment of volunteers in the Mexican war.

Mexican War Veteran.

Enlisted in the second Indiana Co. H., on June 20, 1846, at New Albany, discharged Jan. 1, 1846?,
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Matthias Beaver, of Dearborn county, in the State of Indiana, praying for the passage of a law authorizing him to receive the bounty land and extra pay due Joseph F. Law, deceased, late a volunteer of the 4th Indiana regiment, for his services in the late war with Mexico.

Mexican War Veteran.

JOSEPH F. LAW, MUSTERED IN BY CAPTAIN GATLIN 05/28/1847, JEFFERSONVILLE, IN. DIED 12/15/1847.
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William Vails.

A BILL
JANUARY 29, 1872.

For the relief of William Vails, late a private in Company C, Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Cavalry.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, directed to grant a certificate of honorable discharge from the Army of the United States to William Vails, late a private in Company C, Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, to date the
fifteenth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, with-out loss of pay or emoluments.

Enlisted Aug. 8, 1861, at Madison, Indiana, age 19, in the 45th, Indiana Co. C., Vet. Transferred to Company A Reorganized. Cavalry/ Battery Unit: 3rd Cavalry.
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David L. Wright.

AN ACT
FEBRUARY 3, 1871.

For the relief of David L. Wright, late Captain of Company E,, Fifty-first Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Paymaster General of the United States Army be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay1 out of any money appropriated or hereafter to be appropriated for the payment of the Army, to David L. Wright, late Captain in the Fifty-first Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, the pay and emoluments of a captain of infantry from the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the date of his commission, to the fourteenth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, the date of his discharge as a returned prisoner of war, as if said David L. Wright had been mustered as captain on the date of his commission, first deducting what ever sum may have been paid said David I. Wright as lieutenant during the period for which pay is hereby allowed
as captain.
Passed the House of Representatives February 2, 1871.
Attest: EDWARD McPHERSON, Clerk.

Enlisted June 30, 1863, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age, 27, discharged March 3, 1865. Remarks; 1st Lieutenant. Transferred from Company A, 51st Regiment. Paroled prisoner of war per Special Order #109, Headquarter of the Army, Washington, D. C., dated July 25, 1885. Promoted to Captain on Nov. 6, 1864. His discharge as 1st Lieutenant per Special Order #124, dated March 14, 1865 has been amended to read, Captain. Honorably discharged per General Order #108, War Department, dated April 2, 1863.

He was a Resident at the Indiana Veterans Home in 1899?, he died in the home, the year is not given, he was not buried at the Home.
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Leonidas Smith.

AN ACT
FEBRUARY 5, 1869.

For the relief of Lieutenant Leonidas Smith, late of the Twenty-
second regiment Indiana volunteer infantry.

Be it enacted b, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to audit and allow to Lieutenant Leonidas Smith, late of company K, Twenty-second regiment Indiana volunteer infantry, the full pay and allowances of a first lieutenant in the active service in the army in the late war from the twenty-eighth day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty—three, to the twenty—third day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, in full payment for unpaid salary and allowances for said period of time.
Passed the House of Representatives February 5, 1869.
attest: EDWARD McPHERSON, Clerk.

Enlisted Aug. 15, 1861, at Madison, Indiana, age 20, discharged July 20, 1863. Remarks; GM Sergt. Discharged per SO3562. 1st. Lt.
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William P. Davis-Mary A. Davis.

AN ACT
FEBRUARY 12, 1869.

Granting a pension to Mary A. Davis, widow of William P. Davis, a private in the eighteenth regiment of Indiana volunteers, in the war of eighteen hundred and sixty-one.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension rolls the name of Mary A. Davis, widow of William P. Davis, deceased, a private in the eighteenth regiment of the Indiana volunteers of the war of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, and that she be paid a pension allowed a private during her widowhood, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, to commence on the first day of , eighteen hundred and sixty- ; and in case of her death or marriage, then the pension to be paid to the minor children of the said William P. Davis, deceased, under sixteen years of age, subject to the provisions and limitations of the general pension laws. Passed the House of Representatives February 11, 1869.
Attest: EDWARD McPHERSON, Clerk,

Enlisted Aug. 16, 1861, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age 35. No company given nor discharge date given. Remarks; Sergt. Major. No discharge/muster out record.
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Gonsalvo 0. Smythe.

A BILL
JANUARY 20, 1873.

For the relief of Gonsalvo 0. Smythe, late surgeon of the Forty-
third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Gonsalvo 0. Smythe, late surgeon of the Forty-third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, be relieved from the sentence of the court-martial by which he was dismissed from the military service, and that he be. entitled to an honorable discharge from the day of his dismissal.
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Hiram Prather.

A. BILL
FEBRUARY 14, 1873.

For the relief of Hiram Prather, late lieutenant-colonel of the Sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are
hereby, required to ascertain the amount of pay and allowances due Hiram Prather, late lieutenant-colonel of the Sixth Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, for services
from the second day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, to the twentieth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, in the re-organization of said regiment for the
term of three years, in the same manner as if he had been actually mustered at the time as such lieutenant-colonel; and also to ascertain the amount of his reasonable and usual expenses incurred in such re-organization; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed to pay the said Prather the sums of money so ascertained to be due him, out of any moneys i the Treasury not otherwise appropriated: Provided, That the accounting officers shall find that neither the said Prather nor the State of Indiana has ever been paid or allowed for said services and expenses.

Enlisted on April 27, 1861, in the 6th., Illinois infantry, at Indianapolis, Indiana, discharged Feb.. 8, 1861. Remarks; Lieutenant Colonel, Field & Staff.
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William H. Pilkinton.

A BILL
FEBRUARY 19, 1872.

For the relief of William H. Pilkinton, late a second lieutenant
in Company 0, Fifth Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place the name of William H. Pilkinton on the rolls as second lieutenant in Company G, Fifth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, as of the date of June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and sixty-four; and that the proper accounting and pay officers shall allow and pay to said Pilkinton the pay and emoluments of a second lieutenant from said date until the date of his discharge, deducting ay sum or sums he may have received on account of military service during said period.
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Simeon J. Thompson.

A BILL
FEBRUARY 19, 1872.

For the relief of Simeon J. Thompson, late an acting second lieutenant, Company B, Seventy-ninth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of’ the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the rolls as a second lieutenant of Company B, Seventy-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, as of the date of August twenty-third, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, and the proper accounting officers are hereby an authorized and directed to account to said Simeon J. Thompson and issue to him a certificate for pay as a second lieutenant from the said twenty-third day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, to the date of his discharge, viz, the twenty-fifth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, deducting from his said pay as a second lieutenant whatever sum or sums may have been paid him as first sergeant of said company during the period aforesaid.

Enlisted Oct. 9, 1862, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age 20, discharged Oct. 25, 1864, Remarks; 1st Sergeant. Discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Rebecca J. Shaw, mother of John A. Shaw.

A BILL
FEBRUARY , 1872.

For the relief of Rebecca J. Shaw, mother of John A. Shaw, deceased, late a private in the Eleventh Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, Authorized to issue his warrant and cause to be paid to Rebecca J. Shaw, mother of John A. Shaw, deceased, late a private in Company K, Eleventh Regiment of Indiana Cavalry Volunteers, the sum of five hundred and seventy-two dollars, being the amount due her on back pension on account of the death of said son, at the rate of eight dollars per month, from the fifth day of January, auno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-five, to the twentieth day of December, anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy, and that the same be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

He enlisted in March 22, 1864, at Lafayette, Indiana, age 20. Died at Bowling Green, KY., Jan. 5, 1865.
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David L Wright.

A BILL
FEBRUARY 19, 1872.

For the relief of David L Wright, late captain of Company E,
Fifty-first Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Paymaster general of the United States Army be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to pay, out of any money appropriated or hereafter to be appropriated for the payment of the Army, to David L. Wright, late captain in the Fifty-first Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, the pay and emoluments of a captain of infantry from the thirtieth day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, the date of his cornmission, to the fourteenth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, the date of his discharge as a returned prisoner of war, as if said David L Wright had been mustered as captain on the date of his commission, first deducting whatever sums may have been paid said David L Wright as Lieutenant during the period for which pay allowed as a Captain.

He enlisted June 30, 1863, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age 27, was in companies A. & E. Discharged on March 14, 1865. Remarks; 1st Lieutenant. Transferred from Company A, 51st Regiment. Paroled prisoner of war per Special Order #109, Headquarter of the Army, Washington, D. C., dated July 25, 1885. Promoted to Captain on Nov. 6, 1864. His discharge as 1st Lieutenant per Special Order #124, dated March 14, 1865 has been amended to read, Captain. Honorably discharged per General Order #108, War Department, dated April 2, 1863. See other record for this person.

He was a Resident of the Indiana Veterans Home 1899?, final date Dec. 12, 1907, died in the Home but was not buried there.
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Lewis Schramm.

A BILL
DECEMBER 18, 1871.

For the relief of Lewis Schramm, late a second lieutenant in the One hundred and twenty-fourth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Be it enacted b31 the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper officer of the War Department be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to issue to Lewis Schramm, late a second lieutenant in the One Hundred and Twenty- fourth Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry, an honorable discharge, bearing date August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five; and the proper officers of the Treasury Department are hereby authorized and directed to settle the accounts of said Lewis Schramm, and to issue to him such certificates or other papers as may be necessary to secure to him the payment of whatever sums he would have been entitled to receive on account of his services, whether as private or officer in said regiment; and on account of bounty up to the said thirtieth of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, the same as though no proceedings, finding, or sentence had ever
been had against him in court-martial at Raleigh, North Carolina, as promulgated on said thirtieth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Sec. 2. That all disability of the said Lewis Schramm to hold any office of trust, emolument, or profit under the Government of the United States of America which might
exist by virtue of the finding and sentence of a court-martial convened at Raleigh, North Carolina, on the tenth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, promulgated on the
thirtieth day of August, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, be, and the same is hereby, removed.

He enlisted on Jan. 6, 1864, at Richmond, Indiana, age 30, was in Co. K., discharged Aug. 30, 1865. Remarks; Resigned. Promoted to Sergt. 2nd Lt. May 20, 1865
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John G. Doughty.

A BILL
MARCH 18, 1872.

For the settlement of the accounts of John G. Doughty, late first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster Fifty-first Indiana Volunteers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the proper accounting officers of the Treasury be, and they are hereby, authorized and directed to settle and adjust the property and money accounts of John G. Doughty, late first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster Fifty-first Indiana Volunteers.

He enlisted Sept. 4, 1861, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age 36, discharged on Sept. 30, 1864. Remarks; 1st Lieut. & Quartermaster. Honorably Discharged Per Special Order #71, War Department, Dated Feb. 13, 1865.
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Samuel B. Davis.

A BILL
FEBRUARY , 1872.

To place the name of Samuel B. Davis, late a corporal in Company C, Eighteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, on the pension-rolls, at the rate of a full disability, from and after the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place upon the pension-rolls the name of Samuel B. Davis, late a corporal in Company C, Eighteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, and to cause him to be paid a pension at the rate of a full disability from and after the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-six.

He enlisted on Aug. 16, 1861, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age 19. Remarks; Corpl. No Record of Place Or Date of Discharge Or Muster Out.
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Ephraim P. Showalter.

A BILL
FEBRUARY 19, 1872.

For the relief of Ephraim P. Showalter.
Whereas Ephraim P. Showalter was drafted into the service of the United States on the twenty-sixth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, for the period of one year; and on the eighteenth day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, was mustered into the service of the United States, in Company D, Thirtieth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry; and;

Whereas, on or about the second day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-four, the said Showalter furnished, and caused to be mustered into the service of the United States, a substitute for two years, paying therefore the sum of one thousand dollars; and;

Whereas, notwithstanding he furnished said substitute, said Ephraim P. Showalter was held to service until the twenty•third day of June, eighteen hundred and sixty-five: Therefore;

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reprentatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury be, and he is hereby, and authorized and directed to pay to said Ephraim P. Showalter the sum of one thousand dollars, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

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James J Ferris- Died in Valparaiso Indiana. He is interred at Maplewood Cemetery, Valparaiso Indiana. The GPS Coordinates of his Gravesite are located in the Find A Grave site. Also is some more information from his Obit on that site.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Ferris&GSfn=james&GSmn=J&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=17&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=23424694&df=all&