Friday, March 23, 2012

Felix Shumate.

Felix Shumate was born in Spencer County, Kentucky, and removed with his parents to Boone County, Indiana, in the year of 1847, where he spent the remainder of his life.  On the first call for troops by President Lincoln, Shumate enlisted as a Private in Company I., Tenth Indiana Infantry for three months service, participated in the battle of Rich Mountain, West Virginia, and returned home August 1, 1861, at the expiration of his term of service.  He immediately assisted Captain Perkins in recruiting his company for the three years service and was made First Lieutenant succeeding to the captaincy of the company after the death of Captain Perkins.  He was present at every battle and skirmish in which the regiment was engaged, being wounded in the battle of Mill Springs during the siege of Corinth and Chickamauga.

After the expiration of his three years term of service, he return to Lebanon and engaged in business.  He was the originator of many public enterprises and always at the head of every movement for the benefit of the people.  He served as Postmaster at Lebanon, under Harrison Administration.  He died at Lebanon, Deember 18, 1895.

Side Notes.  Corporal, enlisted April 23, 1861, Mustered out August 6, 1861, re-enlisted.  First Liuetenant, enlisted September 2, 1861, discharged September 18, 1864, wounded at Corinth Miss., promoted Captain November 1863.  Wounded at the battle Corinth Mississippi, by being run over by a cavalryman, was seriously hurt.

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