Thursday, August 15, 2013

Alonzo B. Thorn, 99th., Indiana Infantry.

Picture date 1863.
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Alonzo B. Thorn.

Birth: Apr. 9, 1844, Ohio.
Death: Jun. 19, 1921.

Wife: Hannah Salts Thorn (1847 - 1890).

Children: Alice M.Thorne Kelley (1873 - 1960), Aden E Thorn (1880 - 1880), Charles E., John F., Lawrence E., and Thorn..

Burial: Santa Fe Cemetery, Santa Fe (Miami County), Miami County, Indiana.

Mr. Thorn in 1880 was 35 years and working in a Grist Mill.

Indiana State Archives.

Alonzo B. Thorn, Musician, 99th., Indiana Infantry, Co. D., Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Peru, Indiana, Age 18, Mustered out at Washington D. C.

Indians 99th., Regimental History.


Born February 9, 1844, in Coshocton county, Ohio; came with his parents to Miami county, Indiana, in 1856. Enlisted as a musician and went the entire round with the regiment, saying: "The regiment never marched five miles from the beginning to the end that I was not with it." This tells the story of his faithful service in a few words as well as a volume could tell it. He was married July 12, 1867, but was so unfortunate as to lose his wife by death July 13, 1890, and has remained unmarried since. He has three sons and two daughters living. The above picture was taken at Moscow, Tennessee, in 863. Comrade Thorn is a great friend to all his old comrades and says: "I hope to meet them all at the next
reunion." Address, Amboy, Indiana.

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