Wednesday, September 18, 2013

John R. Rankin, 27th., Indiana Infantry.

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The funeral of the late John R. Rankin will be held today at Washington D. C., where he died Saturday morning.  The body will be interred in Arlington Cemetery, near Washington.  He was a veteran of the Civil War and for many years engaged in Newspaper work in Green Castle and Indianapolis.  He leaves a widow and three children.  Since 1889, Mr. Rankin had been employed in the Government Printing Department.

First Lieutenant.
John R. Rankin.

Enlisted  in the 27th., Indiana Infantry, Co. A., September 1, 1861, at Indianapolis, Indiana, age 18.  Promoted from private to Orderly Sergeant; to First Lieutenant April 19, 1864; wounded at Gettysburg; Mustered out November 1, 1864.

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