Saturday, May 12, 2012

Captain Charles M. Scott.

Indiana 99th., Infantry.

Captain Charles M. Scott.

Captain Scott was born in Fayette County, Indiana, January 22d, 1833. When five years of age his father removed to Yorktown, Delaware County, where he remained two years, and then removed to Tippecanoe County. When sixteen years of age, Charles concluded he would go to the land of gold, which he did, remaining in California three years before he returned to Indiana. He remained at home with his father three years and then took another trip to California ; being gone one year and a half. In 1857 he married Miss Elizabeth Murdock, of Tippecanoe County, and removed to Benton County, on a farm, where he resided when he enlisted in the volunteer service. On the organization of Company C, he was appointed a Sergeant, and in February 1863, was promoted to 1st Sergeant, and in February 1864, vacancies occurring in all the Company officers, he was appointed Captain; which rank he held until the muster out of the regiment. After the Atlanta campaign was over he received leave of absence. While at home he was taken sick and was not able to join the regiment until the arrival at the coast.  In the meantime he was reported absent without leave and dismissed the service. He brought the matter before the War Department, and was reinstated in his position. He was a faithful officer, and commanded his company with ability.  Address Oxford, Indiana.

Born: January 23, 1833.
Died: November 2, 1886.
Buril: Oxford West Cemetery, Oxford, Benton County, Indiana.

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