Monday, October 22, 2012

Joseph B. Homan & Ira B. Myers, 99th., Indiana.

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Brevet Major Joseph B. Homan.

Birth: 1838.
Death: 1916.
Wife: Mary L. Ballard Homan (____ - 1920)
The 1900 census of Hendricks Co. lists his occupation as "Capitalist".
Burial: Danville South Cemetery,   Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Major Homan was born in Henjiricks County, Indiana? September 16th, 1838, where he was reared. On the breaking out of the rebellion he immediately enlisted as a private soldier in the 3 months' service, in the 7th Indiana. On being mustered out he went to Iowa and assisted in recruiting a company, and was assigned to the 13th Iowa, in which he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant. They were ordered to the field soon, and took part in the battle of Shiloh ; Lieutenant Homan commanding his company (D). His loss was 19 men out of 64 engaged. He was wounded himself, and soon after received leave of absence came home and recruited company H, of the 99th, of which he was appointed Captain, and was mustered out of his old regiment. He commanded his company until December 23d, 1863 when he was detailed as Assistant Inspector General of the brigade, which he held until July 12th, 1864, being in the meantime breveted Major. He joined the regiment and took part in the battle of July 22d, 1864, where he was taken prisoner, transported to Macon, Charleston and other points, and exchanged with General Stoncman at Rough and Ready, Sept. 28th. Took command of the Regt. on the Hood pursuit, after which he received leave of absence รข€” came to Indiana, and Bcccmbcr 26th, 1863, resigned his commission, having served faithfully over three yeai-s. He has married since leaving the service, and is now living in Danville, Hendricks County, Indiana.

Authors note.  When he enlisted in the 99th., on August 7, 1862, he was 24, years old.

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Captain Ira B. Myers.

Birth: 1840.
Death: 1911.
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami county, Indiana

Captain Myers was born in Muncietown, Deleware County, Indiana, August 10th, 1840, where his father lived until 1842, when he removed to Lagro, Wabash County. Living here, he removed after living in Attica, Fountain County, six months, to a farm in White County in 1858. Here Ira worked one year on a farm and attended the Battle Ground Institute one year, and taught school six months. In March 1861, his father removed to Peru, Miami County, Indiana, where he entered school. He had but just commenced when the rebellion broke out, and he enlisted in the three months service, with the rank of 2d Lieutenant, but the company could not be accepted as there were so many. In January 1862, he was married to Miss Maggie Robinson, of Peru, and entered upon the study of law with his father-in-law, S. W. Robinson, Esq., that being his profession. Here he remained until August 1862, when he determined again to enter the service, which he did, recruiting 40 men and forming a consolidation with Captain Powell, formed Company I, of which Company he was elected 1st Lieutenant, which rank he held until June 1st, 1865, when he was promoted to Captain, having previously had command of the company some time, which duty he performed faithfully. He was a faithful, efficient officer is the highest enconium that I could give him. Address Peru, Indiana.

Authos note.  When he enlisted in the 99th., on August 15, 1862, at Peru, Indiana, he was 22, years old.

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