James P. Bills at the age of 18 years he enlisted as a private Aug. 28, 1861, at Ft. Wayne, Ind., in Co. B, 44th Ind. V. I., and was promoted to Corp. In the spring of 1863, he was in hospital at Murfreesboro and No. 8, Nashville, Tenn., on account of disabilities. Honorably discharged Dec. 31, 1863, at Chattanooga, Tenn., He re-enlisted the following day in old command, receiving a veteranís furlough of thirty days and returning Feb. 11, 1864, at Nashville, Tenn. Battles: Murfreesboro, Bowling Green, Chickamauga, McMindel, Lookout Mt. and numerous engagements. His grandfather served in the Revolutionary War. An uncle, Alvin Bills, served in the Mexican War, was taken prisoner, blind-folded and shot by Santian Com.. A brother, Asa, served in the late war in same company as our subject, and was wounded at Chattanooga. Comrade Bills was born Jan. 17, 1844, in Illinois and was a son of Asa and Eliza (Pitts) Bills, both living. April, 1, 1861, he settled in Whitley county, Ind., where he married March 18, 1867, Mattie Elliott, born Oct. 9, 1849, in this county; her father, Robert R. Elliott, is deceased, but her mother, Catherine M. (Jones), is still living (1894). They have had three children, Othe O., Horton H. and Mabel; he again married Carrie Brunner, by whom he has two children, Silvia S. and Mary. Comrade Bills has been school director and supervisor; he belongs to English Post, receives a pension, is a farmer and his address is Columbia City, Ind.

Biography of James P. Bills. Vol. II, page 571. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Jacob Born son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Presler) Born, parents now deceased, was born July 10, 1846, and came to Whitley county, Ind., in 1862. Permelia Wolker, who became his wife Sept. 25, 1892, in Noblesville, Ind., was born May 6, 1857, in Whitley county; her father is dead, but her mother, Polly (Nichols), is living. They have had one child, Lyda A. By a former marriage to Jane Thompson he had two children Margaret and Laura. Comrade Born was living in Fairfield, O., and his occupation was that of a day laborer when he enlisted Sept. 26, 1864, at Columbus, O., as a Private in Co. B, 14th O.V.I.; he was wounded by a gunshot and was in hospital for same at Alexandria, Va., two weeks; he was detailed to drive cattle to Savannah from Chattanooga; he was with Sherman on his March to the Sea and was honorably discharged June 3, 1865, at Atlanta, Ga. Comrade Born is a pensioner, he belongs to English Post 135, is a laborer and his address is Cresco, Ind.

Biography of Jacob Born. Vol. II, page 572. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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William H. Coyle, M.D. Son of William and Elizabeth (Baumount) Coyle, deceased, was born in Granville, Licking Co., O., March 17, 1841; he graduated from Cleveland Medical College in February, 1867, from University in 1878, since which time he has been practicing medicine in Whitley county, Ind., where he is prominent in the medical faculty. He was married at Wilmont, Ind., June 4, 1868, to Amanda Cassel, who was born in Mt. Eaton, Wayne Co., Ohio, May 17, 1841, a daughter of Samuel and Sarah J. (Kimmerly) Cassel, now deceased. They have had the following children Guene V. dec., Theodocia, dec., Gustava R., Grace V., Glennie T. and M. Mabel. Comrade Coyleenlisted Aug. 12, 1862, at Columbia City, Ind., when 21 years old as musician in Co. K, 88th Ind. V.I. 1st Brig., 1st Div., 14th A.C. While on duty at hospital at Chattanooga he was wounded by shell causing partial paralysis. He was detailed as recruiting officer from Nov. 1863 to Feb. 1864 for 88th Ind. V.I. ; he was detailed as hospital steward of 1st Brig, from April 3, 1864 to Aug. 12; then as hospital steward of 1st Div., serving till the close of war. He took part in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Atlanta, Shermanís March to the sea, Murfreesboro (where he was captured, robbed and escaped), March through Richmond, and thence to Washington, D.C., where he was honorably discharged June 7, 1865. His brother, James K., served in Co. B, 74th Ind.V.I.; his wifeís father enlisted in Co. B, 74th Ind. V.I. and was discharged on surgeonís certificate of disability. A brother of his wife, John E., enlisted in Co. B, and died Oct. 3, 1863, in service of fever, aged 19 yrs. 8 mos. and 28 days, and was buried at Nashville Tenn. Comrade Coyle is a member of English Post, 135, in which he is surgeon; he draws a pension and his address is Hecia, Indiana.

Biography of William H. Coyle, M.D.. Vol. II, page 582. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H. H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago,1894.
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Abram J. Gillespie son of Menzes and Chloe (Phelps) Gillespie, parents now deceased, was born April 11, 1824, in Franklin county, Ohio, and settled in Whitley county, Ind., March, 1852, where he was living, by occupation a farmer when he entered the army, enlisting Dec. 1864, at Kendallville, Ind., at the age of 40 years as a private in Co. G, 29th Ind. V. I. June 10, 1865, he was in hospital at Nashville, Tenn., two weeks with chronic diarrhea and July 30, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind., for same cause. July 3, 1865 he was furloughed for thirty days and rejoined his Co. Sept. 20, 1865; he also received a pass for thirty days which lasted until he was honorably discharged Oct. 5, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. In the winter of 1864-5, he was detailed at Chattanooga, Tenn., as train guard several times. He paternal grandfather, a native of Scotland served through the Revolutionary War under Washington; his father served in the War of 1812. Comrade Gillespie was married May 30, 1848, in Franklin county, Ohio, to Amanda Jenkins, born Oct. 25, 1824, in Erie county, N.Y.; her father, Samuel Jenkins, is deceased, as is also her mother, Margaret (Grinnell). They have had three children, Isora J., Eudora, and Sylvester. Comrade Gillespie received his education in Franklin county, Ohio; he served two years as trustee in this county; draws a pension, is an invalid and his address is Laud, Ind.

Biography of Abram J. Gillespie. Vol. II, page 599. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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John P. Grace was by occupation a farmer at the time of his enlistment September, 1862, at Ft. Wayne, Ind.., at the age of 38 years as a private in Co. K, 88th Ind. VI, 1st Brig., 1st Div., 14th A.C. He took active part in the engagements of Bentonville, Perryville, Stone River, Hooverís Gap, Duck River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mt., Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta Campaign, with Sherman on his March to the Sea and Bentonville, at which last named place he was severely wounded by fragment of a shell March 19, 1865; he was taken to field hospital at that place where he died the following day of wounds. Comrade Grace was a son of Elizabeth (Hohn) and husband, both now deceased, and was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, March 30, 1824, where he received his education. He was united in marriage April 27, 1848, in Columbiana county, O., to Elizabeth Huffer who was born in Maryland Dec. 21, 1827, a daughter of Abraham and Esther (Fultz) Huffer, now deceased. The following children have been born to them, Annie M., Esther, Jacob, Sarah J., Simon, Anson dec., and Martha M. Comrade Grace was assessor in 1860-2 in Washington, Whitley Co., Ind.; his widow receives a pension and her address is Raber, Indiana.

Biography of John P. Grace. Vol. II, page 600 / 601. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Oliver C. Grayless was born in Noble county, Ind., May 1, 1844, a son of Charles Grayless, living, (1894) and Jennie (Turner) dead; he settled in Whitley county Ind., in April 1868, where he was married, Feb 23, 1868 to Lizzie Vandewater, who was born in Whitley county, Ind., Feb. 10, 1849, a daughter of Job and Cynthia (Madden) Vandewater, neither of whom are living; they have had two children, Jennie C., and Ollie M. Comrade Grayless by occupation was a farmer at the time of his enlistment, Aug. 8, 1862, at Ft. Wayne, Ind.; when but 17 years old, he joined Co. C, 88th Ind. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 14 A. C. He took part in the battles of Perryville, Stone River, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Chickamauga, (where he was on special duty in Art. two days), Buzzard Roost and all the battles of his Regt. took part in; he was with Sherman to the Sea, and returned to Bentonville, where he was captured and taken to Andersonville, where he was confined one week and thence to Libby, where he was held two weeks; he was then exchanged put on a boat and sent to Annapolis, Md.; he was then furloughed home, and in a short time went to Indianapolis, Ind., where he received an honorable discharge June 20, 1865. Comrade Grayless is an invalid, received a pension, and lives on a farm managed by his wife who is a first class financier, and their address is Cosesse, Whitley county, Ind.

Biography of Oliver C. Grayless. Vol. II, page 602. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Jefferson Haneline son of Thomas Haneline, deceased, and Sarah (Fetters) living (1894) was born in Stark county, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1841; he received a common school education in Huntington county, Ind., and settled in Whitley county, in February, 1865. April 10, 1864, he married in Huntington county, Elizabeth J. Creager, born in Whitley county, Ind., April 22,1842, a daughter of Samuel and Mary J. (Leslie) Creager, deceased. Their children are Almeda A., Mary G., Clara M., Maima, Elmer W., Jennie A., Orphea, Hattie, Homer and Arthur L. Comrade Haneline was farming in Huntington county, Ind., when he enlisted September, 1862, at the age of 21 years as a private in Co. E, 54th Ind. V.I., 9th Brig., 13th A.C., and was promoted to Sergt.; he took part in the battles of Chickasaw Bayou, Bethel Church, Raymond, Vicksburg; battle of Arkansas Post and several skirmishes, receiving an honorable discharge Dec. 16, 1863, at New Orleans, La. Comrade Haneline is S.V.C. of George Stough Post, 181, he receives a pension, his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Peabody, Ind.

Biography of Jefferson Haneline. Vol. II, page 607 / 608. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Simon Harshbaeger was 32 yeas old and was engaged in farming when he enlisted at Columbia City, Ind., Aug. 11, 1862, as Corp. of Co. K, 88th Ind. V. I., 1st Brig., 1st Div., 14th A.C. May 1, 1863, he was in field hospital, at Murfreesboro, two weeks, hospital No. 7, Louisville, four weeks and thence to Soldiersí Home, Ind., three months on account of chronic diarrhea. May, 1864, at the battle of Buzzard Roost, he was wounded by fragment of shell for which, he was in Jeffersonville hospital two months; he was detailed several time on various duty; Sept., 1864, at Louisville, to take cattle to Mumfordsville two weeks; to take bounty jumpers and conscripts to Cairo, Ill, one week; Oct. 10, 1864, to take prisoners to Washington one week; Oct. 2, 1864, to take 113 Rebel officers to Johnson's Island, O., one week; and Nov. 5, 1864, at Louisville was detailed at Gen Palmerís Hd. Qtrs. to take charge of guards, until honorably discharged June 7, 1865, at Washington, D.C. He participated in and took a very active part in the battles of Perryville and Buzzard Roost. His brother, David and Samuel were in the late war, the former in Co. F, 12th Ind. V.I., and re-enlisted in Co. K, 88th Ind. V.I., being mustered in Ord. Sergt. promoted to 1st Lt., and to Capt.; the latter served in Co. E, 30th Ind. V.I., but nothing is known of his fate. Comrade Harshbarger was born in Montgomery Co., May 23, 1830, a son of David and Elizabeth (Jacobs) Harshbarger, the former deceased, the latter living aged 83 years. He married Nov. 18, 1855, in Whitley county, Mary I. Forsythe, born in Stark county, O., Oct. 22, 1837, of parents, John and Elizabeth (Doll) Forsythe, deceased. Their children are Allie, Emma dec., David dec., George, Ida M. and John F. Comrade Harshbarger belongs to G.W. Stough Post, 18; he receives a pension, is an invalid and his address is Arcola, Ind.

Biography of Simon Harshbaeger. Vol. II, page 608. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Henry F. Hebner enlisted at the age of 21 years as a private, Sept. 9, 1861, at Canal Dover, O, in Co. D, 51 O.V.I. 2d Brig., 2d Div., 14th A. C.; he was detailed at Atlanta to drive cattle and was honorably discharged Apr. 1, 1863, at Nashville, Tenn., on account of disability. May 15, 1864, he re-enlisted in Ohio in Co. K, 98th O.V.I., and was transferred from Co. B to C. K, 51st O.V.I.; he fought at Kenesaw Mt., Bentonville, Cumberland, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mt., Chattanooga, Richmond and Goldsboro where he was captured; he was honorably discharged July 10, 1865, at Louisville, Ky., from second enlistment and now has a pension. His wifeís great grandfather, Joseph Ashton, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Mr. Hebnerís brother, Samuel; served in the 12th O.V. I., of the late war. Comrade Hebner was a son of Edwin F. and Elizabeth (Fisher) Hebner, both deceased, and was born Jan. 2, 1840, in Ohio, where he was educated. Aug. 22, 1873, he settled in Whitley county, Ind., and married Sept. 18, of that year in Huntington county, Ind., Anna Bruckart. She was born July 22, 1840, in Lancaster county, Pa., a daughter of John Bruckart deceased and Mary (Aston) living aged 75 years (1894). Comrade Hebner is a charter member of J. P. Graves Post, 427, in which he is Chap., he draws a pension, is a laborer and his address is Columbia City, Ind.

Biography of Henry F. Hebner. Vol. II, page 611 / 612. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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John Hess was born March 15, 1842, in Whitley county, Ind., a son of Charles F. and Barbara (Wagerly) Hess, both deceased and was married in this county Nov. 29, 1866, to Cyntha Ruckman, born at Plymouth, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1843, a daughter of Isaac and Mary A. (Gumsalus) Ruckman, deceased, and who died in 1884, leaving these children: Elnora E., Barbara A., Elizabeth N., and Charles; Nov. 24, 1886 he was again married to Ella Belaching, who was born May 26, 1864, by whom he has had one daughter, Lulu R. Comrade Hess enlisted Feb. 19, 1864, in Columbia City, Ind., at the age of 22 years, as a private in Co. E, 17th Ind. V.I., 1st Brig., 2d Div., 14 A.C. April, 1864, he was in hospital at Columbia Tenn., five months, on account of chronic diarrhea; Oct. 15, 1864, he was furloughed for 30 days, rejoining he command at Louisville Ky., Nov. 15, 1864. May, 1865 he was detailed at Macon Ga., with wagon train two days. He took part in the battle of Selma and was honorably discharged at Macon, Ga., Aug. 8, 1865; comrade Hess belongs to G.W. Stough Post No. 181; he receives a pension, is by occupation a farmer, and his address is Columbia City, Ind.

Biography of John Hess. Vol. II, page 612 / 613. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Joseph Inks at the time of his enlistment July 23, 1861, at Plymouth, Ind., was engaged in farming; he was enrolled at the age of 23 years in Co. C, 20th Ind. V. I., 3d Brig., 2d Div., 2 A. C., as a private; in 1863, at the battle of Bull Run he was wounded by gunshot in left thigh, for which he was in hospital two days; honorably discharged July 22, 1864, at City Point, Va., he re-enlisted March 15, 1865 in Co. F, 5th U.S. V.V. O.; he participated in the battles of Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Peach Orchard, Malvern Hill, Harrison Landing, Monocacy Gap, Fredereicksburg, Petersburg, Bill Run, Gettysburg, (where he was detailed as Corp.) Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Spottsylvania, C.H., Yorktown, White House Landing, and Fort Hatteras; July, 1865, he was furloughed for twenty days and rejoined his command at Hartford Conn., Sept. 20, 1865. He was finally honorably discharged March 15, 1866, at Hartford, Conn. His grandfather served in the War of 1812; of his brothers, Jonah served in Co. C, 20th Ind. V. I., and was killed at Gettysburg, and James in 7th Ind. Cav. Two brothers of his wife were in the same service, James and Oatha, in 30th Ind. V.I. Comrade Inks, was a son of Ezekiel and Mahala (Evans) Inks, both now deceased. Comrade Inks was born Feb. 23, 1837 in Indiana; he received his education in a log school house at Wolf Lake, Ind., and settled in Whitley county, Ind., Oct. 12, 1892. Aug. 24, 1865, in Noble county, Ind., he married Susan Quinn, born Sept. 15, 1844, in Ohio. She was a daughter of Wm. and Elmira (Preston) Quinn, deceased. Their children are William E., Cora S., Norman, Laura A., and Walter. Comrade Inks belongs to English Post, No. 135, he has a pension, and is at present engaged in farming, and his P.O. is Ormas, Ind.

Biography of Joseph Inks. Vol. II, page 619 / 620. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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William R. Johnston was born May 1, 1837, in Marion county, O., a son of James and Rachel (wells) Johnston, both deceased, and came with his parents to Whitley county, in Nov. 1837, where he received his education. Oct. 28, 1864, he was married in Etna, Ind., to Martha Bennett who was born Sept. 12, 1844, in Delaware county, O., a daughter of John and Hannah (Boyd) Bennett, now deceased. The children of this marriage are Edward, Addie R., Elnora A., Mary A., Francis A., John L., Jasper, James H., William T., Cora F., and Earnest D. Comrade Johnston enlisted Aug. 15, 1862, at Columbia City, Ind., at the age of 25 years as a private in Co. F, 100th Ind. V.I. 1st Brig., 1st Div., 15 A.C., as a private. Sept. 2, 1864, he was wounded at Jonesboro, Ga. By gunshot for which he was in hospital at Marietta, Ga., two weeks and was granted a furlough of 75 days from there; he rejoined his command March 238, 1865,at Goldsboro; he was detailed to take prisoners from Marietta to Chattanooga, and also took part in the battles of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, New Hope Church, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, Siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, viseís Forks, Kinston and Goldsboro; he was granted an honorable discharge June 8, 1865, at Washington, D.C., and now has a pension; his grandfather, and the paternal and maternal grandfathers of his wife all served in the War of 1812; three brothers , Isaiah, James L., and George served in the Union army; his wifeís father served in Co. F, 100th Ind. V.I., and died with fever at Vicksburg. Comrade Johnston belongs to English Post, in which he was Sergt. And S.V.C., served as supervisor 4 years; was director and constable in 1873; he is a farmer, and his address is Hickley, Ind.

Biography of William R. Johnston. Vol. II, page 621. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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John E. Kates became a soldier when 22 years old Oct., 1861, joining 5th Ind. Bat. Art., as a private. Jan., 1862, he was in hospital at Louisville, Ky., eight days and was furloughed from there January 30 for thirty days. He rejoined his Battery, March 1, 1862, at Bowling Green, Ky., and was detailed for thirty days as guard at Chattanooga in 1864. He fought at Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Dalton, Dallas and all the engagements of his Battery, in Georgia and was granted an honorable discharge at Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 24, 1864. His brother, George, was a member of 157th Ind. V. I. Of his wifeís brothers, George was in 144th Ind. V.I., and died Dec. 15, 1862, at Bowling Green, Ky., with consumption; and Jacob was a member of 154th Ind. V. I., and died while in a sinking chill July 4, 1862, at Black River. Comrade Kates was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, July 21, 1836, a son of William and Mary (Eft) Kats, both deceased. He settled with his parents in Whitley Co., Ind., in Sept., 1840, where he received his education. He was married in Cleveland twp., this county, June 10, 1866, to Mary E. Henemeyer, born in this county,May 21, 1848, a daughter of Samuel Henemeyer living and Elizabeth (Snavely) deceased. They have four children, Henry E., Perry, Malcom and Bertie M. Comrade Kates is Adjt. of J.P. Graves Post, he receives a pension, is a farmer and his address is Goblesvile, Ind.

Biography of John E. Kates. Vol. II, page 622. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Isaiah Lehman by occupation a farmer in Whitley county, Ind., enlisted in the service of his assailed country when but 16 years old, as a private Jan. 21, 1865, at Huntington, Ind., in Co. D, 153rd Ind. V. I. In the spring of 1865, he was in Hopkinsville, Ky., hospital about four weeks on account of exposure, and was granted an honorable discharge Sept. 4, 1865. Comrade Lehman was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, June 8, 1847, and was a son of Adam and Lucinda (Haines) Lehman, parents both yet living in 1894. He settled in Whitley county, Ind., in 1856, where he had the advantage of a good education. Oct. 1, 1871, he was married in Blue Earth, Minn., to E.J. Buckmaster, who was born Dec. 1, 1870, in Ashland Co., O. Her parents, both of whom are yet living (1894) are David and Rachel (Yalten) Buckmaster. To this union the following children were born in the order named, Adam, William, Amos, Oliver, James, Emory and Dessie M. Comrade Lehman is serving Washington twp., this county, as supervisor, he belong to Wm. Cuppy Post, 195, draws a pension and is at present engaged in farming at South Whitley, Ind., where he may be addressed.

Biography of Isaiah Lehman. Vol. II, page 630. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Andrew Malone was born Aug. 10, 1840, in Stark county, O., a son of Peter and Rebecca (Snider) Malone, both deceased, and settled in Whitley county, Ind., in March, 1847, where he married May 23, 1868, Josephine Brown, who was born Feb. 21, 1851, in Noble county, Ind., a daughter of Thomas R. and Fannie (Smith) Brown, neither of whom are living. They have had six children, Frankie, Nettie R., Otis, Earnest, Clarence and Chester. Comrade Malone enlisted at the age of 21 year as a private in Co. F, 100th Ind. V.I., 1st Brig, 4th Div., 15th A.C., at Columbia City, Ind., Aug. 20, 1862. Nov., 1864 he was wounded by gunshot at Dallas in left arm, which resulted in the loss of two fingers; he was taken to hospital at Dallas where he remained four days and then to Evansville, Ind., three months. He took part in the battles of Vicksburg, Jackson, Missionary Ridge, Knoxville, Dalton, Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, Kenesaw Mt., Dallas, New Hope Church, Big Shanty, Nickajack Creek, Chattahochee River, Decatur, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Cedar Bluff, Lovejoy Station, Little river, Turkeytown, Griswoldville, Savannah, Branchville, Columbia, Raleigh and Bentonville, receiving his honorable discharge March 6, 1865, at Evansville, Ind. Three brother were in the late service, John in Co. K, 7th Mich. V.I, died at Harrison Landing, Va., Aug. 29, 1862, of typhoid fever; Adam in 5th Ind. Bat. and Simon in U.S. Navy. A brother of his wife Asa Brown, served in the late war, a member of Co. D, 30th Ind. V.I., 3rd Brig., 1st Div., 4th A.C. Comrade Malone belongs to G.W. Stough Post, 181, he has a pension, is an invalid and his address is Columbia City, Ind.

Biography of Andrew Malone. Vol. II, page 637. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Joseph Malott enlisted at the age of 34 years at Antwerp, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1861, as a private in Co. C, 68th O.V.I. Sept. 20, 1862, he was in field hospital at Corinth, and St. Louis five months. He participated in the battles of Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, and Iuka, receiving an honorable discharge, Feb. 2, 1863, at St. Louis, Mo. James M., a brother of his wife, was a member of 14th O.V.I., and was discharged on account of disability. Comrade Malott was a son of Thomas and Mary E. (Albert) Malott, both deceased, and was born Jan. 27, 1827, in Stark county, Ohio; he was educated in Wayne county, O., and settled in Whitley county, Ind., Oct. 25, 1881, having married April 9, 1851, at Rochester, O., Rebecca C. Woodcock, born in Licking county, O., of parents, Barnard B. and Hannah J. (Curtis) Woodcock, both deceased. This union has been blessed with five children, James M. John W., Joseph O., Mary A. and Delbert M. Comrade Malott served as trustee three terms,---April, 1863 to 1866; he is a charter member of J. P. Graves Post, 427, draws a pension and is a farmer at Laud, Ind., where he may be addressed.

Biography of Joseph Malott. Vol. II, page 637 / 638. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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Martin B. Merrimen was born Dec. 31, 1845, in Washington twp. Whitley C., Ind., a son of Jeremiah Merrimen deceased and Rachel (Merrimen) living (1894). Sept. 9, 1865, he married at Indianapolis, Ind., Rebecca Sutten, who was born Jan. 25, 1845, in Jay county, Ind.; she was the daughter of Amos and Hannah (Ruble) Kilmeron, both living, (1894). The have four children, Ellen A., Amos, Curtis and Bertha. Comrade Merrimen was a laborer in Washington township, when he enlisted from there Feb. 11, 1865, at the age of 19 years, joining Co. I, 152d Ind. V. I., as a private; he was detailed as guard at the arsenal at Gallipolis, O., Aug. 1, 1865 and was honorably discharged at Charlotte, W. Va., Aug. 30, 1865. Comrade Merrimen received a good common school education in Whitley county, Ind. ; he is a charter member of P.J. Graves Post, in which he has held the office of J.V.C.; he receives a pension, is a farmer, and his address is Goblesville, Ind.

Biography of Martin B. Merrimen. Vol. II, page 641. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen; H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894.
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