To the Editor of the Courier: Middletown, Ind. January 28, 1883
By the request of Geo. W. Rader Post G. A. R., No. 119, Department of Indiana, I transmit to you a list of the members of our post for publication, as taken from descriptive book, showing number of regiment, length of service, rank, etc.:
Abram B. Hopper, 39th. Ohio Infantry, 3 years and 4 months, a private, wounded at Nick-a-Jack Creek, Georgia July 4, 1864
Flemon W. Painter, 10th. Indiana Cavalry, 1 year and 7 months, a sergeant.
Joseph G. Gustin, 140th. Indiana Infantry, 11 months, a private
Wm. M. Moore, 124th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year and 11 months a 2nd lieutenant.
Joseph Graves, 69th. Ind. Inf. 3 yrs, a corp., Wounded at Champion Hills, Miss. May 16, 1883.
Peter McKenzie, 91st Ohio Infantry, 8 months.
John Dutton, 3d, Ohio Battery, 3 years, a private.
Richmond Wisehart, 57th. Indiana Infantry, 4 years, 2 months, 2nd Lieutenant, wounded at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864.
James Graham, 69th. Indiana Infantry, 4 months, a Private.
John Munnell, 9th. Indiana Cavalry, 1 year and seven months, a private.
Josiah McCormack, 9th. Indiana Cavalry, 1 year and 4 months, a private.
George W. Tarkleson, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 4 years and 1 month, a captain.
Samuel Barrett, 118th. Indiana Infantry, 6 months, a private.
Thomas J. Ginn, 57th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years and 6 months, a private.
Isaac N. Chenoweth, 124th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year and10 months, sergeant.
Joseph A. Young, 7th. Indiana Cavalry, 2 years and 1 month, a sergeant.
Joseph Dutton, 69th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years, a private.
Benjamin H. Davis, 155th. Indiana Infantry, 6 months, a private.
Frederick Tykle, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 7 months, a captain.
Enoch Craig, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year and 4 months, a private.
Thomas Morton, 81st Ohio Infantry, 3 years, 3 months, a colonel.
Collier M. Reed, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 8 months, Wounded at Rich Mountain, Georgia
Theophilus Everett, 2nd Indiana Cavalry and 124th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years and 6 months.
John Baker, U. S. C. T. Heavy Artillery, 2 years, a corporal.
David Stewart, 17th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year, a private.
B. W. Castetter, 48th. Indiana Infantry, 1 year 4 months, a private.
Jonathan Brattain, 34th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years, a private.
William R. Fleming, 8th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years, a private.
Cyrus Vanmatre, 8Th. Indiana Infantry, 3 years and 7 months, wounded at Vicksburg, Miss. and Cedar Creek, Virginia.
Henry Sanders, 140Th. Indiana Infantry, 10 months, a private.
Lafe Bell, 53rd Kentucky Infantry, 1 year, a sergeant.
David T. Miller, 9Th. New York Infantry, 2 years and 8 months. Wounded at Petersburg, Va.
James T. Abshire, 2nd Indiana Cavalry, 3 years and 5 months, a private.
Cyrus Ellingwood, 39Th. Ind. Inf., 8 yrs. and 22 months, a corp., Wounded at Black River, N. C.
John M. Shoemaker, 69Th. Indiana Infantry, 8 years.
Levi P. Shoemaker, 8Th. Indian Infantry, 4 years, a lieutenant
Our post now numbers thirty-seven soldiers who were honorably discharged from the United States service during the late war of the rebellion, and we hold our regular meetings on Wednesday nights, at half past six sharp. We have now several applications of soldiers awaiting muster at future meetings. The objective of our association is to see that no soldier shall be in a suffering condition for the necessaries of life, also, to attend to the obsequies at the death of any soldier in our midst, and to extend the hand of charity in all cases necessary. We invite all ex-soldiers who were honorably discharged from the service, to unite with us, as the time is rapidly speeding by and soon but a few of us will remain to relate the incidents of a soldier's life. Our organization is not of political nature, and while in the order we all join together in looking after the interest of deserving soldiers and the families of soldiers of the late war.
It is our duty to protect the interest of deserving soldiers, and if we fail to guard such interest with a watchful eye, the time will not be far distant when a strong current of public sentiment will be pitted against the ex-soldiers, and they will be compelled to hesitate and reflect in their own minds whether it is not a disgrace, instead of an honor, to have been a veteran soldier. Boys, let us boldly march to the front and never hesitate to respect the men who stood gallantly during the dreadful war in defense of our proud banner. By the gallantry of the soldier boys the curse of slavery was driven from the land, the Union was saved and the results are peace and prosperity.
January 28, 1883
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