George Gottleib Heuring
submitted by John Heuring
George Gottleib Heuring was born the 17th of August 1837 in Germany
and settled in Spencer County, along with the rest of his family
somewhere between 1854 and 1857. He was the brother of Fredrick Augustus
Heuring (Chaplain in the 25th Ind. Reg)
and was mustered into service as a Farrier and Blacksmith on the 20th day of August 1861 at Evansville, IN, in Company G, 1st Regiment of the Indiana Cavalry Volunteers, Conrad Baker as Colonel.
Military records show that George "furnished his own horse and horse equipment for use and risk of which he received 40 cents per day." His horse was valued at $130. There is some evidence that George may have served as a Veterinary Surgeon as well.
George sustained a slight wound in the right arm during the battle at Pine Bluff, Arkansas in October 1863.
George's granddaughter, wrote this to her great nephew, "George was always proud of having fought for his adopted country and loved it sincerely. One story he told was about the tintype picture of his bride. It was in a metal case which he carried in the breast pocket of his uniform and he felt it saved his life when a bullet was deflected by it"
George was honorably discharged at Indianapolis on the 9/12/1864. He then continued his work as a blacksmith and an ordained minister mostly in Lynnville and Boonville, then ended up making his home/farm in Pike County around Petersburg. George passed away in Petersburg, IN on Jan 24th 1915 and is buried at Walnut Hills cemetery.
Source: "The Heuring Heritage" author Geri Heuring de Moss
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