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History of Warrick County, pages 51-60

History of Warrick County
by Edwin Adams, 1868
Donated to the site by John Key
Transcribed by Bev Stinson
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course, as in almost all other sections of the country, nearly all the businesses of life were stopped, or in a measure suspended, and the people engaged in efforts to put down the rebellion. Warrick being a border County the danger and excitement were consequently great, and those who did not, or could not, inconsequence of old age or other infirmities, participate in the trials and dangers of the camp and field, were unable to do more than protect and subsist themselves and the wives and families of those who did. 
As a matter of great interest to the reader we give some statistics of some of the Companies of Volunteers that were raised in the County, together with an account of their participation in the contest, as follows:

Company I 53d Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Wm. S. Sanford, Capt.; David White, 1st Lieut., Chas.
H. Dillingham, 2d Lieut.

1st. John D. White;2d. Wm. Gerhart; 3d. Nathan

1. Phillip Nonweiler; 2 Thos. W. Leach, 3d. Edward
Meece; 4 Moses Shaul; 5 James Strain, 6 Henry

Albert Rowe, Wepley Wilson

The Company was organized in the vicinity of Boonville, Warrick County, Indiana, and was mustered in the service of the United States by Lieut. Thomas, as Company *B.* of the 62d Regiment Indiana Volunteers. The Company went from Camp Reynolds to New Albany, In-

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diana, Feb. 21, 1862, where it was again mustered into
the service by Col. Simonson, on the 24th February, 1862. It was then consolidated with the 53d Indiana Volunteers, and assigned the position of Company "I," of that Regiment. On the 24th Feb. left Camp Noble and marched to Jeffersonville, Ind.; thence by railroad to Indianapolis, where they arrived next day, and were assigned the duty of guarding rebel prisoners who were captured at Fort Donelson. March 14 were ordered to march, and proceeded to St. Louis, Mo., by railroad, where we were transferred to transports and ordered to Savannah, Tenn., where we arrived on the 4th April. Left Savannah April 24 and arrived at Shiloh the next day, which place we left
April 30, and continued to advance upon Corinth until
that place was evacuated by the rebels; were engaged in frequent skirmishes; marched through Corinth June 2d and camped eight miles west, on the road to Memphis. At this camp we received the first pay since enlistment. On the 11th June we again started and passed through Grand Junction on the 15th, camping three miles south, on Spring Creek. On the 17th we marched to Holly Springs, Miss., and returned on the 19th. On the 22d we marched to LaGrange, where we remained until the 30th, when we again marched to Cold Water Creek, and returned to Grand Junction on the 2d July, where we remained until the 7th, when we again marched to LaGrange, where we remained until the 17th. We now started to Memphis, where we arrived on the 21st. On the 28th we ordered on a reconnoissance toward Nonconna Creek, and returned on the 31st. Marched from Memphis to LaGrange, Aug. 12, a distance of fifty-two miles, in one day; thence back to Memphis on the 15th and 16th. On the 28th Aug. we again left Memphis on a reconnoissance and returned on the 31st. Sept. 6, 1862, we left Memphis and marched inward Bolivar, where we arrived on the 13th. We remained here until Oct. 4, when

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we were ordered to march. Oct. 5 met rebels under Gen. Price at Hatchie River, and fought them for several hours, completely routing them, capturing about 500 prisoners, a battery of four rifled six-pound guns. Our company lest three killed and tairteen wounded. We returned to Bolivar on the 8th Oct., where we remained until Nov. 3, when we marched to LaGrange, where we arrived next day, and remained until the 28th, and marched south to Yockney Station, Miss., where we arrived Dec. 12. On the 21st we marched north again, and arrived at Waterford Dec. 25, '62. Left Waterford Jan. 8, '63, and arrived at Moscow Jan. 11. Left Moscow 13th and marched to Lafayette, where our orders were countermanded. and we returned to Moscow and remained until the 16th, when we again marched to Lafayette. Left Lafayette on the 19th and arrived at Collierville next day, where we guarded the railroad until March 11, when we started to Memphis, where we arrived March 16, '63. Having traveled (including a march from LaGrange to Lamar and return) by regular marches, railroad and steamboat, a distance of 3,500 miles.


Company I. of the 25th Indiana Volunteer Regiment was organized in Newburgh, Indiana, on the 8th day of July, 1861, and went into Camp Vanderburgh on the 9th. Was mustered into the United States service by Major Wood on the 9th day of August, 1861; was transferred, with the Regiment, to St. Louis, where we remained in camp, for instruction, about a month. While in St. Louis the Captain resigned, and James S. Marks was elected to 

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fill his place. We then moved to Jefferson City, Mo., remaining there but a few days. We were then ordered to relieve the garrison at Lexington, Mo., but on arriving at Georgetown we learned that the Fort had surrendered. We remained in camp about Georgetown and Otterville until the movement against Springfield, Mo. We joined the main army at that place, and started upon the return march the next day. Participated in the capture of the Blackwater prisoners and were assigned the duty of guarding them to St. Louis. Here the First Lieutenant of the Company resigned and Robert Brodle was appointed to fill the vacancy. About the middle of January, 1862, were transferred to Grant's army at Cairo, Ill. Embarked up the Tennessee River to Fort Henry. Had the honor of leading the first assault on the works of Fort Donelson. After the fall of Fort Donelson we marched to Shiloh and participated in the two days' fighting, on which occasion we lost three men killed, viz: John Ingle, John Rance, and A. J. Goad---all of whom died. First Lieut. Robertson was slightly wounded, and Second Sergeant West severely. After the Shiloh battle the Captain and First Lieutenant resigned, and Second Lieut. J.P. Johnson was promoted to the Captaincy; J. S. Robertson, First Lieutenant, and H. C. West, Second Lieutenant. We were in the Siege of Corinth, Miss. After the evacuation of Corinth we marched to Holly Springs, Miss; thence to LaGrange and Memphis, Tenn., where we were kept on Provost duty for eight months. Joined Gen. Grant's movement against Vicksburgh, by way of Canton and Jackson. Our Regiment was left at Davis' Mills, twenty-five miles from Holly Springs, Miss., to hold the railroad and keep open communication with the army. While here we were attacked by Vandorn, with 5,000 men, whom we repulsed with heavy loss, without losing a single man ourselves. We again marched to Bolivar, Tenn. While at Bolivar

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the rebels, under Price and Vandorn, attacked our forces at Corinth, where the rebels were put to flight. The forces at Bolivar, under Generals Hulburt and Veatch, were sent in pursuit of the rebels. They overtook and again routed them, on the Hatchie River, about sixty miles from Bolivar. Tennessee being now cleared of rebels we were ordered to Memphis, where we embarked on steamers for Vicksburg, Miss. Arriving at Vicksburg, started immediately on the march of Meridian, Miss. On our return the company re-enlisted at Canton, Miss., on the 18th of February, 1864, and came home on a fifty days' furlough in March, 1864. The Regiment again re-organized below Evansville and embarked on the steamer Armada for Cairo, Ill., where we were ordered to Nashville, Tenn., from whence we were sent to Decatur, Ala., where we remained till the 1st of August, 1864, when we joined the army in front of Atlanta. After the capture of Atlanta Capt. Johnson resigned and 1st Lieutenant Robertson was appointed to fill the vacancy. Took part in the battle at Jonesboro, Ga., and the chase after Hood, and fought at Snake Creek Gap. Went with Sherman to the Sea, lost John Fritenberg, killed, at Bentonville, S.C., where Capt. Robertson resigned and was succeeded by W. F. Martin, as Captain, and Peter Sovercool was made First Lieutenant. Marched through South and North Carolina and Virginia, to Washingtion, D. C., and then sent to Louisville, Ky., where they were mustered out.

The Company lost during the service sixty-six men, killed, wounded and died of disease.

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