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History of Warrick County, pages 61-70

History of Warrick County
by Edwin Adams, 1868
Donated to the site by John Key
Transcribed by Samantha Miley
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Company K, 42d Indiana Volunteers

Was organized on the 20th of Sept. 1861, and mustered into service on the 11th of October 1861, with the following officers:
Captain; Daniel G. Thompson; 1st Lieutenant, James ll. Masters;
2nd Lieutenant, Thomas L. Denny. Sergeants,- 1st, Edward M. Knowles; 2nd ? White; 3rd, Lemuel W. French; 4th, Emory Johnson; 5th, John E. Carnahan.
Whole company, ninety eight men.
Routes first year- Camp Vanderburgh to Henderson KY. hence to Calhoun, hence to Owensboro, and from there to Nashville Tennesse, on transport, where Lieut. Denny resigned and Edmund M. Knowles was promoted 2nd Lieutenant.
Hence the regiment followed in the wake of Gen. Mitchell's Division, to Huntsville Ala.
On this route, at Wartrace Tennese, a part of the company were in a fight when sergeants White and Carnahan, and Christopher Broshears, George W. Floyd and others were wounded, so as to be discharged or disabled for the balance of the war.
After lying at Huntsville until the 23rd of August, 1862, came the long natorious retreat of Buell to Louisville Kentucky, arriving there on the 20th September, 1862. Then they commenced the pursuit of the rebel army under Bragg, and on the 8th day of October 1862, the battle of Berryville was fought, and there was killed of Company K.,

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on the field, Oliver Buzzingham- some died of wounds. Three of the wounded, James Humphrey, George L. Masters, and Young Reed, are yet living.
Seconds year routes and changes- On the 8th of November 1862, James H. Masters was promoted Captain, vice, Daniel G. Thompson, resigned; Edward M. Knowles was promoted 1st Lieutenant, vice Masters, promoted; Emory Johnson was promoted 2nd Lieutenant, vice Knowles promoted, and Tiloson M. Neves was made 1st Sergeant.
Then came the march via Nashville to Stone River, where on the 31st of December 1862, commenced that sanguinary conflict known as the battle of Stone River. Company K, lost -killed- on that day, almost at the same instant, Rinaldo Edwards and Warrick Clifford. Among the seventy wounded on that day were Alvis Ashley, John Coleman, John Ross, and ---- Martin. After this battle we remained with the main army until we moved forward under Gen. Rosencrans through Northern Alabama and Georgia to the great battle of Chicamanga, where Miles Matthews and 1st Lieutenant Edmund M. Knowles were made prisoners of war. Miles Matthews one of the best soldiers died in Andersonville Prison, and Lieut. Edmund M. Knowles was killed outright while a prisoner of war.
Third year changes,- Next came the sweeping victories of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, of which our Company as a part of the first Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, took part. Among the wounded were Thomas H. Lacer, Dangerously, and Ephraim Y. Perigo, slightly.
On the last of January 1864, our Company re-enlisted, and there were still able for service 27 men out of the 98 who were first enrolled- all of whom veteranized, when we had a short furlough home, and then went back to the front at Chattanooga, Tennesse.

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April 1864, our Company and Regiment commenced advancing with Gen. Sherman, on that almost uncausing battle from Goldsboro to Atlanta Georgia. Among the veterans of Company K, on the 11th of April 1864 Ephraim Broshears was wounded in the leg and made a cripple for life. On the 14th of April, George B. Masters was seriously wounded in the right lung and through the right shoulder, and made cripple for life. On the 22nd of July 1864, Capt. James H. Masters, was crippled for life by a gun shot wound in his right shoulder, and Lieut.; Emory Johnson was killed almost instantly by a ball passing through his lungs. In a few days afterwards, perhaps on the 7th of August, Sergeant William Stucky and Pleasant Shepherd were also killed.
So rapidly fell the veterans of our Company that the late history of the Company is not so exactly known. The Company, however, was recruited and started in on it's fourth year, when Piletson M. Neves was promoted Captain, vice Masters discharged; Ephraim Y. Perigo was promoted 1st Lieut., vice Knowles, killed; John D. Linxwiller, promoted 2nd Lieut., vice Johnson killed. The Company was discharged at an early period by the disbandment of the army after the surrender of the rebel army. Among those that died of disease, contracted in the army, were Wesley Spillman, Reason Barrett; ----- Lewis, C.M. Williams, Absalom B. Hendson, and Joseph D. Lemasters.

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Company E, 65th Indiana Volunteers' Infantry.
Was mustered into United States service on the 18th of August 1862. The original Company organization was as follows;
Captain- Edward A. Baker.
Lieutenants, 1st, John W. Hammond, 2nd, Thomas Nick Masters.
Sargeants- Orderly, Robert Beodie;1st, Jacob V. Ad____; 2nd; James B. Carter; 3rd; Saban Collins; 4th; Reed Young.
Corporals- 1st William Shelby; 2nd Thomas A. Lawrence; 3rd; Jesse Willis;
4th; George W. Jones 5th; William R. Stephens, 6th; Charles E. Jarrett. 7th; Daniel a Bohanan, 8th Adolphus D. Walden.
Musicians- Martin S. Harmon and Alexander Jordan.
Wagoner- Robert R. Baker.
Company E. served one year in Kentucky, with headquarters at Henderson, during which time the Company guarded an escort of about 1,000 prisoners to Camp Chase and Johnson's Island.
In April 1863 the Company were mounted by order of Gen. Boyle, and in 1863 they received marching orders for East Tennessee, and were among the first troops to enter Knoxville on the 1st of September, 1863.
The first engagement in which the Company participated was the battle of Blountville Tennessee, in October 1863, in which George W. White was killed.
The Company was engaged at Been's Station, in November 1863, in which engagement James Nickelson was killed.

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At the close of the East Tennessee campaign the Company was dismounted and placed in the 3rd division of the 23rd Army Corps, and fought through the Georgia Campaign under Gen. Sherman. On the 28th of August 1865, Capt. J.V. Admire took command of the Company, Captain Baker having been assigned to the command of the Regiment. On the 38th day of September,1864, the Company, with a small detail from the Regiment, 125 men, all told, under the command of Major Baker, fought 500 rebel cavalry, near Decatur Ca., and repulsed them with heavy loss, the Company bringing off their dead and wounded- and for their gallant service on this occasion received a complimentary order from Gen.I.D. Cox.During the Georgia campaign the Company participated in the following named battles; Resacea, Pumkin Vine Ridge, Snake Creek Cap, Kenesan Mountain, Ringold and Burnt Hickory.
After the fall of Atlanta, the 65th Ind., was transferred to Gen. Thomas's army, and made the campaign against Hood, in Tennessee, participating in the battle of Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville, and followed Hood's retreating army to Clifton Tennessee, where the Company took a boat for Cincinnati Ohio, hence to Washington City by rail. After receiving an outfit at Washington City, the Company was sent to Federal Point, N.C. and there led the advance at the storming of the Fort Fisher and participated in all the battles in North Carolina, under Gen. Schofield, and was present at the surrender of Jo Johnson's army.
After the fighting was all over, the Company lay in camp at Greensborough, N.C. until mustered out in July. From Greensborough the Company traveled by road to Indianapolis Indiana, where the men were paid and received their discharges- having been in the service two years and

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