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Enlisted Men of Company G - 93rd Indiana Infantry

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Researching the Lives of Enlisted Men for Company G - 93rd Indiana Infantry

I'm on a quest to find the men who served in Company G, the 93rd Indiana Infantry during the Civil War. My great-great grandfather volunteered for this company. He survived the war and lived a long life. In trying to determine what his life was like during the Civil War, I'm exploring what I can find about his fellow soldiers.

He left a pocket diary and the first few pages listed the men who were in Company G with him. I'm researching each name and will include what I find here. If you had an ancestor who served in Company G, the 93rd Indiana Infantry, I hope you find some new information for your family tree. If you have information that I don't have about the enlisted men, I hope you'll share it in the comment section.

Names of Co. G - 93rd regt. Ind. Volunteer Infantry - August the 4 1865

This is a transcription of the list in Abraham Bates Tower's pocket diary. I'll put his spelling of the names and then I'll put the name from the book in parenthesis.

The Adjutant General's Report on Company G

Names F to W - Information on each man's discharge or death.

Names F to W - Information on each man's discharge or death.

The numbers correspond to the listing in my ancestor's pocket diary. In ( ) you see the name as officially listed in the Adjutant General's Report.

Officers

Jerome Spilman Capt. 1 (Jerome Spilman)

Cammel Welch first lieu 2 (Campbell Welch)

B F Willson second lieu 3 (Benjamin F. Wilson)

Sergeants

D.B.Hubs 4 (David B. Hubbs)
J . C. Newton 5 (James C. Newton)

N. J. Munier 6 (Narcissus Mennier, later First Lieutenant)

Thomas Sharpels 7 (Thomas Sharples)

Hall 8 (Francis Hall)Corporals

R.F. Bates 9 (Reuben F. Bates?)
D.S. Hall 10 (Daniel S. Hall)
Thomas Brady 11 (not listed in book)
D.I. Conly 12 (David I. Conley)
Wm. Dickey 13 (William M. Dicky)
S.D. Rodgers 14 (Solomon D. Rogers)
H.J. Clapp 15 (James H Clapp)
J.C. Demons 16 (James C. Damron)

Privates

S.H. Amic 17 (Samuel H. Amrick)

Joel Albrite 18 (Joel Albright)

John Andry 19 (John Andry)

Wm. Andry 20 (William R. Andry)

(Samuel P. Fletcher)
(Joseph W. Garland)
(Fidel Gates)
(William C. Gilham)
(Peter Grant)
(Daniel Galliger)

(Jerome Goffinet)

(Adolph Goffinet)

(John T. Hatchings)

(Francis M. Hobbs)

(James R. Hunter)

(William Hammond)

(Elias Hammond)

(John J. James)

(Amable James)


Not listed in my great-great grandfather's diary

Musicians

Williard M. Gage

Charles H. Wood

Wagoner

Absalom Combs

Soldiers - A - Amrick, Alvey, Anspach

Samuel Amrick II of Oregon, Indiana died at Markham's Plantation, Mississippi on Aug. 18, 1863

Benedict I Alvey served Aug 28, 1862 to Mar. 3, 1863. He died in Tennessee. (Index to Perry County, Indiana, Civil War Veteran Burial Sites by Martha and William Reamy)

Cornelius Anspach died at home February 28, 1864 according to Wilson's History of Dubois County.

Soldiers - B - Brady

Corporal Thomas Brady of Bridgeport served Aug 28, 1862 to Feb. 20 1864. He died in Memphis, TN. (from Index to Perry County by Reamy)

Soldiers - C - Combs

Absalom Combs was listed as a wagoner, so may not have been a soldier.

More to Come...

It will take me quite awhile to research online all 100+ names that were in my great-great-grandfather's pocket diary.

Check back if you have an ancestor who was in Company G, 93rd Indiana Infantry

Soldiers - D - Devillez, Didier, Dupont

Henri Devillez is also listed as Henry. He was from Leopold. He suffered health problems after being in Andersonville but lived until 1919.

Below is a photo I took in the Leopold Catholic Church cemetery of Henri Devillez' gravestone, when I visited there in the fall of 2012.

Theodore Didier was from Leopold, Indiana also. Didier became ill and died at age 18 before the regiment left the state of Indiana.

Alphonse Dupont served from Aug 28 1962 to Aug 10 1865. He deserted Dec 16 1864 and returned on June 1 1864. He was reinstated in the company but lost his pay for the missing time. He returned to Leopold after the war, married and had 6 children.

Auguste Dupont also deserted from June of 64 until January of 65. Returned but lost his pay. He transferred to Company K in July 1865. Due to the war, he was blind in one eye.

Henry Devillez Grave Stone

Devillez Grave Stone in Leopold, Indiana.

Devillez Grave Stone in Leopold, Indiana.

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  • Indiana Belgiums in the Civil War
    Based on pension records, this site gives quite a bit of information about all the men in Company G that have Belgium roots. More details on Devillez, Duparque, Dupont, Goffinet, James (or Jacques), Meunier, Naviaux, Rochelle, Rogier, William.
  • Leopold, from A Living History of Perry County
    In telling how the church in Leopold was built, it includes a story about Henry Devillez, Lambert Rogier & Isadore Naviaux. While they were in Andersonville Prison, the three vowed to bring a replica of Our Lady of Consolation to the church, if t

Soldiers - F - Samuel P. Fletcher

Samuel P. Fletcher was an assumed name used by William Holman Birth. He spent the last three years of the war in company G.

Soldiers - G - Thomas Jefferson Garrison

Michele Baker shared this information about her ancestor,

This is my GGGrandfather Thomas Jefferson Garrison and he was a survivor of Andersonville Prison. There is an article from the local newspaper that tells of his rather interesting exploits. The story also tells of a letter my GGGrandmother sent him telling of the death of their son he had never seen. The letter is still in the family. He came back home to Perry County, Indiana to his wife. When she died he married her sister and had 18 children all told.

T.J. Garrison Photos

Photo of Thomas Jefferson Garrison (shared by his descendant, Michele Baker)

Photo of Thomas Jefferson Garrison (shared by his descendant, Michele Baker)

Clipping about the life of Thomas Jefferson Garrison

Clipping about the life of Thomas Jefferson Garrison

Soldiers - H - David R. Hubbs

David R. Hubbs was a first sergeant in the company. He was a brother-in-law and in business with Jerome Spilman with a general store before the war (according to Rootsweb). He served in the company from 28 August 1862 to 5 March 1863.

Soldiers - J - James

Amable James of Leopold, Indiana died November 8, 1864 in Florence, S.C. Originally I'd spelled this Aimable but in my ancestor's pocket diary, he lists him as Amable and it is shown that way in several Civil War sites.

He died 8 Nov 1864, a prisoner of war in Florence, S.C. He was from Leopold, Indiana according to list of enlisted men.

John J. James (Jacques) was a brother to Amable (above). He was mustered in 28 August 1862. Died of illness 16 August 1863. His widow, Elisabeth Rhodes, remarried after his death to Auguste Dupont on April 2, 1866.

Soldiers - K

Martin C. Kellems died in Columbia Prison in South Carolina. His middle name was Cashmer. He was born 11 January 1839 at Riceyville in Crawford County, Indiana (the same county my ancestor was from). Martin died 28 October 1864 of starvation as a POW.

I found more about him in an online book (Soldier of Indiana in the War for the Union Vol. 2 by Kath


  • ebook History of Dubois County by George R. Wilson
    Online etexts of History of Dubois County from its primitive days to 1910 by George R. Wilson. It includes some info about the 93rd Indiana Infantry and Martin C. Kellems
  • PVT Martin Cashmer Kellems
    CAMP SORGHUM CIVIL WAR PVT MARTIN CASHMER KELLEMS This page gives some additional information about Martin Kellems. They've featured the page from Abraham Tower's diary showing his name.
  • CIVIL-WAR-KELLEMS
    This site lists a number of Kellems who served in the war, many of them from Crawford County IN. It gives some genealogy information on Martin C. Kellems.

Soldiers - M - Marks, McLean

I found a mention of James M. McLean as a fifer in company G, 93rd Indiana Infantry. It was a posting by his descendant, David Stutesman in 2008 to the Indiana in the Civil War message board. McLean is not listed with the musicians in my ancestor's diary. I'll have to look further into this.

John Marks

  • Find A Grave - John Marks
    John Marks was born Sep. 18, 1842 and died Sep. 7, 1899. His gravestone shows that he was in CO G 93RD INDIANA INFANTRY.

Meunier's Grave Stone in Leopold, Indiana

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Soldiers - N - Naviaux, Nevett

Isadore Naviaux, of Leopold, Indiana, was mustered in to Company G on August 28, 1862. He was mustered out August 10, 1865, as Corporal.

He suffered many illnesses and injuries while serving in the Union army. He lived until 1932. Below is a photo I took of Isadore Naviaux' grave in Leopold.

John M. Nevett, of Troy, Indiana, was mustered in on the same date and out on the same date as Naviaux. He also was a Corporal.

Naviaux Grave Stone in Leopold, Indiana

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Soldiers - P - Patterson

  • William T. Patterson died September 25, 1864 in Andersonville of "diarrhoea."

    (I found this in the program for the Dedication of the Indiana Monument at Andersonville, 1908, available online)

Soldiers - R - Rogier,

Lambert Rogier survived Andersonville Prison, the same as my great-great grandfather.

Soldiers - S - Swallows, Schrader

Isaac Reuben Swallows, born October 11, 1839 in Overton County,Tennessee (parents were Reuben and Bethena C. Swallows); Isaac died February 15, 1884 in Stoddard County, Missouri.

Charles Otto (Otto Karl) August Schrader Born December 9, 1838 in Stadtoldendorf, Braunschweig, Germany, died August 2, 1930 in Blue Springs, Missouri. He is listed in the roster as a recruit from Leopold, Indiana, starting October 31, 1862 and mustered out July 10 1865. His great-great-great-great granddaughterRebecca Speaker gives more detail here:

"My 4G great grandfather, Charles Otto August Schrader, enlisted in the 93rd Indiana regiment (originally in company K, then transferred to Co. G on 7 Nov 1862.) He lived in Oil Township, Perry County (near Oriole or Fredonia), just a couple of miles from Crawford, County. He was shot in the left leg near the knee on June 10, 1864 at the Battle of Brice's Cross Road and was taken prisoner. Although his obituary stated that he was a prisoner at Andersonville, his pension & military records state that he was a prisoner at Cahawba, Alabama, so I'm curious how he ended up at a different prison than so many others from Co. G. Your website was outstanding in helping me understand the first two years of his experience in the Civil War. Thank you for all the work you have done to document your family and this Civil War company!"

  • Isaac Swallows, a Descendents of Andrew Swallows
    Genealogy of Allison, Augustine, Basham, Bonner, Carden, Clark, Cockrill, Davis, Draper, Ensor, Evans, Foy, Gentry, Huddleston, Isbell, Jared, Jones, Majors, Moore, ONeal, Rickman, Scarborough, Sherrill, Shrum, Smith, Starnes, Swallows, Taylor, Turne
  • Shrader Family History
    Family info on Charles Otto August Schrader.

Soldiers - T - Tower, Turner

Abraham Bates Tower is my great-great grandfather who survived Andersonville and lived to the age of 93.

William J. Turner of North Washington, Indiana, was mustered in August 28, 1862 and mustered out August 4, 1865.

What the Life of a Civil War Infantryman Was Like

Take a look at the guest book (below) to see information provided by descendants from Company G.

Documentation for the Soldiers of Company G, 93rd Indiana Infantry

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© 2011 Virginia Allain

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davestutesman on July 16, 2014:

My Grandfather James McLean, is listed on the roster in the recruit list as James McLain.

Dave Stutesman

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on April 08, 2014:

@Steamboat7: Let me look into this further. I see the web page BELGIANS IN AMERICA shows the Amabel based on the American Censuses 1850 / 1860 / 1870.

I'll check to see if I have a photo of his gravestone. I visited that area several years ago.

Steamboat7 on April 07, 2014:

Can you verify the given name of Aimable James? The Nat'l Archives has him as Amabel. Civilwardata.com (the best site) has him as Amable.

I had a great grandfather who served as a guard at the Florence Military Prison, where James likely died.. This GGF lived in nearby Cheraw, and was an anxious boy of 16; he ran away from home to join the SC 5th Battalion Reserves. His father was a captain with the SC 23rd Infantry, and was captured at Five Forks, then sent to the Officer's prison of Johnson's Island, Ohio.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on March 07, 2014:

@rebecca-speaker: Rebecca, I just saw online that another soldier captured at this battle went to Cahawba. I guess Andersonville couldn't handle the numbers so they split the prisoners up.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on October 19, 2013:

@rebecca-speaker: Rebecca - How wonderful to get the information about your ancestor. I hope we can share more. You will see that I have more pages about Company G.

rebecca-speaker on October 19, 2013:

My 4G great grandfather, Charles Otto August Schrader, enlisted in the 93rd Indiana regiment (originally in company K, then transferred to Co. G on 7 Nov 1862.) He lived in Oil Township, Perry County (near Oriole or Fredonia), just a couple of miles from Crawford, County. He was shot in the left leg near the knee on June 10, 1864 at the Battle of Brice's Cross Road and was taken prisoner. Although his obituary stated that he was a prisoner at Andersonville, his pension & military records state that he was a prisoner at Cahawba, Alabama, so I'm curious how he ended up at a different prison than so many others from Co. G. Your website was outstanding in helping me understand the first two years of his experience in the Civil War. Thank you for all the work you have done to document your family and this Civil War company!

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on April 21, 2013:

@anonymous: When I did an internet search, I found a photo of John Poole. The Robertson diary is available to read online. Quite interesting.

I imagine the Indiana volunteers tried to stay together in Andersonville, so it is quite possible that your ancestors and mine did meet there.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on April 21, 2013:

@Virginia Allain: Found his regiment, he was in company G of the 48th Indiana Infantry. Do a google search on the 48th Indiana and you'll find some online information.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on April 21, 2013:

@anonymous: Thank you for this information. Do you know what regiment he was in? I'll look into this.

anonymous on April 21, 2013:

Lana M Graham Tulsa, Oklahoma Mr great great grandfather, Chauncey Fremont Gohn served in Co G Indiana and is buried in Newago county cemetery/

anonymous on December 12, 2012:

Several of my ancestors named Hillenburg and Hooshour were captured at Brice's Crossroad as part of Co. F while attempting to render aid to Lt. Col. John W. Poole who was their friend and neighbor. Mellville Cox Robertson of Co. E kept a diary which detailed his capture while also assisting Poole and it is thrilling to read knowing that he refers to others assisting and knowing that they include your Great Grandfather and Great Uncles. Sadly, Poole, Robertson and all the Hooshours died but the Hillenburgs survived.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on October 22, 2012:

@anonymous: I just visited the cemetery by the Catholic Church in Leopold, Indiana and took photos of some of the graves. I'll be adding those here and also putting them on findagrave.com. They are rebuilding the grotto that the Andersonville survivors had built at the church when they returned.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on September 06, 2012:

@anonymous: Robert, I'm thrilled to hear from another descendant of the Company G, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. I wonder if you had any family stories or photos of Eugene and/or his brother. Most of my information if from the same source you found.  You can contact me further at vallain@verizon.net. 

anonymous on September 06, 2012:

Hi,

My great grandfather is Eugene Devillez, the brother of Henry/Henri that you wrote about. They both enlisted in Company G of the 93rd. Both were captured at Guntown, Miss.as a result of the Brices Cross Roads battle and were sent to Andersonville. Eugene was 15 years old when he enlisted, Aug. 1862. I just descovered this recently and am now just getting into searching. I have most of my info so far from "Belgians in the American Cival War". My grandfathers name was Eugene DeVillez, my fathers name was Robert Eugene DeVillez, my name is Robert Eugene DeVillez II and my sons name is Robert Eugene DeVillez III so Eugene has been important to the famliy. I now know why.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on August 22, 2012:

@anonymous: Isn't it remarkable how long some of these Civil War veterans lived!

anonymous on August 22, 2012:

It's my understanding Chauincey F. Gohn served with Company G from Indiana. I believe his regiment was the 148th he survived the war and passed into paradise at 90yrs. He is buried at Freemont Michigan. Lana M. Graham

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on July 19, 2012:

@anonymous: Wow, that would be wonderful if it is the right William J. Turner. Have you found anything that shows his middle name?

Unfortunately the rest of the diary is about family births, deaths, marriages. The listing of his fellow soldiers was made as he was being mustered out at the end of the war. Virginia

anonymous on July 19, 2012:

What a great amount of work you've put in on this! Tremendous. I have an old family civil war letter from my G, G, G, Grandfather--William J. Turner--that I'm having restored. The letter was written to his family in 1863 from Fort Pickering, TN (Memphis), but I know very little else about him or his time in the Civil War. I'm suspicious that the William J. Turner you list might just be my relative. Was there, by chance, any other info in the pocket diary concerning Mr. Turner? Once I get the letter back, I'll look for any mention about your G, G, Grandfather or Reg. info and pass it on to you. Again, thanks so much for all the work you've put in this. Mike

anonymous on June 01, 2012:

@Virginia Allain: Isn't it puzzling? I wonder why he chose to serve with an Indiana Reg. when there were lots of Union regiments here and in Kentucky. Certainly much closer than Indiana. I apologize for forgetting to sent you the photo. I'm working on a Civil War Soldiers of Coffee Co. TN project for our local historical society, and my head is mostly in the 19th century. I'll scan the photo and send it to you via email.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on May 31, 2012:

@Virginia Allain: Beverly - one other thought. I have a page about the places Company G was during the war. They were at at Memphis, Tenn. until March, 1863 but Isaac Swallows enlisted before that date. Puzzling.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on May 31, 2012:

@anonymous: Ed, I have the diary pages scanned in and can email them to you. You need to email me at vallain@verizon.net so I will have your email address. Unfortunately it won't be your GGG Uncle Kellam's signature as my GG-grandfather wrote the list of names.

anonymous on May 31, 2012:

I found my G,G, Great Uncle Kellem in your site and was wondering if I could get a photo of his name. He died at Camp Soragum and I also have three others that Died in Andersonville same last name. The only problem I have is I don't know what Reg. or state I assume the same as my Uncle

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on March 22, 2012:

@anonymous: Beverly, you can contact me at vallain@verizon.net if you want to send the photo of his daughter. I was wondering about what the connection was with Indiana also. He had to travel 350 miles to join up. His date of muster is Aug. 28, 1862, then mustered out August 10, 1865 as sergeant.

anonymous on March 22, 2012:

@Virginia Allain: I don't have a photo of Isaac, but I do have one of his daughter Sarah Jane, my g-grandmother, if you'd like it.

Good to meet you, too! I would LOVE to find out how Isaac happened to join the Indiana 93d. Indiana is a long way from Overton County, Tennessee. It's a mystery. His brother was a Confederate soldier. I'm hoping to figure out if they ever opposed each other in battle.

Virginia Allain (author) from Central Florida on March 22, 2012:

@anonymous: Wow, Beverly, I'm ecstatic to meet you. If you have a photo of Isaac, I'd love to feature it here. Any info you have about him during the war (letters, diaries, family stories) might shed some light on my g-g-grandfather's life at that time.

anonymous on March 22, 2012:

My g,g-grandfather, Isaac R. Swallows served in Co. G of the Indiana 93rd. He was from Salina, Overton County, Tennessee.He survived the war, and his wife applied for and was granted a pension after his death. What other kinds of information are you looking for?

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