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John Alexander Penland
Birth: Mar. 31, 1817
New Paris
Preble County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1863

John Penland, a farmer and father of nine children, enlisted as an Infantry Private in the 57th Indiana Infantry (Volunteers) November 16, 1861 in Richmond, IN.
The 57th Indiana Infantry engaged the Confederate Army in four Major Civil War Battles and many other skirmishes. The four Major Battles were:

Battle of Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862

Advance on and Siege of Corinth, MS., April 29-May 30, 1862

Battle of Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862

Battle of Stone's River, near Murfreesboro, TN, December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863

On December 31, 1862, Private John Penland was gut shot having been grazed across his stomach by a cannon ball and left for dead on the Battlefield near Stones River, Tennessee in an area of the Battlefield that would be named "Hell's Half Acre", a term that would be traditionally used for tough battles throughout history. After the Battle, John held in his guts and walked a mile back into camp and lived for 4 days before he died of infection and fever.

John was also the Father of another three other Union Soldiers.

Private Theodore A. Penland, Company "A", 152 Indiana Infantry, Union Army, who would become the Last Commander-in-Chief of the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic), Union Army Veterans Organization. Theodore was be one of the last 16 Civil War Veterans alive, one of the last 6 Union Army Veterans alive and the Last Oregon Civil War Veterans alive before his death. Two other of Theodore's brothers died as a result of mal-nutrition having been prisoners of the Confederates at Andersonville. 
 
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 Parents:
  Alexander Penland (1782 - 1820)
  Elizabeth Gibbs Penland, Garretson (1786 - 1869)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Ann Abshire Penland (1821 - 1854)
 
 Children:
  Francis Marion Penland (1839 - 1920)*
  Hiram Fernandes Penland (1841 - 1927)*
  Thomas Jefferson Penland (1842 - 1881)*
  Eliza J. Penland Lawrence (1847 - 1924)*
  Theodore Augustus Penland (1849 - 1950)*
  Margaret E. Penland (1850 - 1854)*
  Madora A. Penland (1852 - 1870)*
 
 Siblings:
  Andrew Penland (1807 - 1899)*
  Absolom Penland (1808 - 1895)**
  William M Penland (1813 - 1896)*
  John Alexander Penland (1817 - 1863)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Stones River National Cemetery
Murfreesboro
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: D-1444
 
Created by: Richard Penland
Record added: May 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36820104
John Alexander Penland
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John Alexander Penland
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John Alexander Penland
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You fought bravely. Brother Against Brother, Never Again. Rest Peacefully in Heaven where there are no wars, no guns and no bullets or cannon balls. With Greatest Respect,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014

- Eric Lowman
 Added: Nov. 6, 2014

- Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
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