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Col Simeon C. Aldrich
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1814
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1864
Pleasant Lake
Steuben County
Indiana, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He served as Colonel and commander of the 44th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, rising to that rank from 1st Lieutenant. He was wounded in the hand at the April 1862 Battle of Shiloh, he served until he died of disease contracted during his field service.

Simeon C Aldrich, of Co. K, enrolled Oct. 1, 1861 in Pleasant Lake by Capt. W. Park as a 1st Lieutenant; mustered in Nov. 22, 1861 in Ft. Wayne by Lt. Stansbury at age 44. He was 5 6.50 tall, light complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. Born Oct. 14, 1816, in Rockingham, VT, employed as a farmer, married to Polly A. Jackson then to Melissa Knapp, resident of Pleasant Lake, in Steuben Co., IN. Died of disease (chronic diarrhea or dysentery) at home Aug. 15, 1864 in Pleasant Lake, IN with rank of Lt. Col. Notes: Came to Steuben Co. in 1844 when he opened a tailor shop and served one term as county sheriff. Father of Eugene S. Aldrich. Was in Mexican War before mustering into the 44th IN 4 days prior to turning 45. Promoted Capt. Dec. 10, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 6, 1862. Commissioned, but not mustered in, as Colonel Jul. 27, 1864. Missed Fort Donelson while at Henderson. Honorably mentioned by Col. Reed at Shiloh where he was slightly wounded in the finger. Taken by hospital boat W.W. Crawford to Marine Hospital in Evansville arriving May 13, 1862. Praised by Brigadier Gen. Fyffe at Stone River. Gen. Dick said, gThis officer took his Regiment when in a bad state. His untiring energy and industry brought them up to a fine state of discipline and drill.h Detailed as Post Provost Marshall Nov. 8, 1863. Reenlisted Jan. 1, 1864. Death date of Aug. 14, 1864 also found; buried Pleasant Lake Cemetery. Melissa filed Widowfs Pension Application to receive Widowfs Pension Certificate #50701 Dec. 2, 1864 and received $30 pension, indexed as Simson C. Aldrich. G.A.R. Post #138 in Pleasant Lake is named after him. (Simon/Clark/Aldidge, Aldridge). Taken from The Iron Men of Indiana's 44th Regiment, Part 1: Biographies. 
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  Addison Aldrich (____ - 1863)*
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Pleasant Lake Cemetery
Pleasant Lake
Steuben County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Aldrich Circle
Created by: Gregory Spesh
Record added: Jan 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12944898
Col Simeon C. Aldrich
Added by: Eric Lowman
Col Simeon C. Aldrich
Added by: Eric Lowman
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Thank you for your service in the Civil War.
- Eric Lowman
 Added: Jun. 24, 2007

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