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Maj William H. Cole
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1841
Death: Oct. 17, 1895

William H. Cole
Regiment Name 129 Indiana Infantry
Side: Union
Company A
Soldier's Rank_In Capt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Capt.

Father- Jacob V. Cole (69365635)
Mother- Sarah (Geer) Cole (69365623)

b. Sept. 30, 1841
d. Oct. 17, 1895

William H.,the son of Jacob V. Cole, 03
Mar 1812 - 03 Feb 1886, and Sarah (Geer) Cole, 26 Jul 1818 - 23 Sep
1886.... ( buried at Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola,
Indiana)

****Major (per cemetery book) William H. Cole, 30 Sep 1841 - 17 Oct
1895, married Nettie A. (Gifford) Cole, 1844 - 1912, daughter of
Amaniah and Rachel Jane (Beard) Gifford. 129th Indiana Infantry.******

Some sources indicate he first enlisted as a corporal, was wounded at Shiloh, re-enlisted as Captain and was promoted to Major, but Regimental records list him at discharge as a Captain. One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry: Cols., Charles Case, Charles A. Zollinger; Lieut. -Cols., Charles A. Zollinger, Solomon De Long, Samuel B. McGuire; Majs., Solomon De Long, Samuel B. McGuire, William H. Cole. Date of Rank of Captain was Jan 5, 1864 to Mar 7, 1864 Date of Rank of Major was April 8, 1865, but he was mustered out of Federal Service as a Captain with the Regiment in August 1865, so that may have been a brevet rank...

Brother: Sgt. Samuel Cole, 10 Nov 1843 - 12 Dec 1864, died in Nashville,
Tenn., of wounds received in battle at Jonesboro, Ga.

Brother: Capt. John Cole, 1845 - 1914, married Patience (Elliott) Cole,
1839 - 1923. 129th Indiana Infantry. 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Van Auken Cole (1812 - 1886)
  Sarah Geer Cole (1818 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Nettie A. Gifford Cole (1844 - 1912)*
 
 Children:
  Fred Ackley Cole (1869 - 1870)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nelson Cole (1838 - 1901)*
  William H. Cole (1841 - 1895)
  Samuel Cole (1843 - 1864)*
  John Scott Cole (1845 - 1914)*
  Jacob C. Cole (1848 - 1863)*
  Nebraska Cole (1854 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Circle Hill Cemetery
Angola
Steuben County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: SixDogTeam
Record added: Apr 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68741832
Maj William H. Cole
Added by: MFC
 
Maj William H. Cole
Added by: MFC
 
Maj William H. Cole
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- jean
 Added: Aug. 22, 2011

- SixDogTeam
 Added: May. 5, 2011

- SixDogTeam
 Added: Apr. 22, 2011
 
 
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