|Birth: ||Nov. 2, 1838|
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 1862|
Civil War veteran; he enlisted for the Union as a Sergeant in Company K, 19th Indiana Infantry "Iron Brigade" on July 29, 1861. He was born in Wayne County, Indiana and was the son of Jacob Addleman and Mahala Starbuck. He was a resident of Fairview county, Indiana at the time he enlisted. He enlisted at the age of 22 and was described as "5 ft. 9 inches tall with grey-blue eyes, a light complexion, and light hair." He was a member of Whitewater Lodge No. 159 Free and Accepted Masons at Hillsboro.
The regiment lost over 60 men who died of disease during the winter of 1861-1862. One of these men was Sgt. Addleman. He died in a hospital at Washington, D. C. Andrew's cousins in Captain Dudley's Company B, Privates Joseph and Jacob Addleman, took his death very hard.
After his death, the Richmond press published resolutions adopted by the Whitewater Lodge, which included the following:
"That as Masons we will cherish the memory of brother Addleman, and will endeavor to emulate his virtues as a just and upright Mason friend."
Sgt. Addleman's family was steeped in a proud military tradition. His grandfather, William Addleman, and great grandfather, John (Hans) Michael Addleman were in the Revolutionary War. Three great uncles (all of William's brothers) were also in the Revolutionary War. During the Civil War, two of his brothers and four cousins enlisted for the Union. Following are their names:
Cpl. John S. Addleman - brother, killed at the Battle of Kenesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864.
Pvt. Flavius Josephus Addleman (used "Joseph Addleman" as his name in the military) - brother, served in Company L, 6th Indiana Calvary, survived the war.
Pvt. Jacob Addleman - cousin, died of disease on Dec. 19, 1862.
Pvt. Joseph Addleman - cousin, killed at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.
Pvt. John H. Addleman - cousin, survived the war.
Cpl. William O. Addleman, Jr. - cousin, survived the war. Served in Co. I, 147th Indiana Infantry.
Gaff, Alan D. On Many a Bloody Field, Indiana University Press, 1999.
Harris, Phil. Burial research.
Young, Andrew W. Wayne County, Indiana, From Its First Settlement to the Present Time; Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co. (1872), page 218.
Jacob Addleman (1806 - 1864)
John S. Addleman (1834 - 1864)*
Andrew J. Addleman (1838 - 1862)
Flavius Josephus Addleman (1844 - 1884)*
Created by: Cindy K. Coffin
Record added: Mar 10, 2009
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