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Brenda Legate (#46579761)
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Bio Photo I'm an avid family history researcher, and love tromping through old cemeteries, whether I know anyone in them or not. I've gotten my husband addicted to doing it, and now my children follow me around and "help" by pointing out letters of the alphabet that they recognize or interesting features on the stones!

I'm searching for any and all members of the 91st Indiana Infantry, a Civil War regiment formed in Evansville, Indiana. (See my Virtual Cemetery!) If you have any information to add/contribute about any of the men, please let me know, and I'll be glad to add it.

I've also been gathering members of our local G.A.R. posts, former slaves, and whatever else catches my eye. Most, but probably not all, of these entries will be in the area of Vanderburgh County, Indiana. If you'd like to add to my list, I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks!
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Judi McGarvey
Mary Frances Murphy
Hi Brenda,
I am interested in the information posted on the memorial page for Mary Frances Poore Murphy, #16585605, that Edna Poore was her stepsister. The page states that this info comes from the obit card for Mary Frances. Do you have a copy of this source? Frances Murphy was my 1st cousin once removed and I have never heard that she was a step child. Her parents -- Sylvanus Poore and Lavonia Proudfit married fairly young, on March 27 1906, and Edna was born on June 21, 1907. The 1910 census lists this marriage as the first marriage for both Van and Vonie. If you have any information about this, I would be very interested. Thank you. -- judi mcg
Added by Judi McGarvey on Dec 02, 2014 11:03 AM
Jillian48
Incorrect pictures
Brenda, thanks so much for what you are doing to get these monuments posted here. However, when I came upon this site looking for my great, great grandfather, Daniel J. McLaughlin, I noticed that the picture posted on his page is incorrect. The engraving on the monument looks like "Daniel F. McLaughlin born Apr 25, 1841." My Daniel's middle initial was J. and he was born Apr 28, 1939. He died on May 17, 1935 at age 96. I also noticed on one of the other pictures that the other marker says he was in the 31 Indiana Infantry, while my Daniel was in the 23rd Indiana Infantry, the famous "Flying Corps" commanded by Colonel Derringer. He was also with Sherman on his famous "March to the Sea." I'm going to go to the cemetery myself and try to find out what's
Added by Jillian48 on Nov 08, 2014 12:41 PM
RDL
Memorial #23142118
Reference G. G. Swick (Indiana Soldiers Home)

I cannot find a record for this burial in the ISH index card files. Would you please give me more background information to validate burial and locate grave.

Roy Livingston (#47303398)
Added by RDL on Oct 04, 2014 11:04 AM
Beverly Santos
Simeon Carrier
Photo on find a grave Oakhill Cemetery in Evansville b. jan 1833 d. 1919 was in the Kentucky 48th Infantry Registry, Co A enlisted Oct 26 1883 mustered out 16 Dec 1864 at Bowling Green. Enlisted at Princeton, Kentucky

I am trying to get a photo of the gravestone to add to my ancestry tree. Someone took the picture but I am not sure who. Any help I can get would be appreciated, thanks Beverly
motherb1890@aol.com
Added by Beverly Santos on Sep 23, 2014 7:54 PM
Stephen Bauer
Listing Farragut Post 27, Evansville, Indiana
Gottlieb Frederick Bauer of Evansville Indiana who was a member of Farragut Post 27, Evansville, Indiana, died on August 24, 1903. Gottlieb was buried in Dayton National Cemetery Section N Row 22 Site 33, Va Medical Center - 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, Oh.

Add this to your Farragut Post 27, listings.

Stephen B Bauer
Indianapolis, IN
Added by Stephen Bauer on Sep 23, 2014 8:18 AM
Celese Moore Dodge
David Oliver
In my records at Ancestry, David Oliver was born August 20, 1840. Thought you would like his birth date.
Added by Celese Moore Dodge on Dec 01, 2013 10:46 AM
Jeff A
William M. Goad
Hi. My 2nd Great Grandfather was a private in the 91st under Lt Col John Mehringer and Capt William Bogan, and served from August 1862 until June 1865 at the end of the war. I have a military record from military archives showing the battles he was involved in.

His brother Andrew J., who served in Company "I", 25th Indiana Infantry, was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh and died at St Louis, MO; and another brother, George L., also served in Company "B", 91st Indiana, and was Wagon-master of the Regiment.

I have a photo from Findagrave of his headstone. He and his wife Amanda are buried in the Montrose Cemetery in Greenville, Illinois. I'd love to have you add him to the roster.

Company record:
"On October 10th, 1862, the battalion moved to Henderson, KY, from where detachments were sent to Madisonville and Smithfield where they remained protecting that portion of the country from guerrilla raids, and performing guard duty. On June 15th, the detachments joined the Regiment, and marched to Russellville, thence to Bowling Green and Burkesville, in pursuit of the rebel General John H. Morgan and his raiders, but being unable to overtake the fleet-footed horses of the raiders, the pursuit was abandoned, and the command moved to Camp Nelson, KY; thence to Somerset and Pt. Isabel, OH, and went into winter quarters. In Sept 1863, the full compliment of the Regiment was filled, and LT Col. Mehringer was promoted to Colonel. It was later assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Div., 23rd Corps, Dept of the Ohio, and during its service, participating in the following engagements, viz: The Atlanta Campaign, including battles at Kenesaw Mountain, Lost Mountain, Dallas, or New Hope Church, Chattahoochie River, Decatur, Peach Tree Creek, Siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, GA; after which moved to TN and took part in the Battles of Franklin and Nashville. From Nashville, moved to Clifton, TN by rail to Washington, DC, where the command arrived January 28th 1865. From there, moved by steamers to N. Carolina and assisted in the capture of Ft. Fisher, NC, marching thence to Goldsboro, Raleigh, and Salisbury, NC, where it remained until mustered out of service."

Regards,
Jeff Allendorph
Added by Jeff A on Nov 17, 2013 6:47 PM
Jeff A
William M. Goad
Hi. My 2nd Great Grandfather was a private in the 91st under Lt Col John Mehringer and Capt William Bogan, and served from August 1862 until June 1865 at the end of the war. I have a military record from military archives showing the battles he was involved in.

His brother Andrew J., who served in Company "I", 25th Indiana Infantry, was wounded at the Battle of Shiloh and died at St Louis, MO; and another brother, George L., also served in Company "B", 91st Indiana, and was Wagon-master of the Regiment.

I have a photo from Findagrave of his headstone. He and his wife Amanda are buried in the Montrose Cemetery in Greenville, Illinois. I'd love to have you add him to the roster.

Company record:
"On October 10th, 1862, the battalion moved to Henderson, KY, from where detachments were sent to Madisonville and Smithfield where they remained protecting that portion of the country from guerrilla raids, and performing guard duty. On June 15th, the detachments joined the Regiment, and marched to Russellville, thence to Bowling Green and Burkesville, in pursuit of the rebel General John H. Morgan and his raiders, but being unable to overtake the fleet-footed horses of the raiders, the pursuit was abandoned, and the command moved to Camp Nelson, KY; thence to Somerset and Pt. Isabel, OH, and went into winter quarters. In Sept 1863, the full compliment of the Regiment was filled, and LT Col. Mehringer was promoted to Colonel. It was later assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Div., 23rd Corps, Dept of the Ohio, and during its service, participating in the following engagements, viz: The Atlanta Campaign, including battles at Kenesaw Mountain, Lost Mountain, Dallas, or New Hope Church, Chattahoochie River, Decatur, Peach Tree Creek, Siege of Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, GA; after which moved to TN and took part in the Battles of Franklin and Nashville. From Nashville, moved to Clifton, TN by rail to Washington, DC, where the command arrived January 28th 1865. From there, moved by steamers to N. Carolina and assisted in the capture of Ft. Fisher, NC, marching thence to Goldsboro, Raleigh, and Salisbury, NC, where it remained until mustered out of service."

Regards,
Jeff Allendorph
Added by Jeff A on Nov 17, 2013 6:47 PM
nicmart
William Craft 25677048
Hello. A William Craft of Evansville is my g-g-grandfather. He was born in South Carolina and died in Evansville in 1919. Matches this William. But my sister finds that he was born Jul 1822, rather than 1834. Where did you discover 1834 since it is not on his marker? Hard to believe there could have been more than one William Craft who migrated to Evansville from SC then.

His wife, Cora, outlived him by 16 years. Ancestry.com has her dying in Oak Hill, NY, which is a curious coincidence since he is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. No mention of her on his marker.
Added by nicmart on Nov 08, 2013 10:01 PM
Kellie Moore
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Hi I am the granddaughter of Alma Luetta Legate. I found your info on here while searching for info for my family tree. I would love to talk with you and maybe you can help me fill in some holes. Thank you.

Kellie Moore
Added by Kellie Moore on Oct 08, 2013 2:49 PM
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