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Eric Lowman (#46508697)
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Bio Photo I live in Northern Indiana and am very interested in the Civil War. One of my hobbies is to visit the graves of Indiana Civil War Soldiers. To date my dad and I have visited over 1,865 cemeteries and have found the gravesites of over 36,400 Indiana Soldiers, as well as some 8,900 soldiers from states other than Indiana. We have also located the gravesites of over 1,700 Confederate soldiers buried in the Hoosier state. I am also trying to find the gravesites of all of Indiana's Civil War Colonels. I am also interested in the 8th Indiana Infantry, Company I, and the 12th Indiana Infantry. I am also looking for every Chaplain that served in an Indiana Regiment in the Civil War. If you know of any gravesites you think I may have missed, or have some interesting information, don't hesitate to contact me. I am also working on a book about Indiana's soldiers that died during the Civil War. Any help would be appreciated. Also, if you are looking for a Hoosier that served in the civil war send me an e-mail and I'll see if I can help in any way. Currently, I'm also trying to locate every Civil War veteran in Kosciusko County, Indiana, and upload them to Find-A-Grave. I am also a Christian, and look forward to life after the grave. Thanks.

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Thank you kindly for the transfer.
Added by MLR on Nov 15, 2015 1:00 PM
David D
Alfred D Owen
I hope you have not concluded that all of the men in Co I of the 15th Indiana were from Union County based on consulting the roster in Terrell's Report of the Adjutant General . . . I have looked in the 1860 census for all of the men in Co I and for almost all of the other companies in the 15th Ind and those in the 17th Indiana and in almost all cases a great many men reported by Terrell to have been residents of Union county (and other counties as per the record in Terrell) have been found elsewhere. Owen is just the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of being misplaced by Terrell in Union County. My conclusion is that if a specific county had more than the 101 officers and men to form a company the excess were assigned to the companies (and hence to counties) that didn't have enough. In the case of Co I of the 15th William Bennett recruited only 47 men from Union county, the balance were residents in 1860 of at least six other counties. BTW - this Alfred Owen was either the first cousin or nephew of the Owen who served as Lt Col in the 15th when it was organized at Camp Lafayette on June 12, 1861.
Added by David D on Nov 06, 2015 4:59 PM
RE: Samuel Galey
You are welcome, Eric. Yes, I was also disappointed to find the stone so eroded as to be almost unreadable. His monument stands between his parents' headstone and brother William's monument in the Galey family plot.
Added by mrt on Nov 04, 2015 7:48 AM
Diana Biddle
RE: Brown County Civil War Veterans
The Archives at the Brown County History Center has a complete list of all veterans. Our archivist has had some surgery recently. but I think I can find the list for you. Contact me via email, so I don't forget. Dlynbid at gmail dot com.
Added by Diana Biddle on Oct 25, 2015 6:48 AM
My Civil War Soldiers from IN
Hello Eric, I appreciate your efforts to our veterans and ancestors.
I have three civil war ancestors from Indiana that I know of so far, one of which you created the page for, Sgt. John A Porter Find A Grave Memorial# 26515424. If you would, please add a link to his Georgia find a grave Find A Grave Memorial# 3955039.
For your recognition if you don't already know, the other two are Phillip E Harrell Find A Grave Memorial# 43584915, and Aaron E Abdill Find A Grave Memorial# 25611081 who moved to Kansas where he was laid to rest.

Added by AmandaSY on Oct 22, 2015 8:54 AM
Willadean (Kelly) Tschantz
66069107 Claude Waldo Hoffman
Please add photos of Silver Creek Cemetery to:
Find A Grave Memorial# 66069107
Claude Waldo Hoffman

Added by Willadean (Kelly) Tschant... on Oct 19, 2015 2:26 PM
David D
Alfred D Owen
Hi Eric, I've started a project about the 15th Indiana Infantry, George D Wagner's regiment. My research indicates that Alfred D Owen was a Sergeant in Co "I", and he was (as were all of the men) said to be residents of Union County, However, as I looked for these men in the 1860 census I find no one by this name there. I find instead only the Alfred D. Owen from New Harmony, Indiana. (There is an Alfred Owen - no middle initial in Lafayette but he is an inmate at an asylum and is said to be an idiot which rules him out as a soldier). Alfred of Co "I" was discharged on August 28, 1861, and I suspect he might then be the Alfred who enlisted in the 80th. So my point in contacting you is to ask (if my supposition is correct) that you add his service in the 15th Ind to the biography you have for him on Find a Grave. BTW - Alfred's uncle, Richard Owen, was Lt Col. of the 15th so it makes sense to me that Alfred was "groomed" by Richard to enter the 80th as an officer.
Added by David D on Sep 30, 2015 4:52 PM
Justin M
ohio co. cems.
did you have any luck on your trip to Ohio Co.? wondering if you found some I had missed.
Added by Justin M on Sep 29, 2015 9:23 AM
Joyce O
RE: Albert Darkwood
It was my pleasure.
Added by Joyce O on Sep 13, 2015 6:38 PM
Uncle Bob
RE: James Gorman
I see you keep track of the 12th IN Inf. Are you interested in all Indiana Civil War vets? If so I can list other vets as I go through Rose Hill Cemetery.
Added by Uncle Bob on Aug 15, 2015 9:27 AM
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