|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1885|
Surgeon 2nd Ky Cof. CAV
5 Sep 1860 John Bemiss married Anna Montomery in Bardstown, Nelson County, KY
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John M. Bemis
Battle Unit Name:2nd Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
Company: (None Listed)
Soldier's Rank In:Surgeon
Soldier's Rank Out:Surgeon
Alternate name: (None Listed)
Film Number:M377 ROLL 1
Notes on Morgan: In September, Captain Morgan and his militia company went to Tennessee and joined the Confederate States Army. Morgan soon raised the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment and became its colonel on April 4, 1862.
Morgan is best known for Morgan's Raid when, in 1863, he and his men rode over 1,000 miles covering a region from Tennessee, up through Kentucky, into Indiana and on to southern Ohio. This would be the farthest north any uniformed Confederate troops penetrated during the war.
Hoping to divert Union troops and resources in conjunction with the twin Confederate operations of Vicksburg and Gettysburg in the summer of 1863, Morgan set off on the campaign that would become known as "Morgan's Raid". Morgan crossed the Ohio River, and raided across southern Indiana and Ohio. At Corydon, Indiana, the raiders met 450 local Home Guard in a battle that resulted in eleven Confederates killed and five Home Guard killed.
Indiana and the Civil War
The Battle of Corydon
The only Civil War battle fought in Indiana was near Corydon, in the Battle of Corydon. Today a park commemorates the site where on July 9, 1863, 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard attempted to delay General John Hunt Morgan's 2,400 Confederate soldiers in hopes that Union reinforcements would arrive and stop Morgan's march through Southern Indiana. Colonel Lewis Jordan commanded the Harrison County Home Guard.
Hines Raid of June 17, 1863
An historical marker commemorates one of two known invasions of Perry County during the Civil War, the Hines Raid of June 17, 1863. Mr. Thomas Hines joined Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan's 9th Kentucky, Company A in May, 1862. On June 10, 1862 Morgan commissioned him a captain in Company E. Hines was sent to round up replacement horses in Kentucky for future raids into Indiana. Hines raided Indiana - a raid not ordered by Morgan, as Morgan was under orders not to cross the Ohio River at that time. Hines and 62 members of the raiding party "exchanged" their worn out horses for fresh horses with farmers. They also appropriated cattle, hogs, and chickens. They camped east of Dexter and left Perry County on the morning of June 18th.
Most of Hines men were captured at the mouth of the Blue River by Perry County and Crawford County militias. Hines and a few others escaped by swimming to Kentucky, where he rejoined Morgan's forces near Brandenburg for the Battle of Corydon on July 9th
United States Census, 1880
Cannelton, Perry, Indiana
Self J. S. Bemiss M 42 Kentucky Physician
Wife Anna Bemiss F 39 Kentucky
Daughter Susan Bemiss F 14 Kentucky
Daughter Lulu Bemiss F 13 Indiana
Son Montgomery Bemiss M 11 Indiana
Daughter Mamie Bemiss F 8 Indiana
Sis-in-law Sarah Montgomery F 58 Kentucky
On July 4, 1883, Independence Day was celebrated once more in a manner recalling similar demonstrations of the "sixties" in Cannelton, the exercises taking place at "Lion Park," a riverside pleasure resort kept by Anton Schmuck in the former grounds of "Elm Park," the old Francis Y. Carlile homestead.
A brief address was also delivered by a former Confederate, Dr. John S. Bemiss, who had been a surgeon with Morgan's command. Doctor Bemiss had been one of the mounted marshals in the parade preceding the exercises at Lion Park, and showed his loyalty to a reunited country by the graceful tribute of wearing interwined his own old Southern sash with that of a Northern officer, his devoted personal friend, the late Major de la Hunt.
Perry County A History, Thomas de la Hunt, 1916
"Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920"
Name: J. S. Dr Bemiss
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 25 Apr 1885
Event Place: Cannelton, Indiana
Birth Year (Estimated): 1838
Affiliate Repository Place: City Health Office, Cannelton, Indiana
Bemiss, Dr. J.S.
Death date: 25 Apr 1885
Tell City Anzieger-2 May 1885
Last Saturday Dr. J.S. Bemiss, well know in the entire county, passed away of a stroke. The deceased who only reached the age of 46 years, was born in Kentucky, later attended the Medical College in Louisville and received a diploma as a doctor. When the war broke out he joined the Southern Army and shortly thereafter was assigned as a military doctor to the troop unit of the guerrilla leader John Morgan. After the end of the war he settled in Cannelton and devoted himself since to his medical practice. The deceased was reconized and the best surgeon in the county and his assistance was always requested with dangerous illinesses. As a politician Dr. Bemiss enjoyed a certain esteem and he was chairman of the Congressional District Committee several times.
His earthly remains were buried to the ground in Cliff Cemetery Sunday morning with very numerous attendance. A large group of grief bearers from Tell City, as well as the Mechanic Band, attended the burial.
Montgomery Bemiss (1869 - 1887)*
Infant Daughter Bemiss (1872 - 1872)*
Gertrude Bemiss (1874 - 1874)*
Note: No stone on record. Found in above Records
Created by: Christina
Record added: Jan 14, 2014
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