Pvt. Lindsey enlisted at Elmira,N.Y. at 32 years old on 7/21/1862. He was among the first to answer Pres. Lincoln's call for 300,000 more men. He served with the 107th until Dec. 1863. He transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps (20th Reg.) on 12/15/1863. He was mustered out on 7/10/1865 at Frederick, Md..
.Matthew was first married to Abbie Robinson (1824-). They had the following children: Israel (1845-1866)Sarah (1849-)Catharine A. (1851-)Charles (1853-)Mary (1858-)Luther (1820-1929)Amy (1862-)
He was Hannah Groom's 3rd husband. They didn't have any children together.