James Jenkins


 

Basic Facts

Birth: 1840

Date of Enlistment:  September 1861

Date of Discharge:  June 30, 1862

Reason for Discharge: unknown.

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 

Family and Personal Background

James Jenkins was born in 1840 in Indiana. His mother’s name was Nancy.

 

Wartime Experience

James enlisted in the 36th Indiana in September 1861. He was discharged on June 30, 1862.

It is likely that James was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Two other men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.

It is also possible he was one of the many who became sick with diarrhea or other camp sicknesses after Shiloh.

 

Post-war Life

In 1880, James was living with his sixty-year-old mother, Nancy, and his seven-year-old son, John, in Washington Township, Wayne County, Indiana. In 1887, James applied for an invalid’s pension (application #629882, certificate #436913). In 1913, his widow Amanda applied for a pension (application #781497, certificate #561313).

 

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Sources Consulted:

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 4 of 6.
  • Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: 322; Family History Film: 1254322; Page: 428D; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 0620.
  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).
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Christopher Jordan


 

Basic Facts

Birth: unknown

Date of Enlistment:  September 1861

Date of Discharge:  January 7, 1862

Reason for Discharge: Disability

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 

Family and Personal Background

Unknown.

 

Wartime Experience

Christopher enlisted in the 36th Indiana in September 1861. He died on January 7, 1862.

It is likely that Christopher was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Two other men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.

 

Post-war Life

He left behind his wife Margaret and son Munsey. They both applied for a pension (widow pension #14851, minor pension #138671, minor certificate #93076).

 

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Sources Consulted:

  • National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
    Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.
  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).

Nathan Danner


 

Basic Facts

Birth: unknown

Date of Enlistment:  September 1861

Date of Discharge:  January 7, 1862

Reason for Discharge: Death

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 

Family and Personal Background

Unknown.

 

Wartime Experience

Nathan enlisted with the 36th Indiana in September 1861. He died on January 7, 1862.

It is likely that he was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Two other men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.


 

Post-war Life

None.

 

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Sources Consulted:

  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).

Timothy V. Green


 

Basic Facts

Birth: 1811

Date of Enlistment:  August 1861

Date of Discharge:  January 17, 1862

Reason for Discharge: Disability

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 

Family and Personal Background

Timothy V. Green was born in 1811 in New York. He was married to a woman named Mary. They had several children.

 

Wartime Experience

Timothy V. Green was listed as a private in Company F of the 36th Indiana.  The Wayne County (Indiana) Soldier’s Register of 1865 says that he was discharged in February 1862 for physical disability.  The regimental history by William Grose lists January 17, 1862 as his discharge date. Official records from the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana indicate he was mustered out with the regiment on September 21, 1864. The same report indicates that he was promoted to full corporal (although Grose’s regimental history does not show this).

It is likely that Timothy was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Three men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.

 

Post-war Life

In 1865, Timothy lived in Richmond, Indiana. In 1880, he still lived in Richmond with his wife Mary and his two sons: James (age 38) and William (age 35). His occupation is listed as carpenter.

In 1872, Timothy filed an application for an invalid’s pension (#176945). In 1890, his widow applied for a pension (application #450956, certificate #429820).

 

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Sources Consulted:

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 4 of 6.
  • Wayne County, Indiana Directory and Soldier’s Register (1865), pp. 306-7.
  • Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Wayne, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: 322; Family History Film: 1254322; Page: 255A; Enumeration District: 69; Image: 0273.
  • Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).
  • National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
    Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.

Charles F. Losch


 

Basic Facts

Birth: November 24, 1833

Date of Enlistment:  September 1, 1861

Date of Discharge:  May 31, 1862

Reason for Discharge: Disability

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 

Family and Personal Background

Charles F. Losch was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, November 24, 1833, a son of Charles and Julia Losch, who came to the United States when Charles was three years of age and made their home in Darke County, Ohio, and in 1841 moved to Jay County, Indiana, and settled in Pike Township, where they both died. Of their eight children, five were living in 1887–Abraham and Joseph in Pike Township, and Elizabeth, Catherine and John in Illinois. Charles F. Losch was reared on a farm and became one of Pike Township’s leading agriculturists.
 

Wartime Experience

Charles F. Losch enlisted in Company F of the 36th Indiana on September 1, 1861 and was discharged on May 31, 1862 for physical disability.

It is likely that Charles was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Three men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.

 

Post-war Life

November 4, 1863, Mr. Losch was married to Miss Melinda E. Heister, who was born in Boundary, Indiana, February 26, 1843, a daughter of Daniel Heister, a pioneer of Jay County. The spring following their marriage they went to housekeeping on the farm where the family still lived in 1887. At that time they owned 120 acres, eighty acres being a present to Mrs. Losch from her father. Thirty acres had been cleared and a small house had been built, and from this beginning they by industry made a good home, adding to their estate eighty acres, and at the time of Mr. Losch’s death 100 acres were under cultivation. Five children were still living under the home roof in 1887–Daniel J., Mary E., John H., Charles E. and Louisa A. A daughter, Alice, died aged two years, and two children died in infancy. Mr. Losch died May 30, 1879. His life was a worthy and honorable one, and his name is worthy of mention with others who were influential in making Jay County one of the best in the State. He was consistent member of the German Reformed church, and in politics he was identified with the Republican party.
 

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Sources Consulted:

  • BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL RECORD OF JAY AND BLACKFORD COUNTIES, INDIANA, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887 – Page 381
  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).

Ira Weese


 

Basic Facts

Birth: 1834

Date of Enlistment:  August 1861

Date of Discharge:  January 14, 1862

Reason for Discharge:  Physical Disability

Rank at Discharge:  Private

 

Family and Personal Background

Unknown.

 

Wartime Experience

Ira Weese was listed as the wagoner for Company F of the 36th Indiana.  The Wayne County (Indiana) Soldier’s Register of 1865 says that he was discharged in March 1862 for physical disability.  The official roster lists January 14, 1862 as his discharge date.

It is likely that Ira was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Three men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.

 

Post-war Life

Ira worked at the firm of Allen & Weese, grocers, in 1865.  Allen & Weese was located on Ft. Wayne Avenue in Richmond, Indiana.  Ira’s partner was William A. Allen.

 

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Sources Consulted:

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 2 of 6.
  • Wayne County, Indiana Directory and Soldier’s Register (1865), pp. 18, 407.
  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).

William Price


 

Basic Facts

Date of Birth:  1834

Date of Enlistment:  September 1, 1861

Date of Discharge:  January 14, 1862

Reason for Discharge:  Physical Disability

Rank at Discharge:  Private


 

Family and Personal Background

William is the son of Jedadiah and Mariah Price of Newport, Wayne County, Indiana.  According to the 1850 census, William Price, age 16, is living in Jedadiah’s household.  Jedadiah and William both have the occupation of cooper.

According to the 1860 census, William Price, age 27, married to Lydia, also age 27, is living in New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana.  They have two children:  Samuel, age 4 and Hattie, age 1.  William’s occupation is listed as cooper.


 

Wartime Experience

William Price was likely one of the many who got sick at Camp Wickliffe during the winter of 1861-62.  Three soldiers from Company F died during the time at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe.  Several others were discharged for physical disability.

The Civil War Draft Registration Record from 1863 lists William as 29 years old and says “Went to Indianapolis with the 36th Indiana.”

William’s pension record (if there is one) may shed light on this.


 

Post-war Life

In the 1870 census, William and Lydia Price are listed as living in New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana.  They have 2 children and 2 other men (possibly William’s brothers) living with them.  William’s occupation is listed as cooper.


 

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Sources Consulted:

  • Census Year: 1850; Census Place: New Garden, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M432_180; Page: 283A; Image: 573.
  • Census Year: 1860; Census Place: New Garden, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M653_308; Page: 75; Image: 77; Family History Library Film: 803308.
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General’s Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group Number: 110; Title: Records of the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau (Civil War); Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); ARC Identifies: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 2 of 6.
  • Wayne County, Indiana Directory and Soldier’s Register (1865), pp. 365-366.
  • Census Year: 1870; Census Place: New Garden, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: M593_371; Page: 479B; Image: 63; Family History Library Film: 545870.
  • The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).