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



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).