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Whitley County Civil War Memorial
 
Whitley County Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
1. Whitley County Civil War Memorial Marker
Click on any of the photos to see the exact details of the photos.
 
Inscription.

( Front / North Side - Memorial )

( Right Edge )
__ Brown - Co _ 187 Ind Reg - Watters Brigade • J. Washburn - Co. F 12 Reg. I.V.I. - Co _ 132 Reg. I.V.I. • _ N Hughes - Co. E 30 Reg I.V.I. - Enlisted Sept. 24, 1861 - Discharged Jan. 19, 1865 • Wm. H. Coylem II - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Hospital Steward - 1st Div 14 A.C. • Keller Bros - Sargt J. W. 189 Ind. - Mrtly wounded - Intered at Chatanooga - Private In(terment) ------------

( Bricks - Top )
Members 5th Ind. Battery
Light Artillery
Mustered Nov. 22, 1861

( Row One - Bricks )
Capt. Peter - Killed - At Pine Mountain • John Sicafoose - July 4, 1864 • John E. Kates - 1836-1917 • J. C. Wigent - Died Nov. 7, 1895 • Daniel Myers - Died Apr. 3, 1912 • John Fulerton • Adam Malone • Wm. D. King - Died Dec. 24, 1861 • Fredrick Wampner - 5th Ind. Battery • David D. Holm - 5th Ind. Battery • Daniel Jones - Died Nov. 2, 1892 • George Aker - Died May 21, 1911 • Arthur Peabody - 5th Ind. Battery - Died Feb. 4, 1862 • W.A.T. Swayze - 5th Ind. Battery - Died Apr. 18, 1874 • Peter V. Guesbeck - 5th Ind. Battery - 1835-1925 • John Huston - Died At Danville, Ky. - Nov. 1, 1862 • Rezin M. Yontz - Co. J 26 Regt. O.V.I. - Died Jan 18, 1885 • A.B. Cunningham - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - 1839-1899

( Row Two
 
Front / North Side - - Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
2. Front / North Side - - Marker
 
- Bricks )

Simonson - June 16, 1864 - Georgia • Jacob Kurtz - Killed at Dallas, Ga. - May 15, 1864 • A. Washburn • Wm. Plummer - Died Apr. 28, 1889 • Sylvester Ruckman - Died Oct 18, 1880 • Lieut. D. H. Chandler - 1828-1908 • John J. English - Killed at Murfreesboro, Ten. - Dec. 31, 1862 • James S. Waters - Killed at Murfreesboro, Ten. - Ded. 31, 1862 • Samuel Waters • John Markwalder - Co. C. 41 Ohio Inft. - 1814-1869 • Elihu Davis - Co. G. 35 Reg. O.V.I. - 1827-1908 • Gabriel Swihart - Co. F. 12 Reg. Ind. V.I. - Killed at Dallas, Ga. - May 15, 1864 • Alban Bair - 5th Ind. Battery - Co. I 1st Mich. V.I. - Co. M 2 Mich. Cav. • William G. Lowman - 5th Ind. Battery - Died Nov. 21, 1887 • Omer Gruesbeck • W. H. Sellers - Co. B. 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Dec. 10, 1898 • J. T. Prickett - 5th Ind. Battery - Died Aug. 2, 1879 • Daniel Stiles - Corp. Co. H 144 O.V.I. - Died Mar. 27, 1910 • Alexander Hall - 5th Ind. Bat. - Died June 1877

( Row Three -Bricks )
Esrom Schrader - 25 Ind. Battery - I. A. • John B. Jones - Co. G 42 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar. 3, 1865 • Wm. Raudebush - Co. G 128 Reg. I.V.I. • O. H. Woodworth - Lieut. Co. B and O.M. 74 Reg I.V.I. - Died Jan 21, 1899 • J. W. Plummer - Co. B 74 Reg I.V.I. - 1842-1920 • B. F. Hartman - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Apr. 14, 1904 • David Mc Near - Co. G 38 Reg. Ill. V.I. - Died at Bowlinggreen, Ky. - Nov. 27, 1862
 
Right / West Side - - Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
3. Right / West Side - - Marker
 
• Hiram Course - Co. G 16 Reg. Mich V.V.I. - Died Apr. 7, 1896 • J. F. Mc Near - Liet. Co. B 74 Reg I.V.I. - Died Feb. 21, 1909 • Isaac Schrader - Co F 100 Reg. I.V.I. - Died May 9, 1894 • Walter Gruesbeck - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • Wm. Kelsey - Co. E 36 Reg. Wis. V.I. • W.W. Allen - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • Jesse Bridge - Co. I 142 Reg. I.V.I. - Died June 4, 1901 • W. A. Clark - 1823-1892 - Co. F 100 Ind.

( Row Four -Bricks )
John E. Kenner - Co. B 13 Reg I.V.I. - Died May 11, 1865 • W. W. Kessler - Co. K 55 Reg. O.V.I. - 1844-1918 • Edward A. Rowe - Lieut. Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Oct 2, 1863 • John Holycross - Co. H 20 Reb. Iowa V.I. - Died June 4, 1909 • S. W. Cummins - Co. B 74 I.V.I. - 1845-1907 • G. W. Hollinger - 23 Ind. Battery - Died May 25, 1902 • I. W. Johnston - 24 Battery I.V. • Jasper McNear - Co. B 4 Reg. I.V.I. - Missing at Chickamauga - Sept 19, 1863 • Wm. C. More - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar 29, 1916 • J. M. Maine - 1st Indpt Ohio Battery I.A. - 1841-1921 • Andrew Tinkham - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Jan. 25, 1863 • R. R. Myers - Co. A 30 Reg. I.V.V.I. • H. C. Oman - Co. C 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died June 26, 1901 • W. H. Bell - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • S.C. Kerns - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Jan. 11, 1880

( Row Five -Bricks )
J. H. & J. L. Watters - Co. B 44 I.V.I. • Henry Hollycross - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Apr 15, 1889
 
Back / South Side - - Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
4. Back / South Side - - Marker
 
• Capt. W. H. Rutter - Co A 102 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Apr. 22, 1880 • Capt. H. C. Yontz - Co. I 126 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Jan. 28, 1889 • George W. Cummins - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died at Danville, Ky. - Nov. 7, 1862 • James Quinn - Co. B 33 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Nov. 26, 1910 • Berry Marrs - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar. 28, 1879 • J. F. Blain - Co. D 35 Reg. I.V.I. - Died June 10, 1893 • J. P. Jackson - Co. B 13 Reg. I.V.I. • G. Sheckler - Co. E 34 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Sep. 4, 1912 • J. Haneline - Co. E 54 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Apr. 3, 1911 • Wm. C. Jamesson - Co. B 74 Reg I.V.I. • John A. Jameson - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Aug. 2, 1863 • J. D. Jameson - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • Geo. W. Hess - Co. D. 152 Reg. I.V.I.

( Right / West Side - Memorial )
( Left Edge )

Geo _ _ _ _ugh - Enlisted Apr. 19, 1861 - Capt. Co. E 17 I.V.I. - Lieut Col. 88 I.V.I. - Died Oct. 28, 1863 in Libby Prison • J. E. Serjenni - Mexican War - Co. E 1st Reg I.V.I. - Lieut Co. E I.V.I. - Gar_ Co. B 74 I.V.I. • L. B. McDonald - Enlisted April 9, 1861 - Lieut. _ _ _ _ _ I.V.I. - Capt. _ 8 C.S. U.S. V. - Lieut. Col. _ _ Cav. • Aaron E. _ _ _ _ _ - Co. B 17 Reg. I.V.I. - _ _ _ ss Brigade - 1845-1919 • Edmon Shoemaker - 184 Reg _ _ _ _ - 1845-1914 • S. G. Robb_ _ s - Co. E 12 Reg. Va. (?) - Lieut Co. C. - 4 Reg I.V.C.

( Row One - Bricks )
W. H. Pence - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • G. W.
 
Left / East Side - - Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
5. Left / East Side - - Marker
 
Rittenhouse - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • J. W. Hinkle - Co. I. 4 Reg. O.V.I. • D. W. Sanders - Co. A 2 West Va. Cav. • Jacob Garber - Co. G 118 Reg. I.V.I. - 1846-1933 • G. W. Holderbaum - Co. K. 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Henry Bishop - Co. B. 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died at Gallitin, Ten. 1863 • W. T. Walker - Co. F 100 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Jan. 12, 1902 • W. R. Johnston - Co. F 100 Reg. I.V.I. - 1838-1921 • L. J. Broerman - 1st Lieut. Co. G 83 Pa. V.I. - Died May 20, 1865 • B. Mosher - Co. D 129 Reg. I.V.I. - 1846-1923 • John W. Hunter - Co. B 101 Reg. I.V.I. - Died May 4, 1884 • Charles Hamilton - Co. D 11 Reg. Ill. V.I. - Died Oct. 1, 1861 • L. Garrison - Co. K 139 Reg. I.V.I. • G. W. Krider - Co. D 129 Reg. I.V.I. • C. B. Matoon - Co. C 15 Reg. Mass. V.I.

( Row Two -Bricks )
Wm. A. Pence - Co. B U.S. Reg. - 1878-1913 • B. F. Seymour - Co. I 152 Reg. I.V.I. - 1845-1918 • J. W. Compton - Co. E. 44 Reg. I.V.V.I. - 1843-1924 • Andrew Malone - Co. F 100 Reg. I.V.I. • N. Eisaman - Co. H 84 Reg. Pa. V.I. - 1845-1915 • Joseph A. Kiser - Co. B 13th Reg. I.V.I. - 1835-1865 - Died at Raleigh, NC. • W. A. Withers - Co. C 15 Reg. O.V.I. • J. H. Barnes - Co. B 44 Reg. I.V.I. • Wm. Hildebrand - Capt. Co. E Reg I.V.I. - Died Mar. 14, 1887 • J. E. Webster - Ind. Battery - Killed at Chickamauga • E. L. Doriot - Co. F 19 Co. G 64 Reg. O.V.I. • R. B. Boyd - Co. B 186 Reg. O.V.I. • D. C. Fisher - Co.
 
Whitley County Civil War Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Coutsey - "Post & Mail" newspaper (old clipping) aprox. Sept. 1985
6. Whitley County Civil War Memorial Marker
From the Whitley County Historical Society, this news clipping documents the changes to this Memorial over the years. The first change came in the early 1900's by adding the second section to assist in adding more names. Next change occured due to foundation troubles discovered in 1985. At which time the Memorial was dis-assembled and moved to the front Entrance of the Court House on top a heavy duty stronger foundation. The majority of the parts of this 1896 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial were used in the 1985 rebuilding. The "Infantryman" Statue received a 'loving care' cleaning and replacement at "Parade Rest !"
 
F 87 Reg. I.V.I. - 1859-1913 • A. A. Demoney - Co. C 152 Reg. I.V.I. - Died May 4, 1918 • Peter Hess - Co. D 129 Reg. I.V.I. - 1847-1922 • Wm. Tannehill - Co. I 152 Reg. I.V.I.

( Row Three -Bricks )
Jos. Eisaman - Co. E 67 Reg. Pa. V.I. - 1842-1901 • S. J. Compton - Lieut. Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. • A. J. Lippincott - Co. E 44 Ind. Inf. • T. C. Riley - Co. D 5 Ind. Cavalry • A. E. Hively - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Oct. 18, 1878 • A. Hilbert - Co. D 29 Reg. O.V.I. • David Engle - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Solomon Pontzius - Co. H 32 Reg. O.V.V.I. - Died July 25, 1895 • A. Keiser - Co. C 4 Reg. O.V.I. • W. H. Worden - Co. G 142 Reg. I.V.I. - Died June 7, 1932 • H. S. Klinck - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Dec. 10, 1863 • Samuel S. Miller - Co. A 94 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Dec. 12, 1906 • Frank Smith - Co. K 53 Reg. I.V.I. • Henry Souder - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • James Staples - Co. C 27 Reg. O.V.I. - 1838-1912 • Judson Palmer - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Nov. 11, 1865

( Row Four -Bricks )
Samuel H. Smith - Co. E 88 Reg. I.V.I. - 1841-1874 • J. P. Grace - Co K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Killed at Bentonville, NC. - Mar. 20, 1865 • David A. Klinck - Co. D 47 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Nov. 14, 1862 • John Myers - Co. B 53 Pa. V.I. • Joseph M. Carver - Co. C 5 Batt. O.V.C. - 1844 - • Geo. S. Meely - Co. G 20 Reg. O.V.I. • Cadwell W. Tuttle - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - 1843-1919 • J.
 
"Infantryman Statue" at "Parade Rest !" Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
7. "Infantryman Statue" at "Parade Rest !"
This 1896 Statue was crafted in Italy to honor all Whitley County Civil War soldiers. The G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) of Whitley County special ordered it to be the cap-stone of their Civil War Memorial.
 
Crawford - Co. I 81 Reg. O.V.I. • Wm. Miller - Co. F 110 Reg. O.V.I. - 1844-1915 • D. N. Hart - Co. F 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Dec. 8, 1906 • Peter Haynes - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Oct. 17, 1863 • D. T. Sutton - Co. F 13 Reg. I.V.I. - Died July 16, 1888 • Jas Reider - Co. A 69 Reg. O.V.I. • F. Kepford - Co. D 142 Reg. I.V.I. - 1838-19 • Isaac Zellers - Co. C 27 Reg. O.V.I. • Capt. Thomas Steele - Co. E 12 Reg. O.V.C.

( Row Five -Bricks )
Caleb S. Stewart - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • A. Y. Swigart - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - 1823-1904 • Jas. Garrison - Co. H 163 Reg. O.V.I. - 1831-1910 • Jerry Eisaman - Co. I 11 Reg. Penn. V.I. - 1843- • Wm. Chamberlain - Co. I 152 Reg. I.V.I. - Died July 14, 1887 • R. W. Ray - Co. F 36 Reg. I.V.I. • Samuel Creager - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Sept. 25, 1917 • Wm. H. Weeks - Co. B 12 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Dec. 23, 1877 • Capt. J. Hose - Co. A 107 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Feb. 4, 1907 • Jos. Archer - Co. A 64 Reg. O.V.V.I. • D. J. Bowman - Co. K. 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Henry Brenneman - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Died from wound Rec’d at Battle of Shilo. May 13, 1862 • Michael Sickafoose - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. • John Sickafoose - Co. I 152 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Dec. 22, 1889 • Joel Glazier - Co. B 20 Reg. I.V.I. - Apr. 19, 1925 • J. W. Easton - Co. I 49 Reg. O.V.I.

( Back / South Side - Memorial )
( Left Outer Edge )

Joseph Shoemaker - U.S.
 
Replica Civil War Cannon - A Few Steps Away Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
8. Replica Civil War Cannon - A Few Steps Away
The cannon has muzzle markings indicating manufacture at Fort Pitt Foundry, Pennsylvania in 1861. Clear seams down the sides of the gun indicate this was an ornamental replica. It is unknown if the identification with Fort Pitt indicates the point of origin of the replica or just emulation of guns made there during the war. Fort Pitt produced siege, coast defense, and naval guns during the war.
 
Soldier 1812 - Died Mar. 1865 - Aged 106 Yrs.

( Bricks -Top )
Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. - Wilders Brigade - Enlisted Apr. 21, 1861 - Mustered Out Aug. 21, 1865

( Row One -Bricks )
Captain David Garver • D. R. Hemmick - 1st Lieut. - Co. E 17 Ind. Regt. - Died Oct. 1, 1911 • Lieut. C. J. Ward • Lieut. J. T. Dury - Died at Soldier Home Ohio - Sept. 26, 1887 • E. B. Beeson - 1st Sargt. - Died Mar. 5, 1899 • O. J. Gandy - Sergant • J. M. Hartman - Died of wounds rec’d at Shelbyville, Tenn. - Oct. 7, 1863 • M. Whiteman - Last Soldier Killed in Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. - April 20, 1865 • L. Hartman - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. - Died 1920 • W. S. Collins - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. • Nicholas Beesack - Corp. Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. - Killed at Noonday, Ga. - June 20, 1864 • J. H. Appleton • Wm. A. Allen - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. • L. D. Bodley - Co. E 17 Ind Reg.

( Row Two -Bricks )
A. G. Carmine - Killed At Selma, Ala. - Apr. 20, 1865 • Wm. Brubaker - Wounded at Thompsons Cove, Ten. - Oct. 3, 1863 • Co. E 17 Regt. - Ind. Inf. - 1843-1912 • Franklin Freese • George E. Elder - Died May 12, 1885 • Rev. L. S. Foust - Acting Chaplain Reg. - Killed at Noonday, Ga. - June 20, 1864 • S. J. Foust • Richard Francis - Killed at Hoovers Gap, Ten. - June 24, 1863 • Wm. Grimes - Died July 20, 1863 - From wounds rec’d at Hoovers Gap, Ten. - June 20, 1863 • W. A. Geiger • J. W. Geiger
 
Whitley County Court House - Marker at front Entrance Photo, Click for full size
By Gerald O. Boyd, September 22, 2008
9. Whitley County Court House - Marker at front Entrance
Click on the photo to see the full details - including the Civil War Memorial.
 
• David Hyre - Killed at Gravely Springs, Ala. - Mar. 14, 1865 • Eli Haynes - Co E 17 Ind. - 1831-1895 • Anderson Pence - Co. G 142 Ind. I.V.I. - 1846-1931 • O. S. Hertsel - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg.

( Row Three -Bricks )
John Hess - Co. E 17 Ind. I.V.I. - 1842-1911 • Reuben Humbarger - Co. E 17 Reg. I.V.I. • W. F. Johnson - Killed at Shelbyville, Ten. - Oct. 7, 1863 • J. P. Chamberlin - Co I 152 I.V.I. - Died July 29, 1890 • Wm. Meineca - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. • Chas W. Coppage - Co. A 17 Reg. I.V.I. • R. O. S. Pumphrey - Died Dec. 31, 1868 - from wounds rec’d. Near Newmarket, Ala. • J. E. Plummer • M. C. Plummer • H. C. Pressler • Geo. T. Roley - Died Feb. 21, 1864 • William E. Heacy - Co. H 35 Reg. I.V.I. - 1848-1935 • F. L. Rhodes - Co. E. 17 Ind Reg. - Died Mar. 25, 1898 • D. M. Shoemaker - Died Sept. 30, 1871 • David Stough - Killed near Nashville, Ten. - Dec. 18, 1862

( Row Four Bricks )
W. H. Smith - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. • I. W. Shinneman - Co. E 14 Reg. I.V.V.I. • Lewis Deems - Co. C 42 I.V.I. - Died May 4, 1898 • W. B. Sumney - Killed at Rock Springs, Ga. - Sept. 12, 1863 • Joseph Waugh - Co. E 17th Ind. - 1842-1923 • David Waugh - Co. E 17 Ind. Reg. - 1840-1918 • L. R. Whiteman • H. C. Scott - Co. E 17 I.V.I. • Oliver Droud - Died Washingon, D. C. - Nov. 4, 1873 • C. W. Ramsay • J. Bennet - Co E 17 Co. F 100 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Aug. 18, 1863 • A. D. Hathaway - Co. K 88 Ind. Reg. • Wm. Raypole - Co. I 12 O.V.C.

( Row Five -Bricks )
John M. Collins - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Died in Andersonville Prison • James Collins - Co. E 1st Mich. V.I. - Wounded in Second Batle of Bull Run - Died in Hospital at Wash. • Wm. H. Cuppy - Capt. Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Wounded in Battle at Fort Donaldson Feb. 16, 1862 - Died July 15, 1862 • Reuben Barnes - Co. K 88 In. Vol. Inf. - 1827-1863 • A. Shinneman - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar. 1, 1864 • Mathias Kenaga - Co. F 100 Ind. Regt. - 1843- • S. A. Ruckman - Co. D 32 Reg. O.V.V.I. - Died Mar. 4, 1910 • J. Romey - Co. H 74 Reg. O.V.V.I. • Ed Geiger - Co. E 17 Reg. I.V.I. • Wm. Thompson - Co. B 13 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Oct. 28, 1892 • Wm. R. Vanderford - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar. 7, 1885 • Caleb S. Anderson - Co. I 163 Reg. O.V.I. • D. Hallauer - Co. H 152 Reg. I.V.I. • M. Fisher - Co. C 29 Reg. O.V.I. - Died July 22, 1894 • J. D. Witt - Serg. Co. F 1st Indiana Infantry - Mexican War

( Left / East Side - Memorial )
( Row One -Bricks )

U. H. Clark - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Adam Yagel - Co. C 30 Reg. I.V.I. • G. W. Prugh - Co. K 8 Reg. I.V.I. • Joseph Hanson - Co. A 74 Reg. I.V.I. • John F. Lawrence - Co. A 120 Reg. O.V.I. • J. V. Hiler - Lieut. Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • W. H. Jackson - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • Wm. G. Daly - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar. 7, 1877 • David Boyd - Co. G 24 Reg. Iowa Vol. Inft. - Died Dec. 19, 1890 • David H. Corbin - Co. B 184 Reg. O.V.I. - 1847-1918 • H. H. Rice - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. • G. W. Sevits - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Mar. 17, 1908

( Row Two -Bricks )
Sam L. Harshbarger - Co. E 30 Reg. I.V.I. - Died in the Army 1864 • D. W. Harshbarger - Capt. Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Simon Harshbarger - Sargt. Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. - 1830-1912 • Israel Egolf - Co. C 30 Reg. I.V.I. - Apr. 25, 1924 • P. R. Egolph - Co. F 1st Reg. O.V.I. - Jan. 14, 1919 • D. D. Glass - Co. D 3 Reg. O.V.C. - Died Mar. 25, 1932 • H. H. Lawrence - Co. G 16 Reg. O.V.I. • S. A. Jackson - Co. D 129 Reg. I.V.I. • S. A. White - Co. I 47 Reg. I.V.I. - 1840-1921 • James Huston - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died in Andersonville Prison - Aug. 1862 • G. W. Zerbe - Co. H 99 Reg. O.V.I. • Fredrick Schoenauer - Co. C 30 Reg. I.V.I. • Jno. D. Millard - Co. D 34 Reg. O.V.V.I.

( Row Three -Bricks )
Dennis D. Glass - 61 - 64 - 1843-1932 • J. H. Smith - Co. H 48 Reg. I.V.V.I. • Samuel Egolf - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Wesley Staples - Co D 135 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Dec. 16, 1894 • H. J. Egolf - Co. C 30 Reg. I.V.I. • Henry F. Hebner - Co. K 51 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Mar. 24, 1912 • J. J. Sherwood - Drum Maj. 145 Reg. O.N.G. - Died Jan. 29, 1873 • L. Bauer - Co. C 55 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Jan. 14, 1897 • Adam Fisher - Co. D 35 Reg. I.V.I. - 1845-1923 • John Hohl - Co. A 19 Reg. I.V.I. - 11 Ind. Battery - Died Sept. 6, 1911 • James S. Bills - Co. B 44 Reg. I.V.V.I. • Isaac Maires - Co. I 66 Reg. O.V.I. - Died July 14, 1886 • H. N. Hougham - Co. G 46 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Nov. 1873

( Row Four -Bricks )
R. M. Karnes - Co. D 139 Reg. I.V.I. - 1847-1922 • J. Hoffer - Co. E 178 Reg. O.V.I. - 1830-1913 • S. H. Secrist - Co. B 152 Reg. I.V.I. • John H. Plough - Co. F 100 Reg. I.V. I. - Died June 1, 1899 • Urias Hosler - Co I 76 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Jan. 18, 1912 • J. C. Bodley - Maj. 88 Reg. I.V.I. - Died May 19, 1863 • Capt. J. A. Spear - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Jan. 21, 1866 • E. B. North - Co. G 95 Reg. O.V.I. - 1838-1918 • Daniel Pressler - Co. K 88 Reg. I.V.I. • Wm. R. Huston - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died at Bowling Green, Ky. - Nov. 7, 1862 • C. L. Seymour - Co. C 34 Reg. I.V.I. • John H. Griffin - Co. E 38 Reg. O.V.I. • J.A. Shoemaker - Co. B 74 I.V.I. • J. S. Palmer - Co. B 13 I.V.I.

( Row Five -Bricks )
G. W. Karnes - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Died 1862 • J. B. Karnes - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Dec. 18, 1861 • A. H. Bell - Co. D 129 Reg. I.V.I. • Moses Smith - Co. C 20 Ind. V.I. - 1844-1903 • W. A. Prugh - Co. E 44 Reg. I.V.I. • J. T. Fry - Co. H 59 Reg. I.V.I. - 1846-1915 • Linton Shoemaker - Co. B 74 Reg. I.V.I. - Died Nov. 2, 1862 • Jacob Wilhelm - 11 Ind. Battery - July 25, 1820 - Sept. 1, 1902 • Jacob Zumbrun - Co. G 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Died at Murfreesboro, Ten. - Jan. 21, 1863 • Randall S. Glass - Co. G 128 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Apr. 26, 1885 • H. H. Brant - Co. A 196 Reg. O.V.I. - Died Sept. 6, 1919 • Ralph Goodrich - Co. B 44 Reg. I.V.I. - Killed at Battle of Shilo, Ten. • D. F. Goodrich - Co. B 44 Reg I.V.V.I. • John W. Goodrich - Co. G 53 Reg. I.V.I.
 
Erected 1896 by Grand Army of the Republic.
 
Location. 41° 9.4′ N, 85° 29.347′ W. Marker is in Columbia City, Indiana, in Whitley County. Marker is on West Van Buren Street west of Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. At Front Entrance of Court House. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia City IN 46725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Riley Marshall (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph F. Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Valiant Men and Women of Whitley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall, McNagny & Clugston (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitley County Jail (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Thomas R. Marshall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia City.
 
Regarding Whitley County Civil War Memorial. The Monument that Moved:

In Whitley County at Columbia City, Indiana the Civil War Memorial gives tribute to the Civil War era veterans with it walls filled with names. Nothing has deterred Whitley County in paying just dues even to the point of moving the monument itself in 1985 renovations. It was found to be in grave danger from a failing foundation that exhibited severe cracks all around its base.

(“Post&Mail” Columbia City newspaper - multiple dates) ”“The Whitley County Civil Era Monument ... ...was an idea born of a G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) meeting on June 24, 1896. Fund-raising (not to exceed $1,000 - a large sum in the late 1890's) began immediately and spaces on the monument to recognize Civil War veterans were available by subscription at $1 per brick.

The contract to build it was awarded to “Iron Marble Works” ran by C. V. Inks, a marble dealer. Construction of the monument began with 13 loads of stone brought in, by horse drawn wagons, from the McLallen Farm East of Columbia City.

On Nov. 11, 1896, a shipment of marble and the Italian marble statue, which adorns the top of the monument, arrived in Columbia City. The G.A.R. paid $375 for the six foot two inch statue which was crafted in Italy.”“

“”It was a Saturday on May 19, 1897 Memorial Day that the monument was dedicated.

Starting at 1:30 PM, there was music by the Columbia City band and the Quartet. Forty-five little girls sand “America.” The opening prayer was by Rev. Bloyd and the benediction by Comrade D. W. Sanders.

The welcoming address was by Mayor J. M. Harrison and the response by H. M. Caylor of Noblesville. Mrs. J. R. Harrison and Miss Jennie Collins unveiled the monument statue. The address was by the Hon. James S. Dodge of Elkhart, department commander.”“

-----In April of 1916 another newspaper notice::

“”The soldiers monument, which had occupied a prominent place on the court house square since 1896, had been enlarged to accommodate more names of war heroes. There was added space for 96 more names and they were selling rapidly at $1.00 each.”“ Thus the monument received a second layer of smaller dimension under the Civil War Statue.""

-----In 1985 yet another clipping::

“”Cracks in the base of the Civil War monument on the Whitley County Courthouse square... ...will eventually result in the tribute crumbling in a heap if proper attention is not given. ... ...Restoring the memorial to enhance its appearance and ensure its longevity has been estimated to cost between $10,000 and $15,000. A number of governmental and private groups worked together to solve the problem. ...Reiff Construction worked the contract to relocate the monument on a new foundation closer to the Court House building’s North entrance and dismantling and rebuilding the monument as it appears today with a one level structure. ...Experts from Shannon Stone, New Haven, with the use of a crane moved the infantryman (statue) in the process.”“

With the monument’s move in 1985, all was completed and the Civil War infantryman is again at “parade rest”... It is now safe and quiet at the Whitley County Court House in Columbia City, Indiana!
 
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