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Near Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll

 
 
Full View - - Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Full View - - Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll Marker
Inscription.

( Plaque - “One” )

Civil War Veterans
who died during the war


W. F. Boyd ▫ J. W. Busby ▫ W. Conklin
J. H. McGill ▫ J. Singer

( Plaque - “Two” )

( Row One )

W. Ball ▫ A. C. Batte ▫ S. Baugh ▫ G. Bealer ▫ J. P. Beard ▫ G. Beech ▫ W. Bidd ▫ J. Bowman

( Row Two )

J. R. Bradshaw ▫ J. Brazelton ▫ H. C. Carvin ▫ J. Christy ▫ J. B. Clapsaddle ▫ J. F. Clark ▫ H. Coffelt ▫ C. Cole

( Row Three )

S. Conley ▫ W. Coward ▫ W. J. Crasley ▫ J. R. Daugherty ▫ W. L. Dawson ▫ J. Deavers ▫ W. Delahunt ▫ J. DeWitt

( Row Four )

F. M. Dickerson ▫ J. Douso ▫ N. Elbert ▫ N. M. Frank ▫ W. P. Glass ▫ J. A. Greer ▫ H. Hamer ▫ J. W. Hardwick

( Plaque - “Three” )

Civil War Veterans
who died during the war


( Row One )

M. Harrison ▫ P. Holmes ▫ J. Hughs ▫ I. Hunt

( Row Two )

T. Hunt ▫ J. Hussey ▫ J. Jackson ▫ J. Jackson

( Row Three )

J. W. Jones ▫ J. C. Keeling
Plaque - "One" image. Click for full size.
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2. Plaque - "One"
▫ A. Kent ▫ W. Kenyon

( Row Four )

I. C. LaFever ▫ E. M. Lewis ▫ W. Maring ▫ J. W. Markers

( Plaque - Four )

( Row One )

R. T. McCorkle ▫ H. A. Moyers ▫ C. A. Newman ▫ N. Oaswalt ▫ T. Olds ▫ B. Olmacht ▫ H. Overman ▫ J. T. Overman

( Row Two )

R. E. Overton ▫ J. J. Palmer ▫ J. W. Patrick ▫ W. Phipps ▫ G. H. Pottorff ▫ R. A. Proctor ▫ C. R. Rawlins ▫ T. J. Riddle

( Row Three )

A. J. Robinson ▫ J. M. Sexton ▫ J. T. Sheets ▫ S. T. Smith ▫ P. Sowder ▫ D. Stewart ▫ S. M. Stigleman ▫ T. Talbott

( Row Four )

W. T. Thurman ▫ J. H. Tincher ▫ J. F. Whipley ▫ J. P. White ▫ A. J. Wilson ▫ C. E. Wishmere ▫ N. Wright ▫ P. Young
 
Erected 1870.
 
Location. 39° 37.602′ N, 86° 51.49′ W. Marker is near Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is on South Cemetery Road (County Road 50 W) south of Veterans Memorial Highway. Touch for map. Go South on South Cemetery Road to the Second entrance to Forest Hill Cemetery - keep following 'right' to the
Plaque - "Two" image. Click for full size.
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3. Plaque - "Two"
South End of the Cemetery Drive. It will be easy to see on your left - follow the drive. Best place to park is behind the Memorial - Honor Roll. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnam County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kappa Alpha Theta (approx. 0.7 miles away); Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) (approx. 1.2 miles away); Indiana Asbury - - DePauw University (approx. 1.2 miles away); Minshall Laboratory, DePauw University (approx. 1.2 miles away); Putnamville United Methodist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Dillinger Was Here (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
 
Regarding Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll. (Courtesy: Greencastle Banner-Graphic May 14, 2012) “In 1865, within months of the end of the Civil War, a coalition of citizens formed the Putnam County Soldiers Monument Association. ...


...”By the spring of 1866, the sum of $5,000 was raised and a contract was signed for the work to commence. In 1867, activity began at the cemetery
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4. Plaque - "Three"
site, and in 1869 the Civil War soldier was installed upon its pedestal. ...”


(Courtesy: Greencastle Banner-Graphic May 31, 2012) ““ ...The monument - - which bears names of 321 Putnam County soldiers who died in the Civil War - - was dedicated on July 2, 1870 before an amazing number of visitors.


“There were 8,000 people here for the dedication,”... ...Records indicate that in 1870 Greencastle was home to fewer than 3,300 residents, But many dignitaries helped swell the throng on hand to dedicate the monument, including Indiana Gov. Conrad Baker and Lew Wallace, Indiana’s own Civil War General from Crawfordsville.”...


...”The 29-foot-tall monument stands as a memorial to Putnam County soldiers who fought in the epic War Between the States. But pieces of the limestone structure are crumbling and cracks are appearing in the monument as it nears its 142nd anniversary. ...


...”The Forest Hill monument was just the third such memorial to Civil War soldiers to be erected in Indiana after the close of the Civil War.”...


...HPS (Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County) President Gick said the organization will “Try to be part of the solution” by raising awareness that the monument “needs attention.” “”


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5. Plaque - "Four"
Note: The full list of all 321 names are wanted - - so they may be added to this publication ! ! ! Please add to the above. ]]

 
Also see . . .  The Two Civil Wars. Part of the New York Times Disunion series, Nicole Etcheson's article (August 9, 2012) depicts the differing experiences that led to a great divide between civilian and soldier as to how the war was viewed, as told through the Williams family. On Capt. Josiah Williams:... Perhaps in an effort to reconcile the civilians’ war with that fought by the soldiers, Josiah compulsively preserved the memory of the war. In letters to his parents during the war, he had named the dead and wounded from Putnam County after each battle. And when he returned from the war, Josiah compiled the list of the county’s dead that would be carved on its Civil War monument.... At the end of the century, he moved back to Putnam County, where he died in 1900. He was buried with his parents and other family members in the cemetery that contained the Civil War monument for which, 35 years earlier, he had painstakingly compiled the names of the dead. (Submitted on August 10, 2012.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Putnam County Civil War Honor Roll
On the statue should be my 3rd great uncle's name, Asa K. Rymus. He enlisted Sept 10, 1861,
South / West Cannon - 1846 image. Click for full size.
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6. South / West Cannon - 1846
43rd Regiment Indiana Infantry, Company B. He died at the Mound City (IL) military hospital on Aug 19, 1863. He is buried in the Mound City National Cemetery under the name of Asa H Rhymus. There has always been a dispute about whether his middle initial was "H" or "K". The various places it is hand written in the records it is written in a very ornate hand making it hard to tell for sure the actual initial.
The Rymus family lived in Putnam County at the time that the War broke out. Asa and his brother, John E Rymus signed up at the same time and served together. John survived the war, and unfortunately, Asa did not. After the war the family removed to Kansas.
    — Submitted May 11, 2017, by Cathy Loomis of Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Muzzle of South / West Cannon image. Click for full size.
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7. Muzzle of South / West Cannon
Text reads: "J.W.R." and "214".
Left Trunion of the South / West Cannon image. Click for full size.
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8. Left Trunion of the South / West Cannon
Text reads: "1846".
Right Trunion of the South / West Cannon image. Click for full size.
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9. Right Trunion of the South / West Cannon
Text reads: "N. P. Ames.. ..Founder.. ..Springfield, Mass."
South / East Cannon - 1845 image. Click for full size.
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10. South / East Cannon - 1845
Muzzle of South / East Cannon image. Click for full size.
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11. Muzzle of South / East Cannon
Text reads: "J.W.R." - "153".
Left Trunion of the South / East Cannon image. Click for full size.
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12. Left Trunion of the South / East Cannon
Text reads: "1845".
Photo for the Right Trunion was washed out by the Sun but its text also read: "N. P. Ames" "Founder" "Springfield, Mass."
North / East Cannon - 1846 image. Click for full size.
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13. North / East Cannon - 1846
Muzzle of North / East Cannon image. Click for full size.
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14. Muzzle of North / East Cannon
Text reads: "J.W.R." - "213".
Left Trunion of the North / East Cannon image. Click for full size.
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15. Left Trunion of the North / East Cannon
Text reads: "1846".
Right Trunion of the North / East Cannon image. Click for full size.
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16. Right Trunion of the North / East Cannon
Text reads: "N. P. Ames" - "Founder" - "Springfield, Mass."
North / West Cannon - 1844 image. Click for full size.
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17. North / West Cannon - 1844
Muzzle of North / West Cannon image. Click for full size.
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18. Muzzle of North / West Cannon
Text reads: "61" - "J.W.R."
Left Trunion of the North / West Cannon image. Click for full size.
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19. Left Trunion of the North / West Cannon
Text reads: "1844".
Right Trunion of the North / West Cannon image. Click for full size.
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20. Right Trunion of the North / West Cannon
Text reads: "C.A. & Co." - "Boston".
Front View - - Top Statue image. Click for full size.
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21. Front View - - Top Statue
Profile View - Top Statue image. Click for full size.
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22. Profile View - Top Statue
Obverse View - - Top Statue image. Click for full size.
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23. Obverse View - - Top Statue
Sign - - Forest Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
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24. Sign - - Forest Hill Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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