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47th Indiana Infantry      
Company A
Simeon Crosby - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Historic Woodlawn Cemetery research
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Date Added:  10/15/2005
Company A
Benjamin Jones - Sergeant   
Ben Jones enlisted as a corporal in Co A, 47th Indiana Volunteers on September 25, 1861 at Anderson, In and mustered into the service on November 2nd, 1861 in Indianapolis. He was promoted to sergeant on October 30, 1862 and wounded during the siege of Vicksburg on June 18th, 1863. Served in all the campaigns and battles of the 47th. Mustered out at Baton Rouge, La on Oct 23, 1865.
Following his discharge, he married Mary Daily on December 24th, 1865 and began farming in Willshire Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. They had 13 children, 12 of whom lived to adulthood. He died on January 27th in 1903 at the age of 66.
Contact Name:  Dewey Jones
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Date Added:  8/1/2013
Company A
Jesse Prouty - Private   
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Contact Name:  Shawn Verdine
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Date Added:  1/30/2007
Company A
James Harlan Robbins - Private   
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Contact Name:  Edward Wynn
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Date Added:  7/31/2007
Company A
J.B. Ward - Private   
He inlisted in 12/14/1861 as a privite.He mustered out 12/16/1864 in Savannah, GA. His residence was Ripley County, IN.
Contact Name:  Keith Stroud
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Date Added:  6/11/2010
Company B
Michael J Beahen - Private   
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Contact Name:  Robyn Behen
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Contact Homepage:  www.familytomb.net
Date Added:  6/15/2010
Company B
John H Cooper - Private   
He and his father, Abraham, enlisted in the 47th Indiana Infantry. Both survived the war. John became a lawyer and later a judge. Abraham returned to farming. I have no pictures of them.
Contact Name:  Pam Joyner
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Date Added:  7/30/2017
Company C
Jay P. Bottenberg - Private   
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Contact Name:  David Battenberg
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Date Added:  12/28/2006
Company C
Haman M. Martin - Corporal   
enlisted at Decatur Indian, Nov 29, 1861
Enlisted as a Private
Promoted to Full corporal
Mustered out on 23 Oct 1865 Shreveport, LA
Widow: Lucy Cowan Martin
Contact Name:  Diane Emerick
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Date Added:  7/14/2007
Company D
Lewis Abbott - Private   
Died 19 Apr 1862 - Tiptonville, TN
Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  12/16/2011
Company D
Michael Baker - Private   
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Contact Name:  Barbara Riddle
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Date Added:  7/5/2003
Company D
William Anderson Burke - Private   
Born Nov 19, 1841, in Wabash Co, IN. Married Jeanette Follum of Greene Co, IN, in 1865. Died Feb 6, 1890, in Sullivan Co, IN.
Contact Name:  Scott Hanley
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Date Added:  9/23/2005
Company D
Elias M. Rager - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Jon Rager
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Date Added:  9/16/2006
Company D
Jeremiah David Ramey - Private   
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Contact Name:  Stacia Lemke
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Date Added:  6/15/2008
Company E
Enoch Watkins - Private   
Enoch Watkins along with his 3 brothers,William, Robert and Perry, all enlisted together then all reenlisted after two years and they served in the same company / regiment for the full duration of the war.
Contact Name:  Gary Copenhaver
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Date Added:  8/4/2011
Company F
David H ricker - Private   
mustered in Pvt 1-24-1865, mustered out 10-23-1865 Pvt
Contact Name:  Jason Ricker
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Date Added:  12/17/2011
Company F
John A Whitestine - 1st Lieutenant   
My great-grandfather. Enlisted October 10, 1861 at Huntington, Indiana. Enrolled for duty on October 11, 1861 at Indianapolis, Indiana. Mustered in service at Indianapolis on December 3, 1861 as a corporal, Company F, 47th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (originally Captain Shearer's Company). Description: Age 23, height 5 ft. 9 in., dark complexion, gray eyes, brown hair, born in Fairfield County, Ohio. Promoted to Sergeant on May 17, 1863. Discharged to re-enlist as a veteran volunteer--mustered out on December 15, 1863--re-enlisted on December 16, 1863 at New Iberia. Louisiana--mustered in on January 1, 1864 as a Sergeant in Algiers, Louisiana. Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant, same company, on April 9, 1865 (Governor's commission dated February 1, 1865.) Mustered out of service on October 23, 1865 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Contact Name:  Bill Whitestine
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Date Added:  5/26/2013
Company G
Jacob E Waymire - Corporal   
My 4th Great Grandfather, Jacob mustered in to Co. G, 47th Indiana on Dec. 9, 1861 as a Corporal. He was killed at Riddles Point, Missouri on March 22, 1862 in the battle of Island #10. An artillery shell thrown by a Confederate Gunboat on the Mississippi River landed about a mile from the river in a farmer's yard. Jacob was attempting to disarm the shell, aided by the farmer, by removing the powder with a file handle. The shell exploded killing Jacob, the farmer and the farmers two children who were nearby. The incident was later reported in an article in the New York Times.
Contact Name:  Matt Nelson
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Date Added:  4/22/2011
Company K
Thomas Paul - Captain   
Thomas Paul was from Tipton, Indiana. Born in 1824, he died in 1918. He was mustered out as a Captain. The GAR post in Tipton was named for him.
Contact Name:  Nancy King
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Date Added:  3/14/2012
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