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142nd Indiana Infantry      
Company A
Robert McEwen - Private   
He was my great grandfather, who came to the U.S. from Ireland around 1853.
Contact Name:  CINDA ELTZROTH
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Date Added:  9/17/2012
Company D
Peter B. Lowcks - Private   
Last name was misspelled on the Muster Rolls. Should have been spelled Loucks.
Contact Name:  Kurt
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Date Added:  5/3/2014
Company F
Adalbert Gravenhorst - Unknown   
He is my great, great grandfather. He mustered out of Kendalville IN in Autumn '64 and was in service 'til wars end in 1865. Fought at Battle of Nashville.
Contact Name:  Jeff Woelfer
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Date Added:  9/29/2009
Company G
Robert Y. Swartzwalter - Corporal   
He was ultimately discharged from the 30th Regiment, Indiana Infantry on May 21st 1864 at Blue Springs, Tennessee on a Surgeon's Certificate of Discharge for paralysis of his left side. He was not recommended as subject for the Invalid Corps. He returned home to recuperate.

Interestingtly, this did not detour him from re-enlisting as a substitute on 03 Oct 1864 and mustered back in on the following day with Company G, 142nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment (1 year) with the rank of Corporal.

The 142nd Indiana Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment from Indiana that served in the Union Army between November 3, 1864, and July 14, 1865. The regiment was recruited at Fort Wayne and organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, with a strength of 1,015 men and mustered in on November 3, 1864. It left Indiana for Nashville, Tennessee, on November 18 was assigned post duty there until July 1865. The regiment was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 20th Corps and was left behind when the Corps marched into Georgia with Major General Sherman's Army.

With the 2nd Brigade, the regiment was in reserve at the Battle of Nashville on December 15–16, 1864. It occupied the left of the inner line of defense from the Cumberland River to Fort Negley. After the battle, the regiment and Robert remained at Nashville until both were mustered out on July 14, 1865. During its service the regiment incurred sixty-four fatalities, another twenty-eight deserted and twenty-two men unaccounted for.

Robert returned to LaGrange County, Indiana where he married his first wife, Miss Mary Browning, on February 26, 1867. This union resulted in one daughter, Olive, who was born on 27 Feb 1869. Robert and Mary emained married fo six years until mid-Fedbruary 1872 when Mary abandoned Robert taking up residence with another woman, Mary Simpson, in the village of LaGrange. Simpson was maintaining "a house of ill fame." It was also accused that during the summer of 1871 while Mary, accompanied by her daughter, were employed and living at the house of a man in LaGrange County that Mar with the many had a sexual relationship. Robert was unware of this affair until Mary abandoned him taking the daughter.

Robert filed for divorce on April 4, 1872 in the LaGrange Court of Common Pleas. The marriage was formally dissolved on April 16, 1872 with Mary keeping cusody of the daughter, Olive. In September of that year, Robert filed a Writ of Habeus Corpus that resulting in the custody of Olive being given to him.

Robert would remarry on July 4, 1875 to Miss Sarah S. Jackson in LaGrange County, Indiana. Four children would result from this union; three boys, Bert, Edd and Fred and one daughter, Edith.
Contact Name:  Richard Lewis Blanton Jr.
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Date Added:  2/21/2022
Company H
William P. VanPelt - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Bradford Douglas
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Date Added:  7/27/2007
Company I
John McConnell Snow - Private   
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Date Added:  11/3/2010
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