Company B Complete!

This Company was Mustered in November 27, 1861

Captains

Daniel A. Ewing – Mexico – Date of Commission 11/27/61 – Resigned 6/3/62

Orpheus C. Harvey – Lafayette – Date of Commission 6/16/62 – Mustered out 3/65; Term expired

Charles S. Smith – Peru – Date of Commission 3/1/65

1st Lieutenant

John C. Belew – Mexico – Date of Commission 11/27/61 – Resigned 6/15/62

Willard Griswold – Peru – Date of Commission 6/16/62 – Promoted Adjutant

Jeremiah C. Brower – Peru – Date of Commission 7/1/64 – Killed in action at Franklin, TN. 11/30/64

Charles S. Smith – Peru – Date of Commission 12/4/64 – Promoted Captain

Natheniel Y. Buck – Mexico – Date of Commission 3/20/65 – Resigned 6/8/65

Franklin Cranor – Mexico – Date of Commission 6/20/65

2nd Lieutenant

James C. Thompson – Mexico – Date of Commission 11/27/61 – Resigned 3/20/62

Orpheus C. Harvey – Lafayette – Date of Cimmission 3/30/62 – Promoted Captain

Albert Olinger – Peru – Date of Commission 6/16/62 – Resigned 2/24/64

Franklin Cranor – Mexico – Date of Commision 6/1/65 – Promoted 1st Lieutenant

John DeBarr – Mexico – Date of Commission 9/1/65

1st Sergeant

Willard, Griswold – Mexico – Mustered out 12/21/65 as Sergeant

Sergeants

Button, John T. – Peoria, IL. – Died 12/6/64

Invariety, John – Lafayette – Deserted 11/6/62

Olinger, Albert – Mexico – Promoted 2nd Lieutenant

Terrell, John C. – Mexico – Discharged 12/6/64

Corporals

Owens, John C. – Peru – Discharged 5/17/62; Disability

Butt, Henry K. – Mexico – Mustered out 12/6/64

Murphy, Grimes L. – Mexico – Participated in all the battles that the Company was engaged in, wounded Stones River, Buzzard Roost Gap & Kennesaw Mt. – Mustered out 12/6/64

Smith, Charles S. – Marion – Promoted Captain

Young, John W. – Andersontown – Deserted 6/19/65

Brower, Jeremiah – Mexico – Promoted 1st Lieutenant; Killed

Haifley, Absalom – Peoria, IL. – Died 8/14/62

Musicians

Groat, John – Peru – Discharged 10/27/62; Disability

Stroud, William H. – Rochester – Discharged 6/19/62; Disability

Wagoner

Owens, James – Peru – Discharged 1/3/63; Disability

Privates

Adams, Isaac – Peoria, IL. – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Corporal

Aitcheson, Robert – Mexico – Killed Stones River 12/31/62

Anaker, Augustus – Peoria, IL. – Discharged 6/23/65; Wounds

Belew, Joseph A. – Mexico – Killed at Kennesaw, no date

Berger, William – Mexico – Transfered to V.R.C., no date

Banks, James H. – Peru – Killed at Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

Beard, George H. – Chili – Died of wounds recieved at Missionary Ridge, no date

Brannin, William P. – Peoria, IL. – Dropped as a Deserter 7/30/63

Buck, Nathaniel S. – Mexico – Promoted 1st Lieutenant

Carpenter, James W. – Peru – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65

Cook, Cassius M. – Peoria, IL. – Died, no date

Cook, William G. – Peoria, IL. – Discharged; Wounds, no date

Cover, Perry – Mexico – Discharged; Disability, no date

Collins, Onesimus – Mexico – Killed at Kennesaw Mt., GA. 6/27/64

Cranor, Franklin – Peoria, IL. – Promoted 1st Lieutenant

DeBarr, John – Peoria, IL. – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as 1st Sergeant

Doud, Arthur – Chili – Killed at Kennesaw Mt., GA. 6/27/64

Eckleberger, Perry – Peoria, IL. – Mustered out 12/6/64

Elshnie, Joseph – Peoria, IL. – Transferred to 4th Regular Cavalry, no date

Everhart, Lewis H. – Chili – Killed at Kennesaw Mt., GA. 6/27/64

Fausler, Skillman – Peoria, IL. – Discharged; Disability, no date

Fenimore, William – Perrysburg – Discharged; Disability, no date

Gerard, William – Pine Village – Veteran;Mustered out 12/21/65

Gipson, William – Perrysburg – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65

Groves, John W. – Crawfordsville – Mustered out 12/21/65

Groves, Napoleon B. – Grand Rapids, MI. – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Corporal

Gourly, John H. – Peoria, IL. – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Sergeant

Gunckle, John – Pine Village – Deserted 6/19/65

Harvey, Orpheus C. – Lafayette – Promoted Captain

Harroll, Jonah – Muncie – Transferred to 4th Regular Cavalry 2/15/63

Hartlerode, John – Peoria, IL. – Dropped as a deserter 7/30/63

Heaton, Robert – Muncie – Deserted 6/18/65

Helvey, Thomas – Peru – Transferred to V.R.C. 10/20/63

Hahn, John – Peoria, IL. – Died of wounds recieved in battle, no date

Hide, Austin D. – Mexico – Killed at Shiloh, 4/15/62

Johns, Thomas – Peoria,IL. – Mustered out 12/21/65

Johnston, Joseph – Pine Village – Transferred to 4th Regular Cavalry 2/18/63

Julian, Hiram – Peoria, IL. – Discharged 5/3/63; Wounds

Kissman, Absalom – Peoria, IL. – Mustered out 12/6/64

Kopp, Frederick – Peoria, IL. – Died 4/13/64; Wounds

Lee, John B. – Mexico – Discharged, no date

Lesley, Morris – Mexico – Killed at Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

Lesley, John – Mexico – Discharged 1/8/63; Disability

McCracken, John – Stockdale – Veteran;Mustered out 12/21/65 as Corporal

McConaha, William – Mexico – Transferred to V.R.C., no date

Meyers, William – Mexico – Discharged 6/2/63

Miller, Milton – Mexico – Killed at Stones River

Morrett, Charles E. – Mexico – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65

Morrett, John – Mexico – Transferred to V.R.C., no date

Mote, Eli – Stockdale – Killed at Missionary Ridge 11/25/63

Null, John H. – Peoria, IL. – Died at Tuscumbia, AL. 6/23/62

Owens, Robert – Peoria, IL. – Dropped as a deserter 7/30/63

Owens, George K. – Peoria, IL. – Discharged 2/8/63; Disability

Owens, David R. P. – Peoria, IL. – Dropped as a deserter 7/30/63

Pearson, Jeremiah – Pine Village – Discharged 12/12/63

Phillabaum, Henry S. – Chili – Transferred to Mississippi Marine Brigade, no date

Phillabaum, Abraham J. – Chili – Transferred to V.R.C., no date

Ramsey, David – Peoria, IL. – Died 10/20/65

Ream, Watson – Akron – Discharged 5/4/64

Shively, Harvey B. – Wabash – Discharged, no date

Sippy, Lewis – Akron – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Corporal

Smith, John W. – Peru – Died 12/5/64

Stewart, James M. – Blueville, IL. – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Sergeant

Staley, Sanford – Chili – Died; Wounds recieved in action, no date

Swoveland, Samuel – Mexico – Veteran;Mustered out 12/21/65

Uplinger, Amos – Peru – Confined for desertion; Mustered out 6/14/65

Vanschoyck, William – Mexico – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Sergeant

Walters, David – Mexico – Dropped as a deserter 7/30/63

Walters, James – Peoria, IL. – Killed at Kennesaw Mt., GA. 6/27/64

Walling, Jacob – Mexico – Killed at Stones River 12/30/62

Waymire, Andrew – Chili – Discharged 12/8/64

Waymire, John R. – Chili – Discharged 6/7/65

Watts, Edward – Peru – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Corporal

Werts, Samuel – Peoria, IL. – Discharged 6/1/62

White, John D. – Lafayette – Mustered out 6/7/65

Wiles, David A. – Mexico – Dropped as a deserter 7/30/63

Williams, Henry – Hamilton, OH. – Killed at Kennesaw Mt., GA. 6/27/64

Wingler, Moses – Sparta, IL. – Mustered out 2/3/65

Wooley, John – Chili – born 1842, enlisted 11 Sep 1861, Co. B, 40th Regt., Promoted to Corporal on Feb. 1, 1864, Killed in battle at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 27, 1864.

Wolpert, Manoah – Mexico – Discharged 5/1/64; Wounds

Yike, Isaac – Chili – Veteran; Mustered out 12/21/65 as Sergeant

Young, William H. – Pine Village – Mustered out 12/6/64

Recruits

Adams, John M. – Kokomo 0 Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 6/1/65

Balser, William – Columbus – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 11/2/65

Blakely, Hardin P. – Kokomo – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 12/25/65

Baly, John M. – Kokomo – Drafted 11/2/64 – Died at Jeffersonville, IN. 1/7/65

Culver, Franklin – Columbus – Drafted 10/6/64 – Mustered out 6/14/65

Cunningham, John – Kokomo – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 11/2/65

Chastin, John – Kokomo – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 7/5/65

Driskell, Dennis – Mexico – Enlisted 2/16/64 – Veteran; Mustered out 12/20/65 as Corporal

Denser, Nicholas – Madison – Drafted 10/4/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

Gassaway, William F. – Columbus – Drafted 10/7/64 – Mustered out 6/16/65

Glenn, Isaac R. – Prairie – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 11/2/65

Hahn, Joseph – Peoria – Mustered 11/12/64 – Mustered out 11/12/65

Heaton, Joseph – no town – no muster date – Discharged 2/8/64

Hally, Henry – Prairie – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 11/2/65

Irby, Simon P. – Prairie – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 11/2/65

Law, Joel – Kokomo – Drafted 11/2/64 – Died 1/23/65

Lockridge, Henry – Kokomo – Drafted 11/4/64 – Mustered out 11/2/65

Mobley, Amos – Mexico – Enlisted 3/29/64 – Mustered out 12/21/65

Morrett, Oliver F. – Akron – Enlisted 2/29/64 – Mustered out 8/15/65

Newman, John – Madison – Drafted 11/4/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

Rader, Matthias – Columbus – Drafted 10/7/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

Ramsey, James S. – Peoria – Enlisted 4/7/64 – Mustered out 12/21/65 as Corporal

Reynolds, Jeremiah – Mexico – Enlisted 1/1/64 – Mustered out 12/21/65

Ralston, George – Columbus – Mustered 10/3/64 – Mustered out 8/3/65

Stump, Ephraim – Crawfordsville – Enlisted 4/7/64 – Died at Jeffersonville, IN. 5/27/64

Smith, John – Madison – Substitute; Enlisted 10/13/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

Spilse, John – Madison – Drafted 10/13/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

Scales, Samuel – Kokomo – Mustered 10/4/64 – Died at Louisville, KY. 2/18/65

Stilwell, Samuel – Kokomo – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 5/26/65

Shackleford, Jacob F. – Prairie – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 6/8/65

Thomas, Albert – Prairie – Drafted 11/2/64 – Mustered out 6/8/65

Tate, John – Columbus – Drafted 11/15/64 – Mustered out 6/14/65

Therwinger, Frederick – Madison – Drafted 10/6/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

Wiles, Henry – Peoria – Enlisted 4/7/64 – Deserted 11/13/65

Wood, William – Kokomo – Drafted 10/7/64 – Mustered out 6/15/65

 

 

10 Responses to “Company B Complete!”

  1. Hello..I have just begun looking into the history of my great grandfather, John Lynville Puckett, who apparently served in the 40th Regiment, Company II, of the Indiana Voluntary Infantry. My first question is…would that be the same as company B?…(don’t know much about these things). I did not see his name on the list. Here is what I do have so far by searching on Google…’John enlisted in Company II, Fortieth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, at La Fayette, Ind., as a drummer boy, and later as a regular soldier. He participated in the battles of Shiloh and Perryville, and with the Army of the Cumberland; he was in the battles of Stone River, Mission Ridge, Chattanooga, and at Kenesaw Mountain he was wounded by a gunshot. In 1865, he again joined his regiment at Huntsville, Ala. when they went into Texas, where they remained until December, and in January, 1866, he was honorably discharged at Indianapolis, Ind.’
    Any info that you may have on my greatgrandfather would be so appreciated..
    Thanks so much..
    John Puckett

  2. Brenda McGaw Says:

    I have finally pieced together and confirmed my ancestor, John M. Baly, who served in Company B 40th Indiana Infantry. Thank you for your dedication and information you have provided on this site. Without it I would have never found him.
    It is sad that he served only two months before his death in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Do you have any further information on this unit at the time of his death January 7, 1865?
    Again, Thank You…
    Brenda McGaw

    • 40thindiana Says:

      Glad the blog helped Brenda. I wish I had more information on John for you.

      Scott

    • Jeffrey M. Graf Says:

      John M. Baly; resident of Kokomo, Ind. was drafted Nov. 2, 1864. Died at Indiana State Military Hospital, Jan. 7, 1865.
      The 40th Ind. was on duty at Huntsville, Alabama at the time, following their pursuit of Hood’s Army of Tennessee after the defeat of Hood at the battles of Franklin (11/30/64) and Nashville (12/15-16/64).

      • Kent S. Beatty Says:

        I believe that John M. Baly (John M. Beaty) was my great, great grandfather. Where can I find original documentation on his service. He was married to Sarah J. Purvis Beatty of Sharpsville, Indiana and buried as grave #857 at New Albany Indiana cemetery.

  3. Stewart Marsh Says:

    I noticed that nothing is said about John Wooley except: Wooley, John – Chili – Killed, no date………….
    Correction: John W. Wolley was born 1842, enlisted 11 Sep 1861,
    Co. B, 40th Regt., Promoted to Corporal on Feb. 1, 1864, Killed in battle at Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia on June 27, 1864.

  4. Thank you for this page. I wish I had a photo of my gg grandfather John Groat but so far I have not been able to find anyone in the family who has one. This page has helped a lot — thank you so much for all the work you’ve put in to it. I do know where he’s buried so that’s a plus.

  5. Robert Finch Says:

    For Captain Daniel A. Ewing, the Company B ledger does list him as such, but his first name was recorded incorrectly as Daniel rather than as David as was done on other documents and material relating to him. He was commissioned in 1861 in Mexico, Miami County, Indiana into Company B, 40th Regiment, Indiana Infantry and resigned in 1862.

    Other records suggest that he likely rejoined the war effort in 1865 by enlisting as a Private in Company C, 151st Regiment, Indiana Infantry from Peru, Miami County, Indiana. This has yet to be confirmed, but is very likely based on the matching name, age and the location of enlistment.

    After the war, he moved his family to Kansas. When he died he was buried in Riverview Cemetery of Scandia, Republic County, Kansas. His marker is inscribed with Capt. D. A. Ewing, Co. B, 40th Indiana.

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