Some of the "Local Boys" (Paragon and surrounds) who volunteered for service in the
70th Indiana and other Indiana Units

During an interview of a local citizen, one Joe A. Blankenship, the following men were named as those who "from this community served in the Civil War." The article was first written by F.G. in a column entitled "Here and There" dated February 11, 1938. Reprinted in "Morgan County Scrapbook, Vol.1, published by the Morgan County History-Genealogy Club, Becky Hardin, editor; Lib Brown, researcher. (Some of those men listed below were not called out in this article. JHR)

Surname

Given

Company

Comments

Baker

Isaac

A, 70th Indiana

 

Baker

Jackson

H, Ind. 33rd 

Baker

James

A, 70th Indiana

 Transferred to the 33rd Indiana Regiment.

Baker

Jesse

H, 79th Indian

 

Baker

William

B, 70th Indiana

 

Blankenship

P.M.

 

 

Blankenship

Phillip

 

 

Burkhart

Henry

 

probably son of Ambrose and Anna born 1844.

Burkhart

Robert

 

probably son of Ambrose and Anna b-1840, died at Resaca May 1864

Burkhart

William

 

probably son of Ambrose and Anna born 1845.

Butler

Tobias

 

 

Collier

David

 

 

Collier

Henry

 

 

Collier

Richard

 

 

Costin

Granville C.

D

Buried in Samaria Cemetery, 1840-1932, wife Sarah M., 1846-1930

Dilley

William A.

 

K, 7th Indiana Volunteers, A, 33rd Indiana Volunteers

Doan

Taylor

 

 

Eaton

Henry

D

 

Farr

Jefferson

 

probably son of James and Delilah born 1840.

Farr

Logan

 

 

Farr

Uriah H.

D

Brother-in-law of Absalom Ross

Filer

Caleb

 

 

Guy

Berry

 

 

Guy

Martin

 

 

Guy

William

 

 

Hacker

William

F

 

Hedrick

Nathan

 

 

Hodges

Thomas

 

 

Johnson

Ace

 

 

Johnson

Jesse

 

 

Johnson

Peter

 

 

Kirby

Hannibal

 

 

Marsh

Fielding

 

 

Myers

Charles

H

 

Newton

Henry

B

 

Pierson

George

 

 

Pierson

John

 

 

Robbins

Theodore

 

 

Ross

Absalom

D

My great grandfather.

Ross

Henry

 

probably son of John H. Ross, born c 1841. (Absalom Ross' nephew)

Rutledge

Jacob

 

 

Secrest

William

 

Cpl., and Sgt., Co. H, 79th Reg. Ind. Vol., my GG Grandfather.

Stiles

Jesse

 

 

Tackett

John

 

 

Tackett

Noah

 

 

Thacker

John T.

H

born 1829, died 1911. Pvt., Co. H, 70th Reg. Ind. Vol.

Voshell

Ephriam

 

 

Wartjen

James

J

could be Warthen, Wartjem.

Warthen

Simpson

H

born 1831

Whitchita

Andrew

 

 

Whitesitt

William

 

 

Young

Yarch

B

possibly John Young

Men of a Baker Family who resided near Paragon, Indiana

Pvt. Isaac C. Baker, Co. H, 79th Indiana, mustered in 27 August 1862, discharged
11 August 1863 at Chattahoochee River; ill health.

Sgt. William M. Baker, Co. H, 79th Indiana, mustered in 17 August 1862, died in hospital,
30 November 1862, typhoid fever, Nashville, TN

1st Sgt. Jesse R. Baker, mustered in 27 August 1862, Co. H, 79th Indiana, hospitalized Louisville, KY,
special muster 10 April 1863. Died at home 18 May 1863, Morgan County, Indiana.

Pvt. James H. Baker, Co. H, 33rd Indiana, mustered in April 13, 1862, "Missing in Action", 5 March 1863 , Thompson's Station, TN, imprisoned Richmond, VA, exchanged 5 May 1863, mustered out 12 April 1865 near Raleigh, NC

This data provided by Carolyn Wells (Source: National Archives)

 

The men listed below were not mentioned in the above article, but were members of the local community.

Soldier

Co

Comments

Bragg, Wiley

Farr, John F.

Secrest, Nathan A.

Farr, James C.

H

H

K

son of William J. and Katharine born 1840. 70th Indiana.

this may be John Frank Farr born 1821. 70th Indiana.

Mustered in as Sgt., Promoted to Captain, then Major. 70th Indiana.

Corporal, 33rd Indiana Infantry, enlisted 16 Sep 1861, discharged 21 Jul 1865 (Son of William Farr, Martinsville, Ind.)

Absalom Ross 1839-1900
Company D, 70th Indiana
Friendship Park Cemetery,
Morgan Co., Indiana

Granville Costin 1840-1932
Company D, 70th Indiana
Samaria Cemetery,
Morgan Co., Indiana

John T. Thacker 1829-1911
Comapny H, 70th Indiana
Fry Cemetery,
Monroe County, Indiana

James Harvey Baker Jr. 1846-1928
Company A, 70th Indiana
Company H, 33rd Indiana
Stanton, NE

Charles W. Croddy
Company E
70th Indiana Volunteers
Brandy Wine Cemetery,
Fairland, IN

Photo Courtesy of John Wolf

Joseph Edwards
Company G
70th Indiana Volunteers
Pleasant View Cemetery,
Fairland, IN

Photo courtesy of John Wolf

James McKinney
Company B
70th Indiana Volunteers
Forest Hill Cemetery,
Shelbyville, IN

Photo courtesy of John Wolf

William Morgan
Company B
70th Indiana Volunteers
Forest Hill Cemetery,
Shelbyville, IN

Photo courtesy of John Wolf

Tyra Stafford
Company B
70th Indiana Volunteers
St. Joseph Cemetery,
Shelbyville, IN

Photo courtesy of John Wolf