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Welcome to Montgomery County Indiana in the Civil War. During the four year struggle Montgomery County would send 2,971 of her sons to the Union Army. The county seat of Crawfordsville was home to U.S. Senator Henry S. Lane and five Union Army Generals - Lew Wallace, Edward Canby, Mahlon D. Manson, William H. Morgan and John P. Hawkins. Students of the conflict are aware of three popular organizations that Montgomery County raised companies for, Lew Wallace's 11th Indiana Zouaves, 72nd Indiana (Mounted) Infantry of Wilder's Lightning Brigade and Eli Lilly's 18th Indiana Battery. Other organizations that had one or more companies from Montgomery County were the 10th, 15th, 40th, 63rd, 86th, 120th, 135th Infantry Regiments and the 9th Indiana Battery. Several other Indiana military units contained heavy pockets of men from the county, including the 21st (1st Heavy Artillery),26th, 27th, 31st, 33rd, 35th, 38th, 43rd, 60th, 79th, 85th,115th,and 123rd Inf.Regt's. This site is meant to honor the deeds of the 2,971 Montgomery County soldiers who suffered four years of conflict and hardships.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The 35th Indiana Infantry, known also as the "1st Irish" was the only regiment composed of all Irishmen from in Indiana. Several Irishmen from Montgomery County enlisted in the regiment and saw hard service in the western theatre. Two of them would die during their service.

Company A

Michael Fitzpatrick, mustered in as 1st sergeant November 24, 1861; promoted to 2nd lieutenant March 18, 1862

Timothy McMahon, mustered in as sergeant November 24, 1861; mustered out January 13, 1865

John McMahon, mustered in as company wagoner November 24, 1861; mustered out October 17, 1864

Company E

William Figg, mustered in December 14, 1861, deserted; later joined U.S. Regulars

Patrick O'Conner, mustered in December 14, 1861, killed Marietta, GA. July 4, 1864

Charles Woodruff, mustered in December 14, 1861, died June 13, 1862

Andrew Carroll, mustered in December 14, 1861, transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps March 10, 1865

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