Monday, May 30, 2011

Military Monday

I would like to take a moment on this Military Monday that is also (in the United States) Memorial Day to remember, honor and thank all of those who serve or have served in our nation's armed forces.   This includes a number of my ancestors, both living and dead.  If you are reading this and are a veteran, it especially means you!  Your service is appreciated!

Peter Dillman Co. D 144th Ind. Inf.

 This stone is for my ancestor, Peter Dillman.  He served in the Union Army during the last part of the Civil War in Company D of the 144th Indiana Infantry.  Records I have found say that he enlisted as a Private, but was mustered out as a Corporal.  I have found only a basic synopsis of what his unit did:

Name of Regiment: 144th Infantry Regiment Indiana
Date of Organization: 06 March 1865
Muster Date: 05 August 1865
Regiment Type: Infantry
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 0
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 0
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 47

Regimental History
One Hundred and Forty-fourth Infantry

One Hundred and Forty-fourth Infantry. -- Col., George W.
Riddle; Lieut.- Col., Henry C. Ferguson; Maj., Thomas Clark.

The 144th was organized at Indianapolis in March, 1865, being
composed of companies raised in the 2nd Congressional
district. It was mustered in March 6, and left the state on
the 9th for Harper's Ferry, Va., where it was assigned to the
1st brigade, 1st provisional division, Army of the Shenandoah.

It was ordered to Halltown, and was stationed at different
times at Charlestown, Winchester, Stephenson's depot and
Opequan creek. It was on guard duty until Aug. 5, 1865, when
it was mustered out.

Its strength was 1,036; and it lost by death, 46; desertion,
19; unaccounted for, 1.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 3, p. 188

Military Monday – We all have ancestors who have served in the military. Military Monday is a place to post their images, stories and records of their service in various branches of the military. Military Monday is an ongoing series by Cindy at Everything’s Relative – Researching Your Family History..   (Blurb shamelessly stolen from Thomas McEntee at Geneabloggers.)