Address, Ottawa, Kansas.
Hicks, John A., Company C. Born September 6, 1840; has wife
and two children; occupation, that of a farmer, but has retired and
is now living in Valparaiso, Indiana. Comrade Hicks was con-
nected with the hospital department of the regiment during most of
the war, and was a faithful assistant to Dr. Butterworth and Hospi-
Hicks, William T., Company C. Born May 3, 1842, at Brook-
lyn, New York; served through the war. Married November 12,
1865; has a family, a wife and four children. Since the war, has
lived near Valparaiso, Indiana, which is his present address.
Harvey, John, 1st lieutenant Company D. Born in Scotland
September 7, 1830; was living at Peru and entered the service as
sergeant of Company D, and promoted to 1st sergeant, and May 21,
1865, was appointed and mustered as 1st lieutenant, and was mus-
tered out with the regiment. He was very severely wounded in the
hip July 22d, at Atlanta, and did not recover sufficiently to be able
to join his company until at Raleigh, April 21, 1865. He was faith-
ful as a soldier, but his present address is to me unknown.
Julian, George W., captain Company K. Born June 12, 1832,
in Fayette county, Indiana; his father moved to Logansport, Cass
county, when he was 1 year of age; his father died when Captain
Julian was 13 years of age, and he became in a measure, the sup-
port of his mother and the family of eight young children; he at-
180 New History of the Ninety -Ninth Indiana Infantry.
JESSE H. TRAUT, COMPANY A.
Born October, 6, 1832, at Girard,. Erie county, Pennsylvania.
Married November 12, 1854, at McKean, Pennsylvania, to Lavina
Scott. Has a family of two sons and tw^o daughters, all married and
have families of their ow^n. He moved to Lake county, Indiana, in
1858, where he enlisted August 9, 1862, in Company A. Went with
the regiment through all the campaigns and was severely wounded
at Dallas, May 28, 1864. After the war he returned to Girard and
has resided there ever since, engaged in lumber business, farming,
and freighting for a wrench factory. Has been fairly successful, and
says: "Have retired from business at present and am trying to take
life easy." Has filled a number of local offices, being at present
borough auditor, also trustee, steward and treasurer of the Metho-
dist church. Although somewhat separated from his comrades, he
has not forgotten them or the old days. Address, Girard, Erie
Sketches of Comrades. 181
tended the seminary in Logansport, an institute in White county
and the Indiana State University, and then studied law with Judge
Stuart, of Logansport. In 1859 he spent a year at Pike's Peak; on
a final organization of his company he was appointed captain in
May, 1863, and was with all the campaigns of that regiment until
after the fall at Atlanta, when he resigned and came home. He re-
turned to Cass county and was a useful citizen and honorable maa
up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1897, near Logans-
port. He leaves a family. The comrades who knew him will al-
ways pay a tribute to his memory while they live.
Julius, Jacob H., Company B. Born in Pittsylvania county,
Virginia, September 1, 1840. Served faithfully through the war and
since coming home has lived in Henry, Madison and Tipton coun-
ties, Indiana, nearly all the time in Tipton county, where he owns
a small farm about two miles north of Hobbs, which is his address.
Comrade Julius has been three times married, and is living at
present with his third wife.
Kendle, James H., Company K. Born January 25, 1844, at
Logansport, Indiana; served through the war; w^^s wounded by the
explosion of a shell at Kenesaw Mountain; sent to the Marietta
hospital where he recovered. Was married in 1858, his wife dying
three years after; married again his present wife, who is still living.
He is by occupation a painter and paper-hanger. Has pleasant
home at No. 3712 Harmon street, Marion, Indiana.
Landis, Solomon A., Company I. Born April 20, 1848, in Mi-
ami county, Indiana. He was known by every man in the 99th as
"Dixie" or "Little Dixie," and was one of the youngest soldiers, if
not the youngest, who was regularly enlisted and served four years,
or during the entire war. He enlisted in Company F, 16th Indiana,
for one year, in May, 1861, being 13 years and 1 month old. Served
his time out with that regiment being mustered out August 8, 1862,
and two days afterward re-enlisted in Company I, and served with
the regiment until the close of the war. In November, 1865, after his
discharge, he entered the regular army in the 8th Cavalry, rising to
2d lieutenant of scouts in two years, by service in California and
Idaho. He resigned in November, 1868, and has since been engaged
in business and is now, and has been for j^ears, the manager of the
Oregon School Supply House, at Albany, Oregon. He has been
twice married and has six children. He was one of the best for-
agers in the regiment. He says: "I was always looking for some-
thing to eat that was good, but I never missed a fight or march, or
shirked a trick on picket duty."
Loux, Charles L., Company C. Born October 1, 1838, in Cass
county, Michigan. Married December 7, 1865; has a family. Has
lived since the war, part of the time in Indiana and part of the time
182 New History of the Ninetij- Ninth Indiana Infantry.
CALVIN SPURGEON, COMPANY 1.
Born December 19, 1838, in Henry county, Virginia. Came to
Indiana when young. Enlisted in Company I and served through
all the campaigns of the regiment. Married July 14, 1867, and has
a family of two boys and three girls. Has lived since the war in
Howard county, Indiana, on a farm. The above picture is one taken
in 1863 in Tennessee, and he is not greatly changed from it now^
only as age shows itself. Faithful in war, he is a true comrade in
time of peace. Address, Sycamore, Howard county, Indiana.
Sketches of Comrades. 183
in Kansas, engaged in farming. Served through the war; was cor-
poral, sergeant, first sergeant and on muster out commissioned 2d
lieutenant. Address, Westmoreland, Kansas.
Linderman, Christopher H., Company K. Born February 2d,
1824, in Germany; served through the war. Has lived mostly in
Kansas since the war. Died February 8, 1900, leaving a wife and
eight children, all of whom are married. The address of the wife
and family is St. John, Kansas.
Lambert, John T., Company G. Born May 31, 1840, in Hendricks
county, Indiana; served with the regiment through the war. Mar-
ried in 1861; has wife and six children living; occupation, a farmer.
Address, Alaska, Morgan county, Indiana.
Long, Jeremiah F., Company I. Born in 1837 in Tennessee;
married in 1869; has wife and family. Lived seven years in Indi-
ana after the war and the rest of the time in Kansas. Occupation
that of a laborer. Address, Louisburg, Miami county, Kansas.
Moore, Thomas C, Company E. Born February 17, 1833, near
Greensboro, Indiana. Has been twice married but both wives are
dead, the last one dying in 1898; he has three children and is mak-
ing his home with a married daughter, Mrs. E. O. Herath, at Brook,
Indiana. Kentland has been his home for many years, his occupa-
tion being that of a carpenter. He served faithfully during the war.
nichael, Edwin, Company A. Born in Lake county, Indiana,
September 17, 1840; family moved to Westville, Indiana, in 1856,
where he lived four years attending school and teaching part of the
time. The family moved back to the farm in West Creek, Lake
county, and in the summer of 1862 he enlisted in Company A; was
one of the sergeants and went with the regiment through all its ser-
vice. He returned to the farm and was married January 1, 1866, to
Miss Thirza H. Dyer, of Wheaton, 111. They have five children)
four girls and one bo^'. He is still on the farm, and his address is
flyers, William, Company F. Born October 24, 1834, in Ger-
many; enlisted August, 1862, and served through the war. Married
January 13, 1867, at Michigan City, Indiana; has family of four
boys and three girls; has lived in Carroll county, Indiana, since the
war. Is by occupation a farmer. Address, Pittsburg, Indiana.
McQregor, John C, lieutenant Company K. Born April 21,
1845, near Zanesville, Ohio; came to Cass county with his parents
in 1849; worked on the farm until the war began; enlisted in 1861 in
a Missouri regiment and was in campaign with Generals Lyon and
Fremont; was engaged in battle at Wilson Creek, August 10, 1861,
where General Lyon was killed; was also in the engagement at Pea
Ridge, March 8, 1862, after which he was discharged and returned
184 New History of the Ninety-Ninth Indiana Infantry.
COLONEL ALEXANDER FOWLER.
At various places in the body of this history will be found inci-
dents of Colonel Fowler's history, so I need only make a short
sketch of his life since the war. At its close, in partnership with
two other gentlemen, he went down on the Arkansas river and raised
a crop of cotton, making- a great strike in a financial way. The
next year, just as they were ready to pick the cotton, the levee above
them broke and their cotton went down the river and all was a total
loss. His money gone, he returned to South Bend and sold his
property there for $2,000, and with that as his capital, went into the
lumber business at Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1868. He did well and
made money until the grasshoppers came and ate Kansas up.
Lumber sales stopped as well as collections, and although he
owned fifteen houses in Fort Scott, he could not get enough out of
them to pay the taxes. He tfaded them the next year for a farm
about fifteen miles northwest of Fort Scott and went out there and
engaged in farming.
He began gradually to increase his possessions year by year as
corn began to grow again, and went into raising hogs until he began
to feel his head above water again. When he had reached his
highest point, and his own corn and all he could buy was in a fine
drove of hogs about ready for the market, in steps the cholera and
every hog had to be buried instead of sold. Nothing discouraged,
he went into raising and feeding cattle for a number of years until
he found himself with a good farm well stocked and three thousand
dollars of surplus cash in the bank. This he decided to use in
building him a pleasant house, which he proceeded to do, but a few
days after it was finished and the family had moved into it, it
Sketdies of Comrades.
caught fire and was burned to the ground, a total loss without
insurance, and he had to go back to the old house and begin anew.
The next year he built him another house, and at this date, Decem-
ber, 1899, has a very ii^ood house and about 1,000 acres of land with
a very small indebtedness upon it.
Colonel Fowler has been four times married. (Seepage 48 for an
account of his first and second marriages.) The daughter by the
first wife, spoken of then, is dead, the other, the "war babe," as
she was called, is now Mrs. Julia Fowler Cover, who lives at River-
side, California. Her picture will appear in this volume. He
moved to Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1868, where his second wife died in
1873. In 1874 he married Mrs. Lucinda Moody, of Kansas City, by
whom he had four children that are yet living. Shedied in 1886, and
in 1887 he married his present wife, by whom he has one child. He
is a great man for home, and is happy in his domestic relations.
His address is Bronson, Kansas.
JULIA FOWLER COVER.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, in June, 1861, the daughter of
â€¢Colonel Alexander and Julia Cummings Fowler. Her home is at
Riverside, California, and has been since 1877. Her husband is a
veteran soldier and she is a great friend of the soldiers, an active
worker in the Womans' Relief Corps, and as she has taken so much
â– interest in this history I thought all would like to see her picture, as
it resembles the colonel as he was when we knew him in days of old.
186 Neiv History of the Ninety-Ninth Indiana Infa7it7'y.
Born September 25, 1826, in Jefferson county, New York. Came-
to Indiana in 1846, having alway resided at Peru, Indiana, since
1852. Studied law in Rochester, New York, and has been in part-
nership with his brother, Hon. John L. Farrar, at Peru for over
forty years. He recruited Company D, and was chosen captain and
was with the regiment from the beginning to the end of its service.
Being of a quiet, conservative disposition, and not self-assertive, he
is one of the men who perhaps never received the credit that was due
him. He was in command of the regiment on the reconnoisance to
Dalton and Rocky Face in February, 1864, and commanded the 99th
in some difficult places. He was in command of the brigade skirm-
ishers on July 22d at Atlanta, and was second in command on
July 28th, He advanced the Fifteenth Corps' skirmish line August
3d, the day that Major Brown, 70th Ohio, was killed, and commanded
Sketches of Comrades-. 187
the regiment during one of the most trying weeks of the siege of
Atlanta, while Colonel Berkey was sick and Colonel Fowler on
leave. He commanded the regiment during the march through the
Carolinas and to the end of service. On May 20, 1865, he was mus-
tered as lieutenant-colonel and on muster out was commissioned as
Since the war he has been actively engaged in the practice of
law and has gained a high standing as a lawyer, the firm of Farrar
& Farrar is well known through central Indiana. The colonel is
domestic in his tastes, loving his family. He lost a lovely daughter,
Maude, a j'oung lady of much worth, about ten years ago, and he
has never ceased to lament her loss. Although well along in life, 73
years of age, he still carries himself erect as of old. The picture on
page 7 was taken in 1862 instead of 1865, as given there.
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL RICHARD P. DE HART.
Born in Warren county, Ohio, January 1, 1836. Came to Indi-
ana in 1855, taught school and studied law, doing the professional
reading in the office of H. P. Biddle, of Logansport. In 1858 was
elected prosecuting attorney and soon gained a reputation as a
lawyer. In 1860 was elected to the Indiana state senate, where he
served through the scenes of 1860 and 1861, in the trying times. In
the summer of 1861 he enlisted as a private soldier and was com-
missioned as adjutant of the 46th Indiana regiment September 18,
1861. He served with that regiment at New Madrid, Island No 10,
Fort Pillow and Memphis until 1862, when he was promoted and
commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the 99th. He served through the
Vicksburg and Jackson campaigns, when he was detailed in Sep-
tember, 1863, on recruiting service in Indiana. He spent the winter
in recruiting, and on the 1st of March, 1864, was commissioned
colonel of the 128th Indiana infantry, which he took to the front under
General Hovey. On the Atlanta campaign his regiment served with
credit. On that campaign, June 6, 1864, he was very seriously
wounded and was brought home to Lafayette, Indiana, where he
finally recovered, but not sufficiently for field duty, so he was
detailed on the military commission to try the Indiana conspirators.
At the close of these trials, the war being over, he was mustered out
of the service April 28, 1865. He began the practice of law in the
city of Lafayette, Indiana, where he still resides. He is a fine
orator with a pleasing address, and has been connected with some of
the most famous cases tried in Indiana. As a criminal lawyer he
has few equals. He is a man of small stature but of excellent
physique and a very sinewy frame. His address is Lafayette,
188 New History of the Ninety-Ninth Indiana Infantry.
LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JOHN M. BERKEY.
Born January 16, 1834, in Somerset, Ohio. In 1849 he went to
Columbus and served three years as an apprentice at carriage
smithing-. Went to school at Tiffin two years. In 1854 moved to
Monticello, Indiana, where he went to school, taught, and engaged
in the grocery and hardware business until the war broke out, in the
meantime marrying the daughter of Captain Irons, a well known
citizen of White county. His military record is as follows:
Entered service as private and elected second lieutenant of
Company G, 46th Indiana, October 4, 1861; sent to Kentucky Decem-
ber 11, 1861; ordered to Converce, Mo., Februarj- 16, 1862; siege oper-
ations against New Madrid March 5-14; against Island No. 10,
March 16th to April 8th; expedition to Fort Pillow April 13-17; re-
signed May 6, 1862. Re-entered service as first lieutenant and
adjutant 99th Indiana, August 30, 1862; promoted to major October
18, 1862, to lieutentant-colonel March 2, 1864; resigned January 8,
1865, and honorably discharged from service. He was with the regi-
ment in all its campaigns until it reached Savannah, being in com-
mand of the regiment at the battle on the 28th of July and other
times. He had a great deal to do with the organization of the regi-
ment, and his former experience gave him an advantage that made
him a great help at South Bend and Indianapolis. When the regi-
ment was divided on two boats going down from Louisville he had
charge of one of the boats. His record will be found in the history
of the regiment.
Sketches of Comrades. 189
After the war he went to Denver, Colorado, in 1870, and has
lived there ever since, and has been eng-ag;ed in the real estate busi-
ness to the present time. His business address is 1653 Champa
street. The picture on page 5 shows him as he was in the war
days; the above shows him when the years have taken his hair
away, 'at the age of 66. He served his country faithfully and has
never forgotten through all the years the tie that binds him to his
comrades of the old regiment. He attended the reunion at Crown
Point in 1890, and all were delighted to see him.
SERGEANT-MAJOR HARRY BREWER.
Born January 27, 1844, in Essex county, England. His parents
moved to America when he was five years of age, settling in New
York, where they remained one year and then moved to St. Charles,
Illinois, and lived five years and then moved to Hammond, Indiana,
where they resided, and Harry, at the age of eighteen years, enlisted
in Company A. He was appointed by Colonel Fowler as his
orderly, and on a promotion of Sergeant-Major McGlashon, he was
made sergeant-major. He filled the position with ability, being
acquainted with all the parts of the business belonging to the regi-
ment. After the war he was married at the age of twenty-five. He
had one son and one daughter. The son is now thirty-one years old,
married, and has a wife and son, three years old. The girl grew
up to be twenty years of age, an accomplished young lady, when she
was stricken with typhoid fever and died. His first wife died in
1885 with consumption. He married again in 1891, and his second
wife died of a cancer in 1898. He worked in Springfield, Illinois,
on the Wabash railway as fireman and engineer for five years; in a
flour mill in Springfield for three years, when he went to California
and went into the freight department of the Southwestern Pacific
Company in 1876 and has been in their employ ever since, being very
well pleased with his situation. He says: "I expect to stay here
until I get too old to be of any use to them, when I will have to stop
and wait for the summons that comes to us all." He says: "I have
had fairly good health, not having lost more than two months in
twenty-five years on account of sickness. I have never made much
money, but have always had enough to take care of my own and
have much to be thankful for." He has been identified in various
ways with the Grand Army of the Republic, having served two or
three terms as sergeant-major and three terms a adjutant of Lincoln
Post No. 1 of the G. A. R., Department of California, and now holds
the position of special aid to the commander-in-chief and is entitled
to wear the yellow badge ribbon of the order. All the members of
the old regiment knew him and they all remember Harry yet. He
was a good penman and a good companion and a faithful soldier.
Address, 118 Shotwell street, San Francisco, California.
190 New History of the Ninety-Ninth Indiana Infantry.
MAJOR JOSEPH B. HOMAN.
Born September 16, 1838, in Hendricks county, Indiana, where
he was reared and which has ever since been his home, and where he
is to-day recognized as one of the most prominent citizens in business,
politics and in other ways. He served in the three months' service
in the 7th Indiana. On being- mustered out he went to Iowa and as-
sisted in recruiting a company, which was called D and assigned to
the 13th Iowa, in which he was appointed 1st lieutenant. He com-
manded his company at Shiloh, losing nineteen men out of sixty-four
engaged. " Being wounded himself he received leave of absence, came
back to his home in Indiana and recruited Company H, of the 99th, of
which he was appointed captain, and was mustered out, in conse-
quence, of the 13th Iowa. â€¢ He commanded his company until Decem-
ber 23, 1863, when he was detailed as assistant inspector-general of
the brigade, and served in that capacity until July 12, 1864, being
in the meantime given the rank of brevet-major. He joined the regi-
ment and took part in the battle of July 22d when he was taken pris-
oner and held as such until September 28th, when he was ex-
changed. Took command of the regiment at the Hood pursuit, after
which he received leave of absence and came home, and December
26, 1864, having served over three and one-half years, was honora-
bly mustered out of the service. He was married in March, 1865, in
Danville, Indiana, and has a wife and one son, also married. He,
calls himself a farmer, and he does considerable in that line, but
his business interests in other ways take much of his attention. He
has a delightful home and enjoys life, his principal recreation being
as an active worker in the councils of the Republican party of the
state and nation. He has not changed very much in looks from the
picture above, which was taken in the army.
Sketches of Comrades. 191
to Indiana. Enlisted in Company K, and was made sergeant and
â– discharged the duties of first sergeant most of the time; received a
commission as 2d lieutenant a short time before the company was
mustered out. It was dated May 1, 1864, but he did not get it until
June, 1865, so that he had no benefit of it. Since the war he studied
and is practicing law at Logansport, Indiana; was elected judge
of the court in 1875, by the unanimous consent of all the people,
being supported by both parties; he filled the office for four years; is
at present engaged in the practice of law at Logansport, Indiana.
McMillen, Alexander H., Company I. Born June 19, 1844, in
Pennsylvania. Enlisted in Miami county, Indiana, 1862, and
served through the war. Married December 9, 1874, at Peru, Indi-
ana, and has a family of six children. Has lived in Miami and
Cass counties and has been engaged in farming. Address, Nevsr
Waverly, Cass county, Indiana.
McGlashon, Lorenzo D., adjutant. Born April 12, 1843, at
Chagrin Falls, Ohio. His father moved to Crown Point in 1846. He
-entered Company A and was appointed sergeant-majar, but October
5, 1863, was promoted to adjutant and served as such to the close of
the war, being slightly wounded July 22d, at Atlanta. Colonel
Fowler speaks very highly of him in his interview. The last report
I had of him was that he was a civil engineer at DeSoto, Missouri.
I have never seen or heard from him since the war.
Mackey, William, first lieutenant Company C. Born March 24,
1830, in Ohio; grew to manhood in Logan county, Ohio, where he
taught school for several years. Married March 13, 1855, to Miss
Elizabeth Gregg, at Bellefontaine, Ohio, and moved to Porter county,
Indiana. In the spring of 1866 he went to Kansas, residing at Cha-
nute and Fort Scott for a short time; in the fall of 1867 he went to
Pleasanton, Lynn county, where he resided until November, 1899,
when he moved to Wahita, Oklahoma, where he now resides.
P. S. Just as we are ready to send this sketch to the printer,
word comes that he died suddenly, May 14th, and was buried at
Pleasanton, his old home, on Wednesday, May 15, 1900. Thus pas-
ses away a man who suffered a great wrong. The paper at Pleas-
anton says of him: "He was an active, honorable, upright citizen."
riorris, George S., Company B. Born September 7, 1843, in
Hancock county, Indiana. Enlisted in April, 1861, in 8th Indiana