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Howard County Indiana: Civil War Volunteer Enrollment List – Ervin Township

In the summer of 1862, Indiana responded to President Lincoln's call for troops by requiring men between the ages of 18 and 45 who had not already enlisted in the volunteer force to be enrolled in the state militia.

County commissioners were appointed to oversee this enrollment with lists being created for each township. Once the lists were complete, claims of disability and conscientious objection could be made, with objectors being allowed to pay $200 to "commute their obligation". Others considered exempt included telegraph operators, skilled workers in gun factories, engineers and firemen on the railroads, and ministers; however, many of these men may have volunteered.

The volunteer enrollment lists include the following information: name, age, regiment, occupation, if enlisted, which regiment and company, if discharged, why and remarks. (NOTE: The last three columns were combined in this transcript.) The entries are numbered and in rough alphabetical order. Illegible letters or parts of words are marked with a [?]. The microfilm can be found at the Kokomo-Howard County Library.

Enrolled in pursuance of orders from the Secretary of War by Samuel Waggaman, Dep't Commissioner for said township. page 32 - 36

# Name Age Regiment Occupation In Service/Discharged/Remarks
1 BELK, James E. 19 34th farmer  
2 BORTSFIELD, Wm. 20 75th farmer  
3 BOSWELL, Henry 20 75th farmer  
4 BRIGHT, Daniel A. 28 71st    
5 BRIGHT, Reuben 22 15th farmer  
6 BYRAM, George 19 9th farmer dead
7 BROWN, Henry 22 34th farmer  
8 BROWN, John 19 34th farmer  
9 BUTCHER, Saul T. 27 34th farmer  
10 BUTCHER, John 19 34th farmer  
11 BARBER, Reuben 22 13th    
12 BUTCHER, Theodore 17 34 farmer dead
13 COATE, John 18 75th farmer  
14 CLARK, Joseph 30 34th carpenter  
15 COX, David M. 27 75th farmer  
16 COX, Mark 25 75th farmer  
17 COOK, J.C. 36 9th Illinois Engineer discharged out of service.
18 CANTER, Lewis 25 46th farmer  
19 CANTER, Levi 21 46th farmer  
20 CANTER, Henry C. 19 46th farmer  
21 CANTER, George 18 72nd farmer  
22 CUP, Henry 20 9th farmer  
23 CREASON, Leander 18 34th farmer  
24 COLLINS, Henry 24 89th farmer  
25 COLLINS, Thomas J. 32 34th farmer  
26 COOK, John 40 46th farmer  
27 DUNAHOO, Andrew 35 89th farmer  
28 DUNAHOO, David 26 89th farmer  
29 DIRMETT, Wm. 28 57th farmer  
30 ERVIN, Franklin 27 13 & 89th laborer  
31 EARLY, Harry 22 89th farmer  
32 ENDICOTT, Thos. H. 19 12th farmer discharged term of enlistment out.
33 ENDICOTT, Melvin C. 21 57th farmer dead
34 FARRAR, George 35 75th farmer  
35 FREED, Joseph 20 89th farmer  
36 FRANKLIN, Wm. 24 12th farmer discharged term out
37 FRANKIN, M.S. [?] 42 46th farmer dead
38 FOBES [?], David B. 27 57th farmer  
39 GRIFFITH, John 20 34th farmer  
40 GARNER, John W. 22 57th farmer inability
41 GARNER, Wm. R. 19 57th farmer  
42 GILLIAM, Albert 31 46th farmer  
43 HALE, Thomas H. 25 34th student dead
44 HINEMILLER, Daniel 20 20th farmer  
45 HUGHS, Wm. 21 89th farmer  
46 HUGHS, Nicholas 19 89th farmer  
47 HEADY, James 19 79th farmer  
48 HANNAH, Solomon 20 9th farmer  
49 JOHNSON, Wm. J. 18 34th farmer  
50 KING, Ulises 20 89th farmer  
51 KING, Wm. (sen) 48 34th farmer  
52 LUNG, John -- -- -- likely trying to dodge enrollment [entry marked out]
52 MATTHIAS, Massena 26 unknown laborer  
53 MCRACKEN, Elwood 24 72nd farmer  
54 OVERHULSER, Tobias 21 34th farmer  
55 POWERS, Edward G. 26 34th farmer  
56 PRUITT, John 19 34th farmer  
57 ROBERTSON, Wm. 18 89th farmer  
58 RIDGEWAY, Stephen 19 84th farmer  
59 RHODES, Jason 25 89th farmer  
60 SALATHIEL, Sands 23 in artillery farmer  
61 STRAUGHN, Dan'l W. 19 89th farmer  
62 TOW, William 42 89th farmer  
63 UNDERHILL, G.N. 30 39 farmer  
64 WHISLER, John 25 75th farmer  
65 WARNER, Jahiel 43 89th farmer  
66 WATTS, Isaac 26 89th farmer  
67 WAGNER, Peter 32 89th farmer  
68 WILSON, Wm. T. 18 89th farmer  
69 WAKELAND, John 22 13th farmer  
70 YATES, William 43 89th farmer  
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