Black and white photograph of U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Brooks, 80th Indiana Infantry, in his Civil War officer's uniform October 1862

80th Indiana Volunteer Infantry
An American Civil War Regiment

Col. Lewis Brooks, Field & Staff, 80th Ind.
Oversaw the 80th's initial training and led it through the Battle of Perryville, Ky.
Photograph courtesy of his relative Nancy Niblack Baxter
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"Just before the battle, Mother,
I am thinking most of you,
While upon the field we're watching,
with the enemy in view,
Comrades brave are round me lying,
fill'd with tho'ts of home and God;
For well they know that on the morrow,
some will sleep beneath the sod."

--From the 1862 song Just Before the Battle, Mother
by George F. Root

Below are brief descriptions of the 80th's day-to-day experiences during October, 1862.  The regiment began the month camped at Louisville, Ky.  A week later the 80th experienced its' first combat at the bloody Battle of Perryville (Chaplin Hills), in the State of Kentucky.  There the Army of the Ohio led by U.S. Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell fought the C.S.A. Army of the Mississippi led by Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg.  In the course of an afternoon the 80th suffered almost half of the battlefield casualties that it would receive during its entire war service.  Over the course of October the regiment lost on average nearly two men per day due to death, desertion, or discharge from the Army.  The 80th is believed to have ended the month doing guard duty at Lebanon, Ky.

Also included below are quotes from primary and secondary sources that are intended to give insights into what the times, and the soldiers' lives, were like. These quotes have been entered on the date they were written or published (unless otherwise noted) and without changing the original grammar or spelling.  Abbreviations used on this page include: Adjt.=Adjutant; Assist.=Assistant; Capt.=Captain; Co.=Company; Col.=Colonel; Cpl.=Corporal; C.S.A.=Confederate States of America; Gen.=General; Hdqrs.=Headquarters; Ind.=Indiana; Ky.=Kentucky; Lieut.=Lieutenant; mi.=miles; Pvt.=Private; Rd.=road; Sergt.=Sergeant; and U.S.=United States; and '62=1862. 

The 80th Indiana was formed in response to President Lincoln's call for 300,000 more volunteers for the Federal Army. The 80th left Indiana in September, 1862, and did not return until July, 1865. It marched over 3,700 miles on foot and fought in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. Of the 1,000 men who started, only 320 were still with the 80th when it came home.

Sources: 80th Indiana Consolidated Morning Reports and Order Books; Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 1861-1865, Volumes III, IV, and VIII, (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1866); personal diary of Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen, Co. H, 80th Ind.; personal diary of Pvt. John K. King, Co. A, 80th Ind. (1862-1865); and other items as noted. 

Dates Synopsis of 80th Service Quotes

Oct. 1

First Taste of Campaigning. Departed camp at Louisville, Ky. at 9:00 A.M., without tents.  Weather very warm.  Marched out Bardstown Rd. and took Taylorsville Rd. through Jeffersontown.  Marched 13-15 mi. At 5:00 P.M. went into camp between towns of Floyds Fork and Wilsonville along Taylorsville Rd.  

Commissioned as the 80th's commander.
Mr. Charles Denby as Col.

Reported as a deserter.
Pvt. William Anson Co. I

"...commenced our march through Kentucky in persuit of the retreating rebels...without tents to shelter us from the rain or protect us from the frost..."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"The spectacle was grand, wrote one soldier, as the men stepped proudly to the martial music with bayonets flashing and gleaming in the sunlight...As the sun rose higher in the sky, the day became extremely hot and clouds of dust hung over the roads. This first day's march was extremely difficult for the new troops. They had started with well-filled knapsacks extending a foot over their head. On their backs were strapped frying pans, coffee pots, stew pans, pairs of boots, blankets and ponchos."
--Kenneth A. Hafendorfer, in his book 1991 Perryville: Battle for Kentucky

Oct. 2

Sleeping in the Rain.  Resumed march at 8:00 A.M.  Marched 15-18 mi. on Taylorsville Rd. Daytime very warm, but cooler with rain at night. Went into camp at 6:00 P.M. 

"The fence corners on either side of the pike were full of men in bright new uniforms. When Buell's ragged and weatherbeaten soldiers had entered Louisville they were ridiculed by these fellows in their new clothes. Now it was the veterans' turn to laugh, and many a jest was fired at the poor fellows as they lay by the roadside nursing their sore and blistered feet."
--Kenneth A. Hafendorfer, in his 1991 book Perryville: Battle for Kentucky

Oct. 3

Taylorsville. Resumed march at 11:00 A.M. and arrived at Taylorsville, Ky. at 5:00 P.M.  Camped overnight at Taylorsville.

"Taylorsville not as large as Princeton."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.

Oct. 4

Water Scarce. Resumed march at 9:00 A.M.  Very hot day. Water in extremely short supply and soldiers suffering from lack of it.  Covered 11 mi. before going into camp 1 mi. north of Bloomfield, Ky.  Co. A on picket duty 2 mi. from camp.

Reported as deserters.
Pvt. Daniel Bedall Co. G
Pvt. Isaac Rush Co. G
Pvt. Mason Rush Co. G

"And sometimes...we could only find stagnant pools, the water of which was offensive and could hardly be drank after having been made into coffee."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"When Union soldiers did find a pool of water, which was infrequently, they were likely also to find a mule or mules that had been mustered out of the Confederate service lying dead in it."
--Kenneth A. Hafendorfer, in his 1991 book Perryville: Battle for Kentucky

Oct. 5

Awaiting Orders.  Drilled from 11:00 A.M. till 3:00 P.M.  Remained camped at Bloomfield, Ky., awaiting orders.

"We rested and drew beef for dinner."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.

"This is a fine Country through here and well improved but the crops are all destroyed out here and what little is left the army makes use of...all that troubles us is that water is scarece we have to drink pond water most of the time...all that ales me is that I am a little sore from marching...we have a heavy load and if the roads was bad we couldnant cary all of it but we have the turnpike to go on and it is a first rate road..."  
--Sergt. George W. Potter, Jr. Co. G, 80th Ind., letter to his wife

Oct. 6

10 Miles Today.  Resumed march at 8:00 A.M.  Passed through Bloomfield and reached Chaplin, Ky., after covering 9 mi.  Camped beside road to Willisburg, Ky., on Chaplin River.  

Pvt. Simeon L. Bruner Co. E

"Went into camp at 3 o'clock on the Chaplin River."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.

"The weather...was very warm in daytime, and the roads remarkably dusty, so that at times while our clothing was saturated with perspiration, we were enveloped in a cloud of dust, rising high above the trees, that was almost suffocating."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"If you look across the hilltops that meet the Northern sky, Long moving lines of raising dust your vision may descry; And now the wind, an instant, tears the cloudy veil aside, And floats aloft our spangled flag in glory and in pride; And bayonets in the sunlight gleam, and bands brave music pour, We are coming, Father Abr'am, three hundred thousand more!"
--From the 1862 song We Are Coming, Father Abr'am by J. S. Gibbon & L. O. Emerson

Oct. 7

Roads Hilly and Rough. Resumed march at 9:00 A.M.  Food scarce.  Passed through Willisburg, Ky.  Covered 12 mi. before going into camp at 5:00 P.M. "in a meadow" at Mackville, Ky.

"During the night ocassional reports of artillery were heard, at intervals, in the direction of Perryville, indicating a strong probability of warm work the next day in that vicinity."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"One thing that always revived the troops spirits, no matter how footsore, hungry or thirsty they were, was for the band to strike up a spirited march and the color bearer to unfold Old Glory to the breeze."  
--Kenneth A. Hafendorfer, in his 1991 book Perryville: Battle for Kentucky

Oct. 8

Battle of Perryville (Chaplin Hills). Reveille at 3:00 A.M.  Marched 10 mi. to Perryville, Ky., that morning.  Water virtually unavailable.  Under fire 4 hrs. from 2 P.M. until dusk.  Entered fight with 738 and suffered 157 casualties.  Camped near the battlefield.  

Killed in action at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. Nathan R. Beadles Co. H
Cpl. William K. Boren Co. F
Pvt. Michael Boudalowe Co. G
Recruit John Carnahan
Pvt. William H. Collins Co. B
Pvt. Preston Crawley Co. K
  "gun shot left breast"
Pvt. Isaac Davis Co. E
Sergt. Erasmus Glick Co. A
Pvt. Michael S. Godfrey Co. C
Pvt. John Hail Co. K
  "gun shot shoulder"
Pvt. William Jarrell Co. C
Cpl. William A. Killion Co. C
Sergt. Josiah Long Co. G
Pvt. George F. Myres, Sr. Co. I
Pvt. Joseph Myres Co. I
Cpl. Adam Parmenter Co. A
Pvt. William Poplin Co. C
Pvt. Samuel L. Pullum Co. F
Sergt. Alexander Rose Co. K
  "gun shot right breast"
Pvt. Dred B. Sanders Co. E
Cpl. Frederick C. Triplitt Co. A
Pvt. Esquire T. Wagoner Co. D
Cpl. Thomas J. Wetzel Co. I
Pvt. Joseph Willis Co. K
  "gun shot thigh"
Pvt. Alexander Wilson Co. G
Pvt. John W. Wilson Co. A
Cpl. William J. Yeager Co. E

Reported as deserters "in the face of the enemy."
Pvt. John Barrett Co. H
Pvt. Noah Cooper Co. I

"Notwithstanding our fatigue and thirst, as we approached the scene of carnage the men seemed cheerful, and appeared to move forward as if determined to do their whole duty...we of the 80th Indiana unstrung napsacks, leaving them at the foot of a little hill in a woods pasture.  We were then double quicked in good order and placed in position on the field...after striking my hat [a 6 lb. cannon ball] broke the skull and killed Milton Spraggins who was lying immediately to my left, and finally lodged against the side and arm of his brother [Jesse Spraggins]."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"I went to the hospital with Z. T. Estes [Pvt. Zebulon P. Estes Co. A]."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.  Privates Estes and King were wounded in action at Perryville.

"They had been in heavy combat for nearly two hours.  During that time the 80th Indiana had lost twenty-five killed, one hundred sixteen wounded, and sixteen captured.  These loses were equal to forty-five percent of the regiments' total casualties during its entire three years service, and came only one month to the day from when they had first received their arms.  James Francis Cantwell and his comrades had 'met the elephant' and were now veterans."
--Scott Cantwell Meeker, in his monograph The 80th Indiana at Perryville

Oct. 9

Rebels Retreat. C.S.A. Army quietly withdrew from Perryville during the previous night. U.S. Army remained camped at the battlefield.

"When I arrived at the knapsacks I found them all opened and the contents, or so much thereof as was not carried away, in a perfect state of confusion.  I found my knapsack unbuckled and lying on the ground, empty, also two pairs of my socks, that I identified, and that was all.  I took these and a blanket and took a stroll over the ground to see the work of yesterday.  I walked over the battle field for a mile or more, and returned to camp tired of my walk and sick of the heart rending scenes that I there beheld."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

" was an awful sight to see the men torn all to peaces with canon balls and bom shells the dead and wounded lay thick in all directions friends and foes side by side some of the wounded talking to each other asking questions in regard to the fight how many they had and where they was from talking as friendly as if they was the best of friends."
--Sergt. George W. Potter, Jr. Co. G, 80th Ind., letter to his wife

"Moved one and one-half miles to another hospital, a large church."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.  

Oct. 10

False Start.  Ordered to march to Crab Orchard, Ky., but were halted after 1 mi. and ordered to make camp.

Special Order by U.S. Gen. J. T. Boyle, commanding US Army Hdqrs., Louisville, Ky.
"All furniture wagons, spring-wagons, and other vehicles suitable for the purpose, be held in readiness to be delivered over on the order of Dr. Head, Medical Director, or such person as he may direct, for the purpose of being sent to the army to be used in transportation of sick and wounded from the field of battle at Perryville."

"Moved the [wounded] boys to a house one fourth mile away."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.  

Oct. 11

Marched Over the Battlefield.  Resumed march about 8 a.m.  First 2 mi. were over the Perryville battlefield.  Marched 7 mi. total.  Camped in a blue grass pasture by a spring.

Died of wound received at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. Philip G. Allensworth Co. D

"Though this was the 4th day after the battle there were hundreds still lying unburied...Between dead men and dead horses, the stench was sickening.  I several times though my stomach would turn..."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"We lost all of our clothes but what we had on our backs in the battle. I want you to send me a pair of socks when you can. The Cornel says we will get clothes in place of those we lost."
--Pvt. Daniel McDonald Co. E, 80th Ind., letter to his wife

Oct. 12

Discharged from the Army.
Pvt. Simpson B. Padget Co. B

Reported as a deserter.
Pvt. Benjamin F. Wiggs Co. H

"Went out on the [Perryville] battle field, Bucklin [Pvt. Theodore M. Bucklin Co. A], McMullin [believed to be Pvt. Amos R. McMullin Co. G] and I."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary.  

Oct. 13

Marched Through Danville.  After 6 mi. march reached Danville, Ky., about 10 a.m.  Resumed march around 3 p.m. toward Crab Orchard, Ky.  Covered 17 mi. total before halting for night.

Died of wound received at Perryville, Ky.
2nd Lieut. Alexander W. Anderson Co. K

"I helped dig Frank Montgomery's [Cpl. Francis M. Montgomery, Co. E] grave."
--Pvt. John K. King, Co. A, personal diary.  It is believed Cpl. Montgomery and several other 80th soldiers were buried under flagstones next to the foundation of the Antioch Methodist Church near Perryville. 

"The following are the casualties in company G, of the Eightieth Indiana: Killed--2nd Sergeant Josiah Long, Mitchell Burdlow, Alex. Willison, and Anthony Bartlette.  Wounded--Captain W. H. Watson, two shots in left hand and cannon ball in back, not dangerous; Henry Long, severely in mouth, neck, and shoulder; Joshua Thorn, slightly in thigh; E. More, severely in calf of leg; Thos. Ennes, bruised by shell in hand and back; Antony Kirkey, slightly in shoulder; James Cantwell, slightly in hand.  Missing--David Pressnell."
--Evansville Journal newspaper, Evansville, Ind. 

Oct. 14

Died of wounds received at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. James Moses Co. K
2nd Lieut. James F. Ruark Co. H

Transferred from Perryville, Ky., to Hospital No. 4, Louisville, Ky., to recover from wounds received at Perryville.
Pvt. James A. Harvey Co. K
  "right forearm"
Cpl. Joel Holbert Co. K
  "left hip slightly"
Cpl. Daniel Timmons Co. K
  "left shoulder slightly"

Transferred from Perryville, Ky., to Hospital No. 4, New Albany, Ind., to recover from wounds received at Perryville.
Cpl. Joshua D. West Co. E
  "left groin"

Transferred from Perryville, Ky., to Hospital No. 6, New Albany, Ind., to recover from wounds received at Perryville.
Pvt. George W. Fox Co. D
  "right foot"
Pvt. Johnson Harberson Co. D
Sergt. William H.H. Ivy Co. H
  "left arm"
Sergt. John H. Myers Co. I
  "left arm"
Pvt. Thomas Myres Co. I
Cpl. Simon C. Woods Co. H
  "left thumb"

"I have just arrived with seven hundred and fifty (750) wounded from the battle field near Perryville Ky mostly from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.  The soldiers in the field are destitute of blankets and need more clothing."
--Surg. George B. Jaquess F&S, 80th Ind., telegram from Louisville, Ky., to Ind. Gov. Oliver P. Morton

"Do you want anything in shape of hospital stores?  Are any of our Indiana Quarter Masters in Louisville?  What means are there for forwarding supplies to our Regts?"
--W. R. Holloway, Gov. Morton's Private Secretary, telegram to 80th Surgeon George B. Jaquess

Oct. 15

Resumed March.  Covered 8 mi. by 2 p.m., then halted near Sugar Creek about 3 mi. from Crab Orchard, Ky.  About 5 p.m. resumed march.  Reached Crab Orchard after dark.  Continued on 4 mi. more before halting at 11 p.m. to cook supper and sleep by a stream.

Died of wounds received at Perryville, Ky.
Cpl. Francis M. Montgomery Co. E

Reported as a deserter.
Pvt. Anderson Arms Co. D

"The 80th for the first time have met the enemy and bullets flew thick and fast. --Company A, composed entirely I believe of men from Gibson County, four men killed and quite a number wounded.  The killed were E. P. Glick [Sergt. Erasmus P. Glick], Adam Parmenter [Corp. Aden Parmenter], John W. Wilson [Pvt. John W. Wilson] and Fred Triplet [Corp. Frederick C. Triplitt].  Mr. Glick was shot and Parmenter ran to pick him up, when he received a mortal shot and dropped dead over the body of his friend.  Although this was the first action for the 80th they stood up beneath the deadly volleys like heroes, and while we drop a tear to their memories, we should remember they fell in a holy cause, and died as brave men died, with their face to the country's foes.  The words of  [Thomas] Jefferson are true "the tree of Liberty must be refreshed by the blood of patriots and tyrants."
--part of an unsigned letter, written Oct. 15, '62, from Bardstown, Ky., published Oct. 25, '62 in the Princeton Clarion newspaper, Princeton, Gibson Cty., Ind.

"Here our provisions soon caught up with us and we built fires of fence rails, made coffee and cooked meat, some on sticks and some on their bayonets and others on their rain mess.  We then spread down our blankets and went to sleep near our fires."

--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen, Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

"Moved to Perryville, Estes [Pvt. Zebulon P. Estes Co. A] and Ashmead [Pvt. John H. Ashmead Co. A]."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary, written at Perryville, Ky.  

Oct. 16

Remained in Camp.

Died of wounds received at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. Samuel Brewer Co. B

"I went back to Antioch [Methodist] church to see E. Kimball [Pvt. Elisha Kimball Co. A]."
--Pvt. John K. King Co. A, personal diary, near Perryville, Ky.  The Antioch Church served as a hospital after the battle.  

"...I was in the late battle which I suppose you all heard about it.  I got out safe.  we have been following Bragg ever since.  we make him clime them hills in a hurry on.  we will try to catch him and then I will try to get a furlough and see you all once more...  we take prisoner every day as we march. the hardest looking set of men that I ever saw in my life..."
--Cpl. John Mallette Co. G, letter to his cousin.

"I was unfortunate enough to be taken prisoner at Perryville after the battle, but have the satisfaction of knowing that I was doing my duty when taken." 
--Adjt. Alfred D. Owen F&S, 80th Ind., letter to Ind. Gov. Oliver P. Morton.

Oct. 17

Remained in Camp.

Died of wounds received at Perryville, Ky.
Cpl. James T. Cooney Co. B
Sergt. John R. Kelley Co. B

"E. Kimball died [Pvt. Elisha Kimball Co. A]."
--Pvt. John K. King, Co. A, personal diary, written near Perryville, Ky.  

"Sir we the undersigned soldiers of the 80th Ind. Regt. of Infantry 10th division and 34th Brigade of the Army of Ohio Genrl Jacksons Division having been in the Hospital about a month diseased and afflicted as we are and not having obtained any relief and presuming that our officers have not performed their duty in our behalf in regard to supplying us with our descriptive list, etc., we have deemed it proper to entreat your honor to devise some means of having us sent home until we can recruit our health or receive Discharges from the servis as the case may be."
--Petition to Ind. Gov. Oliver P. Morton, signed by 32 soldiers in the Johnson House Post Hospital, Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 18

Remained in Camp.

Died at Perryville, Ky., of wounds received there
Pvt. Elisha Kimball Co. A

Died of wounds received at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. Henry Long Co. G

Reported as a deserter.
Pvt. John Corbin Co. K

Report by Lieut. E. E. Kennon, Acting Assist. Adjt.-Gen. of 34th Brigade, on Battle of Perryville, Ky.
"The Eightieth Indiana, while occupying the position on the hill to the left of the Nineteenth Battery, and pouring in a steady deadly fire upon the enemy, was marched over by the Second Ohio, which had fallen back upon their line. By order of Colonel Webster the Eightieth changed from front to right flank, the left resting where the right had rested on the battery. They were subsequently ordered to take a new position some 200 yards in the rear of the position they first occupied. This regiment changed position several times under heavy fire, and both officers and men acted gallantly and well throughout."

"The 80th Indiana suffered badly in the fight of Wednesday.  The regiment was attached to the brigade [division] of General Jackson, and was commanded in the fight by Lieutenant Colonel Brooks.  The regiment charged upon a rebel battery twice, capturing three guns.  Its loss was forty two killed, one hundred and seven wounded, and fifty-four missing, supposed to be captured.  The 80th was recruited in the First Congressional District, there being companies in it from Spencer, Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, and Knox counties.  It left Princeton about five weeks ago.  The regiment was consequently a raw one, but its members fought like veterans."
--Evansville Journal newspaper, Evansville, Ind.,

Oct. 19

Remained in Camp.

"...had we been accomodated with tents and sufficient covering during those frosty nights we might have improved in our condition, but many of the men had lost their blankets and coats [at Perryville] and all were not supplied till winter, in fact till near Christmas."
--Pvt. Joseph P. Glezen, Co. H, 80th Ind., post-war memoir based on his war time diaries.

Oct. 20

Retrograde Movement.  Started on foot toward Danville, Ky., at 11 a.m., passing Sugar Creek without stopping to fill canteens.  Day was hot and dry and road was very dusty.  Water in extremely short supply.  Covered 17 mi. total.

Died at Perryville, Ky.
Cpl. Milton Spraggins Co. H

Died in hospital at Louisville, Ky.
Pvt. William Bedall Co. G

"The school buildings in the First, Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh, and Eight Wards have been occupied as military hospitals."
--Louisville Daily Journal newspaper, Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 21

In the Advance.  34th Brigade assigned to lead the division.  Started on march early. Reached Danville about 10 a.m. and halted to make coffee and cook dinner.  Resumed march at 2 p.m. and went into camp that evening at same campsite we occupied on Oct. 11th, about 5 mi. from Perryville.

"...when we stop to camp four or five of us start out on a scout of hog.  then you see them come in with hog chicken honey and then we have a pretty good supper..."
--Cpl. John Mallette, Co. G, undated letter to his brother.

Oct. 22

Back to Perryville.  Resumed march after breakfast of salt bacon, hard crackers, and coffee.  Passed through Perryville, Ky. and went into camp nearby.

"The following is a list of killed and wounded in the 80th Ind. Vols., in the battle of Chaplin Hill, Ky., Oct. 8th, 1862, in Jackson's division, Webster's brigade, under the command of Lieut. Col. L. BrooksThe list of killed I failed to get, but the number is 30.
Company A --
E.W. Givens, Z. P. Estes, Elisha Kimball, J. H. Ashmead, Sam A. Wallace, James Carithers, W. C. Lamb, Silas C. Polk, Thomas Seymour, Thomas Chesnut.
Company B -- Orderly T.K. Brooks, John Lasley, James T. Cooney, Samuel Breuer, Thomas Melton, Joseph Cavins.
Company C -- John Corbin, Wm. A. Killion, Robt. Gillmore, Wm. Hedrick, James Mason.
Company D -- Edmond Freulore, Wm. Alford, Leroy Gilley, Hiram Chandler, Johnson Harbinson, Manoch Wininger, Thomas Potts, Milton Henson, Manoch Sallivan, Albert White, P.G. Alingsworth.
Company E -- Samuel De Long, Finley White, Jacob M. Pruet, Lewis T. Stephens, T.D. West, John Camhart, F.M. Montgomery, James Hughes, Daniel McDonald, D.B. Sanders.
Company F -- Capt. Showers, John Franklin, T.S. Craig, S.V Montgomery, George Rogers, B.R. Bixler, Franklin Rief, George Roth, James L. Wasson, Moses Wilkinson.
Company G -- Capt. W.H. Watson, Henry Long, Thomas Evans, Joshua Thorn, Antony Roselette, Enoch Moore, Antony Kirkey, James T. Cantwell.
Company H -- Lieut. James T. Ruark, Joseph Richardson, S.C. Woods, Charles Johnson, W.H.H. Ivey, Wm. Wright, Alexander Wiggs, Mein M. Treonbers.
Company I -- Thomas Myers, Fred Myers, No. 1, since died; Fred Myers, No. 2, since died; Moses M. Huett, Wm. Turbert, Ethan Deal, Elisha Tumbinson, T.W. Crotts, Wm. Downey, Charles Sellers, Daniel Osborn.
Company K -- Lieut.  A. Anderson, James A. Harvey, Joseph Willis, James Moses, John A. Kelley, Dan Timmons, Joel Hobburt, Joseph Howard, Jefferson Gerolds."
--Evansville Journal newspaper, Evansville, Ind.

Oct. 23

Died at Danville, Ky.
Pvt. Aquilla Hall Co. K
  "typhoid fever"

"The amount of mischief done by [CSA Col. John Hunt] Morgan during almost every week of his operation is well nigh incalculable.  That he is still roving at large is a reproach to the Federal arms in Kentucky.  Let our troops, under some arrangement or other, wipe out that reproach or be themselves wiped out in trying.  Let not a great State and great armies within its borders be kept perpetually alarmed, annoyed, harassed, and crippled, by a gang not more formidable in numbers and strength than a band of Bedouins in the Arabian deserts."
--Louisville Daily Journal newspaper, Louisville, Ky.

Oct. 24

Oct. 25

"While engaged [with Confederate forces at Perryville] the Col. [Lieut. Col. Lewis Brooks 80th F&S] sent Sergt. Maj. Slack [believed to be Edward W. Slack 80th F&S] on my horse for more ammunition and he, with the horse, was captured.  I am left afoot and am nearly naked -- all I had being on my saddle except my trunk which was left at Louisville.  Adjutant Owen [1st Lieut. Alfred Dale Owen 80th F&S] is among the missing.  We know Slack was captured because they had Asst. Surgeon Culbertson [Robert H. Culbertson 80th F&S] and released him, holding Slack still a prisoner; also Joseph Small [Pvt. Joseph Small Co. A], and Steven Stewart [Pvt. Stephen T. Stewart Co. A], with an ambulance which they had on the field and got over in the rebel lines, were captured.  This was just at the close of the battle."
--Maj. George T. Simonson 80th F&S, letter written circa Oct. 18, '62 published in the Princeton Clarion newspaper, Princeton, Gibson Cty., Ind., Oct. 25, 1862.

Oct. 26

Reported as a deserter.
Sergt. George G. Watson  Co. C


Oct. 27

In hospitals at Louisville, Ky., recovering from wounds received in action at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. William S. Bicknell Co. C
Pvt. Whitman C. Lamb Co. A
Pvt. Conrad Piper Co. C
Pvt. Gregory Roth Co. F
Cpl. Amos White Co. C

In Hospital No. 13, Louisville, Ky.
Pvt. Franklin Riel Co. F

"We have been doing some hevey old marching, we have marched twenty seven days. There fell a snow here the knight before last about four inches and it is yet being on the ground."
--Pvt. Daniel McDonald, Co. E, 80th Ind., letter to his wife

Oct. 28

Danville. Remained camped at Danville, Ky.

In hospitals at Bardstown, Ky., recovering from wounds received at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. James Carithers Co. A
  "eye and ear"
Pvt. Samuel Delong Co. E
Cpl. James Hughes Co. E
Pvt. Enoch Moore Co. G
  "in leg badly"
Pvt. Silas C. Polk Co. A

"We don't know as much about the war here as you do at home. We will be staying here to guard this place and we don't know how long we shall stay here. The war shall never come to a close as long as old Beaul is in command of this army...There is some talk of the rebels wanting a compromise but I don't know whither it is so or not. We here so many things that we never know when to believe anything that we hear."
--Pvt. Daniel McDonald, Co. E, 80th Ind., letter to his father.

"...we are abut bare foted...I want you to send me a pare...if we had the money we could buy a pare of 4 dollar pare of boots here at 8 dollars if we would givit  ...there is lots of the boys agoing to Send home after boots...I recon it would be as safe away as eny to send them to the quarter master in the 80. Regiment Ind vol"
--Sergt. Albert Pancake, Co. H, 80th Ind., in letter to his father William Pancake, about replacing worn out army boots the 80th got just 2 months before. 

Oct. 29


Died at Danville, Ky.
Pvt. Isaac Decker Co. G
  "winter fever"

"...the 80th, I am pleased to learn from men of other regiments who fought on the same field with them, conducted themselves in a manner worthy of themselves and their State.  They were in the thickest of the fight, at times within close contact and in full view of the enemy."
--unsigned letter, written from Columbia, Ky., published in The Daily Journal newspaper, Evansville, Ind.

Oct. 30

Danville.  Camped near Danville, Ky.

Died at Danville, Ky.
Pvt. Robert T. Barnett Co. C
Pvt. Pleasant C. Fitzpatrick Co. C

In Hospital No. 3 at Lebanon, Ky., recovering from wound received at Perryville, Ky.
Pvt. Milton Hinson Co. D

"The batle ar pery vill was asite I never want to see if I solder 3 years more than my time...  some of the boys De zerted an went home after the batle ben Wiggs [Pvt. Benjamin F. Wiggs Co. H] was the one from our setle ment [Winslow, Pike Cty., Ind.]"
--Sergt. Albert Pancake Co. H, 80th Ind., letter to his cousin Mary Jane Jinkins, referring to the Oct. 8, '62, Battle at Perryville, Ky. 

Oct. 31

Transferred from hospital at Lebanon, Ky., to hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Pvt. Joseph Howard Co. K, "vulnis"

General Order No. 19, U.S. Army Hdqrs., Louisville, Ky.
"All persons who have actively aided or abetted in the Invasion of Kentucky by rebel troops within the last three months, will be immediately arrested and sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi, and forbidden to return to Kentucky."


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