Enlisted Men of   
65th IN Infantry
Company E 
116 Men
Organized: Princeton, IN on 8/20/62
Mustered Out: 6/22/65 
 
 
 
 
 

1)
Admire,Jacob V 
Res:Yankeetown
Sergeant
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotions
1rst Lieut
Captain


2)
Admire,James H 
Res:Yankeetown
Private
 10/01/63 
Transferred
 06/15/65 

 
3)
Baker,Edward A 
Res:Boonville
Captain
Commission
 08/18/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotions
Major 
Lt. Col.


4)
Baker,Jefferson H 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


5)
Baker,Jonathan P 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 



6)
Baker,Robert R 
Res:Boonville
Wagoner
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


7)
Baker,Simon L
Private 
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 

8)
Barnett,Charles W 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 10/01/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
9)
Barnett,John C 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


10)
Barton,William 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


11)
Biers,George W 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 08/12/62 
died POW
 05/01/64 
Andersonville, GA


12)
Black,Hugh 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/29/65 


13)
Blonkenship,Isom 
Res:Yankeetown
Private
 10/01/63 
died
 12/30/63 
Knoxville, TN


14)
Bohanan,Daniel A 
Res:Boonville
Corporal
 08/12/62 
disch disability
 10/26/62 

 
15)
Brodie,Robert 
Res:Newburg
1rst Sergeant
 08/12/62 
disch for Promotion
assigned to 35th Ky

 
16)
Brooner,Henry 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


17)
Broshears,Benjamin S 
Res:Boonville
Private 
08/12/62 
discharged disability
 03/03/63 

 
18)
Broshears,Philip B 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Substitute
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


19)
Cady,George 
Res:Boonville
Private
 09/05/63 
Transferred
 06/15/65 


20)
Caldwell,Andrew J 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Corporal

 
 
  

21)
Carter,James B 
Res:Boonville
Sergeant
 08/12/62 
 09/21/64 
Promoted
2nd Lieut.
Resigned, disability
 
22)
Chambers,Thomas J 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 10/01/63 
Mustered Out
 06/03/65 

 
23)
Chandler,James A 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
discharged disability
 03/03/63 

 
24)
Chipman,William F 
Res:Newburgh
Private
 06/09/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
25)
Clark,James W 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Killed
 05/14/64 
Resaca, GA


26)
Clark,Robert R 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


27)
Collins,James 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


28)
Collins,Salvin W 
Res:Yankeetown
Sergeant
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


29)
Coon,Josiah 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


30)
Cooper,Milton 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


31)
Cox,Solomon 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
died at home
 06/10/64 
Boonvile, IN


32)
Cox,William H 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


33)
Crolow,Julius 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 07/10/65 

 
34)
Cullen,James B 
Res:Dixon
Private
 10/01/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
35)
Donelson,James 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 04/13/63 
Madisonville, KY


36)
Dorsey,Benjamin F 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


37)
Dunn,Joseph 
Res:Yankeetown
Private
 10/01/63 
deserted
 02/09/64 

 
38)
Eby,Abraham 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 07/03/64 
Allatoona, GA


39)
Fay,Edward P 
Res:Yankeetown
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Sergeant


40)
Feagley,John D 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 

 
 
 

 

41)
Felts,Isom D 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


42)
Fields,James 
Res:Boonville
 08/12/62 
died
 02/10/64 
Boonvile, IN


43)
Gentry,Allan M 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 08/12/62 
discharged disability
 12/28/62 

 
44)
Goldsberry,John S 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 06/09/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
45)
Goodwin,Samuel 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 11/30/62 
Henderson, KY


46)
Hale,James 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Killed
 12/16/63 
Walker's Fork, TN


47)
Hale,Presley 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


48)
Hall,James W 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 10/01/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
49)
Hammond,John W 
Res:Ottimwa IA.
1rst Lieut
Commission
 08/18/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotions
Captain 3/10/63
Lt. Col 9/6/84
Col. 9/7/64
5/2/63 Co. E to Co K
9/15/64 field to staff

50)
Hampton,William 
Res:Cario Ill
 09/12/64 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
51)
Harmon,Martin 
Res:Boonville
Musician
 08/12/62 
wounded 9/27/64
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotions
2nd Lieut. 10/12/64


52)
Hartell,George H 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Sergeant

53)
Hermin,Thomas C 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


54)
Hickman,Bailey 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 

55)
Hill,William B 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Corporal


56)
Hudson,Absalom B 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


57)
Hunt,Allen C 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


58)
Hutchinson,John 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


59)
Ingler,Thornton 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


60)
Jarrett,Charles E 
Res:Millersburg
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


 
61)
Jeffers,William 
Res:Madisonville
Private
 06/09/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
62)
Jones,George W 
Res:Folsomville
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


63)
Jordan,Alexander 
Res:Newburg
Musician
 08/12/62 
died at home
 11/28/64 
Newburg, Ind


64)
Julian,Benjamin F 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
discharged disability
 03/03/63 

 
65)
Julian,Jonathan H 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/14/65 
Promotion
1rst Sergeant


66)
Kelly,Commodore P 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


67)
Lawrence,Joseph 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
died POW
 04/15/64 
Richmond, VA


68)
Lawrence,Thomas A 
Res:Boonville
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


69)
Madden,James D 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
discharged disability
 01/15/63 

 
70)
Marker,Peter 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Corporal


71)
Martin,Cullin 
Res:Millesburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 

72)
Masters,Thomas N 
Res:Boonville
2nd Lieut
 08/18/62 
Commission
Resigned, disability
 12/25/63 
Promotion
1rst Lieut
3/11/63 


73)
McCool,William 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


74)
McCord,James 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


75)
McNeely,Samuel J 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


76)
McSwane,Andrew J 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
deserted
 02/17/63 

 
77)
Meese,Robert 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


78)
Moore,Perry T 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Killed
 05/29/64 
Dallas, GA


79)
Morris,Lindley 
Res:Yankeetown
Private
 10/01/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
80)
Myers,Peter 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 



 
81)
Nelson,Jacob 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


82)
Nickelson,James 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
killed
 12/14/63 
Bean's Station, TN


83)
Nickelson,John 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


84)
Powers,Jacob 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


85)
Ragsdal,Joshua N 
Res:Yankeetown
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


86)
Rainey,Wilson 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Corporal


87)
Reynolds,John A 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


88)
Schnepper,Charles 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


89)
Selby,William Z 
Res:Newburg
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Qtr Master Sergeant


90)
Sherry,Elisha 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
deserted
 11/01/63 

 
91)
Smith,Abraham 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Sergeant


92)
Snively,Joseph T 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


93)
St Clair,James F 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Resigned
 08/16/64 
Promotion
Chaplain 9/12/62
 

94)
Stephens,Richard 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


95)
Stephens,William R 
Res:Boonville
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


96)
Stone,William T 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
1rst Lieut
Qtr Master


97)
Taylor,George B 
Res:Taylorsville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


98)
Taylor,Nicholas 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 03/21/63 
Henderson, KY


99)
Truett,Orlando 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


100)
Turpin.James F 
Res:Folsomville
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 02/01/63 
Henderson, KY

 
101)
Tweed,James F 
Res:Boonville
Private
 06/09/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
102)
Walden,Adolphus D 
Res:Newburg
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


103)
Wallace,William D 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 08/23/62 
Henderson, KY


104)
Warmsby,Eli J 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


105)
Weed,John R 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


106)
Weed,Joseph C 
Res:Newburg
Private
 08/12/62 
died
 03/31/64 
Knoxville, TN


107)
Welty,Joseph N 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 
Promotion
Corporal


108)
White,Austin 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


109)
White,Dewitt E 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
deserted
 03/01/65 

 
110)
White,George W 
Res:Lynville
Private
 08/12/62 
Killed
 09/22/63 
Blountsville, TN


111)
Wilcox,David 
Res:Millersburg
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


112)
Willis,Jesse 
Res:Boonville
Corporal
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


113)
Wilson,Calvin 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


114)
Witherspoon,Milton B 
Res:Vanderburgh
Private
 12/01/63 
Transferred to 120th
 06/15/65 

 
115)
Wright,James 
Res:Boonville
Private
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/25/65 
Promotion
Corporal


116)
Young,Reese 
Res:Lynville
Sergeant
 08/12/62 
Mustered Out
 06/22/65 


In pursuance of instructions from the War Department, orders were issued on the 10th of June, 1861, for the organization of a regiment of cavalry in the counties bordering the Ohio river, and camps of rendezvous were established at Evansville and Madison. The organization of eight companies was completed at Evansville, and mustered in on the 20th of August, 1861, with Conrad Baker as Colonel. The companies raised at Madison were assigned to the Third Cavalry, and not to the First Cavalry, as first intended, Subsequently two independent cavalry companies - those of Captains Robert R Stewart and James R Bracken - were assigned to the First Cavalry as Companies "I" and "K". The eight companies, under command of Col. Baker, left Evansville on the 21rst of August, 1861, and proceeded to St. Louis. 
On arriving at that place the regiment was sent to Irontown, and on the 12th of September three companies in command of Major Gavitt, had a sharp skirmish with a party of rebels on Black River, twelve miles from Irontown, in which five rebels were killed and four captured. 
The following month the regiment was placed on duty in the vicinity of Pilot Knob, where it remained during the fall and winter. While campaigning in this region the First Cavalry participated in the battle of Fredericktown, on the 21st of October, and, in a charge that decided the fate of the battle, captured a piece of artillery and drove the enemy from the field, among the killed of the regiment in this engagement were Major Gavitt and Captain Highman.  In the spring of 1862 the First Cavalry moved into Arkansas, and on the 7th of July fought the battle of Round Hill. 
On reaching Helena it was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 2d Cavalry Division of the 13th Corps, and, with the exception of Company "C", remained on duty in Arkansas during the remainder of its term of service. For over a year it was stationed at Helena, engaging in various expeditions in every direction from that point, and during the last year of its service it was stationed at Pine Bluff. The regiment, with the exception of the recruits whose terms of service had not yet expired, were, in the latter part of August, 1864, ordered to report at Indianapolis for muster out. They reached that place on the 6th of September, and were at once discharged from service. 
Company "C", which had been detached as escort to Gen. Hovey, did not rejoin the regiment until just before its departure home. This company marched with Grant's army to the rear of Vicksburg, and participated in that campaign; afterwards it joined Gen. Franklin's command in Western Louisiana, and returned to New Orleans in December, 1863, where it remained until July 7th, and then proceeded to Arkansas. The remaining recruits of the First Cavalry left behind in Arkansas, were, on the 31st of August , organized into a detachment of two companies -- "A" and "B" -- and the whole placed in command of Captain James A Pine, of Company "A". This detachment was stationed   at Pine Bluff, and while on a scout on the 15th of September, had a severe engagement with the enemy, and was compelled to fall back, losing eight men wounded and prisoners.
On the first of January, 1865, it reported to Gen. McGinnis at the mouth of White river, Arkansas, where it remained until the 20th of March, when it was ordered to St. Charles. A party of ten while out repairing the telegraph line, wee ambushed by the enemy, and one man killed, three wounded, and six captured. On the 24th of June the detachment left Arkansas for Indianapolis, where it was finally discharged, numbering 125 men and 3 officers. 
Company "I" was originally organized as an independent company at Terre Haute, and accepted for State service, for one year , on the 25th of April, 1861. On the 4th of July, 1861, it was mustered into the United States service for three years, at Indianapolis, and left immediately for Western Virginia, in command of Captain Robert R Stewart. Duringits term of service it acted as cavalry escort to Gen. Rosecrans while he commanded in Western Virginia, to Gen. Fremont while in command of the Mountain Department, and to Gen. Sigel during his connection with the Army of Virginia and the Army of the Potomac. During the several campaigns in Virginia it was actively engaged. This company, with the exception of a few recruits, was mustered out in August, 1864. Company "K" was also an independent company, organized and mustered into service at Indianapolis, on the 20th of June, 1861, with James R Bracken as Captain. It moved to Western Virginia in July, and was assigned to duty under Gen. Reynolds. I was present at the battle of Green Brier and Allegheny, and charged the rebel cavalry at the taking of Huntersville.
Formed into a squadron with Stewart's Company, "I" it was chosen by Gen. Fremont as his body-guard, and was with him in his Valley campaign. It was engaged in the fight at Strasburg, and skirmished twelve days with the rebel cavalry- the skirmish terminating in the battle of Cross Keys.
On being transfered to Gen. Sigel a his body-guard, it re-enforced Banks, and participated in the battle of Cedar Mountain. It was afterwards with Pope's army in the battles on Manassas Plains. On the 9th of November, 1862, the famous cavalry charge of Captain Dahlgren into Fredericksburg, was made by companies "I" and "K", First Indiana Cavalry, who alone crossed the river, and alone made the charge. After this squadron was assigned to escort duty with Gen. Howard, of the 11th Corps, and participated in the battle of Chancellorsville, and subsequently the battle of Gettysburg. When the 11th Corps was ordered West the squadron was sent to Glymount, on the lower Potomac, and continued there doing provost duty until after the battles in the Wilderness. It joined the Army of the Potomac at White House, and remained on duty at the headquarters of General Meade until the 23d of June, 1864, when (with the exception of some recruits,) it started for Indianapolis, where the men were finally discharged. Forty-three recruits of Company "K" remained in service under command of First Lieutenant W.O. Hedrick, at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac until summer of 1865, when they were ordered to Indianapolis, where they were mustered out of the service. Companies "L" and "M," were composed of drafted men who served but nine months from November 1, 1862.