FORTY-SEVENTH REGIMENT INDIANA VOLUNTEERS / OFFICERS
Company NAMES AND RANK Residence Date of Commision Date of Muster Remarks
Colonel
James R. Slack Indianapolis Sept. 25, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Promoted Brigadier General, Dec. 31, '64
John A. McLaughlin Indianapolis March 1, 1865 Mustered out as Lieutenant Colonel with regiment
Lieutenant Colonel
Milton S. Robinson Anderson Sept. 25, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Promoted Colonel 75th Regiment
John A. McLaughlin Indianapolis Oct. 22, 1862 Oct 22, 1862 Promoted Colonel.
Sextus H. Shearer Huntington March 4, 1865 Mustered out as Major with regiment.
Major
Samuel S. Mickle Decatur Sept. 25, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Resigned April 12, '62
John A. McLaughlin Indianapolis April 15,1862 April 12, 1862 Promoted Lieut. Colonel
Lewis H. Goodwin Wabash Oct. 22, 1862 Oct 22, 1862 Honorably discharged, Dec 3, '64
Sextus H. Shearer Huntington Jan'y 1, 1865 Jan. 20, 1865 Promoted Lieutenant Colonel
William H. Vance Jay C.H. May 25, 1865 Mustered out as Adjutant with Regiment
Adjutant
Marion P. Evans Kokomo Nov. 29, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Resigned Sept 4, '62
William H. Vance Jay C.H. Sept. 5, 1862 Sept. 5, 1862 Promoted Major
David M. Stockman Knightstown Sept. 1, 1865 Mustered out as Sergeant Major with Regiment.
Quartermaster
George Nichol Anderson Sept. 25, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Resigned Jan. 20, '64
Warren F. Ballard Knightstown March 5, 1864 April 29, 1864 Mustered out with Regiment.
Chaplain
Samuel W. Sawyer Marion Oct. 20, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Resigned Oct. 9, 1864
Surgeon
James L. Dicken Wabash Oct. 21, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Mustered out with Regiment.
Assistant Surgeon
James R. Mills Huntington Oct. 21, 1861 Dec. 13, 1861 Died at Helena, Ark., Feb. 8, '63
William J. Stewart Camden July 24, 1862 July 24, 1862 Resigned Dec. 10, '62.
Thomas H. Crosby Bluffton Nov. 25, 1862 Dec. 25, 1862 Mustered out Dec. 21, '64; term expired.
David A Fitzgerald Indianapolis Jan'y 27, 1865 Died as Hospital Steward, Jan 1, '65
A Captain
John A. McLaughlin Indianapolis Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 2, 1861 Promoted Major.
Albert Moorhouse Indianapolis April 22, 1862 Aug. 10, 1862 Resigned Oct. 18, '62; re-ent'd ser. As Capt. In 9th Cav.
Elmore Y. Sturges Bluffton Oct. 19, 1862 Oct. 19, 1862 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Thomas Hough Indianapolis March 1, 1865 April 6, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
Albert Moorhouse Indianapolis Oct. 20, 1861 Nov. 2, 1861 Promoted Captain.
Sharpe Wisner Bluffton April 22, 1862 Aug. 10, 1862 Honorably discharged, Oct. 3, '64
Elmore Y. Sturges Bluffton Oct. 4, 1862 Oct. 4, 1862 Promoted Captain.
Eli Arnold Warren Oct. 19, 1862 Oct. 19, 1862 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Thomas Hough Indianapolis Jan. 1, 1865 Promoted Captain.
William H. Stober Murray March 1, 1865 April 6, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Nicholas Van Horn Tipton Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 2, 1861 Resigned April 12, '62.
Hiram Moorhouse Indianapolis April 22, 1862 Aug. 10, 1862 Resigned Oct. 30, '62
Thomas Hough Indianapolis Oct. 19, 1862 Oct. 19, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
John B. Lewis Reiffsburg July 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
B Captain
Lewis H. Goodwin Wabash Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 15, 1861 Promoted Major
Christian B. Rager North Manchester Oct. 22, 1862 Oct. 22, 1862 Mustered out Dec. 30, '64; term expired.
Freeman S. Church Wabash March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
William B. Henley Wabash Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 15, 1861 Transferred to Company "I"; promoted Captain
Christian B. Rager North Manchester April 1, 1862 April 1, 1862 Promoted Captain.
James F. Perry Wabash Oct. 22, 1862 Oct. 22, 1862 Killed at Champion Hills, May 16, '63
Henry Brown Wabash May 17, 1863 May 17, '63 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Freeman S. Church Wabash Jan. 1, 1865 Promoted Captain.
Michael Cook Liberty Mills March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Christian B. Rager North Manchester Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 15, 1861 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
James F. Perry Wabash April 1, 1862 April 1, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
George W. Cole North Manchester Oct. 22, 1862 Oct. 22, 1862 Killed at Champion Hills, May 16, '63
John B. Shuler North Manchester May 17, 1863 May 17, 1863 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Zerah C. Porter Wabash July 1, 1865 Mustered out as Sergeant with Regiment.
C Captain
Esaias Dailey Decatur Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 29, 1861 Resigned Feb. 5, '62
Byron H. Dent Decatur Feb. 20, 1862 Feb. 3, 1862 Resigned April 12, '62
Austin Crabbs Decatur May 1, 1862 May 1, 1862 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Ira A. Blossom Decatur March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
Byron H. Dent Decatur Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 29, 1861 Promoted Captain.
Austin Crabbs Decatur April 1, 1862 Feb. 2, 1862 Promoted Captain.
Horation G.P. Jennings Lafayette May 1, 1862 May 5, 18621 Mustered out Dec. 22, '64; term expired.
Ira A. Blossom Decatur Jan. 1, 1865 Promoted Captain.
John T. Weimer Decatur March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Henry C. Weimer Decatur Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 29, 1861 Died at Bardstown, Ky., Feb. 18, '62
Calvin D. Hart Decatur April 1, 1862 Feb. 19, 1862 Resigned Oct. 18, '62
William A. Dailey Decatur Oct. 19, 1862 Oct. 19, 1862 Resigned Oct. 23, '64
Jacob Lenhart Decatur July 1, 1865 Mustered out as Sergeant with Regiment.
D Captain
James B. Bruner Wabash Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 15, 1861 Promoted Lieut. Colonel 130th Regiment.
Tighlman J. Siling North Manchester March 1, 1864 March 1, 1864 Mustered out Dec. 31, 64; term expired.
Elias M Rager North Manchester March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
Tighlman J. Siling North Manchester Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 15, 1861 Promoted Captain.
Edward T. Dain Indianapolis March 1, 1864 March 1, 1864 Mustered out Dec. 29, 1864; term expired.
Elias M Rager North Manchester Jan. 1, 1865 Promoted Captain.
John A. McGinnis Ashboro March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Conrad H. Lines Ashland Oct. 10, 1861 Nov. 15, 1861 Resigned Jan. 28, '62
Edward T. Dain Indianapolis April 1, 1862 April 1, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
William F. Dailey Laketon March 1, 1864 March 30, 1864 Mustered out Dec. 31, 64; term expired.
Theodore Hutchins Wabash July 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
E Captain
Jacob Wintrode Antioch Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Mustered out Dec. 15, 1864; term expired.
Benjamin W. Payton Roanoke March 1, 1865 April 11, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
John Swaidner Roanoke Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Resigned July 26, 1863
Sherman L. Bullard Fort Wayne July 27, 1863 Nov. 12, 1863 Mustered out Dec. 30, 64; term expired.
Benjamin W. Payton Roanoke Jan. 1, 1865 Promoted Captain.
Sylvester W. Snodgrass Antioch March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Elijah Snowden Antioch Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Resigned Nov 17, '62
Sherman L. Bullard Fort Wayne Nov. 18, 1862 Nov. 17, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
Jacob W. Hart Roanoke July 27, 1863 Promoted 1st Lieutenant in 93rd Colored Regiment.
Benjamin W. Payton Roanoke March 1, 1864 March 1, 1864 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
Samuel W. Stirk Fort Wayne July 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
F Captain
Sextus H. Shearer Huntington Oct. 10, 1861 Dec. 3, 1861 Promoted Major
Jefferson F. Slusser Huntington Feb. 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
Silas S. Hall Huntington Oct. 10, 1861 Dec. 3, 1861 Resigned May 17, '62
Aurelius S. Purviance Huntington May 18, 1862 Dec. 28, 1862 Resigned Feb. 6, '63; re-entered service as 1st. Lieut. In 130th Regiment.
James A. Johnston Huntington Feb. 7, 1863 Feb. 8, 1863 Died Feb. 14, '64
Daniel G. Beaver Huntington March 1, 1864 March 30, 1864 Mustered out Dec. 30, 64; term expired.
Jefferson F. Slusser Huntington Jan. 9, 1865 March 10, 1865 Promoted Captain.
John Whitestine Huntington Feb. 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Aurelius S. Purviance Huntington Oct. 10, 1861 Dec. 3, 1861 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
James A. Johnston Huntington May 18, 1862 Dec. 28, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
Daniel G. Beaver Huntington Feb. 7, 1863 Feb. 9, 1863 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
Jefferson F. Slusser Huntington March 1, 1864 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
Jeremiah DeChant Huntington Feb. 18, 1865 Not mustered.
Asa Whitestine Huntington July 1, 1865 Mustered out as Sergeant with Regiment.
G Captain
John T. Robinson Anderson Oct. 10, 1861 Dec. 9, 1861 Resigned Feb. 2, '63
John F. Eglin Anderson Feb. 3. 1863 Feb. 2, 1863 Resigned July 31, '63
William R. Myers Anderson Aug. 1, 1863 Nov. 15, 1863 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Henry M. Vinyard Anderson March 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Lieut. with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
John F. Eglin Anderson Oct. 10, 1861 Dec. 9, 1861 Promoted Captain.
William R. Myers Anderson Feb. 3. 1863 Feb. 2. 1863 Promoted Captain.
Henry M. Vinyard Anderson March 1, 1864 March 30, 1864 Promoted Captain.
Willet E. Bird Miami March 1, 1865 Mustered out as Sergeant with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
William Woodbeck Huntington Oct. 10, 1861 Dec. 9, 1861 Resigned June 24, '62
William R. Myers Anderson June 25, 1862 Jan. 24, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
Robert N. Harding Indianapolis Feb. 3, 1863 Feb. 2, 1863 Promoted Captain Co. "K."
John Auspach Huntington July 30, 1863 Not mustered.
John Wyman Anderson July 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
H Captain
Samuel J. Keller Bluffton Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Mustered out Dec. 15, '64.
John Spake Bluffton March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
George H. Brinkerhoff Huntington Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Mustered out Dec. 15, '64.
John Spake Bluffton Sept. 16, 1864 March 10, 1865 Promoted Captain.
Samuel Wisner Bluffton March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
James Gordon Bluffton Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Mustered out Dec. 15, '64.
Oliver Karnes Bluffton July 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
I Captain
Joshua W. Bowersock Laketon Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 12, 1861 Resigned Feb. 6, '62
William M. Henley Wabash April 1, 1862 April 5, 1862 Mustered out Dec. 29, '64; term expired.
David S. Bender Laketon March 1, 1865 April 9, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
John Emory Ashland Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 12, 1861 Resigned April 12, '62
John A. Martin North Manchester April 30, 1862 April 12, 1862 Died Dec. 15, '62
Hiram Lindsey Wabash Dec. 28, 1862 Dec. 28, 1862 Resigned Sept. 24, '63; re-entered service as Captain in 11th Cavalry
David S. Bender Laketon Jan. 1, 1864 March 30, 1864 Promoted Captain.
Robert S. Cox Laketon March 1, 1865 April 25, 1865 Mustered out with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Edward J. Williams Wabash Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 12, 1861 Resigned April 12, '62
Hiram Lindsey Wabash April 30, 1862 April 12, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant
David S. Bender Laketon Dec. 28, 1862 Dec. 28, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant.
Robert S. Cox Laketon Jan. 1, 1864 March 30, 1864 Promoted 1st Lieutenant.
Jacob Lines Wabash July 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
K Captain
Ellison C. Hill Tipton Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Resigned Feb. 27, '63; dismissed March 1, '63
Isaac M. Rumsey Tipton March 12, 1863 March 12, 1863 Died June 27, '63.
Robert N. Harding Indianapolis July 30, 1863 Nov. 19, 1863 Mustered out Dec. 31, '64; term expired.
Thomas Paul Tipton March 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Lieut. with Regiment.
First Lieutenant
William H. Hayford Tipton Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Honorablly discharged April 21, '64
Thomas Paul Tipton Sept. 1, 1864 Feb. 1, 1865 Promoted Captain.
James Evans Normanda March 1, 1865 Mustered out as 1st Sergeant with Regiment.
Second Lieutenant
Joseph A. McKinsey Normanda Oct. 10, 1861 Dec 13, 1861 Resigned May 12, '62
Thomas Paul Tipton May 13, 1862 May 13, 1862 Promoted 1st Lieutenant.
Peter Carey Duck Creek July 1, 1865 Mustered out as Sergeant with Regiment.
REGIMENTAL NON-COMMISIONED STAFF
Name and Rank Residence Date of Muster -1861 Remarks
Quartermaster Sergeant
Wallace, John R. .. Dec. 13 Promoted Captain U.S. Colored Troops
Commisary Sergeant
Lemen, Peter H. Anderson Dec. 13 Discharged Sept. 1, '62; disability
Sergeant Major
Jennings, Horation P. .. Dec. 13 Promoted 1st Lieutenant Company "C"
Hospital Steward
Vance, Mark T. .. Dec. 13 Died at Louisville, Ky., Feb. 26, '62
Source: Indiana Adjutant Generals Report
updated 06 Feb 2006