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John F. Cheek born c.1840s Civil War Lt. Col.
Posted by: Jeffrey Lewis Williams (ID *****2700) Date: January 26, 2003 at 21:48:24
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I'm looking for any information on the genealogy of Civil War era Lt. Colonel John F. Cheek ... born circa 1840. Please email me at Thanks, Jeffrey Lewis Williams

"Cheek, John F., Lt. Colonel, Army of the Potomac, Left Grand Division, First Division, Second Brigade, 7th Indiana, Monday, March 24, 1862 "Our first day on the battle field last night. This morning they followed the enemy. Colonel Cheek and horse was shot from under him in the battle of yesterday." From "The Narrative of the Service of the Seventh Indiana Infantry in the War of Union."

Lt. Colonel John F. Cheek of Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana:
-Commissioned 27 Nov 1861, mustered in 3 Nov 1861
-Captain of Company D in Three Months Service
-Promoted to Major when regiment formed for 3 years service.
-Promoted Lt. Colonel November 3, 1861
-Resigned March 15, 1863

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