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Where are these 3rd Indiana Cavalry photos?
Posted by: Eloine Chesnut (ID *****5070) Date: November 09, 2009 at 16:03:07
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I have seen very few photos of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry. If you have pictures filed away somewhere I would like very much to see them. Where are the photos mentioned in the following Vevay Reveille newspaper article?

http://www.switzerland.k12.in.us/VevayNewspapers/1890/18900424/R024P353.TIF
1890Apr24 Vevay Reveille p.4,col.2

"E. H. Martin, who was Captain of Co. C, 3rd Ind Cav, resides in Cincinnati, and is employed in a cigar factory in that city. Recently he met John G. Long (who was soldier in his company.) in Cincinnati, and said to him that he (Martin) was now old, feeble, and in poor health, and that he might not live much longer, that he had photographs taken during the war, of many of his comrades, and that their relatives would probably treasure them, and gave him the photographs of the following soldiers of 3rd Cavalry: Benjamin Bledsoe, Co. C, killed on Wilsons's Raid; Maj Charles Lemmons, Killed at Gettysburg; Eugene Myers, Sergeant Co. C, died in Kansas since the war; Henry B. Sparks, Co. C, now residing near Rising Sun; Lieut. Wm. W. Long, Co. C, now residing at Franklin, Ind.; Capt. B.F. Gilbert, Co. A, now residing at Carrsville, Ky.; Maj. William Patton, died in Vevay since the war. Also photographs of Maj. McClure, Lieut. Shanon and Capt. Thompson, which Mr. Long delivered to Maj. McClure. Capt. Thompson is dead, but his widow is residing in California, and Maj. McClure will send the photograph to her. Maj. Lemmon wore the same uniform at the battle of Gettysburg he wore when the photograph was taken, including hat. On the hat was small metal sabres, and the ball which killed him, entered between the sabres, striking him in the forehead."

Eloine Patton Chesnut
eloinec@comcast.net



       


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