The Last Soldier Project

This page was last edited on 04/19/2014

Beginning in 2003, the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) embarked on the Last Soldier Project. The purpose of the project is to locate and appropriately mark the final resting place of the last Civil War Soldier buried in each county/parish and in each state of this great country.

The Last Soldier project is funded, in part, by the SUVCW's Monuments and Memorials Grant Fund and also by obtaining contributions of the citizens, local veteran organizations and governmental agencies.  For more information, please visit the SUVCW Last Soldier page.

PLEASE HELP!!  The Department of Indiana, SUVCW is currently seeking information on any Civil War soldier who may have been the last soldier buried in any of the 92 counties in Indiana.  If you know of or suspect a soldier who might have been the last burial in a particular county, please send an e-mail to the SUVCW Department of Indiana Web Host.  We will be listing on this web page all known or suspected Last Soldiers from each county, as we receive the information.

Last Soldiers of Indiana (if known) - Listed by County
Click on links, if available, to view additional information
If  blank, then no Last Soldier is known for that County

 

Adams

Allen (added 9/2/11)
Richard Gottlieb Foss, Private, Co. A, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry (12/4/1844 - 1/21/1945).  He is buried in the Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County Indiana.  See his two undated obituaries here and his Find-a-Grave listing here

Lt. John Townsend Young was reported, at the time of his death, to have been the last surviving Allen County Civil War veteran.  See: The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center Page and Lt. Young's Find-a-Grave page

Bartholomew 
Andrew Jackson Hunter, Private/Sergeant, Co. G, Sixth Indiana, also Co. D, 67th Indiana, and Co. H, 145th Indiana (4/12/1845 - 4/29/1941).  He is buried in the Newbern Cemetery, Clifty Township, Bartholomew County Indiana (See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inbhsuv/bartholomewlsoldier.htm).

Benton 
Blackford

Boone
Joseph Holmes, Co. F, 12th Indiana Volunteer Infantry(?) (1/3/1847 -  2/25/1938).  Buried in the Old Cemetery, Thorntown, Boone County Indiana (Click Here for Bio courtesy of Mary Blair Immel, and Click Here for more information).  Note: Joseph Holmes is probably not the Last Soldier of Boone County.  The Indianapolis Times, January 05, 1949 states that William Evans Whitnghill, was the second to the last Civil War Veteran to die. See Times, 01-05-1949 Page 11, Column 3.

Brown
 
Carroll 
George W. Beck, Private, Co. M, 1st Indiana Cavalry (10/23/1841 - 2/10/1942).  Buried in the Burlington Cemetery, Burlington, IN. Click Here to see a picture of his grave stone and Click Here to see a close up picture of the Last Soldier plaque.  Click Here to see a copy of an article that appeared in the Carroll County Comet Newspaper, October 15th, 2008.

Cass (added 1/16/10)
William A. Ziegler, Corporal, Co. E, 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (8/17/1846 - 3/12/1942).  Buried in Mt. Hop Cemetery, Logansport, Cass County Indiana.  Click Here to see his newspaper obituary and picture, and Click Here for more grave pictures, and Click Here for his Find-a-Grave listing.

Clark 
Clay
 
Clinton
Cyrus Clark, Sergeant, Co. C, 10th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (4/18/1840 - 7/22/1939).  Member of the Stone River GAR Post No. 65, Frankfort, IN.  Buried in the Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton County Indiana.  Click Here to see his newspaper obituaries and picture, and Click Here for his Find-a-Grave listing

Crawford

Daviess
William W. McNeeley, Private, Co. G, 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (6/27/1846 - 5/30/1942).  Buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Daviess County, Odon, Indiana (See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inbhsuv/daviesslsoldier.htm).  See his Find-a-Grave page here

Dearborn
Edmond Jameson, Private, Co. F, 149th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (2/6/1848 - 3/25/1942).  Buried in Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn County Indiana (See also: Find a Grave Listing).

Decatur
James N. Annis, Corporal, Co. G, 18th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (10/16/1844 - 2/8/1937).  Member of the Pap Thomas GAR Post No. 5, Greensburg, IN.  Buried in the South Park Cemetery, Greensburg, Decatur County Indiana (See also: His Find a Grave Listing).

DeKalb
William H. Stafford, Private, Co. D, 118th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and Corporal, Co. C 30th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1/16/1847 - 5/25/1939).  Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn, DeKalb County Indiana (See: http://www.ingenweb.org/indekalb/obits/wstaffordobit.htm and Find a Grave Listing)

Delaware
George H. Robinson, Private, 1st West Virginia Light Artillery, Battery H (5/25/1846 - 8/30/1942).  Buried in Beech Grove Cemetery, Delaware County, Muncie, Indiana.  Member of the Williams Post # 78 GAR of Muncie. (See: http://suvcw.org/in/grobinson.htm).  See his Find-a-Grave page here.

Dubois 
Elkhart

Fayette
Joseph Taggart Hubbell, Private, Co. D, 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (9/26/1845 - 6/?/1941).  Buried in the Everton Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayette County Indiana (See: http://scican.net/~ptjones/stones.html).  See his Find-a-Grave page here.
 
Floyd
Fountain

Franklin
Herman Hilbert, Private, Co. B, 35th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (9/14/1845 - 4/4/1937).  Buried in the St. Peter Catholic Cemetery, Highland Township, Franklin County Indiana (Click Here for His Obit from the Brookville Democrat, 4/8/1937, pp 1, 4 and Here for a Picture of His Gravestone, and Click Here for the Find a Grave Link). Note: William Hall was the last living Union Civil War Veteran from Franklin County, but he died in December 1937 at the Dayton Ohio Veterans Home and was interred there.

Fulton (added 4/19/14)
John H Shelton, Private, Co. B, 142nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1847-4/8/942). Buried in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, Fulton County Indiana, Section 10, Row 8.  (Click Here for His Find a Grave Link).

 
Gibson
 
Grant
John C. Adams, Private, Co. C, 17th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry (8/17/1847 - 2/17/1949).  Buried at Riverside Cemetery, Gas City, IN.  Member of the Magnolia GAR Post No. 409, Jonesboro, Grant County Indiana.  Last Living Indiana Union Civil War Veteran (See: http://suvcw.org/in/JCAdams.html).  See his Find-a-Grave page here.
 
Greene
George W. Halstead, Co. E, 43rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (11/20/1847 - 1/16/1942).  Buried in the Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Greene County, Lyons Indiana (Click Here for More Information, and Here for His Obituary)

Hamilton (added 12/21/09)
Richard Denny, Private, Co A, 101st Indiana Volunteer Infantry (Died 6/27/1943 at 102 years of age).  Buried in Cicero Cemetery, Cicero, Hamilton County Indiana (Click here for the Find a Grave Link).

Hancock (added 7/30/11)
Francis M. Hanes, Corporal, Co. B, 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1843 - 5/??/1937) Died at age of 94.  Member of the George H. Thomas GAR Post No. 17 in Indianapolis, IN. Buried in the New Palestine Cemetery, New Palestine, Hancock County Indiana.  Click Here for His Find-a-Grave Listing

Harrison (added 10/14/09)
George Parker, Private, Co. G, 124th USCT (2/25/1837 - 2/17/1941).  Buried in the Collins Chapel Cemetery, Boone Township, Harrison County Indiana.  (Click Here for His Obituary, and Here for His 100th Birthday Newspaper Article, with Picture).  See also: Find-A-Grave Link

Hendricks
Sylvanus Mabe, Private, Co. C, 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (5/31/1844 - 6/30/1940).  Buried in the Clayton West Cemetery, Liberty Township, Hendricks County Indiana (See:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~inbhsuv/hendrickslsoldier.htm
)
See his Find-a-Grave page here.

Henry
Joseph Smith, 5th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (3/7/1846 - 12/23/1940).  Buried at Batson's Cemetery (See: http://www.hcgs.net/civil.html
http://www.hcgs.net/josmith2.html, and http://www.hcgs.net/photos004.html).

Howard
Gordon Williams, Unassigned Pennsylvania Volunteers (3/5/1848 - 3/27/1943).  Buried in the Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Center Township, Howard County Indiana.  Member of the Thomas J. Harrison GAR Post # 30 in Kokomo. (See: http://suvcw.org/in/gwilliams.htm)

Huntington 
Jackson 
Jasper 
Jay 

Jefferson (added 4/19/14)
John W. Nichols, Private, Co. B, 3rd Indiana Cavalry (5/7/1843-5/9/1941). Buried in the Fairmount Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County Indiana (Click Here to See His Find a Grave Page).

Jennings (added 12/14/13)
John H. Waggoner, Private, Co. G, 67th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1843 - 6/30/1940) (note: listed in roster as John Wagner). Buried in the Coffee Creek Christian Church Cemetery, Paris Crossing, Jennings County Indiana (Click Here to See His Obituary).  See also Find-A-Grave  Link
 
Johnson
William C. Kerr, Private, Co. E, 27th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, also Co. C, 39th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (6/4/1840 - 11/4/1941).  Buried in the Hamner Cemetery, Blue River Township, Johnson County Indiana (See: http://www.rootsweb.com/~inbhsuv/johnsonlsoldier.htm).

Knox (added 12/28/09)
Alexander Columbus Bowen, Corporal, Co. H, 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry (8/23/1843 - 12/31/1940).  Buried in the Freelandville Christian Church Cemetery, Freelandville, Knox County Indiana (Click Here to See His Obituary).  See also Find-A-Grave Link
 
Kosciusko 
Isaac W. Sharp, Private, Co. G, 1st Ohio Cavalry (3/9/1848 - 11/10/1946).  Buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, Block 78, Lot 5
Two term Dept. of IN Commander from GAR Post #114, Warsaw, IN and elected Commander-in-Chief in 1944 (See: http://suvcw.org/garcinc/iwsharp.htm).

Lagrange 

Lake (added 3/16/12)
John Randall Taylor, Private, Co. G, 12th Indiana Cavalry (1843 - 11/??/1941).  Buried in the Creston Cemetery, Lowell, Lake County Indiana.  See also Find-A-Grave Link
 
LaPorte 
Benjamin F. Kimbrel, Private, Co. H, 66th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (10/16/1844 - 12/27/1944).  Buried in the Westville Cemetery, New Durham Township, LaPorte County Indiana, Lot 238, Row 9, Grave 7 (in Memorial Section).  Note: The Rev. George R. Streeter, also a Civil War veteran, died three days prior to Benjamin Kimbrel and is buried in the Springville Cemetery, Springfield Township, LaPorte County Indiana (Click here for Newspaper Article about Mr. Kimbrel, Click Here for More Information on Both of These Veterans, Click Here for the Find a Grave Link for Benjamin F. Kimbrel and Click Here for the Find a Grave Link for Rev. George R. Streeter).  A picture of Benjamin Kimbrel can be found on the following page: http://www.westville-history.com/peoplepics.htm

Lawrence

Madison (added 1/24/12)
Levi P. Keltner, Private, Co. K, 12th Ohio Calvary (4/3/1844 - 12/8/1942). Last surviving member of the Major May GAR Post #244, Anderson, Indiana.  Buried in the Maplewood (East Maplewood) Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County Indiana.  Click Here to See His Obituary from the Anderson Daily Bulletin, p1 (12/8/1942) and Click Here for His Find-a-Grave Page
 
Marion (added 1/3/10)
Oscar N. Wilmington, First Lieutenant, 57th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1845 - 4/7/1944).  Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Marion County, Indianapolis Indiana, Section 60, Lot 1120.  Click Here to See His Obituary and Click Here for His Find-a-Grave Page.

Marshall
John F. Cromley, Private, Co. H, 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (12/17/1844 - 3/10/1941).  Buried in the Culver Masonic Cemetery, Culver Township, Marshall County Indiana.

Martin

Miami (added 1/24/11)
William J. Rennaker, Private, Co. A, 25th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (7/28/1846 - 1/12/1940).  Buried in the Converse City Cemetery, Converse, Grant County Indiana.  Click Here to See His Bio

Monroe 
Montgomery
 
Morgan
John W. Musser, Co. F, 132nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (7/14/1847 - 3/29/1938).  Buried in the IOOF Cemetery, Waverly, Morgan County Indiana. (Note: This entry needs to be verified with additional information via obits, military records, etc.)

Newton
John Calvin Sarver, Private, Co. E, 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (2/22/1843 - 11/23/1941).  He served from 8/14/1862 to 6/5/1865.  Buried in the Prairie Vine Cemetery, Washington Township, Newton County, Indiana.  Click here to see his obit from the 11/27/1941 Morocco Courier Newspaper(?).  Also Click here for the Find-A-Grave link

Noble 
Ohio 
Orange 
Owen 
Parke
 
Perry (added 11/11/11)
John L. Hicks, Private, Co. G, 53rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1843-1930).  Buried in the Hicks Family Cemetery, Anderson Township, Perry County Indiana. Click here to see his Find-a-Grave page.

Pike

Porter
Jacob Mooker, Private, Co H, 128th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (7/3/1842 - 10/10/1941).  Member of the Chaplain Brown Post #106 Grand Army of the Republic, Valparaiso, Indiana.  Buried in the Kimball Cemetery, Liberty Township, Porter County Indiana.  See his Find-a Grave page here.
 

Posey
 
Pulaski
Newton Stewart, Private, Co. B, 87th Indiana Volunteer Infantry ( 6/22/1844 - 5/16/1941).  Buried in the Star City Cemetery, Star City, Van Buren Township, Pulaski County Indiana.
  Private Stewart was born in Ohio, June 22, 1844 and came to Pulaski County in 1847. He was wounded at Chickamauga Sep. 19, 1863 (on the forehead, according to the 1894 veterans enrollment) and was discharged June 25, 1865 in Washington, D. C. He lived in Pulaski County until his death, May 16, 1941.  He was a member of the Fahler G.A.R. Post 397, serving as commander for two years. This post was in existence from 1885-1915, reorganized in 1903. After its disbandment he joined the G.A.R. Post in Logansport, Cass County, IN (see his 5/22/1941 obituary from the Pulaski County Democrat Newspaper here and see his Find a Grave listing here)

Putnam
 
Randolph 
David S. Moist, Sergeant, 7th Indiana Cavalry (9/18/1844 - 1/15/1946).  Buried in the Union City Cemetery, Union City, Randolph County Indiana. (See his 1/16/1946 obituary from the Palladium-Item here).  See his Find-a-Grave page here.

Ripley 
Rush

St. Joseph
Meltire M. Morse, Private, Co. F, 63rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry.  Died 10/27/1941.  Member of the Auten Post No. 8 Grand Army of the Republic, South Bend Indiana.  Buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Portage Township, St. Joseph County Indiana.

Scott 
Shelby
Spencer

Starke
William Wallace Garner, Private, Co. D, 29th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (10/30/1847 - 10/11/1940).  Buried in Knox Cemetery, Starke County Indiana.

Steuben
 
Sullivan (added 7/30/11)
George Samuel Blakeman, Private, Co. D, 54th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (1/11849 - 2/25/1942).  Buried in Booker Cemetery, Sullivan County Indiana.  Click Here for His Find-a-Grave Listing
 
Switzerland

Tippecanoe
John Ephraim Rishel, Co. C, 10th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (3/22/1845 - 3/4/1940).  Member and past Commander of the Logan-Taylor GAR post of Lafayette, IN.  Buried in Spring Valley Cemetery, Tippecanoe County, Lafayette Indiana (Click Here for John Rishel's bio and Click Here for more info).

Tipton
 
Union
Alexander P. Cook, Private, Co. D, 9th Indiana Cavalry (3/14/1847 - 6/3/1940).  Buried in the Salem Cemetery, Liberty, Union County Indiana. (See his June 1940 newspaper obituary here).

Vanderburgh 
Vermillion 
Vigo 
Wabash 
Warren 
Warrick 
Washington

Wayne
William C. Walls, Private, Co. K, 124th Indiana Volunteer Infantry (1845 - 12/8/1941).  Buried in Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, Wayne County Indiana.
(See his 12/9/1941 obituary from the Palladium-Item here)

Wells 
White 
Whitley


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