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Monday, February 7, 2011

Military Monday : Elisha Halley

I just received the Civil War Claim Records on my second great grand uncle. I was hoping to find out how he died in the civil war and where he was buried.

The record from the  War Department from the Adjutant General’s Office states:

“Elisha Halley was enrolled on the 15th day of Aug 1862, at Tipton, in Company C 101st Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, to serve three years. He mustered into service as a Private on the 6th day of September, 1862.”
“On the Muster Roll of Co. “C” of that Regiment, for the months of from muster in to April 30, 1863, he is reported present May and June 63 died June 18/63 at Nashville Tenn. Record of Death Interment reports him -died in Hospital No. 7 Nashville Tenn. June 19th 1863, which date is accepted as correct, of complications of pneumonia and diarrhea.”

The 19 is underlined so did he die on the 18th or 19th?

According to The Declaration For An Original Pension Of A Mother the date of the 18th is listed as his death date as in the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume VIII - 1861-1865.

Elisha was only 22 years old.

Elisha was the son of Israel and Sarah Halley. Israel and Sarah had eight children; two girls and six boys. Five of their boys fought in the Civil War, all but one came home.

I have yet to locate where he is buried, he is not buried in Indiana with family members nor could I find him buried in Nashville Tennessee. I was hoping that his place of burial would be on his Civil War records but it is not. There is only a death notice on him in the local paper but it does not give any details, just his name and a death date 18 June 1863.

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