Aaron Allmon served in the 2nd Indiana Cavalry Regiment. His Volunteer Enlistment form shows that he joined at Indianapolis on Oct. 22, 1862, for a 3-year enlistment, born in Columbus County, Ohio, "aged twenty two years" (but was actually born in 1830 and later muster rolls record his age differently), with blue eyes, auburn hair, light complexion, 5' 7" in height. He was mustered into Company M, 2nd Indiana Cavary Regiment, at Indianapolis Nov. 4, 1862, with the rank of Private and was paid a bounty of $25. His occupation was listed as farmer. He may have been on leave until the end of December. His muster roll record shows he was present for duty from Jan. to Apr. 1863, was absent from May to Dec. 1863, "sick in hospital in Nashville" for 5 months (Aug., Sept., Oct., Dec. 1863 and Jan. 1864) due to "chronic diarrhea" and his character while in the hospital was noted as "good." he was "absent dismounted at Knoxville" in Feb. 1864. "Certificate furnished in lieu of lost discharge Aug. 14, 1864." He was "transferred to a Battalion of 2nd Regt. Indiana Cavalry by special field order No. 254 . . to Dept. Cumberland dated Sept. 14, '64 and by special field order No. 112 . . . Chief of Cavalry Dept. of the Cumberland dated Sept. 17, '64." He was present for duty from Sept. 1864 to his discharge July 22, 1865, at Nashville. "Daily duty Farrier for the Battalion" (a farrier was responsible for the full range of horse care). On discharge he was "charged with 1 sabre and belt, 1 Colt revolver retained." After Chickamauga in 1863, the 2nd Indiana marched with Sherman to Atlanta, was reorganized into a battalion of 4 companies in Sept. 1864, was at Cartersville September 20, Camp Creek September 30, against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama in October, moved to Louisville, Ky., to refit, pursuit of Lyon from
Paris, Ky., to Hopkinsville, Ky., December 6, 1864, to January 15, 1865, moved to Nashville until February, 1865, and at Waterloo, Ala., until March, with Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24, near
Scottsville and Selma April 2, near Hinton April 10, at Montgomery April 12, at Columbus Road, near Tuskegee, April 14, at West Point and near
Opelika April 16, capture of Macon April 20, duty at Macon and in the Dept. of Georgia until June. Moved to Nashville until the end of the war.
Aaron and Cath. Allmon
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