Ernst Scheumann wrote a letter in German dated October 17, 1864 from Camp Carrington, Indianapolis, Indiana. This was the largest of the 24 camps established during the war in the Indianapolis area, and was located between the Canal and Fall Creek near 15th and Missouri Streets. Ernst was born in Windheim, Germany, the son of Christina Wiebke and Conrad Scheumann. After the death of Conrad, Christina emigrated to America and married Frederick Christian Blomenberg and lived on the Blomenberg farm at Freidheim in Preble County, Indiana, southwest of Fort Wayne.
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Ernst Scheumann paid for a substitute and was granted a draft exemption, dated November 2, 1864 from Wabash, Indiana.
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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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Samuel Allmon served in the 75th Indiana Volunteers. Eli Allmon was a Sergeant and Color Bearer in the 69th Indiana Infantry Regiment. His Civil War record shows that he joined at Winchester July 25, 1862, as a Private, and was mustered into Company C of the 69th regiment at Indianapolis Aug. 19, 1862, for an enlistment of 3 years and was paid a bounty of $25 (was due another $75 at the end of his enlistment). He was 30 years old, 5' 11" in height, dark complexion and hair, gray eyes, born in Logan County, Ohio, and his occupation was carpenter. On June 30, 1863, he was promoted to Color Sergeant. His muster roll records show he was present for duty from January 1863 through April 1865. He may have been on leave from his unit in Nov. and Dec. 1862. "Was in the battle at Richmont Ky., Chickasaw Bluffs, Miss., Arkansas Post, Ark., Thompsons Hill, Miss., Champion Hill, Miss., Black River Bridge, Miss., Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., Siege of Jackson, Miss., and in the Red River Expedition, La., in the siege of Blakeley from the 2nd and in the charge on the 9th of April 1865." He was mustered out at Mobile, Ala., July 5, 1865
Aaron's bro. Samuel
Aaron's bro. Eli
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Schoenherr Gartin Family History | revised 1/6/2002 by Steve Schoenherr