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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John Meek

(1829 - 1864)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He served in the Mexican War (1846-47) in Company G, 3rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was seriously wounded in action at Buena Vista on 23 February 1847. On 31 March 1862, by then a 33 year old farmer in Jennings County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given, and Sergeant on 25 June.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He convicted by court martial of striking an officer in November 1862, fined, and reduced to Private on 1 January 1863. He was mortally wounded in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864 and died the next day.

References & notes

Mexican service from Adjutant General Oran's Indiana in the Mexican War (1908) with Civil War Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Court martial details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1829; Jennings County, IN

Death

05/16/1864 Resaca, GA; burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 614  [AotW citation 18709]