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Federal (USV)

Private

Alonzo Olmstead

(1840 - 1933)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Jackson County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was courtmartialed in January 1864 for being intoxicated on guard duty and was fined. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864, was promoted to Corporal on 23 April, and transferred to Company I, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta, GA. He consolidated into Company A, 33rd Indiana Infantry in Washington, DC on 8 June 1865 and mustered out in Louisville, KY on 21 July.

After the War

He returned to Indiana, and was in the lumber business and made barrel staves. He moved his family to a farm in Meeker County, Minnesota in 1879, and was there for the rest of his life. He died at home in Litchfield at age 93.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

01/08/1840; Jackson County, IN

Death

03/02/1933 Litchfield, MN; burial in Litchfield Cemetery, Litchfield, MN

Notes

1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, pg. 609  [AotW citation 18714]