Captain William A. Dilley

  Captain William A. Dilley was born in Darke County, Ohio, January 7, 1840, and is the son of Arthur M. and Elizabeth (McInturf) Dilley, the former born in Ohio, December 27, 1814; the latter in Tennessee, July 29, 1816; they were married in Preble County, Ohio, December 27, 1835, and in 1842, moved to and settled in this (Morgan) county. Their family was Sarah J., William A., Martha A., Mary E., John W., Lucretia E., Elmira M., Oliver C., James M., and infant deceased.

  William A. Dilley enlisted April 20, 1861, in Company K, 70th Indiana Volunteers; served 3 months and re-enlisted August 15, 1861, in Company A, 33rd Indiana Volunteers. In January, 1863, he was made Orderly Sergeant and in February, 1864, again re-enlisted.

In April, 1864, he married Lucy A., daughter of Stephen L. and Maria A. Dane. In November, 1864, he was promoted First Lieutenant, and March, 1865, Captain of Company A, 33rd Indiana Volunteers, and served as such until July 21, 1865.

  Mr. Dilley saw considerable service: he was wounded in the left ankle at Thompson's Station, March 5, 1863, and was also a prisoner in the famous "Libby" for one month. In 1866, he settled on his present farm, which he sold and moved to Wilson County, Kansas., but returned and repurchased his farm in 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Dilley have five children--Augustus M. (deceased), Minnie V., Effie M., Pearl M., and Ruby. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

This information was taken from the webpage of the Morgan History and Genealogical Society. "Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana Historical and Biographical", Charles Blanchard, Editor, Chicago; F. A. Battey and Co., Publishers, 1884. Data entry Volunteer: Diana Flynn.







Captain Samuel Elza DeWeese

Samuel Elza DeWeese was in the 70th, but I didn't know he had enlisted as a recruit in Company D... (along with his brother, Leander DeWeese).

He was mustered out of the 70th in Washington DC, as a one-armed, Captain. His application for pension stated he had lost his left arm during an accidental discharge while gunning during the war. Captain Samuel Elza DeWeese is also chronicled in the History of Lincoln County Oklahoma. He was one of the first white settlers in Kickapoo Camp Oklahoma Territory. His son, Orel, was the first white child born in the Kickapoo Indian Nation, Oklahoma. He later was appointed the Postmaster of Wellston, Oklahoma, by President Benjamin Harrison.

Information provided by Allen K. Neighbors










Private Vardaman Fletcher

Private Fletcher served in the Mexican-American War and in the War to Save the Nation. He enlisted in the 70th Indiana Regiment, Company D, in 1862. In 1864 he was wounded in the battle of Resaca, Georgia and was discharged from service. Vardaman was born c.1825, died in 1893, and is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery which is located in Hall, Indiana. He was the son of Isaac Fletcher and grandson of Vardaman Fletcher of southwestern Virginia.

Information provided by Mark Fletcher, great, great, grandson of Vardaman Fletcher