Henry Lindsey

Company I, 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Elgin Courier-News ~ ~ ~ ~ CARY CIVIL WAR VETERAN PASSES AWAY RECENTLY Cary, Jan. 16.-Henry Lindsey was born June 15.. 1847,, at Sandy Creek,, N.Y.., and departed this life at his home at Cary December 30, being 80 years., 6 months and 15 days of age. He was orphaned at an early age and came with friends to Cary as a pioneer settler. At the age of fifteen years he answered the call of his country and on August 14, 1862p he enlisted in Go.I. 95th Regiment of Ill- inois Volunteers,, under Capt. James Nish and served three years and was mustered out of service on May 31, 1865. He participated in some of the hardest fought engagements of th& rebellion, such as the siege of Vicksburg, battle of Champion Hillp the Red River campaign and the siege of Nashville. On his return from the was. he was united in marriage to Sophronia Cary and to this union two sons and one daughter were born on& son having died in ingancy. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved wife, bliisson, William Lindsey of Cary, his daughter, Mrs. Nettie Trout of Santa Marta, United atates of Colombia., South America,, a granddaughter, Mrs. Foy.L. Mentch of Cary., two grandsons, Arthur Lindsey of Joliets Glen Lindsey of Rockford, and other relatives and a host of griends. The funeral was hold Tuesday afternoon, January 3. from the home thence to the M.E. church, Rev. Barbary officiating. Mrs. Bainbridge and Mrs. Fulde, accompanied by Mrs. B.J. Zurlinden,, sang two appropriate selections. Intennent was in the family lot inn the Cary cemetery. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. George Crabtree of at. Charles., Mr. and Mrs. George Sprague and daughter, Mrs. Harry Russell of Ravenswood., Ill.,, H. Schuyler of Judson Ind.,, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Crabtree,, Mr. and Mrs. George Lindsey., Mrs. Martha Osgood of Crystal Lake and Mrs . Sam Hiner of Waukegan.

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Henry Lindsey joined the 95th IL Inf Vol. Co.I August 14th 1862 in Algonquin, IL. He was only 15 years old. He was reported as an orphan but did have a brother Austin Lindsey who serve in the same unit. He was born in Ellisburgh, N.Y. on the 15th of June 1847. His date of birth and location changed since he was only 15 when he entered the service. Served with the unit until mustered out in Greenville, LA May 25, 1865. He had been wounded at Spanish Fort near Mobile, AL and placed in the Sidgwick Hospital in New Orleans on March 27, 1865. He would return to Cary, IL and marry Susan Sophronia Cary the sister of his comrade in arms John Franklin Cary.

I will include this document with the many pictures and artifacts that I will provide. He was active with the GAR and went to many Reunions through the years. He lived to 80 years old dying on 30 Dec. 1927.

This is being submitted by: Dr William L. Baran 1327 E. Briarwood Terrace, Phoenix AZ. 85048 I am the husband to Lesley Mentch a descendant of William D. Cary.

See Henry's Discharge Papers, buttons, ribbons, and other miscellaneous artifacts in the ILGenWeb Scrapbook.


Submitted by William Baran

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