47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Soldier Obituary 1939

Click to enlarge – a paternal gr-grandfather, from the same county (Wells), served with this man in the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Click photo above to enlarge.

A letter home from the same William Enyeart discussing battles and conditions can be read here.

An excerpt follows:

April the 7, 1863
missispia we ar About Four Miels From black river in rear of Vicksburg and we had A big
batele on the First Day of May at Chickswa bluf and it was a harder Fite then the Shilow or
the Pea rig batele and the forty Seventh was in the hotest place in the batel the tride to flank
us and we had to Fite our way out The bales and Grape Flue round us as thick as hail and
we Fough all Day mor or Les the Last round we had we Fought Two ours and A half Stude
fine Fast as they bold the rebes had about Fifteen thousand Men and born out with About
Five thousand we wr Lyin in A very nice place

More on the history of the 47th can be found on this great website.

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One response to “47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Soldier Obituary 1939

  1. Linda Shafer

    Looking for a possible “GROUP” photo of the 47th Infantry “volunteer, company F” from Huntington, Indiana. Any leads towards this would be greatly appreciated. I’m tracing my family tree, and my great-grandfather Daniel F. Shafer was a volunteer in that Infantry. Thank you.

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