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Cramer - Henry t.


Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol. II (New York: H. H. Hardesty, 1896), p. 1191.

Henry T. Cramer: Was born in Boone county, Ind., March 3, 1849, and was a son of Moses and Jane (Anderson) Cramer, both deceased. Mary C. Pennington, who became his wife Oct. 7, 1869, in his native county, was also born there April 18, 1849. She was a daughter of James S. and Catherine (Shannon) Pennington, parents both now deceased. To this marriage were born five children, in the order here given: George F., Myrtle C., Harry A., Frederick G. and Edna L. At the outbreak of the late Civil war, our subject was but a youth of 14 years and was employed on a farm; he was enrolled from Lebanon, Ind., as a private July 22, 1863, in Co. G, 116th Ind. V.I. He was honorably discharged March 1, 1864, at LaFayette, Ind., at expiration of time and re-enlisted the following month, at Lebanon, this time entering the ranks of Co. F, 135th Ind. V.I. His battle list includes the following: Blue Springs, Walkers Ford, Knoxville, Tazwell and Canny Branch; during his second enlistment, his s ervice consisted of guard and garrison duty in and around Chattanooga and Nashville. He was finally honorably discharged Sept. 22, 1864, at Indianapolis, Ind. His great-grandfather served in the Revolutionary War and his grandfather was in the War of 1812; he had six brothers in the late war: Jesse in 63d Ind. V.I., Robert in 86th Ind. V.I. was killed at Stone River, John in Co. G, 11th Ind. V.I., died during service February 1863, at St. Louis, James in Co. G, 11th Ind. V.I., Isaac in 11th Ind. V.I., and F. M. in 86th Ind. V. I. died at Stone River. His wife had three brothers in the army, Wm. was wounded at Mill Springs, John W., and George W., who was killed before Atlanta, all members of Co. I, 10th Ind. V.I. Comrade Cramer is a charter member of Waynetown Post, 345, he is a salesman and his residence is at Waynetown, Ind - thanks to Jeff S for this one :)
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