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SOURCE: "1850 United States Federal Census",
Name: Lorenzo Martin
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1850: Otter Creek, Ripley, Indiana
Gender: Male
Family Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
James Martin 73 (1777), Virginia
Nancy Martin 66 (1784), Kentucky
William Martin 28 (1822), Kentucky
Lorenzo Martin 6 (1844), Ohio
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Otter Creek, Ripley, Indiana; Roll: M432_169; Page: 353A; Image: 333.
Source Information: 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch."


1860 U.S. Federal Census locates Lorenzo in Otter Creek Township, Ripley County, Indiana
SOURCE: "U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Lorenzo Martin
Residence: Holton, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 10 October 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Indiana
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company K, Indiana 6th Infantry Regiment on 10 October 1861.
Mustered out: 22 September 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Sources: Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana
Source Information:Historical Data Systems, comp.. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, Utah, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, Massachusetts from the following list of works.
Copyright 1997-2009
Historical Data Systems, Inc.
PO Box 35
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02331.
Description: This database is a compilation of military records (including state rosters, pension records, and regimental histories) of individual soldiers who served in the United States Civil War."

SOURCE: Soldiers and Sailors Database
NOTE: He is the only Lorenzo Martin listed in the Civil War in an Indiana Regiment.
LORENZO D. MARTIN (First_Last Name)
Regiment Name: 6th Indiana Infantry
Side: Union
Company: K
Soldier's Rank_In: Private
Soldier's Rank_Out: Private
Alternate Name: Lorenzo/Martin
Film Number: M540
roll: 47
UNION INDIANA VOLUNTEERS 6thRegiment, Indiana Infantry
  • Regiment organized at Madison, Indiana
  • Mustered in September 20, 1861.
  • Ordered to Louisville, Kentucky,  ... September 20.
  • Duty at Muldraugh's Hill till ... October 14.
  • Moved to Nolin River, Kentucky ... Duty at Bacon Creek and Green River till February, 1862.
  • Attached to 1st Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, Kentucky, October-November, 1861.
  • 4th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861.
  • 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862.
  • 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863.
  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to September, 1864.
  • "DIARY of 6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, 1861 - 1864 :

  • March to Nashville, Tennessee, February 14-March 3, 1862.
  • March to Duck River, thence to Savannah, Tennessee, March 16-April 6.
  • Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6-7.
  • Advance on and siege of Corinth, Mississippi, April 29-May 30.
  • Duty at Corinth till June 10.
  • March to Iuka, Mississippi, thence to Tuscumbia, Florence, Huntsville and Stevenson, Alabama, June 10-July 5.
  • Expedition to Tullahoma July 14-18.
  • March to Pelham July 24,
  • Thence to Altamont August 28.
  • Reconnoissance toward Sequatchie Valley August 29-30.
  • March to Louisville, Kentucky, in pursuit of Bragg, August 30-September 26.
  • Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky, October 1-15.
  • March to Nashville, Tennesse, October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26.
  • Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30
  • Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862 , and January 1-3, 1863.
  • Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7.
  • Liberty Gap June 24-27
  • (Guard Ammunition Trains through Liberty Gap.) Occupation of Middle,Tennessee, till August 16.
  • Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.
  • Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20.
  • Siege of Chattanooga, Tennesse, September 24-November 23.
  • Reopening Tennessee River, October 26-29.
  • Brown's Ferry, October 27
  • Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign, November 23-27
  • Orchard Knob, November 23-24
  • Mission Ridge, November 25
  • March to relief of Knoxville, Tennesse, November 28-December 8
  • Operations in East Tennessee,December, 1863, to April, 1864
  • Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign, May 1 to August 22
  • Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, May 8-13
  • Battle of Resaca, May 14-15
  • Adairsville, May 17
  • Near Kingston, May 18-19
  • Near Cassville, May 19,
  • Advance on Dallas, May 22-25
  • Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5
  • Pickett's Mills, May 27
  • Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain, June 10-July 2
  • Pine Hill, June 11-14
  • Lost Mountain, June 15-17
  • Assault on Kenesaw, June 27
  • Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4
  • Chattahoochie River, July 5-17
  • Pace's Ferry, July 5
  • Peach Tree Creek, July 19-20
  • Siege of Atlanta, July 22-August 22
  • Ordered to Chattanooga, Tennesse, August 22
  • Mustered out, September 22, 1864 Expiration of term.

  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment:
    lost during service 9 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 140 Enlisted men by disease.
    Total 267."
    SOURCE: "In the Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941:
    Name: Catharine O'Neal
    Spouse Name: Lorenzo D. Martin
    Marriage Date: 31 Dec 1865
    Marriage County: Jennings
    Source Title 1: Jennings County Indiana
    Source Title 2: Marriages 1837 - May 1866 Books 3 - 6
    Source Title 3: Part I Grooms Part II Brides Compiled by Ruth Slev
    Book: 6
    OS Page: 495"
    In the 1870 United States Federal Census:

    Name | Home in 1870 | (City, County, State) | Estimated Birth Year | Birthplace | Race | Gender

    • Lorenzo Martin Otter Creek, Ripley, Indiana abt 1844 Ohio White Male
    • Catharine Martin Otter Creek, Ripley, Indiana abt 1844 Indiana White Female
    • William H Martin Otter Creek, Ripley, Indiana abt 1859 Indiana White Male
    1880 United States Census In Indiana
    Household Record;
    Lorenzo D. MARTIN Self Married Male White 36 Ohio Farming Ohio Ohio
    Catharine MARTIN Wife Married Female White 36 Indiana Keeping House Indiana Indiana
    Emmazetti MARTIN Daughter Single Female White 9 Indiana Ohio Indiana
    John MARTIN Son Single Male White 7 Indiana Ohio Indiana
    Source Information:
    Census Place: Otter Creek, Ripley, Indiana
    Family History Library Film 1254308
    NA Film Number: T9-0308
    Page Number 492D