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Dec 28

Postcard from Pearl Brewster

Today, an old picture postcard of students in front of a school that was likely located in rural Adams County, Indiana, over 100 years ago. The postcard is postmarked Geneva, Indiana, and is dated February 19. Unfortunately, I cannot read the year of the postmark. It is addressed to: Mrs. Emily Reid 610 West Water …

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Jun 06

Co. E, 89th Indiana Voluntary Infantry Roster

Last week I told about Hallot Bryan’s Civil War service. He served in Company E of the 89th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and died of dysentery on 13 September 1863 in Memphis, Tennessee. Hallot is buried in Memphis National Cemetery. Company E of the 89th Indiana Infantry was organized at Indianapolis and mustered in 28 August 1862. …

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May 30

Private Hallot Bryan in the Civil War

Hallot Bryan, son of Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan, was born about 1836 in Fairfield County, Ohio. After moving several times the family settled down in Jay County, Indiana, where Hallot maintained the family farm after his father passed away in 1854. Hallot was the brother of my great-great-great-grandfather John Bryan, the paternal side of my …

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May 27

Tombstone Tuesday–Hallot Bryan

This is the tombstone of Hallot Bryan, located in Section C, site 2740, Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee. The marker is inscribed: HALLOT BRYAN Co. E 89 Ind Inf September 13, 1863 Hallot Bryan was the fifth of seven known children born to Peter and Mary (Huey) Bryan, born about 1835 in Fairfield County, Ohio. …

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May 24

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, traditionally marks the beginning of summer. But the true meaning of the holiday is much more than that. Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War and began as a way to remember and honor both Union and Confederate soldiers who were killed in battle. Memorial Day was officially …

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