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Both were very young when they enlisted. Pleasant Monroe was only 16 and John Dillehay was 18. Both were farmers who had their young lives disrupted by the war, Pleasant from Austin, Scott County, Indiana, John from McClean County, Kentucky. Both served in the Western Theater.† Both mustered into service during Bragg's Kentucky Campaign in the fall of 1862, Pleasant in the U.S. Volunteer Service, John in the Confederate Service. Both were present at the Battle of Perryville in Kentucky and the Battle of Stones River near Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on opposing sides. John Dillehay and Morgan's Raiders raided through the home counties in southern Indiana of many of the members of the 81st Indiana, including Pleasant Monroe. Pleasant was severely wounded and captured at Stones River. John was captured towards the end of Morgan's Indiana - Ohio Raid and was a prisoner for the rest of the war. Both Pleasant and John got married within a year after the war, raised large families, and got on with life.

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Major Edward Gustave Mathey - served in the Western Theater of the Civil War.† Commanded 81st Indiana through its last two decisive battles - Received the thanks of his fellow Hoosiers at War's End - Survived General Custer and the 7th Cavalry at Little Big Horn - Buried at Arlington National Cemetery as a Lt-Col. along with his wife and daughter - Connect with the Major and others from this web page.

 

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First Lieutenant William P. Crow - Company B, 6th Kentucky Cavalry, CSA. - Served in the Western Theater of the Civil War.† Captured at Keyger Creek near Cheshire, Ohio, towards the end of Morganís Great Indiana-Ohio Raid, along with most of the rest of the officers and men of the 6th Kentucky Cavalry - Depicted in the image on the left taken at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, according to the logo on the back of the photograph -† Connect with the Lieutenant† and others from this web page.

 

Many of Morganís officers, including Morgan himself were incarcerated in civilian prisons because they were viewed as common felons rather than prisoners-of-war.† Morganís men at Allegheny Prison, in the present city of Pittsburgh, were treated as celebrities.† They were given food and humane treatment, they were allowed to attend church services on the outside, and they were freely photographed by local photographers.† Military officials were not very happy with this situation, and they ensured that the prisoners† were soon transferred to prisons where they received the expected very harsh treatment, provided to prisoners-of-war on both sides.

 

 

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Mathey with the men of Company K, 7th Cavalry, well after the Battle of the Little Big Horn, are depicted in the image above.† His command presence should make it easy to pick him out.†

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View of Camp Parole, Maryland, near Annapolis, Prisoner Exchange Site for captured members of the

81st Indiana Volunteer Infantry and other northern regiments prior to

Grantís cancellation of Prisoner Exchange.

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