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Henry E. Luther
Pvt. Henry E. Luther, Co. G, 7th Indiana Cavalry; died 01 Dec 1875; ~29 years of age.

Henry E. Luther enlisted as a Private on 05Sept1863.

He was mustered into Company G, 7th Indiana Cavalry, on 05Sept1863.

His period of service is unknown at this time; ie, Historical Data Systems, Inc., reports: "date and method of discharge not given".

HE Luther was still in the 7th Indiana Cavalry on 22 Dec 1863 based on a letter to his father, James H. Luther, obtained from the W.H. Smith Memorial library, Indiana Historical Society, Collection No. M0309.

Henry E. Luther transferred out of the 7th IND CAV into the 3rd US Light Artillery; the date and method of discharge / transfer is not given. The term "Light Artillery" and "Field Artillery" are interchangeable.

The 7th Indiana Cavalry, the 119th Indiana regiment of the line, was organized in Indianapolis in the summer of 1863; the organization being completed 01 Oct 1863.

The 7th Indiana Cavalry served in Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and Texas. The 7th IND CAV was engaged in the following battles which had a direct and decisive influence on a campaign and / or a direct impact on the course of the war:
  • Okolona, Miss., 21 - 21 Feb 1864
  • Brice's Cross Roads, Miss., 10 June 1864
  • Westport, Mo., 23 Oct 1864
  • Mine Creek, Kan., 25 Oct 1864

    The 3rd US L.Art. was comprised of 12 Batteries during the American Civil War era. Battery C, Battery F, and Battery K served with the Army of the Potomac. Battery L and Battery M served in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Maryland. The other Batteries remained in the west; California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico.

  • Boulder County News, 17 Dec 1875:3, and Boulder News, 16 Dec 1875:5, 'In Memoriam' and 'death notice';
          preserved and made available by the Archives, Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder,
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • W.H. Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories

    Additional information regarding Henry E. Luther can be found in his Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.

    The second image below illustrates that Henry E. Luther is buried beside his brother, Amos O. Luther.

    A.O. Luther's headstone was installed in 2003; ~ 123 years after his death.
    H.E. Luther's headstone was installed in 2004; ~ 129 years after his death.

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