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Old Veteran Passes Away: O.L. Moffitt

February 1, 2017

 

OL Moffitt an Old Time Resident and Veteran of the Civil War called by death.

 

Othniel Looker Moffitt was born on leap day- Feb 29th 1844 to Benjamin and Clarissa Moffitt in Germany.  He was a Farmer by trade, and was married to Sarah E Dutton on Feb 13th, 1868 in Jasper County.  Before marrying Sarah, he enlisted into the 48th Indiana Company D at the age of 20, on Feb 28th, 1864.  He discharged July 15th 1865.  "At Huntsville, Ala., it reenlisted as a veteran organization in Jan., 1864, and after enjoying a furlough, returned to Huntsville in March. It moved to Cartersville, Ga., in June, hunting guerrillas and protecting railroad communications, and then joined the army at Atlanta. It marched to Savannah with the 1st brigade, 3d division, 15th corps, then moved to Beaufort, S. C, participated in the campaign of the Carolinas to Raleigh, and after Johnston's surrender marched to Washington. It was then transferred to Louisville and mustered out July 15, 1865. While at Washington, the 48th received 250 recruits from the 12th, 83d, 97th, and 99th regiments, whose terms had not expired at the time of the muster out of these organizations, and these were discharged with the 48th. "- Adjutant Generals Report

He was called home on Feb 1, 1916.  He was preceeded in death by his first wife Sarah.  He is interned at Maplewood Cemetery Valparaiso Indiana  He was a member of Chaplain Brown GAR Post 106.  Serving in the same unit that Chaplain James Caldwell Brown Served and Died in at Paducah Ky.The Gar and SUVCW attended to the Funeral.

 from the Messenger Feb 9, 1916 P6C3

 

 

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