Captain James S. Drum, 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment

Posted: February 19, 2014 in Civil War
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 Quartermaster Captain James S. Drum, 19th Indiana Regiment

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, James Drum moved to Indianapolis as a boy, where he’d become a merchant and enroll in the National Guards, a Capitol City Militia unit. His first official military assignment was in the Commissary at Camp Morton, but he desired a more active assignment and was given a commission as a 1st Lieutenant in the 19th Indiana. Promoted to Captain in early 1863, Drum was transferred to the Commissary Department and assigned to a post in Nicholasville, Kentucky, where he would die of disease later that year.



On Many a Bloody Field: Four Years in the Iron Brigade, by Alan D Gaff

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Library

  1. P. C. Zick says:

    Are you writing about the Civil War? I’ve just published my great grandfather’s journal from his days as a Union soldier from Michigan. Interesting stuff.

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