Captain John M. Lindley, 19th Indiana Regiment

Posted: February 23, 2014 in Civil War
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Captain John M. Lindley, 19th Indiana Regiment

Captain John M. Lindley, 19th Indiana Regiment.

Captain Lindley, born April 12, 1831, was a fine example of the top-notch officers put forth by the Iron Brigade. Described by Colonel Samuel Williams as “cool and courageous” in battle, Lindley would competently lead his men on every field on which he was present until mustering out as a Lt. Colonel in October of 1864. He was wounded in the leg at the Battle of Brawner’s Farm and, having been promoted to Major, was wounded again while leading his men in an organized retreat through the town of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, when a ball struck his hand and saber, eventually leading to the amputation of a finger. Another ball grazed his cheek, leaving no permanent damage. Lindley would receive a pension after the war.

Lt. Colonel Lindley would die at the young age of 42 on February 12, 1874. He is buried in the Friends Meeting House Cemetery in Chester County, Pennsylvania.


“On Many a Bloody Field,” by Alan D. Gaff, 1996

Photo courtesy of The Indiana State Library

  1. msshe says:

    Thanks for stopping by Mykentuckyliving. My topics vary widely but usually tie back to Ky in some way. I notice that you have a Don T. print. my husband is a civil war buff, with prints around the house. We live in KY and have a few significant battlefields near us. Perryville, Mill Springs. Hubby is currently writing, slowly, a civil war story.

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