James E. Engleman, born in Georgetown, Floyd Co., Ind., Jan. 7, 1840, was a son of Lewis and Mary A. (Richards) Engleman, the latter deceased; the former, born in 1814 is still spared. Our subject was happily married, April 11, 1864, in this county, to Susan Tyler who was born Dec. 22, 1837, in Georgetown township, this county; her parents, no longer numbered among the living, are William L. and Catherine (Utz) Tyler. To this marriage were given three children: William A. dec., Edward S. and Jesse H. dec. Comrade Engleman was 22 years old and his occupation was that of a farmer when he went into the service, Jan. 1, 1862, joining Co. D, 53d Ind. V.I., 1st Brig., 4th Div., 17th A.C., at Camp Noble, Ind. He entered the ranks as a private and was subsequently promoted to Corp., Sergt., Ord. Sergt., and 1st Lieut. In the summer of 1863 he was detailed as Sergt. to Provost Guard at Natchez, Miss. for about one month. He was granted an honorable discharge to re-enlist Feb. 24, 1864, at Camp Hebron, Miss., as a veteran and was granted a veteranís furlough. His battle list includes the following Ė Siege of Corinth, Hatchers River, Holly Springs, Cold Water, Siege of Vicksburg, Jackson, Meridian, Atlanta Campaign, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, Galesburg, Shermanís March to the Sea, Tree Creek. He was finally honorably discharged July 22, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. His father took part in Morganís raid. His grandfather, Abraham Engleman, served in the War of 1812 and his great-grandfather, Philip Engleman served for seven years in the Revolutionary war. His wife also had two brothers in action, John in Co. C, 81st Ind. V.I., was discharged on account of disability, and Rolla in same Co. Comrade Engleman is a member of Georgetown Post, in which he has held various offices, including Adjt. And P.P.C., he has been township trustee two terms and J.P. one term. Both Mr. and Mrs. Engleman have been members of the M.E. church for twenty years, and most of the time he has been trustee of the same; the has been a member of the I.O.O. F. for twenty-three years and the K. of P. fourteen years. His occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Georgetown, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
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