John Sendlewich, of German nativity, was born in Baden, Germany, in 1834 and came to this country when but 17 years of age. He was by occupation a teamster and was 26 years old when the war of the late Rebellion broke out; he became a private Co. A, 23d Ind. V.I., which was attached to 15th and 17th A.C. May, 1863, he was wounded by gunshot in right hip, inflicting a serious wound, in consequence of which he was confined in hospital at Raymond, Miss. While confined in hospital he was taken prisoner by Rebel Cav., and was held prisoner in Jackson, Mobile, Richmond and other places. He participated with his Regt., in engagements at Ft. Hindman, Ft. Doneldson, Shiloh, Champion Hill, Raymond and Atlanta Campaign. At the expiration of his term of service, he was granted an honorable discharge in the summer of 1864 at Indianapolis, Ind. His wife’s father, served in the Union army during the late war for three years. Our subject was a son of Martin and Barbara Sendlewich, parents long ago deceased. He was married in 1872 in Floyd county, Indiana, to Mollie Fetter who was also a native of Germany, born in 1855 on the Rhein. By this marriage there are five children, their births occurring in the order here given: Tillie, Ella, Emma, John and George. Comrade Sendlewich belongs to Sanderson Post, 191, he is a flagman on the P.C.C.R.R., and he resides in New Albany, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike