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Amos O. Luther
Principal Musician Amos O. Luther, Field & Staff, 20th IND Infantry; died 24May1880; ~38 years of age.
New US Department of Veterans' Affairs 'American Civil War' marker.
Set on 10 x 13 x 2.5 inch dimensioned stone footing, leveled, and plumbed.
[ Dimension sandstone provided by Tribble Stone, Boulder, CO 80302. ]

Amos O. Luther enlisted as a Corporal in Company B , 20th IND Infantry, on 22July1861 days before his 19th birthday. He served 12 months in the 20th IND Infantry; 22July1861 to July1862.

While Amos O. Luther was in service, the 20th Indiana Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Hampton Roads, Va., 08-09Mar1862 [see below]
  • Glendale, Va., 30June1862
  • Malvern Hill, Va., 01July1862

    The 20th IND Infantry was at Newport News, Va., 08Mar1862, during the engagement between the CSS Merrimac and the USS Cumberland and USS Congress and prevented the CSS Merrimac taking possession of the grounded USS Congress when she had struck her colors. The 20th IND INF would have witnessed the 09Mar1862 'Battle of the Ironclads' in which the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) fought to a standstill before the Merrimack retired. This engagement is also known as the Hampton Roads (Va.) battles.

    Amos O. Luther was promoted to Principal Musician and transferred to Staff; date not given.

    Amos O. Luther was discharge for disability [hernia] after one year service, July1863.

  • Boulder Country Herald Weeky, 26May1880, and Boulder News and Courier, 28May1880, obituaries;
          preserved and made available by the Archives, Libraries, University of Colorado at Boulder,
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories

    Additionally information regarding Amos Origin Luther can be found in his Boulder Genealogical Society biography hosted on the City of Boulder [Colorado, USofA], Parks & Recreation, Columbia Cemetery website.

    The second image below illustrates that Amos O. Luther is buried beside his brother, Henry E. Luther.

    A.O. Luther's headstone was installed in 2003; ~ 123 years after his death.
    H.E. Luther's headstone was installed in 2004; ~ 129 years after his death.

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