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Valley Brook Cemetery, Breckenridge, Colo
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John Lewis Bates
Teamster John Lewis Bates; Company D, 1st Indiana Cavalry

John L. Bates enlisted as a Private on 20 Aug 1861.
He was mustered into Company D of the Indiana Ist Cavalry on 20 Aug 1861.
He served more than 36 months in the 1st Indiana Cavalry; 20 Aug 1861 to 12 Sep 1864.

While John L. Bates was in service, the 1st Indiana Cavalry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Helena, Ark., 04 July 1863
  • Bayou Fourche, Ark., 10 Sept 1863

    John L. Bates was mustered out of the 1st Indiana Cavalry on 12 Sep 1864
    John L. Bates was promoted to Wagoner or Teamster; no date given.

    Two headstones standing in Valley Brook Cemetery are inscribed
      John Bates
      CO. D
      1 IND CAV
    The trooper associated with the headstone standing in Lot 014 is taken to be: John Lewis Bates, a resident of Posey County at his enlistment. Albeit, the possibility exist that there are two headstones for a single soldier.

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