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Valley Brook Cemetery, Breckenridge, Colo
American Civil War
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John D. Bates
Corporal John D./L. Bates; Company D, 1st Indiana Cavalry

John D. Bates enlisted as a Corporal on 01 Oct 1862.
He was mustered into Company B of the Indiana Ist Cavalry on 01 Oct 1862.
He served more than 32 months in the 1st Indiana Cavalry; 01 Oct 1862 to 22 June 1865.

While John D. 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 D. Bates was mustered out of the 1st Indiana Cavalry on 12 Sep 1864.

    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 157 is taken to be: John D. Bates, a resident of Evansville, Indiana, at his enlistment. Albeit, the possibility exist that there are two headstones for a single soldier.
    The HDS database has the middle inital as 'L'; the CWSSS database has the middle intial as 'D'.

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