Lewis Sippy, private Co.B 40th Indiana Infantry, Lanes Brigade, Wagners’ Division, 4th Army Corp

Lewis Sippy, private Co.B 40th Indiana Infantry, Lanes Brigade, Wagners’ Division, 4th Army Corp. Enlisted 11/61 Lafayette, Ind. Fought at Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, Tullahoma campaign, Missionary Ridge, he and the 40th reenlisted as a veteran regiment 1/64. He was wounded in both hands at Resaca, Ga. In the Atlanta campaign. His regiment was attached to the veteran 4th Corps under Thomas to keep J B Hoods army in check while Sherman marched to the sea. The 40th was instrumental in keeping the road open at Spring Hill to allow Schofield to regroup and form up at Franklin. He was not seriuosly wounded at Franklin, having only a bullet nick on his arm. He was luckier than most of the men of his regiment considering they were in Wagners’ advanced position at Franklin. He survived this battle, Nashville, and the war. He went home to Indiana, married, and then moved to Wisconsin to settle on some land his uncle got as a War of 1812 veteran. His family were staunch abolitionists. His Grandfather fought and was wounded at Yorktown, VA in the revolutionary war. He was 17 when he enlisted. I am his Great Great Grandson. He died in 1928 in Sextonville, WI. at the age of 83. He was reserved in his manner and wouldn’t talk about his battle experieces much, then only with fellow veterans who had “seen the elephant. ”

Sincerely, Jeffrey M. Graf jgugcdi@hotmail.com

 

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