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William Wesley Clore

Male 1841 - 1865  (24 years)

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  • Name William Wesley Clore 
    Born 18 Mar 1841  Howard Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Jun 1865  Sam Patton Farm, Howard Clore Cemetery, Near Shades State Park, North Of Byron, East Edge Of Howard Township, Parke County, Indiana On Cr 1050N In The Middle Of A Soybean Field Almost To The Montgomery County Line Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Jun 1865  Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12936  My Genealogy

    Father Howard Clore,   b. 23 Mar 1819, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1895, 76y, 8M, 11D; Lucas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Margaret Deer,   b. 5 Aug 1821, Boone County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1856, 35y, 3M, 4D; Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1839  Montgomery County, Indiana; Marriage Book 2, Page 94 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Montgomery County, Indiana
      Citation: The Indiana GenWeb Project, Copyright 1997-2007, MontgomeryCounty Website,; Marriage Book 2;Page 94.
      "Clore Howard Deer Margaret December 12, 1839"
      [Transcribed 29 July 2007, SLJuhl, compiler]

      "Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Howard Clore
      Spouse Name: Margaret Deer
      Marriage Date: 12 Dec 1839
      Marriage County: Montgomery
      Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT
      OS Page: 0877709
      Source Citation: Title: , , ; Book: Family History Library, SaltLake City, UT;Page: 0877709.
      Source Information: Indiana Marriage Collection,1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network,Inc., 2005." [Transcribed 29 April 2007, SLJuhl, Compiler]
    Family ID F8933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      WILLIAM W. CLORE (First_Last)
      Regiment Name 115 Indiana Infantry (6 Months 1863-4
      Side Union
      Company B
      Soldier's Rank_In Priv.
      Soldier's Rank_Out Priv.
      Alternate Name
      Film Number M540 roll 14
      115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4)
      Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered In for 6 months serviceAugust 13, 1863. Moved to Nicholasville, Ky., September 16. Attachedto Mahan's 1st Brigade, Willcox's Left Wing Forces, Dept. of theOhio,to February, 1864.
      SERVICE.-March from Nicholasville, Ky., to Cumberland Gap September24-October 3, 1863, and to Morristown October 6-8. Action at BlueSprings October 10. Duty at Greenville till November 6. Moved toBull's Gap November 6, and duty there till December. March acrossClinch Mountain to Clinch River. Action at Walker's Ford December 2.Guard and patrol duty in East Tennessee till February, 1864. Musteredout February 25, 1864.
      Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 69 Enlisted menby disease. Total 70."
      Other Names: None
      Location: Greene County
      Campaign: East Tennessee Campaign (1863)
      Date(s): October 10, 1863
      Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside [US]; Brig. Gen.John S. Williams [CS]
      Forces Engaged: Department of the Ohio [US]; 1st Tennessee VolunteerCavalry Regiment, 4th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, and some home guardtroops and artillery [CS]
      Estimated Casualties: 316 total (US 100; CS 216)
      Description: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, commander of theDepartment of the Ohio, undertook an expedition into East Tennessee toclear the roads and passes to Virginia, and, if possible, secure thesaltworks beyond Abingdon. In October, Confederate Brig. Gen. John S.Williams, with his cavalry force, set out to disrupt Unioncommunications and logistics. He wished to take Bull?s Gap on the EastTennessee & Virginia Railroad. On October 3, while advancing on Bull?sGap, he fought with Brig. Gen. Samuel P. Carter?s Union CavalryDivision, XXIII Army Corps, at Blue Springs, about nine miles fromBull?s Gap, on the railroad. Carter, not knowing how many of the enemyhe faced, withdrew. Carter and Williams skirmished for the next fewdays. On October 10, Carter approached Blue Springs in force. Williamshad received some reinforcements. The battle began about 10:00 am withUnion cavalry engaging the Confederates until afternoon while anothermounted force attempted to place itself in a position to cut off aRebel retreat. Captain Orlando M. Poe, the Chief Engineer, performed areconnaissance to identify the best location for making an infantryattack. At 3:30 pm, Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero?s 1st Division, IX ArmyCorps, moved up to attack, which he did at 5:00 pm. Ferrero?s menbroke into the Confederate line, causing heavy casualties, andadvanced almost to the enemy?s rear before being checked. After dark,the Confederates withdrew and the Federals took up the pursuit in themorning. Within days, Williams and his men had retired to Virginia.Burnside had launched the East Tennessee Campaign to reduce orextinguish Confederate influence in the area; Blue Springs helpedfulfill that mission.
      Result(s): Union victory
      CWSAC Reference #: TN020
      Preservation Priority: IV.1 (Class D)"
      [Transcribed 29 April 2008, SLJuhl,]