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Benjamin F. Labaw

Male 1844 - 1863  (18 years)

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  • Name Benjamin F. Labaw  [1
    Born 3 Aug 1844  Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jan 1863  Died In The Civil War; Bowling Green, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I159196  My Genealogy

    Father Benjamin B. Labaw,   b. 2 Oct 1808, Montgomery County Or Warren County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1867, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother *Phoebe I. Crane,   b. 3 Apr 1812, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1852, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1832  Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Benjamin F. LaBaw, son of Benjamin B. & Phoebe Crane LaBaw, lost hislife while serving his country in the Civil War, as did his brothersDavid & Derrick. His date of death is Jan. 4, 1863." The LaBawFamily Record, 1956. [Transcribed 21 Dec 2005, SLJuhl]

      Benjamin F. Labaw (First_Last) Regiment Name 72 Indiana Infantry SideUnion Company F Soldier's Rank_In Priv. Soldier's Rank_Out Priv.Alternate Name Notes Film Number M540 roll 42
      72nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry
      Organized at Lafayette, Ind. Moved to Indianapolis, Ind., August 11,and there mustered in August 16, 1862. Left State for Lebanon, Ky.,August 17. Attached to 40th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio,to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Center 14th Army Corps,Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division,14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th ArmyCorps, to October, 1863. Wilder's Mounted Infantry Brigade, CavalryCorps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2ndCavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 3rdBrigade, Grierson's Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of theTennessee, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army ofthe Cumberland, to October, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Wilson'sCavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

      SERVICE.-Duty at Lebanon Junction, Ky., September 6-22, 1862. Moved toLouisville September 22, and to Elizabethtown, West Point, September30-October 5. Pursuit of Bragg and operations against Morgan October6-20. March to Bowling Green, Ky., October 26-November 3, thence toScottsboro November 10. To Gallatin November 26 and to CastillianSprings November 28. To Bledsoe Creek December 14. Operations againstMorgan December 22, 1862-January 2, 1863. Moved to Cave City, thenceto Murfreesboro, Tenn., January 2-8, 1863, and duty there till June.Scout to Woodbury March 3-8. Regiment mounted March 17. Expedition toCarthage, Lebanon and Liberty April 1-8. Expedition to McMinnvilleApril 20-30. Occupation of McMinnville April 22. Woodbury May 24.Liberty June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.Bay Spring Branch June 24. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation ofManchester June 27. Raid on Bragg's communications June 28-30. DechardJune 29. Raid to Lynchburg July 16-17. At Dechard July 27-August 16.Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River andChickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Sequatchie RiverAugust 19. Wild Cat Trace August 20. Friar's Island August 25 andSeptember 9. Capture of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon'sMills September 11. Ringgold September 11. Leet's Tan Yard September12-13. Pea Vine Bridge and Alexander's Bridge September 17. Reed'sBridge and Dyer's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 29-October 17.Thompson's Cove, Cumberland Mountains, October 3. Murfreesboro Road,near McMinnville, and McMinnville October 4. Sims' Farm, nearShelbyville, and Farmington October 7. Shelbyville Pike October 7.Expedition from Maysville to Whitesburg and Decatur November 14-17.Moved from Pulaski to Colliersville, Tenn., December 31, 1862-January14, 1864. Shoal Creek, Ala., January 24 (Detachment). Florence January24. Athens January 25 (Detachment). Smith's Expedition fromColliersville to Okolona, Miss., February 10-26. Raiford's Plantationnear Byhalia February 10. Ivey's Hill near Okolona February 22. Movedto Mooresville March 5-26, thence to Columbia April 3-8. March toLafayette, Ga., April 30-May 9. Atlanta Campaign May to September,1864. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Dallas May 24. About Dallas May25-June 5. Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and againstKenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Noonday Creek and Powder Springs June19-20. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of Nickajack Creek July2-5. Rottenwood Creek June 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Garrard'sRaid to Covington July 22-24. Garrard's Raid to South River July27-31. Flat Rock July 28. Siege of Atlanta August 1-25. Operations atChattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Operations inNorthern Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November3. Skirmishes near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October5. Dallas October 7. Near Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11.Coosaville Road near Rome October 12-13. Near Summerville October 18.Blue Pond and Little River, Ala., October 21. King's Hill October 23.Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Dismounted November 1, and orderedto Nashville, thence to Louisville, Ky., and duty there till December28. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 28, 1864, to January 8, 1865,thence to Gravelly Springs, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865.Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24.Plantersville and near Randolph April 1. Selma April 2. MontgomeryApril 12. Columbia April 16. Capture of Macon April 20. Pursuit ofJeff Davis May 6-10. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., May 23-June 15.Mustered out June 26, 1865.

      Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 26 Enlisted men killed andmortally wounded and 2 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total160.
      Family Information: ?This was truly a family stimulated by nodoubtful patriotism.? Simon B. LaBaw was in the 154th IndianaVolunteers, Co. C; he enlisted in the Spring of 1865, for one year,and served near Winchester, in the Shenandoah Valley, doing garrisonduty. He was retained in the service until August 1865, and thendischarged. Benjamin F. LaBaw served in the 72nd Indiana Volunteers.He shared in the hard service done by the Army of the Ohio, in thelast quarter of the year 1862. He was in a number of skirmishes andon long marches, and died of lung fever at Bowling Green, Kentucky,January 04, 1863. Derrick V. (B) LaBaw was in the same regiment ashis brother David. He was killed in the first day?s Battle at StoneRiver on January 31, 1862. His brother David L. LaBaw was slightlywounded at the Battle of Stone River as well, and being afterwardprostrated with typhoid fever, died in the hospital at Murfreesboro,April 04, 1863. (Please refer to other fact sheets such as this onall of the above mentioned brothers.)
      Note: You may contact the National Archives to obtain the formsneeded to send for copies of the Civil War Records through thisInternet web site.
      Information compiled on the 12th of April 2005 from the above Internetweb site and family information provided by Amy D. Hough Terry ofAnderson, Indiana. SLJuhl.
      Sources: Pages 372-373, 1881 History of Fountain & Warren Counties,Indiana
      National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Systems
    • (Medical):He died in the Civil War.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2944] Benjamin F. La Baw Civil War Record Information.