William R Mattox


BirthAug. 15, 1846
DeathMay 6, 1932
CemeteryDry Valley (Custer Co)
Unit85th Indiana Infantry, Company H

Private William R Mattox

Company H, 85th Indiana Infantry

Company C, 33rd Indiana Infantry

Mattox was born on August 15, 1846. He was residing in Lewis (Vigo County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on January 29, 1864. Mattox served about 16 months before he transferred to the 33rd Indiana Infantry on June 10, 1865. He served about 1 month with the second unit and was discharged on July 21, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

He joined the 85th Indiana Infantry in the early part of 1864 and was part of the Atlanta (GA) Campaign of that year. During the campaign, the unit was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Mattox died on May 6, 1932 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Dry Valley Cemetery in Custer County, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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