Thomas H Bales

BirthOct. 20, 1845
DeathApril 13, 1934
CemeteryMemorial Park (McCook)
PostReynolds (Osceola)
Unit57th Indiana Infantry, Company E

Private Thomas H Bales

Company E, 57th Indiana Infantry

Bales was born in Winchester (Randolph County), Indiana on October 20, 1845. He was residing in Buena Vista, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 21, 1861. Bales served over 3 years before be discharged on February 1, 1865.

The 57th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Richmond, Indiana on November 18, 1861. During Bales’ enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1 to September 8, 1864).

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

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

Battle of Franklin (November 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 9 killed, 4 were wounded, 2 were captured, and 20 reported missing.

Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864).

Bales died on April 13, 1934 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook (Red Willow County), Nebraska. Bales was a member of the Reynolds Post (#26) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Osceola, Nebraska.

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