|Birth||Sept. 7, 1844|
|Death||Feb. 21, 1929|
|Cemetery||Circle Mound (Rising City)|
|Post||Stanton (Rising City)|
|Unit||44th Indiana Infantry, Company C|
Sergeant William A Noddings
Company C, 44th Indiana Infantry
Noddings was born on September 7, 1844. He was residing in Allen County, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on November 22, 1861. Noddings re-enlisted on January 1, 1864 and served about 46 months. He was mustered out on September 14, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Indiana records spell his last name “Nodding” and another source spell his name “Nadding”.
The 44th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Fort Wayne on November 22, 1861. The unit was involved in several major battles during the Civil War. Some of them include:
Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 14-16, 1862).
Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 15 killed and 34 wounded on April 6th.
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).
Noddings died on February 21, 1929 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Circle Mound Cemetery in Rising City (Butler County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Stanton Post (#20) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Rising City. In addition, he was a member of the Reynolds Post (#26) of the GAR in Osceola, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.