Simpson King

DeathJuly 17, 1927
CemeteryEvergreen (Loup City)
Unit82nd Indiana Infantry, Company B

Private Simpson King

Company B, 82nd Indiana Infantry

King was born in Jackson County, Indiana in March, 1841. He was residing in Seymour (Jackson County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 30, 1862. He served over 3 years and was mustered out on September 13, 1865.

The 82nd Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Indianapolis and Camp Emerson on August 30, 1862. During King’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863). The most costly battle for the unit. Regimental losses were 23 killed, 3 wounded, 3 were captured, and 13 reported missing.

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

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault of Kenesaw Mountain (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).

King died on July 17, 1927 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City (Sherman County), Nebraska. No evidence could be found that King was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

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