Some of you may know of stories and the importance many men from Owen County played in the Civil War. As you know, Headstone Healers takes special intrest in preserving our military mens headstones and final resting place. I always love sharing with you what I find when I research these brave men. The 19th Indiana, along with the 2nd, 6th, & 7th Wisconsin & the 24th Michigan, created what was known as "the best fighting brigade of the Army of the Potomac" called the "IRON BRIGADE". Many Owen County men served in the IRON BRIGADE and are buried here. These men fought in Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Overland, Richmond-Petersburg, & Appomattox. There are some great websites on the IRON BRIGADE and the 19th Indiana that make wonderful reading. Thanks to some of those websites I have compiled a list of men from Owen County in the 19th Indiana that I linked to their Find-A-Grave page.
My name is John Maxwell and I am a Co-Founder of Headstone Healers of Indiana and a Find-A-Grave Volunteer who enjoys working with old headstones. Many tell a story of days past and the people who lived then.