Zerelda Hood papers
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- 1862-1869, 1905
- Dougherty), James P. (Person)
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John Shafer (1831-1906), James P.(1837-1906), and William H. (1840-1909) Dougherty were brothers of Zerelda Hood. The three brothers enlisted and served in Company B, 5th Indiana Cavalry, 90th Regiment Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. In 1864, James and and John were captured and spent six weeks at Andersonville Prison in Georgia before being separated and sent to different prisons. William was also taken prisoner during the war and was sent to Belle Isle Prison at Richmond, Virginia.
John R. Porter was born on November 14,1838 in Delaware County, Ohio. He enlisted in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He was one of 22 men who volunteered in April, 1862 to be part of "Andrews' Raiders", a group who's mission was to penetrate the Confederate lines and take possession of a train at Big Shanty, Georgia and attempt to take it north while destroying bridges and track between Atlanta and Chattanooga. After he was captured, held prisoner, and successfully escaped from Confederate forces he received the Medal of Honor in September, 1863. He married Harriett Ray in 1872 and they had two sons, Charles and George. Porter died on October 15, 1923.
Information found within collection.
History of Wayne County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Towns, vol. 2. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing, 1884. Accessed October 19, 2015. https://archive.org/details/historyofwayneco02inte.
FindaGrave.com. "John Reed Porter." Find a Grave Index. Accessed October 21, 2015. http://www.findagrave.com.
"James P. Dougherty." The Cambridge City Tribune. May 31, 1923, 2.
"John Reed Porter Passes Away in Dayton - Will be Buried in McComb." Findlay Morning Republican. October 16, 1923. Accessed October 21, 2015. http://access.newspaperarchive.com/
"Zerelda Dougherty." Cambridge City Tribune. April 10, 1913, 3.
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- Andersonville Prison (Andersonville, Georgia)
- Belle Isle (Prison)
- Dougherty, William H.
- Porter, John R.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
- United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1862-1865)
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 21st (1861-1865). Company G
- Wayne County (Ind.)
- Zerelda Hood papers
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