George Harvey

George Caleb Harvey (1833 - 1862)

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Capt. George Caleb Harvey
Born in Parke County, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee (Battle of Shiloh)map
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Capt. George Harvey served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Sep 1861
Mustered out: 6 Apr 1862
Side: USA
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Company I, Indiana 31st Infantry Regiment
Roll of Honor
Capt. George Harvey was Killed in Action during the United States Civil War.
Co. I, 31st Regiment Indiana Infantry
Enrolled 15 September 1861
Killed 6 April 1862 in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee

George was born in 1833, the son of Amos Harvey and Mary E. Madden. He was killed in 1862 and is buried in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Indiana. [1] [2]

He married Martha Ann Thompson on 23 Aug 1854 in Parke County, Indiana.[3]

It is possible that an 1860 US Census record from Parke County, Indiana could be him and his wife Martha, with two children: [4]

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
George Harvy M 26 Indiana
Martha Harvy F 23 Indiana
James Harvy M 2 Indiana
Mary Harvy F 1 Indiana

He was a young farmer at the start of the Civil War, and enlisted on September 15, 1861, He was mustered into the Union Army as a Captain of Company I, 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry.[5][6] After participating in the battles of Fort Henry and Donelson in the spring of 1862, he was killed on the first day of the Battle of Shiloh, 6 Apr 1862, in Tennessee. His wife applied for and received a widow's pension in 1863.[7] She never remarried after his death, and lived in Danville, Indiana until her death.

Also see George Caleb Harvey, 1833-1862 : Civil War hero (2005) by his great grand-daughter, Carolyn Harvey Lingeman.

He and his wife are mentioned in a marriage certificate for Otis C. Hadley and an un-listed female, presumably Mary T. Harvey. The marriage log lists the names of the bride's father and mother, but curiously, not the bride's name.[8]


  1. Capt George Harvey (1833 - 1862) - Find A Grave: Memorial #23934617. Accessed 13 Oct 2017.
  2. "Captain George Caleb Harvey (USA)." Geni_family_tree. June 14, 2016. Accessed October 14, 2017.
  3. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 September 2017), George Harvey and Martha Thompsen, 23 Aug 1854; citing Parke, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 2,209,418.
  4. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 28 July 2017), George Harvy, 1860.
  5. Report of the Adjutant General of the state of Indiana, Volume II.- 1861-1865 (Roster of Officers), Indianapolis, H.R. Holloway, 1865 -
  6. "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), George Harvey, Captain, Company I, 31st Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Union; citing NARA microfilm publication M540 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 32; FHL microfilm 881,753.
  7. "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 April 2015), George Harvey, 1863.
  8. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 September 2017), George C Harvey in entry for Otis C Hadley and MM9.1.1/V8M3-2J3:, 29 Sep 1886; citing Hendricks, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,316,573.

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