Sunday, November 2, 2008

William S. Busick

Private, Company A, 24th Indiana Infantry

William S. Busick was born in Indiana about 1842. In 1860 he was living in Marion Township, Lawrence County, Indiana and he was still residing in Lawrence County when he enlisted as a private in Company A of the 24th Indiana Infantry on July 31, 1861. He was mustered out of the 24th Indiana Infantry on July 30, 1864.

It is likely that he is tha same William S. Busick who resided in Lawrence County, Indiana when he enlisted as a corporal in Company I of the 13th Indiana Cavalry on October 28, 1864 and mustered out of that organization on October 27, 1865.

By 1885 Mr. Busick had been widowed and was residing in Washington, Township, Clarke County, Iowa. He died there on February 2, 1894 and is buried in Section 5 in Osceola’s Maple Hill Cemetery near the obelisk erected by the Women’s Relief Corps “In Memory of Our Fallen Heroes.”

SOURCES: Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System; Maple Hill Cemetery, Osceola, Clarke Co., IA; Clarke County, Iowa Genealogical Society, Clarke County, Iowa Cemeteries, Volume 1: Maple Hill Cemetery, p. 67; 1860 Federal Census for Marion Twsp., Lawrence Co., IN; The following databases: Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903, Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, American Civil War Soldiers

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