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Terrell Bunch Company C, Eighth Illinois Infantry
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: June 08, 2003 at 18:28:16
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Not my family line, just sharing.

From the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F. A. Battey & CO., Publishers. 1883."
page 359, Monon Township, White County, Indiana

"TERRELL BUNCH was born in Nashville, Tennessee, June 6, 1828, and is a son of DAVID and NANCY (HART) BUNCH, the former a native of Virginia, the latter of South Carolina. In 1834, the father of TERRELL removed to Illinois, and here TERRELL attended school and worked on the farm until the war with Mexico, when he enlisted in Company C, Eighth Illinois Infantry. In his first battle he was wounded in the leg, and carried to the hospital at Brownsville, Texas. On recovering, he rejoined and remained with his company until the war ended, and was mustered out June 4, 1848. MR. BUNCH was married, November 2, 1853, to ELLEN RIDER, daughter of ISAIAH and MARY (DUNHAM) RIDER, to which union followed six children - ISRAEL, JAMES B. (deceased), TERESTRAL (deceased), ISABEL (deceased), CHARLES and TERRELL. On the outbreak of the rebellion, he enlisted in Company D, Ninety-first Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Was taken prisoner at Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and sent to parole camp at St. Louis. Was exchanged and sent to Vicksburg after the surrender. and thence to Texas. He was at the siege of Spanish Fort, the capture of Mobile, at New Orleans, and in all those heavy battles. He returned home July 13, 1865, sold his farm, and moved to Morris, Grundy County, where he set up his trade of carpentering, but after five years, resumed farming. In 1875, he came to this township and established a saloon. After two years, he again resumed farming, and was burned out, when he returned to this township and began carpentering business. MR. BUNCH has been Sheriff, Tax Collector, Justice and Coroner. He is a Democrat, an Odd Fellow, and a member of the G. A. R."


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