Monday, June 04, 2007

Foster A. Hearn has their new collection of military records on line for free until June 6. Hard to identify people with just initials, but this one is clear:

Foster A. Hearn from the 12th Tennessee Infantry, captured at Shelbyville Tennesse, Jun 30, 1863, died Camp Morton Oct 17, 1863, cause of death (see below). This would almost certainly be Foster Hearne born 1842, the son of Wilson A Hearne and Sarah "Sally" Baird, of Wilson Tennesee. Source: "Selected Records of the War Department Relating to Confederate Prisoners of War, 1861-1865",, page 34590, page 146 Foster is buried in Section 32 of Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. There are actually two death records. One does not list his death, but the other says it was "Fetris Remitten". "Sickness and Death in the Old South" defines remitten fever as malaria. A medical friend tells me that Fetris is latin for fever. So Fetris Remitten would be be malaria.