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Two of my relatives fought for the North in the Civil War: George Gottlieb Heuring served as a farrier in Co. G, 1st Indiana Cavalry. He was born in Germany and settled in Spencer County, along with the rest of his family somewhere between 1854 and 1857 and was mustered into service as a Farrier and Blacksmith on the 20th day of August 1861 at Evansville, IN. Military records show that George "furnished his own horse and horse equipment for use and risk of which he received 40 cents per day." His horse was valued at $130. George was wounded in the right arm during the battle at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in October 1863 and was honorably discharged at Indianapolis on the 9/12/1864. His brother, Fredrick Augustus Heuring served as a Chaplain in the 25th Ind. Reg. and was always seen in the middle of the most severe fighting helping wounded soldiers to safety.
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