Tuesday, September 20, 2016

5th In a Series: Our Civil War Ancestors: 

Henry Clay McMonigle
Corporal 13th In Calvary

Henry Clay McMonigle with his wife, Mariah Faith, photo and text courtesy of LCWRT Members Monty Evans and Holly Jenkins-Evans
Henry Clay McMonigle was born 1845 in Heth Township, Harrison Co, IN. One of 20 children, he and his triplet brother Frelinghuysen McMonigle (named for Henry Clay’s 1844 Whig running mate)  enlisted at Mauckport, IN on December 9, 1863, as privates in Co H, 13th IN Calvary. Their older brothers, Andrew Jackson McMonigle and Cornelius McMonigle had already enlisted in 1861 in Co. B of the 38th IN. 
Henry was mustered as a Corporal on January 28, 1864. The 13th IN Calvary participated in the siege of Murfreesboro, the campaign against Mobile, the siege of 
Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely, and the capture of  Mobile on April 12. McMonigle was  discharged Nov. 18, 1865. He returned to Harrison County, married Mariah Faith  in 1869 in Mauckport, IN.  and had 8 children . He died in 1923 in Louisville, Ky and is buried in the National Cemetery  at Cave Hill Cemetery. 

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