Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Buried Fountain Park Cemetery, Randolph County Indiana
Private Deardourff served with the 19th Indiana all the way to the fall of 1864. At that time the ranks of the 19th were so depleted from combat casualties and sickness they were folded into the 20th Indiana Infantry. Lafayette was moved to Company A of that regiment and remained there until his muster out on July 12th, 1865.
He never filed for a pension.