Alonzo Makepeace

Mustered into service as a 2nd Lieutenant on July 29th, 1861

Born 06 April 1833

Died  13 November 1913

Buried East Maplewood Cemetery, Madison County Indiana

Photo courtesy of Madison County Indiana Historical Society

Alonzo was captured at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 and was taken to Libby Prison in Richmond Virginia. From there he was transferred to Danville and Salisbury prisons and then to Macon Georgia. After being transferred to Columbia South Carolina he escaped and was on the run for 48 days. He covered about 400 miles before he was recaptured. Alonzo was finally exchanged on March 1st, 1865.


After the war he returned to Anderson Indiana where he became a very successful businessman and was a member of the Major May GAR Post 244.


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