Monday, April 7, 2014

Demas D. Britton.

DEMAS D. BRITTON, farmer, Section 20, P. O. Ozark, Anderson County, was born at Terre Haute, Ind., February 16, 1839. At the age of sixteen, he removed to Clay County, that State, and was employed in general farm work. In April, 1861, he enlisted in the Tenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served three months. He re-enlisted in the Eleventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company D, in August, 1862. He was wounded September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Va., in the side of the head; taken prisoner and held for twenty days. He served until the war closed, after which he again followed agricultural pursuits in Clay County. Mr. Britton came to Allen County in November, 1866, and located on his present farm, which consists of 170 acres, all improved. On his place is a fine orchard of about four acres, and he breeds considerable stock. He was married in Clay County, Ind., October 16, 1866, to Coatney A. Pate. They have a family of five children.

Civil War Service.

Demas D. Britton, enlisted in 10th., Indiana infantry, Co. F., April 25, 1861, at Brazil, Indiana, age 22.  Discharged August 6, 1861, served 3 months and 12 days.  Re-enlisted in 11th., Indiana infantry, Co. D., August 22, 1862, age 23.  Discharged June 20, 1865, at Baltmore, Maryland by order General order #53.  Recruit, Veteran.

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