MAJOR HARRISON M. SPAIN, real estate and war claim agent, was born in Gibson County, Ind., December 24, 1834, and is the sixth of the 10 children born to Archibald and Sarah (Garwood) Spain, natives respectively of Virginia and Kentucky. At the age of 15, in 1813, Archibald Spain moved with his parents to North Carolina, and two years later to Indiana Territory, settling near Vincennes. He was married in 1819, and soon removed to Gibson County, entered land and resided thereon until 1867, when he moved to Patoka, same county, where he died, October 3, 1869, in his seventy-second year. Harrison M. Spain remained on the home farm until July 1862, when he recruited part of a company for the Sixty-Fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and afterward Company E, Eightieth Indiana Infantry, of which he was commissioned Captain. In April, 1864, he was appointed Provost-Marshal of the Second Division (same corps), under Gen. H.M. Judah, and served as such until the close of the war. May 1, 1865, he was promoted to Major and under that title was mustered out in June, 1865, at Salisbury, N.C. During his service, he took part in the battle of Perryville, Ky., Burnside's East Tennessee campaign, the Atlanta campaign, the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and many other lesser engagements. At the battle of Franklin the Major captured Capt. W. Wirt Thompson, of a Mississippi regiment, who reluctantly gave up his sword, saying that he would rather leave his dead body on the field than surrender it, as it was a present from his company and had never been dishonored. The Major generously promised that if both lived until the close of the war he would return the sword. In 1874, Capt. Thompson, having been elected a member of the Mississippi Legislature, wrote the Adjutant-General of Indiana for Major Spain's address. A correspondence ensued, and in February or March 1874, the promise made on the battle field was fulfilled. Just before he was mustered out the editor of the Salisbury Banner gave the Major a very high complement. After his return from the army, the Major engaged in the drug trade at Princeton, Gibson Co., Ind. In 1873, he retired from the drug business and has since been engaged as a real estate and war claim agent. In March, 1882, he came to Olney, Ill. where he still resides. The Major was married in December, 1866, to Mary A Wallace, a native of Gibson County, Ind. Three children have been left to them, one son and two daughters. Major Spain is a member of Olney Post, No. 92, G.A.R.; he is a Republican, and is one of the enterprising business men and respected citizens of the city and county.