PVT. FREDERICK YOAKUM (YOCUM)

PVT. FREDERICK YOAKUM (YOCUM)

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14th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company G.

This Yocum family of Loup County, Nebraska

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Frederick Yocum Residence Knox County IN;  Enlisted on 6/7/1861 as a Private. On 6/7/1861;   He mustered into "G" Co. IN 14th Infantry;  He was Mustered Out on 6/6/1864 at Indianapolis, IN

Frederick Yocum

Residence [Knox County](http://null/hdsquery.dll?TownDesc?IN&Knox County&) IN; Enlisted on 6/7/1861 as a Private. On 6/7/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. IN 14th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 6/6/1864 at Indianapolis, IN . Neighbors included Mary Shipman, born 1815 in Prussia and Herman Brocksmith, born 1798, also from Prussia. Mary Shipman and Mary E. Fought, age 17, were living with the Yocum family. Other Yocum families living nearby include (1) Frederic Yocum, born 1812 in Prussia, with wife Louisa, born 1818 in Prussia, sons Junius Yocum, born 1854 and Frederic Yocum, born 1857 and daughter Matilda, born 1860 all in Indiana (2) August Yocum, born 1842 in Prussia, with wife Lottie, born 1842 in Prussia and son Henry, born 1867 in Indiana. (3) In the 1870 Census of Knox County, Widner Twp., there is a John Yocum, born 1846 in Prussia, with his wife Caroline and son, Henry, born March 1869 in Indiana.

August Yocum is also listed in the 1880 Census for Vincennes, Knox County, with wife Lotta and children Henry, Ada and Fred. Also in the 1880 Census for Widner Township, Knox County there are (1) John & Lena Yocum, both born abt. 1845 in Prussia with children, Henry, William, Minnie, Elizabeth and Carrie and (2) Fred & Minnie Yocum, both born abt. 1813-1815 in Prussia.
This small family traveled to Nebraska in 1873 and settled for about 10 years in Benton Precinct, Nemaha County in southeast Nebraska. About 1883 they moved to a homestead near Mason City in Custer County. They eventually moved on to Loup County, where they made their home. Frederick died on Dec. 5, 1922 in Loup County. Mary died on April 12, 1914 in Loup County.
FAMILY INFORMATION SOURCE: incolor.inebraska.com/ rgcox/yocum1.htm

SERVICE.-
Campaign in West Virginia July 7-17, 1861. Battle of Rich Mountain July 11 (Reserve). Moved to Cheat Mountain July 13, and duty there till October. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Cheat Mountain Summit September 12. Action at Greenbrier River October 3-4. Duty at Huttonsville, Philippi and Romney till January 10, 1862. Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6-7. Hanging Rock, Blue's Gap, January 7. Moved to Paw Paw Tunnel January 10, and duty there till March 5. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 5-15. Battle of Winchester March 23. Columbia Furnace April 16. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. March to Fredericksburg May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Front Royal May 30. Expedition to Luray June 3-7. Forced march to Port Republic June 8-9. Battle of Port Republic June 9 (Reserve). Moved to Alexandria June 29, thence to Harrison Landing June 30-July 2. Chickahominy Swamps July 3-5. Saxall's, Herring Creek, Harrison Landing July 4. At Harrison Landing till August 15. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Centreville August 16-29. In works at Centreville and cover Pope's retreat to Washington August 29-September 2. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Leesburg October 1-2. Berry's Ford Gap November 1. March to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Detached on duty at New York City during draft disturbances August 16 to September 6. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Blackburn's Ford October 15. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertson's Tavern or Locust Grove November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Po River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-6. Left front June 6. Mustered out June 16, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 20th Indiana Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 139 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 72 Enlisted men by disease. Total 222.

Source: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer. Copyright, 1908.


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