Short Bios | John Mayer

Lieutenant John Mayer, 32nd Indiana
By Michael A. Peake

John Mayer, of Madison, Indiana, arrived at Indianapolis in September 1861, to enlist in Company “E,” the Terre Haute Company, as a sergeant. In January 1862, following the battle of Rowlett’s Station, Mayer was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of the same company. While the regiment was in camp at Battle Creek near Jasper, Tennessee, he was appointed 1st lieutenant of Company “K.” In May 1863 at Camp Drake near Murfreesboro, Mayer resigned and returned to his home. In 1891, two days after Christmas, John Mayer died and was buried at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Madison.

Portrait by T. M. Schleier’s Photograph Gallery, Corner Cherry & Union Streets, Nashville, Tennessee.

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Lieutenant John Mayer
Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-129035