Biography of Henry Loop
Howard County, IN Biographies





HENRY LOOP was born in Preble County, Ohio, February 28, 1842, and was the eldest son of J. M. Loop. When he was eleven years of age, he came with his parents to this county, where he attended the common schools. He enlisted in April, 1861, in the ninety day service, but before he was mustered in he was transferred into the twelve month service. Uefore leaving Indianapolis, the call for three years men was proclaimed, and again Mr. Loopwas transferred at his request to Company E, Thirteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry. July 11, 1861, his company participated in the battle of Rich Mountain, Va., and here Mr. Loop was shot by a minie ball in his right arm, paissing through the arm pit, right lung, and severing three ribs from the vertebrae, leaving an entrance, so that in breathing, air would enter the lungs through the wound. He was taken to a private house, and in a few days taken to the Goff Hospital, where they received soldiers who were mortally wounded. After six weeks, he was given a furlough of thirty days and came home his furlough was extended from time to time until June, 1862, when he returned to his company at Manassas Junction, Va. He was at the siege of Richmond, and assisted McClellan; a few weeks later, he was honorably discharged on account of disability; he returned home to recuperate, and on December 29, 1863, he reenlisted in Company E, Eleventh Regiment Indiana Volunteer Cavalry; he was at Belleronte, Ala., at Bellefonte Station, Louisville, Ky., in the battle of Franklin, Tenn., the siege oF Atlanta, where Mr. Loop was on his horse sixteen days in succession, and part of the nights, following Gen Hood, until he crossed the Tennessee. Later, his regiment was sent out to restore order in Kansas, until August, when they were ordered to Leavenworth, and later to Indianapolis, where Mr. Loop was honorably discharged; he returned to this county and purchased eighty acres of unimproved land, which he has improved with good buildings and has since added forty acres to it. Mr. Loop was married February 13, 1868, to Miss Mary A. Fisher, of How. ard County. She was born April 10, 1846, and is the daughter of Jonathan Fisher, of Greentown. They have had eight children, four of whom are living; A. Alonzo, Charles H., Erle C. and Della M. Mr. Loop and wife are members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Mr. Loop is a Republican, and has served as Supervisor, School Director, Constable, and in 1881 was appointed as Inspector of Elections in the North Precinct of Liberty Township.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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