For some background on Paul Mayer, see this post.
I found out yesterday that the application I completed to join the Society of Civil War Families of Indiana (SCWFI), honoring Paul Mayer, had been approved! He served 3 months in 1861 in the 8th IN Regiment and saw action at the Battle of Rich Mountain in West Virginia with his regiment. I’m still working on finding Paul Mayer’s parents in Wuerttemberg, Germany!
I’m still working on my father/son Civil War veteran combo. I have no trouble linking myself to the son, but the link between father and son will be harder to prove as there is very little documentation linking the two together (the father being John Ford, my Do-Over research ancestor). Both John and Lyman Ford served in the 59th IN Regiment from 1862 until the war was over.
My DAR application must’ve recently been sent in because my check was finally cashed!
More info on the SCWFI: Indiana Genealogical Society