Col. William C. KISE honored front pge 1887
IN MEMORY OF KISE. MOaUilKHT D2I VEILED TO - DAT. Tnbot 7Xbaa'3iovd Da4 Tb Ctn 'Irtlii - Kiw, . fSpMUtl toTfe IndlanspoUs3rw&l, Lxbahok, IoJ.t Jan 18. TbU ku hern a big da 7 in Lebaooa, being the oocation ol thm anTiliogof a monoineot to tb memory ot tha lata Colonel W. C Kief who waa a aoldierin Ut Mexieaa war and also eoloocl of tha Tenih lndian volunteer Jn the war of the raballioa. The town ia foil of old aoldiera wearing G. A. XL. . badiret. all aoziooa to do honor to tha memory of 004 of Boone eosnty'a most diatingnUbaxI sons, a large oomber Of bia old comrade from a distance being preeeat. The moaament. a fine Scotch granite shaft twelve feet high, was temporarily erected ia - the eo art boose yard, where it waa beautiful ly draped with tb national flat;. It bears the eoJoael' name and a badge of the Q. A. E. The audience assembled in Brown' Graod opera - house, where addresses, in connection wtth the nnveiliac, were made by General II. D. Manson and lion. Joseph F. Haroey. both of. wbom .ware comrades of Colonel Kite in the Mexican war. A procession was then formed and marched to the court boose park, whero (be) monument, which had ' been , profusely decorated with flowers, was unveiled in the preseuce: of a vaat multitude. Following thia the U. A. B. held memorial eervicea, at which addressee were made bv Colonel VV. C Wilson, ot Lafayette, Lafayette, and Hon. J. C. Suit, of Franklort - , tbe former ! of whom ' was major ' ana he latter, adjutant . of Colonel Kise'a old regiment.' " Citiseos and ex - aoldiers vied vim each other in making; this a rrand suc cess, as well as in Ushfyinjr to the esteem in which tb colonel - was held by onr people. Many of the business house were appropri ately decorated, the flag; which the colonel helped to npbold being profusely displayed. - I Wm. C. Kise was bom in Fayette county, Kentucky, Kentucky, January W. 181. In - the year ltUl be came wilb his parents to Indianapolis, where they remained one year; moving to Hendricks couaty,,thev remained tbere until' the Mexican war broke out In 1846. when be eniistvd. first as a private in the First regiment, under toe late J. P. braxe. sertinn one year, isuruigtbe remainder of tbe war be served as a com missioned officer under General 1. H. Lane. At toe ckue of the war in lsM bo returned to Hendricks coamy, wbero he remained ouly a short One, M he ' moved to Boone county, 1 8oun after bis arrival be was elected connty clerk, tn which capacity capacity he served eight years. In 1800 be was one of the preiedeutial electors of DougVaa and' JohuwHi. When the late ' war broke out in 1161 be . agatn buckled Jon his armor, raiaed a company ot youna men for the three months' service aud was elected as captain. His company formed a part of the Tenth Indiana Volunteers, waicti toox sucn a gaiiaoi pan ia me "Kich Mouutalu" battle. After the three mouths were out tha ret:imeot reorgauisea lor tnreo years, when ' be was t commiasioned as lieuieuani coionei oy - uuvcruot luunuu, was soon alter promoted to coionei. iu which canacity be served until he was, oa the 17th of November. lo6i bouorably discharged. He was In command of hisrexlment at tbebaulee of Mill Sprinics IVrry viile and Corinth. After his return to Lebanon, his health haviui fm. roved. bo oaeenued the Uue - bundrea - ano - aixieeuta Indiana - , recftnent '.and was commissioned colonel, and aajain entered the service, senr - idk six months. - participating in several battles and skirmishes. Colouel Kise was a war democrat, ana as sucn wont to tne iront when bis country called, always readv lo defend the flag be loved so well, serving all along ihe line f om private to general. Alter the war waa over and peace Oboo more smiled be returned home, where he was loved and honored as well as in the field. He died September 10, 1&.' and Was buried at the now cemetery In Lebanon.