Martin V. McKinney M.D.

Martin V. McKinney M.D., son of John S. and Elizabeth (Woods) McKinney, dec., was born in Marion Co., Ind., March 9, 1839. He was a medical student when the late war of Rebellion broke out and was 23 years of age when he enlisted June, 1862, at Buchanon, Mich., as Capt. of Co. K, 25th Mich. V.I., 17th and 23d A.C.  While on staff duty, carrying a message to Gen. Boyle he was injured by fall from a horse, in left arm and shoulder, in consequence of which he was cared for by friends.  He also received two leaves of absence and returned for duty at end of time. December, 1863, he was taken sick at Camp Jouett, Ky., with typhoid pneumonia; he was immediately sent to Officers’ hospital at Louisville, Ky., where he was confined three months. He never fully recovered from this illness which rendered him unfit for field service and he was put on detached duty with V.R.C.  He also had temporary charge of about 600 men near Louisville, Ky., on Bragg’s invasion of Kentucky and held his advance in check. He was honorably discharged July, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., having tendered his resignation. Previous to his enlistment in June, 1862, he had served as 2d. Lieut. of 19th Mich. V.I. as recruiting officer for one month. His grandfather, Ephraim McKinney served in the U.S. army during the War of 1812. His brother, John served in the 41st Ind. V.I., he was captured near Selma, but soon made his escape. Our subject was married, October, 1864, at Louisville, Ky., to Estelle V. Cain who was born there in 1844. Her father, Wm. Cane was born in 1816 is living, but her mother, Martha (Hensley) is dead. They have two children – Zella E. and Mattie M.  Comrade McKinney is a member of Memphis Post, 450, in which he has held all the offices including P.C., he is a physician and druggist having devoted many years to his profession and his address is New Albany, Ind.

From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H.H. Hardesty, Publisher

N.Y., Toledo, Chicago



Pg. 1206

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