Ira B Myers
Ira B Myers
Born August 10, 1840, at Muncie, Indiana; educated in the common schools and one year at Battle Ground Institute in Tippecanoe
county. Enlisted but failed to get into three months service, but re-enlisted August 10, 1862, as was appointed first lieutenant
of Company I; promoted to captain in May, 1865, mustered out with the regiment. He participated in the campaigns and battles of
the regiment, and was detailed on General Hazen's staff during the march to the sea. His residence since 1852, with the exception
of four years, from 1857 to 1861, has been Peru, Indiana. In January 1862, he was married to a Miss Maggie Robinson of Peru. Since
the war he has served as deputy auditor of Miami county for five years, deputy county clerk for two years, was elected county trea-
surer for two terms, was postmaster at Peru for four years, inspector of customs at Puget Sound one year and was appointed American
Consol at St. Johns, New Brunswick, July 28, 1897, which position he still holds, and says "I am well and have had excellent health
since I have been here." Captain Myers is a true comrade and takes great interest in the reunions of the old regiment and has the
good will and wishes of all his comrades.
Company I came from Howard and Miami counties under command of Captain William V. Powell Captain Powell was promoted
during the service to major and was succeeded by Captain Ira B. Myers.
New History of the 99th Indiana Infantry: Containing Official Reports, Anecdotes, Incidents, Biographies and Complete Rolls
Daniel R. Lucas, Horner Printing Company, 1900