Margaret Hobson, a resident of northeastern Indiana, is a family historian and former mathematics teacher. While researching her maternal line, she discovered three brothers who served in the Civil War, the oldest served in the 44th Indiana.
She began exploring and collating the various documents related to the men who served which morphed into a labor of love for more than 20 years and wrote three books: “The Iron Men of Indiana’s 44th Regiment, Part 1, Biographies & Regimental Statistics”, “The Voices of Indiana’s 44th Regiment, Part 2, Formation & Photos” and “The Voices of Indiana’s 44th Regiment, Part 3: Battles & Provost Duty.”
The 44th Indiana Regiment was formed in northeast Indiana in November 1861 under Col. Hugh B. Reed of Ft. Wayne. He led them through the battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh before being forced to resign.
Hobson will be speaking before the members of the Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable, May 20 at Conner Prairie Living Museum, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend and the public is welcome.