This obituary from the Spalding Scrapbook was found in the Local History Files at Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 4, page 99):
Horace Durland, who has been insane for the past 25 years, putting in a quarter of a century at the asylums and county house, died at the Logansport asylum last Sunday and was brought here for burial, at South East Grove, the following day.
He enlisted in the 5th Indiana Cavalry in the early part of the war,at that time being a robust young man, but was captured and compelled to stay ten months at Andersonville where it is thought his mind was first shattered. He returned at the close of the war and seemed sane for about two years, and then became a raving maniac very sudden. His mother lived until last summer, and died at the age of 92 years, and for many years had tried to get a pension on account of her son, but never succeeded. Horace served in the company with ex-Auditor John Brown, and was taken prisoner with Wm. Cochran, who run a close shave for his life at Andersonville. The deceased was about 57 years old.
Another article from the same page:
On Monday, April 9, 1894, at South EastGrove, the body of Horace Durland was laid away for the long sleep. He was one of seven sons and two daughters, who came as children, with their father and mother, to South East Grove about forty-eight years ago. He went as a member of the 5th Indiana Cavalry, at the call of President Lincoln to help maintain the Union and the Constitution; he was for some nine months a prisoner in a Southern war prison; returning home at length, more than twenty-five years ago he lost the use of his reason; and died in the Logansport Asylum for the insane. The body was sent to LeRoy on the cars, and some of his comrades, who had been members of the 5th Cavalry, were present at the burial.
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