The Lowell Star, Aug. 17, 1872, page 5, column 3, had a list of soldiers who were supporters of Grant in that election. Among them was William Scritchfield of the 12th Ind. Cav.
A copy of this obituary from an unknown source was found in the Local History Files at the Lowell Public Library (LH--Vital Statistics, vol. 2, page 84):
Wm. T.S. Scritchfield was born in Kentucky in 1832, and died at Westmoreland, Kan., April 24, 1902. At about the age of seven years he went with his parents to Decatur Co., Ind., where they resided until 1853, when they came to Lake Co., Ind., and settled near Creston, then called Linkville, where he resided until 1873. Selling out he went to Pottawattomie Co., Kan., where, at about the age of 20, he was married to Miss Laura Thompson, to which union five children were born, three of whom survive. His wife died ten years ago. He enlisted in the army during the war of the rebellion, and served in the 12th Ind. Cav. for thirteen months, when he was discharged on account of disabilities. He had always lived an honorable, upright life, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.