Monday, September 01, 2014

Michigan Soldiers On Steamer Sultana, July 27, 1865.

On this page you will find 91, Michigan Solders and their records. These names cover many regiments. Historical records states that the Steamer Sultana exploded on July 27, 1865.  However on this page you will notice many different months and dates, but they all have one thing in common, they were all on the Sultana when it exploded. 

Although this is to be a list of the dead, not all were killed in the explosion.  One lived through it, and one or two others drowned before the explosion.
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Infantry.

Third Infantry.
Fourth Infantry.
Fifteenth Infantry..
Seventeenth Infantry..
Eighteenth Infantry..
Twenty-First Infantry.
Twenty-Second.

Cavalry.

Second.
Sixth.
Eighth.
Ninth..

Engineers & Mechanics.
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Third Infantry.

Rankes, Frederick, Ottawa County. Enlisted in company B, Third Infantry,  Jan. 29, 1862, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Jan. 29, 1862. Transferred to company E, Fifth Infantry, June 1o, 1864. Sup posed to have been killed by explosion of steamer "Sultana," April 24,. 1865.

Fourth Infantry.

Eastick, Newman A., Lenawee County. Enlisted in company G, Fourth Infantry, Feb. 2o, 1862, at Adrian. Mustered Feb. 2o, 1862. Taken  prisoner at Gettysbury, Pa., July 2, 1863. On detached service with company G, First Infantry, by order July 2, 1864. Supposed to have  been lost in explosion of Steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865.

Fifteenth Infantry.

Wells, Willard D., Superior. Enlisted in company H, Fifteenth Infantry, March 13, 1862, at Ypsilanti, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered March 13, 1862. Taken prisoner Jan., 1865. Killed by explosion on board  steamer " Sultana " April 26, 1865.

Seventeenth Infantry.

Briggs, Samuel C, Spring Arbor. Enlisted in company K. Seventeenth Infantry, June 12, 1862, at Jackson, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Aug. 16, 1862. Taken prisoner at Campbell's Station. Tenn., Nov. 16. 1863. Sergeant. Killed in explosion on Steamer Sultana, on Mississippi  River, April 28, 1865.

Doan, Thomas R., Howard. Enlisted in company B, Seventeenth Infantry, July 2, 1862. at Niles, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1863. Returned to regiment at Annapolis, Md., April 9, 1864. Taken prisoner at Spottsylvania. Va.. May 12, 1864. Killed in explosion on steamer Sultana on  Mississippi River, April, 1865.

Waterbury, Aaron V., Algansee. Enlisted in company H, Seventeenth Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 9, 1862, at Quincy, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 19, 1862. Sergeant. Taken prisoner at Spottsylvania, Va.,  May 12, 1864. Killed by explosion of Steamer Sultana on Mississippi River, April 26, 1865.

Eighteenth Infantry.

Mann, Washington, Cambria. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry,  Aug. 21, 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 26,  1862, Missing in action at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer " Sultana '" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27. 1865.

Barnum, John P., Franklin. Enlisted in company E. Eighteenth Infantry,  Aug. 6, 1862. at Tecumseh. for 3 years, age 24. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Killed in explosion of Steamer " Sultana " near Memphis. Tenn.,  April 27, 1865.

 Barrett, Edward P., Blissrield. Enlisted in company H, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 15. 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered  Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal Sept., 1864. Missing in action at Athens, Ala.,  Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27. 1865.

Bradish, James W., Medina. Enlisted in company A. Eighteenth Infantry,  Aug. 6. 1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana".' near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865.

Branigan, Patrick, Tecumseh. Enlisted in company E, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 17. 1862, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 40. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala.. Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in  explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

Faurote, William L., Fayette. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry,  Aug. 5, 1862, at Jonesville, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Aug. 26,  1862. Corporal. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of Steamer " Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865.

Finch, William H. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 15, 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Sergeant. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864.  Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn ,  April 27. 1865.

Frink, Miles S., Milan. Enlisted in company H. Eighteenth Infantry, July 29, 1862. at Milan, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken  prisoner and paroled at Snow's Pond, Ky., Sept. 25, 1862. Missing in  action at Athens. Ala.. Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of Steamer  "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Fuller, Alexander, Pittsford. Enlisted in company F. Eighteenth Infantry,  Aug. 7, 1862. at Ransom, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862.  Missing in action at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in explosion  of Steamer " Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Hampton, Frank. Enlisted in company I. Eighteenth Infantry, Jan. 4, 1864. at Hudson, for 3 years, age 16. Mustered Jan. 12, 1864. Joined regiment at Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1864. 'Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near  Memphis, Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

 Hampton, Frank H., or Henry F. Enlisted in company G. Eighteenth Infantry. Jan. 11, 1864, at Scipio, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Jan. 14. 1864. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Knapp, Andrew J., Hudson. Enlisted in company A, Eighteenth Infantry, July 31, 1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862.Killed in explosion of steamer " Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865.

Lackey, Patrick, Somerset. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 6, 1862. at Somerset, for 3 years, age 2^. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken prisoner and paroled while on picket at Snow's Pond. Ky.,  Sept. 23, 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24, 1864 Killed  in explosion of steamer "Sultana' near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27,  1865

Millspaugh, David, Tecumseh. Enlisted in company E, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 30. Mustered Aug.  26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in  explosion of steamer " Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Moore, Jacob, Morenci. Enlisted in company C. Eighteenth Infantry, Aug  5, 1862. at Morenci. for 3 years, age 31. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862.  Corporal Sept., 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Patterson, Robert, Raisin. Enlisted in company I. Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 11, 1862, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in  explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Rowley, Orson B. Enlisted in company A, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 7,  1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Killed  in explosion of Steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Rowley, Warren, Hudson. Enlisted in company A. Eighteenth Infantry,  as Musician, Aug. 8, 1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana"' near
Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Upton, Warren S. Enlisted in company I, Eighteenth Infantry, Jan. 4, 1864. at Medina, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Jan. 12, 1864. Joined regiment at Nashville. Tenn., Jan. 25, 1864. Missing in action at Athens,  Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near  Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Vanatta, Jason, Fayette. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 15, 1862, at Jonesville, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in explosion  of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Vancourt, Harrison. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, Jan. 11, 1864. at Medina, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Jan. 12. 1864. Joined  regiment at Nashville. Tenn., Feb. 23. 1864. Missing in action at  Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Young, William.. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, as Musician,  July 31, 1862. at Cambria, for 3 years, age 43. Mustered Aug. 26,  1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in  explosion of steamer " Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Ainsworth, John L. Enlisted in company B, Eighteenth Infantry, Feb. 18. 1864, at Ransom, for 3 years, age 17. Mustered Feb. 25, 1864. Joined  regiment at Nashville, Tenn., April 6. 1864. Taken prisoner at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed April 27. 1865, in explosion of steamer  "Sultana," near Memphis, Tenn.

Holmes, Morgan L., Moscow. Enlisted in company F. Eighteenth Infantry. Aug. 2. 1862. at Moscow, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Missing at Athens. Ala.. Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of  steamer " Sultana " near Memphis. Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Bird, John E., Allen. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, July 31,  1862. at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age (8. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in explosion of  steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

Brewer, George H., Tecumseh. Enlisted in company E. Eighteenth Infantry, July 30, 1862, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865.

Burnes, or Barnes, Michael. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry,  Dec. 28, 1863, at Madison, for 3 years, age 29. Mustered Dec. 28, 1863. Joined regiment at Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1864. Taken  prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of  steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

Caldwell, James, Litchf1eld. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry,  Aug. 14, 1862, at Jonesville, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 26,  1862. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "'Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Crisp, William, Adams. Enlisted in company D. Eighteenth Infantry, Aug.20. 1862. at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 28. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Taken prisoner Sept. 24. 1864. Paroled March 15, 1865. Survivor of  the steamer "Sultana." Discharged at Detroit, Mich., June 21, 1865.

Deline, Orville, Dover. Enlisted in company C, Eighteenth Infantry. Aug.7, 1862, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal Sept., 1864. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Ford, Edwin. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 13. 1862,  at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal Sept., 1864. Missing in action at Athens, Ala.. Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in  explosion of Steamer "Sultana'' near Memphis. Tenn.. April 27. 1865.  Buried in National Cemetery at Memphis. Tenn. Grave No. 4137.

Gale, Orris, Moscow. Enlisted in company F, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 5, 1862, at Moscow, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of  Steamer " Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Greenfield, Levi, Adrian. Enlisted in company C. Eighteenth Infantry. Aug.6, 1862, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Sergeant. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in  explosion of steamer ''Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27. 1865.

Hinds, Thomas J., Whiteford. Enlisted in company K, Eighteenth Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 9, 1862. at Monroe, for 3 years, age 24. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Sergeant Jan. 1, 1864. Missing in action at
Athens. Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

Holmes, Morgan L., Moscow. Enlisted in company F. Eighteenth Infantry. Aug. 2. 1862. at Moscow, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Aug. 26,1862. Missing at Athens. Ala.. Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of  steamer " Sultana " near Memphis. Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Horton, Charles E. Enlisted in company C, Eighteenth Infantry, as Corporal. Aug. 6. 1862. at Adrian, for 3 years, age t8. Mustered Aug 26. 1862. Sergeant Sept., 1864. Missing in action at Athens, Ala..
Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in explosion of Steamer " Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Huyck, George B., Riga. Enlisted in company C, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug.2, 1862, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Corporal Sept.. 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana' near Memphis. Tenn.. April 27. 1865.

Jones, Alanson, Riga. Enlisted in company B, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug.4, 1862, at Whiteford. for 3 years, age 29. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862.Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion  of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Lackler, George. Enlisted in company F, Eighteenth Infantry, Oct. 10, 1863. at Nashville. Tenn., for 3 years, age" 32. Mustered Oct. 10, 1863. Joined regiment at Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 10, 1863. Missing in  action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer  "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Lawrence, Albert W., Hillsdale. Enlisted in company I), Eighteenth Infantry, as Corporal, July 23, 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 21.Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Sergeant. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

Ludlum, Benjamin F., Hudson. Enlisted in company A, Eighteenth Infantry, July 23, 1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

McEldowney, Andrew J., Erie. Enlisted in company K, Eighteenth Infantry, as Corporal, Aug. 14, 1862, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865

Mason, George R., Franklin. Enlisted in company F, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Metta, Anthony R., Monroe. Enlisted in company K, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 13, 1862, at Monroe, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana"' near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Nelson, Lemon, Camden. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, July 23, 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26. 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Nichols, Conant, Dundee. Enlisted in company H, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 9, 1862, at Dundee, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862, Taken prisoner and paroled at Snow's Pond, Ky., Sept. 25, 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Oakley, Eli J., Seneca. Enlisted in company C, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug.5, 1862, at Morenci, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion  of steamer "Sultana'' near Memphis, Tenn.. April 27, 1865.

Palmer, George N., Somerset. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 6, 1862, at Somerset, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864.Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865.

Plank, Harrison D., Dundee. Enlisted in company H, Eighteenth Infantry,Aug. 11, 1862, at Dundee, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal. Missing in action at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April  27, 1865.

Potter, James B., Seneca. Enlisted in company C, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 5, 1862, at Morenci, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862.  Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion  of Steamer "Sultana," near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865

Robins, Jonathan, Wheatland. Enlisted in company A, Eighteenth Infantry. July 23, 1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn.,  April 27, 1865..

Seeley, Frederick D., Somerset. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 6, 1862, at Somerset, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug.26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Shafer, Delascus B. Enlisted in company I. Eighteenth Infantry, Jan. 4, 1864, at Medina, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Jan. 12, 1864. Joined  regiment at Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1864. Missing in action at Athens. Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana"  near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Smith, Orson W., Raisin. Enlisted in company B, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 13, 1862, at Raisin, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in  explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27. 1865.

Snyder, David L., Dundee. Enlisted in company H, Eighteenth Infantry. Aug. 13, 1862, at Dundee, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Aug. 26,  1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24. 1864. Killed in  explosion of Steamer "Sultana." near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Southwick, Eugene, Madison. Enlisted in company C, Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 26, 1862, at Madison, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Danville, Ky., March 24, 1863. Exchanged Aug. 17, 1863. Missing in action at Decatur, Ala., Jan. 3, 1865. Killed  in explosion of Steamer "Sultana," near Memphis. Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Sprague, Franklin, Rome. Enlisted in company B, Eighteenth Infantry.Aug. 20, 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Corporal. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala.. Sept. 24. 1864.
Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana." near Memphis. Tenn. April .27, 1865.

Spring, Jeremiah, Medina. Enlisted in company A, Eighteenth Infantry. Aug. 6. 1862, at Hudson, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862 Corporal. Killed in explosion of Steamer "Sultana," near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Thayer, Charles, Adrian. Enlisted in company B. Eighteenth Infantry, Aug. 5. 1862, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken prisoner at Athens, Ala.. Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of  Steamer Sultana," near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Vangorder, George W., Ransom. Enlisted in company F, Eighteenth Infantry. Aug. 7, 1862. at Amboy, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Aug.26, 1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27,  1865.

Watkins, James, Hillsdale. Enlisted in company D, Eighteenth Infantry, July 30, 1862, at Hillsdale, for 3 years, age 27. Mustered Aug. 26,1862. Missing in action at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1S64. Killed in  explosion of steamer "Sultana," near Memphis. Te1m., April 27, 1865.

West, Charles A., Allen. Enlisted in company G, Eighteenth Infantry, July  26, 1862, at Allen, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 26, 1862. Taken  prisoner at Athens, Ala., Sept. 24, 1864. Killed in explosion of  steamer "Sultana" near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865.

Twenty-First Infantry.

Mead, George. Enlisted in company F, Twenty-first Infantry, Aug. 5, 1862, at Greenville, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Sept. 3, 1862. Taken  prisoner at Chickamauga, Ga. Supposed to have been killed on  Steamer "Sultana" April 27, 1865.

Twenty-Second.

Boice, or Boyce, Edward, Elk. Enlisted in company K. Twenty-second Infantry, Aug. 4, 1862, at Lexington, for 3 years, age 24. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga. Ga.. Sept. 20, 1863. Paroled. Killed by explosion of steamer " Sultana," April 28. 1865.

Lane, James H., Brockway. Enlisted in company C, Twenty-second Infantry, Aug. 12, 1862, at Port Huron, for 3 years, age 28. Mustered Aug. 14, 1862. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 20. 1863. Returned to regiment Feb. 16, 1864. Corporal Feb., 1864. Killed by  explosion of steamer "Sultana" April 28, 1865.

Smith, Alonzo K., Worth. Enlisted in company K. Twenty-second Infantry, Aug. 7, 1862, at Lexington, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered  Aug. 22, 1862. Sergeant. Taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Ga., Sept 20, 1863. Paroled. Killed by explosion of Steamer Sultana, April 28,
1865.

Second Cavalry.

Corliss, or Cortes, John S. (Veteran), Ottawa County. Enlisted in company C, Second Cavalry, Sept. 9, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years,  age 22. Mustered Oct. 2, 1861. Taken prisoner Dec. 25, 1862. Returned to regiment April 20, 1864. Re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864, at Mossy  Creek, Tenn. Mustered June 27, 1864. Killed by explosion of steamer  Sultana, April 28, 1865.

Henry, Charles. Drafted for 3 years, from North, Gratiot County, age 33. Mustered Oct. 28, 1863. Assigned to company E, Second Cavalry.  Joined regiment at Sparta, Tenn., Dec. 3, 1863. Taken prisoner at Florence, Ala., Oct. 30, 1864. Lost on steamer Sultana, April 27, 1865.

Hill, David. Drafted for 3 years, from Lexington, Sanilac County, age 43. Mustered Nov. 17, 1863. Assigned to company D, Second Cavalry. Taken prisoner at Shoal Creek, Ala., Nov. 5, 1864. Supposed to  have died on steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865.

Johnston, John. Drafted for 3 years, from Washington, Macomb County, age 39. Mustered Nov. 23, 1863. Assigned to company D, Second  Cavalry. Taken prisoner at Shoal Creek, Ala., Nov. 5, 1864. Supposed  to have been killed on steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865.

Keendrick, or Hendrick, James. Drafted for 3 years, from Hartland, Livingston County. Mustered Nov. 23, 1863. Taken prisoner at Florence, Ala., Oct. 30, 1864. Lost on steamer Sultana, April 27, 1865.

Sixth Cavalry.

Barnes, Augustus M., Burns. Enlisted in company D, Sixth Cavalry, Sept. 7, 1862, at Burns, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Oct. 11, 1862. Taken prisoner at Falling Waters, Md., July 14, 1863. Supposed to have  been killed by explosion of steamer Sultana April 26, 1865.

Hulet, James H. Enlisted in company K, Sixth Cavalry, June 3, 1863, at  Detroit, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered June 4, 1863. Taken prisoner  at Brandy Station, Va., Oct. 11, 1863. Supposed killed by explosion  of steamer Sultana April 25, 1865.

Eighth Cavalry.

Noble, John A. Enlisted in company B, Eighth Cavalry, Aug. 18, 1864, at  Jackson, for 1 year, age 2o. Mustered Aug. 18, 1864. Taken prisoner at Henryville, Tenn., Nov. 23, 1864. Killed April 15, 1865, by explosion of steamer Sultana.

Cartwright, Charles. Enlisted in company I, Eighth Cavalry, Feb. 1, 1863, at Mt. Clemens, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered May 21, 1863. Missing on raid to Macon, Ga., Aug. 3, 1864. Killed by explosion of steamer Sultana, April 26, 1865.

Cory, Oliver, Detroit. Enlisted in company I, Eighth Cavalry, Dec. 6,  1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Feb. 4, 1863. Missing on raid to Macon, Ga., Aug. 3, 1864. Killed by explosion of
steamer Sultana, April 26, 1865.

Fort, Lewis R., Coldwater. Enlisted in company E, Eighth Cavalry, Jan. 12, 1863, at Coldwater, for 3 years, age 44. Mustered Jan. 2o, 1863. Transferred to company B, April 3o, 1863. Taken prisoner near Sweetwater, Tenn., Sept. 27, 1863. Supposed killed by explosion of  steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865.

Kinney, John A., Saugatuck. Enlisted in company F. Eighth Cavalry, Dec. 2. 1862. at Saugatuck, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Jan. 2o, 1863. Corporal. Taken prisoner at Dandridge, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1864. Killed  April 15, 1865, by explosion of steamer Sultana.

Meeker, Clark T. Enlisted in company B, Eighth Cavalry, Aug. 18, 1864, at Jackson, for 1 year, age 2o. Mustered Aug. 18, 1864. Joined regiment at Lexington, Ky., Sept. 2l,v 1864. Corporal Nov. 1, 1864.  Taken prisoner at Henryville, Tenn., Nov. 23, 1864. Killed April 28, 1865, by explosion of steamer Sultana.

Snyder, F. A member of company H, Eighth Cavalry. Supposed to have  been killed by the explosion of the steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865.

Ninth Cavalry.

Warner, Harvey D., Lapeer. Enlisted in company H, Ninth Cavalry, Dec.18, 1862, at Lapeer, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Dec. 28, 1862. Prisoner of war Jan., 1865. Drowned from steamer Sultana, June  25, 1865.

Engineers and Mechanics.

Bunn, Job T. Enlisted in company L, Engineers and Mechanics, as Sergeant, Dec. 27, 1862, at Albion, for 3 years, age 4o. Mustered April 8, 1863. Taken prisoner Dec. 15, 1864. Paroled. Killed April 26, 1865,  by explosion of Steamer Sultana on Mississippi river.

Decker, Jasper. Enlisted in company L, Engineers and Mechanics, April 11, 1863, at Whiteford, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered April 29, 1863. Taken prisoner Dec. 15, 1864. Paroled. Killed April 28, 1865, by explosion of steamer Sultana on Mississippi River.

Johnson, Henry H. Enlisted in company L, Engineers and Mechanics, as  Corporal, March 15, 1863, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered  June 3, 1863. Taken prisoner Dec. 15, 1864. Paroled. Killed April  28, 1865, by explosion of steamer Sultana, on Mississippi River.

Wait, Henry. Enlisted in company L, Engineers and Mechanics, Dec. 3o,  1863, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Jan. 5, 1864. Taken prisoner Dec. 15, 1864. Paroled. Killed April 26, 1865, by explosion of steamer Sultana, on Mississippi river.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Ninth Indiana Cavalry On Steamer Sultana, July 27, 1865.

There will be no information on these names, as there are just to many.  However if you see a name of interest you can E. Mail me and I will be glad to send any information I have on him.

These men were made prisoners at Sulphur Branch Trestle, and were lost in the explosion of the Steamer Sultana on the morning of July 27, 1865.

121 / 9th., Indiana Cavalry.
 
Henry Conklin, Co. A.
Patrick Day, Co. A.
 
Frederick Blessinger, Co. B.
Charles E. Church, Co. B.
Ephraim B. Parman, Co. B.
John Stenarl, Co. B.
John Steward, Co. B.
 
Warren A. Huckins, Co. C.
 
Edward Wood, Co. D.
 
Charles W. Clevenger, Co. G.
George Downing, Co. G.
Jonathan R. Downing, Co. G.
William H. Graves, Co. G.
William C. Hoober, Co. G
John M. Maynard, Co. G..
Enoch T. Nation, Co. G.
James C. Olom, Co. G.
John R. Reasoner, Co. G.
Nathan Thornburg, Co. G.
 
Franklin Ballinger, Co. H.
James Bell, Co. H.
Alonzo Dunham, Co. H.
George W. Delano, Co. H.
Josiah Pratt, Co. H.
John W. Shull, Co. H.
 
Hiram Bailey, Co. K.
John W. Emmons, Co. K.
George S. Fisher, Co. K.
Jacob Hurald, Co. K.
Henry Newton, Co. K.
William F. Rea, Co. K.
Joseph Survant, Co. K.
George Shockley, Co. K.,
Joseph Sorvaul, Co. K.
Darius Steveens, Co. K.
Matthew Zix, Co. K.
 
James N. Christian, Co. L.
William R. Glaze, Co. L.
Leander McCartney, Co. L.
Robert A. Moorhouse, Co. L.
Archibald Reed, Co. L.
 
John Armstrong, Co. M.
Joseph Alexander, Co. M.
William Brigg, Co. M.
George Blake, Co. M.
Nathan E. Gruell, Co. M.
Rnis Haloway or Halloway,, Co. M.
William H. Huffman, Co. M.
James M. Isentrager, Co. M.
Samuel King, Co. M.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

7th.,Indiana Cavalry on the Steamer Sultana, July 27, 1865.

The soldiers named here were on the Steamer Sultana, on July 27, 1865. The information here was put together from State Records and the Adjutant General Rosters. These name were found in the Regimental History of the Seventh Cavalry.  .
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Seventh Cavalry.

Daniel W. Doner, Private, Residence New Corydon, Age 19, Enlisted July 13, 1863, Mustered in September 3, 1863, Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company E.; Discharged April 27, 1865.
Remarks; Died near Memphis, Tennessee, April 27, 1865, explosion of Steamer Sultana.

John Q. Paxton, Private, Residence Camden, Mustered in September 3, 1863, 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company E.;  Remarks; Lost on Steamer Sultana.  Note.  He was not found in the State Records, but found in the Adjutant General Rosters.

Costan Porter, Private, Residence Portland, Mustered in September 3, 1863, REgiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company E.  Remarks; Lost on Steamer Sultana.  Note.  He was not found in the State Records, but found in the Adjutant General Rosters.

William S. Corbin, Corporal, Residence Marion Co., Enlisted August 17, 1863, Age 21, at Indianapolis, Indiana, Mustered in September 5, 1863. Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company G.  Remarks; Supposed to be lost on the Steamer Sultana.

William Barrick, Regiment 119th., unit 7th., Cavalry, Company I., Remarks; The 7th., Regimental history states he was lost on the Steamer Sultana.  Note.  Not found in any records.

Elisha Swords, Private, Age 18, Residence Marion Co., Enlisted July 15, 1863, at Plainville, Indiana, Mustered in September 5, 1863, Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company I.  Remarks; Discharged February 26, 1864.  Note. State records and Adjutant General records state that he died at Okolona, Mississippi, February 26, 1864.  However the 7th., Regimental History state he died in the explosion of the Steamer Sultana.

Robert B. Armstrong, Private, Residence Marion Co., Age 18, Enlisted July 1, 1863, at Indianapolis, Indiana, Mustered in September 5, 1863, Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company I.  Remarks; Mustered out August I, 1865.  Note. However the 7th., History states he was on the Steamer Sultana, July 27, 1865, and lived through the explosion.

Augustus Barrett, Private, Residence Marion Co., Age 31, Enlisted August 21, 1863, at Indianapolis, Indiana, Mustered in September 11, 1863, Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company K.  Discharged April 27, 1865.  Remarks; Drowned on Steamer Sultana, July 27, 1865.

Francis M. Elkins, Private, Residence Jackson Co., Age 18, Enlisted August 18, 1863, At Indianapolis, Indiana, Mustered in September 11, 1863, Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company K. Remarks; Supposed lost on Steamer Sultana.

William M. Thomson or William F. Thompson, Private / Corporal, Residence Marion Co., Age 18, Enlisted August 18, 1863, at Indianapolis, Indiana, Regiment 119th., Unit 7th., Cavalry, Company M.  Mustered in September 19, 1863.  Remarks; Lost on Steamer Sultana.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hudson Sawyer, Maine.

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Hudson Sawyer.

Birth: 1842-1843, Maine.
Death: November 10, 1904, Colorado.

Wife: Francis A. Sawyer, ( 1842-1843 - 1923 ).
Married 1866, burial Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado. Received Hudson's pension in 1908.

Children: Edna M., Amy E., Hellen E., Martha E., Elbridge C. Sawyer.

Burial: Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado.

In 1880 he was a Clergyman at Fort Aroostook, Maine.

First Maine Heavy Artillery Regimental History.

Hudson Sawyer, age 21, residence Levant; single; mustered in Company G., July 28, 1863; promoted Sergeant January 14, 1864, First Lieutenant July 27, 1864; wounded on right side June 18, 1864; promoted Captain Company I., April 25, 1865, and transferred.

Captain Hudson Sawyer, residence Levant, joined Company I., by transferred from Company G., April 25, 1865; Aid on Brigade Staff from Fall of 1864 to June, 1865; brevetted major; mustered out September 11, 1865.  He is now serving as post Chaplin at Togus, Maine.

Page 491, During the engagement of our brigade on March 25, 1865, Capt. Hudson Sawyer, then on Gen. De Trobriand's staff, was riding over the field with orders to some of the regiments. His horse stumbled as he leaped a line of breastwork, both being thrown to the ground. The Captain, although he would hardly own that he was hurt at the time, suffered for months from the effects of the fall.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Edward Conningham, Maine.

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Edward Cunningham.

Birth: unknown
Death: 1863.

Burial: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

First Maine Cavalry.
Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

When that final awful storm of shot and shell burst upon us, which preceded the charge of Gen. Pickett's division, on the third day at Gettysburg, Srgt. Hiram M. Stevens, of Co. L, with four orderlies, took refuge behind a friendly boulder, but in a few moments they were driven out by a major general and his staff, when one of the shrieking missies severed Private Edward Cunningham's head from his body; the first man killed in action from Co. L.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Three Brothers Cicero, Alden and John L. Barber, Illinois.

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Cicero Barber.

Birth: 1843, Hadley, Saratoga County, New York.
Death: May 16, 1864, Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Parents: Zina Barber (1809 - 1855), Huldah Dean Barber (1813 - 1904).

Burial: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.

The Thirty-Ninth Regimental History.

Barber, Cicero. Enlisted from Marseilles, 111., August 16th, 1861. Killed May 20th, at battle of Wier Bottom church, Va.

Barber was born in Saratoga county, New York, August 26th, 1843; came west with his parents in 1851, and settled on a farm in the township of Manlius, La Salle county, Ill.  He had two brothers who also entered the service. John L. enlisted in Company A, Fifteenth Cavalry; Alden in Company K, Thirty-Ninth Illinois, with Cicero, and he also lost his life.

ILLNOIS STATE ARCHIVES.
Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: BARBER, CICERO. Rank: PVT. Company: K. Unit: 39 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: MARSEILLES, LASALLE CO, IL. Age: 19. Height: 5' 9 1/2. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: LIGHT. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: SARATOGA, NY.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 14, 1861. Joined Where: MARSEILLES, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: OCT 11, 1861. Muster In Where: CHICAGO, IL. Remarks: DIED IN ACTION AT WIER BOTTOM CHURCH VA MAY 20, 1864.
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Alden Barber. 

Birth: 1846, Hadley, Saratoga County, New York.
Death: Jun. 18, 1864, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.

Burial: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia.

The Thirty-Ninth Regimental History.

Barber, Alden. Enlisted from Marseilles, 111., February 6th, 1864. Wunded May 16th, 1864, at Drury's Bluff, Va., and taken prisoner. Died in Libby prison, Disease; Richmond, Va., in June, 1864.

ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES.
Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: BARBER, ALDEN. Rank: PVT. Company: K. Unit: 39 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: CHICAGO, COOK CO, IL. Age: 18. Height: 5' 9 1/2. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: LIGHT. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: HADLEY CO, NY.

Service Record. Joined When: FEB 6, 1864. Joined Where: CHICAGO, IL Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: FEB 29, 1864. Muster In Where: CHICAGO, IL. Remarks: WOUNDED & TAKEN PRISONER MAY 16, 1864 DIED OF WOUNDS JUN 18, 1864 AT RICHMOND VA.
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John Lawrence Barber.

Birth: Dec. 30, 1840, Saratoga County, New York.
Death: Aug. 7, 1926, Marseilles, LaSalle County, Illinois.

Wife: Amanda Brodbeck Barber (1847 - 1945).

Children: Alden Cicero Barber (1872 - 1919). Lora Estelle Barber Bentley (1874 - 1947). Lucia May Barber Parr (1875 - 1972). Gertie Maude Barber Latimer (1878 - 1974). Edith Annie Barber Youmans (1879 - 1980). Carrie Elizabeth Barber Drackley (1881 - 1966). George Zina Barber (1884 - 1944). Leslie Dean Barber (1890 - 1941).

Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles, LaSalle County, Illinois.

ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES.
Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: BARBER, JOHN L. Rank: PVT. Company: L. Unit: 15 IL US CAV.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: MANLIUS, LASALLE CO, IL. Age: 21. Height: 5' 8. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: LIGHT. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: HADLEY, NY.

Service Record. Joined When: FEB 20, 1862. Joined Where: OTTAWA, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: JAN 1, 1862. Muster In Where: OTTAWA, IL. Remarks: TRANS TO 10 ILL CAV AS CONSOLIDATED.

Author; You may have noticed that there were diffidence in the information between the Regimental History and the Illinois State Records and the Families records. To see the families records take this link, and follow the links at the page.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=barber&GSfn=cicero&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=123667167&df=all&

Monday, August 25, 2014

Neriah B. Kendall.

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Neriah B. Kendall.

Birth: November 1, 1843.
Death: December 18, 1912.

Wife: Florence T. Kendall.
Married October 26, 1873, Lancaster County.

Children: Dewitt C., Kate, and Howard Converse Kendall ( 1881 - 1971 ).

Burial: Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Mr. Kendall, Height was 5' 9 and a half, Hair light, Eyes dark, Complexion light.

The 39th., Infantry Regimental History.

Captain Neriah B. Kendall. Commissioned April 29th, 1865. Mustered out December 6th, 1865, with the regiment. Captain Kendall enlisted from Joliet, Ill., and served continuously up to the muster-out of the regiment, with the exception of three months spent in Libby prison. He enlisted as a private soldier and was mustered out as Captain commanding company, which of itself is a sufficient commentary on his ability and devotion to duty without further altiloquence from the writer. He was wounded in the head and taken prisoner May 16th, 1864, at the battle of Drury's Bluff, Va.; was reported " killed and left on the field" at the time, and in consequence of such report his funeral sermon was preached at Joliet by Elder Crews, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was perhaps the only person in the regiment who had such a distinction forced upon him, or was placed in such a paradoxical position, "dead yet alive ". It may be mentioned in this connection that he has been a very live man ever since " there are no flies on him." He acted as Adjutant of the regiment from January 28th, to September 10th, 1865, when Adjutant Doud was assigned to the First Brigade.

After the war, in July, 1866, Kendall went to Omaha, Neb., and was appointed civil engineer on the Union Pacific railroad, remaining in that capacity until the completion of the road in 1870, when he received the appointment of chief engineer of the Nebraska railroad, serving until 1874, with the exception of one year spent in Arizona and California exploring a route for the Atlantic and Pacific railroad. He then resigned his position and gave up railroading, and soon engaged in the milling. stock, and land business, which he has since followed.

It is presumed that in his travels and explorations in the far west he discovered the long-lost "Aladdin's Lamp," and has been rubbing it, much to his advantage, ever since. He has considerable landed interests in Omaha, Lincoln, and throughout the State of Nebraska, and has some "little", personal property besides-enough, in fact, to warrant him in saying that he feels quite prosperous. He makes his home and headquarters at Lincoln. Neb.

Kendall, Neriah B. Enlisted from Joliet August 9th, 1861. Veteran. Promoted Corporal January 1st, 1862, age 20.  Wounded and taken prisoner May 16th, 1864. Promoted Sergeant August 15th, 1864; First Sergeant November 1st, 1864; First Lieutenant July 11th, 1865.