Thursday, February 11, 2016

Army & Civilian Appointments in the U. S. Army.

Some times its hard to find a serviceman in the volunteer army let alone one in the regular army.
So I made this list of men who took appointments in the U. S. Army.  The years cover are the Rebellion years.  The names here have no information, but I do have all their military records.

If you  see or don't see a name on the list and you would like their record you can write me.
My address can be found in my profile.

1. Lemuel A. Abbott.
2. Frank T. Adams.
3. Gerritt V. S. Aikin.
4. Bishop Aldrich.
5. Andrew J. Alexander.
6. Albert V. Amet.
7. Thomas M. Anderson.
8. William H. Andrew.
9. Wilbur F. Arnold.
10. Edwin B. Atwood.
11. John B. Babcock.
12. Francis M. Bache.
13. Thomas C. J. Bailey.
14. William P.  Bainbridge.
15. Edward B. Baker.
16. Thomas F. Quinn
17. Zacharian Ragan.
18. Frank R. Rice.
19. Richard K. Pond.
20. George S. Pierce.
21. Samuel Peeples.
22. Augustus C. Paul.
23. Ely S. Parker.
24. Philip A. Owen.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Benjamin Henry Grierson.

Benjamin Henry Grierson.

Birth: Jul. 8, 1826, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Aug. 31, 1911, Omena, Leelanau County, Michigan.

Parents: Robert Crittenden Grierson (1789 - 1867), Mary Sheppard Grierson (1788 - 1862).

Wife: Alice Kirk Grierson (1828 - 1888).

Children: Edith Clare Grierson (1865 - 1878), Benjamin Henry Grierson (1867 - 1934), Theodore MacGregor Grierson (1869 - 1950).

Sibling: Mary Grierson (1824 - 1860), Benjamin Henry Grierson (1826 - 1911).

Burial: Jacksonville East Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.


 [Born in Pennsylvania.-Appointed from Illinois.]

 MILITARY HISTORY.-Aide-de-Camp to General Prentiss, May to November, 1861. Engaged in an expedition in South-East Missouri, from Irontqn to Cape Girardeau. Major 6th Illinois Cavalry, August, 1861.  Commanding battalion, December, 1861, to March, 1862. Colonel 6th  Illinois Cavalry, March, 1862. Commanding regiment to December,  1862. Engaged at actions of Hernando, Cold Water Station, Olive  B3ranch. Cockram's Cross Roads, Germantown, Collierville, Covington,Wolf River, and Loosahatchie. Engaged in General Grant's Mississippi  campaign. Commanded expeditions from Oxford, Mississippi, to Helena,  Arkansas, and in pursuit of the rebel General Dorn. Commanding Cavalry Brigade, December, 1862, to June, 1863. Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, June, 1863, for gallant and distinguished services in raid from  La Grange, Tennessee, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Commanding Cavalry Forces, Department of the Gulf, May to July, 1863. Engaged at action of  Clinton and siege and investment of Port Hudson. Commanding Cavalry  Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Engaged in expeditions into  Northern Mississippi, actions of West Point, Okolona, Ivy Farm, Pontotoc, Old Town Creek, Tupelo, and Guntown. Commanding Cavalry Corps,  District of West Tennessee, to January, 1865. Brevet Major-General  U. S. Volunteers, for gallant and meritorious services in raid through  Mississippi, from Memphis, Tennessee, against the Mobile, and Ohio, and Mississippi Central Railroads, and capture of Verona and Egypt Stations,  Mississippi.

Assigned to duty according to Brevet rank of Major-General U. S. Volunteers. Commanding Cavalry Corps, Military Division of West Mississippi, March to August, 1865, and during General Canby's campaign against Mobile, Alabama. Major-General U. S. Volunteers, May, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, and raid from Mobile Bay to Eufala, Alabama; Georgetown, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama, and Columbus, Mississippi. Commanding District of Huntsville, Alabama, September, 1865, to January, 1866. Mustered out of the Volunteer service, April, 1866.

Colonel 10th U. S. Cavalry, July, 1866. Organizing regiment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, September, 1866, to  August, 1867. Commanding regiment and Post of Fort Riley, Kansas,  September, 1867, to April, 1868. District of the Indian Territory, May, 1868, to May, 1869. Brevet Brigadier-General U. S. Army, for gallant and meritorious services in raid through Mississippi and Louisiana, 1863. Brevet Major-General U. S. Army, for gallant and meritorious services in raid through Mississippi in 1864. Commanding Camp Wichita and Fort Sill, Indian Territory, from March, 1869, to -.

Monday, February 08, 2016

William Cameron Green.

William Cameron Green.

Birth: 1845, Union County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Sep. 18, 1867, Union County, Pennsylvania,

aged 22y; Capt. 1st Inf. US Army; buried at Cape San Lucas.

Burial: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.

[Born in Penn. Sylvania.Appointed from Pennsylvania.] MILITARY History.

Second Lieutenant 1st U. S. Infantry, September, 1861. First Lieutenant 1st U. S. Infantry. Captain 1st U. S. Infantry, January, 1867. Brevet Captain U. S. Army, for gallant and meritorious services' during the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Died on board steamship "Moses Taylor," en route from San Francisco, Cal., to New York City, September 18, 1867.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

John Jennings Dunlap.

John Jennings Dunlap.

Birth: Nov. 26, 1839.
Death: Jan. 31, 1902,

Parents: Benjamin I. Dunlap (1810 - 1880), Elizabeth A. Crump Dunlap (1814 - 1912).

Wife; Charlotte Virginia Little Dunlap (1850 - 1909).,

Children: Louise Dunlap (1885 - 1895).

Siblings: Hannah P. Dunlap (____ - 1854), John Jennings Dunlap (1839 - 1902), George Thomas Dunlap (1841 - 1920), Agnes Craighead Dunlap Bennett (1844 - 1903), David Richard Dunlap (1847 - 1917), James Alexander Dunlap (1849 - 1909).

Burial: Eastview Cemetery, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina..

North Carolina Fourteenth, Infantry, Co C., C. S. A., (Anson Guards ).


came a teamster, driving a wagon. Has no war record as he was not with the bullet department on the firing line. Was faithful to his job to the last and numbered wlth those who surrendered at Appomattox. He married Mlss Virginia Little, daughter of Geo. W Little, Esq.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Capt. Charles Robert Skinker.

Capt. Charles Robert Skinker.

Birth: Jul. 11, 1838.
Death: Dec. 17, 1903.

Wife: Rose Lesslie Allen Skinker (1845 - 1924).

Children: Mary Lyle Skinker Valentine (1868 - 1940), Charles Robert Skinker (1871 - 1920).

Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.

Roster of 21st., Virginia Co. F.

Skinker, Charles R., enlisted April 21, 1861 ; wounded at Kernstown March 23, 1862; transferred to second company of Howitzers in 1862; wounded at Fredericksburg, 1862; promoted first lieutenant
Company K, 48th Va. Regt. of infantry 1863; captain 1863; wounded at Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863; captured at Spottsylvania C. H. May 12, 1864; sent to Fort Delaware and rejoined his command in about seven months ; wounded at Hatcher's Run Feb. 12, 1865 and permanently disabled.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Joseph N Dunton.

Joseph N Dunton.

Birth: Dec. 28, 1837, Vermont.
Death: Oct. 27, 1915.

Wife: Ann M. Fisher Dunton (1837 - 1920 or 1924.

Burial: Oakside Cemetery, Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida.

Vermont Eighth Infantry, Regimental History .
Joseph N. Dunton. Private Company H, Nov. 23, 1861 ; corporal, Feb. 18, 1862 ; sergeant ; 1st sergeant, Nov. 26, 1863 ; re-enlisted Jan. 5, 1864; 2d lieutenant Company H, Feb. 20, 1864; 1st lieutenant Company H, Nov. 24, 1864 ; captain Company C, March 3, 1865 ; mustered out June 28, 1865.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Winfield Scott Leach..

Winfield Scott Leach.

Birth: unknown, New York.
Death: Sep. 8, 1898, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Winfield Scott Leach was the son of James & Minerva (Benton) Leach. He was born abt 1816 & died 8 Sep 1898. He married to a woman I have seen in family trees as Mathilda Merchant b. abt 1821 CT but shows up on the 1850, 1860 & 1870 censuses as Marietta b. abt 1821 NY. They had (at least) two children, Martin b. 1835 & Ann Augusta b. abt 1847. They moved from PA to NY to IA to WI to MN back to PA.

Parents: James Leach (1795 - 1877).

Wife: Nancy Herrick Leach (1828 - 1912).

Children: Martin Leach (1835 - 1923).

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.

Wisconsin Thirty - Sixth Infantry Co. G. Regimental History.

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Isaac Higgins.

Isaac Higgins.

Birth: Feb. 10, 1846, Switzerland County, Indiana.
Death: Apr. 24, 1918.

Parents:Elijah Higgins (1813 - 1880),

Wife: Susan Brindley Park (1856 - 1934).

Children: James Higgins (1883 - 1950).

Burial: Ebenezer Cemetery, Moorefield, Switzerland County. Indiana.

Indiana Third Cavalry ( Forty-Fifth ) Regiment, Co, F & B., Reorganized, Regimental History.

Page 69,  Isaac Higgins, of Company F, was captured by having his bridle rein seized by a rebel cavalryman near the river bank some distance below the ford. While being led away captive, his pistol, cocked, was held by him under his coat cape, and in an unguarded moment he shot his captor, whirled his horse  and leaped into the river and escaped.