Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Andrew M. Callaham.

Andrew M. Callaham. 

Birth: 1840.
Death: 1902.

Occupation Dentist. 

Wife: Caroline "Carrie" Alderman Callaham (1845 - 1923).

Married April  4, 1865.

Children; Arthur J., Nellie I.,Myrtie G. Callaham.,

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Andrew M. Callaham, Indiana 73rd., Infantry, Co. H., Captured near Rome Georgia, May 3, 1863; Prisons Libby, Macon And Ect.  Released December 13, 1864.

Military Service.

Mr. Callaham Pension file card states he was in the 73rd., Indiana Infantry, Co. H.  However the National Park Service says it was the 33rd Co. H.  Non the lest he wasn't find in either Regiment or Company under Any spellings..

Indiana 29th., Infantry, Co. E.

Andrew M. Callaham "Callahan", Private, Residence Cass, Co., Mustered in September 12, 1861; Discharged April 12, 1863, for disability.

Kansas County Histories, 1883.

ANDREW M. CALLAHAM, dentist, came to Topeka in October, 1866, and has been engaged in the practice of dentistry since that time. For the last three years he has also been engaged in stock-raising, and has a stock farm in the southwest corner of Maple Hill Township, Wabaunsee County. He has been a member of the School Board, since the spring of 1881.

He was born in Cass County, Ind., February 5, 1840, and lived there until August, 1861, when he enlisted in the Twenty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. In August, 1862, he assisted in raising Company H, Seventy-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was elected Second Lieutenant of the Company. After serving eight months he was taken prisoner near Rome, Ga., and remained in rebel prisons nineteen months and ten days, being released on parole in December, 1864.

He was married at Lewisburg, O., April 4, 1865, to Carrie A. Alderman, a native of that place. They have three children--Nellie L., Arthur G., and Myrtle Grace, and lost one son in infancy. Dr. Callaham is now Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council of Kansas, and in 1881 was Grand Commander of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar.

Author.  He was on the The Topeka board of Education and State board of Dentistry.

He was Clark for the District Court for many years.

In 1874 he was Prelate for Topeka Commandery No. 5., Knight Templar.

In 1880, was on the board of the First Presbyterian Church, and a  officer of the Independent Order of Forresters.

In 1902 he was Dictator of Knights of Honor Washington Lodge No.787.

In his Dentistry business he was in partnership with George P. Ashton, for many years,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Samuel F. Craig.

Samuel F Craig. 

Birth: Mar., 1835, Virginia.
Death: Jan. 2, 1902, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Occupation: Well Driver.

Wife: Mercy A. Craig, ( 1838-1925.)
Burial is unkown.

Children: Lea Y., Samuele, Jennie, Emma, Frederick, Frances Leafy Craig Bell (1863 - 1946).

Burial: Fairview Memorial Park, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Ex-Prisoners of War.

Samuel F. Craig, Iowa Eighth Cavalry, Co. B. Captured Atlanta, July 29, 1864; Prison Andersonville, Released February 22, 1865.

Iowa State Records. 
 Iowa Eighth cavalry, Co. B.

Craig, Samuel F. Age 28. Residence Eddyville, nativity Virginia. Enlisted June 10, 1863, as Second Sergeant. Mustered June 10, 1863.  Taken prisoner July 30, 1864, Newnan, Ga. Mustered out May 13, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Pension File.

Samuel F. Craig, Nervous Prostration; $2. per month; July 1881.

Note.  Before moving on to New Mexico he lived in Shawnee County, Kansas in North Topeka.  He lived in Topeka from 1871-1883.  He was in the business of selling Lighting Rods, Drive Well Pumps and Wells and Etc.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lemuel T Coldren

Lemuel T Coldren. 

Birth: 1843.
Death: 1927.

Wife: Gertrude J Coldren (____ - 1918)

Children: Non found...

Burial: Los Angeles Odd Fellows Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

After the Civil War he moved to Shawnee County, Kansas, lived in Topeka, Kansas.  When he came to Topeka is unknown and when he left is also unknown. It is known he lived there from 1872-1880, his occupation is unknown.

Ex-Prisoners of War.

Lemuel T. Coldren, Iowa 18th., Infantry, Co. I.; Prison Springs Arkansas, April 18, 1864; Prison Tyler Texas February 28, 1865.

Pension File Card.

Gunshot wound in both legs, Disease of eyes totally blind.

Iowa State Records.

Coldren, Lemuel T. Age 20. Residence Nevada, nativity Ohio. Enlisted July 7, 1862, as Fifth Corporal. Mustered Aug. 6, 1862. Promoted Fifth Sergeant Oct. 9, 1862; Fourth Sergeant Feb. 14, 1864. Wounded; taken prisoner and paroled April 18, 1864, Poison Spring, Ark. Promoted Third Sergeant April 28, 1865; Second Sergeant June 28, 1865.Mustered out July 20, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Frank B Colver

Lieut Frank B Colver. 

Birth: 1833.
Death: Jun. 17, 1911.

Wife: Kate Colver.

Children: Frank, Fred, Richard Colver.

Occupation Printer and Compositor.

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

Ex-prisoners of War.

Frank B. Colver, Service; Ohio Eighth Infantry, Co. E; Ohio 123rd., Infantry, Co. G; Captured at Winchester, Va., June 15, 1863; Prison Libby, escaped November 3, 1864.

Ohio State Records.

Frank B. Colver, Private; Age 27: Enlisted April 24, 1861; Eighth Ohio Infantry, Co. E.; 3 months service;Mustered out with company August 18, 1861.

Frank B. Colver; First Lieutenant; Age 27; Enlisted August 9, 1862, for 3 years; Appointed Second Lieutenant August 22, 1862; Captured June 15, 1863, at the Battle of Winchester, Va.,; Promoted First Lieutenant to date, January 31, 1863.  Discharged April 4, 1865, on Surgeon's certificate of disability.

Authors Note.  Before Mr. Colver moved to California he lived in Shawnee County,Topeka, Kansas.  Just when he came to Kansas I couldn't find out , but he was living in Topeka by 1872.

In 1872. He was the publisher of the ( The Kansas Evangel ), it was a religious paper.He was also the treasurer of the ( Topeka Typographical Union No. 121. )

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Charles B. Haslett.

Charles B. Haslett.

Birth: July 20, 1838.
Death: January 15, 1902.

Wife: Malissa A. Haslett, ( 1838-1921.)

Children: William E., Henry G., Mila M. Haslett.

Note. Had one more son, but was unable to find.

Burial; Morrison Cemetery Vliets, Marshall County, Kansas.

Kansas County History.

CHARLES B. HASLETT, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, is a Vermonter, born in 1832 in Brookfield; was reared in St. Lawrence, County, N. Y., and removed thence to Illinois, Iowa, and to Kansas in 1800. He located one and a half miles east of the present site of Frankfort, and in September, 1861, enlisted in Company D, of the Eighth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, and his record is identified with that of his gallant regiment up to the battle of Chickamauga, where he was captured.

The last nine days of his captivity were spent in burying the dead and carrying off the wounded. He was then taken to Richmond, and put in the third story of a large tobacco warehouse, and adjunct of Libby Prison and there, with only one blanket to cover three men, he spent the fall of 1863. In November he was put into similar quarters in Danville, Va., and spent the long wretched winter of in that way, fed on decaying bacon, corn bread and sweet potatoes. In the spring of 1864, a removal still worse was made to Andersonville, and it was in that hideous prison pen that he fully realized the full extent of the devilish barbarities of the slave-holding, women-whipping fiends, who sought to disrupt the nation.

His only clothing was the same uniform in which he was captured merely pants and a blouse in tatters; no shirt, boots or blanket, and the fare a pint of "cow peas" or a pint of corn and cob meal in twenty-four hours. Scurvy, caused by exposure and dry diet, was very common, and many a poor wretch walked deliberately over the "dead line" to be shot down order to escape his tortures. Men were promiscuously shot by the guards who desired a furlough, and such a reign of misery and terror, as Mr. Haslett says: "is beyond the power of language."

He was exchanged at Charleston, S. C., in December, 1864, and returned to Kansas. He has now a valuable 160 acre farm, forty acres in timber and the balance in cultivation. On this he has a good frame house, and substantial improvements. Mrs. Haslett was born in Michigan, and there are four children living, three boys and one girl.

Ex-Prisoners of War of Kansas.

Charles B. Haslett, Town Frankfort; Marshall county; Kansas Eighth Infantry, Co. D.; Private; Captured at Chickamauga, September 20, 1863.  Sent to Andersonville, December 11, 1864.

Enlisted September 24, 1861; Mustered in September 28, 1861, as Private: Mustered out April 1, 1866, at Leavenworth, Kansas

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

William Fies Jr.

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William Fies, Jr 

Birth: Oct. 17, 1841.
Emmendingen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany

 Death: Nov. 22, 1920.

 Parents: William Fies (1818 - 1890),, Magdalena Egel Fies (1822 - 1872).

Burial: Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio.

Ohio 64th., Infantry, CO. B.
He was part of Sherman's Brigade.

William Fies, Sergeant; 20; Oct. 30, 1S61; 3 yrs.; appointed Corporal 16. 1862; Sergeant Apr. 1, 1864; captured Nov. 30, 1864, in battle of Franklin, Tenn.; survivor of Sultana disaster; mustered out June 19, 1865, at Columbus, O.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Benjamin K. Land.

There wasn't enough information to give any personal information on him.

Land, Benjamin K. Enlisted in company E, Fifth Cavalry, Jan. 4, 1864, at East Saginaw, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Jan. 4, 1864. Joined regiment at Stevensburg, Va., Feb. 10, 1864. Transferred to company H, First Cavalry. Taken prisoner and confined at Libby, Belle Island and Andersonville. Returned to regiment May 30, 1865. Honorably discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 24, 1865.

Montana Soldiers Home, 1902.

Benjamin K. Land, Service Michigan Fifth Cavalry, Co. E; Rank private; Service in months 18; Nativity England; Age 58; Pension #8., per month; Disability Wounds; Admitted from Flathead Co.; Admitted August 26, 1902; Single; Occupation Printer.