Thursday, February 26, 2015

Albert H. Welch.

Albert H Welch.

Birth: 1842, Pennsylvania.
Death: Mar. 13, 1909.

He was the son of William and Elizabeth Welch and the sibling of Robert, Mary, Nancy and Laura.

Burial: Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon.

He was a Civil War Veteran.

Iowa Eight Cavalry, Co. F.

Welch, Albert H. Age 21. Residence Albia, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted June 2, 1863, as Company Commissary Sergeant. Mustered Aug. 21, 1863. Taken prisoner July 30, 1864, Newnan, Ga. Mustered out May 31, 1865, Davenport, Iowa.

Authors Note.  Entered the Oregon Soldiers Home, May 6, 1903, Age 61, Height 5 11., Eyes Blue, Hair light, Complexion Ligh, Occupation Blacksmith, Single, Read or Write Yes, Pension Yes.
Died in the Oregon Soldiers Home, March 16, 1909.

James C. Gipson.

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GIPSON, JAMES C, Capt. Rochester At the outbreak of the war was a river pilot on the Mississippi, and at New Orleans was urged to enlist in the Black Horse Cavalry, a Con- federate organization, he refused, and his life was threatened. His river friends smuggled him north on a steamer, nailed up between floors in the wheelhouse. On arrival at Cincinnati, enlisted in Navy, and was Capt. of gunboat Carondelet, when she ran the Rebel forts at Island Number Ten, forcing the surrender of that stronghold. Now living at Portland, Oregon.

Authors Note.  To read more about his military service and his family take this link.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Richard L. Beadle.

Richard Beadle. 

Birth: 1845.
Death: Jul. 25, 1915, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wife: Levina C.Miller Beadle (1851 - 1918).

Married March 27. 1884.

Children: Non found.

Burial: Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Indiana 24th., Infantry, Co. C.

Richard L. Beadle, Private, Residence Vanderburg County. Enlisted July 31, 1861; No other record.

Indiana 65th., Infantry, Co. G.

Richard L. Beadle, Private, Residence Union, Enlisted August 20, 1862, Mustered out June 27, 1865.

Soldier Home, Benton County, Indiana.

Richard L. Beadle, Age 59, Nativity Indiana, Rank Private, Service Indiana 24th., Infantry, Co. C., and Indiana 65th., Infantry, Co. G., Service in months 38., Pension $12., Read and Write Yes, Disability Rheumatism and Deafness.

Levina C. Beadle, Age 50, Nativity Virginia, Wife, Disability Asthma. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Calvin Armenius Webber.

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Calvin Armenius Webber. 

Birth: Jan. 20, 1842.
Death: Jan. 20, 1919.

Parents: Calvin S. Webber (1809 - 1851), Thirza Mitchell Webber (1821 - 1896).

Wife's: Marrietta Bull Webber (1851 - 1911), Maria M. Stevens Webber (1853 - 1925).

Children: Ada Elma Webber Monticue (1873 - 1899), Hezekiah Seldon Webber (1875 - 1945), Lenna A. Webber (1880 - 1881), Mary Webber (1889 - 1907).

Burial: Brock Cemetery, Brock, Scotland County, Missouri.

He was a Civil War Veteran, being in the First Ohio Cavalry, Co. H.

Calvin A. Webber, Corporal; Age 19; Enlisted September 7, 1861, for 3 years.  Appointed October 6, 1864; Mustered out with company September 13, 1865; Veteran.

Thomas B. Smith, New Jersey.

New Jersey 13th., Infantry, Co. D.

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THOMAS B. SMITH Was born in Erie County, New York. He was commissioned first-lieutenant August 22, 1862, a^ed 29 years. On the 14th of September, while on the march after General Lee, in
Maryland, he became unfit, by sickness, for further marching, and was left in command of an invalid corps, near Frederick, composed of sick men of the regiment, rejoining the company on the 20th, at Sandy Hook, Md.

On the 30th of October, while on the march up the Potomac, to opposite Shepherdstown, Va., he was detailed to take command of the provost guard in the town of Sharpsbnrg, Md., where he remained until November 11th, when he rejoined the company. January 18, 1863, at Wolf Run Shoals, Va. lie was promoted to adjutant of the regiment. At the battle of Chaneellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863, he was wounded in the left arm near the shoulder, and sent to field hospital at the U. S. Ford on the Rappahannock, and then to Aquia Creek, Va., from which place he received leave of absence, and went to Newark, N. J., where he re ported to Ward Hospital.

He rejoined the regiment, July 8th, at Frederick, Md. Continuing to suffer from sickness which threatened to prove fatal, while at Kelley's Ford, Va., he offered his resignation, which was accepted August 10th, and he returned to his home, where his health was finally restored. -

Monday, February 23, 2015

Cornelius B. Bailey.

Cornelius B. Bailey. 

Birth: unknown.
Death: Oct. 9, 1902.

Civil War Union Soldier. He was mustered in as a Private in Company K, 3rd New Jersey Militia on April 27, 1861. He served with his unit first in the defenses of Washington, DC, then in the July 1861 First Bull Run Campaign, where it was held in reserve. He was honorably mustered out on July 31, 1861. He then enlisted in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry, being mustered in as a Corporal in Company H on September 12, 1861. Reduced to Private on September 20, 1862, he won back his Corporal's stripes on November 1, 1863. Re-enlisting on January 1, 1864, he served through the conclusion of the conflict, and was honorably discharged at Trenton, New Jersey on July 29, 1865.

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Authors Note.  He was admitted to the New Jersey Home for Disabled Soldiers on April 10, 1885; Age 64, with the disability of Phthisis Pulmonalis.  He died in the Hospital on October 9, 1902; Age 69, cause of death Cedebral Selesasis.  Wife Catherine A. Bailey.

Charles Hufty.

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Captain Charles Hufty Was born in Philadelphia, July twenty-fourth, 1839, in which city he resided during the early days of his life. He passed his school life with high honors, and was noted for his probity, intelligence and high moral character. The family having removed to Camden, New Jersey, he resided with them, and was engaged in the hardware business in Philadelphia until the sound to battle, which roused the nation to unbrotherly strife ; when, impelled by a patriotic love of country, he at once hastened to join the conflict for the restoration and perpetuation of our glorious Union.

When the call came for volunteers for three months' service, he responded at once, and enlisted in the Philadelphia Grays, First regiment artillery, Pennsylvania volunteers, and left with them for the seat of war in April, 1861. Having served out his three months term, he entered the ranks of the Ninth New Jersey, then just forming. He participated in all the campaigns and battles in which that regiment was engaged, and was promoted to the captaincy of Company I; July twenty-fifth, 1864. For nearly two years he acted as quartermaster of the Ninth. Having passed unharmed through many battles until almost the close of the war,

Captain Hufty was at last fatally wounded at the head of his company in the skirmish at South- west Creek, North Carolina, March seventh, 1865. He died at the officer's hospital, Newbern, where he received every attention, and had every care that kind-hearted women could give him, but passed away from this life on the fourteenth, regretted by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance, and beloved by his numerous friends for his many virtues and gentle disposition. His remains were interred at Mount Vernon cemetery, Philadelphia, April tenth, 1865.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thaddeus M Packard

Thaddeus M Packard. 

Birth: 1828.
Death: Oct. 7, 1881, Ohio.

Died at the age of 53.

He was a Sales man.

Parents: Nathan and Emily Packard.

Wife: Maria F. Willis Packard.

Married: June 15, 1849.

Children: Francis M., Ellen M., Wales A. P., Marcus H., Chester A., E. Adelbert, ( 1858-1860 ), Thaddeus Adelbert, ( 1863-1864 ), Ida Blanche Packard, ( 1860-? ).

Burial: Greenfield Cemetery, Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio.

Thirty Third Massachusetts Infantry, Co.K.

Packard, Thaddeus M., Music., Res. North Bridgewater; 34; musician; enl. and must. Aug. 8, 1862; must. out June 19, 1865, as Prin. Musician.

Seventy Third Ohio, Infantry.
Non Commissioned Staff Officers.

Chief Musician Thaddeus M. Packard. Detached from Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteers. Appointed Chief Musician, March 1st, 1864. Mustered out, June, 1865.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lodowick Coleman Leeds

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Lodowick Coleman Leeds.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Jan. 18, 1901.

Wife: Martha B. Leeds.

Married 1876.

Children: Lodowick C. Jr., Will L., Carlos W., Jessie M. Leeds.

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

Michigan twenty-fifth, infantry.

Leeds, Lodovick C, Oronoko. Enlisted in company C, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Aug. 8, 1862, at Oronoko, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered Sept 10, 1862. Corporal March 30, 1863. Sergeant May 14, 1864. Mustered out at Salisbury, N. C. June 24, 1865. Died in Dallas, Texas, Jan. 18, 1901.

Time to Eat.

Occasionally there were places where something good would open up. Soon after our return to Loudon, Sergt. Leeds of Co. C cast a wistful eye across the Tennessee, when a flock of sheep ran across his sight, upon which he said to " Uncle Ben ": " I wish we had some of that mutton over there." " I wish we had, too," came the answer. The times were such that nothing more needed to be said: no permission granted, no prohibition ordered — though there were standing orders against foraging except under direction of the quartermaster. The sergeant at once understood the words well enough to pick up a squad and "go for 'em." He had no difficulty in finding a boat, which, with a little repairing (soldiers always have a way of doing such things) bore them right speedily to the other shore. Landing by a farm house they stopped to get something to eat, and found a smoke house well filled with hams, shoulders and the like, to which they helped themselves and loaded their bayonets with all they could carry. In this way the mutual wishes of " Uncle Ben " and themselves were fully satisfied for the time being.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Alfred B. Cree.

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Capt Alfred B Cree 

Birth: Feb., 1831, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Apr. 2, 1901, Johnson County, Iowa.

Wife: Martha A. Smith Cree (1838 - 1917).

Children: May B. Cree.

Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa.

CAPT, Co F, 22nd Iowa Inf appt Captain 07 Aug 1862 age 31 res Iowa City slightly wounded 19 Sep 1864 Winchester VA severely wounded 19 Oct 1864 Cedar Creek VA m.o. 25 Jul 1865 Savannah GA; WPA burial record as CREEDON.

Alfred was living in Iowa City by 1860, working as a carpenter and cabinet maker. He married Martha Smith there that year. After the War, he was active in the 22nd Iowa's regimental association, and with "Old Settlers" events in Johnson County.

Spanish American War. 

Captain A. B. Cree, of Civil War fame, addressed the boys in this last assembly before moving forward to the depot. He said here: "True bravery is not recklessness. Appreciate danger, do not rush into it with foolhardiness, but be prepared to meet it when duty calls. Moral character makes truly brave men, and as I look into your earnest young faces I see that nobility of character written there. I know that you will be brave and do your duty in a manner worthy the great state of Iowa, as the good, noble fathers of some of you did theirs, when in my command a generation ago. May you return to us unharmed."

Johnson County Iowa History.

CAPT. ALFRED B. CREE, a resident of Iowa City, was born February 22, 1831, in Perry county, Pennsylvania. He is a cabinet-maker by trade. He came to Iowa in 1855, and settled in Iowa City in 1856. He enlisted August 7, 1862, and was commissioned captain of Company F, Twenty-second Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, August 10, 1862. He was wounded in the right shoulder September 19, 1864, at Winchester, Virginia, and wounded in the right leg severely, October 19, 1864, at Cedar Creek, Virginia. He was mustered out of the service July 25, 1865, at Savannah, Georgia, and returned to Iowa City, and entered the store of Mr. Nixon, and remained there until 1881, when he became a member of the firm of Hohenschub, Cree & Lee, furniture dealers and undertakers. He was elected trustee of first ward March, 1869; again, in March, 1875, and again in March, 1877, and was chief of the fire department four years. He was elected vice-president of the State Fire men's Association in 1880, and re-elected in 1881. He was married September 5, 1860, to Miss Hattie Smith of Iowa City. He is a democrat in politics, and takes a lively interest in the interests of his party.