Thursday, September 03, 2009

Soldiers That Fell In Battle, Civil War.

In the civil war there were hundreds of battles and thousands of men and in some cases women, were wounded and killed in them. No one book or web site could list all the names, and I will not attempt his either. I can however list a few battles and list some of those killed or wounded in them.

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Dead Soldiers from the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Report of Lieutenant Colonel John D. Musser, One hundred and forty-third Pennsylvania Infantry: The battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.

1. Lieutenant Charles W. Betzenberger, was wounded in the hand early in the action, but nobly stood at the head of his company while supporting the battery in the peach orchard. He moved back only when ordered, and fell, mortally wounded, near the town.

2. Captain Charles M. Conyngham, of Company A, who was wounded while out skirmishing, but remained with his company, and remained at the peach orchard until the order was given to move back. I saw him, after we had passed through the town, seemingly exhausted, and ordered my horse back to help him up the hill, but, just as he was mounting, he was again shot in the hip, after which I did not see him, but am happy to report his wounds are not of a dangerous character.

3. Lieutenant C. C. Plotz was wounded early in the action, and also afterward again on the road into town.

4. Captain George N. Reichard, of Company C, was wounded in the shoulder while holding the road, and afterward taken prisoner.

5. Captain Asher Gaylord, of Company D, was wounded in both legs while in the peach orchard, and left on the field.

6. Lieutenant William Lafrance, of Company E, was shot through the arm while passing through the town.

7. Captain William A. Tubbs, slight wound in head and taken prisoner.

8.Lieutenant H. M. Gordon, shot through the leg, and taken prisoner while crawling after the regiment.

9. Lieutenant Lyman R. Nicholson, wounded through the shoulder after leaving the peach orchard; supposed to be of a serious character, but refused to have any one remain with him on the field.

10. Lieutenant O. E. Vaughan, of Company K, received a slight bruise on the head from a ball, although not close enough to cut the skin, yet may properly be called a wound.

Report of Captain George O. Dawson, Eighth Georgia Infantry, of the action at Garnett's and Golding's Farms and battle of Malvern Hill, June 1862.

The following is a list of the killed, wounded, and missing: Among the officers, Colonel L. M. Lamar was seriously wounded, Lieutenant Colonel J. R. Towers was taken prisoner, Major E. J. Magruder was wounded slightly, Lieutenant J. M. Montgomery, Company E, was killed and Lieutenant C. M. Harper, of the same company, was taken prisoner, Captain A. F. Butler, Company B, was wounded dangerously, and Lieutenant W. W. Williamson, Company G, was wounded seriously, and Lieutenant T. J. Blackwell, Company I, was wounded slightly.

Report of Brigadier General James H. Lane, C. S. Army, commanding brigade
The battle of Chancellorsville, May 1863.
Lane's brigade consisted entirely of North Carolina troops.


1. T. J. Purdie was killed while urging forward his men.

2. J. L. Hill, after the works had been taken.

3. Johnnie Young, a mere boy, not yet eighteen, but a brave and efficient captain, fell, at the head of his company.

4. Captain [W. J.] Kerr, Lieutenants [E. M.] Campbell, [R. A.] Bolick, [J. W.] Emack, [G. W.] Weaver, [J. D.] Bouchelle, [William K.] Babb, [J. D.] Callais, and [Charlton C.] Ragin, all fell in the gallant discharge of their duties.

5. J. Rooker Lane, of Company E, Fifth Virginia Cavalry, who at the time was acting as my volunteer aide.


Colonel [William M.] Barbour.
Major [William G.] Morris.
Major Thomas W. Mayhew.
Lieutenant-Colonel R. V. Cowan.
Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. A. Speer
Colonel Clark M. Avery
Colonel E. G. Haywood
Lieutenant-Colonel J. B. Ashcraft,
Lieutenant-Colonel Forney George
Major W. L. Davidson
Major J. D. Barry
Captain James G. Harris.
Captain J. H. Saunders.
Captain T. W. Brown,
Captain W. T. Nicholson

Report of Lieutenant Colonel M. W. Gary, Hampton Legion, of the battle of Manassas, August 30, 1862.

1. Major J. H. Dinble had his horse shot under him, and again won new laurels by his untiring gallantry, being always in the thickest of the fight.

2. Captain L. C. McCord was shot down at the head of his company, wounded in three places.

3. T. A. G. Clarke, shared the same fate.

4. Lieutenant R. A. Tompkins, acting adjutant, was wounded while rallying the men.

5. Lieutenant John W. Austin, of Company F, was wounded while leading his company.

6. Lieutenant James McElroy, of Company A, who fought with conspicuous courage, was wounded.

7. Sergt. J. H. Satterfield, the color-bearer, was wounded. Never was a flag borne with more dashing courage that he displayed, as the bullet-rent folds of the flag will attest.

8. Captain T. M. Logan, by his brilliant fighting won the admiration of every one.

9. Captain R. W. Tompkins distinguished himself by his cool and practical courage.

10. Lieutenant W. Edward O'Connor, in command of a scouting party, acted with his usual gallantry and rendered important information as to the movements of the enemy.

Report of Captain William Flentz, Missouri Cavalry, Militia, April 1862.

1. Reuben McDonald, killed, Company A.

2. William M. Browner was wounded (since dead), Company A.

3. W. W. Preffer missing, Company A.

4. Lieutenant Hummel was wounded and taken prisoner.

5. John A. Taylor, Company B, was wounded.

6. James Tergin, of Company C, was also wounded.

Report of Col. William B. Wood, Sixteenth Alabama Infantry, including
skirmish at Triune, December 27, 1863.

I feel proud in being able to report that most of my officers and men behaved with signal courage and unflinching bravery during the whole action. There were some instances of peculiar gallantry displayed which came under my notice, and no doubt others equally creditable occurred which I may not have observed. I mention Adjt. B. A. Wilson, who, after Lieutenant-Colonel Helvenston and Major McGuarghy were wounded, rendered efficient services in leading the left wing of the regiment in the charges which were made,until he fell, severely wounded. Serg. MajorRobert [H.] Cherry, finding Company I without an officer during the action, assumed command, and gallantly led them through the fight. Private Harvey G. Sergeant, of Company H, is reported as having behaved very gallantly; he lost an arm, and deserves promotion. Privates William Boyce and James Peeden, of Company C; Color-Sergt.[William] Drury Bowen, of Company H; Serg. H. W. Rutland, of Company A; Private Peter White, of Company F, and Private Robert Williams, of Company B, acted with courage and bravery. Private H. D. Smith, of Company A, received a wound in one leg, but contained on the field, fighting, until he was wounded in the other leg.

This is a different kind of battle report it’s about a Indian battle, you have to remember that although the war was going on, there were other battles to fight. There was the Confederates who were trying to take over the country and there was the Indians who was trying to destroy it.

Reports of Lieutenant Colonel James N. Olney, Second California Infantry.

Fort Humboldt, June 8, 1862.

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that on the 6th instant, at 4 p. m., the house or hotel at Daley's Ferry, on Mad River, about five miles from Arcata, and on the most constantly traveled trail, was attacked by a band of Indians, some fifty or sixty in number, all well armed with rifles and shotguns. There were but two soldiers stationed there, as the owner deemed it hardly necessary to have any guard so near to town, and on a public highway. The Indians opened the attack by a volley from the brush. Private Bacon was wounded in the groin at the first fire, but he and his comrade, Private Wyatt, rushed to the house and commenced firing from the windows. Daley also ran to the house, but leaving his family behind, he seized his rifle and fled to his boat in the river. Our soldiers, thus left alone, directed the women and children to endeavor to reach the boat, and they would remain and keep the Indians at bay.

The family were successful in making good their escape to the boat, when our men, keeping up their fire, retired slowly, both being now wounded and faint from the loss of blood. Wyatt only was able to reach the boat. Bacon concealed himself behind a log in the brush, and from that position saw and counted twenty-seven Indians who entered the house, pillaged and set it on fire. The party in the boat were immediately fired upon by about twenty Indians on the opposite bank. An old lady (Mrs. Dausken), mother of Mrs. Daley, was struck by three balls and killed. Mrs. Daley was wounded in the arm, and Private Wyatt was again wounded, an dint he arm under the shoulder, the ball grazing his breast, he being in the act of firing.

His first wound was in the groin, and similar to that of Bacon. They were then forced to put back to the shore, escaping into the brush. Mrs. Daley struggling along with two children at last fell from exhaustion, upon which her husband cowardly abandoned her, throwing his infant that was in his arms into the bushes and making for Arcata. Some Indians came up to Mrs. Daley, robbed her of her rings and pursue, and said they would not "kill white squaw. " The brave woman made another effort and walked some distance; then taking off some of her clothing wrapped it around the two eldest (two and three years old), hid them in the bushes and kept on, carrying her infant in her arms, one of which was torn open from the elbow to the wrist by a rifle bullet. She was rescued at last by people from Arcata who came out for the purpose, and who by her directions found the children calmly sleeping at about 2 a. m.

Our wounded men were also found, and are now in the hospital at this post, their wounds, though severe, not proving dangerous. I hired man is missing and supposed to be killed, and the Indians carried off a nephew of Mrs. Daley, about five years old. I beg leave most respectfully to bring to the notice of the general commanding Private Joseph N. Bacon, Company I, and Private Henry H. Wyatt, Company H, Second Infantry California Volunteers, for admirable coolness and braver under the most trying circumstances. I omitted to mention that the soldiers finding themselves disabled put their arms out of the reach of the Indians, one hiding his musket in the brush the other throwing his piece into the stream.

I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant Colonel Second Infty. Colonel Vols., Commanding Humboldt Mil. Dist.

Report of Surg. James T. Ghiselin, U. S. Army, Medical Director, Middle, Military Division, of operations August 27-December 31.


1. Asst. Surg. Isaac Smith, jr., Twenty-sixth Massachusetts [Nineteenth Corps], was wounded at the battle of Winchester.

2. Asst. Surg. John T. Scearce, Eleventh Indiana [Nineteenth Corps], was wounded at the battle of Middletown or Cedar Creek.

3. Surg. W. H. Rulison, Ninth New York Cavalry, medical director of the cavalry, was killed in a skirmish near Smithfield, Va., August 29, 1864.

4. Surg. J. B. Coover, Sixth Pennsylvania Cavalry, died from wound.

5. Actg. Asst. Surg. E. Ohlenschlager, U. S. Army, acting medical inspector, died of wounds received from guerrillas.

6. Surg. Thomas J. Shannon, One hundred and sixteenth Ohio [Army of West Virginia], was mortally wounded at the battle of Middletown or Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864, and died the following day.

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