Friday, June 08, 2012

Men In 2nd., N. H.,Infantry, Who Are From Candia.

These men on this list were either born in Candia or was a resident for a number of years. All the information I have on them is here.  This list is to help those living in Candia who are lookin for a ancestors who were in the Civil War. 
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New Hampshire 2nd., Infantry.

John W. Brennon, Co. D; born Boston Mass.; age 18; residence Candia; enlisted May 22, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; des.  August 9, 1861, Washington.

George W. Clay, Co. I.; born New Hampshire, age 23; residence Candia; enlisted April 22, 1861, for 3 months; not mustered in; reenlisted May 22, 1861, for 3 years; mustered out June 7, 1861.  Died of disease, April 2, 1864, Candia.

Horace L. Dearborn, Co. K.; born New York; age 22; residence Candia; enlisted April 17, 1861, for 3 months; not mustered in; reenlisted May 21, 1861, for 3 years; mustered in June 8, 1861; des., August 12, 1861, Bladensburg, Md.

Francis A. Fifield, Co. K; born Andover, Mass., age 23; residence Candia; enlisted April 17, 1861, for 3 months; not mustered in; reenlisted May 27, 1861, for 3 years; mustered in June 8, 1861.  Died July 24, 1861, Washington.

John L. Fitts, Co. B; born Candia; age 26; residence Candia; enlisted May 14, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; captured July 22, 1861, Bull Run, Va.; paroled returned to company, Cotober 24, 1862; wounded July 2, 1863, Gettysburg, Va.; mustered out July 21, 1864.  P. O. Charmingfare.

Samuel J. Gillispie, Co. B; born Hampton; age 20; residence Candia; enlisted May 27, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; des., November 2, 1862; appreheanded December 13, 1863; app. Corp. December 1, 1864; Sergeant December 7, 1864.  Drowned June 17, 1865, in James River near Manchester Va.

Edwin J. Godfrey, Co.B; born Candia; age 21; residence Candia; enlisted May 18, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; discharged for disab., August 19, 1861, Washington D. C.  P. O. Candia.

Albert Harlow, Co. B; born Minot, Me.; age 21, residence Candia; enlisted May 18, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; des., August 1, 1861, Washington D. C.

Wells C. Haynes, Co. B; born Candia; age 22; residence Candia; enlisted May 11, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; as Corp.; wounded and captured July 21, 1861, Bull run, Va.  Died from wounds, October 8, 1861, Richmond, Va.

Charles W. Hovt, Co. G; born Kingston; age 18; residence Candia, enlisted for 9 months, Transf. from the 17th., N. H., April 16, 1863; des., May 25, 1863, Concord; apprehended June 25, 1863, Concord.  Died August 14, 1863, Point Lookout, Md.

Harry C. Norton, Co. K; born Candia; age; residence Candia; enlisted May 3, 1861, for 3 months; not mustered in; reenlisted May 21, 1861, for 3 years; mustered in June 8, 1861; discharged for disab., September 15, 1862, Concord.  Subsequent service, Landman, U. S. Navy.  P. O., Haverhill, Mass.

John H. Worthen, Co. B; born Candia; age 21; residence Candia; enlisted May 18, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861; captured July 2, 1862, James River, Va.; paroled August 5, 1862; discharged for disab., June 25, 1863, Concord.  P. O. Haverhill, Mass.

Edwin S. Tash

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Edwin S. Trash, 2nd., New Hampshire, Infantry, Company D., born New Durham; age 24; residence Dover; enlisted May 16, 1861; mustered in June 1, 1861, as a Corporal; discharged disab., July 30, 1861.  Died March 16, 1895.  In 1880, was a clerk in a vanity store in Dover.  His wife was Isabel Tash.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

First-Second & Third Indian Infantry, Home Guards, ( Buried. )

One of the harder regiments to research is that of the Indian Home Guards.  I have been asked many times over the years to look up some one from one of these regiments.  But as there are only rosters for the officers, Colonel's down to Lieutenant's, there are no non-commissioned  or privates on the rosters.

Now if some was to go to the Nation Park Service, with a officers name and look up the men from that regiment one could almost make up a full roster.  I said almost as some of the men moved from one regiment to another.

The following men were buried in the National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.
There are 2,117, men buried there, out of that number only 151, are known.  There is little information here, only name, rank, company, and some times death date.  It should noted that some of these men will be white.

First Indian, Infantry, Home Guard.

Little Alexander, Private, Co. C.
William Carter, Private, Co. D.
Killer Catch, Private, Co. D.
Co- mon-chee, Private, Co. D.
Robert Kemp, Private, Co. D.
Kill-him, Private, Co. D.
Lah-tc-ya-hola, Private, Co. D.
Sam Long, Private, Co. D., Died 1864.
Will Lowe, Private, Co. D.
Mik-ke-marter, Private, Co. C.
Nok-has-se-marrah, Private, Co. D., Died 1864.
Ok-la-bis-haio, Private, Co. D.

Second Indian Infantry, Home Guards.

James Benge, Private, Co. ?
Walking Stick Jack, Private, Co. A.
River Stigger Red, Private, Co. A.

Third Indian Infantry, Home Guards.

James Burnes, Private, Co. I.
Samuel Elias, Private, Co. A.
Nelson Grubb, Private, Co. I.
Jim Kingfisher, Private, Co. B.
James Proctor, Private, Co. H.
Seque-yah, Private, Co. A., Died 1864.

A Few Pennsylvania & New York Soldiers, Buried.

The following soldiers were buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.

105th., Pennsylvania, Infantry, Co. A.

William J. Clyde Captain, Mustered September 9, 1861.  Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lt., November 8, 1861; to 1st Lt., September 27, 1862; to Captain, February 9, 1863; wounded at Glendale, Va., June 30, at Bull Run, August 29. at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, at Chancellorsville, May 3, and at Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863; killed at Wilderness, Va., May 6, 1864.

6th., Pennsylvania, Reserves/ 35th., Pennsylvania, Infantry, Co. I.

John M. Guyer Captain mustered April 22, 1861, for 3 years. Promoted from 1st Lt. to Captain, February 8, 1864; killed at Spottsylvania C. H., Va., May 12, 1864.

110th., Pennsylvania, Infantry, Co. C. 

John R. Kooken Captain mustered June 27, 1862, for 3 years.  Died December 14, of wounds received at Fredricksburr, Va., December 13, 1862.
Birth: Dec. 20, 1814, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Dec. 14, 1862, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg,Virginia.
John R. Kooken was a minister who established a school and a church in Norristown.

67th., New York, Infantry, Co. E. B. H.

DERMADY, WILLIAM C— Age, 27 years. Enrolled, May 5, 1861, at Astoria, to serve three years; mustered in as first lieiitenant, Co. E, June 20, 1861; as captain, Co. H, Rovember 22, 1861; transferred to Co. B, March 18, 1863; killed in action, May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House, Va. commissioned first lieutenant, Eebruary 22, 1862, with rank from June 20, 1861; original; captain, Rovember 21, 1862, with rank from Nov. 22, 1861, vice A. S. Montgomery, resigned.

51st., New York, Infantru, Co. E. H. 

JENKINS, DANIEL E.—Age, 20 years. Enrolled, August 19, 1861, at New York city, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. E, September 9, 1861; second lieutenant, November 1, 1862; first lieutenant, same date; captain, Co. H, March 11, 1863; killed in action, May 6, 1861, at the Wilderness, Va.; commissioned second lieutenant, December 12, 1862, with rank from September 10, 1862, vice John T. Rapelje, promoted; first lieutenant, December 12, 1862j with rank from November 1, 1862, vice Geo. W. Whitman, promoted; captain, March 30, 1863, with rank from March 11, 1863, vice L. A. Goodridge, resigned.

44th, New York, Infantry, Co. I.

JOHNSON, SETH F.—Age, 25 years. Enrolled, August 8, 1861, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. C, August-"30, 1861; promoted first sergeant, January 1, 1862;
regimental quartermaster-sergeant, June 1, 1862; promoted first lieutenant, Co. G, December 18, 1862; and mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. I, March 23 1863; as captain, October 28, 1863; killed in action, May 5, 1864, at the Wilderness, Va.; commissioned first lieutenant, February 25, 1863, with rank from December 18, 1862, vice G. B. Herendeen, appointed adjutant; captain, October 16, 1863, with rank from October 9, 1863, vice C. W. Gibbs, transferred to Invalid Corps.

The following were buried in Hampton Virginia.

89th., New York,Infantry, Co. H.

CLAPPER, ELDRIDGE.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Port Crane, to serve tliree years, and mustered in as private, unassigned, February 11, 1864; no further record.  Note; He died July 13, 1864.

117th., New York, Infantry, Co. C.

GARROTT, JOSEPH.—Age, — years. Enlisted, July 23, 1862, at. Utica, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, August 11, 1862; wounded in action, September 29, 1864, at Fort Gilmer, Va.; died of his wounds, October 7, 1864.

72nd., Pennsylvania, Infantry, Co. E.

Granger, Charles P. Private August 10, 1861 Died at Fortress Monroe, Va., November 7, 1862.

97th., Pennsylvania, Infantry, Co. K.

James W. Griffith Sergeant November 5, 1861 Promoted to Sergeant, November 29, 1861; died at Hampton, Va., June 10, of wounds received at Bermuda Hundred, May 20, 1864; Vet.

The follwing man were buried in Beaufort National Cemetery South Carolina.

142nd., New York, Infantry, Co. B.

ALDOES, HENRY.—Age, 33 years. Enlisted, August 12, 1862, at Gouverneur, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, September 29, 1862; died of disease, September 29, 1863, at Folly Island, S. C.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Revolutionary Soldiers Death List.

Note. Although these surnames are in alphabet order, the names are not in alphabetical order. You may want to do a name search.

Allen, Ichabod, Col., Mass. Killed, by the Indians at Cherry Valley,  Nov. 11, 1778.

Anderson, , Major, Maryland, Killed at Guilford Court-House, March 15, 1781.

Armstrong, Mark, Capt., Maryland , Killed at the siege of " Ninety-Six," June 18, 1781.

Arundell Dohickey, Captain, Virginia Killed July 8, 1776. Phillippe, Lieut. Dragoons,

Baron De Kalb, Maj. Gen. Killed at the battle of Camden, Aug. 16, 1780.

Baron De Kalb, Maj. Gen. Killed at the battle of Camden, Aug. 16, 1780.

Bunner, Bndolph, Col., Penn. Killed at Monmouth, June 28, 1778.

Bush, John, Lieut., South Carolina, Killed at the siege of Savannah, Oct. 9, 1779.

Barren, John, Lieut., Mass. Killed at Concord, April 19, 1775.

Beatty, Wm., Captain, Md. Killed at Hobkirk s Hill, April 24, 1781.

Caldwell, James, Chaplain, New Jersey, Shot by a sentinel at Elizabethtown Point, Nov. 24, 1781.

Colburn, Andrew, Lieut. Col., New Hampshire. Killed at the battle of  Stillwater, Sept. 19, 1777.

Cranston, Abner, Major, Massachusetts. Killed May 29, 1777.

Carpenter, Benajah, Captain, Rhode Island. Killed at the battle of Long Island, Aug. 27, 1776.

Coon, James, Lieut., Connecticut.Killed Sept. 6, 1780.

Campbell, Richard, Col., Va. Killed at Eutaw Springs, Sept. 8, 1781.

Chronicle, William, Major. Killed at the battle of King s Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780.

Calderwood, James, Capt., Virginia Killed Sept. 11, 1777.

Carson, John, Lieutenant, Maryland, Killed Sept. 12, 1781.

Casey, Benjamin, Captain, Virginia, Killed Sept. 1, 1777.

Cooper, Apollos, Lieutenant, Virginia, Killed Sept. 11, 1777.

Conway, James, Lieut., Va. Killed Dec. 28, 1775.

Caruthers, John, Lieut., Pa. Killed Oct. 4, 1777.

Carmichael, Alexander, Lieut., Pa. Killed Sept. 11, 1777.

Campbell, John, Capt., Va. Killed at Moore s Creek, Feb. 26, 1776.

Davidson, William, General, N. Car. Killed at Cowan s Ford, February 1, 1781.

Dimon, David, Lieut. Colonel, Conn., Killed Sept. 17, 1777.

Douglass, William, Colonel, Conn., Killed May 27, 1777.

Davis, Isaac, Captain, Mass. Killed April 19, 1775.

Dickinson, Edmund B., Major, Va., Killed at the battle of Monmouth, June 28, 1778.

Dye, Jonathan, Lieutenant, Virginia, Killed Sept. 11, 1777.

Drake, Thomas, Lieutenant, Virginia, Killed Jan. 21, 1777.

Dunn, Peter, Captain, Va. Killed Sept. 26, 1777.

Donovan, Richard, Adjutant, Md., Killed at Camden, Aug. 16, 1780.

Dobson, Henry, Captain, Maryland, Killed Sept. 8, 1781.

Duvall, Edward, Lieut., Md. Killed, at Camden, Aug. 16, 1780.

De Hart, Jacob, Aid-de-Camp, Penn., Killed July, 21, 1780.

Davis, Joseph, Captain, Penn. Killed April 23, 1779.

Davenport, Hezekiah, Lieut., Conn., Killed April 27, 1777.

Dunham, Silas, Lieutenant, Conn., Killed Dec. 7, 1777.

Dill, James, Lieut., Penn. Killed Sept, 11, 1777.

Eaton, , Major, Georgia. Killed at Augusta, Ga., May 21, 1781.

Ellis, Paul, Captain, Mass. Killed at Monmouth, June 28, 1778.

Eno, Martin, Ensign, Conn. Killed Oct. 11, 1780.

Eppes, Francis, Lieut. Col., Virginia., Killed at the battle of Long Island, Aug. 27, 1776.

Flagg, Ebenezer, Major, R. I. Killed by the Tories under Coh Delancy, in Westchester county, N. Y., May 13, 1781.

Fleming, , Captain. Killed at the battle of Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777.

Forbes, John, Captain, S. C. Killed at the battle of Guilford, Mar. 15, 1781.

Ford, Benjamin, Lieut. Col., Md., Killed at the battle of Hobkirk s Hill, April 25, 1781.

Francis, Ebenezer, Colonel, Mass., Killed at the battle of Hubbardtown, July 7, 1777.

Faey, Joseph, Ensign, N. Hampshire, Killed Sept. 19, 1777.

Foster, Ebenezer, Ensign, Massachusetts. Killed at Bemis s Heights, Oct. 19, 1777.

Fellows, David, Ensign, Connecticut, Killed Dec. 10, 1779.

Greene, Christopher, Lt. Col., R. I., Killed in Westchester Co., N. Y., by Col. Delancy s Tories, May 13, 1781.

Goodwin, Nathaniel, Captain, Conn., Killed May 1, 1777.

Grimes, William, Captain, Virginia, Killed Aug. 1, 1777.

Gardiner, Thomas, Colonel. Killed at the battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775.

Goodrich, Ezekiel, Lieutenant, Mass., Killed Oct. 7, 1777.

Gray, Hugh, Lieut., Mass. Killed Aug. 3, 1777.

Glenny, William, Lieut., New York, Killed Oct. 30, 1781.

Hilton, William, Lieut., North Carolina. Killed July 15, 1779.

Hawkins, Moses, Captain, Virginia, Killed at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777.

Humphries, John, Captain, Virginia, Killed at Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775.

Harrison, James, Lieutenant, Va., Killed Oct. 7, 1777.

Hardman, John, Captain, Maryland, Killed Sept. 1, 1780.

Hendricks, William, Captain, Penn., Killed Dec. 31, 1775.

Huston, Alexander, Captain, Penn., Killed at Braudywine, September 11, 1777.

Hammond, Benjamin, Lieut., Penn., Killed Feb. 20, 1778.

Hopes, Eobert, Captain, Penn. Killed at Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777.

Holliday, James, Lieut., Penn. Kill ed at Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777.

Hume, Alexander, Lieut., South Carolina. Killed at the storming of Savannah, Oct. 9, 1779.

Hale, Nathan, Captain, Connecticut, Sent by Gen. Washington to recon noitre the British on Long Island in 1776. He was captured by them and hanged as a spy Sept. 22, 1776.

Haslett, John, Colonel, Del. Killed at the battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777.

Holland, Thomas, Captain, Delaware, Killed at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777.

Henley, , Major, Aid to Gen. Heath. Killed at Montressor s Island, Sept. 24, 1776.

Hale, , Colonel. Died a prisoner on Long Island, in 1780.

Knowrton, Thomas, Colonel, Conn., Killed Sept. 16, 1776.

Kingman, Edward, Ensign, Mass., Killed Sept. 26, 1777.

Kirkland, Nathaniel, Lieut., Conn., Killed Oct. 12, 1777.

Kennedy, Samuel, Surgeon, Penn., Killed June 28, 1778.

Laurens, John, Lieut. Col., S. Carolina. Killed in a skirmish on the Combahee, Aug. 27, 1781.

Locke, Francis, Colonel. Killed at Charlotte, S. C., Sept. 25, 1780.

Lewis, Eobert, Capt., Conn. Killed Mar. 22-, 1777.

Lamar, Marian, Major., Penn. Killed Sept. 21, 1777.

Lemon, James, Lieut., Penn. Killed Sept. 11, 1777, at Brandywine.

Lucas, Thomas, Lieutenant, Penn., Killed Oct. 4, 1777, at Germantown.

Leitch, Andrew, Major, Va. Killed at Harlem Plains, Sept. 28, 1776.

Lewis, William, Lieut., Va. Killed Sept. 14, 1779.

Mercer, Hugh, Brig. Gen., Va. Killed at Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777.

McPherson, John, Aid-de-Camp to Gen. Montgomery. Killed at Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775.

Mattocks, John, Captain. Killed at  King s Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780.

Montgomery, Eichard, Brig. Gen. New York. Killed at Quebec, Dec. 31, 1775.

Mum ford, Augustus, Major, R. I., Killed at Plowed Hill, Aug. 27, 1775.

Morris, Joseph, Major, N. J. Killed at Princeton, Jan. 3, 1777.

McMyers, Andrew, Captain, N. J., Killed at German town, Oct. 4, 1777.

Miller, John, Captain, Penn. Killed at Fort Washington, Nov. 16, 1776.

Nash, Francis, Brig. Gen., N. Carolina. Killed at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777.

Parker, Moses, Lt. Col., Mass. Killed at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775.

Patton, William, Lieut., Penn. Killed at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777.

Peyton, Robert, Lieut., Va. Killed at Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777.

Phillips, Noah, Ensign, Connecticut, Killed March 16, 1778.

Parmelie, Josiah, Capt., Connecticut, Killed March 24, 1778.

Pierce, Timothy, Lieutenant, Penn., Killed July 3, 1778.

Pugh, Willis, Ensign, Virg a. Killed May 1, 1777.

Roberts, Moses, Captain, Massachusetts. Killed Feb. 11, 1780.

Riker, Abraham, Lieutenant, N. Y., Killed May 7, 1778.

Reinick, Christopher, Surgeon, Penn., Died Sept. 21, 1777.

Redpith, John, Lieutenant, N. Car., Killed Oct. 13, 1777.

Shubrick, Richard, Captain, S. Carolina. Killed Nov. 8, 1777.

Smith, William, Lieut., Va. Killed at German town, Oct. 4, 1777.

Smith, Samuel, Lieut., Penn. Killed May 27, 1777.

Shile, Peter, Lieut., Penn. Killed Nov. 5, 1777.

Stoddard, Nathan, Captain, Conn., Killed May 27, 1777.

Stoddard, Josiah, Captain, Conn., Killed Aug. 24, 1779.

Shaw, Sylvanus, Captain, R. Island, Killed Oct. 22, 1777.

Shortridge, Benj., Captain, N. Hampshire. Killed July 8, 1776.

Skillings, John, Capt., Mass. Killed April 2, 1777.

Steele, Aaron, Lieut., Mass. Killed Nov. 24, 1777.

Thomas, Joseph, Lieut. Colonel, New Hampshire. Killed at Bemis s Heights, Sept. 19, 1777.

Turner, Jacob, Captain, N. C. Killed at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777.

Templeman, Andrew, Captain, Geo., Killed at the siege of Charleston, May 12, 1780.

Van Brunne, John De La, Lieuten ant, Md. Killed Sept. 12, 1781.

Voorhees, Peter, Captain, N. Jersey Killed Oct. 26, 1779.

Vaughan, William, Lieut., Delaware Killed March 22, 1777.

Van Vleiland, Cornelius, Lieutenant Killed at the storming of Savannah, Oct. 9, 1779.

Warren, Joseph, Major Gen., Mass., Killed at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775.

Wooster, David, Major Gen., Conn., Mortally wounded at the invasion of Danbury by Tryon s forces, Apr. 27, 1777. Died May 2, 1777.

Wilmott, William, Captain, Maryland, Killed by a British foraging party in a skirmish on John s Island, S. C., Nov. 14, 1782. The blood of

Woodhull, Nathaniel, General, N. Y. Died Sept. 20, 1776, from a wound received in battle on Long Island.

Wilson, Jonathan, Captain, Mass. Killed at Concord, April 19, 1775.

Walker, Benjamin, Captain. Killed at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775.

Wise, Samuel, Major, S. Car. Killed at Savannah, Oct. 9, 1779.

Witherspoon, James, Brigade-major. Killed at Germantown, Oct. 4, 1777.

Williams, Nathan, Lieut., Maryland, Killed at Camden, Aug. 16, 1780.

Whiting, Charles, Captain. Killed July 10, 1779.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Indiana Sailors Who Died In Service, W. W. I.

The men on this list lost their lifes by haveing their ship torpedoed or in a submarine action.  Some would died from drowning, while some would be lost at sea.  There were hundreds of sailors from Indiana who lost their lifes in the service of W. W. I., from other season then what is stated here.

All the men stated here has a picture, that goes with the information, but will not be post here be cause of space.  However you may request a picture, but as these are from a old printing the condition will be from good to poor, but if you don't have a pictures of your ancestor it will be better then nothing.

Authors Note.  At the bottom of this list there will be a example on what the picture and information will look like..  Those of you who didn't find your ancestor on this list may request a look up.  However they must have been a sailor and living in Indiana at the time of his death.

Austin Clyde Wilson, Gunner, U. S. N.
Son of George C. and Ida M. Wilson; born June 22, 1896, Muncie, Ind., Enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1914.  Served three years, was honorably discharged.  Reenlisted September 6, 1917.  Assigned to the supply ship "Teresa".  Promoted to First Class Gunner on the "Westover", on which he lost his life when the boat was torpedoed, July 11, 1918.

Reginald John Fisher, Gunner, U. S. N.
Son of Fred W. and Mary Mason Fisher; born February 28, 1893, Richmond Ind.  Moved to Fayette County, 1902, was a farmer.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy, May 8, 1917, Connersville, Ind.  Sent to Newport R. I., for traing.  Served in the forign waters for several months.  Killed when the "Jacob Jones", was torpedoed December 6, 1917.  He was the first man from Fayette County, to give his life in the World War.  The American Legion Post, Connersvills, Ind., is named in his honor.

Fred Lee Holder, Fireman 2nd., Class.
Son of Jesse and Belle Snow Holder; born December 5, 1893, Monroe, Ind., family moved to Switx City, Greene, County, Ind., 1894.  He was a Miner.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy, May 28, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind., assigned to duty as Fireman 2nd., class on the "Von Steuben".  Lost his life at sea, July 17, 1918.

Frederick Royal Huffman, Fireman 3rd., Class.
Son of John C. and Margaret Huffman; born September 17, 1893, Bloomfield, Ind.  He was a farmer.  Enlisted the U. S. Navy, December 2, 1917.  Sent to Newport R. I; assigned to duty as Fireman 3rd., class on the "Mount Vernon."  Lost his life September 5, 1918, when the "Mount Vernon," was torpedoed by a German Submarine.  Burid in Newberry Cemetery, Greene,County, Ind.  Crew was commended by the Secretary of the Navy for remaining on duty following the torpedoed of the vessel.

Harey Harrison, Seaman.
Son of Calvin and Dora Harrison; born December 14, 1889, Noblesville, Ind.  He served several years in the regular U. S. Army.  When he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, while home on furlough, April 1918.  Sent to Norfolk, Va.; assigned to the "Westover."  Lost his life July 11, 1918, when the "Westover, " was torpedoed while en route to France.

Louis A. Bartels, Seaman.
Son of Harry and May Bartels; born November 2, 1891, Lawrenceburg, Ind.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy, February, 1908.  Served continuously until the time of his death, which occrred July 1, 1918, on the "U. S. S. Covington."  Ship was sunk by a German submarine.  Note.  There is no picture of him.

Earl Grigsby, Gunner Mate, 2nd., Class.
Son of Richard and Amanda Grigsby; born November 24, 1889, New Palestine, Hancock County, Ind.  He is a laborer.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy May 7, 1917, Indianapolis, Ind.  Sent to Norfolk, Va.; transferred to the Naval Hospital, New York; assigned to duty on the "Cyclops," with rank of 2nd., Class Gunners Mate.  The "Cyclops," was last seen near the West India Islands, January 14, 1918; supposed to have been destroyed by a submarine.  No word has been heard of the ship or its crew.

Joseph James Schultz, Seaman.
Born May 30, 1894, in Poland.  Came to the United States, and was living in Fort Wayne, Ind., when he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, April 26, 1917.  Attained the rank of Seaman.  Drowned November 1, 1917, off U. S. Coast, when the launch which he and some comrades were using for transport in order to board the Battleship "Michigan," capsized.  The bodies were recovered, and Seaman Schultz's remains were returned to Fort Wayne, and interred in the Catholic Cemetery.

Albin Leonhard Ratz, Seaman.
Son of Joseph and Mary Witt Ratz; born February 26, 1894, St. Leon, Ind.  He was a Farmer.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1915.  Sent to Great Lakes Training Station, Ill.  Serving on the "Peoria," at the outbreak of the World War.  Ordered overseas.  Drowned off the coast of France, September 23, 1917.  Buried, St. Nazaire, France.

Thomas Melvin DeWitt, Wireless Operator.
Son of Emmett E. and Elizabeth DeWitt; born December 18, 1895, Chicago, Ill.  Later moved to Muncie, Ind., where he became advertising Manager for the Munie "Star."  Enlisted service November 14, 1917, in the Radio Department of the U. S. Naval Reserves, Great Lakes Training Station, Chicago, Ill.  Assigned to duty as Third Class, Radio Operator.  Sent to Harvard Unversity for training; then to New London, Conn.  Drowned December 6, 1918, off Tangier, Morocco.

Jonathan Lee Miller, Seaman 1st., Class.
Son of James H. and Phoebe Miller; born December 9, 1890, Mauckport, Harrison County, Ind.  He was a farmer.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy December 3, 1917, De Moines, Iowa.  Assigned to the U. S. Battleship "New Hamphire."  Fell overboard accidentally, and was drowned September 17, 1918.  His body was never recovered.

Samuel Alexander Skellenger, Seaman 2nd., Class.
Son of R. J. and Mary Skellenger ( McCurtain ); born August 31, 1892, Smyrna, Mich.  Moved to Carroll County, Ind., in early life.  He was a Carpenter.  Enlisted in the U. S. Navy, July 28, 1917, Miami Fla.  Sent to Charleston S. C., for training.  Went aboard the "Cyelops," January 8, 1918.  Lost at sea between March 4th. and 13th., 1918.  Survied by Widow, Rebecca Skellenger, and two children Francis A. and June Shirely, Menomonee, Wis.

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Three Nureses From Indiana, W. W. I.

The Ridley Brothers, Jas. P. & W. T., Tennessee.

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J. K. P. Ridley went into the army when a boy in his teens, and and made as good a soldier as belonged to Company E. He was brave and true, like unto his gallant brother, W. T. Ridley, captain of the company.

He was daring and fearless, yet a good and faithful friend.  He had no patience with a man that would shirk a soldier s duty.  He served until the close of the war, and no man can truthfully say he ever failed to discharge his duties as a soldier.  He still lives in Williamson Co., Term., and makes a good

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We could write a long time portraying the many good and noble qualities of Capt. W. T. Ridley of Company E, 2oth Tennessee Regiment. He assisted in organizing the company and was chosen as one of its Corporals. At the reorganization at Corinth, Miss., he was chosen ist Lieutenant. At Vicksburg, Miss., Capt. Ralston resigned, and Ridley was promoted to the Captaincy, which he held to the close of the war. He was in nearly every battle in which the company engaged. (He was sick when the battle of Baton Rouge was fought.)

He was probably the best known man of his rank in Breckinridge s or Bates divisions. He was noted for his cool courage and quick decision.

On the field of battle no one ever saw him excited. He was as brave as a Spartan ; no braver man ever lived ; he knew not the word "fear." He was kind, gentle, and as chivalrous as a knight. On the march, or in camp with his men, he was more a pleasant companion, than a military commander, yet his wish was law for his ccnipany ; he was the arbiter in all the differences that came up amongst his men ; he had a keen sense of justice and the personal rights of each individual, and never censured a man for asserting his rights, even though in doing so he may have trampled on technicalities with which he had no patience.

Captain Ridley, though then a young man, took almost pater nal care, not only of the company as a whole, but of each individual. To illustrate : Two of the men were quarreling ; one applied an insulting epithet to the other, for which he was struck a dangerous blow with the butt of a gun ; Captain Ridley immediately arrested the offender, and sent him to the "guard house," but five minutes later he was at the " guard house " and had the culprit released, giving as his reason : "I would have knocked him down myself. I can not punish a man for what I would certainly do myself."

Though a brave man, no braver soldier ever lived ; yet he was kindness itself. No man could be more alive to the joys or sorrows of his men, and they not only obeyed, honored, and respected him, but they loved him. He was scrupulously true to every trust, and never forsook a principle, or failed a friend ; he was an ideal man and soldier.

Captain Ridley died at his home in Williamson County, April 21, 1902. His loss is deeply felt by a host of friends, especially by the living members of Company E, every one of whom will willingly attest to the truth of every word of the above.

Captain Ridley was dangerously wounded at Missionary Ridge in the head, and while being borne from the field was wounded a second time, this time in the leg. He never recovered from the effects of these wounds. When he died he was filling the office of County Trustee of Williamson County.

Murderers James Render aka Denver Kid & Dick Williams aka Snowball.

Double Murder At McFarland Kansas, 1899.

The most revolting crime ever committed in Wabaunsee county was the murder of Harry Tandy and Calvin Burger, at McFarland, on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 28, 1899.

On the following morning, about 9 o'clock, Henry Weaver's attention was attracted by the gesticulations and incoherent mutterings of a man at the foot of a high bank of Mill Creek, about sixty yards southwest of the ice house at McFarland. The man's lower limbs were submerged in the water drowning being prevented by projecting roots but for which the murderers may have escaped conviction and punishment.

It was found that the young man's skull had been crushed by a blow back of the ear, rendering the victim of murderous assault unconscious, in which condition the unfortunate young man remained till the time of his death, at 10 o'clock Thursday night.

The young man was recognized as one, who, the day before, had been seated with a companion on the platform in front of Winkler Bros.' store at McFarland. It was recalled that the young men had made inquiries relative to the country, the prospect of getting work, &c. At noon the young men bought some crackers and cheese for lunch. K Although both wore overalls, there was something about the young men that attracted more than ordinary attention. It was noticed that each wore a good suit of clothes under his overalls, and that one of the young men carried a gold watch and that his hands were as soft as a woman's. By letters on the body of the young man found in the creek, the body was identified as that of Harry Tandy, a druggist of Creighton, Mo."

Dr. O. S. Chester was called by telephone to McFarland, and immediately a message was sent to the young man's father. Starting
immediately the grief-stricken parent reached the bedside of his dying
son, but only to return on the saddest mission of his life the boy's
spirit had been wafted horrio.

So certain were the people that young Tandy's companion had also been fctiilly murdered that the creek was draggged for the missing body, but not until Saturday evening, July 8, was the second victim found in the orchard on the Tom Locke farm, nearly a mile west of McFarland on information secured from one of the men charged with tiu' murder he having furnished Sheriff Cook, of Shawnee County, witli a diagram that enabled the ollicers to go directly to the place where the body lay, in a badly decomposed condition.

After the finding of young Tandy's body, several parties recognized him as one of the two young men who had been seen playing cards witla two young colored men on the east side of the ice house the evening before the finding of young Tandy's body. A young colored man, named Williams, had called at Mr. Donnelley's. at McFarland. for lunch for himself and a partner, and before leaving had borrowed two fishing poles, leaving the satchel with the Misses Donnelley until his return.

Later in the day Williams returned the fishing poles and called for his satchel, his excited manner attracting attention to such a degree as to make a lasting impression. On leaving the Donnelley home he went the back way, going north of the store on his way to the stock-yards, near which place he met Render, the other colored man, who had called at the store to buy something for lunch. The two colored men left McFarland on a freight train for Topeka. going to Crook Wright's, where Tandy's gold watch was pawned. This was the first clue that led to the arrest of Williams and Render. At a barber shop, opposite the Rock Island depot. Render had
changed his bloody shirt, and at Kansas City, Williams had left his blood stained pants. Both showed considerable money at Crook Wright's.

At the trial Williams acknowledged to being present when both young men were murdered but said Bill Collins had killed Harry Tandy and "Souse" Hawkins had killed Calvin Burger Williams stating that he had been compelled at the point of a revolver to assist in the double murder. Williams told how Burger had been decoyed to the orchard to get chickens for supper and how Tandy was disposed of on his return how, on bended knees, he had plead for his life offering to give up his watch and money everything, if only his life was spared.

As neither "Souse" nor Collins had been seen at McFarland, and it being proven that they were in Topeka at the time the murders were committed. Williams' story was devoid of effect. It was regarded as a bungling effort at fixing a most horrible crime on innocent parties— innocent, at least, of the double murder at McFarland.

The recital of the brutal murder of Harrv Tandv created a heart rending scene in the court-room. Scalding tears coursed down the cheeks of the grief stricken mother and the excited condition apparent in the equally aggrieved father created the impression that the assembled spectators might be unwilling witnesses of a second tragedy as a sequel to the first.

The jury brought in a verdict of guilty at noon, and at 1:4-) p. m.
Williams and Render were on their way to the penitentiary having
been convicted of murder in the first degree.

Mr. and Mrs. Tandy and Mr. and Mrs. Burger, parents of the murdered boys, were in attendance at the trial, leaving on their sad home ward journey on the same train that carried Williams and Render to prison for life. Mr. Tandy is a leading physician and druggist at Creighton. Mo., and Mr. Burger is in the restaurant business in Kansas City, but until a short time before the murder had been a guard at the Kansas State penitentiary at Lansing. Two excellent families had been drawn together by sad circumstances that deprived each of two homes of a promising son.

Good detective work was done in bringing the criminals to justice. Messers. Barnes and Carroll received deserved commendation for their efficient work as prosecutors. Mr. Keagy exerted his best efforts to bring about the acquittal of the defendants and with nothing to base a hope on, he made the best possible argument in behalf of the prisoners who could have no cause to complain that their conviction was due to a lack of legal talent in their defense.

There were no shoes on young Burger's feet when the body was found, though an old pair was found near by. When Mrs. Burger came to Alma she identified the shoes Williams was wearing as having been worn by her son, Calvin, when he left home for a visit with his brother in Oklahoma.

Though robbery was the motive for the crime a five dollar bill was found in the lining of young Burger's hat. It was wrapped in a piece of a newspaper published at Minneapolis, Kas. where the family formerly resided.

The identification of Calvin Burger's body decomposed beyond recognition was established by the score book first and later by the pants that he wore at the time of the murder. Allowing that "T" in the score book stood for Tandy. "D" for Dick Williams and "R'' for Render, the other initial, "B"' represented the young man whose identity was in question. In their effort to fix the responsibility for the crime on "Souse" and Collins the prisoners had stated that the young man whose body was found in the orchard had been working with the asphalt gang in Kansas City. Attorney Carroll went to Kansas City and established the fact that Calvin Burger was young Tandy's companion at McFarland. The bit of cloth used in patching the pants worn by the murdered boy made the identification complete.

When on Saturday. July 8, the second body was found and the facts developed that the victim had been foully murdeied in the same identical manner as was the young druggist the excitement was intense and the conditions ripe for the infliction of summary punishment on any one whom the evidence might incrhninate. On Sunday when the train bearing Dick Williams, one of the accused, reached Alma the excitement which had not yet abated was heightened in the extreme and hardly had the outer door of the jail closed on the prisoner than the sheriff and his deputies were overpowered, the door broken down and in a trice the body of Dick Williams was being dragged through the street to the Mahan corner a block east of the court house and in another moment what was supposed to be a lifeless body was dangling limp and motionless from a telephone pole ten feet from the ground.

Six minutes later City Marshal Pippert lowered the body. Williams breathed but until midnight his life hung as by a thread. Twenty-four hours later, with the exception of an abrasion of the scalp, there were no indications that Williams had passed through the terrible ordeal that came near depriving him of the right of trial by jury for a crime without a parallel in the history of Wabaunsee County.