Friday, March 01, 2013

William W. Webber, third U. S. Colored Cavalry.

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Captain W. W. Webber, commissioned October, 1863, mustered out with regiment.  Sergeant and Lieutenant, fourth Illinois Cavalry, September 1861 to October, 1863, wounded in action.

Here are a few note about Captain Webber taken from the regimental history of the U. S. Third Colored Cavalry.

In this charge, Captain Webber and Lieutenant Matthews led their company into the thickest of the fray, where they fought hand to hand, using revolvers and saibres, and when Captain Webber fell, wounded, his men seemed frenzied, and with a yell swept everything before them.

"Soon after leaving Ashley, Captain Webber was taken suddenly ill, and being unable to ride his horse an old carryall was procured for him to ride in, but w'hen the fighting commenced he mounted his horse, and took command of his company, saying that he could not fight worth a cent in a wagon.

The horse captured by Lieutenant Calais proved to be the property of Captain Lusk of the Confederate army, and commander of the opposing force.  The horse was turned over to Captain Webber, who rode him
imtil the close of the war. The horse was christened "Lusk," and was so called bv everv one in the battalion

LIEUT. RICHARD L. WILSON. 13th, Tenn. Cavalry.


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Lieut. Wilson was born in the territory which is now Johnson county though at the time of his birth, January 7, 1819, it was a part of Carter county. After the formation of Johnson county he was the first constable elected in it. He served as County Court Clerk of the county eight years and sherifif six years previous to the Civil War. He held the election of June, 1861, wdien the vote was taken on Separation or No Separation. Being a well-known citizen and property owner the notorious "Johnson County Home Guards," led by Capt. Parker, soon made it dangerous for him to remain at home. After witnessing the death of old Mr. Hawkins, who was shot down in cold blood because of his loyalty, he bade good-by to his home and made his way to the Federal lines. Before leaving his home, however, Mr. Wilson was engaged in the Carter county rebellion was at the Taylor's Ford fight and shared with the brave men of Johnson and Carter counties in the dangers and persecutions of those times. He joined the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry at Nashville, Tenn. He was appointed First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster and served with distinction through the East Tennessee campaigns. He had his horse shot from under him in the disastrous retreat from Bull's Gap. He was in the long and arduous campaign with Stoneman through Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia, and honorably mustered out with the Regiment at Knoxville, Tenn., September 5, 1865.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fergus Anzle Easton.

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New York 6th., Cavalry.

EASTON, FERGUS A.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 9, 1861, at Boston; mustered in as first sergeant, Co. A, September 12, 1861, to serve three years; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. G, to date June 27, 1802; detailed as acting adjutant, October 12, 1862; resigned, July 26, 1863. Commissioned second lieutenant, July 21, 1862, with rank from June 27, 1862, vice Crozier, promoted; first lieutenant, June 29, 1863, with rank from March 22, 1863, vice Wetmore, promoted; not mustered.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

George A. Dagwell

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George A. Dagwell.

Birth: Jul. 29, 1841
Death: Mar. 9, 1906
Buried 12 March 1906
Married c 1870 Harriet I.Wade.
Burial: New Forest Cemetery Utica Oneida County New York.

Military Service:

11th, New York Cavalry Known as ''Scott's 900''.

George A.Dagwell age 22, enrolled 9 Dec 1861 at New York Co. Discharged 6 April 1865, Captain and Brevet Major. Wounded and captured at Annandale VA 27 June 1863 after the Fairfax fight. He served as a non-commissioned officer in the First United States Mounted Rifles (regular cavalry) and fought in the Indian wars.

DAGWELL, GEORGE A.—Age, 22 years. Enrolled, December 9, 1861, at New Y'ork; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. G, April 7, 1862; first lieutenant, to date November 1, 1862; captain, to date June 17, 1864; mustered out, April 6, 1865. Not commissioned second lieutenant; commissioned first lieutenant, March 1, 1864, with rank from November 1, 1862, original; captain, June 30, 1864, with rank from June 17, 1864, vice Hallack, deceased.

Note. To read his obituary take this link.

George L. Stanton, 11th., New York Cavalry.

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George L. Stanton.

BIRTH; 1846.
DEATH: 1915.
BURIAL, Evergreen Cemetery, Canton, St. Lawrence, County, New York.

11th., New York Cavalry, known as the "Scott's 900."

STANTON, GEORGE L.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, December 17, 1863, at Potsdam; mustered in as private, Co. D, December 22, 1863, to serve three years; mustered out with company, September 30, 1865, at Memphis, Tenn.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oliver Ormsby Gregg Robinson

The following information was taken from the history of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry.

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Oliver Ormsby Gregg Robinson: Born in Pennsylvania; appointed from Army. Captain Third Pennsylvania Cavalry August 17, 1861 ; Major December 11, 1862; Honorably discharged August 24, 1864; Private and Sergeant Troop C, First Cavalry, December 7, 1864, to March 30, 1865; Second Lieutenant and First Lieutenant Second Cavalry March 12, 1865 ; Captain June 9, 1868 ; Transferred to Supernumerary List August 10, 1870 ; Honorably discharged November i, 1870, at his own request.

Some of the company commanders were allowed to make special choice of color for their horses. Company G, Captain Robinson, had secured all black, and it was known as the "Black Horse Company."

Major O. O. G. Robinson, of the Third, arrived at the scene of action, being on his way to visit the pickets as "Field officer of the Day.'' As soon as he met the retreating column he halted in the road and by almost superhuman efforts succeeded in halting and rallying some seventy-five men, whom he formed in line fronting the enemy, and delivered a terrible volley into them, checking their advance completely. They returned the volley, when Major Robinson ordered and led a charge on them. Before reaching their line his horse was shot under him, and his men fell back in confusion, rampling the Major and bruising him considerably. He immediately got on his feet, and waving his sabre rallied them, and mounting a riderless horse led them again in a charge on the enemy. His charge was entirely successful, killing two, wounding four, and taking prisoner a captain and two privates. He thoroughly routed them, and followed them over a mile, holding his advantage until reinforcements arrived.

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Major Robinson is seated center, or third from left.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Thomas Harlow, 3rd. Mass. Cavalry.

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Corporal Harlow of Company C, was born December 2ist, 1842, on Atkinson (now Congress) street, Boston, and was left, without father and mother when but ten years old. When the war broke out, he was learning the photograph business.

In 1861, Mr. Hill, who was with the Chickering Piano Company offered him $300 to go into the army for him as a substitute. Harlow declined. No man could hire him to fight for his country. In 1862, he enlisted in Roxbury, in the Forty first regiment, Company C. He was a total stranger to every member in the company. As a member of the Third Massachusetts Cavalry from the date of the enlistment until he was discharged at Falls Church, Va., he never was reported on the sick list. He was taken prisoner May ist, 1864, at Pineyville La., and confined at Tyler, Texas.

Massachusetts 3rd., Cavalry, Co. C.

Corporal Thomsa Harlow, from Roxbury, Age 22, Photographer, Enlisted or Mustered August 22, 1862.  Discharged May 20, 1865.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Arnold Elzey.

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Arnold Elzey.

Birth: Dec. 18, 1816
Death: Feb. 21, 1871

Major General, Confederate States Army. Fought at the First Battle of Bull Run, also lead a brigade in Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign and at the beginning of the Seven Days' Battles (where he was severely wounded). Promoted Major General, he commanded the defensives around Richmond and acted as Chief of Artillery of the Army of Tennessee.
Wife: Ellen Irwin Elzey (1825 - 1902)
Children: Arnold Jones Elzey (1849 - 1881)
Burial: Green Mount Cemetery Baltimore Baltimore City Maryland, USA Plot: Area O, Lot 33