Friday, June 07, 2013

Frederick Taylor, 12th., Michigan Infantry.

This is not to put any shame on any family.  This is to show what a soldier goes through at the time of battle.

Frederick Taylor, 12th., Michigan, infantry, Company C., Private, Residence Nies, Age 19.

Special Order No. 84.  HDQRS. Department of Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark., April 6, 1865.

1. The major-general commanding commends the gallant act of Capt. E. C. Custard, One hundred and twelfth U. S. Colored Infantry, and nineteen soldiers (colored) under his command, for their bravery on the 2d instant, in defending the train of cars, thrown from the track in consequence of removal of rails, against a company of rebel bushwhackers nearly double their number, under a leader signing himself M. F. Maybery to demand for surrender, after being repulsed. Occasion is taken to remind officers in charge of guards on trains or boats that they will refuse, as in this case, any demand for surrender. Government property will be defended to the last extremity. Fred. Taylor, private, Twelfth Michigan Infantry, dispatch bearer, who is noticed in the official report of the action as having "ran off and secreted himself in the grass on the prairie, throwing away his saber, and after the affair was over returning to the train and recovering his saber and dispatches," is entitled to all the notoriety he is likely to incur at the hands of his fellow-soldiers for this disgraceful conduct.

By command of Mai. Gen. J. J. Reynolds :

Assistant Adjutant- General.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Addison S. Thompson

Addison S. Thompson.

Birth: Mar., 1843, New York.
Death: 1916.

Wife: Eunice Thompson (1844 - 1924).

Burial: Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, Allegany County, New York.

Civil War Veteran.

New York 5th., Cavalry, Co. E.

THOMPSON, ADDISON S.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 30, 1861, at Rawson; mustered in as private, Co. E, August ' 31, 1861, to serve three years; captured near Chantilly, Va., March 21, 1863; paroled, March —, 1863; re-enlisted, January 1, 1864; appointed corporal, no date stated; sergeant, September 24, 1864. Commissioned second lieutenant, June 1, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with company, July 19, 1865, at Winchester, Va.  Commissioned second lieutenant, June 30, 1865, to rank from June 1,1865, vice Strait, mustered out with regiment ; not mustered.

From the 5th., New York Cavalry, Regimental History.

Captured March 23, 1863, at Chantilly.  Escaped from guards the 24th., recaptured and paroled March 25, 1863.

Colonel Amos H. White.

Col. Amos H. White.
5th., N. Y. Cavalry.
Push to enlarge.
Amos H. White.

Birth: 1835.
Death: 1897.

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Canajoharie, Montgomery County, New York.

Civil War Veteran.

Colonel, Fifth New York, Cavalry.

WHITE, AMOS H.—Age, 26 years. Enlisted, August 25, 1861, at New York; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. D, August 25, 1861, to serve three years; mustered in as captain, December 9, 1861; as major, February 7, 1863; wounded and captured at Ashland, Va., June 1,1864; mustered in as colonel, December 19, 1864; mustered out with regiment, July 19, 1865, at Winchester, Va. Commissioned first lieutenant, December 4, 1861, to rank from October 1, 1861, original; captain, February 24, 1862, to rank from December 9, 1861; vice Coyle, died; major, February 5, 1863, to rank from February 2, 1863, vice Pratt, resigned; lieutenant-colonel, October 12, 1864, to rank from September 15,1864, vice Bacon, resigned; colonel, November 14, 1864, to rank from November 14, 1864, vice Hammond, term of service expired.

From the 5th., Cavalry, Regimental History.

Captured May 23, 1862, at Fort Royal.
Wounded in foot June 30, 1863, at Hanover, Pennsylvania.
Shot through the body June 1, 1864, at Ashland, and captured.