Saturday, July 06, 2013

Lorenzo Meeker.

Lorenzo Meeker.

Birth: 1815.
Death: 1899.

Civil War Union Army Officer. Lieutenant Colonel of the 6th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

Wife: Mary Adams Meeker (1818 - 1892).

Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Civil War Record.

Lorenzo Meeker, Captain, sixth Connecticut Infantry, Company D., Mustered in September 5, 1861, Residence Stamford, Age 45, Married, Painter.  Promoted Lieutenant Colonel November 27, 1863. 

George M. Southmayd.

George M. Southmayd.

Birth: Feb. 25, 1824.
Death: Apr. 8, 1908.

(Capt. Co. A. 11th Regt. Conn. Vols.)

Wife: Caroline B O'Neil Southmayd (1828 - 1902)

Children: Georgianna Southmayd (____ - 1852). Harry Bernard Southmayd (____ - 1873). Mary Adelea Southmayd (____ - 1864).

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut.

Civil War Record. 

George M. Southmayd, Captain, 11th., Connecticut Infantry, Co. A., Residence Danbury, Age 37, Married, Cabinet Maker, Mustered in November 27, 1861, Resigned July 18, 1862..

Friday, July 05, 2013

Daniel Clarke Rodman.

Daniel Clarke Rodman.

Birth: Oct. 16, 1826.
Death: Oct. 9, 1881.

Wife: Isabella ( Budington ) Rodman, 1848-1902.

Daniel C. Rodman, Captain, Seventh Connecticut Cavalry, Co. B., Residence Hartford, Age 33, Single, Mechanic.   Mustered in September 7, 1861.  Promoted Lieutenant Colonel May 9, 1863.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st Connecticut Volunteer Infantry before being transferred to the 7th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. With the 7th Connecticut he rose to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the regiment. He received brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "conspicuous gallantry at the first assult on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C.". However, it was not acted upon and confirmed by Congress until March 3, 1869.

Burial: Starr Cemetery, Groton, New London County, Connecticut.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Jacob Bauman & James Weldon, 3rd. Ohio Cavalry.

The information was taken from the Ohio 3rd. Cavalry, Regimental Histry.

Jacob Bauman, Corporal, Age 28., Enlisted September 4, 1861, for 3 years.  Appointed September 4, 1861.  Died July 3, 1862, of wounds received from guerrillas.

July 3, 1862, Corporal, Jacob Bauman, of Company A., was killed by guerrillas and stripped of all his clothing, as he was returning to camp.

James Weldon, Private, Company A., Age 26., Enlisted September 4, 1861, for 3 years.  Transferred to Company K., December 11, 1862.  Died August 15, 1862, at Woodville, Ala.

July 20, 1862, James Weldon, Private, Company K., was shot and instantly killed by some one in ambush.  He had gone ahead of the advance guard and the shot was fired from a piece of woods some distance from the road.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Hira W. Curtis or Curtiss, 4th., Iowa Cavalry.

Hira W. Curtis.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Oct. 25, 1864, Pleasanton, Linn County, Kansas.

The only Union officer killed at the battle of Mine Creek, Kansas. He was with Company F, 4th Iowa Cavalry.

Burial: National Cemetery Soldiers Lot, Mound City, Linn County, Kansas.
Plot: National Cemetery Soldiers Lot, grave # 56

Iowa Fourth Cavalry, Regimental History.
Second Lieutenant, Hira W. Curtiss or Curtis, Residence Mahaska Co., Enlisted October 17, 1861, appointed Second Sergeant at muster in.  Re-enlisted Veteran March 31, 1864, and reappointed Second Sergeant; Promoted Second Lieutenant May 14, 1864.  Captured in action June 22, 1863, at Bear Creek, Mississippi; exchanged September 6, 1863, and returned to service October 14, 1863.  Kill in action October 25, 1864, at Marais des Cygnes ( "Osage" ), also known as Mine Creek Kansas.  Buried in Mount City Cemetery, Linn County, Kansas.  Range 2, Grave 5.  Served with company in the field until his death, sometime in command of it. 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker.

Edward Dickinson Baker.

Birth: Feb. 24, 1811, London, England.
Death: Oct. 21, 1861, Loudoun County, Virginia.
Burial: Balls Bluff National Cemetery, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia.

Civil War Union Major Colonel, US Senator. He was Abe Lincoln's best friend and Lincoln named one of his children after him. Baker was born in London, England in 1811. He moved to the US with his parents as a child. He lived in Springfield Illinois where he met Lincoln and served as law partners. He served in congress and formed his own regiment in Illinois and saw action in Mexico fighting with Winfield Scott in 1849. He later was instrumental in keeping the western states free from slavery and helped Lincoln become President in 1861.

He rode with Lincoln to the inaugural and introduced Lincoln to the podium for his inaugural speech. He became Senator of Oregon and when the South fired on Fort Summter He formed the California Regiment in New York City. Other regiments were placed in his Brigade and it became known as Baker's Brigade; most men were from Penn. Some of these regiments later evolved into the Penn 71st, and the Irish 69th; both were later instrumental in stopping Pickett's men at Gettysburg on July 3. Baker, however was killed earlier in the war at the battle of Ball's Bluff, Oct 21, 1861. Baker led the Union forces in the field and after being shot and killed, his men lost their spirit and retreated in a disorderly, mob fashion. it turned into one of the Union's greatest war time debacles. It was a small battle but it was a terrible blow for the Union and had dreadful results for the Union Army leadership.

 Actual burial of body is at San Francisco National Cemetery in California.

Twentieth Massachusetts Regimental History.
Colonel Baker who had been conspicuously brave was instantly killed in front of the line.  The nearest California and Twentieth Massachusetts men immediately rushed forward, brought in his body, and sent it back across the river.  The Twentieth always thought that he was shot by a sharpshooter in the branches of a single tree in the middle of the field. 

Michael Nugent, 112th., Illinois Infantry.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: NUGENT, MICHAEL. Rank: PVT. Company: G. Unit: 112 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: GALVA, HENRY CO, IL. Age: 26. Height: 5' 11. Hair: DARK. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: IRELAND.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 14, 1862. Joined Where: GALVA, IL. Joined By Whom: A W ALBRO. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 20, 1862. Muster In Where: PEORIA, IL. Remarks: KILLED NOV 18, 1863 AT KNOXVILLE TENN.

112th. Regimental History.

Michael Nugent horse was killed, but he succeeded in getting away; walked to Concord and thence to Campbell's station and two days later was killed in front of Knoxville, Tenn.

Private, Michael Nugent, killed in action at Knoxville, Tenn., November 18, 1863, remains left on the field and buried by the enemy.
See note E.

Note E.  The Confederate officers seem to have kept no record of the names of Union soldiers who died at Florence.  Very few of them are known, and among them not a man of the 112th., can be found.