Saturday, July 13, 2013

Theodore Kohn

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Theodore Kohn.

Birth: Apr. 28, 1840.
Death: Jun. 16, 1902.

Wife: Rosa Wald Kohn (1842 - 1912).

Children: Adelina Kohn (1876 - 1966), Louis Kohn (1882 - 1903).

Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

Corporal Theodore Kohn.
Edisto Rifles.
Wounded at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, May 16, 1864. 

Corporal Theodore Kohn was wounded in the hand about the time the enemy were driven from their works. I happened to be near him at the time, and he held up his hand to me and said: "Look here Wille, what the "d-d Yankees have done to me." His language was so emphatic and earnest, that it made me feel like laughing, but I did not know how soon my turn might come. Corporal Kohn was by birth a Bavarian, coming South when about ten years old and making Orangeburg, South Carolina, his home; at maturity he was thoroughly Southern in sentiment and principle, and lost no time in responding to the first call to arms. He was in service for the four years, making a reliable and
trustworthy soldier. After the war he did a successful mercantile business in Orangeburg for many
years. He died in 1902.

John E. Lynch Sr.

John E Lynch, Sr.

Birth: Jun. 15, 1829
Death: Jul. 4, 1864

Wife: Nancy Lynch (1834 - 1891)

Children: Sarah J Lynch (1854 - 1881), Archibald A Lynch (1856 - 1932), John E Lynch (1890 - 1918).

Burial: Pleasant Green United Methodist Church Cemetery, Orange County, North Carolina

First Lieutenant, John E. Lynch, Sixty-Sixth North Carolina, Infantry, Co. A., Killed near Sailsburg or Petersburg, July 4, 1864.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

William Harbin Kills John O'Nell.

John O'Nell, Private, Nebraska First Cavalry, Co. E., Age 29, Residence Omaha, Nebr., Enlisted and mustered in June 18, 1861, Mustered out July 15, 1861.  Killed July 15, 1861, by Corporal William Harbin by stab of knife while said Corporal was in execution of his duty and was on investigation found to be justified.

William Harbin, Corporal, Nebraska First Cavalry, Co. E., Age 25, Residence  Omaha, Nebr., Enlisted and mustered in June 18, 1861, Appointed Corporal, June 18, 1861.  Reduce to Ranks -1861.  Deserted December 30, 1861, at Georgetown Missouri.   

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Four Men Of Nebraska First Cavalry, Co., A., B., C.

Nebraska First Cavalry.

Company A.

Zebulon J. Maskell, Private, Age 22, Residence Dakota City, Neb., Enlisted November 23, 1863, Mustered in January 14, 1864, Mustered out November 2, 1865.  Transferred from Co. A., 1st., Batln. Nebr., Vet., Cavalry, July 10, 1865.  Killed at Gillman's Ranch by private Edward W. Allen, pistol shot, November 2, 1865.

Company B.

John Roggensack, Private, Age 26, Residence Omaha Nebr., Enlisted June 21, 1861, Mustered in same day, Mustered out April 7, 1862.  Transferred from Co. K., July 27, 1861.  Hit by shell and killed at the battle of Shiloh, July 7, 1862

Company C.

James Gruwell, Sergeant, Age 23, Residence Nemaha City, Nebr., Enlisted September 5, 1861, Mustered in same day.  Commission November 1, 1865, Mustered out October 22, 1865.  Promoted from Corporal, transferred from Co. H.  Killed by Indians at Alkali Nebr., October 22, 1865.

Edwin M. Chapin, Private, Age 25, Residence Brownville, Nebr., Enlisted June 13, 1861, Mustered in June 15, 1861.  Reported deserted February 2, 1862, at Georgetown, Missouri, supposed to have been killed by bushwhackers.

Sunday, July 07, 2013

RICHARD L. WILSON, 13th., Tennessee 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 sheriff six years previous to the Civil War. He held the election of June, 1861, when 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.

Frederick Slimp, 13th., Tennessee Cavalry.

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Frederick Slimp.

Birth: Nov. 26, 1823, Johnson County, Tennessee.
Death: Sep. 26, 1904, Johnson County, Tennessee.

Children: Andrew Brownlow Slimp (1862 - 1944).

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee.


Captain Slimp belongs to a well known Johnson county family and was born in that county November 26, 1824. He had arrived at manhood before the breaking out of the Civil War and was well-known throughout the counties of Johnson and Carter.

When the civil war came up he was among the first to take sides with the Union men and gave the cause his undivided support throughout the war. His extensive acquaintance gave him a large influence in his native county and in the neighboring county of Carter. He was looked upon as a wise counsellor and took an active part in all the plans of the Union people and was one of the delegates from Johnson county to both the Knoxville and Greeneville Union conventions. Captain Slimp shared with the Union people all the dangers and hardships of the war period up to the date of the organization of the Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry. His prominence made him a special mark for the hatred of the Confederate authorities. His many adventures, like those of many other officers of the Regiment, would make an interesting story in itself.

Captain Slimp joined the Regiment at its organization and was placed in command of Company F at Strawberry Plains, Tenn., September 22, 1863, though not yet mustered into the service. He was in command of the company on the march to Camp Nelson, Ky., at which place he was mustered as Captain, January i, 1864. Owing to continued ill health he resigned his commission in August, 1864. He was held in high esteem by the men and officers of the Regiment. His many acts of kindness in writing letters for the men who were sick or could not write, and his advice and counsel to the younger men will be remembered by many of the surviving comrades.

Captain Slimp has resided in Johnson county since the war. He represented that county in the General Assembly of the State in 1869-70, and was joint representative from Johnson and Carter counties in  1870-1.