Monday, October 20, 2014

Captain Jasper Newton Searles.

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Jasper Newton Searles.

Birth: Nov. 9, 1840, North Royalton, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Death: Apr. 25, 1927, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota.

Wife: Sarah Lewis Searles (1845 - 1930).

Children: Lewis Tozer Searles (1870 - 1926), Erskine Searles (1880 - 1880), Julius Bronson Searles (1881 - 1882). 

*Burial: Lakeside Cemetery Hastings Dakota County Minnesota,

*Jasper Searles was originally interred at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater...his body was reinterred in May of 1930 at Lakeside.

Military Records.

Jasper Newton Searles Age at Enlistment: 20;

 Enlisted in Company H, Minnesota 1st Infantry Regiment on 29 Apr 1861. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 17 Sep 1862.Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 10 Jan 1862. Promoted to Full Captain on 07 Oct 1863.Mustered out on 04 May 1864.

Minnesota First Infantry, Regimental History.
Company H..

It was at Harrison's Landing that the ambulances  of the army were witth drawn from the direct but irregular oversight of the medical corps of the army, and organized into an Ambulance Corps, under officers assigned to that service. On the separate  organization of this service Second Lieutenant Searles  of Co. H was assigned to command the Ambulance  Corps of the First Brigade, Second Divison, Second   Army Corps.*

*This officer was employed in so many different positions, both with and detached from the regiment that  it will be well to note them here.

On being appointed Second Lieutenant at Camp Stone, Jan. 10, 1862, he was appointed Acting Quartermaster of  the regiment when it broke camp to accompany General  Banks up the Shenandoah in the spring of 1882, and  continued in that position until just before the battle of  Fair Oaks, when he rejoined his company and there remained through the battles of Fair Oaks, Peach rchard, Savage's Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale and Mal vern Hill.

At Harrison's Landing he was assigned, as already  stated, to command the Ambulance Corps of the brigade  and continued in that position until July 8, 1863, when  he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company K  and assigned to command the Ambulance Corps of the  Second Division, Second Army Corps. He remained in that position until the regiment was  sent to New York City during the riots, when he acted  as adjutant of the regiment until the regiment rejoined

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