Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Voltaire P. Twombly.

corporal, 1861.
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Voltaire Paine Twombly.

Birth: Feb. 21, 1842, Farmington, Van Buren County, Iowa.
Death: Feb. 24, 1918, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.

Wife: Chloe A. Funk Twombly.

Children Eva Twombly.

Burial: Pittsburg Rural Cemetery, Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa.

Military Record.

Born February 21, 1842, near Farmington, Van Buren county, Iowa, educated in common schools of Keosauqua, Iowa.

Enlisted April 21, 1861; under first call for troops.  Mustered May 1,1861, into service of the State by Judge George G. Wright..

Mustered May 27, 1861, into United States service as a private in Co. F, 2d Iowa Infantry.

Promoted 7th Corporal October 1, 1861, and detailed on color guard. Promoted 5th Sergeant February 16, 1862, and honorably mentioned by Colonel Tuttle in his report of operations of the regiment in battle of Donelson, February 15, 1862,

Promoted 1th Sergeant March 1, 1862.
Battle of Shiloh April 6 and 7. 1862, as Color Sergeant.
Promoted 3d Sergeant April 2, 1862.
Promoted 2d Lieutenant August 1, 1862.
Wounded in battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3, 1862.
Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 1, 1861.
Promoted 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant June 25, 1861.
Wounded in battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, August 111, 1861.
Promoted Captain Co. K (consolidation of Cos. F and K), November 10, 1861.

March to the Sea.

Captain, 1865.
Served on stall' of 3d Brigade, 1th Division, 15th Army Corp, as Acting Assistant Inspector General, from January, 1861, to July, 1865.

March north through the Carolinas, Columbia, S. C, Bentonville, N. C, Goldsboro, N. C, Raleigh, N. C. Surrender of Johnston's Rebel Army March 15.

Grand review of the armies at Washington, D. C, May 21, 1865.  Mustered out of service (close of war) July 12, 1865, finally discharged at Davenport, Iowa, July 20, 1865.

Civilian Life.

Student in Business College, Burlington, Iowa, September 1 to December 1, 1865.
Flour merchant at Ottumwa, Iowa, December, 1865, to December, 1867. 
Married Chloe A. Funk, of Keosauqua, May 1, 1866. (The girl I left behind me).
Milling business at Pittsburg, Van Buren county, January, 1868, to April, 1876.
United with Congregational church, Keosauqua, April, 1869..
Merchant at Keosauqua, Iowa, April, 1876, to December, 1879.
Charter member W. C. Harper Post !No. 79, G. A. R., Keosauqua, 1870.
County Treasurer Van Buren county, January, 1880, to January, 1881.
Mayor of Keosauqua from March, 1881, to December. 1881. (Resigned).
Treasurer of State of Iowa, January, 1885, to January, IN'.U.
Companion, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, October, 1887.
President Home Savings Bank, Des Moines, Iowa, June, 1891, to January, 1909. .

Author. The pictures and most of the information was written by Voltaire P. Twombly.  It can be found in his Book; called The Second Iowa Infantry at Fort Denelson; published 1897. This book can be found and read  on line.

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