Saturday, August 16, 2014

George Liverton

History of Berlin, Ionia County, Michigan.

George Liverton met with a remarkable tree-adventure, from which, however, he escaped alive and, to his own wonderment, almost unhurt. It was about 1870 that he was out one day coon-hunting, and, treeing a specimen, mounted nimbly upwards to secure his prize. Up he went and up went the coon until the top of the tree was not far away, and then the animal, scrambling out upon a limb, tremblingly awaited the issue. Liverton, dead to every thought or consideration save the one consuming desire to capture the coon, kept right on after him, and, unmindful of the uncertain tenure upon which the slight limb hung, pushed out upon it. All progressed happily and favorably, and, he was within reaching-distance of the frightened game, when, just as he was about to make sure of it, snap went the limb and down tumbled Liverton, coon, and all, a distance of full seventy-seven feet, to mother earth. The coon was killed, but tougher Liverton not only escaped death, but was so little hurt that he managed to walk home and was actually out and at work the next day. He was, however, cured of his desire for coon-hunting, and to this day has let the sport severely alone.

Read more about him by taken this link.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Lieutenant Marvin Wait or Waitt..

Signal Corps.

Marvin Wait or Waitt.

Birth: Jan. 21, 1843, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.
Death: Sep. 17, 1862, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland.

Parents: John Turner Wait (1811 - 1899).
Lawyer and member of Congress.

Burial: Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.

Connecticut Adjutant General Office.

Marvin Wait or Waitt, private, Co. D., 8th., Connecticut Infantry, residence Norwich, Mustered in October 5, 1861.  Promoted to 2nd., Lieutenant.  Killed at Sharpsbg, Maryland, September 17, 1862.

Author:  Although its recorded he was in company A., he wasn't found on the roster.

The signal Corps U. S. A, in the war of the Rebellion.  

Author:  The records does not say if he resigned from the 8th.,or was transferred to the signal Corps.

When operations were commenced against Fort Macon, March 23rd, Lieut. W. S. Andrews was ordered to open a station at Beaufort to communicate with Gen. Parke's headquarters, via Morehead City, and with the blockading squadron. From that time until April 26th, the day of the surrender, all orders were sent and received by signals. From his station, less than two miles distant from the fort, he could, with the aid of glasses, observe distinctly the movements of the enemy, which our men could have no knowledge of from their position. Gen. Parke, on being apprised of this fact, ordered a station to ])e opened by day on Bogue Banks, near our batteries, to receive official messages only, having reference to observations made from the station of Lieut. Andrews at Beaufort. Lieut. Marvin Waitt also served on the Beaufort station, between the 21st and 26th of April. The Bogue station was at different times worked by Lieutenants ^Nlarsh, Lyon, and Palmer. It was several times fired upon by the enemy.

Author:  On March 24, he was station to  Core Island.      

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Choctaw & Chickasaw Cavalry & Regiments, C. S.A.

Here are the men that commanded the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians.  I did not list the men under them as heir easily found at this web site;
When I started to research this I hadn't realize that so many Indian  tribes had fought for the Confederacy there were the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, and Osage.

Franceway Battice, Lieutenant Colonel, Frist ( Battice's ) Choctaw Cavalry.

Douglas H. Cooper, Colonel, First Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles.

Sampson Folsom, Colonel. First Choctaw Cavalry.

Sampson H. Folsom, Major, First ( Battice's ) Choctaw Cavalry Battalion; Colonel First Chocyaw War Regiment.

David F Harkins, Lieutenant Colonel, First Choctaw Cavalry.

Willis J. Jones, Major, Frist Choctaw Cavalry.

Mitchell Leflore, Major First Choctaw & Chickasaw Mounted Rifles.

Tom Lewis, Acting Lieutenant Colonel, Third Choctaw Regiment.

Sampson Loering, Major First Choctaw & Chickasaw Rifles.

Jackson McCurtain, Lieutenant Colonel First ( McCurtain's ) Choctaw Battalion, .Colonel Third Choctaw Regiment.

John Page, Major, First ( McCurtain's ) Choctaw Battalion.

J. W. Pierce, Major First Choctaw Cavalry, Mississippi.

James Riley, Lieutenant Colonel First Choctaw & Chickasaw Mounted Rifles.

Tandy Walker, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel First Choctaw & Chickasaw Mounted Rifles.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jerry Brown Morgan

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History of Doles-Cook Brigade.

Captain J. Brown Morgan was second lieutenant in the LaGrange Light Guards when that company was mustered into service April 26, 1861. On the 8th of May of the same year he was promoted commissary of the Fourth Georgia Regiment, and resigned October 11, 1861. He was then appointed commissary of Colquitt's Brigade with the rank of major. He was a man of much prominence in his county, and a gentleman of refinement who commanded the respect of all with whom he came in contact. His death, which occurred near Atlanta, Ga., in 1884, was sincerely regretted by his
comrades and many admiring friends.

Rosters of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia.

Morgan, Jerry Brown—2d Lieutenant Apr. 26, 1861. Appointed  Commissary Oct. 4, 1861. Resigned Oct. 11, 1861. Appointed  Commissary of Colquitt's Brigade. Surrendered Greensboro,  N. C. Apr. 26,1865. Died near Atlanta, Ga. in 1884.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Robert W. Mays, Georgia..

Robert William Mays.

Birth: Sep. 30, 1842.
Death: Dec. 7, 1918. Southern Cross of Honor, C. S. A.

Parents: Henry S. Mays (1815 - 1864), Matilda Rosannah Stroud Mays (1821 - 1905).

Wife: Laura Jane Gray Mays (1856 - 1905).

Children: Emma Sam Mays (1889 - 1889), William Addison Mays (1891 - 1891).

Siblings: Robert William Mays (1842 - 1918). Samuel Hardy Mays (1847 - 1923). John M. Mays (1850 - 1871).

Burial: Jackson City Cemetery, Jackson, Butts County, Georgia.

Georgia Thirteenth Infantry, Regimental History.

Robert W. Mays was a private who enlisted when quite a boy. He was born and raised in Butts County, where he has always lived. At the battle of Chickamauga he was severely wounded, the ball entering the lower part of the chest and passing out near the spine, which so disabled him a board of physicians retired him from the service. After regaining his strength he re-entered the service, not with standing his exemption, and was surrendered with Johnston's army in North Carolina in 1865.

He returned home after the war to his widowed mother, his father, Henry S. Mays, having been killed in service. His home being in the path of Sherman's army, he found nothing t^ut debt and poverty. With but a lifriited education, he commenced the battle of life with a spirit of pride, endurance and ambition and has accumulated property which makes him one of the wealthiest men of his county. While he has a diploma of both law and medicine, he does not practice either, farming being his favorite occupation. He is kind and sympathetic to the weak and oppressed.

He was married after the war to Miss Laura Gray, who has since died, leaving him two children, Robert Lee and John Billy. In 1880-1881, represented Butts County in the Legislature. He now lives at Jackson, Ga., where he has a host of warm friends.