Saturday, December 06, 2014

John Finlayson Kent.

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John Finlayson Kent. 

Birth: Dec. 22, 1837, Dundee City, Scotland.
Death: Nov. 14, 1923, Montevideo,Chippewa County, Minnesota.

Wife: Ellen P.Kent.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Cemetery,Montevideo, Chippewa County, Minnesota.

New York First Cavalry,"Lincoln Cavalry."

KENT, JOHN.—Age, 23 years. Enlisted July 16, 1861, at NewYork; mustered in as private, Company D, July 16, 1861, to serve three years; promoted corporal and sergeant, dates not known; mustered out with a detachment, August 16, 1864, at Harper's Ferry, Va.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Dudley Avery, Louisiana.

Dudley Avery. 

Birth: Sept. 20, 1842 Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana.
Death: Jan. 11, 1917 Avery Island Iberia Parish Louisiana.

Businessman, politician. Born, Baton Rouge, September 20, 1842, eldest son of Daniel Dudley Avery and Sarah Craig Marsh. Education, local schools, attended Princeton University. Civil War: enlisted 1861, served with Fourth Louisiana Infantry; elected lieutenant, 18th Louisiana Regiment. Wounded, Battle of Shiloh. Took part in all engagements of Red River Campaign.

Married, March 23, 1865, Mary Louise Richardson, daughter of Daniel DuBose and Mary Alexander Richardson of Bayside Plantation near Jeanerette, La.

Children: Daniel Dudley, Kate Richardson, John Leeds, and Dudley, Jr.

After war engaged in planting and salt production on Avery Island. Organized the first militia company outside of New Orleans after Civil War, The Iberia Guards. Served in the state senate in the 1890's. Charter member, U. C. V. Camp 1788, New Iberia.

Parents: Daniel Dudley Avery (1810 - 1879) Sarah Craig Marsh Avery (1818 - 1878)

Wife: Mary Louise Richardson Avery (1845 - 1875).

Children: Daniel Dudley Avery (1866 - 1922), Kate Richardson Avery Clark (1868 - 1951), John Leeds Avery (1870 - 1930), Dudley Avery (1874 - 1906).

Siblings: Mary Eliza Avery McIlhenny (1838 - 1915), Sara Marsh Avery Leeds (1840 - 1918), Dudley Avery (1842 - 1917),  John Marsh Avery (1844 - 1891), George Marsh Avery (1846 - 1846), Margaret Henshaw Avery Johnston (1848 - 1925).

Burial: Avery Island Cemetery Iberia Parish Louisiana.

Louisiana 18th., Infantry, Co. D.

Avery. Dudley, 2nd Jr. Lt., 2nd Lt. Co. D. 18th La. Infantry. En. Oct. 5th. 1861, Camp Moore. La. Present on Roll to Oct. 31st. 1861. Roll for Nov. and Dec 1861 "Absent. On Leave for 11 Days, from Dec 21th.,1861" Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862. "Present." Roll for May and June, 1S62, "Superseded by Order of Reorganization. May 10th. 1862." Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1863, "Absent. Provost Guard at New Iberia. La. Promoted to 2nd Lt. Jan. 0th. 1863 " Rolls from May, 1863. to Aug.. 1863, "Absent on Detached Service with Gen. Mouton Since March 1st, 1863." Also Borne on Rolls of Co. E. 18th (Cons.) and Yellow Jacket Battn. La. Infantry., "2nd Lt." Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1864. "Absent. Detached as Provost Guard Since Dec. 19th. 1863." On Roll of Prisoners of War Paroled New Iberia, La., June 11th. 1865..

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Horace Inman.

Horace Inman.

Birth: abt. 1844.
Death: June 24, 1905, age 63.

Occ. Baker Man.

Brother: James H. Inman, Hudson, Michigan.

Note.  It seems that Horace never married.

Burial: Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Indiana State Soldiers Home.

Horace Inman,Age 69; Nativity New York; Rank Private; Michigan Second Infantry, Co. D.; Michigan Fourth Infantry, Co. B.: Months of service 59; Pension $12. per month: Read & Write,Yes; Disability Rheumatism and Diseased Eyes.

Michigan Second Infantry, Co. D.

Imman, or Inman, Horace. Enlisted in company D, Second Infantry, April  20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered May 25, 1861.Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1863. On duty with company K, Seventeenth Infantry, from Jan. 3o, 1864, to April 9,  1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Detroit, Mich.,  July 9, 1864.

Michigan Fourth Infantry, Co. E.

Inman, Horace. Enlisted in company E, Fourth Infantry, Aug. 23, 1864, at Jefferson, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered Aug. 23, 1864. Sergeant Sept. 14, 1864. Mustered out at Houston, Texas, May 26, 1866.

Author.  His pension files also states he was also in the 17th., U. S.Infantry Co. I. ,and 35th.,U. S. Infantry Co. B.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Charles W. Dick, Wisconsin..

CHARLES W. DICK, of Stockbridge,  Wis., and a member of G. A. R. Post No. 40, was born April 23, 1838, in Brothertown, Calumet Co., Wis. He is the son of Alexander G. and Samantha (Sickter) Dick and the former died in Kansas in 1864. His mother is still living in Brothertown and is 77 years old. Mr. Dick received a common school education and, when he was 14 years of age, he went to the far West and passed some years in traversing the Territories and Southern States, returning to Stockbridge in 1859.

Until 1861 he was interested in farming and lumbering and among the earliest to enroll in the military service of the United States after the war came on. April 27th., he enlisted in Company K, 4th Wisconsin Infantry at Stockbridge for three months in the State service and was afterwards sworn into the U. S. service, joining his command at Racine after re-enlisting for three years. He went with the regiment to Baltimore, passing through experiences while on the way which are of interest aud told in detail in many sketches on other pages.

He was in the marcli to the Eastern shore of Virginia and afterwards went to Fortress Monroe, whence he went with the regiment to Ship Island in the command of Butler. He was in the several movements up and down the Mississippi River in the attempts on Vicksburg and fought at Baton Rouge.

He was in the subsequent movements and took part in the battle of Bisland. He was in the battle of Clinton, La., and there received a bullet through his cap and blouse. He was also in the second assault on the same place and was camping in the vicinity when the fort surrendered. After the conversion of the regiment into cavalry Mr. Dick was in all its experiences and engaged in active skirmishing and scouting in Southern Louisiana. He re-enlisted Jan. 4, 1864, at Baton Rouge in the same company and regiment, and was in the reconnoissance to Clinton, La.

He was seized with jaundice while still an infantry soldier and passed three months in the hospital at Carrollton, La., and went afterwards to Charity and University hospitals at New Orleans. After recovery, he rejoined the regiment at Port Hudson, Jan. 14, 1863. He was with the regiment in all its later experiences and was mustered out at San Antonia, Texas, and discharged at New Orleans, Sept. 14, 1865.

In October he reached Stockbridge where he has since operated as a carpenter. He was married Aug. 30, 1S76, to Emogene Johnson of Stockbridge and their three children are named Lester LHysses, Horace Charles and Roy Alexander. Mr. Dick is a citizen who sustains the record he made as a soldier in his private life. He is a useful member of his Post and enjoys the respect of the community where he resides.

Daniel Hailey,Louisiana

Because of the many different ways of spelling his last name, I was unable to find any personal information on him.

Hailey, Daniel, Pvt. Co. A, 8th La. Inf. En. June 19, 1861, Camp Moore, La. Present on all Rolls to Oct., 1861. Roll for Nov. and Dec, 1861, Absent. Sent to Gen. Hospl., Nov. 13, 1861. Roll for Jan. and Feb., 1862, Absent. Sent to Richmond, sick, from Camp Florida, Dec. 29, 1801. Polls from Feb:, 1862, to June, 1862, Absent, acting as Hospl. Steward. Roll for July and Aug., 1862, Absent. Detailed as Hospl. Steward (now in Richmond, sick). Rolls from Jan., 1862, to Sept., 1862, Absent with the Wounded. Poll to Dec. 30, 1862, Transfd. to Med. Dept. as Hospl. Steward, Hospl. No. 18, Richmond, Va. Rolls from Feb.. 1863, to May. 1863, Absent with- out louve. Returned to Co, from Med. Dept., March 21. I863. Rolls from May, 1863, to Aug., 1863. Dropped as Deserter. Absent without leave since March 21, 1863. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1863, Present. Returned to Co. from list of Deserters with a valid excuse. Roll for Nov. and Dec, 1863, Absent. Taken prisoner at Rappahannock Bridge. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War, Captured Rappahannock, Va., Nov. 7, 1863. Admitted to Harewood U. S. A. Gen. Hospl., Washington, D. C, Nov. 8, 1863. Transfd. to Pt. Lookout, Md., Feb. 4, 1864. Paroled at Pt. Lookout, Md, May 3, 1864, until exchanged. Exchanged at "Aikens Landing, Va., May 8, 1864. Polls from April, 1864. to Aug., 1864, Present. Roll for Sept. and Oct., 1864, Absent, wounded, since Feb. 6, 1865. Record copied from Memorial Hall, New Orleans. La., by the War Dept., Washington, D. C, May, 1903, born La., occupation druggist, Res. Baton Rouge, La., age when enlisted 24, single. Severely wounded at Battle of Hatchers Run, Feb. 5, 1865.

William H. Shiers or Shires.

William H. Shiers.

Birth: abt. 1834.
Death: November 29, 1905.

Wife: Mary Shiers.

Burial:  Indian Soldiers Home Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe county, Indiana.

Cass County, 1902.

He was recorded as being from Cass couny, but spent the last of his life here:Wabash Township (excl. West Lafayette town incl. Indiana State Soldiers House), Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

Indiana State Solders Home.

William H. Shiers, Age 68; Nativity Ohio; Private, 20th.,Ohio Infantry, Co. C.; Sergeant, 35th.,Ohio Infantry, Co. E.: Sergeant 18th., Ohio Infantry, Co. C.; 53 month service; Pension $8. per month Read and write, Yes; Disability Old age, Rheumatism.

Author. In his grave record and his pension files his last name is ( Shiers ),however on all company rosters its  ( Shires ).  However I was unable to find him in two regiments under any spelling.

William H. Shires, Ohio 18th.,Infantry, Co. C.; Sergeant;Age 27; Enlisted August 19, 1861, for 3 years.  Transferred from Co. K., 35th.,Infantry, October 20, 1864.  Appointed from Private, January 1, 1863. Mustered out with company, October 9, 1863, Veteran.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

John Ham.

John Ham.

Birth:December 5,1845.
Death:December 13,1922.

Wife: Elender Ham, ( 1840-1825 ).
Married 1891.

Children:Non found.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery,Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.

New York Eight Cavalry, Co. D.

HAM, JOHN.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 12, 1861, at Rochester; mustered in as private, Co. D, October 28, 1861, to serve three years; captured, March 28, 1863, near Dumfries, Va.; paroled, no date given; re-enlisted, December 1, 1863; captured at Snicker's Gap, September 16, 1864; mustered out with company, June 27, 1865. at Alexandria, Va.

Cass County, Indiana,1902

They were from Cass count, but spent the last of their lives here:Wabash Township (excl. West Lafayette town incl. Indiana State Soldiers House), Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States

John Ham,Age 58;Nativity England; Private; New York, Eight Cavalry, Co. D.;45 Months service; Pension $8. per month; Read and Write, yes; Disability wounded in right hip.

Elender Ham, Wife;Age 62; Nativity Indiana; Disability General weakness.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Soldiers Killed by Bushwhackers.

Iowa Tenth Infantry, Co. F.

Dobbs, Thomas. (Veteran.) Age 23. Residence Millersburg, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Aug. 22, 1861. Mustered Sept. 7, 1861. Promoted Seventh Corporal May 1, 1862; Fifth Corporal. Wounded in thigh severely May 16, 1863, Champion Hills, Miss. Promoted Third Corporal.Re-enlisted and re-mustered March 30, '1864. Killed by bushwhackers Oct. 22, 1864, Kingston, Ga.

Michigan Second Cavalry, Co. F.

Lynch, John, Grand Rapids. Enlisted in company F, Second Cavalry, Sept.13, 1862, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 23. Mustered Sept. 18, 1862. Joined regiment at Crab Orchard, Ky., Nov. 1, 1862. Killed by bushwhackers while on scout near Cleveland, Tenn., April 2, 1864.

Michigan Third Cavalry,Co. K.

Lewis, George A. (Veteran), Raisin. Enlisted in company K, Third Cavalry, Sept. 9, 1861, at Tecumseh, for 3 years, age 31. Mustered Oct.3, 1861. Re-enlisted as Corporal, Jan. 2o, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn.Mustered Jan. 27, 1864. Killed by bushwhackers while on scout, near Searcy, Ark., Aug. 29, 1864. Buried in National Cemetery at Little Rock, Ark. Grave No. 325.

Michigan Eight Cavalry, Co. K.

Cray, or Clary, Charles D. Enlisted in company K, Eighth Cavalry, Jan.1, 1864, at Allegan, for 3  years, age 24. Mustered Jan. 26, 1864.Corporal. Sergeant, Dec. 1, 1864. First Sergeant, Jan. 1, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant April 25, 1865. Killed by bushwhackers near Sugar Creek, Tenn., April 27, 1865. Buried in National Cemetery at Murfreesboro, Tenn. Grave No. 1863. Original place of interment, Pulaski, Tenn.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry, Co. D. 

Brackett, Orlow J. Enlisted in company D, Tenth Cavalry, Aug. 31. Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 18. 1863. Killed by Bushwhackers at Statesville, N. C, April 16, 1865.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry,Co. L.

Keller, William, Union County, Tenn. Enlisted in company L, Tenth Cavalry, Oct. 18, 1864, at Strawberry Plains, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Oct. 31, 1864. Killed by bushwhackers at Clinch
Valley, Tenn.,Jan. 27, 1865.

Michigan Tenth Cavalry, Co. D.

Nagle, Richard. Enlisted in company D. Tenth Cavalry» Oct. 3, 1863, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Oct. 14. 1863. Killed by bushwhackers at Greenville, S. C, May 2, 1865.

Massachusetts Second Cavalry,Co.  A.

Nixon, Joseph — Priv. — Res. San Francisco, Calif.; occu. —; 23; enl. Nov. 27, 1862; must. Dec. 10, 1862; killed June 20,1863, by bushwhackers, near King and Qusen Court House, Va.

Ohio Thirty-Fourth,Infantry, Co. B.

Frederick Spotts, Private, ,Age 24; Enlisted September 2, 1861, for 3 years; Killed June 3, 1864, at Warm Springs, Virginia by Bushwhackers.

Ohio Forty-Sixth, Infantry, Co. H.

George M. Davis, Private, Enlisted for 3 years; Killed December 11, 1863, near Paint Rook, La. by Bushwhackers.

Ohio 115 Infantry, Co. G.

Charles Tunwell,Private, Age 18;Enlisted October 15, 1863, for 3 years;Died February 10, 1865, at Lavergne, Tennessee; Was shot by Bushwhackers when patrolling, Nashville and Chattanooga, Railroad.

West Virginia Second Cavalry, Co. E.

William M. Hartford, Private; Age 18; Enlisted September 1, 1861, for 3 years.  Killed July 5, 1863; on Coal river, Virginia, by Bushwhackers.  Buried at Winchester Virginia.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Georgia Soldiers Killed by Bushwhackers.

I never thought about Federal Bushwhackers but of course there were.There were Bushwhackers on both sides. Those on this list were Georgia men,although they were killed by Bushwhackers the record doesn't state if they were Federal or one of their own neighbors of the county.

Georgia Seventh Infantry, Co. D.
Cobb County, Georgia.

Mitchell, David—Private May 4,1861. Killed by bushwhackers in  East Tennessee Feb. 1864.

Georgia Twenty-First, Infantry, ( Old Co. E. ).
Floyd County, Georgia, ( Sardis Volunteers ).

Duke, James A.—Private June 24, 1861. Transferred to Co. G,  Smith's Legion Ga. Cavalry May 8, 1862; to Co. G, 6th Regt. Ga. Cavalry Mar. 1863. Roll for Dec. 31, 1863, last on file, shows  him present. Killed by bushwhackers while on picket duty in  East Tenn.

Georgia 34th., Infantry, Co. D.
Chattooda County, Georgia.

Blackwell, George W.—Elected 1st Lieutenant of Co. F, 8th  Regt. Ga. State Troops Dec. 3, 1861. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga. May 1862. Elected Captain of Co. D, 34th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 14, 1862. Killed by bushwhackers while on way home Apr. 20, 1865.

Georgia 42nd., Infantry, Co. C.
Milton County, Georgia, ( Milton Tigers ).

Webb, Newton—Private Mar. 4, 1862. Roll dated Dec. 11, 1863, last on file, shows him "Absent, left sick in Kentucky  Oct. 17, 1862." Killed there by bushwhackers.

Georgia 52nd., Infantry, Co. C.
Lumpkin County, Georgia.

Baker, William A.—Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 65th Regt. Ga.. Inf. Feb. 18, 1863. Appointed 1st Sergeant. Transferred to Co. C, 52d Regt. Ga. Inf. Dec. 1, 1863. Wounded, left leg  permanently disabled at New Hope Church, Ga., May 25,  1864. Shot by bushwhackers while at home and unable to  return.