Saturday, December 13, 2014

Henry V. P. Kabrick

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Capt Henry V. P. Kabrick. 

Birth: Nov. 15, 1841, Loudoun County, Virginia.
Death: May 20, 1927, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Parents: George and Jane (Morrison) Kabrick from Loundoun County, Virginia.

Wife: Francis F George Kabrick (1841 - 1922).

Children: Lorena Nancy Kabrick Peerson (1872 - 1959), David George Lee Kabrick (1877 - 1916), Lula Edna Kabrick (1878 - 1879).

Siblings: Joseph Edward William Kabrick (1839 - 1918), Henry V. P. Kabrick (1841 - 1927), Rachel Ann Kabrick Major (1843 - 1893). 

Burial: George Cemetery, Oak Grove, Jackson County, Missouri.

Missouri 12th., Cavalry, Co. C.

Henry V. P. Kabrick. Our portrait of Captain Kabrick shows him in the uniform of a Confederate soldier at the close of the war. He entered the service August 14, 1862, and two days later was given his baptism of fire at the battle of Lone Jack. He belonged to Company C, 2nd Missouri Cavalry, Marmaduke's Division. There was no truer soldier and there is no truer friend than Henry Kabrick.

He is proud of his war record, as every real soldier should be. He was in the battles at Lone Jack,Newtonia, Gape Girardeau, Osage River, Lexington, Westport, Mine Creek, and all the battles and skirmishes of his command. He was still a young man when the war closed and he returned to his home near Oak Grove, Mo., where he has resided ever since, following the vocations of farmer and carpenter. He is one of the substan- tial citizens of the county, and is captain of Up. Hays Camp, United Confederate Veterans, at Oak Grove. Captain Kabrick has a son, Lee Kabrick, serving in the United States Army in the Philippine

Friday, December 12, 2014

Isaac M. Bobb


Illinois 46th.,Infantry,Regimental History.
Company D. 

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Lieut. Isaac M. Bobb was born in Marion county. Pa., Dec. 22, 1835. When nine years old he came with his parents to Stephenson county. Ill., and remained at home until 1854, when he started West and located in Winnesheik county, Iowa, at Locust Lane. There he cast one of the two votes that was cast at that place for Gen. J. C. Freemont for President. He remained in the West until 1861, and then returned to Stephenson county, Ill..

On the 15th of July, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, 11th Ill. Infantry, and served in that regiment two years, when he was discharged on account of sickness and returned home. He re-enlisted Dec. 12, 1863, in Co. D, 46th Ill. Infantry, and was commissioned 2nd Lieut, Jan. 30, 1864, and promoted to 1st Lieut. June 6, 1865. He remained with the regiment until it was mustered out of service, Jan. 20, 1866, at Baton Rouge, La., returning home and living on a farm until he died, March 18, 1901.

Lieut. Bobb was a member of John Musser Post, No. 365, G. A. R., and a charter member of the I. O. O. F., of the J. R. Scroggs Lodge. He was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge. On Jan. 20, 1863, Mr. Bobb was married to Miss Sarah Miller, who was born in Center county. Pa. Four children were born to this union : Milton, of Taylor, N. Dakota, Mrs. John Snyder, of Orifino, Idaho, Mrs. Frank Rudy, of Monroe, Wis., and Archie at home.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report 

Name BOBB, ISAAC, Rank PVT; Company A; Unit 11 IL US INF.    

Personal Characteristics, Residence FREEPORT, STEPHENSON CO, IL; Age 26; Height 5' 10 1/2; Hair LIGHT; Eyes HAZEL; Complexion LIGHT; Marital Status SINGLE; Occupation FARMER; Nativity PA,;

Service Record Joined When JUL 30, 1861; Joined Where FREEPORT, IL; Period 3 YRS; Muster In JUL 30, 1861; Muster In Where BIRDS POINT, MO.; Remarks DISCHARGED AT HOLLY SPRINGS MISS 25 DEC 1862 BY ORDER GEN GRANT.

Frank E. Griggs.

Frank E. Griggs. 

Birth: 1844, Michigan.
Death: unknown

Parents: Almond and Ruth M. Griggs.

Brothers and Sisters:  Ester, Edward B., Oliver M., Frank E. Griggs.

Burial: Conway Benjamin Cemetery, Livingston County, Michigan.

Michigan Twenty-Second Infantry
Company, H..

Griggs, Frank E., Conway. Enlisted in company H, Twenty-second Infantry, as Corporal. Aug. 14, 1862, at Howell, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Aug. 22, 1862. Discharged on Surgeon's certificate of disability at Nashville, Tenn., July 27, 1863.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

William A. Driggs,Sr.& Jr.

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William A. Driggs, Sr. 

Birth: May 30, 1813.
Death: May 25, 1890.

William A. Driggs Sr., Beloved husband of Darlene Driggs 1824-1894.

Wife: Sarah Louisa Boyd Driggs (1821 - 1890).

Children: William A. Driggs (1855 - 1926).

Burial: Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

W.A. Driggs Home.
William A. Driggs, Jr. 

Birth: 1855.
Death: 1926.

William A. Driggs, Beloved husband of Nannie (Holliday) Driggs 1858-1914.

Parents: William A. Driggs (1813 - 1890), Sarah Louisa Boyd Driggs (1821 - 1890).

Wife: Nannie Holliday Driggs (1858 - 1914).

Burial: Englewo
od Cemetery, Clinton, Henry County, Missouri.

William A. Driggs & Son

W. A. Driggs, president and manager of the Peoples Hardware Com- pany at Clinton, Missouri, is one of the well-known and successful busi- ness men of Henry County. Mr. Driggs was born in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio, September 28, 1854, and is a son of William and Sarah Louise (Boyd) Driggs, the foi-mer a native of Connecticut and the latter of Alexandria, Virginia. William Driggs, the father, came from New England to Ohio with his parents when he was a child. In 1868 he came from Ohio to Missouri, and settled in Henry County. At that time the nearest railroad to Henry County was at Warrensburg, and when he came here he made the trip from Warrensburg to Clinton by stage.

He purchased a farm adjoining the city of Clinton on the north for which he paid forty dollars per acre. Here he followed farming and stock raising, the remainder of his life, with the exception of the last few years, when he built a home in Clinton and practically retired. He died April 28, 1891, age seventy-nine years, and his wife departed this life December 23rd of the same year. Five of their children are now living, Estella, the wife of John H. Lust, Altamont, Kansas ; W. A., the subject of this sketch ; Sopha, the wife of John C. Goodell, Mound Valley, Kansas; A. L. Bald- win, Kansas; Mary Frances, the wife of E. L. Redding, San Francisco, California.

W. A. Driggs was educated in the public schools of Henry County, receiving a good common school education. When he was nineteen years of age he went to learn the tinner's trade and for thirteen years worked as a journeyman tinner. He then engaged in the hardware business -in Clinton, in partnership with G. W. Thomas, under the firm name of Driggs & Thomas. This firm did business about one year, when Mr. Driggs purchased his partner's interest and conducted the business alone until 1897, when he went to Nebraska. After remaining there about a year he went to Kansas and in 1901 returned to Clinton, where he engaged in the furniture business, under the title of the Clinton Furniture Company.

Three years later he disposed of the furniture business and bought the hardware business which had been conducted by Thomas & Foster, and in 1910 incorporated this business under the coi-porate name of the Peoples Hardware Company, and since that time has been president and manager of this institution. This is one of the extensive hardware establishments of Henry County, and it is seldom that one finds such a complete line of hardware made up of such clean stock as is found in this establishment. The store is located on the east side of the square and has a frontage of twenty-three feet and is one hundred feet deep. Two stories are occupied by the hardware business besides a large warehouse in the rear.

Mr. Driggs was united in marriage, June 12, 1888, to Miss Nanna R. Holliday, a daughter of George H. Holliday, deceased. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Driggs, Mary Louise, who resides at home with her parents and John, who now holds a commission as first lieutenant in the National Army of the United States. Mr. Driggs is a member of the Independent Order of United Work- man, Modem Woodmen of America and the Methodist Episcopal Church. One of the greatest bereavement of Mr. Driggs' life occurred December 13, 1914, when Mrs. Driggs departed this life.

Constantine Kunsatis or Frank Kansas.

Constantine  Kunsatis or Frank Kansas.

Birth: 1865, Liithuania.
Death: 1941.

Occ. Coal Digger.

Parent: Stanley Kunsatis.

Wife: Agnes Kansas.

Children Stanley,Adam J., Anna Kansas.

Burial: Virden Cemetery, Virden, Macoupin county,Illinois.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Samuel Hamilton Chiles

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Samuel Hamilton Chiles. 

Birth: Dec. 12, 1844, Jackson County, Missouri.
Death: Sept. 16, 1929, Buckner, Jackson County,Missouri.

Parents: James C. Chiles (1802 - 1883), Ruth Wilson Hamilton Chiles (1803 - 1870).

Wife: Martha Steele Hughes Chiles (1846 - 1932).

Children: Martha Hamilton Chiles Hifner (1867 - 1947). Cornelius C. Chiles (1868 - 1958). Charles Bishop Chiles (1871 - 1947). Annie S. Chiles Roth (1872 - 1953). Mary C. Chiles King (1874 - 1936). Hughes W. Chiles (1875 - 1915). Emma S. Chiles Stapp (1878 - 1931), Ruth B. Chiles Van Allen (1879 - 1960). Henry Chelsea Chiles (1881 - 1950), James Chiles (1883 - 1964).

Siblings: Mary Hamilton Chiles Irwin (1823 - 1916). Henry T. Chiles (1825 - 1898). James J. Chiles (1833 - 1873). Isabella Eille Chiles Shortridge (1837 - 1913). Susan S. Chiles Black (1839 - 1914). William Ballinger Chiles (1844 - 1900). Samuel Hamilton Chiles (1844 - 1929).

Burial: Buckner Hill Cemetery, Buckner, Jackson County, Missouri.

Samuel H. Chiles.

Samuel H. Chiles was only sixteen years of age when the war broke out. He enlisted as one of the Fort Osage Rangers and fought for three months under Rains in the State Guards service. His father then took him home and put him in school. But the military ardor of young Chiles had been aroused, and he ran away from 'home and enlisted in Shelby's brigade. He was soon transferred to Ruffner's battery, John B. Clark's brigade. Parsons' division. He was pleased with the artillery service and continued in it to the end. 

Mr. Chiles fought in the battles of Wilson Creek, Drywood, Lexington, Pea Ridge, Cane Hill, and Pririe Grove. He was in the battles of Pleasant Hill and Mansfield, in Louisiana, when^ Banks was driven back. His command then moved up against Steele, who was retreating from Camden to Little Rock. At the battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Mr. Chiles was wounded. Out of 26 men who served the battery, 20 were killed and 6 wounded. 

Mr. Chiles fell into the hands of the Federals, and for eleven months was a prisoner of war, most of the time at Rock Island, Ill., He was paroled after Lee surrendered; when released, he joined Shelby's expedition to Mexico. Mr. Chiles was about the youngest soldier in the Western armies. He was always ready for duty and never failed to be on hand when there was fighting to be done. 

Mr. Chiles remained but a short time in Mexico, and returned to his native place in Jackson County, Missouri, where he became a successful farmer and stock-raiser. In 1896 Mr. Chiles was chosen marshal of Jackson County. His administration of the office was satisfactory to the people, and he was reelected in 1898 for another term of two years.

Peter Shiatte,Vermont.

Left 1862, Right 1906.
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PETER SHIATTE was only 19 years of age when he volunteered into Captain Lonergan's Company A. 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers. Was born on tile 8th day of May. 1843.His education was limited to the common schools of Vermont, and adverse circumstances prevented continuous attendance even on the district schools. He was a solid healthy young man and to all appearance at time of enlistment well calculated for a soldier. He was on hand to do his full duty at all times night or day never shrank from duty or complained of hardship. He was company cook for a while but was not a success at that so some of the boys claimed. His comrades thought he should prepare cake, pies and pudding occasionally and found fault because he could not make pies, cakes and puddings out of beans, rice, hard tack and salt pork. It was not a soft job to cook for 100 hungry boys and satisfy all. 

Comrade Shiatte was better on the picket line, march, and in the battle than running the company cook tent. He graduated quite early as cook and took up the more suitable duties of a soldier. He never allowed anyone to cross the picket line night or day. friend or foe until they had advanced and given the countersign in a proper manner. Every officer though stars, bars and eagles glistened on breast and shoulder must submit to the same rule when desirous of cross- ing the picket line he walked and guarded. He obeyed instructions to the letter. He made an exemplary soldier and returned home with his share of honors won on the battlefield of Gettysburg. He was mustered out with the regiment .July 21st, 1863. 

On return to civil life learned the trade of tinsmith and metal worker, settled down to business, becoming an industrious hard working. successful mechanic. He married and six children blessed the union. .Josephin Ida, Felix Frederick. Frank. George. Eddy and Tlieodore. all living and prosperous and happy. He says that he shall want one book for each child. Comrade Shiatte has moved about some to better his situation and satisfy his desire and curiosity and to see and know something about this land that he faced cannon to save. The company clerk H. W. Allen says. "He was a pretty good man and soldier, but mighty poor cook!" His present post office address. 127 .Main St., Fall River, Mass

Tuesday, December 09, 2014


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Vermont Thirteenth Infantry,Regimental History.

ORCAS C. WILDER son of Levi and Beniice Bates Wilder, was born at Waitsfield, Vt., May 9th, 1828. His father and grandfather were among the early settlers of the town of Waitsfield and of the old Puritan stock of Massachusetts. They originally came from England where it has been possible to trace the genealogy to Nicholas Wilder a military chieftain in the army of the Earl of Richmond at the battle of Bosworth in 1485. He was reared on the old Wilder farm, received a common school education with one term at Randolph Centre Academy, and at the age of 20 learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for several years up to the time that he bought the farm on which he has since lived.

February 11th. 1855, he was married to Mary Elizabeth Holden. youngest daughter of Elijah and Orpha Holden of Waitsfield. Vt., and to them seven children were born as follows: Alice M., born August 1st, 1856, married Orville H. Richardson of Waitsfield, now residing in Montpelier, Vt. Frederic P., born September 18th. 1858, married, living in Waitsfield, Vt. Levi O., born March 12th, 1865, married, living in Middlesex, Vt. Enos E., born April 28th. 1867, died September 22nd, 1896. Ellen F., born September 14th. 1869, married Rev. F. M. Buker of Lewiston. Me., now residing in North Sterling, Conn. Josephine C, born August 11th, 1873, married Frank H. Brown of Waitsfield, Vt., now residing in Burlington, Vt. Roy J., born August 30th, 1875, married, living in Springfield, Mass.

Orcas C Wilder. 

Birth: May 9, 1828.
Death: March 28, 1906.

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Holden Wilder (1836 - 1904).

Children: Alice M Wilder (1856 - 1930). Frederic Fremont Wilder (1858 - 1926). Levi O Wilder (1865 - 1939). Enos E Wilder (1867 - 1896). Ellen F Wilder (1869 - 1930). Josie C Wilder (1873 - 1961). Roy J Wilder (1875 - 1951). Roy J Wilder (1876 - 1951).

Burial: Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield,Washington County, Vermont.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Captain Edward Riggs, New York.

I gave the pages a title when there was non, its to let you know whats going to be talked about.Take for incidence,( The President takes his  Photograph ), this gives a insight into President Lincolns humor and discomfort on having his Photograph taken.

New York 118th., Infantry,Regimental History.

The President takes his Photograph.

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page 51-52.  Just before we left Washington and when we were under orders to be ready to move, Lieutenants Riggs, Carter and myself went to Brady's celebrated photograph gallery to leave our negatives from which we might order photographs when wanted. Our officers had started an exchange of photos so that each one might have one of each. The office of the gallery was on the second floor of a three-story building, the operating rooms being on the third floor.We found no one ahead of us and while registering and getting our numbered cards, Mr. Nicolay, one of the President's secretaries,came in and said to the man in charge that the President had been asked by Mr. Brady to pose for a standing, full-length photo and that he was in his carriage outside and would come in if the matter could have immediate attention.

We waited no longer, hurried upstairs, to be in the operating rooms when the President came. Shortly after the office man appeared with President Lincoln and requested that we waive our priority in his behalf. Lieutenant Riggs replied, rather dramatically: "Certainly, our Commander-in-Chief comes first everywhere." Mr. Lincoln thanked us and said, in substance: "Soldiers come first everywhere, these days. Black-coats are at a discount in the presence of the blue and I recognize the merit of the discount." The operator was a Frenchman, with a decided accent. He said to the President that there was considerable call for a full length standing photograph of him. The President jokingly inquired whether this could be done with a single negative, saying:"You see, I'm six feet four in my stockings." The operator replied that it could be done all right and left to arrange for the "standing."

The President then said to us that he had lately seen a very long, or rather, a very wide landscape photograph and that he wondered if there was a camera large enough to take in such an area; but on close examination he found that it had been taken in parts and nicely joined together, and he thought, perhaps, this method might be necessary for his "full length 'landscape.'"   The operator announced that he was ready and they went into the camera room, but the President stood where we could see and hear him. He asked whether he should stand as if addressing a jury "with my arm like this," stretching out his right arm.The operator came to him several times, placing the President's arms by his side, turning his head, adjusting his clothing, etc. "Just look natural," said the operator. "That is what I would like to avoid," Mr. Lincoln replied.  In the meantime each of us tried on the President's tall hat and it fitted Lieutenant Riggs finely.

Author.  It should be noted that Captain Riggs had met and seen the President many times,as the President walked the streets of Washington.

Dereliction of Duty.

page 67.  Colonel Keese observed lights in some of our shelter tents one night after "taps" had sounded.It was the duty of the officer of the day to see to it that lights were out at taps. The Colonel asked the Adjutant who the officer of the day was, and being told that it was Captain Riggs, he ordered the Adjutant to re-detail him for the same service next day, "for dereliction of duty." Captain Riggs was an excellent officer and a lawyer. His failure to have lights out that night was because of his need to quell a disturbance between some of our men and those of another regiment camped next to ours. 

He was willing enough to serve the unusual detail of a second day, but was hurt at the charge of "dereliction of duty" and denied the right of the Colonel to punish him without trial.He, therefore, refused to serve the second day and did not,demanding trial by court martial or the cancellation of the order from the regimental record. The matter had a very serious aspect, for the Colonel believed he had the right to make the order and to prefer charges against the Captain for refusing to obey it. There were four lawyers among our officers and all held that the Colonel had exceeded his authority in ordering Captain Riggs on extra duty as a punishment. 

The Colonel consulted General Peck in command of the district, a West Pointer, who said the Colonel did not have the right to punish an officer, except by charges and court martial, and so, later on, the obnoxious order was expunged. For a time the matter was much discussed and with feeling; but it was soon forgotten and former friendships were resumed and continued. It took "grit" for the Captain to stand upon his rights and dare a quarrel with his Colonel, but Captain Riggs was equal to the occasion and the incident was helpful in many ways; especially in proving that, there is a limit to the authority of even Colonels in command.

Typhoid Fever.

page 81.  Captain Riggs had a siege of typhoid fever at Gloucester Point and this, with a serious physical disability which he had suffered from for a long time and which a less resolute man would have considered disabling, made him resign, and a splendid man and officer left us. While he was convalescent his law partner, Judge Brown of Glens Falls, and Riggs' mother visited him.

To The Front?

page 146-7.  Edward Riggs of Glens Falls, formerly a captain in our regiment, and much respected, came to camp to-day to verify enlistments for the credit of his town. I confided to him that we expected immediate activity and he urged me to intercede with General Burnham to let him act as civilian aide on the General's staff. Burnham refused, much to Riggs' disappointment. Burnham said: "It will be bad enough for soldiers who have to go, but it will be no place for a citizen. If he should be wounded or killed it would be said, " Good enough for him, he had no business to be there.''

Death of Captain Riggs.

Captain Riggs of Glens Falls was sent south to enlist Negroes to count on the quota of men required from his town, and he went down with the steamer Melville off Cape Hatteras.

Captain Riggs Burial.

Glens Falls Cemetery,Glens Falls, Warren County,New York.,

James Nutt, New York..

New York 144th.,  Infantry, Regimental History.

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page, 215,Lieut. Nutt did not lose his foot, but it was so badly injured that he never recovered from the injury, but has suffered and still suffers most excruciating pain, a result of the wound. He too rejoices that he was able to do and to endure for a country beloved.

page 309., James Nutt. Oct. 29, 1864; Nov. 29, 1864; promoted from 1st Sergt. Co. F. 144th N. Y. Vol.; discharged by reason of wounds received at James Island, Feb. 1865, in June, 1865 ; address, Hancock, N. Y.

 page, 349.,Nutt, James. 24; Newburg, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1862; Corp. at org. of Regt.; pro. to Sergt. April 24, 1864; to 1st Sergt. May is, 1864; 2nd Lieut. Nov. 29, 1864; address, Hancock, N. Y.

New York State Records.

NUTT, JAMES.—Age, 24 years. Enrolled, August 14, 1862, at Newburgh, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co. F, September 27, 1862; promoted sergeant, April 24, 1863; first sergeant, May 15, 1864; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. B, October 29, 1864; wounded in action, February 10, 1865, at. James' Island, S. C; discharged for disability, October 3, 1865. Commissioned second lieutenant, November 15, 1864, with rank from October 29, 1864, vice J. H. Zabriskie resigned.

James Davidson Nutt 

Birth: Apr. 25, 1838 Newburgh Orange County New York.
Death: Jun. 27, 1911 Hancock Delaware County New York.

Parents: Joseph Davidson Nutt & Martha Bell Nutt.

Wife: Adalyn Susan "Addie" Breakey Nutt.
Married 1871.

Children: Willie (b-1872); Henry Davidson (b-1874); and Addie B. (b-1876 m-Seibert).

Siblings: James Davidson Nutt (1838 - 1911), Isabella Nutt Best (1845 - 1883), William S. Nutt (1853 - 1877), Willard F. Nutt (1853 - 1893).

Burial: Old Village Community Cemetery Hancock Delaware County New York

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Frederick " Fred", D. Hills.

44th., N.Y.
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New York 44th.,Infantry Regimental History.

Enlisted at Penn.Van N. Y., on August 14, 1862, in the 148th N. Y. V. L, but the company being a supernumerary one, was transferred to the 44th N. Y. V. L, was sent to camp at Albany, N. Y., and was assigned as new Co. C, which was dubbed the Penn. Van Company. This company joined the 44th Regiment at Antietam, Md., in September, 1862. On Jan. 31, 1863, he was made a Sergeant. On Aug. 10, 1863, was transferred to the U. S. Signal Corps at Warrenton Junction and was assigned as Sergeant to the headquarters of Major- General Judson Kilpatrick of the 3rd Division Cavalry Corps. On Aug. 4, 1864, he was assigned to the 1st Division Cavalry Corps, commanded by Major-General Wesley Merritt and then sent to the Shenandoah Valley. After the campaigns in this Valley his command joined the Army of the Potomac in March, 1865. Discharged at close of the war at Winchester, Va.

Signal Corps.
U.S.A. Signal Corps.

HILLS, FRED D., Sergt. . . 241 Wabash Ave., Chicago, Ill. Transferred from Co. C, 44th N. Y.: Pennsylvania N. Y.; Dept. of Shen.; Army of the Potomac.

New York State Records.

HILLS, FRED D.—Age, 18 years. Enlisted, August 14, 1862, at Penn Yan, to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, Co.,C, October 3, 1862; promoted sergeant, prior to April, 1863; transferred to Signal Corps Army of the Potomac, August 28, 1863.

Frederick D. Hills.

Birth: January 15, 1844.
Death: August 25, 1921.

Parents: Abram and Abigail Munger Hills, ( 1819-1894 ).

Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, cook County, Illinois.