Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wilkins Bloodgood

Wilkins Bloodgood.

Birth: 1840, Albany, Albany County, New York.
Death: 1862, Washington,  District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

Parents: William Bloodgood (1801 - 1874), Caroline Frances Whistler Bloodgood (1810 - 1893).

Siblings: Edward Bloodgood (1831 - 1914), Wilkins Bloodgood (1840 - 1862), John Bloodgood (1847 - 1874), William Bloodgood (1852 - 1910)..

Burial: Nashotah House Cemetery, Summit Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Michigan First Infantry, Co. A.
Michigan State Records.

Bloodgood, Wilkins. Enlisted in company A, First Infantry, May 1, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 months, age 2o. Mustered May 1, 1861. Mustered out at Detroit, Aug. 7, 1861. Re-entered service as Second Lieutenant, company F, First Infantry. Commissioned Aug. 17, 1861. Commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant May 5, 1862. Reported as First Lieutenant, company F, July, 1862. Commissioned Captain, company K, June 27, 1862. Died at Cliffbourne Hospital, Washington, D. C, Sept. 23, 1862, from wounds received in action at Bull Run, Va., Aug. 30, 1862.

Alexander H. Spierre.

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New York Sixteenth Heavy Artillery.
New York State Records.

SPIERRE, ALEXANDER H., Age, 26 years. Enrolled, January19, 1864, at Elmira; mustered in as second lieutenant, Co. F, January 19, .1864, to serve three years; as first lieutenant, March 4, 1864; appointed A. A. D. C. on staff of Generals Hawley and J. C. Abbott, December 21, 1864; relieved, March 4, 1865; mustered out with company, August 21, 1865, at Washington, D. C; three months, prior service in Eighth Xew York State Militia; commissioned second lieutenant, February 2,*1864, with rank from January 4, 1864, original; first lieutenant, May 23, 1864, with rank from March 4, 1864, vice B. Gardner, resigned.
Author.  I was unable to find any personal Information on him.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Henry L. & Herbert E. Larrabee.

Left Henry, right Herbert.
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Henry L. & Herbert E. Larrabee, father was Benjamin Larrabee, His first wife was Sally, his second wife was Maria.  Their Children was as following; George B., David A, Mary A., Caroline P., Herbert E., Henry L., Benjamin F., Larrabee. 

Henry L. Larrabee.

Birth: 1840.
Death: December 8, 1904.

Wife: Arabella "Curtis" Larrabee.
Married June 3, 1866.

Children: Nettie Maria Larrabee.

Burial, Massachusetts.

Herbert E. Larrabee.

Birth: 1837.
Death: 1895.

Wife: Sarah E. Larrabee.

Children: Frederick M. Larrabee.

Burial: Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Seventeenth Infantry, Co. B.
State Records.

Henry Luther Larrabee, Private, Residence South Danvers;  Occupation Shoemaker; Ag3 21; Enlisted July 10, 1861; Mustered in July 22, 1861; Mustered out August 3, 1864.

Herbert E. Larrabee; First Sergeant; Residence South Danvers; Occupation Morocco Dresser; Age 24; Enlisted May 10, 1861; Mustered in July 22, 1861; Discharged for disability, April 5, 1863, at Newbern North Carolina.

Morocco Dresser.

The person in this trade was some sort of a shoemaker or dealt with leather. 
"Morocco" was a type of goat skin leather that was much lighter in weight than what those of the days had been wearing.The "dresser" was the person who actually tanned or softened the leather.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Maj Ferdinand F. Boltz.

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Maj Ferdinand F. Boltz. 

Birth: 1840, Germany.
Death: Jun. 4, 1926.

Wife: Cornelia A. "Siddie" Sowers Boltz (1841 - 1915).
Married September 4, 1864, Allen County.

Children; Non found.

Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana

Indiana 12th., Infantry, Field & Staff.
One year, Service.

Ferdinand F. Boltz, Sergeant Major;  Residence Fort Wayne Enlisted on 5/15/1861 as a Sergt Major, On 5/15/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff. He was Mustered Out on 5/19/1862

Indiana 88th., Infantry, Co. F
State Records.

Ferdinand F. Boltz, Captain; Residence Fort Wayne; Commission September 22, 1863; Mustered in February 9, 1864; Mustered out with Regiment.

Indiana 88th., Infantry, Co. F.. 

( History of Allen County.)
Publish date, 1880.

On the 20th of January, 1865, the Eighty-eighth loll Savannah, moving up the Georgia side of the Savannah River, by way of Springfield, and crossed the river with great difficulty, owing to the "bottom" being three miles in width. The command then moved on in a northerly direction, destroying railroads and everything that could be of advantage to the enemy, and reached Lverysboro N. C, on the 16th of March, and was engaged in the battle near that' place.' From there it moved on, and on the 19th, while marching in advance of its corps, encountered the enemy in a strong position near Bentonville. Capt. Fred F. Boltz, with a part of the regiment, was ordered to reconnoiter the position of the enemy and report;  it not being supposed possible that there was any force of the enemy in that vicinity fro amount to anything. The duty was promptly and faith- fully performed, and while troops were being placed in position, an overwhelming attack was made upon the Captain's command. The rest of the regiment, and a few other troops that happened to be at hand, were sent to his support and they held the enemy in check until the rest of its corps (the Fourteenth) could reach supporting distance. That was the last engagement in which the regiment took part, and it was one of the most severe. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Herman Werner, Wisconsin.

Herman Werner, he was born in Gross Carbetha, Saxony, Prussia, March 22, 1839, and his parents, Godfried and Maria Rosina (Ziemer) were natives of the same place in " Der Faderland." The family, including himself, father and mother and three sisters, came to America in 1856 and they located at Maple Grove, Wis. A brother, Charles, is a resident of Paris, France, where he was married previous to the removal of his father to America. Amelia married Christian Horn in Briilion in 1857; her children are named Henry, Herman and Carolina. Hannah Rosina was married in 1857 to Hugo Jugeland she is the mother of 12 children. Carolina Sophia married C. Schoeffler of Chicago and has two children.

Sept. 21, 1861, Mr. Werner enlisted in Company B, 9th Wisconsin Infantry, at Manitowoc, Wis for three years and received honorable discharge at Milwaukee, December 1864, his term of enlistment having expired. The "9t.h" is known to the history as the German regiment of Wisconsin and, from Milwaukee, the command went to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. They marched 160 miles to Fort Scott and, in June, went to Baxter's Springs. Many skirmishes took place and, in July, the command went to Flat Rock Creek. Later, it did heavy marching in Missouri and, on the organization of the "Army of the Inoutier", the 9th was placed in the command of General Blunt.  Newfonia was the first battle in which Mr. Werner took part, although he was involved in considerable skirmishing.

He did an immense amount of marching in Arkansas, chasing rebels who evaded battle and, later, he was occupied in guarding trains. He marched to Prairie Grove and back to Rheas' Mills and, afterwards, to Van Buren, returning to the Mills. In patrol, picket guard, forage and march, a large amount of time was passed and, in 1864, the regiment was attached to the Red River expedition. April 2nd,. Mr. Werner was in heavy skirmishing with rebels, fighting Marmaduke's band near the junction of the Washington and Camden road.

The expedition proving a failure before the 9th made connection, the regiment returned to Little Rock. On tlje route, the battle of Jenkin's Ferry occurred, in which the "9th" won its honors. Afterwards Company B was engaged in the construction of forts at Little Rock. On the 3rd of December, Mr. Werner was mustered out at Milwaukee and returned to Wisconsin.

After the war, he went to Maple Grove and has since engaged in farming with success, such as industry, thrift and integrity secure to those who put these traits into ftractical operation. In 1865, Mr. Werner was married to Anna Hieckey and they have 10 children as follows : Mary Ann, Charles Frederick, Daniel Godfried, Herman, John, Henry, William, Dennis, Robert and Phillip. Joseph died when a few- weeks old.

AuthorDeath: November 26, 1909.

Height: 5'4 ". Eye Color: blue. Hair Color: light.

Burial: Brillion Community Cemetery (Old Section), Calumet County, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

William F Bower or Bowers.

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William F Bower 

Author. Some records say it was Bower others say Bowers.

Birth: Apr. 6, 1840.
Death: Jun. 12, 1897.

Wife: Rachel A. Swisher Bowers,
(( 1844-1924.).

Children: Nora A. Bowers Williamson, ( 1862-1942. )

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio.

He was a Civil War Veteran.

Ohio Twenty-First, Ohio Infantry, Co. B.

William F. Bower, Private; Age 22; Enlisted September 1, 1862, for 3 years.  Mustered out June 5, 1865, by order of the War Department.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Confederate Soldiers of Tennessee.

The following information was taken from ( The Military Annals of Tennessee ), there is not a lot of first names just the surnames.  However if you know your ancestors Regimentand and Company, you should be able to tell if one is your ancestor.

Fourth, Tennessee, Infantry.

Private Havwood, of Company B, was shot through the breast with an iron ramrod, which being stopped by its swelled head, he caught hold of this and drew it out.

Tip- Allen, of Company I, was shot in the neck by a Mime-ball, which he in a short time coughed up. Both of these men walked back to Knoxville without missing a roll-call.

Fifth Tennessee, Infantry.

In Capt. Forrest's company (C) private Samuel Evans displayed great coolness | and courage. After being severely wounded, the ball passing through the cheeks, he refused to go to the rear, but remained and fought for a considerable length of time, cheering on the men, and loading and shooting as last as he could. 

Private John Roberts company ( D. ), a very young- soldier, behaved with the greatest coolness and bravery throughout the whole ac- tion. He was frequently in advance of his company, was knocked down twice by spent kalis, and hail his gun shattered to pieces. He was but fifteen years old, but displayed the coolness and courage of a veteran.

Sixth Tennessee, Infantry.

When the last of the guard fell, the tattered banner, red with the blood of the brave guard that lay dead and dying around it, was seized by private Posey, of Co. A, and brought off in gallant style. Posey was promoted to be Color-bearer, with the rank of Lieutenant, for his bravery, and later in the war fell bearing it to the front in battle

Ed. Quinn, private in Co. II, threw down his gun and grasped the fallen banner, and running about fifteen paces in front waved i: fu- riously, and shouted : "Come on, my brave patriots; follow your dag!'' Inspired with renewed impulse by this gallant example, the line rushed forward with an impetus invincible, and drove the enemy in great confusion. But the brave Qinn only went a short distance before his work was done. He fell dead leading the regiment, and so firm was his grasp that il was with difficulty the flag-staff was wrenched from his nerveless hands.

When the main works were reached and the terrible struggle for possession took place, Clay Barnes, private in Co. E, Sixth Regime:::, was the first to mount the parapet. He instantly seized the United States ri;:g that proudly waved from die rampart, and a desperate struggle between him and its bearer took place. In the struggle Barnes killed the Federal with the butt of his gun, and tore the flag from its staff, and with a shout of triumph crammed it in his bosom and cheered his comrades to the rescue. As before descried, the works were carried, and Clay Barnes, of the Sixth, was the first man upon them, and captured the first flag. He still live near Spring Creek, in Madison county, and is as quiet and industrious in peace as he was gallant in war. 

Twenty-Fifth, Tennessee, Infantry.

Capt. Austin Smith, a Methodist minister who had been made Commissary of the regi ment took his gun as a private and accompanied the regiment, and while bravely discharging his duty was pierced through the body by a Minie-ball, but miraculouslv recovered after a long illness. He returned to the discharge of his duty as Commissary.

Twenty-Ninth, Tennessee, Infantry.

During a momentary pause that was made for the purpose of adjusting the line, private Clarkson Brewer mounted a large rock within fifty yards of the Federal Line, and cursed them for cowards. He fell literally riddled with balls.

Sixty-Third Tennessee, Infantry.

Adam Harr, a brave private of Co. F, was shot in the head and in the left side, and as he called for help he was asked, " Where are you shot, Adam?" In response he said, " Right through the heart and right through the brain." He still lives.

First Tennessee Cavalry.

Capt. Thos. Puryear, of Co. G. Here he received his death-wound at the head of his company, with drawn saber urging forward to victory. We were righting superior numbers, which he knew, and just as he received his wound the regiment was temporarily forced back. Private John P. Mills and myself rushed to him, determined he should not fall into the hands of the enemy, when he urged us to leave him and save ourselves, as we could not save him; but we carried him back where he was taken to the hospital

Second Cavalry Tennessee.

We had some warm fighting, and our loss was heavy at Memphis, among the number killed being that bright and promising young- soldier, Perry Marks, who had distinguished himself as a private in storming the works at Fort Pillow. 

Eleventh Tennessee Cavalry.

The regiment suffered some casualties on the 19th, among which may be men- tioned private Wm. Ballantine, a gallant soldier of Rivers's company, who was killed by a cannon-bail.

Capt. Cannon, of Brownlow's regiment, a very brave officer, led the advance, and was killed by private J. B. Ezell, of Miller's company, when within a few feet of each other. At the same time has comrade, another man of the same company, shot Cannon's horse, and horse and rider fell together to the ground. Private Jerome P.. Podson, of Capt. Martin's company, who was temporarily on Col. Holman's staff, was shot through the heart and instantly killed within a few feet of Col. Holman.

Private Edward H. Pointer, a young man of intelligence and promise, was murdered by the Federal troops after he had. surrendered. They took his own pistol and shot him. 

Holman's Battalion-"Partisan Rangers".

Among the killed were Lieut. A. S. Chapman and private Hill Roy, of Capt. Martin's company, and Lieut. Henry Collins, of Capt. Gordon's company. Private Roy was at the time acting as Orderly for Maj. Holman, and fell in the charge within a few feet of the Federal breastworks.