Friday, December 04, 2015

Lewis W Boren.

Lewis W Boren.

Birth: 1834.
Death: 1892.

Occupation: Laborer.

Wife: Ruth H. Boren. (1843-1923).

Children: Logan M., Lawrence M., Albert Burr, Louis M., Anna L., Lulu Minnie Boren.

Burial: Anna Cemetery, Anna, Union County, Illinois.

Illinois Fourteenth Cavalry Co. G. Regimental History.

First Lieutenant Lewis W. Boren, born in Pulaski county, Illinois, December 11th, 1835; brought up a farmer. At manhood entered a dry goods store as clerk. Enlisted October, 1861, in Company "A," 60th Illinois Infantry; was appointed duty sergeant; was discharged for disability June, 1862. Enlisted in 109th Illinois Infantry, Company "K." In August, 1862, was transferred by  promotion as 1st Lieutenant Company "G," 14th Illinois Cavalry. While in Kentucky service was captured and escaped at Lafayette, Tennessee in June, 1863 ; was wounded at Bean Station December 14th, 1863. Lieutenant Boren was one of the most skillful and bold line officers of  the regiment. He was often employed on hazardous duty. He resigned December 12th, 1864.

Henry M Buel

Henry M Buel

Birth: Jan. 27, 1817.
Death: Apr. 4, 1892.

Wife: Mary Herr Buel (1820 - 1884).

Burial: Old City Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

Illinois Ninth Cavalry Regimental History.


Henry M. Buel, Captain of Company G, Ninth Illinois Cavalry, was early in  the field recruiting a part of his Company at Valparaiso, Ind., and came to Chicago with his men about the middle of September, 1861, expecting to join Colonel Brackett's regiment of " First Western Cavalry," but when it was found that it was to be an Illinois regiment, he gracefully accepted the situation, and was mustered in with his Company October 9, 1861.

Captain Buel was a faithful soldier and long in command of Company G, and at times commanding a battalion; was a man ever ready and anxious to do his duty. In some of the expeditions in Arksasas he was assigned a prominent place, and after the regiment moved into Tennessee in 1863, he was in command of  a battalion that encountered the rebel General Forrest's troops, defeating them on  the Coldwater.

The Captain was constantly on duty with the regiment during his term of service, and at Scnatobia, Salem and Moscow, with many otherplaces, did effective and good service for the cause against the Confederate troops, and on the famous West Point expedition in February, 1864, Captain Buel with his battalion was the first to march into West Point, and drove the rebels from the town.

Captain Buel was a man kindly in speech and manner, and, by his honest fjdelity to duty and promptness in all matters under his care, gained the esteem of  many in the regiment, was mustered out at the expiration of his term of service, returning to his old home at Valparaiso, Ind., his present address, 1888.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Isaiah Albert Curry

Isaiah Albert Curry.

Birth: Jul. 16, 1835.
Death: Jul. 12, 1902, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana.

Wife: Mary Catherine Thomas Curry (1840 - 1921).

Children: Alfred R Curry (1862 - 1885), Fayme A Curry Moxley (1871 - 1907).

Burial: Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana .

Indiana 99th., Infantry Regimental History.

Captain Isaiah A. Curry.

 Captain Curry was born near Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, July 16th, 1835, where he has always resided, living on a farm and being a farmer by profession. He was  married to Miss Mary C. Thomas, in December, 1857. He  enlisted as a private in Company B, but was soon after appointed 1st Sergeant, which rank he held until January 1st, 1863, when he was appointed 2d Lieutenant.

On March 20th, 1864, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, and April 19th,  1865, he was mustered as Captain, which position he held at the muster out of the regiment. He served faithfully through  all the campaigns of the regiment, and was promoted successively through each grade in his company. His residence is three miles north-east of Greenfield.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Joseph R. Doolittle.

Joseph R Doolittle.

Birth: May 23, 1842.
Death: May 25, 1927.

Occupation: Machinist.

Wife; Cornelia H. Paddock Doolittle, (1841-1903)

Married January 20, 1865.

Children: Lewis J. and Gerald B. Doolittle.

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Connecticut First Battery History.


Southington. Served three months in Rifle C. . C, 3d C. V. Enlisted Light Battery Oct. 18, 1861 discharged Feb. 17, 1863. physical disability. Reenlisted Jan. 2, 1864; promoted Corporal Nov. 20, 1864. Mustered out June II, 1865.

Page 158, Comrade Doolittle says that at one period when ammunition was running short he had got " about half way to the caissons when we saw Capt. Rockwell with some other officers standing by the roadside. The Captain saw us coming. He ran towards us, waving his sword as high as he could and shouting: 'Halt! Halt!' Then he asked, 'Where are you going?' We had halted, and I answered that we were going back after more ammunition. He smiled and said, 'All right, I thought you were running away.'"

Sunday, November 29, 2015

John V.M. Sutphin.

Corp John V.M. Sutphin.

Birth: 1843.
Death: 1914,

Wife: Frances C Moore Sutphin (1845 - 1909).

Children: Anna A Sutphin (1869 - 1954).

Burial: Neshanic Cemetery, Neshanic, Somerset County, New Jersey.

New Jersey Ninth Infantry Co. F., Regimental History. 

Corporal John V. M. Sutphin was eighteen years of age when he enlisted in Company F, having been born in May, 1843, at Reaville, Hunterdon county, New Jersey. He was with his company at Roanoke Island, and in the battle of Newbern he received a shot in his breast his life being preserved by his blankets, cartridge-box belt and apparel, through which the bullet passed before entering his ftesh. He participated in all the battles in wich the Ninth engaged in North Carolina, and was detailed to act as a sharpshooter. When the regiment went to North Carolina, Corporal Stphin won the prize offered by Captain Appleget to the one making the best shot lying down. He was in every engagement with his company from Walthall in May to Petersburg in the latter part of August, 1864, when a piece of shell, which struck him on the right leg below the kee, disabled him for life. Despite this he was kept at light service in the hospital, and was not discharged until the end of the war. Corpral Sutphm still lives (1889), with happy remembrances of the services performed by him in the battles for the perpetuity of the government.