Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Faces Of The 20th., Michigan Infantry.

When researching our ancestors in the military one of the harder things to find is a picture of them while they are in uniform. The information on their military service is fairly easy to get, but the picture always seem to elude us. This page has 24, pictures of the men of the 20th., Michigan Infantry. I have given information on each of the men in the pictures. There are 6., pages and at the end of each page you will find a link to the pictures. Also note there will be a enlarging box, so you can enlarge them.

Important Note. These links were working when I posted them, but they for some reason keep going down. I have reset them twice and they stay up for a while then they go down.
After you tried a couple times and can’t get through write to me and I will see that you receive a picture.

Page 1.

1. Lieutenant Colonel W. Huntington Smith, company A., Home Adrian, age at enlistment 39. Birth unknown, death 1863, burial Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Lenawee County, Michigan.

2. Surgeon Simeon S. French, company F. & S. Birth unknown, death Sep. 12, 1910. Burial Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

3. Colonel George Mac Cutcheon, company B. Home Ypsilanti, age at enlistment 26., Birth May 11, 1836, death Apr. 12, 1908, burial Highland Park Cemetery , Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, US Congressman. Elected to represent Michigan's 9th District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1883 to 1891. He was defeated in 1890. Also served as Presidential Elector from Michigan in 1868. During the Civil War he served as a Colonel in the Union Army and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1891 for action at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Kentucky, on May 10, 1863

4. Major George C. Barnes, company C. Home Battle Creek, age at enlistment 26. Birth unknown, death Jun. 26, 1864, Burial Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan.

No. 203. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Byron M. Cutcheon, Twentieth Michigan Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, of operations June 16-July 27.

In the charge of the 18th on the Suffolk railroad Major George C. Barnes, commanding Twentieth Michigan, fell mortally wounded. He was an officer of chivalrous bravery, and I have had occasion to mention his valuable services more than once. He was a born soldier, and he died like a true soldier, leading his command. During this action.

Page 2,

1. Lieutenant Colonel Claudius B. Grant, company F. & S. Birth Oct. 25, 1831, Lebanon
York County, Maine, death Feb. 28, 1921, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, Burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

2. Major Francis ( Frank ) Porter, company F. & E. Discharged at De Laney House D. C. May 30, 1865, died at Detroit Michigan May 17, 1903.

3. Captain Alfred A. Vancleve ( Van Cleve ), company B. & C. Home Yipsilanti, resigned and honorably discharged Jan. 12, 1865.

4. Captain Clement A. Lounsberry, company E. & I. K., birth Mar. 27, 1843
Indiana. Death Oct. 9, 1926, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

Numbers 7. Report of Lieutenant Colonel W. Huntington Smith, Twentieth Michigan Infantry. Tuesday, April 28, to May 12, 1863.

Lieutenant Clement A. Lounsberry, of Company I, wounded severely in the thigh on Saturday, while returning to the regiment from the party of scouts.

Page 3.

1. Captain Albert A. Day, company B. & D. H., birth Mar. 26, 1835, death Mar. 9, 1930, Burial Union-Udell Cemetery , Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan.

2. Surgeon Orville P. ( O. P. ) Chubb, company unknown. Birth Jun. 11, 1830, Wayne County, Michigan. Death Aug. 15, 1894, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. Burial Lakeside Cemetery, Fairmont, Martin County, Minnesota.

3. Captain Wendell D. Wiltsie, company H., Home Ann Arbor.

The siege of Knoxville Tennessee.

At the siege of Knoxville Tennessee, Captain W. D. Wiltsie, of company H., was watching the progress of the fight through a field glass, standing near regimental Headquarters, he was picked off by a rebel sharpshooter from the woods on our left front. The bullet entered near the spine and produced a paralysis of the lower part of the body and legs. He was carried to the court hospital where he died on the night of Nov. 27, 1863.

4. Captain William A Dewey, company A., birth 1833, Dec. 18, 1864, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia.  Killed in action near Petersbury Va. June 18, 1864.

Page 4.

1. Captain Roswell P. Carpenter, company D. K. Killed in action at Spottsylvania Va., May 12, 1864.

2. Captain Walter McCollum, company H. Killed on the of Spottsylvania, there was no truce for recovering and buring the dead, the body was left upon the field, though his sword and revolver and papers were removed and saved by Sergeant Holmes.

3. Captain Holland F. Robinson, company E. & F. L. Born 1834.  Captain Holland F. Robinson was serving as engineer officer on the staff of Colonel Cutcheon. On February 15, 1865, he was instantly killed by a sharpshooter, while riding the lines between forts Stedman and Haskell. His remains were sent to Michigan.

4. Captain Oliver Blood, company D. In the siege of Peterssburg of 1864, Captain Oliver Blood fell into the hands of the enemy and died that same night.

Page 5.

1. Lieutenant David E. Ainsworth, company D, Home Ann Arbor, entered the service as a Second Lieutenant, age 24, commissioned July 29, 1862, mustered Aug 18, 1862, commission First Lieutenant Jan. 26, 1863, mustered Feb. 29, 1863. Killed in action at Spottsylvania Va., May 12, 1864.

2. Lieutenant James B. Goold, company B., Home Parma. Enlisted as a First Sergeant July 21, 1862, at Parma, for 3, years, age 20, mustered Aug. 16, 1862. Discharged to accept a promotion April 25, 1863, commissioned Second Lieutenant Jan. 9, 1863, mustered April 26, commissioned First Lieutenant company B., Nov. 1, 1863, mustered April 9, 1864. Wounded and taken prison at Spottsylvania Va., Mat 12, 1864. Died June 1864, in Libby prison, Richmond Va., of wounds he received in action at Spottsylvania, May 12, 1864.

3. Joshua B. Leeland, company (?), there is no information found.

4. Albert G. or ( W. ) Barney, company C. Enlisted as a Sergeant Aug. 9, 1862, at Battle creek, for 3., year age 18, mustered Aug. 16, 1862. First Sergeant, Feb. 24, 1863. Sergeant Major May 1, 1863. Acting Lieutenant from Dec. 1863 to May 1864. Commissioned First Lieutenant company c., May 12, 1864. Died July 29, 1864, at Battle Creek Michigan, from wounds received in action June 2, 1864.

Page 6.

1. Lieutenant William M. Green or Greene, company A., Home Lansing. Enlisted as Sergeant Aug. 9, 1862, at Lansing for 3., years age 22, mustered Aug. 18, 1862. First Sergeant Oct. 2, 1862. Discharged to accept promotion April 25, 1863, by S. O. No. 163. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Jan. 28, 1863. Killed in action at Horse Bend Kentucky May 10, 1863. Buried in National Cemetery Mill Springs Kentucky. Grave No. 6, Section F.

2. Lieutenant Charles J. Brown, company C., Home Battle Creek, Enlisted as a Second Lieutenant July 22, 1862, at Battle Creek, for 3., years age 23. Commissioned July 29, 1862, mustered Aug. 16, 1862. Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Second Brigade, First Division Ninth Army Corps, from Sept. 1862 to Jan. 1863. Died of disease at Fredrick City Maryland, Jan. 29, 1863.

3. Lieutenant George B. Hicks, company G. & C. D., Home Battle Creek. Enlisted as First Sergeant July 26, 1862, at Battle Creek, for 3., years age 26, mustered Aug. 16, 1862. Sergeant Major from Feb. 13, 1863. Discharged to accept promotion April 23, 1863. Commissioned First Lieutenant of company D., Nov. 29, 1863, mustered April 9, 1864. Killed in action near Petersburg Va., June 18, 1864.

4. Lieutenant Charles T. Allen. Company D., home Sharon, enlisted April 29, 1861 at Manchester as a Corporal foe 3., months age 21, mustered May 1, 1861. Mustered out and honorably discharged at Detroit Michigan, Aug. Aug. 27, 181. Reenlisted to company B., as First Lieutenant, July 15, 1862. Commissioned July 29, 1862, mustered Aug. 5, 1862. Commissioned Captain, Oct. 14, 1862, mustered Dec. 8, 1862. Resigned and honorably discharged for disability Oct. 20, 1864, on account wounds received in action at Spottsylvania Va., May 12, 1864.

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