Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Bedinger Men.

Bedinger, Daniel (Va). 1st Lieutenant 11th Virginia, 14th November, 1776; taken prisoner at Brandywine 11th September, 1777; Regiment designated 7th Virginia, 14th September, 1778, but does not appear to have rejoined the Regiment. (Died 1818.)

Daniel received 5, bounty warrants and 2, war warrants.

Bedinger, Daniel (Va). Ensign 4th Virginia, 7th May, 1782, to close of war.

Bedinger, George Michael (Va). Served as a Captain of a Virginia Rifle
Company, July, 1775. to , 1781; Major of a Militia Regiment at the battle of Blue Licks, 19th August, 1782; Major of the Levies in 1791; Major of Infantry United States Army, 11th March, 1792: assigned to 3d Sub-Legion 4th September, 1792; resigned 28th February, 1793. (Died 7th December, 1843.)

George M. Bedinger, Kentucky, was given a pension of five months as a Captain and fifteen months as a private.

George M. Bedinger, served as Captain and Indian spy at Boonsboro, Maryland from 1775-1781.

Bedinger, Henry (Va). Served as a Private and Sergeant in Hugh Stephenson's Company of Virginia Riflemen, July to October, 1775; 2d Lieutenant of Shepherd's Virginia Rifle Company, 25th July, 1776; 2d Lieutenant, 11th Virginia, 13th November, 1776; taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 16th November, 1776; was not exchanged until 25th October, 1780; promoted 1st Lieutenant, 23d September, 1777; transferred to 7th Virginia, 14th September, 1778; transferred to 3d Virginia, 12th February, 1781; Captain, 21st May, 1781, and served to close of war.


Captain Henry Bedinger, of the Virginia Line, entered the service in June 1775, in Captain Hugh Stephenson’s company of the Rifleman, and was appointed Sergeant before he left the recruiting rendezvous at Shepherdstown, Virginia. He marched with his company to the siege of Boston and served till his company was discharged, in June 1776. He was, July 9, 1776 made a Lieutenant in Captain Abraham Shepherd’s company, in Colonel Hugh Stephenson, died, and Colonel MosesRawlings assumed the command of regiment. Captain Bedinger was with his regiment at the defense of Fort Washington, November 16, 1776. He was captured and detained a prisoner of war “Four years want sixteen days.” He servied is accredited to the end of the war and received a pension Berkeley Virginia, under May 15, 1728, as a Captain to which he had been promoted while a prisoner.

Henry received 4, bounty warrants and 2, war warrants.

Southern Campaign American Revolution Pension Statements.

Pension application of Henry Bedinger S8059
Transcribed by Will Graves.

[State of Virginia, Jefferson County]

For the purpose of obtaining the benefit of an act entitled “An Act for the relief of certain Surviving Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Revolution” approved on the 15th day of May 1828 – I, Henry Bedinger of the County of Berkeley in the State of Virginia, do hereby declare, that I was an Officer of the Continental line of the Army of the Revolution and served as such in the end of the war, at which period I was a Captain in the fifth Regiment of the Virginia line – And I do also declare that I afterwards received certificates (commonly called commution Certificates) for a sum equal to the Amount of five years full pay, which sum was offered by the resolve of the 22nd of March 1783 instead of half pay for life, to which I was entitled under the resolve of the 25th October 1780 – Witness my
hand this third day of June 1828.
S/ Henry Bedinger

Side note. In the civil war there were seven Bedinger’s in the Confederate Army, and seventeen in the Union Army.

Men Of Ohio-1735-1865.

The names on this page were put down as I found them and as such there is no order to them.

Adam Schmidt, private of the 37th., Ohio infantry, company A., mustered in August 24, 1861. His enlistment was for three years, was 37, at the time of enlistment. Died April 10, 1864, at Cleveland Ohio. He wife Cornelia K. Schmidt, received a pension in 1868, the amount of that of a private.

Henry Miser, private, of the 43rd., Ohio infantry, company C., Mustered in December 9, 1861, for three years, his age was 18, Appointed corporal January 1, 1864, Sergeant April 18, 1864. Mustered out with regiment July 13, 1865, Veteran.

James Mercer, private, of the 70th., infantry, company H., Mustered in December 11, 1861, for three years, his age was 33, Discharged July 10, 1864, at Decherd Tennessee, on surgeon certificate of disability.

Weeks Copeland, state of Ohio, county of Delaware, Rank Corporal, 30th, United States infantry, Allowance 72, dollars, Sums received $200.66, dollars, Placed on the roll April 7, 1834, Commencement of pension February 18, 1834.

James Dean, State of Ohio, county of Hamilton, Rank Sergeant, United States Corps of Artillery, Allowance $72., dollars, Sum received $857.83, dollars, Placed on roll September 6, 1820, Commencement of pension October 2, 1819.

John Blake, State of Ohio, county of Licking, Rank Sergeant, Heilman’s 3rd., Artillery, Allowance $48, dollars, Sums received $510.31, dollars, Placed on roll July 18, 1831, Commencement of pension July 18, 1831.

John R. Bold, State of Ohio, county of Miami, Rank Private, New York Militia, Allowance $72, dollars, Sums received $745.67, dollars, Placed on roll November 14, 1823, Commencement of pension October 25, 1823.

William W. Burns, Major August 3, 1861, Brevet 2nd., Lieutenant 3rd., infantry, enlisted July 1, 1847, born Ohio.

James B. McPherson, Captain, Corps of Engineers, August 6, 1861, Brevet 2nd., Lieutenant September 8, 1847, Enlisted July 1, 1849, born Ohio.

Richard S. C. Lord, 1st., regiment cavalry, 1st., Lieutenant, April 23, 1861, Brevet 2nd., Lieutenant 7th. Infantry February 23, 1847, enlisted July 1, 1856, born Ohio.

Leroy S. Elbert, 3rd., cavalry, 1st., Lieutenant June 24, 1861, Brevet 2nd., Lieutenant August 3, 1861, Enlisted July 24, 1861.

Jason Bushnell, 1763-1847, Connecticut, Ohio, Private in Captain Charles Miel’s company, General Waltersbury’s State Brigade, raised for the defense of sea coast, afterwards joined Washington at Tarrytown, and served to the close of the war.

Ephraim Cole, 1753-1833, private, in Captain Jonathan Drown’s company of William R. Lee’s regiment of Continental troops, Enlisted November 16, 1777, for three years.

John Grimes, 1757-1836, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Private in company of Jas. McRight; Col. Bertram Gilbreth, September 1777; Private in Captain Ambrose Cranis company; Col. Hunter; July 1778; Private in Captain Guinn’s company 1783.

James Lyon, 1755-1841, New Jersey, Ohio, Soldier, in Colonel Jedadiah Baldwin’s regiment of Artificers, served three years.

Jacob Morgan, 1760-1836, Massachusetts, Ohio, Private 3rd., Mass., regiment Col. Greanton; 2nd., Mass., regiment, Col. Sprout.

John Perry, 1752-1825, Ohio, Cornet, of 3rd., Continental dragoons 1781; retained in Baylor’s regiment of dragoons, November 1782, to end of war.
John Pugh, 1747-1840, Pennsylvania, Ohio, in Pennsylvania militia, June 24, 1775, Captain in Pennsylvania regiment, March 18, 1777, Private in Colonel Evan Evan’s 2nd., Battalion Chester Co., Militia 1780, served till end of war.

Joseph Ross, 1750-1838, New Jersey, Ohio, He enlisted at the age of 28, years and served three years. Enlisted from Essex county, New Jersey, New Jersey. He served in Essex county militia, under Captain Jededial Swan, Captain Benjamin Williams and Captain John Scudder and participated in the battles of Connecticut Farms and Springfield.

Ashur Russell, 1740-1836, Connecticut, Ohio, soldier in Captain Caleb Bull’s company, Colonel S. B. Webb’s 9th., Connecticut regiment, Continental Line.

William Smith, 1754-1825, Ohio, Private one year under Captain Joseph Stedham, Colonel Hazlett’s Delaware troops.

Oliver Spencer, 1735-1811, New Jersey, Ohio, Colonel in regular Continental Army, January 15,1777, served six years.

Miles Williams, 1760-1837, New Jersey, Ohio, Militia 1778, in the battles of Connecticut Farms, June 6, 1780 and Springfield June 27, 1780, while scouting on Staten Island same year, was wounded and taken prisoner.

William Didway, Sergeant, 21st., Ohio infantry company A., Enlisted August 29, 1861, age 19, for three years, was captured at the battle of Chickamauga Georgia.
Jacob W. Wyer, Private, 21st., Ohio infantry, company A., Enlisted August 23, 1862, age 21, foe three years. Died February 12, 1863, at Murfreesboro Tennessee.

Wesley Bradford, Sergeant, 21st., Ohio infantry, company A., Enlisted August 28, 1861, age 40, for three years. Mustered in as private, appointed Sergeant. Killed September 20, 1863, at the battle of Chickamauga Georgia.

James R. Pettit, Private, 22nd., Ohio infantry, company B., Enlisted September 2, 1861, age 18, for three years, Died May 12, 1862, in the Hospital at Henderson Kentucky.

Nathaniel Haggerty, Teamster, 22nd., Ohio infantry, company C., Enlisted October 25, 1861, age 38, for three years. Mustered out with regiment November 14, 1864.

Michael C. Price, Corporal, 22nd., Ohio infantry, company E., Enlisted August 28, 1861, age 38, for three years. Died April 11, 1863, from wounds received at the battle of Shiloh Tennessee.

Jacob Cook, Private, 185th., infantry company E., Enlisted February 16, 1865, age 38, for one year. Died March 15, 1865, at Louisville Kentucky.

Friday, March 18, 2011

George W. Campbell & L. W. Little, Delaware Ohio.

Statement of George W. Campbell of Delaware.

My brother-in-law, Lieutenant L. W. Little, of the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry, was captured near Millen, Georgia, during “Sherman’s March.” His capturer, a rebel, Captain Robinson, put a pistol against his forehead and discharged it, tearing away the outer portion of his skull, forming the eye-socket, destroying his left eye and at the same time blinding his right. Finding him still alive, Robinson ordered his men to lead him to the road-side and dispatch him. They took him aside and shot him, but only inflicted a slight wound in his side. At that moment an officer rode up and asked what they were doing. Robinson replied. “We have got a damned Kentucky traitor and are going to kill him. This officer ordered him put into the stockade prison.

He never received any surgical attendance from them. For refusing to answer questions as to Sherman’s movements he was afterwards placed in Irons and fed upon corn-grits, of which he was allowed one pint per day.

When taken he had $600, with him, his own back pay and that of a comrade. This was taken from, him, and he was also robbed of his watch and clothing. They did not even leave him a comb or a tooth-brush.

When he was released he had a ragged shirt, pair of pants, and a hat without a crown, which had been given him by a negro. In this state, emaciated, starved, and in a condition, personally, too revolting to mention, he arrived at Annapolis. His stomach had become so weak and deranged from the vile treatment he had received, that he could bear no food upon it, although he was famishing with hunger. Careful and attentive nursing restored him to partial health, but he never fully recovered being subject to severe attacks, of illness such as he had when he first arrived home, and finally died suddenly after a few hour’s of illness.

George W. Campbell, Delaware, Ohio, November 8, 1867.

Authors note. In the beginning Mr. Campbell stated that L. W. Little, was in the Fourth Kentucky Cavalry. On researching I found there was no L. W. Little, in the Fourth, on further research I found that there was a Lieutenant Louis W. Little in the Second Kentucky Cavalry, companies L. & C. I believe this is the right one. He also had a alternate name, Lewis W. Little or Lewis Little.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

They Fell Dead-Civil War.

All these men fell in Battle. Although the information tells you when and how they died, it doesn’t tell of the other battles they were in. Many of the names listed here were stated in other battle reports before they died. If you see a name of interest and would like to read the battle reports he was in you can request it by writing to me at the following.

The siege and reduction of Fort Donelson, February 12-15, 1862.

Eighth Illinois Volunteers Infantry.

Lieutenant Joseph G. Howell, acting adjutant, fell dead in the latter part of the battle, after rendering me efficient aid, bearing an order from Colonel Oglesby to myself. He was a noble and gallant officer.

Service card.

Rank 1LT.,Company K., Unit 8 IL US INF, Residence BLOOMINGTON, MCLEAN CO, IL., Age 22, Height 5' 11, Hair AUBURN, Eyes HAZEL, Complexion DARK, Marital Status SINGLE, Occupation TEACHER, Nativity BETHEL, BOND CO, IL., Joined When JUL 25, 1861, Joined Where CAIRO, IL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In JUL 25, 1861, Muster In Where CAIRO, IL., Remarks PROMOTED FROM 1LT 3 DEC 1864, ABSENT WITH LEAVE SINCE 30 MAR 1861.

Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 18, 1862.

Second Iowa Infantry.

Captains Jonathon S. Slaymaker, company C., and Charles C. Cloutman of company K., fell dead at the head of their companies before they reached the entrenchments.

Camp Foster, Roanoke Island, February 23, 1862.

10th., Connecticut Volunteer Infantry.

Colonel Charles L. Russell, fell dead at the head of his regiment gallantly doing his duty.

Birth: Jul. 25, 1828, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Death: Feb. 8, 1862, Roanoke Island, Dare County, North Carolina.
Burial: Oak Cliff Cemetery, Derby, New Haven County, Connecticut.

"February 8. Col. Charles L. Russell, 10th Conn. Vol of Derby, killed at the battle of Roanoke. Col. Russell with his regiment was first to land on Roanoke Island and fell at the head of his troop. He was a young man 34 years of age and highly esteemed as a citizen and patriot, being one of the first to respond to the President's call for three months volunteers and acted as Adjunct on Colonel Terry's staff."

Attack on Yazoo City, Mississippi.

14th., Tennessee Cavalry.

Major J. G. Thurmand, fell dead, shot through the head, leading his regiment, the gallant Fourteenth Tennessee Cavalry. He is dead. His deeds place him in the ranks of that honored few whom we delight to recognize as the bravest of the brave.

The siege of Vicksburg.

2nd., Texas Infantry. the siege of Vicksburg.

Sergeant William T. Spence, of Company B, and Private T. E. Bagwell, company C., charging their guns within 5 paces of the muzzles of the assailants, hurled them back headlong in to the ditch outside. The repulse was decisive. Bagwell fell dead on the platform; Spence fell by his side, shot through the brain. He lingered a few days.

The battle near Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862.

134th., Pennsylvania.

Hugh Barnes, first lieutenant of Company I, fell, dead, nobly discharging his duty.

Note. Mustered in August 22, 1862.

Report respecting the One hundred and seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the two actions, September 14 and 17, at South Mountain and Antietam:

Arriving at the base of South Mountain, after a wearisome march of 17 miles, on September 14, at about 5,30 o'clock p. m., we found the enemy fiercely engaged with the Pennsylvania Reserves. Immediately, in compliance with orders from General Duryea, formed in line of battle near the foot of the hill, and gave orders to move forward with fixed bayonets. Nothing could exceed the promptness of both officers and men in the execution of this order; with enthusiastic cheers they dashed forward, and soon the enemy were scattered, and in much confusion were flying before us. Several times they rallied, and once in particular, having gained an admirable position behind a stone fence, they appeared determined to hold on to the last. Here it was they sustained their greatest loss. Colonel Bristor Brown Gayle, Twelfth Alabama, fell dead.

Colonel Bristor Brown Gayle.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Sep. 14, 1862, Boonsboro (Caroline County), Caroline County, Maryland.
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.

Prisoner of War.

Lieutenant William S. Bliss.

Lieutenant Bliss was murdered on the 1st or 2nd day of May. He and other officers and others who had the means had been in the habit of buying cakes and milk at a house near a well whence we brought water and had on the morning of that day left his canteen at this house to be filled in the evening. At about 5 p. m. Lieutenant Bliss and Lieutenant Winslow of the Fifty-eighth Illinois, went to the well for water, under guard of course. Arrived at the well Lieutenant Bliss stepped to the back window of the house in question, distant about ten or twelve paces, to get his milk. Ordered by the guard to come away he replied that he merely wanted to get his milk, at the same moment receiving it from the woman of the house and in return handing her a shinplaster in payment. The guard, standing about six paces from him, repeated the order. Lieutenant Bliss said, "In a minute," and receiving his change stepped back some three feet. At this moment the guard raised his piece and Bliss perceiving the movement exclaimed, "Good God! you will not shoot me, will you?" Saying he "must do his duty" the guard fired, shooting Bliss through the heart, who fell dead without a groan or motion.

Note. Records show he was in Battery B. First light Artillery.

Prisoner of war.

G. W. Spears, Company B, First Alabama, shot by private Clarence Wicks.

A court hearing.

Question. Who gave you the orders?

Answer. The sentinel whom I had relieved. Somewhere about 7 o'clock in the morning a man came out from the prisoners' barracks to this sink, and removing his pants sat or squatted down apparently for the purpose of moving his bowels. I told him that place was not to be used for that purpose and twice or three times ordered him away and told him to go to one of the sinks. He did not move and I picked up a small stone and threw at him, hitting him on the side of the face.

Question. What then happened?

Answer Six or seven of the rebels came running toward me from their barracks and one of them, said to be his brother, said to me, "You damned son of a bitch! I will report you. " I had orders to shoot rebels insulting me and did shoot him.

Question. Did he fall?
Answer. Yes, sir; he fell dead.

The battle of Bentonville N. C., 1865.

Major Willard G. Eaton.

During the engagement of this day I lost many valuable officers and men. In the attack on the enemy on of my best and most, gallant regimental commanders fell dead as he advanced to the enemy's works. It was Major Willard G. Eaton, Thirteenth Michigan Veteran Volunteer Infantry. His country and friends will long mourn his death, for he was brave, good man, loved by all who knew him.

Birth: April 6, 1821.
Death: March 19, 1865.
Burial: Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, Allegan County, Michigan.
He enlisted as a First Lieutenant, home was Otsego, age was 40.

The Fifth New Hampshire Battalion Volunteers.

Warren Ryder.

I cannot close without paying tribute to the lofty courage and cool daring of Lieutenant Warren Ryder, company A., who fell dead while gallantly leading his men within fifteen feet of the enemy's works.

The battle before Nashville, Tenn., December, 1864.

Ebenezer Grosvenor, 18th., Ohio infantry companies H. & B.

The regiment remained at the works ten or fifteen minutes, when it was ordered by Lieutenant Grant to fall back, which it did, fighting stubbornly as it went. Captain Grosvenor fell dead, pierced by three balls.

Sergeant Richard Gosson, Company K, Forty-seventh New York, fell dead while planting the colors of his regiment on the enemy's works. He is recommended to the Secretary of War for a medal, to be sent to his family.

Note. He was awarded a Medal of Honor.

Adjt. Clavdius V. H. Davis, Twenty-second Mississippi Regiment, a gallant and excellent officer, and a young man of ability and promise, seized the colors of his regiment after three color-bearers had been shot down, advanced with them beyond the enemy's works, and fell dead while calling upon his regiment to dash forward on the enemy's columns.

Note. Clavdius V. H. Davis, Twenty-second Mississippi infantry, company E.

Seventh Texas in actions near Atlanta, July 1864.

First Lieutenant James M. Craig company H., fell dead while gallantly leading his company in the second charge.

Birth: Mar. 28, 1836.
Death: Jul. 22, 1864.
Burial: Ewing Chapel Hall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas.

Seventy-fourth Regiment Ohio Infantry.

Lieutenant John Scott, Company B, who fell dead at the head of his company and close on the enemy's works. In his death the regiment has lost a most fitting example as a true Christian and brave soldier.

Kenesaw Mts., GA.

Lieutenant Mahlon Hendricks, company C., Thirty-sixth Indiana, an accomplished young officer, fell dead in this attack, pierced by a minie-ball.

Authors note.

Mahlon Hendricks.
Date Enrolled: 1861/08/27
Age: 21.
Where Enrolled: Richmond, Indiana.
Regiment: 36.
Company: C.
Discharge Date: 1864/06/23
Remarks: Killed June 23, 1864 at Kenesaw Mts., GA. Appt. from 1st Sgt. to 1st Lt., June 2, 1864.

44th., Tennessee infantry company H.

I immediately sent a detachment of 20 men, under Lieutenant John A. Hatch, to engage the enemy. A sharp skirmish ensued, and Lieutenant Hatch was mortally wounded, and fell dead.

The fall of Plymouth, N. C., April, 1864.

With sorrow I record the death of the noble sailor and gallant patriot, Lieutenant Commander C. W. Flusser, U. S. Navy, who in the heat of battle fell dead on the deck of his ship, with the lanyard of his gun in his hand.

Note. Charles Williamson Flusser was born at Annapolis, Maryland, on 27 September 1832. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1847 and graduated with the Class of 1853. During the Civil War, he commanded the gunboats Commodore Perry and Miami in operations in the North Carolina Sounds area. LCdr. Flusser was killed in action on 19 April 1864 in the engagement between Miami and the Confederate ironclad Albemarle.

Forty-eighth Virginia Infantry, 1863.

Of my officers, Captains [J. M.] Vermillion and [C. W. S.] Harris both fell, dead.

John M. Vermillion, company A., Charles W. S. Harris, company E.

Osmond B. Taylor, Virginia Battery.


My best gunners(Corpl. William P. Ray). He was killed while in the act of sighting his guns. He never spoke after receiving the shot, walked a few steps from his piece, and fell dead.

Note. Corporal William P. Ray, Capt. Taylor's Company Virginia Light Artillery.

Lieutenant John Schoonover, Eleventh New Jersey Infantry.

A moment later, and Captain Ackerman fell dead by my side. In justice to the memory of this officer, permit me to bear witness to his unexceptionable good conduct ever to the front, distinguished for personal bravery, he leave behind him a spotless record.

Note. Captain Andrew H. Ackerman, 11th., New Jersey infantry companies A. & C.

Originally interred in the Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery in Totowa, New Jersey. Remains moved several times after death, and now reside in an as yet unknown location.

Colonel D. H. Hamilton, First South Carolina Infantry.

At this point I lost many men and one noble officer, Lieutenant E. C. DuBose, Company L, who fell dead while distinguishing himself by his gallantry and coolness.

Note. Lieutenant E. C. DuBose, Co. L., 1 (McCreary's) South Carolina Infantry (1 S.C. Inf., Prov'l. Army)

Captain V. Maurin, Louisiana battery, Donaldsonville Artillery.

My cannoneer [Claudius] Linossier fell, dead, pierced to the heart by a piece of shell.

Note. His regiment, Capt. Landry's Co. (Donaldsonville Art'y), Louisiana Artillery

Murfreesborough, the Eighteenth Tennessee Regiment.

Color-Sergeant, George K. Lowe, company C., fell dead upon the field, nobly discharging his duties.

Battle of Murfreesborough.

The Eight Tennessee infantry.

During this advance Colonel William L. Moore, of the Eighth Tennessee, had his horse killed under him, and in a few moments afterward that gallant officer fell, dead, having been shot through the heart by a minie ball.

Battle of Murfreesborough.

Nineteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

Lieutenant Daniel Donovan, commanding Company B, fell, dead, in front of his company while gallantly leading a charge.

One hundred and second New York Infantry.

The battle of Antietam.

Captain M. Eugene Cornell, of Company D of this regiment, fell, dead, at the front of his command while bringing them into line, being shot through the head.

128th., Pennsylvania Infantry.

The battle of Antietam.

While in this position, the One hundred and twenty-eighth Pennsylvania came up and took position on the right of the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, still massed in column of company. Colonel Samuel Croasdale, its commander, fell dead while endeavoring to deploy it into line of battle.

Birth: 1837.
Death: 1862.
Burial: Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Thirtieth Ohio Infantry.

The battle of Antietam.

Sergeant Nathan J. White Co F.,, bearer of the national color, stood amidst the rain of bullets and defiantly waved the color toward the advancing enemy, when he received a shot in the breast and fell dead.

Eighth Michigan Infantry.

Adjutant N. Miner Pratt fell dead near my side, gallantry fighting musket in hand and cheering on the men.

First New Jersey Infantry, of the battle of Gaines' Mill.

Captain Ephraim G. Brewster, Company C, fell dead on the field of battle while fighting bravely.

Seventh Arkansas Infantry

Battle of Shiloh.

Lieutenant. Col. John M. Dean, our brave commander, fell dead, shot by a Minnie ball through the neck while gallantly leading us to the charge. He died as a brave man and soldier would wish, "with his feet to the foe and his face toward heaven."

Battle of Shiloh.

John Campbell, who, though a boy, was attached to my military family, and was at times used as aide. His conduct during the battle was such as to give promise of great future usefulness. I regret to say that young Campbell, while acting as my aide-de-camp, fell dead, his entire head having been carried away by a cannon shot. He was a noble, boy, and strongly showed the embryo qualities of a brilliant and useful soldier.

Battle of Shiloh.

Robert Thomas, adjutant of the Ninth Tennessee, after exhibiting the most determined spirit and a high degree of skill as an officer, fell dead.

Battle of Shiloh.

Second Kentucky Infantry.

Captain John H. Spellmeyer, Company C, fell dead with three fearful wounds.

First Georgia, infantry.

Private J. W. Brown, of Company F, First Georgia Regiment, who, upon hearing the order to fall back, exclaimed, "I will give them one more shot before I leave," and while ramming down his twenty-ninth cartridge fell dead at his post.

Battle at Griscom's house.

Lieut. John L. Dillon, Thirty-eight Illinois Volunteers, commanding Company E, fought with a musket until he was shot once, when he drew his sword and cheered on his men till he fell dead.

Rank 2LT.
Company E.
Unit 38 IL US INF.
Age 27.
Height 5' 7.
Eyes BLUE.
Complexion LIGHT.
Marital Status SINGLE.
Occupation WAGON MAKER.
Joined When AUG 2, 1861.
Joined Where MATTOON, IL.
Period 3 YRS.
Muster In AUG 21, 1861.
Muster In Where CAMP BUTLER, IL.
Second Lieutenant.