Friday, April 08, 2011

Gordon Granger

Gordon Granger.
Birth: Nov. 6, 1822
Death: Jan. 10, 1876
Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.

Civil War Union Major General. A career US Army officer, he was in command of a volunteer cavalry regiment in Missouri, at the start of the Civil War. Promoted Brigadier General, he commanded a Cavalry Division at the Battle of New Madrid, Siege of Corinth and was promoted Major General in September 1862. For his actions commanding the Reserve Corps at the Battle of Chickamaugua, he was placed in command of the IV Corps in September 1863. For the remainder of the war, he led his troops through engagements in the campaigns of Tennessee and Alabama. After the war, he remained in the Army in command of the Department of Texas and later the District of New Mexico, serving until his death.

Service record.

Gordon Granger, born New York, appointed from New York, Bvt. 2nd., Lieutenant infantry, July 1, 1845. Transferred to Mounted Rifles, July 17, 1845. 2nd., Lieutenant May 29, 1847. 1St., Lieutenant May 24, 1852. Captain May 5, 1861. 3rd., Cavalry August 3, 1861. Colonel 2nd., Michigan Cavalry to September 1861. Brig. General Volunteers, March 26, 1862. Brig. General Volunteers, September 17, 1862. Major General Volunteers, September 17, 1862. Mustered out Volunteers, January 13, 1866. Colonel 25th., infantry, July 28, 1866. Unassigned March 15, 1869. Assigned to 15th., infantry, December 20, 1870. Died January 10 1876.

Bvt. 1St., Lieutenant August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Contreras and Churubusco.

Bvt. Captain September 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at Chapultepec.

Bvt. Major August 19, 1861, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Wilson Creek Mo.

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel September 20, 1863, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chickamuga Ga.

Bvt. Colonel November 24, 1863, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chattanooga Tenn.

Bvt. Brig. General March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service at the capture of Mobile Ala.

Bvt. Major General March 13, 1865, for distinguish gallantry and good conduct at the capture of Fort Gaines and Morgan Ala.

Three Pennsylvania Soldiers & Photos.

Lieutenant Colonel James D. Kirk.
102nd., Pennsylvania infantry, company F. & S.
Mustered in August 15, 1861.
Promoted from Captain, Company L to Major, December 1, 1864; to Lt. Colonel, May 15, 1865; resigned June 23, 1865.

Here is part of a report by A. S. M. Morgan on the death of Charles W. Chapman.

Captain Chapman, Quartermaster Lysle, Williamson, and myself walking a little in front of the main body. The advance guard proceeded very cautiously, several times motioning us to stop and then to come on. Captain Chapman and Lieutenant Lysle gradually moved forward until they got half way between the two parties. When the guard reached a run a mile from the lines they stopped, motioning to us to stop. The two officers above named went on and joined them. They all soon moved in together. We crossed the run, and soon after again stopped on seeing them appear to suspect, something wrong, in a dense thicket, which runs close up to the road and commencing about 125 yards from the run.

The advance guard stopped just before they got opposite the thicket. The two officers who were with it moved slowly in. Captain Chapman stopped once and turned back, then turned and went forward, he going close to the bushes and evidently looking into them, but no signal of any kind was made to me by any one of them. The officers were fairly in front of the thicket when a volley was fired from it by the concealed enemy, when both officers fell and one of the advance party was shot through the elbow. The main body at once, and without any order, fired into the thicket, and then left the road and took shelter behind a house opposite to which they were standing. As soon as they had retreated I ordered Captain McHenry to deploy across the road so as to enter the thicket in the flank and to the rear of the enemy, which was at once done, the men charging forward with a shout as they reached the edge of the woods, the enemy running and escaping back through the woods. One private of my command was shot and killed as he entered the woods. After the enemy was fairly driven some distance I had the bodies of Captain Chapman, Quartermaster Lysle, and Private Moore, Company G, carried into the lines. Besides these who were killed the only other casualty was that Private Ferguson was shot through the elbow.
Respectfully submitted.
Lieutenant-Colonel Sixty-third Pennsylvania Volunteers.

Captain Charles Wes. Chapman.
63rd., Pennsylvania infantry company K.
Mustered in September 23, 1861, for 3, years.
Killed on picket, March 5, 1862.

First Lieutenant St. Clair Cooper.
102nd., Pennsylvania infantry company A.
Mustered in August 16, 1861.
Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lt., August 12, 1862; to 1st Lt., August 29, 1863; discharged May 15, 1865.

Photos Of Men Of The Signal Corps.

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1. QUICK, MILES W., Sergeant, Titusville, Pa.
Transferred from 1st N.Y. Eng.; Canandaigua, N.Y.; Dept. of South; Dec., 1864.

2. PARSONS, THOMAS C., Sergeant. Island Height., N.J.
Transferred from 97th Pa. Vols.; Concordville, Pa.; Dept. of South; July 16, 1863, attack on Fort Wagner; May 22, 1864, Cole's Island, S. C.; Dec. 18, Braddock's Point; recommended for promotion for zeal, etc.

3. MARSTON, WILLIAM S.24 Market St., Newburyport, Mass.
Transferred from 3d N. H. Vols., Aug. 5, 1863; Exeter, N. H.; Dept. of South; Folly Island; Morris Island; Hilton Head; Fort Gregg; May 24, 1864, to Fort Wagner on secret service to decipher rebel code; discarged. Aug. 17, 1864.

4. PROUDMAN, JAMES D.108 Ann St., Meriden, Conn. Transferred from Co. A, 3d N. H. Vols.; Manchester, N. H.; Dept. of Va. and N.C.; August, 1863, in Dept. of South; Folly Island; Army of Potomac.

5. NELSON, HORATIOBox 108, Oakville, Conn. Transferred from Co. E, 6th Pa. Vols., Sept., 1863; Waterbury, Conn.; Dept. of South; discharged. Aug., 1865.

6. HAGADON, WILLIAM1 Kirtland Place, Meriden, Conn. Transferred from 8th Conn.; Meriden, Conn.; Dept. of Va. and N.C.; Dept. of South.

7. CONGDON, HENRY R.Bristol, R. I. Transferred from 3d R. I. Art.; Newport, R. I.; Dept. of South.

8. STICKNEY, LESTER P.151 Dearborn Ave., Chicago, Ill. Transferred from 100th N.Y. Vols., Feb. 14, 1864; Wyoming, N.Y.; Dept. of South; Feb. 29, 1864, re-enlisted S.C.; March and April, 1864, recruiting service, Boston, Mass.; discharged. Sept. 20, 1865.

9. FLORY, MICHAEL1455 West 3d St., Dayton, Ohio. Enlisted Jan. 1, 1864; Rockingham Co. Va.; Dept. of South.

10. FORD, JAMES G. West 3d St., Richmond, Ind.
Transferred from 97th Pa.; Westchester, Pa.; Aug., 1863, Dept. of South.

11. WEAVER, ALBERT S.64 N. Main St., Providence, R.I. Transferred from 3d R.I. Art.; Providence, R.I.; Dept. of Va.; Dept. of South.

12. ABRAHAM, CLARK, Elizabeth, Pa. Transferred from 100th Pa; Elizabeth, Pa.; Dept. of South; April, 1862, at Fort Pulaski, Ga.; commended for coolness under fire.

13. FOSTER, JOHN, 4 West 45th St., New York City. Transferred from 8th Conn. Vols.; Hartford, Conn.; Dept. of N.C.; Dept. of South.

Michigans Youngest Drummer, Willie Young.

Here is a interesting young man, his name is Willie Young, and was a drummer in the 24th., Michigan infantry company G. Willie Young was barely 13, years old when he enlisted on August 15, 1862, he put down that he was from Detroit Michigan, and was a student. Willie Young was a drummer through out the war. I can’t find any more on this young man, and I would be most interested in learning more about him. If you know more about this young man I would like to hear about it.m

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Elijah S. Hutchins & Eleazer Hutchins, Vermont, 1813,

Elijah S. Hutchins, age 59,, Milwaukee, Wis., private in company commanded by Captain Myron Reed and Lieutenant Peter L. Allen, in Colonel George Tyler’s regiment, Vermont Militia. He volunteered at Jericho September 7, 1814, for the defense of Plattsburgh. During the day he was made assistant to his father, Eleazer, who was surgeon of the regiment, and helped care for the wounded during the battle and a few days after. He was discharged at Plattsburgh September 14, application made October 7, 1856.
Elijah S. Hutchins, was born 1796, at Jericho, Chittenden, Vermont. His wife was Mary Ann Smith, married about 1831.

Betsey Hutchins, age 89, Jericho, widow of Eleazer Hutchins, surgeon in Colonel George Tyler’s regiment Vermont Militia. He was drafted at Jericho, October 1, 1813, and discharged at Burlington October 7, 1813, he volunteered at Jericho, September 7, 1814, for the defense of Plattsburgh, and was discharged at Burlington, September 18. He was married to Betsey Hollenbeck at Jericho, in August of 1790, by Samuel Darrow, J. P., and died February 22, 1833, application made May 28, 1856; and granted 160, acres.