Friday, January 18, 2013

Illinois Soldiers Who Drowned.

Joseph Satton, Private, 7th., Illinois Infantry, Company H., enlisted July 25, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned Caiao, Illinois, January 19, 1862.

Urias Hamphries, Private, 7th., Illinois Infantry, Company I.  Drowned New River, S. C., January 1865.

Harvet E. Bennett, Private, 8th., Illinois Infantry, Company C.  Drowned July 22, 1864, from steamer B. M. Runyan.

James W. Findley, Private, Residence Young America, 8th, Illinois Infantry, Company E.  Trans. from Co. I.  Supposed to have drowned near Baton Rouge, April 26, 1866.

Constantine Maas, Private, Residence Marshall Co., 10th., Illinois Infantry, Company F., Drowned April 19, 1862.

Thaddeus Young, Corporal, 11th., Illinois Infantry, Company B. Drowned at Bird's Point, Missouri, October 12, 1862.

Daniel Croley, Private, Residence Winnebago Co., 11th., Illinois Infantry, Company D., enlisted October 24, 1861.  Drowned December 9, 1861.

Jacob Hammerly, Private, Residence Amboy, 12th., Illinois Infantry, Company B.  Drowned September 15, 1861, at Padncan, Kentucky.

John Deitrich, Private, Residence Jo Daviess Co., 12th., Illinois Infantry, Company E., enlisted January 1, 1864, mustered in January 13, 1864.  Drowned June 24, 1864.

Lewis Gregwire, Private, Residence Dixon, 13th., Illinois Infantry, Company A., enlisted May 24, 186, mustered in same.  Drowned July 7, 1862.

James S. Peck, Private, Residence Morrison, 13th., Illinois Infantry, Company G., enlisted May 24, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned May 28, 1862.

Joseph Rayburn, Private, Residence Bloomington, 14th., Illinois Infantry, Company H., enlisted May 25, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned August 7, 1862.

Rudolph S. Small, Sergeant, Residence Polo, 16th., Illinois Infantry, Company H., enlisted May 24, 1861, mustered same.  Drowned July 20, 1861.

Frederick Lamb, Private, Residence Peoria, 17th., Illinois Infantry, Company A., enlisted May 25, 1861, mustered same.  Drowned July 2, 1861.

Peter Wentnlett, Private, Residence Peoria, 17th., Illinois Infantry, Company A., enlisted May 25, 1861, mustered same.  Drowned July 19, 1861.

John L. Samuels, Private, 17th., Illinois Infantry, Company E., enlisted May 25, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned December 11, 1861.

E. O. Swartz, Private, Residence Washington, 17th., Illinois Infantry, Company G.or C., enlisted May 25, 1861, mustered in same. Drowned February 10, 1863.

William O'Brien, Corporal, Residence Shawneetown, 18th., Illinois Infantry, Company B., enlisted May 28, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned at Bird's Point, Missouri, August 18, 1861.

Hugh Carr, Private, 18th., Illinois Infantry, Company D., enlisted June 1861, mustered in June 30, 1861.  Drowned in the Tennessee River, February 28, 1862.

William Noland, Private, Residence Cairo, 18th., Illinois Infantry, Company E., enlisted May 28, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned Mound City, September 5, 1861.

James Dayaron, Private, 18th., Illinois Infantry, Company I., enlisted May 28, 1861, mustered same.  Drowned in Mississippi River, August 11, 1861.

Amos Molter, Private, Residence Tonica, 20th., Illinois Illinois Infantry, Company H., enlisted June 13, 1861, mustered in same.  Drowned at LaSalle, Illinois, December 20, 1862.

Edward Lyon Bailey.

Edward Lyon Bailey.

Birth: Dec. 10, 1841, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Death: Mar. 12, 1930, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.
Burial: Piscataquog Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

Edward L. Bailey succeeded Marston as colonel of the Second Regiment. He was a native of Manchester, and received his education in the common schools of that city. At the opening of the war he was a clerk in the Manchester post office, under postmaster Thomas P. Pierce, to whose powerful influence and friendship he was largely indebted for his early commission in the Second. Enlisting in the "Abbott Guards," commanded by Captain William C. Knowlton, he went to Concord as first lieutenant of the company, April 24th it being the first company to report at camp for the First Regiment. May 1st, the company was transferred to Portsmouth, it being understood that Thomas P. Pierce was to be colonel of the Second Regiment, and the men desiring to serve under him.

In the reorganization of the Second Regiment for three years, Captain Knowlton was ".turned down," and Lieutenant Bailey succeeded him in command of the company, the "Abbott Guards" forming the nucleus of Company I. He was appointed major July 26, 1862 ; lieutenant-colonel October 23, 1862; and April 26, 1863, upon the promotion of Colonel Marston to brigadier-general, he became the colonel of the regiment.

Although one of the youngest officers, being but twenty-one when he won his eagles, he was one of the bravest and most skillful. His handling of the regiment in its awful test at Gettysburg, was a model of technical skill and a triumph of personal valor. He commanded the regiment in all its battles from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, led home the old men in June, 1864, and was mustered out with them.

Soon after leaving the service he went into business in Boston, in the hat trade, but soon became convinced that he was not in his proper sphere as a trader. His talents and his formative training were all in the direction of a military life, and he sought a commission in the regular army.  March 7, 1867, he was commissioned second lieutenant in the Fourth U. S. Infantry. His good services as a volunteer were speedily recognized in a batch of brevets for gallant and meritorious services during the war, as follows : for Williamsburg,"brevet first lieutenant ; for Fair Oaks, brevet captaia ; for second Bull Run, brevet major ; for Gettysburg, brevet lieutenant-colonel.  But actual promotions in the regular army, in time of peace, come slowly, and only after long waiting. It was almost nine years (February 26, 1876), before a first lieutenant's commission came to him : and it was not until December 4, 1891, that he attained the rank with which he had entered the volunteer service, thirty years before captain. He left the service in 1893, and is now at Boise City, Idaho

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Guy V. Henry.

Guy V. Henry.

Birth: Mar. 9, 1839
Death: Oct. 27, 1899

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. A graduate of the May 1861 United States Military Academy Class (placing 25th out of 45), his classmates included Civil War figures such as Henry A. Du Pont, Emory Upton, Adelbert Ames, H. Judson Kilpatrick, and Charles E. Hazlett. First detailed as a 1st Lieutenant in the 1st United States Regular Artillery, he was commissioned into the Volunteers as Colonel and commander of the 40th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 1, 1864. His citation reads "Led the assaults of his brigade upon the enemy's works, where he had 2 horses shot under him". His Medal was awarded to him on December 5, 1893. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on October 28, 1864 for "gallant and meritorious services during the present campaign before Petersburg, Va." He remained in the Regular Army after the war, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. During the Spanish-American War he was appointed as a Major General of Volunteers, and served as Governor-General of Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1899. He died while in active duty in New York City in October 1899.
Father: William Seton Henry (1816 - 1851)
Wife: Julia McNair Henry (____ - 1917)
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia. Plot: Section 2, Lot 990

The following was taken from the regimental history of the Twenty-First Connecticut Infantry

One of the brigade commanders, Colonel Guy V. Henry, an intrepid young West Pointer of magnetic presence and merciless discipline, reckless of himself, rode back and forth crowding on his men, and at last with a smile of cool defiance, leaped his horse over the enemy's works, and as the dying steed lay struggling on the parapet, its rider coolly standing in his stirrups emptied his revolver in the very faces of the awestruck foe.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Names Of The Second New Hampshire Infantry.

The following informaation was taken from the caption from under their picture. I was unable to post their pictures here however if you would like a picture and another additional information I may have on him, you can requset it at the following.

William Humphrey Ramsdell, Co. I.

A son of William Ramsdell, long a leading citizen of Milford. Had led an adventurous life, including several years as a gold hunter in California. Went to Portsmouth as lieutenant of the Milford company, on three months enlistment, and on the breaking-up of the company, reenlisted as a private in Co. I. He died in Milford June 19, 1879, aged 49 years.

Lieut, A I B. Thompson, Co, E.

In August, 1861, was promoted to Captain 18th U. S. Infantry, and distinguished himself at Perrysville and Murfreesboro. Brevetted Major for gallantry, and was retired for disability from wounds. Depart- ment Commander of the G. A. R. in 1888. Elected Secretary of State for New Hampshire in 1877, which position he held until his death, which occurred at
Concord Sept. 12. 1890

Quartermaster James A, Cook.

Was the original Commissary-Sergeant of the Second. June 9, 1862, promoted Quartermaster. July 2, 1863, pro. Captain and Com. Sub. He retired from the service badly broken in health, and returning to his home in Claremont, died there May 13, 1866.

John Sullivan, Jr., Co. E.

A great-grandson and namesake of New Hampshire's revolutionary general. Sept. 30, 1861, he was appointed Medical Cadet. U. S. A., serving over a year with the western armies. Was then commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the Thirteenth N. H., with which he remained two years, more than half of the time as Acting Surgeon. Resigning his commis-
sion, he was appointed Executive Officer of the I . S. General Hospital at Troy. N. V., then in charge of Surgeon Hubbard, formerly of the Second. Dr. Sullivan now resides in Boston.

Harvey Holt, Co. I.

The first New Hampshire soldier killed in battle in the war. Was attached to the oorps of pioneers, which early in the action occupied a position in advance of the Rhode Island batten,-. A shell from one of its guns exploded prematurely, and a ragment struck Holt in the neck, killing him instantly. He was from Lyndeborough, and the Post of the Grand Army in that town is named for him.

Corpl, Wells C, Haynes, Co. B.

Wounded at Bull Run, and taken prisoner, July 21, 1861. Died of wounds, in the hands of the enemy, at Richmond, Va., October 8, 1861. Enlisted from Candia, and was a son of Carr B. Haynes, sometime Deputy Sheriff of Merrimack County.

Sergt, Lorenzo P. Adley, Co. F.

Was from Milan. Promoted to first lieutenant Twenty-second U. S. C. T., February 15, 1864. He was killed in a railroad accident at Ottumwa, Iowa, October 12, 1878.

Capt. James E. Saunders, Co. E,

Among Peterborough's earliest volunteers, enlisting under Weston in Co. G. Took in all the battles, and re-enlisted. passed through the several degrees of promotion, and was mustered out as captain of Company E. He was taken prisoner at second Bull Run, but escaped and got back into the Union lines inside of two weeks. To his faculty for sketching we are indebted for a number of the pictures in this work. His present P. O. address is West Peterborough.

Sergt, Alba C, Haynes, Co, G.

An early recruit, who re-enlisted, and was the color-sergeant of the regiment for the last year and a
half of its service. He is now a freight conductor, and resides at Lancaster.

William Summers, Co. I,

Fiery, impulsive, big hearted "Bill." Summers. His pump shop, under Granite Block, in Manchester, was one of the land-
marks along in the '50s. He came out as a recruit immediately after the first Bull Run, and after serving three years enlisted in the Veteran Reserve Corps. He died Dec. 31, 1878, at Manchester.

Corpl, Adoniram J, Sawyer, Co. H.

Enlisted from Hopkinton, and was wounded at Williamsburg. Now lives in Newton, where he is in the retail boot and shoe trade, also member of the insurance firm of Sawyer & Heath. Has served the town as representative in 1887-8; selectman in 1893-4; and moderator several years. Was postmaster under President Harrison.

Capt, David Steele, Co. G,

The original First Sergeant of Co. G. Big, brawny, large hearted, and of dauntless courage. He was among the pioneers in California, and a fillibuster with Walker in Nicaragua. It was just like him, after serving a term with distinction in the Second and rising to the rank of captain, to enlist and serve as a private in the Eighteenth N'. H. After the war he went back to California, and died at Colusa County Hospital, October 8, 1890.

Sergt, Lorenzo P. Adley, Co. F.

Was from Milan. Promoted to first lieutenant Twenty-second U. S. C. T., February 15, 1864. He was killed in a railroad accident at Ottumwa, Iowa, October 12, 1878.

Clarence A, Brackett, Co, E.

Brackett enlisted from Antrim as a musician in Company E, and was subsequently transferred to Company C. He had a chronic disagreement with his officers, which became so hot that he "discharged himself" after a year's service. He entered the Seventeenth Vermont and made a good record, being appointed corporal, then sergeant, and wounded and captured. He lives in Antrim.

Capt. James H. Piatt, Co. E.

Killed at Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864. The original first lieutenant of Company C. His body was sent home undercharge of Henry H. Everett, and is buried in the Valley Cemetery at Manchester.

First Sergt. Allen B. Hayward, Co. A,

Wounded in the right arm at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, by a minnie ball which shattered the bone into twenty-three pieces. The arm was amputated near the shoulder joint, within an hour, by Surgeon Merrow. He had previously been wounded at Second Bull Run and Gettysburg. He is now at the U. S. Pension Bureau in Washington.

First Sergt. Moses L. F. Smith, Co. D.
Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, while acting sergeant-major. He had re-enlisted, and was slated for a commission.

Edward N. Taft, Co. A.

Killed at the battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. He was a native of Nelson, 27 years of age, and resided in Keene at the time of his enlistment.

Corpl. John H. Cole, Co. C.

Was a member of the color guard in many of the Second's hardest battles. Now janitor of the City Hall building in Manchester.

Corpl. David 0, Davis, Co. D.

Was discharged for disability Sept. The following August he was drafted and assigned to the Fifth N. H. Was promoted to corporal, wounded at Fort Stedman, captured at Farmville, and again discharged fir disability, after the surrender. Now resides at Newmarket.

Monday, January 14, 2013

William R. Bourne, 44th., New York.

Born at Lyons, New York, March 6. 1836; went westward March 6. 1855, residing in Illinois, ^linnesota Ter., Missonri and Tennessee; returning to Lyons at opening of Civil War, was chosen a representative of that town in the 44th N. Y. V. (People's Ellsworth) Regiment: Enr. August 20, 1861. served continuously as Private. First Sergeant. Lieutenant and Captain, until at Gettyshurg July 2. 1863, he was thrice wounded in action, the last bullet remaining in his hip; honorably discharged for wounds, October 9, 1863. As Captain U. S. Vet. Reserve Corps he was military assistant to Surgeon in charge Armory Square Hospital. Washington. D. C. November. 1863 to September, 1865 : then ordered to Wheeling. West Va.. in command of three Companies of 3d U. S. V. R. C. : assigned to duty in the Ereedman's Bureau, he served 22 months in Tennessee and Kentucky, leading a tempestuous and hazardous life among a disorderly element of the population who acted upon the legend that "the negro had no rights a white man need respect": then joined his regiment (42d U. S. Inf.) serving at Plattsburg. N. Y.. Sacketts Harbor. N. Y. and Fort Gibson, Ind. Ter. : then in charge of the Green Bay, Wisconsin. Indian Agency until retired from active U. S. service : he was in charge of the Relief Committee of the State of Wisconsin, distributing immense quantities of supplies to the thousands made destitute by the terrilble Peshtigo Fires, Octol)er 9. 1871 : in lumber trade in 1880 and following years at Barronett and Shell Lake. Wis. : engaged in banking at Shell Lake, Wis. Brevetted Major U. S. Vols, and First Lieutenant. U. S. A.: a comrade of the Grand Army of the Republic and a companion of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion and Past Commander of the Minnesota Commandery. Died, Oct., of 1910, at Shell Lake. Wis.

BOURNE, WILLIAM R.—Age, 26 years. Enrolled, August 20,1861, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in as first sergeant, Go. K, September 5, 1861; mustered in as second lieutenant,May 14, 1862; as first lieutenant, December 18, 1862; as captain, January 11, 1863; wounded in action, July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; discharged for disability, October 9, 1863, at Washington, D. C; commissioned second lieutenant, July 21, 1862, with rank from July 4, 1862, vice O. D. Gaskill, promoted; first lieutenant, January 14, 1863, with rank from December 18, 1862 vice 0. D. Gaskill, resigned; captain, February 25, 1863, with rank from January 11, 1863, vice 0. A. Woedworth, resigned.

Numbers 200. Reports of Lieut, Colonel Freeman Conner, Forty-fourth New York Infantry.

July 6, 1863.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to submit the following report of the action taken by this regiment in the engagement on July 2: About 4 p. m. our regiment, Colonel J. C. Rice commanding, was placed in position on Round Top hill, with the Eighty-third Pennsylvania on our left and the Sixteenth Massachusetts on our right. Company B was immediately thrown out as skirmishers. When they had advanced about 200 yards, they met the enemy advancing in three lines of battle. Orders were immediately given by Captain L. S. Larrabee, commanding the company, to fall back upon the battalion. It was while executing this order that that faithful and brave officer was shot through the body and instantly killed, being the first officer that this regiment ever had killed in battle. The enemy continued to advance until the first line came within about 40 yards of our line. Upon their first appearance we opened a heavy fire upon them, which was continued until they were compelled to retreat.

After they had disappeared in our immediate front, we turned our fire upon those who had advanced in the hollow to our right, and continued it until we were out of ammunition. After we had been engaged about one hour, Colonel Vincent, commanding brigade, was wounded, and the command fell upon Colonel J. C. Rice, and the command of the regiment upon myself. We remained in our position until the next morning about 8 a. m., when we were relieved by Colonel Hayes, Eighteenth Massachusetts. We were then moved to the right about three-eights of a mile, and formed in line of battle, the Sixteenth Michigan on our left and the Twentieth Maine on our right.

I regret to add that in addition to Captain Larrabee, whose death I have already noticed, the officers are called upon to mourn the loss ofFirst Lieutenant Eugene L. Dunham, Company D, a brave and efficient officer, who was instantly killed during the heavy firing from the enemy in our front. Captain William R. Bourne, Company K; Captain Bennett Munger, Company C; Adjt. George B. Herendeen; First Lieutenant Charles H. Zeilman, commanding Company F, and Second Lieutenant Benjamin N. Thomas, Company K, were wounded, the latter, it is feared, mortally. It affords me great pleasure to be able to state that both officers and men behaved with the greatest coolness and bravery, not a single case of cowardice having come to my ear.
Most respectfully, your obedient servant,
FREEMAN CONNER, Lieutenant Colonel, Comdg. Forty-fourth New York Volunteers.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Colonel David L. Stanton, Maryland.

David L. Stanton.
Birth: February 2, 1840.
Death: December 26, 1910.
Burial: Loudon National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland.

Colonel David Stanton, Field & Staff, First Regiment Infantry.

Entered the service as private, Company A, May, 1861; promoted First Sergeant, May, 1861; promoted Second Lieutenant, Company A, November 1, 1861; First Lieutenant, Company A, December 12, 1862; Captain, Company I, March 7, 1864; Major, December 2, 1864; Lieutenant-Colonel, February 21, 1865; Colonel, March 20, 1865; brevetted Brigadier-General of Vol unteers, to date April, 1, 1865, for gallant conduct in the battle of Five Forks, Va. ; commanded Second Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps (Mary land Brigade); taken prisoner, May 23, 1862, at Front Royal, Va.; wounded, May 19, 1864, Harris Farm, Va.; wounded, August 18, 1864, Weldon R. R., Va.; mustered out of service with the regiment, July 2, 1865.

April 10, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to submit to you the following report of the part taken in the action and movements of Second Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps, at or near Five Forks, April 1, 1865: The brigade, under command of Colonel R. N. Bowerman, 875 muskets strong, moved before daybreak April 1, 1865, on the right of division and continued to move on the Boydton plank road, and about 8 a. m. deployed the Eighth Regiment Maryland Volunteers as skirmishers, who, after about one mile's advance, met a portion of Major-General Sheridan's cavalry, when the skirmishers were drawn in, and the brigade, with division, rested on their arms until about 2 p. m. At this time the brigade moved in center of division to the right, and after about one hour's march formed line of battle in the position. About 3 p. m. the line advanced and carried the enemy's works, the brigade acting well their share, capturing two battle-flags and a number of prisoners as their trophy; Lieutenant Jacob Koogle,* Seventh Maryland Volunteers, and Private Joseph stewart,* Company G, First Maryland Veteran Volunteers, having the honor of capturing the flags. After the engagement the brigade halted about one hour. By orders received from division commander we moved down the White Oak road, where it was halted by orders from General Sheridan until the division returned, when it took up the line of march and encamped about 9 o'clock near the battle-field; ordered to send out sixty men on picket in front of brigade. The command of the brigade passed into the hands of Colonel D. L. Stanton, First Maryland Volunteers, Colonel R. N. Bowerman, Fourth Maryland Volunteers, having been wounded early in the advance.

The casualties of the day are: Officers - killed, 1; wounded, 11. Enlisted men - killed, 9; wounded, 46; missing, 11.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Numbers 93. Reports of Colonel David L. Stanton, First Maryland Infantry, commanding Second Brigade.
April 12, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Second Brigade, Second Division, Fifth Army Corps, in the action and movements of March 31, 1865:

The brigade, 968 muskets strong, under command of Bvt. Brigadier General A. W. Denison, marched at 6 a. m. from bivouac near Gravelly Run, in the center of the division, to a position near Dabney's house, where at first it was held in reserve at the left flank of part of the Second and Third Divisions. After about half an hour the Fourth and Seventh Regiments Maryland Volunteers were deployed as skirmishers for protection of left flank. About noon an engagement ensued, exposing the brigade to a heavy enfilading fire from the front and left flank, and was compelled to fall back until rallied about three-quarters of a mile to the rear, where it was ordered to support a battery. After about one hour the brigade readvanced with the other troops and regained its original position. During part of the following night the First Maryland Volunteers was on picket duty, and sometime before daylight were ordered to march with the division to the regiment.

Casualties of this day: Officers - wounded, 3. Enlisted men - killed, 8; wounded, 35; missing, 58.

Very respectfully, yours, & c.,
D. L. STANTON,Colonel, Commanding Brigade.