Friday, September 13, 2013

John E. Healy, Ninth Connecticut Infantry.

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John E. Healy, a native of New Haven, Ct., born August 16, 1847; son of Patrick and Julia Healy who were from Dendalk county, Louth, Ireland.  John E., enlist in the ninth, September 20, 1861, as Drummer Boy of company B., became drum major in 1862, and was promoted to be principal musician of the regiment, January 1, 1863.  His entire period of service, with the regiment and battalion, covered three years and eleven months.  He mustered out August 3, 1865.

After the war, he entered a commercial college from which, in due time, he graduated and engaged in business pursuits.  He interested himself in medicines, traveling and lecturing in that connection for a number of years.  He also organized "Healy Mirror of Ireland" and toured the country, with the same four years.  He subsequently organized the "Hibernian Minstrels" and for six tears visited the principal cities with his troupe.

He married Bella Tracy of Rockland, Me.  Mr. Mrs. Healy have had five children, four sons and one daughter  he is now engaged in the real estate business in New Haven.  John E., died on October 15, 1921, at the age of 77, he was laid to rest at Saint Bernarde Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven county, Connecticut.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Solomon F. Linsley, 15th., Connecticut Infantry.

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Solomon F. Linsley was born in Wallingford Conn., May 26. 1830. He was the eldest of three brothers, one of whom', Marcus M., was a Sergeant in Co. A, 15th Conn., and the other, Joseph F., was Captain of Co. F, 33d Wis., who was killed in action, April. 1863. Further, he had twenty--one cousins in the Union army, six of whom laid down their lives for their country.

Lieut. Linsley family, as well as other lines, all equally renowned, find in him a worthy descendant. His early years were spent on his father's farm, and such education was given him as could be afforded by the schools of that day. On attaining his majority, he learned the carpenter's trade, a pursuit he was following with success at the breaking out of the Rebellion.

His first enlistment was as a private in Co. C, 6th Conn.. August 26, 1S61, but was discharged for disability. March 14, 1862. At the forming of the 15th Conn., he was instrumental, with William R. Mackay, of Wallingford. in organizing Co. K, of that regiment, and was commissioned 2d Lieutenant. August 9, 1862, promoted to ist Lieutenant, November 16, 1863, and mustered out June 27, 1S65. During a part of his service he was in command of the Brigade Pioneer Corps and for some time in command of Co. C, of his own regiment.

Lieut. Linsley married Lucy A. Tracy, of Windsor, Conn..February 28, 1S55. She is also of Scottish blood, and a descendant of the ancient De Traceys of " Ivanhoe." After the war, Lieut. Linsley settled in North Haven, and has followed his trade of a master builder ever since. He still retains much of that athletic spirit for which he was so noted in the service, and it would take a pretty lively comrade to outdo him in any feat fiathletics at the present day.

 Linsley names among his ancestors some of the " bluest blood " of history. The great Scottish family of Douglass (1610). the Foote family (settlers in Wethersfield in' 1635), the Mansfield

Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah B. Cook, Fourth Illinois Cavalry.

Jeremiah B. Cook.

Birth: 1834.
Death: 1921.

Wife: Hannah F. Cook ( 1836-1892 ).

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Chetopa, Labette county, Kansas.

Picture publish date 1906.
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J. B. Cook was born at Pleasant Grove, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, June 22, 1834.  He spent some years before the Civil war in California and on the frontier. On September 20, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fourth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. On September 1, 1862, he was promoted from Sergeant to Second Lieutenant in Company F, First Illinois Cavalry. On October 1, 1863, he was made a Major in the Third United States Colored Cavalry, and on November 27th, 1864, Lieutenant Colonel. He commanded the Third Brigade of the Memphis Cavalry Division at the close of the war, being- senior officer of the brigade in active service, and was mustered out with his regiment, January 26, 1865.  He went to Labette county, Kansas, in 1874, where he farmed a short time, since which he has been engaged in the real estate and loan business at Chetopa, Kansas. He has served one term in the Kansas legislature and is serving- his fifth term as mayor of Chetopa.

Authors note.  He was 27, years when he enlisted at Camp Butler, Illinois, September 21, 1861, mustered in the same day at Ottawa, Illinois.  Residence Delavan, Tazewell county, Illinois.  His height 6' 2, hair dark, eyes blue, occupation farmer.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Nine Men of North Carolina 55th., Infantry, Co. K.

North Carolina Fifty-Fifth, Infantry, Co. K.

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1. George W. Currin
Private, Wounded and taken prisoner July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg.  Roster has him enlisting on July 6, 1863, at Grannville, one date is in error.

2.  James K. Wilkerson.
Private, Enlisted March 1, 1862, Grannville.
Author note.  to learn more about him and his family take this link.

3. Charles Stovall.
Private, enlisted May 6, 1862, Granville.  Killed at Gettysburg, died July  31, 1863, at Mt. Jackson, 3rd., Corporal.  Burial Our Soldiers Cemetery, Shenandoah County, Virginia.

4.  Marion H. Hester.
Private, enlisted May 6, 1862, Grannville.  Wounded and Prisoner, Gettysburg.

5.  Thomas B. Daniel.
Private, enlisted May 6, 1862, at Grannville.

6.  Alexander Adcock.
Private, enlisted March 1, 1862, Grannville.  Died August, 1862, at Goldsboro.
Authors note.  To learn more about him take this link.

7.  Robert B. Ellixon.
Private, Wounded seven times at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, taken prisoner July 3, 1863.

8.  John P. Ellixon.
Private, enlisted May 6, 1862, at Grannville.

9.  Benjamin P. Throp.
Private, enlisted January 1, 1863, at Grannville, taken prisoner.