Saturday, October 12, 2013

Dr. Thomas S. Stanway.

Thomas S. Stanway.

Birth: abt. 1829..
Death: February 21, 1878.

Burial: Los Angeles City Cemetery, ( Defunct ), Los Angeles, Los Angles County, California.

Surgeon General Files.

Thomas S. Stanway, Assistant Surgeon, 102nd., Illinois, Infantry, age 33, was wounded during a fight with guerrillas, between Lavergne and Nashville, December 21, 1863.  Shot by a pistol ball, entering his left thigh.  Went home on leave April 29, 1864, then returned to his regiment.  Later had to resign because of his wound, August 13, 1864.

Friday, October 11, 2013

George H. Bowes, 8th., Illinois, Cavalry.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: BOWES, GEORGE H. Rank: PVT. Company: F. Unit: 8 IL US CAV. Personal Characteristics. Residence: WASHINGTON, WILL CO, IL. Age: 19. Height: 5' 8. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: LIGHT. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: IL. Service Record. Joined When: OCT 3, 1861. Period: 3 YRS. Remarks: DISCHARGED FOR WOUNDS RECD IN ACTION MAR 6, 1863.

Surgeon General Files.

George H. Bowes, private, 8th., Illinois Cavalry, Co. F., was in a skirmish, September 13, 1862, was shot in the abdomen, near Middletown, Maryland, and left on the field, later to be taken to a hospital.  Bowes states that the day previous to the battle of South Mountain his regiment was in the advance, skirmishing with the enemy, when he became engaged in a hand to hand encounter with a rebel horseman.  The man fired several shots at him with his revolver, one took effect in his abdomen.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

John Potter 12th., Illinois, Cavalry.

John Potter.

Birth: 1819, Connecticut.
Death: May 22, 1876, Rock Island county, Illinois..

Wife: Almira Simmons Potter.

Burial: Essex Cemetery, Rock Island county, Illinois.

Illinois State Records.

John Potter, Enlisted January 12, 1863, 12th., Illinois Cavalry, Co.. H., age 43, Mustered in May 23, 1863, for 3 years.  Transferred to Co. A., as consolidated.

Surgeon General Files.

John Potter, 12th., Illinois Cavalry, Co. H., was wounded at Cane River, April 27, 1864, age 45; was treated in Barrack Hospital, New Orleans from April 27, 1864 to January 31, 1865.  He was transferred to New York and taken to De Camp Hospital.  He was wounded while charging the enemy with his company.  When wounded he was not dismounted because of the wound nor did he throw away his carbine, but rode to Alexandria, a distance of ten miles, carrying his weapon in his wounded arm.  The right arm was later amputated.  He was discharged March 28, 1866, and pensioned, pension was paid September 4, 1874.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Dr. Newell A. Dryer.

Dr Newell A. Dryer.

Birth: Nov. 2, 1838.
Death: Apr. 28, 1910.

Wife Calista Dryer, 1844-1923.

Parents: William Allen Dryer (1813 - 1896), Betsey Howe Dryer (1815 - 1861).

Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bath, Clinton County, Michigan

Civil War Record.

Dryer, Newell A. Enlisted in company E, Seventeenth Infantry, March 14, 1865, at Jackson, for I year, age 26. Mustered March 14, 1865. Joined regiment near Petersburg, Va., March 8, 1865. Re-entered service in Seventeenth Infantry, as Assistant Surgeon. Commissioned April n, 1865. Mustered June 17, 1865. Mustered out at Jeffersonville, Ind., July 5. 1865. Present residence, Bath, Mich.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

James Carpenter, Seventh Rhode Island Infantry.

Rhode Island Seventh Infantry Regimental History.

James Carpenter.

Principal Musician James Carpente2, son of Isaac H. and Abbie Perry Carpenter, was born in Wakefield, R. I., May 13, 1843. In 1861 when Gen. I. P. Rodman recruited Company E of the Second Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, and went to camp on Dexter Training Ground, Providence, James accompanied it, expecting to go to the front. His parents withheld their consent, however, so after two weeks of tent life he was obliged to return home, which now was at Peacedale. Though disappointed he patiently awaited another chance and when Capt. Rowland G. Rodman commenced
to recruit what eventually became Company G of the Seventh, young Carpenter and a friend, Frank B. Holland, proved themselves valuable assistants. By day and by night they played upon the fife and drum as required, visiting most sections of Washington County in the search for additional members. James enrolled himself August 8th, and acquitted himself creditably during the entire term of service.

Samuel's friend
Frank B. Holland.
He was made principal musician Dec. 15, 1864, when in Fort Hell, but was always recognized as head fifer. After he was mustered out he consecrated his entire life to music. Not only does he give instruction on the piano, the flute, the cornet, and, the violin, but he is a manufacturer of the latter instrument. Though residing at Peacedale, his field of labor is co-extensive with Washington County. He is leader of the Wakefield Band and instructor of the Lafayette Cornet Band.

Page 163, During one of our early halts an old, grim, corroded bugle was picked up. The finder at once carried it to fifers William Kenneth and James Carpenter at the head of the regiment, who alternately sported with it making withal humorous attempts to repeat the brigade bugler's signals whenever issued. Rarely did men find so much sport in a day's journey as was furnished by the comical use of that dilapidated instrument.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Chester M Ferrin, Vermont 8th., infantry.

Dr. Chester M Ferrin.

Birth: Sep. 27, 1837, Holland, Orleans County, Vermont.
Death: Sep. 28, 1932, Vermont.

Wife: Marian E. Benedict Ferrin (1840 - 1919).

Children: Caroline B Ferrin (1867 - 1948), Hollis Ferrin (1876 - 1877), Jessie Ferrin (1879 - 1906).

Burial: Essex Junction Village Cemetery, Essex Junction, Chittenden County, Vermont.

Eighth Vermont Regimental History.

p. 128, C. M. Ferrin, the hospital steward, attended to the wants of the ailing in the trenches. And to his credit it should be recorded, that his kind and skillful care saved many a soldier from severe illness, and he performed a noble service by his brave and tireless attentions to the wounded in times of battle.  

p. 135, A singular illustration of the power of imagination was discovered at one time by Hospital Steward Ferrin. He was hastily called to a man who lay groaning on the ground, who declared that his foot had been completely shattered by a ball.  The steward removed his shoe and stocking, and found the pedal extremity perfectly sound — the ball had struck his shoe and glanced off.

p. 263, Hospital Steward C. M. Ferrin controls a large practice as physician, and is held in high esteem by all the old comrades
as secretary of the Eighth Vermont Society.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Vermont Soldiers & Chronic Diarrhea.

Almost all of the men on this list died of Chronic Diarrhea.  The information on these men will be the date they were put in the hospital and when they died and a report on their Autopay. Some of the reports were to long to put all them here, but if you would like a report write me at the following.

The following names came from ( Medical and Surgical History of the Rebellion ), Volume 1., part 2. For the author only ( History Surgeon General )
1. Eugene F. Wright, Co. K., 2nd., infantry.
2. Calvin Washburn, Co. K., 2nd., infantry.
3. Peter Mosier, Co. K., 6th., infantry.
4. Benjamin B. True, Co. B., 3rd., infantry.
5. Eli Lombard, Co. K., 6th., infantry.
6. George M. D. Dustin, Co. E., 2nd., infantry.
7. Daniel Ledue, Co. A., 5th., infantry.
8. Valentine McSnerry, Co. C., 3rd., infantry.
9. Alfred E. French, Co. K., 5th., infantry.
10. Rufus A. Egerton, Co. F., 1st., cavalry.
11. Alexander Smith, Co. I., 15th., heavy artillery.
12. Andrew A. Edgarton, 2nd., independent sharpshooters.
13. Nathan L. Brown, Co. C., 4th., infantry.
14. Hiram D. Russell, Co. C., 6th., infantry.
15. Isaac Shadwick, Co. H., 17th., infantry.
16. Charles N. Blake, Co. B., 4th., infantry.
17. Addison Bowley, Co. C., 3rd., infantry.
18. Joseph Gerrold, Co. E., 10th., infantry.
19. Donald McIvor, Co. I., 17th.,infantry.
20. Merritt D. Griswold, Co. F., 17th., infantry.
21. Landon Cram, Co. A., 10th., infantry.