Saturday, December 21, 2013

William Harrison Landis & Dr. J. A. Landis.

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William Harrison Landis.

William Harrison Lindis. son of Bryant and Margaret Landis, was born at Unionville, Bedford County, Tenn., January 16, 1841. and died May 15. 1915, at Memphis. Tenn. He was the oldest of ten children and was reared on his father's farm, near Unionville. When the War between the States began, he entered the Confederate service, joining a company commanded by Captain Blanton in 1861.

This company was sent to Camp Anderson, near Murfreesboro, where it was made Company A. of the 23d Tennessee Infantry, which was organized there and later commanded by Colonel Xeill. This legiment was soon added to Pat Cleburne's brigade, Hardee's Division, and ordered to Camp Trousdale, then to Bowling Green, and thence to Corinth, Miss. William Landis then took part in the battle of Shiloh, under Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, where he was wounded on April 6, 1862, and he bore an empty sleeve from Shiloh plain that hot and bloody Sunday afternoon. After this he returned home and remained throughout the war. He was ever a loyal Confederate and took great interest in the Reunions, having attended many of them. In the company with him was the brother who survives him. Dr. J. A. Landis, who served as surgeon throughout the war.

In 1869 William Landis went to Memphis, Tenn., where he held the position of passenger agent of the N. & C. & St. L. Railway. Later he removed to Bellbuckle, Tenn., and spent many years of his life on a farm. In 1904 he returned to Memphis, where the remaining years of his life were spent.   On December 1, 1871, he was married to Miss Janet Hastings, of Memphis, who survives him with four of their five children Rev. W. D. Landis. of Monrovia, Cal. ; Rev. E. B. Landis, of Danvers, Ill.; Mrs. Thomas Wakefield and Mr?. Ida Batte, of Memphis.

Mr. Landis was a man of strong Christian character, loving, charitable, sympathetic, and his loss to his family and community is irreparable.

Ref; Confederate Veteran, Vol. 23, 1915. p. 370.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

David Crockett Boggs.

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David C. Boggs.

David C. Boggs was born March 15, 1834, and died January 10, 1922, at the Confederate Home of Missouri, of which institution he had been an inmate for a number of years, having long been deprived of his sight. He was a true and tried soldier of the South, having served through the entire four years of bloody war. He was a member of the 2nd Missouri Corps under Geneial Forrest; was in the battles of Elk Horn, Iuka, Co.inth, Hanisburg, Fort Pillow, and many others. May his long sleep be the slumber of a faithful soldier is the wish of his old comrades.
Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Higginsville, Lafayette County, Missouri.

Ref.  Confederate Veteran, Volume 30, 1922.

MONROE GOOCH, Colored Confederate..

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Born in the year 1844, in Davidson County, Tennessee. Entered the Confederate Army as cook with Capt. Wm. Sykes of the 45th Tennessee Infantry, and remained with him and Capt. Henry Irby, and true to the cause until the close, of the war, and is now proud to be numbered with the Veterans of 1861-1865. He had permission to visit his home at the time of Hood's raid into Tennessee, and could have remained, but true to his principles, he returned to Capt. Sykes, and remained until the surrender.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Miles P. Hatch, 161th., New York, Infantry.

New York State Records.

Miles P. Hatch, age 22 years.  Enlisted, September 6, 1864, at Jasper, to serve one year; mustered in as a private, Co. H., October 3, 1864; died January 13, 1865, at Marine Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Files of the Surgeon General.

Miles P. Hatch, Co. H., 161st. New York Volunteers, age 22 years, was admitted, on January 12, 1865, to St. Louis Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, with twenty other wounded men, injured on the occasion of the collision between the United States transport J. H. Dickey and John Rain, on the Mississippi River, fifteen miles below Vicksburg, on January 9, 1865.  Private Hatch was found to be still laboring under the effects of concussion of the brain.

He had received a violent blow, causing a wound of the scalp and fracture of the skull.  Symptoms of injury to the brain persisting, the wound in the scalp was enlarged and the fracture was exposed and a fragment of depressed bone was removed.  The case terminated fatally on January 14, 1865.

Burial: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.,

Monday, December 16, 2013

Horace H. ( W.? ) Drew, 6th., Ohio Cavalry.

Ohio State Records.

Horace H. ( W.? ) Drew, Sergeant, Age 23, Enlisted Ohio 6th., Cavalry, Co. A., October 5, 1861, for 3 years.  Appointed Corporal July 1, 1862; Sergeant January 1, 1863; wounded May 9, 1865, at Irwinsville, Ga., transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps March 30, 1865; mustered out August 25, 1865, at Washington, D. C., by order of the War Department; Veteran.

Files of the Surgeon General.

Horace W. ( H.? ) Drew, Sergeant, Co. A., 6th Ohio, Cavalry, age 25 years.  Sabre cut two inches in length, of the right frontal region.  Ashland Station, May 12, 1864.  Admitted to Hammond Hospital, Point Lookout, Maryland, May 16, transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, May 4, 1865.  Mustered out of service August 24, 1865.

John E. Berst, Illinois.

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John E. Berst.

Birth: December 21, 1871, Illinois.
Death: March 2, 1946.
Buried: March 5, 1946.

Father: John D. Berst.
Mother: Mary Ellenberger Berst.

First Wife: Sarah Elizabeth.
Secord wife: Mary Gresham Berst, married 1943, Arkansas, she was 65 and he 71.

Children: Edith P., Albert L., Ray H., and John berst.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet, Will County Illinois.